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New from the Royal Mint

The Falcon of the Plantagenets
The Falcon of the Plantagenets

The Queen;s Beasts Falcon of the Plantagenets  coins from the Royal Mint, the Year of the Pig coins from the Royal Mint, and the bullion Year of the Pig from Royal Mint Bullion are now available.
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This list of new coin releases will be updated regularly.  To assist you we also have links to new coin releases for several mints.

 

The Rare Earth coin from the Perth Mint is expected to be delayed by about six weeks.  It was scheduled as a September release.

 

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a number of interesting coins in August, 2018.  A nice, unique set is the silver, colorized proof coins and medallion that commemorate the 110th anniversary of the mint.  For more information read here.

 

Also released:

Bronze Age of DC Comics Coin, available at Mint.ca!

 

Canada Historical Stamp Coins, available at Mint.ca!

 

Read about very early 2019 coin releases.

 

The Royal Canadian Mint is set to release a special 30th anniversary silver Maple Leaf at the World;s Fair of Money.  Read More here.

 

Shop Mint.ca

 

The South African Mint is close to releasing silver bullion Krugerrand coins.  This is the first year silver bullion Krugerrands are being released.  In past years silver quality coins were minted.

 

The Royal Australian Mint has released two coins commemorating the 25th anniversary of the kangaroo series.  One is a five-ounce silver coin enhanced with gold plating, the other is a one-ounce gold coin.  For more information please see our atricle.

 

This list of new coin releases will be updated regularly.  To assist you we also have links to new coin releases for several mints.

 

The Royal Mint has a new size and a new look for its Proof Britannia coins.  Now it comes in a one-kilogram silver coin.  Proof Britannia coins now have a distinctive look of Britannia’s profile, and is different from the brilliant uncirculated and the bullion Britannia coins.  Read more here.

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Britannia Image by and link to the Royal Mint

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The United States Mint

 

The Royal Mint

 

The Royal Canadian Mint

Shop The Royal Canadian Mint for Canadian circulation and collector coins! Click here!

 

The Perth Mint

 

Monnaie de Paris

 

We will also often provide you with a direct path to the coin or an article on the coin.

 

News of other interesting coins will also be included, and readers are encouraged to add to the comments any coin of interest to our readers.

 

From the United States Mint

New Coin Releases for July, 2018

The July, 2018, releases include the just two items.  One is the one-ounce gold American Eagle uncirculated coin.  The second is likely to cause quite a stir in the numismatic world, a first ever silver reverse proof set.  We will add details once the mint adds them.

 

From the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom

The first of three Captain Cool coins is now available.  The others will come out in 2019 and 2020, respectively..

 

The Paddington Bear coins are relatively new.

 

Coins in the Peter Rabbit series continue to come out.

 

From the Royal Canadian Mint

New Coin Releases from Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint has just released a multitude of interesting coins.

 

Shop The Royal Canadian Mint for Canadian circulation and collector coins! Click here!

 

The One-Ounce colorized Silver Maple Leaf coin with the words of O’ Canada is available.

 

Evolving a Nation is a silver coin with emblems from Canada’s past and future.  There are cut-out maple leaf symbols around the coin.  This coin is unique.

 

The 150th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada coin is a colorful coin that contains an actual fragment of a meteorite.

 

The Heraldic Emblems of Canada set contains fourteen beautiful coins.

 

There is a gold Symbols of the North coin.

 

Canada’s Coasts subscription is a three square coin set representing the Canadian coasts.

 

Maple Tree Tunnel is a beautifully colorized coin showing a road through maple trees.  Use of a black light transforms the bright daylight scene into a night scene.

 

Canadian Mosaics:  Caribou is a silver coin with its reverse covered with translucent glass.  This is a new innovation in coin minting.

we now have an article on this coin, the first of three.

 

Good Luck Charms:  Five Blessings is inspired by ancient Chinese culture.

 

Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine features an eponymous space station.  It is a unique coin.

 

Murano’s Best is a three-coin set of colorful, five-ounce silver coins featuring colorful flowers and Murano glass elements that represent insects.

 

Thirtieth Anniversary of the Platinum Maple Leaf is a coin shaped like a maple leaf.

 

Also is another in the Thirteen Teachings of Grandmother Moon:  Raspberry Moon.

 

The August Birthstone coin is now available.

 

The First World War Allies:  Newfoundland silver coin gilded with gold is available.

 

The Second world war Battlefront:  Invasion of Sicily coin features a soldier on a motorcycle.

