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Disney Coins Featuring Disney Characters and Star Wars

Disney Coins Featuring Disney Characters and Star Wars

Modern Disney Coins

 

Disney coins, actual coins with monetary denominations, are being minted on a frequent basis.  These Disney coins are legal tender of Niue, a small island nation.  Quality coins in silver and in gold are being produced.  These coins are of high quality, provided the coins you purchase is authentic.  Herein lies a problem.  Can the coins be guaranteed to be authentic coins.  The simple answer is yes, and it involves purchasing from a reliable source.  Fortunately, there are agreements between several major mints whereby one mint sells coins minted by another mint.

 

The mint producing the coins is the New Zealand Mint, a private mint that does make currency for a number of countries.

 

Disney Coins from the Royal Canadian Mint

New Zealand Mint Coinage of Disney Coins

 

At the time of writing there are quite a few Disney coins available from the Royal Canadian Mint.  The advantage in purchasing from the royal Canadian Mint is that the shipping fees are reasonable if they exist at all.  They generally ship free to the United States and to Canada on orders over one hundred dollars, and that is Canadian dollars, which currently is a much lower amount in United States dollars.

 

The coins currently listed on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website as available include both silver and gold coins.  There are character coins, princess coins, and even Star Wars coins.  Star Wars the Last Jedi is even represented.

 

Disney Coins of Disney Characters

Find Disney Coins at the Royal Canadian Mint

 

Below are some of the Disney coins banners from the Royal Canadian Mint.  The general banner for the Royal Canadian Mint is also included.

 

 

Shop The Royal Canadian Mint for Canadian circulation and collector coins! Click here!

 

The Character Disney Coins

 

Disney characters are always popular.  These incredible coins are well worth consideration.

 

 

Mickey and Minnie Disney Coins

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Mickey Mouse Disney Coins

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Below is a wonderful four coin set.

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The Disney Coins Featuring Disney Princesses

The Disney princesses have been featured on cons individually.  There is also a group coin for the characters in the Snow White story.

Snow White Disney Coins

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Snow White Disney Coins

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Princesses Disney Coins

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Star Wars including The Last Jedi Disney Coins

The current Star Wars news is about The Last Jedi, the eighth movie in the series.  And already The Last Jedi coins are available to be ordered.

 

 

 

The Last Jedi Disney Coins

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Darth Vader Disney Coins

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Return of the Jedi Disney Coins

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Disney Go;d Coins
Of course gold coins are also popular.  For a complete listing please visit the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
Mickey Mouse Gold Disney Coins

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These are a sample of what is available.  A visit to the royal Canadian Mint’s website will show what is current.  The availability changes, as might the prices.  Please check the mint’s website for current information.

More Disney Coins

The Disney Coins at the Perth Mint

 

The Perth Mint in Australia is an official mint of the Australian government, charged with minting many commemorative coins as well as bullion coins.  They also sell coins from the New Zealand Mnt, and often have a nice selection of Disney Coins available.  However, unless your order is higher, their normal shipping is much higher to the North american market.  The have in the past offered free shipping provided he order is at least three hundred Australian dollars.  So, if buying just a few coins the Royal Canadian Mint is a more economical choice.  Still, in purchasing coins it is sometimes best to get the coin you want, and availability is often the deciding factor.

 

Purchasing Disney Coins Featuring Disney Characters and Star Wars from a Foreign Mint

 

If you purchase a coin from a foreign mint, and are allowed to pay in your country’s currency, do so.  There may be a currency conversion fee otherwise.  Not all foreign mints sell to the United States, but the two mentioned above do so, and can converse in English should you experience a problem.  Both mints are very easy to work with.



New Platinum Coin from the Royal Mint

New Platinum Coin from the Royal Mint

Britannia Platinum Coin Released

A new platinum coin joins the already impressive bullion list of the Royal Mint coins for 2018.  This is a platinum Britannia coin.  The Britannia, along with the Sovereign, are old, well established coins of the United Kingdom.  Now, using the same familiar Britannia image, the Royal Mint has added a platinum coin to its offerings.  This is a coin well worth considering.

 

The New Platinum Coin

The Specifications

This platinum coin is part of the Britannia series.  This coin has a denomination of one hundred British pounds.  Each coin comes in an individual capsule.  The Britannia platinum coin is minted with a purity of 0.9995, not 0.9999.  This is fairly common with platinum coins.

 

The reverse features a guilloche design, which is a repeated pattern mechanically engraved.

