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A relic from Germany’s post-war era: a hoard of cigarette boxes

Time and again the happiness has been described a collector experiences when at a coin fair he finds the one, the small and seemingly insignificant object ... more ]

Andorra issues coins on birds

Andorra dedicates an issue in silver and copper-nickel to three of its characteristic birds. Coin Invest Trust has succeeded in utilizing an iridescent prism technique to render the birds’ gorgeous plumage. more ]

Czech Medals to commemorate noble family

The Czech Mint has issued a set of four medals in gold and silver. Each medal is dedicated to a famous member of the Bohemian house of Wartenberg that flourished in the 14th and 15th centuries. more ]

Australian curved coin features star constellation

The Royal Australian Mint presents its newest innovation – a curved coin. With the curved coin creating a domed shape it seemed only fitting for it to emulate the night sky and feature the well known Southern Cross. more ]

Albrecht Dürer – Rhinoceros

Coin Invest Trust has developed a new coin celebrating Albrecht Dürer’s legendary woodcut ‘Rhinoceros’. The coin harks back to the age of copperplate engraving, with the silver coin featuring a copper inlay of the Indian rhinoceros... more ]

Titanic Anniversary Marked By Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is commemorating the 100th anniversary of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage with the release of a GBP 5 coin, available in both Silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated quality. more ]

A New Christmas Coin From Andorra

In occasion of Christmas the Principality of Andorra issues a new coin. The 5 diner silver coin is released in October and has been conceived by the Coin Invest Trust. The incorporation of a Swarowski© element as Star of Bethlehem and the partially coloured reverse attract attention... more ]

Padre Pio – Italy’s holy thaumaturge

Padre Pio is arguably the most popular Saint of Italy. In occasion of his 125th anniversary the Coin Invest Trust issues a gold coin in two variations on behalf of the Principality of Andorra. more ]

Andorra issues coins on birds

Andorra dedicates an issue in silver and copper-nickel to three of its characteristic birds. Coin Invest Trust has succeeded in utilizing an iridescent prism technique to render the birds’ gorgeous plumage. more ]

Papilio machaon – A Butterfly in 3D

Coin Invest is continuing one of its popular series – the butterfly coins with 3D inlay. This year’s coin, dedicated to the black and yellow swallowtail, is issued by the Principality of Andorra. more ]

FEI – The official coin series

The international parent organization of the national equestrian association, FEI, has entrusted Coin Invest Trust with the design of an official coin series. Collectors and equestrian sport aficionados alike can now delight in the first four coins of this new series. more ]

Fernão do Pó: First issue of Equatorial Guinea since long

It’s a truly memorable event for collectors of African coins: after a long period of dis-continuation, the West African Republic of Equatorial Guinea is finally issuing a new commemorative coin at the end of September, designed by the Liechtenstein company Coin Invest Trust. more ]

Common Swordtail – butterfly in 3D

Good news for butterfly fans: the three-dimensional butterfly from Coin Invest Trust is so true-to-life that it could almost count as a preserved specimen. The fifth issue in the “Butterflies in 3D” series is dedicated to a particularly exotic species. more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

Argentina implements new banknotes with higher denominations

Due to its high inflation, Argentina plans introducing new 200, 500, and 1,000 peso banknotes until 2017. Today, the highest denomination is the 100 peso bill equivalent to 7,4 US dollars. more ]

Soccer makes the world go round

The mint of Poland issues a series on the Kings of Football in the name of Argentina. Right now, the 7th coins of 11 has been published... more ]

Coin with Augmented Reality Layar Technology

The Central Bank of Aruba commemorates the ‘Shoco’ (burrowing owl) as national symbol of Aruba with an Augmented Reality Coin struck by the Royal Dutch Mint. This is the very first coin with Augmented Reality in the world. A smartphone permits access to a world of information behind the coin. more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently...

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New Royal Australian Mint CEO

Mr. Ross MacDiarmid has commenced his position at the mint on June 7, 2010... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently... more ]

Australia remembers Fred Hollows on new $1 coin

The life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows is being celebrated on a new $1 collector coin. It was released by the Royal Australian Mint on July 7, 2010 at the opening of a Fred Hollows photographic exhibition at Parliament House... more ]

New issue of Royal Australian Mint in honor of the National Servicemen

On September 6th, 2010 the new Australian coin “National Servicemen” will be for sale at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra... more ]

Mint Directors Conference 2010

From September 26th to 29th, 2010, the 26th Mint Directors Conference was hold in Canberra / Australia. Here you will find some photos of this numismatic mega event...
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Centenary of Australian Commonwealth Bronze Coinage 1911-2011

Perth Mint issues commemorative coin on the occasion of the centenary of the first bronze coins of the Australian Commonwealth...

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Promoting young mint apprentices

Royal Australian Mint announces the Janine Murphy Scholarship for Apprentices in the minting industry... more ]

Mary Mackillop –Perth Mint honors the first canonized Saint of Australia

On the occasion of the canonization of Mary Mackillop the Pert Mint will issue a gold and a silver coin... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint reached us recently.... more ]

Mint bakes up biggest dollar

A list of new products from the Royal Australian Mint especially for Christmas and the New Year has been launched with a special surprise for coin arctophiles... more ]

Australia to release official royal engagement coin

The Royal Australian Mint feels honored to produce the official Australian coin celebrating the engagement of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton... more ]

The ram rears its head for the New Year

The iconic image of a ram’s head will once again grace Australia’s newest $1 coin as revealed on New Year’s Day at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra... more ]

Official Ashes Series 20c coin released ahead of Vodafone Boxing Day Test showdown

The Royal Australian Mint has joined forces with Cricket Australia to release a new coin in celebration of one of the most fiercely contested cricket competitions, the Ashes... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint reached us recently... more ]

New coin to commemorate centenary of International Women’s Day

Australia will issue a commemorative 20 cent coin celebrating the centenary of International Women’s Day. The design will be developed with Mint designers, the Australian Government Office for Women and UN Women Australia... more ]

Australia honors the Royal Engagement by a new issue

Australia’s first official royal engagement coin for Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will hit the shelves tomorrow at the Royal Australian Mint... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in April

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in April reached us recently... more ]

Minister releases circulating wedding coin for all Australians

The Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten announced a commemorative 20 cent coin, celebrating the marriage of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, will be released into public circulation after the wedding takes place... more ]

Perth Mint issues Australia’s official Royal Wedding Tribute coin

With the endorsement of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Perth Mint has unveiled Australia’s official legal tender commemorative coin to mark the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in May

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in May reached us recently... more ]

Rugby Men of Gold and golden Koalas: News from the Perth Mint in June

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in June reached us recently... more ]

Royal Australian Mint enters international waters

An important milestone was met for both the Royal Australian Mint and the Government of Samoa at an official coining ceremony at the Mint on June 23: The Royal Australian Mint will be producing the new coinage for Samoa with the Central Bank expecting to release the new coins into circulation later this year... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in July

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in July reached us recently... more ]

Sherlock Holmes and Platypus: New Motifs from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in August reached us recently... more ]

The Perth Mint Releases Chinese Dragons and Mythical Creatures

In September the Perth Mint releases new coins celebrating the Year of the Dragon of the Chinese zodiac. The starfish and the bush babies remind us of Australia’s natural beauties, while the Mythical Creatures Set goes far beyond the borders of the land down under... more ]

Perth releases 2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program

Perth Mint is going to release over the next three months a series of new gold and silver bullion coins. We present the themes and specifications... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in October

In October the Perth Mint has again released splendid new issues continuing the Australian Lunar Series II and the Famous Battle in Australian History series... more ]

Perth Mint Unveils the Largest Gold Coin Ever

The biggest, heaviest, inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world has been unveiled by The Perth Mint. Weighing a massive one ton of 99.99% pure gold, the monumental coin measures nearly 80cms wide and more than 12cms deep... more ]

New Coins of Samoa Unveiled

The Royal Australian Mint worked with the Central Bank of Samoa to design and produce the new coinage for Samoa. Increased metal prices were a reason for introducing smaller and lighter coins. After December 29, 2011 only the new coins will be accepted any more... more ]

Perth Mint Announces New Releases

The Perth Mint releases new coins dedicated to the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, continuing the series Ships That Changed The World with the Mayflower and, and, and … more ]

News from the Perth Mint in November

In November the Perth Mint released many new coins celebrating the auspicious Year of the Dragon of the Chinese Zodiac and continuing various series. The coins dedicated to the famous ship Mayflower, the surgeonfish and the Bush baby are only some of the new issues... more ]

Coins for The Presidents Cup score a ‘hole in one’

The Australian Mint has a stand at The Presidents Cup tournament of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Golfers and collectors will find a vast product range suiting amateur golfer and sports memorabilia and special collector coins... more ]

Coin kicks off UN International Year of Cooperatives

The Australian launch of the UN International Year of Co-operatives kicked off on November 22, 2011 at Parliament House with the release of a $1 collectible coin produced by the Royal Australian Mint recognizing this auspicious year... more ]

80 Years Downies

Founded in 1932 by Phil Downie the Australian auction house Downies commemorates 80 years of existence and success. Today Phil’s son Ken is Managing Director and leads one of the largest Numismatic companies in the southern hemisphere. more ]

Perth Mint issued 2012 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint struck one platinum bullion coin, the Australian Platypus 1oz Bullion Coin. Now the 2012 issue has been announced and will certainly be much requested as the 2011 edition is sold out yet. The design features a swimming platypus, an animal unique to Australia. more ]

Perth Mint begins its 2012 with new releases

The Perth Mint commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a gold coin. 2012 is also the year of the Dragon, and that is why some issues are dedicated to the Dragon – featuring also a baby dragon for the kids. See the comprehensive list of new releases in January. more ]

Renaissance-mania captures Royal Australian Mint with a new display

The Royal Australian Mint offers to the public the display “Shadows and Perspective: The Influence of the Renaissance on Contemporary Coin Design”. The exhibition reveals techniques still used by modern mints that have been introduced in the Renaissance era. more ]

150th Melbourne Cup Celebrations

Victoria Racing Club and Royal Australian Mint launch commemorative coins to celebrate Melbourne Cup milestone... more ]

News from Perth for February

The Perth Mint continues its successful series Ships That Changed The World featuring USS Constitution and introduces new series like the Australian Opal Series and a three-coin set commemorating the London 2012 Olympic Games. more ]

Solomon Islands’ New Coins Revealed

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) had announced that the Solomon Islands will replace their circulation coins. Now the new coins have been revealed. more ]

News for March from Perth Mint

For the month of March The Perth Mint announces a diverse range of new products. A high relief silver coin and a new release of the Sea Life II – The Reef series are but two of the new issues. more ]

News from Perth for May

For the month of May, The Perth Mint issues the final release of the Ships That Changed the World series. In addition the 2012 gilded edition of the Australian Koala silver series has appeared and the series Animal Athletes is continued with the monarch butterfly. more ]

Australian kilo coins mark Queen’s jubilee

As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The silver and gold coins feature the St Edward’s Crown edged by 60 diamond motifs. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in June

The Perth Mint informs us about new issues during the month of June 2012. A new coin is added to the Australian Lunar Series II – 2012 Year of the Dragon, the kookaburra features on a silver coin being part of the Australian map shaped silver coin series, and much more ... more ]

Australian curved coin features star constellation

The Royal Australian Mint presents its newest innovation – a curved coin. With the curved coin creating a domed shape it seemed only fitting for it to emulate the night sky and feature the well known Southern Cross. more ]

News in August from Perth

The Perth Mint presents an array of new products released in August among them the second coin in the Australian Opal series and a FIFA World Cup silver and gold coin. more ]

Australian dancing coins celebrate ballet anniversary

The Royal Australian Mint has issued a 50c collector coin in silver and cupronickel to mark the 50th anniversary of The Australian Ballet. more ]

Australia to commemorate Canberra Centenary on coins

The Australian Mint is designing two commemorative coins which will celebrate the Centenary of Canberra in 2013: a commemorative circulation 20 cent coin and a silver $5 collectible coin. more ]

Perth Mint announces 2013 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has just announced its 2013 Australian Bullion Coin Program whose coins will become available over the next months. more ]

News from Perth Mint in September

In September The Perth Mint is issuing new Lunar Proof Coins in gold and silver and starts the new Birds of Australia series with a silver coin featuring the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo. The Young Collectors Animal Athletes series is continued with the Rhino Beetle. more ]

Australian coloured Remembrance Day commemorative coin

In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, it is only fitting that Australia’s first ever $2 commemorative circulating coin features the poppy flower, a symbol synonymous with this important day of reflection. more ]

News from The Perth Mint

At the end of the year 2012 The Perth Mint has issued a range of final releases. The lunar series are continued with dragon and snake coins dedicated to the years of 2012 and 2013 respectively. The new Australian Season series opens with a Summer issue. more ]

Royal Australian Mint revs up for Summernats visitors

The Royal Australian Mint is getting ready to welcome visitors from Australia’s biggest horsepower party, Summernats, with a new exhibition that celebrates the power behind the production of the 2013 ‘Fifty Years of the Bathurst Endurance Race’ 50c Coin. more ]

Australia’s history to be re-written because of coins?

During WWII a soldier discovered coins in northern Australia which are said to come from the mediaeval Kilwa Sultanate in Tanzania. Did early connections between Africa and Australia exist? An expedition is to answer how these coins arrived there and what this means. more ]

Australia remembers 100 years of Army Chaplains on Anzac Day

The Australian Army Chaplains leading this year’s Anzac Day veterans’ march in recognition of a century of ministry and pastoral support, have been recognised on the latest collectible coin in the Australia Remembers series from the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

Perth Mint showcases aspects of Australian culture

The Perth Mint has a variety of new products to showcase for release in the month of April. The Land Down Under series showcases aspects of Australian culture, history, lifestyle and landmarks. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in May

The Perth Mint presents a stunning array of new product releases for the month of May. The Birds of Australia series is being continued and with Treasures of the World a new series is introduced. more ]

Australian Slim Dusty coin

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a coin recognising Slim Dusty’s contribution to Australian society at the ‘Slim Dusty Birthday Bash’. This coin is the latest release in the Mint’s Inspirational Australians series. more ]

Governor-General launches Australia’s first purple striped coin

The Governor-General of Australia will launch Australia’s first purple striped circulating $2 coin celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

New product releases from the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has an exceptional range of new product releases to showcase in July including coins depicting the most iconic of the country’s fauna: the Australian kangaroo and koala as well as a baby wombat … more ]

Australian coin celebrates 200 years since famous Blue Mountains trek

The pioneering exploration efforts of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth have been commemorated 200 years since their journey across the Blue Mountains ended on the latest collectible silver coin from the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

Floating Currency a Centenary in the making at the Mint

An exciting new sculpture for Canberra was unveiled by Creative Director of Centenary of Canberra Robyn Archer AO at the Royal Australian Mint on June 27, 2013. ‘Floating Currency’ consists of many colourful resin coins. more ]

Australia releases official coin as Royal Christening nears

In the lead-up to the Royal Christening of HRH Prince George of Cambridge the Royal Australian Mint has further extended its congratulations with a collectable coin celebrating the arrival of the third-in-line to the British throne. more ]

Australia’s lost megabeasts discovered on Perth Mint coins

Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. more ]

Ruby anniversary of Sydney’s Opera House celebrated in silver

The Royal Australian Mint, Sydney Opera House and UNESCO have unveiled a new coin design dedicated to the fortieth anniversary of one of the world’s most recognisable and busiest performing arts centres: the Sydney Opera House. more ]

News from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint showcases a stunning array of new product releases for the month of November. The Mint continues successful series like the Lunar coins, the Citizenship Coin and the Christmas coins. more ]

Australian Mint reveals “A Voyage To Terra Australis”

The Royal Australian Mint has revealed the new theme for its gallery press which this year is honouring the 200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ journal “A Voyage to Terra Australis”. more ]

Australian Mint presents holographic silver coin

Australians celebrated the New Year and the Royal Australian Mint revealed the design on its stunning new 2014 $1 Sydney New Year’s Eve holographic silver proof coin. It features the “all-seeing eye” which was central to the midnight fireworks display on Sydney Harbour. more ]

News from The Perth Mint in February

The Perth Mint has released new products introducing new series and continuing popular ones. Ancient god Zeus opens the new series Gods of Olympus and a lioness the series Mother’s Love. more ]

Royal Australian Mint issues new Mint Issue App

The Royal Australian Mint has released the 100th edition of Mint Issue and to celebrate this major milestone has created the Mint Issue App for the iPad. The app takes Mint Issue to a new level, introducing interactive coin displays, videos and much more. more ]

News from Australia: WWI posters, Shakespeare and Koalas

To start the new year, the Perth Mint has released new coins of great diversity this March. The coins cover a wide array of topics, from World War I propaganda posters to Shakespeare, Koala bears and superheroes. CoinsWeekly offers you an overview. more ]

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Australian military history

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new circulating coin commemorating the Anzac Centenary, the 2014 $1 100 Years of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). The army corps was formed during the First World War. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in April

The Perth Mint is as productive as ever and releases a number of new coins, among them new issues in the “Land Down Under”, the “Koala” and the “Mother’s Love” series. more ]

Triangular coin remembers Australia’s fallen soldiers

As Australians prepared for Anzac Day 2014, the Royal Australian Mint issued a new triangular $5 collectible coin. The coin commemorates the Centenary of the First World War and pays tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for Australia in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. more ]

Perth Mint celebrates 100 years of Australian submarines

The Perth Mint boarded the Oberon class submarine, HMAS Ovens in Fremantle on April 1 to unveil a precious metal tribute to mark 100 Years of Australia’s submarine force, the military’s silent service. more ]

Great Coin Heist at State Library of New South Wales

On 7 August, 2014, twelve coins worth about €700,000 have been stolen from the State Library of New South Wales / Sidney. One of them is an original Holey Dollar from 1810. more ]

Astronaut makes history at the Royal Australian Mint

On 18 August 2014, former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut, Mr Richard (Rick) Hieb, launched the final spectacular domed coin, “Orion”, from the award-winning “Southern Sky” series at the Royal Australian Mint, to celebrate National Science Week. more ]

Australia commemorates 50 years of research institute on Indigenous peoples

On June 2014, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, launched the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies commemorative 50 cent circulating coin at Parliament House in Canberra. more ]

What's new in September from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently. Read this article to see what the Mint has to offer. more ]

Civilian courage recognised with new Australian Bravery coin

Australia’s highest awards for civilian bravery has been recognised on the newest coin from the Royal Australian Mint in a very unique event: All living recipients of the prestigious Cross of Valour and George Cross struck their names onto their very own coin. more ]

Australian Dinosaurs Rediscovered on Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s most complete carnivorous dinosaur, Australovenator, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s incredible new coin series – Australian Age of Dinosaurs. more ]

Royal Australian Mint offers up production pieces to the public

Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 to 28 May 2015. more ]

Beam me up, Scotty

The Perth Mint will issue two new silver coins on Star Trek the Original Series, one shows the portray of William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, and the other a colour image of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 flying through space. more ]

Venomous Spider on Perth Mint’s new Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. more ]

Australia mints new circulating coins for Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

History was made with three Pacific Island nations, Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, marking the introduction of their own brand new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

Royal Australian Mint celebrates Australia Day with Coloured Coin

In the lead-up to Australia Day, the Royal Australian Mint and Australian Geographic have teamed up to recognise Aussie icons on a new collectable $5 coin. In the coloured part the coin features Ned Kelly, the Australian flag, surf lifesaver and a didgeridoo. more ]

Symbolic Red on New Circulating Coin marks Centenary of Gallipoli Landing

The Royal Australian Mint honours the centenary of the Gallipoli Landing with a symbolic red colour print on his new circulating coin. The coin is released as part of the Royal Australian Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program. more ]

Dinosaurs, Landscape and First World War – the product releases of the Perth Mint for April

The Perth Mint has announced the product releases for April 2015. The variety of themes of the coins is wide: a prehistoric dinosaur, the stunning Australian landscape and the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. more ]

Royal Australian Mint makes decimal currency history with the flip of a coin

The 14th of February 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency to Australia – the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents. On that occasion all Australian circulation coins will feature commemorative designs. more ]

New year events at the Royal Australian Mint

On January 1, 2016, coin enthusiasts and Canberra public formed long queues in front of the Royal Australian Mint to witness the New Year’s celebrations. A teenage coin collector was the lucky one to strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. more ]

Million Dollar Kimberley Treasure coin sold in record

Following the launch of the world exclusive Kimberley Treasure coin, The Perth Mint has sold the spectacular masterpiece to an international buyer within just 48 hours of its release. more ]

Australian coin honors motor racing legend Brabham

The Royal Australian Mint devotes a commemorative coin to motor racing legend Sir Jack Brabham. The green and gold track on the coin recalls Brabham becoming the one and only Formula 1 driver to ever win a World Championship in a car of his own construction. more ]

Australian coin commemorates sinking of “SS Vyner Brooke”

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the “SS Vyner Brooke”, the Royal Australian Mint struck a 20 cent commemorative coin to recognise the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival. more ]

Australian gold coin commemorates 4th Light Horse Brigade

The Perth Mint presents the latest release from ‘The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series’. Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold and issued as legal tender, the limited coin honors the 4th Light Horse Brigade and its most significant action at Beersheba during WWI. more ]

Australia Celebrates Possum Magic Story through Coin Set

Celebrating the “Possum Magic” story that has enchanted Australian children for over 30 years, the Royal Australian Mint has issued a set of coins that retell Mem Fox’s story using Julie Vivas’ whimsical illustrations. more ]

Kangaroo bounds ahead to lead 2018 Australian Bullion Program

As the nation’s iconic animal, the Kangoroo features on the first release of The Perth Mint’s 2018 bullion program. Further releases include the Kookaburra, and the Lunar Series to mark the upcoming Year of the Dog. more ]

The Royal Mint and the Egyptian Revolution

Egypt ranks among the best customers of the Royal Mint in Great Britain. Now the Guardian raised the question whether and how this relationship will be continued. The result was a misleading article, which has been corrected by the Royal Mint... more ]

Egypt: New money, old motif

In times of a flailing economy, Egypt’s creative class is designing new banknotes. A popular motif is the bust of Nefertiti. That the identification with an artwork that has not actually been stored in the country for 100 years is so strong must apparently be credited to Zahi Hawass. more ]

Belgian Mint ceases activities

The Royal Mint of Belgium will close on January 1, 2018. The reasons are a matter of dispute, for the institution is even said to have made a profit recently. Collectors, on the other hand, can currently benefit from the decision. more ]

Olympic Games medals sustainable and innovative

On 5 August 2016 the Olympic Summer Games 2016 are going to start in Rio de Janeiro. Now the organisers have presented the winner medals revealing not only the design but also interesting details on the materials. more ]

Catalog of Olympic Coins by Albert M. Beck

In time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the catalog of Olympic Coins written by Albert M. Beck has been published, both in English and German. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

Pobjoy Mint releases new Titanium coin featuring seahorse

Following the popularity of previous Titanium coins, Pobjoy Mint has announced the release of a new Titanium coin for 2014 on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government which features the seahorse. more ]

Pobjoy Mint releases Yellow Titanium coin featuring the Lemon Shark

Continuing their coloured Titanium series and to celebrate International Shark Week Pobjoy Mint has released a new Yellow Titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. more ]

Deception by false British Virgin Islands coins

Medals purporting to be commemorative coins of the British Virgin Islands are on sale via the internet – find here a list of the issues concerned. more ]

Pobjoy Mint strikes Capitol Building shaped coin

On behalf of the British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint produces a 1-dollar coin in the shape of the United States’ Capitol. This unusual, low-mintage coin is a fitting tribute also to Capitol architect William Thornton, who was born in the issuing nation. more ]

British coins honor Royal Platinum Wedding Anniversary

On the occasion of the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Pobjoy Mint releases a series of commemorative coins. On behalf of various issuing countries, the editions feature some of the most memorable moments of the Royal Couple. more ]

Five East African Nations Look to Currency Union

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda may have more in common than shared borders. Each of these five nations is considering a proposed East African Community Monetary Union that would merge their coin and bank note systems in much the same way as has the European Union. more ]

ANS Modern Chinese Duplicates in Stacks Bowers Ponterio Auction

The American Numismatic Society’s Board of Trustees has approved the sale of a group of duplicate modern Chinese coins from the collection of its East Asian Department (estimated at $200,000). The pieces have been consigned to Stacks Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction... more ]

Peking Opera Coins Feature Colorful Traditional Masks

China will soon release a new coin commemorating China’s famous Peking Opera. Colorful masks of Gods will feature on silver and gold coins... more ]

Banknotes in demand as iPhones

The Bank of China in Hong Kong has issued a limited edition of banknotes commemorating its centenary jubilee. Frenzied scenes occurred in front of the building the day of the restricted distribution, prices went high but nobody can know for sure how the market value will develop. more ]

China to issue first show medals

For the first time since 1997, China is issuing an official set of gold & silver medals to commemorate a prestigious coin fair. Four new official Panda medals commemorating the Singapore International Coin Fair have been released. more ]

Macau snake commemorative coins

A new coin of Macau’s lunar coin series will be issued by The Singapore Mint in September 2012. It features the snake, this year’s animal according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, and, on the reverse, the ruins of St Paul’s in the historical centre of Macau. more ]

Building inspired by Chinese Cash Money

‘Time Style’ presents in a slideshow fifteen buildings which, as a matter of fact, do not look like buildings. Some of them seem to originate from another planet, others are made up like statues or flames, and one was inspired by traditional Chinese cash money. more ]

The History of Chinese Coinage

Quite rightly, China prides itself of its long history, impressively evidenced by the Chinese monetary tradition that took a different route than our western one. In three parts Ursula Kampmann describes this intriguing development. more ]

Modern China – absolutely en vogue

That the first Chinese coins western-style are obtaining phenomenal prices right now has become common knowledge. The recent Künker sale proved the willingness of Chinese collectors to pay incredibly high sums of money for coins that are less than a quarter of a century old. more ]

Chinese Medals Commemorate Imperial Palaces on World Heritage List

Two new issues, commemorating the Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in the Forbidden City and Shenyang, illustrate the appeal of medallic art in China. Designed by Long Hu and sculpted by Lin Feng and Li Jin, these are being struck at the Shanghai Mint. more ]

Chinese remimbi: not the best thing to hoard

100,000 remimbi was the sum a Jiangsu-based farmer had saved. As has been customary for millennia, he had buried the money in the ground. It took only four years for his fortune to turn into mush. more ]

Chinese art market boom grinds to a halt

For years, the art world keeps looking east. Chinese art obtains record prices and more than one auction house achieves its largest turnover in China. Analyzing the results from 2014, however, a report now concludes that the upward trend has come to an end. more ]

Chinese yuan to become legal tender in Zimbabwe

In the course of autumn 2016, Zimbabwe will introduce the Chinese yuan as its third official currency. This is a welcome deal considering that China in turn will cancel 40 million US dollars in debts. more ]

45 Years of Sino-German Friendship: Commemorative Pandas Struck

In 2017, China and Germany celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Michael Chou and Künker took this as an occasion to initiate two medals of which the German version was first struck on June 30, 2017. more ]

The monetary history of China

Are you interested in the monetary history of China? It encompasses everything you can imagine: from pre-monetary currency to the first bills. François Thierry has compiled all this in a handbook spanning 700 pages. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look. more ]

China’s boom in digital payments

Paying for your coffee with just one click on your mobile? In China, this becomes increasingly popular. Several trillions worth of money are transferred from one virtual wallet to the other. The government currently discovers digital payments, too. more ]

A Numismatic History of Congo / Zaïre: 1887-1997

Richard K. LeVan has published a “Numismatic history of Congo/Zaïre” closing thus a gap and offering to collectors a thorough handbook on what coins were issued from 1887 by the Congo Free State under the Belgian King to the end of President Mobutu in 1997. more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint reached us recently... more ]

Perth Mint Announces New Releases

The Perth Mint releases new coins dedicated to the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, continuing the series Ships That Changed The World with the Mayflower and, and, and … more ]

News from the Perth Mint in November

In November the Perth Mint released many new coins celebrating the auspicious Year of the Dragon of the Chinese Zodiac and continuing various series. The coins dedicated to the famous ship Mayflower, the surgeonfish and the Bush baby are only some of the new issues... more ]

Coin Invest Trust continues "Hollywood Legends"

The Coin Invest Trust presents the third issue of its succesful series “Hollywood Legends”. Again these three coins are dedicated to stars of the dream factory who have written film history: Marlene Dietrich, Anita Ekberg, Robert Mitchum. more ]

A Coin with a Nano Chip Featuring a Map of the World!

