World coins - gold and silver
The American Eagle - Liberty Silver Coin celebrates the friendship of France and United States of America established during the American Revolution. The Statue of Liberty completed her 100th year on October 28, 1986. The Statue standing with its head held high is the perfect example of freedom and democracy as well as this international friendship that was established long ago. The gold Sovereign is without doubt one of Britain’s most famous coins: a coin so rich in history, it’s considered by many as the flagship coin of the Royal Mint, and synonymous with Britain herself. Chinese Panda: The Most Unique Gold Bullion Coins Chinese Panda gold coins are favourites amongst collectors for the rarity, numismatic value and original designs. Coin Krugerrand Lunar II Vienna Philharmonic American Eagle American Buffalo Australian Kangaroo Britannia Sovereign German Empire China Panda Mexican Libertad African Wildlife Belgian Franc Corona Danish Kroner Discover Australia Ducat French Franc Dutch Guilder Italian Lire Austrian Corona Luxembourgian Francs Maple Leaf Mexican Peso Chilean Peso Rand Russian Rouble Schilling Swiss Franc Francs Austrian Florin Drachma Lunar Series UK Commemorative Coins Gold euro German Forest Call of the Wild Gold mark High Relief & Proof Coins Isle Of Man Angel Cook Islands Native Birds Germany Queen's Beasts Olympics Seoul 1988 Football World Cup '86 Maple Gram Peruvian Soles Somalia Elephant Liberty Diversity Series Gold Οne of the main appeal of the China Panda is the design changes on an annual basis so that no two coins are ever the same – they are also arguably the most consistently eye-catching designs of any gold bullion collection. The People’s Republic of China Mint only produce a limited number of Chinese Panda Gold coins a year The Coin The Chinese Panda is one of the world’s most recognisable and best loved animals in the world so it should come as no surprise that the People’s Republic of China chose the Panda as the main feature of the country’s bullion coins. First introduced in 1982, the China Panda gold coin is available on a variety of sizes, most typically one ounce although smaller denominations including the ½ ounce, ¼ ounce, 1/10 ounce and 1/20 ounce make the coins more accessible to everyday investors and give buyers the opportunity to present the coins as a gift to cherish. The gold edition coins can also be found in larger sizes including the five ounce, 12 ounce and even a kilo. Made from .999 these size coins are extremely rare and valuable. Chinese Panda coins are also available in silver, Palladium and Platinum so there is something for everyone. One of the most appealing features of the China Panda coins is that the design changes every year which makes them unique. Because the China Mint only issue a limited amount each year the coins are extremely popular among collectors for their rarity and numismatic value. The only exception to this rule was in 2001 and 2002 when the China Mint decided to put a freeze on the design, but following widespread complaint resorted back to the tradition of introducing a new design each year. The Mints engravers submit a design each and compete for the honour of having their creation selecting for the coins. Of all the coins produced by the formidable Perth Mint refinery, the Lunar Series II rank amongst the finest for their uniqueness, quality and liquidity. Made from .9999 pure gold or .999 pure silver, the collectible coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and are backed by the Australian government. The Lunar Series II are designed to celebrate the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar starting with the Year of the Rat in 2008. This was followed in 2009 with the Ox, the Tiger in 2010, the Rabbit in 2011, the Dragon in 2012, the Serpent in 2013 and the Horse in 2014. Other issues scheduled to follow are the Goat (2015), the Monkey (2016), the Rooster (2017), the Dog (2018) and the Pig in 2019. The Lunar Series II produced by the Perth Mint are not to be mistaken by the Lunar Series that have been produced in China since 1981. The Australian coins were first introduced by the Perth Mint in 1996 and have become some of the most collectible bullion coins in circulation today. American Eagle: A Cost-Effective Investment Produced by the US Mint, the American Eagle bullion coins are backed by the US government and manufactured to the highest levels of quality and security. Containing 22 karat gold, the American Eagle is a sturdy investment for any portfolio. Gold American Eagle: A symbol of strength and stability The first gold coin produced in America was the $10 gold "Eagle" in 1795. More than two hundred years later, the US Mint continues to manufacture meticulously designed coins that represent the strength and stability the country stands for. The modern era of the American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins were first minted in 1986 after being authorised under the Bullion Act of 1985. The coins did not take long to become a popular favourite amongst investors and collectors and they continue to be a leading gold bullion in the current financial climate. The coins are produced from gold mined in the United States and are available in four denominations, namely 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and one ounce. The smaller weights are struck to make the coins more accessible to every day investors and make thoughtful gifts treasured by the receiver. American Eagle coins are backed by the US government as legal tender and are recognised as precious bullion on the world market. A durable product, the bullion coins are made from 22 karat gold plus small amounts of metal alloy. This makes the coins more resistible to scratches and marring which would otherwise cause the value of the coins to diminish upon resale. The coins stately appearance and symbol of pride has made American Eagles one of the world’s most purchased coins since its inauguration. In 2006, the United States Mint added another member to the American Eagle’s precious metal family with the introduction of the uncirculated silver anniversary coin to mark the coins 20th year of production. American Eagle: A Cost-Effective Investment Australian Kangaroo Bullion: Quality Investment Coins With a 99.99% purity, an intricate design and discounted premiums, the Australian Kangaroo coin from the Perth Mint is one of the best bullion buys on the market. These finely detailed coins are available in different sizes and represent one of the most profitable investment options in the current economic climate. The Maple Leaf - Canada's answer to the Krugerrand First issued in 1978 by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Canadian Maple Leaf is one of the most internationally well-known and most widely traded gold coins today. The motif that gives it its name - the maple leaf - is the national symbol of Canada. Since as far back as the 18th century, the maple leaf has symbolised the vast forests of the Canadian wilderness. The clear rivers, in which the first Canadian gold nuggets were found, also wind through these woods. Since the gold finds of the first settlers, Canada has become one of the largest gold exporters in the world. No wonder one of the most prestigious gold investment coins on the market also comes from this country. The Maple Leaf owes this outstanding position to the fact that it was the only modern, freely available investment coin when it was introduced. Although the Krugerrand was already established at this point in time, it was subject to strict export restrictions because of apartheid. Initially, the coins had a purity of 999/1000 (triple nine) and then of 999.9/1000 (four nine) from 1982, which is an unusually high purity for an investment coin. Nine years after the first gold Maple Leaf was minted, versions in silver and platinum became available from 1988 as well as a palladium version from 2005. Today the coin is available in silver at a weight of 1 oz and in gold and platinum in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz weights. There are even gold maples in the denomination of 1/20 oz.
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British Gold Sovereign, George V on Obverse and St George slaying the dragon on Reverse. Diameter 22.05 mm. Weight 7.98g