 

The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

This coin is being minted to the high standards of the Royal Mint.

 

The reverse of the coin features the image taken from the portrait of Britannia by Philip Nathan.

 

Other Platinum Coins from the Royal Mint

The Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin Series

Each of the coins in The Queen’s Beasts coin series has a platinum coin minted as a bullion coin.  It appears two different coins in the ten-coin series are being released annually.  So, there already are two platinum coins likely to be released annually.  Now, with the platinum Britannia, there are three platinum coins expected on an annual basis.

 

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Platinum Coin – Britannia

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Only One Size Platinum Coin Minted

Fractional Coins Are Still Not Offered

The Royal Mint, unlike the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, produces only one size coin in platinum. This is true for The Queen’s Beasts coins, and for the Britannia. The problem with this is that the coin is one Troy ounce, which at the current price of platinum leaves many coin collectors unable to afford such a large coin.  It will appeal to those amassing bullion, but it would have a greater appeal if fractional coins would be minted.

 

At this time there does not appear to be a proof version of this platinum coin.

 

Even though this coin will have a limited number of collectors able to afford it, the coin is a welcome addition to the Britannia series.  And the fact it is sold right on the Royal Mint Bullion’s website is a real plus.

 

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Historic Old Coins from the Royal Mint

Historic Old Coins from the Royal Mint

Old Coins Celebrate History

Old coins are normally not found at a mint.  Normally, mints sell new, uncirculated coins.  Old coins that have been in circulation are either taken from circulation, or if they are bought from a dealer.  Generally, old coins that are hard to find in circulation come from dealers, and only new coins come from a mint.

 

Occasionally, a mint might produce a tribute coin, a new coin designed to look similar to an old coin.  Tribute coins are not normally minted to be exact replicas of old coins.  There must be some distinction between the two.

 

The Royal Mint Offers Authentic Old Coins

These Coins May Have Greatly Circulated

The Royal Mint has several coins from past monarchs, and quite a few that were in use during 1918, the year World War I ended.

 

Pairing Old Coins with New Coins

Making a Collectible Set

 

One set of coins is a new, 2017 one-pound uncirculated coin paired with a 1037 threepenny coin.  This is a set that brings back the 12-sided coin design last used for the 1937 threepenny coin.  There should be a connection between the old coin and the new coin, something that makes the pairing make sense.  These coins are mounted on a mint folder.

 

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Old Sovereign Coins

Old Coins in Gold

 

The Royal Mint has available several gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns.  In fact, there are also double sovereigns and five-sovereign coins.  Available from the past are the 1887 Victoria Jubilee half-sovereign as well as a jubilee five-sovereign piece.  Also, an 1887 Victoria sovereign graded good to very fine and the Victoria 1887 double sovereign in extremely fine condition.

 

Other gold coins available include coins from George III, George V, George VI, and Edward VII.  There are sovereign coins of various sizes.

 

 

Historic Guineas featuring George III are also available.

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Royal Mint Guinea

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The Royal Mint also has George II and George III shillings available.

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Shilling

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The George II and George III sixpence are also available.

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Finally, there is a five coin penny set from the Royal Mint re[resenting five monarchs from Victoria to Elizabeth II.

 

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Five Different Pennies for Five Different Monarchs

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The 1918 Sovereign Set

Five Old Coins

In 1918 the Royal Mint, as a result of World War I, suspended minting of gold sovereigns.  However, the Royal Mint had branch mints serving parts of the United Kingdom far away from Europe.  This was the first interruption of sovereign production since 1817 when the first sovereign was minted.

 

Branch mints in Australia, Canada, and India, however, continued sovereign minting.  Now the Royal Mint is offering a five-coin set of sovereigns from five branch mints.  The set includes a sovereign minted at the Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth Branch Mints in Australia, the branch mint in Ottawa, Canada, and the branch mint in Bombay, India.  These branch mints kept the sovereign from having a full interruption in its production.

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Coins of Various Grades

Grading Ranges Are Specified

Many of the coins are specified to have a minimum grade others are given an exact grade.  The grade depends on the coins available to the Royal Mint.  Older coins must be taken in the condition they are in.

 

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Collectible Coins and Ancestry Visualization

Collectible Coins Ancestry Visualization

Collectible Coins Can Help Visualize an Ancestry

Collectible coins can tell a story.  Ancestry is a story of the past as it pertains to an individual, or a family.  Once one makes discoveries about ancestors, and what those ancestors were doing, the events found have often been preserved in coins.  In some cases, if an individual was important enough, the individual may appear on a coin, allowing a glimpse at the appearance of that ancestor.  While that is a rare case, it is not totally out of the realm of possibility.  Finally, coins in use at the time of an ancestor’s life that are from the area in which the ancestor lived give some insight into what daily life might have been for that person.