It may sound far-fetched, but using the latest nanotechnology, Coin Invest Trust has created a coin for the island nation of the Cook Islands that manages to capture a detailed map of the world on a chip the size of a fingernail. This extraordinary stamping is titled ‘Nano Earth.’ more ]

The Official PGA TOUR ‘Golf Ball’ Silver Coin

The PGA TOUR organizes the world’s premier and highest-endowed tournament for professional golfers. The Cook Islands are issuing a commemorative PGA TOUR golf ball silver coin designed by Coin Invest Trust. more ]

Easter In All Shapes

For centuries, eggs and rabbits have been a part of Easter, appearing in forms that range from the traditional to the exclusive. Coin Invest Trust has brought both together with an Easter bunny coin and three magnificent coins inspired by the style of the famed Fabergé eggs. more ]

The second official coin of the PGA Tour

Friends of golf know the PGA Tour as the organizer of the world’s premier and highest-remunerated tournament for professional golfers. And now, the Cook Islands are issuing the second official coin of the PGA Tour, designed by Coin Invest Trust. more ]

Hollywood Legends IV – Bernard of Hollywood™

The successful ‘Hollywood Legends’ series is being taken one step further – this fourth set of the series is dedicated to the stars of the 50s and 60s: Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Cardinale, and Gregory Peck in photos by Bernard of Hollywood. more ]

Wildlife Conservation – Prism 2013

The Cook Islands offer us a small reminder that it is largely due to human interference that many species and habitats on earth are currently threatened. Three silver coins designed by Coin Invest Trust depict females of a threatened species, illustrated in prism technique. more ]

Nano Space

Cook Islands’ coin containing a small nano chip, upon which a detailed map of the world was depicted, has a successor: Nano Space. This coin takes things one step further, capturing our solar system on the chip. From the smallest to the largest. more ]

Albrecht Dürer – Rhinoceros

Coin Invest Trust has developed a new coin celebrating Albrecht Dürer’s legendary woodcut ‘Rhinoceros’. The coin harks back to the age of copperplate engraving, with the silver coin featuring a copper inlay of the Indian rhinoceros... more ]

Coin Invest Trust designs coins on historic changes in the Vatican

Coin Invest Trust has designed a series of coins that pay tribute to a historically significant event: the first resignation of a pope since the Middle Ages. more ]

Cook Islands collector coin on Chelyabinsk meteorite

On the morning of February 15, 2013, a meteorite hit the earth in the Ural Mountains. The enormous celestial body caused considerable damage to the people around the city of Chelyabinsk. Now, a unique coin allows the viewer to relive this dramatic event. more ]

Cook Islands collector coin commemorates SS Republic

The paddle steamer SS Republic was transporting over 50,000 coins when it sank in 1865. In 2003, the wreck was discovered and the cargo recovered. Now, the Cook Islands has issued a commemorative coin bearing a small piece of salvaged coal from the ship. more ]

Merry Christmas 2013

To Christians Christmas stands for God’s love towards men. The merry event of the birth of Jesus was proclaimed by an angel. Coin Invest Trust has chosen this herald of good news for this year’s Christmas coin. more ]

Shades of Nature: A bee seen like with a microscope

Coin Invest Trust issues a new coin series: Shades of Nature. Thanks to the latest laser technology, the coins reveal nature in all its shades and beauty. The first coin depicts a honeybee in as much detail as if viewed under a microscope. more ]

Paint Your Coin – First Love

A coin designed by Coin Invest Trust captures the happiness of the first love. The silver coin waits to be customized with the included colour set. more ]

Coin Invest Trust designed third PGA TOUR coin

Coin Invest Trust has issued a new coin for the official PGA TOUR series. Golf fans and coin collectors alike will appreciate this coloured silver coin with an inlaid leather golf bag. more ]

New “Spectacular Landscapes” series opens with Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most impressive natural wonders on our planet and a worthy subject to mark the start of a new coin series: “Spectacular Landscapes”. By choosing a powerful combination of silver, marble and colours, Coin Invest Trust has truly imbued this spectacular landscape with life. more ]

Coins as thermometers

In the 18th century, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and Anders Celsius independently developed universal temperature scales which are still in use today. Coin Invest Trust has designed two coins for Palau and Cook Islands which can be used as thermometers – with the scale of one of the two famous scientists respectively. more ]

Meteorite hits coin

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of its meteorite coins, Coin Invest Trust has come up with something very special: About 15 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Danube area. In the process, Moldavite, a natural glass, was formed. The 10th edition in the meteorite series incorporates this rare material. more ]

Nano Life

542 million years of evolution on our planet: what fills entire libraries has been condensed by Coin Invest Trust on a single coin, compressed on a nano chip. more ]

History of the Samurai

Brave, fearless, honourable – such are the Samurai warriors that fascinate both young and old up to the present day. For Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust has produced a small-scale silver monument to this Japanese institution. more ]

Australia mints new circulating coins for Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

History was made with three Pacific Island nations, Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, marking the introduction of their own brand new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

The Beauty of Nature on a Coin

The latest coin in the “Shades of Nature” series designed by Coin Invest Trust for the Cook Islands is dedicated to the blue nawab (Polyura schreiber). The coin unites cutting-edge technology with the breathtaking beauty of nature. more ]

New creation of CIT: Murrine Millefiori Glass Art

One look at Coin Invest Trust’s new creation is sufficient to understand why the glasswork technique with its longstanding tradition is called “mille fiori” – “a thousand flowers”. The coin, a fascinating fusion of two very different materials, was produced for the Cook Islands. more ]

Space-Time Continuum

Who says that coins are destined to be round and flat? For Cook Islands Coin Invest Trust has created a coin with an extraordinary shape that makes science materialize, virtually linking space to time. more ]

Magnificent Life 2015 Peacock

Magnificent, majestic, iridescent – this is how the peacock presents itself when it performs courtship displays. By order of the Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust dedicates the commemorative coin “Magnificent Life 2015 Peacock” to this divine bird. more ]

70 Years of Peace in Europe

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, Coin Invest Trust, on behalf of Cook Islands, created a classic commemorative coin. It celebrates a condition which we must not take for granted. more ]

Quilling Art 2016 – Flowers

On behalf of Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust designed a coin whose reverse features, on the silver ground, two delicate paper flowers that are hand-crafted with the popular quilling technique. more ]

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

The first two 2016 issues of the “World of Hunting” series, which Coin Invest Trust designs for the Cook Islands, are dedicated to the Alpine Ibex and the Moose. The stunning interplay of relief and colour renders the coins a captivating sight. more ]

Milestones of Mankind 2016 – Egyptian Labyrinth

The Milestones of Mankind 2016 – Egyptian Labyrinth coin, produced by Coin Invest Trust for the Cook Islands might become a milestone of modern numismatics. It shows the Egyptian Labyrinth of the German polymath Athanasius Kircher in great wealth of detail. more ]

Shades of Nature – Fighting Fish

Coin Invest Trust’s latest issue in the Shades of Nature series for Cook Islands features the Siamese fighting fish. Thanks to the use of smartminting© and laser technology, the coin’s three-dimensionality and wealth of detail remains unparalleled. more ]

The Great Tea Race of 1866

For the Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust has designed a coin on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Great Tea Race of 1866. The use of smartminting© technology raises the bar in terms of brilliance, relief height and wealth of detail. more ]

Murrine Millefiori – Glass Art 2016

The coin series Murrine Millefiori Glass Art, designed by Coin Invest Trust for the Cook Islands, gives a new look to a glasswork technique with an old tradition. Now the second issue has been launched. more ]

Brexit

For the Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust remembers the “United Kingdom European Union membership referendum” on June 23, 2016, on a newly designed coin. more ]

William Shakespeare

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Coin Invest Trust has designed a gold coin for the Cook Islands, which renders one of the most well-known portraits of the poet in unrivalled sharpness of detail. more ]

Magnificent Life 2016 – Wasp Spider

The second issue in the ‘Magnificent Life’ series, which Coin Invest Trust designs for the Cook Islands, is dedicated to the Wasp Spider. This coin impresses by the newly improved technologies of smartminting© and colour application on extra-high relief. more ]

Pope Francis – 80th Birthday

On the 80th birthday of Pope Francis on December 17, 2016, Coin Invest Trust has designed a gold commemorative coin in six different specifications for the Cook Islands. more ]

The 7 Summits – Denali

For Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust has created a new series dedicated to the highest peaks of the seven continents. Thanks to smartminting, the first issue, made from five ounces of fine silver, renders the Denali, North America’s highest mountain, in a stunningly high relief. more ]

Tamdakht Meteorite Strike

On December 20, 2008, at 10:37 pm local time, a meteorite hit the earth north of Tamdakht in Morocco. For the Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust has designed the “Tamdakht Meteorite Strike”, a coin whose intentional overstrike lets the surface appear like a crater. more ]

CIT Produces Real Legal Tender Silver Notes

On behalf of Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust issues the first 1 dollar notes made of 5 grams of fine silver. Depicting the skylines of the world’s great metropolises in colour, this new series creates a fusion of metal value and legal tender. more ]

Magical Congress of the USA – Fantastic Beasts

For the Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust has issued a commemorative 1 oz fine silver coin limited to 5,000 pieces on the Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Thanks to smartminting©, the relief is spectacularly high, featuring brilliant details. more ]

Quilling Art Bird

For the Cook Islands, Coin Invest Trust creates the second issue of the series Quilling Art. Every specimen of the 999 pieces edition is unique, with handcrafted Quilling elements, a colorful bird and two green leaves. more ]

100th Anniversary Graf Zeppelin

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Count Ferdinand of Zeppelin's death, Coin Invest Trust has designed a commemorative coin for the Cook Islands. The high-relief 3 oz silver edition features a piece of original fabric from the “Graf Zeppelin”. more ]

Remembrance Poppy

The Cook Islands have issued a colored coin in the shape of a stylized red poppy to remember the fallen soldiers, who lost their life during World War I and II. more ]

Shades of Nature – Hummingbird

The latest issue in the Shades of Nature series, issued by Coin Invest Trust for the Cook Islands, features the hummingbird. This series presents the wonders of nature in unparalleled three-dimensional quality and attention to detail. more ]

The 7 Summits – Mount Everest

The second issue in the “7 Summits” series, which CIT designs for the Cook Islands, features the peak of Mount Everest. Minted from 5 ounces of fine silver, each coin displays the terrain of the highest eight-thousander with colour application and in breathtaking plasticity. more ]

Cherry Blossom Globe

For the Cook Islands CIT has produced a silver commemorative coin on the Cherry Blossom Festival. Each of the 2017 coins is presented in an upright position within a snow globe, handcrafted by Perzy and filled with pink petals which float around a couple in embrace. more ]

Scarab Selection II

On behalf of the Cook Islands, CIT continues the “Scarab Selection” series with three new releases. With fascinating colours and an additional inserted Swarowski® crystal, the numismatic adaptations of the “Holy Dung Beetle” make the perfect gift. more ]

CIT „Magnificent Life 2017“ – Cobra

The cobra is one of the most fascinating animals in the world. To this impressive genus CIT, for the Cook Islands, dedicates the third issue in its “Magnificent Life” series. more ]

Meteorite Impact – Chergach

A real meteorite fragment is embedded in each of the “Chergach Meteorite” coins, designed by CIT for the Cook Islands. The combination of several complex minting technologies and a special finish generates a surface that looks like the impact site in the Sahara desert. more ]

New Faroese banknote series

Since 10 April 2012 an updated version of the Faroese banknote series with new security features is sold in the webshop of the Royal Danish Mint. The motifs are still the well known Faroese animals and Faroese landscapes. more ]

Danish coin on ferry Kong Frederik IX

On Tuesday 29 May 2012 Danmarks Nationalbank has issued a new 20-krone coin featuring the ferry Kong Frederik IX. This coin is the 11th coin in the series which has ships as the common motif. The motif on the coin is made by sculptor Elisabeth Toubro. more ]

New Coin and banknote Gallery in Danish Nationalbank

The Danish Nationalbank has inaugurated a new exhibition in its lobby presenting the Danish coinage since 1818. Additionally banknotes are shown too. more ]

Royal Danish Mint releases 2013 coin set for children

The Royal Danish Mint issues a coin set for children as gift to celebrate the birth of a baby or a christening in 2013. The coin set will have a design with sweet drawings of a family of trolls minting coins and comprises all Danish coins minted in 2013. more ]

Denmark’s 12th and final ship coin issued

On 11 December 2012, Denmark’s National bank has issued a new 20-krone coin featuring a fishing vessel. This is the 12th and final coin in the series with ships selected to cover as many aspects as possible of Danish maritime history. more ]

Denmark has issued a new series of scientific coins

To mark the centenary of the publication of Niels Bohr’s atomic theory, Denmark’s National bank has issued on 7 October a new series of coins with scientific theories developed by Danish scientists as their common theme. more ]

2013 Coin sets from Royal Danish Mint released

The new coin sets of the Royal Danish Mint are on sale since 28 November 2013. The coins are minted with several strokes and are thus more clearly embossed than the ordinary coins in circulation. The coin set is minted in a limited edition. more ]

Denmark has released Coin Set for Children 2014

The Royal Danish Mint has issued the new 2014 Coin Set for Children which is now available. The Coin Set has a new design with a sweet story about a teddy bear and his friends. more ]

The End of the Danish Mint

In 2016 the Royal Danish Mint was closed without any detailed public debate. This meant the end of a tradition dating back more than a millennium. Does the fate of the Danish Mint serve as an example for the fact that national mints have outlived their usefulness for cost reasons? more ]

Danish coins minted first time outside Denmark

At Mint of Finland, the minting of Danish coins has begun. The issues to be produced include Danish 20 krone coins and silver collector coins in honor of the royal 50th wedding anniversary. more ]

Denmark Releases Coin Set for Children 2017

Produced by the Mint of Finland, the popular Coin Set for Children of Denmark has a new representative. The 2017 issue with all of Denmark’s denominations again unfolds like a picture book featuring stories about Teddy Bear. more ]

New Zealand Mint coin packs The Greatest™ punch

On behalf of Fiji the New Zealand Mint releases a collector silver coin dedicated to boxing legend Muhammad Ali in occasion of his 70th birthday. more ]

Fiji’s new design banknotes and coins officially unveiled

Fiji’s new flora and fauna design banknotes and coins were officially unveiled by the President of Fiji on December 12, 2012. The President also unveiled a new $2 coin to replace the $2 note and Fiji’s first polymer or plastic banknote. more ]

A relic from Germany’s post-war era: a hoard of cigarette boxes

Time and again the happiness has been described a collector experiences when at a coin fair he finds the one, the small and seemingly insignificant object ... more ]

German oaks and national sentiments

It is rather unspectacular what can be seen on German 1, 2 and 5 Cent coins: a simple oak branch – boring, one might say. However, the oak symbol is very old and closely connected with Germany, its national identity and its democracy for nearly 300 years... more ]

A numismatic relic of the Miracle of Bern

On November 22, 2011, the auction house Rapp in Wil will auction off a numismatic relic of one remarkable event in the history of sports. On July 4, 1954 Lászlo Budai and the legendary “Mighty Magyars” won “only” silver... more ]

Between Germany and France: The Duchy of Lorraine

On 16 May 2017, one of the most significant collections of Lorraine that has come on the market during the last decades will be put to auction at the Heidelberger Münzhandlung. We will tell you the story of this duchy on the basis of a few of the collection’s rarities. more ]

Wooden masks and black storks – The Hungarian Central Bank issues new coins in April

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued three silver coins in the month of April celebrating a festivity of major importance for the whole country, a great poet, and Hungary’s magnificent Danube National Park...
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A visit to the Stuttgart Mint

CoinsWeekly received an invitation for a visit to the Stuttgart Mint. We needn’t be asked twice. Here is a short report about how it looks there… more ]

Martin Luther Art-Medals Commemorating 500 Years Protestant Reformation

Establishing a partnership with German medallist Victor Huster the International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals (IARCM) strikes the first in a series of art-medals commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation... more ]

10 Euro commemorative coin in honor of Schadow

A new 10 Euro commemorative coin in honor of the 250th birthday of Schadow will be issued in May. As Schadow’s masterpiece, the “coin frieze”, is currently not publicly available, the Berlin Mint has created a photorealistic presentation and published a catalogue at a very reasonable price. more ]

State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg Present Art Medal “Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche”

This year’s art medal created by the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg honors the great automobile pioneers Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche: “Then as now, Porsche stands for ingenuity, image, quality and values.” more ]

Germany to re-introduce circulating commemorative coins in silver

The German government decided to change the material of the circulating commemorative coins from cupro-nickel to silver. The demand for these coins, which can be bought for nominal value at many bank counters had witnessed a sharp fall, after the introduction of cupro-nickel as material in 2011. more ]

New €20 banknote unveiled in Frankfurt

On February 24 the ECB’s President Mario Draghi unveiled the new €20 banknote in Frankfurt and announced that it would enter into circulation on 25 November 2015. more ]

The funny side of numismatics: book recommendations for the boxing week

Well, did you find the wrong book under the Christmas tree, again? Then there is only one thing to do, hurry to the computer and order an entertaining, numismatically tinged book yourself. Ursula Kampmann has compiled some books tips (also for listening). more ]

Le Grand Mint presents silver bullion coin ‘Tapir’

Le Grand Mint presents their second silver bullion coin in the ‘Wonderful World’ series. It is dedicated to the tapir, a brave survivalist in the jungle. more ]

Württemberg Paper Money

Numismatically, there are only a few areas as well-researched as Württemberg. But still, time and time again there comes something new: Now, a paper money catalog became available. Ursula Kampmann took a look. more ]

10 Years Inventors from Baden-Württemberg

For ten years, the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg have released a new issue of their successful “Inventors from Baden-Württemberg” series each year. The 2016 issue is devoted to the “Father of the Chainsaw”. We show how the high-relief medals are made. more ]

Germany releases a series of Polymer coins

Kicking off the five-part series “Climate Zones of the Earth”, the 5-euros commemorative coin, to be released in 2017, is devoted to the “Tropical Zone”. Made of copper-nickel alloys, the coin will be equipped with a translucent red polymer ring. more ]

More polymer: the new German commemorative coins series

On August 25, 2016, the German Federal Ministry of Finance announced its plans for a new series of commemorative coins that will be equipped with a polymer ring. The motif reads “Climate Zones of the Earth”. more ]

New at Degussa: iridium and ruthenium bars

As the first dealer in precious metals, Degussa Goldhandel offers bars made of iridium and ruthenium. more ]

Berlin exhibition on money’s power over art

What happens when art gets caught up in the maelstrom of money and power? This question is at the heart of the exhibition “Art Coins Money / MUSE MACHT MONETEN”, presenting answers of the artists themselves. It can be viewed at the Bode-Museum until 27 May 2017. more ]

Minting of new 5-euro polymer coin has begun

Following the great success of the first coin “Planet Earth” equipped with a blue polymer ring, the German Federal Ministry of Finance decided to issue a five-part coin edition “Climate Zones of the Earth”. On Monday, the first coin was minted in Karlsruhe. more ]

Why Germany has Five State-Owned Mints

Many a coin collector is wondering why France and Great Britain own one mint, while Germany has five state-owned mints at its disposal. Why Germany does so and why it will probable continue to have them for a while, is summarised in this article. more ]

The Privatisation Disaster of the German Bundesdruckerei

The privatisation of state-owned companies may unburden a state. Mind you, may, but does not have to. Because when a privatisation is implemented as ill-considered as in the case of the German Federal Printing Office, significant damage to the taxpayers can be done. more ]

Peculiarities of Globalisation: German Blanks Acquisition

Who could imagine that German 1 and 2 euro cents are struck on Russian blanks? This article which was first published in the Mint News Quarterly addresses some odd inconsistencies in the German blank acquisition policy. more ]

German collector coin “Subtropical climate zone”

Germany will dedicate the second coin of the five-part series, “Climate zones of the Earth” to the subtropical zone. The 5-euro coin with an orange polymer ring will be issued in 2018. more ]

45 Years of Sino-German Friendship: Commemorative Pandas Struck

In 2017, China and Germany celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Michael Chou and Künker took this as an occasion to initiate two medals of which the German version was first struck on June 30, 2017. more ]

Luther 2017

‘Luther Imagines 2017’ is the title of the latest exhibition catalog of the State Coin Collection Munich. In line with the Reformation year, distinguished numismatists recall past Reformation jubilees. Ursula Kampmann took a look. more ]

Estonian euro coin production started at Mint of Finland

Production of Estonian euro coins has started at Mint of Finland. Find here pictures of the Estonian Euro, to which the country will switch at the beginning of 2011... more ]

Estonia invents Euro on January 1, 2011

Since January 1, 2011 the Euro is the currency of Estonia. The old Estonian kroon will cease to be legal tender from January 15, 2011... more ]

Estonian Euros cause exchange of diplomatic notes

Russians take the Estonian map featured on the new Euro coins as claim to regions, which were formerly part of Estonia and are now part of Russia... more ]

Design for 2018 common Baltic coin chosen

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design in 2018. Chosen by the public, the winning design by Justas Petrulis celebrates the countries’ mutual past, present and future. more ]

On the future of smallest denominations in Western Europe

The future of 1- and 2-euro cent coins is open according to a EU Commission press release. However, in contrary to the worldwide trend of abolishing the smallest coins due to high production costs Switzerland decided to keep the coin with the lowest face value. more ]

Watch it: Art in Circulation!

Take a closer look at the banknotes in your wallet – you might find a genuine work of art. A Greek artist modifies euro notes and then returns them into circulation. With this project, all of Europe shall become aware of his money critique. more ]

Numismatic sensitivities

In these days Belgium and France as well had to withdraw new commemorative coin designs in order to respect sensitivities of their neighbouring countries. Winners and losers do not judge the battles of the past in the same way – not even centuries later. more ]

Citizens vote for Euro coin design

A new 2 euro commemorative coin celebrates 30 years of the EU flag. This time, though, the citizens were called to vote for the design. More than 100,000 people participated actively and now we know what the new coin will look like. more ]

Italy stops producing 1- and 2-eurocents

As of 2018, Italy will no longer issue the two smallest euro denominations. While the 1- and 2-eurocents will continue to be legal tender, prices paid in cash will be rounded. more ]

Design for 2018 common Baltic coin chosen

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design in 2018. Chosen by the public, the winning design by Justas Petrulis celebrates the countries’ mutual past, present and future. more ]

Belgian Mint ceases activities

The Royal Mint of Belgium will close on January 1, 2018. The reasons are a matter of dispute, for the institution is even said to have made a profit recently. Collectors, on the other hand, can currently benefit from the decision. more ]

A numismatic relic of the Miracle of Bern

On November 22, 2011, the auction house Rapp in Wil will auction off a numismatic relic of one remarkable event in the history of sports. On July 4, 1954 Lászlo Budai and the legendary “Mighty Magyars” won “only” silver... more ]

Estonian euro coin production started at Mint of Finland

Production of Estonian euro coins has started at Mint of Finland. Find here pictures of the Estonian Euro, to which the country will switch at the beginning of 2011... more ]

The Children and Creativity Collector Coin for Child Creativity

The Children and creativity collector coin is the first Finnish coin to be selected by public vote. Visitors to the Mint of Finland website can vote for their favorite... more ]

Over the Horizon

For the first time, a Finnish collector coin’s theme was selected by public vote. Now the winning design was announced. more ]

First collector coin in honor of folk music

Finnish mint announces Konsta Jylhä collector coin at the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival... more ]

Sculptor Reijo Paavilainen’s entrySculptor Reijo Paavilainen’s entry “Depicted in form” has won the design competition for the Kaj Franck and industrial art collector coin.

On the November 9th, 2011, one hundred years has passed since the birth of designer Kaj Franck. In celebration of this anniversary, a 10 euro silver collector coin will be issued in January 2011... more ]

Filigree coin has aroused interest

Mint of Finland issues a coin, which incorporates hand-crafted filigree on October 15th, 2010... more ]

New 5-Euro-Coin from the Mint of Finland Ltd

The coin is dedicated to the province of Satakunta and belongs to the Maakunta coins series depicting elements of remarkable Finnish traditions... more ]

Results of the Hella Wuolijoki collector coin design competition

The Hella Wuolijoki collector coin design competition has been won by the architect Petri Neuvonen with his design 'The roots of the tales'... more ]

The Swan flies for the 200 Years Bank of Finland coin

The Bank of Finland collector coin to be issued in May is an emblem of Finnish culture and patriotism... more ]

Finland’s greats start off the new season

The Mint of Finland honours the greatest Finns of their time: the designer Kaj Franck and the natural scientist Pehr Kalm. more ]

Finnish coin manufacturer strengthens its position in the world market

Mint of Finland Ltd buys German coin-blank manufacturer Saxonia EuroCoin GmbH... more ]

The Finnish Message to all Women: Women Deserve a Commemorative Coin of Their Own

Today, equality and Finnish women were given all due respect at the launch of the Hella Wuolijoki and Equality commemorative coin... more ]

New Finnish 2-Euro Collector Coin with Swan

The Bank of Finland issued a new 2-Euro commemorative coin on October 17, 2011. The coin displays a swan and celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Bank of Finland... more ]

Finland Celebrates a Sea That Has Many Faces

Voters from around the world have chosen the design for the new ethical commemorative coin the Mint of Finland is going to issue. For the second year in a row the design proposals have been put forward by high-school students... more ]

A collector coin to honour the skills of Fabergé’s Finnish goldsmith

In spring 2012, the Mint of Finland and the Ministry of Finance are planning to issue a collector coin commemorating the skills of Finnish master goldsmiths. The coin would feature two of the famous imperial Easter eggs of Fabergé’s linked to the name of the Finnish smith Henrik Wigström... more ]

Finland launches 10 euro coin at World Money Fair Berlin

The Mint of Finland and the Ministry of Finance are to issue a new 10 euro collector coin commemorating Henrik Wigström the Finnish workmaster of the famous Fabergé firm. The coin is to be launched at the World Money Fair in Berlin on 3 February 2012. more ]

Mint of Finland celebrates Helsinki being design capital

In 2012, the eyes of the design world will turn towards Finland and its World Design Capital, Helsinki. Mint of Finland ushers in 2012 by commemorating Finnish design and knowhow with a collector coin. more ]

Finland issues themed coin on Day of Equality

Mint of Finland and the Ministry of Finance have issued a coin to promote equality and tolerance on 19 March 2012, the Day of Equality. Finnish president Tarja Halonen is the patron of the collector coin. more ]

Finland has issued an ice hockey collector coin

Mint of Finland has published a collector coin in honour of the 2012 Ice Hockey World Championship. The 5 euro coin is available in proof quality and in UNC quality as well... more ]

Finnish Armi Ratia honoured with a collector coin

The Ministry of Finance has authorised Mint of Finland to release a 10 Euro collector coin on 4th of June to honour the founder of the textile company Marimekko. The collector coin ‘Armi Ratia and Industrial Art’ was designed by artist Kari Markkanen. more ]

Finish collector coin honours coin collectors

Mint of Finland has released a commemorative coin entitled ‘First Mark and Numismatics’ on 11 April. It is a homage to scholars and collectors of coins as well as commemorating the birth of Finland’s national currency. more ]

Finland's new «Animals of the Provinces» series

The provincial animals of Finland’s historic provinces are being honoured with their own collector coins. On 27 May, by authorisation of the Ministry of Finance, Mint of Finland released the coins of Karelia and Savonia as the first in a series of nine collector coins. The nominal value of a collector coin is five euros. more ]

New Finnish coin on Literacy

Mint of Finland released a collector coin in honour of literacy. The Lukuinto theme year of diverse literacies will be celebrated in Finland in the 2014-2015 academic year. The Literacy collector coin is the sixth coin to be released in the Ethical collector coins series. more ]

Artist Tove Jansson featured on Finnish two-euro commemorative coin

The first two-euro commemorative coin of 2014 will pay tribute to author and artist Tove Jansson. The coin was released on 16 June. A total of 1.5 million commemorative Tove Jansson coins will be released into circulation. more ]

New coin in Finland’s “Animals of the provinces” series

On 18 August, Aland has received a collector coin paying tribute to its provincial animal. This provincial coin with a nominal value of five euros depicts the white-tailed eagle in its nest. The collector coin’s reverse bears the historic coat of arms of Aland. more ]

Final coin in popular Finnish Northern Nature series released

The popular and much admired Northern Nature coin series was concluded with the release of Waters on 2 July. Waters, the sixth and final commemorative coin in the series, tells a story about the diversity of northern bodies of water and their inhabitants. more ]

New coin in Finland’s “Animals of the provinces” series: Finland Proper

The collector coin of Finland Proper was released on 29 September as part of the coin series paying tribute to the emblematic animals of Finland’s provinces. The provincial coin, with a nominal value of five euros, depicts the fox with Turku Castle in the background. more ]

Finland honours Jean Sibelius with commemorative two-euro coin

The first two-euro commemorative coin of 2015 will pay tribute to master composer Jean Sibelius. The special coin will be launched by the Mint of Finland on 18 February with a total mintage of 1.0 million. more ]

A new collector coin for the Finnish “Sisu”

The Mint of Finland has released a new collector coin in tribute to “sisu”, the quality of extraordinary determination, often associated with the Finnish people. The Finnish sisu collector coins celebrate the Year of Sisu 2015 and were designed by Tapio Kettunen. more ]

Mint of Finland: Third provincial coin to be released for Uusimaa

The collector coin of Uusimaa will be released by the Mint of Finland as part of the coin series paying tribute to the emblematic animals of Finland's provinces. The obverse side of the coin depicts the hedgehog at the foot of tower blocks. more ]

Finland celebrates new boom sport basketball on coin

Finland’s new commemorative coin is dedicated to basketball. The coin is part of the coin series in tribute to the sports loved by Finnish people. more ]

Finland releases commemorative coin 70 Years of Peace

In 2015, 70 years have passed since the end of the Second World War. European mints are issuing collector coins related to the subject as part of the European Silver Star programme. Mint of Finland has now released its own contribution. more ]

Finland’s new ice hockey coin

Mint of Finland has issued the fifth coin of a sports series dedicated to ice hockey commemorating the world championship won by the Young Lions. The Mint presented Ice Hockey collector coins to the Young Lions players. more ]

Finland releases Alvar Aalto collector coin

Mint of Finland will release a silver collector coin dedicated to architect and designer Alvar Aalto on 16 May 2016. This coin is part of the Europa Star programme in which European countries release coins with the shared theme of Ages of Europe: Modern 20th Century. more ]

Finland launches Presidents series

On May 3, 2016, Mint of Finland has released the first issue of the Presidents of Finland 5 euro collector coin series. It pays tribute to the first Finish President, Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg. more ]

Mint of Finland has won a tendering process in Bolivia

Mint of Finland will start manufacturing circulation coins for the Central Bank of Bolivia from 2017 on. A two year agreement states the amount and denomination of circulation coins to be produced. more ]

Mint of Finland’s collector coin honors Finnish work

Featuring a fingerprint as basis of a tree, the latest collector coin of Mint of Finland is devoted to Finnish work. The 10- and 20-euro-coin revolve around Finnishness, the nature of work and its imprint on the world. more ]

Finland releases two-euro coin honoring Georg Henrik von Wright

Finland has released one million commemorative two-euro coins paying tribute to philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright. The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of von Wright. more ]

Commemorative coins devoted to independence and nature of Finland

In 2017, Finland will release a commemorative two-euro coin celebrating the country's centenary of independence. There is also a proposal to the Ministry of Finance for a commemorative coin paying tribute to Finnish nature, to be released in the autumn of 2017. more ]

Designers sought for Finland in 100 Years collector coin

The Collector Coin Committee of the centenary of Finland’s independence invites to an open, international design competition. To be released in 2018, the gold coin will be minted on the theme Finland in 100 Years. The deadline for submissions is June 2, 2017. more ]

Finland withdraws collector coins

After massive criticism on the internet, the initial coin of the 100 Years of Finnish Independence series has been withdrawn before being released. Designed by Ilka Suppanen, the 5-euro-collector coin features a firing squad. more ]

Danish coins minted first time outside Denmark

At Mint of Finland, the minting of Danish coins has begun. The issues to be produced include Danish 20 krone coins and silver collector coins in honor of the royal 50th wedding anniversary. more ]

Finland commemorates 100 years of independence

On June 1, 2017 2.5 million commemorative 2 Euro coins were released to commemorate 100 years of Finnish independence. more ]

Finland releases Finnish Nature commemorative coins

As part of the centenary celebrations of Finland’s independence, the Mint of Finland has released 10-euro- and 20-euro-coins paying tribute to the country’s nature. The design is based on Kari Auvinen’s winning shot in the Nature Photograph of the Year contest. more ]

Finland issues new 2-euro coin “Finnish Nature”

The second commemorative two-euro coin of Finland’s centenary was launched on 21 October 2017. The special coin pays tribute to Finland’s nature and is a part of the Finland 100 programme celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence. more ]

Between Germany and France: The Duchy of Lorraine

On 16 May 2017, one of the most significant collections of Lorraine that has come on the market during the last decades will be put to auction at the Heidelberger Münzhandlung. We will tell you the story of this duchy on the basis of a few of the collection’s rarities. more ]

Sport series 2011: Winter Games – Figure Skating

The French Monnaie de Paris issues a gold and a silver coin dedicated to figure skating... more ]

French Coin honors the Palace of Versailles

Launched in 2007 with the Great Wall of China, the UNESCO World Heritage Site series is an opportunity for Monnaie de Paris to travel around the world. This year’s issue is dedicated to Versailles... more ]

A New “different” form Monnaie de Paris’ engraving workshop

“Differents” are the distinctive punches, which are used to identify French coins minted by Monnaie de Paris. Since1st January 2011 a new “different” has appeared on all coins minted by the Monnaie de Paris... more ]

The „Tragics“ Open New Series on French Literature

The Monnaie de Paris presents the most illustrious characters from French literature. The 2011 issues are dedicated to the “Tragics”, opening with Cosette of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables... more ]

The Invalides and the Grand Palais on new French Coins

Since 2007, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to UNESCO world heritage cultural property sites in a collector coin series. 2015 the new coins in this series will be dedicated to two famous monuments in Paris: the Hôtel des Invalides and the Grand Palais. more ]

Monnaie de Paris celebrates 70 years of Peace in Europe

With the new series “Europa 2015” the Monnaie de Paris celebrates the accomplishments of the European integration. The coin’s obverse shows the figure of Europa as a woman with star-studded hair floating in the wind, on the reverse is depicted a dove as a peace symbol. more ]

Astérix embodies the Values of the French Republic

On March 30, 2015 the Monnaie de Paris will issue a new coin in the Values of the Republic series. After Sempé in 2014, the duo formed by Uderzo-Goscinny will illustrate the values with a famous comic-strip hero: Astérix. more ]

Monnaie de Paris fights alteration of French Euro coins

Apparently alteration of French Euro coins has taken on a dramatic scale forcing the Mint to take drastic steps against this infriction of law. In an open letter the chairman and CEO of Monnaie de Paris explains the situation and what expects those who modify Euro coins for selling them on. more ]

An oval and dome shaped coin for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

On 29th of June Monnaie de Paris issued collector coins on the 2015 Rugby World Cup which will take place in England from 18th September to 31st October. The 10 euro silver coin will be oval like a rugby and dome shaped. more ]

“What is essential is invisible to the eyes”: The Little Prince on French Coins

Monnaie de Paris has issued a new series with gold and silver coins for one of the most famous French comics in the world: “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The reverse of all coins carries the Little Prince’s profile with a graphical and modern look. more ]

New Addition to Monnaie de Paris Series “Great French Ships”

The Monnaie de Paris continued its popular series “Great French Ships”. The latest addition depicts the cruiser Le Colbert. more ]

Monnaie de Paris 7 Arts series features Le Corbusier

The 7 Arts series of the Monnaie de Paris has reached Year 3: the newly released issue is devoted to the famous architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier. more ]

France celebrates UEFA 2016 on new coins

UEFA 2016 will be hosted by France. In order to celebrate this important sport event France will issue 2 euro commemorative coins and collector coins on 8 February 2016. more ]

Monnaie de Paris launches 2nd wave of Astérix Series

Symbols of France and of the French, Astérix and Obélix embody with simplicity, humor and pride the republican values. In the series devoted to these two national heroes, Monnaie de Paris launches the second wave. more ]

France celebrates UEFA Championship 2016 on coins

Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called “EURO”, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016. On this occasion France issues a series of coins. Special feature is a ball insert. more ]

France celebrates ‘Women of France’

In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launches a new series dedicated to women who have had an influence on various areas in French History. This series uses the same historical strike as the ‘From Clovis to the Republic’ series but goes even further. more ]

France presents ‘Mickey Through the Ages’

Monnaie de Paris issues a series of coin in their ‘Youth Series’ featuring ‘Mickey Through the Ages’. One of Walt Disney’s most popular creatures is represented on coins of various denominations in silver and gold. more ]

CGB offers “Le Franc Poche”

In 2016, the French coin guide book “Le Franc” celebrated its 20th anniversary. CGB is offering a new updated version that’s both handy and accessible to a broader audience, titled “Le Franc Poche”. more ]

France commemorates actor Jean Gabin in ‘7 Arts Series’

In 2016 France issues the 4th coin of its ‘7 Arts Series’ dedicated to the famous actor Jean Gabin who died 40 years ago. The series is designed by Christian Lacroix. more ]

French coins honor Scrooge McDuck & Co.

