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Olbia: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek …..   The northern coast of the Black Sea (Euxine Sea), which is southern Ukraine and Russia today, was considered to be at the extreme edge of the ancient Greek world. The area was settled during the great colonization period of Greek history in the eighth through sixth centuries BCE. […]

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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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Celebrate the Year of the Ox With Gold and Silver Coins

Year of the Ox Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. Antique finish. Size approx. 35 mm. Mintage: 999. Technology: smartminting©. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Year of the Ox Coin Shape: small sculpture in the shape of an ox. One side shows the features of an ox with a flower […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver $1 Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin

Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin This unique Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin depicts the Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, in one ounce of .999 fine Silver. There is a limited mintage of 20,000 coins available in this release. Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin Highlights: Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique,  Coin […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint Presents First-Ever Collectible Coin in Shape of Cut Diamond

Breaking the mold to prove there can be more than two sides to a coin, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly created a collectible in the three-dimensional shape of a real cut diamond. The 2020 $50 Fine Silver Diamond Shaped Coin – Forevermark© Diamond is crafted from three ounces of 99.99% pure silver and is […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Surfboard 2oz Silver Colored Coin

One of Australia’s most popular pastimes, surfing is enjoyed by millions of people around the country. In an Australian first, this colored coin is shaped like a surfboard in an innovative release certain to appeal to enthusiasts of the sport. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver and […]

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Latest in Silver Charm Silver Coin Series: Gilded Fortune From CIT

Silver Charms: Gilded Fortune Palau. 5 dollars 2020. Silver .999, gilded. 1 oz. Silk finish. 38.61 mm. Mintage: 777. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin The blank has the shape of a four-leave clover with stem. The obverse shows elaborate, intertwined ornaments. The reverse depicts the coat of arms of Palau, above, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Figure 8 Dragon and Phoenix 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune. The phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird whose rare appearance is believed to foreshadow harmony. In feng shui, the dragon and the phoenix are considered perfect matches for one another. The phoenix […]

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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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PAMP Suisse Creates Its 1st Ever UFO Shaped Coin!

Colorized UFO Shaped Coin is Out of this World! By Bullion Shark LLC …… PAMP Suisse, the renowned Swiss refiner, has just released its first-ever UFO-shaped coin. PAMP has been effectively capturing collector’s imaginations and past by releasing similar items such as the 1 oz Silver Shark coins and its super popular Silver PEZ dispenser. […]

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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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Gold, Shaped Silver Coins From CIT Celebrate Edelweiss Flower

Edelweiss – Mountain Star Description Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. Appr. 33 mm. Antique finish. Mintage: 2,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The blank is minted in the shape of an edelweiss. The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script 500 Togrog, in the […]

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The “Little Iron Horse” Stands Tall In Black and Gold on New Royal Canadian Mint Coin

Nearly 400 years after the Canadian horse was first brought to Canada by the settlers of New France, the “little iron horse” that helped build a nation is being celebrated on a pure silver Royal Canadian Mint coin that combines gold and black rhodium plating. Designed by artist Claude Thivierge of Saint-Zotique, Quebec, this eye-catching […]

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NGC, Harvestor Investments Partner on Label for New Marvel Avengers Logo Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) and Harvestor Investments have partnered to create a special NGC Marvel® Avengers certification label for the new Avengers Logo 1 oz. Silver Coin. This is the first release in a new Marvel® coin series being released by Harvestor Investments. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963, the Avengers have […]

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Poppy Shaped Coin Among New Releases From Royal Canadian Mint

For the first time ever, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly crafted an innovative poppy-shaped silver coin. The 2019 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Remembrance Day is the work of Mint product manager and artist Jamie Desrochers, whose multi-layered engraving and coloring give the poppy a sense of depth and airiness. This latest innovation adds […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Coin Illustrating Canada’s Famous Shag Harbour UFO Crash

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest glow-in-the-dark collector coin tells the story of a unique and mysterious event that made the small village of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, an attraction for believers in paranormal phenomena. The coin vividly illustrates Canada’s best-documented account of what some claim to be the crash of an unidentified flying object on […]

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Friendly Little Ghost Latest CIT Big Gold Minting Coin

Golden Little Ghost Palau. 1 dollar. N. d. (2019). Gold .9999. 0.5 g. Silk finish. 13.92 mm. Mintage: 15,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the national coat of arms of Palau with the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, denomination 1 $. The coin-shaped like the depiction shows a friendly little ghost […]

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Biker Skull Silver, Gold Coins Latest From CIT Coin Invest Skull Series

Biker Skull Palau. 5 dollars. 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. Antique finish. 22 x 38.61 mm. Mintage: 1,750. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Palau. 1 dollar. N.d. (2019). Gold .9999. 0.5 g. Silk finish. 13.92 mm. Mintage: 15,000. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the silver version features the national coat of arms of Palau with […]

