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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.



2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set of Coins

2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set of Coins

Silver Reverse Proof Set from San Francisco Mint

The San Francisco Mint is about to release the 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set.  The set will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of proof sets being minted by the San Francisco Mint.

 

In earlier years proof sets were minted at the Philadelphia Mint.  The San Francisco Mint produced circulating coins along with the Denver Mint and the Philadelphia Mint.  Then, fifty years ago minting proof sets became the responsibility of the San Francisco Mint.  Proof sets dated 1968 and later bear the S mintmark.

 

The San Francisco Mint ceased minting circulation coins, but technically once again mints circulation quarters.  The technicality is that quarters sold by the United States Mint include those with S mintmarks.  These are considered circulation coins, but are not placed in circulation.  However, a collector who buys a roll of forty quarters to get one could simply spend the others.  This means that finding a quarter with the S mintmark does not mean it is a proof coin.

 



The2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set

The Contents

The 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set is scheduled for release July 23, 2018, at noon Eastern Time.  The set will contain ten coins, seven of which will be silver coins.

 

The set will include the silver reverse proof 2018 releases of America the Beautiful quarters.  These include the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, Voyagers National Lakeshore in Minnesota, Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia, and Block Island Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

 

In addition, the Kennedy half dollar coin and the Roosevelt dime coin minted in silver reverse proof.

 

The silver in each of the seven silver coins is 0.900, the coin standard for many United States silver coins.

 

The set also will include a Jim Thorpe Native American dollar coin, a Jefferson nickel, and a Lincoln penny.

 

The coins in this set are two-lens reverse proof coins bearing the S mintmark.

 

The mintage is limited to two hundred thousand sets, and that is also the mintage for each coin in the set.

 

The initial price if $54.95, and the mint is limiting orders to ten per household.  The proof sets are already on Ebay, and are being sold at a premium, indicating the expectation the coins will quickly sell out at the United States Mint.

 

The silver reverse proof set also comes with a certificate of authenticity.

 

This is the first time the United States Mint has issued a silver reverse proof set.  Prior reverse proof United States coins have been limited to American Eagle coins.

 

This set is in addition to the other 2018 proof sets, and does not replace the silver proof set for 2018.

 




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Kangaroo Coin Series Has Milestone Anniversary

Kangaroo Coin Series Has Milestone Anniversary

The Kangaroo Coin Series Is Now 25 Years Old

The kangaroo coin series of the Royal Australian Mint started in 1993.  It has enjoyed a long history of popularity.  This is the series from the Royal Australian Mint.

 

Australia authorizes collectible coins from both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.  The Perth Mint has produced gold kangaroo coins, and is now minting silver and gold bullion coins.  In addition, numerous collectible coins featuring the kangaroo have been issued by the Perth Mint.  But, it is the long standing series of the Royal Australian Mint that is having its anniversary celebrated.

 

Kangaroo Early Confusion

The Discontinued Base Metal Coins

The Royal Australian Mint once minted a base metal version of the kangaroo coin.  This caused a great confusion.  The silver coins were marked, but novice collectors often made errors in acquiring what seemed to be silver coins.  The practice of minting similar base metal coins has ended years ago, but older coins are still found for sale.  Silver coins are marked with the metal content directly on the coins.

 



The Other Kangaroo Coins

Some Are from the Royal Australian Mint

The Perth Mint has used kangaroos for quite a few coins.  Some are high relief coins.  But, the Royal Australian Mint also uses the kangaroo for other coins.  Not every kangaroo coin from the Royal Australian Mint is part of the series.  There are the Explorer’s First Sighting silver kangaroo coins.  And we must not forget the Kangaroo at Sunset series of coins.  And there are others.  So, it is no wonder that there is confusion over which kangaroo coins are part of the series that began in 1993.

 

The Two Anniversary Coins

Twenty-Five Years of Kangaroo Coins

The Royal Australian Mint has on July 9, 2018, released two exciting coins.

 

One of these coins is one ounce of pure gold.  The gold is 99.99 pure.  The coin is minted with a proof finish.  This is a very low mintage coin.

 

The other coin is a five-ounce fine silver coin that is selectively plated with gold.  The silver is 99.9 pure.  This coin is also being released in limited mintage.

 

The coins feature popular images from the kangaroo series.

