Category Archives: Modern Coin Profile

United States 1975-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson was held in 1937, open to “all American sculptors”. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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United States 1972-S Uncirculated Eisenhower Dollar

Description A year after the initial buzz… and then thud… of the release of a new dollar coin, the United States Mint continued its work to refine and improve Frank Gasparro’s design. A number of subtle changes were undertaken by the Mint’s engraving department, including a mid-year change in the quality of die steel used […]

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United States 1974 Lincoln Cent

Description 1974 was an interesting year in the annals of numismatic history. The country was putting the finishing touches on its planned Bicentennial celebrations. The United States Mint was gearing up to produce a range of commemorative coins and medals to mark the occasion. The year would also mark the final Blue and Brown Pack […]

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United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses of […]

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United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Winged Victory Gold, Silver 1oz High Relief Proof Coins

These extraordinary 1oz gold and silver high-relief coins feature an innovative new design celebrating Nike, the goddess of victory, from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. In Greek mythology, Nike was invited to live on Mount Olympus by Zeus, the king of the gods, as a reward for becoming his charioteer during the Titan […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release this 1oz silver Proof coin featuring the Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. Depicted as serpentine-shaped creatures with large-eyes, horns, fish scales, and sharp claws, mythological dragons have been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Despite their fearsome appearance, they are considered to be benevolent […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it is […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroo 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

This spectacular silver gilded coin features a true blue Aussie icon – the kangaroo, gilded in stunning 24-carat gold. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1/10oz Silver Coin

This 1/10oz silver coin commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II (WWII), which was the deadliest international conflict in history, accounting for the lives of an estimated 60 to 80 million soldiers and civilians. From the outbreak of war in 1939, the Allied and Axis powers fought predominately in Europe and Asia, […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

Description President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the “Greatest Generation”: those who lived through the Great Depression (1929-39) and prevailed in World War II (1939-45). Though his administration was not without criticism (numismatists might lament his 1933 Executive Order […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroo 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present this gorgeous 1/4oz gold Proof Kangaroo featuring the latest kangaroo design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin With Privy Mark

These beautiful and silver coins commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II. Each piece bears internationally recognised motifs of peace, representing poignant tributes to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in the name of freedom from tyranny. Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, […]

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United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]

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Modern Coin Profiles: United States 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar

The Birth (and Death) of the Modern Small Dollar Of all of the coins struck over the long career of the United States Mint, no coin had as much support from the federal government only to see it immediately cast aside upon release as the Susan B. Anthony dollar. Even the Morgan dollar, a large […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release these 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring two Chinese dragons in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1939 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1 Kilo Silver Coin with Gold Privy Mark

A prestigious collectible crafted from one kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a one-gram gold insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release with no more than 388 available. The unique tribute to the legendary lunar calendar portrays the first animal in the zodiac in vivid color and enshrines the Chinese character for […]

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United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined until 1970, at which time the need for the denomination would be reevaluated. That “need”, apparently, came from an unexpected source: Nevada gambling casinos. Though small numbers of silver dollars […]

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United States 1940 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner, […]

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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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United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined until 1970, at which time the need for the denomination would be reevaluated. That “need”, apparently, came from an unexpected source: Nevada gambling casinos. Though small numbers of silver dollars […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1.5oz Bi-Metal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a soaring eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, […]

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Perth Mint: 2020 Australia Lunar III – Year of the Mouse Silver Bullion Coins

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – 2019 The Simpsons – Lisa 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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

This silver high relief coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, 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 Papua New Guinea, the bird […]

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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 – Tuvalu 2019 Suicide Squad – Deadshot 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Deadshot first appeared in Batman #59, released by DC Comics in 1950. Created by David Vern Reed, Lew Schwartz, and Bob Kane, Deadshot, aka Floyd Lawton, was captured by Batman and remained in prison until 1977 when, in Detective Comics #474, he escaped with the aim of destroying Batman. Armed with a high-tech laser eye, […]

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CoinWeek IQ: United States 1982-P Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and Third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Man’s 1st Step on the Moon with Gold and Silver Coins

Orchestrated by the Apollo 11 mission, the First Step on the Moon was made July 21, 1969, by astronaut Neil Armstrong. APOLLO 11 Part of the Apollo American Space Program owned by NASA, Apollo 11 is a mission that had for the purpose of driving men to the moon and to ask for the first […]

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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 – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This beautiful platinum coin celebrates the incredible wedge-tailed eagle. 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 of up to 2.7 meters and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered […]

