Silver Bullion Coin Releases


Indian Gold Price

India is by far the world's biggest gold importer, the nation of India is soaking up approximately a third of all the world's gold supply each an every year. Gold is India's biggest foreign purchase right after oil, because gold is synonymous with saving for many of India’s 1.24 billion people. The gold price in India is linked to world gold prices, the spot and gold futures prices change as per the demand supply in world markets. Gold is also one of the most actively traded commodities throughout India on the MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange) in terms of economic value. India and China are the two biggest markets for gold in the world, accounting for more than 25% of total world demand, China was expected to overtake India, but this hasn’t happened yet.

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100th Anniversary Of The Canadian Arctic Experdition

100th Anniversary Proof Silver SetIn 1913 an international crew of scientists, sailors, guides and crewmen called the Canadian Arctic Expedition's (CAE) set sail on a remarkable voyage of discovery in Canada's high arctic. During the five years that followed, their work would touch unprecedented facets of Canada's far flung northern reaches, including: previously unknown lands and islands, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, and specimens that offered Canadians a glimpse of life in the Arctic. This seven coin set of silver proof coins has been released by the Canadian Mint, the entire set is struck in .9999 silver. With only 25,000 set released this will sure sellout very quickly like previous releases. The silver dollar proof coin was designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross and draws on photography from the Canadian Arctic Expedition. This silver proof set comes in an elegant genuine leather book style packaging.

 

Lunar Dragon 10 Coin Set

Lunar Dragon Lion 10 Coin SetThe Perth Minthas released a new Lunar Dragon 10 coin set, Complementing the highly successful Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon the Perth Mint is to present this limited edition ten coin set. As well as a coin with a traditional bullion finish the set includes nine coloured editions on which the dragon is finished in either red, blue, brown, purple, silver, white, yellow, black or gold. The reverse of each coin depicts a dragon with a representation of the pearl of wisdom, the Chinese character for dragon and the inscription YEAR OF THE DRAGON also appear in the design and with The Perth Mints traditional P mintmark. Previous releases have included gold and silver bullion coins in a range of different weights and numismatic versions,

The 10 coins are housed in a red and black display case with a customdesigned shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. No more than 2,500 of these coin sets will be released.

 

Privy Marked Lunar Dragon Coin

Lunar Dragon Lion Privy CoinThe Perth Mint has released a new Lunar Dragoncoin, the new 1oz coin portrays a representation of a traditional Chinese Dragon with a Bavarian Lion privy mark included on the reverse. Each coin is a full ounce of .999 silver with a total mintage of 300,000 coins for release, the original Lunar Dragon has a mintage of 200,000 coins, so if you missed out buying when first released you still have time to add one to your collection.

 

 

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The Canadian Wildlife Series (Moose)

Canadian Silver CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint has just released the fourth coin in its Canadian Wildlife series of silver bullion coins, this fourth release comes fast on the heels of its previous releases (Timberwolf 2011, Grizzly Bear 2011 and Cougar 2012). This coin is the fourth in a series of six coins depicting different species of Canadian wildlife, two additional designs for the series will be released by early 2013.

Each of these silver bullion coins has a minted purity of .9999 silver and weighs one full ounce, upto a million of these coins, the reverse of the Moose bullion coin was designed by Senior Mint Engraver William Woodruff who has designed the previous three coins in the series, the obverse of the Moose coin carries the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the face value. The coins are produced at the Ottawa Mint to the same specifications as the famous Maple Leaf bullion coins, the RCM does not intend for the Wildlife series to compete with sales of the traditional Silver Maple Leaf coins.

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The Worlds Largest Gold Coin Released

Largest Gold CoinThe Australian Perth Mint has unveiled the biggest and most valuable gold coin in the world,  weighing a massive one tonne of .9999 pure gold. This colossal coin measures nearly 80cms wide and more than 12cms deep, as the showpiece of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Program its classic design by Dr Stuart Devlin AO CMG goldsmith and jeweller to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has featured on each annual 1 kilo release in the series for more than 20 years. The one tonne masterpiece features a bounding red kangaroo surrounded by stylised rays of sunlight and bordered by the inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 1 TONNE 9999 GOLD and the year and date, issued as Australian legal tender the obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the monetary denomination of 1 MILLION DOLLARS. The popular Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Program offers a stunning choice of gold bullion coins in a range of sizes with various mintage limits and annual design changes.