 

Find the coins on Ebay.

 

The Earlier Anniversary Release

A Coin and Bar Set

Earlier this year a silver bar with a one-ounce coin that fits into a hole in it was released.  The coin is the 2018 kangaroo coin from the series, and is titled “Seasons Change.”  It is a one-ounce silver coin set into a two-ounce silver bar.  The silver is 99.9 pure.   The coin is frosted uncirculated, and the bar is reverse proof.

 

Find the coins on Ebay.

 

The coin is also available in both the frosted and proof finishes.  The frosted coin comes on a mint card, and the proof coin comes in a display case.

 




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Britannia Proof Coins

Britannia Proof Coins

Britannia Proof Coins Have a New Look

Britannia proof coins are the best of the Britannia series.  They are the prized coins in a highly desirable series.  The Britannia, along with the Sovereign, really popularize the coins of the Royal Mint.

 

The 2018 Britannia proof coins are now out, and the image on the reverse is different.  The coin design features Britannia in profile, with face large enough to cover the entire coin.  The design is by David Lawrence.  The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse is the design of Jody Clark.

 

The design of the Britannia proof coins is used for the entire range of fine silver, pure gold, and pure platinum.

 

The special image is a plus.  It solves the problem of people having a proof coin graded and substituting a nicer uncirculated coin in the case.  Other mints should follow this lead.

 

A New Britannia Proof Coin

The One-Kilogram Silver Britannia

In addition to the new look, a new size coin is being struck for 2018.  It is the one-kilogram silver coin.  This is a 999.9 pure silver coin.  The weight is given as 1005.00 grams.

 

This coin is being minted with a limited mintage of only two hundred fifty coins according to the specifications on the Royal Mint page, but a heading on the page indicates there is just one hundred fifty available.

 

The one-kilogram coin has a diameter of one hundred millimeters.  This allows for easy viewing of the details of the design.

 

The Silver Britannia Proof Coin Range

The Eight Coins

In addition to the one-kilogram coin, the five-ounce silver proof coin is not in the proof set.  The one-ounce silver coin is both in the proof set and sold individually.  But, there are five coins in the silver proof set that are not otherwise available.  These are the half, quarter, tenth, twentieth, and fortieth ounce proof coins.  So, in order to buy the entire range one must purchase a proof set, and add the kilogram and five-ounce coins.  Of course the popular one-ounce coin Is an excellent choice for those just wanting a 2018 Britannia.

 

The purity of the silver coins is 0.999, except for the one-kilogram size coin.

 

Royal Mint image and link 1 Ounce silver Proof Britannia
Royal Mint image and link 1 Ounce silver Proof Britannia

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The Gold Britannia Proof Coin Range

The Seven Coins

The two coins that can be purchased separately are the five-ounce and quarter-ounce coins.  There are two proof sets available.  One contains three coins, which include the half-ounce, quarter-ounce, and tenth-ounce coins.  The other includes the same three coins, and in addition is the exclusive source of the one-ounce, twentieth-ounce, and fortieth-ounce gold proof coins.

 

It is possible to purchase the entire range with the six-coin proof set and the five-ounce coin.

 

The purity of the gold coins is 00.9999.

 

Royal Mint Image and Link Gold Proof Britannia Coins
Royal Mint Image and Link Gold Proof Britannia Coins

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The Platinum Britannia Proof Coins

Only One Size Minted

The only size the proof Britannia coin come in is the quarter ounce for platinum coins.  The platinum quarter-ounce coin has a purity of 0.9995, which is standard for the purity of many platinum coins.

 

Platinum bullion coins are one ounce and a tenth ounce.  The tenth ounce is not available at the Royal Mint Bullion website, so it must be ordered from a dealer.

 




 

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Collecting Coins American Silver Eagle

Coin Show Expectations

Coin Show Expectations

Coin Show Experience

Collecting Coins American Silver Eagle
Coin Show American Silver eagle Coin

Attending a coin show can be a rewarding experience.  But, to get the most out of the experience prepare in advance.  The first thing to know is what to expect.  And, know what you want to achieve.  Finally, bring the things you need to help you achieve what you set out to achieve.

 

Part of your preparation should be to know how to not overpay as a buyer.  As a seller you want a fair payment for your coins.  Yes, you can also sell coins to dealers at a coin show.  Most dealers are fair, but not all.  You need to make an assessment based on what you can determine standing in front of a table.

