2010-2011 Perth Mint Coins with the Lowest Sales

The Perth Mint recently updated their numismatic sales figures. I have taken a look at these figures in the past, but it is always surprising to see just how low sales can be for some offerings. To highlight and discuss, I compiled a list of the 2011 and 2010-dated coins which have the lowest sales figures. These are shown below along with the indicated maximum mintage. As can be seen, sales … [Read More...]

New Releases from the Royal Canadian Mint – September 2012

Another batch of new product releases have been revealed by the Royal Canadian Mint. Products center around the themes of "Farewell to the Penny", the War of 1812, and the upcoming holiday season. At this time, the new products are only available for pre-order by Master's Club Members. Orders from the general public will be accepted starting on September 25. Four new products are released … [Read More...]

Austria By Its Children – Carinthia 10 Euro Silver Coin

The Austrian Mint has recently unveiled the second coin in a new series highlighting the nine federal provinces of Austria. This series provides some unique appeal in that the reverse designs are created by children living in each province. The final reverse design for each coin is selected from thousands submitted through a competition which invites all 9- and 10-year-old children to submit a … [Read More...]

$20 for $20 Coin: 2012 Magical Reindeer

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the next coin within their "Exchange $20 for $20" coin program, which features a silver coin carrying a price equal to its legal tender face value. The new coin features a holiday theme with the depiction of a Magical Reindeer. The reverse design by Virginia Boulay features a depiction of a magical reindeer for the holiday season. The obverse of the coin … [Read More...]

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...]