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.

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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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Pick Up in JanuaryDemand for Australian bullion products picked up in January with silver sales the highest since July and gold sales the strongest since October, according to the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia. Their levels, however, were down from a year ago.

Gains happened against rising precious metals with LBMA prices in January registering increases of 3.7% for gold and 2.2% for silver […]

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2018 30th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins AnnouncedThe Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its iconic Silver Maple Leaf with two special versions of the bullion coin.

One edition features an intricate engraving of the maple leaf intertwined with the number "30." The other incorporates enhancements to both sides of the coin with a double-incuse engraving […]

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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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