Sunday, November 24, 2013

25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf - $5 Legal Tender Bullion Coin From the Royal Canadian Mint

Weight:31.10 g
Purity:999.9 / 1000
Country of origin:Canada
Packing:Single in bag; 25 per Tube

This  anniversary edition of the popular Silver Maple Leaf  features a unique design to commemorate the Royal Canadian Mint’s 25th year of production of the coin series. The iconic maple leaf features a “25″ stamped across it to differentiate this design from the normal Silver Maple Leaf.
 The 25th anniversary edition of the coin ships in mint-sealed tubes of 25, or monster boxes of 500 (20 tubes of 25).

The Canadian Maple Leaf is minted by the Royal Canadian Mint since 1988. Obverse shows the typical Canadian Maple Leaf which makes the coin easy to identify. Inverse shows Queen Elisabeth II. The Canadian Maple Leaf is 999.9/1000 pure and is recognised as one of the top investment silver coins worldwide.

The Maple Leaf silver coin is minted in 1oz (31.1grams) in 9999 Pure Silver

Maple Leaf Silver Coin Value

The Maple Leaf silver coin is denominated with $5 and legal tender in the Canadian Currency and Exchange Act as specified in Part 1 of the schedule to the Act. But the Maple Leaf is not viewed as a coin in circulation as the coin is mainly bought by gold investors and numismatists. The real value of the Maple Leaf is founded in the content of pure silver which is 31.10 grams for the 1oz coin.
Design and Production of the Maple Leaf Silver Coin

Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins are minted at the headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mint in the city centre of Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

The inscriptions of the Maple Leaf Silver coin:

  • Elizabeth II
  • 2013

  • 9999
  • Fine Silver 1 OZ Argent Pur

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bitcoin 1oz Silver 999 Bullion - Commemorative Round

The Bitcoin, an alternative cryptocurrency, has recently taken the world by storm.  While the value of paper fiat currency falls around the world the Bitcoin has grown in popularity.  It has gained worldwide media recognition and has recently reached prices of $130 for 1 BTC.  The coin celebrates the spontaneous emergence of this alternative virtual medium of exchange by artistically marrying it to one of the oldest commodity currencies in written history: silver, thus giving it the almost tongue in cheek name: The ‘Bitcoin Coin’.  

The coin’s message, printed boldly around the Bitcoin currency symbol sums up this iconic new and old relationship:  “Commodity banks and cryptocurrencies will render central banks desolate- Free the currency, free the people”.

The Bitcoin Coin features the iconic Bitcoin currency symbol on its obverse. It is set on a background of a computer circuit board and boldly states the message “Commodity banks and crypto currencies will render central banks desolate- Free the currency, free the people”. An operational QR code decorates the reverse, in dual finish: the foreground is satin, and the background is mirror-finish. When scanned by a smart phone the code directs you to the M2 Factory Store. Give it a try!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Argyraspides 1oz Silver Round Bullion - 2013 Silver Bullet Silver Shield

The Argyraspides, so called because they used silver plated shields, were a division of the Macedonian Army under Alexander the Great. 

They were hand picked men commanded by Nicanor, son of Parmenion and were held in high regard by Alexander. Originally they were a type of soldier called Hypaspists or "shield bearers" They were made up of older men but they were one of Alexander the Great's most feared units. 
Regarding this coin, the coin creator Chris Duane says: 

"The short story behind it is that throughout all of history and 2/3 of the world today, 1/10 of an ounce of silver represents 1 days labor.  

Roman soldiers were paid a denarius for each day they served the Roman Legion. In Sun Tzu's the Art of War a 10,000 man army could be bought for a 1,000 ounces of silver a day.  And even 2/3 of the world today lives off of less than $2 a day. "

In multiples of 20 thee coins will ship in tubes.

