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Roller Coaster Coin Commemorates 120th Anniversary of Loop the Loop

Loop the Loop Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. smartminting. Mintage: 1,901. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts the vertical loop of a roller coaster, in which a car with three passengers dares to complete the inversion. In the loop LOOP / THE / LOOP […]

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Chameleon Coin Final Entry in CIT Magnificient Life Series

Magnificent Life 2020 – Chameleon Cook Islands. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Special technology: Color application; smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Chameleon Coin One side features the colored front part of a chameleon to the left on a branch, its head turned towards the observer, […]

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Meteorite Coin in High Relief Celebrates Viñales Impact: CIT

Meteorite Impacts: Viñales Cook Islands. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 33mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500. Special technology: smartminting© with an embedded piece of a meteorite. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side is a realistic depiction of a meteorite impact with an embedded piece of a meteorite. Above the legend […]

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Fighter Pilots: Knights of the Air Honored on New Silver Coins

Fighter Pilot – Real Heroes Cook Islands. 20 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 3 oz. 50 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 499. Special technology: smartminting©, partially printed, with micro minting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin Fighter pilot with mirrored visor in front of honeycomb pattern; in the left field REAL / HERO in […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 Industry in Motion 1oz Silver Antiqued 2-Coin Set

This Industry in Motion two-coin set celebrates the evolution of industry and machinery. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, each innovative gear-shaped coin is issued as legal tender of Tuvalu. The cogwheel, also known as a cog or gear, was a device fundamental to the development of machinery. The rotating […]

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Buel Spoon: Legendary Fishing Lure Commemorated on New Collector Coins

The Lure That Revolutionized Fishing Cook Islands. 20 dollars. 2020. Gold .9999. 1/10 oz. 22.5 x 14 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 1,000. Special Technology: concave minting. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Cook Islands. 2 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 40 x 25 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 2,000. Special technology: concave minting. B. H. Mayer’s […]

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British Icon Mr. Bean Celebrated on New Coin From CIT

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bean! Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. Special Technology: color application. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side features a three-quarter view of Mr. Bean in front of the Union Jack in two appearances: the actual human being right looking […]

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Ancient Tortoise of Aegina Reprised on New High Relief Coin

Tortoise Cook Islands. 5 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 1 oz. Approx. 30 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999. Special Technology: smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side features a tortoise in the style of Aeginetic staters. At its right and left, C-I for Cook Islands. The other side features the portrait […]

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Blue Skies and Tailwinds From CIT on Proof High Relief Propeller Coin

Airplane Propeller – Blue Skies Cook Islands. 10 dollars. 2020. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description One side is dominated by the propeller of an airplane, behind it, the cockpit; in the background, compass scale; in the left field, inscription BLUE SKIES & TAILWINDS. The […]

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Madonna of Bruges Honored With Gilt Silver Coin

Madonna of Bruges Cook Islands. 2020. Silver .999. Gilded. 3 oz. Silk finish. Size 60 x 30 mm. Mintage: 501. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The blank is minted in the shape of a Madonna with a child. The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB) in a […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 Year of the Mouse Rotating Charm 1oz Silver Coin

This 1oz silver antiqued coin is an excitingly innovative release featuring a central gold-plated rotating charm in the shape of the first animal in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, the mouse. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse Quadrant 1oz Silver Proof 4-Coin Set

The Quadrant Mouse set consists of four coins that each comprise a quarter of a circle. When arranged together the coins form circle with a square in the centre reminiscent of the first currency of the Chinese empire. These ‘ban liang’ coins were first cast during the Qin Dynasty around 200 BCE. The four coins […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2020 The Simpsons – Homer 2019 1/2oz Silver Coin

First introduced in 1987, The Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and instantly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, now seen in 60 countries in 20 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached an incredible milestone becoming the longest-running primetime scripted […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Star Trek 2019 3oz Silver Holey Dollar & Delta Coin Set

This unique collectible two-coin set has been minted to reflect the United Federation of Planets’ Starfleet Command Emblem. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3oz of 99.99% pure silver, the two-coin set is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of […]

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Philippine Eagle Featured on Latest Silver Coin in Magnificent Life Series

