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.

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 [...]


Disney Characters Adorn 2014 Season's Greetings CoinA new collector proof silver coin struck by the Perth Mint of Australia features popular Disney characters in a festive season’s greetings scene.

Under official license of Disney, the one-half ounce 99.9% pure silver coin offers colorful images of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Pluto and a Christmas Tree [...]

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Canadian 2014 $2 'Wait For Me, Daddy' Circulation Coin ReleasedCommemorating the 75th anniversary of the declaration of World War II, the Royal Canadian Mint has released into circulation the 2014 $2 Wait For Me, Daddy coin. It is also selling a 5-coin pack of them for $10.

On coin reverses is a design inspired by an iconic photograph of a tender moment in Canada during the Second World War [...]


Canadian Hockey Teams Celebrated on 2015 Collectible CoinsCelebrating the winter sport of the nation, the Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled seven new 99.99% pure silver collectible coins with reverse designs emblematic of the seven teams of the Canadian National Hockey League®.

The 2015-dated hockey coins are composed of one-half ounce of silver and feature an exclusive "Sheer Effect" colorization technique that is said to glitter under light [...]


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