 

Coin collectors frequently look at a coin for the history it represents.  Sometimes a coin collector might imagine who might have had the coin, or for what it might have been used.  While the province of any circulating coin might be lost, the idea of what might have been is not.

 

Some Collectible Coins Are Commemorative

Some Collectible Coins Celebrate People, Or Events

While collecting coins with an effigy of a past ruler of most countries is possible, some significant ruler’s coins are pricy.  Such is the case with coins of monarchs or presidents whose fame is wide known, especially if the person lived hundreds of years in the past.  So, if one were to find a connection to William the Conqueror, or a person in his army, that coin might be unattainable.  But modern mints often commemorate significant people and events on commemorative coins, which are modern collectable coins.

 

Some coins celebrate events.  The Royal Canadian Mint is currently issuing a three-coin set commemorating Viking ships.  So, if someone can trace ancestors back to the Vikings, the coins can be used to depict the lives of those ancestors on a drakkar, or Viking longboat.  This blog has an entire article on this, and can be read here.

 

Viking Ships Coin Series
Viking Ships Coin Series

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Some coins celebrate people.  The French coins minted by the Mint of Paris in the series titled Clovis to Republic give images of various French leaders from Clovis to Francois Mitterand.  This set was issued from 2011 through 2015, and a total of fifteen French rulers are included.  So, if your ancestor had been alive in France during the period one of these people ruled you would have the image of the person who ruled the French people including your ancestor.  Perhaps you are more fortunate to have descended directly from some of these people.  Then you would be able to see what your ancestor looked like, and display that image.

 

The people on the 2011 coins in the series are Clovis (481–511), Charlemagne (768–814), Charles II (840–877), often called Charles the Bald.  Then in 2012 came Hugues Capet (987–996), Philippe II Auguste (1180–1223), and Saint Louis IX *1226­–1270), followed in 2013 by Louis XI (1461–1483), Francis I (1515–1547, and  Henri IV *1589–1610).  Continuing in 2014 are Louis XIV (1643–1715_, often called the Sun King,, Napoleon I (1800–1815), and Napoleon III (1848–1871).  Finally, in 2015 we have Raymond Poincare (1913–1920), Charles de Gaulle (1959–1969), and François Mitterand (1981–1995)/  If any of these have a significance in your family’s history they are an excellent way in showing the connection.  Of course you could find coins from the era but that might be more expensive.  Although the possibility is worth exploring, since some really old coins are affordable.

 

For an article on these coins look here.

 



Collectible Coins from the Royal Canadian Mint

First Nation Coins and Older Canadian Coins

 

The Royal Canadian Mint often produces coins representing First Nations, whether it is First Nation people or customs.  Currently, there is a thirteen-coin series titled The Teachings from Grandmother Moon that represent culture and beliefs of First Nation people.  Canada appreciates the people who were here before Columbus, and often includes them in such things as coinage.  This series is not the first coins to reflect on the people of the First Nations.

 

These coins contain about one-quarter of a Troy ounce of fine silver.  They are also expertly colorized.  If your ancestors were from the First Nation people the coins of the Royal Canadian Mint might provide an excellent view into your ancestral history.

 

Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon
Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon

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Historic Places Your Ancestors Might Have Seen

Collectible Coins with Castles

 

Many historic places are depicted on coins.  Among them are castles and churches.  If you can trace your family to a particular region you might find a coin that shows a building those ancestors might have visited.  Perhaps your ancestors took refuge in a certain castle during an attack, or went to a cathedral in their city which is now shown on a coin.

 

Coins from European mints, such as the mints in Austria, the United Kingdom Royal Mint, France, and Germany might be a good place to search for such historic buildings.

 

 

 

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Early American Collectible Coins

Colonial, Provincial, and Other Early Pieces

 

Some families can trace their ancestors back to colonial times.  In what became the United States colonial coins, and even some trading company coins, can be found.  Many colonies had their own money.  In fact, not until well into the 1790s did the United States began to mint coins.  Even after the American Revolutionary War did some former colonies still produce their own coins.

