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...]

Arrival: Latvia Foreign Rulers 1 Lats Silver Coin

The Latvian Times and Values coin program tells the story of Latvia in the European and global context. The program is grouped into four different series: Roots, Time, People, and State. The fourth series State tells the story of Latvia rising from obscurity, suffering through a dark era, and re-emerging once again free. Pictured above is the Foreign Rulers coin, which represents the dark … [Read More...]

New Releases from the Perth Mint June 2012

Several new products recently went on sale at the Perth Mint. These can all be found as the most recent entries within the recent releases section on the Perth Mint's website. The 2012 Discover Australia Platinum Coins have been released. These join the gold and silver coins previously released for the program. Five separate designs are issued featuring the Kookaburra, Whale Shark, Red … [Read More...]

Taking the Silver Kilo Plunge

With the recent decline in the price of silver, some silver bullion coins have become more affordable. Whether or not current levels will prove to be the new lower threshold for prices remains to be seen, however I did use the occasion to purchase my first one kilo silver coin. The kilo coin is pictured below next to a one-half ounce silver coin. A few months ago, I had taken a look at the … [Read More...]

Diamond Jubilee Kilo Gold and Silver Coins

Kilo-sized gold and silver coins to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II were recently released by the Royal British Mint and the Perth Mint. This adds to a large and growing number of coins issued to mark 60 years of reign. The .999 fine gold and .999 fine silver kilo coins issued by the Royal British Mint are struck to proof quality. The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II … [Read More...]