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.

2014 $20 Silver Coin Features 3D Venetian Glass SnowmanAnother new and very original collector piece from the Royal Canadian Mint is its proof 2014 $20 Venetian Glass Snowman Silver Coin.

Struck in one-ounce of 99.99% pure silver and limited to 10,000 with 89% already sold, the $20 silver coin features a three-dimensional Venetian glass snowman created by master glass makers in Murano, Italy [...]


Denmark's Central Bank to Stop Coin and Banknote ProductionThe central bank of Denmark, Danmarks Nationalbank, will stop striking coins and printing banknotes in 2016, according to a new release issued by the bank on Oct. 21, 2014.

Citing falling demand and economic advantages, the central bank will instead [...]

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2014 Maple Leaves Silver Coin Glows in the DarkA new and unique collectible from the Royal Canadian Mint is its proof 2014 $20 Maple Leaves silver coin, featuring autumn coloring by day and a glow-in-the-dark appearance by night.

Struck in one-ounce of 99.99% pure silver and limited to 7,500 with 92% already sold, the $20 silver coin uses technology that unveils a single maple leaf when viewed in the dark [...]


1990-2015 Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin DesignsIn 1990, the Perth Mint introduced Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins, a 99.9% pure silver series that would become one of the world’s most popular by featuring annually changing Kookaburra reverses.

To celebrate 25 years of coins, the 2015 Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coin features the original design from 1990 [...]


2014 Lake Michigan Silver Coin Fourth in Canadian Great Lakes SeriesOffered as the fourth release from the Royal Canadian Mint’s Great Lakes series is the proof 2015 Lake Michigan 1 oz Fine Silver Coin. Eighty-three percent have already sold.

Mintage of the 99.99% fine silver piece is limited to 10,000 and like others of the series, each bears an interpretation of a bathymetry map of a lake — for this coin, Lake Michigan [...]


2014 Wait For Me, Daddy Silver Coins in 1/2 Oz and 1/4 Oz SizesLast week the Royal Canadian Mint launched the 2014 $2 Wait For Me, Daddy circulation coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the declaration of World War II. The Mint is now selling two 99.99% pure silver versions produced for coin collectors.

All three coins share the same basic design that was inspired by Claude P. Dettloff’s iconic photograph taken during the Second World War [...]

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2015 Maple Leaf Fractional Sets in Gold and SilverFeaturing reverse designs emblematic of Canada’s national symbol, the sugar maple leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled two new collections sure to delight many collectors. Now available are the 2015 Maple Leaf Gold Fractional Set and the 2015 Maple Leaf Silver Incuse Fractional Set.

Although the two sets are seen as continuations of past popular programs, both also mark a number of firsts in their respective series [...]


Canadian 2014 $20 Snowman Silver Coin for $20The Royal Canadian Mint continues a popular series with its newly released 2014 $20 Snowman Silver Coin. Struck from 99.99% pure silver and like other coins from the Mint’s Exchange $20 for $20 program, each is sold at its legal tender face value of $20.

The Royal Canadian Mint introduced its Exchange $20 for $20 program in 2011. Including this newest coin, the series has [...]


2014 Australian Gold and Silver Coins for OctoberEnding multi-coin series and new 2015 Year of the Goat coins headline October releases from the Perth Mint of Australia. The most anticipated issue, the high relief Hades silver coin from the Gods of Olympus series, sold out within hours of its release.

Other releases include a saltwater crocodile silver coin struck in the shape of the Australian continent and gold and silver coins depicting the sport of rock fishing [...]


2014 Hades High Relief Coin Ends Gods of Olympus SeriesClosing out the popular Gods of Olympus three-coin program, the Perth Mint of Australia has released the 2014 Hades High Relief 2 oz Silver Coin.

Shown on the reverse of the unique rimless, antique finish coin is a design depicting the mythical god Hades. Mintage is limited to just 1,500 coins [...]


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