Marking the 30th anniversary of the broadcast of the Walt Disney series DuckTales and the 70th birthday of Scrooge McDuck, Monnaie de Paries issues a series that celebrates the emblematic DuckTales characters. more ]

Gibraltar Mint enters international market

With the issue of the Gibraltar Silver Royal, a legal tender coin with a face value of 20 pounds, the Gibraltar Mint officially joins the market of international coinage. The Silver Royal contains one troy ounce of pure fine silver with a millesimal fineness of 999. more ]

Toward the Present: Elizabeth II

Since 1952 Queen Elizabeth II is reigning Great Britain. In 2012 she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee looking back on a period that has changed her country profoundly.
By examining 12 coins we have strolled through Great Britain’s history – this is the last part... more ]

The Irish harp

Every coin of Ireland, from 1 cent to 2 euros, features a harp. We ask why the harp plays such an important role in Irish identification. more ]

The coins of the Channel Island of Guernsey

The Channel Island of Guernsey is a popular destination with tourists. The island doesn’t form part of Great Britain, but, as Bailiwick, has been Crown dependency of the English monarchs since the Middle Ages. The local coins still bear witness to this. more ]

Penguins, Parrots and Pandas – New 50p celebrates fifty years of WWF

To mark the 50th anniversary of WWF, the Royal Mint is releasing a special 50p coin... more ]

The Royal Mint and the Egyptian Revolution

Egypt ranks among the best customers of the Royal Mint in Great Britain. Now the Guardian raised the question whether and how this relationship will be continued. The result was a misleading article, which has been corrected by the Royal Mint... more ]

John Lennon in gold for charity

A one-off strike of the GBP 5 John Lennon silver coin in 22 carat gold is to be auctioned by the Imagine Appeal. The auction will be conducted by Bonham’s on 29th June... more ]

The Royal couple united – for the first time also on a coin

For the first time in UK history a reigning Monarch and Consort have appeared on opposite sides of a UK coin. In occasion of Prince Philip’s 90th birthday appear His Royal Highness The Prince Philip on one side, Her Majesty The Queen on the other... more ]

Unique John Lennon Gold Coin sells for an amazing GBP 60,000 (USD 96,600)

The unique gold coin which portrayed former Beatle John Lennon on the obverse was sold for a staggering USD 96,600 at auction in London. The coin was kindly given to the Alder Hey “Imagine” appeal, the children’s hospital in Liverpool of whom Yoko Ono is an ardent patron... more ]

Royal Mint Reveals Final Coin In 2011 Gold Sovereign Collection

The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2011 GBP5 Sovereign Brilliant Uncirculated coin, the last and largest of the 2011 Gold Sovereign collection. Struck in 22 carat gold it is now available! more ]

Royal Mint Reveals New Coin for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

For Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Mint has unveiled the only official UK GBP 5 coin struck to mark the historic occasion, featuring two new and exclusive portraits of the monarch... more ]

The Royal Mint confirms Royal proclamation for United Kingdom kilo coins

Following the Coinage Act 2011 the Royal Mint has started to mint the London 2012 Gold and Silver Kilo Coins in November... more ]

New Limited Edition UK Proofs Sets Announced

The Royal Mint has revealed its new 2012 Premium and Collector Proof Sets. Besides the full range of UK circulating coins in proof quality it contains also two commemorative coins. One of them is dedicated to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the other to the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. more ]

Britannia Silver Bullion Coin Revealed

The Royal Mint has revived the iconic depiction of the goddess to mark the 25th anniversary of Britannia bullion coins. The new bullion coin for 2012 will be available from 1st November 2011. more ]

Roman coin project at the Museum of London

The Museum of London is currently working on an ambitious funded project to deliver over 90,000 of its objects online over the next two years, showcasing its diverse collection and opening it up to a worldwide audience. Part of it will be the Roman numismatic collection of 4000 coins. more ]

Titanic Anniversary Marked By Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is commemorating the 100th anniversary of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage with the release of a GBP 5 coin, available in both Silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated quality. more ]

Royal Mint launches final Countdown to London 2012 coin

With just months to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Royal Mint has launched the fourth and final UK £5 coin in the Countdown to London 2012 Series in silver Proof, silver Piedfort and gold Proof. more ]

East India Company to mint again legal tender

The new East India Company, a luxury brand, has announced the issue of legal tender in a centenary tradition. Two Mohur and two Cash coins will be minted by the Royal Mint. more ]

New British coins cause headache to vending industry

The vending machine industry has faced many problems with the introduction of new coins in Great Britain. Coin operated machines had to be exchanged but particularly less well off and rural areas are hit in lack of new machines. more ]

Britannia 25th Anniversary sets revealed

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Britannia commemorative coin, The Royal Mint will reprise Philip Nathan’s original 1987 depiction of the British icon on the Gold and Silver Proof coins for 2012. Two very special sets will round up the releases... more ]

Coin counterfeiting factory in London detected

Recently the increasing number of counterfeit £1 coins in the UK received media interest. Now police crushed a whole workshop in a London office block – and even £2 coins were produced there. Until then these coins had been considered to be more difficult to fake. more ]

Royal Mint commemorates The Queen’s Jubilee with 5oz coins

To celebrate the momentous occasion of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Royal Mint has revealed Proof quality UK five-ounce coins in gold and silver, and two majestic gold and silver one kilo coins. more ]

Olympic Medals contain less gold than once

Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago at the 1912 Summer Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Here you will find some interesting trivia about Olympic gold! more ]

Royal Mint launches coin to mark closing ceremony of London 2012

With just 12 days until the start of London 2012, on July 16, 2012 The Royal Mint has unveiled the London 2012 Handover to Rio UK £2 Coin; the final coin in The Royal Mint’s London 2012 Coin programme. more ]

Royal Mint unveils “Masterpiece 2012”

The Royal Mint has unveiled the Masterpiece for 2012; the third in a series of medallions which aims to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of The Royal Mint engraver. This year’s medal is inspired by the legend of King Arthur and has been designed by Lee Robert Jones. more ]

The Royal Mint commemorates Remembrance Day with a new £5 coin

The Royal Mint has revealed a new Remembrance Day £5 coin to commemorate the war heroes who have died in conflict and to acknowledge the on-going bravery of the British Armed Forces. more ]

British Royal Mint Introduces The 2013 Bullion Products

On November 1, 2012 The Royal Mint has revealed its 2013 UK Bullion Range for the investment market, including the Gold Sovereign and the new specification Silver Britannia and Gold Britannia. more ]

2013 Gold Proof Sovereign revealed

In celebration of 60 years of Her Majesty the Queen’s coinage, The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2013 Sovereign Collection. The definitive St George and the dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci graces the coin once more, just as it did on the first Sovereigns of the Queen’s reign 60 years ago. more ]

Royal Mint launched new secure vault facility for bullion market

The Royal Mint has announced the launch of its secure facility. Customers who purchase gold bullion coins from The Royal Mint can now store them in The Royal Mint Vault which is guarded 24/7, 365 days a year by the Ministry of Defence at the highly secure site. more ]

150th anniversary of the London Tube

2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the London Underground and to celebrate, The Royal Mint has struck two £2 coins designed by internationally acclaimed designers. more ]

Royal Mint expands into Indian market with first Indian sovereigns since 1918

A new partnership has started between The Royal Mint and MMTC-PAMP India to strike The Royal Mint’s gold Sovereign commemorative coins in India for the first time in nearly a century. more ]

Coin on Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria

Isle of Man issues a one crown coin dedicated to the only monarchs in British history who have ever celebrated a Diamond Jubilee: Queen Victoria and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. since this year marks an anniversary of both Coronations. more ]

Pobjoy Mint presents new blue titanium coin featuring blue whale

British Pobjoy Mint announces the release of an amazing new blue titanium coin on behalf of the Government of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands which celebrates the largest known animal ever to exist – the Blue Whale. more ]

Thirty years £1 coin

It’s thirty years since The Royal Mint commenced production of the £1 coin, during which that reassuringly chunky piece of our British currency has witnessed many changes to our country, our environment and our lifestyle. more ]

Winston Churchill to appear on new Bank of England banknote

The Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, announced on April 26 that Sir Winston Churchill will appear on the next Bank of England banknote. more ]

Siberian Cat coin continues Isle of Man series

Having celebrated its 25th Anniversary last year, the Isle of Man Cat series of coins continues this year with the issue of another superb coin, this time featuring the Siberian Cat. more ]

Queen Elizabeth Land Coin

The Pobjoy Mint announces that a new legal tender commemorative coin is to be issued by The British Antarctic Territory to celebrate the naming of part of the Territory ‘Queen Elizabeth Land’ as a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. more ]

Coin celebrating the great Pyramids at Giza

Egypt’s Great Pyramids are one of the world’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights and an amazing and technically unique coin issue on behalf of the British Virgin Islands brings these amazing structures to life. more ]

Royal Mint to gift silver pennies to babies sharing the royal baby’s birthday

The UK is expecting the birth of a royal baby, the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by mid-July. The Royal Mint has now revealed to be producing 2,013 silver pennies to give to parents of babies who will be born the same day in the UK. more ]

The Royal Mint’s penny Gromit sculpture looks a million dollars!

The Royal Mint has personalised a giant fibre-glass model of one of the world’s best-loved canine cartoon characters, Gromit, with thousands of shiny new pennies. The sculpture will be auctioned off in October to raise funds for the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity. more ]

Royal Mint launches Royal Birth baby gift collection

On occasion of the birth of the royal baby the Royal Mint issues a range of coins including a number of silver coins, in keeping with the tradition of giving new babies a silver gift to wish them health, wealth and happiness for the start of their journey through life. more ]

Jane Austen to feature on Bank of England banknotes

The Bank of England confirmed that Jane Austen will figure on a new £10 note. When the Bank had decided to substitute the current £5 note with Elizabeth Fry by a new Winston Churchill motif concerns were expressed about no woman figuring on a note any more. more ]

130th Anniversary of the Orient Express

Pobjoy Mint releases a new collector coin in cupro nickel and sterling silver on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The coin celebrates the 130th Anniversary of the Orient Express, the famous train that used to connect Paris and Istanbul. more ]

Memorial medal issued for founder of self-proclaimed Principality of Sealand

Have you ever heard of the micro-nation Principality of Sealand? Located 6 miles off the southeast coast of the UK in the North Sea, the self-proclaimed principality on a disused platform now commemorates its recently deceased founder with a medal. more ]

Pobjoy Mint issues coins in honour of Margaret Thatcher

On 8th April 2013, former British Prime Minister, Baroness Thatcher passed away at the age of 87. To commemorate the life of this remarkable woman, Pobjoy Mint is releasing two coins, one on behalf of Ascension Island and the other on behalf of the Falkland Islands. more ]

Royal Mint issues historical Ironside design remembering Britain's Decimalisation

In 1971 the decimal currency system was introduced in Great Britain and at the same time came new coins. After nearly forty-five years, The Royal Mint has revived a Royal Arms design by Christopher Ironside which was not used at the epoch in favour of Britannia. Find here the historical background. more ]

The Royal Mint's Benjamin Britten 50p strikes a musical note

The Royal Mint revealed the design for the 50p coin commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the great British cultural figures of the 20th century, which falls on 22 November 2013. more ]

Widespread ignorance of Britons regarding their coins

As The Royal Mint launches its new Collector Albums, research from the organisation shows that many Britons lack fundamental awareness of their coins. Over 10 millions had no idea that Queen Elizabeth II appears on every current British circulating coin. more ]

Royal Mint strikes silver coins from seventy year-old sunken bullion

In 1940 a vessel transporting silver bullion for the Bank of England sunk after being torpedoed by a German submarine. In 2011 the shipwreck was located and the bullion recovered. Now The Royal Mint issues bullion coins from this seventy year old silver. more ]

Royal Mint struck coins for Prince George of Cambridge

The only official United Kingdom coins being struck to commemorate the christening of HRH Prince George of Cambridge have gone into production on October 8, 2013 at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales. more ]

The Royal Mint launches first-ever UK Lunar Coins

The Royal Mint announced having created the first-ever United Kingdom legal tender Lunar coins, lending a uniquely British angle to an ancient Chinese tradition. They will be available in various denominations and also as bullion coins. more ]

Bank of England puts banknote candidates to the acid test

British newspaper Daily Mail has received documents of the Bank of England showing how the bank checked the candidates for new banknotes. With Austen they feared ‘issues’ with her private life, Churchill was thought to possibly offend the Germans. more ]

Marking 100 years since sovereign coins boosted Britain’s war effort

The Royal Mint has released The Sovereign 2014 Collection marking 100 years since this iconic coin played a major part in Britain’s war effort. The sovereign stopped to be a circulation coin in 1917 but has become afterwards a desired collectors and investment coin. more ]

The Royal Mint reveals coin designs for 2014

The Royal Mint has revealed its coin designs for 2014, and featuring themes as diverse as sport, maritime heritage, royal history, and the start of a major military story, it is likely to be another landmark year for this 1,000 year-old organisation in its celebration of British heritage. more ]

New Bank of England banknotes to be printed on polymer

The Bank of England has announced that the next £5 and £10 banknotes will be printed on polymer, a thin flexible plastic film, rather than on the cotton paper used for notes currently in issue. more ]

Coins as gifts: New products from Britain’s Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has revealed its 2014 gift range for those wishing to find a traditional and meaningful present to celebrate weddings, baby births and christenings this year. more ]

Trial of the Pyx: Putting the Pyx on trial

Every year, since 1282, the United Kingdom tests if their current circulation coins conform to the legal standards. Dan Oliver explains how this traditional ceremony, which has just taken place, proceeds. more ]

Bank of England withdraws Houblon 50 pound banknote

The Bank of England will withdraw the 50 pound banknote with the portrait of Sir John Houblon from circulation on 30 April. From that time, only the 50 pound note featuring Matthew Boulton and James Watt will hold legal tender status. more ]

Scottish Independence and the Currency

On September 18, 2014 Scotland is to vote whether it will become independent from the United Kingdom or not. In case of ‘yes’ many questions are still open – one of them is what currency the new country will use. Professor Nick Mayhew, director of the Winton Institute for Monetary History, outlines this tricky problem. more ]

Portrait of Britain – Royal Mint celebrates Britain’s best-loved landmarks

The Royal Mint celebrates four world-renowned British landmarks on four eye-catching, crown-sized, silver 5 GBP coins. The intricate details of each design have been highlighted with The Royal Mint’s premier Proof finish, whilst trichromatic colour-printing gives the coin designs an impressionist quality. more ]

A Short History of England

In this series we will present you some figures of the English history by their coinage. The journey starts with the Vikings and goes until today. more ]

Royal Mint introduces 2014 Britannia Proof Range

The changing face of Britain as personified by the figure of Britannia is captured once again on The Royal Mint’s Britannia Gold and Silver Proof Collection, which for 2014 includes the smallest coin to be minted since the forming of the United Kingdom more than 300 years ago. more ]

Royal Mint Launches Online Bullion Trading Service

The Royal Mint has launched a new bullion trading website, enabling customers to buy, store and sell bullion coins directly from The Royal Mint quickly, effortlessly and securely, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. more ]

Royal Mint reveals plans for new portrait of The Queen

The Royal Mint has confirmed that it will be 'all change' for UK coinage in 2015 when the definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen is to be updated for the first time since 1998 when Ian Rank-Broadley created the forth portrait of Her Majesty. more ]

Vending machine industry will pay dearly for new British coin

It was announced as the world’s most secure coin, Great Britain’s forthcoming £1 coin. But even with this coin it is not just sunshine and roses: the industry will face enormous costs modifying over half a million vending machines in order to adjust them to the hightech coin. more ]

2014 Northern Ireland £1 Floral coin released by Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has released precious metal £1 coins bearing the flora of Northern Ireland, in a continuation of its popular series celebrating the United Kingdom’s best-loved botanical icons. more ]

50th Edition of Spink‘s Standard Catalogue “Coins of England”

It is an institution, perhaps comparable with the Jaeger in Germany: Spink’s Standard Catalogue on the English coinage. Ursula Kampmann writes the anniversary review. more ]

The Royal Mint commemorates artist of first Queen’s portrait

The Royal Mint has revealed when the fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. It will be March 2. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick - the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. more ]

Lord Mayor of London strikes Royal Mint Sovereign on first official visit to India

The Lord Mayor of the City of London has struck a special commemorative gold Sovereign during a visit to The Royal Mint’s operations in India. more ]

Bank of England issues Cleland signature notes

With effect from 3 March 2015, the Bank of England is issuing into circulation £10, £20 and £50 notes bearing the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland. more ]

Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ on new £20 coin

The theme of the third United Kingdom £20 coin is the great British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. The reverse design of the Winston Churchill coin is by figurative sculptor Etienne Millner. more ]

The Royal Mint reveals Queen’s fifth coin portrait

The Royal Mint has unveiled a new coinage portrait of The Queen. It was designed by Jody Clark and is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on circulating coins since her accession to the throne in 1952. more ]

United Kingdom’s smallest and largest coins go on trial

Both the smallest and the largest UK coins ever minted at The Royal Mint are among 70,000 coins on trial at the Trial of the Pyx. The smallest coin weighs just one fortieth-ounce and measures a delicate 8mm wide, the largest coin has one Kilo and is 100mm wide. more ]

Britannia is back

The iconic figure of Britannia will return to be on the United Kingdom’s circulating coins this year alongside the new coinage portrait of The Queen. Britannia will appear on £2 coins in a new design as well, created by the artist Antony Dufort. more ]

Launch of public nominations period for Great Britain’s next £20 banknote

The Governor of the Bank of England announced that the next £20 note will celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts and he launched a public nomination period to seek people’s views as to who should be recognised on the next £20 note. more ]

Design of the brand new £1 coin unveiled

The winner of a public competition to design the “tails” side of the new £1 coin was unveiled by the Chancellor: It is David Pearce, age 15. His design takes in four well known symbols of the UK with a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock emerging from a Royal Coronet. more ]

The Royal Mint: first RMR minted bars seen since 1968

The Royal Mint is to bring about the return of a world-renowned bullion brand after an absence of 47 years, expanding its bullion range to offer gold and silver minted bars bearing the historic marque of The Royal Mint Refinery: RMR. more ]

175th Anniversary of Penny Black Stamp commemorated on New Coin

Pobjoy Mint releases a new commemorative coin which is issued on behalf of the Isle of Man Government to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black Stamp. more ]

Official United Kingdom Coin for the Birth of Kate and Prince William’s Daughter

The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to Prince George of Cambridge. The coin was designed by John Bergdahl. more ]

How St. George got on the Gold Sovereign Coin

The dramatic depiction of St George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign - but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? more ]

Royal Mint issues precious metal variants of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Coin

Following the issue of the £2 coin to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the Royal Mint is to strike precious metal variants of this coin. more ]

The Royal Mint commemorates 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt

The Royal Mint is to strike coins commemorating the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt, regarded as one of history’s greatest military victories for England’s King Henry V. The limited edition £5 coins will be struck in Silver Proof and Gold Proof for Alderney. more ]

Royal Mint’s 2015 Britannia bullion range now complete

With the release of gold fractional coins, the Royal Mint has completed its Britannia bullion range for 2015. The coins come in gold and silver, in various denominations. more ]

COIN YEARBOOK 2016 released

Covering all British coins from the first Celtic issues to present-day currency, the latest volume of the best-selling coin price guide in the United Kingdom, the COIN YEARBOOK 2016, has been released. more ]

Teaching history through games

The Bodleian Libraries has recently acquired a major collection of board games and pastimes dating from 1800 to the year 2000 and is showcasing a selection of them in a new display exploring how games have been used to teach history. more ]

Royal Mint reveals coin designs for 2016

The Royal Mint has released its Annual Sets for 2016, revealing some exciting new designs for United Kingdom coins. The Great Fire of London, Shakespeare and the Battle of Hastings will be among the topics of upcoming commemorative coins. more ]

Commemorative coins to Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday

As the British nation prepares to celebrate another landmark for the royal family, The Royal Mint has struck a new, special edition £5 coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Other denominations are also available. more ]

Royal Mint introduces new gold and silver bullion coins

The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts, ten creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry starting with the gallant Lion of England. more ]

Spink revises catalog of English silver coinage

Every catalog must be updated eventually. By means of the standard reference on English silver coinage, Maurice Bull illustrated how this can be accomplished in an exemplary manner. Björn Schöpe has taken a look at the revised edition. more ]

Royal Mint strikes The Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

One hundred years on from The Battle of the Somme, The Royal Mint is to commemorate the anniversary with the creation of a £5 silver proof commemorative coin depicting poignant scenes from the terrible event. more ]

Royal Mint issues precious metal editions of ‘The Great Fire of London’

As Britain builds towards the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, The Royal Mint has struck precious metal variants of the £2 coin that marks the occasion, following on from the earlier issue of the Brilliant Uncirculated coin. more ]

The Royal Mint marks 50 years since England’s World Cup victory

Commemorating England’s victory in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, The Royal Mint releases a 2016 Alderney £5 Coin, struck by Stephanie Moore MBE. A donation from each coin purchased will be made to the Bobby Moore Fund. more ]

Royal Mint celebrates William Shakespeare

The Royal Mint has struck a commemorative £50 silver proof coin to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The coin is the grand finale in its 2016 circulating and commemorative coin series celebrating the works of the playwright. more ]

The Coin Yearbook 2017

The latest volume of the Coin Yearbook has been released. It is a price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby, with features which include accurate up-to-date valuations for all English, Scottish, Irish and Island (Channel & Isle of Man) coins. more ]

In money we trust

It is fascinating to see circulation currency getting a design makeover. However, the general public, even though it is the intended user, is normally not taking part in the decision-making process. Yet positive examples show that there is another way. more ]

Royal Mint commemorates 950th anniversary of Battle of Hastings

On 14 October 2016 Britain will remember the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings. In recognition of this significant moment in British history, The Royal Mint has struck precious metal variants of the BU 50p coin that marks the occasion. more ]

Coin makeover: a venerable tradition...

Utilizing a sovereign coin to express one’s not so sovereign opinion is a venerable tradition. Reinterpreting coin motifs by engraving can be highly creative. This is how Shaun Hughes creates modern art. more ]

How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World

In “Central Banks and Gold”, Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler explore how today’s financialized form of globalism took shape a century ago, when Tokyo joined London and New York as a major financial center. more ]

The rise and fall of a private mint: the Birmingham Mint

It is not a law of nature that the production of coins must be in the hands of the state. The private Birmingham Mint was the world’s leading supplier of small change in the 19th cent. It went bankrupt, when, in 2001, the Royal Mint cancelled a secret contract. more ]

British Pobjoy Mint releases 2017 Titanium Blue Whale

On behalf of the South Georgia and The Sandwich Islands Government, Pobjoy Mint releases the 2017 issue of the Blue Whale made of blue titanium and featuring a new effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. more ]

The Royal Mint and WPIC partner on new platinum investment products

The Royal Mint and the World Platinum Investment Council announced to partner on a new range of platinum investment products. Marking the Mint’s first bullion platinum offering, the partnership aims to stimulate investor demand for physical platinum worldwide. more ]

How Great Britain has been prepared for the new 1 Pound-Coin

Great Britain has introduced the new £1 coin in March 2017. This brings a lot of changes. The Mint News Quarterly has published an interview about the enormous task of preparing all businesses to get ready for the conversion, which we republish here. more ]

Royal Mint reveals designs for new coins

The Royal Mint presents all planned coins and coin designs of 2017. The headliner for 2017 is the new bi-metal 12-sided £1 coin but it is sided by other interesting coin motifs. more ]

British coins honor Royal Platinum Wedding Anniversary

On the occasion of the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Pobjoy Mint releases a series of commemorative coins. On behalf of various issuing countries, the editions feature some of the most memorable moments of the Royal Couple. more ]

Royal Mint bullion achieves Shari’ah Standard on Gold compliance

The Royal Mint becomes the world’s first mint to achieve compliance with the Shari’ah Standard on Gold for its bullion products. Royal Mint bullion will thus become accessible to a wide variety of investors when Islamic investment is rapidly growing worldwide. more ]

Pobjoy Mint releases coin with ice shelf hologram

To highlight the issue of global warming on the Antarctic, British Pobjoy Mint produces a coin that reveals a hologram effect within an image of the Larsen B Ice Shelf. Tying together the whole theme, the coin’s rim has been designed with a cracked ice effect. more ]

COIN YEARBOOK app 2017 available

The first ever price guide to British coins in app form has now been released by TokenPublishing. Available on IOS and Android, the two editions address both the discerning collector and the specialized numismatist. more ]

The Royal Mint celebrates the life of Jane Austen with UK £2 coin

The Royal Mint celebrates the life of famous author Jane Austen on commemorative £2 coins. They were released at key Jane Austen locations on July 18, 2017, the anniversary of her death. more ]

British six-coin set on First World War

The Royal Mint continues to tell the First World War story through a new 6-coin set. One of the coins features Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, the only person to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice during the First World War. more ]

The scent of money

You don’t have to be stinking rich to smell like money. The introduction of the new British 10-pound note prompted perfumer Roja Dove to capture the scent of used bills. His creation was exclusively sold at auction. more ]

The Royal Mint marks 375th birthday of mint master Sir Isaac Newton

The Royal Mint is celebrating the achievements of Sir Isaac Newton and its unique relationship with the great man and master of the Mint, with the release of a range of commemorative 50p coins, 375 years after he was born. more ]

Pobjoy Mint releases coloured titanium coin featuring Patagonian Toothfish

On behalf of the Falkland Islands, Pobjoy Mint is releasing a new coloured titanium coin featuring the Patagonian Toothfish in an Eddy of Water, in recognition of 30 years of work conducted by Falkland Islands Fisheries Department to help maintain fish populations. more ]

Revised Edition of Marsh’s Works on Sovereigns Released

Coinciding with the 200th Anniversary of the modern sovereign, Token Publishing releases Michael Marsh’s renowned works on the Gold Sovereign and Half Sovereign. The completely revised and updated publication now includes an up-to-date price guide. more ]

Pobjoy Mint Coin Commemorates Princess Diana’s Death

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the tragic death of Princess Diana, Pobjoy Mint introduces a new coin on behalf of Ascension Island equipped with a mother of pearl inlay. more ]

Nazi symbols defacing British coins

Why does a 2007 UK 50p coin feature a Nazi eagle and a swastika? In England, intentional countermarks of this kind currently cause a stir. In the history of numismatics, though, this phenomenon is anything but new. more ]

Exhibition on medallic artist Mary Gillick

The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds presents “Mary Gillick: Her Art in your Pocket”. This is the first display dedicated to her sculpture, and presents her working processes for the production of coins and medals. Mary Gillick is famous for her coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. more ]

The Unicorn of Scotland rears its head on Royal Mint Bullion coins

The latest release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts Series is the Unicorn of Scotland. Inspired by ancient symbols of power and identity, the collection brings to life the ten imposing statues that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey in 1953 at Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation. more ]

Royal Mint celebrates Royal Platinum Wedding

Marking 70 years of marriage of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Royal Mint releases a range of Platinum Wedding coins. Featuring the combined portraits, these issues commemorate the longest royal marriage in British history. more ]

Royal Mint launches 2017 Christmas coins

Celebrating Yuletide tradition, The Royal Mint has released three special coins for Christmas 2017, for keeping or stirring into the Christmas pudding. And in an exclusively designed set comes a gold coin featuring Peter Rabbit, accompanied by a book. more ]

The Royal Mint issues its 2017 Remembrance Day coin

The renowned poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ served as the foundation of this year’s Remembrance Day coin of The Royal Mint. A poignant synonym of remembrance, the poppy constitutes its focal point, accompanied by an inscription that ties in a notion of silence. more ]

Greek gold coin marks begin of First Balkan War

The Bank of Greece has issued a new gold collector’s coin to mark one of the most historic and decisive battles fought in Modern Greek history during the First Balkan Wars. The 100 Euro coin depicts leader Pavlos Kountouriotis and the battleship Averof. more ]

Greece honours Socrates with collector coin

The Bank of Greece has issued a new 10 Euro silver collector’s coin which pays tribute to one of the world’s most noted and quoted philosophers emerging from the ancient world. more ]

Gold coin commemorates Thessalonika becoming part of modern Greece

The Bank of Greece has issued a commemorative coin which marks the centennial anniversary of the southern region of Macedonia and the city of Thessalonika coming under Greek sovereignty. more ]

Ancient Greek playwrite Aeschylus on silver coin

The Bank of Greece has issued a new 10 Euro collector’s coin in silver which highlights Aeschylus, an author of enduring reputation and innovation in a genre most prevalent in ancient Hellenic culture – that of the theatre in the form of tragedy. more ]

Ancient Greek play-writer Aeschylus on silver coin

The Bank of Greece has issued a new 10 Euro collector’s coin in silver which highlights Aeschylus, an author of enduring reputation and innovation in a genre most prevalent in ancient Hellenic culture – that of the theatre in the form of tragedy. more ]

Watch it: Art in Circulation!

Take a closer look at the banknotes in your wallet – you might find a genuine work of art. A Greek artist modifies euro notes and then returns them into circulation. With this project, all of Europe shall become aware of his money critique. more ]

New Permanent Exhibition at Corfu's Banknote Museum

“Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” is the title of the new permanent exhibition of the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu. The material spans 180 years of Greek monetary history. more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

Termite alarm in the bank vault

Termites have eaten through 10 million rupees worth of bank notes at the Indian town of Barabanki... more ]

India prevents coins from being melted to razor blades

Because small Indian rupees were made of stainless steel people melted them down producing razor blades out of them which were worth much more than the original coin’s denomination. Now India has introduced new coins made of alloys... more ]

Private issues to beat small denomination shortage

India is facing an urgent shortage of small denominations. Retailers pay a heavy premium to money changers when providing themselves with change. Now a private syndicate issues its own money. more ]

East India Company to mint again legal tender

The new East India Company, a luxury brand, has announced the issue of legal tender in a centenary tradition. Two Mohur and two Cash coins will be minted by the Royal Mint. more ]

Gold Medals, not jewelry, popular in India

China and India are two of the largest gold consuming nations on earth. In India, by tradition, the family’s wealth in the form of gold jewelry has been typically worn by the wife. Now all that may be changing. more ]

How much worth is a rupee?

How much worth is an Indian one rupee coin? Some people demand 2,500 rupees for it. Probably the coin’s intrinsic value exceeds the face value. But not because of its alleged gold content ... more ]

Indian police crack international counterfeit gang

After a tip-off Indian police succeeded in cracking an international gang of counterfeiters operating between India and Nepal. Police seized 30,000 5 Rs coins and three suspects. The coins were produced in Nepal and then imported into the country. more ]

Zero Rupee Notes Against Corruption

Since 2007, rupee notes with the nominal value “0” have been in circulation in India. A private organisation started the campaign to draw attention to the problem of corruption. The public is invited to symbolically “pay” corrupt officials with the Zero Rupee Notes. more ]

Indian printing company suspends officials over defective currency notes

Missing security features are the reason why two high-ranking employees of a banknote printing company located in the Indian city Hoshangabad are jobless now. Already circulating, tens of thousands of 500 and 1000 rupee notes have to be withdrawn now. more ]

At the cost of the weakest

To combat corruption and tax evasion, India withdrew its two highest rupee denominations. The repercussions of this measure are especially dreadful for the poor rural population and the women. more ]

The Royal Mint and the Egyptian Revolution

Egypt ranks among the best customers of the Royal Mint in Great Britain. Now the Guardian raised the question whether and how this relationship will be continued. The result was a misleading article, which has been corrected by the Royal Mint... more ]

The Irish harp

Every coin of Ireland, from 1 cent to 2 euros, features a harp. We ask why the harp plays such an important role in Irish identification. more ]

Joyce misquoted on collector coin

The Central Bank of Ireland honoured national writer James Joyce with a collector coin. The coin shows a portrait of the author and a quotation from his masterpiece Ulysses. However the quotation is wrong and – as the bank states – ‘not intended as a literal representation’. more ]

The Coin Yearbook 2017

The latest volume of the Coin Yearbook has been released. It is a price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby, with features which include accurate up-to-date valuations for all English, Scottish, Irish and Island (Channel & Isle of Man) coins. more ]

COIN YEARBOOK app 2017 available

The first ever price guide to British coins in app form has now been released by TokenPublishing. Available on IOS and Android, the two editions address both the discerning collector and the specialized numismatist. more ]

Combatting the tyranny of the Western financial system and Gresham’s Law: the new currency of the Islamic State

The Islamic State has released its own currency which is intended to liberate Muslims from the tyranny of the Western world. The question is this: Will this currency prevail? If we apply Gresham’s Law, the answer is clear: no. more ]

IS coins minted in Turkey?