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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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Women of France: Marie Curie 2019 Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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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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Austrian Mint 2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Bimetallic Coin, obverse. Image courtesy Austrian Mint Description: Artificial Intelligence, the 2019 Silver Niobium edition, looks to a future that has already begun. We humans have been using artificial intelligence, in the form of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, to think for […]

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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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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Double Dragon 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature embodying wealth, power, and good fortune. Dragons are frequently depicted in pursuit of a flaming pearl, a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment. Representing the elusive nature of these qualities, the lustrous gem is often illustrated swirling through mist or cloud. Struck by The […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin

Getting its name from the bird’s long, distinctively shaped tail, 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 Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 meters. The eagle’s characteristic tail is visible […]

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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 – Australia 2019 Mini Roo Half Gram Gold Coin

The cute Mini Roo returns in 2019 with a new coin design. This highly affordable gold coin would make a wonderful gift or treasured keepsake. Struck by The Perth Mint from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Design The coin’s reverse depicts a […]

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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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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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United States 1938 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, 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 Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 meters. The bird’s characteristic tail is visible even when gliding […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Dragon 1oz Gold & Silver Bullion Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring a Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. Dragons […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Kookaburra 100th Anniversary Square Penny Privy Mark 1oz Silver Coin

This year’s Perth Money Expo ANDA Special features the spectacular 2019 kookaburra design. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the kookaburra square penny design, the coin also features a privy mark depicting the historic kookaburra pattern. Struck by Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Jewelled Dragon 10oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is delighted to present The Jewelled Dragon, an exceptional collectable showcasing rare and spectacular treasures from two Western Australian icons – Argyle Pink Diamonds and The Perth Mint. Struck from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the extremely limited edition is surmounted by a three-dimensional representation of China’s most auspicious […]

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

This beautiful coin features the lunar pig set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2019 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Pig. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued […]

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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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United States 1978 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President […]

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United States 1963 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

Description – Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck from 1932 to 1998 – save for a two-year run in 1975 and ’76, when the coin’s reverse was swapped out for the “drummer boy” design of […]

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United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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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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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates Surrealist Guillaume Apollinaire on New Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Guillaume Apollinaire Born the 26th of August, 1880, Guillaume Apollinaire (originally named Guglielmo de Kostrowitzky) was a french poet and writer considered one of the greatest one of the 20th century. Very active politically, Apollinaire took part of the literary and aesthetic revolutions. A defender of Modern Art, he was a pioneer of Surrealism, which […]

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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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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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United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr’s drummer, Seth Huntington’s view of Independence Hall and Dennis William’s Liberty Bell, respectively. But from the start, U.S. Mint Director Mary Brooks was against the idea of changing the designs of all six […]

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World Coin Profiles: 1970 Guyana One Dollar FAO Coin

Description: Guyana is a South American country that is located on the northern coast of the continent situated between Venezuela to the west and Suriname to the east. A former British colony, Guyana is the only South American nation that uses English as its official language. Although a small country, Guyana benefits from tremendous biodiversity, a […]

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World Coin Profile – South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand. After 49 years of respect and prestige on the international stage and with the global silver market on an upswing, the timing couldn’t be much better. Additionally, a 1 oz platinum […]

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Coin Profile – China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver Bullion Coin

Description: The 10-Yuan one-ounce 1995 Silver Panda is a bullion coin produced by the official mint of the People’s Republic of China. The Silver Panda bullion coin program began in 1983 as an addition to the Gold Panda bullion coin series that was launched in 1982. Silver Panda coins have been minted in various sizes […]

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Mexico 2015 Aztec Calendar $100 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Description: One of the most impressive modern coins ever struck, this Mexican $100 coin recalls more than a thousand years of national history and culture. It’s 1 kilo size is certainly impressive, but even more so is the intricate level of detail exhibited on this limited mintage silver coin’s design. Only 500 examples were struck. […]

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Women of France: George Sand 2018 Gold, Silver Proof Coins From Monnaie de Paris

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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

  This silver coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle. These majestic creatures can often be seen perched in trees and on rocks and cliffs, from where they have a clear view of their surroundings, enabling them to defend their territory and identify prey. Each coin is struck by […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Aviation & History: Dakota Gold and Silver Coins

The Series This new series on aviation and its history is paying tribute to major historical aircraft along with their stories. From the Spirit of Saint-Louis to brand new planes like the A380, most of the eras and types of aircrafts will be displayed. Each year, two planes are presented on new collector coins following […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Simone Veil 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

Overview: Simone Veil was born to a non-practicing Jewish family on July 13, 1927, in the city of Nice on the Mediterranean coast. During the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, she and her family were arrested by German authorities. Simone, her mother and one sister were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were later […]

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United States 1971 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

