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Japan 2015 Wakayama 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Wakayama 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 America the Beautiful Homestead National Park Quarter

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Homestead 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 […]

France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: I call upon all Frenchmen who want to remain free to listen to my voice and follow me. These were the words that French General Charles de Gaulle spoke to the French-speaking people over the airwaves of the BBC in London on June 18, 1940. The French government, humiliated at the hands of the […]

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Niue 2015 In Victoria $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 In Victoria $1 Silver Coin

Description: The Mint of Poland has struck a silver $1 coin for the island nation of Niue to commemorate Victory. This limited mintage coin is struck on .999 silver planchets and features selective gilding on the coin’s reverse.   Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is fixed slightly above center. Beneath, two ancient warriors are […]

Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin

Description: In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a five coin subscription program celebrating North America’s five Great Lakes. This limited edition program features five colorized and enamel-coated one ounce silver coins depicting each of the Great Lakes from a top-down topographic perspective. The visual representation is stunning and utilizes the coin’s relief and modern minting […]

United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

Description: Buckingham Palace has become a cherished symbol for the people of the United Kingdom, both as a Royal residence and as a rallying point for the country in times of national need. Purchased by George III in 1761, Buckingham House was transformed into its present form after more than 200 years of renovation and […]

United States 2015 Harry S. Truman $1 Coin

United States 2015 Harry S. Truman $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”. The architects […]

Russia 2015 XVI FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Russia 2015 XVI FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan 3 Ruble Silver Coin

Description:   The Bank of Russia has issued a silver three-ruble coin to commemorate Russia’s hosting of the XVI FINA games in Kazan, Russia. The .925 silver coin has a limited mintage of 5,000 pieces and is struck in proof. The coin’s reverse is colorized. Issue date for the Kazan three-ruble coin was July 22, […]

France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Born in Switzerland but better known as a leading figure behind the French modernist architecture movement, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) freed French architecture from its traditional forms and rejected what to him was the unnecessary ornamentation of the Beaux Arts School. Le Corbusier was a free-thinker and visionary. An early pioneer in urban planning, Le Corbusier sought to […]

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

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 […]

United States 2015 John F. Kennedy $1 Coin

United States 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 […]

 
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