Coin Specifics

OriginUnited States
ObverseBust of a pre-Hellenic era Greek Warrior with helmet plume and the word "Argyraspides"
Reverse1 oz - .999 Fine Ag - Listen to All - Follow None - Shield - 2013 - Pattern of 47 bullets - Silver - Bullet - Silver - Shield - To Collectivist Problems - A Conscious Solution - Trivium symbol - Key - Arrow - 5 exploding line
First ReleasedNovember 12, 2013
Metal Weight (ozt)1.000

Monday, November 18, 2013

2014 Chinese Panda 1oz Silver 999 10 Yuan Legal Tender Coin

China first introduced the Silver Panda coin series in 1983, and every year since, a new variation of the Panda series has been introduced.
Shown on the the reverse of the 2014 Chinese Panda silver coins is a Panda grappling with a tree brnch. Incorporated into the design is the face value of the strike with the coin's weight and fineness shown beneath.
On the obverse of each coin, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (The Temple of Heaven) of Beijing is depicted. Obverse inscriptions include the Chinese characters for People's Republic of China and the year. 

The 1 oz coin has a nominal face value of 10 yuan, and has a silver purity of .999. Each coin is 40 millimeters in diameter, and a weight of 31.1 grams.

2014 Silver Chinese Pandas are also available in 5oz and 1Kilogram (1kg)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Morgue Anne 1oz 999 Silver Zombucks Walker Round Bullion Coin

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Why should you own Zombucks Walker rounds? Simple - it's the official currency of the apocalypse.
Fighting to survive and defending against infection are top priorities during a zombie invasion, but so is having a currency to buy goods and services. This round has a denomination of Z50, and the living will only accept Zombucks rounds as their trusted currency. Their value is sure to skyrocket if humans are able to survive the apocalypse and take back what was once theirs.internet
The 2017 Zombucks Walker pays homage to the Walking Liberty Half-Dollar (1916-1947) and the American Silver Eagle (1986-2013), which depicts a beautiful image of Walking Liberty striding forward with the sun on the horizon. The original Walking Liberty is also accompanied by stars and stripes while clutching laurel and oak branches. Adolf Weinman's design grasps the essence of what the U.S. Mint was looking for during the mid-1910's, which was patriotism, independence and liberty.
While there's nothing patriotic about being chased by the living dead and fighting evil to survive, it's the the reality of a zombie apocalypse. This silver Walker is a zombified Walking Liberty reaching ahead for a human. She is wrapped in torn and disheveled clothing with an ax in hand, surrounded by stars and stripes and walking in front of a mushroom cloud.
Each Zombucks Walker is composed of 1 oz of .999 fine silver. Along with the zombified Liberty, the inscriptions read "WALKER," "2017" and the denomination of "Z50." The heart of the reverse is a biohazard symbol to remind humans of the hazards of the apocalypse. It is inscribed with "ZOMBUCKS," "1 oz .999 FINE SILVER" and "CURRENCY OF THE APOCALYPSE," along with a Provident Metals compass logo.
Provident Mint began producing Zombucks limited mintage rounds to document the zombie period. In total, we will release 10 Zombucks rounds that pay tribute to historic coins or figures, with all 10 being offered in copper and silver.
Weinman's Walking Liberty design is said to be among the most beautiful U.S. coins ever designed. The Zombucks Walker celebrates that popular coin, but the zombified Walking Liberty is beautiful in its own right.
And if this is the last time you ever have an online connection, stay safe and never give up!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pegasus Silver 1oz 999 Bullion Round

The silver round's obverse design features a Pegasus, a flying horse often depicted in Greek and Roman mythology. Through flight the Pegasus symbolizes the ability of one to transcend the weight of earthly burdens and rise above them. The Pegasus is a symbol of knowledge, inspiration, and justice.

The silver round's reverse design features the inscription "Free Markets & Free People". The Bull & Lion pay homage to mankind's first ever money coined in Lydia, in approximately 680 B.C.

The Silver Pegasus Round is the easiest way to own a beautiful fine silver bullion product as close to the silver spot price as possible.  Unlike government issued silver coins, the Silver Pegasus Round does not have high seigniorage costs.
These exclusive silver rounds have the benefit of being struck into small 1 ounce increments making them extremely liquid and less susceptible to counterfeit than large commercial silver bars.

The Silver Pegasus Round has its one ounce weight and fine .999 AG ( silver ) content stamped on it in English. This silver round is an excellent silver investment protecting your wealth against currency crisis, devaluations, and or potential bank bail-ins.

Monday, September 9, 2013

2014 Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver Proof Coin New Zealand Mint


The Horse is the seventh animal in the twelve year Zodiac cycle. Exciting and extroverted, vivid and animated, those born during the Year of the Horse are the life of any party they attend. They are bursting with energy, always looking for the next place to kick up their heels and hang loose. New Zealand Mint is happy to release three beautiful Lunar coins to celebrate the Year of the Horse 2014.  


