June, 2020

Austria continues its numismatic journey through the prehistoric world of the Supersaurs

By |2020-06-14T14:41:23+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Coloured, Austrian Mint, Nature, Austria|

We don't cover much in the way of base metal coins here, with usually just a little nod to a version of a silver coin, like those from the Royal Mint, but our love of a good dinosaur coin outweighs our apprehension. With sales of this coin series being pretty explosive, there's clearly interest, so here we are, if a little late...Supersaurs is the spiritual successor to the Austrian Mint's hugely popular Colourful Animals set [...]

March, 2020

Big Brother is watching and the Austrian Mint’s 18th silver niobium coin is in on it…

By |2020-03-18T22:26:36+00:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Austrian Mint, Austria, Inserts, Science, Silver|

Big Brother is watching and the Austrian Mint's 18th silver niobium coin is in on it... The annual trip to Niobiumland by the Austrian Mint is here again and for 2020 it's a timely look at the world of surveillance, with 'Big Data'. As with all of the coins in this series, it's a clever take on the subject and a cool implementation. Nothing says 'Big Brother' more than [...]

January, 2020

Austrian Mint celebrates the Salzburg Festival with an unusual flat-bottomed domed coin

By |2020-01-22T23:10:17+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Event, Coloured, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Austrian Mint celebrates the Salzburg Festival with an unusual flat-bottomed domed coin Domed coins have been an interesting addition to the numismatic world since the Monnaie de Paris introduced its astronomy themed issue back in 2009, which was then popularised by a string of series featuring the same subject by the Royal Australian Mint. There's been a steady stream of them, although not reaching plague proportions, and [...]

March, 2019

Austrian celebration of 825 years of the Vienna Mint continues with the second of its limited bullion trio

By |2019-03-20T21:59:41+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Austrian celebration of 825 years of the Vienna Mint continues with the second of its limited bullion trio Producers of the Wienna Philharmoniker bullion coin range, one of the worlds most numerous, the Austrian Mint has no real recent history of limited run bullion coins. Earlier this year that changed, with the launch of the first in a trilogy commemorating 825 years since Richard the [...]

December, 2018

Austrian Mint celebrates 825 years of the Vienna Mint with the first of a new silver bullion coin trio

By |2018-12-17T17:41:52+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Austrian Mint celebrates 825 years of the Vienna Mint with the first of a new silver bullion coin trio One of the big guns in the bullion coin world since its debut in 1989, the Philharmonic has been very successful for the Austrian Mint. Silver joined the gold range in 2008, and platinum was added to the line-up in 2016. However, despite competitors like the Royal Canadian [...]

October, 2018

Take a peek at Uranus with a new niobium planet coin in Palau’s Solar System series

By |2018-10-12T00:02:04+01:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Austrian Mint, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Palau|

Take a peek at Uranus with a new niobium planet coin in Palau's Solar System series A popular series that debuted in 2003, the Austrian Mint's Niobium coins have been an annual fixture on the numismatic calendar ever since. Interest in most coin series tends to fade away over time, but this one seems to be as popular as ever, but even so, imitators are few and [...]

September, 2018

Austria wraps up its six-coin Wildlife in Our Sights gold coin series with the ubiquitous Mallard

By |2018-09-14T13:52:45+01:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Austrian Mint, Gold, Nature, Austria|

Austria wraps up its six-coin Wildlife in Our Sights gold coin series with the ubiquitous Mallard After six issues, the Austrian Mint has wrapped up its superb Wildlife in our Sights gold coin series with the launch of the Mallard. First appearing in 2013, this circa ½ oz 0.986 gold range has celebrated six animals from the region of Austria - four mammals and two birds. All [...]

May, 2018

Austria launches Anthropocene, the sixteenth annual Niobium coin in its award winning series

By |2018-05-02T21:42:15+01:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Austrian Mint, Nature, Austria, Inserts|

Austria launches Anthropocene, the sixteenth annual Niobium coin in its award winning series The Austrian Mints highly regarded Niobium series enters its sixteenth year with a pretty cool loooking coin called Anthropocene. The Earth has gone through many great geological periods in its 4.5 billion year history and the latest and most controversial one is called the Anthropocene. This literally means the 'Age of Man' and [...]

March, 2018

Austrian Mint releases penultimate issues in its gold wildlife and silver Maria Theresa coin series

By |2018-03-29T14:27:00+01:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: History, Austrian Mint, Gold, Nature, Austria, People, Silver|

Austrian Mint releases penultimate issues in its gold wildlife and silver Maria Theresa coin series Two of the Austrian Mints ongoing precious metal coin series are coming to an end this year and the mint has recently debuted the penultimate issues in both of them. This mint has a track record of releasing some very high quality and gimmick-free series of coins focusing on Austrian history and [...]

February, 2018

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series

By |2018-02-07T12:54:50+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series The third of the Austrian Mints Guardian Angels coins is out now and depicts Raphael. Following Michael and Gabriel, with Uriel to follow in September, the coins are struck in half-ounce of sterling 0.925 silver and come in a choice of two finishes. The proof variant is one of the growing number [...]

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