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.

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 […]


2017 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Bullion Coin LaunchesEarlier Wednesday, the Perth Mint of Australia started selling this year’s edition of the Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Bullion Coin.

Marking a first for the annual coin, it is produced to a fineness of .9999 fine compared to the 2015- and 2016-dated issues that are .999 fine […]


2017 Australian Platypus Platinum Bullion Coin ReleasedOn Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Perth Mint released its 2017 $100 Australian Platypus Platinum Bullion Coin.

Struck in an ounce of .9995 fine platinum, the Platypus bullion coin has been annually issued since its introduction in 2011 […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales Surge in 2016Australian bullion sales ended mixed in December but sharply higher for 2016, figures from the Perth Mint show.

December sales of gold coins and gold bars at 63,420 ounces advanced 15.8% from November and surged 58.2% from the same month a year earlier […]


Australian 2017 Coins for Birthdays, Newborns and WeddingsSpecial occasion products serve as major new offerings from the Perth Mint of Australia this month. They include the new year’s birthday, newborn, and wedding coins as well as a traditional always together coin.

Rounding out releases for January are Year of the Rooster products, to include a kilo silver gemstone coin and a one-fifth ounce gold coin, and then there is a rectangular coin depicting World War I era poster […]


2017 Maple Leaves Silver Coin Marks Canada's 150th BirthdayThe Royal Canadian Mint is ringing in the new year with the release of a 2017 Maple Leaves Silver Coin that was inspired by Canada’s iconic penny and celebrates the nation’s 150th anniversary.

This collector coin is minted in one-half ounce of 99.99% pure silver to a finish that features brilliant and frosted designs against a lined background […]


Canadian 2017 Coin Gift SetsAre you looking for unique gifts for those special occasions this year? The Royal Canadian Mint has you covered with four coin products designed with gift giving in mind.

Now available are 2017-dated Birthday, Baby, Wedding and O Canada Gift Sets […]


Canadian 2016 Lucky Loonie Silver CoinOne of the Royal Canadian Mint’s more interesting, smaller silver coins for 2016 is its Lucky Loonie which features a common loon with a stylized maple leaf in the background.

Struck in about 1/4 oz. of 99.99% pure silver to a proof finish, the collectible debuted toward the middle of the year with 91% of the possible 15,000 having since sold […]