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NEW!  2018 1-ounce Silver Scrooge McDuck Coin from Nuie

One ounce Scrooge McDuck silver coin

This is the second in the Disney series of silver coins from the island of Nuie. Produced by the New Zealand Mint, it features the image of wealthy tycoon Scrooge McDuck. Created by Walt Disney in 1947, McDuck is the uncle of Donald Duck and the great uncle of Huey, Dewey and Louie. McDuck, along with his great nephews, was featured in the television series, Duck Tales, which ran from 1987 to 1990 and was recently revived in 2017.

The obverse features an Ian-Rank Bradley rendering of Queen Elizabeth II, as does all other New Zealand coinage, along with the country, denomination ($2) and date.  The reverse features Scrooge McDuck holding a large bag of money, along with the weight (1-ounce), purity (.999) and Disney copyright.

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2018 1-ounce Silver Elephant Coin from Somalia

2018 Silver Elephant Coin

The Federal Republic of Somalia is located on the eastern coast in the “horn” of Africa and borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and Kenya.The country was formed on July 1, 1960, through the union of newly independent territories British Somaliland and Italian Somalila.

The first silver elephant coins were first issued in 1999 by Zambia until 2004, when the country of issue changed to Somalia. The Somalia Elephant coin is one ounce of .9999 fine silver and carries a face value of 100 Schillings – Somalia's unit of currency. The coins are minted in Germany by the Bavarian State Mint (Bayerische Hauptmünzamt), and are part of the African Wildlife Series.

The obverse of the 2018 Silver Somalian Elephant features a rendition of the coat of arms of Somalia, a horizontally striped shield bearing a single star, supported by two wild leopards facing each other, standing on two spears that are wrapped with a ribbon. Two crossed palm fronds also appear below this emblem. The words Somali Republic appear in English at the top of the coin; the date is broken into two parts and appears on each side of the main design. The legal tender value of the coin, 100 Shillings, appears at the bottom.

The reverse features a majestic elephant, with its huge ivory tusks, along with birds flying overhead. The words African Wildlife and Elephant also appear on the reverse, along with the weight and purity.

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2018 1-Ounce Silver Thor Coin from Tuvalu

2018 Silver Thor Coin

This is the second coin to be released by the Perth Mint as part of  the popular Marvel series.

The reverse has the image of the Norse diety Thor, the god of Thurnder, who was introduced into the Marvel universe in 1962. Holding his hammer in a battle ready pose, Thor is an inspiring character of strength and integrity. Also displayed is the Marvel logo. The obverse has the Ian Rank Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the country, denomination, date and silver content. Expected mintage is not to exceed 50,000.

Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, about midway between Hawaii and Australia. It comprises three reef islands and six true atolls. A referendum was held in December 1974 to determine whether the Gilbert Islands and Ellice Islands should each have their own administration. As a result, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony ceased to exist on January 1, 1976; and the separate British colonies of Kiribati and Tuvalu came into existence. Tuvalu became fully independent within the British Commonwealth in October 1978. The 2015 population was around 11,000, with the majority of Polynesian ethnicity.

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2018 1-ounce Silver Black Panther Coin from Tuvalu

2018 Black Panther Coin

This is the third coin in the Marvel series released by the Perth Mint.

The reverse features the superhero Black Panther, who first appeared in Marvel comics in 1996. He was the first African superhero to appear in mainstream American comics. The Black Panther emerged when King T'Challa of the African nation of Wakanda took on this identity to defend his people from their enemies. The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, a design from an Ian Rank Broadley, along with the year, denomination (One Dollars), the country, weight and purity.

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2018 1-ounce Silver Double Dragon Coin from Nuie

2018 1-ounce Silver Double Dragon Coin

The 2018 Silver Double Dragon coins are produced by the New Zealand Mint on behalf of the country of Nuie, a small island in the South Pacific Ocean. Each coin contains 1 Troy ounce of .999 fine silver and bears a face value of $2 (NZD).

The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the design from an Ian Rank Broadley sculpture in 1998. Inscriptions include “Elizabeth II”, along with the date, denomination, and country. The reverse features two dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl of wisdom.

The dragon is the most powerful and revered symbol of the Peoples Republic of China and is an offical emblem of the Republic.