 

Coin Show Assessment

Checking a Dealer

One thing you can do is check the pricing.  Know, or look up, the price of some coins being displayed.  If one coin is being priced too high, the rest probably are as well.

 

One person who sold coins at coin shows once commented that he priced his coins at double the price he wanted.  He wanted to haggle, as he put it.  Usually, the buyer in such a case does not get to the best price.  One day a person bought two coins at the stated price.  This is unfair, and the buyer could easily write off coin show purchases as too risky after finding out.

 

While that is an extreme case, remember coin dealers pay for the table space.  There is a small difference in the price a dealer pays to obtain a coin and the price the dealer sells that coin for.  The table fee needs to be made up on volume.   But, a few dealers like a short cut by overpricing.

 

I recently attended a coin show in another state.  I found a dealer offering coins in jewelry style cases.  Many collectible coins, such as proof coins, come in small cases.  But the coins being offered were only minted in bullion grade.  It is something I stock when I sell at coin shows.  The coins looked nice, and to the unsuspecting would seem to be quite collectible.  They were encapsulated, and came in the display case with a certificate.

 

Knowing the coin was a simple bullion coin that came in neither a capsule nor a display case from the mint, I could not help but notice the price was twice what it should have been.  I was told the coin came in the capsule from New Zealand, and it was never handled by human hands.  The coin is not shipped out in a capsule.  Most bullion coins are not encapsulated, with the Australian Perth Mint being an exception.  Since the coin is not in a coin book most people would carry to a coin show I suppose the dealer was counting on buyers not knowing anything about the coin.  I my case a lie immediately eliminated the dealer whether it was intended to deceive or if the dealer got the coins from a source and was ignorant of the facts.  Both deliberate lying and ignorance are enough to move on to another table.

 

Even if a person does not know anything about coins from New Zealand a little observation would tell the tale.  The same style case and certificate came with South Africa coins.  Two mints would not print similar certificates, and both would likely imprint the case with the name or symbol of the mint.  Even more obvious was that the same dealer had jewelry in the same style cases.

 

This should have been a red flag to anyone.  And, once the dealer made the statement that the coins were never handled by human hands was a real problem.  How did they get into the capsules?  So, could I believe anything else that dealer would say?

 



Bring Material to a Coin Show

A Dealer Should Be Fine with Scrutiny

Check over the coins you wish to buy carefully.  For this purpose, bring a magnifier with you.  You are allowed to look closely.  In fact, one person reported getting underpriced coins in this manner.  Coin grading has changed over the years, and a dealer who graded a coin thirty years ago may have it graded low.

 

If you were to sell to a dealer the coin would be checked for alterations that make a coin appear to be more valuable, such as changing a date of mintmark.  Likewise, you should look for the same things.

 

A simple way to check silver coins is that silver is not attracted by a magnet.  Silver plate over steel is easily detected by using a simple magnet.  The magnet should not actually touch a coin, since metal on metal can be damaging to a high grade coin.  But, you can feel the magnetic exert a force from a small distance away, even pulling through a capsule if the magnet is strong enough.

 

Weighing a coin is usually out.  The coin is not likely to be unprotected by some sort of encasement.  It might seem like you could simply add the weight of the holder to the weight of a coin and thus check for weight.  But, different companies make holders that are slightly different weights.  For example, H capsules from Air-Tite, Guardhouse, and Lighthouse do not have a standard outer diameter, the walls are different widths.

 

In addition to checking perspective purchases from dealers not known to you, also should bring a list of coins you are seeking.  Most people who see a dealer selling the type of coin being collected will pull out a list and ask.  The list should include coins needed for the collection, and coins needed for upgrading a collection.  And research the value of the coins on your list in advance.

 

It is fine to bring a coin book, or to look prices up on a phone.

 

I have seen people bring albums and look at the open spaces for missing coins.  This is not a good thing to do.  The coins can fall out too easily.

 

Check Graded Coins

There Is More than the Grade

Many coins on display at a coin show are graded.  This helps the buyer.  Pricing these is tricky, since the graded coin has a cost involved with the assurance of grading.  But, also realize grading ignores such things as milk spots, those blemishes from the mint, weak strikes, and toning.  If those things are important to you, check the graded coins you are considering carefully.



