Coin Profiles

France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The L’Hôtel national des Invalides was built under order of King Louis XIV as a place to house disabled French war veterans. Libéral Bruant (1635-1697) was commissioned to design the structure and construction began in 1671 and lasted eight years. For more than 200 years, the Hotel served its intended purpose. Today, the site is […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ireland 2015 Irish Science and Inventions II: Ernest Walton 15 Euro Proof Silver Coin

Ireland 2015 Irish Science and Inventions II: Ernest Walton 15 Euro Proof Silver Coin

Description: In 2015, the Central Bank of Ireland issued a 15-euro silver coin honoring the scientific achievements of Irish physicist Ernest Walton (1903-1995). In 1932, Walton and a team of physicists, including John Douglas Cockcroft, developed a procedure for artificially splitting the nuclei of Lithium isotope 7. Their achievement ushered in the atomic age and major […]

By September 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Netherlands 2015 De Van Nelle Fabriek 5-Euro Silver Coin

Netherlands 2015 De Van Nelle Fabriek 5-Euro Silver Coin

Description: “A Poem in Steel and Glass”. So said American architects Howard Robertson and Francis Rowland Yerbury of Johannes Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt’s magnificent Van Nelle Fabriek, a flowing, technologically state-of-the-art structure built in the Dutch style of Nieuwe Bouwen. So ahead of its time it was, that even modern master Le Corbusier had to tip his hat […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 2015 Burgenland 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Burgenland 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Austria’s eastern province of Burgenland, also known as the “sunny side of Austria”, is a region best known for its National Park of Lake Neusidl, its hot springs, spas, and its wine. Lake Neusidl is sometimes referred to as the “Sea of the Viennese” due to its close proximity to Vienna. Archaeologists have traced evidence of […]

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 Seven New Wonders of the World $7 Spheroid Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Seven New Wonders of the World $7 Spheroid Silver Coin

Description: The Mint of Poland made a splash when it debuted the genre-bending $7 spheroid silver coin struck for the island of Niue. The first-of-its-kind coin broke the “fourth wall” of mainstream coin design, forgoing the concepts of obverse, reverse, and edge and taking the concept of a postmodern commemorative or themed coin to its (il)logical […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

Overview: The new style of Athenian “owl”–so-called due to the iconic image of Athena’s owl on the reverse–originated in a Greece newly conquered by the Romans. While retaining a profile of the Greek goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl (one of her symbols) on the reverse, several elaborate additions had been made to […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States 2015 America the Beautiful Saratoga Quarter

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Saratoga 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 national sites in each state, […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Japan 2015 Osaka 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Japan 2015 Osaka 47 Prefectures 1000 Yen Silver Coin

Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000-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 10% […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada 2015 A Historic Reign $200 Proof Gold Coin

Canada 2015 A Historic Reign $200 Proof Gold Coin

Description: To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign, the Royal Canadian Mint minted a $200 gold coin struck on 1 ounce of .9999 gold. The coin recognizes the impact of the reigns of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria (the two reigns of the two regents spanned 96 of Canada’s 148 years). The Historic Reign gold […]

By September 10, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 Pro Memoria $1500 Proof Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Pro Memoria $1500 Proof Silver Coin

Description:   In 2015, the Mint of Poland issued both a one-ounce and an impressive 10-kilogram silver coin to honor the 10th anniversary of the death of the Polish-born Pope John Paul II. Both coins were struck in .9999 silver and issued in the name of the Island of Niue. This, the 10-kilogram version, has […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Italy 2015 Centenary of the First World War 10 Euro Silver Coin

Italy 2015 Centenary of the First World War 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Mint of Italy) offered collectors a silver 10-euro commemorative coin featuring the designs of Italian engravers Luciana De Simoni and U. Pernazza. Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary on May 23, 1915. It fought on the side of Britain, France, […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Alderney 2015 Salvation Army 150th Anniversary £5 Proof Silver Coin

Alderney 2015 Salvation Army 150th Anniversary £5 Proof Silver Coin

Description: The Salvation Army traces its roots back 150 years to the poor sections of Victorian London’s East End, when traveling preacher William Booth saw an opportunity to evangelize the Christian message to the marginalized and forgotten. Through a structured system built upon faith and service, the Salvation Army has become a global institution for good, […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

United States 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 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 national sites in each state, […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United Kingdom 2015 First World War £10 Five-Ounce Silver Coin