 

The 110th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint is a two-ounce silver coin beautifully colorized.  This is the last of the three-dimensional gate coins.

 

From the Big Coin Series: 2-Dollar Piece is a five ounce silver coin enhanced with rose gold.

 

Canadian Icons at Mint! Classic Designs at Low Prices. Save $10 Off

 

Perth Mint

New Coin Releases for July, 2018.

The Perth Mint expects to release a multitude of coins on July 3 at 8 a. m. AWST.

The releases will include:

Australian Kangaroo 2018 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin,

Australian Kangaroo 2018 1oz High Relief Silver Proof Coin,

Australian Kangaroo 2018 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin,

Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018 1oz Silver Proof Coin,

Puppies – Golden Retriever 2018 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin,

Good Luck Rotating Charm 2018 1oz Silver Antiqued Coin,

Diwali Festival 2018 1g Gold Coin,

Diwali Festival 2018 1oz Silver Coin,

Stock Horse 2018 5oz Gold Proof Coin,

Star Trek: The Original Series – Ships 2018 2oz Silver Proof Coin, and

Dragon 2018 5oz Silver Antiqued Coin.

The list above is taken from the Perth Mint’s release found on the web.

Once these coins are released they should be available at the Perth Mint New Releases.

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Disney Coins Featuring Disney Characters and Star Wars

Disney Coins Featuring Disney Characters and Star Wars

Modern Disney Coins

 

Disney coins, actual coins with monetary denominations, are being minted on a frequent basis.  These Disney coins are legal tender of Niue, a small island nation.  Quality coins in silver and in gold are being produced.  These coins are of high quality, provided the coins you purchase is authentic.  Herein lies a problem.  Can the coins be guaranteed to be authentic coins.  The simple answer is yes, and it involves purchasing from a reliable source.  Fortunately, there are agreements between several major mints whereby one mint sells coins minted by another mint.

 

The mint producing the coins is the New Zealand Mint, a private mint that does make currency for a number of countries.

 

Disney Coins from the Royal Canadian Mint

New Zealand Mint Coinage of Disney Coins

 

At the time of writing there are quite a few Disney coins available from the Royal Canadian Mint.  The advantage in purchasing from the royal Canadian Mint is that the shipping fees are reasonable if they exist at all.  They generally ship free to the United States and to Canada on orders over one hundred dollars, and that is Canadian dollars, which currently is a much lower amount in United States dollars.

 

The coins currently listed on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website as available include both silver and gold coins.  There are character coins, princess coins, and even Star Wars coins.  Star Wars the Last Jedi is even represented.

 

Disney Coins of Disney Characters

Find Disney Coins at the Royal Canadian Mint

 

Below are some of the Disney coins banners from the Royal Canadian Mint.  The general banner for the Royal Canadian Mint is also included.

 

 

Shop The Royal Canadian Mint for Canadian circulation and collector coins! Click here!

 

The Character Disney Coins

 

Disney characters are always popular.  These incredible coins are well worth consideration.

 

 

Mickey and Minnie Disney Coins

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Disney True Love …

From the New Zealand Mint! Order today! [More]

Price: C$114.95
Sale: C$114.95
Mickey Mouse Disney Coins

1 oz. Pure Silver – Disney Mickey Mouse Th…

From the New Zealand Mint! An officially licensed Disney collectible coin! Order today! [More]

Price: C$119.95
Sale: C$119.95
Below is a wonderful four coin set.

1 oz. Pure Silver 4-Coin Subscription – Di…

From the New Zealand Mint! Officially licensed Disney collectible coins! Subscribe today! [More]

Price: C$114.95
Sale: C$114.95


The Disney Coins Featuring Disney Princesses

The Disney princesses have been featured on cons individually.  There is also a group coin for the characters in the Snow White story.

Snow White Disney Coins

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Snow White and th…

From the New Zealand Mint! Based on the 1937 film! Order today! [More]

Price: C$119.95
Sale: C$119.95

 

 

Snow White Disney Coins

Disney Princess – Snow White – 1 oz. Fine …

From the New Zealand Mint! Great present for any Disney princesses fan. [More]

Price: C$114.95
Sale: C$114.95
Princesses Disney Coins

1 oz. Pure Silver 5-Coin Subscription – Di…

From the New Zealand Mint! Order your subscription today to receive all five coins! [More]

Price: C$114.95
Sale: C$114.95

Star Wars including The Last Jedi Disney Coins

The current Star Wars news is about The Last Jedi, the eighth movie in the series.  And already The Last Jedi coins are available to be ordered.

