World Coins

World Coin Profiles: 1970 Guyana One Dollar FAO Coin

World Coin Profiles: 1970 Guyana One Dollar FAO Coin

Description: Guyana is a South American country that is located on the northern coast of the continent situated between Venezuela to the west and Suriname to the east. A former British colony, Guyana is the only South American nation that uses English as its official language. Although a small country, Guyana benefits from tremendous biodiversity, a […]

Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: “Microcosm”, the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue in the series. A quick glance at the muted colors on the niobium center of Microcosm reveals how far the Austrians have developed not only the series but the technical […]

Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, the only woman ever to rule the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian Mint is issuing a four-coin series entitled Empress Maria Theresa – Treasures of History. Each entry in the series focuses on one of four virtues–Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence. A different portrait […]

World Coin Profiles: 1970 Algeria 5 Centimes F.A.O. Coin

World Coin Profiles: 1970 Algeria 5 Centimes F.A.O. Coin

Description: Algeria is a predominantly Muslim country located on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. It’s neighbors to the east are Tunisia and Libya. To the west, Algeria borders Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania and Mali. For a hundred years, Algeria was under the colonial control of France, which forced its control upon the people of […]

South Africa 2017 Gold Krugerrand

South Africa 2017 Gold Krugerrand

Description The 2017 South African Krugerrand 1-ounce gold coin marks the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous bullion coins. The South African gold Krugerrand was first produced by the South African Mint in 1967 to provide a vehicle for private gold ownership. The coin’s name incorporates Kruger for the former South African […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver Bullion Coin

China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver Bullion Coin

Description: The 10-Yuan one-ounce 1995 Silver Panda is a bullion coin produced by the official mint of the People’s Republic of China. The Silver Panda bullion coin program began in 1983 as an addition to the Gold Panda bullion coin series that was launched in 1982. Silver Panda coins have been minted in various sizes […]

Germany 2016 Otto Dix 20 Euro Silver Coin

Germany 2016 Otto Dix 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 German 20 Euro silver commemorative coin honoring the 125th birthday of Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix celebrates an artist who had an illustrious career spanning the first seven decades of the 20th century. Dix was known for his striking, often controversial, art and illustrations laden with graphic war symbolism and gritty scenes criticizing […]

 
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