Category Archives: Gold Coins

2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coins Released

2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coin Obverse (US Mint image) 2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Uncirculated Gold Coin Obverse (US Mint image)Available beginning today, November 14, 2013, the United States Mint will make available for purchase the 2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coins. Each of these coins features an obverse portrait of Ida McKinley, wife of the 25th US President William McKinley, and a reverse design emblematic of her life.

These coins are issued as the first 2013-dated release of the US Mint's First Spouse Gold Coin Program. The series debuted in 2007 and honors the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States in the order in which they served in office. Continue reading

First Ever Chinese Lunar Coins Appear From Royal Mint

Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (Royal Mint image)A new series of coins is now available from the UK Royal Mint (www.royalmint.com) celebrating the Year of the Horse. These new strikes feature the same basic reverse image and appear in a variety of options ranging from a one ounce gold proof coin to a one ounce silver bullion coin.

In addition, these new coins also mark a first for the Royal Mint. This series breaks new ground as the first-ever United Kingdom legal tender Lunar coins. Continue reading

Orca Pure Gold and Fine Silver Coins Now Available

Orca Gold and Silver Coins (Royal Canadian Mint images)The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled three new coins sure to delight both the coin enthusiast as well as those who love the great outdoors. Available now from the RCM are the Orca 1/10 oz Pure Gold Coin, the Orca 1 oz Fine Silver Coin and the Orca 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin.

Each of these three strikes are available in limited quantities directly from the Royal Canadian Mint. They also mark additions to their respective "O Canada" coin series. Continue reading

2014 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin

2014 Rocky Mountain Pronghorn Sheep 0.5 g Gold CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint expands on its best-selling series of 11-millimetre gold coins with the recent release of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 0.5 g Pure Gold Coin.

As indicated by the name, the coin is composed of 0.5 grams of 99.99% pure gold. Shown on the reverse of the strike is the image of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Continue reading

2014 Lunar Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins Issued

2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof CoinsRecently released by the Perth Mint of Australia are three new 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins. Also available as part of the Lunar release is a three-coin set which contains the three Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins.

Each of the coins is struck from either one ounce, 1/4 ounce or 1/10 ounce of 99.99% pure gold to proof quality. These strikes are issued as part of the Perth Mint's extremely popular Australian Lunar Series II program. Continue reading

75th Anniversary of Superman™ Commemorative Coins

75th Anniversary of Superman™ Commemorative CoinsNow available from the Royal Canadian Mint are seven different strikes issued as part of the 75th Anniversary of Superman™ Commemorative Coin Program. These seven Superman Commemorative Coins include six precious metal options and one cupro-nickel coin.

The precious metal coins include one composed of 14-karat gold (58.33% gold, 41.67% silver) and five struck from 99.99% pure silver. Each of the precious metal coins are featured in extremely limited mintages. Continue reading

2013 American Buffalo Gold Reverse Proof Coin Sales Ending

2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin (US Mint images)Collectors have just two more days to make their purchases of the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin directly from the United States Mint. The Reverse Proof Gold Buffaloes go off sale from the US Mint at 5PM on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

Sales of the coin initially began on August 8, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET. Since that debut, the US Mint has recorded approximately 42,795 coins sold. Continue reading

Perth Mint Unveils 2014 Bullion Coin Program Designs

The Perth Mint of Australia has the unveiled the designs for the upcoming 2014 Australian Bullion Coin Programs. Strikes from these highly sought after programs will become available in intervals over the next five months.

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These new designs encompass the Perth Mint's complete bullion coin programs which feature designs showcasing five different iconic Australian creatures as well the 2014 releases of the Perth Mint's Australian Lunar series. Continue reading

Sales of 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coins Hot

2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin (US Mint images)What is likely to be one of the most sought after numismatic items of the year was released for sale from the United States Mint last week. Available beginning August 8, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the US Mint issued the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin.

As with other popular recent numismatic products, the Mint has opted to not establish a pre-determined mintage cap for the Reverse Proof Buffalo. Instead, orders will be accepted for the coin during a four week period running from the release on August 8th through September 5th at 5 p.m. (ET). Continue reading

2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection

2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection (US Mint image)Available beginning today, August 5, 2013, from the United States Mint is the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection. This collection contains two of the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins along with a bronze replica of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal.

The coins and medal replica are displayed inside an easel-type folder. Mintage of the collection is limited to just 50,000 with pricing shown as $74.95. Continue reading