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.

U.S. and Australia 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Set AvailableOrdering opened Monday, May 6, for the joint Royal Australian Mint and United States Mint product containing a 2019 Apollo 11 clad half dollar and a 2019 $5 Moon Landing 1oz silver coin.

Limited to a set mintage of 10,000 pieces, both of the included coins are domed shaped, struck in collector proof finish, and commemorate the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the Moon […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Surge in March 2019Australian gold and silver bullion sales advanced sharply in March from February but they declined in the first quarter 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

The Mint’s gold sales in March was the highest in four months after logging an eight-month low in February and demand for its silver coins and bars climbed to a five-month high after sliding to a six-month low […]


Queen Hands Out 2019 Maundy Money at St. George's ChapelQueen Elizabeth helped celebrate Holy Thursday by handing out Maundy money to 93 men and 93 women during Maundy Thursday service held this year at St. George’s Chapel.

Royal Maundy dates back centuries. Some of the specifics of the traditional service have changed but it still involves individuals receiving gifts from the monarch […]

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Perth Mint silver bullion coin and silver barsSales of Australian bullion products slowed in February from the previous month and from a year earlier, according to figures published by The Perth Mint. The Mint’s gold sales slipped to an eight-month low and its silver sales dipped to their weakest level in six months.

The dual monthly slowdowns happened against a backdrop of sliding precious metals in February with LBMA prices logging losses of 0.3% for gold and 1.6% for silver […]


2019 Australian Bullion Coins Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Moon LandingThe Perth Mint of Australia announced March 13 the launch of gold and silver bullion coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the Moon.

Struck in 1oz of 99.99% fine gold and silver, the pair of coins share designs that are emblematic of the historic event […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Rise in January 2019Demand for Australian bullion products increased in January from December but fell from their levels of a year ago, according Perth Mint figures published February 4, 2019.

The monthly gains were supported by surging precious metals with LBMA prices in January scoring increases of 3.3% for gold and 3.9% for silver […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Mixed in 2018Demand for Australian bullion slowed in December from November but was mixed in 2018 compared to 2017, according to figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

Sales of Mint’s gold coins and gold bars at 29,186 ounces declined 54.6% from November — when they reached their highest point since January 2017 […]


Heritage Announces Weekly World Currency AuctionsHeritage Auctions has introduced a World Currency Weekly Auction that runs every Tuesday on

The weekly auctions came about because of the continued growth in recent years of the Heritage Auctions Currency Department, which eclipsed $41 million in sales in 2018 […]


2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative CoinsAn upcoming United States Mint and Royal Australian Mint product brings together a U.S. Apollo 11 half-dollar and an Australian Moon Landing $5 silver coin in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 first manned landing on the Moon.

The pair of dome-shaped coins will be released in a limited-edition set that is sold and distributed by the Royal Australian Mint […]


Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales in November 2018 Surge Toward 2-Year HighDemand in November for Perth Mint of Australia bullion coins and bars ranged from somewhat steady to strong with silver sales slowing and gold sales jumping to an almost two-year high.

The gains happened against a backdrop of divided precious metals in November with LBMA prices for the month up 0.2% for gold and down 0.7% for silver […]