In August 2015, the Islamic State presented its first minted gold dinars. Minted coins as well as coining blocks of the IS have now been seized in Turkey. Apparently, the coins were manufactured not far from Gaziantep. more ]

Coin on Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria

Isle of Man issues a one crown coin dedicated to the only monarchs in British history who have ever celebrated a Diamond Jubilee: Queen Victoria and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. since this year marks an anniversary of both Coronations. more ]

Isle of Man celebrates Christmas with special coins

Like every year Pobjoy Mint issues a new 50 Pence coin on behalf of the Isle of Man Treasury to celebrate the festive season and a special 1/20oz Gold Angel coin which bears a special Privy Mark on its reverse reflecting a yuletide theme. more ]

The Coin Yearbook 2017

The latest volume of the Coin Yearbook has been released. It is a price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby, with features which include accurate up-to-date valuations for all English, Scottish, Irish and Island (Channel & Isle of Man) coins. more ]

Israel Issues Its First Gold Bullion Coin: The Tower of David

As gold reaches record high, Israel issues its first gold bullion coin: the tower of David. This first “Jerusalem of Gold” Issue is limited to 3,600 Pieces... more ]

Jonah in the Whale

Israel issues four coins in Israel’s long-running “Biblical Art” series, which are dedicated to Jonah and the Whale. more ]

Bank of Israel Issues Coins Honoring Nobel Peace Prize of Menachem Begin

The latest coin issue from the Bank of Israel, and the last one of 2010 is dedicated to Prime Minister Menachem Begin and his Nobel Peace Prize... more ]

As Israel's Athletes Prepare for London, Bank of Israel Issues Coins in Their Honor

The new legal tender coins issued by the Bank of Israel and designed by David Harel captures the status of gymnastics as visually one of the most attractive of athletic disciplines, demanding strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, and grace... more ]

The Dead Sea. Commemorating the 63rd Anniversary of the State of Israel

In 2011 the 63rd annual issue of a coin commemorating the Anniversary of the State of Israel features the Dead Sea. A gold proof quality is available as well as two issues in silver... more ]

“The Western Wall” – Bank of Israel issues a new Gold Bullion Coin

The Bank of Israel issues its 2nd Gold Bullion Coin in the “Jerusalem of Gold” Series: “The Western Wall”. The issue is limited to 3,600 pieces and the price is not permanent but fluctuates in accordance with the daily international price of gold... more ]

Israel Issues a Coin Dedicated to the Prophet Elijah

The Bank of Israel strikes in its long-running “Biblical Art” coin series the 16th annual issue: the Whirlwind. In four silver and gold variations the coins remember the ascension to heaven of the prophet Elijah who was taken by a divine whirlwind... more ]

“Jonah In the Whale” Named Coin of the Year

A 2-New Sheqalim coin from the Bank of Israel has been named Coin of the Year by Krause Publications. The “Jonah In the Whale” silver coin was chosen the best of 10 individual category winners for coins minted in 2010 by an international panel of coin experts. more ]

Numismatics in Jerusalem – Part 2

Actually, numismatics concentrates on quite a narrow space in Jerusalem. There is the Israel Museum, which accommodates beside its own collection the Israel Antiquities Authority as well. And only a fifteen minutes’ walk from there you will find the exhibition of the Bank of Israel. Follow us today on a visit at the Israel Museum. more ]

Israel continues ‘UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ series

The 4th Coin in the ‘UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ Series is dedicated to the important archaeological site of Tel Megiddo. The Bank of Israel has issued a new coin in gold and silver being legal tender in Israel. more ]

Bank of Israel’s Biblical Art Series continued: Daniel in the Lion’s Den

The tale of Daniel in the Lion’s Den, from chapter 6 of the Book of Daniel, is an amazing one of faith, loyalty and heroism and was chosen by the Bank of Israel as the theme for the 17th annual issue in its Biblical Art Coin Series. more ]

Bank of Israel Releases First Coins in New Views of Israel Series

The Bank of Israel has announced a new series of coins dedicated to some of the most interesting and beautiful sites of nature in Israel. The first issue in the series begins this collector’s journey in the south, at the coral reef in the Gulf of Eilat.
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Israel Coins and Medals has issued ‘Iron Dome’ State Medal

Israel Coins and Medals has issued a state medal commemorating Iron Dome, a mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and artillery shell threats unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The medal is available in silver and bronze. more ]

Ten Commandment set of gold medals

For the first time in the history of Israel, the Ten Commandments are presented on a set of unique fine gold .9999 medals, just released by Israel Coins and Medals Corp. The set of ten medals is issued in a limited edition and comes in a handsome presentation case. more ]

Israel honours 60 years Holocaust memorial centre Yad Vashem with coins

Yad Vashem in Jerusalem is a pioneer of Holocaust Museums worldwide. It is the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust and celebrates its foundation 60 years ago. To mark that anniversary the Israel Mint issues the Israel 65th Anniversary Coin 2013. more ]

Israel issues state medal to mark 19th Maccabiah

In occasion of the 19th Maccabiah 2013, the ‘Jewish Olympics’, the world’s largest Jewish sports event, the Israel Mint issues a series of state medals in bronze and sterling silver. A limited gold version may be struck by order. more ]

Yitzhak Shamir State Medal Release

A new Israel State Medal in honor of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was presented to his son, Minister of Agriculture Yair Shamir and daughter, Gilada Diament. more ]

David Playing For Saul

The Bank of Israel has released the 18th Coin in the ‘Biblical Art’ Series, ‘David playing to Saul’. The coin tells of the rise and fall of Saul, the first king of the people of Israel, told in the first Book of Samuel. more ]

Bank of Israel releases new coin in “View of Israel” series

Following the “Coral Reef, Eilat” coin issued a year ago, the Bank of Israel has released the “Jordan River”, the second coin in the “Views of Israel” series. more ]

Israel Continues Gold Bullion Coin Series: Hurva Synagogue

The 5th coin in Israel’s Gold Bullion Coin Series depicts the famous Hurva Synagogue. One of the most magnificent edifices on the Jerusalem landscape, the synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem is visited by tourists from all over the world. more ]

Israel highlights solar energy on coins

The Bank of Israel has issued the Israel 67th Anniversary Coin highlighting the impressive solar energy developments in Israel. The coin is available in various denominations and versions. more ]

New Gateway to Italian Numismatic

The Italian website Portale Numismatico dello Stato is a public project gathering numismatic material, catalogues, legal texts, essays and a whole journal making all that stuff available to everybody. In addition it offers virtual museum tours and much more... more ]

Padre Pio – Italy’s holy thaumaturge

Padre Pio is arguably the most popular Saint of Italy. In occasion of his 125th anniversary the Coin Invest Trust issues a gold coin in two variations on behalf of the Principality of Andorra. more ]

Comprehensive catalogue of Venetian coinage

For more than 1,000 years the Lagoon City Venice has struck coins. Now, Eupremio Montenegro has published an enormous catalogue comprising all Venetian issues with their respective market value. more ]

Italian collector coins on Flora and Fauna in the Renaissance

Italy has issued two new collector coins in gold dedicated to Flora and Fauna in the Renaissance with the face value of 20 and 50 euros respectively. The motifs follow famous Renaissance works from Florence in Tuscany. more ]

Italy commemorates 150th anniversary of poet D’Annunzio with silver coin

Italy commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gabriele D’Annunzio, one of Italy’s most eminent poets of the 19th and 20th century, with a 5 Euro coin. more ]

Italy celebrates 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi

The Italian State Mint issues a special 2 euros coin on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi, most famous Italian opera composer as well as active politician in his day. more ]

Italy celebrates 700th anniversary of poet Giovanni Boccaccio

With a new 2 euro collector coin, Italy celebrates and commemorates the 700th anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio modern and innovative artist of the 14th century. more ]

Italian Mint opens new series: ‘Villas and Historical Gardens’

The Italian Mint has launched a new series of silver coins ‘Villas and Historical Gardens’: the first issue is dedicated to Hadrian’s Villa, a large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, built in the 2nd Century as a magnificent retreat for Emperor Hadrian. more ]

Italy of Arts: Selinunte and Aosta Valley

Italy issues in its established series Italy of Arts two new collector coins. A 5 euro silver coin dedicated to the archaeological site Selinunte in Sicily and a 10 euro gold coin celebrating Aosta Valley in northern Italy. more ]

New commemorative 2 Euro coin from Italy

On March 25, the 2 euro coin 2014 dedicated to the Carabinieri was issued by the Italian Mint. For the first time, the Italian Mint will also issue a 2 euro commemorative coin in proof version. more ]

New “Europa Star” coin from Italy

On March 17, the 10 euro silver proof coin dedicated to Gioachino Rossini has been issued by the Bank of Italy. It belongs to the Europa Star program, which this year focuses on European Composers. more ]

New Euro gold coins from Italy

In 2014, Italy issues two new Euro gold coins: The 50 Euro gold coin “Fauna in the Arts: Baroque” and the 20 Euro gold coin “Flora in the Arts: Baroque” which continue the series “Flora in the Arts” and “Fauna in the Arts” from previous years. more ]

Italian collector coin on Roman emperor Augustus

The Italian Mint has released a 10 euro silver proof coin marking the death of Roman emperor Augustus 2000 years ago in AD 14. Augustus became famous for the Pax Augusta and the foundation of the Roman Empire and the monarchy in Rome. more ]

Italy commemorates Foundation of the Italian National Olympic Committee

100 years ago, in 1914, the Italian National Olympic Committee was founded. It is responsible for the development and management of sports activity in Italy. On that occasion the Italian Mint issues a 10 euro silver coin. more ]

Italy issues 2014 Coin Set

The Italian Mint has issued its annual Brilliant Uncirculated set, which includes BU examples of all eight circulating coins and one of the circulating commemorative 2-euro coins for 2014, in honor of Galileo Galilei. more ]

Italy issues 2014 Coin Set

The Italian Mint has issued its annual Brilliant Uncirculated set, which includes BU examples of all eight circulating coins and one of the circulating commemorative 2-euro coins for 2014, in honor of Galileo Galilei. more ]

Italian Mint honours Renaissance artist Donato Bramante

Italy has issued the SU set 2014, containing the 5 euro silver coin dedicated to the “500th Anniversary of the death of Donato Bramante” and the 2 euro commemorative coin “450th Anniversary of the Birth of Galileo Galilei”. more ]

Italy marks Presidency of the Council of the European Union with coin

A 5 euro silver SU coin has been issued on June 24th to mark the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will run for six months starting on the first of July 2014. more ]

Italian Commemorative Coin Dedicated to Giardini Boboli

The Italian “Historical Villas and Gardens” Series has a new representative: featuring the Boboli Gardens at the heart of Florence, the 5 euro coin celebrates one of the most important works of Italian garden art. more ]

Flora and Fauna on new Italian Gold Coins

The Italian Mint has issued two new gold coins, a 50 euro coin in its “Fauna in Art” series and a 20 euro coin in its “Flora in Art” series. The coins depict masterpieces of the Italian Rococo (Fauna in Art) and Italian Neoclassicism (Flora in Art). more ]

Italian mint commemorates the Centenary of the Earthquake of Avezzano

On January 13, 1915, Avezzano, a densely populated town in the middle of Italy, was razed to the ground by a terrible earthquake. The Italian mint has issued a 5 euro coin to commemorate this tragic natural disaster. more ]

Italian coin dedicated to Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

The Italian “Historical Villas and Gardens” series has been enriched by another release. Celebrating the most important works of Italian garden art, the 5 euro coin features Villa Cicogna Mozzoni at Bisuschio. more ]

Italy wins Coin of the Year Award 2017

An international panel of judges has chosen the Coin of the Year among the ten category winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2017: Italy’s 10 euro silver coin ’70 Years of Peace in Europe’.
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Italy stops producing 1- and 2-eurocents

As of 2018, Italy will no longer issue the two smallest euro denominations. While the 1- and 2-eurocents will continue to be legal tender, prices paid in cash will be rounded. more ]

The International Coin Design Competition – Winners 2009

Every year Japan Mint holds the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC) with the objective of encouraging creativity and enhancing the artistry of coin designs. Now the winners of 2009 have been elected... more ]

The Japan Mint in Osaka – exponent of Western modernization

By modernizing the coinage system Japan Mint has played an important part in introducing a lot of modern and Western ways of life in Japan since its establishment in 1871: We tell you the Mint’s history and take you to it’s museum full of amazing objects illustrating the long story of coin minting in Osaka... more ]

Japan commemorates the tsunami

In 2015 two new coins will be struck by the Japan Mint to commemorate the “Great East Japan Earthquake”. The gold and silver coins will hardly be available abroad due to the great demand expected in Japan. more ]

New Japanese Prefecture coins

To mark the 60th Anniversary of Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law, Japan Mint has launched “Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program” in 2008. The first three coins of this year are dedicated to Okinawa, Kanagawa and Miyazaki.
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Japan Mint issues new Prefecture coin

Japan Mint has issued a new coin in their ‘Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program’. The silver collector coin is dedicated to the Miyagi Prefecture and shows one of its most eminent historical figures, samurai lord Date Masamune. more ]

Japan celebrates Cherry Blossom

Japan Mint celebrates the Cherry Blossom event with a series of legal tender coin sets and medals in gold, silver an red brass. A cloisonné medallion features the Kanda Festival which takes place at the same time. more ]

Japan Mint issues new coins

Japan issues new coins and series, celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations with Spain, Gunma Prefecture and the children’s story Buying Mittens. more ]

Coin set 'Japan-Spain relations' officially presented

Recently the Japan Mint has issued a 2013 Proof Coin Set dedicated to ‘400th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Relations’. During a bilateral business meeting in Spain these sets were presented to and by high representatives of both countries. more ]

Shizuoka new issue in Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program

To the province Shizuoka Japan Mint has dedicated the latest issue in its Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program. The 1,000 Yen pure silver coin features Mt Fuji following a famous folding screen design. more ]

Japan Mint continues Prefecture series

Japan Mint issues in the last months of 2013 another coin of its Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program: a 1,000-yen silver coin for the Yamanashi prefecture. These is the last coin in this series and year featuring images of Mt Fuji. more ]

Japan Mint releases last new coins of 2013

Japan Mint issued a new silver coin under the Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program as well as two pure gold coins for next year’s zodiac sign, a horse. The silver coin features “Yakushima Island”, which belongs to the prefecture and is registered as UNESCO World Heritage. more ]

Japan Mint commemorates Cambodian friendship and Heisei Era

The Japan Mint has issued a silver coin to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cambodia. The Mint has also newly released a „Heisei” Era coin set which includes a fascinating red-brass medal. more ]

New Coins for “47 Prefectures” in Japan

In 2014 Japan will issue again coin sets of its “47 Prefectures” series. This year’s issues will be dedicated to Ehime, Yamagata, Mie, Saitama, Ishikawa and Kagawa. more ]

50th Anniversary of Japan’s First Commemorative Coin

Exactly 50 years ago, commemorative coins were issued for the first time in Japan to mark the Tokyo Olympic Games, which were held for 15 days in 1964. These coins attained enormous success and Japan Mint will issue a coin set to mark the anniversary. more ]

Japan Mint: New year, new coin sets

In 2014 Japan Mint issues various Mint Sets featuring proof coin sets and a special medal. One set celebrates the famous cherry blossom viewing, another the Horse, this year’s Oriental zodiac. more ]

Bicolor Clad Coins in Japan’s 47 Prefectures series

Japan Mint continues the popular “47 Prefectures series” issuing coins dedicated to the prefectures of Okayama, Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Kagoshima. more ]

New Bicolor Coins from the Japanese Prefecture Series

CoinsWeekly readers will already be familiar with the popular Japanese 47 Prefectures series. Japan has now released three new coins, featuring an expressway connecting the islands Honshu and Shikoku, a clay prehistoric goddess figure and an ancient pilgrimage route. more ]

Cherry Blossoms from Japan

Since its inception in 1883, the Japan Mint’s Cherry Blossom Viewing has enjoyed lasting popularity as one of Osaka’s best-loved spring traditions. The Japan Mint releases the 2014 “Cherry Blossom Viewing” BU Coin Set, which includes a special silver medal. more ]

Japan Mint combines color printing and iridescent color shining technology

This silver proof coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Shinkansen bullet train in 1964. It is the first time that Japan Mint uses both color printing and iridescent color shining technology for a single coin. more ]

New 1,000 Yen Silver Coin from Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program

This time, the pure silver coin from the popular Japanese coin program comes from the Saitama prefecture and features Shibusawa Eiichi, an influential contributor to the First National Bank, and a bell in the city of Kawagoe, which is part of the national cultural heritage. more ]

The new coin sets of the Japan Mint 2015

In 2015 Japan Mint issues various Mint Sets featuring proof coin sets and a special medal for this year’s Oriental zodiac, the Sheep. And a special commemorative 50,000 Kip Silver Proof Coin celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Japan-Laos Diplomatic Relations. more ]

Japan Mint honors Earthquake Reconstruction Project

On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit eastern Japan, which killed more than 15,000 people and caused a nuclear crisis in Fukushima. The Japan Mint releases now a gold and a silver coin in honor of the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project. more ]

Japan Mint continues 47 Prefectures Series

The 47 Prefectures Coin Program issued by Japan Mint got a new representative. The silver commemorative coin is devoted to the 42nd prefecture: Wakayama. more ]

Final Japan Earthquake series

Japan Mint has struck the coins of the fourth and last series under the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project Commemorative Coin Program. more ]

Japanese 47 Prefectures Series’ coin devoted to Fukushima

The latest addition to the 47 Prefectures Coin Program issued by Japan Mint focuses on the 46th prefecture of the country: Fukushima. more ]

How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World

In “Central Banks and Gold”, Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler explore how today’s financialized form of globalism took shape a century ago, when Tokyo joined London and New York as a major financial center. more ]

Five East African Nations Look to Currency Union

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda may have more in common than shared borders. Each of these five nations is considering a proposed East African Community Monetary Union that would merge their coin and bank note systems in much the same way as has the European Union. more ]

Kenya short of coins?

Although the Central Bank of Kenya denies it appears that the country is suffering of coin shortage as medias reported at the end of November 2012. It is unclear what the exact causes are, though. more ]

The world’s largest coin

$1 million is the face value of the largest coin of the world. 100 kilograms of pure gold with a fineness of 99999. Here you are told the story... more ]

Bullion coins part 2: The Maple Leaf

The Canadian Maple Leaf is currently one of the most popular bullion coins worldwide. This is not only due to its ubiquitous availability but it is also popular because of its high purity and the security features, the Royal Canadian Mint has come up with. more ]

The world’s largest gold coin was auctioned at the Dorotheum

On June 25, 2010, the world’s largest gold coin was sold at Vienna’s Dorotheum. It realized 3.270 Mio. Euro. more ]

Celebrating the Royals and the Nature: New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is heralding the return of spring with a parade of coins showcasing Canada’s unique ties to royalty and its profound attachment to its natural and cultural heritage...
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The Royal Canadian Mint honours the Royal Wedding

The Royal Canadian Mint has produced a $20 pure silver coin featuring a sapphire-colored crystal enhancement symbolizing the 18-carat sapphire engagement ring which Prince William presented to his fiancée last October... more ]

Royal Canadian Mint added to the LBMA Silver Good Delivery List

The Royal Canadian Mint has been added to the London Bullion Market Association’s (LBMA) Silver Good Delivery List effective April 14, 2011... more ]

A Medal goes around the world: Rick Hansen celebrated by the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to have been invited to create the Rick Hansen Medal. It will travel to China, the United States and Canada, carried by medal bearers commemorating Rick Hansen’s historic achievement and inspiring others... more ]

From royal to floral: New themes abound in Royal Canadian Mint’s Spring 2011 Coin Collection

The Mint’s first collector coin honoring the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II is joined by themes such as Tulips; the Wild Rose; the Mountain Avens; Birthstones; “Welcome to the world”; as well as Mythical Creatures and Great Canadian Locomotives series; and Canada’s Famous CN Tower. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint honours the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Royal Canadian Mint joins the celebration of the visit of their royal highnesses to Canada by issuing a limited-edition gold coin and crystal collector coin... more ]

Royal Canadian Mint Opens New Windows on Canada’s History and Natural Heritage

Celebration of Canadian heritage continues with precious collectibles based on Canada’s first silver dollar; the first historical account of Lacrosse; “The Maple Leaf Forever”; the Bigleaf Maple; and the Black-Footed Ferret... more ]

Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint releases two new bullion coins in gold and silver. At the same time the Mint launches a medallion to be produced on demand replicating the stunning relay participant medal of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour celebrating its 25th anniversary... more ]

Canadian Culture, Traditions and Icons on New Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint introduces coins on the 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada, on the upcoming Year of the Dragon, new issues from ongoing series, and an early flurry of winter-themed coins... more ]

The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: 10 kilo coin of pure gold

The Royal Canadian Mint issues a 10-kilo pure gold coin as a tribute to Bill Reid. The reverse shows Reid’s most famous work, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii. Mintage is limited to 15 pieces of these coins with a face value of $100,000... more ]

Circulation coin celebrates Canada’s rare Wood Bison

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a special 25-cent circulation coin which is the third of five 2011 commemorative coins honouring Canada’s legendary nature. It is dedicated to the Wood Bison, a creature uniquely Canadian. more ]

Canada’s Majestic Moose on Silver Bullion Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has presented at the World Money Fair Berlin a new one-ounce silver bullion coin in its popular Canadian Wildlife series: a tribute to the moose, Canada’s largest land mammal. more ]

New Canadian circulation coin features Orca

A special 25-cent coin is the fourth of five commemorative circulation coins honouring Canada’s legendary nature. It features the Orca and half of the issue is coloured. more ]

Canada introduces new generation of coins

Enhanced security features and the patented multi-ply plated steel technology characterize the new one-dollar and two-dollar coins introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint on April 10, 2012... more ]

Royal Canadian Mint has experienced a year of remarkable financial performance

The Royal Canadian Mint achieved a record $3.2 billion in revenues and pre-tax profits of $43.8 million last year, the Corporation’s fourth highest ever net income. more ]

End of the Canadian Penny

Since 1858 Canada had minted an one cent coin – until May 4, 2012 when the last penny left the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg on its way to the museum. Due to elevated production costs and convenience reasons the coin has been abandoned definitely. more ]

First-ever glow-in-the-dark collector coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the first of four collector coins of the new Prehistoric creature glow-in-the dark series. The coin features a modern phosphorescent technology making thus visible the creature’s skeleton after exposing the coin to light. more ]

Calgary Stampede: 100 years of thrill

The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, immortalized in five-ounce pure gold and silver coins, as well as colourful 25-cent cupronickel coin and stamp set. more ]

Unique Security Feature on Canadian Bullion Coin

A micro-engraved design produced by the Royal Canadian Mint’s innovative use of laser technology makes its debut on the reverse “Maple Leaf” side of the 2013-dated 1 oz. Gold Maple Leaf and will be a permanent addition to the Mint’s flagship gold bullion coin. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint offers Canada’s first gold coins 1912-1914

The Royal Canadian Mint offers of a rare collection of Canada’s first gold coins, produced by the Mint from 1912 to 1914 and not seen since the outbreak of the First World War. The highest quality of these $5 and $10 gold coins are now being offered for sale. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint releases final collector coins of 2012

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched the final collector coins of 2012 remembering Canada’s past and wildlife. In addition collectors are offered a Lunar coin 2013 and a new Gold Maple Leaf coin. more ]

Canada’s Cent Elimination Includes Hidden Costs

On the surface Canada’s cost saving measure through which the 1-cent coin is being eliminated appears to make sense. However, this matter is much more complex than it may seem at first sight as Richard Giedroyc explains. more ]

Canadian Arctic Expedition’s Centennial Commemorated on Coins

In commemoration of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913 the Royal Canadian Mint issues a range of collector coins. The historical expedition studied people and wildlife of the then scarcely known Canadian Arctic. more ]

Canada’s penny to be phased out

On February 4, 2013 the Royal Canadian Mint has stopped shipping out pennies and the 35 billion pennies in circulation will be collected and melted down. more ]

Final distribution of Canadian penny marks the end of an era

After saying farewell to the penny with the final distribution of this iconic coin on February 4, 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint is marking the end of an era with 20,000 special rolls made from the last million pennies made for distribution. more ]

Polymer money – only longer lasting but not better?

After introducing polymer banknotes in 2011, Canada faces criticism due to supposedly weak points in the banknotes’ characteristics. And now the Bank of Canada Governor who is going to take over the same position in the UK has big plans for his new job. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint presents new issues on nature and history

The Royal Canadian Mint honours Ducks Unlimited Canada with coloured male and female Mallards on coins joined by other nature subjects such as the Bald Eagle, American Robin and Blue flag Iris. Canada’s Maple Leaf Tartan appears in a new 50-cent product. more ]

Monarchy and history meet nature and culture on Canada’s collector coins

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage with a new release of collector coins showcasing Canada’s stories, symbols and traditions in an abundant variety of designs and innovative craftsmanship. more ]

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest collector coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new collector coins that tell much about Canadian history, identity and values, featuring the national wildlife, historical battles, and, of course, the Queen. more ]

Canada’s new banknotes unveiled on Earth and from orbit

Canada’s last new polymer banknotes were unveiled from the Bank of Canada’s headquarter and at the same time via satellite from the ISS 350 km above Earth. more ]

Canada honours 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice The Royal Canadian Mint issues a new collector coin remembering the Canadian heroes and their fight to defend the values of peace and freedom. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint marks 75th anniversary of Superman™

In the heart of the city that inspired Metropolis, the famous backdrop against which the story of Superman™ has been told since 1938, the Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero. more ]

Special edition celebrates 25 years Canadian silver maple leaf bullion coin

After 25 years as a leading choice of precious metal investors world-wide, the Royal Canadian Mint’s 1 oz. 99.99% pure Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin is being commemorated with a special edition bullion coin to celebrate its quarter century of success. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint refines Silver Maple Leaf security

Already renowned for its purity and quality, the Mint adds advanced visual security features to the 1 oz., 99.99% pure Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin. A new finish formed of complex radial lines and a micro-engraved laser mark will be permanent additions. more ]

Canadian writer Alice Munro honoured on coin

On March 24, Canadian literary icon Alice Munro unveiled the Royal Canadian Mint’s new collector coin at the Greater Victoria Public Library. The coin celebrates her tremendous accomplishment of receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. more ]

New Canadian Collector Coin Series: Haunted Canada

From coast to coast, Canadians have long recounted ghost stories that both delight and frighten people of all ages. With its exciting new Haunted Canada series, the Royal Canadian Mint brings to life many of these tales thanks to lenticular Technology. more ]

Canada appoints new Master of the Mint and new Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the appointment of Sandra L. Hanington as Master of the Royal Canadian Mint and of Carman Joynt as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Mint. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint invites Canadians to design circulation coins for 2017

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint nominates judges for Coin Design Contest

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a National Coin Design Contest. To assist in the selection of the finalist designs, the Mint has assembled a number of prominent Canadians. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada

From June 6 to July 5, 2015, six Canadian cities will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled their collector coins to commemorate this milestone sporting event. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint launches innovative Anti-Counterfeiting device

The Royal Canadian Mint has announced the commercial launch of its new Anti-Counterfeiting Technology. The novel device certifies the authenticity of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins by reading a micro-engraved security mark. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint informs about coins scheduled in 2016

Canada’s 2016 Silver Dollar celebrates the ushering of global communications by commemorating 150th anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable. The Mint proposes new series to coin collectors and continues popular series with new issues. more ]

Canadian currency reaching new galaxies?

If, during your next stay in Canada, you come across a 5 dollar note displaying a strangely familiar looking face, you better keep it: modified to become a likeness of Star Trek character Mr Spock, these bills have become a cult. more ]

Anti-counterfeiting device for bullion coins reveiled to European dealers

After a successful North American launch, the Royal Canadian Mint is introducing its Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology to the European market. A convenient counter-top device certifies authenticity of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint celebrates 20 years Toonie

Exactly two decades ago, Canadians were introduced to a new two-dollar circulation coin which replaced banknotes of the same value. Canadians quickly warmed up to their new bi-metallic, polar bear-themed coin which they soon nicknamed the “Toonie”. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint commemorates Toronto Blue Jays’ 40th season

In 2016, the Canadian baseball team Toronto Blue Jays celebrates its 40th season. On this occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint issues a 1oz pure silver collector coin. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint celebrates 50th anniversary of Star Trek

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’, the Royal Canadian Mint launches an out-of-this-world coin collection. The 10 dollar silver coin features Captain James T. Kirk. more ]

Bullion Coins of the World

Many investors prefer bullion coins to bars. Their advantages: they show beautiful motifs deeply rooted in the history and culture of the issuing nations. Learn more about that in our bullion coins series. more ]

Canadian coin commemorates visit of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Canada has produced a new collector’s coin to celebrate the visit of Prince William and Princess Catherine with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. more ]

Canadian gold thief convicted

In March 2015 Leston Lawrence gained a questionable fame when he was accused of having smuggled gold blanks out of the Royal Canadian Mint by concealing them in his rectum. A court has now adjudged him guilty. more ]

Giant gold coin stolen from Bode Museum

In a spectacular heist in the Berlin Bode Museum, one the world’s largest and most valuable gold coins was stolen. The theft is almost unprecedented. The great force the perpetrators executed came totally unexpected. more ]

Nummus Canada released

The inaugural issue of Canada’s first bilingual digital numismatic magazine has been released. Nummus Canada addresses money collectors of all levels, putting a special focus on Canadian coins, tokens, paper money, and medals. more ]

Canada honours civil rights activist on new banknote

The Canadian Viola Desmond made history many years before Rosa Parks did. When she refused to give up her reserved-for-whites seat at the cinema in 1946, she was put into prison. Now she has become the first woman after the Queen to be put on a banknote of her country. more ]

Canadian coins commemorate elk and lynx

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a “Predator” 1 oz, pure silver bullion coin series featuring the lynx. It has also released a bullion coin, made from 1 oz of pure gold, from its “Call of the Wild” series, celebrating the elk. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint is offering a new silver collector coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a new silver collector coin, overflowing with favourite symbols of home. Royal Canadian Mint’s “Heart of our nation” silver coin gives Canadians a great way to hold onto memories of Canada 150. more ]

Surveillance video expected to trace thieves of giant gold coin

There is still no sign of the huge gold Maple Leaf that was stolen from the Berlin Bode Museum in March 2017. Berlin Police has now posted a surveillance camera video that might help to find the burglars. more ]

Raid at dawn: criminal investigation of Bode Museum heist successful

More than three months after the giant Big Maple Leaf has been stolen from the Bode Museum, Police arrested some suspects. Thanks to a large-scale raid, the crime seems to have been largely solved. more ]

Return of commemorative coins leads to great loss in revenue for the Royal Canadian Mint

Bugs Bunny and his buddies have not been lucky for the Royal Canadian Mint. In times of declining silver prices, so many collectors have returned their coins in exchange for their nominal value that profits for 2016 collapsed. more ]

Canada commemorates 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a two-dollar commemorative circulation coin honouring the brave Canadians who fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago and paved the way to the Allied victory which ended the First World War. more ]

Canadian coin commemorates 100th anniversary of Maple Leafs

Marking the 100th anniversary of the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team, the Royal Canadian Mint released a special one-dollar circulation coin. Unveiled on October 7, 2017, Canadian hockey fans can look forward to finding it in their change. more ]

Macquarie Mint issues Gallipoli Coin

To coincide with the Centenary of Gallipoli, the Australian Macquarie Mint has launched the official 2015 $10 ‘Gallipoli Landing Centenary’ Silver Commemorative Coin. It depicts three Australian soldiers as they approach their landing point at Anzac Cove on April 25th 1915. more ]

Korean Coin Commemorates Athletics Federations 2011 Championships

The Bank of Korea has issued 50,000 Won silver coins commemorating the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Championships hold in Daegu from August 27 to September 4, 2011... more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

Riga Cathedral – “a place to discover the unknown”

The Republic of Latvia issues a collector silver coin commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Riga Cathedral on 25th July 2011. The 1-lats-coin shows the cathedral and an angel. The building is the home of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and is seen as a centre for Latvian Christs... more ]

Bishop Albert and the first coin struck in Riga in 1211

800 years ago, in Riga Bishop Albert granted traders from Gotland the right to mint coins. To commemorate the first coins struck in 1211 the Bank of Latvia issues a collector’s silver coin... more ]