Magnificent Life 2019 – Philippine Eagle Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (signature IRB below the neck). Around it the legend ELIZABETH II – 5 DOLLARS – COOK ISLANDS […]

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Philippine Eagle Featured on Latest Silver Coin in Magnificent Life Series

Magnificent Life 2019 – Philippine Eagle Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (signature IRB below the neck). Around it the legend ELIZABETH II – 5 DOLLARS – COOK ISLANDS […]

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Legendary Kilimanjaro Latest Coin in Award-Winning 7 Summits Series

The 7 Summits – Kilimanjaro Cook Islands. 25 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. BU. Mintage: 777. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley (signature IRB below the neck). In the right field micro minting .999. Around it the legend ELIZABETH […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Star Trek Enterprise & Crew 2oz Silver Proof Coin

Perfect for fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, this striking 2oz silver-colored coin depicts Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, and Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, key members of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 crew. Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Maggie 2019 1oz Silver Coin

First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and instantly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, now seen in 60 countries in 20 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached an incredible milestone becoming the longest-running primetime scripted […]

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New Titanium Silver Coin From CIT Features Piece of Estacado Meteorite

Meteorite Impacts: Estacado Meteorite Cook Islands. 2 dollars 2019. Titanium silver .925. 1/2 oz. 50 mm. Silk finish. Mintage: 2,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin The blank is split by an artificial crack, which almost reaches the coin’s center. In this crack, there is a piece of the Estacado meteorite. The […]

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CIT Salutes Those About to Rock with New AC/DC Coin

AC/DC: For Those About to Rock Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 5,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around, name of ruler, issuing nation and denomination 2 DOLLARS. On the reverse, you can […]

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AC/DC Commemorative Coin Series Goes to the Razors Edge

AC/DC: The Razors Edge Cook Islands. 10 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around, name of ruler, issuing nation and denomination 10 DOLLARS. Below, year of mintage 2019. On […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2020 The Simpsons – Homer 1oz Gold Coin

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of The Simpsons – Homer 2019 1oz Gold Coin in card packaging, from a maximum mintage of 5,000. First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Duff Beer 2019 1oz Silver Coin

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons The seventh release in The Perth Mint exclusive The Simpsons coin program, this brightly colored shaped coin depicts a Duff beer can, Homer Simpson’s drink of choice and the most popular beer in his fictional home town of Springfield. First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally […]

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East India Company Presents Latest Coins in Tribute to World’s Trade Dollars

By East India Company Bullion Ltd …… The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of The East India Company and in partnership with the Treasury of the Government of the Island of Niue announce the release of the fourth coin in their current innovative collector coin series entitled “The Trade Dollar Collection”. The series […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Marge 1oz Silver Proof Coin

First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and instantly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, now seen in 60 countries in 20 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached an incredible milestone becoming the longest-running primetime scripted […]

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Three New Collector Coins From the Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   Celebrating 90 Years of The Ghan With a New 50c Coin and Competition The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 90 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ The Ghan, with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the launch of a competition to win twotickets […]

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NGC Certifies Massive Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an incredible group of colossal gold pieces: three 10-kilogram coins and a 5-kilogram “Show Panda“. The NGC Mega Holder® was used to encapsulate these massive gold pieces, which together contain over $1.5 million in gold. The first is a 2019 China Year of the Pig 100,000 Yuan 10-kilogram gold […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Star Trek: TOS – Kirk 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This exciting new release depicts Captain James T. Kirk with the planet Jupiter. Captain Kirk was immortalized by William Shatner in Star Trek: The Original Series and in seven feature films. He also voiced the Captain in the animated version of the series. Kirk became Starfleet’s youngest captain and gained a reputation for unconventional tactics […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Suicide Squad – Joker 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Joker stands as one of the most recognizable and popular comic book villains in pop culture history. Unpredictable and incredibly dangerous, Batman’s arch nemesis was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and brought to life by artist Jerry Robinson. The Joker made his debut in the Batman #1 comic in 1940 and today […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

Alien is a classic science fiction horror movie that artfully explored the worst imaginable scenario in space – being stalked and slain by an aggressive and terrifying extraterrestrial. The groundbreaking 1979 release was a box office hit, earning $80 million in revenues in the US and $105 million worldwide. It also initiated a compelling series […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 The Simpsons – Bart 1oz Silver Proof Coin

