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 Bullion Sales Slow in 2017Australian bullion sales ended stronger in December than in November but dropped sharply in 2017 compared to recent years, according to the latest round of figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

The Perth Mint was not alone in logging weaker sales last year. Other world mints, like the U.S. Mint, also saw lower sales despite gains in precious metals […]

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Canadian 2018 Silver Proof Set ReleasedThe Royal Canadian Mint last week unveiled its 2018 Silver Proof Set and the year’s unique silver dollar which commemorates the 240th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival at Nootka Sound.

Restricted to sales of only 15,000, this annually issued set has a combined 7 coins with each struck in 99.99% fine silver. The included 2018 Cook at Nootka Sound Silver Dollar features […]

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2018 Australian Lunar Dog Coin with Lion Privy MarkThe Perth Mint released another bullion product this month, the 2018 Australian Lunar Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Coin which features a miniature lion as a privy mark.

Coins often carry a mintmark to identify where they were made, like a "P" for The Perth Mint. In the early 1990s, the Mint began adding tiny privy mark symbols to some limited-edition coins to increase their numismatic appeal […]

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2018 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins ReleasedSales of 2018-dated Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins officially started. The Perth Mint made the release announcement on Jan. 8, 2018.

Issued since 2007, the 99.99% pure silver coin features an annually changing design portraying the lovable Koala […]

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Classic Canadian 2018 Uncirculated Set ReleasedThe Royal Canadian Mint is now selling its annual classic set of 2018-dated coins produced in a collector uncirculated finish.

Dubbed the "2018 Classic Canadian Uncirculated 6-Coin Set" and limited to 75,000, the product includes the toonie, loonie, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent coins […]

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2018 Canadian Coin Gift Sets ReleasedThe Royal Canadian Mint is ringing in 2018 with a line-up of special occasion sets with coins designed for special occasions celebrated throughout the year.

Newly released are 2018-dated Baby, Birthday, Wedding and O Canada Gift Sets. They include their own unique dollar […]

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Perth Mint of Australia Products for JanuarySpecial occasion coins top Perth Mint of Australia offerings for January, including collectibles for newborns, birthdays, graduations and couples.

Rounding out releases for the month are a Scooby-Doo coin, an Australian opal coin, a mini Roo gold coin, a poster-shaped WWI Peace Bonds coin, and a Phoenix antiqued rimless coin […]

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Canadian 2017 $15 Wolf Coin Features Glow-in-the-Dark EyesThe Royal Canadian Mint is now selling the final of three coins from its Animal Eyes series which features the extraordinary eyes of some of Canada’s unique wildlife.

The 3-coin program highlights some of the nation’s best nocturnal hunters with designs showcasing a unique enamel effect and glow-in-the-dark technology […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow Markedly in NovemberAustralian bullion sales in November sank from their quickened pace in October and from a year earlier, according to figures published Dec. 4 by The Perth Mint of Australia.

The sales registered against a backdrop of mixed precious metals in November with LBMA prices rising 0.8% for gold and falling 1.5% for silver […]

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Perth Mint of Australia 2018 Collector Coins for DecemberThe Perth Mint of Australia announced early their line-up of new collector coins, giving shoppers a few extra days to find those last-minute Christmas gifts. The Mint’s latest collectibles celebrate the Chinese New Year and other special occasions.

Among releases for December are Lunar Year of the Dog coins, a Chinese New Year coin, a gilded Money Toad coin and collectibles for weddings and birthdays […]

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