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France: New “Masterpieces” coin series pays tribute to the masterworks of French museums

August 11, 2017 in Art, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Monnaie de Paris, Museums, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander  world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled a new coin series which will focus primarily on some of the most memorable art treasures and masterpieces housed in many of France’s landmark museums and historical monuments. The three-year “Masterpieces of the Museums” series commemorates major artistic eras such as the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and Impressionism, and aims to honour two major masterpieces each year. In 2017, the series commences with a sculpture and a painting: The Venus de Milo (Vénus de Milo in French; from the Louvre Museum) and the Déjeuner sur l’herbe (from the Orsay Museum). Each design is minted… Full article at the source>

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Tuvalu and the Perth Mint celebrate the 2017 Diwali festival with colorful silver coin

July 21, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: World Mint News Blog world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Perth Mint, in conjunction with the island of Tuvalu, has released a 1-ounce silver coin honoring the Hindu “festival of light” called Diwali. Celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs not just in India but around the world, Diwali is a five-day festival in honor of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of love and good fortune. Her symbol is gold, so, naturally, gold is the focus of the joyous gift-giving that takes place over the course of the festival.

To celebrate Diwali, Tuvalu and the Perth Mint have once again joined efforts, this time producing a 1-ounce, .9999 fine… Full article at the source>

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Mexico: 35 is the new 25

July 13, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, Mexico Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

Libertad collecting is a joyous hobby that rests somewhere between the adrenal-stimulating activity of cliff diving and the patient detail-sifting of prospecting sand. This year’s surprise offering from Mexico’s mint is a first. Like the Reverse Proof set of two years ago, it has a precedent: the collecting of bullion silver bars. It also pays homage to the Libertad’s roots as a bullion coin. This silver Proof set is issued in honor of the 35th year of the Libertad’s being offered by the mint as a bullion coin (and silver Proof, gold bullion, gold Proof, and even a rare platinum… Full article at the source>

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“Decay” inaugurates new high-relief silver series, “Gargoyles & Grotesques”

June 2, 2017 in African Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Ibex Coins, on behalf of the Republic of Chad, has released the first of an intriguing new series of high-relief silver coins called “Gargoyles and Grotesques.” The subjects, as the name suggests, are those strange and fantastical creatures that have decorated buildings since ancient times, peering from the peaks of gothic windows, crouching on rooftops, and scaring away evil spirits. A specific type of grotesque, the gargoyle, has an architectural purpose: it serves as a downspout, directing rainwater away from the sides of a building. The new series takes… Full article at the source>

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Russia: New silver Proof coin commemorates poet Konstantin Balmont

May 12, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Russian Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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As of May 2, 2017, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has issued a silver Proof coin commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of poet Konstantin Balmont (1867–1942). The coin is the latest entrant in the series “Outstanding Personalities of Russia.”

The obverse bears a relief image of the Russian Federation’s coat of arms with the inscriptions РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ (Russian Federation) above the arms and БАНК РОССИИ (Bank of Russia) below them. Under the bank name is the denomination, 2 РУБЛЯ (2 rubles) and the… Full article at the source>

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Libertad Varieties

March 3, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Mexico Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

One of the joys of Libertad collecting is that even if you have think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t. This month a 2015 two-ounce silver Proof Libertad with a “detached wing” designation from NGC sold for $799. You can clearly see the wing looks like it was detached from the winged angel’s body—and of course, anybody who has read Gabriel García Márquez knows that real angels have wings that are attached to their bodies. Take a look at your 2015 two-ounce silver Proofs—likely there are more out there.

As if hunting for set completion weren’t enough of a sport, there… Full article at the source>

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—or at Least One of Them

November 23, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By: World Mint News Blog world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and movies are lined up around the block this holiday season to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The latest installment of the franchise takes place in 1920s America, where British wizard and magical-creature specialist Newt Scamander loses a few of his fantastic beasts.

There’s no shortage of licensed (and unlicensed) merchandise available for fans of the movie. T-shirts, coffee mugs, figurines, and replica wands abound, along with cell-phone covers and toy coins. One product stands apart from the rest, however. Not only is it not a toy, it’s a full ounce… Full article at the source>

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Malta Issues Tribute to Historic “Patakka”

September 21, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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A brand-new numismatic coin, issued by the Central Bank of Malta, pays homage to a very old symbol: the Maltese Cross.

The origins of the eight-pointed emblem reach back to the 6th century, when it appeared as an ornamental feature in Byzantine art and architecture. It was adopted in the late 15th century as a symbol of the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (the “Knights Hospitaller”)—a Catholic military order that ministered to the pilgrims to the Holy Land. The order provided shelter, medicine, and eventually armed escort. The eight points of the cross were… Full article at the source>

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Monnaie de Paris Issues 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc Gold and Silver Coins

July 13, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

1890 statue of Joan of Arc, Philadelphia. Photo by Smallbones.

1890 statue of Joan of Arc, Philadelphia. Photo by Smallbones.

