Monnaie de Paris to issue breast-cancer awareness €2 coin

Scooping the world of numismatic publications, WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) reported yesterday that the Monnaie de Paris will be issuing a commemorative €2 coin to benefit breast-cancer research. It’s no surprise that news emerged via the fashion world, as the coin is being produced in association with the Estée Lauder Companies’ “Le Cancer du Seins Parlons-en!” […]

United Kingdom: Centennial of royal dynasty celebrated on new crown coin

The following is a reblog courtesy of World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. On January 1, the Royal Mint unveiled a new Crown coin that marks the centennial anniversary of the introduction of the British Royal family’s dynastic name—that of Windsor, which was introduced in 1917. The circumstances of why the British Royal family […]

Russia: New silver Proof coin commemorates poet Konstantin Balmont

As of May 2, 2017, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has issued a silver Proof coin commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of poet Konstantin Balmont (1867–1942). The coin is the latest entrant in the series “Outstanding Personalities of Russia.”   The obverse bears a relief image of the Russian Federation’s coat of arms with […]

APMEX promoting its new CoinGrade+ feature with giveaway of MS-70 Silver Swan from the Perth Mint

  The following is a repost from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. (Oklahoma City)—After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 Silver Swan 1-ounce coin—the first release of a new bullion series from the Perth Mint—sold out worldwide in less than two days. The coin’s .9999 fine silver content […]

Austria: On the eve of a new release, a look back at the popular Silver Niobium series

Fourteen years ago, the Austrian Mint embarked on a series of bimetallic silver-and-niobium coins. Although the mint is known for splendid design and production standards, the field of collector coins—especially colorized collector coins—was viewed at the time with skepticism. Even in 2017, many collectors still disregard such designs, slapping all of them, regardless of their […]

Niue Island: “Mars,” third coin in ultra-high-relief Solar System series, now available

Fans of space- and astronomy-themed coins will find much to like with the latest issue from Niue Island’s Solar System coin series. Struck by the Mint of Poland for Niue, “Mars” is a domed silver coin that replicates the surface of the famous red planet, and bears a piece of meteorite NWA 7397. The original, […]

United Kingdom: Possible counterfeits of new £1 coin found in circulation, thanks to anti-counterfeiting features

Newspapers in the United Kingdom are reporting that 48-year-old Roy Wright, of Addlestone, Surrey, spotted a fake £1 coin in change from a co-op. Headline writers are under tremendous pressure to generate clicks to build advertising revenue, and many are capitalizing on the new coin’s supposed counterfeit-proof nature—but are those headlines misleading? Here are three […]

Guinevere joins King Arthur in ultra-high-relief Camelot series

In December of last year, we shared Choice Mint’s remarkable King Arthur silver coin. The next coin in the six-piece Camelot series, “Guinevere,” is now available to pre-order, and it is as beautiful as its predecessor. “Camelot” is a joint product of the treasury of the Cook Islands, Choice Mint, and Coin Invest Trust (CIT). The […]

British Virgin Islands: New silver coin issued for Kennedy birth centennial

The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (12th April) a new silver crown coin marking the centenary of the birth of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States of America. John Kennedy was elected as the youngest president of the United States after a hard-fought campaign in November 1960 against Republican candidate […]

Canada: Silver collector coin commemorates the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

(Ottawa)—The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a silver collector coin to honor and remember Canada’s soldiers who, fighting for the first time in a formation uniting all four divisions of the Canadian Corps 100 years ago, valiantly won the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge and paved the way to the Allied victory that ended the First […]