Czech Republic’s first bullion coin: Beautiful and unusual in more ways than one

For the first time ever, the Czech Republic has issued bullion investment coins. Introduced at the Investor Prague Show, the Czech Lion joins the ranks of the American Eagle, the Chinese Panda, the U.K.’s Britannia, the Australian Kangaroo, and several other government-guaranteed bullion programs. The Lion also joins a more exclusive club: well-designed, low-mintage bullion […]

British Virgin Islands: Accession of Queen Victoria remembered on latest high relief silver crown.

The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (18th September) a new coin which marks the 180th anniversary of one of the world’s most well-known and revered British monarchs — Queen Victoria. The 20th June 2017 marked Queen Victoria’s eventful and historic accession to the British throne — which also ushered in the Victorian […]

Italy: Beautiful city of Trento featured on “Italy of the Arts” coin series

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (19th September) a new €5 silver Proof coin which is the second of two 2017 coins in the hugely successful series “Italy of the Arts.” The smaller of these two coins for features the beautiful city of Trento—where architecture, art, history, and nature perfectly blend together. The […]

Perth Mint heralds the Lunar Year, the 70th anniversary of the royal wedding, and more with its September releases

On September 5, 2017, the Perth Mint released nine new coins for the first month of autumn. Four of the coins commemorate the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s royal wedding, which was held at Westminster Abbey in London on November 20, 1947. An additional two coins honor the upcoming Year of the Dog with both silver […]

The New Zealand Mint reveals extensive numismatic September smorgasbord

The New Zealand Mint has recently unveiled their comprehensive selection of products for the month of September. Among these exciting new releases are the extremely popular Lunar Series Year of the Dog Coins, in addition to a variety of officially licensed Disney coins ranging from the Star Wars franchise to The Three Little Pigs. The […]

After Hurricane Irma, the Pobjoy Mint sets up relief fund for the British Virgin Islands

As most World Mint News Blog readers know, the Pobjoy Mint is a private company in the United Kingdom that produces circulating and collector coinage on behalf of governments, central banks, and major companies worldwide. One entity with which Pobjoy has had a long-standing arrangement, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), was among the many places hit […]

Fourth and final coin in popular Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection now available for pre-order

The fourth and final release in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection features Benjamin Bunny and is now available for pre-order. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is distinct from Potter’s other four books given that the story was written entirely from scratch, unlike the aforementioned which were based on her own private letters. Benjamin Bunny’s tale […]

Royal Canadian Mint Act authorizes special loonie to commemorate centennial of Toronto Maple Leafs

On June 22, 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint Act authorized the issuance of a $1 circulation coin (the denomination fondly known in Canada as the “loonie”) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. The “Rationale” section of the act states the following: The 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs is […]

India: Reserve Bank introduces first-ever 200-rupee bank-note denomination

In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India have issued their first-ever 200-rupee bank-note denomination. Released on the 25th August, the 200 rupees is included in their new family of revised “Mahatma” bank notes. The first of the new series was a 2,000-rupee note; also a new denomination for India, it was introduced in the […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s 2018 dogs bring as much bite as they do bark

February 16, 2018, ushers in the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. The Dog is the 11th sign of the 12-year cycle, in which particular birth years supposedly correspond to various personality traits. Dog people are generally assumed to be cheerful, honest, and loyal—not unlike Man’s best friend. Dogs are also considered to be […]