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10:19 AM

Silver Coin for Valentine's Day 2010

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Silver Coin for Valentine's Day 2010

Silver Coin for Valentine's Day 2010
Silver Coin for Valentine's Day 2010
New Zealand Mint offers new special silver coin for love. It has a colorful picture made from 1 troy ounce of silver with the highest sample 999/1000. The coin is 40.7 millimeters in diameter, but its circulation is 20 000br. Sold for 50 euro in a luxury box in the form of a heart decorated with crystals Swarovski.
The coin is dedicated to the celebration of love - Valentine's Day, it could we celebrate love on any other occasion - engagement, wedding or wedding anniversary.

1:25 AM

Vancouver 2010 Winter Games commemorative coin collection

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Vancouver 2010 Winter Games commemorative coin collection

Vancouver Coins
Vancouver Coins
2010 Australian Gold Nugget Bullion Coins 
Art and coins come together in the launch of a series of commemorative coins for the 2010 Winter Games.Beginning in February and spanning the period up until Games time, the Royal Canadian Mint will unveil an extensive Olympic and Paralympic-related coin collection. With expressive designs created by Canadian artists, these coins offer an opportunity to relive the Games for years to come. The first modern Olympic-themed coins were struck to commemorate the 1952 Olympic Summer Games
in Helsinki, Finland. Since that time, coins have been produced by the mints of the Games host countries and are an integral part of Olympic culture, history and art.
Over the next three years, 17 coins will be put into circulation encompassing the most extensive Olympic Games circulation coin program ever undertaken by a Mint: from two commemorative Lucky Loonies to 25-cent winter sport-themed coins to a unique series offering Canadians the opportunity to vote on the athletes featured in its design.
“Taking into account the subject and the sport as well as who the audience is, is integral to the designing of coins,” says commemorative coin designer Steve Hepburn of Richmond, BC. “It’s important to convey a sense of what makes that sport special or different from others, and to make it visually appealing while remaining true to the sport and its intricacies.”
Numismatic, or collector coins, are detailed works of art worth far more than their face value and are sought by collectors as commemorative treasures and gifts.
Vancouver Coins Set   
Vancouver Coins Set    
The most expensive and heavy gold coin in the world
“The audience for collector coins is more specific than that for circulation coins,” says Hepburn. “When designing collector coins, there is more artistic freedom and room to be less conventional.”
Included in the limited mintage collection are sterling silver holographic coins, premium gold coins, and pure gold one-kilogram coins sure to satisfy the most ardent collector.2010 Gold Sovereigns - St. George 

When designing collector coins Hepburn says “size and readability is a challenge. I worked on designs many times larger than the final product to ensure clean, crisp lines with good proportions. It’s very important to remove unnecessary details and information to make a strong-reading design at its final size.”
One of the design challenges Hepburn says is, “What looks good at 8 feet across may be a jumbled, unrecognizable mess when reduced to one inch. It’s important to involve the viewer when designing coins and to make them as interesting as possible by using perspective, angles and foreshortening.”
“I love sports,” says Hepburn. “When the Mint called, I was thrilled to be part of the project. I consider myself quite patriotic so the Olympic Games carry great importance to me. They’re always exciting and with them being in my backyard in 2010, it’ll be a year to remember. Go Canada, Go!”
Canadians can purchase the commemorative coins through the Royal Canadian Mint’s website. Circulation coins are available at RBC Financial Group and participating Petro-Canada locations. Canadians can also look for these coins in their change – the first coin, curling, will begin circulating on February 23. 2010 Australian Gold Nugget Bullion

2:28 AM

Santa Christmas 2009

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Santa Christmas 2009 Gold Select

Santa Christmas 2009 Gold SelectSanta Christmas 2009 Gold Select

Santa Claus
has been a centerpiece of Christmas fantasies for countless children everywhere, and a symbol of giving for family and friends every holiday season.coin presentation box

This silver proof coin commemorates Santa and is minted in 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver, with selective plating in 24-karat gold. The obverse features the jolly old likeness of Santa himself, along with the words, "Christmas 2009." The reverse has the text "Season's Greetings" with space available for engraving. The coin is enclosed in a lucite capsule, and comes in a museum quality leatherette presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.

Santa Christmas 2009 Silver

Santa Christmas 2009 Silver

Santa Claus has been a centerpiece of Christmas fantasies for countless children everywhere, coin presentation boxand a symbol of giving for family and friends every holiday season.

This silver proof coin commemorates Santa and is minted in 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The obverse features the jolly old likeness of Santa himself, along with the words, "Christmas 2009." The reverse has the text "Season's Greetings" with space available for engraving. The coin is enclosed in a lucite capsule, and comes in a museum quality leatherette presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.



12:15 AM

2010 Calendar Medal and Lucky Token from Austrian Mint

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2010 Calendar Medal and Lucky Token from Austrian Mint



The Austrian Mint has produced 2010 Calendar Medals and Lucky Tokens in continuation of the ongoing series. These new issues are a great way to celebrate 2010 and bring good fortune for the new year!