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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 – Australia 2018 Koala 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

We are pleased to present this stunning 1oz gold proof high relief coin, featuring one of Australia’s most loved marsupials. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more […]

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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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Austrian Mint 2018 Anthropocene 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: Are we living in a new geological age? The Austrian Mint’s 2018 silver-niobium coin illustrates what activities of modern man have brought about major changes in the Earth’s system. Our footprint on Earth has become wide and deep… will we manage to be gentler in the future? Global Change Are we no longer in […]

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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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2018 Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures – The Shark 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The launch of the Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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World Coin Profile: France 2018 Marianne – Equality 1,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Marianne is the national symbol of the Republic of France, the personification of both Liberty and Reason. Born of the 18th-century philosophical movement known as the Enlightenment, she has stood for Democracy at its best and (sometimes) its worst. Her first appearance was on a 1789 medal honoring the storming of the Bastille, a […]

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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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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Kingfisher 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Austria 2018 Colorful Creatures: The Parrot 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Austria 2017 Sigmund Freud 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

The Austrian Mint started their three-coin series on the Vienna schools of psychotherapy with the pioneer: the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. He was the first to freely associate his patients and interpret their dreams. His findings meant a spiritual revolution to the teaching of man. On the Couch Born Schlomo Sigismund Freud on 6 […]

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Austria 2018 Raphael – The Healing Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The third coin of in the Austrian Mint’s “Heavenly Messengers” series is dedicated to Raphael, the prototype of a guardian angel. The story of Tobias and the Angel, probably written around 200 BCE, is one of the late writings of the Old Testament. Tobias and the Angel “Tobias went in search of a companion and […]

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Austria 2017 Gabriel – The Annunciation Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The second coin in the Austrian Mint’s Heavenly Messenger series is all about Gabriel : a powerful being that awes people and brings good news. This wonderful coin may serve you as a talisman, to help you make the right decisions and find surprising solutions: you will be amazed at what you might achieve. Happy Messages […]

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United States 2018 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence: Life Platinum Proof Coin

Description: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” –From the Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence Starting in 2018 and running through 2020, the United […]

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United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

Description: It was the “War to End All Wars”. When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War I had been raging for almost three years. During that time, the liberal President Thomas Woodrow Wilson had maintained the country’s political neutrality – despite his own feelings to the contrary and the […]

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Coin Profile – Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 15th year of its successful Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin program by producing 15 1,000-ounce versions of the popular Euro gold coin. The coin–nicknamed “Big Phil”–was presented to the public in grand style by Vice-Governor of the Austrian Central Bank, Wolfgang Duchatczek. The coins were too big […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Wolf 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

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United States 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

Description: In 2017, the United States Mint celebrated the 225th anniversary of its creation with the construction of the Philadelphia Mint as authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The highlight of the Mint’s celebrations was the 2017 American Liberty Proof Gold Coin. Part of a new series of coins and medals that showcase a […]

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US Coin Profile – 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

Description: On July 30, 2015, the United States Mint will issue a 1 ounce .9999 gold coin struck in high relief and bearing the notional denomination of $100. This high relief gold coin was not specifically authorized by Congress, but instead will be issued under the authority granted under 31 U.S.C. § 5112(i)(4)(C), which gives […]

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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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Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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Canada 2017 Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl Black Rhodium $20 Silver Coin

Description: The 2017 Barn Owl $20 1oz Silver Coin is the first coin from the Royal Canadian Mint to feature a striking black rhodium plating. It combines the Mint’s penchant for innovative products, the high purity of its gold and silver coins, and its celebration of Canada’s abundant wildlife. It is also the first coin […]

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United States 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

Description – Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck from 1932 to 1998, save for a two-year run in 1975 and 1976, when the coin’s reverse was swapped out for the “drummer boy” design of Jack […]

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United States 1937 Washington Quarter (Proof)

Description – Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally designed was struck from 1932 to 1998, save for a two-year run in 1975 and 1976, when the coin’s reverse was swapped out for the “drummer boy” design of Jack […]

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United States 1964-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

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United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses […]

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United States 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar was the last of the regular-strike silver-clad half dollars and the last Kennedy half intended for circulation that contained any silver at all. Its release took collectors by surprise, as it was available only in mint sets that year. The United States Mint didn’t publicize this fact, and […]

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Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: “Microcosm”, the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue in the series. A quick glance at the muted colors on the niobium center of Microcosm reveals how far the Austrians have developed not only the series but the technical […]

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United States 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver $1 Coin

Description: The 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar honors the 100th anniversary of the world’s largest service club. Founded in 1917 by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Melvin Jones, Lions Clubs International has more than 1.4 million members working together to help improve communities around the world. There are more than 46,000 associated clubs […]

