Month: December 2017

Emperor Penguin Platinum Coin

Emperor Penguin Platinum Coin Emperor Penguin Platinum Coin Is Unique and Mysterious The 2018 Emperor Penguin Australia Antarctic Territories platinum coin is different, and was not easy to get information on this one.  Here at Black Spaniel Gallery we watch what is coming out at some of the large mints of the world.  This platinum coin came out without being noticed.  The mystery deepens when one looks at the Perth Mint website, the coin is not found.  Yet, the coin is .....

Buying Bullion

Buying Bullion Buying Bullion Is Not as Simple as One Might Hope Buying bullion is easy, just go to a coin show or a coin shop, or find an online dealer.  And, if there were nothing else to consider there would be no need for this article, but there are many things that one must take into account.  The first is what kind of bullion is desired, but other issues are also present.  Size and .....

Gold Bullion:  Coins, Bars, and Medallions

Gold Bullion:  Coins, Bars, and Medallions in Gold Gold bullion comes in several forms, and the first consideration is what form would best fit your needs.   Gold bullion coins are official issues of a mint that bear a denomination.  While they are not likely to be spent, they are technically money.  Coins are issued by, or on the authority of, a legitimate government.  They ar.....

Star Wars Coins

Star Wars Coins Silver Star Wars Coins in a Wide Variety Silver Star Wars coins have been minted a large variety since 2016. Actually, older issues were minted, but are not still available at the mints.  In 2017 coins were minted for The Last Jedi, others were minted to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of Star Wars.  Still more coins for Rogue One were produced, the movie for which came out in late 2016.  The year 2016 brought coins the late 2015 movie The Force Awakens.....

Silver Niobium Coins

Silver Niobium Coins Silver Niobium Coins at the Royal Canadian Mint Are Desirable There are currently available silver and niobium coins at the Royal Canadian Mint.  One great advantage of looking at the coins offered by the Royal Canadian Mint is that the mint offers a plethora of coins from other major mints around the world.  Now, the Austrian Mint, Munze Osterreich, is among the mints represented with its very popular silver and niobium 2017 Microcosm coin......

The United States Mint Planned Coin Releases for January 2018

The United States Mint Planned Coin Releases for January 2018 The United States Mint Planned Coin Releases for January 2018 The American Silver Eagle The United States Mint planned coin releases for January, 2018, include a plethora of coins. Some are familiar issues, while others are commemorative coins. The month begins with an often awaited collector’s coin, the 2018 proof American Silver Eagle. It is scheduled for a January 4 release. Collectors should prepare f.....

The Nations of the Crown One-Pound Coin of the Royal Mint

The Nations of the Crown One-Pound Coin of the Royal Mint The Nations of the Crown One-Pound Coin Is Different     The Nations of the Crown one-pound coin of the United Kingdom differ from earlier issues in many ways.  In 2017 the Royal Mint changed the one-pound coin to a dodecagon shape, and the coin is now bimetallic.  These features are to help prevent counterfeit pieces from being produced.  The dodecagon has twelve sides, and requires that sp.....

The Bullion Coins of the United Kingdom from the Royal Mint

The Bullion Coins of the United Kingdom from the Royal Mint The Bullion Coins of the United Kingdom from the Royal Mint     The bullion coins of the United Kingdom come in many forms, a multitude of sizes, and three different metals.  The most familiar coins are the Britannia and the gold Sovereign, but these are but two of a rich variety of British coins.  And, the Royal Mint carries many coins from around the world.  There should be something of .....

Locomotive Coins Locomotives Across Canada Series

Locomotive Coins Locomotives Across Canada Series   Locomotive Coins Locomotives Across Canada Series of Silver with Gold Coins A Beautiful Historical Locomotive Coin Set   The locomotive coins Locomotives Across Canada Series of silver with gold coins is a set of three astonishing coins featuring locomotives.  These locomotive coins should appeal to both coin collectors and railroad enthusiasts.   These are beautiful silv.....

Cute Baby Animals on Coins at the Perth Mint Silver Coin Series

Cute Baby Animals on Coins at the Perth Mint Silver Coin Series Great Series to Consider   The cute baby animals on coins at the Perth Mint coin series is a set of beautiful issues.  In fact, baby animals have been found on coins for some time, and they keep coming.  In 2017 the Perth Mint released a five-coin series titles Polar Babies.  These are coins that depict some of the baby animals found in the polar regions.  Both the North Pole and the South Pole a.....