150 Years of Latvian Railroad

On September 12, 1861 Latvia’s first railway was opened. In occasion of this event 150 years ago, the Latvian National Bank issues a new silver collector coin dedicated to the Latvian railroad and its history... more ]

A beer mug, “a house of hemp and butter” and the Versailles of the Baltics

275 years ago the magnificent Rund?le Palace was founded, the Versailles of the Baltics. The Bank of Latvia commemorates this event with a new collector silver coin. Also to the Hansa city Riga a coin is dedicated and a new circulation coin shows a beer mug. Why? Read it here! more ]

New Latvian circulation coin dedicated to Gingerbread Heart

The Netherlands Mint struck a new 1 lats circulation coin for the Republic of Latvia. The coin is dedicated to the “gingerbread heart” and has been issued on December 9, 2011. more ]

New Latvian collector “Stone coin”

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new collector coin “Stone coin”. It is a bi-metallic coin made of silver and a granite central disc. It reminds of the importance granite has in the Baltic state’s history, geography and culture. more ]

100 years Latvia in Olympic Games

The Bank of Latvia issues a new silver collector coin dedicated to 100 years Latvian participation in the Olympic Games. In occasion of London 2012 the country remembers its successes and releases this 1 lats coin. more ]

Royal Mint celebrates Bank of Latvia Anniversary with striking of historic coins

The Royal Mint celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the first independent currency issued in the Republic of Latvia on May 28, 2012 by striking a re-dated issue of the 5 Lats coin. more ]

New 1 lats circulation coin with hedgehog

Latvia has issued a new 1 lats circulation coin featuring a hedgehog. The cupro-nickel coin shows this cute animal that is found all over Latvia. more ]

Silver coin on centennial of Riga Zoo

On occasion of the centennial of the Riga Zoo the Bank of Latvia have issued a 1 lats coin in silver. more ]

Latvian Collector Coin ‘Karlis Zale’

The Bank of Latvia dedicated a 1 lats silver coin to the sculptor Karlis Zale who created the Freedom Monument in Riga, a monument that symbolises the nation’s unity and its national ideas. more ]

Latvian Collector Coin “Riga Technical University”

The Bank of Latvia issued a new 1 lats silver collector coin. Dedicated to the Riga Technical University on occasion of its 150th birthday it is not only a coin but a practically employable tool, which enables the measurements of size, direction and source of origin. more ]

New Latvian 1 lats circulation coin ‘Christmas bells’

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new 1 lats circulation coin ‘Christmas bells’. more ]

Latvia to issue new collector coin ‘Silver Salmon’

The Bank of Latvia is commemorating the birth date of the Latvian lats by issuing a silver replica of the original one-lats coin with a twenty times increased nominal value. more ]

Latvia issues collector coin Rudolfs Blaumanis

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new silver collector coin struck within the ‘European Silver Programme’, a collector coin programme of the EU Member States. The coin is dedicated to Rudolfs Blaumanis, one of the most distinguished and famous writers in the history of Latvia... more ]

Latvia issues Baby Coin

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new silver collector coin. The Baby Coin is destined to become a present made by friends to a newborn baby following traditional customs of showing thus their good will and joy over the new human’s birth. more ]

New Latvian collector coin on 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner

The coin ‘Rihards Vagners’ issued by the Bank of Latvia is a dedication to the composer on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birthday and a memorial to his active life period in Riga. more ]

German mint strikes 400 million new euro coins for Latvia

On January 1, 2014 Latvia will adhere to the euro zone. In the beginning 400 million coins will be needed which are being struck at the German mints in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. more ]

Latvia commemorates composer Jazeps Vitols with silver collector coin

Marking Jazeps Vitols' 150th anniversary, the Central Bank of Latvia has issued a collector coin therewith celebrating a composer who sang praise to the light and the founder of the professional musical education in Latvia. more ]

Latvian collector coin dedicated to famous literary work

Latvia issued a new 5 euro collector coin dedicated to ‘The White Book’ by Janis Jaunsudrabins. The coin was struck by the Dutch Mint and features the cover of ‘The White Book’ and illustrations from it. more ]

Tribute to the Baltic states: Latvia issues three new commemorative coins

Latvia brings three new commemorative coins, celebrating unity among the Baltic states, the 300th anniversary of the Latvian writer, linguist and thinker Gotthard Friedrich Stender and Riga’s distinction as European Capital of Culture 2014. more ]

Latvia celebrates 500 years of the Riga Castle

The Latvijas Banka has issued a silver collector coin that marks the 500th anniversary of the Riga Castle. The obverse of the coin depicts Wolter von Plettenberg, the Master of the Livonian Order, and the Madonna. The reverse shows the Riga Castle in a bird’s-eye view. more ]

Collector coin honors most influential Latvian couple

The latest collector coin released by Latvia celebrates two poets Rainis and Aspazija, the country’s most influential couple. They became leading figures in the New Current movement and are linked to a time of radical change around 1900. more ]

Latvia issues coin to honour 30 years of EU flag

Latvijas Banka issues a 2 euro commemorative coin to honour 30 years of the European Union flag. Designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos, it features 12 stars that morph into human figures embracing the birth of a new Europe. more ]

Latvia issues 2 euro coin featuring nesting stork

Latvijas Banka is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin featuring a nesting stork. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. more ]

Latvijas Banka issues ‘Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog’s Coat’

Latvijas Banka has issued a new 5 euro silver collector coin – ‘Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog’s Coat’. This is the second coin in a special collector coin series dedicated to the most dearly loved and significant Latvian fairy tales. more ]

Latvia issues collector coin ‘”Baltars”. Porcelain’

Latvijas Banka issues a 5 euros silver collector coin in the unique shape of a flat plate. Serving as legal tender, this creation is dedicated to “Baltars”, the workshop of fine china and faience and pride of Latvian national culture. more ]

Latvijas Banka issues 2 euro commemorative coin featuring cow

The cow of the former 2 lats circulation coins has been restored to live on the 2 euro commemorative coin Latvia has issued. more ]

Latvia issues 5 euro silver collector coin “National Entrepreneur”

Latvijas Banka is issuing a 5 euro silver collector coin “National Entrepreneur”. This coin is dedicated to the achievements of Latvian entrepreneurs and honours their endeavour and contribution to reinforcing the economic independence. more ]

Latvia issues innovative collector coin “The Earth”

A 5 euro collector coin “The Earth” has been issued by Latvijas Banka. Made of translucent perlucor with a silver outer ring and depicting Earth at the center, the issue is both innovative and unique, in terms of technology and design. more ]

Latvian coin celebrates “The Old Man’s Mitten”

Constituting the third issue of the Fairy Tale Coin series, Latvijas Banka has released the collector coin “The Old Man’s Mitten”. After Five Cats and The Hedgehog Coat, this 5-euro silver coin, too, celebrates one of Latvian’s most loved fairy tales. more ]

Winners of Latvian collector coin design competition announced

In the competition for the design of an innovative euro collector coin, Latvijas Banka has announced the winners. The first prize goes to industrial designer Arturs Analts for his design concept “Honey”. more ]

Design for 2018 common Baltic coin chosen

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design in 2018. Chosen by the public, the winning design by Justas Petrulis celebrates the countries’ mutual past, present and future. more ]

Latvian gold coin features horseshoe fibula

Latvijas Banka has issued a new 20 euro gold collector coin “Gold Brooches. The Horseshoe Fibula”. Continuing the series dedicated to Latvia’s centenary, it resembles a 12th century specimen of this piece of jewellery and carrier of centuries-old information. more ]

Latvia dedicates coin to folk songs

Latvijas Banka has issued a 5 euro silver collector coin “Smith forges in the sky”. Dedicated to all Latvian folk songs and bearing a poetical message enhanced by the drawings of artist Edgars Folks, it refers to a key symbol of Latvian identity. more ]

1 Lats Collector Coin Fog Mists the Pane dedicated to Aleksandrs Caks

The Bank of Latvia releases a 1 lats collector coin dedicated to Aleksandrs ?aks, Latvia’s great 20th century poet... more ]

Silver medal features original shred of papal stole

The canonization of Pope John Paul II was held on 27 April 2014. Lithuanian mint has marked this special occasion by issuing a unique piece of art – a silver medal with an insert. This is a shred of pope’s stole that he was wearing during the visit in Lithuania in 1993. more ]

Lithuania issued the last Litas Collector Coin before adopting Euro

A 50 litas silver commemorative coin was issued on December 16, 2014. This was the very last litas coin as Lithuania adopted the euro from the 1st of January, 2015. more ]

Lithuania issues coin in honor of Mykolas Kleopas Oginskis

The latest release of the Lithuanian Mint is a 20 euro collector silver coin dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of national and public figure Mykolas Kleopas Oginskis. more ]

Lithuanian 2 euro coin features amber disc amulet

Coins marked with Baltic symbols are currently issued by the Bank of Lithuania. Constituting legal tender, the latest 2 euro commemorative coin features an archaeological find from the Neolithic period: an amber disc amulet. more ]

New issues of Lithuanian Labyrinth coin series

On behalf of Armenia, The Lithuanian Mint releases two additions to its silver coin series “The Labyrinths of the World”. Devoted to the Barcelona Labyrinth and Masone Labyrinth near Parma, they are equipped with a gilded ball running through the maze’s trails. more ]

Design for 2018 common Baltic coin chosen

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design in 2018. Chosen by the public, the winning design by Justas Petrulis celebrates the countries’ mutual past, present and future. more ]

Macau snake commemorative coins

A new coin of Macau’s lunar coin series will be issued by The Singapore Mint in September 2012. It features the snake, this year’s animal according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, and, on the reverse, the ruins of St Paul’s in the historical centre of Macau. more ]

New editions in Singapore’s Macau Lunar Series and World Buddha Heritage Series

In August 2014, the Singapore Mint unveiled the Macau Lunar Goat, the eighth coin in the Macau Lunar Series, and the first convex coin with the Maitreya Buddha of Vietnam, the seventh issue of the Bhutan World Buddha Heritage Series. more ]

The Singapore Mint ushers in 2017 Year of the Rooster

On behalf of Bhutan and Macau, The Singapore Mint has released the Lunar Rooster Coins for 2017. Featuring the almanac animal and scenic attractions of the relevant country, the coins impress with their ultra-high relief. more ]

Third series of Malaysian coins introduced

Malaysia has issued a new coin series themed “Distinctively Malaysia”. The coins are considered to be more durable and resistant to counterfeiting. In addition they reduce the production costs by 49 per cent. more ]

Malta presents new coin programme with a symposium

The Central Bank of Malta hosted a symposium presenting the coin programme 2013. Renowned experts explained the programme’s topics and underlined the historical relevance of the coins. more ]

Bullion coins part 5: Libertad

There are bullion coins that simply bear a wonderful name, for instance the Mexican Libertad, liberty, the bullion coin of the United Mexican States. It tells the story of the Aztec and Mexican past. more ]

Aztec God and jaguars – The Aztec calendar on a 2011 Mexican 1 kg silver coin

One of the world’s most impressive archaeological treasures ? weighing over 22 tons and with a diameter of about 12 feet ? has inspired one of the world’s largest coins, containing 1 kilogram (over 32 oz.) of pure silver... more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

‘Mexican Paper Money 2017’ online available

World Numismatics has released the 2017 Edition of the most complete guide to Mexican Paper Money for digital download. Listing more than 7,000 items and thousands of changes including many newly discovered notes, this industry standard is now fully searchable. more ]

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Mongolia issues coin on Long-eared hedgehog

As part of the Wildlife Protection series Mongolia dedicates a new coin to one of its native animals, the long-eared hedgehog. The Coin Invest Trust has chosen a design reminiscent of the series’ first coin, the twice award-winning ‘Gulo gulo’ of 2007. more ]

Mongolian Wolf in an artful issue

The Mongolian wolf is one of the many animals in danger of extinction. Now, Mongolia is dedicating a gold plated silver coin to this native subspecies of the wolf, a coin that most certainly has a chance of winning the ‘Innovation’ category at the next Coin of the Year awards. more ]

Mongolia’s most famous son: Chinggis Khan

Chinggis Khan and his sons built one of the biggest empires in the history of man and one that lasted longer than any other nomad empire. A Mongolian commemorative coin has now been dedicated to him. more ]

Wild Horse continues Mongolian Nature series in 2014

Coin Invest Trust continues its Mongolian Nature series by issuing the “Wild Horse”. The new addition to the coin series with the cut-out motifs has been an enormous success just like its predecessor, the “Wolf”. Like the wolf coin, the current edition is available in gilded silver and gold. more ]

Mongolian Nature 2015 - Falco cherrug

The Saker falcon is the national bird of Mongolia and decorates the latest issue of the award-winning Mongolian Nature series created by Coin Invest Trust for Mongolia. more ]

Mongolian Coin with a Dwarf Hamster

The fan community of the Campbell’s dwarf hamster is ever growing. More and more people enjoy the presence of the little rodents at home. The latest issue in the award-winning Wildlife Protection series, created for Mongolia by Coin Invest Trust, is dedicated to this popular pet. more ]

Year of the Monkey

2016 will be the Year of the Monkey. On behalf of Mongolia, Coin Invest Trust created a commemorative coin that will enchant (not just) all those who are fascinated by Chinese astrology. more ]

Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

The first coin in Coin Invest Trust’s new “Evolution of Life” series, minted for Mongolia, renders the fascinating Ammonites alive in rich detail and sensational high-relief. more ]

Mongolian Nature 2016 – Owl

The latest issue in the popular and several-time award winning Mongolian Nature series that Coin Invest Trust designs for Mongolia is the owl. The design is executed in a characteristic cut-out technique as it was already employed with the pluri-awarded first issue, “Crying Wolf”. more ]

Wildlife Protection 2016 – Saker Falcon

Created by Coin Invest Trust on behalf of Mongolia, the latest issue of the multi-award-winning Wildlife Protection Series is devoted to the Saker Falcon. more ]

Evolution of Life 2016 – Trilobite

The EVOLUTION OF LIFE series, designed for Mongolia by Coin Invest Trust, dedicates its second issue to the trilobites. The silver edition shows the trilobite in impressive relief height thanks to smartminting© technology. more ]

Chinggis Khaan 2016

For Mongolia Coin Invest Trust has designed the 2016 issue of the CHINGGIS KHAAN series in silver and gold, honouring the Mongolian ruler. The coin’s high relief achieves an unprecedented height and sharpness thanks to smartminting technology. more ]

Year of the Rooster

For Mongolia, Coin Invest Trust has designed a coin to commemorate the Year of the Rooster. The silver edition is limited to 2017 pieces and its handmade HiCarv element rises particularly high from the coin field. more ]

Fidel Castro

On behalf of Mongolia, Coin Invest Trust dedicates two commemorative coins to recently deceased Fidel Castro. The relief of the silver edition is especially high and rich in detail thanks to smartminting© technology. The gold edition impresses with its diameter. more ]

Mongolian Nature – Roaring Deer

The Roaring Deer completes Coin Invest Trust’s popular and multiple-times internationally distinguished Mongolian Nature series issued by Mongolia. The fifth issue features a red deer, on the silver coin in the shape of a cut-out silhouette in the style of the series. more ]

Exotic Butterflies – Aporia crataegi

For Mongolia, Coin Invest Trust adorns the seventh issue in its successful Exotic Butterflies series with a true-to-life specimen of the black-veined white. This makes the series, which was issued by a different country every year, complete. It is the last issue in the series. more ]

Evolution of Life – Ichthyosauria

On behalf of Mongolia, CIT created the third issue in the popular “Evolution of Life” series. Incredibly true-to-life, “Ichthyosaur” appears like a real fish lizard with its rose gold relief against a slate-grey background. more ]

Star Wars on Collector Coins from Down-under

New Zealand Mint releases three sets of collector coins featuring characters of the legendary Star Wars Saga. Further releases are planned and will meet other franchising events in the next years till 2014... more ]

New Zealand Mint issues a SpongeBob SquarePants Coin Set

PFG Precious Metals has partnered with New Zealand Mint to manufacture, produce and distribute a limited edition four-coin set featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s global pop culture phenomenon SpongeBob SquarePants... more ]

New Zealand Mint produces baby photo coins

On behalf of Niue New Zealand Mint produces two collector silver coins featuring impressive baby photos taken by award-winning photographer Anne Geddes. more ]

Star Wars™ coin set strikes back

On behalf of Niue New Zealand Mint has produced four new 1oz .999 silver coins from the much-loved film series Star Wars™ featuring legendary characters Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Queen Amidala and Darth Maul. more ]

New Zealand Mint coin packs The Greatest™ punch

On behalf of Fiji the New Zealand Mint releases a collector silver coin dedicated to boxing legend Muhammad Ali in occasion of his 70th birthday. more ]

New-Zealand Mint issues coins featuring Monopoly and Transformers

A board game that’s sold more than 275 million copies, Monopoly, and a movie franchise worth more than one billion dollars, Transformers, are the two latest additions to the NZ Mint collectable coin family. more ]

New Zealand Mint issues Doctor Who 50th anniversary coin

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary sci-fi television series Doctor Who, the New Zealand Mint has released a silver coin featuring an engraved picture of the TARDIS. more ]

Disney-themed coins from New Zealand Mint

In a global first, New Zealand Mint will release a series of gold and silver commemorative coins, featuring some of Disney’s most recognised and cherished characters. The coins will be struck by Perth Mint on behalf of New Zealand Mint. more ]

50 Year of Decimal Currency: The Festive Event of the Numismatic Society of Auckland and the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand

For 50 years, New Zealand has not calculated with pound, shilling and pence anymore, but with New Zealand dollars. The two biggest numismatic societies of New Zealand took this as an opportunity to organize an international conference and a coin fair. Ursula Kampmann was among the attendees and has checked out Auckland’s numismatic side. more ]

New Zealand History Coined

Robert Pepping looks in “New Zealand History Coined” at the pre-decimal currency of New Zealand from 1933 to 1965. He offers many details for all those who want to know more about the historical, economic and cultural background of the coins and their designs. more ]

Nicaragua’s córdoba oro: coins in the land of the volcanoes

What do you know about the circulating coins of Nicaragua? Very little? Reading this article then will definitely pay off. more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

First silver and gold commemorative coin 2011: The Netherlands and the Art of Painting

On 30th May 2011, the Dutch Ministry of Finance will issue a new 5 and 10 Euro commemorative coin. The coin is being struck as a mark of honour to Dutch paintings and there will also be special issues for collectors... more ]

Royal Dutch Mint issues a commemorative coin: 100 years Mint building

The Royal Dutch Mint will issue a new commemorative coin on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its Mint. More detailed information will be available soon. more ]

First Coin to Have “QR” Bar Code Embedded into Design

To honor the centennial of the Mint building in Utrecht the Dutch Ministry of Finance authorized the issue of an additional commemorative coin this year. A special feature on this coin is a 2D (two dimensional) QR bar code... more ]

Netherlands Commemorate 50 Years WWF

The Royal Dutch Mint will be striking 5 and 10 Euro coins commemorating the 50 year existence of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). In addition to circulation coins special editions for collectors will be available in silver and gold proof quality... more ]

Cutbacks at Geldmuseum Utrecht

For years the new Geldmuseum in Utrecht struggles with serious budgetary problems. Now the bigger part of the staff will be laid off, services will be extremely reduced, the research department cut off, the library closed and much more. Here you will find an information send by the Head of Department and the Librarian. more ]

Commemorative coin 2012: The Tulip Five

Commissioned by the Ministry of Finance, in 2012 the Royal Dutch Mint will be striking a new commemorative coin with the theme: 400 year diplomatic trade relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. more ]

Coin with Augmented Reality Layar Technology

The Central Bank of Aruba commemorates the ‘Shoco’ (burrowing owl) as national symbol of Aruba with an Augmented Reality Coin struck by the Royal Dutch Mint. This is the very first coin with Augmented Reality in the world. A smartphone permits access to a world of information behind the coin. more ]

Dutch coin is Coin of the Year 2013

After the announcement of the winners in the various categories of the Coin of the Year Award the jury has announced as well the overall coin of the year: a Dutch coin featuring a QR barcode. more ]

A shoe full of silver coins

During construction works nearby the Rotterdam townhall archaeologists made an extraordinary find. They discovered an old leather shoe containing 477 Dutch silver coins dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. more ]

Curaçao and Sint Maarten celebrate 150 years abolition of slavery

In 1863 slavery was finally abolished in the Netherlands Antilles. Now Curaçao and Sint Maarten commemorate the 150th anniversary of that event by issuing a 5 Guilders silver coin struck by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt. more ]

The Rietveld Five Euro is Netherlands’ commemorative coin 2013

On 17 June, the Dutch Ministry of Finance has issued a new 5 and 10 euro commemorative coin: ‘The Rietveld Five Euro’. It is dedicated to the famous Dutch designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) and is part of the Europe-star programme. more ]

Dutch 5 Euro coin celebrates Peace Palace

On the 26th of August, the Dutch Ministry of Finance issued a new Dutch 5 Euro commemorative coin: the Peace Palace Five Euro (‘Vredespaleis Vijfje’). The monumental Peace Palace of The Hague houses international courts and law institutions. more ]

The Netherlands mark 200 years of Kingdom

The Ministry of Finance is issuing a special 2 euro commemorative coin to celebrate 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands. Various editions among which one with colour printing will be made available. more ]

Netherlands issue new Dutch Euro circulation coins

The Netherland’s ministry of Finance has revealed the design for the national side of the new Dutch Euro coins featuring the portrait of King Willem-Alexander. The coins will be brought into circulation in January 2014 but 1 and 2 eurocents will be part only of the collectors’ sets. more ]

New euro coins from the Royal Dutch Mint

After more than a decade, the Royal Mint introduces new euro Dutch coins. The eight denominations of euro coins featuring King Willem-Alexander’s portrait will be issued in early 2014. more ]

New 2 Euro King’s Double Portrait from the Dutch Mint

Following the 2 euro Double Portrait 2013 and the introduction of the new Dutch euro coins for 2014, a new 2 euro King’s Double Portrait will be released in May 2014. The King’s Double Portrait is the final part in the coin trilogy to commemorate the change of rule. more ]

Commemorative Euro coins for de Nederlandsche Bank anniversary

On March 6th 2014, the Royal Dutch Mint has issued the first 5 and 10 euro commemorative coins of 2014, in honour of 200 years de Nederlandsche Bank. The coin is not only available as silver proof version, but also as coloured version in red, orange and blue. more ]

Royal Dutch Mint sold, effective November 22, 2016

After several months of searching for a buyer, the Belgian investment group Heylen has bought the Royal Dutch Mint. The purchase price amounted to 3.6 million euros. more ]

Dutch coin honors football legend Johan Cruyff

In 2017 Johan Cruyff would have reached the age of 70. As a tribute The Royal Dutch Mint has issued a commemorative coin. It features an iconic 3D portrait of Cruyff, combined with the effigy of King Willem-Alexander, as a symbol of equality and solidarity. more ]

Netherlands to be honored at 2018 World Money Fair

The World Money Fair welcomes a different nation as host country every year. The one for 2018 has just been announced: The Netherlands. more ]

Russian Eggs found in the Southern Pacific

The Mint of Poland releases a series of collector coins dedicated to the Imperial Fabergé Eggs in the name of Niue Island... more ]

Benjamin the last Tasmanian Tiger on Lenticular Coins

The last known Tasmanian Tiger, ‘Benjamin’, died in a Zoo September 7 1936, since then Australian ‘National Threatened Species Day’. Now Benjamin has been immortalized on a commemorative coin combining 3-dimensional techniques into an eight part lenticular coin... more ]

Star Wars on Collector Coins from Down-under

New Zealand Mint releases three sets of collector coins featuring characters of the legendary Star Wars Saga. Further releases are planned and will meet other franchising events in the next years till 2014... more ]

New Zealand Mint issues a SpongeBob SquarePants Coin Set

PFG Precious Metals has partnered with New Zealand Mint to manufacture, produce and distribute a limited edition four-coin set featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s global pop culture phenomenon SpongeBob SquarePants... more ]

New Zealand Mint produces baby photo coins

On behalf of Niue New Zealand Mint produces two collector silver coins featuring impressive baby photos taken by award-winning photographer Anne Geddes. more ]

Star Wars™ coin set strikes back

On behalf of Niue New Zealand Mint has produced four new 1oz .999 silver coins from the much-loved film series Star Wars™ featuring legendary characters Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Queen Amidala and Darth Maul. more ]

Mint of Poland turns to the third side of the coin

Mint of Poland has presented a cylindrical coin, Fortuna Redux. The third side, normally the narrow rim, has been extended and worked on extensively with most advanced technologies. more ]

New-Zealand Mint issues coins featuring Monopoly and Transformers

A board game that’s sold more than 275 million copies, Monopoly, and a movie franchise worth more than one billion dollars, Transformers, are the two latest additions to the NZ Mint collectable coin family. more ]

Niue commemorates 60th anniversary of first oil discovery in Australia

When oil was first discovered in Australia on December the 4th 1953, it sparked jubilation across the country – now, the 60th anniversary of that important date is celebrated with a coin issued by Niue … more ]

New Zealand Mint releases Doctor Who monsters

In 2014, New Zealand Mint is releasing the newest coins in its popular Doctor Who series on behalf of Niue. A limited number of 5,000 Dalek collectable coins are on sale on the NZ Mint web site since 4 February. more ]

Donald Duck’s Gold and Silver Celebration

One of the world’s most beloved animated characters, Donald Duck, is set to celebrate his 80th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion, New Zealand Mint has designed and produced a gold and silver coin honouring the popular character. more ]

The end of a 135 year long monetary history?

Is the end of 50-øre pieces in Norway approaching? more ]

A Sami protest against Norwegian coin politics

How can the language of the Same be integrated into Norwegian coinage? more ]

New silver coins in 2011 to celebrate sports in Norway

On January 8, 2011 Norges Bank will issue two commemorative silver coins to mark the central role of sports in Norway... more ]

Norwegian 50-øre coin to be withdrawn

Norges Bank has decided that the 50-øre coin shall be withdrawn from circulation and no longer be legal tender from 1 May 2012... more ]

The Norwegian Bank commemorates the Royal couple’s birthdays in 2012

Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja will both be celebrating their 75th birthdays in 2012, and a silver commemorative coin will be issued by Norges Bank to mark the occasion... more ]

10-krone coin to commemorate the bicentenary of Norway’s first university

This year is the bicentenary of the founding of Norway’s first university. To mark the event, Norges Bank will issue a special edition 10-krone circulation coin on May 3, 2011... more ]

A new hearing from Norway on damaged coins and banknotes

What should be done with worn and damaged bank notes? The Norwegian Central Bank is discussing the different possibilities... more ]

50-øre coins in Norway with date error

New 50-øre coins ordered by Norge bank have a date error. According to the bank this will not cause any problems for their circulation. But the coins will neither be interesting for collectors: More than 8 million have been struck showing this error... more ]

Mandela Luthuli Laureate twin set minted to commemorate Nobel win 50 years on

On November 23, 2011 the South African Gold Coin Exchange issued a new set of gold medallions commemorating the 50th anniversary of Chief Albert Luthuli winning the Nobel Peace Prize... more ]

Norway to withdraw banknotes

Norges Bank informs that the banknotes in the previous Series VI will soon be worthless. Many banknotes in this series are still in circulation. Norges Bank will no longer be obliged to redeem these notes as from 1 November 2012. more ]

Norway commemorates 100 years universal suffrage

In 1913, a decision was taken by the Storting, the Norwegian parliament, to extend universal suffrage to include women. To mark the 100th anniversary of this event, Norges Bank has issued a 10-krone special edition circulation coin on 8 March 2013. more ]

Silver coin to celebrate the birthdays of Norvegian Royal couple

Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja both celebrate their 75th birthdays in 2012. To mark the occasion, Norges Bank has issued a commemorative silver coin on the King’s birthday, 21 February. Queen Sonja celebrates her 75th birthday on 4 July. more ]

50-øre coin retired

Norges Bank decided in March 2011 that the 50-øre coin will be withdrawn from circulation. Since May 2012 the coin has stopped to be legal tender. This was the end of a coin with a long tradition. more ]

Norway searching for an efficient payment system

According to the Norges Bank 2011 Annual Report on Payment Systems Norway and Iceland lead the world in payment card usage. To reduce payment costs the banks are developing services to increase the speed of payment transfers and contactless payments. more ]

The 50-year Jubilee of the “Man-Hole Cover” and Other Coin News from Norway

In 2013 the Norwegian 5-kroner coin will celebrate its 50-year anniversary, but perhaps more famously, the 10-kroner nickel silver coin will celebrate 30 years since its introduction in 1983. more ]

Planning Norway’s future commemorative coins

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has constituted a committee of three members to plan the future of commemorative coin production in Norway. The three-member committee is administrated by Per J. Jordal, from the Centre party. more ]

Theme of Norway’s new banknotes: ‘The Sea’

In order to enhance banknote security, Norges Bank started work on a new banknote series in autumn 2012. The theme of the new series will be the sea, reflecting its importance for Norway’s business sector and economic prosperity. more ]

Sami parliament asks for commemorative coin

To celebrate the 100-year jubilee of the first Sami national meeting it was proposed that the central bank issues a commemorative coin or banknote. Although a first request was declined, the matter has not been decided yet and continues to provide a lively political debate. more ]

Norges Bank commemorates Constitution bicentenary

This year, 2014, is the bicentenary year of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution. To mark this important event in Norway's history, Norges Bank has issued two commemorative coins on 16 February 2014. more ]

Motif for Supreme Court of Norway commemorative coin chosen

The year 2015 will mark the bicentenary of the inception of the Supreme Court of Norway. Norges Bank will commemorate this event by issuing an NOK 20 special edition circulation coin. more ]

Norwegian Commemorative Coin for Supreme Court Bicentenary

Norges Bank issued a 20-krone special edition circulation coin to mark the bicentenary of the inception of the Supreme Court of Norway. The coin shows one of the two lion sculptures flanking the main stairway in the Supreme Court’s entrance hall. more ]

Artist Chosen to Design Motif of Norges Bank’s Bicentenary Coin

Kjersti M. Austdal won the competition to design the reverse side of Norges Bank’s bicentenary coin with the motif “Norgespulsen”. The coin will be issued to commemorate the central bank’s bicentenary in 2016. more ]

Norway’s new banknotes

On 22 November 2016, Norway’s new banknotes were on public display for the first time. The first denominations will be put into circulation in summer 2017. The banknotes feature a common theme instead of portraits. more ]

Hungarian mint issues Commemorative Coin in honor of Dezsö Kosztolányi

On March 29th, 2010 the Hungarian Mint has issued a new commemorative coin in honor of the Hungarian poet, Dezsö Kosztolányi you would celebrate his 125th birthday in 2010...
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Hungary issues new Commemorative Coin

Hungary will issue a new commemorative coin on the occasion of the 30th European Championships in Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water... more ]

Hungary issues new Commemorative Coin

Hungary issues a new commemorative coin on the admonishments of king St. Stephen to his son St. Emeric. One of the most eminent Hungarian historians writes about the medieval background... more ]

Hungarian Commemorative Coin honors the inventor of the biro

On September 29th, 2010 the Hungarian National Bank issued a new commemorative coin. It is dedicated to Lászlo József Biro the inventor of the biro... more ]

Hungary issues new Commemorative Coin

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central bank of Hungary) will issue the last two new silver collector coins of 2010 on November, 6th. The topic is the 200th anniversary of Ferenc Erkel, the composer of the Hungarian national anthem.... more ]

New Issue of the Hungarian Mint

January 11, 2011 the Hungarian mint has issued a new commemorative coin dedicated to Anyos Jedlik and the principle of the self-excitation in 1861... more ]

New Issue of the Hungarian Mint

January 12, 2011 the Hungarian mint has issued a new commemorative coin on the occasion of the Hungarian EU-Presidency 2011...
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Wooden masks and black storks – The Hungarian Central Bank issues new coins in April

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued three silver coins in the month of April celebrating a festivity of major importance for the whole country, a great poet, and Hungary’s magnificent Danube National Park...
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The Deák tér Lutheran Church of Budapest

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a silver collector coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the Lutheran Church of Deák tér in Budapest. It is the fourth coin of the series “Masterpieces of the Hungarian ecclesiastical architecture”... more ]

The engineer and the politician

On August 6, 2011 the Hungarian Mint has issued a silver coin in memory of István Bibó, Hungarian Minister, writer and lawyer. On 14th August a gold collector coin was be released in the series “The smallest gold coin of the world” on occasion of the 200th anniversary of Adam Clark’s birth. The Scottish engineer supervised the building of the bridge between Buda and Pest... more ]

Hungary Commemorates 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Franz Liszt

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued two commemorative coins, one in gold and one as piedfort, to honor Franz Liszt. The great Austro-Hungarian composer was a student of Chopin and Paganini, and was born 200 years ago in an Hungarian village... more ]

