New Releases from the Royal Canadian Mint – July 2012

The Royal Canadian Mint recently started accepting pre-orders for another batch of new products. Currently, orders may only be placed by members of the Master's Club, with public ordering available starting tomorrow. The 25th anniversary of the Loonie will be celebrated with the issuance of a 99.99% pure silver coin with a design depicting two loons swimming passed the number "25". The … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Special

The Perth Mint has opened website sales for the Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Special, which is a yellow colored edition of the 1 oz 2012 Year of the Dragon silver coin. This follows other colored Dragons offered in special packaging for previous coin shows. This coin was released for the Melbourne Coin Show held July 7-8 and available to those attending the show for $90.00. Website sales opened … [Read More...]

New Releases from the Perth Mint July 2012

Many new products went on sale at the Perth Mint today, including a special edition for the Dragons of Legend series, this year's high relief silver proof Kangaroo coin, and new releases within the Australian Antarctic Territory, Deadly and Dangerous, and Wildlife in Need series. These coins can all be found as the most recent entries within the recent releases section on the Perth Mint’s … [Read More...]

Austrian Mint “Rome on the Danube” Silver Coin Series

The Austrian Mint recently released the final coin of a six coin series "Rome on the Danube" which highlights Roman settlements located in present day Austria along the River Danube. Each coin of the series generally features the image of a Roman emperor associated with the location on the obverse and an intricately detailed period scene on the reverse. The coins are struck in 90% silver to … [Read More...]

Royal Canadian Mint Titanic Deluxe Coin and Stamp Set

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new product, which includes a variety of items which tell the story of the Titanic tragedy from a Canadian perspective. This product includes two commemorative coins which have previously sold out. The Titanic Deluxe Coin and Stamp Set is priced at $140.95 CAD per set and has an indicated product limit of 10,000 sets. The product page can be found … [Read More...]

2012 Calgary Stampede Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint has just released the Calgary Stampede Silver Dollar to celebrate 100 years for "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth." The reverse design of the coin features an image capturing the wild spirit of the Stampede's bearback bronco rodeo event. A cowboy is shown battling to control a wildly bucking bronco. The words "Calgary Stampede" appear above in a Western typeface. … [Read More...]

New Royal Canadian Mint War of 1812 Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has recently released some new coins to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Earlier in the year, they had released a commemorative silver dollar. The latest include a circulating $2 commemorative coin, a one kilo silver coin, and one kilo gold coin. The HMS Shannon $2 Coin will be the first in a series of five circulating commemorative coins to … [Read More...]

Arrival: Sydney Cove Medallion High Relief Silver Proof Coin

A reader recently mentioned in comments that the Perth Mint's Sydney Cove Medallion High Relief Silver Proof Coin was available to order. This product was first released back in March 2010, and surprisingly has not yet sold out of its 5,000 maximum mintage. I had tried to order this coin at some point in the past, but I believe the product was not eligible to be shipped to the US. For whatever … [Read More...]

Britannia Silver Bullion Coins

The Royal British Mint issued the first Silver Britannia coins in proof format in 1997. This was followed by the issuance of 1 oz. silver bullion coins in 1998 and each subsequent year. While these coins have typically carried a lower profile than other world silver bullion coins, this status may be changing. For each year of issue, the obverse design of the coin has featured the Ian Rank … [Read More...]

2012 Year of the Dragon 5 oz. Silver Proof Coin

Last week, the Perth Mint released the 2012 Year of the Dragon 5 oz. Silver Proof Coin. To the disappointment of many collectors, the coins could not be ordered on the Perth Mint's website by US customers. This product is being exclusively distributed within the US by the New York Mint. As covered in a previous post, these exclusive products are created when a distributor approaches the … [Read More...]