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Russia St. George the Victorious 50 Ruble Gold Bullion Coin

Russia St. George the Victorious 50 Ruble Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Saint George the Victorious 50 Ruble gold bullion coin honors the famous Roman soldier and military officer vaunted in European legend and revered by Christians. Born circa 275-281 CE, Saint George served in the Roman army and later became a Christian martyr after he refused to renounce his Christian faith before an emperor. […]

Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Benedetto Croce was one of Italy’s Renaissance Men, even if he was born more than three centuries after the historical period we call by that name. Croce was a philosopher, historian and politician who wrote on an array of topics, such as philosophy, aesthetics, and history. He was born on February 25, 1866 in […]

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

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

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Description: Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (usually referred to by his cognomen Plautus) is one of the defining icons of Latin comedy, his influence extending across the globe and across the centuries. Among his numerous other source materials, Shakespeare drew heavily from Plautus for style, characters and plot. This year, Italy is honoring the […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

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

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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Italy 2016 Contemporary Age: Giulio Aristide Sartorio 50 Euro Gold Coin

Italy 2016 Contemporary Age: Giulio Aristide Sartorio 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Contemporary Age 50-Euro Gold Italian Coin features the work of Giulio Aristide Sartorio, an Italian painter who was born in Rome in 1860 and died in his hometown in 1932. Some of his most famous pieces include Diana of Ephes and the Slaves, Gorgon and the Heroes (1895-99). He also directed a 1919 […]

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The sixth issue of the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” coin series features the Baroque Period, an era in Western European art that lasted from approximately 1600 through 1750. One of the nation’s leading figures during this period was Prince Eugen of Savoy. Eugen was born in Paris on October 18, 1663 and […]

Italy 2016 550th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin

Italy 2016 550th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin

Description: Donatello, whose 550th anniversary death is honored on this 2016 2-euro Italian coin, was perhaps the finest Florentine sculptor besides Michelangelo; he was also Italy’s most influential artist of the 15th century. Donatello was born around 1386, and during his formative years learned Gothic art under several notable sculptors. Donatello was noted for highly […]

Italy 2016 Villa Cicogna Mozzoni at Bisuschio 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 Villa Cicogna Mozzoni at Bisuschio 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Villa Cicogna Mozzoni 5-euro silver coin pays tribute to a rural residence in Bisuschio, a small town near the city of Varese in Lombardy, a region in northern Italy that shares a border with Switzerland. This sprawling home was established as a hunting lodge by the 1440s and was completed in the 1500s. […]

Italy 2016 Military Corps of the Italian Red Cross 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 Military Corps of the Italian Red Cross 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Military Corps of the Italian Red Cross 5-euro silver coin honors the 150th anniversary of the renowned charitable organization. The Italian Red Cross, among the original founding members of the International Red Cross in 1919, was founded in Milan and is presently headquartered in Rome. The Italian Red Cross has served many causes […]

2016 Mexican 1 Oz. Silver Libertad  – Available NOW at JM Bullion

2016 Mexican 1 Oz. Silver Libertad – Available NOW at JM Bullion

2016 Mexican Silver Libertad – In Stock NOW One of the world’s most popular coins right now is the Mexican Silver Libertad. Often overshadowed by the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and American Silver Eagle, the Libertad’s low mintage figures actually make it an immensely popular option for serious investors. 2016 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad […]

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Italy 2016 Recanati Marche Italy Of Arts 5 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 Recanati Marche Italy Of Arts 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Recanati Marche Italy of Arts Series 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati, a town in central eastern Italy in the Marche region of the country. Recanati was founded in 1150 CE and in 1290 was self-proclaimed as an independent republic. Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Recanati in 1798. The town has […]

World Coins – Italy 2016 Sardinia Italy of Arts 10 Euro Silver Coin

World Coins – Italy 2016 Sardinia Italy of Arts 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Sardinia Italy of Arts series features a bronze statuette of a warrior. The island of Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy west of the mainland and is the second-largest Italian island behind Sicily, which is also an autonomous region. There have been many civilizations in Sardinia going back to ancient times, and […]

