Month: March 2014

The Argyle Pink Diamond Platinum and Pink Gold Ingots

The Perth Mint has just released a one ounce platinum ingot and a one ounce pink gold ingot. These rectangular ingots are in very low supply.  The mintage for the platinum ingot is 60, and the mintage of the pink gold ingot is 200. These collectible ingots, and they should not be called bullion, are beautiful works of the Perth Mint.  each ingot has set in it a total of seven pink diamonds, making these a truly collectible. This is the second year of a successfu.....

2014 United Kingdom Definitive Coin Set

This is a must have set for those who collect coins of the United Kingdom.  It consists of eight coins, six of which have parts of, and collectively make up, the Royal Arms. This set is issued as a brilliant uncirculated set of eight coins.  The eight coins range from 1p to 2 pounds.  Included with the set are a stand up folder for displaying your collection, a booklet on the history of the Royal Mint, an interesting and informative addition, and informative packaging co.....

Finland BU Coin Set with Lighthouse Mint Medal

For several years the Brilliant Uncirculated coins of Finland have been issued with a lighthouse Mint Medal.  Each year a different lighthouse is used.  The coin sets contain eight coins and the mint medal.  These are collectible. The lighthouse list of those used is: 2014  Isokari 2013 Rahasarja 2012  Suomenlinna 2011  Harmaja 2010  Russaro 2009  Market 2008  Suomi 2015 Standard Catalo.....

Bird Watching Supplies

When watching birds in their natural setting, you need a few supplies.  Among them is a camera to record what you see, and many modern cameras have a video mode.  Digital cameras now have so many pixels that the image is clear, and can easily be printed.  So, choose a camera wisely. Canon PowerShot A2500 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) .....

Great Coins from Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint has once again been busy producing coins that please collectors.  This is a mint of quality.  It can be considered a world leader in producing hologram coins, embedding crystals in coins, and attaining the four nine milestone in purity.  Both its silver coins and its gold coins hae a purity of 0,9999, a standard once deemed impossible. Late 2013 and early 2014 have seen an explosion of new coins released by the mint.  The collectible coins co.....

2014 Silver Coins from Austria and from Germany

Both Austria and Germany produce silver coins.  The typical denominations of silver commemorative Euros are the 10 Euro coin and the 20 Euro coin.  The 10 Euro coins are minted in more types than their 20 Euro counterparts. The Austrian Mint has issued Prehistoric Life, a silver 20 Euro coin minted in proof condition. 50,000 of these are being released. This coin comes with a box and Certificate of Authenticity, and enclosed on a capsule. From the Karlsruhe Mint come.....

Coin Books for 2015 Are Being Sold Now

It is necessary that coin collectors stay current, and that means having a current coin book for the types of coins you collect, whether it is U. S. coins, Canadian coins, Euros, or other.  Some people also collect such things as error coins, and so on. Some early 2015 book sales are available.  Yes, it is early in 2014, but the 2014 book first was sold very early last year. A Guide Book of United States Coins 2015: The Official Red Book Hardcover .....

New Coins from France

What new coins are out for 2014 that look impressive?  Well, if you are looking for silver 10 Euro or 20 Euro coins from France, there are several. Jean-Philpipe Rameau & Music 10 Euro silver coin Proof 5,000 Mintage Louis XIV The Sun King 10 Euro silver coin 10,000 Mintage France-China: 50 Years of Diplomacy 10 Euro silver coin Proof 8,888 Mintage 2014 The Sower: Charles the Bald’s Deniers.....

British Virgin Islands 2014 Eiffel Tower 125th Anniversary Coin Uniquely Shaped Coin

The Pobjoy Mint has just released two fascinating coins celebrating the construction of the Eiffel Tower, a proof antique silver finish coin and a nickel plated with silver coin.  These coins are designed to look like the Eiffel Tower. These coins celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the completion of the Eiffel Tower.  These coins are shaped like the Eiffel tower, and show great detail.  They are coins of the British Virgin Islands, so the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II ap.....

Filagree Coins

The Fiji Islands offer filigree coins, where there is a void around a design in the image.  The Royal Scandinavian Mint produces these silver coins for an interesting Lunar Series, as well as other filigree coins, some containing crystals. These have been appearing fr the last few years, and the technique is sparingly being used. Modern World Coins (Official Red Books) .....