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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada Issues 2016 DC Comics Originals: The Trinity Silver Colored Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2016 DC Comics Originals: The Trinity Silver Colored Coin, which is available for $112.95 CAD and has a mintage limited to 10,000 pieces. Coins in this series feature classic DC comics characters in a retro illustration style reminiscent of comics produced in the 1980s. The reverse design features color […]

Finland Opens Pre-Sale for 2016 “Finnish Work” Silver Proof Coins

The Mint of Finland is now accepting orders for its 2016 silver Proof coins commemorating “Finnish work.” The coin is available in three versions: a 10-gram piece with a mintage limit of 10,000 units for € 38; a 25.5-gram issue with a mintage limit of 5,000 for € 61, and a numbered 25.5-gram coin in a glass […]

New Zealand Issues 2016 Star Wars “R2-D2” and Warriors of History “Vikings” Silver Coins

The New Zealand Mint has released new issues in two of its popular ongoing series: the Star Wars Classic program and Warriors of History. First, we’ll take a look at the most recent addition to the Star Wars Classic coin series, which features characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The newest design features the […]

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 […]

Canada Continues its Landscapes of the North $200 for $200 Series with “Vast Prairies”

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the fourth $200 for $200 coin in its Landscapes of the North series, which highlights different ecologocial zones of Canada. Launched in 2014, previous themes in this series of two-ounce 99.99% silver coins include Towering Forests, Coastal Waters, and Rugged Mountains; the new issue is titled “Vast Prairies,” and features […]

2016 UK Portrait of Britain £5 Silver Collection

The Royal Mint is now accepting orders for its 2016 Portrait of Britain £5 Silver Collection, which includes four silver coins celebrating famous natural sites located around the United Kingdom. The coins feature images of Snowdonia in Wales, Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, the Lake District in northern England, and the White Cliffs of Dover along […]

Austrian Mint’s Final “Mozart: A Life in Three Acts” Silver Coin to be Released in September

The Austrian Mint has announced that it will release the final coin in its series honoring the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on September 7. This series launched in September of last year with a coin highlighting the composer’s early years as a child prodigy and continued in May with an issue entitled, “Amade: The […]