 

In present day Canada there was also colonization.  The confederation of Canada came much later, in 1867.  The confederation, at first, involved only three provinces, one of which split, so there were then four provinces that united to form the country.  The other provinces came into the confederation later.  So, Canadian provincial coins exist for many provinces, and if one can trace a family to a Canadian Province it may be possible to find a coin from the era that family was present.

 

All colonial and provincial coins are collectible coins.

 

 

Collectible Coins from Tribal Times

Coins from the British Isles

 

In the early British Isles there were tribal inhabitants.  Some of the tribes had coins, others did not.  If you can trace your ancestors to a particular part of the British Isles you might be able to find a tribal coin from the region.  In other parts barter was the only commerce, so money had no role.

 

 

Many Other Collectible Coins Might Be Significant

Other Collectible Coins Exist

The above are but a few examples of how your family history might be made visible through coins.  Many others exist.  Whether it is old coins or coins representing a time, place, or event look for representation via collectible coins.

 

As for events, recently several major mints have produced coins for World War I and for World war II.

 



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Displaying Your Heritage in Collectible Coins

Use of Coin Easels

Some coins come in a display case much like a piece of jewelry might come in.  Often coin cases have a way of standing the coin with on an angle when opened, making a wonderful display case.  Other times this is not possible, especially with old coins that are not found within a case, but also with coins whose case does not properly display the coin.  For these cons a small, inexpensive coin easel works well.  A coin easel can support a coin, whether or not the coin is in a protective capsule or slab.  Larger coins such as five-ounce silver coins in capsules are easily displayed on easels.  Smaller coins have no difficulty at all in being supported by easels.  So, show off your collection, and enjoy viewing it yourself.

 

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Canadian Coin Sets of 2018 from the Royal Canadian Mint

Canadian Coin Sets of 2018 from the Royal Canadian Mint

2018 Canadian Coin Sets Now Available

One of the easiest ways to collect the Canadian coins of the year is to buy one or more of the Canadian coin sets.  Already three different Canadian coin sets are available, two with one coin unique to the set.  There is a six-coin specimen Canadian coin set with a special Canadian dollar coin.  Another is the six-coin uncirculated coin set.  Then there is the seven-coin silver proof set with a special proof dollar included.

 

These are excellent sets of Canadian coins, and make acquiring the annual coins of Canada easy.  And, if all are bought in a single order the silver proof set alone qualifies for free shipping according to the Royal Canadian Mint website.  There may be destination restrictions on free shipping.

The Captain Cook Silver Canadian Coin Set of Proof Coins

A Commemoration of Captain Cook at Nootka Sound

This proof set contains a commemorative dollar for the 240th anniversary of Captain Cook at Nootka Sound.  The commemorative silver dollar is 23.17 grams, and is made of 0.9999 fine silver selectively plated with gold.  The coin shows Captain Cook gilded in gold standing with a telescope in hand.  Also shown is his ship, and a small boat.  The background includes another ship, mountains and trees.  A gilded ring at the coin’s rim includes a twisted rope effect.  The initials JMH on the coin’s reverse are for the maritime artist, John Horton.  Captain Cook’s ship is the HMS Resolution, and the other ship is the HMS Discovery.

 

The obverse contains the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which is also gilded in gold, along with the ring around the rim.  The obverse ring is plain, unlike the ring on the coin’s reverse.

 

This proof set is the only place the gilded silver dollar is being released.

 

The two-dollar coin is that of a polar bear.  It is 9 grams and has a composition of 0.9999 fine silver with the inner disk plated with gold on both sides, making it appear to be a bimetallic coin.

 

The one-dollar coin is the loon with a composition of 7.89 grams.  This coin is also 0.9999 fine silver.  The entire coin is plated with gold to make it look more like the one-dollar circulation coin.

 

The remaining four coins are fine silver coins.  Their denominations are fifty cents, twenty-five cents, ten cents, and five cents.  They contain 9.25, 6, 2.54, and 5.4 grams of fine silver, respectively.

 

Mintage of the set is 15,000, which sets the limit on the silver selectively enhanced with gold commemorative dollar’s mintage.

 

The set comes with a serialized certificate, and in a leather book-style case.

 

Captain Cook Silver Proof Set
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Canadian Coin Set of Uncirculated Coins

The Uncirculated Coin set of 2018

The Canadian coin uncirculated coin set contains six coins, the same images as the Captain Cook silver proof set.  The differences are this set does not contain the commemorative dollar, nor is any silver or gold used.  Mintage is higher at 75,000, but the price is much more affordable.