 

 

 

The Last Jedi Disney Coins

1 oz. Pure Silver 3-Coin Subscription Star…

OFFICIALLY LICENSED STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI COLLECTIBLE COINS! From the New Zealand Mi… [More]

Price: C$119.95
Sale: C$119.95
Darth Vader Disney Coins

Star Warsâ„¢ Darth Vader – 2 oz. Pure Silv…

OFFICIALLY LICENSED STAR WARS: DARTH VADER COLLECTIBLE COIN! From the New Zealand Mint!… [More]

Price: C$224.95
Sale: C$224.95
Return of the Jedi Disney Coins

Star Wars(TM) Return of the Jedi(TM) Poste…

Third and final coin in the Star Wars saga! From the New Zealand Mint! ORDER TODAY! [More]

Price: C$129.95
Sale: C$129.95
Disney Go;d Coins
Of course gold coins are also popular.  For a complete listing please visit the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
Mickey Mouse Gold Disney Coins

0.5 g Pure Gold Coin – Disney Mickey Mouse…

From the New Zealand Mint! An officially licensed Disney collectible coin! Order today! [More]

Price: C$104.95
Sale: C$104.95
These are a sample of what is available.  A visit to the royal Canadian Mint’s website will show what is current.  The availability changes, as might the prices.  Please check the mint’s website for current information.

More Disney Coins

The Disney Coins at the Perth Mint

 

The Perth Mint in Australia is an official mint of the Australian government, charged with minting many commemorative coins as well as bullion coins.  They also sell coins from the New Zealand Mnt, and often have a nice selection of Disney Coins available.  However, unless your order is higher, their normal shipping is much higher to the North american market.  The have in the past offered free shipping provided he order is at least three hundred Australian dollars.  So, if buying just a few coins the Royal Canadian Mint is a more economical choice.  Still, in purchasing coins it is sometimes best to get the coin you want, and availability is often the deciding factor.

 

Purchasing Disney Coins Featuring Disney Characters and Star Wars from a Foreign Mint

 

If you purchase a coin from a foreign mint, and are allowed to pay in your country’s currency, do so.  There may be a currency conversion fee otherwise.  Not all foreign mints sell to the United States, but the two mentioned above do so, and can converse in English should you experience a problem.  Both mints are very easy to work with.



Bottlenose Dolphin Bullion Coin

Bottlenose Dolphin Bullion Coin

The Bottlenose Dolphin bullion coin is the beginning of a new bullion series for 2019.  The series is the Dolphin bullion series, and we will eagerly await next year’s coin to see if the image changes.  Some series, such as the American Eagle, and the Canadian Maple Leaf reuse the same image, while other series like the Australian Kookaburra and the Australian Koala change the image annually. 

Do not assume from the above that this coin will change design annually because it is Australian.  The Australian Kangaroo uses the same image year after year.  Also, this coin is being issued by the Royal Australian Mint.  All other bullion coins are issued by the Perth Mint, a different Australian mint.  These two mints are independent of each other.

2019 Silver Bullion

The Silver Bottlenose Dolphin Coin

The new silver bullion coin featuring the Bluenose Dolphin shows a dolphin jumping from the ocean against a setting sun.  This is an impressive coin, and would make an excellent addition to any coin collection.

The coin has a denomination of one Australian dollar, and is legal tender.  Mintage for this coin is the low quantity of twenty-five thousand pieces.  The coin contains one Troy ounce of 0.999 fine silver.  The obverse has the effigy of queen Elizabeth II.

In the past it has often occurred that the first coin of a series rises in value over time, since people tend to find the series after the year ends.  There is, of course, never a guarantee of this happening, but it is a good idea to obtain one while they are not priced higher.

The Gold Dolphin Coin

2019 One-Ounce Coin

This coin also comes in gold.  The gold coin has a purity of 0.9999.  Each coin contains one ounce of gold.  The mintage on the gold coin is just 250 pieces.  Each gold coin comes with a certificate of authenticity, and in a nice display case.  The denomination for the gold coin is one hundred Australian dollars.

Finding Dolphin Coins

The Royal Australian Mint refers customers to Apmex.  Apmex claims to be the exclusive distributor for these coins internationally.

The gold coin has yet to arrive at Apmex, according to their website.  The expected delivery date is January 24, 2019.

