Sunday, November 25, 2012

1.5 oz 2013 Canadian Polar Bear 9999 Silver Coin


The first and currently the only 1.5 ounce 99.99% fine silver bullion coin launched by the Royal Canadian Mint.

$8 Legal Tender Canadian Dollars

This coin is exceptionally thick, it captures the endangered majestic polar bear roaming through the Arctic ice sheets.
The obverse is struck with the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In multiples of 15, these coins will be shipped in a tube.
Currently there are no air-tite cases available for these coins. Individually, they will be shipped in soft plastic sleeves.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2013 Lunar Year of the Snake 10 Euro Silver Proof Legal Tender Coin




Mintage of just 10,000 coins!



This Proof Silver coin contains .642 actual Silver weight! On the obverse, a curled snake is surrounded by a decorative border. The words ""Année du Serpent” and "RF" feature as ideograms. On the reverse, a portrait of Jean de la Fontaine is depicted next to the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Following the Ox, the Tiger, Dragon and the Rabbit, Monnaie de Paris continues its series on Chinese astrological signs with the Snake. This Chinese astrological sign, which is described as intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming, is said to include more of the greatest thinkers than all the other signs of the calendar. Each of these Proof Silver Year of the Snake coins come to you in a box and with certificate of authenticity.




Year: 2013
Grade: Proof
Denomination: 10 Euro
Diameter: 37 mm

2013 Lunar Snake One Ounce Silver Coin Canadian $15 legal tender - RCM



Mintage of only 28,888 coins!

That is 20,000 fewer coins than last year's 1oz silver lunar design! This coin captures the true essence of the Snake’s personality, which is graceful and soft-spoken. Coin comes packaged in an attractive Asian-inspired case - a perfect gift for those born in 2013 or a previous Year of the Snake!

The year 2013 is ruled by the Snake. The Year of the Snake also ruled 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001. However, people born in January or February should consult the Chinese lunar calendar. New Year does not automatically fall on January 1st. This celebration is better known as the Spring Festival and coincides with the first day of spring - a date that shifts from year to year depending upon the lunar cycle and solar year.

About the Snake:

People born during the Year of the Snake have a hypnotic beauty and never give themselves totally away. The mysterious Snake is a strategic planner that has everyone guessing its next move. It will keep plotting until it gets what it wants. And when it does, it is not likely to let go. The Snake is a strong individual and is usually destined for great success. Does this sound like someone you know?


Sunday, November 11, 2012

2013 Somalia One Ounce Silver Elephant 100 Shillings Legal Tender


2013 Somalia One Ounce Silver Elephant 100 Shillings Legal Tender Bullion Coin - African Wildlife
 
This Silver Elephant Coin from the African Wildlife Coin Series appeals to coin collectors all over the world for its depiction of one of the most fascinating animals found in Africa: the Elephant. Minted in Germany by the bavarfian Mint. The Silver Elephant Coin has a denomination of 100 shillings and is struck in .999-fine Silver

Year: 2013
Country: Somalia, Africa
Weight: 31.11 Ounces
Purity:  999/1000 Silver
Legal Tender: Yes, 100 Shilling
Mintage: Low - Unknown

Kookaburra Australian Outback 2012 One Ounce Coloured Beijing International Coin Exposition Coin



Beijing International Coin Exposition – Australian Outback Kookaburra 2012 One Ounce 999 Silver Coloured Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Stunning Outback Coloured Design
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Extremely Limited Release – 5,000
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • 2012 Beijing Exposition Packaging












This stunning individual Exposition Special has been exclusively released by The Perth Mint comprising a 2012 Australian Kookaburra coin.


Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, this coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

Stunning Outback Coloured Designs


The kookaburra coin’s coloured reverse design portrays a kookaburra perched on a tree branch with gum leaves. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2012 year-date.

Extremely Limited Release


No more than 5,000 of this coin will be released in 2012 Beijing International Coin Exposition packaging.

Australian Legal Tender


The coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

2012 Beijing Exposition Packaging


The coin is presented in a vibrantly coloured, slide-out display card and outer shipper.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Silver Content (Troy oz)
1
Monetary Denomination (AUD)
1
Fineness (% purity)
99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g)
31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm)
40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)
4.00

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Star Wars Series Two: One Ounce Silver Legal Tender Coins



Anakin Skywalker

The Jedi Order discovered Anakin Skywalker as a slave boy on Tatooine. He had the potential to be the most powerful Force-user ever, and perhaps was even the Chosen One of an ancient Jedi prophecy. Apprenticed to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin was a headstrong and challenging Padawan learner. Despite the strict rules of the Jedi Code, he fell in love with and secretly married Senator Padmé Amidala.