While it has a nominal value of A$1million (£650,000), and is actually being sold as legal tender for that price, the current cost of gold makes it worth a lot more, the record breaking gold coin could be worth up to A$57.34million (£35million) if it was melted down and separated into gold bars


The Canadian Wildlife Series (Cougar)

Canadian Wildlife SeriesThe newly released and third instalment of the Canadian Wildlife series of silver bullion coins, the Cougar. This silver bullion coin has been released by the Royal Canadian Mint, this is the third of a total of six coins to be released in the series. Even with 1,000,000 coins minted it will surely sellout very fast. And following in the footsteps of earlier releases like the Grizzly Bear and Timberwolf this coin release will be one for collectors and not just silver bullion stackers. With a total of a 1,000,000 coins to be minted by the Royal Canadian Mint (RAM) just like the previous releases in the series. Again the design is by Canadian Mint engraver William Woodruff, with the obverse design by Susanna Blunt.

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Silver Kookaburra 2012 Release

Silver KookaburraThis 2012 release marks the twenty third annual issue of the silver kookaburra series, this series dates back to when the inaugural Kookaburra first appeared in 1990. Since that debut these coins have come to be one of the most sought after bullion strikes in the world. This fact is due to the Perth Mints policy of changing the reverse design every year to feature a new image of the iconic kookaburra bird.

This 2012 reverse design shows the kookaburra bird perched on the branch of a Eucalyptus tree, the bird is shown looking over its left wing with its beak slightly open. In past years the coin mintage was capped at only 300,000 strikes, however last years release saw the mintage increased to 500,000 owing to the recent jump in demand for bullion products, there are no mintage limits in place for the 10 ounce or the 1 kilo silver bullion coins. The silver kookaburra coins weight and purity are guaranteed by the government of Australia since the Perth Mint is the official issuer of the Australian Federal Government’s Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program. Each coin also features a legal tender face value of AUS $30, $10 and $1, respective of their sizes.

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Silver Lunar Dragon Released

Lunar Dragon 2012The Austrailian Perth Mint has released a new series 2 Silver Lunar Dragon coin, struck from .999 pure silver in bullion and proof quality, the 2012 releases are available as individual 1oz and 1 kilo coins and a three-coin set comprising 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz coins. The Lunar Dragon is the fifth in the Lunar series II silver coins, and as before the Lunar Dragon will sell out very quickly and for a higher than usual premium. There will be a limit of only 5000 silver proofs of the Dragon to be minted and 500 1kg sized coins, the popularity of this coin will make it very difficult to get hold of. The reverse of each coin will depict a traditional Chinese dragon a long scaled serpentine creature with four legs, with a pearl of wisdom. The Chinese character for dragon and the inscription Year of the Dragon will also appear in the design with The Perth Mints traditional P mintmark.

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Ships That Changed The World (The Santa Maria)

Santa MariaThe Austrailian Perth Mint has released a new series of silver bullion coins, this first fabulous coin release in the series celebrates the Santa Maria and the voyage of explorer Christopher Columbus to the Americas. The Santa Maria ( Santa Maria de La Immaculada Concepcion) was the largest of three ships used by Columbus on his first voyage 1492-1493. Columbus was searching for a quicker trade route to the East Indies and instead he discovered the islands just off the coast of America now known as the Bahamas. This silver bullion coin is struck by the Perth Mint from 1oz of .999 silver in proof quality, The coin depicts a representation of the Santa Maria in full sail set against a coloured globe map and the inscription SANTA MARIA, and on the reverse incorporates the P mintmark of the Australian Perth Mint. other forthcoming Releases will be the Golden Hind, Mayflower, USS Constitution and Cutty Sark.

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The Canadian Wildlife Series (Grizzly Bear)

Grizzly BearThe Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2011 Grizzly Bear silver bullion coin, the second issue of the extremely popular three year, six coin Canadian Wildlife bullion series of silver coins. The reverse of this coin features a mature Grizzly Bear roaring and standing on all fours on the edge of a body of water, the coin has been designed by senior mint engraver William Woodruff, the obverse of the coin contains the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the portrait was designed in 2003 by artist Susanna Blunt. A mintage of 1 million coins have been minted.