 

This is an excellent way to collect the circulating coins of the Royal Canadian Mint, and even get fifty cent coin which does not circulate.

 

2018 Canadian Coin Set of Uncirculated Coins
2018 Canadian Coin Set of Uncirculated Coins

Uncirculated Set (2018)

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Canadian Burrowing Owl Specimen Set

A Six-Coin Canadian Coin Set

 

The six coins of the Canadian Specimen set include the two dollar, fifty cents, twenty-five cents ten cents, and five cents coins similar to the six-coin uncirculated set.  The one-dollar coin is what sets this set apart.  It contains the image of an endangered species, the burrowing owl. In fact, the burrowing owl dollar can only be found in this set, so it is well worth consideration.  The loon dollar is missing from this set.

 

Mintage for this set is 30,000.

 

Burrowing Owl Specimen Canadian Coin Set
Burrowing Owl Specimen Canadian Coin Set

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Viking Ships Coin Series

Viking Ships Coin Series

Viking Ships Coin Set from Canada

The Viking Ships Coin series of the Royal Canadian Mint is indeed a beautiful set of coins.  The coins each have a different view of a drakkar, or Viking ship, under full sail.  The word drakkar means Viking longboat, the name refers to the dragon head on the ship’s prow.  It was in vessels such as the ones pictured that the Vikings sailed to North America before Columbus was even born.

 

The evidence that the Vikings landed in what is now Newfoundland, Canada, exists in the form of ruins of a millennium old Viking settlement at L’Anxe aux Meadows in Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. The evidence is clear that Vikings landed in Canada well before the time of Columbus.

 

The Viking Ships Coin Subscription

A Short Coin Set

The three coins of the Viking Ships coin series are available as a subscription, or as individual coins.  The first two coins are already available, and the third coin is scheduled for a release in March, 2018.  The entire series is dated 2018.

 

Viking Ships Coin Set

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The Viking Ships Coin Description

About the Coins

The coins each are designed to show a Viking ship with a different, unique perspective.

 

The first coin titled Northern Fury shows the dragon head on the prow of a Viking ship in the foreground, and a head-on view of a second drakkar under sail.  The image of the second vessel shows shields on the sides of the ship, stored ready to be grabbed for battle.

 

The initials PB are found on the reverse of the first coin for the artist Patrick Belanger.

 

The coin is accented with a decorative, colorful ring.

 

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The second coin titled Dragon’s Sail shows a close-up of the front of a Viking ship with a full sail catching the wind.  The background of this coin includes the Northern Atlantic coast.

 

This coin has the initials JPV on the reverse of the coin for the artist, Jean-Pierre Vallee.

 

The second coin in the series also shows a colorful ring near the edge.

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The third coin titled Viking Voyage has a design that features a view from above of a Viking ship with a more ornate sail.  A few men can be seen on the deck, along with a cask.  Also visible are shields hanging on the side of the ship.  The dragon head prow is quite elaborate on this coin.

 

The initials NH are found on the coin’s reverse.

 

This coin has a very colorful ring near the edge.

 

The obverse of each coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

 

Viking Ships Coin Set Specifications

The Details

 

The mintage of each coin in the Viking Ships coin set is six thousand.  The coins each contain one Troy ounce of 0.9999 fine silver.  The denomination of the coins in this set is twenty dollars Canadian.  These coins are minted with a proof finish.  The coins come with a serialized certificate of authentication.

 

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New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion

Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion from the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has always produced several silver bullion coins and gold bullion coins, accompanied by at least one platinum bullion coin.  Now, a new coin in the shape of a bar is being introduced.  The new coin is the dragon bar, or ingot.  It will be available in both silver and gold.

But, the Perth Mint already has a wonderful variety of silver bullion and gold bullion coins available.  And, there is also platinum bullion coins available.  Yet, these new coins fill a need of collectors.

 

The Silver Bar and Gold Bar Dragons

The Bullion Bars from Perth

 

The one-ounce silver bullion dragon bar has the denomination of one Australian dollar.  The one-ounce gold bullion dragon bar has a denomination of one hundred Australian dollars.  These are minted in fine silver, or in 24-karat gold.

 

The need the new bullion coins fills is their shape s rectangular.  Yes, the Perth Mint already mints gold and platinum bars in various sizes.  But coin collectors, also called numismatists, prefer coins to bullion bars.  The fact that, although the denomination is nominal considering the value of the precious metal, the having a legal tender status makes the object technically a coin, hence a numismatic piece.  Some collectors insist on the piece being a real coin if it is to become part of their collections.