This depicts a powerful image of a pair of stunning, pure white horses, captured mid stride in high quality colour. Sunken into this image is the Chinese character for Horse. This image is set against a mirror finish background and encircled by an ornately engraved border design including the words 2014 Year of the Horse.


This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The 2014 Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver Coin is packaged inside an elegant wooden coloured, lacquered coin box. This sits inside a pure white outer case, matching the colour of the white horses of this coin. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed inside the inner packaging.

Metal999 Fine SilverFinishProofDiameter40.5 mmEdgeMilledDenomination$2Year of Issue2014Weight1 Troy oz

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hero - Bradley Manning 1oz 999 Silver Round BU

The Bradley Manning Coin Project, The Hero, seeks to increase awareness about PFC Manning and these issues, to raise money for his legal defense, and to memorialize this moment in history when a young man stood for what was right, spoke truth to power, and gained the support and admiration of people world-wide. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this coin will go towards Bradley Manning’s legal defense fund.
It is not a word we often use. Typically we prescribe it to fictional characters created in our minds because they so infrequently appear in real life. The truth is, heroes do not set out to be heroes.
In 2010, 23 year old PFC Bradley Manning saw something – acts of egregious disregard for human life, coverups by world governments, and information that would forever change the way history perceived American militarism in the twenty-first century.
What would you do if you had access to classified information, the substance of which affected the lives and future of an entire planet? Would you selfishly keep it to yourself, or would you do as Manning did and share it with the world?
Among the documents and videos that Manning allegedly shared with Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, was a video where soldiers aboard a U.S. Army Apache helicopter rained hell fire down on a group of civilians including two children and two Reuter Reporters they mistakingly took for opposition forces. This “Collateral Murder” video legitimized the debate as to whether the wages of U.S. military adventurism was worth whatever national interest for which the rulers of the United States claim it is perpetuated. How would you feel if those children were your children? How would you feel if those reporters were your husband, your brother, your friend? Is it an acceptable loss? What do we gain?
Along with the Afghan and Iraqi war logs, Manning shared diplomatic wires that shed light on the corruption of U.S. government officials that were both embarrassing and exposed the Bush and Obama presidential administrations for their war crimes.
Much debate has been held over the morality of his decision. Was it right for him to share that information? Who owns information? Is information free? Does it belong to all of us? What role does information play in our lives? Are we truly safer if we are protected from the truth?
There is no doubt that people have been hurt as a result of this leak. The question is – how many people were hurt before the leak and what will change to prevent more from being hurt now that we have the information. Will our governments change their foreign policy? Will officials and military personnel exercise more discernment and respect? Will citizens rise up and overthrow their tyrannical leaders? Some argue they already have. Both the Egyptian and Libyan revolutions can be linked to outrage over information leaded in these documents.
Wikileaks has yet to confirm that Manning was the source of the leaks – citing their protocols to keep the whistleblower’s identity a secret. The media and our government has sought to distract us from what is actually happening here by diverting our attention to Assange’s personal life and Manning’s sexual identity and personal issues.
Whatever Assange’s faults or Manning’s sexual preference, these issues are only static The gravity and the scale of Mannings actions are what he is and should be judged by. Bradley Manning gave to the world the smoking gun. It is up to us to do something with it.
We created this medallion to honor the actions of a hero and to commemorate this moment in history when a boy spoke truth to power and arguably exposed more abhorrent, subversive, and illegal actions by more rulers and officials than in all of human history combined.
We put it on silver because of its precious, collectable nature. It will never be discarded, torn, worn, or decay. It will be preserved – possibly for hundreds of thousands of years. It will sit in the hand of some collector generations from now who will explain how important and significant Manning’s actions were and, hopefully how these actions began an age of truth-telling and whistle-blowing that resulted in a more free and transparent humanity.
Exposing immorality is the highest morality.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Birds of the Pacific Islands 1oz Silver Three Coin Set

About the Birds of Pacific Islands 3 x 1 oz Silver Coin Set
There are between 20,000 and 30,000 islands situated throughout the Pacific Ocean.
The existence of so many islands has created enormous opportunities for evolutionary development due to selective breeding. The result is a fantastic array of birdlife on islands throughout the Pacific, where birds have evolved into slightly different forms resulting in unique and endemic species.
New Zealand Mint is releasing this beautiful three Coin Set to celebrate these iconic birds of the Pacific.