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20 Dollar Commemorative Maple Coin

2011 Silver Commemorative CoinAuthorized by the Government of Canada, this new Canadian silver commemorative coin is legal tender with a value of $20. This coin features the uniquely Canadian specimen finish a three fold combination of different finishes. The $20 coin features an attractive reserve design depicting five maple leaves that form a C and superimposed over the largest maple leaf is the legend CANADA, additional inscriptions on the coin include (20 DOLLARS, FINE SILVER,ARGENT PUR) and the date of 2011. Also there are the initials CS denoting Cosme Saffioti who designed the reverse of the coin, the obverse has been design by Susanna Blunt which is the image of Queen Elizabeth II and circulating the portrait is her name "D G" and REGINA. The 2011 $20 coin has a diameter of 27 mm, a serrated (reeded) edge and a specimen finish. The Royal Canadian Mint has set their mintage ceiling at 200,000, the coin comes encapsulated inside a royal blue folder with a window that allows for viewing or display of the coin, a certificate of authenticity is alsoincluded. This coin has proved to so popular that it has sold out at the Canadian Mint RCM in record time.

 


Silver Koala Privy (Berlin Bear)

Silver KoalaThe koala is the iconic symbols of Australia, made all the more desirable by the Perth Mint's execution of this cute and cuddly critter in pure silver,artistically rendered in a reverse proof finish in which the design or devices are mirrored. This year a bright eyed baby joey watches us from the fork of a gum or eucalyptus tree, while itself being observed by the watchful eye of the mother koala.

This is no ordinary Silver Koala this is the first ever privy marked koala coin to be sold, the privy mark takes the form of the city of Berlin coat of arms, a heraldic bear rampant on a shield, In addition this unique coin was issued as a coin show special at the World Money Fair in Berlin, adding to the investment appeal of this unique release is the extremely low mintage limit of only 50,000.

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Silver Piedfort Maple Leaf Coin

Piedfort Maple LeafThe Royal Canadian Mint introduces this unique 2010 silver piedfort maple leaf coin, the first pure silver piedfort coin featuring a beautiful Maple Leaf design. Mintage is limited to 9,000 coins worldwide of which 3,000 are part of a set. Piedfort coins, whose name comes from the French for heavy measure, originated in medieval Europe. Coin makers deliberately made their die templates thick and heavy to ensure they would not be confused with regular coins. This added weight and substance and caught the eyes of kings and nobles and soon piedforts were being displayed in the lavish courts of Europe as enviable symbols of wealth and power, a fascinating history that has been crafted into these exceptionally thick and heavy pure silver coins.

A new realistically rendered image of the single maple leaf is on the observe of the coin with the legend 9999 silver purity, while the date of the coin is also indicated. On the reverse of the coin is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England in profile facing right. This portrait is the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, and was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA (Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God) also appears. Each silver maple leaf is encapsulated inside an elegant, burgundy leatherette clamshell style presentation case lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box, and an individually numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.

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The Canadian Wildlife Series (Timber Wolf)

Timber Wolf CoinThe 2011 1oz Silver Canadian Timber Wolf coin has Just been released,the Royal Canadian Mint has placed a strict and low mintage on these coins. With the unprecedented demand of these gorgeous .9999 fine silver coins in Europe and the rest of the world. The Canadian Timber Wolf coin is the first coin released in the Royal Canadian Mints 3 year long Canadian Wildlife Coin Series program, the second coin is scheduled to be released in March 2011.

This silver bullion coin has a beautifully designed Canadian Timber Wolf with the moon and mountain side landscape behind this beautiful Canadian predator. The design is the same as the ½oz silver Timber Wolf released in 2006. The coin is to be minted in a Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The reverse Wolf bullion coin is struck from one ounce of .9999 pure silver and bears a $5 face value, the wolf design is the work of senior mint engraver William Woodruff. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created in 2003 by Canadian portrait artist Susanna Blunt.

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Tasmanian Tiger-Extinct & Endangered Series


 

Tasmanian Tiger Proof CoinThe Perth Mints latest release the Tasmanian Tiger, one of Australias most distinctive, most mysterious and most famous creatures the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. This is the first coin in the Extinct & Endangered Series and could be as popular as the Deadly & Dangerous series of coins. The coins reverse depicts the Tasmanian tiger and cub set against its natural habitat, the tiger and cub are featured in stunning colour and are authentic depictions of this noble beast. With a large wolf like head and tiger like striped coat and wombat like backwards facing pouch, the Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian Tiger) is among the most intriguing of Australias animals. Rivalling in reputation such wonders of nature as the platypus, kangaroo and koala, this unusual creature virtually disappeared from the Australian mainland around 2,000 to 3,000 years ago. At the time of European Settlement, it was found in significant numbers only in Tasmania. Hunting, disease and habitat destruction all had a major impact on the Tassie Tiger population, and the last known thylacine died in the Hobart Zoo in 1936.

