Coin Profiles

South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

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 […]

Mexico 2017 Silver Libertad

Mexico 2017 Silver Libertad

Description: The 2017 silver Libertad is a Mexican .999-fine bullion coin that is available in a range of more than a half dozen sizes, including fractional issues. Libertad silver coins are produced by the Casa de Moneda de Mexico, which is known in English as the Mint of Mexico and was established in 1535. It […]

Austria 2017 Miracle of Life: Spring Lamb 5 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2017 Miracle of Life: Spring Lamb 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, an event pivotal to His mission of salvation. Because of this, Easter is perhaps the holiest of days in the Christian calendar. Historically, many countries and mints around the world–especially those with cultures steeped in Christian tradition–have issued special coins to honor the holiday. For Easter […]

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

Description: The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony de Francisci. Peace dollars bear an obverse image of a young Lady Liberty crowned with rays, strikingly resembling the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. First issued five years after the end […]

United States 1881-S Morgan $1 Silver Coin

United States 1881-S Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1881-S Morgan dollar is a large silver coin that was struck at the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint. Known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, the Morgan dollar is named for designer George T. Morgan, who served as a United States Mint engraver from 1876 until his death in […]

United States 1912-D Liberty Nickel

United States 1912-D Liberty Nickel

Images courtesy David Lawrence Rare Coins Description: The 1912-D Liberty Head nickel was struck during the only year when any of the coins in the series were struck at branch mints. The Liberty Head nickel series officially spanned from 1883 through 1912, though five examples of a 1913 Liberty nickel exist that may have been […]

United States 1909-S Indian Head Cent

United States 1909-S Indian Head Cent

Images courtesy David Lawrence Rare Coins Description: The 1909-S Indian Head cent is a semi-key coin that also represents one of the last issues of the iconic one-cent coin series that began in 1859 and ended in 1909. After being struck exclusively at the Philadelphia Mint since its inception, Indian Head cents were finally issued […]

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. Nearly 20 million 1886 Morgan dollars were made, and while the vast majority were ultimately melted, enough survive today to satisfy general collector demands. The Morgan dollar, as […]

United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

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 […]

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

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 […]

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar

Overview: Julius Caesar The Roman general and dictator Julius Caesar is still famous 2,061 years after his death, though most people are probably more familiar with the legend than the man and his actual achievements. Not that the facts disappoint. Caesar was by all accounts an energetic and forceful personality, his life lending itself quite […]

2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin from Monnaie de Paris

2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin from Monnaie de Paris

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 […]

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

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 […]

Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

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 […]

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

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 […]

United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Throughout history, certain coins–often silver ones–have circulated around large geographical regions far from their place of origin. The Maria Theresa thaler, the Spanish dollar, the Athenian owl – all were accepted as legal tender far and wide because of their precious metal content and reliability. During the Age of Exploration and subsequent Age of […]

Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

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 […]

United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

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 […]

Ancient Coin Profiles: Silver Stater of Tarsus

Ancient Coin Profiles: Silver Stater of Tarsus

Overview: Tarsus Tarsus was an ancient city located on the southern Mediterranean shore of Asia Minor in what is now modern Turkey. It was already ancient when the Persians added it to their empire, with habitation going back to the Stone Age. It sat at the intersection of important regional and world trade routes, and […]

Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

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 […]

2017 Inaugural Trump Dollar

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 Bernard von NotHaus released a special Trump Inaugural commemorative version of his Trump Dollar, […]

Austria 2017 175th Anniversary Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Austria 2017 175th Anniversary Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: On March 28, 1842, a group of music enthusiasts, led by composer Otto Nicolai, poet Nikolaus Lenau, newspaper man August Schmidt, critic Alfred Julius Becker, musical patron Count Laurecin and violinist Karl Holz met up at the Zum Amor Inn to put the finishing touches on a plan to create an artist-led professional orchestra in Vienna, […]

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

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 […]

United States 2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 Proof Coin

United States 2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 Proof Coin

Description: Authorized by Section 524 of Public Law 104-284, American Platinum Eagle coins were first issued in 1997. The Proof and bullion coin program was the culmination of several years of lobbying on the part of Philip Diehl, Director of the U.S. Mint; David L. Ganz, President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA); and Jacques […]

Niue 2016 Star Wars Princess Leia Organa Silver Coin

Niue 2016 Star Wars Princess Leia Organa Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Niue Silver $2 Star Wars Princess Leia coin will forever hold significance to fans of the Star Wars films in which actress Carrie Fisher starred as Princess Leia. Fisher, who was best known for her iconic Star Wars roles, died on December 27, 2016 – the same year this officially licensed, limited-edition […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold 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 […]

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

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. […]

Austria 2016 Colorful Creatures: The Bat 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Austria 2016 Colorful Creatures: The Bat 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: Starting in October 2016 and running through July of 2019, every three months the Austrian Mint will release a new coin in its Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins. It is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint. Each coin in the 12-coin program showcases a different animal from […]

Austria 2016 Wildlife in Our Sights: The Fox 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2016 Wildlife in Our Sights: The Fox 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2013, the Austrian Mint inaugurated its “Wildlife in Our Sights” series of gold Proof coins. Each coin in the series carries a face value of 100 euro and is legal tender in Austria. Struck in Proof quality, the coin measures 30 mm and contains 16 grams of .986 fine (98.6% pure) gold. Maximum mintage […]

Niue 2017 Guardian Angel $1 Silver Coin

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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