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 […]

South Africa unveils new commemorative five-rand Mandela centenary anniversary coin

The Finance Ministry of South Africa have unveiled (19th January) the design that will be produced for the upcoming five-rand commemorative coin. The new 2018-dated coin is minted in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the first president elected in South Africa after the introduction of majority rule with all-inclusive […]

Gadoury releases 2018 edition of French standard reference, Monnaies Françaises

The following is a press release courtesy of the Coin & Currency Institute. Monnaies Françaises has been an informative text on the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. It is now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco. In French, it is called “Le Rouge” […]

Canada: Annual silver dollar honours the 240th anniversary of Captain Cook’s explorations of Western Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint have released their new annual silver dollar coin for 2018 which pays tribute to the memorable explorations of North America by Captain James Cook (1728–1779) who is remembered in Canada as one of the most prolific seamen and explorers of his time. History remembers Cook as the explorer whose voyages and exceptional […]

King Michael of Romania dies, aged 96

The press office of the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest, the official residence of the former Romanian royal family, have announced the death of Romania’s former King Michael, who passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 96. The royal family’s statement indicated that Michael died at his long-time home in Switzerland, where he […]

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 […]

Poland’s New NBP Money Center Silver Coin Remembers Sławomir S. Skrzypek

The Bank of Poland has released a new silver coin commemorating the establishment of the “NBP Money Center in memory of Sławomir S. Skrzypek,” an economic educational institution located in Warsaw. The center provides visitors with interactive programs aiming to expand familiarity with financial planning, histories of money, and larger economic systems. As is clear […]

Finland to Release Gold Coin Honoring Poet Eino Leino

The Mint of Finland will soon issue new Proof coins paying tribute to one of the country’s greatest writers, Eino Leino (1878-1926). The coins will be available as gold and clad commemorative coins, as well as standard 2-euro Uncirculated issues. The gold coin is composed of 5.65 grams of 91.7% gold, measures 22 mm in diameter, and has […]