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 of Australia Collector Coins for July 2018The Perth Mint of Australia released its July collections of gold and silver coins. The Mint’s latest collectibles showcase Australian Kangaroos, golden retriever puppies, ships from Star Trek, koi fish, Ganesha, and St. Edward’s crown.

Sizes of the coins range from 1/2 ounces to 5 ounces and their finishes are proof or antiqued. The purities of each — whether gold or silver — are .9999 fine except for the limited-edition gold sovereign which is struck in the traditional 22-carat composition of .917 fine […]

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Canadian 2018 $20 Silver Coin Includes Meteorite FragmentThe Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) with a $20 silver coin that features a shard of a real meteorite.

Founded in 1868, RASC is a national, non-profit, charitable organization devoted to the advancement of astronomy and related sciences […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Mixed in MayBullion demand was mixed in May for Australian bullion coins and bars with silver sales higher and gold sales lower, according to the latest round of Perth Mint figures. Sales of both gold and silver bullion declined from May 2017, the same data shows.

Orders of the Mint’s bullion products registered against a backdrop of divided precious metals. LBMA prices for the month fell 0.6% for gold and moved up 1% for silver […]

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Perth Mint of Australia 2018 June Collector Coins Depict Koalas, Vikings and Tweety BirdThe Perth Mint of Australia started selling their June collections of gold and silver coins that range in sizes from 1/2oz to 5oz. The Mint’s newest collectibles feature the Australian Koala, a popular Looney Tunes character, and Viking warriors.

Images and summary information for the June coins is available below […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales in April 2018Sales of Australian bullion coins and bars declined in April from March, according to Perth Mint figures published May 2, 2018. They were split compared to the same month a year ago, with gold sales stronger and silver sales slightly weaker.

April bullion coin and bar increases registered against divided precious metals with LBMA prices for the month down 0.8% for gold and up 0.6% for silver […]

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Australian Coin Program Celebrates Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleThe Perth Mint of Australia is commemorating the May 19 wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle with gold and silver coins memorializing the couple.

A popular member of the Royal Family, Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne. After leaving school and working as a jackaroo on a cattle station in Queensland, he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst […]

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Canadian $20 Silver Coin Celebrates Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleThe Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the upcoming wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle with a 1 oz. .9999 fine $20 silver coin depicting the couple. The wedding ceremony will take place May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

The Mint is also making a $25,000 donation to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation in Toronto. The collectible was unveiled May 9 at Toronto’s CAMH […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Mixed in March and First Quarter 2018Demand for Australian bullion coins and bars was divided in March from February with gold sales stronger and silver sales weaker, according to Perth Mint figures. In contrast, gold sales ended lower and silver sales finished higher in first quarter 2018 against the same period last year.

March gains registered against divided precious metals with LBMA prices for the month up 0.5% for gold but down 1% for silver […]

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Queen Presents Coins for Royal Maundy Service at Windsor CastleContinuing a centuries-old Christian tradition, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated Holy Thursday by handing out coins in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle during the annual Royal Maundy service.

Red and white purses were presented to 92 men and 92 women who were chosen in recognition of their service to the Church and the community […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Slow in February, Demand for Silver SolidDemand for Australian bullion products slowed in February from the previous month but grew from a year earlier, according to the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia. The Mint’s silver bullion sales, while lower, were solid.

Gains registered against falling precious metals with LBMA prices in February down 2% for gold and 4.6% for silver […]

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