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From the Austrian Mint … here comes the sun … on 5 September 2018… URIEL – THE ILLUMINATING ANGEL 10 EURO SILVER COIN The only angel in the Austrian Mint interfaith Guardian Angels series not recognized as an archangel by the Roman Catholic church, Uriel, the subject of the fourth coin, comforts us in dark […]
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As a result of limited quantities and appealing subjects, the Hungarian Mint’s annual 2,000 forint coin showing National Memorials in Hungary has become a virtual sell out after just a few years of existence. This year should be no exception. The fourth coin in the series, struck by the Hungarian Mint in patinated antique bronze, is […]
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Description: The Pobjoy Mint commemorates the heroic story of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) with a silver £2 commemorative coin honoring Sir Ernest Shackleton and the heroic crew of the three-masted barquentine Endurance. The goal of the expedition was to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent but after the Endurance was beset in ice […]
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Description: The Mint of Poland has struck a silver $1 coin for the island nation of Niue to commemorate Victory. This limited mintage coin is struck on .999 silver planchets and features selective gilding on the coin’s reverse. Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is fixed slightly above center. Beneath, two ancient warriors are […]
The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]
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