2016 1-ounce Silver Congo Lion
 


The 2016 Congo Silver Lion coins, minted by the Sunshine Mint, has a limited mintage of 50,000 pieces. Each coin consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. hese coins were first introduced in 2015 as the Silver Burundi African Lion coin. However, due to political unrest in Burundi, the coins are now issued under the authority of the Republic of Congo.

 

The obverse features a male and female African lion walking through the savannah. African Lion is inscribed above the male lion. The reverse face of the coin features the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. The crest features a lion in the center of a shield, with elephants on either side and a ribbon below bearing the engraving Unite, Travail, Progres. In addition, the reverse also features the face value of the coin, 5,000 Francs, as well as the year and the French-language name of the nation, Republique du Congo.

 

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2016 1-ounce silver Somali Elephant 
 


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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 country’s Silver Somalian 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 2016 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 an elephant tromping through the savannah, with 1 oz and Ag,the symbol for silver, along with 9999 representing the silver purity.

 

 

2016 1-ounce silver Austrian Philharmonic
 


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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 2016.

 

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 ÖSTERREICH" (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 "WIENER PHILHARMONIKER" (Vienna Philharmonic) and "SILBER" (Silver) are also inscribed. 

 

 

2016 1-ounce silver Britannia from Great Britain
 


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The Royal Mint first issued the one-ounce Silver Britannias in 1997 as proof coins with a mintage of 20,000. The obverse of the 1997 issue of the Britannia featured the “Third Portrait” of Queen Elizabeth, which was used on British decimal bullion coins from 1985 to 1997. In 1998, the obverse design of the Silver Britannia changed to the “Fourth Portrait” featuring a more mature likeness of the queen. The reverse of the Silver Britannia coin features a standing Britannia in a chariot that resembles Boudica, a queen of the British Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.

 

In 1998 and in all subsequent even-numbered years, the reverse design has depicted a standing Britannia figure. In 1999 and in subsequent odd-numbered years, a series of alternate, non-repeating depictions of Britannia have replaced the standing figure on the reverse. Since 2013, the proof versions of the coin have featured a different design each year, while the bullion version of the coin features the classic standing Britannia.

 

Silver Britannia coins have a face value of two pounds, and since 2013 have been minted with a silver fineness of .999. From 1998-2012, the coins were minted in .958 fine silver.

 

 

2015 1-ounce Silver Mexican Libertad 
 


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1-ounce 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.

 

 

1-ounce silver from Tokelau

 

2015 Goat
Reverse Proof
  2014 Horse
Reverse Proof
  2013 Snake
Reverse Proof
 

Tokelau, the Polynesian word for North Wind, is a non self-governing territory of New Zealand consisting of three coral atolls in the South Pacific: Atafu, Nukunonu, and Fakaofo. These atolls lie approximately mid-way between Hawaii and New Zealand. The island was settled about 1,000 years ago, and the 1,500 people who currently inhabit Tokelau are generically recognized as Polynesians. There are no harbors, ports, nor airports in Tokelau, and it has the smallest economy of any country in the world.

 

Tokelau Lunar Series coins began in 2013, and the most popular with collectors are the Reverse Proof Series, minted by B.H. Mayer’s Kunstpraegeastalt GmbH (the Mayer Mint) out of Pforzheim, Germany.The obverse of each coin shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the date and the Tuluma, the national symbol of Tokelau. On the Tuluma, which is a wooden tackle box used by Tokelau fishermen, is a cross and the inscription, Tokelau mot e Atua, which means Tokelau for God. This inscription refers to the influence of Christianity in Tokelau. Also included is the Niue denomination of five dollars and ".999 Silver." The reverse features a particular animal from the lunar series.

 

Reverse proofs are struck in the same way as a normal proof coin, except the raised devices are mirror like and the fields of the coin are frosty. Regular proofs are made with fields that are mirror like and the raised portions of the coin are frosty, which is why it is called a reverse proof.

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2015 1-ounce silver Turtle from Niue
 


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The 2015 Niue one-ounce silver Hawksbill Turtle coin is a continuation of the Silver Taku series from the New Zealand Mint. Redesigned and now named after the island of Niue, each Niue Turtle is minted in .999 fine silver and has a face value of 2 dollars. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley. The reverse features the Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku, along with the along with the engraved heading TURTLE and the coin’s metal quality and weight.

 

Hawksbill turtles are found throughout the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Named for their narrow, pointed beak, they are also recognizable by a distinctive pattern of overlapping scales on their exquisitely colored and patterned shells. Hawksbill turtles are considered critically endangered due to human fishing practices.

 

Niue is a Pacific Island paradise, one of the smallest countries on earth and the largest raised coral atoll in the world, Niue is self-governing but in free association with New Zealand, and Niueans are automatically New Zealand citizens.

 

 


            

 

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