APMEX promoting its new CoinGrade+ feature with giveaway of MS-70 Silver Swan from the Perth Mint

  The following is a repost from World Mint News Blog's sister site, Coin Update. (Oklahoma City)—After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 Silver Swan 1-ounce coin—the first release of a new bullion series from the Perth Mint—sold out worldwide in less than two days. The coin’s .9999 fine silver content and low mintage of 25,000 coins combined bullion’s … [Read More...]

Austria: On the eve of a new release, a look back at the popular Silver Niobium series

Fourteen years ago, the Austrian Mint embarked on a series of bimetallic silver-and-niobium coins. Although the mint is known for splendid design and production standards, the field of collector coins—especially colorized collector coins—was viewed at the time with skepticism. Even in 2017, many collectors still disregard such designs, slapping all of them, regardless of their quality, with the … [Read More...]

Niue: “Mars,” third coin in ultra-high-relief Solar System series, now available

Fans of space- and astronomy-themed coins will find much to like with the latest issue from Niue Island’s Solar System coin series. Struck by the Mint of Poland for Niue, “Mars” is a domed silver coin that replicates the surface of the famous red planet, and bears a piece of meteorite NWA 7397. The original, 2.1-kilogram meteorite was found near Smara, Morocco, and purchased in June 2012 by … [Read More...]

Guinevere joins King Arthur in ultra-high-relief Camelot series

In December of last year, we shared Choice Mint's remarkable King Arthur silver coin. The next coin in the six-piece Camelot series, "Guinevere," is now available to pre-order, and it is as beautiful as its predecessor. “Camelot” is a joint product of the treasury of the Cook Islands, Choice Mint, and Coin Invest Trust (CIT). The coins are produced using CIT's Smartminting … [Read More...]

British Virgin Islands: New silver coin issued for Kennedy birth centennial

The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (12th April) a new silver crown coin marking the centenary of the birth of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States of America. John Kennedy was elected as the youngest president of the United States after a hard-fought campaign in November 1960 against Republican candidate Richard Nixon. He was sworn in on the 20th January 1961 on … [Read More...]

Canada: Silver collector coin commemorates the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

(Ottawa)—The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a silver collector coin to honor and remember Canada’s soldiers who, fighting for the first time in a formation uniting all four divisions of the Canadian Corps 100 years ago, valiantly won the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge and paved the way to the Allied victory that ended the First World War. This fine silver coin was unveiled today at the … [Read More...]

Palau & Coin Invest Trust issue “Sand Dollar” silver dollars

Sand dollars are popular souvenirs collected by tourists and beachcombers around the world. The sun-bleached skeletons of these sea urchins resemble old Spanish and American dollar coins, which led early settlers to refer to them as “sand dollars.” In Spanish-speaking countries they are often known as galletas de mar—“sea biscuits” or “sea cookies.” In Christian symbolism, the unique patterns … [Read More...]

National precious-metals dealer releases the 1/2-oz. New Zealand Bounty silver coin to U.S. investors

The following is a press release courtesy of Money Metals Exchange. Money Metals Exchange, a leading U.S. precious metals dealer, has just released the half-ounce Bounty coin to the public through an exclusive arrangement with the New Zealand Mint. Demand for half-ounce silver bullion is significant, yet few legal-tender mints (including the U.S. Mint) offer this size. That is changing … [Read More...]

British Indian Ocean Territory: Indigenous green turtle featured on new titanium colour crown

The government and Treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (15th March) two new crown coins, their first-ever produced in coloured titanium. The coins, befittingly, feature one of the territory’s most familiar reptilian residents, the green turtle. Also known by its scientific name, Chelonia mydas, this large sea turtle takes its name not from its shell, which is brown to black … [Read More...]

Canada: 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup celebrated on new 25¢ circulation coin

Press release courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint. (Ottawa)—One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the former governor general of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, donated a silver challenge cup to recognize the best amateur hockey team in in the country. Today the legendary Stanley Cup is making a Canadian homecoming in the form of millions of 25-cent commemorative circulation coins issued by … [Read More...]