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...]

New Releases from the Perth Mint August 2012

A number of new products go on sale today at the Perth Mint. This includes the next releases within the Australian Opal, Dragons of Legend, and Map Shaped Coin series. Additional products include the 2012 Australian Outback Silver Collection, a silver coin marking 40 years of friendship between China and Australia, coins for the FIFA World Cup Brazil, and the next Animal Athletes aluminum bronze … [Read More...]

Dome Shaped 2012 Crux Southern Sky $5 Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released the 2012 Crux Southern Sky $5 Silver Proof Coin. This new release is dome shaped, representing a first for the RAM. The Crux constellation, also known as the "Southern Cross," is one of the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but one of the most distinctive. It is easily visible in the southern hemisphere night sky at practically any time of year and … [Read More...]

Perth Mint Base Metal Coins

In addition to gold and silver collector coins which usually capture the most attention, the Perth Mint also periodically releases series of base metal coins. Since I have not covered these in the past, I wanted to take a post to highlight two of the most recently released collections. The 2012 Young Collectors Animal Athletes series will contain a total of six different coins. The first … [Read More...]

Arrival: 25th Anniversary Loonie Silver Dollar

I recently received the 25th Anniversary of the Loonie $1 Silver Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. This was one of many new products released earlier this month. I wanted to share the arrival of this coin, since it is much more beautiful in hand than might be expected from the online product images. Refer back to the earlier post for an image of the coin which presents a seemingly uniform … [Read More...]

2012 Libertad 30th Anniversary Silver Set

2012 may have been the year predicted by the Mayans to be the end of the world, and the House of Money (Casa de Moneda), a.k.a. the Mexican Mint, seems to be treating it as such.  First, they shocked collectors by refusing to offer the fractional libertad proof coins that had been minted since 1992.  They offered only the 1 ounce proof coin and only the BU fractionals.  Then, by all accounts, the … [Read More...]

2012 Australian Gold Proof Year Set

The Royal Australian Mint has released an interesting collection of miniature money. The set includes the 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, and $2 coins in the same tiny size, stuck in 99.99% gold to proof quality. The coins have a diameter of 11.15 mm and a weight of 0.5 grams each, which makes the coins "some of the smallest coins ever made" at the RAM. The mintage is limited to 2,000 pieces … [Read More...]