The silver coin has sold out at Apmex, except for some specially packaged.  It is not known if the entire twenty-five thousand coins have all been minted and delivered.  The Apmex website has this as a “Notify me” item.

The silver coins are available on the secondary market, such as Ebay.

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2019 Kookaburra Coin

2019 Kookaburra Coin

2019 Kookaburra Coin Now Available

The 2019 kookaburra coin has become available to pre-order.  The coin will be released later this in October, 2018, so the coins available are being sold as a pre-sale.  This coin is one of the popular silver bullion coins of the Perth Mint.  It is available as a fine silver coin.  The annual kookaburra coin is always a unique appearance of the kookaburra, a bird associated with Australia.  The kookaburra is perhaps on the same level as the kangaroo and the koala as a symbol of Australia.  The 2019 coin shows the kookaburra perched on a branch protruding from water.

 

The series began in 1990.  It has had much success as an Australian bullion coin.  Many older coins command a high premium.

 

The obverse of each coin contains the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.  Since this coin has had such a long run multiple effigies have been used.

 

The 2019 kookaburra coin can be found on Ebay.

 

2019 Kookaburra Coin Sizes

There Will Be Several

The first 2019 kookaburra coin will be the one-ounce coin.  This coin has the denomination of one dollar.  Later there will be larger size issues.  The kookaburra is not issued in smaller sizes.  There was, in years past, half-ounce silver proof kookaburra coins.

 

Larger silver kookaburra coins will follow.

 

 

The Perth Mint Bullion Program

The Perth Mint releases its bullion program on video.  The 2019 bullion program is no exception.  The vireo is released on YouTube, and is shown here.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmSoX6kjKaA

 

The bullion video is usually fairly accurate, but last year not all bullion coins were included.  The rectangular dragon coins were not in the group of coins shown.  Also, a platinum coin featuring the penguin came out through dealers, but there was no indication of the coin in the video.  The Perth Mint produces coins for Tuvalu, a small island nation.  In 2018 there were Tuvalu bullion coins.  The video includes only Australian bullion coins.

 

99.99% Pure Australian Silver Coins from The Perth Mint Australia!

 

The Perth Mint Quality

The Perth Mint in Western Australia has a reputation for high quality.  It began as a branch mint of the Royal Mint when Australia was a part of the United Kingdom.  There is a proud history of quality, and that quality continues today.

 

The Perth Mint Coins

Australia has two operating mints.  The Royal Australian Mint produces circulation coins for Australia, and some commemorative coins.  The Perth Mint produces commemorative coins, and Australian bullion coins.  Unfortunately, the coins cannot be combined in one order.

 

Some Older Kookaburra Coins

 

 

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Collecting Coins American Silver Eagle

Is It Time to Buy Coins?

Is It Time to Buy Coins?

2007 Burnished American Silver Eagle
2007 Burnished American Silver Eagle

“Is it time to buy coins?” This is a question always on the minds of coin collectors.  And, when a person has that initial interest, if the coin that catches the eye is a silver coin, that question should come up.  Right now silver, gold, and platinum are relatively low in cost in the United States.  Why?  And when will this change?  If we could answer the second question we would have our answer to the initial question.

 

The value of precious metals is determined by a multitude of factors.  At best we can look at some of the factors, and maybe determine if it is time to buy coins.  At least we can answer the why question.  And that can help with the deep understanding of timing in buying coins with precious metal content.

 

Precious Metals Value

Precious metals are commodities, so there is movement in value based on supply and demand.  The jewelry market is obvious as a user of precious metals, but industrial use is also a driving factor.  And, since the precious metals trade internationally, supply and demand are measured worldwide.

 

Another thing to consider is that some people invest in precious metals.  But, often there is a limit to the amount of money available for investment.  This causes the value of precious metals to change in response to the desirability of other investment forms, such as stocks and bonds.  The same money cannot be used to purchase stocks and also used to purchase precious metals.  So, the value of precious metals can fluctuate as governmental decisions that affect markets are made, such as changes in interest rates.

 

Still another thing to consider is the strength of the currency you are using.  Precious metals can be bought in a number of currencies, so their value must seek a trading point in various currencies.  If a currency is strong comparative to most other currencies, the value of precious metals can go down. The opposite is true for a weakening currency compared to others.