First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and instantly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, now seen in 60 countries in 20 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached an incredible milestone becoming the longest-running primetime scripted […]

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Little Princess Lullaby Coin Works With Music Box in Latest From CIT

Lullaby – Little Princess Cook Islands. 5 Dollars. 2019. Silver .999. ca. 1 oz. 38,61 mm. Antique Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows a starry sky with three hearts cut out. In the lower field a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (IRB) (View Designer’s Profile), […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Lunar Series II Year of the Pig 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

  This magnificent 10-kilo silver coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the influence of this sign are said […]

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Silver Proof Coin From CIT Celebrates Symbol of Hope to All Who Sail the Seas

Anchor – Fair Winds Cook Islands. 10 Dollars. 2019. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials IRB); surrounded by the monarch’s name, the issuing country, and the denomination. The reverse is […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Periodic Table 150th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This 1oz silver proof coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of the creation of the periodic table. Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, often referred to as the Father of the Periodic Table, is credited with formalizing the arrangement of the chemical elements in 1869. By grouping the known elements in order of increasing atomic weight he developed […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Barbie 60th Anniversary 2oz Rose Gold Proof Coin

This beautiful vintage-inspired rose gold coin, featuring a stunning Argyle pink diamond, is the second release in an exclusive series celebrating 60 years since Barbie’sTM debut. One of the hottest selling toys and collectibles of all time, BarbieTM doll was unveiled to the world by Ruth Handler, joint founder of Mattel, at the 1959 New […]

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East India Company Presents Latest Coins in Tribute to World’s Trade Dollars

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of The East India Company and in partnership with the Treasury of the Government of the Island of Niue have released the third coin as part of their overall series entitled “The Trade Dollar Collection”. The series features five of the most popular and sought-after trade pieces […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 The Simpsons – Homer 1oz Silver Proof Coin

First introduced in 1987, the Simpson family originally appeared in 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show. Two years later, The Simpsons premiered as a half-hour series and instantly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, now seen in 60 countries in 20 languages. In 2018, The Simpsons reached an incredible milestone becoming the longest-running primetime scripted […]

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Coin Invest Trust Explores Mankind’s Greatest Fears With New Silver Coin

Trapped Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Antique Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials IRB); surrounded by the sovereign’s name, the country of issue and the denomination 5 DOLLARS. On the reverse, […]

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End of an Effigy: Final Gold, Silver Coins to Feature Ian Rank Broadley’s Design

The Royal Australian Mint will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. The end of an era for Australian currency, the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be […]

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Tasmanian Tiger Silver Coin Features Black Nickel and Selective Gold Plating

By Royal Australian Mint …… Previewing at the 2019 Berlin World Money Fair, the Royal Australian Mint announces new black nickel and selective gold plated coins as part of the Echoes of Australian Fauna series, featuring native Australian animals. Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said that the series showcases the Mint’s excellence in coin manufacturing and […]

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The Sun – Final Frontier in Royal Australian Mint’s Earth and Beyond Convex Coin Series

The Royal Australian Mint has issued the final release in its three-coin The Earth and Beyond series, which showcases our extraordinary planet and beyond. Following on from the two previous domed coins in the series, which depicted the Earth and its Moon as seen from space, this new release celebrates the Sun – the heart […]

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First Coin Strike of 2019 in the World at Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… History was made Tuesday at the Royal Australian Mint when one lucky coin enthusiast received the first coin in the world for 2019. Continuing the Mint’s highly anticipated annual New Year’s Day event, collectors and coin enthusiasts waited hours to observe the unveiling of the exciting new theme for the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Barbie 60th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin

One of the hottest selling toys and collectibles of all time, BarbieTM doll was unveiled to the world by Ruth Handler, joint founder of Mattel, at the 1959 New York Toy Fair. Barbie’sTM original outfit was a black-and-white striped swimsuit. As a teenage fashion model, she epitomized 1950s glamour with her ponytail, hoop earrings, and […]

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Paper-Thin Highway to Hell Coin Latest in AC/DC Commemorative Series From CIT

