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2018 Australia Silver Koala: new year, new design!


The most affordable Star Wars coin yet and One of First Struck designations!

For the first time in history: the Royal Mint releases a 10 oz. proof silver coin!

Only 4,000 Minted: Sold-out RCM series continues with glow-in-dark Lynx!

Canada Animals in the Moonlight Series: The Lynx

Limited mintage & sold out from the Mint in hours!

Following suit with their line of creative series, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has released another colorized, glow-in-the-dark 2 oz. silver coin. The second release in their popular Animals in the Moonlight series, the Lynx, has a limited mintage of just 4,000 coins — all of which sold out from the Mint in under 48 hours!

2017 Canada Animals in the Moonlight – Lynx 2 oz Silver Colorized Proof $30 GEM Proof (Original Government Packaging)

Right now, collectors can choose from coins that arrive with their original Government packaging or certified options that have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Awarded the Early Releases designation and paired with the MCM exclusive Canada label, certified coins are available in PF69 and PF70 grades.

The reverse features a highly-detailed image of a wild Lynx prowling through the woods with a glowing town in the background. Designed by popular Canadian artist, Curtis Atwater, this snowy imagery makes this coin an instant collector’s item.

2017 Canada Animals in the Moonlight – Lynx 2 oz Silver Colorized Proof $30 NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Canada Label)

To ensure that each coin is truly remarkable, the RCM utilized expansive minting technology to bring select areas on the coin’s reverse to life by glowing in the dark.

Because the first issue in this series, the Cougar, and this second release instantly sold out from the Mint, collectors are rapidly purchasing coins from this popular series — so don’t wait to secure your Lynx coin!

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2017 Queen’s Beast Silver Proof Coins Now Available!

Queen’s Beasts Proof Silver Lion Coins

Available Exclusively from MCM!

The Royal Mint of Great Britain made history in 2016 when they launched a new series of silver and gold bullion coins commemorating the 10 legendary Queen’s Beasts Statues.   

2017 Great Britain 2 Pound 1 oz. Proof Silver Queen’s Beasts – Lion NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Queen’s Beasts Label with Black Core)

These statues were created in 1953 by British sculptor, James Woodford. At 6’ each, they stood guard at Westminster Abbey as the young Queen Elizabeth II was coronated after the death of her father, King George VI. Each of the 10 statues represent a section of the Queen’s powerful genealogy, and have symbolically guarded them throughout her reign.

2017 Great Britain 2 Pound 1 oz. Proof Silver Queen’s Beasts – Lion NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Great Britain Label with Black Core)

With epic, heraldic Queen’s Beasts designs created by well-known British artist Jody Clark, the first release in the bullion coin series commemorating the Lion of England immediately grew to popularity all over the world.

Now in 2017, the Royal Mint is following up the early success of the Queen’s Beasts bullion coin series with something special – a Queen’s Beasts Proof coin series!

2017 Great Britain 2 Pound 1 oz. Proof Silver Queen’s Beasts – Lion GEM Proof (Original Mint Packaging)

This group of collector’s coins will also honor the 10 Queen’s Beasts statues with the same designs as the bullion coin series, but struck with much sharper detail and finer quality. These coins will be issued two per year until complete, starting with the Lion of England.

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Bigger and Better: New MCM Website Goes Live!

ModernCoinMart (MCM) has revamped their website to offer a bigger, better customer experience. Be sure to read more about it here.

Wolfe Creek Crater Coin – Second Coin “Crater Meteorites” Series

The mintage of the 2015 Wolfe Creek Crater coin is limited to 666 coins, which makes it extremely limited and should add to the coin’s overall appeal and value. Be sure to read more here.

Lost & Found Stella: Grateful Reward From Brian Hendelson

When he realized he misplaced a nearly $60,000 coin during dealer set up at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, Brian Hendelson became frantic. Be sure to read more here.

The lost and quickly found 1879 Flowing Hair $4 “Stella”

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