The Monnaie de Paris has released its 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc gold and silver coins, which carry the third design in the Mint’s new “Women of France” series launched earlier this year. The coin is available in a 22.2-gram silver Proof version and as 1/4-ounce and 1-ounce gold Proof pieces.

The Joan of Arc coins follow the Queen Clotilde and Queen Matilda releases in this series. As a teenager, Joan of Arc experienced visions in which she believed various… Full article at the source>

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National Geographic Pairs with South African Mint to Launch Big Cats Coin Program

May 24, 2016 in African Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, South Africa Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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National Geographic and the South African Mint have launched a limited edition coin series called the National Geographic Big Cats Coin Program. The new program includes five unique issues and benefits National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative, which aims to combat the decline of these animals in the wild.

 

The two rand silver issue is composed of one ounce of 92.5% silver and is currently available for $49.95. The mintage limit has been set at 7,700.

The coin’s reverse features a closeup image of a… Full article at the source>

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Royal British Mint Issues New “Queen’s Beasts” Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

March 29, 2016 in Blogs, British Coins, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal British Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, UK Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal British Mint has announced the release of an impressive new series of gold and silver bullion coins entitled “The Queen’s Beasts.” The series will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II by depicting various heraldic animals symbolizing strains of her ancestry.

The first design, created Jody Clark, will be available on one-ounce and 1/4-ounce gold coins, as well as on two-ounce silver issues. The one-ounce gold coins can be purchased now from authorized bullion dealers, while the others issues are expected shortly.

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France Debuts “Paris Treasures” Series with Opéra Garnier Silver Coins

March 9, 2016 in Art, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, France Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Two new coins honoring France’s famous Opéra Garnier have been released by the Monnaie de Paris to launch the Mint’s “Paris’ Treasures” series. The coins are composed of 90% silver and share obverse and reverse designs; collectors can choose from a 10€ silver Proof coin that weighs 22.2 grams and costs 78€, and a 50€ silver Proof coin that weighs five ounces and costs 470€. The Opera Garnier, also known as the Palais Garnier, is one of the most famous opera houses in the world.

The obverse includes features of the Opéra Garnier, including the building’s facade,… Full article at the source>

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2016 Mexican Libertad Magnificent Seven Set

February 27, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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There is good news and bad news on the libertad front.

The good news: the mintage remains fixed at 250 sets, signaling that this series has legs.

The bad news: 250 sets.

This year’s seven-coin Proof set featuring the 5 oz, 2 oz, 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz silver Proof libertad coins has come and gone already. As with the previous two years, this hyper-rare set is limited to 250 sets and, unless you have a contact with one of the sellers who gets their limited sets directly from the mint, the secondary market will have to… Full article at the source>

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Canada Unveils New Gold “Call of the Wild” and Silver “Predator” Bullion Coins

February 8, 2016 in Blogs, Bullion, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, Events, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled two new bullion coins today at the 2016 World Money Fair in Berlin: the 2016 Roaring Grizzly 1 oz. gold coin, which continues Canada’s “Call of the Wild” series, and the 2016 Cougar 1 oz. silver coin, which is to be the first in a new four-coin series entitled “Predator.”

The Roaring Grizzly is composed of an ounce of gold that is 99.999% pure; its $200 denomination gives it the distinction of having the highest face value of any 1 ounce gold bullion coin in the world. This coin comes in “credit-card” style packaging and will Full article at the source>

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Canada Issues First Concave Silver Coin Celebrating Library of Parliament

January 29, 2016 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Investing, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued its first concave coin in celebration of the 140th anniversary of Canada’s Library of Parliament. This ultra high relief issue is 99.99% silver, weighs 30.75 grams (an ounce is about 28.35 grams), and has a mintage limited to 6,000 coins. It has been given a purchase price of $159.95.

The reverse features a concave image of the Library’s domed ceiling. A statue of Queen Victoria occupies the foreground, just above the inscriptions CANADA, 1876, and 2016. The pine bookshelves and woodwork along the domed ceiling are rendered in Ultra High Relief, with an… Full article at the source>

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2016 Panda-Themed Silver Issues

January 27, 2016 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, China Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Pandas are showing up on a variety of silver coins this year; we’ve already taken a look at the Central Bank of China’s Silver Pandas, but a couple of other releases are using the motif in the first part of 2016 as well.

The Royal Canadian Mint, in conjunction with APMEX, will soon release the 2016 Maple Leaf 1 oz. silver bullion coin with a panda privy mark. This issue features a Reverse Proof finish, has an overall mintage limited to 50,000 pieces, and is composed of .9999 silver.

The reverse includes the central Maple Leaf design common… Full article at the source>

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Austria to Release 2016 Easter Coin, “Dürer’s Young Hare”

January 22, 2016 in Austrian Mint, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Copper, Copper Coins, Euro Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Austrian Mint has shared images and information on its upcoming 2016 Easter Coin featuring an image inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s 1502 masterpiece, “Feldhase,” which translates from the German to “young hare” or “field hare.” The coin will be issued in copper and silver, and will be available for €5 and €16.80, respectively.