 

Is It Time to Buy Coins:  Commemorative Issues

And Proof Coins

Many countries issue non-circulating commemorative coins.  Other coins such as proof forms of coins might also be included here.  Here, if the coins are from your country, consider the value of precious metals if the coin’s price fluctuates.  Some prices at the mint may not even use precious metal value, but a pre-set price.  But, if you are buying from a foreign mint, the coin is priced in the currency of the country that is selling the coin.  It is possible to buy a coin in a foreign currency using less of your country’s currency the currency being used is strong comparted to the currency of the other country.  Just as true is when your country’s currency is the weaker of the two the price to you may be higher.  So, there are multiple factors to consider.

 

 

Is It Time to Buy Coins:  Bullion

Bullion Coins Are Collectible

Bullion coins are being issued at a high rate, and mints are putting effort into their design.  These are becoming important in numismatics, or so it seems.  Here, the value of the precious metal is most of the cost of the coin.  And, as the value of the precious metal changes there is a likelihood that the value of bullion coins will change as well.  As a percent of the investment, bullion coins often change in value faster than other types of coins.  There is an opportunity to see a noticeable increase, or a noticeable decrease, in the coin’s value.

 

In time, a bullion coin can morph into a numismatic coin.  This happens if the supply of those available is low compared to the number demanded.  Lower mintage, and desirable subject matter, are important influences in possibly increasing demand.

 

Of course, there is no guarantee in the future value of precious metals, nor in numismatic values of any coin.

 

 

Collecting Circulation Coins

Collecting circulating coins is the least subject to fast movements in price.  Old copper coins are not collected for the value of their copper content.  And, a collector who collects coins of various types might even be more willing to buy old circulation issues with the budgeted amount to spend when precious metals soar in value.  This includes old coins that are no longer circulating, but once were.

 

 

Conclusion

The decision on answering the question, “Is it time to buy coins?” depends on your reason for buying coins, and the type of coins you are considering.   But, any decision can prove to be wrong in the long run.  There are two markets at work, the precious metals market and the numismatic market.  Just realize any decision is taking a chance that going a different route could be better when viewed with hindsight.

 




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Silver Maple Leaf Bicentennial Set

Silver Maple Leaf Bicentennial Set

The Anniversary of Queen Victoria Silver Maple Leaf Set

The silver maple leaf bicentennial set commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.  The coins in this set are unique in that they contain the double date of 1819 and 2019.  Even more unique is the fact that each of the coins has two effigies on its obverse, that of Queen Elizabeth II and that of Queen Victoria.  Queen Victoria faces left, and is on the left side of the coin.  Queen Elizabeth II faces right, and is on the right side of the coin.  Each is shown with the queen’s royal cypher.  The royal cypher of Queen Victoria is located at the top of the coins, and the royal cypher of Queen Elizabeth II is located on the bottom of the coins.

 

The Silver Maple Leaf Bicentennial Set Coins

A Five-Coin Set

There are five coins in the silver maple leaf bicentennial set.  These coins are minted in 0.9999 fine silver, the high purity used by the Royal Canadian Mint.  The effigy of Queen Victoria is that of Leonard Charles Wyan, and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is by Susanna Blunt.  Susanna Blunt is credited as the artist of the obverse.  Julius Csotonyi is the artist of the reverse.

 

There are five coins in the set.  The largest has one Troy ounce of fine silver, and has a denomination of five dollars.  The half-ounce coin has a denomination of four dollars.  The quarter-ounce coin has a denomination of three dollars.  The tenth ounce coin has a denomination of two dollars.  The smallest coin is the twentieth-ounce coin, and has a denomination of one dollar.  The denominations are in Canadian dollars.

 

The coins are minted with reverse proof finishes.  This adds to their beauty, and is a feature well worth having.  It is a testimony to the high quality of the Royal Canadian Mint.

 

Find the set on Ebay.

 

The Reverse Design of the Anniversary Coins

Silver Maple Leaf Common Reverse

The reverse of each of the coins in this set shows a maple leaf, and a partial maple leaf, floating on water.  The fine ripples are intended to give the illusion of flowing water.

 

The one-ounce coin has a blue field on its reverse, to further the idea of flowing water.  The blue is from a selective application of blue rhodium.

 

 

Why Honor Queen Victoria?

What Is the Connection to Canada?

The date 1819 well predates the formation of the Confederation that became Canada.  But, during her long reign, she was queen at the time of the origin of the Confederation.  Hence, she was the first monarch to rule over Canada.

 

Canadian Coins

Learn more about Canadian coins by obtaining and using a good book on Canadian coins.  Current issues will not be there yet, but if you are interested in this set your interest probably includes other Canadian coins.

