The United States Mint has announced that the 2011 September 11 National Medal will be available for ordering by the public beginning at Noon (Eastern) on Monday, June 20, 2011. These strikes are each composed of one ounce of .999 fine silver and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Shown on the obverse of the proof quality medal is an image of Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance to signify the loss of life and innocence that occurred on September 11, 2011. Behind Liberty are two beacons of light indicating the "resiliency and triumph of those who persevered" (according to the US Mint). Surrounding the image are the inscriptions of ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001-2011. Continue reading
The United States Mint indicated today that the 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park Silver Bullion Coins will be made available for ordering to its network of authorized purchasers beginning on Monday, June 20, 2011.
This will mark the fourth release of the 2011 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin™ Program and the ninth in the series overall. Coins in the series each feature a reverse design honoring a specific site of national interest with this coin's reverse depicting a design of Vicksburg National Military Park representing the state of Mississippi. Continue reading
The Perth Mint of Australia has recently launched the newest addition to its extremely popular koala series of coins - the 2011 Australian Koala 5 Oz Silver Proof Coin. It joins several 2011 Australian Koala Bullion Coins that premiered earlier this year which showcase the same designs.
These bullion koala coins continue a series dating back to 2007 which marked the first year the Perth Mint struck an image of one of Australia's famous marsupials on a bullion coin for the new series. The strikes are typically available in several different sizes including 1 kilo, 10 oz, 1 oz, and 1/2 oz with a 1/10 oz strike added just this year. Continue reading
The United States Mint is scheduled to release the 2010 Yosemite 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin today. According to the US Mint, the strike will be available for ordering beginning at Noon (Eastern).
Today's launch was first indicated when the Mint added it to the Product Schedule late last month and was later confirmed by a press release issued on June 2, 2011. It marks the third issue of the extremely popular five ounce America the Beautiful series.
This series features obverse and reverse designs taken from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program which debuted last year including reverse designs emblematic of selected sites of national interest - in this case Yosemite National Park of California. Continue reading
The Transformers III - Megatron 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin rounds out the Transformers III Silver Trio Series from the Perth Mint of Australia. It joins the Optimus Prime Silver Proof Coin and the Bumblebee Silver Proof Coin already discussed here on World Mint Coins.
The three new strikes are issued in conjunction with the upcoming summer movie release Transformers: Dark of the Moon due to open in theaters in the United States on June 29, 2011. The likely hit movie is the third in a trilogy that started in 2007 with one simply titled Transformers with the second appearing in 2009 called Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Continue reading
Continuing the Transformers III Silver Trio Series from the Perth Mint is the Transformers III - Bumblebee 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin. This strike is one of three Transformers Coins struck by the Perth to coincide with the pending release of the summer movie titled Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Like other coins in the series, each of these are struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality. They feature a colorful reverse design showcasing one of the fictional characters of the Transformers franchise. In this case of this strike, the featured character is that of the Autobot known as Bumblebee. Continue reading
The Perth Mint of Australia has created a new series of coins sure to be a hit both among collectors as well as action movie fans as it features the fictional characters of the Dreamworks Paramount movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon which will be released into theaters this summer.
One of the coins in the series, and likely to be the most popular, is the Transformers III - Optimus Prime 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin. As the name of the strike indicates, the reverse of the coin contains a colorized "action shot" of the fabled hero of the series, Optimus Prime. Continue reading
The United States Mint recently added the 2010 Yosemite 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin to its release schedule. According to that product listing, the strikes will be offered for sale beginning on June 9, 2011.
This release will come three weeks and two days after the US Mint launched the previous strike in the series, the Yellowstone 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin. That strike made its debut on May 17, 2011 and is still currently available from the Mint. Those two coins mark the second and third in the series and follow the Hot Springs Silver Coins which were released on April 28th, but have since sold out. Continue reading
The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the last issue of its provincial flower series that dates back to 1998 with the release of the 2011 99999 Gold Mountain Avens Coin. As the name of the strike indicates, this coin is composed of extremely pure .99999 fine gold.
This series, dedicated to flowers of the provinces and territories of Canada, has proven extremely popular with collectors. They seek the strikes not only for their beautiful designs showcasing the different flowers on their reverses, but also their gold purity as well as their extremely limited mintages. Continue reading
The United States Mint will be releasing the 2011 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin this coming Thursday, May 26, 2011 beginning at Noon (Eastern Time). This release marks the continuation of the Proof Platinum Eagle series which debuted back in 1997.
These Platinum Eagles have featured annually changing reverse designs since they were first issued, but the release of this 2011 strike signifies the third of six struck as part of a special series. The series pays tribute to the idea of democracy by focusing on the six principles of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution based on narratives prepared by Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John G. Roberts, Jr. Continue reading