Reverse Designs

Niue: This coin face features a high quality colour image of the Pacific Pigeon, Ducula pacifica, or ‘Lupe’ in Niuean.
This bird is generally acknowledged to be the most widely recognised endemic bird species on Niue. To its left is the Fiti Pua, Fagraea berteroana, the flower of Niue, and the Niuean coat of arms.
Fiji:  This coin face features the vibrant colours of the Collared Lory, Phigys solitaries, the National bird of Fiji.
Also featured is the native Tagimoucia Flower, Medinilla waterhousei, endemic to the highland rainforests of the Fijian Islands, only growing at an altitude of over 600 metres (656 yards). Above this is the official Fijian National Coat of Arms.
Pitcairn Island: 
This final coin features the Henderson Island Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus insularis, an iconic bird endemic to the Pitcairn Islands and listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
Below this is the native Yellow Fautu, Abutilon pitcairnense, a critically endangered perennial plant once thought to be extinct until a single plant was discovered in 2003. All elements are set against a finely engraved Pacific Island background, flowing across all three coins and their timber surround.

Obverse Designs

Niue: Features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Fiji: Features the Fijian National Coat of Arms.
Pitcairn Island: Features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 


The Birds of the Pacific Islands 3 x 1 oz Silver Coin Set is packaged in a natural-looking wooden coin holder, displaying the 3 coins side by side. The coin holder sits inside a wooden inner case, which is decorated with pacific-style engravings. The inner case sits inside a pacific themed white outer packaging. A Certificate of Authenticity is displayed inside the inner packaging. 
Technical Specifications:
Metal 999 Fine Silver
Finish Proof / Coloured
Diameter 51 mm x 30 mm
Edge Plain
Denomination $2
Year of Issue 2013
Mintage 3,000
Weight 1 Troy oz

Cannabis 1oz 999 Silver Round Medallion - Brilliant Uncirculated


Cannabis has been at the forefront of the War on Drugs since the 1930’s; its uses have been demonized and vilified as having ill effects and dangerous consequences. Efforts to demonize the plant’s credibility have even lead to racism and social degradation.

It’s tragic, but not surprising, that the government’s attempt to control our bodies and our rights has led to the real immorality and social injustice our society continues to experience.

Individuals- regardless of heritage, race or gender—are most capable of making decisions for themselves and that includes what they choose to put into their bodies. Those who choose to use Cannabis to find medical relief or simply for recreational purposes are not devaluing themselves or society—they are the ones taking action to uphold their liberties.

The Coin

The Cannabis coin is a testament to the plant’s beauty and purpose as well as our beauty, our purpose and our ability to make the best choices for ourselves. Whether your fight is specifcally against prohibition or more broadly against oppressing, unjust laws, this coin will act as a reminder to us that all of our liberties are sacred and that the individual's power must be preserved at all costs.

War On Drugs? Or Liberty?

Cannabis has been at the forefront of the War on Drugs since the 1930’s; its uses demonized and vilified as having ill effects and dangerous consequences. Nearing its 100th anniversary, the drug war has done little to prevent cannabis usage, though it has been very successful in criminalizing our youth and creating future felons.

As government powers have expanded to control recreational drug use, so has the world’s incarcerated population. The numbers have shot up dramatically, from roughly 500,000 prisoners in 1980 to around 2.25 million by 2005. Over 1 trillion dollars have been spent in government efforts to fight the war on drugs.

History of Illegalization and Vilification

The government has been furthering its involvements in our daily habits and personal intake since its first ban on opium in 1914. The progression of drug laws from The Nixon Administration to the advancement of federal power under the Obama Administration has illustrated the unwanted intrusion of the federal government into our personal lives.

Those who attempt to ban our rights to privacy use the same, old argument over and over again—they cry ‘Immorality!’ Henry Anslinger—a man ironically addicted to morphine at the early age of twelve years old—led the campaign against marijuana in the 30’s as the commissioner for the National Bureau of narcotics. He launched a campaign against cannabis by using the media and branding to label the plant and the use of the substance as ‘degrading to society.’ His goal was to grow his newly formed Narcotics agency to expand to banning all recreational drugs.

