World Mint News & World Coins

Coin news and information about coins and collecting products from the U.S. Mint and other World Mints, including the UK Royal Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint, the Perth Mint of Australia, the Royal Australian Mint, the Austrian Mint, and more.

Queen Presents Coins for Royal Maundy Service at Windsor CastleContinuing a centuries-old Christian tradition, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated Holy Thursday by handing out coins in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle during the annual Royal Maundy service.

Red and white purses were presented to 92 men and 92 women who were chosen in recognition of their service to the Church and the community […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Slow in February, Demand for Silver SolidDemand for Australian bullion products slowed in February from the previous month but grew from a year earlier, according to the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia. The Mint’s silver bullion sales, while lower, were solid.

Gains registered against falling precious metals with LBMA prices in February down 2% for gold and 4.6% for silver […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Pick Up in JanuaryDemand for Australian bullion products picked up in January with silver sales the highest since July and gold sales the strongest since October, according to the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia. Their levels, however, were down from a year ago.

Gains happened against rising precious metals with LBMA prices in January registering increases of 3.7% for gold and 2.2% for silver […]

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2018 30th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins AnnouncedThe Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its iconic Silver Maple Leaf with two special versions of the bullion coin.

One edition features an intricate engraving of the maple leaf intertwined with the number "30." The other incorporates enhancements to both sides of the coin with a double-incuse engraving […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow in 2017Australian bullion sales ended stronger in December than in November but dropped sharply in 2017 compared to recent years, according to the latest round of figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

The Perth Mint was not alone in logging weaker sales last year. Other world mints, like the U.S. Mint, also saw lower sales despite gains in precious metals […]

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Canadian 2018 Silver Proof Set ReleasedThe Royal Canadian Mint last week unveiled its 2018 Silver Proof Set and the year’s unique silver dollar which commemorates the 240th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival at Nootka Sound.

Restricted to sales of only 15,000, this annually issued set has a combined 7 coins with each struck in 99.99% fine silver. The included 2018 Cook at Nootka Sound Silver Dollar features […]

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2018 Australian Lunar Dog Coin with Lion Privy MarkThe Perth Mint released another bullion product this month, the 2018 Australian Lunar Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Coin which features a miniature lion as a privy mark.

Coins often carry a mintmark to identify where they were made, like a "P" for The Perth Mint. In the early 1990s, the Mint began adding tiny privy mark symbols to some limited-edition coins to increase their numismatic appeal […]

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2018 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins ReleasedSales of 2018-dated Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins officially started. The Perth Mint made the release announcement on Jan. 8, 2018.

Issued since 2007, the 99.99% pure silver coin features an annually changing design portraying the lovable Koala […]

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Classic Canadian 2018 Uncirculated Set ReleasedThe Royal Canadian Mint is now selling its annual classic set of 2018-dated coins produced in a collector uncirculated finish.

Dubbed the "2018 Classic Canadian Uncirculated 6-Coin Set" and limited to 75,000, the product includes the toonie, loonie, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent coins […]

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2018 Canadian Coin Gift Sets ReleasedThe Royal Canadian Mint is ringing in 2018 with a line-up of special occasion sets with coins designed for special occasions celebrated throughout the year.

Newly released are 2018-dated Baby, Birthday, Wedding and O Canada Gift Sets. They include their own unique dollar […]

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