Austrian Mint Launches 3-Year “Colorful Creatures Series” with Fledermaus Coin

The Austrian Mint has launched a new twelve-coin series entitled “Colorful Creatures,” which will kick off with the October 5 release of a coin featuring a fledermaus (German for “bat”). After this year, four coins will be issued annually for both 2017 and 2018, with three final pieces set to bring this series to its […]

Austria’s Final Child-Designed “Piece By Piece” Coins To Be Released October 5

The Austrian Mint has announced that the final design in its “Austria Piece by Piece” series will be released on October 5. This will be the tenth coin in a collection that highlights the various regions of Austria with reverse designs created by the country’s schoolchildren. The final coin is titled “Österreich” and features the […]

Royal Australian Mint Features VC Commodore as Part of 2016’s Holden Coin Collection

The Royal Australian Mint has issued the 2016 VC Commodore Colored Uncirculated Coin as part of a batch of eleven 12-sided coins featuring classic cars from Australian car manufacturer, Holden. The coins in this series retail for $15 and have mintage limits of 30,000 pieces each. The obverse of the VC Commodore coin carries an […]

Bank of Russia Issues Three 2016 Circulation Coins in “Ancient Cities of Russia” Series

Last month, the Bank of Russia issued three new 10-ruble coins as part of its “Ancient Cities of Russia” series, first launched in 2002. The coins were struck at the Moscow Mint – Branch of Goznak and feature depictions of Velikie Luki, Zubtsov, and Rzhev. The Velikie Luki coin highlights two to the city’s great landmarks: to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perth Mint’s 2016 Norse Gods Series Ends with “Loki” High Relief 2 oz. Silver Coin

The Perth Mint has released the third and final high relief silver coin its Norse Gods series, which launched in March with an issue featuring Odin and continued in June with Thor. The latest release carries a design highlighting Loki, a shape-shifter known in Norse mythology as the god of fire. Each coin in this […]

The New Zealand Mint’s 2016 Sherlock 2-Coin Silver Set

The New Zealand Mint has issued the Sherlock 2 x 1 oz Silver Coin Set, which includes two one-ounce 99.9% silver coins featuring characters from the BBC’s popular television series, Sherlock. The two-coin set is available for $120 and is packaged in a rectangular coin case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The total mintage for […]

Mint of Poland Issues Gold-Gilded Silver Coin Honoring Shakespeare and Cervantes

The Mint of Poland has issued a unique commemorative coin honoring two of the most important writers in the Western canon, Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. Interestingly, these two artists who so impacted the literature of their respective languages were contemporaries — Shakespeare died less than two weeks after Cervantes in the Spring of […]