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 2017 Coin Design Contest Ending April 30Less than a week remains in the Royal Canadian Mint’s contest to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, loonie and toonie coins that will circulate in 2017.

On March 11, the My Canada, My Inspiration contest kicked off when the Mint asked Canadians to design these five coins as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary […]


2015 Victory Coin from Legacy of the Canadian Nickel SeriesThe Royal Canadian Mint released the 2015 5-Cent Victory Silver Coin, the third of six issues from its Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series.

Honoring historic 5-cent issues and sold by subscription, each coin of the series depicts a different Canadian nickel used since 1908 […]

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Canadian 2015 Summer Storm Coin Glows Under Black LightNature’s immense power is on display with a new coin and subscription option from the Royal Canadian Mint. Making its debut is the proof 2015 $20 Summer Storm 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin, the first of four releases from the Mint’s Weather Phenomenon series.

Featured on the reverse of the one-ounce, 99.99% pure silver coin is a lightning-themed design that shows enhanced detail under black light […]


2015 $20 Canadian Coin Depicts Second Battle of YpresThe Royal Canadian Mint is accepting orders for the 2015 $20 Second Battle of Ypres Silver Coin, the second of eight issues from the First World War Battlefront series.

Struck in 99.99% pure silver with selective gold-plating applied to both obverse and reverse designs, the 10,000 limited-edition collectible is available for $109.95 CAD or $88.11 USD […]


Perth Mint Bullion Sales Hit Multi-Month Highs in MarchDemand for Australian bullion products surged in March, according to figures from the Perth Mint of Australia, with gold sales the highest in three months and silver sales the strongest in four months.

Perth Mint gold coins and gold bars rose 34,260 ounces last month, advancing 7.1% from the 31,981 ounces claimed in February […]


2015 Australian Coin Releases for AprilPrincesses, kangaroos, dinosaurs, kookaburras, ANZAC anniversary and famous ships are examples of the imagery found on new coins for April from the Perth Mint of Australia.

Information, specifications and links to the new coins are available […]


2015 Canadian Five-Coin Series Depicts Colorful Songbirds99.99% pure silver and the most colorful songbirds in North America are showcased in a new 5-coin subscription from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Subscription to the Mint’s 2015 Colorful Songbirds of Canada series guarantees delivery of all five coins when they are released. In addition, subscribers will receive a free musical box […]


Queen Hands Out Maundy Money at Sheffield CathedralToday, celebrating Holy Thursday also known as Maundy Thursday, an annual tradition continued as Queen Elizabeth II handed purses of coins to 178 pensioners.

This year’s ceremony, held at Sheffield Cathedral, was the first time the Maundy service happened in South Yorkshire in more than 900 years. It also marked the 60th time […]


Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures on 5 Oz Silver CoinFour Chinese ancient mythical creatures circle a yingyang symbol on a new five-ounce, high-relief silver coin from the Perth Mint of Australia.

Limited to 1,000 and struck in 99.9% pure silver to collector proof quality, the silver coin’s designs are struck on concave surfaces to maximize their details […]


2015 Kookaburra 1 Oz Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out2015 Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins in the 1-ounce size sold out, the Perth Mint announced on Monday, March 23. Annually issued since 1990, this year’s coin was limited to 500,000.

Sales of the 2015-dated, 99.9% pure silver coins kicked off in September along with companion 10-ounce and 1-kilo sizes […]


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