Finding Filler Coins

Inexpensive Coins

Dealers have to make a table fee, so expensive coins are usually shown in the case.  But, many dealers have albums or boxes of inexpensive coins.  Ask to see them if they are not out.  The chairs in front of the tables are for people to casually search the inexpensive coins.  A dealer will willingly sell those to you, but cannot afford to use display space by placing them in a case.

 

Learning about Coins

Be Sociable

Dealers are usually willing to share knowledge.  And, things can get boring during off periods.  If a dealer is busy with a customer wait or come back.  If a dealer is just standing there ask about coins.  If you want to know what is a key coin for buffalo nickels, a dealer who sells buffalo nickels will be happy to talk about key dates.  Just be reasonable and do not block others out from the cases.  Selling is more important than talking, but sharing knowledge is a high second.

 



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Captain Cook Coins Celebrate Discovery

Captain Cook Coins Celebrate Discovery

Captain Cook Coins from the Royal Mint

Captain Cook coins are to be issued one per year from the Royal Mint.  The first one is now out.  The series will be three coins celebrating the voyages and discoveries of Captain Cook.

 

The 250th anniversary of the voyages of Captain James Cook   Featured in the series are Captain Cook and the ship, HMS Bark Endeavour.   The ship was a bark commanded by James Cook when he discovered Australia and New Zealand.  His discoveries are highly significant, and include not only such places as Australia and New Zealand, but many islands.  He also landed in what is now Canada.  Captain James Cook was highly significant in expanding the British Empire.

 

This is the 250th anniversary of the setting sail on the HMS Bark endeavor by James Cook.

 

The Royal Mint Captain Cook Coins

Coins from the Country for which Captain Cook Sailed

The Royal Mint is offering three series of three coins each.  The designs are identical for each series, and can be seen below.  But there are different metal content for each version of the coins.

 

Captain Cook Coins
Captain Cook Coins – Image is a link to the Royal Mint

 

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The silver proof coins contain a Sterling silver inner core and a Sterling silver outer ring plated with fine gold.  Each coin weighs twelve grams.

 

Captain Cook Coin Silver Proof
Captain Cook Coin Silver Proof- Image is a link to the Royal Mint

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The gold proof coins weigh 12.97 grams.  The inner part is yellow gold, and the outer ring is red gold.  All of the gold used is 22-karat gold.

 

Captain Cook Coin Gold Proof
Captain Cook Coin Gold Proof- Image is a link to the Royal Mint

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There is also a brilliant uncirculated version of the coins.  These also have an outer ring, but the metal used is all base metal.

 

Brilliant Uncirculated captain Cook Coins
Brilliant Uncirculated captain Cook Coins – Image is a link to the royal Mint

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The features that are in common are the outer ring exists for each version of the coins, and there is wording on the edge.  The edge of each coin features the words “Oceani Investigator Acerrimvs.”

 

The design on the reverse of the first coin is by Gary Breeze.  The obverse design is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Captain Cook Coins from Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint Has a Series of Captain Cook Coins

There are also Captain Cook coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.  The coins feature Captain Cook and the ship HMS Resolution.

 

Celebrate the 240th Anniversary of Captain Cook at Nootka Sound at Mint.ca! A beautiful collectors piece. Learn more now!

 

Captain Cook

Cook’s Significance

Captain James Cook made voyages of discovery that opened places far and wide for colonization.  His significance to the expansion of the British Empire is immense.

 

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The New Disney Coins

The New Disney Coins

New Disney Coins from the New Zealand Mint

New Disney coins from the New Zealand Mint are so numerous it is hard to keep track of them.  Perhaps they are being overproduced.  Well, that is up to the potential buyer to determine.  But, Niue is the official country of record for these coins, and is known to annually produce an abundance of different coins.

 

The New Zealand Mint is a private mint.  It is not a government operated mint.  So, the New Zealand Mint is free to produce coins for small island nations.

 

But, even with the multitude of Niue coins, and the large number of them being Disney coins, two new isets seem to be worth consideration.

