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.

Canadian 2016 Queen Elizabeth Rose Silver Coin PhotosThe Royal Canadian Mint generated a lot of buzz when it released the 2016 $3 Queen Elizabeth Rose Silver Proof Coin.

Containing 1/4 oz. of .9999 fine silver, the coin has added appeal with pink gold plating employed to bring out the color of the roses’ blooms […]


2016 $200 Canada's Vast Prairies Silver Coin for $200Canada’s western interior takes center stage on a new silver coin released this week by the Royal Canadian Mint. Entitled the 2016 Canada’s Vast Prairies $200 for $200 Fine Silver Coin, each is sold at its legal tender face value of $200.

This matte proof coin weighs 62.69 grams, is composed of 99.99% pure silver, has a large 50 millimeter diameter, and is limited to a mintage of 25,000 […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Weaken in JulyDemand for new Australian bullion coins and bars tumbled last month, the Perth Mint reported, with gold sales the lowest in at least 3.4 years and silver sales the weakest in 13 months.

These sales registered against advancing precious metals prices with London fixings in July logging gains of 1.6% for gold and 8.9% for silver […]


2016 Loki Antiqued 2 Oz Silver Coin in High ReliefClosing out a popular series, the Perth Mint of Australia has issued the 2016 Loki 2 oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin.

The Loki coin marks an end to the Norse Gods Three-Coin Series, the first two of which sold out […]

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2016 $10 Canadian Geese Silver Coin Features Maple Leaf ShapeThe Royal Canadian Mint is now selling its third silver coin shaped like a maple leaf, the 2016 $10 Maple Leaf Silhouette Canadian Geese Silver Coin. Similar to the previous two, this one is in 99.99% pure silver. Unlike them, it is half their weight at 15.67 grams and that makes it unique for the size.

The Mint’s first 1/2 oz. maple leaf-shaped coin depicts a pair of geese feeding in the waters of a pond or lake […]

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2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin Sales Hit 10 MillionSales of 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coins hit the 10 million level to double expectations, the Perth Mint of Australia announced July 20.

The Perth Mint introduced this newest bullion product in September, predicting it would reach 5 million in sales as it […]

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Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man Partnership EndingThe Pobjoy Mint in March 2017 will no longer represent the Isle of Man as the official producer of their legal tender coins.

"Pobjoy Mint has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Isle of Man that has lasted for over 40 years; we wish them well for the future," Europe’s largest privately owned mint said in a statement released on July 19.

The Isle of Man is a […]


Perth Mint Bullion Sales Soar in First Half of 2016Demand for Australian bullion coins bounced in June after a slowing in May, and soared through the first half of this year, according to the latest figures from the Perth Mint of Australia.

The Mint’s silver coins scored above the million ounce level for the ninth time in ten months and its gold sales rebounded from an at least 3-year low […]


Canadian 2016 Convex-Shaped Coin Emulates BasketballCelebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Invention of Basketball, the Royal Canadian Mint is now selling a colorized coin depicting the likeness of a basketball.

Adding to the unique nature of this piece, its reverse is convex to emulate a basketball’s rounded shape […]


Perth Mint 2016 Australian Collector Coins Released for JulyKangaroos, koalas, and eagles are just some of the subjects covered on coins for July from the Perth Mint of Australia.

They join snow leopard cubs, the fictional HSM Thunderchild, a half-sovereign gold coin and silver coins showcasing characters and the starship from the Star Trek science fiction franchise […]

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