Austrian Mint “Klimt and His Women” Gold Coin Series

One coin that has been on my wish list for some time is the first release within the Austrian Mint's gold coin series "Klimt and His Women". The series celebrates the 150th anniversary of artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and will include five coins released over the course of five years. Each coin depicts a different woman from a painting created during his "golden phase." Further connecting the … [Read More...]

Royal Australian Mint 2013 Kangaroo Series – Explorer’s First Sightings

The Royal Australian Mint has recently started accepting orders for their 2013 Kangaroo Series gold and silver coins. Three different options with limited mintages are available. The reverse design begins the theme "Explorer's First Sightings" with George Stubbs' 1773 impression of a kangaroo. Botanist Joseph Banks had brought a kangaroo back to England and commissioned Stubbs to paint its … [Read More...]

New Perth Mint Product Releases September 2012

The Perth Mint of Australia will open sales for a number of new products today. This will be highlighted by the release of the collector proof versions of the 2013 Year of the Snake Gold and Silver Coins from the Australian Lunar Series II. Other products will include the first release in a new series of one-half ounce coins featuring the Birds of Australia and the High Relief Silver Koala. For … [Read More...]

Olympic Handover Coins London 2012 to Rio 2016

Coins have recently been released which mark the transfer of the Olympic Games from London to Rio. These coins mark the final British coins for the London 2012 Olympics and the first Brazilian coins for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The coin from the Royal British Mint is designed by Jonathan Olliffe and depicts two hands which are ready to exchange an Olympic relay baton. A continuous sweeping … [Read More...]

2013 Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint has unveiled designs for their 2013 gold and silver bullion coins. This includes the 2013 Year of the Snake Gold and Silver Coins, the 2013 Silver Kookaburra, 2013 Gold Kangaroo, and 2013 Silver Koala. Each of these series features a reverse design that changes annually, with mintage limits applicable for some sizes. The silver coins are struck in .999 purity, while the gold … [Read More...]

New Releases from the Royal Canadian Mint – August 2012

Another round of new product releases are available from the Royal Canadian Mint. For most of the coins included below, only Master's Club members have the ability to pre-order the coins at the current time, with orders opening to the general public on August 28. Three different Royal Canadian Mint 2013 Year of the Snake Silver Coins will be offered across different sizes and shapes. The … [Read More...]

Arrival: 2012 Kangaroo in Outback Silver Proof Coin

I wanted to share the arrival of a new coin produced by the Royal Australian Mint, the 2012 $1 Kangaroo in Outback  1 oz. Silver Proof Coin with F15 Privy. The reverse design of the coin contains the striking image of a kangaroo in the desolate Australian outback. The land is shown as a uniformly frosted space which extends beneath a horizontal plane. Above is the open sky, shown as a … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Sydney ANDA Coin Show Special

The Perth Mint has started accepting website orders for the Sydney ANDA Coin Show Special, which is a blue colored edition of the 2012 Year of the Dragon 1 oz. Silver Coin. The 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Coin within the Australian Lunar Series II features a dragon with a representation of a pearl. For this edition, the dragon is colored blue, which represents the healing element of … [Read More...]

Royal Mint Arthurian Legend Masterpiece Gold and Silver Medals

The Royal British Mint recently unveiled the third in a series of medals which are created to showcase the skill and craftsman ship of Royal Mint engravers. The gold and silver medals for this year are designed by Lee Robert Jones and inspired by the legend of King Arthur. The obverse of the medal depicts Arthur as a Warrior King defeating the Saxons as Merlin stands in the background. The … [Read More...]

2013 Pronghorn Antelope Silver Bullion Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled the latest design within the Canadian Wildlife Silver Bullion Coin series. This represents the fifth coin within the six coin series. For information on the series and images of the first four designs, refer to this post. The 2013 Pronghorn Antelope Silver Coin features a depiction of the animal by Canadian artist and coin designer Emily S. Damstra. … [Read More...]