 

Conclusion

 

This is a beautiful coin that combines a symbol of Canada with the history of the monarchy of Britain.



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Jade Coin:  Year of the Pig

Jade Coin:  Year of the Pig

The 2019 Jade Lunar Coin

The jade coin for the Year of the Pig is now out.  This is a stunning coin.  This is a silver proof coin that uses fine silver.  The weight of the coin is two ounces.  The coin has an inset of jade, giving contrast to the silver that surrounds it.  In the interior of the jade insert is an image of a pig, for the twelfth year of the Lunar calendar.  The pig is enhanced with gold plating, featuring twenty-four karat pure gold.  The elements of silver, gold, and jade combine to give a fantastically visually appealing coin.

 

This coin has a diameter of fifty-five millimeters.  This gives a wide field to view.  Hence, the details can be viewed easily.

 

The coin is minted as part of the Lunar series of coins for Laos.  Mintage is very limited to just 2,888 pieces.

 

 

Jade Coin Series

The Laos Lunar series of coins is nothing new.  It has been around for many years.  A quick search on Ebay shows coins for the Years of the Snake, Dog, Rooster, Horse, Rabbit, and Dragon currently acailable.  The oldest of the coins found is for 2011, the Year of the Rabbit.

 

 

Year of the Pig

Other countries issue coins for the Year of the Pig.  Australia issues coins at the Perth Mint, and different coins at the Royal Australian Mint.  Canada issues Lunar coins, and often has several different versions.  The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom has already issued its Year of the Pig coins.  And the New Zealand Mint issues Lunar series coins for Niue.  And there is a series for Tokelau.  This list is not complete, but should serve to give an idea of how many versions of the Lunar coins exist.  Many of these are from areas near to the Orient, but certainly not all.  Neither the United Kingdom, nor Canada, is located near the Orient.

 

While these coins are issued prior to 2019, the coin is even earlier when the Chinese New Year is considered.  The Chinese New Year will not be until February 5, 2019.

 

One other Lunar coin is so popular it sells out.  The Perth Mint in Australia has just announced the one-ounce Yeat of the Pig coin is approaching sellout, which follows the previous eleven sellouts for the series.

 

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New Coin Releases from the Royal Mint

New Coin Releases from the Royal Mint

New Coin Releases in Popular Series

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There are two new coin releases from the Royal Mint.  These bring us the first 2019 Royal Mint coins.  The total count of new coins is twelve, ten of which are proof.  The other two are brilliant uncirculated coins.  Proof coins in gold and in silver are the focus of these new releases.  And, the quality of Royal Mint coinage is always as expected.   If these are an indication, 2019 should be an exciting year in British numismatics.

 

The New Coin Releases for The Queen’s Beasts

The Falcon of the Plantagenets

The Queen’s Beast series appears to be a good endeavor by the Royal Mint.   These coins are coming out at a pace of two per year.  The current release is the Falcon of the Plantagenets.

 

The Falcon of the Plantagenets is the fifth coin in the series.  This coin follows the popular Lion of England, the Unicorn of Scotland, the Red Dragon of Wales, and the Black Bull of Clarence coins.  Well, that is for the proof coins.  The bullion coins also include the release of the Griffin.  It is not clear when or how the Griffin will be placed in the proof releases.

 

The Falcon of the Plantagenets is now available in three silver proof coins, the one-ounce, the five-ounce, and the one-kilogram coins.  In addition, there are gold one-ounce and five-ounce proof coins available.  Finally, there is a brilliant uncirculated coin that comes in a fold-out wallet.

 

It will be interesting to see which coin comes out next in this series.  There are ten Queen’s Beasts in total.

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New Coin Releases for the Chinese Lunar Series

The Year of the Pig

The Year of the Pig is the last of the twelve Chinese Lunar symbols.  This is the sixth coin in the Royal Mint’s series of Zodiac coins.  Prior issues include the Horse, the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, and the Dog.

 

The Royal Mint produces the Lunar series of coins both as collectible coins and as bullion.  The bullion coins for the Year of the Pig are currently available at royalmintbullion.com.

 

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The quality coins designed for numismatists include three proof silver coins, the one-ounce, the five-ounce, and the one-kilogram coins.  The proof gold coins include the one-ounce and five-ounce coins.  In addition, there is a tenth-ounce gold brilliant uncirculated coin available.

 

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2019 Bullion from Perth

2019 Bullion from Perth

2019 Bullion Designs

The Perth Mint has released its 2019 bullion coin designs, and the target release dates for the bullion line.  Like many major mints, the Perth Mint produces bullion coins in silver, gold, and platinum.

