Circulating Coins





New Definitive Coins for the UK

Following the announcement and subsequent issue of a new royal effigy for the obverse of the United Kingdom’s coins, The Royal Mint has recently unveiled eight new reverse designs for a completely updated set of the nation’s circulating coinage.

Circulating Coins - November 10, 2023 midnight

Latest Mint Releases

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued its latest circulating commemorative $2 coin, honouring influential 20th century visual artist Jean-Paul Riopelle. Released to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, the coin marks the artist’s contribution to Canada’s cultural heritage.

News - November 10, 2023 midnight

Isle of Man Explores Currency Amendments

The Isle of Man is consulting the public on proposals to modernise its banknotes and coins. According to the Manx Treasury, the change of monarch from Queen Elizabeth II to King Charles III is an opportune time to consider the designs.

Circulating Coins - October 6, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

The Croatian National Bank has issued the country’s first circulating commemorative €2 coin. Minted by the Croatian Mint, 250,000 coins – commemorating Croatia’s adoption of the euro as its currency at the beginning of this year – have been released into circulation.

News - October 6, 2023 midnight

King Charles III Coronation Coin Enters Circulation

Earlier this year, The Royal Mint released a series of coins to commemorate the coronation of HM King Charles III. One of these coins was a special 50p coin designed by one of the Mint’s product designers, Natasha Jenkins.

Circulating Coins - September 4, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

The Royal Australian Mint has released a collection of five commemorative coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of what is arguably Australia’s most famous building, the Sydney Opera House.

News - September 4, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

As co-hosts of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Australian women’s national football team, the Matildas (so-called due to the country’s famous folk song, ’Waltzing Matilda’), have now been immortalised on a series of commemorative circulating coins by the Royal Australian Mint.

News - August 4, 2023 midnight

A Brief History of Pakistan’s Coinage

In the start of a new, periodic, series in Coin & Mint News™, we will be looking at the history of coinage in countries around the world, starting in this first article with Pakistan.

Free - August 4, 2023 midnight

SARB Reports on Mint Performance and New Coin Series

The Reserve Bank of South Africa runs the South African Mint as a wholly owned subsidiary. In its 2022/23 annual report it highlighted the issue of the fourth decimal coin series on 3 May 2023, the first new coin series in 34 years.

Central Bank - July 7, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new $2 commemorative circulation coin, which features the combined work of three artists.

News - July 7, 2023 midnight