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 25c Coin Commemorates Stanley Cup AnniversaryThe Royal Canadian Mint is now selling specially-wrapped rolls and 10-coin packs of a new 25-cent circulation coin that celebrates the 125 Anniversary of the Stanley Cup®. Introduced in 1892, the Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League playoff winner.

Designed by British Columbia artist Steve Hepburn, the new coin depicts the Stanley Cup, flanked by two hockey players […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Tumble in February 2017Australian sales of bullion coins and bars tumbled in February, according to the latest round of Perth Mint figures.

The Mint’s gold sales fell to their lowest level in six months and their silver sales more than halved from January […]


2017 'My Canada, My Inspiration' Collector Card and 8-Coin SetTwo new sets from the Royal Canadian Mint feature uncirculated collector coins that celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

The smaller set, called the 2017 My Canada, My Inspiration Collector Card, has the five winning designs from the My Canada, My Inspiration contest […]

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Perth Mint Launches Kangaroo Silver BarsThe Perth Mint of Australia kicked of the month of March by announcing its introduction of Kangaroo Minted Silver Bars.

The investor piece is struck in an ounce of 99.99% pure silver with 3D reliefs of the Mint’s LBMA registered swan logo and the bar’s fineness and weight […]


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 […]