 

While the Perth Mint has released the line of Australian bullion coins, there have in past years been additional bullion coins not included in the early information.  This brings about the question of whether or not the list is complete this year.  Last year the one-third ounce platinum penguin was a major omission.  Another was the rectangular dragon coin.  Then, there are coins of bullion grade like the emu that sell at a high premium.  None of these were included in the annual bullion video that is intended to show the Australian bullion line.

 

The Perth Mint is responsible for the Australian bullion coinage, and much of the Australian commemorative coinage.  The Royal Australian Mint handles the circulating coins, and some of the commemorative coins.

 

Last year, in addition to the Australian bullion the Perth Mint issued bullion coins for Tuvalu, a small island nation.  Also, bullion bars are produced annually.

 

Changes for 2019 Bullion Coins

New Look

The three coins that define Australia, the kookaburra, the kangaroo, and the koala, will now include a micro-laser engraved letter in their reverse designs.  This is to prevent counterfeiting.

 

Also new is the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, in which she is depicted wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem.  And, Australian ferna is now being represented on the coins.

 

The Perth Mint standards for bullion coins is 99.99 purity for gold and silver, and 99.95 for platinum.

 

The Lunar 2019 Bullion Coins

Year of the Pig

The first bullion coin to be released by the Perth Mint for 2019 is the Lunar Pig, a coin in its second lunar series.  As traditional for the Perth Mint, the gold and the silver coins have different designs.

 

The gold coins include the one kilogram, ten-ounce, two-ounce, one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce, tenth-ounce, and twentieth-ounce sizes.  The silver coins include the ten-kilogram, one-kilogram, ten-ounce, five-ounce, two-ounce, one-ounce, and half-ounce sizes.

 

The release date for these coins is September 10, 2019.

 

The 2019 Bullion Kookaburra

The Oldest Perth Mint Bullion Series

The silver kookaburra has been around since 1990.  The image changes annually.

 

These coins include the one-kilogram, ten-ounce, and one-ounce sizes.

 

The 2019 bullion kookaburra is scheduled for release October 1, 2019.  This is a very popular coin series.

 



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The Kangaroo

The Newest Bullion series

While there has been a kangaroo coin from the Royal Australian Mint for many years, the Perth Mint kangaroo series is a relatively new coin series.  This series uses the same image from year to year.  The inclusion of fauna may depart from this, but the image is essentially the same as it has been.  It is the only bullion series of the Perth Mint to cover all three precious metals, gold, silver, and platinum.

 

The gold kangaroo coins include the one-kilogram, one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce, and tenth-ounce sizes.

 

The silver and the platinum coins are to be minted only as one-ounce coins.

 

The kangaroo is scheduled for release on November 5, 2019.

 

The Koala

The Last Release

The koala changes its image annually.  This coin is minted only in silver.

 

The coin is minted in the one-kilogram and one-ounce sizes.

 

The koala is scheduled for release on January 7, 2019.

 



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Palladium Coin from the United States Mint

Palladium Coin from the United States Mint

One-Ounce Palladium Coin

The United States Mint plans to release the one-ounce palladium coin on September 6, 2018, at noon Eastern Time.  This release will be for the proof coin.  This is the first palladium coin to be issued with a proof finish by the United States Mint.  The coin is being minted by the West Point branch of the mint.  It features an obverse similar to that of the Mercury dime, and a reverse that depicts an eagle holding a branch in its beak.  The reverse is in high relief.

 

This coin is being minted with a purity of 0.9995.  Mintage will be limited.  The denomination of the palladium coin is twenty-five dollars.

 

This is the highlight of the September releases by the United States Mint.

 

What Is Palladium?

Palladium is a precious metal that once was a good option to gold and platinum.  It traditionally has been valued high compared to silver, but a more affordable precious metal than gold and platinum.  Well, it currently has a value higher than platinum.  So, what was once the bargain precious metal coins is now quite pricy.

 

Palladium Coins of the Past

The United States Mint has minted palladium coins since 2017, making the 2018 coin only the second coin of the series.  The palladium coin is part of the American Eagle coin program.  It has joined the gold, platinum, and silver American Eagle coins.

 

 

Other Palladium Coins

Few mints issue palladium coins.  The main coin that will compete with the Palladium American Eagle is the Palladium Canadian Maple Leaf.   Canada has been issuing palladium coins for a much longer period.   The denomination of the Canadian coin is fifty dollars.