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Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, the only woman ever to rule the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian Mint is issuing a four-coin series entitled Empress Maria Theresa – Treasures of History. Each entry in the series focuses on one of four virtues–Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence. A different portrait […]

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United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

Description: The United States Mint released three commemorative coins in 2017 that honor Boys Town, a non-profit child welfare organization headquartered in Nebraska. While the mission of Boys Town today is to help provide care for at-risk youth of all genders, the iconic youth organization was founded in 1917 as a refuge for wayward boys. […]

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United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

Description: The 2017 Boys Town commemorative $5 gold coin is one of three special United States Mint issues that honor the 100th anniversary of the famous Nebraska-based organization that provides care for at-risk youth. The non-profit organization was founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan, who established Boys Town in Omaha as a home for […]

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United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on a clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1917. Established by Father Edward Flanagan, the charity’s main focus was […]

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South Africa 2017 Gold Krugerrand

Description The 2017 South African Krugerrand 1-ounce gold coin marks the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous bullion coins. The South African gold Krugerrand was first produced by the South African Mint in 1967 to provide a vehicle for private gold ownership. The coin’s name incorporates Kruger for the former South African […]

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United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Description: The 1969-S Lincoln Memorial cent is collected by many people for many reasons. Among Lincoln cent enthusiasts, the 1969-S Lincoln cent is, at the very least, coveted for its merits as a business-strike and Proof issue produced by the San Francisco Mint and serves as a necessary addition to a date-and-mintmark series collection. For […]

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The French Mint honors artist Auguste Rodin on a 100 Euro silver commemorative coin released in 2017. The French artist, famous for iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Kiss, is honored on the obverse of the 100 Euro silver coin, which is one of three French coins released in 2017 featuring his […]

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: French artist Auguste Rodin is featured on a 10 Euro silver commemorative coin Monnaie de Paris released in 2017. The 10 Euro Rodin silver commemorative honors the life of the famous French artist known for such iconic sculptures as The Thinker (1904) and The Kiss (1889). Rodin was born on November 12, 1840 in […]

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

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Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Description: In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany issued the five-euro Planet Earth collector coin with a blue polymer ring connecting two metallic portions. It was a startling first in coin production, the innovative process having been developed by German press manufacturer Schuler AG. The coin was manufactured by inserting a translucent plastic […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

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Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Angels figure in the myths and legends of countless cultures around the world. They are especially significant in the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The angel Michael is common to all three. Michael, or Saint Michael in the Catholic Church, is a protector of the Jewish people in the Old Testament and […]

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United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

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United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

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Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Description: Like many other people around the world, Austrians give small gifts to their friends and family to wish them good luck in the New Year (Jahreswechsel). And each year the Austrian Mint produces a specially themed coin for the occassion. This year’s theme is the waltz, specifically The Blue Danube waltz, written by Austrian […]

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2017 Inaugural Trump Dollar

Description: On January 20, 2017, New York businessman and reality TV star Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, D.C. at the White House and the Capitol Building. To celebrate, Liberty Dollar creator and convicted counterfeiter Bernard Von NotHaus is releasing a special Trump Inaugural commemorative version […]

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United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

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United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

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Niue 2017 Guardian Angel $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 2017 Guardian Angel $1 Silver Coin is the first issue in a planned series of annual Guardian Angel-themed coins exclusive to Gainesville Coins, a dealership based out of Lutz, Florida in the United States. It consists of one troy ounce actual silver weight (ASW) of 99.9% pure (.999 fine) silver. As part of […]

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United States 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

Description: On August 27, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 10,000 pieces across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the […]

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United States 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

Description: On July 1, 2016 the United States Mint issued the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 10,000 pieces across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 France Joan of Arc 10 Euro silver Proof coin pays homage to the female military leader who rattled English intruders in France and paid the ultimate price for it. Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) was a peasant girl born circa January 6, 1412 to Jacques d’Arc, a tenant farmer, and Isabelle Romée […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

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France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

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Ukraine 2016 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin

Description: The Ukrainian 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 hryvnia coin does double duty as a commemorative coin. First, it celebrates the technological accomplishments that went into the development of the modern fire truck. And second, it honors the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect Ukrainian citizens […]

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Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The 2016 10 Euro Austria coin completes a 10-piece commemorative series honoring the nine federal Austrian states plus the entire nation of Austria. The preceding nine coins in the series commemorate each of the nine states, and this tenth coin honors all of the parts as one – the unified nation of Austria. The […]

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Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

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China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver Bullion Coin

