2013 Kangaroo Road Sign Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal Australian Mint has recently unveiled new kangaroo themed gold and silver coins with a unique twist. The reverse designs present an artist's impression of the kangaroo road sign, which is frequently seen on Australian roads and highways to warns drivers to watch out for kangaroos. The coin design features a more detailed depiction of the kangaroo than actually appears on road … [Read More...]

Mongolia 2013 Argali-Ovis Ammon 500 Togrog Silver Coin

A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? The extremely popular Mongolian Endangered Wildlife Series has just released their 2013 design: The Ovis Ammon. For those who haven't been following the series, it started in 2007 with the Gulo Gulo (Wolverine), which features Swarovski crystals (a luxury brand of Austrian crystals) for eyes and quickly rose in price. The coins are .999 silver, have a face … [Read More...]

Numismatic Heritage of Mexico Bimetallic Coins: Series II

In 2012, the Mexico Mint started a four year series featuring classic coins of Mexico. These bimetallic coins feature a face value of 100 pesos and a sterling silver center surrounded by an aluminum and bronze alloy and are proof-like in nature.  The reverse of the coin features the famous eagle eating snake Mexican national emblem. The first edition of the series I set featured the classic 6 … [Read More...]

Coins and Sets for the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation

The Royal British Mint has released several products which celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This follows the many Diamond Jubilee products issued last year to celebrate 60 years since the Queen's accession. The 2013 60th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation £5 Coin was released in December 2012. The reverse design features a depiction of the Imperial … [Read More...]

2013 Wood Bison Silver Bullion Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled the final design within the Canadian Wildlife Silver Bullion Coin series. This six coin series has celebrated Canada's rich and abundant wildlife on limited mintage one ounce silver coins. For more information on the series and images of the five previous designs, visit this page. The 2013 Wood Bison Silver Bullion Coin features a depiction of the animal … [Read More...]

Perth Mint New Product Releases February 2013

The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for another batch of new product releases. This includes the 2013 Year of the Snake 5 oz. silver proof coin and two coins to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The latest releases are available within the ongoing Dragons of Legend, Birds of Australia, and Australian Seasons series. A brand new series debuts with the first … [Read More...]

2013 Centenary of Canberra 20c and $5 Silver Proof Coins

The Royal Australian Mint has recently launched two new coins to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. A 20 cent coin will be released into circulation, and a $5 silver proof coins is offered to collectors. The Centenary of Canberra 20 Cent coin features the original blueprint for the city, as designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint New Product Releases February 2013

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting pre-orders for another batch of numismatic product releases. The new products include rolls containing the last one million circulation Canadian Cents, coins to mark the 25th anniversary of the Silver and Platinum Maple Leaf, the first issues of two new silver coin series, the next glow-in-the-dark coin, and more. At this time, the new products are … [Read More...]

2015 Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Gold and Silver Coins

A while back I had read that that Japan had sold special government bonds to raise funds for reconstruction work following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. These bonds would carry a lower rate of interest, but holders would be eligible to receive commemorative gold and silver coins to be issued in 2015. Since this time, the Japan Ministry of Finance has decided on the designs for four … [Read More...]

Canada: 2013 Hockey $20 Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting pre-orders for the latest coin within their popular "$20 for $20" program, which offers 99.99% pure silver coins priced at the legal tender face value of $20. The newest coin in the series features a hockey player. The reverse design by Greg Banning features scene of a hockey player who appears to have just taken a shot. The design is intended … [Read More...]