 

But, other people at a coin show often ask for bars.  They really want silver bullion, or gold bullion.  They feel, sometimes correctly, that a silver bar or round,  or a gold bar or round, is slightly lower in price than a coin.  The fact that bars occupy less space in a bank box, or in a safe, makes the bar shape more desirable.

 

Astute bullion buyers might consider the fact that their bullion, if it is of numismatic value as well as the worth of the metal content, could escalate in value in the numismatic market.  Paying a slight premium could lead to benefits in realizing a higher value in the future.  And, considering the small difference in cost of coins and rounds, or in coins and bars, the little extra gives a second chance of their investment gaining value in the future.



The Perth Mint Australia

The Silver Bullion and the Gold Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint’s Other Issues

One advantage one has with other silver bullion and gold bullion coins from the Perth Mint is the variety of sizes they come in.  And, the kookaburra silver coins are an ongoing series since 1990, with a different image used annually.  Collectors love the kookaburra, and it can rise in numismatic value quite quickly.  Another series is the lunar series, which is so popular the Perth Mint is already in the second lunar series.  The one-ounce silver coins of the second series, referred to as the lunar type II series, not only have distinct images from corresponding type I coins, but are a different size. The type II one-ounce coins have larger diameters, and are thinner, so they are still one-ounce silver coins even with a larger appearance.  Then the koala has a different appearance annually.  And, the new kangaroo coins are quite attractive.

 

The Perth Mint has limited mintage of some one-ounce silver bullion coins, which adds to their possibility of rising in value.  And, the Perth Mint has used privy marks, which tend to make the coins containing the mark rarer, hence more desirable.

 

A privy mark is a small image added on the coin to honor something.  I have seen multiple privy marks on some two-ounce coins.  This is a technique also used by the Royal Canadian Mint.

 

The newest bullion coin series of the Perth Mint was, before the dragon silver bars, the kangaroo.

 

Many different size bullion coins new produced, including larger coins and fractional, or less than one ounce, coins.

 




The link below is the Perth Mint’s 2018 bullion program.  Notice these bars, and the platinum penuine, are missing.

Perth Mint Bullion Video

The Black Panther Bullion Coin

Tuvalu Bullion

The Perth Mint also mints coins for Tuvalu.  Currently, Tuvalu is issuing a six-coin series of Marvel characters.  The Black Panther is the third one-ounce fine silver coin in the series, following Spiderman and Thor silver bullion coins.

 

Because the Tuvalu coins are minted for an island nation, not for Australia, these are not shown in the Perth Mint bullion video.



 

 

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Colorized Silver Coins from the Royal Mint

Colorized Silver Coins from the Royal Mint

Colorized Silver Coins:  A Portrait of Britain Series

The Royal Mint has produced colorized silver coins.  In fact, there are three sets of four coins each that collectively provide a portrait of Britain.  The cons are said to be from 2015, 2016, and 2017 on the Royal Mint’s website, but they are dated 2014, 2016, and 2017.  Since the date for 2015is given twice on the Royal Mint’s website, it is probably not an error.  What most likely happened is the delays in getting the 2014 coins out caused a 2015 release.

 

Normally, the Royal Mint does not colorize coins, and it is apparent from reading the website that some difficulties in getting the colors just right made this an arduous task.

 

What is clear is that these twelve coins give a great insight into the essence of Britain.

 

These coins are also called Treasures for Life.

 

 

The Colorized Silver Coins

The Details

The colorization is subtle, and enhances each coin without overpowering the image on the coin.  The coins themselves each have a denomination of five pounds.  Each coin is 28.28 grams of 0.925 purity Sterling silver.  Each coin has a proof finish.

 

The obverse of each coin contains the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

The 2017 Colorized Silver Coins

A Story in Every Stone

The 2017 colorized silver coins show prominent residences significant in the history of Britain.  The set is titled A Story in Every Stone.

 

One of the colorized silver coins shows the door on the famed Downing Street, the street of the Prime Minister’s residence.  Another of the coins shows Edinburgh Castle.  A third coin shows Hampton Castle.  The forth coin shows Westminster Abbey.

2017 Colorized Silver Coins
2017 Colorized Silver Coins – Royal Mint Image

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The 2016 Colorized Silver Coins

Forged by Nature, Shaped by Myth

The 2016 coins are called Forged by Nature, Shaped by Myth.  The four coins in the 2016 colorized silver coin set include some well-known locations in Britain.  One coin depicts the white Cliffs of Dover.  Another coin shows the Giant’s Causeway.  A third coin shows the Lake District,  The other coin depicts Snowdonia.

