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 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 […]


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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