Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious...

Malta €2 Commemorative Coin Honors Centennial of First Flight

By Central Bank of Malta....   On 25 May 2015, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin marking the centenary of the...

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Emily Damstra

By CoinWeek IQ ....   Since 2000, artist Emily Damstra has worked as a freelance science illustrator, working in a variety of media on hundreds of science-related...

Teenager’s 12-Sided Design to be Used For New £1 Coin

A teenager’s design is set to line millions of pockets and purses across the UK within the next 2 years after the winner of...

Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited-edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond. Struck from 22-carat 91.67%...

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia's Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck...

New Zealand Mint Strikes Precious Metal Disney Princess Coins

New Zealand Mint is celebrating fairy-tale film classics with the release of a new Disney Princess coin program, for which The Perth Mint is the sole distributor in...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin - Bertha von Suttner Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2-euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with...

New Swiss Commemorative Coins Released Jan. 22, 2015

By The Federal Mint Swissmint....   On 22 January 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched three new commemorative coins for coin enthusiasts and collectors. A bimetallic...
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Thai Mint Set to Become Minting Hub in Southeast Asia

Strategic partnership between the world’s leading export mint and the Treasury Department of Thailand to cover a number of mutually beneficial projects. By The Royal...

ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

On Thursday, January 1, the Royal Australian Mint in the capital city of Canberra introduced the first Australian coin of 2015, with the unveiling...
New Swedish coins and banknotes

New Set of Swedish Coins and Bank Notes in 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   The Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) announced recently that a new series of Swedish coins and bank notes...
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Angola Issues New 20-Kwanza Coins; 50- and 100-Kwanza Coins Set for 2015

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   To celebrate Angola’s 40th anniversary of independence from Portugal, the National Reserve Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola,...

ModernCoinMart Releases second Florida Natives Series Coin struck by the Perth Mint

ModernCoinMart (MCM) will be releasing the second coin in their exclusive series, Florida Natives, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention on January 8,...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three "nordic gold" coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller...

Singapore Mint Debuts Wave-Shaped 4 Coin Silver Proof Set

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Earlier today, the Singapore Mint debuted a new four coin silver proof set featuring regional marine life. Each coin...

Zimbabwe Reveals New National Coinage

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Friday, December 5, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) held a press conference to introduce a new set...

Central Bank of Ireland Urges Citizens to Spend “Copper” Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   The Central Bank of Ireland issued a press release today urging Irish citizens to use their 1c and 2c euro...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of...

Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports.... The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications' 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in "value" than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees...

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia:   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much...

Why the National Media Has the ISIS Gold and Silver Coin Story Wrong

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The news exists--or should exist--to produce an informed populace, under the assumption that a populace needs...
Coins from Tuvalu and the Perth Mint

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins From an Island Nation

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins....

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Commemorative Coin in Honor of Submarine Inventor John Philip...

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (1 September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland...

New $5 Coin from Cook Islands Offers a Color View of the Grand Canyon

By Coin & Currency Institute....   The Grand Canyon, one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, is the inaugural subject in a new program of...

World Coins: ATLAS OF WILDLIFE – First Issue of New Coin Series!

The Principality Andorra has issued an exclusive set of four silver coins under the title ‘Europe’. It’s the first issue of the ‘Atlas of...

Perth Mint Unveil’s Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program (with Video)

The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt,...

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

The Perth Mint is pleased to present a vast new range of products ......... 2014 Mother's Love Half Ounce Silver: The fourth release in the five...