United Kingdom 2015 First World War £10 Five-Ounce Silver Coin

Description: In commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I, The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom is issuing a series of special coins honoring the nation’s sacrifice in one of the twentieth century’s most devastating wars. This five-ounce £10 coin is the second five-ounce coin in the five-year series. It depicts the cost […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin

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

By August 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Western Australia 5 Dollar Silver Coin

Australia 2015 Western Australia 5 Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometers. Notable cities include Albany, Broome, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, and Perth (home of the Perth Mint). English colonization of Western Australia began in 1829. From 1850-1868, it functioned as a penal colony. The discovery of gold in 1890 […]

By August 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 Missing Works of Art: Pontifical of Płock $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 Missing Works of Art: Pontifical of Płock $1 Silver Coin

Description: From the Mint of Poland: Over centuries they were owned mostly by affluent private collectors and patrons of art. In the turmoil of history some of them vanished without trace. However, missing works of art still are an important part of our culture. The Mint of Poland would like to eternalize the artistic heritage […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Quarter

United States 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 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 national sites in each state, […]

By August 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Canada 2015 DC Comics™ Originals: Gauntlet $10 Silver Coin

Canada 2015 DC Comics™ Originals: Gauntlet $10 Silver Coin

Description: From the Royal Canadian Mint and DC Comics: Saved from certain doom by his birth parents, the House of El would be preserved in the infant Kal-El, who was rocketed away from Planet Krypton. Forming his strong moral compass, his adoptive parents, the Kents, would teach him what it is to be human as […]

By August 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 15th year of its successful Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin program by producing 15 1,000-ounce versions of the popular gold coin. The coin–nicknamed “Big Phil”–was presented to the public in grand style by Vice-Governor of the Austrian Central Bank, Wolfgang Duchatczek. The coins were too big to […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Tuvalu 2015 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland $2 Silver Antiqued Clock Coin

Tuvalu 2015 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland $2 Silver Antiqued Clock 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 Silvered Antique Clock Coin. Bearing a denomination of $2, this .999 fine silver coin is legal tender on the island nation of Tuvalu and is the first working clock coin ever struck.   Obverse: In the center, the […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Niue 2015 The World of Your Soul – Love $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2015 The World of Your Soul – Love $1 Silver Coin

Description: From the Mint of Poland: “Love”, “Faith”, “Friendship”, “Loyalty”, and “Hope” – these are the names of five silver tokens that constitute the extraordinary collection of coins called “The World of Your Soul”. The Mint of Poland is pleased to introduce the first coin from this series – “Love” – being the epitome of all […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States 2015 America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest Quarter

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest 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 national sites in each […]

By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Silver Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Silver Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a five-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

By August 19, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Russia 2015 Michelangelo Buonarroti 25 Ruble Silver Coin

Russia 2015 Michelangelo Buonarroti 25 Ruble Silver Coin

Description: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), known all these centuries later simply by his first name Michelangelo, was a Renaissance artist of the highest order. A reclusive figure by contemporary accounts, Michelangelo took in few students but did manage to take on a number of significant commissions. On July 31, 2015, the Bank […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1 Dollar Proof Silver Coin

Australia 2015 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1 Dollar Proof Silver Coin

Description: In 2013, former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint John Mercanti traveled to Austin, Texas to meet with Perth Mint wholesale manager Neil Vance to discuss the possibility of collaborating on an exclusive new coin design that could be marketed exclusively to collectors in the United States. The subject of the proposed coin was […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a 5-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

By August 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 La Gironde 10 Euro Proof Silver Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 10 Euro Proof Silver Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a 5-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

By August 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Mother of Pearl Shell 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Australia 2015 Mother of Pearl Shell 1oz Silver Proof Coin

World Coin Profile Description: Mother of pearl is a hard, smooth, shining iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of the shells of certain molluscs, such as the oyster and abalone. It displays a mix of colours, ranging from deep cobalt blue and peacock green, through to hues of purple, cream and pink. Struck by […]

By August 13, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile – Matte Proof 1937 Boone Half Dollar Set

Coin Profile – Matte Proof 1937 Boone Half Dollar Set

UPDATE: The Set sold at Heritage’s Signature Sale on August 12th for $223,250.00 [includes Buyer’s Premium(BP)] to an internet bidder. The August 12 – 17 ANA US Coins Signature Auction in Chicago features a marquee offering for the classic commemorative specialist, a remarkable three-coin 1937 Boone Bicentennial half dollar set containing an example each of […]

 
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