Perth Mint’s rare $1.8m coin trilogy sold

The pinnacle of the Perth Mint’s long-term association with Rio Tinto and Argyle Pink Diamonds, the Australian Trilogy is an incomparable combination of precious metals and rare, natural, fancy-colored diamonds unearthed from the Argyle Diamond Mine in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia. “This coveted collection of diamond-studded gold and platinum coins has raised the bar on the … [Read More...]

Belgium: Closure of Royal Mint results in discounted coins available to collectors

Embed from Getty Images Photo shows a commemorative five euro coin featuring a portrait of Belgian Nobel prize winner Francois Englert at the Royal Mint in Brussels on November 4, 2014. (THIERRY ROGE / AFP / Getty Images)  The following is a courtesy post from our sister site, Coin Update. In the wake of the announcement that the Royal Mint of Belgium will cease minting and … [Read More...]

Niue Island: New “Great Cities” coin features Tokyo, the dynamic capital of Japan

Niue Island and the New Zealand Mint have released the “Great Cities” collection’s fifth coin, which features Japan’s dynamic capital city, Tokyo. (The previous cities featured were Copenhagen, Shanghai, London, and New York.) Originally a small fishing village known as Edo, the growing city became the nation’s political center in 1603; its name was changed to Tokyo (tō, meaning “east,” and kyō, … [Read More...]

United Kingdom: Mr. Jeremy Fisher, second 2017 Beatrix Potter coin, now available

The second release in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection features Mr. Jeremy Fisher—the first time the character has appeared on an official U.K. coin. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, the eighth of Potter’s little tales, follows the frog in his waterproof mackintosh and galoshes through a day of fishing adventures. Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little … [Read More...]

Niue’s “Battle of Yorktown” inaugurates a new series, “Battles That Changed History”

Niue Island has launched a brand-new coin collection titled “Battles That Changed History,” which highlights legendary military battles that had historic repercussions. The “Battle of Yorktown” 1-ounce, legal-tender silver coin, released today (June 8), is the first issue in the collection. The reverse of the coin depicts American troops capturing a British gun during the 1781 battle. The … [Read More...]

Perth Mint releases tribute to the original Ghostbusters film

The government of Tuvalu, in conjunction with the Perth Mint, has released a new silver collector coin honoring the 1984 blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters. Called “Ghostbusters Crew,” the coin contains 1 ounce of .9999 fine silver. The reverse of the coin, designed by Thomas Vaughan, depicts Drs. Spengler, Stantz, and Venkman as they appeared in Ghostbusters, against a backdrop of New York … [Read More...]

The Compromise of 1867 is the subject of Hungary’s largest coins

The “Compromise of 1867,” which describes one of the most important events in the history of modern Hungary, is a catch-all term used for the agreements that reestablished the political, legal, and economic relations between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary at the beginning of 1867. It was negotiated between the head of the house of Hapsburg, King Franz Joseph I, and a Hungarian … [Read More...]

“Decay” inaugurates new high-relief silver series, “Gargoyles & Grotesques”

Ibex Coins, on behalf of the Republic of Chad, has released the first of an intriguing new series of high-relief silver coins called “Gargoyles and Grotesques.” The subjects, as the name suggests, are those strange and fantastical creatures that have decorated buildings since ancient times, peering from the peaks of gothic windows, crouching on rooftops, and scaring away evil spirits. A specific … [Read More...]

Monnaie de Paris to issue breast-cancer awareness €2 coin

Scooping the world of numismatic publications, WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) reported yesterday that the Monnaie de Paris will be issuing a commemorative €2 coin to benefit breast-cancer research. It’s no surprise that news emerged via the fashion world, as the coin is being produced in association with the Estée Lauder Companies’ “Le Cancer du Seins Parlons-en!” (“Breast Cancer, Let’s Talk About It!”) … [Read More...]

United Kingdom: Centennial of royal dynasty celebrated on new crown coin

The following is a reblog courtesy of World Mint News Blog's sister site, Coin Update. On January 1, the Royal Mint unveiled a new Crown coin that marks the centennial anniversary of the introduction of the British Royal family’s dynastic name—that of Windsor, which was introduced in 1917. The circumstances of why the British Royal family changed its dynastic name were wholly due at the time to … [Read More...]