Set within a stunning maple inset lacquered case within a colourful outer box shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. A total of only 5,000 silver proof coins will be minted.

Tasmanian Tiger Proof Coin


Weight........................31.135 grams
Diameter................................40mm
Purity.......................999 silver proof
Face Value.............................$1 Aus
A total of 5,000 coins minted.


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Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop


 

Maple Leaf Crystal RaindropThe Royal Candian Mints latest release the silver proof Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop, the maple is an endless source of beauty. While most people readily associate it with the breathtaking colours of autumn, the maple also produces clusters of delicate tiny flowers every spring and early summer. This silver proof coin features a coloured design enhanced with a CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Element and in .9999 pure silver to create a unique Canadian silver proof coin.

The maple is an endless source of beauty throughout the year, people most readily associate it with the breathtaking crimson and gold hues of autumn, but those with an observant eye will also recall the clusters of tiny flowers that burst forth with vibrant freshness every spring and early summer and carpet roads and driveways with drifting yellows and greens as blossoms fall to the ground. As summer progresses, seeds will form where female flowers once were; winged samaras rotating like tiny propellers as they drift to the ground or when playful hands toss them into the air. The maple is dynamic, always in perfect harmony with the rhythm of nature. Sun, snow and fertile earth are its inspiration, the life force that creates a world of majesty and beauty through the power of a single water droplet.

The coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve, a total of 10,000 silver proof coins will be minted.

Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop


Weight.........................31.39
Diameter.....................38mm
Purity...................9999 silver
Face Value................$20 Can
A total of 10,000 coins minted.


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Worlds Largest Gold Bulion Maple Bought


 

Canadian 2010 DollarA Spanish precious metals trading company ORO direct, bought the worlds largest gold coin for €3.27 million euros or £2.6 million pounds, its exact material worth, from the estate of an insolvent investment firm at a rare auction in Vienna on June 25. The 100 kg 220 lb gold coin, one of only five Canadian $1,000,000 Maple Leaf coins that the Royal Canadian Mint has ever produced was bought immediately in a written bid from ORO direct, a gold trading company based in Madrid. The coin made of pure .9999 refined gold went under the hammer at the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna on June 25. The worlds largest gold coin weighs 100 kg 220 lb, measures 50 cm in diameter, 3 cm in thickness and is made from bullion with a purity of .9999. The legal tender coin was introduced on 3 May 2007 by the Royal Canadian Mint with a face value of $1,000,000 CAN.

Worlds Largest Gold Bullion Maple Leaf


Weight............................100kg
Diameter..........................50cm
Purity....................999999 gold
Face Value.......$1,000,000 Can
A total of 5 coins minted.

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Famous Naval Battles 1805 Battle Of Trafalgar


 

Canadian 2010 DollarThe Famous Naval Battles Series has released the second silver proof coin The Battle Of Trafalgar, this is the second of a five coin series to be released by the Perth Mint, the first coin released was The Battle of Salamis. A total of only 5,000 of these silver proof coins will be released for collectors to buy, each coin is housed in a presentation display case and has a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The coins reverse portrays HMS Victory one of the most famous warships ever built, the design which includes the Perth Mints P mintmark also features a coloured section depicting the Battle of Trafalgar. Read More

Silver Proof Battle Of Trafalgar


Weight..................31.135 grams
Diameter....................40.60 mm
Purity..........................999 silver
Edge..............................Reeded
Face Value.............................$1
A total of 5,000 coins minted.


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$20 Silver Proof Water Lily 2010

 

Canadian 2010 DollarThe Royal Canadian Mint has released the $20 Silver Water Lily coin, this is only the third coin to be produced using colour and a crystal effect to create a unique keepsake of Canada’s diverse flora, with the shine of .999 pure silver as the ideal composition for capturing the essence of water. The coins design has a beautiful water lily poised between two floating leaves with three CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements adding delicate drops of glittering water. The glorious colour and a shimmering crystal effect combine on .999 silver to create a breathtaking tribute to the water lily (Nymphaea odorata), a beautiful water plant that crowns Laurentian lakes from early summer to mid autumn with showy pink or white flowers and round green leaves that can reach up to 28 cm in diameter. The coin has a $20 face value and is produced in .999 silver with a proof finish, a limited low mintage of 10,000 pieces are for sale worldwide.