Two new collector coins from Hungary

The Central Bank of Hungary issues two new collector silver coins. One of them is dedicated to “The Tragedy of Men” written by Imre Madach. The other coin is part of the programme “European Artists” and celebrates the 125th birthday of the sculptor and artist Jozsef Remenyi. more ]

Hungarian coin honors the writer István Örkény

István Örkény was the creator of world-class Hungarian grotesque prose. In honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth the Hungarian Mint has issued a collector coin being part of the series “Great Figures of Hungarian Literature”. more ]

Coin commemorates first Hungarian satellite

Masat-1 (the name derives from MAgyar and SATellite) was the first satellite built completely by Hungarians. The Hungarian Mint has issued a collector coin on that occasion... more ]

The first golden florin on a collector coin

On June 15, 2012 the Hungarian Mint issued a gold collector coin that reproduces in its centre a historic gold florin of King Charles I (1301-1342). This is the first coin in the series “Gold Florins of Medieval Hungary”. more ]

Hungarian coins on Olympic Games

In occasion of the Olympics Summer Games in London the Central Bank of Hungary issues a gold and a silver collector coin dedicated to the most successful disciplines of the country: the kayak and canoe sprint on still water. The gold coin is one of the world’s smallest. more ]

100 years Hungarian Scout Association marked in silver

Marking the centennial anniversary of the Hungarian Scout Association, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a collector coin with a matching 100 forint denomination. The official logo of the organisation – a lily with the Hungarian holy crown – is depicted on the obverse. more ]

Hungary's first oval coin dedicated to Nobel Prize Winner

Hungary’s first oval coin is the first coin in a new series of Hungarian Nobel Prize Winners. The National Bank of Hungary commemorates Albert Szent-Györgyi, the Discoverer of Vitamin C, with this issue. more ]

Hungary honours first governor of National Bank with silver coin

The National Bank of Hungary remembers the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sándor Popovics, First Governor of the National Bank, with a silver coin. more ]

Hungary issues coins on UNESCO protected táncház dance method

In 2011 the UNESCO inscribed the táncház method on the register of best safeguarding practices, as a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage. To the táncház the Central Bank of Hungary dedicates a series of silver collector coins. more ]

Hungary celebrates 100th anniversary of birth of Sándor Weöres

The Central Bank of Hungary celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sándor Weöres (1913-1989), Hungarian poet and writer with a new issue. The coin is part of the European silver collector program, whose common topic in 2013 is “European writers”... more ]

Hungary celebrates 150th anniversary of writer Géza Gárdonyi

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the writer Géza Gárdonyi, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a new collector coin featuring a scene of the Battle at the Castle of Eger 1552, an event that has inspired Gárdonyi to write one of Hungary’s most favorite novels. more ]

Hungary releases second part of series ‘Gold florins of Medieval Hungary’

Hungary issues the second part of the collector series ‘Gold florins of Medieval Hungary’ depicting the golden florin of Louis I (1342-1382), thus honoring one of their great leaders from the medieval past. more ]

Hungary's new Commemorative Coin honors József Eötvös

On 11th September 2013, the Central Bank of Hungary issued a new commemorative coin, honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of József Eötvös. more ]

Hungary honors Robert Capa with Commemorative Coin

On the occasion of his 100th anniversary, the Central Bank of Hungary issues a commemorative coin in honor of Robert Capa, one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, working primarily as a photojournalist and war correspondent. more ]

Hungarian commemorative coin honours composer Béni Egressy

Marking the 200th anniversary of Béni Egressy’s birthday, the National Bank of Hungary is issuing a commemorative coin in silver and non-ferrous metal. The front of the coin shows the notes to the first line of the Szózat, “Hazádnak rendületlenül”, while the back bears a portrait of Egressy. more ]

National Bank of Hungary celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a collector coin to mark the 90th anniversary of its foundation. The coin was designed by Gábor Kereszthury. A silver, HUF 10,000 version and a HUF 2,000 non-ferrous version were minted. more ]

Hungarian Mint Issues Gold Florin of Queen Mary

With the issue of Queen Mary’s gold florin, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank continues its series “Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins”, launched with the gold florins of Charles I in 2012 and Louis I in 2013. more ]

Hungary commemorates 150th anniversary of the death of András Fáy

By issuing a collector coin marking the 150th anniversary of his death, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours the life and work of András Fáy, founder of the First Hungarian Savings Bank. more ]

Collector Coin for the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta

The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is a Catholic organisation with rich and varied activities to help those in need. And good deeds are rewarded, here with a commemorative coin from the Hungarian Mint. more ]

Hungarian Mint commemorates famous architect Miklós Ybl

Hungary marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Miklós Ybl with the issue of a silver collector coin in 2014. The coin’s front shows the church in Fót, as interpreted by the sculptress Ildikó Eröss, with a portrait and signature of Ybl on the back. more ]

New issue in Hungarian Nobel Prize winners commemorative coin series

On 10 October 2014, the Central Bank of Hungary issued a collector coin in honour of Róbert Bárány. Róbert Bárány received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1914 for his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear. more ]

New Hungarian Collector Coin for the painter István Csók

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours the great Hungarian painter István Csók with the issuance of a commemorative coin marking the 150th anniversary of his birth. more ]

Hungary dedicates coin to Jurisics Castle

Continuing its series “Hungarian Castles” the Magyar Nemzeti Bank now adds a new 10,000-Ft silver coin and a 2,000-Ft non-ferrous coin commemorating Jurisics Castle in Köszeg. The castle became particularly famous during the Ottoman wars in the 16th century. more ]

Hungary celebrates Duna-Ipoly National Park

As part of its series “National Parks of Hungary”, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a commemorative coin presenting the Danube-Ipoly National Park. The park was created in 1997 and is home to many rare species. more ]

Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours Hungarian chronicler Sebestyén Tinódi

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank honours the great Hungarian chronicler Sebestyén Tinódi by issuing a collector coin. The coin was designed by Tamás E. Soltra. more ]

Hungarian Collector Coin for the Nobel Prize Winner Richárd Zsigmondy

As part of the collector coin series honouring Hungarian Nobel Prize winners, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a 5000-forint silver and a 2000-forint non-ferrous coin, marking 150th birthday of Richárd Zsigmondy and 90th anniversary of receiving the Nobel Prize. more ]

Hungary Issues Coin In Honour of a Firefighter

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a collector coin celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of Kornél Szilvay, one of the greatest figures in the history of Hungarian firefighting technology. more ]

Coin celebrates anniversary of first Hungarian bible translation

Marking the 425th anniversary of the first, full Hungarian translation of the Bible, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a commemorative coin. more ]

Hungarian coin commemorates Mohács National Memorial

Mohács was the scene where nearly 18,000 Hungarian soldiers died on August 29, 1526. The Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a coin in commemoration of the victims and the Mohács National Memorial. more ]

Collector’s version of Hungarian National and Memorial Historical Sites coin released

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has released a commemorative version of the HUF 50 circulation coin of the National and Memorial Historcial Sites series. It attempts to draw general attention to the importance of national and historical memorial sites, their purpose as well as to the role played by the various sites in history. more ]

Hungarian coin commemorates 110th Anniversary of Magyar Nemzeti Bank Building and 150th Anniversary of birth of Miksa Róth

With the latest collector coin, Hungary celebrates the 110th anniversary of the building of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank as well as the 150th anniversary of the birth of glass painter and mosaic artist Miksa Róth. more ]

Hungary issues coin in honor of Ignac Semmelweis

Commemorating “The savior of mothers”, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issued a collector coin with a portrait of Ignac Semmelweis. Available in two versions, the coin is part of “The World’s Smallest Gold Coins Series”. more ]

Hungarian coin celebrates 5th anniversary of adoption of Fundamental Law

Marking the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Fundamental Law, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a 10,000-forint silver collector coin and a 2,000-forint non-ferrous version bearing the same image. more ]

Hungary issues coin on Szigetvár Castle

The National Bank of Hungary continues releasing its “Hungarian Castles” series of collector coins with the seventh coin: “Szigetvár Castle” renders homage to the 450th anniversary of the Szigetvár siege. more ]

Hungarian coins celebrate forint’s 70th birthday

As 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the introduction of Hungary’s forint currency system, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues silver and non-ferrous collector coins. Designed by István Kósa, the coins feature elements of the renewed 20,000-Ft banknote. more ]

Hungarian Mint issues the gold florin of Sigismund

With the issue of King Sigismund’s gold florin, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank continues its series “Medieval Hungarian Gold Florins”. Sigismund was crowned King of Hungary on 31 March 1387 in Székesfehérvár and was one of the most important rulers of the late Middle Age. more ]

Hungarian coins celebrate 2016 Summer Olympics

Marking the XXXI. Summer Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro August 5-21 and the Paralympic Games September 7-18, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a commemorative coin, in three denominations, made of three materials. more ]

Hungarian coin commemorates Budapest Zoo’s 150th anniversary

To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Budapest Zoo, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a commemorative coin in 2016. Available in two denominations and two materials, it features some of the Zoo’s highly popular animals. more ]

Hungarian coins mark 1,700th anniversary of St Martin’s birth

To commemorate the 1,700th anniversary of the birth of Saint Martin, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a collector coin, available as a silber and a non-ferrous version. The two different designs render homage to Saint Martin, one of Europe’s most popular saints. more ]

Hungarian coins commemorate István Széchenyi

On the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the birth of István Széchenyi, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a commemorative coin in two materials and denominations. They honor a key character in the political struggles and the transformation of Hungarian society. more ]

Hungarian coin dedicated to Saint Margaret of Hungary

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued a 50,000-forint gold coin and a 2,000-forint non-ferrous coin dedicated to Saint Margaret of Hungary. The daughter of King Béla IV was born 775 years ago and could foretell the future according to the medieval legend. more ]

Hungarian coin features Budapest New Public Cemetery plots

As the third member of its series “National Memorial Sites”, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a HUF 2,000 bronze patinated commemorative coin. Marking the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution, its depiction features plot 301 in the Budapest New Public Cemetery. more ]

Hungarian coins devoted to poet Arany

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of famous poet János Arany, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a 5,000-forint miniature gold coin, a 10,000-forint silver coin and an identical 2,000-forint non-ferrous coin. more ]

Bükk National Park – Coin IV in the National Parks of Hungary series

The fourth coin in the series ‘National Parks in Hungary’ marks the 40th anniversary of the Bükk National Park’s foundation. Hungary’s Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a 10,000-forint silver and a 2,000-forint non-ferrous coin in 2017. more ]

Hungarian collector coins commemorate 1867 Compromise

The Compromise of 1867 established the dual monarchy of Austria and Hungary. To mark this event’s 150th anniversary, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank issues a collector coin in two materials. more ]

Hungarian coin commemorates composer László Lajtha

Featuring a couple folk dancing and accompanying musicians, the latest commemorative coin of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank honors László Lajtha. Available in two versions, the coins mark the 125th birthday of one of the country’s most prominent composers and folk music researchers. more ]

Hungary commemorates Reformation’s 500th anniversary

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the National Bank of Hungary is issuing a silver 10,000-forint coin and a copper-nickel 2,000-forint coin. It thus also pays tribute to the Reformed Church as the country’s most influential branch of Protestantism. more ]

The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Austria – 2 Euros – Bertha von Suttner

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. Bertha von Suttner was at the forefront of a peace movement that considered in the early 20th century that all future wars could be prevented. Thus, she is a worthy protagonist for the Austrian euro coins. more ]

The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Austria – 1 Cent – Mozart

Mozart is a brand, just like Coca Cola, Mercedes or Apple. With his name, everything can easily be sold: the Getreidegasse (Grain Lane) in Salzburg, the real Mozartkugeln (Mozart ball) and the country of Austria that depicts on his coins a composer who, strictly speaking isn’t of Austrian descent. more ]

The bone - or rather stone - of contention

There are two nations who both raise a claim to the Prince’s Stone as part of their cultural heritage: Slovenia and Carinthia. This story is a splendid topic for debate that has also manifested itself in numismatics. more ]

Bullion coins part 7: The ducat

Ducats were officially disestablished in Austria in 1858. However you can still buy 1 ducats and 4 ducats for investment purposes at the Austrian Mint, which all bear the date 1915. And in a few minutes you will know why. more ]

20 Ounce Gold Coin celebrates a 20 Year Success Story

Twenty years ago in 1989 the Austrian State Mint passed from the Treasury into the ownership of the central bank. The mint was given the freedom to produce and sell products in accordance with the demands of the modern numismatic and investment markets. One of the very first innovations introduced by the new CEO, Paul Berger, was the production of a gold bullion coin for investment purposes: the Vienna Philharmonic. more ]

Winter Games 2010

In Austria skiing is the King of Sports. Every winter not only Austrians but thousands... more ]

Iron – Worth its Weight in Gold

On 14th April, 2010, the Austrian Mint is issuing the third silver €10 coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”. The new coin recounts the folktale surrounding the discovery of the important iron ore mountain in Styria called the “Erzberg”...
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ROME On the DANUBE

For some five centuries the River Danube formed an essential part of ancient Rome’s northern border against the barbarian tribes of Germania... more ]

Austrian 50 Euro Coin in Honor of Baron Clemens von Pirquet

The commemorative series in gold “Celebrated Physicians of Austria” concludes with a coin for the renowned Viennese doctor, Clemens von Pirquet (1874-1929)... more ]

The world’s largest gold coin was auctioned at the Dorotheum

On June 25, 2010, the world’s largest gold coin was sold at Vienna’s Dorotheum. It realized 3.270 Mio. Euro. more ]

Austria presents its new 5 Euro Commemorative Coin

On June 16, 2010 the Austrian Mint issued a new 5 Euro Coin on the occasion of 75 years High Alpine Road over the Grossglockner mountain pass. more ]

Vienna in the Roman Empire

Since September 8th, 2010 the new Austrian 20-Euro-piece „Vindobona“ has been for sale... more ]

The sleeping emperor – A new commemorative coin of the Austrian Mint

On 13th October, 2010, the Austrian Mint in Vienna has issued the fourth 10 Euro silver coin in its popular series “Tales and Legends in Austria”... more ]

The Crown of St. Stephen – The Mystic Crown of the Kingdom of Hungary

The third coin in the gold series “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” was issued on 10th November, 2010, and is dedicated to the Holy Crown of St. Stephen.... more ]

"The Pummerin" – The Bell of St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The Austrian Mint will issue today the first coin of 2011 celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Pummerin... more ]

Joanneum – Classic Museum and “Friendly Alien” of Graz

In 2011 the Austrian Joanneum celebrates its 200th anniversary. On this occasion the Austrian mint will issue a commemorative coin... more ]

2011 Niobium “Robotics” - Tradition Meets Innovation

The Austrian Mint will issue today the 2011 edition of its highly sought-after niobium and silver bi-metallic coin, this year featuring Robotics...

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Carnuntum – Guardian of Rome’s Northern Border

On April 13, 2011 the Austrian Mint will issue the third coin of the six coin silver series “Rome on the Danube”... more ]

The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

On May 4, 2011 the Austrian Mint issued the fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”. The new coin recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt... more ]

Nicholas von Jacquin – Imperial Botanist

On February 23, 2011 the Austrian Mint issued a 20 euro silver coin celebrating the life of explorer and Imperial Botanist Nicholas von Jacquin... more ]

Mint of Austria: Silver Coin Land of the Forests

The Austrian Mint issues the next 5-euro silver coin in honor of the 2011 United Nations Declaration, the “Year of the Forests”... more ]

Austrian 2011 Annual Set

The Austrian 2011 annual circulation set will also be released on June 15 in special uncirculated quality... more ]

Aguntum: Austrian Mint Issues New Silver Coin in the series “Rome on the Danube”

In September the Austrian Mint will issue the fourth silver coin in the series “Rome on the Danube”. The new 20 euro coin features the thriving town of Aguntum, a well-established center of commerce and trade, founded as early as 30 BC... more ]

“Du Lieber Augustin”: Austria Dedicates Coin to Traditional Song

The sixth and final coin of the popular “Legends of Austria” silver series commemorates a song written in 1679, “Du Lieber Augustin”. It remembers the times of the plague and the miracles wine can work … more ]

A Coin Dedicated To The Mysterious Crown of Bohemia

On November 9, 2011 the Austrian Mint has issued the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia...
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Austrian Mint Announces Its Issuing Program for 2012

The Austrian Mint has published its Issuing Program for 2012. The first coin will be released in 2011. In 2012 the popular series “Rome on the Danube” will be continued. But many other new issues will attract collectors too... more ]

Austrian Mint issues 2012 Calendar Medal dedicated to Mercury

Since the 1930’s the Austrian Mint issues each year a calendar medal. The 2012 medal is dedicated to Mercury. Due to the high silver price the medal will not only be available in silver but for the first time in bronze, too... more ]

Austrian Mint issues 2012 Lucky Tokens

The Austrian Mint has been issuing a Lucky token each year since the 1930’s. For 2012 the motif is the lucky chimney sweep. The coin will be struck in silver and bronze as well... more ]

Cash Logistics – Visiting Geldservice Austria GmbH

Have you ever thought about how it comes that your ATM has always the right banknotes ready to provide you exactly with those you want? In Austria exists a big logistic company, Geldservice Austria (GSA), responsible for distributing cash. We went to see how it works. more ]

Klimt And His Women Told By Coins

The Austrian Mint is going to issue a new 5 part gold coin series celebrating the Austrian art nouveau artist Gustav Klimt. Each coin is dedicated to one of his finest and most famous works. The first coin shows his first portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. more ]

Bionics: 2012 Niobium Coin of Austrian Mint

The Austrian Mint will issue on February 22, 2012 the tenth coin in the silver niobium bimetallic series featuring Bionics. Bionics is the complex interdisciplinary field in which biological systems and evolution are applied in solving engineering problems and developing modern technology. more ]

Austrian contribution to Europa Silver Program “Artists” 2012

The Austrian Mint has issued a new 20 euro silver coin celebrating world-renowned artist Egon Schiele. The coin is Austria’s contribution to the European Union’s collaborative silver program “Artists” in which 14 countries are participating this year. more ]

New “Rome on the Danube” silver coin: Lauriacum

On April 11, 2012 the Austrian Mint has issued the fifth 20 euro silver coin in the intriguing “Rome on the Danube” series dedicated to the town of Lauriacum where today’s twin cities of Lorch and Enns are located. more ]

New Austrian series: “Austria by its Children”

The Austrian Mint has issued on April 25, 2012 the first of a new 10 coin series “Austria, by its Children.” The coin series celebrates Austria through its children. The first coin is dedicated to Styria, the second coin will be issued in autumn 2012...
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“Brigantium” – Final coin in “Rome on the Danube” silver series

On June 13, 2012 the Austrian Mint will issue “Brigantium”, the sixth and final silver coin in the historic “Rome on the Danube” series. It features emperor Valentinian and a navis lusoria, a kind of ship by which the emperor hoped to enforce the Roman position at Brigantium. more ]

Carinthia’s new coin

The Austrian Mint has issued on September 26, 2012 the second 10 euro coin in the series “Austria by Its Children” featuring the province of Carinthia. The coin is available as silver collector coin in proof and uncirculated. In Austria there will also be a circulation coin in copper. more ]

Silver Coin ‘World Alpine Ski Championship 2013’

Exactly 100 days before the World Ski Championship begins in Schladming Austria, the Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euro silver coin in celebration of the “Ski Championship with Heart”. more ]

Austrian series “Crowns of the House of Habsburgs” completed

On November 14, 2012 the Austrian Mint issued the fifth and final coin of the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” gold coin series. The new coin features the majestic Imperial Crown of Austria. more ]

Austria dances the waltz in silver

On December 12, 2012 the Austrian Mint issued a 5 euro silver coin celebrating one of the best-known dances of all time, the Waltz. For the first time ever a portion will be available in an English-only package. more ]

Austrian Mint Issuing Programme 2013

The Austrian Mint has announced its issuing programme 2013. Collectors will find the traditional New Year’s coin and new editions of popular series like the ‘Federal Provinces’ and ‘Klimt and his women.’ There will be a new series, too: ‘Prehistoric Life.’ more ]

“Tunneling” – Austria’s 2013 Silver-niobium Coin

On January, 23th, 2013 the Austrian Mint issued the highly anticipated silver-niobium coin celebrating the contributions that Austria has made to tunneling. more ]

Austria’s new gold coin Klimt and His Women: “Expectation”

On February 27, 2013 the Austrian Mint has issued the second coin in its five gold coin series celebrating Gustav Klimt, a key painter of the art nouveau period whose art is easily recognized and admired around the world. more ]

Stefan Zweig on Austrian 2013 Europa star silver coin

The 2013 Europa star silver coin series celebrates “European Authors” and the Austrian Mint will honor the humanist and pacifist Stefan Zweig to be featured on the Austrian coin. more ]

Austria by Its Children 3: “Province of Lower Austria”

The Austrian Mint issued on May 17, 2013 the third silver coin in its delightful series “Austria, by its Children.” The new coin features the province of Lower Austria. more ]

Land of Water – Austria celebrates a vital resource of life

On June 5, 2013 the Austrian Mint has issued a 5 euro silver coin celebrating Water, in honour of the UNESCO Year of Water Cooperation 2013. A circulating version in copper will be available only in Austria. more ]

Austrian Mint issues second coin in its series featuring Prehistoric Life

Continuing the adventure with dinosaurs and early life in the water, on land, and in the air, of middle western Europe from the Triassic to the Quaternary period, the Austrian Mint issues the second coin in the exciting series featuring Prehistoric Life and focuses on the Jurassic period now. more ]

Vorarlberg – 4th Issue of 'Austria by Its Children'

The Austrian Mint will issue on October 16, 2013 the fourth silver coin in its delightful series, ‘Austria, by its Children.’ The new coin features the area located the furthest west in Austria, the Province of Voralberg. more ]

Austria honors native wild animals with new coin series

The Austrian Mint begins a new series titled “Wildlife in Our Sights” comprising six gold collector coins. The very first one is out now depicting an animal familiar to many of us: the Red Deer. more ]

Austria’s New Year’s Silver Coin ‘New Year’s Customs’

The Austrian Mint will celebrate the coming of the new year with a 5-euro silver coin honouring some of the charming customs used to welcome in the year. more ]

Austrian Mint’s 2014 Niobium Coin “Evolution”

The 2014 issue of the hugely popular niobium coin from Austrian Mint will celebrate the theme of evolution. That the newest issue features two shades of color, blue and green, is in itself a small (r)evolution. more ]

Austrian Mint Issuing Programme 2014

The Austrian Mint has announced its issuing programme 2014 as scheduled so far. Popular series like Klimt and his Women or the new Prehistoric Life are continued. There will also be the famous niobium coins. more ]

Herbert Wähner is presented Krause Lifetime Achievement Award

Only few artists can rejoice over such great a number of people whose daily life is enriched by their work. Herbert Wähner, engraver at Austrian Mint, has shaped modern numismatics in Austria. Now, he has been presented a lifetime achievement award. more ]

Third Coin in Austrian Mint’s Prehistoric Life Series

On March 19th, the Austrian Mint has issued the third coin in its “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series. After the first two coins moved from “Life in the Water”, to “Life in the Air”, this coin depicts “Life on the Ground”. more ]

Polar Bears at the Zoo – and on 5 Euro coins

On April 9, the Austrian Mint has issued a coin to celebrate the new Polar bear enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo, scheduled to open in May 2014. The Schoenbrunn Zoo is the world’s oldest zoo and actively involved in animal conservation, e.g. of the polar bear. more ]

Austrian Mint issues third Klimt gold coin

On February 19, 2014 the Austrian Mint has issued the third gold coin in its 5-coin series, “Klimt and his Women.” more ]

Salzburg – 5th issue in “Austria by its Children” series

On May 7, the Austrian Mint in Vienna issued the fifth silver coin in its series “Austria by its Children”. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the student who co-designed the reverse of this coin. more ]

Austrian Mint commemorates fall of the Iron Curtain

June 25, 2014, marks a significant milestone in global history as it was 25 years ago that the Iron Curtain began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is being issued that day. more ]

“Tertiary Period” – Austria’s new silver coin

On September 10, 2014, the Austrian Mint has issued the fourth coin in its popular “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app. The first two coins of the series moved from “Life in the Water”, to “Life in the Air”. The third and fourth coins represent “Life on the Ground”. more ]

Austrian Mint announces Issuing Programme 2015

The Austrian Mint has announced its issuing programme 2015 as scheduled so far. The ‘Prehistoric Life’ series is continued as well as ‘Klimt and his women’. And of course there will be another niobium coin. more ]

Verdicts in the OeBS kickback affair

Seven defendants were convicted, two were acquitted. Thus ended the trial on October 3, 2014 where executive directors were accused of bribery in order to get remunerative contracts for the Austrian Security Printing OeBS. more ]

Austrian Mint’s “Wildlife in Our Sights” Series: Wild Boar

In 2013, the Austrian Mint introduced a new coin series, “Wildlife in Our Sights”. The second gold coin in the program features the Wild Boar, looking out at you with a knowing grin from its golden background. more ]

Tyrol - Sixth issue in «Austria by its Children» series

The sixth silver coin in the "Austria, Piece by Piece" series designed with the help of children will feature Tyrol, a land of fairy tales with beautiful mountain vistas, lovely lakes and lush green landscape dotted with castles in the heart of the Alps. more ]

The Bat and The Ball: “Die Fledermaus” Coin From Austrian Mint

Austrian Mint has issued its new 5 euros silver coin celebrating the renowned Johann Strauss operetta celebrating a bat at a formal dance, “Die Fledermaus”. more ]

Austrian Mint’s Klimt and his Women named Coin of the Year 2015

The Austrian Mint’s 2013 Klimt and his Women 50-euro gold coin has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges. The trophy will be presented January 31, 2015 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

Fifth and Final Silver Coin in Austrian Mint’s Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Star of the coin is the well-known woolly mammoth. more ]

Austrian Mint’s new Niobium Coin “Cosmology”: The Entire Universe in a Coin

This year’s bimetallic niobium and silver coin from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology”. The reverse of the coin shows the “European Extremely Large Telescope”, the obverse illustrates the all-encompassing field of cosmology, i.e. the whole galaxy. more ]

Austrian Mint celebrates 450th Anniversary of The Spanish Riding School

This year the world famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna is celebrating the 450th anniversary of its founding. The Austrian Mint dedicates a new silver coin to this anniversary, designed by Thomas Pesendorfer and Herbert Waehner. more ]

Austrian Mint issues fourth Klimt Gold Coin

On April 15, 2015 the Austrian Mint issued the fourth gold coin in its 5-coin series, “Klimt and his Women.” The coin shows details from Klimt’s paintings “Jurisprudence” and “Medicine”. more ]

Austrian Mint celebrates 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

The Austrian Mint issued a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army on May 6, 2015. The reverse of the nine-sided coin depicts a rescue operation during a peacekeeping mission. more ]

Austria Starts Series Celebrating Mozart

The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of 3 silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. more ]

Austrian Mint honors Vienna Opera Ball

On 20 January 2016 the Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin to celebrate the Vienna Opera Ball’s 60th anniversary, with a blush of pink flowers printed on the coin. more ]

Programme of the Austrian Mint 2016

Austrian Mint has published its Programme 2016. The first coin will be ‘Vienna Opera Ball’. Among others the popular series ‘Klimt and his Women’ and ‘Wildlife in our Sights’ will be continued. Here is a comprehensive list. more ]

Austria releases capercaillie gold coin “Wildlife in Our Sights”

The Austrian Mint issues the third gold coin in the “Wildlife in Our Sights” program. The six coin series celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife as well as the sustainable management of their habitats. more ]

Austria by its Children Piece by Piece

The Austrian Mint issues the eighth silver coin of the well-received “Austria by Its Children” program, featuring the eastern province of Burgenland. more ]

Latest release of Austrian Mint: New Year’s Concert Vienna Philharmonic

This year, the annual New Year’s silver coin issued by the Austrian Mint features the New Year’s concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra which is broadcasted world-wide. more ]

Austria’s new niobium coin: Time

On 9 March 2016 Austrian Mint will issue the newest issue of the hugely successful and sought after bi-metallic niobium and silver coin series, this year honoring time. more ]

The Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin in Platinum

The Austrian Mint has issued the famous Vienna Philharmonic in Platinum for the very first time. Now, there are three versions of the Philharmonic: in Gold, Silver and Platinum. more ]

Austrian Mint concludes Klimt and His Women Series with “The Kiss”

On April 13, 2016, The Austrian Mint will issue the fifth and final gold coin in the “Klimt and His Women” series. The coin honours the internationally renowned painting “The Kiss”. more ]

Austrian Mint issues second Mozart coin: “Amade”

The Austrian Mint will issue on 11 May 2016 the second silver coin of the 3 silver coin set “Mozart”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin titled “Amade” as he liked to be called, focuses on his adult life. more ]

Final issue of “Austria by its Children” series celebrates Upper Austria

The Austrian Mint concludes its popular “Austria by Its Children” program with the final silver coin: Designed by a 9 year old school girl, it celebrates the province of Upper Austria. more ]

Austria releases final issue of Mozart Series

Completing its three-part Mozart Series, the Austrian Mint releases the final 20 euro coin under the title “Mozart: The Legend”. It focuses on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Magical Flute as his most famous work. more ]

Fit for Christmas: A Numismatic Angel

Coin Invest Trust presents a truly heavenly coin... more ]

An Ounce of Luck

Coin Invest Trust presents a very special coin for everybody who wants to wish enduring luck to his beloved ones at the beginning of 2011... more ]

Palau Dedicates an Issue to Escapologist Harry Houdini

Palau has assigned to the Coin Invest Trust the task of developing a coin dedicated to the illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini. In October the coin is issued as 2 dollar silver coin and as 1 dollar coin in copper/nickel. Both are delivered in a “magic box”... more ]

Endless Paradise: an eternal idyll on silver

Palau issues a new series of rectangular 2 dollar silver coins. You can arrange and combine them deliberately: they always show an exotic idyll of the Southern Sea. The number of combinations will even grow with the following series. more ]

World of Wonders series continued

Palau continues its successful ‘World of Wonders’ series. The Coin Invest Trust has created six splendid, colourful coins for the Micronesian island nation, capturing in silver a selection of awe-inspiring sites from Ireland to Japan. more ]

The World’s Plushest Coin: My Lovely Bear

The Island Nation of Palau has issued a teddy coin and Coin Invest Trust has once again managed to do the extraordinary, creating possibly the world’s plushest silver coin by incorporating a small, furry bear into it. more ]

Easter In All Shapes

For centuries, eggs and rabbits have been a part of Easter, appearing in forms that range from the traditional to the exclusive. Coin Invest Trust has brought both together with an Easter bunny coin and three magnificent coins inspired by the style of the famed Fabergé eggs. more ]

Coin Invest Trust designs coins on historic changes in the Vatican

Coin Invest Trust has designed a series of coins that pay tribute to a historically significant event: the first resignation of a pope since the Middle Ages. more ]

Palau issues coin on Saint Francis of Assisi

The Island Nation of Palau celebrates the election of the new Pope with the issue of a gold coin dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi. In keeping with the simplicity and austerity that the founder of the Order of the Friars Minor always called for, the stamping stands out for its classic simplicity. more ]

Palau honours German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt with gold coin

While Australians know Ludwig Leichhardt as one of their country’s most important explorers, the native-born German is barely known in his home country. That may change now, at least among coin enthusiasts, thanks to a new gold coin. more ]

Mountains and Flora

The series Mountains & Flora, designed by Coin Invest Trust, celebrates the beauty of the Earth. Now three new issues are being added to the 40 coin-series, dedicated to majestic eight-thousanders in South and East Asia. more ]

An ounce of luck …

Luck is not venal but everybody strives for it. However, at least an artistic symbol of luck one might give as a present: the legendary four-leaf clover. On behalf of the Republic of Palau Coin Invest Trust has inserted a real four-leaf clover into an ounce of silver. more ]

Palau issues queen conch pearl coin

For the first time, a coin in the popular pearl series by Coin Invest Trust isn’t dedicated to a shell, but to a sea snail. The latest coin in the series shows a “queen conch”, native to the Caribbean. more ]

World of Wonders continued

San Francisco, Ottawa, Saudi Arabia, Madrid … what sounds like the stops on a tempting trip around the world are actually the themes of the new coins in the “World of Wonders” series. Surely collectors will marvel at the brilliant colours of the world’s wonders depicted on these coins. more ]

A Lucky Pig made of pure gold

A coin is a coin is a coin. And coins are round. Aren’t they?! Again and again, the creative team at Coin Invest Trust shows that coins can be many things: heart-shaped, star-shaped or pig-shaped. Now comes a lucky pig in pure gold, from Liechteinstein, for Palau. more ]

