Month: February 2018

New Platinum Coin from the Royal Mint

New Platinum Coin from the Royal Mint Britannia Platinum Coin Released A new platinum coin joins the already impressive bullion list of the Royal Mint coins for 2018.  This is a platinum Britannia coin.  The Britannia, along with the Sovereign, are old, well established coins of the United Kingdom.  Now, using the same familiar Britannia image, the Royal Mint has added a platinum coin to its offerings.  This is a coin well worth considering.   The New.....

Historic Old Coins from the Royal Mint

Historic Old Coins from the Royal Mint Old Coins Celebrate History Old coins are normally not found at a mint.  Normally, mints sell new, uncirculated coins.  Old coins that have been in circulation are either taken from circulation, or if they are bought from a dealer.  Generally, old coins that are hard to find in circulation come from dealers, and only new coins come from a mint.   Occasionally, a mint might produce a tribute coin, a new coin designe.....

Collectible Coins and Ancestry Visualization

Collectible Coins Ancestry Visualization Collectible Coins Can Help Visualize an Ancestry Collectible coins can tell a story.  Ancestry is a story of the past as it pertains to an individual, or a family.  Once one makes discoveries about ancestors, and what those ancestors were doing, the events found have often been preserved in coins.  In some cases, if an individual was important enough, the individual may appear on a coin, allowing a glimpse at the appearance of that.....

Canadian Coin Sets of 2018 from the Royal Canadian Mint

Canadian Coin Sets of 2018 from the Royal Canadian Mint 2018 Canadian Coin Sets Now Available One of the easiest ways to collect the Canadian coins of the year is to buy one or more of the Canadian coin sets.  Already three different Canadian coin sets are available, two with one coin unique to the set.  There is a six-coin specimen Canadian coin set with a special Canadian dollar coin.  Another is the six-coin uncirculated coin set.  Then there is the seven-coin silver .....

Viking Ships Coin Series

Viking Ships Coin Series Viking Ships Coin Set from Canada The Viking Ships Coin series of the Royal Canadian Mint is indeed a beautiful set of coins.  The coins each have a different view of a drakkar, or Viking ship, under full sail.  The word drakkar means Viking longboat, the name refers to the dragon head on the ship’s prow.  It was in vessels such as the ones pictured that the Vikings sailed to North America before Columbus was even born.   The .....

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion from the Perth Mint The Perth Mint has always produced several silver bullion coins and gold bullion coins, accompanied by at least one platinum bullion coin.  Now, a new coin in the shape of a bar is being introduced.  The new coin is the dragon bar, or ingot.  It will be available in both silver and gold. But, the Perth Mint already has a wonderful variety of silver bullion and gold bu.....

Colorized Silver Coins from the Royal Mint

Colorized Silver Coins from the Royal Mint Colorized Silver Coins:  A Portrait of Britain Series The Royal Mint has produced colorized silver coins.  In fact, there are three sets of four coins each that collectively provide a portrait of Britain.  The cons are said to be from 2015, 2016, and 2017 on the Royal Mint’s website, but they are dated 2014, 2016, and 2017.  Since the date for 2015is given twice on the Royal Mint’s website, it is probably not an error.  Wha.....

European Silver Programme

European Silver Programme The European Silver Programme Silver Coins The European Silver Programme, also known as the European Coin Programme, or he Eurostar Programme, is a coin program that started in 2004 and is still an active entity.  The purpose of the coin program is to have silver coins that celebrate European heritage and culture.  This is a voluntary European silver program for countries that are part of the European Union.  Participation by a country one year d.....

New Silver Coins from Canada Majestic Wildlife

New Silver Coins from Canada Majestic – Wildlife from RCM Majestic Wildlife Silver Coins and Subscription Majestic wildlife is a new series of silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.  These coins are wonderfully done, with artful images.  Can you imagine a better setting for wildlife that the Canadian Rockies?  The backgrounds of these coins are themselves works of art.   This will be a three-coin set of fine silver coins.  Short sets are easy.....

Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets

Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets Now Have a Webpage Irish coins and Irish coin sets issued by the Republic of Ireland now have their own page.  On September 1, 2017, a page on the Central Bank of Ireland was launched.  This page is for showing commemorative Irish coins and Irish coin sets, and allowing the public to purchase them directly from t.....