Coin Profiles

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 […]

United States 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

United States 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

Description: On August 27, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 10,000 pieces across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the […]

United States 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

United States 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

Description: On July 1, 2016 the United States Mint issued the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 10,000 pieces across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” […]

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt 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 (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 […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument 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 […]

France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 France Joan of Arc 10 Euro silver Proof coin pays homage to the female military leader who rattled English intruders in France and paid the ultimate price for it. Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) was a peasant girl born circa January 6, 1412 to Jacques d’Arc, a tenant farmer, and Isabelle Romée […]

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

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

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver 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 […]

France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

Ancient Coins: The Beginning of Coinage

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ………   The Beginning of Coinage Shown with expressive and diverse imagery today, ancient coins started from very humble beginnings. The ancient author Herodotus wrote that the Lydians were “the first people we know of to use a gold and silver coinage”. Through hoard […]

CoinWeek Video Coin Profile: The Carthaginian 1 1/2 Gold and Silver Shekel Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Video Coin Profile: The Carthaginian 1 1/2 Gold and Silver Shekel Coin – 4K Video

Atlas Numismatics and CoinWeek offer a look into the world of ancient Carthage with this video coin profile of the Carthaginian 1 1/2 Shekel gold and silver coin. Struck bearing the likeness of the goddess Tanit on the obverse and a lithe and powerful horse on the reverse, this ancient coin is both beautiful and […]

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Theban Silver Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Theban Silver Stater

Overview: Thebes Thebes was one of the major cities of ancient Greece, and for a brief time it was the preeminent power in the Greek world. It first rose to prominence during the late Bronze Age (approx. 1600 – 1100 BCE) as part of the Mycenaean civilization that birthed many of the great cities of […]

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek “Guitar”

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music with a Greek “Guitar”

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek “guitar” – the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Fearful of Athens and the growing power of the Macedonian Kingdom, Olynthus and the other free cities of the Chalcidice banded together […]

Ukraine 2016 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin

Ukraine 2016 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin

Description: The Ukrainian 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 hryvnia coin does double duty as a commemorative coin. First, it celebrates the technological accomplishments that went into the development of the modern fire truck. And second, it honors the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect Ukrainian citizens […]

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The 2016 10 Euro Austria coin completes a 10-piece commemorative series honoring the nine federal Austrian states plus the entire nation of Austria. The preceding nine coins in the series commemorate each of the nine states, and this tenth coin honors all of the parts as one – the unified nation of Austria. The […]

Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

 
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