Malta Issues Tribute to Historic “Patakka”

A brand-new numismatic coin, issued by the Central Bank of Malta, pays homage to a very old symbol: the Maltese Cross. The origins of the eight-pointed emblem reach back to the 6th century, when it appeared as an ornamental feature in Byzantine art and architecture. It was adopted in the late 15th century as a […]

A Look at the Perth Mint’s 2017 Gold and Silver Bullion Programs

The Perth Mint has shared information on its upcoming 2017 bullion program. The following issues are presented in the order they will be released, with the first set of 2017 Rooster bullion coins expected to become available on September 12 of this year. Next year will be the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese […]

Royal Mint Releases Gold and Silver Coins Marking Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

The Royal Mint has released four coins dedicated to the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conquerer of Normandy defeated King Harold, England’s last Anglo-Saxon monarch. The anniversary design is available on a 22-karat gold Proof coin, a .925 silver Proof piece, a .925 silver Proof Piedfort version, and a […]

Monnaie de Paris Issues 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc Gold and Silver Coins

The Monnaie de Paris has released its 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc gold and silver coins, which carry the third design in the Mint’s new “Women of France” series launched earlier this year. The coin is available in a 22.2-gram silver Proof version and as 1/4-ounce and 1-ounce gold Proof pieces. The Joan […]

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Britannia Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal Mint has released its 2016 range of Britannia gold and silver coins, which includes a variety of sizes and product options for collectors to consider. The silver coins are composed of 99.9% silver and are available in one-ounce Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated versions, a five-ounce Proof piece, and as a six-coin Proof set. […]

The Perth Mint’s Gold Releases for July 2016

The Perth Mint has released a number of new gold coins this month, including a two-ounce high relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle, a half-sovereign, and four gold Australian Koalas ranging in size from 1/10 of an ounce to two ounces. The two-ounce high relief Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle is composed of 99.99% gold and has a mintage limited […]

UK Releases “Great Fire of London” Gold and Silver Series

The Royal British Mint has released four new coins highlighting the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which destroyed the oldest section of the city over a four-day period in 1666. A vivid reverse design depicting the event was created by Aaron West and is available on gold and silver Proof coins, a […]

Swiss Mint Releases Gold Gotthard Tunnel Coin and “Brass Band” Silver Issue

Today, May 26, the Swiss Mint has released two new commemorative coins featuring the soon-to-be completed Gotthard Tunnel and Switzerland’s famous brass bands, respectively. While the brass bands issue is composed of 83.5% silver, the “Gottardo” coin follows up on a silver piece released in January with a new reverse design and a 90% gold […]

National Geographic Pairs with South African Mint to Launch Big Cats Coin Program

National Geographic and the South African Mint have launched a limited edition coin series called the National Geographic Big Cats Coin Program. The new program includes five unique issues and benefits National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative, which aims to combat the decline of these animals in the wild. The reverse designs highlight the cheetah, a […]

Canada’s 50th Anniversary of Star Trek Coin Collection

Last week the Royal Canadian Mint launched a diverse series of coins celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. Captain Kirk himself, actor William Shatner, was on hand to aid Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington in the unveiling of the issues, which include several silver coins with varying denominations and a $200 gold issue modeled […]