2010 Calendar Medal and Lucky Token from Austrian Mint2010 Calendar Medal and Lucky Token from Austrian Mint
The 2010 Calendar Medal honors the year's regent Apollo, the sun god. Designed and engraved by the Mint’s Chief Engraver Thomas Pesedorfer, the medal depicts the mighty Apollo also know as Helios in Greek mythology. Apollo's personification by the sun is highlighted in the rays of light surrounding him. He points to the sun and the words, "Jahr der Sonne", or "Year of the Sun", appear around the upper left edge of the medal. Apollo masterfully controls his four winged stallions with one hand as they pull his chariot through the sky.

In the background the mighty lion is represented, which is the ascendant sign to Leo. The sign that is present at the time of birth governs our personality, and appearance. The hard working, loyal, and maybe somewhat conservative Leo’s will shine in 2010. Those born under the sign of Leo will find the year 2010 particularly meaningful.

On the other side of the medal all the Sundays are depicted as rays of sunlight emanating from the central figure underlining the bright year that 2010 represents.

The calendar medal has been an Austrian tradition since the 1930’s. Annually the medal changes to reflect a respective year’s regent and astrological ruler. The calendar medal is struck in 900 fine silver, weighs 26 grams and has a diameter of 40 millimetres.

2010 Lucky Token2010 Lucky Token
The 2010 Lucky Token features our lucky friend, the chimney sweep takes flight, in a hot air balloon and travels the world. Warm soft breezes help him spread good luck through the four leaf clovers he sprinkles from above to all corners of the globe.

The other side of the token carries the traditional verse that loosely translated means: "Although I am small and round I will bring you luck all year round."

The lucky token has been an annual tradition since the 1930’s. People give them to their friends and family who will carry them for a year in their pockets and purses just for a wee bit of extra luck throughout the coming year.

11:30 AM

2010 Presidential Dollar Designs Released

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2010 Presidential Dollar Designs Released


Millard Fillmore Dollar Designer and Engraver: Don Everhart
Millard Fillmore Dollar
Designer and Engraver: Don Everhart
The United States Mint has released the designs that will be used for the upcoming 2010Presidential Dollars. Next year's coins will honor former Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln.

The obverse of each coin will feature a portrait of the President with inscriptions of the President's name, order of the Presidency, years served, and the motto "In God We Trust". The reverse of each coin will feature the rendition of the Statue of Liberty designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. Reverse inscriptions include "United States of America" and "$1". The date, mint mark, and motto "E Pluribus Unum" will appear on the edge of the coin with thirteen stars.

Franklin Pierce Dollar Designer: Susan Gamble Engraver: Charles Vickers
Franklin Pierce Dollar
Designer: Susan Gamble Engraver: Charles Vickers
The highlight of next year's releases will be the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar. Together with the newly designed 2010 Lincoln Cent, it will provide a nice capstone to the coins issued for Lincoln's Bicentennial. This year, the US Mint issued the 2009 Lincoln Cent with four different reverse designs and the 2009 Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar.
James Buchanan Dollar Desiger and Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
James Buchanan Dollar
Desiger and Engraver: Phebe Hemphill

The US Mint line art images for each of next year's Presidential Dollars appear below, with the designers and engravers for each coin.

Abraham Lincoln Dollar Designer and Engraver: Don Everhart

Abraham Lincoln Dollar
Designer and Engraver: Don Everhart





4:34 PM

2010 Australian Gold Nugget Bullion Coins

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2010 Australian Gold Nugget Bullion Coins


2010 Golden Coin Australian Kangaroo2010 Golden Coin Australian Kangaroo

2010 Australian Gold Nugget Bullion Coins
The 2010 Australian Gold Nuggets were released on 1st October 2008. We have them in stock now for immediate delivery.
Actually, we have now sold out of the one ounce version (it only took days), and are just awaiting our next order (3,000 pieces).


2010 One Ounce Nugget2010 One Ounce Nugget
We received our first delivery of the 2010 Australian gold nugget bullion coins on Wednesday 1st October 2008, we will have all five sizes from one ounce to twentieth ounce, with the larger sizes available to order.
As with many new issues, they remain a premium price item for some time after issue. We usually incur extra costs in ensuring rapid availability, for pure bullion coins at the best prices, please see our other pages, but if you are looking for an interesting and unusual gift, then next year's new coins take some beating!
We are accepting advance orders.
Prices and Availability
Sample prices based on gold at £600 per ounce. Please check current price and availability before ordering.

4:18 PM

2010 Gold Sovereigns - St. George & Dragon Design

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2010 Gold Sovereigns - St. George & Dragon Design

We received or first delivery of 2010 gold sovereigns in November 2009


Obverse of 2010 Uncirculated Sovereign Obverse of 2010 Uncirculated Sovereign

Sell-Out Prediction We can confidently predict a complete sell-out of the 2010 bullion sovereigns about June 2010, although the Royal Mint's retail sales department "The Royal Mint Coin Club", will probably retain a quantity to support its direct sales operation. It is therefore quite likely that these will start to sell at an extra premium price. In 2009 after our initial 5,000 pieces, we placed a second 5,000 piece order, and also upped our provisional order to 1,000 pieces per week. This would have meant that we alone would have taken about 50,000 of the 75,000 maximum mintage for the year. As it now stands, we are extremely unlikely to receive more than about 25,000 pieces, unless any other distributor fails to take up their allocation.