 

The 2014 Colorized Silver Coins

Distinctive and Outstanding

This set, called Distinctive and Outstanding, is slightly different.  Instead of the title of the coin being given on the obverse, the denomination is spelled out as five pounds.

 

The four coins in this set also are more narrowly focused, in that they all depict an easily recognized part of London.  They do not attempt to span more of Britain.

 

One of these coins features Big Ben.  A second of these coins shows the Tower Bridge.  A third coin depicts Trafalgar Square.  And the fourth coin of the first set features Buckingham Palace.

 

The first two coins mentioned here are of the same subject matter as the first two silver bullion coins in the Landmarks of Britain series, Tower Bridge and Big Ben.

 

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European Silver Programme

European Silver Programme

The European Silver Programme Silver Coins

The European Silver Programme, also known as the European Coin Programme, or he Eurostar Programme, is a coin program that started in 2004 and is still an active entity.  The purpose of the coin program is to have silver coins that celebrate European heritage and culture.  This is a voluntary European silver program for countries that are part of the European Union.  Participation by a country one year does not determine if that country will participate in a future year, nor does opting to not participate one year have any influence on participation the next.

 

It is apparent from the topics chosen that the European Silver Programme has given the people of Europe much to be proud of.  It has given individual nations an opportunity to highlight national history and achievements, and focus on art, architecture, and famous people who have achieved much.  It is, in a way, a chance for European nations to showcase what has sculptured them.  These coins allow us to view a rich history and cultural advances of an entire continent.



European Silver Programme Requirements

The Rules Are Not Narrowly Defined

The coins of the European Silver Programme must be made of silver with a purity of at least 0.900, the standard once used in United States silver coins.  This allows Sterling silver coins that are popular with some European mints to qualify.  Sterling silver has a purity of 0.925.  Fine silver coins of purity 0.999 or 0.9999 easily qualify.

 

The European silver coin must be approximately crown size.  This allows coins containing not quite a Troy ounce of silver to qualify, since the size ids not precisely specified.

 

One thing that is not a requirement is whether or not color is used on the coin.  In the past coins with color and coins without color have been added to the European Silver Programme.

 

The shape of the coin is not specified, and at least one hexagonal coin has been added to the program.

 

Denomination is not significant.  Coins with denomination over a range have become part of the program.

 

The requirement that the silver coins fit the topic of the year is important, and that topic changes annually.

 

The special symbol designed to incorporate a star and the euro symbol must be shown on the coin, and visible to the naked eye.

 

The European Silver Programme Topics

The Early Topics and the Current Topics

 

The first topic used in 2004 was EU Enlargement.  Then came Peace & Freedom in 2005.  In 2006 the topic was Distinguished European Figures, then European Realization in 2007.  Cultural Heritage was in 2008, followed by European Heritage in 2009.  European Architecture, European Explorers, European Visual Artists, European Writers, and European Composers followed from 2010 through 2014.  These topics focus on different aspects of the essence of Europe.

 

In 2015 the topic diverged from Europe to the United Nations with the topic being the Anniversary of the UN.

 

Currently, we are in the Five Ages of Europe.  In 2016 the topic was Five Ages of Europe – Modern Age.  In 2016 the topic was Five Ages of Europe – Age of Glass and Steel.   The current topic is Five Ages of Europe – Baroque.  There are two more ages to go, which will take us through 2020.





Other European Silver Coins

European Silver Commemorative Coins

European mints are not restricted to minting commemorative silver coins only for the silver program.  Many other silver coins come from the mints of Europe.  This program just gives a focus, but mins often determine their own focuses.  Of course, if a coin is not part of the program, the requirements of the program are not present.

 

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New Silver Coins from Canada Majestic Wildlife

New Silver Coins from Canada Majestic – Wildlife from RCM

Majestic Wildlife Silver Coins and Subscription

Majestic wildlife is a new series of silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.  These coins are wonderfully done, with artful images.  Can you imagine a better setting for wildlife that the Canadian Rockies?  The backgrounds of these coins are themselves works of art.

 

This will be a three-coin set of fine silver coins.  Short sets are easy to collect.  And knowing at the beginning of starting the collection that there will be only three coins in it is a real plus for collectors.  Even better is that the series will complete in April with the third release.