AC/DC: Highway to Hell Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2018. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 168 mm (sic!). Prooflike. Mintage: 1973 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials IRB); surrounded by the monarch’s name, the issuing country, and the denomination 2 DOLLARS. The […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 oz Gold Proof

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, the ultimate animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of the pig tend to be honest, […]

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Aconcagua: Third Coin in CIT’s Award-Winning 7 Summits Series Featuring Smartminting Technology

The 7 Summits – Aconcagua Cook Islands. 25 Dollars 2018. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. BU. Mintage: 777 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (signature IRB below the neck). In the field to the right micro characters .999. Surrounding inscription ELIZABETH II – […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Coin

This year’s gemstone edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II depicts the pig, the 12th and final animal associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Offers 10-Ounce Koala Silver Coin From Perth Mint

Koala mother and baby grace the exclusive Perth Mint piedfort Just in time for the holidays, Dillon Gage Metals – one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesaler firms – is introducing a one-of-a-kind 10-ounce product from the Perth Mint: “Mother & Baby – The Next Generation,” a 99.99 percent pure silver, 10-ounce koala-themed bullion […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of the pig tend to be honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% […]

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New Coins in Royal Australian Mint’s Kangaroo Series

New Gold and Silver Coins from the Royal Australian Mint  The Royal Australian Mint continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Kangaroo Series, today unveiling two new coins in the popular series. The latest additions, a 2018 $100 Gold Proof Coin and a 2018 $10 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin, incorporate and reimagine […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Koala 5oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin

This impressive 5oz silver proof high relief coin features the 2018 Australian koala design, showcasing one of Australia’s most loved marsupials. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, and issued as egal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2018 Warfare: Vikings 2oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin

The Perth Mint is excited to present the Vikings 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin, the second of three coins in the Warfare series. The term Viking describes a race of people who emerged from the northern European region now known as Scandinavia during the eighth century. Already an advanced civilization rooted in Nordic pagan […]

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Emperor Penguin Featured on Two New Precious Metal Coins

Emperor Penguin Silver Coin Cook Islands. 20 $. 2018. Silver .999. 88 g. Antique finish. Height 60 mm. Mintage: 888 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows a circular impression with the portrait of the English Queen facing right; below the portrait, the signature I(an) R(ank) B(roadley) and, surrounding it, the legend […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2018 Thermometer 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

Essential for meteorology, medicine, industry and scientific research, thermometers are not the result of a single invention but an evolution spanning about 2,000 years. While thermometers’ exact origins are unknown, several historians have credited the first instrument for measuring temperature to Hero of Alexandria, who lived circa 10-70 CE in Egypt. A people who worshiped […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Offers Unique Piedfort Silver Bullion Koala Coin from Perth Mint

   mother and baby grace the 2-ounce Koala coin from the Perth Mint Precious metals wholesale firm Dillon Gage Metals is introducing a new product from the Perth Mint for its exclusive list of authorized dealers. “Mother & Baby – The Next Generation” is a 99.99 percent pure silver, 2-ounce themed bullion Koala coin. This […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief 1oz Proof Silver Coin

The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila Audax) is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs. Leading up to their breeding season, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief 2oz Gold Coin

The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan f up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs. This majestic bird is known to soar through […]

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CIT Commemorates Lizard Named for Tolkien Dragon Smaug with Gilded Silver Coin

Shades of Nature – Giant Girdled Lizard Cook Islands. 5 Dollars. 2018. Silver .999. Partially gilded. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,000 pcs. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II, as well as the following inscriptions: 5 DOLLARS – ELIZABETH II – COOK ISLANDS. […]

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Dragon & Phoenix: Perth Mint Merges Ancient Mythology with Modern Numismatics

As global demand for Chinese-themed precious metal coins continues to soar, The Perth Mint has unveiled two new offerings featuring mythical creatures from the ancient Orient. An industry leader and Australia’s largest exporter to Germany, the Mint revealed the world’s first pavé set Argyle pink diamond gold Jewelled Phoenix coin and Australia’s first rectangular Dragon […]

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Modern Coins – Perth Mint Releases World-First Figure 8 Coin

In a world first for innovative design and craftsmanship, The Perth Mint has released a unique figure-eight coin that is set to be a hit in the thriving market for collectable coins with Chinese themes. Group Manager Minted Products Neil Vance said the coin was technically challenging to develop, but he was now very excited […]

