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.

"Predator" and "Call of the Wild" Canadian 2016 Bullion Coins LaunchInvestors and collectors have two new options when buying bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint revealed on Friday, Feb. 5. Featuring a leaping cougar and roaring grizzly bear, both coins were unveiled at this year’s World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.

The Mint introduced its first coin from a new, four-coin "Predator" series. Featuring 1-ounce silver coins that are struck in […]


Canadian 2016 Coin Series Depict Wildlife ReflectionsIconic creatures of Canada take center stage in the Royal Canadian Mint’s new 2016 Reflections of Wildlife Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription. Coins of the series feature an animal with their reflections uniquely cast in rippling water.

Each coin is composed in one-half ounce of 99.99% pure silver and is limited to 15,000 […]


2016 Australian Kangaroo Antiqued Coin in High ReliefJust released by the Perth Mint of Australia is the 2016 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Antiqued Coin. Each features a unique rimless design and is struck from two ounces of 99.9% pure silver to an antique finish.

Don’t look for this coin to last long, however, as only 3,000 are available for purchase. Previous antiqued coins from the Perth Mint flew off the shelves with almost immediate sell-outs […]


2015 Coin in Some Canadian 2016 Uncirculated SetsSome of the Canadian 2016 Uncirculated Sets mistakenly include a coin from last year, the Royal Canadian Mint said on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Released on Jan. 12, the annually issued collector product has this year’s editions of the two-dollar, one-dollar, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent coins. The uncirculated coin to check out is the one-dollar […]


Canadian 2016 Coin Series Features Aircraft of WWIAircraft of the First World War is the subject of a new 3-coin subscription recently unveiled by the Royal Canadian Mint. Each coin of the series is struck from 99.99% pure silver and features a colored reverse design depicting a vintage plane from the World War I era.

Enrollees in the subscription will be sent each issue as they are released for CAD $99.95, which is about US $69. A specially designed 3-coin display case will ship along with the second coin […]


Canadian 2016 Uncirculated Set ReleasedThe Royal Canadian Mint is now selling its annually issued set with this year’s six denominations of coins produced in uncirculated finish.

Limited to 60,000 and priced at $24.95, the 2016 Uncirculated Set includes the toonie, loonie, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent coins […]


Canadian 2016 Silver Proof SetThe Royal Canadian Mint this week unveiled its 2016 Silver Proof Set and the year’s unique silver dollar which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable.

Limited to 20,000, this annually issued set has a total of seven coins. All are in 99.99% fine silver. The included 2016 Transatlantic Cable Silver Dollar is gold plated, and exclusive to the set […]


Perth Mint Silver Sales Surge in 2015Australian bullion sales were mixed in December and for 2015, the latest figures from the Perth Mint show. Monthly sales of silver coins dipped but still posted a fourth straight 1+ million month to cap an exceptionally strong year. Gold sales, meanwhile, strengthened in December but slowed overall in 2015.

Perth Mint sales were registered in a backdrop of plummeting precious metals prices with gold falling 10.5% in 2015 and silver diving 11.5% last year […]


Canadian 2016 Gift Sets for Birthdays, Babies and CelebrationsNewly unveiled Canadian coin sets offer some unique options for those special occasions celebrated throughout the year.

Included in the Royal Canadian Mint’s line-up of new products are Birthday Gift Sets, Baby Gift Sets, Wedding Gift Sets and 2016 O Canada Gift Sets. All four include their own unique $1 coin […]


2016 Australian Collectible Coins for JanuarySilver coins dominate January products from the Perth Mint of Australia with one gold coin also added to the new offerings. Combined, they make for a total of eight new products from which collectors can choose.

Popular annual series continue in January with the new Always Together silver coin, the Newborn Baby silver coin and the children’s classic Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ silver coin […]


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