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.

2017 Australian Koala Coin with Rooster Privy MarkThe Perth Mint of Australia announced June 1 the availability of a new 2017 Australian Koala 1oz Silver Bullion Coin which features a miniature rooster as a privy mark.

Only 25,000 will be sold, according to the Mint, matching the mintage of the similar Koala with a kangaroo privy mark coin that was released in April […]


2017 Australian Coins for JuneOn Tuesday, June 6, the Perth Mint of Australia launched its latest suite of collector products. Coins depicting koalas and kangaroos lead the line-up, including pieces in gold and silver as well as high relief.

Joining the staple subjects is a Norse Goddesses coin in antiqued finish. Also debuting is a Polar Babies release, two Stock Horse coins, and a Ghostbusters™ coin […]


Canadian 150th Anniversary Coins in CirculationFive coins uniquely designed to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada are now in circulation, the Royal Canadian Mint announced this week.

On July 1, 1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia joined to form the semi-autonomous federal Dominion of Canada, marking a major milestone that led to the country’s full independence […]


Canadian $20 Coin Marks 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe RaidThe Royal Canadian Mint introduced a $20 silver coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The allied attach on the German-occupied port of Dieppe resulted in heavy losses, and was Canada’s first army combat mission of the Second World War.

In remembrance of this unforgettable chapter in Canadian military history, the Mint on Thursday presented a framed version of the coin to the Moncton Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion […]


2017 Australian 1oz Silver Swan Coins Realizing Strong PricesThe Perth Mint struck a hit with their 2017 Australian Silver Swan 1oz Bullion Coin. The 99.99% fine silver product launched in early April and promptly sold out. It’s now realizing secondary market prices ranging from nearly 3x to about 9x melt value.

Padding the bullion coin’s appeal is its limited 25,000 mintage, its attractive design, and its role as the first release in an expected series to feature annually changing swan designs […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow in April 2017Sales of Australian bullion coins and bars slowed in April, according to the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

The Mint’s gold sales dropped for a third straight month and to their weakest point in at least four years and their silver orders retreated to a four-month low […]


2017 Australian Collector Coins for MayDragons, phoenixes, kookaburras, kangaroos, a shark and two Spocks grace the reverses of new coins unveiled this month by The Perth Mint of Australia.

The collectibles range in size from the smallest 1oz coins to a massive 1 kilo coin. All but one of them is composed in silver […]


Canadian 2017 $30 Star Trek Captains Coin Glows in the DarkA glow-in-the-dark coin celebrating captains from the Star Trek™ franchise is selling quickly. Buyers claimed 81% of them by Friday morning, marking an overnight increase of 5%.

Struck by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2 ounces of 99.99% pure silver, the collector coin’s mintage is limited to only 5,000 […]


Perth Mint Showcases 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 10 Kilo Silver Bullion CoinOn Wednesday, April 26, the Perth Mint of Australia published three photos showcasing the design and massive size of its largest of seven different 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster Silver Bullion Coins.

Available in formats ranging from the smallest 1/2oz coin to the biggest 10-kilo coin, the 2017-dated bullion pieces celebrate […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Split in March 2017March sales of Australian bullion coins and bars ended mixed from February — higher for silver and lower for gold, according to the latest Perth Mint figures.

The Mint’s gold sales dropped to their lowest level in seven months but their silver sales bounced after more than halving previously […]

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