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...]

Poland: 2013 Bennett’s Wallaby/ Giant Kangaroo Silver Coin

The Mint of Poland has released a one ounce silver coin featuring Bennett's Wallaby. While kangaroos or wallabies have appeared on innumerable Australian coins, this might be the first time one has been depicted on a Polish coin. The coin is issued to mark the occasion of the birth of the first albino Bennett's Wallaby in Poland. The reverse design features the image of a giant kangaroo … [Read More...]

2012 Gold & Silver Libertad Mintages, News on 2013 Libertads

The beautiful Mexican Libertad continues to show off her unpredictable nature.  Fresh from a curious 2012 year that saw an end to the fractional proofs, and the release of the 30th Anniversary Set- which was minted to 1500, there are new developments.  The mintage numbers are in (courtesy of Lois & Don Bailey): The Gold Bullion numbers came in at 3000 1 ounce coins, and the Silver Mintage … [Read More...]

2013 Holey Dollar and Dump $1 Coin

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Australia's first coins, the Holey Dollar and Dump. The design of the original is reproduced on the reverse of a new $1 coin, first issued on New Year's Day. The original Holey Dollar and Dump were created as a solution to the shortage of coinage in the colony in the early 1800's. Governor Macquarie authorized the issue of … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint New Product Releases January 2013

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting pre-orders for their first batch of numismatic product releases of the New Year. The new releases include a silver dollar and gold coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, gold and silver coins highlighting the Arctic landscape, a special edition Year of the Snake Coin, and new releases within several ongoing series. At … [Read More...]

Perth Mint New Product Releases January 2013

The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for a number of new products. The highlights for this month include a silver proof coin set to mark the 200th anniversary of the famous Holey Dollar and Dump, this year's gilded Silver Koala, a four coin set featuring world famous city squares, and the latest release in the Australian Bush Babies II series. For collectors in the United States, sales … [Read More...]

2013 Tunnel Construction 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

The Austrian Mint has started accepting orders for the latest 25 euro silver and niobium coin, which highlights Austria's long and influential contribution to tunnel construction. Each year since 2003, the Austrian Mint has released a coin composed of an outer silver ring and colored inner niobium core to explore a range of technological themes. The series has featured intricate designs with an … [Read More...]

2013 Chinese Gold and Silver Panda Coins

Many coin dealers and bullion dealers have started accepting orders for the Chinese 2013 Gold Panda and 2013 Silver Panda bullion coins. This series features a design which changes annually, adding to its popularity with both bullion investors and coin collectors. The common obverse design features the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (The Temple of Heaven), the title of the People’s … [Read More...]

2012 Christmas Coins and Medals

This post will summarize some Christmas, Holiday, or New Year themed coins and medals from various world mints that I have come across. Feel free to share any others within the comments. From the Perth Mint of Australia is the 2012 Christmas Locket 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin. The reverse of the coin features an abstract design inspired by the shapes of snow crystals and Christmas ornaments. A … [Read More...]

Images of 2013 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Krause Publications has just announced the ten category winners for the 2013 Coin of the Year Awards. Since many collectors might be curious what the award winning coins actually look like, I tracked down images of each and will provide within this post. The award winning coins were selected by a panel of judges including authors, editors, numismatists, and members of the American Numismatic … [Read More...]