Coin Profiles

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 200 Euro Gold Coin

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Mint of Spain produced a limited edition 200-euro commemorative coin. The coin is the 12th wave of coins released by the Spanish Mint in their European Heritage series. The .999 gold coin weighs 13.5 grams and has a dual value of 200 euro […]

United States 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin

United States 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower $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”. […]

Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: On January 13, 1915, a massive earthquake rocked central Italy, killing more than 30,000 people and destroying or damaging structures throughout the affected regions. Receiving the brunt of the damage was the Italian town of Avezzano in the Abruzzo region. One of the key structures in the town was a historic church dedicated to the Apostle […]

Poland 2015 Florin of Ladislaus the Elbow 20 Złoty

Poland 2015 Florin of Ladislaus the Elbow 20 Złoty

Description: Polish King Ladislaus I (1261-1333), known as Ladislaus the Elbow due to his diminutive height, ruled Poland from 1306-1333. It is believed that coinage bearing his image first appeared in 1330. The coinage of Ladislaus departed from the thin, single-sided bracteates that preceded them, and demonstrated several stylistic and technical features that foretold the coming of […]

Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin

Description:   Germany issued this .999 fine silver 25-euro commemorative coin to honor the 25th Anniversary of German Reunification. The coin was designed by German artist Bernd Wendhut, from the Rhine valley wine country town Bernkastel-Kues.   Obverse: A stylized German federal eagle. The top and bottom text are centered and separated by two partitions of six […]

Canada 2015 Lost Ships in Canadian Waters: Franklin’s Lost Expedition $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 Lost Ships in Canadian Waters: Franklin’s Lost Expedition $20 Silver Coin

Description:   170 years ago, two British naval ships set sail to chart the last stretch of the Northwest Passage – the navigable route that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific through the frozen Arctic. The ships were never seen again. The mystery surrounding what happened during that fateful voyage remains the stuff of […]

USA 2015 John F. Kennedy $1 Coin

USA 2015 John F. Kennedy $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”. […]

Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver Proof

Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver Proof

Description: The Mint of Poland continues its popular colorized coin series “Man’s Best Friends – Cats” with this .999 silver coin featuring the lithe and graceful Somali cat. This coin is legal tender on the Island of Niue and carries a face value of one New Zealand dollar. The Niue 2015 Somali Cat 1 Dollar Silver […]

Latvia 2015 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia 5-Euro Silver Coin

Latvia 2015 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia 5-Euro Silver Coin

Description:   The Bank of Latvia has issued a .925 silver 5-euro coin to commemorate 150 years of firefighting in Latvia. Latvia’s first firefighters’ brigade was formed in 1845 in Dinaburg of Vitebsk, today referred to as the city of Daugavpils. Firefighting units emerged in Riga 19 years later, fighting their first fire on May 17, 1865. […]

Korea 2015 Seventh World Water Forum 1000 Won Tri-Metallic Coin

Korea 2015 Seventh World Water Forum 1000 Won Tri-Metallic Coin

Description: Established in 1996, the World Water Forum is a triennial conference dedicated to discovery and implementation of solutions to global water challenges. The organization brings together technology innovators, government and non-government organizations, and key policy and decision makers from around the world with the purpose of finding areas of mutual cooperation to provide safe […]

Greece 2015 Aristophanes 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Greece 2015 Aristophanes 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Greek 2015 Aristophanes 10-euro silver proof coin is part of the Greek Culture series of 10-euro denomination coins minted by the Bank of Greece. Obverse: The obverse, designed by Bank of Greece engraver Georgios “George” Stamatopolous, features a profile of the Ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, often called the Father of Comedy. A […]

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Description:   The 2015 Castle Brandenbourg Castle 5-euro silver-niobium coin is the seventh of nine silver-niobium coins honoring Luxembourg castles to be struck by the Austrian Mint for Luxembourg. Each coin is struck “Proof-like” with a smooth edge, a diameter of 34 mm, and a total weight of 16.6 grams. The coin’s outer ring is […]

United States 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin

United States 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $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 […]

Tuvalu 2015 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silver Proof Coin

Tuvalu 2015 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silver Proof Coin

Description: To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, the Perth Mint has struck a colorized Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silver Proof Coin. Bearing a denomination of $1, this .999 fine silver coin is legal tender on the island nation of Tuvalu.     Obverse The coin’s obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen […]