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Pulsating Maple Leaf Coin Another World-First From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a numismatic breakthrough from its ambitious and creative Research and Development team. Working with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Research in Photonics, the R+D team has created the 2020 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Pulsating Maple Leaf, engraved with an array of sub-millimeter-scale mirrors in the […]

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Batavia Shipwreck: Gold & Silver Triangular Investment Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The ill-fated Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, is depicted on these magnificent gold and silver triangular investment coins, proudly presented by the Royal Australian Mint. The design depicts the harrowing story of the Batavia’s wreck and the events that followed. These exclusive products are both a stunning investment and […]

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20 New ANA-Releases 2019 from CIT Coin Invest AG

CIT – Coin Invest AG  proudly presents its large and diverse collection of new releases in Chicago. The 20 new coins span such a wide range of topics, shapes, and designs, that any collector is sure to find his or her new favorite collection piece. All new releases will be available for wholesale orders during […]

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World-First Multifaceted High-Relief Wolf Coin Among August 2019 Products From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to unleash its latest numismatic tour de force with the 2019 $25 Fine Silver Coin – Multifaceted Animal Head: Wolf. Struck in extraordinarily high relief rising 6 mm from a 36 mm diameter surface, this Claude Thivierge-designed coin is composed of 435 individual polygons. The Mint’s R+D Lab team, […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Innovative Tributes to Canada for Annual July 1st Celebrations

As the nation gears up for July 1st, the Royal Canadian Mint continues to find new ways to celebrate Canada with original and innovative coins. These creations include the 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – The Fabric of Canada. Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya has designed a first-ever undulating, colored Canadian flag, realistically fluttering above national landmarks, […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Pays Tribute to Normandy Veterans in June Numismatic Catalogue

Always proud to celebrate stories of Canadian accomplishment on its coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching two new coins honoring the soldiers who fought in the Normandy Campaign, which, after the success of D-Day, sent the Allies on the path to liberating Western Europe. These historic keepsakes, along with many other finely crafted collectibles, […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Japanese Bar Money

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Information about early Japanese coinage can be difficult to find. It’s not a highly studied area among American numismatists, but some of the coinage is very unique and raises many questions. Take bar money, for example. Mainly minted in the 1800s, these thick and sharply cornered rectangular coins are […]

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Two Commemorative Coins of Mongolia Mark the Year of the Mouse

Year of the Mouse Mongolia. 1,000 Togrog. 2020. Silver .999. 1 ounce. Antique finish. Size 22 x 32 mm. Mintage: 999 pieces. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the coin, which is struck on a blank in the shape of a stylized mouse, shows the emblem of the Central Bank of Mongolia […]

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Golden Arowana Coin Features Individually Proof Finished Scales

Dragonfish – Golden Arowana Palau. 10 Dollars. 2019. Silver .999. ca. 2 oz. 50 x 31 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse is ornamented with a scaly pattern, in the center the national coat of arms of Palau with the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below the nominal value […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coins Honoring Queen Victoria, Equality

The Royal Canadian Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the monarch who gave royal assent to the act that ushered in Canadian Confederation in 1867 and chose Ottawa as our nation’s capital. The legacy of Her Majesty Queen Victoria continues to live on in numerous other cities where streets, schools, and […]

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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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Golden Dragon Egg Latest in Series From Coin Invest Trust

Golden Dragon Egg Palau. 1 Dollar. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 9.7 x 13.92 mm. Proof. Mintage: 5,000 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The egg-shaped blank depicts the coat of arms of Palau in micro minting, above REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below 1 $. The reverse presents a dragon in the left field facing right, […]

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New Gilded Jolly Pig Coin From CIT Celebrates Chinese New Year

Gilded Jolly Pig Mongolia. 1000 Togrog. 2019. Silver .999, gilded. ca 1 oz. Silk finish. Format 23×33 mm. Mintage: 888 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse of the pig-shaped coin features the emblem of the Mongolian National Bank in a slightly deepened circle, below in Cyrillic spelling 1000 togrog, below in Latin […]

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Complex High-Relief Design for Antique Finish Silver Gecko Coin

Natural Perspectives: Gecko Palau. 5 Dollars. 2018. Silver .999. ca. 1 oz. Antique finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The blank in the shape of a gecko bears a round collector’s mark on the obverse with the coat of arms of Palau, above REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below 5 $, in the […]

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Heritage & History on Latest Collector Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint continues to honor history and heritage on new collector coins The Royal Canadian Mint has released two finely crafted tributes to unforgettable chapters in our military history. The 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin First World War Allied Forces: Newfoundland honors the future province’s brave contribution to the Allied victory, which helped end […]

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New Collector Coin From Royal Canadian Mint for June

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to tap in to its creativity and innovation to further unleash the potential of coin manufacturing and transform the coin collecting experience. Such is the case with the 2018 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Antique Carousel and several other head-turning coins in the June 2018 numismatic catalogue. In a world-first, […]

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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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125th Stanley Cup Anniv. Shaped Silver Coin – An Engineering Feat From the Royal Canadian Mint

How the Royal Canadian Mint Used Virtual Minting to Create the Innovative Stanley Cup Coin In 2016 and 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint hit some roadblocks in its efforts to create a collectible coin honoring the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. Michael Groves, director of development and applied technology, explains how the R&D team […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 9, 2018: Germans Love Cash, Inside Jobs, Crypto Crash…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 9, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Digital != crypto != virtual I suspect that the Telegraph’s confusion may have arisen because of the tendency amongst management consultants (and others) to conflate the two entirely different kinds of electronic money: a cryptocurrency and a digital currency are […]

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2017 Holiday Coin Picks by Dillon Gage Metals

World Sovereign Mint’s Gold and Silver Coins Make Meaningful Holiday Gifts Just in time for Christmas, and as part of an annual tradition dating back several years, executives with international precious metals wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals are out with their short list of favorite 2017 holiday-themed coins. Many of the world’s sovereign mints including The […]

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Singapore Mint to Launch New Chinese Almanac Coin Series: Year of the Dog 2018

By The Singapore Mint ….. The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will span 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year’s issue will depict a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore. To welcome the Year of the Dog, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present the 2018 […]

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Anniversaries and Icons on New Royal Canadian Mint Modern Collector Coins

Canadian symbols and cultural icons grace the newest offering of modern collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, which also shine a spotlight on a number of historic milestones. All of these collectibles are currently available to the public. Leading the list is the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils NHL Centennial Anniversary Silver Coin

On Friday, November 3, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a rectangular-shaped silver collector coin commemorating the NHL’s Centennial anniversary. The coin was unveiled in Edmonton, Alberta at the Centennial Fan Arena – a traveling exhibit honoring a century of unforgettable moments, teams, and extraordinary players – by 100 Greatest NHL Player Paul Coffey and Royal […]

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New APMEXclusive American Buffalo Silver Coin Made with Latest Tech

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is committed to offering customers Precious Metals products they can’t find anywhere else. This 2017 2 oz Silver Antique American Buffalo is the perfect example and is now available exclusively at APMEX.com. Produced as a sovereign coin backed by the Cook Islands government, this […]

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New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins for October

A new month brings another extensive array of Royal Canadian Mint collector coins that continue to impress customers with their signature craftsmanship as well as exciting innovations. Extreme relief, new shapes and novel coin enhancements are among the stand-out features of several new coins that are bound to turn heads in a diverse line-up that […]

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Canadian Symbols Stand out on Latest Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest release of collector coins continues to showcase Canada through a striking combination of craftsmanship and innovation. Creative shapes, sophisticated applications of color and selective gold plating are but a few of the eye-catching features to be found on these new keepsakes, which are available for purchase as of today. By […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Great Trail 25th Anniversary Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched an exciting new rectangular silver coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 24,000 kilometre-long Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail), which will soon connect Canada from its Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. This coin was celebrated today at an event held beside the Meewasin Trail […]

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Triangular Coin Recognizes International Nurses Day

By Royal Australian Mint …… The contribution and efforts of nurses are being recognised through the Royal Australian Mint’s special release of a triangular commemorative collectible silver coin ahead of Friday’s International Nurses Day. Featuring the spectacular stained glass artwork created by Napier Waller at the Australian War Memorial, this triangular coin reflects on the […]

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World Collector Coins – Sea Turtle, Sand Dollar Coins from Palau

Sea Turtle Palau. 10 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 45 g. 45 mm. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. 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 shows the official coat of arms of the Republic of Palau below an outrigger […]

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US Capitol Building Latest Shaped Coin from Pobjoy Mint

New Coin Release from British Virgin Islands Celebrates Famous American Landmark Iconic shape of the Capitol building portrayed by a coin Stunning tribute to a British Virgin Islands-born National Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins New exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II Only 5,000 coins to be minted Such […]

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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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Latest Coins from Royal Canadian Mint Feature Unique Themes and Firsts

Launch includes new innovative “sculpture” series honoring five pillars of Canadian wildlife With the end of the year just around the corner, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a wide variety of keepsakes to appeal to a range of collectors, from Canada’s renowned wildlife to unique anniversaries. One of the many standouts is a new […]

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Coin Invest Trust: Skull No. 1

Palau. 1 Dollar 2016: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2016: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 1,750 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the official coat of arms of the issuing nation Palau below an outrigger canoe […]

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Coin Invest Trust: Skull No. 1

Palau. 1 Dollar 2016: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2016: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 1,750 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the official coat of arms of the issuing nation Palau below an outrigger canoe […]

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Latvian Coins Gain Recognition at Coin Constellation International Contest

By Bank of Latvia …. Latvian collector coins “Rainis and Aspazija”, “500 Years of Livonian Ferding” and “Valse Mélancolique” gained recognition at Coin Constellation – 2016, the 10th international collector coin contest organized by the Water Mark Publishing House. Last week the results of the contest were announced in Moscow. Overall, more than 240 coins […]

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