Coins as thermometers

In the 18th century, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and Anders Celsius independently developed universal temperature scales which are still in use today. Coin Invest Trust has designed two coins for Palau and Cook Islands which can be used as thermometers – with the scale of one of the two famous scientists respectively. more ]

The Fall of the Berlin Wall 2014

The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of the German Reunification. 25 years later, the historic event is remembered on this Palauan coin. Designed by Coin Invest Trust, the latent image on the coin surface shows the two major protagonists from 1989: Helmut Kohl and Mikhail Gorbachev. more ]

A Golden Christmas Tree

Every year, Coin Invest Trust surprises collectors with a unique Christmas coin. Special feature in 2014: the coin is shaped like a Christmas tree. more ]

An Ounce of Luck for New Year

Few lucky symbols are as common as the four-leaf clover. Coin Invest Trust annually issues a highly popular collector coin with a real, embedded cloverleaf. The 2015 issue is now available. more ]

A Golden Egg

Eggs symbolise fertility and eternal life. As Fabergé eggs they became world famous. Coin Invest Trust’s Golden Egg No. 1 takes up this tradition. more ]

A real pearl on a coin

On behalf of the Micronesian island state Palau, Coin Invest Trust dedicates the “Rainbow of the Sea – Marine Life Protection” series to mussel and snail species that are as beautiful as they are endangered. The latest issue centres on the green ormer. more ]

Tiffany Art 2015 – Nasrid Style

Like a dream come true: The impressive Moorish Alhambra in Granada looks like a fantasy from 1001 Arabian Nights turned reality. And Coin Invest Trust has turned stone into precious metal by creating this new coin in its award-winning Tiffany Art series for Palau. more ]

Treasure Game Coin

Collector coins are only for keeping in glass cases? Not anymore. With Coin Invest Trust’s new Treasure Game Coin, collectors are also players, trying to snatch away the treasure from the cruel captain on the metallic game board. more ]

Four Additions to Mountains and Flora

The world’s most imposing mountain ranges inspire awe and wonder. The Mountains & Flora series, produced for Palau by Coin Invest Trust, got four new representatives. more ]

World of Wonders – the journey goes on

Europe, Africa, America – the new coins in the “World of Wonders” series are truly intercontinental. With the same colourful splendour as always, Coin Invest Trust pays tribute to four monuments. more ]

Ounce of Luck 2016 – Four-Leaf Clover 2016

A four-leaf clover is a one-in-a-million find. If you ever come across one, consider yourself lucky. On behalf of Palau, Coin Invest Trust inserted this symbol of luck into two coins whose mintage is limited to 2016 specimens. more ]

Mountains & Flora

Created by Coin Invest Trust for Palau, the popular Mountains & Flora series is being continued. The two latest additions are devoted to Mount Cook / Aoraki and the Jungfrau. more ]

Golden Horseshoe

On behalf of Palau, Coin Invest Trust created a numismatic lucky charm: a golden coin in the shape of a horseshoe. more ]

Golden Egg No. 2

An original Fabergé Easter egg served as model for the reverse design of the latest issue of the Golden Egg series which Coin Invest Trust creates for Palau. With its oval shape, this coin is a real eyecatcher. more ]

Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

The White Tail Damselfish presents yet another colourful addition to the popular “Marine Life Protection” series, issued for the Pacific island state Palau. more ]

500 Years Bavarian Purity Law

The silver coin that Coin Invest Trust has designed for Palau on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law from 23 April 1516 exhibits a very distinct form: it is shaped like a crown cap. more ]

Tiffany Art 2016 – Amar Sagar and Jain Art

The twelfth issue of the Tiffany Art series of Coin Invest Trust for Palau shows Indian Jain architecture. Thanks to smartminting© technology, the coin shows an astounding wealth of detail and an impressively high relief. more ]

Skulls

Coin Invest Trust has designed a unique skull-shaped coin for Palau. Thanks to smartminting© technology the silver edition turns into a three-dimensional sculpture. more ]

Miracle of the Sea – Marine Life Protection: Triton Trumpet

Created by Coin Invest Trust for Palau, the latest issue of the Miracle of the Sea – Marine Life Protection series is devoted to the Triton trumpet. Into the coin with its unseen level of height, a genuine blue pearl has been inserted. more ]

Marine Life Protection 2016 – Coral Hind

For Palau, Coin Invest Trust has designed the penultimate issues of the Marine Life Protection series. Available in three versions, the coins are devoted to the coral hind. Thanks to smartminting, the silver variant impresses with its unprecedented relief height. more ]

Sea Turtle

Coin Invest Trust creates for Palau a dollar shaped like a sea turtle. This turtle is – like its predecessor the skull – a three-dimensional sculpture of small size. more ]

Sand Dollar

Americans call the skeleton of a sea urchin a sand dollar. Now, Coin Invest Trust makes real money out of it: They strike a sand dollar for Palau in silver and gold. more ]

Laughing Buddha

CIT’s latest creation puts a smile on the face of every observer. It is dedicated to the Laughing Buddha, a popular theme of Asian origins and come in a silver and a gold edition both designed on behalf of Palau. more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

Four and a half centuries of Peruvian coins

To commemorate the four hundred fifty year anniversary of the foundation of the Mint of Lima, the authors Carlos Contreras and Carlos Morales present an overview of the institution, symbolizing the strength and continued existence of Peru as a country, beyond the changing moods of politics. more ]

A Numismatic Journey Through the History of Poland

In 2011 World Money Fair welcomes the mint of Poland as guest of honor. On this occasion we will present some modern Polish coins dedicated to the interesting history of this nation. There are only few countries in the world, where history is still such an important issue in everyday life! more ]

Great Battles – a new series of the Polish mint

In July the Polish mint starts a new coin series named “Great Battles”... more ]

Russian Eggs found in the Southern Pacific

The Mint of Poland releases a series of collector coins dedicated to the Imperial Fabergé Eggs in the name of Niue Island... more ]

Soccer makes the world go round

The mint of Poland issues a series on the Kings of Football in the name of Argentina. Right now, the 7th coins of 11 has been published... more ]

The Poles and Their Pope

Few countries have as many coins depicting John Paul II as Poland. And few themes appear as often in Poland's numismatic production as the portrait of the Polish pope... more ]

Mint of Poland turns to the third side of the coin

Mint of Poland has presented a cylindrical coin, Fortuna Redux. The third side, normally the narrow rim, has been extended and worked on extensively with most advanced technologies. more ]

Mennica Polska

The Mint of Poland is one of the few cases in which a state-owned enterprise has been successfully converted into a private company. At present, the Mennica Polska is a stock company, of which the Polish state no longer holds any shares. more ]

Coin hoard or coin collection?

In the Philippines a shortage of coins has become regularly noticeable notwithstanding impressive masses of struck coins. But apparently those coins do not get or stay in circulation. A new bill proposes to penalise coin hoarding. more ]

Coin collecting on the Philippines to become illegal?

A new law is designed to fight the disappearance of legal tender coins on the Philippines. Hoarding of legal tender coins of any kind will be made illegal. Judicial consequences range from financial penalties to several years of imprisonment. more ]

“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

Numismatics in Russia

What is it like when a government claims a monopoly on his culture? The real socialism in the former Soviet Union gives an appalling impression about what happens if the state prohibits any private collecting.
Vasily Gerasimov, distinguished expert on the Russian coin scene, provides a close up view of the Russian numismatic world – during socialism and today... more ]

Big coins

Russian commemorative coins become increasingly heavier. Here are some thoughts about possible reasons for that...
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3 ruble commemorative coin from Russia

Russia issues a new commemorative coin on May 31th, 2010.
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New commemorative coins issued by the Bank of Russia in April

Three remarkable issues of coins released by the Bank of Russia celebrate two historical events: The 350th Anniversary of the Voluntary Entering of Buryatiya into the Russian state and the 50th Anniversary of the Man’s First Space Flight... more ]

Bank of Russia commemorates “Towns of Martial Glory”

The Bank of Russia issues a new series commemorating the “Towns of Martial Glory”. The first coin is dedicated to the city of Belgorod in central Russia where once the largest tank battle in history took place... more ]

Two Coins To Mark The Occasion Of The Dual Year Spain-Russia 2011

The Spanish Royal Mint and the Bank of Russia release a joint issue marking the Dual Year Spain-Russia 2011. The two collector silver coins have a common reverse, which depicts Don Quixote and a ballerina of the Russian Ballet... more ]

Russia’s 1- and 5-kopek coins to be phased out

Due to the high production cost the Bank of Russia practices the “soft elimination” of 1- and 5-kopek coins allowing the coins to circulate until they wear out. Simultaneously the Russian government is experimenting with a card, which is thought to replace change in the future. more ]

Credit card on own conditions

Have you ever been angry over a bank advertisement? Or did you notice that the interest rates indicated in the contract were four times higher than in the advertisement? A Russian dealt creatively with such a matter and a court even agreed with him. more ]

Russia has introduced rouble symbol

Russia has introduced a symbol for its currency which will be used in official documents and on computer keyboards. In 2014 a coin will be issued with the symbol that is to enhance the use of the rouble in international trade. more ]

Is ‘altyn’ to become the rival of the US dollar?

The US dollar may have to face soon a strong rival for the most important currency of the world. At least, this is what the presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are aiming at. They are propagating a new monetary union whose currency could be called altyn. more ]

Five East African Nations Look to Currency Union

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda may have more in common than shared borders. Each of these five nations is considering a proposed East African Community Monetary Union that would merge their coin and bank note systems in much the same way as has the European Union. more ]

Romanian Coins (1989 to 2014)

Hardly anything says so much about the self-understanding of a country than its coins, in the past as in the present. Erwin Schäffer’s catalog of the coinage of post-communist Romania, therefore, is much more than a price guide. more ]

New Coins of Samoa Unveiled

The Royal Australian Mint worked with the Central Bank of Samoa to design and produce the new coinage for Samoa. Increased metal prices were a reason for introducing smaller and lighter coins. After December 29, 2011 only the new coins will be accepted any more... more ]

Special coins to celebrate 50th anniversary of Samoa’s Independence

The Central Bank of Samoa has released two commemorative collectible coins and a limited edition $50 Tala banknote for circulation to mark Samoa’s 50th Independence Day. The coins are issued in proof and uncirculated quality. more ]

Special issues of San Marino euro coins

The Mint of San Marino will issue two commemorative coins, a 2 Euro commemorative coin “Pinturicchio” and the 5 euro silver coin dedicated to J. F. Kennedy. Of the Pinturicchio coin a special edition will be distributed during the Monety Expo Warsaw in September. more ]

New euro coin designs for San Marino

15 years after the Republic of San Marino introduced the euro, the national sides are being changed now for the first time. The circulation coin set will be issued by end of June but you can see all new designs in this article already. more ]

Games of the Small States of Europe in San Marino

San Marino has issued a 5 euro silver collector coin in proof dedicated to the 17th edition of the “Games of the Small States of Europe San Marino 2017”. more ]

San Marino remembers Marco Simoncelli

The Republic of San Marino issues a bimetallic 5 euro collector coin in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the birth of Marco Simoncelli. The Italian professional motorcycle racer died in an accident during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix. more ]

San Marino’s divisional coins 2017 in proof

The Republic of San Marino has issued the Proof Divisional Coin Set 2017. The set also comprises two 2 euro commemorative coins. more ]

San Marino presents collector coins 2017 in gold

In 2017 San Marino issues commemorative coins in gold again. A 2 scudi gold issue is dedicated to the country’s architecture, and a set of gold euro coins celebrates the 25th anniversary of San Marino’s UN membership. more ]

Taya Pobjoy presents coin to Pope Francis

On 26th March Taya Pobjoy, Managing Director of Pobjoy Mint, visited the Vatican City and presented a coin to His Holiness Pope Francis celebrating his accession. The coin was issued by the Central Bank of the Seychelles and produced by Pobjoy Mint. more ]

Lindgren, Garbo, Bergman: Sweden’s new banknotes and coins

Astrid Lindgren, Evert Taube, Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Birgit Nilsson and Dag Hammarskjöld will be the motifs on Sweden’s new banknotes. This is the decision of the General Council of the Riksbank... more ]

Cash money on its way to extinction?

A world without graft, bank robberies and theft? Wouldn’t it be great? But at the condition that it would be a world without cash money …? How the use of cash money might change in high tech societies in a digital world we can learn looking at Sweden. And it might be worth observation. more ]

«Cultural journey» the winner of the Riksbank's design competition for the new Swedish banknotes

Göran Österlund, graphic designer and engraver, has won the Riksbank’s design competition for Sweden’s new banknotes. His entry "Cultural journey” will form the artistic base for the new banknotes, which will probably be introduced in 2015... more ]

Sweden’s odd coins

Lately some excellent counterfeit 1-krona coins were found in Sweden. They clearly insult the king alluding to his alleged escapades. It will stay unknown who made them because police is not investigating. more ]

Secret of Sweden’s odd coins disclosed

The secret of Sweden’s ‘odd coins’ has been disclosed: an amateur artist reckoned it to be an art project to fake 1-crown coins inserting an insulting inscription regarding King Gustav and let friends and relatives ‘find’ the coins. more ]

“Sun, wind and water” theme for Sweden’s new coins

The General Council of the Riksbank has decided how Sweden’s new coins will look. Ernst Nordin’s proposal ”Sun, wind and water” will form the artistic basis for the design of the new 1-, 2-, and 5-krona coins. more ]

Millions of Swedish banknotes will become invalid at year-end

After 31 December 2013, the older 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes without a foil strip will become invalid. There are currently some sixteen million banknotes in the older versions. People are advised to spend the money or pay them into a bank account. more ]

Sweden’s new banknotes and coins

In 2015 and 2016, all banknotes and coins will be changed for the first time in modern Swedish history, except for the 10-krona coin. They will have a completely new appearance and there will be a new denomination: a 200-krona banknote. more ]

Sweden to launch new banknotes and coins

Starting from October 2015 Sweden will see the largest banknote and coin changeover in its history. However, one quarter of Sweden’s population seems to be still unaware of this important fact. Therefore the Riksbank has launched an information campaign. more ]

Sweden launched new banknotes

Sweden has launched new banknotes. It is the first step in the major overhaul of the country’s banknotes and coins. Since 1 October 2015, it is possible to pay with the new 20-, 50- 200- and 1,000-krona banknotes. more ]

Sweden will see 4.3 billion invalid in 4 months’ time

During summer 2016 Sweden is shifting from its old coins and banknotes to new issues. Therefore around SEK 4.3 billion will become invalid. The national bank reminds people to change their money in time in order to secure a smooth transition. more ]

Exchange money for a Garbo and the new coins at Sweden’s Riksbank

On 3 October 2016, it will become possible to make payments with Sweden’s new 100 and 500 krona banknotes, together with the new 1, 2 and 5-krona coins. The Riksbank opens its doors and shows an exhibition on the new banknotes and coins. more ]

Riksbank to complete banknote and coin changeover

Sweden’s largest banknote and coin changeover is now almost complete. It is still possible to deposit invalid 100 and 500-krona banknotes into bank accounts. So far, 92 per cent of all of the banknotes and 46 per cent of all of the coins have been redeemed. more ]

Singapore Mint issues coins on 47th Year of Independence

The Singapore Mint has unveiled its newest commemorative coins, struck in celebration of Singapore’s 47 years of independence. For the first time the mint is producing a heart-shaped coin. more ]

Macau snake commemorative coins

A new coin of Macau’s lunar coin series will be issued by The Singapore Mint in September 2012. It features the snake, this year’s animal according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, and, on the reverse, the ruins of St Paul’s in the historical centre of Macau. more ]

Giant Pandas on Singapore Commemorative Coins

To welcome two pandas a range of collectors’ coins exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint, have been officially issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore on 6 September 2012. The uniquely designed collection also includes Singapore’s very first oval coin. more ]

Singapore Mint announces Lunar Snake Commemorative Coins

The Singapore Mint presents the 2013 Singapore Lunar Snake Commemorative Coins. The collectible series also includes Singapore’s largest silver coin as well as the Fine Gold BU Coin being Singapore’s smallest coin. more ]

Fifth Edition of the World Buddha Heritage Coin Series

Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan continues with the fifth edition of its highly sought-after World Buddha Heritage eight coin programme with the latest issue of the Mahabodhi Temple of India coins. more ]

New Coin Sets Commemorate the Launch of Singapore Third Series Coins

Following the announcement by the Monetary Authority of Singapore that a new coin series will be in circulation by the middle of 2013, the MAS will be issuing three commemorative coin sets to commemorate this historical milestone. more ]

Third series of Native Orchids of Singapore Coin Set out now

The Singapore Mint unveiled the third set of ‘Native Orchids of Singapore’ commemorative coins to commemorate the reintroduction of Singapore’s native orchids to the environment for everyone to enjoy. more ]

Animal kingdom comes to 'life' in The Singapore Mint's latest releases

The Singapore Mint has launched two unique collections namely the “Giant Pandas 1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof Minted Stamp Ingot with Colour” and the “2014 Macau Lunar Horse Coins”. more ]

Singapore’s First Three-Way Interlocking Puzzle Coin Set

The Singapore Mint recently unveiled the nation’s very first three-way interlocking puzzle coin, a milestone in Singapore’s minting history. The launch of the Puzzle Coin Set marks a unique addition to the Singapore Mint’s already widely-popular range of Lunar collectibles. more ]

Fourth series of Native Orchids of Singapore Coin Set out now

The Monetary Authority of Singapore launched the 2014 Native Orchids of Singapore Coins. The coins are the fourth in a series that celebrates the beauty of over 200 species of orchids that once thrived in Singapore, some of which are still found in our forests today. more ]

Singapore Mint launches Macau Lunar Monkey Commemorative Coins

The Monetary Authority of Macau presents the Macau Lunar Coin Series, which is exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint. This new lunar coin series draws from the richness and diversity of Macau’s distinctive culture. more ]

Singapore Mint unveils Bruce Lee 75th Anniversary commemorative coins

To commemorate Bruce Lee’s 75th Birth Anniversary, The Singapore Mint presents two commemorative coins to celebrate his distinct contributions to both the martial arts and pop culture. more ]

The Singapore Mint concludes World Buddha Heritage series

On behalf of the Kingdom of Bhutan, the latest ultra-high relief issue of The Singapore Mint features Shakyamuni Buddha of Bhutan, representing the eighth and final edition of the World Buddha Heritage series. more ]

Singapore Mint presents inaugural issue of the Bhutan Lunar and Attraction Series

On behalf of the Kingdom of Bhutan, The Singapore Mint produces the inaugural Blessings of Happiness Lunar Coin Collection. The Bhutan Lunar Monkey coin coincides with the 2016 Lunar Monkey Year. more ]

Coin set captures beauty of Singapore’s Orchids

The Native Orchids of Singapore coin series issued from 2011 to 2015 has been well received by coin collectors worldwide. In 2016, the beauty of Singapore’s Native Orchids is once again finely captured on 10 miniature 999 fine silver proof coins. more ]

The Singapore Mint ushers in 2017 Year of the Rooster

On behalf of Bhutan and Macau, The Singapore Mint has released the Lunar Rooster Coins for 2017. Featuring the almanac animal and scenic attractions of the relevant country, the coins impress with their ultra-high relief. more ]

A numismatic relic of the Miracle of Bern

On November 22, 2011, the auction house Rapp in Wil will auction off a numismatic relic of one remarkable event in the history of sports. On July 4, 1954 Lászlo Budai and the legendary “Mighty Magyars” won “only” silver... more ]

Introduction 'The People of Zurich and their Money' Part 2

Our occasional series ‘The People of Zurich and their Money’ will present one exciting chapter of Swiss numismatics and economic history at a time. The introduction provides an initial overview in two parts. This second section takes us from the Thirty Years War all the way to the present day. more ]

Bullion coins part 6: The Vreneli

The relationship between the Swiss people and their Vreneli could be described as nostalgic, even loving almost. This traditional Swiss bullion coins is still a typical gift for births, First Communions or confirmations. more ]

New Swiss commemorative coins: «Bernina Railway» and «Marmot»

On January 21, 2010 the Federal Mint Swissmint has issued a silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Bernina Line. A coin will also be issued to complete the ... more ]

Swiss commemorative coin for Henry Dunant

The Swiss Confederation is issuing a 20 franc silver coin on the occasion of Dunant Year 2010. It was presented for the first time on the World Red Cross Day on 8th May... more ]

Swiss gold coin to commemorate Anker Year 2010

The Federal Mint Swissmint is taking the commemorative year for Albert Anker as the occasion to salute the famous Swiss artist with the official 2010 gold coin... more ]

Swissmint Awarded Otto Paul Wenger Prize

The prestigious Otto Paul Wenger Prize was awarded to “swissmint” by the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists. more ]

Swiss commemorative coins 2011

In 2011 the SwissMint promotes an interesting coin program rich in variety. The new coins will be dedicated to Max Frisch, Swiss customs, the “Schellenursli” and the Pilatus Railway.
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New selling prices for Swiss commemorative coins

Extraordinary developments in the precious metal and non-ferrous metal market have led to price increases for Swiss commemorative coins... more ]

„A Bell for Ursli“ in Gold

On May 26, 2011 the Swissmint issues the gold coin “A Bell for Ursli”. This is a numismatic appreciation of the famous and taking figure of Schellenursli invented by the Swiss designer and artist Alois Carigiet and the author Selina Chönz... more ]

University of Vienna awarded Otto Paul Wenger Prize

The prestigious Otto Paul Wenger Prize was awarded to the Institute for Numismatics and Monetary History of the University of Vienna by the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists. Of special merit are the Institute’s publications... more ]

Swiss Mint dedicates coin to traditional cow fights

Each year in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland the strongest cow, the “Queen of the Queens”, is crowned after many fights. She leads the traditional driving of the cattles to the Alpine pastures. This custom of cow fighting is vivid more than ever and therefore the Federal Swiss Mint has dedicated a coin to it. more ]

Silver on the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway

Swiss Mint closes the series on the subject of “mountain railways” with a 20 CHF silver coin depicting the motif “100 years of Jungfrau Railway”. This issue commemorates the fact that this track made the whole area accessible leading to the highest station in Europe. more ]

Changeover at Swissmint

For nearly 15 years Kurt Rohrer had headed the Swissmint. Now the moment of his retirement is approaching. His successor is Marius Haldimann, previously vice-director. more ]

New Swiss Commemorative Coins

Swissmint honours Silvesterchlausen, a custom rooted in Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a bimetallic coin. A silver coin is dedicated to the daredevil flight across the Alps by the Swiss Oskar Bider. more ]

On the future of smallest denominations in Western Europe

The future of 1- and 2-euro cent coins is open according to a EU Commission press release. However, in contrary to the worldwide trend of abolishing the smallest coins due to high production costs Switzerland decided to keep the coin with the lowest face value. more ]

New Swiss coin for collectors: ‘Patrouille Suisse’

The Federal Mint Swissmint has launched a new commemorative coin for coin enthusiasts and collectors. The silver coin ’50 years of the Patrouille Suisse’ depicts the aerobatic team of the Swiss Air Force. more ]

New Swiss coin for collectors: ‘Gansabhauet Sursee’

The Federal Mint Swissmint has launched a new commemorative coin for coin enthusiasts and collectors. The bimetallic coin features an illustration of the ‘Gansabhauet’, an age-old custom practised in the commune of Sursee. more ]

New Swiss commemorative coins in gold and silver

The Federal Mint Swissmint launched the sale of two new commemorative coins for collectors and enthusiasts. The silver coin is dedicated to the Swiss national card game ‘Jass’, while the central theme of the gold coin is the 100th anniversary of the Swiss National Park. more ]

Three new Swiss commemorative coins

The Swissmint has launched three new commemorative coins: A bimetallic coin on the custom of the descent from Alpine pastures and two silver coins, one on the innovative “Solar Impulse” project and the second on “1500 Years of St. Maurice's Abbey”. more ]

New Swiss commemorative coins: “Hornussen” and “2000 years of Aventicum”

The Federal Mint Swissmint launched the sale of two new commemorative coins: The silver coin is dedicated to the Swiss national sport “Hornussen”, while the central theme of the gold coin is “2000 years of Aventicum”. more ]

New Swiss banknotes in 2016

Starting in April 2016, the Swiss National Bank will issue new bank notes. The first denomination to be released will be the 50-franc note. more ]

Gottardo 2016: A country in an exceptional state

On June 1, 2016, the Gotthard Base Tunnel will be handed over to the Federation. On this occasion, Swissmint issues two commemorative coins. That is why it has become the center of media interest: TV, the radio and daily press reported on the commemorative coin. more ]

Swissmint releases commemorative coin “150 Years Swiss Red Cross”

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Swiss Red Cross, Swissmint issues an official silver commemorative coin with the legal face value of 20 Swiss francs. more ]

Swissmint’s new commemorative coin honors Alpine Edelweiss

The Swissmint is launching the new, three-part “FLORA ALPINA” series with the commemorative coin “Alpine Edelweiss”. The coin with the legal face value of 10 Swiss francs honors one of the most typical but also rarest flowers of the Alpine region. more ]

Patterns and material varieties of Swiss coins

Jürg Richter has published a new book. His two-volume catalog covers the patterns and material varieties of Swiss coins. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at the two books. more ]

Swissmint starts the numismatic Reformation year

The tradition of minting commemorative coins on occasion of the Reformation-jubilees has existed for centuries. 2017 more coins will be issued. The Swissmint has now lead off. Ursula Kampmann went to the opening ceremony of the Swiss Reformation year in Zurich. more ]

Switzerland’s Most Precious Coins

From 2 to 12 May 2017, the international auction house Rapp, with Chaponnière & Firmenich SA, will present L’EXCELLENCE SUISSE in Wil. Exhibiting the most rare coins, it tells the story of Switzerland’s coins and documents the creation of the Swiss Franc. more ]

Slovakia issues gold coin in honor of Prince Pribina of Nitrava

Pribina was the first renowned Slav ruler, Prince of Nitrava, a territory in the Western part of present-day Slovakia, where he reigned until 833. The Central Bank of Slovakia commemorates the 1150th year of Pribina’s death by issuing a gold coin in his honor. more ]

Slovakia honours linguist with silver coin

The National Bank of Slovakia has issued a silver 10 euro collector coin commemorating the 250th birthday of the outstanding linguist Anton Bernolák. more ]

Silver Collector Coin National Bank of Slovakia

The National Bank of Slovakia has issued a 10 euro silver collector coin in occasion of the bank’s 20th anniversary in 2013. more ]

Slovakia issued Circulation Coin set 2013

Kremnica Mint in close cooperation with the National bank of Slovakia has issued in January an official coin set of Slovak euro coins ‘Kosice – the European Capital of Culture 2013’. more ]

Slovakia marks 450 years since coronation of Maximilian II

The National Bank of Slovakia issued a gold collector coin in nominal value of 100 euro commemorating the 450th anniversary of the coronation of Maximilian II. The coronation of Maximilian was the first coronation ceremony in Pressburg, Hungary’s capital since 1536. more ]

Solomon Islands’ New Coins Revealed

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) had announced that the Solomon Islands will replace their circulation coins. Now the new coins have been revealed. more ]

Swaziland’s New E200-Note stolen by Forgers?

A specimen of the new E200 notes has been stolen from the Central Bank of Swaziland. An accountant of the bank who allegedly sold it abroad has been suspended. Was this operation instigated by forgers? more ]

The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Spain – 1, 2 and 5 Cent – Santiago de Compostela

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. What does the pilgrimage to St. James mean to Spain? And what role did the Way of St. James play for European Christians of medieval times? Here you get the backdrop of the design of the Spanish 1, 2 and 5 cent coins. more ]

The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Spain – 1 Cent – 10, 20 and 50 Cent – Miguel de Cervantes

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. Choosing Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quixote as depiction of a coin is a masterstroke allowing the former global power Spain to give the best account of itself. more ]

The coin for the Holy Year of St. James 2010 starts on its route

To mark the celebration of the Holy Year of St. James 2010, the second Compostela Jubilee Year to occur this century ... more ]

10 Euro Spain: Shanghai Expo

Do you want to accompany a Chinese tourist when walking through the Spanish pavilion at the Shanghai Expo? Afterwards you are able to judge, whether the Spanish designer has given a good impression of the building on the new commemorative coin...
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“A Meeting of Two Worlds”: Historic Ibero-American Coins Re-issued

The Royal Spanish Mint issued nine Ibero-American historic coins like Argentina’s first 1-peso coin or the Spanish 8-reales. But on the obverse these coins show the coats-of-arms of all participating countries... more ]

Two Coins To Mark The Occasion Of The Dual Year Spain-Russia 2011

The Spanish Royal Mint and the Bank of Russia release a joint issue marking the Dual Year Spain-Russia 2011. The two collector silver coins have a common reverse, which depicts Don Quixote and a ballerina of the Russian Ballet... more ]

Spain commemorates European Football Championship

To mark the victory of Spain’s national team at the European Football Championships 2012 the Spanish Royal Mint has issued the ‘European Champions 2012’ collector coin set which comprises an edition in gold and in silver. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain (2012)

In April 2012 Ursula Kampmann travelled through Northern Spain. During the summer she published her numismatic diary of this travel. Here you can read all single parts. more ]

Spanish Painters series featuring Joan Miró

The Spanish Royal Mint has released the fifth set in the collector coin series ‘Spanish Painters’ featuring Joan Miró. The five coins comprise one gold and four silver coins, are minted in proof quality and highlight some of the artist’s most representative paintings. more ]

Spain issues two 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil coins

To mark the occasion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Spanish Royal Mint has prepared a collector coin issue composed of two coins. Minted in gold and silver proof the coins have face values of 100 and 10 euros respectively. more ]

Coin set 'Japan-Spain relations' officially presented

Recently the Japan Mint has issued a 2013 Proof Coin Set dedicated to ‘400th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Relations’. During a bilateral business meeting in Spain these sets were presented to and by high representatives of both countries. more ]

Spain releases Jewels of Numismatics V

The fifth issue in Spain’s Jewels of Numismatics series is dedicated to the Catholic Monarchs, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage united both crowns under the same family and could be considered the origin of the unification of Spain. more ]

Royal Proclamation Medal Issued for Investiture of King Felipe VI

The Spanish Royal Mint has issued an official proclamation medal on the occasion of the accession of their new Monarch. King Felipe VI has succeeded his father King Juan Carlos I on the 19th June. more ]

Spain issues a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Coin

A must-have for every football fan, the Spanish Royal Mint has issued a stunning silver partially with gold plated coin dedicated to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is another tribute to the greatest sporting event of 2014, that has taken place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July. more ]

Silver Proof Coin for Anniversary of the Royal Spanish Academy

On the occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Royal Spanish Academy, the Royal Mint of Spain has issued a silver proof coin. Its obverse depicts His Majesty the King of Spain, the reverse shows the entrance of the headquarters of the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy) and its emblem. more ]

New 2 Euro Coin in Spanish UNESCO World Heritage series - Park Güell

In 2010 the Spanish Royal Mint started a series of 2 Euro commemorative coins dedicated to the Spanish sites in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The latest coin in the series is dedicated to Park Güell in Barcelona, monumental work by famous architect Antoni Gaudí. more ]

Spain Issues 2014 Euro Coin Sets In “Autonomous Regions” Series

The Spanish Royal Mint continues its special series dedicated to each of Spain's Autonomous Communities. The 2014 Autonomous Regions BU circulation coin sets are dedicated to Extremadura and Galicia. more ]

Designs of the 2015 Spanish euro circulation coins

The Spanish Royal Mint presented the designs of the new 2015 Spanish Euro circulation coins. The new 1 and 2 Euro coins are the first circulation coins with the effigy of H.M. Felipe VI alone. The 2 Euro commemorative coin is dedicated to the Cave of Altamira. more ]

Spain commemorates 500 Anniversary of Saint Teresa of Jesus

The Spanish Real Casa de la Moneda has issued a silver collector coin to celebrate the 500 Anniversary of Saint Teresa of Jesus, a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint and Carmelite nun. more ]

Spain Celebrates National Summer Olympics Team

The Royal Spanish Mint has a longstanding tradition of lending support to sport teams. On behalf of the Spanish Team participating at the next Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, two proof coins will be issued, one in silver and the other in gold. more ]

Spain issues proof coins in honor of Cervantes

On the occasion of the 4th centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the Royal Spanish Mint issues two proof coins in his honor, in addition to the 30 euro face value coin. more ]

Spain commemorates 500th anniversary of King Ferdinand the Catholic

On the occasion of the 5th Centenary of King Ferdinand the Catholic, the Royal Spanish Mint issues two proof coins minted to classical metrics, one in gold and one in silver. more ]

Spain commemorates 300th Anniversary of King Charles III

The Royal Spanish Mint celebrates the 300th anniversary of King Charles III by releasing a new collector coin. Charles III was the King of Spain and nicknamed the “Best Mayor of Madrid” for the many public works that were tackled in the city during his reign. more ]

Spanish Mint issues coins for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Invited by FIFA, the Royal Mint of Spain participates in the official collector coin program of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The coins in gold and in silver feature the effigy of H.M. the King Felipe VI as well as football motifs. more ]

Spanish coins feature paintings in Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, the Royal Spanish Mint devotes the fifth part of the “Treasures of Spanish Museums” series to some of this institution’s most famous paintings. more ]

Royal Spanish Mint issues its first 1 kilo silver coin

The Royal Spanish Mint has issued its first 1 kilo silver coin dedicated to the history of the dollar. The coin shows different historical talers. more ]

Krugerrand – South Africa’s Best-known Export Article

On July 3, 1967 the South African Mint in Pretoria issued the first Krugerrand coins. A new concept was at the bottom of this: These coins could be used as circulation money; however, they did not bear a nominal value... more ]

Bullion coins part 1: The Krugerrand

Gold has always been an alternative for investors. And since 1967, one can not only invest in bullion, but also in bullion coins. The South Africans ought to feel like the inventors of the gold bullion coin. They have been minting the Krugerrand since 1967. more ]

2010 – Krugerrand minted in Berlin

The Krugerrand, South Africa’s longest success story, is minted in Germany! On January 28th at ... more ]

World Cup euphoria aftermath prompts unprecedented demand for Mandela coins

Nelson Mandela’s upcoming birthday, bolstered by World Cup aftermath euphoria, has prompted unprecedented demand for Mandela coins and medallions... more ]

SAGCE’s golden quest to stamp out rhino poaching

Reflecting unbridled support for South Africa’s ongoing crusade to preserve the world’s endangered rhino population, The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) has donated R 500,000 to the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)... more ]

Does the gold standard end Zimbabwe’s financial crises?