France 2015 The Great War 10€ Silver Coin

France 2015 The Great War 10€ Silver Coin

Description: The Great War is remembered in this thought-provoking series of silver 10€ coins struck by the Monnaie de Paris. In this issue, the French mint honors the Centennial of the Great War by commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914. By the end of that year, it had become apparent to all that the war was expanding. Expanding […]

Canada 2016 Mythical Realms of the Haida Series: The Orca 5 Ounce Gold Coin

Canada 2016 Mythical Realms of the Haida Series: The Orca 5 Ounce Gold Coin

Description: From the Royal Canadian Mint: Haida Gwaii is a place of astounding natural beauty; a land of ancient legends where mythical beings move about in the guise of familiar animals from our three-dimensional world. This mesmerizing new coin series portrays three of the most powerful supernatural beings from the realms of water, earth and sky. […]

Niue 2015 Money Frog $2 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Money Frog $2 Silver Coin

Description: From the Mint of Poland: [The] frog is a famous symbol of wealth. Since ancient times many cultures have believed that these animals attract financial prosperity. In the East it is believed that appearance of a frog heralds a prosperous future. The Niue 2015 Money Frog $2 Silver Coin is a colorized thematic coin […]

United States 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

United States 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 […]

Canada 2016 Mythical Realms of the Haida Series: The Orca 5 Ounce Silver Coin

Canada 2016 Mythical Realms of the Haida Series: The Orca 5 Ounce Silver Coin

Description: From the Royal Canadian Mint: Haida Gwaii is a place of astounding natural beauty; a land of ancient legends where mythical beings move about in the guise of familiar animals from our three-dimensional world. This mesmerizing new coin series portrays three of the most powerful supernatural beings from the realms of water, earth and sky. […]

Niue 2015 Sigismund II Augustus and Barbara Radziwiłł $1 Swarovski Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Sigismund II Augustus and Barbara Radziwiłł $1 Swarovski Silver Coin

Description:   Star-crossed lovers Sigismund II Augustus and Barbara Radziwiłł feature in the fourth coin in the Mint of Poland’s series “The Most Beautiful Polish Love Stories”. Sigismund II was the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. His bride, Barbara Radziwiłł, was a 27-year old beauty from a prominent Lithuanian family. Their marriage was controversial […]

Austria 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: From the Austrian Mint: One of the world’s five biggest cities a century ago, Vienna may no longer be the capital of a huge empire but it is still a world leader in terms of its quality of life. The economic and cultural dynamism, and superb infrastructure of the modern metropolis have led to Vienna […]

Canada 2016 Universe $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2016 Universe $20 Silver Coin

Description: The Royal Canadian Mint’s 2016 Universe $20 Silver Coin marries color coin technology with an industry first application of handcrafted borosilicate colored glass. The glow-in-the-dark globule-shaped glass is crafted to resemble a spiral galaxy – making this a stunning representation of the night sky’s celestial beauty. Obverse: Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen […]

Japan 2015 Fukuoka 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Fukuoka 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1000 Yen Silver Coin Series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to […]

United States 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin

United States 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin

Description: On June 25, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 30,000 across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. It comes in two finishes: […]

Germany 2015 UNESCO World Heritage Site 100 Euro Gold Coin

Germany 2015 UNESCO World Heritage Site 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Germany 2015 UNESCO World Heritage Site 100 euro gold coin is the twelfth issue of Germany’s multi-year series (2003-present) of 100 euro gold coins honoring Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This issue celebrates the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Previous emissions from this series: UNESCO – World Heritage city – Quedlinburg (2003) UNESCO – World […]

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Rooster is one of French numismatics most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster was designed by longtime Monnaie de Paris engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ design debuted in 2014 and will serve as the French 100-euro gold coin design through 2016. Obverse: A modern representation of a Rooster. […]

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Second Birthday of Prince George £5 Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. Approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the new […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Silver Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

United Kingdom 2015 Battle of Britain 50p Gold Coin Proof

Description: From the Royal Mint: In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun. It was their finest hour – who can imagine the world today if they had failed in their […]

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Spain 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Mint of Spain produced a limited edition 10-euro silver commemorative coin. The coin is the twelfth wave of coins released by the Spanish mint in their European Heritage series. The .925 silver coin weighs 27 grams and has a dual value of 10 euro and […]

 
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