Maple Leafs, Kookaburras and Pandas

3 International Coins For Your Collection

While this blog’s main focus aims to be UK coins, there are a number of international releases that are worthy of closer inspection.

Here are 3 one ounce coins from Canada, Australia and China, you may have seen them already online or at your local coin store. However if you haven’t, they may be nice additions to your collection.

Canadian Maple Leafs

First minted in 1988, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin is a fine addition to any coin collection.

The Canadian Silver Maple is guaranteed to be .9999 pure, the highest purity level currently offered on any coin struck by a government owned mint.

Australian Silver Kookaburra

Perhaps you haven’t heard of this sterling establishment here in the UK, but the Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest currently operating bullion mint.

Today, the Mint is responsible for manufacturing most of Australia’s legal tender silver and gold coins, including Aussie Silver Kookaburras.

Chinese Silver Pandas

The People’s Bank of China began producing Silver Pandas way back in 1983, and they were inspired by the production of the Gold Panda Coin series, which began in 1982.

Coins were not issued in the Silver Panda series in 1986 or 1988, but coins have been issued in every other year since.

There’s no doubt judging by the picture that these are cute coins!