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.

Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales Slide in August 2016Demand for new Australian bullion coins and bars retreated for a second month in a row, Perth Mint figures for August show, with gold sales the weakest in at least 3-1/2 years and silver sales the lowest in 15 months.

These sales registered against a backdrop of plunging precious metals with LBMA prices in August registering declines of 2.4% for gold and 6.5% for silver […]

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Quartet of Canadian 2017 $3 Silver Coins Form Maple LeafNew from the Royal Canadian Mint is a quartet of 99.99% fine silver coins that together form one complete maple leaf.

Designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, each of the four coin reverses offer a distinct portion of a sugar maple leaf as it would appear in its natural setting […]


Canadian 2017 $20 Silver Coin Features Handcrafted DragonflyA newly released $20 silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint features a one-of-a-kind embellishment of a darner dragonfly in niobium.

Another first for the Mint, the handcrafted depiction mimics the dragonfly’s iridescent appearance with its blue and violet hues […]


Canadian 2016 $20 Silver Coin Depicts American GoldfinchThe Royal Canadian Mint is now offering the third of four collector coins in the Migratory Birds Convention Series, the 2016 $20 American Goldfinch Silver Proof Coin.

Limited to 6,500 and containing an ounce of 99.99% pure silver, the coin’s reverse or tails side features an American goldfinch taking flight in a rural landscape […]


Canadian 2016 Queen Elizabeth Rose Silver Coin PhotosThe Royal Canadian Mint generated a lot of buzz when it released the 2016 $3 Queen Elizabeth Rose Silver Proof Coin.

Containing 1/4 oz. of .9999 fine silver, the coin has added appeal with pink gold plating employed to bring out the color of the roses’ blooms […]


2016 $200 Canada's Vast Prairies Silver Coin for $200Canada’s western interior takes center stage on a new silver coin released this week by the Royal Canadian Mint. Entitled the 2016 Canada’s Vast Prairies $200 for $200 Fine Silver Coin, each is sold at its legal tender face value of $200.

This matte proof coin weighs 62.69 grams, is composed of 99.99% pure silver, has a large 50 millimeter diameter, and is limited to a mintage of 25,000 […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Weaken in JulyDemand for new Australian bullion coins and bars tumbled last month, the Perth Mint reported, with gold sales the lowest in at least 3.4 years and silver sales the weakest in 13 months.

These sales registered against advancing precious metals prices with London fixings in July logging gains of 1.6% for gold and 8.9% for silver […]


2016 Loki Antiqued 2 Oz Silver Coin in High ReliefClosing out a popular series, the Perth Mint of Australia has issued the 2016 Loki 2 oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin.

The Loki coin marks an end to the Norse Gods Three-Coin Series, the first two of which sold out […]

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2016 $10 Canadian Geese Silver Coin Features Maple Leaf ShapeThe Royal Canadian Mint is now selling its third silver coin shaped like a maple leaf, the 2016 $10 Maple Leaf Silhouette Canadian Geese Silver Coin. Similar to the previous two, this one is in 99.99% pure silver. Unlike them, it is half their weight at 15.67 grams and that makes it unique for the size.

The Mint’s first 1/2 oz. maple leaf-shaped coin depicts a pair of geese feeding in the waters of a pond or lake […]

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2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin Sales Hit 10 MillionSales of 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coins hit the 10 million level to double expectations, the Perth Mint of Australia announced July 20.

The Perth Mint introduced this newest bullion product in September, predicting it would reach 5 million in sales as it […]

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