 

Alice in Wonderland

A Four Coin Set

This is a four-coin set of the characters in Alice in Wonderland.  One coin features Alice entering the tree trunk home of the March Hare.  Another coin features the Queen of Hearts using what appears to be a green buzzard as a scepter.  A third coin features the Cheshire Cat nestled in a tree bough.  The Cheshire Cat is grinning, while holding its ears and eye brows aloft by its own tail.  Finally, there is the Mad Hatter coin.  The Mad Hatter holds a gold pocket watch over an open teapot as a brown rabbit looks on.

 

These coins are all colorized.  Each coin contains one ounce of 0.999 fine silver.  Each coin comes with a proof finish.  Each bears the two-dollar denomination.  In addition, a box designed like a storybook houses the entire set.

 

Find this coin set on Ebay.

 



The Disney Princess Coins

Second Series

The new Disney coins featuring the Disney Princesses is now underway.  The second coin has been released.  This one features Belle pouring tea from a teapot.  Both the teapot and cup have facial features.  This is based on the story of Beauty and the Beast.

 

Bell is wearing a bright yellow flowing gown.

 

The first coin in the series, released with a 2018 date, is Cinderella.  On this coin Cinderella stands before a clock striking midnight.  She is in a blue gown.

 

There has already been a Disney Princess series from the New Zealand Mint for Niue, but this time there is a gemstone element added to each coin.  Perhaps this is an effort to thwart counterfeiting.  Copied coins are becoming a major problem.

 

The coins are proof, and contain one ounce of 0.999 fine silver each.  They have a denomination of two dollars.

 

Find the Disney Princess coins on Ebay.

 




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Canadian Mosaics Coin Series

Canadian Mosaics Coin Series

Canadian Mosaics Coin Innovation

The first coin of the Canadian Mosaics coin series is now out.  The next two will follow shortly.  The series will consist of three coins that each feature a different animal associated with Canada.

 

The Canadian Mosaics coin series uses a new innovation in coin making.  The colors have varying translucency that fit together to form the image.  This gives the impression of mosaic tile.  The image involves different colors separated by silver lines.  The mosaic appearance covers the entire reverse of each coin, except for the rim.

 

The metal used for this series of coins is fine silver.

 

The Canadian Mosaics Coin Series Titles

And Expected Release Dates

The first coin that was just released is the Caribou.  The caribou is seen close-up, and the background represents hills and sky, with small clouds.

 

The second coin is the Grizzly.  This coin is expected to ship in August, 2018.

 

The third coin is the Cougar.  This coin has an anticipated shipping date of September, 2018.

 

The set of coins is now available as a subscription.

 

A Glowing Celebration of Canada! Buy Now!

 

The Canadian Mosaics Specifications

The Coin Details

The coins in this series are minted as 0.9999 fine silver coins.  Each coin contains one ounce of silver.  The finish for each coin is proof.  Mintage is limited to six thousand pieces for the Caribou, and probably will be the same for the Grizzly and the Cougar.  The diameter of the coins in this series is thirty-eight millimeters.

 

Each of these coins is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

 

The reverse for the Caribou coin is Jori van der Linde.  The obverse contains the effigy of queen Elizabeth II as designed by Susanna Blunt.

 

He coins are available on Ebay.

 




 

The Subjects of the Coins

Canadian Animals

The caribou, grizzly, and cougar are all repeating subjects on Canadian coins.  They represent the animals indigenous to Canada.  While other animals such as the wolf are also indigenous to Canada, the choice of these three is an excellent choice.

 

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The Quality of the Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint Commitment to Quality

The Royal Canadian Mint has a reputation for high quality coins.  There is a special commitment to the quality of the commemorative coins being released.  In addition, the Royal Canadian Mint is among the best in the world, and can be argued to be the best, when it comes to innovations.  These coins are among a myriad of coins using special techniques in their production.  It is always interesting to see what the royal Canadian Mint will come up with next.

 




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New Coin Releases

New Coin Releases:

News on New Coin Releases

 

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 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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The United States Mint

 

The Royal Mint

 

The Royal Canadian Mint

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The Perth Mint

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Canadian Zentangle Art Coins

Canadian Zentangle Art Coins

What Are Zentangle Art Coins?

It is insufficient to simply say Zentangle art coins are coins that feature Zentangle art.  That might suffice if we first know what Zentangle art is, but if you are like me it comes as an obscure term.  Yet information is easy to find.  Zentangle art is a piece made of lines, curls, dots, and any other shapes that one can doodle on a piece of paper.  Yes, it is literally a collection of small markings that come together to form a fantastic piece.

