France: “Men and Women in The Great War” coin series concludes with Peace and the End of the Conflict

The Monnaie de Paris issued (19th February) the last coins in their series which are dedicated to World War I. The coin series was begun in 2014 on the centenary anniversary of the commencement of hostilities, of which France had participated in from the start. Like many countries drawn into the conflict in 1914, France […]

Estonia: Central Bank to open their doors to the public to celebrate a milestone national anniversary

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) have announced (13th February) that they will be opening their doors on the 19th February from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the bank’s Independence Hall in order to present the two-euro circulating coin with a special design dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The […]

British Virgin Islands: The archipelago and its wildlife featured on new crown coin

The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued (6th February) a new crown coin which highlights the territory’s unique wildlife inhabiting these islands who make this warm Caribbean spot their home. Well-known creatures such as the iguana, the flamingo, and the brown pelican feature prominently in the design. The British Virgin Islands, located […]

British Indian Ocean Territory: Impressive coconut crab features on new titanium crown coin

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (16th January) a new crown coin produced in both titanium and cupro-nickel which focuses on one of the most curious indigenous animals that are widely found in the region: The coconut crab. One the world’s largest land arthropods, coconut crabs are famous for […]

Italy: Commemorative €2 coin issued in celebration of the 70th anniversary of country’s constitution

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) have released (2nd January) a new bi-metallic €2 coin that is minted in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Italian constitution, which came into force on the 1st January 1948. The Italian constitution was written by the first post-war chamber of deputies and senate elected in June […]

A silver bar walks into a mint

A surprise 2017 release from the Mexican Mint comes to us in kilo silver. The first surprise is that the 2017 kilo silver Libertad is the key to the series. With a mintage of just 200, it is the lowest minted Libertad to date. That includes all Libertads, in both silver and gold. The previous key […]

Australia: Possum Magic baby Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated coin sets for 2018 released

The Royal Australian Mint have launched their new 2018-dated Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coin sets which are specially prepared for gift-giving to babies born in the new year, and youngsters who are perhaps celebrating their first or second birthdays. The 2018 coin sets include a magical theme and continue the hugely successful Possum Magic one and […]