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.

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 […]


Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Top 1 Million Ounces in October 2018Australian bullion sales slowed in October for the first time in five months for gold coins and bars and for the first time in four months for silver coins and bars, according Perth Mint figures published Nov. 1, 2018.

The most recent month-over-month declines lacked a lot of surprise. September was a standout month for the Mint with its silver sales the highest since March 2016 and its gold sales the strongest since January 2017 […]


Perth Mint Exhibits Beta Hunt TreasuresThe Perth Mint ( announced it is exhibiting some of the most incredible and valuable gold quartz rocks ever discovered in Australia.

The massive gold specimens, discovered underground at RNC Minerals’ (‘RNC’) Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, will be on display at the Mint for approximately three weeks from Oct. 6. Admission is free […]


Perth Mint Bullion Sales Soar in September 2018Australian bullion demand climbed in September for a fourth straight month for gold coins and bars and for a third month in a row for silver coins and bars, according Perth Mint figures published Oct. 3, 2018.

Moreover, the Mint’s silver sales were the highest since March 2016 and its gold sales were the best since January 2017 […]


Fractional Coin Set for 30th Anniversary of Platinum Maple LeafIn celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Platinum Maple Leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a set of fractional coins that share a unique design of three maple leaves.

Included in the fractional set are 99.95% platinum coins that range in denomination and weight from $30 at 16 grams to $300 at 1.16 grams […]