 

The Silver Coins of the Majestic Wildlife Series

The Beautiful Animals Chosen

The coins’ images are all released by the Royal Canadian Mint.  We can see the coins as they will appear when they are issued.

 

The first coin is Courageous Cougar.  The coin shows a cougar standing on a rocky area, with trees and mountains in the background.  The cougar is vividly colored in brown and white.  This is the February, 2018, release.

 

The second coin is to be Wandering White-Tailed Deer.  This coin has a brown white-tailed deer standing in colorful red, gold, and green foliage, with tree trunks apparent in the background.  This is the March, 2018, issue.

 

The third and final coin of the series follows in April, 2018.  The title of this coin is Mettlesome Mountain Goat.  A splendidly colored white mountain goat is shown climbing a rocky area above the trees.  Majestic mountains are evident in the background.

 

The obverse of each coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, as one would expect with any modern Canadian coin.

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Majestic Wildlife Silver Coins Specifications

The Details

The Majestic Wildlife silver coins are minted with a proof finish, but also include special multiple finishes designed by the innovative Royal Canadian Mint to add depth and dimension.

 

The coins in this series are minted on one Troy ounce planchets that have a purity of 0.9999 fine silver.

 

Mintage for each coin is limited to six thousand coins.

 

Each of these coins comes with a serialized certificate of authenticity.

 

These coins will join a multitude of other animal themed coins of the Royal Canadian Mint, and give an insight into the great beauty of Canada.  In addition to these coins, a 2018 addition of paw prints on the edge series is also available.  That coin is the Wolf.

 

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Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets

Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets

Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets Now Have a Webpage

Irish coins and Irish coin sets issued by the Republic of Ireland now have their own page.  On September 1, 2017, a page on the Central Bank of Ireland was launched.  This page is for showing commemorative Irish coins and Irish coin sets, and allowing the public to purchase them directly from the Central Bank of Ireland.  This is a real plus for collectors of Irish coins.

 

Now the coins are available directly from the Central Bank of Ireland.

 

The 2017 Irish Coins

The Annual Mint Set

The theme of the 2017 annual mint set of Irish coins is Lighthouses & Coast Guard.  This is an eight-coin set, and an ideal way to collect Irish coins.

 

The Lighthouses & Coast Guard set had a total denomination of 3.88 Euros, and is limited to a release of 8,000.  The coins are mounted on a folding card that has three panels, so the card can protect the coins when it is folded.

 

This set was released in October, 2017, so we may have a wait for the 2018 annual mint set.

 



Jonathan Swift Commemorative Coin

Gulliver’s Travels

The silver commemorative coin was scheduled to be released December 7, 2017, according to the coin webpage at the Central Bank of Ireland.  It was to be released to commemorate the three hundred fiftieth anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth.  It is currently available.

 

The coin is a fifteen-euro denomination coin.  It is to weigh 28.28 grams, and be made of Sterling silver.  Sterling silver is 0.925 pure.  Mintage is limited to 2,000 coins.

 

Irish Science and Inventors Series of Irish Coins

Charles A. Parsons

In January, 2017, the fifteen-euro Irish coin honoring Charles A. Parsons, inventor of the steam turbine, was released.  It is the third coin of the Irish Science and Inventors series.  This coin is 28.28 grams, and is made of Sterling silver.  This is a proof issue.  Mintage for this coin is limited to 6,000 coins.

 

Irish Coins, European Silver Program

Ha’Penny Bridge

The Ha’Penny Bridge coin is named for the ha’penny charged by William Walsh, the owner of the bridge years ago.  This is an iconic bridge that connects northern and southern Dublin. It opened as a pedestrian only bridge in 1816.

 

 

This coin is part of the European Silver Program, and 2017 celebrated the Age of Iron and Glass – An Irish Context.  This is a ten Euro Sterling silver coin.  It contains 28.28 grams of metal.  Sterling silver is 0.925 pure.  The coin is minted in a proof finish.  Mintage is limited to 4,000 pieces.

 



Older Irish Coins and Irish Coin Sets

Many Are Available

The Central Bank of Ireland has quite a few coins, uncirculated sets, and proof sets from older years available.  They can be found on the SHOP menu, then select VIEW ALL.  I have seen gold coins, silver coins, and many coin sets there.  The years are somewhat out of order, but go back as far as 2003.  So, if you are looking for an Irish coin, the Central Bank of Ireland web page may be worth viewing.

 



Obverse of Irish Coins

The Repeated Image

The obverse of Irish coins features a triangular harp.  This is the Celtic harp.

 

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