At the onset of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Council quickly promoted him to Jedi Knight. A daring pilot and a skilled warrior, Anakin's confidence is his greatest asset, and, at times, also his greatest liability. In an effort to teach him responsibility, Master Yoda gave Anakin a Padawan learner: young Ahsoka Tano. Though their relationship was stormy at first, Anakin and his apprentice quickly found a common ground.




Darth Maul

Darth Maul began life as one of the Nightbrothers on Dathomir. Darth Sidious brutally trained his apprentice to be a weapon of the Sith as well as a scheming mastermind. A relentless and acrobatic warrior with an extremely dangerous double-ended lightsaber, Maul longed for revenge against the Jedi, to destroy the Order and restore power to the Sith. Defeated at the Battle of Naboo, Maul disappeared from the galaxy for over a decade before reemerging as a new threat during the Clone Wars.





Padme Amidala

An idealist during a time of corruption and war in the Republic, Padmé Amidala was determined to fix what wrongs she could in the Senate, where she represented her idyllic home planet of Naboo. Despite her busy career, Padmé found time for a secret, forbidden marriage with Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi hero of the Clone Wars. Though not a soldier, Padmé nonetheless found herself often in the thick of danger as she courageously defended her deepest held beliefs.


An idealist during a time of corruption and war in the Republic, Padmé Amidala was determined to fix what wrongs she could in the Senate, where she represented her idyllic home planet of Naboo. Despite her busy career, Padmé found time for a secret, forbidden marriage with Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi hero of the Clone Wars. Though not a soldier, Padmé nonetheless found herself often in the thick of danger as she courageously defended her deepest held beliefs.





Yoda

The Grand Master of the Jedi Council, Yoda has trained Jedi for over 800 years. He is wise and powerful in the ways of the Force, though his small size causes many to underestimate him. Yoda prefers meditation and reflection, spending much time pondering the mysteries of the Force.

In his long lifetime, he has witnessed the decay of the Galactic Republic, and saw the Jedi Order transform from peacekeepers to battlefield commanders in the Clone Wars. When he must, Yoda wields his lightsaber and becomes a whirling warrior of great speed and agility. A stern instructor, Yoda nonetheless has a mischievous sense of humor. With the rise of the Galactic Empire, Yoda fled into exile and awaited the arrival of a new Jedi student to rekindle a new hope in the galaxy.



About the 2nd Series Design

Following the success of the first release of Star Wars coins, New Zealand Mint is proud to launch the limited mintage second series. Housed in either the hugely popular Darth Vader head or Millennium Falcon ship, these coins will be a must have edition for all Star Wars devotees and coin-collectors alike.

Reverse Design

The four 1oz 999 silver coins available in this series feature a full coloured image of four iconic characters from the movies - Anakin Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda and Darth Maul.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

Limited Mintage

Each coin in the Star Wars set is struck from 1oz of fine 999 silver. No more than 7,500 of each coin will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins are legal tender of Niue Island. Please note the 4 coins will be available to purchase in either the Darth Vader or Millennium Falcon packaging however the total mintage for the coins is 7,500 per coin.

Packaging

The silver coin series will be packaged in both the popular Darth Vader head and the Millennium Falcon ship. Open the Darth Vader case and hear authentic movie sound effects of Darth Vader breathing. Open the Millennium Falcon case and hear authentic movie sound effects of the ship’s iconic “jump to light speed”.

Authenticity

Each Star Wars set comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Baby Snake 2013 Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin – The Perth Mint, Australia


  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Year of the Snake Baby Keepsake
  • Adorable Design
  • Limited Mintage – 7,500
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Presentation Packaging
The Perth Mint is delighted to present this cute Baby Snake coin.  Struck in precious metal, this coin is a wonderful gift idea for babies born in 2013 – the lucky Year of the Snake.
According to Chinese legend, those born under this auspicious sign embody the qualities of wisdom, charm and independence.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Adorable New Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an adorable representation of a baby snake with a festive wreath and decorations.  The Chinese character for ‘snake’, the inscription ‘Year of the Snake’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the year-date are also incorporated into the design.

Limited Mintage

Only 7,500 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

The coin is issued as legal tender under the Government of Tuvalu.  The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a display case with a delightfully illustrated shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Birds of Australia – Budgerigar 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin


The second coin in this brand new coin series is inspired by the birds that inhabit the unique continent of Australia.



Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.

Magnificent Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a Budgerigar in colour and delicate representations of Australian vegetation. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also included in the design.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and monetary denomination.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a classic display case with a delicately coloured, illustrated shipper.

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Magnificent Coloured Reverse Design
  • Limited Mintage – 10,000
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging