Category Archives: Sea Life

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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New Coin in Penguin 50p Series Features the Macaroni Penguin

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the penultimate 50 pence coin in the penguin series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The third coin in the new series features the macaroni penguin. […]

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Fear and Majesty of Great White Shark on New Coin From CIT

Great White Shark Palau. 5 dollars 2021. Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2021. Special Technology: smartminting©, partially colored. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description of the Coin One side depicts on the center line a great white shark, whose back comes out of the water showing the characteristic triangular dorsal fin and […]

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New Proof Gold Coin Complements Popular Penguin Series From Pobjoy Mint

Incredibly Low Issue Limit of 199 Proof Fine 1/25oz Gold Coin featuring the Macaroni Penguin Released on behalf of South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands Numbered certificate presented in a beautiful red box After the recent release of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Penguin Series, The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce […]

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Gentoo Penguin on 2nd Coin in 50p Series From South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Colored coin available in a special collector’s album Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 2,500 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the second 50 pence coin in the new series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The second coin in the series features the gentoo penguin. The […]

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New 50 Pence Penguin Coins From South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

After popular demand, The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the first 50 pence coin series on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government. The first coin in the new series features the chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus). The penguins coins have been vastly popular with collectors and this very-low-issue-limit series is sure […]

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Ancient Tortoise of Aegina Reprised on New High Relief Coin

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

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Sea Creatures on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …..   ANCIENT PEOPLE WHO lived around the shores of the Mediterranean were intimately familiar with the marine life around them. Fish were a critical resource for these societies, figuring prominently in their culture, art, and mythology from very early times. When coinage came into wide […]

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Turtle 50p Coin Featuring Olive Ridley Last in Series From Pobjoy Mint

Complete the Series with the Fifth and Final Coin in the 50p Turtles Series featuring the Olive Ridley Diamond Finish commemorative coins available with die mark Low issue limit of 3,750 Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the final release in the stunning Turtles 50p series on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The […]

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Next to Last Coin in Pobjoy Mint Turtle Series Now Available

Penultimate Coin in the 50p Turtles Series Featuring the Loggerhead   Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the penultimate coin release in the stunning Turtles 50p series on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The fourth coin in the series of five coins features the loggerhead turtle. The loggerhead sea turtle is named after […]

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Third Coin in Low Mintage 50p Turtle Series Features the Leatherback

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the third coin release in the stunning Turtles 50p series on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory. The third coin in the series of five coins features the leatherback turtle. Sea turtles have an amazing ability to navigate back to the area where they were born. Although these reptiles […]

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Second Coin in New Turtle Series Features the Hawksbill

Second Ever 50p on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory Diamond Finish commemorative coins available with die mark The British Indian Ocean Territory plays an important role in this part of a sea turtle’s life as the territory provides these wonderful creatures a foraging ground. Therefore, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the second release […]

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New Turtle Coin Series From British Indian Ocean Territory and Pobjoy Mint

First Coin in a Brand New 50p Series Featuring the Green Turtle   Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the first coin in a stunning new 50p series of five coins featuring the Turtles of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The first coin in the series of five coins features the green […]

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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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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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British Virgin Islands Celebrates Porcupinefish on Yellow Titanium Coin

The tropical waters around the British Virgin Islands are home to a profusion of marine wildlife and the underwater world in this area is a magical place. There are over 400 fish around the British Virgin Islands and it is one of these – the Porcupinefish – that features on the new Titanium issue that […]

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Blue Penguin, Purple Triggerfish Colored Titanium Coins Latest From Pobjoy Mint

Regal Queen Triggerfish from Ascension Island and Macaroni Penguin from South Georgia add to collection of colored titanium Queen Triggerfish Our unique colored Titanium coins are proving as popular as ever and Pobjoy Mint are therefore delighted to announce the release of the second Titanium coin from Ascension Island that features the majestic Queen Triggerfish. […]

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World Collector Coins – Second Sand Dollar Silver Coin From Palau

The first coin issued by CIT Coin Invest AG in 2019 – Sand Dollar II – is a technological advancement of the first Sand Dollar. Sand Dollar II Palau. 1 Dollar 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. 50 mm. Silk Finish. Mintage: 2,019 pcs. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The uneven round obverse features the […]

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Royal Dutch Mint Wraps up 2018 With New Silver, Gold Coins

By Coin & Currency Institute ……   The Royal Dutch Mint is closing 2018 with an array of coin issues that span the history of the Netherlands from the 16th century to date, and from Europe to the Americas. Wageningen University, in Gelderland, was established 100 years ago. It is ranked as the best university […]

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First Titanium Coin From Ascension Island Issued by Pobjoy Mint

The Coin Endemic to only two small rock pools on Ascension Island, Procaris ascensionis is a species of shrimp which is in an extremely susceptible position. The two coastal rock pools in which this species can be found are set well inland past the high tide mark but it is possible that the pools have […]

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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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Modern World Coins – Wildlife of the British Virgin Islands

Sterling Silver Coin Celebrates the Wildlife of the Archipelago Featuring wildlife found on the British Virgin Islands! Limited to 2k Proof Sterling Silver coins worldwide! Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin To celebrate the British Virgin Islands Archipelago and the wildlife that inhabits it, Pobjoy Mint is proud to launch this […]

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World Coin News – New 10 Rupee Seychelles Coin Introduced