On May 2011, the journal “New Zimbabwe” covered an interview. In it, Dr. Gideon Gono, president of the Central Bank of Zimbabwe, argued in favor of the reintroduction of a gold backed currency for Zimbabwe in order to overcome the financial crisis... more ]

Mandela Luthuli Laureate twin set minted to commemorate Nobel win 50 years on

On November 23, 2011 the South African Gold Coin Exchange issued a new set of gold medallions commemorating the 50th anniversary of Chief Albert Luthuli winning the Nobel Peace Prize... more ]

South African Gold coin commemorate Titanic

2012 marks 100 years since the infamous sinking of the Titanic. In remembrance of that fateful day the South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) is launching one of its commemorative Titanic coins. more ]

Krugerrand scandal

On December 8, 2011 it came as a real surprise when two high-ranking officials of the South African Mint were suspended. The story’s background was revealed recently by a press release of the South African government... more ]

Andile Mvinjelwa and Thomas Davel cleared from suspicion

Nevertheless, as consequence of the ‘krugerrand scandal’ Andile Mvinjelwa, Managing Director of The South African Mint Company, and Thomas Davel, Managing Director and General Manager Numismatics, have left the company permanently by mutual agreement on June 1, 2012. more ]

The South African Mint celebrates its country heritage

At this year’s annual Johannesburg Coin Show, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 3-5 June, the South African Mint presented new issues which celebrate ‘South African inventions’. more ]

Bullion Coins of the World

Many investors prefer bullion coins to bars. Their advantages: they show beautiful motifs deeply rooted in the history and culture of the issuing nations. Learn more about that in our bullion coins series. more ]

The Krugerrand 50-year success story

With over 60 million coins sold the Krugerrand is the most popular investment coin, an integral element in the investment sector since the coin’s inception. In 1967, the first Krugerrand was minted by South African Mint, the State minting institution, in Pretoria. more ]

South African coins celebrate first heart transplant’s jubilee

The South African Mint has issued a pair of coins to mark the 50th anniversary of the world’s first heart transplant by Christian Barnard in 1967. Each of the twinned coins features a heart in great detail, allowing the viewer to imagine the medical miracle. more ]

Giant Krugerrand for the Jubilee Year

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the world’s most popular and best-selling investment coin, the South African Krugerrand, has been manufactured for the first time in extraordinary weight units and in various precious metals. more ]

Krugerrand Typeface Wins Loerie Award

The South Africa Mint has won a craft award by the prestigious Loerie Awards for creativity in Africa and the Middle East. The award recognizes particularly the communication of the Krugerrand brand through a typeface designed by graphic artist Jan Erasmus. more ]

Is this the end of the European Central Mint?

The private European Central Mint became famous for its deal with the former Dutch colony Suriname of supplying them with bullion coins. Now the owners have been arrested and the company seems to be about to fold. more ]

Five East African Nations Look to Currency Union

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda may have more in common than shared borders. Each of these five nations is considering a proposed East African Community Monetary Union that would merge their coin and bank note systems in much the same way as has the European Union. more ]

Tanzania celebrates two holy popes

In the millennia-long history of the Roman-Catholic Church, this will be a first: two popes will be canonized simultaneously. On this occasion, Tanzania issues a coin designed by Coin Invest Trust in several editions, one of them in partly gilded silver.
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The three wise Monkeys

Everybody knows the symbol representing an Asian proverb: the three wise monkeys, covering their eyes, ears and mouth respectively. A coin from Tanzania invites collectors to ponder on the wisdom contained in this pictorial maxim. more ]

Butterflies in 3D – 2016: Cymothoe hobarti

By displaying the Cymothoe hobarti, the latest issue in Coin Invest Trust’s Butterflies in 3D series exhibits a species characteristic of its country of issue, Tanzania. The stunning red colouring of the butterfly’s 3D replica stands out from the high-relief silver field. more ]

The King and Anna and the monetary reform of Thailand

Few people have shaped our image of Thailand like the well-shaven Yul Brunner who gets himself taught how to waltz by a lovely young governess. That, however, is a myth. The real story behind King Mongkut is even more thrilling! more ]

Green sea turtle with numismatic insides

A turtle in Thailand had to have surgery because it was dragging its leg behind, swimming. The doctors found something wildly unexpected in her stomach: 5 kilograms of coins. The animal had swallowed 915 coins. more ]

Butterfly coin with 3-D-technique

The Coin Invest Trust continues one of its most popular series. On behalf of Tokelau the butterfly with the scientific name of Ornithoptera Priamus adds another specimen to the series “Exotic Butterflies”. Again an exclusive 3D-technique is included... more ]

Tokelau's new coin series features Pegasus in gold

Kicking off Tokelau’s new coin series “Creatures of Myth and Legend”, the low mintage 1oz gold coin features flying Pegasus. It thus brings new life to a motif as old as 2,500 years. more ]

Circulation coin set 2012 “Moravian-Silesian Region”

The Czech Mint issues a folder focusing on the historical region of Moravia-Silesia. The six circulation coins are accompanied by an exclusively designed medal of nordic gold.
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Czech Mint issues investment medal series featuring town motifs

In 2011 the Czech Mint issued the first of 24 silver investment medals featuring a town motif. Now the second medal has followed. It is dedicated to the Bohemian town Chomutov. The medal is struck in 1 kilo and 500 grams. more ]

Czech Medals to commemorate noble family

The Czech Mint has issued a set of four medals in gold and silver. Each medal is dedicated to a famous member of the Bohemian house of Wartenberg that flourished in the 14th and 15th centuries. more ]

Czech Mint issues silver medal on athletes couple Zátopek

The couple of athletes Emil and Dana Zátopek was not only united by their common love, but also by their common birthday on September 19, 1922 and by their athletic successes. On occasion of their 90th birthday the Czech Mint has issued a silver medal. more ]

Czech Platinum medal St Wenceslas Cathedral

The Czech Mint has issued a platinum medal featuring St Wenceslas Cathedral in Olomouc. The medal commemorates a building that illustrates virtually the country’s whole history of art, and is limited to only 50 pieces. It is the fourth medal of the series ‘Notable Buildings.’ more ]

Medal commemorates 75th anniversary of the death of first Czechoslovakian President Masaryk

On September 13, 1937 the philosopher and first president of the then newly founded Czechoslovakia, Tomás Garrigue Masaryk, died. This significant person of European history is commemorated by a medal in silver and gold struck by the Czech Mint. more ]

Karel Gott to shine in gold

To mark the 75th birthday of Czech pop music legend Karel Gott, the Czech Mint is issuing a set of two commemorative medals. The winner of the Zlaty slavík (Golden Nightingale) award will literally shine in gold on a gold medal; a silver version for collectors will also be available. more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint reached us recently... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in May

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in May reached us recently... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in July

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in July reached us recently... more ]

Sherlock Holmes and Platypus: New Motifs from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in August reached us recently... more ]

Perth Mint Announces New Releases

The Perth Mint releases new coins dedicated to the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, continuing the series Ships That Changed The World with the Mayflower and, and, and … more ]

News from the Perth Mint in November

In November the Perth Mint released many new coins celebrating the auspicious Year of the Dragon of the Chinese Zodiac and continuing various series. The coins dedicated to the famous ship Mayflower, the surgeonfish and the Bush baby are only some of the new issues... more ]

Perth Mint begins its 2012 with new releases

The Perth Mint commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a gold coin. 2012 is also the year of the Dragon, and that is why some issues are dedicated to the Dragon – featuring also a baby dragon for the kids. See the comprehensive list of new releases in January. more ]

News from Perth for February

The Perth Mint continues its successful series Ships That Changed The World featuring USS Constitution and introduces new series like the Australian Opal Series and a three-coin set commemorating the London 2012 Olympic Games. more ]

News for March from Perth Mint

For the month of March The Perth Mint announces a diverse range of new products. A high relief silver coin and a new release of the Sea Life II – The Reef series are but two of the new issues. more ]

News from Perth for May

For the month of May, The Perth Mint issues the final release of the Ships That Changed the World series. In addition the 2012 gilded edition of the Australian Koala silver series has appeared and the series Animal Athletes is continued with the monarch butterfly. more ]

Fantastic Frilled Neck Lizard

The first coin in the brand new Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles Silver Series has been released – the 2013 $1 Frilled Neck Lizard 1oz Silver Proof. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in May

The Perth Mint presents a stunning array of new product releases for the month of May. The Birds of Australia series is being continued and with Treasures of the World a new series is introduced. more ]

News from The Perth Mint in February

The Perth Mint has released new products introducing new series and continuing popular ones. Ancient god Zeus opens the new series Gods of Olympus and a lioness the series Mother’s Love. more ]

Spectacular new Charlie Chaplin commemorative coin

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s first appearance on film and to commemorate him as an icon of cinematic history, the Perth Mint has released a 1oz silver lenticular coin featuring the comic genius. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in April

The Perth Mint is as productive as ever and releases a number of new coins, among them new issues in the “Land Down Under”, the “Koala” and the “Mother’s Love” series. more ]

Perth Mint Releases Spock Coin

The Perth Mint has released commemorative coin to pay tribute to the iconic character, Spock, from the renowned classic television series, ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’. more ]

Perth Mint Coins Pay Tribute to Bruce Lee

The Perth Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the birth of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, with two limited edition precious metals commemoratives. more ]

Australian coin commemorates Norse goddess Freya

Kicking off a three-coin series on Norse goddesses, The Perth Mint strikes a 2oz high relief coin featuring Freya. Made of 99.99% pure silver with an antique finish, the limited coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. more ]

The Perth Mint creates 1oz silver coins Ghostbusters

On behalf of Tuvalu, The Perth Mint creates three 1oz coins struck from 99.99% pure silver featuring key characters from the hit film in vivid colour and presented in special Ghostbusters (TM) themed packaging. more ]

Five East African Nations Look to Currency Union

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda may have more in common than shared borders. Each of these five nations is considering a proposed East African Community Monetary Union that would merge their coin and bank note systems in much the same way as has the European Union. more ]

Bullion coins part 3: The American Eagle

This bullion coin of the United States, first released in 1986, can look back on a long tradition. Its obverse takes up an effigy that was designed by one of the greatest American artists. more ]

Bullion coins part 4: American Buffalo

The bullion coin “American Buffalo” is supposed to capture the beauty of the Wild West. In reality though, the models used for the images were anything but wild. more ]

A mint for the Comstock Lode in Carson City / Nevada

Only for a few years the US Mint struck gold and silver coins at its branch in Carson City. Only 57 types of gold coins originated there. Auction house Gadoury is now able to offer an impressive number of these rarities in their forthcoming auction. more ]

American Eagles made of Palladium

In the near future investors can choose between four different American bullion coins made of Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium... more ]

America the Beautiful

United States Mint Releases Designs for 2011. The America the Beautiful Quarters® Program will feature five new coins... more ]

Director of United States Mint Resigns

Edmund Moy will depart for position in private sector. He will join L&L Energy... more ]

The Freedom to strike Gold

A U.S. court sentenced Bernard von NotHaus, private producer of the Liberty Dollar, to 15 years in prison and a fine of 250.000 $. Furthermore the company’s stock of gold valued at 7 million $ was confiscated... more ]

Ronald Reagan on coins

For years now, an off-stage fight is going on whether or not the portrait of Ronald Reagan ought to be seen on coins... more ]

The Great Comet of 1811 and “A man of many battles”

Tenth annual coin issues of the Sovereign Nation of the Shawnee Tribe commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Great Comet of 1811 and Chief Kish-kallo-wa... more ]

Utah authorizes gold as currency

The Associated Press reports that Utah has authorized gold and silver as currency of the Utah territory... more ]

ANS commissions medal in honor of Eric P. Newman’s 100th birthday

To celebrate the 100th birthday of its Trustee Emeritus and benefactor, the American Numismatic Society is presenting Eric Pfeiffer Newman a portrait plaque, which was commissioned to commemorate this event... more ]

Numismatic events at Chicago in 2012

Krause Publications has announced 2012 dates for its Chicago numismatic events, the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo... more ]

9/11 Memorial Medal – Over 50,000 Sold in First Week

The official proof silver medal of the US Mint commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, arouse extreme interest with US buyers... more ]

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Researchs Alternative Materials for U.S. Circulation Coins

Concurrent Technologies Corporation has been awarded a competitively bid contract by the United States Mint to conduct research and development for more economical alternative metallic materials for the production of all circulating coins... more ]

Martin Luther Art-Medals Commemorating 500 Years Protestant Reformation

Establishing a partnership with German medallist Victor Huster the International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals (IARCM) strikes the first in a series of art-medals commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation... more ]

Year of the Rabbit Silver Bars Issued

PandaAmerica issues a new silver bar in the Lunar Zodiac series. The 2011 bar commemorates the Year of the Rabbit and will be available as 1, 10 and 100 oz. bullions... more ]

ANS Unveils New Medal Honoring Eric P. Newman

The American Numismatic Society announces the limited edition medal honoring ANS Trustee Emeritus, Eric P. Newman. The medal will be minted in both bronze and silver and will be available by subscription only until January 13, 2012... more ]

US coins to alter material: steel instead of copper, zinc and nickel

Two bills are presented to US Congress proposing alternative coinage materials because production costs of zinc, copper and nickel based coins exceed the coins’ face value. Steel seems to be the new choice... more ]

Medal commemorates Nobel Prize in Medicine winner Gertrude Elion

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame issues a medal in honor of Nobel Prize in Medicine winner Gertrude Elion. Elion was only the fifth female Nobel laureate in Medicine, the ninth in science in general... more ]

Medal honours pioneer American aviator Arthur Welsh

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is issuing art medals commemorating pioneer American Jewish aviator Arthur Welsh (1881-1912) almost exactly a century after Welsh’s tragic death while testing a military plane at the College Park airfield. more ]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries re-open New York retail space

Stack’s Bowers Galleries re-opens the legendary retail outlet in New York City on August 23, 2012. On that occasion a new GOLD to go™ ATM machine will be presented and two silver Bison coins officially launched. more ]

Police officer stole Presidential coins from Philadelphia Mint

A North Wildwood, N.J., man who worked as a police officer at the U.S. Mint was sentenced on September 13, 2012 to 36 months in prison for stealing $2.4 million worth of error coins from the U.S. Mint and selling them to a coin distributor in California. more ]

US Mint Coin Study Illustrates Need for Planning

The United States has considered eliminating its 1-cent coin for years. There are politics involved, but putting politics aside a recent study illustrates just how important diligence is when any change to coinage is being considered. Richard Giedroyc explains the background. more ]

How a bullion coin was nearly to solve the US debt crisis – again

For months US and international media were fascinated by the idea of solving the US debt crisis by simply minting one single coin, a platinum bullion coin with a face value of $1 trillion. But how could that have worked? And why did they abolish this idea? Read it here. more ]

The trillion dollar coin to come – as private essay for $9.95

The one trillion dollar bullion coin has not come to solve the US debt crisis... Nevertheless, now there has been struck a private essay. For $9.95 everyone can buy a piece of American business sense. more ]

Free Uncirculated 1943 Steel US-Cents With Whitman WWII Books

Whitman Publishing is giving away Uncirculated 1943 steel cents to readers who order sets of its new “U.S. Army in World War II: European Theater of Operations” books. more ]

Liberty Dollar has returned

In 2011 Bernard von NotHaus was convicted on counterfeiting after having issued the Liberty Dollar, a private currency apparently similar to the official US currency. Now a collector wants to issue a New Liberty Dollar as private medal with no intention of provoking authorities. more ]

Native American Mint – Minting Coins for America’s Native Tribes

The Native American Mint offers native tribes which may issue their own coins to design such coins including traditional motifs in order to remind people of the tribes’ culture and history... more ]

Fake slabs to become illegal in the U.S.

US House of Representatives has passed a bill applying modifications to the ‘Hobby Protection Act.’ Not only producing imitations and selling them is punishable by law but also faking slabs. more ]

USA continue trusting in God

‘In God We Trust’ is the famous US motto since long, and for decades atheists have opposed to it arguing that it offends those who do not believe in god. However, again a court has decided that the motto is not intended in a religious sense and does not harm anybody. more ]

No gold in Fort Knox?

Are you worried about lacking gold in Fort Knox? Relax, it is there! So says Edmund C. Moy, former director of the US Mint who visited the arguably best protected place on this planet and saw the gold reserves with his eyes. more ]

US Mint issues curved coin

During the last years mints have tried to reinvent coins. Now, the US Mint has announced that it will issue a curved commemorative coin on the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Apparently massive problems hindered the development of this product. more ]

ANS consigns small group of Gobrecht dollars to Heritage Auctions

The American Numismatic Society has consigned a small group of Gobrecht dollars to Heritage Auctions. The coins are part of the collection of 100 Gobrecht dollars, bequeathed to the Society by Dr. Julius Korein, one of the foremost collectors of this series. more ]

The Hype about the Golden Kennedy Half Dollar

Due to excessive demand, the Unites States Mint is now forced to stop selling the golden Kennedy Half Dollar. After three days, the coin is available for sale on the internet only. more ]

Quo Vadis: what good will First Day of Issue Grading do to the collector?

The Kennedy gold Half Dollar was extremely sought-after during the ANA Chicago. That was due to a First Day of Issue certificate that might turn the collectors’ market upside down. At present, the First Day of Issue Graded coins make a lot of money. The long-term question, however, is: for whom. more ]

The Hype about the Golden Kennedy Half Dollar: Explanations

Last week we reported about the excessive demand for the Golden Kennedy Half Dollar. We asked our readers, whether they had a good explanation for this incredible hype although the US Mint had announced that these commemorative coins will be produced until the demand is met. We have received a lot of responses. more ]

Liberty Dollar was not terrorism

A US Federal court has passed a more benign judgment on Bernard von NotHaus, the creator of the Liberty Dollar stressing that he is no terrorist. But again the court made it clear that as for financial matters the US government is not to be trifled with. more ]

Art Medals for the first Jewish Miss America Bess Myerson

Bess Myerson, the first and only Jewish Miss America, died at age 90 on December 14, 2014, at her home in Santa Monica, California. She was inducted into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame in 2001 and 150 bronze, 65 silver and 13 gold art medals were struck in her honor. more ]

United States wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. Another big winner for the year’s awards is Austria, which came away with three category wins. more ]

United States Mint Seeks New Member for Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on the selection of themes and design proposals for coins and medals produced by the United States Mint. The Mint is accepting applications for a new member of the CCAC. more ]

New Book on Modern Gold and Silver US Coins and Medals

In December Whitman Publishing published American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date, by Dennis Tucker. Readers will find a richly illustrated history of silver and gold in the coinage of colonial America and the U.S. more ]

US Mint unveils Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Designs

US Mint has unveiled new designs for commemorative coins celebrating writer Mark Twain around his 180th birthday. In 2016 the Mint will issue a gold and a silver coin in honour of the writer famous in particular for “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. more ]

Congressional Gold Medal on Monuments Men released

Issuing a Congressional Gold Medal, the United States Mint honors the “Monuments Men”. The group received the nation’s highest civilian honor in recognition of its heroic role in the preservation, protection, and restitution of cultural heritage during World War II. more ]

Treasures – the most intriguing topic of numismatics

‘Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures: Illustrated Stories of the Greatest American Troves and Their Discoveries’, by renowned author Q. David Bowers, is the latest release of Whitman Publishing. more ]

US Mint Conducts 2D Barcode Trials

The United States Mint is scheduled to conclude its data collection software and two-dimensional barcode trial. If the test results are positive, the Mint could benefit from an enhanced workflow in their die shops. more ]

US Mint Strikes National Park Service Coin

With a striking ceremony for the media the United States Mint introduced its 2016 National Park Service (NPS) Proof Clad Half Dollar. The issue is now available for everybody. more ]

First Afro-American woman on US dollar bill ever

Harriet Tubman, fighter for the freedom of slaves and women’s suffrage, will be the first Afro-American woman ever featured on an American dollar note, as has been announced by United States Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew. Here you can read his open letter in full detail. more ]

Whitman releases 3rd Edition of ‘American Silver Eagles’

As one of the most popular bullion coins with collectors, the American Silver Eagle celebrates its 30th birthday. On this occasion, Whitman releases the revised third edition of the relevant guide, written by U.S. Mint chief engraver and coin’s reverse designer John Mercanti. more ]

A new Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins from Bowers

Whitman Publishing is releasing a new volume in the popular Bowers Series of numismatic references, a 320-page “Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins”. more ]

Bullion Coins of the World

Many investors prefer bullion coins to bars. Their advantages: they show beautiful motifs deeply rooted in the history and culture of the issuing nations. Learn more about that in our bullion coins series. more ]

In money we trust

It is fascinating to see circulation currency getting a design makeover. However, the general public, even though it is the intended user, is normally not taking part in the decision-making process. Yet positive examples show that there is another way. more ]

Coin collectors share their thoughts with the CCAC in historic Colorado

Colorado is for coin collectors a special location, rich with numismatic history. It was the venue for the 2016 meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. CCAC member Dennis Tucker reports on the agenda and suggestions made by coin collectors. more ]

Exploring the Mints of the United States – From Colonial Days to the Present

Published by Whitman, Q. David Bower’s new book on the history of the U.S. Mint makes its debut in October 2016. Dennis Tucker introduces the book, reflects about the Mint and talks about the author. more ]

Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is presenting its inaugural “Great Americans” award to two former Secretaries of State, Madeleine K. Albright and Colin Powell. more ]

U.S. Mint design competition for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

The United States Mint launches a public design competition for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program. Designed by and for the public, the winning artist will depict the fight against breast cancer on America’s first “pink gold” coins. more ]

Whitman Publishing: Bob McCabe’s Counterfeiting and Technology

Whitman Publishing has released “Counterfeiting and Technology: A History of the Long Struggle Between Paper-Money Counterfeiters and Security Printing” by Bob McCabe. more ]

New Proposed US Legislation Outlawing Purple Heart Buying and Selling

A new proposed federal legislation to ban the collecting of awarded Purple Hearts currently causes a stir among collectors of these medals. Collectors’ societies call it a “danger to our hobby” and ask for support worldwide. more ]

Whitman Publishing Releases Massive New Bowers Volume on the United States Mint

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of the United States Mint, by Q. David Bowers. The 23rd volume in the award-winning Bowers Series explores the United States Mint itself, which is gearing up to celebrate its 225th anniversary in 2017. more ]

Noodles are the new cigarettes

In U.S. American prisons, cigarettes and tobacco are less and less often used for payments. The new and literally hard currency is instant noodles. But, according to a sociological study, the resourcefulness must be seen against a precarious backdrop: The inmates are hungry. more ]

Coin makeover: a venerable tradition...

Utilizing a sovereign coin to express one’s not so sovereign opinion is a venerable tradition. Reinterpreting coin motifs by engraving can be highly creative. This is how Shaun Hughes creates modern art. more ]

Former President Obama Receives Bronze Medals For Each Term in Office

On January 17, 2017 Treasury and U.S. Mint leaders presented bronze medals to former President Barack Obama. Emblemizing his terms in office, the two presidential medals depict his portrait and portions of memorable speeches from the time of his presidency. more ]

How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World

In “Central Banks and Gold”, Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler explore how today’s financialized form of globalism took shape a century ago, when Tokyo joined London and New York as a major financial center. more ]

PNG advises caution against “Trump Coins”

The Professional Numismatists Guild advises buyers to be wary of so-called “Trump Coins” and to not take them as truly rare coins. Despite how they are being advertised, they are neither legal tender nor a great investment. more ]

MoAF opens exhibition on Blacks on US Currency

The New York Museum of American Finance has opened the traveling exhibit “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”. On loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk and on view through January 2018, it centers upon blacks which have significantly influenced history. more ]

US Mint Launches Public Design Competition

The United States Mint calls for artists to design the obverse of the commemorative coin honoring the first manned moon landing. This will be the first time that a curved version of a five ounce silver coin is produced and offered by the United States Mint. more ]

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Thorough investigation brought to light that the proof coin revealed one style of mintmark punched over another. more ]

Money laundering by order of the government

What does a country do when its banknotes last less than a year but they do not want to keep printing new ones? Wash and iron the old ones. By doing so, the U.S. Treasury Department saved several hundreds of thousands of dollars of production costs around 1910. more ]

AINA Medal commemorates Balfour Declaration

The American Israel Numismatic Association issues a medal commemorating three important events: the Balfour Declaration, the Reunification of Jerusalem, and AINA’s 50th anniversary. more ]

New Edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling “Guide Book of Lincoln Cents”. It provides a detailed study of this American classic, including history, grading, market values, and more. more ]

21st Edition of “Paper Money of the United States” released

The 21st edition of Friedberg’s “Paper Money of the United States” was released. Featuring color illustrations of notes from America’s greatest currency collections, this updated and revised standard reference book is available in three formats. more ]

Australia mints new circulating coins for Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

History was made with three Pacific Island nations, Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, marking the introduction of their own brand new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

Latest Vatican issue recalled due to erroneous legend

Pope Francis’ numismatic career has started badly with an extremely awkward misspelling: instead of ‘Jesus’ ‘Lesus’ was written in the legend of a medal. Although all pieces were recalled immediately four items had been sold already. more ]

Vatican presents its 2016 numismatic program

The Vatican City State has released its 2016 numismatic program. One prominent subject is Pope Francis who will celebrate his 80th birthday in December. more ]

Pope Francis Counterstamped Coins by Mel Wacks

Mel Wacks produces the first counterstamped coins in over 30 years, commemorating the visit of Pope Francis to the United States in September 2015. more ]

Venezuela's monetary zigzag course

Venezuela is currently stricken by an energy crisis and food shortages. Although the people are forced to pay with wads of money already, President Maduro withdrew the highest denomination banknote worth 100 bolívar - only to declare it still valid again. more ]

First Bullion Coin of the Arabic World

The government-owned Dubai Multi Commodities Centre has launched the prototype of the first Bullion coin of the United Arab Emirates. It features on the obverse the portrait of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, president of the United Arab Emirates... more ]

Zambia to re-introduce coins into circulation

Zambia has the highest denominations in the region. Due to the high inflation coins do not circulate any longer. But now the government is planning to “rebase” the currency by lopping off three zeros and to re-introduce coins. more ]

Not Even Beggars Accept Zimbabwe’s New Coins

To remedy the small change shortage, Zimbabwe issued the so-called bond coins. So far, the approach has proven ineffective. That may be due to the fact that the Reserve Bank does not bring it home to the people what bond coins actually are. more ]

Zimbabwe decommissions currency

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has announced the official demonetization of the Zimbabwe dollar. For many years, foreign money replaced the multiple-digit local currency. more ]

Chinese yuan to become legal tender in Zimbabwe

In the course of autumn 2016, Zimbabwe will introduce the Chinese yuan as its third official currency. This is a welcome deal considering that China in turn will cancel 40 million US dollars in debts. more ]

Art-Medal Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Birth of Lutheran Church Leader

The International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals (IARCM) announces an art-medal commemorating the birth of one of the most prominent leaders of American Lutheranism, Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther... more ]

‘Cityscapes’ – City views on historical coins and medals

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham (UK), shows an exhibition on panoramic views of Europe’s great cities on European coins and medals. ‘Cityscapes’ will be on display until 6 October 2013 and in addition it will be accompanied by an online exhibition. more ]

Medal honours pioneer American aviator Arthur Welsh

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is issuing art medals commemorating pioneer American Jewish aviator Arthur Welsh (1881-1912) almost exactly a century after Welsh’s tragic death while testing a military plane at the College Park airfield. more ]

Athenian owl is a bankruptcy vulture

Erwin Dietrich AG is always up to fun with its ingenious medals and tokens. The most recent issue is dedicated to the Greek euro crisis. The euro is in mourning and the owl has become a vulture threatening bankruptcy. more ]

Olympic Medals contain less gold than once

Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago at the 1912 Summer Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Here you will find some interesting trivia about Olympic gold! more ]

Czech Medals to commemorate noble family

The Czech Mint has issued a set of four medals in gold and silver. Each medal is dedicated to a famous member of the Bohemian house of Wartenberg that flourished in the 14th and 15th centuries. more ]

Mirroring Medicine: Medals Exhibition in New York

Until January 11, 2013 the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York, presents “Mirroring Medicine,” an exhibition of medical-themed medals from the collection of Dr. Ira Rezak. more ]

Spectacular series of exhibition on French medallic art

In November and December 2012 a series of exhibitions on French medallic art in the 19th and 20th century in France has started. The title of the exhibitions is ‘Au creux de la main: La médaille en France aux XIXe et XXe siècles’. more ]

Israel Coins and Medals has issued ‘Iron Dome’ State Medal

Israel Coins and Medals has issued a state medal commemorating Iron Dome, a mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and artillery shell threats unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The medal is available in silver and bronze. more ]

Ten Commandment set of gold medals

For the first time in the history of Israel, the Ten Commandments are presented on a set of unique fine gold .9999 medals, just released by Israel Coins and Medals Corp. The set of ten medals is issued in a limited edition and comes in a handsome presentation case. more ]

Israel honours 60 years Holocaust memorial centre Yad Vashem with coins

Yad Vashem in Jerusalem is a pioneer of Holocaust Museums worldwide. It is the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust and celebrates its foundation 60 years ago. To mark that anniversary the Israel Mint issues the Israel 65th Anniversary Coin 2013. more ]

Israel issues state medal to mark 19th Maccabiah

In occasion of the 19th Maccabiah 2013, the ‘Jewish Olympics’, the world’s largest Jewish sports event, the Israel Mint issues a series of state medals in bronze and sterling silver. A limited gold version may be struck by order. more ]

Medal commemorates Nixon's visit to China 40 years ago

A Chinese company, an American Mint, leading Chinese medalists, and one of America’s outstanding coin designers have combined their talents to produce a remarkable medal commemorating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s historic visit to China. more ]

The sinking of the Lusitania: medals as war propaganda

The sinking of RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915 was a hugely significant event during the First World War and was subsequently chosen as a subject of German war propaganda. Henry Flynn, Project Curator with the British Museum tells the story of a German medal by Karl Goetz and its British reply. more ]

2014 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal Features Immortal Four Chaplains

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal 2014 honoring United States Jewish Chaplains features Rabbi Alexander Goode, along with the other Immortal Four Chaplains, and Rabbi Jacob Frankel, the first U.S. Jewish Chaplain. more ]

Huster Medals on Jan Hus and Reformation

In cooperation with the International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals the renowned medallist Victor Huster has designed a Limited Edition Art-Medal commemorating the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. more ]

Triumph and disaster: medals of the Sun King

The British Museum hosts a display on medals of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in its Room 69a until 15 November 2015. ‘Triumph and disaster: medals of the Sun King’ explores the ‘Medallic History’ of Louis’ reign. more ]

The Rise of the Art Medal - the Belle Epoque and Beyond

“The Rise of the Art Medal – the Belle Epoque and Beyond” is an exhibition in New York running until July 2017. It is this period that saw the emergence and development of the art medal – and hence the discussion of what constitutes a medal. more ]

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