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.

Anne of Green Gables™, Milk Delivery, Dinosaur Triceratops, Agriculture Trade, Purple Saxifrage, De Havilland Beaver, Downy Woodpecker, Canada Day Kid’s Activity and Coin Set, and Vancouver 2010 Magnetic Pin and Sport Coin mark the second series of 2008 Royal Canadian Mint collector coins now available.

Royal Canadian Mint 2008-Commemorative Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that adoring fans of Anne of Green Gables can now purchase the widely anticipated 25-cent collector coin bearing the colourfully painted image of the spirited heroine created by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery exactly 100 years ago.

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The National Bank of Poland (NBP) has released three historical and exceptionally well designed coins commemorating the 65th anniversary of the 1943 Jewish Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

65th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemorative Coins from Poland

The commemorative coins include new two-zlotys minted in Nordic Gold (mostly copper) with a mintage level of 1.75 million, proof silver 20-zlotys with a limited mintage of 14,500 and proof gold 200-zlotys with a mintage of 12,000 coins.

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The Perth Mint of Australia is offering a unique set of silver proof World War II fighter plane coins for collectors. The Perth Mint is known for their production of themed legal tender coins, but this latest series of coins directly touches the history of five different countries and their mintage limit is capped to a very low quantity of 1,500 sets.

Silver World War II Fighter Coins

The World War II Fighter coins are striking in appearance with their proof quality and one ounce of 99.9% silver content. The colorized coins come within a 5-coin set. Each coins pays tribute to five World War II fighter plane designs.

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Shield of Royal Arms to feature on first new design in 40 years The Royal Mint today unveiled innovative new designs to feature on the reverse of seven of the United Kingdom’s coins. Chosen through a public competition that attracted more than 4,000 entries, the coins feature different details of the Shield of the Royal […]

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The smallest denominated Danish coin, the 25-øre, will be removed from circulation on October 1, 2008. Denmark’s Minister for Economic and Business Affairs, Bendt Bendtsen, made the announcement today and was quoted as saying, "Consumers will not notice a thing, apart from their pockets being lighter." The coin is not only being eliminated from circulation, but […]

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Russia could lose its smallest coin denomination, the one-kopek. The St. Petersburg Times reports the coin’s possible elimination was voiced by Arkady Trachuk. Mr. Trachuk is the General Director of Goznak, the Russian government agency responsible for printing banknotes and minting coins. In parallel thinking, the reasoning is nearly identical to those who would like […]

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Queen Elizabeth II led the Royal Maundy Service on Thursday in Northern Ireland. In keeping with the yearly tradition to mark Holy Thursday before Easter, The Queen handed out rare and specially minted coins along with regular circulation coins within small stringed red and white purses. 82 men and 82 women were selected from four […]

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A silver coin that was used to pay the half shekel head-tax to the Temple was found in the main drainage channel of Jerusalem from the Second Temple Period. This coming Thursday, before reading the Scroll of Esther, all devote Jews will contribute a sum of money – “a reminder of the half shekel” – […]

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The Austrian Mint in Vienna has released its silver and niobium coin for 2008, which is dedicated to the “Fascination of Light”. Together with water, light is one of the most important factors of life. Without the light of the sun our planet would be cold and dead.

2008 Austrian Silver-Niobium Coin

The historical occasion for the new coin is the 150 anniversary of the birth of the great Austrian chemist and entrepreneur, Dr. Carl Baron Auer von Welsbach (1858-1929). Among other discoveries Welsbach is remembered for the development of the gas mantle which improved gas lighting in the streets and homes. The gas mantle of 1890 was more robust than earlier methods and produced a “whiter” light.

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IRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin auction house, delighted World coin enthusiasts in Baltimore and across the globe on March 1 with an action-packed special session of World/Ancient Coins as part of their first of three Official Auctions of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention for 2008.

Gold 5 Francs. 1889-A (Paris)

The World session was the grand finale of the four-session auction that realized a total of $9,764,934 and saw more than 3,200 lots cross the auction block. The World/Ancient session realized 2,155,414.

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