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 'Predator' and 'Call of the Wild' Bullion CoinsOn Thursday, Mar. 9, the Royal Canadian Mint announced the release of two bullion products — a silver coin depicting a leaping lynx and a gold coin showing a bugling elk.

The 2017 $5 Canadian Lynx Silver Coin is struck in an ounce of 99.99% pure silver. Designed by Emily Damstra, the wild cat appears leaping toward its prey […]


Canadian 2017 50c Gold Coin Features Silver Maple Leaf DesignsTwo silver maple leafs adorn a new 50-cent gold coin now available from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Described by the Mint as "more affordable" at CAD $129.95, which is about US $96, the coin is minted to collector proof quality and struck in 99.99% pure gold to a weight of 1.27 grams […]


2017 Australian Lunar Rooster Coin with Lion Privy MarkOn Friday, Mar. 3, the Perth Mint of Australia announced the release of the 2017 Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster Silver Bullion Coin which features a miniature lion as a privy mark.

Coins often carry a small mintmark, usually a single letter, to identify where they are made. In the early 1990s, the Perth Mint began adding tiny privy mark symbols to some limited-edition coins to increase their numismatic appeal […]


Australian 2017 Collector Coins for MarchNorse Goddesses, koalas, kookaburras, and wedge-tailed eagles are a few of the subjects brought to coins this month from the Perth Mint of Australia.

They join other debuting March products such as a Sovereign gold coin, an ANZAC Spirit coin, a saltwater crocodile silver coin and a penguin stamp and coin cover […]


Canadian 2017 $20 Artic Tern Coin Uses Diamond GlitterArctic terns take flight in the newest release of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Glistening North Series with the 2017 $20 Arctic Tern Silver Coin. Each is produced from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality, with a combined 7,500 allowed.

Adding to the desirability and uniqueness of the coin, its design features a selective application of fine diamond particles to recreate the light reflecting qualities of snow and ice in the sunlight […]


2017 $3 Heart of Our Nation Coin Celebrates Canada's 150thCanada’s 150th anniversary is memorized on a unique collectible, the 2017 $3 Heart of Our Nation Silver Coin. Featuring inspiring national symbols, the piece is the last issue from the Royal Canadian Mint’s "2017 Canada 150 Most Affordable Pure Silver 2-Coin Subscription."

Each coin is composed from about one-quarter troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver and is priced at CAD $19.95, which is just over US $15 […]


Canadian 2017 Coin Features Woodland Caribou-Shaped CutoutThe Royal Canadian Mint introduced its Endangered Animal Cutout series of large-diameter coins with last week’s release of the 2017 $30 Woodland Caribou Cutout Silver Coin.

Limited to a mintage of 5,500 coins, each piece is struck to proof quality in 1.7 troy ounces of 99.99% pure silver […]

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2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion CoinDemand jumped in January for Australian bullion coins, according to the latest round of Perth Mint sales figures.

The Mint’s gold sales ran the quickest since October and its silver sales advanced the most since March […]


12-Coin Set Celebrates Canada's 150thCanada’s 150th birthday is celebrated with a new collection of 12 coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. Enhancing its appeal, it includes the first circulation glow-in-the-dark coin.

Combining classic circulation coins and commemoratives designed just for Canada’s 150th, the 12-coin set includes […]


Australian 2017 Collector Coins for FebruaryFebruary finds new collector products from the Perth Mint of Australia that include antiqued coins with a central compass and a koala design in high relief.

Other products offered are a 2017 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin, a gold proof Kangaroo five-coin set, a half-ounce silver coin dedicated to a baby polar bear and two ANZAC related coins […]