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Polar Bears from the Austrian Mint
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 by

Polar Bears from the Austrian Mint

Polar Bears at the Schoenbrunn Zoo New 5-euro Commemorative Coin The Austrian Mint will issue a coin to celebrate the new polar bear enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo, scheduled to open this May. The delightful reverse was designed and engraved by the Mint’s Chief engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer.  The foreground of the design shows a mother polar […]

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by

New from the Austrian Mint

On October 16, the Austrian Mint will issue the fourth silver coin in its series, “Austria, by its Children.” The new coin features the area located the furthest west in Austria, the Province of Voralberg. The charming naïve depiction of Voralberg on the reverse of the coin is by 9-year-old, Alissa De Mori who lives […]

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by

High “Expectation” for Second Klimt Coin

The Austrian Mint will issue the second coin in its five-gold-coin series celebrating Gustav Klimt, a key painter of the art nouveau period whose art is recognized and admired around the world. The obverse features the “Tree of Life” from the Stoclet frieze, is framed by a square of the artist’s canvas, and was conceptualized […]

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Friday, November 9th, 2012 by

Celebrate the Viennese Waltz

The Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euro silver coin celebrating one of the best-known dances of all time, the Waltz. The reverse of the coin depicts a delightful couple dancing the graceful waltz. In the background are the twinkling stars and fireworks, all adding to the festive atmosphere of a waltz. Also on this side of […]

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Monday, November 5th, 2012 by

Davissons Ltd. Auction 31 Closes November 28

Auction 31 from Davissons Ltd. is an interesting mix of coins. Some classic gold coins here, Irish and Scottish coins there. And all with NO buyers’ fees. Davissons provided this information about the sale: The British section includes almost a hundred coins from the collection of Jim Farr. In his own words: “I began collecting […]

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Monday, October 29th, 2012 by

The Imperial Crown of Austria

The Austrian Mint will issue the fifth and final coin of the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” gold coin series.  The new coin features the majestic Imperial Crown of Austria.  This distinctive crown became widely recognized throughout Europe during the very long reign of the Habsburgs. The obverse depicts the intricate details of the […]

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 by

British Royal Mint Releases Olympic Gold and Silver Coin Collection

[RICHMOND, VA] The British Royal Mint has announced a distribution deal with Stauer (www.Stauer.com) and GovMint (www.GovMint.com) to release their official Olympic London 2012 coin collection. Consumers will now be able to collect each of the unique gold and silver coins as a celebration of this year’s 30th Summer Olympiad. The Royal Mint has been striking coins for […]

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 by

Five New Coins for Diamond Jubilee

For Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Royal Mint has unveiled five new precious metal variations of the only official UK £5 coin struck to mark the historic occasion. Like the Brilliant Uncirculated version released a few months ago, the coins have been designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS to celebrate a regal […]

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 by

Giant Australian Coin Is Legal Tender

The Perth Mint has unveiled the biggest, heaviest and inherently most valuable gold coin in the world. Weighing 1,012 kilograms, it is more than a tonne of 99.99 percent pure gold worth more than $53.5 million. Read the whole story here.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 by

New from the Austrian Mint

[VIENNA, AUSTRIA] On Nov. 9, the Austrian Mint will issue  the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of  St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia. The crown is named in honor of St. Wenceslas, patron of Bohemia and the Czechs. The obverse of the coin depicts the fantastic […]

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