He is responsible for remarking the plant as ‘marijuana’—his attempt to make the plant as inferior by promoting its formal Spanish name; his efforts to demonize the plant’s credibility often lead to racism and social degradation.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lunar Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Pamp Bar

Technical Specifications:
  • 999 fine purity
  • New Chinese Lunar Calendar Series from PAMP
  • Internationally recognised Swiss PAMP brand
  • Individually encased in premium security pack
  • Serial numbers on each bar
  • Assay certification
  • Coin quality minting
  • 27mm X 47mm
Your assurance of authenticity through and through, pamp suisse ingots arive factory-sealed within genuine “certi pamp” packing set within a laminate card that bears the assayer’s signature, serial number and proof of fine metal content, the uniquely transparent design allows for easy viewing of both the ingot’s face and reverse,while forever protecting the ingot from damage.
From Geneva, Switzerland, PAMP Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux (artistic, precious metals products) is the world's leading independent refiner of precious metals. Known as the "Rolls Royce" of bullion, PAMP is the world leader in London Good Delivery bullion, the benchmark in international tradability.
PAMP bars have an unparalleled finish and shine, and come beautifully packaged with certificates of authenticity. These bars are perfect for investors or people looking for the world's greatest gift.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Piranha - Real River Monsters 1oz Silver Coin


A real river monster, the Piranha is an omnivorous, freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers and is known for its sharp teeth and voracious appetite for meat. 
There are various legends about Piranhas such as how they can dilacerate a human body or cattle in seconds. New Zealand Mint is releasing this striking 1 oz Silver coin, which features a contrast of relief engraving and high quality colour. 


This striking coin features a contrast of relief engraving and high quality colour. A Red-Bellied Piranha swims aggressively out of the coin while others swim in the background. z
Spanning the coin is a tear symbolizing the power and aggression of this species, while also dividing the water from a polished mirror surface against which is set the engraved words Real River Monsters Piranha.


This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The Real River Monsters Piranha 1 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is packaged in a classic matte black coin gift box and an outer packaging which features an underwater river scene. When opened, the coin and Certificate of Authenticity are displayed. 

Technical Specifications:
Metal999 Fine SilverFinishProof / ColouredDiameter40.7 mmEdgeMilledDenomination$2Year of Issue2013Mintage3000Weight1 oz

Saturday, August 24, 2013

2014 Silver Lunar Year of the Horse – Perth Mint Australia

2014-silver-lunar-year-of-the-horse-perth-mint-design-announced-august-2013The Australian Lunar series of coins epitomises the Perth Mint’s rich tradition of minting bullion coins portraying Chinese themes. The reverse design of this year’s release marks the 2014 Year of the Horse, one of the 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar and the seventh coin in this series.

In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Horse – 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014 – are regarded as hardworking, sociable, optimistic and energetic.

Each coin’s reverse depicts two horses standing within a stylised Chinese landscape. The Chinese character for ‘horse’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Horse’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.   

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Technical Specifications:

Denomination:AUD $1
Minimum Gross Weight:  31.135g
Diameter:45.60 mm
Maximum Thickness:2.60 mm
Mintage:300,000 (maximum)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2014 Silver Kookaburra Bullion Coins - Perth Mint Australia

This year’s stunning new kookaburra coins represents an unrivalled combination of quality, design and choice.

A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. In 2014, The Perth Mint is releasing three bullion coins meticulously struck from 99.9% of silver in 1 kilo, 10oz and 1oz sizes.

Only 500,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the 1kg and 10oz coins.


Each coin’s reverse depicts a kookaburra sitting on a tree branch surrounded by gum leaves. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and year-date are included in the design.

Issued as Australian legal tender, the obverse of each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.


All Australian Kookaburra bullion coins are presented in protective acrylic capsules.

Denomination: AUD $1
Minimum Gross Weight:  31.135 g
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Maximum Thickness: 4.00 mm
Fineness: 99.9%
Mintage: 500,000 (maximum)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ohio Precious Metal OPM Silver Bullion Investment Range - 1oz, 10oz and One Kilogram

1oz 999 Silver Bullion Round OPM

10oz 999 Silver Bullion Round OPM

One Kilogram 999 Silver Bullion Round OPM

Made from 100% recycled metal in Jackson, Ohio, these 1oz .999 fine silver bars feature their weight and purity and the OPM Metals name and logo on the obverse and an elegant, repeating patern and the words "OPM METALS - MADE IN THE USA" on the reverse.