Italy 2016 Flora in Art: Contemporary Age 20 Euro Gold Coin

Italy 2016 Flora in Art: Contemporary Age 20 Euro Gold Coin

Description: 2016 marks the last coin in the 20-euro gold series Flora in Art or Flora Nell Arte. The 2016 Flora in Art coin pays homage to contemporary art and features artistic female figurines adorned with floral decorative pieces. The figures are inspired by frescoes created by Ettore de Maria Bergler, a painter born in […]

Italy 2016 Enzo Ferrari Europa Star Programme 10 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2016 Enzo Ferrari Europa Star Programme 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Enzo Ferrari 10-euro Italian silver coin features the world-known motor racing driver and automobile entrepreneur whose name is associated with some of the fastest cars known. Issued among the Europa Star Programme Series, this silver 10-euro coin is one of dozens that honor Europe’s iconic artistic and cultural icons. Enzo Ferrari was inspired […]

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated zinc. It was the end of an era for the “penny,” which had become too expensive to produce with its 95-percent copper composition; the cost of making the one-cent piece […]

Canada 2016 100th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote $1 Coin

Canada 2016 100th Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote $1 Coin

Description: A century ago, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta granted most women the right to vote in provincial elections, beginning the journey that would one day lead to securing voting rights for women across Canada. This hard-won victory in the Prairie Provinces was the result of years of campaigning by women’s groups, beginning as early as […]

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Ascension Island 2016 Penny Red Stamp 1 Crown Colored Silver Coin

Description: The Penny Red was a British postage stamp first issued in 1841, making 2016 the 175th Anniversary of its release. It was essentially introduced to combat fraud but it consistently became the main type of postage stamp used in the UK until 1879. The statistics surrounding the stamp are not short of highlights. It […]

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

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 […]

United States 2016 Betty Ford $10 Gold Coin

United States 2016 Betty Ford $10 Gold Coin

Description: On March 25, 2016, the United States Mint will issue the 2016 Betty Ford First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 10,000 across all product options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. […]

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony

Click here for the First Antony Portrait denarius listing at the Chicago International Coin Convention (April 14-19) Signature Auction It would be too easy to pick a coin of Julius Caesar to mark the Ides of March (a couple of days ago), so instead we will examine an intriguing coin of the one who had […]

Canada 2016 Call of the Wild: Roaring Grizzly Bear $200 Gold Proof Coin

Canada 2016 Call of the Wild: Roaring Grizzly Bear $200 Gold Proof Coin

Description: The Canada Grizzly Bear Proof $200 Gold Coin is the third issue in the three-piece “Call of the Wild” series honoring Canada’s diverse and beautiful wildlife. Each coin is made from 0.99999–or “five nines”–gold and has a face value of $200, the highest face value of any 1-ounce gold legal tender bullion coin. The […]

Austria 2016 Klimt & His Women: “The Kiss” 50 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2016 Klimt & His Women: “The Kiss” 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter, most widely identified with the Art Nouveau movement. He created many renowned works, such as The Kiss (1907-08), Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1901), Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), and Danaë (1907), among others. Klimt was born in Baumgarten, Austria, on July 14, 1862, the son […]

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap 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 […]

United States 2014 America the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter

United States 2014 America the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains 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, the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks or other […]

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

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

United States 2016 Gerald R. Ford Presidential $1 Coin

United States 2016 Gerald R. Ford 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”. […]

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (4th Series) 1,000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (4th Series) 1,000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Great East Japan earthquake happened on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean over 40 miles east of the Tōhoku region on Honshu, the largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Besides being the most powerful earthquake ever to strike Japan, it produced a 133-foot tsunami that also contributed to […]

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2016 issue of the .999 fine 10-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990 in a one-ounce version, each year’s issue has featured a different design on the reverse – one of the few world bullion programs to do so. Long one […]

 
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