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2018 1-ounce Silver Britannia from Great Britain

Silver Britannia coin

This is the 20th anniversary of the Silver Britannia coin and the first Britannia with a mintmark. The Britannia is the only 2017 coin with an updated obverse design. The obverse, designed by Jody Clark, displays a 2016 updated portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the face value of 2 pounds on a new textured background. Clark is the youngest engraver for an official coin in the United Kingdom.

The reverse, designed by Philip Nathan, features the image of Britannia, looking toward the sea, fighting against a strong gale and proudly holding up a trident and with a shield at her feet, ready to protect the great nation of Britain from harm and poised to attack if it is threatened. The sunburst radial design provides another anti-counterfeiting measure.

Each coin contains 1 Troy ounce of .999 fine silver, and the mintage has been limited to 120,000.

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2018 1-ounce Silver Mexican Libertads

2017 Silver Libertad

The Libertad is the official silver bullion coin of the National Mint of Mexico (La Casa de Moneda de México). The National Mint of Mexico, the oldest minting facility in the Americas, was established by Spain in 1535 and has been minting coins ever since. The Silver Libertad was first produced in 1982; and its design is based on the Centenario gold coin, released in 1921 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mexican independence. Though available in a range of denominations, the one troy ounce issue is the most popular issue sold.

The current obverse design depicts a winged Victoria of Mexican independence from Spain in front of a landscape of volcanoes. The Winged Victory goddess, which originated from Roman designs, is considered a significant and historic symbol in Mexico. The volcanoes, named Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, celebrate two lovers from a pre-Columbian legend.

The reverse of the current Silver Libertad features the Mexican National Seal, an eagle with a snake in its mouth sitting on top of a cactus. The eagle is surrounded by symbols that represent Mexico’s ten provinces. At the top is the official Spanish name for Mexico, Estados Unidos Mexicanos. The Silver Libertad is a legal tender coin made of .999 silver.

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2018 1-ounce Silver Austrian Philharmonics

Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin

The Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coins were first introduced in 2008 and are produced by the Austrian Mint in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian Mint has been producing innovative coinage and currency for over 800 years, making it one of the oldest continuously-producing minting institutions in the world.

The coins are minted with a silver fineness of .999 and have a legal tender value of 1.5 Euros. The Silver Philharmonic carries with it the distinction of being the first silver bullion coin minted with a denomination value in Euros. The design for the coin was originally created by Thomas Pesendorfer to be used for a gold commemorative coin that was first issued in 1989. The design was unchanged and has remained the same each year as of 2017.

The obverse design features a pipe organ from within the Musikverein, a concert hall in the Innere Stadt borough of Vienna, where the actual Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plays its music. The German words REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICHAR (Republic of Austria) and 1 UNZE FEINSILBER (1 ounce pure silver) are also minted on the obverse. The reverse design features a variety of musical instruments, including a string bass, cellos, violins, a bassoon, harp and Viennese horn, representing Austria's rich musical and cultural heritage. The words DE WIENER PHILHARMONIKER (Vienna Philharmonic) and SILBER (Silver) are also inscribed.

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Russian 5 Kopeks - Late 18th Century Dates - $29.95 each

18th Century Russian Kopeks grp 18th Century Russian Kopek obverse

These coins were minted during the reign of Catherine II (the Great), who was Empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796. Catherine was considered one of the most powerful women in the world during her reign and was renowned for her vast expansion of Russian territory and the great modernization of Russian society.

Born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg in 1729, a German-speaking Prussian princess, Catherine assumed the throne upon the death of her husband, Tsar Peter III, of the Romanov family, under mysterious circumstances. She played a quiet but vital role in the American Revolution, which she predicted would succeed as early as 1776. “The colonies,” she wrote to a friend, “have told England goodbye forever.” Catherine detested the England of King George III, and rebuffed numerous requests by England to help put down the Revolution, either by sending troops or funds.

 The obverse features a crowned monogram ET (Ekaterina Tsarina) in ornate lettering that divides the date, surrounded by a wreath. The reverse features the Romanov crest, a two-headed eagle facing in opposite directions, with crowns above. On the double eagle's breast, a coronation chain surrounds an inset of the legendary St. George slaying the dragon. Cyrillic script isunderneath.

The 5 Kopek is the largest copper coin ever used in regular circulation. Weighing on average 51 grams, they are almost twice as heavy as U.S. silver dollars of the same period.One Kopek was equivalent to a U.S. penny, and the Kopek was unit of currency in Russia for 479 years before it was discontinued in 2013.

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