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.

Part of $26.5 Million Long Beach Signature Auctions with total prices for ancient and world coins realizing $7.5 million and the American coins exceeding $19 million.

Heritage Long Beach Auction - World Coins, Highlights and Prices Realized

Dallas, TX. Heritage Auction Galleries’ Long Beach Signature® Auction of Ancients and World Coins has brought in nearly $7.5 million in prices realized. The concurrent Signature® Auction of U.S. coins realized $19 million. The totals will rise further when post auction buys are finalized. 

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The Royal Canadian Mint’s anniversary is celebrated with 5-ounce gold and 5-ounce silver coins depicting Ottawa Mint’s historic building, a special edition proof silver dollar featuring a maple leaf and loon, and a coin and stamp set containing a replica coin of 1908 fifty-cent piece — the Mint’s first coin — and stamp of its reverse.

Royal Canadian Mint centennial commemorative coins

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint with special commemorative coins! It has been 100 years since Governor General Earl Grey activated the press to strike a fifty-cent piece, Canada’s first domestically produced coin. What would become known as the Royal Canadian Mint was officially open for business.

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The Austrian Mint announces the June 11 release of the third 20 Euro silver commemorative coin within the "Austrian Railways" six silver coin series. The maximum mintage 50,000 proof coin highlights the “Belle Époque” period, featuring locomotive "kkStb 310" and an elegant lady walking the platform of the North Railway Station with its glass roofing and cast-iron pillars.

Austrian Railways Third Silver Commemorative Coin, the “Belle Époque”

The “Belle Époque” covers the period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was a time when trains dominated land travel and reached new heights of comfort and luxury for those classes of society which had the money and time to travel.

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Japan will issue a new colorized Hokkaido commemorative silver coin featuring Japanese red-crowned cranes, a symbol of Hokkaido, flying above Hokkaido’s Lake Toya.

Japan Commemorative Hokkaido Coins

Japan’s Finance Minister, Fukushiro Nukaga, made the announcement Tuesday in a press conference after a cabinet meeting. Mr. Nukaga said a 1,000-yen Hokkaido commemorative coin would be issued this July in time for the Group of Eight summit, which will be held in Hokkaido.

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The Austrian Mint celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Herbert von Karajan, a 20th century musical giant, with a new nine-sided silver commemorative coin minted in Special Uncirculated and Circulation quality. This year Herbert von Karajan would have celebrated his 100th birthday. He was born on 5th April, 1908, in the city of […]

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The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has announced they will unveil and issue $2 circulating coins Wednesday to honour the 400th anniversary of the City of Quebec’s founding. The public is invited to participate in the ceremonial event and presentation of the coins on Wednesday, May 7. The public may also exchange old coins for the […]

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a special one dollar coin featuring a detector dog on duty to mark the centenary of Australian Quarantine.

2008 Centenary of Australian Quarantins $1 Dollar Coin

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQS) is responsible for protecting Australia’s borders from exotic pets and diseases. AQIS also provides import and export inspection to support access to overseas markets.

The special uncirculated coin acknowledges the work and commitment of AQIS in protecting Australia’s unique environment and our multi-million dollar agricultural and tourism industries. The success of these quarantine practices has resulted in Australia remaining free from many of the world’s worst agriculture pests and diseases.

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New, and ancient, commemorative coins to celebrate Israel’s 60th anniversary This copyrighted article was written by Moti Bassok and was republished with the permission of Haaretz. Coin collectors can celebrate the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel with limited numbers of new commemorative coins: in one-, two- and 10-shekel denominations. The modern coins were […]

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Japan’s Ministry of Finance plans to issue 500-yen (five dollar) coins commemorating the centenary of the Japanese immigration to Brazil, but a copyright disagreement regarding the initial coin design has caused a slight bump in the road. The disputed coin design showed an image of the “Commemoration Statue in the Santos Port”, a monument built […]

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Nine-year-old Alexander Granhof and his grandfather Jens have made what is believed to be the largest ever find in southern Sweden of silver coins from the Middle Ages. Alexander and his granddad were out exploring the site of the Battle of Lund (1676) when the boy happened on some silver coins coated in verdigris. The […]

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