The reverse of the nine-sided coin features Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesendorfer’s recreation of the Feldhase, with Albrecht Dürer’s initials, “AD,” and the year of issue, 2016, inscribed in the field below the image. The obverse bears a design common to Austrian 5… Full article at the source>

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Canada 2016 Tyrannosaurus Rex “$20 for $20” Fine Silver Coin

January 7, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, History, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released “Tyrannosaurus Rex,” its first “$20 for $20” face value fine silver coin of 2016. As with previous coins in this series, the coin is composed of silver that is 99.99% pure and is available for the price of its $20 face value. It weighs 7.96 grams, with a diameter of 27 mm and a mintage limited to 300,000 pieces. An order limit of five per household is also in place.

 

The reverse of the coin was designed by Julius Csotonyi and features an image of a T-Rex pursuing its… Full article at the source>

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2016 Bullion Releases From China, Australia, and Austria

January 1, 2016 in Australian Coins, Austrian Coins, Austrian Mint, Blogs, Bullion, China Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Precious metal dealers are now selling a wide selection of 2016 bullion coins issued by various world mints. World Mint News Blog has already looked at the United Kingdom’s 2016 Brittanias and Canada’s 2016 Silver Howling Wolves and Wolf-marked Silver Maple Leafs, and with just a few hours left in 2015 it’s a good time to consider other issues released in time for New Year’s.

China’s 2016 gold and silver Pandas have generated a lot of discussion in recent weeks, as the country’s Central Bank has moved away from the troy… Full article at the source>

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France 2015 Christmas Truce 5 oz. Silver and 1/4 oz. Gold Proof Coins

December 24, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Monnaie de Paris has issued its 2015 Great War Christmas Truce Proof Coins as part of an ongoing series honoring the centenary of World War I. The design comes in a five-ounce silver version, which costs €435 and has a mintage limit of 500 pieces, and a 1/4-ounce gold issue, which costs €480 and has a mintage limited to 1915 coins.

The new coin’s design highlights the war’s impact on families at Christmastime. The obverse carries an image of a woman decorating a tree with her children; the girl is portrayed… Full article at the source>

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Austrian Mint to Release 2016 Vienna Opera Ball Silver Coin

December 2, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Austrian Mint, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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On January 20, the Austrian Mint will release its 2016 Vienna Opera Ball silver coin, which is composed of 18 grams of .900 fine silver and has a mintage limited to 50,000 pieces. The coin is being issued to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Vienna Opera Ball’s return following a hiatus of 17 years that began with the start of World War II.

The obverse of the coin features a young man preparing to kiss the hand of a debutante in front of opera house. The lady carries pink flowers that serve as a colorful… Full article at the source>

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2015 Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set

September 18, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, World Coins

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The Austrian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2015 Official Austrian Euro Coin Proof Set, scheduled to being shipping on October 7. The set contains eight coins with denominations ranging from 1 cent to 2 euros, and is presented in a wooden case with a certificate of authenticity. It is priced at €79.80, which includes the value-added tax (VAT). Only 10,000 sets will be sold.

The smallest coins feature alpine flowers on their reverses. The 1 cent piece bears the image of a gentian, the 2 cent coin contains an edelweiss, and the… Full article at the source>

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2015 Reverse Proof Libertad!

August 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Mexico Coins, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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For those of us struck by the polished-dies-of-the-libertad bug, 2015 has lived up to our usual standard of shock, excitement, bafflement, and mad internet scrambling. Keeping this beautiful collection current has always been an elusive goal, and now the Banco de Mexico has decided to accept their North American destiny and release a reverse Proof, leading libertad collectors worldwide to gasp and scramble.

For the past few years, the Mexican Mint has decided to release very popular and increasingly limited-to-region sets. Two- and three-coin sets—often limited to a mintage of 1000 and sold only in Europe, the U.S., or Mexico—hold high… Full article at the source>

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New Zealand Mint Releases New “Star Wars Classic” Darth Vader Coins

August 25, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Releases, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The New Zealand Mint is now taking orders for the first issues in a series its Web site describes as a “major new Star Wars programme.” Star Wars Classic: Darth Vader will be available as a 1 oz. silver coin, a 1/4 oz. gold coin, and a 1 oz. gold coin, and will come with a stylized case and a certificate of authenticity.

The three coins share a common design. The reverse features an image of Darth Vader at the moment he first appears in Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, walking briskly with two storm troopers behind him. The… Full article at the source>

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Austrian Mint Unveils the First of Three Silver Coins Celebrating Mozart

August 6, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Austrian Mint has announced that on September 9 it will issue the first of three silver coins dedicated to the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The series, titled, “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts,” will celebrate a distinct aspect of the composer’s persona with each release. The first coin is named Wolfgang: The Wunderkind, while the second and third releases, respectively due out in 2016 and 2017, will be called Amadeus: The Genius and Mozart: The Legend.

The coin’s obverse, designed by Helmut Andexlinger, bears an image of a young Mozart donning the formal clothes in which… Full article at the source>

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