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.

2016 Canadian Silver Coin Series Features Migratory BirdsColorful depictions of four North American birds grace a new series of 99.99% pure silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. Named the Migratory Birds Convention Series, the first coin from the collection shows a Mountain Bluebird. It is available individually or as a part of a 4-coin subscription.

Each program coin commemorates the Migratory Birds Convention treaty signed in 1916 between Canada and the United States […]

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Canadian 2016 Coin Celebrates Toronto Blue Jays' 40th SeasonWith its newest silver coin, the Royal Canadian Mint is joining millions of fans in celebrating the 40th season of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 99.99% pure silver collectible was unveiled Friday before fans gathered at Rogers Centrefor a home game.

Designed by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel, the proof coin features a red and white wave inspired by the team’s colors. It flows behind the silhouette of a player with the tell-tale stance of a homerun hitter […]

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Collectible 2016 Star Wars-Themed Coin Features ReyCelebrating the recent movie mega-blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Perth Mint of Australia is selling a new silver coin portraying one of its main characters. Now available is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Rey 1 oz Silver Coin.

Shown on the reverse (tails side) are colorized and sculpted likenesses of actress Daisy Ridley as she appeared in her portrayal of Rey in the movie […]

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Canadian 2016 Roaring Grizzly Bear Coins in 1/2 Kilogram SizesCanada’s magnificent wildlife and scenery take center stage on large format coins. The Royal Canadian Mint recently released gold and silver 2016 Roaring Grizzly Bear coins in 1/2 kilogram sizes.

Each serves as the last strike within the Mint’s Call of the Wild series and each has an extremely limited mintage […]

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Canadian 2016 $100 Orca Silver Coin for $100Orcas swimming in a pristine marine environment appear on the Royal Canadian Mint’s latest release from its Wildlife in Motion series of $100 for $100 silver coins.

As with all other coins in the series, each may be purchased at its legal tender face value of CAD $100, or about US $77 […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Soar in MarchDemand in March for Australian bullion products soared with gold sales the highest in five months and silver sales the strongest in six months. And, according to the latest figures from the Perth Mint of Australia, they trounced their year-ago levels.

In extending a streak, silver sales also notched their seventh straight month above 1 million ounces […]

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2016 $20 Canadian Silver Coin Features Radiant RainbowEarlier today, April 5, the Royal Canadian Mint opened sales for a 99.99% pure silver coin that depicts a radiant rainbow using "innovative colour technology and various finishing techniques." Limited to 8,000 coins, the Mint has already sold 87% of them.

Beneath the life-like rainbow of a stormy day, a country scene unfolds with a farmhouse and barn sitting atop a gentle slope and an entry road […]

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2016 50c Canadian Circulation Rolls in Special WrapToday, April 5, the Royal Canadian Mint started selling circulation rolls of 2016-dated 50-cent pieces.

For CAD $24.95, or about US $19, collectors can buy a specially-wrapped roll that includes twenty-five 50-cent coins. The coins probably won’t be available for too long. Rolls from past years sold out quickly […]

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2016 Australian Collectible Coins for AprilKangaroos, eagles and Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday are among the subjects explored in the Perth Mint of Australia’s April 2016 releases.

Those interested in the Queen’s 90th birthday coins will find two high relief versions with one composed of two ounces of gold and the other featured in one ounce of silver […]

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2016 25c Canadian Traditional Arctic Fox Gold Coin at 0.5 GramsThe predator vs. prey relationship between the Arctic fox and the Arctic hare takes center stage in a new 4-coin gold series from the Royal Canadian Mint. The series debuts with the first coin depicting a traditional wildlife portrait of an Arctic fox.

Priced at CAD $79.95, or about US $61.30, each coin from the Predator vs. Prey series is composed of 0.5 grams of 99.99% pure gold […]

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