 

Zentangle art has been around since a pair of artists, Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, introduced it in 2003.

 

 2017 Zentangle Art Coins

The Great Grey Wolf

In 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint released the Great Grey Wolf.  This is the first of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Zentangle Art series of coins.  Each coin is two ounces of fine silver, with a purity of 0.9999.  The diameter of each coin is fifty millimeters, giving a large surface.  Large surface coins allow for large images with greater detail.  The coins are minted with a proof finish.  Mintage is limited to four thousand coins.  The denomination of the Great Grey Wolf coin is thirty Canadian dollars.

 

The artist for the reverse of Great Grey wolf coin is Jari van der Linde.  The obverse features the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

2018 Zentangle Art Coins

The Great Horned Owl

In 2018 the Royal Canadian Mint followed with the second coin in the series of Zentangle Art coins.  This coin features the Great Horned Owl.

 

The Great Horned Owl coin has the same specifications as the Great Grey Wolf coin.  The design on the reverse of the second coin of this impressive series is by the same artist.  And, the obverse is also by the artist who designed the obverse of the first coin.

 

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Animals on Coins

Canadian Coin Themes

The Royal Canadian Mint frequently uses images of Canada on coins.   Animals indigenous to Canada in particular form a frequently recurring theme in many Canadian coin series.  Animals are popular, and using animals makes to coins more appealing.

 

This series does not list future releases.  Many Canadian coin series list the entire series by title, and even give release dates for future releases.  This one, however, will be discovered as releases occur.  There is certainly enough material for a potentially long series.

 

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Women of France Coin Series

Women of France Coin Series

Women of France Coin Collection from Monnaie de Paris

The Monnaie de Paris, Paris Mint, has released three new coin designs for the Women of France coin series. This year the three new coin designs are the coins for George Sand, Jose’phine de Beauharnais, and De’seree’ Clary. These join other coins featuring women who influenced France from earlier years.

The coins are minted in both gold and in silver.

The silver coins have a denomination of ten euros. They are minted in 0.900 silver, and weigh 22.2 grams. These are proof coins.

The gold coins are also proof quality. These are one quarter ounce with a denomination of fifty Euros, and one ounce with a denomination of two hundred Euros. The gold coins have a 0.999 purity.

All of the coins are minted with a free strike. This gives them the appearance of being older than they are. The edges are not sharp, as they would be in most coins. But, historically the ancient coins were struck with a hammer, and the edges were not sharp. This is probably due to the historical significance of the subject matter of the coins.

George Sand (1804 – 1876)
George Sand was a pen name of the novelist whose real name was Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin. She is depicted in masculine garb on the obverse of the coin. On the reverse of the coin she is depicted with Chopin.

Jose’phine de Beauharnais (1763 – 1814)
Jose’phine de Beauharnais was empress to Napoleon I. The reverse shows her face, while the obverse of the coin shows her being crowned empress by Napoleon I.

De’seree’ Clary (1777 – 1860)
De’seree’ Clary was a French woman who was married to one of Napoleon’s generals. Later, her husband became King Charles XIV John, King of Sweden and Norway. She spent much of her time in France, even though she was Queen of Sweden and Norway.

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French History in Coins

One of the themes that frequently runs through the coins of the Monaie de Paris is French history. These coins fit that theme quite well. Each of the women shown has had an influence of the history of France.

It is an appropriate theme since even the Monnaie de Paris is itself historical. It is the oldest operating mint in the world. The Monnaie de Paris is slightly older than the Royal Mint in Britain.

 




 

The 2017 Women of France Coins

Second Year of Series

The 2017 coins include Catherine de Medici, Olympe de Gouges, and La Marquise de Pompadour.

 

The 2016 women of France Coins

First Year of Series

The first year of the series includes three women who could be argued to be more influential on French culture than those selected in subsequent years. At least collectively. 2016 has quite an impressive selection.

The three women selected for 2016 were Queen Clotilde, wife of Clovis who united the Franks. She is credited with the conversion of Clovis to Christianity, and thus the Christianity of France. Matilda of Flanders, who was granddaughter of Robert II of France, and wife of William the Conqueror. And, Joan of Arc.

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