Silver Proof Water Lily


Weight....................31.39 grams
Diameter.........................38 mm
Purity..........................999 silver
Edge..............................Reeded
Face Value...........................$20
A total of 10,000 coins minted.

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Deadly & Dangerous Series Eastern Brown Snake

 

Canadian 2010 DollarThe Perth Mints Deadly and Dangerous Series has a new edition the Eastern Brown Snake to be released on May 25th, with only one order per customer from the Perth Mint its likely to sell out very quickly. This release is the fifth coin in the popular series and compliments the other four deadly Australian creatures the Redback Spider and the Great White Shark,The Eastern Brown Snake ranks as one off the worlds most deadly snakes in fact its the second most venomous land snake in the world, its native habitat which includes the well populated east coast of Australia has resulted in numerous fatalities.This is the fifth release in the Deadly and Dangerous series from the Perth Mint, the first four releases have all increased significantly in value with a limited mintage of 5,000 per coin. The 1oz Silver Proof is essential for those who own any of the coins in the Deadly & Dangerous Series, beautifully presented within a high gloss timber case and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Read More

Eastern Brown Snake


Weight....................31.13 grams
Diameter....................40.60 mm
Purity..........................999 silver
Edge..............................Reeded
Face Value.............................$1
A total of 5,000 coins minted.


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Great Warrior Series - 2010 Roman Legionary


Canadian 2010 DollarThe Australian Perth Mint has just released the first coin from its Great Warrior Series,the coin depicts a Roman legionary in colour. Tough, courageous and highly disciplined infantry soldiers these professional legionaries formed the backbone of the Roman army, who where a formidable fighting force that conquered and controlled the vast Roman Empire. The legionary is dressed in a galea a metal helmet with cheek guards and a cuirass, his body armour comprising overlapping iron plates. The legionary is also wears an apron of leather strips featuring metal plates hanging from his belt and leather sandals. Read More

Great Warrior Series 2010 Roman Legionary


Weight....................31.13 grams
Diameter....................40.60 mm
Purity..........................999 silver
Edge..............................Reeded
Face Value.............................$1
A total of 5,000 coins minted.

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Proof Silver 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy


Canadian 2010 DollarIn 1910 Parliament passed the Naval Service Act to form the Canadian navy, a fledgling force that came to fruition during the Second World War when Canada built more than 120 corvettes to guard the North Atlantic. The Sackville was one of the original Flower Class corvettes that gained recognition for her exemplary service during the Second World War. In 1982, she was reconverted to her original state and now serves as The Canadian Naval Memorial to honour the heritage of the Canadian Navy.

The silver dollar gained status as a collectible in 1935 when the first silver dollar (Voyageur) was produced, as the 51st issue of the series this coin is crafted with all the prestige of one of the Royal Canadian Mints(RCM) most enduring series. The HMCS Sackville, the last surviving corvette and living memorial to the Canadian Navy, its pennant number (K-181) clearly visible on its hull and its motto (Ready Aye Ready/Prêt Oui Prêt) in morse code. The Proof Silver Dollar is released in .925 sterling silver.

 

100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy


Weight....................25.18 grams
Diameter....................36.07 mm
Purity.........................92.5 silver
Edge.............................Reeded
Face Value.............................$1
A total of 50,000 coins minted.

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The 2010 Silver Britannia

2010 BritanniaA new design 2010 Silver Britannia will be released next year by the Royal Mint, the new design has been created by Suzie Zamit, since its release in 1997 the designs have been done by Philip Nathan… The Britannia comes in Silver BU and Silver Proof as well as a four coin Silver Proof set which consists of £2, £1, 50p and a 20p, produced in .958 silver as opposed to .999 silver this bullion coin is definitely one for the collection… Next years Britannia will come in a presentation box as opposed to the shabby plastic holder it has come in for the last few years this is a huge improvement and shows the mint is listening to collector and dealers these days. Read More

2010 Silver Britannia


Weight....................32.45 grams
Diameter.........................40 mm
Purity..........................958 silver
Edge..............................Reeded
Face Value.............................£2
A total of 100,000 coins minted.

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