Reverse of 2010 Uncirculated Sovereign Reverse of 2010 Uncirculated Sovereign
Issue Limits - Uncirculated VersionFor 2005, the issue limit was only 75,000, the lowest bullion sovereign mintage for over 120 years, this has been the same since then. We expect the issue limit for 2010 to be similar.

3:06 PM

Russian Gold Coins

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Russian Gold Coins

Obverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897Obverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897


Reverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897Reverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897
Russian Imperial Gold Coins
In earlier days, Russia issued gold kopeks, ducats, poltinas, and novodels. In more recent times, most of the gold coins have been roubles or multiples of roubles.
We give below the specifications of most of the more frequently encountered Imperial Russian gold coins, followed by a stock list of any we have for sale.
Demand Outweighs Supply
During the early months of 2007 we sold out of nearly all of our Russian Imperial gold coins, and have struggled to replace them. In June 2007 we were advised that gold coins from the Russian Empire were selling for over double the price of their intrinsic gold content. We believe that these are slightly crazy prices so we won't be buying any from the trade at these prices. If we do manage to source any at a reasonable price we will update this page accordingly.
Reverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897
Reverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897
Reverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897

Reverse of Russian 15 Roubles of 1897

2:05 PM

Similarity between film stars and other Banknotes

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Similarity between film stars and other Banknotes


Ben-Stiller Ben-Stiller


Brad-Pitt

Brad-Pitt

Brad-Pitt

Brad-Pitt

Dr-Evil Dr-Evil

 George-Clooney George-Clooney

George-Lucas George-Lucas

Hugh-Laurie Hugh-Laurie

Jack-Nicholson Jack-Nicholson

Josh-DuhameJosh-Duhame

Jack-SparrowJack-Sparrow

Lindsay-LohanLindsay-Lohan

Julia-RobertsJulia-Roberts

Leto-JaredLeto-Jared

Mr-BeanMr-Bean

Steve-McQueen Steve-McQueen




12:58 PM

Russian Platinum Coins

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The Very Highest Quality Platinum Coins



Obverse of Russian 150 Roubles in Platinum Obverse of Russian 150 Roubles in Platinum

The first platinum coins were issued in Russia in 1828, being 3 rouble pieces, followed by 5 roubles in 1829, 12 roubles in 1830. All these platinum issues continued until 1845, although the many of the 3 rouble dates are known to have been restruck later, presumably officially.After this, no other platinum coins were issued by any country until the 1970's.Russia (USSR) resumed the issue of platinum coins from 1977 to 1961, with a number of 150 rouble coins containing about a half ounce of platinum.The Moscow Olympics series, issued from 1977 to 1980 inclusive, has five designs, each issued in uncirculated and proof versions, and forms an interesting, affordable and attractive mini collection.The independent state of Russia has issued platinum coins from 1992, in denominations of 25 roubles containing a tenth ounce of platinum, 50 and 150 roubles containing a half ounce.
Reverse of Russian Platinum 150 Roubles for the 1980 Moscow OlympicsReverse of Russian Platinum 150 Roubles for the 1980 Moscow Olympics
Platinum Bullion Coins
Platinum coins
are subject to VAT in the UK, so we have not until recently offered new platinum bullion coins, however, we can now obtain and supply them to special order. If demand is sufficiently high, we will start to carry them in stock.

1:43 AM

BI-METALLIC RUSSIAN COINS HONOR HISTORICAL TOWNS

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BI-METALLIC RUSSIAN COINS HONOR HISTORICAL TOWNS




2002 Russian cities coins

2002 Russian cities coins

2003 Russian cities coins
2003 Russian cities coins


2004 Russian cities coins 2004 Russian cities coins



2005 Russian cities coins

2005 Russian cities coins


2006 Russian cities coins

2006 Russian cities coins


2007 Russian cities coins

2007 Russian cities coins



2008 Russian cities coins

2008 Russian cities coins


In 2002 Russia began an annual program that each year commemorates some of their historical towns on bi-metallic 10 Ruble coins. The coins picture the city and its arms on one side and has the standard Russian 10 Ruble obverse on the other. The 2002 series was the first in the series. It honored the towns Kostroma, Starya Russa and Derbent. The 2003 series consists of 4 coins, commemorating the historic cities of Kasimov, Dorogobuzh, Murmom and Pskov. The 2004 series consists of 3 coins and honored the towns of Dmitgrov, Kemy and Riyazhsk. The 2005 series honors the towns of Mcensk, Kazan, Borovsk and Kaliningrad. The 2006 Series honored the towns of Torzhok, Kargopol and Belograd. The 2007 series pictured the towns of Gdov, Veliky Ustyug and Vologada. The 2008 Historic towns are Azov, Prioziorsk, Smolensk and Vladimir.