Description: The 10-Yuan one-ounce 1995 Silver Panda is a bullion coin produced by the official mint of the People’s Republic of China. The Silver Panda bullion coin program began in 1983 as an addition to the Gold Panda bullion coin series that was launched in 1982. Silver Panda coins have been minted in various sizes […]

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United States 2001 New York 50 State Quarter

Description: The 2001 New York state quarter is a circulating commemorative coin that, by an awful twist of fate, became one of the most widely publicized, most popular issues in the 50 States Quarters series. The New York quarter was released on January 2, 2001 and became the first 50 States Quarters issue for that […]

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Germany 2016 Otto Dix 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 German 20 Euro silver commemorative coin honoring the 125th birthday of Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix celebrates an artist who had an illustrious career spanning the first seven decades of the 20th century. Dix was known for his striking, often controversial, art and illustrations laden with graphic war symbolism and gritty scenes criticizing […]

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Germany 2016 175 Years of Song of Germany 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 175th anniversary of Germany’s national anthem is honored on a 20-euro silver coin released by the German Mint in 2016. The lyrics to the German national anthem (“Deutschlandlied“) were written by August Heinrich Hoffman in 1841 while vacationing in Heligoland, a German island in the North Sea that at the time belonged to […]

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Germany 2016 Ernst Litfass 200th Birthday 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: German printer and publisher Ernst Litfass (Ernst Litfaß) is the subject of a 2016 20-euro silver coin honoring the bicentennial of his birth. Litfass was born in Berlin on February 11, 1816 and took over his stepfather’s newspaper business in 1845. In 1858, Litfass published the 242-volume Economic Encyclopedia (Oekonomische Encyklopädie), a well-known German […]

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Germany 2016 Little Red Riding Hood 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is one of the most popular children’s fairy tales, and now it is the subject of a 20-euro 2016 commemorative coin from Germany. The 20-euro Little Red Riding Hood German silver coin honors the centuries-old tale, which tells the story of a red-caped young girl who encounters a hungry wolf […]

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Germany 2016 Nelly Sachs 125 Years 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The German 2016 Nelly Sachs 20 Euro Silver Commemorative Coin honors the 125th anniversary of the legendary Jewish poet’s birth. Born in Berlin on December 10, 1891, Sachs grew up in a wealthy family and enjoyed dancing, studied music, and wrote poetry during her childhood years. While she was gifted in the arts, her […]

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United States 2016 Ronald W. Reagan Presidential $1 Coin

Description: The Presidential Dollar Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) was passed into law on December 22, 2005. The Act compelled the Secretary of the Treasury to “mint coins in commemoration of each of the Nation’s past Presidents and their spouses, respectively, to improve circulation of the $1 coin, [and] to create a new bullion coin”. […]

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Netherlands 2016 Dutch World Heritage: Wadden Sea 5 Euro Coin

Description: The 2016 Wadden Sea 5 Euro coins from the Royal Dutch Mint honor one of the world’s largest intertidal habitats, located in the northern region of the Netherlands. The 2016-dated silver-plated five-euro coins are made from a base metal copper alloy, and the silver Proof version is made from 0.925-fine silver. Colored coin varieties […]

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Netherlands 2016 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Wadden Sea 10 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Wadden Sea 10 Euro gold coin, issued by the Royal Dutch Mint, commemorates one of the largest intertidal habitats in the world. Located in northern Europe and bordering the nations of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, the Wadden Sea is a unique 4,400-square-mile conservation area that is home to a chain of islands […]

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Belgium 2016 Rio Olympic Games 10 Euro Silver Coin

10 Euro Silver Coin Description: The 2016 Belgium 10 Euro “Belgium at the Rio Olympics” coin is a silver-hued celebration of that European nation’s strong presence at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Belgium is slated to field 98 competitors in 17 different sports, including archery, sailing, and swimming. Belgians have participated […]

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Romania 2016 Constantin A. Rosetti Bicentennial 100 Lei Gold Coin

Description: Constantin Rosetti was a Romanian journalist and politician who founded Romania’s National Liberal Party. Born on June 2, 1816 in Bucharest, Rosetti studied at Saint Sava National College in 1832 and joined the army the following year, serving as an aide-de-camp of Muntenian Prince Alexandru D. Ghica. Rosetti resigned from his military position three […]

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US Modern Coin Profiles – 2016-W Gold Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

This CoinWeek Coin Profile is Sponsored by Minshull Trading   Description: The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin the U.S. series. The coin’s elegant design draws heavily from the French Beaux Arts movement of the late 19th century. Its release immediately preceded the Roosevelt dime (1946-Present), and it is the […]

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