Ohio Precious Metals is the largest gold and silver refinery in the United States and one of the largest private mints in the world. OPM provides a range of services to the precious metals industry and holds a Responsible Source Refinery Certification from SCS Inc., ensuring the cozmpany's products are made using ethical and sustainable practices.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

2014 $8 Year Of The Horse 5oz Silver Proof With Selective Gold Plating Niue Legal Tender

Capturing the strength, movement and grace of this majestic animal, the reverse is distinguished by a magnificent design of three horses in full-stride, complemented by a distinguished representation of the traditional Chinese character for the word ‘horse’.

 According to the Lunar Zodiac tradition, those born in the Year of the Horse are often seen as generous, fun and decisive, with a relaxed attitude, a sharp mind and a penchant for travel.

 Measuring a gigantic 65mm in diameter, and struck from a full five troy ounces of .999 fine silver, this official $8 legal tender issue forms a truly magnificent tribute to the upcoming year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Selectively gold-plated, to highlight the powerful galloping horse motif, the coin is beautifully presented within a superbly crafted timber case, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the extremely exclusive nature of this memorable release.

 The worldwide mintage is strictly limited to a mere 500, which, once the quality of the strike and the strong lunar theme are taken into account, means that this coin is set to be a galloping success!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Half Ounce silver coin – Australian American Alliance

The Australian-American relationship has been the central issue in Australian foreign policy since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. War in the Asia-Pacific brought Australia into a crucial and ultimately successful military alliance with its powerful Pacific ally, the United States.

The Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS or ANZUS Treaty) is the military alliance which binds Australia and New Zealand, separately Australia and the United States to co-operate on defense matters in the Pacific Ocean area, though today the treaty is understood to relate to attacks worldwide.

Australia and the United States alliance is one which has strengthened over time and is considered very important. This 1/2oz silver bullion coin commemorates this bond and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.


The coin’s reverse features the eagle which is located on the top of the Australian–American Memorial in Canberra, and commemorates the role of the United States in World War II. It also features elements from both county’s flags and the inscription AUSTRALIAN/AMERICAN MEMORIAL, WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1941-1945.
The coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, 2013 year date and coin’s technical specifications.


These bullion coins are presented without capsules in protective acrylic tubes of 25 coins. There are 20 tubes to a monster box.

Monday, August 12, 2013

2013 Sentinel One Ounce Silver Medallion - Brilliant Uncirculated Bullion Round

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Spirko and his team at The Survival Podcast spent some time strategizing what people could do to help their fellow citizens in times of disaster. They threw around several ideas, like putting together disaster-response teams or even reviving a voluntary militia; but for Spirko, one phrase stuck out more than anything else: “Every citizen is a soldier.”

He realized that not everyone is cut out to be a warrior, but all who embrace personal philosophies of freedom and liberty are surely warriors at heart. Only some will be labeled a soldier, but anyone can deem him or herself a Sentinel—one who stands watch over their fellow citizens.

The Sentinel medallion illustrates three of the most iconic moments of resistance and defense of liberty in human history. The overlapping symbols on the reverse of the coin—the sword, the musket and the rifle—visually bridge the historical gaps between valiant efforts made to defend a nation’s freedom.


The Spartan sword represents the 300 Spartan solders who gave their lives to protect the Greek Republic from the invading Persian kingdom. The musket acts as a symbol of our defiance and declaration of independence from the British Empire during the American Revolution.

The AR-15- certainly the most intellectually provocative symbol of the three- represents the modern militia. It encourages us to open our eyes to the growing, tyrannical nature within our back alleys and our boardrooms and realize that we, too may be called upon to take up arms; just as the Spartans and Revolutionaries before us. 300 Spartans stood to protect the Greek Empire--imagine what 55 million American gun owners could do.

This coin is a celebration of Sentinels—the sword and the musket represent the brave men and women in history who fought for freedom and for the protection of others, while the rifle acts as a reminder that no society is exempt from looming oppression. Not even ours.

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