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The Light and the Dark: Angel Piedforts and Skulls from Coin Invest Trust

1 Angel Piedfort Isle of Man. 2017. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.6 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. 2017. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 11 mm. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs. Design: Raphael Maklouf, Tower Mint. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features an effigy of Elizabeth II, as well as the Queen’s name, the […]

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APMEX Releases 1 oz Proof Gold, Silver Swan Coins

APMEX, Inc. is excited to introduce new additions to the already popular Perth Mint Silver Swan series. Both of these coins, the 1 oz Proof Silver coin and the 1 oz Gold coin, feature the same design from the inaugural release with new looks. After being made available to the public April 3, the 2017 […]

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World Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Kookaburra 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Don’t forget about the APMEX Escape to Australia Sweepstakes! For a list of eligible coins, CLICK HERE   Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2018 issue of the 99.99% pure (.9999 fine) 1oz, 10oz and 1 kilo silver coins. First released in 1990, each year’s issue features […]

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World Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2018 issue of the 99.99% pure (.9999 fine), one-troy-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990, each year’s issue features a unique design on the reverse, making the Perth Mint one of the few producers of world bullion coins to do so. […]

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World Coins – Meteor and Icthyosaur Deliver One-Two Punch from CIT

Evolution of Life – Ichthyosaur Mongolia. 500 Togrog 2017. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. 1,000 Togrog 2017. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 11 mm. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing nation […]

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CIT: Latest Coin in Summit Series Commemorates Mt. Everest

Cook Islands. 25 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 5 oz. 65 mm. BU. Mintage: 777 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, as well as her name, the name of the issuing nation, nominal value, and fine content. The […]

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Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Mark McGowan MLA, today (June 7) unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint. The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017. In a convergence of color and light, the breathtaking […]

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Modern World Coins – Laughing Buddha, Cherry Blossom Snow Globe Coins from CIT

Laughing Buddha Palau: 10 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 888 pcs. Palau: 1 Dollar. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 13.92 mm. BU. Mintage: 15,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the official coat of arms of the Republic of Palau below an […]

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Modern World Coins – Take Flight with New Releases from Coin Invest Trust

Exotic Butterflies – Aporia crataegi Mongolia. 500 Togrog 2017. Silver .999. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the coat of arms and the name of the issuing nation, as well as material, fine content, weight, and nominal value. The […]

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New World Coins – Silver Skyline Dollar Notes, Time Capsule Coin from Coin Invest Trust

Skyline Dollars Description In recent years a new line of collector’s items has been established: banknotes that are not made of paper, but of precious metals. While usually the items for sale are merely collector’s objects without any nominal value, Coin Invest Trust (CIT) has now issued the first real legal tender silver note – […]

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New World Coins: Magical Congress of the USA – Fantastic Beasts

Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2017: Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 5,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England as well as her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The reverse […]

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At PAN Fall Show, John Mercanti Views His Latest Finished Coin Design for First Time

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists …. Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) President and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) member Tom Uram received a FedEx package and wanted retired U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti to be the one to open it during his visit to the PAN Fall Coin Show on Friday October 28, […]

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

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Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program. The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the 10th animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster. The renowned Australian Lunar series comprises […]

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Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine. A world exclusive from The Perth Mint, the Kimberley Treasure coin is the only coin in its class. Valued at NZ$1 million, the breathtaking collectable has […]

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Australia 2016 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2016 issue of the .999 fine one-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990, each year’s issue has featured a different design on the reverse – one of the few world bullion programs to do so. Long one of the world’s most […]

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Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), The Perth Mint is proud to issue a gold and a silver commemorative coin portraying the iconic RSL badge. Founded in 1916 by returning Australian soldiers from World War I, the main aim of the RSL is to continue to provide […]

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Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring original illustrations of one of Australia’s most treasured children’s authors, May Gibbs. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited-edition book, which contains a collection of Gibbs’ […]

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Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint…. To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant to […]

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Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint…. Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to music […]

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Perth Mint Coin Marks Birth of HRH Princess Charlotte

With the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Perth Mint has released Australia’s official commemorative coins to mark the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold and 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, each tribute features a portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge […]

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