 

Another country that has minted palladium coins over many years is Russia.

 

 

Early Sales

Many 2018 proof palladium American Eagle coins can be found on sale on the internet at Ebay.  Other sites also have older and foreign palladium coins available.  It appears these are all one-ounce coins, with fractional coins being scarce or non-existent.

 

 

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Austrian Guardian Angel Coins

Austrian Guardian Angel Coins

Set of Four Coin Austrian Guardian Angel Coins

The designs of the Austrian Guardian Angel coins have finally all been released.  The first two coins were released in 2017, and the last two coins are 2018 issues, the last of which is forthcoming in the near future.

 

The coins in the set of Austrian Guardian Angel coins come is two forms, the silver coins and the copper coins.

 

The silver coins contain one-half ounce of silver fine weight, with a purity of 0.925, which is the purity of Sterling silver.  The silver coins have a denomination of ten euros.  The special uncirculated coins are mounted on a mint card in a blister pack.  The proof coins come in a display case.

 

The copper coins are just fifteen grams in weight, and are ten euro coins.  The cost of the ten euro coins at the mint is just ten euros, but cannot be shipped by the mint to the United States.  The copper coins come as uncirculated coins.

 

These coins are minted by Munze Osterreich, the Austrian Mint.

 

Austrian Guardian Angel Coins Saint Michael

The First Coin of the Series

The Saint Michael coin was released on February 22, 2017.  Saint Michael is regarded as the Protecting Angel.  The reverse of the coin depicts Saint Michael slaying a dragon.  The obverse shows a sword with a weaved blade, a set of scales, and the letter M.  The proof coin also has elements colored blue.

 

Austrian Guardian Angel Coins Saint Gabriel

The Second Coin of the Series

The Saint Gabriel coin was released September, 6, 2017.  Saint Gabriel is called the Revealing Angel.  The obverse of the coin shows Saint Gabriel pointing a finger towards Heaven.  The reverse shows a lily and the letter G.  Elements of the proof coin are colored orange.

 

 Austrian Guardian Angel Coins Saint Raphael

The Third Coin of the Series

The Saint Raphael coin was released February, 14, 2018.  Saint Raphael is called the Healing Angel.  The obverse of the coin shows Saint giving a blessing.  The reverse shows a pilgrim’s staff crossed with a fish, and the letter R.  Elements of the proof coin are colored green.

 

Austrian Guardian Angel Coins Uriel

The Fourth Coin of the Series

The Uriel coin will be released September 5, 2018.  Uriel is called God’s Light.  The obverse of the coin shows Uriel holding a light.  The reverse shows a flames and the letter U.  Elements of the proof coin are colored yellow.

 

 

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Perth Mint September Releases

Perth Mint September Releases

The Perth Mint September releases will feature six high quality coins for 2019.  These will be coins in the Perth Mint second lunar series, and will be for the Year of the Pig.  The coins will include both silver and gold coins.  The silver coins will be proof issues, and include the half-ounce and one-ounce sizes, along with the kilogram coin.  There will also be a silver three-coin set.  The gold coins will come in the tenth-ounce, quarter-ounce, and one-ounce sizes.  There is also to be a three-coin gold set.  These are also to be proof coins.

 

The proof coins are minted in lower quantity and higher quality than the bullion coins, so these are more likely to appeal to numismatists who collect the series.




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The Perth Mint generally changes the design for the gold and silver coins of the lunar series, giving each metal its distinctive appearance.  It is expected that the Year of the Pig in the Perth Mint September releases will continue this tradition.

 

The Perth Mint September releases will also continue with several desirable 2018 issues.  The Wedge-Tailed eagle coins that are planned include the one-ounce platinum coin.  This will be a proof coin.  In addition, two high relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle coins are planned, one in silver and the other in gold.  The silver coin will be a ten-ounce coin, and the gold coin will contain five ounces of gold.

 

The Rare Earth five-ounce silver coin will be interesting.  We await its image, and expect it to be worth having an article in this blog dedicated to it once it is revealed.  This is to be a high relief, silver patina coin.

 

The other release will be in the Puppies series.  This one will be the English Bulldog, and will be a silver proof coin.  It will contain one-half ounce of silver.  This is part of a six-coin set of colorized coins.

 

The Perth Mint uses high purity for its precious metal coins.

 

These coins will be released on the Perth Mint website at 8 a. m. AWST on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  After that they will be available under Recent Releases.

 

 



 

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