New Seychelles coin replaces 2016 issue that was susceptible to rust By Central Bank of Seychelles…. The Central Bank of Seychelles is to introduce a new 10 rupee Seychelles coin to replace the batch of 10 rupee coins introduced in December 2016. The new Seychelles coin will be of a different metal content but will have the same […]

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Orange Titanium Clownfish Coin: Nemo Found at Pobjoy Mint

Featuring the Clownfish in a unique shade of orange Titanium! Limited to 7,500 coins worldwide! Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin The reverse of this new Titanium coin features the much loved Clownfish. Made popular by the Disney film Finding Nemo, this little fish has a big character both in the […]

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Pobjoy Mint Issues 1st Titanium Coins of 2018

Two new Titanium coins produced by The Pobjoy Mint and released on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory Featuring the Magnificent Manta Ray in dark blue Titanium Limited to 7,500 coins worldwide Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin Manta Rays are incredibly majestic creatures of the blue and as a […]

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Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin – Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin – AU Capital Management, LLC …. Cyzicus was one of the great trade cities of the ancient world. It was located on the Sea of Marmara and ruled by the Persian Empire until its capture by Alexander the Great in 334 BCE. […]

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Silver Tetradrachm Coins of Ancient Sicily: NGC Ancients

Silver tetradrachms of Sicily are highly sought after by ancient-coin collectors Collectors have long agreed that many of the most impressive ancient coins were produced in Sicily. With its advantageous location between Italy and North Africa, this island was a cultural crossroads of the Mediterranean. It also was the site of frequent warfare among those […]

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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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World Coin News – Final Issue in Penguin Series Released by Pobjoy Mint

Falklands 50p Penguin Series – The Magellanic Penguin Final 50 pence piece of the four-coins set! Complete your collector’s album! Cupro Nickel ‘Diamond Finish’ 50 pence coin Low mintage of 7,500! The Coin The Falkland Islands refer to themselves as the “penguin capital of the world” as more than one million penguins nest on the […]

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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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Falkland Islands Commemorates 30 Years of Conservation Work with “Sea Bass” Titanium Coin

Pobjoy Mint continues to bring titanium coins to collectors of World Coins NEW Coloured Titanium coin featuring an unusual fish! Titanium 7,500 mintage – Cupro Nickel 10,000 Mintage Raising Awareness of endangered fish populations Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins First EVER Titanium coins produced on behalf on the Falkland Islands! […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017: Coins, Guns, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017:  Under the Radar 1.) King Rama IX commemorative coins unveiled A portrait of the late monarch in court regalia appears on one side of the coins along with his name in Thai. On the reverse are a depiction of the crematorium being erected at Sanam […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017: Coins, Guns, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 25, 2017:  Under the Radar 1.) King Rama IX commemorative coins unveiled A portrait of the late monarch in court regalia appears on one side of the coins along with his name in Thai. On the reverse are a depiction of the crematorium being erected at […]

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World Coins – Southern Right Whale Latest Silver Coin in Series from Pobjoy Mint

New Silver, CuNi coins made exclusively for British Antarctic Territory New addition to the Whales & Dolphins Animal collection! Celebrating one of the most majestic animals of the sea. Only 2,000 coins issued in Proof Sterling Silver! Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin The Pobjoy Whales & Dolphins set has […]

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MA-Shops: Ancient Coins from Akragas

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… The city of Akragas was one of the predominant cities of ancient Sicily. A typically Greek city, it was founded in 688 BCE by the Geloans in Sican territory in the southern part of the island settled by Dorians. They started minting coins in […]

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World Coins – Seals on Latest Blue Titanium Coin from Pobjoy Mint

New Blue Titanium Coin from British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint New Colored Titanium Coin each slightly varying in color! Highlighting British Antarctic Territory Crabeater Seal Populations Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin Pobjoy Animal coins are always a popular […]

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NGC Ancients: Sea Creatures on Greek Coins

An ancient people’s reliance on the sea is reflected in money Finely engraved images of animals and mythic creatures are commonplace on ancient Greek coins. The spectrum is incredible, ranging from imaginary creatures to the kinds of animals the ancients encountered in everyday life. Among the most frequently shown are aquatic creatures. This is hardly […]

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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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Pobjoy Mint Releases 2017 Titanium Blue Marlin Coin

2017 Titanium Blue Marlin – Celebrating 225 Years of the Discovery of Titanium Exclusive 2017 Blue Titanium Coin Beautifully Colored Elemental Metal Also Available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Pobjoy Mint high quality proof finish New effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint We are delighted to announce the release of […]

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Blue Squid Features on Second South Georgia Titanium Coin

A New Release in the Titanium Coin Series from the Pobjoy Mint The Colossal Squid has long been a creature from a sailor’s nightmare, appearing in folklore throughout the ages it has often been synonymous with the Kraken. A mighty beast notorious for dragging unwary men to their doom and emitting a foul stench that […]

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New Blue Whale Titanium Coin for 2017 from Pobjoy Mint

First Titanium Whale Issue from 2013 Sold Out Extremely Rare Blue Titanium Legal Tender Coin Produced in Britain by the only manufacturer of Titanium coins New effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint Pobjoy Mint High Quality Proof Finish on Silver Coin Available in Proof Sterling Silver and Unc. Cupro […]

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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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Newest Coin Issued in Pobjoy Mint’s Dolphins and Whales Series

Our popular Marine Life series just got bigger with the release of this new South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands coin featuring the Pilot Whale. Pilot whales are large, robust animals with a bulbous head and no discernible beak. They are a member of the dolphin family, and are second only to the killer whale […]

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