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The Worlds Most Popular Gold Coins

In USA:

1904 Liberty Head Gold Coin

Coin Information:

1904   Liberty Gold Coin

The U.S. Gold Double Eagles have consisted of one full (.96750 oz) of pure gold. They characterize one of the utmost bargains for numismatics in U.S., because you can have U.S. coins that are 100 until 150 years old.

1999 $5 Gold Eagle Coin

Coin Information:

1999   5 Eagle Gold Coin

US Mint gold bullion coin creation was accomplished with the 1999 425 Gold Eagle Coin. They mostly in demand especially the 1 ounce and 1/10 ounce denominations that were highly-suggested for business venture from both ends of the scale. The flow in demand was credited to the increasing approach of Y2K.

The collectible proof Gold Eagle coins also reached a further claim further on the recent years. The 1999 425 Proof Gold Eagle saw higher mintage, especially the smaller sizes such as 1/10 ounce coin, which was accessible for sale independently. The US Mint also trade in the 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, and 1/4 ounce sizes separately.

In Canada:

Gold Maple Leaf

Coin Information:

Gold   Maple Leaf

Gold Maple was approved by the Canadian Government and sold in the markets world wide since 1979. It was considered as one of the most accepted coins in the earth today. It is also available in four sizes such as 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and o1/10 ounce; and they all are magnificently minted with a gold transparency (.9999) of pureness.

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Family was considered a precious metal and affordable one. This coin is the certified gold bullion coin in Canada. Aside from the fact that it shows the figure of the Queen, the reverse side of this coin pictures out the Maple Leaf, which is the state representation of Canada.

In Great Britain:

Gold Uk sovereign

Coin Information:

For Great Britain, the understandable choice among all the coin is the gold Uk sovereign, and other central and industrial banks keep a percentage of their gold bullion in the appearance of British Gold Sovereigns.

Commencement of the First World War led to a main change in currency system and coins all over the world. Within a decade, most of the states preferred to use paper money, and a token denomination that would be lesser than their face value.

1987 Gold Britannia

Coin Information:

1987 Gold Britannia is produced in smaller denominations like 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 ounces and the face values of such coins fits with the coin value such as £10, £25, and £50, correspondingly. The 1987 Gold Britannia coins are produced from 22 carat gold, which means it consists of 91.7% fineness.

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In Australia:

Perth Mint gold coins have a unique Australian theme with kangaroo and Kookaburra and Lunar series the most popular gold coins .Most coin designs feature wild animals

Perth Mint gold Bars are 99.99% pure gold and most are certified so easily tradable .Popular designs feature multiple kangaroos or famous Chinese Mythological figures

In fact, Gold Coins contain (.9999) pure gold. Gold coins found in the Western part have copper with an alloy and makes the coins tougher and preserves its elasticity during use. Due to its softness, the Perth Mints sealed every coin in a durable plastic capsule.

Moreover, production of the 1 ounce gold coins for every year was restricted to 30,000. However, only 3 set of coins along the Series achieved the generation limit, the year 2000(for Gold Dragon), 2001 (for Gold Snake), and the year 2002(for Gold Horse).

Some of the coins under the Lunar Series reached out the 30,000 coin production limit when the Perth Mint stopped that Series. Mintages

under the Perth Mint Lunar Series Coins have been issued by the Perth Mint.

Perth Mint gold Bars are 99.99% pure gold and most are certified so easily tradable .Popular designs feature multiple kangaroos or famous Chinese Mythological figures

Gold Australian Sovereign

Coin Information:

The Australians Gold sovereign was exceptional among coins because it has no denomination, or legal tender value specified on the coin. It contained one pound or (£1) worth of gold or, twenty two carat gold pondering 0.2354 oz.

For such reason, it quickly became an established and selected means of payment by various dealers all over the world, like Chinese silk merchants, American tobacco traders and Indian spice brokers.

In Austria:

1915 Gold Ducat-Re-strike

Ducats were released in 1612 by Austria. The last regular released of ducats was held in 1914. There were 996,721 produced between 1936 and 1920. All ducat coins dated 1915 are still being generated by the Austrian Mint as authorized one. There is some cultural tradition in Austria for releasing ducat coins posthumously.

It is also produced in high and pure gold, consisting of 233/4 carats. This making ducat the finest gold coins ever released for circulation. As ducats have innate their structure and design, they are thin contrasted with new coins, with 0.8 millimeters’ thick. Coin collectors must take note these coins for having a true value in a numismatic aspect.

The obverse on the right is the laureate head of Emperor Franz Joseph I, who was born since 1848, and passed away in 1916. The reverse consists of the arms of Austria with a crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with the specific caption on it (Hungar Bohem Gal Lod Ill Rex A 1915).

German Gold coins from late 1800s are popular in 10,20 Mark

Spanish gold Coins from late 1800s are popular in20, 25 pesetas

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In France Gold Coins

1865 20 Franc

Coin Description:

1865 20 Franc was issued from 1861 until 1870 with “A” mintmark which signifies the Paris Mint. The obverse illustrates a laureate bust of Emperor Napoleon III who was born in 1808. The reverse of the coin has the actual value of “20 FR”, which can be seen at the sides of the crowned colonial arms. The date appears on the base with the mintmark to the left while, the anchor privy mark on the right.

1907 20 Franc

Coin Description:

The first franc was minted struck in the year 1360 when King John was at liberty. King John showed his shield with a horseback. Franc coins fell into abandonment after 1642, until they were survived during the ground-breaking period in 1795, when a decimal currency system was presented.

This was considered the world’s first decimal monetary system, although America had projected it in 1781. French Gold Roosters were minted from 1899 until 1914. Roosters were dated from 1907 until 1914 and have been formally accessed “UNC” condition.

Meanwhile, the reverse of the coin has the Gallic cock surrounded by the caption (LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE). The coinage bordered the rooster’s legs. The date 1907 can be found at the substructure angle of the coin and is bounded by the privy marks of a torch and cornucopia.

In Germany:

1912 20 Mark

Coin Description:

This coin’s obverse describes King Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia. The “A” under the bust was minted from the Berlin Mint. The German tale states (WILHELM II DEUTSCHER KAISER KONIG V. PREUSSEN). Its frame is composed of leaves and incuse cinquefoils with a caption of (“GOTT MIT UNS”).

In Netherlands:

1877 10 Guilder

Coin Information:

The obverse of this portrays King William III enclosed with Dutch caption (GOD ZIJ MET ONS), which means “God is with us” on the top. The reverse consists of the splendid arms bounded by the state’s name (KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN), which means “Kingdom of the Netherlands”. Meanwhile, the date 1877 could be found below the arms and bordered by the privy mark on the left side.

1897 10 Guilder

Coin Information:

The obverse of this coin attributes Queen Wilhelmina with a long hair enclosed with the Dutch dedication (GOD ZIJ MET ONS) which literally means, “God is with us” at the top and the arms are bounded by the privy mark on the left angle as well as, the caduceus spot for the Utrecht mint.

In Russian Roubles gold Coins

10 Roubles

Coin Information:

The reverse of this 10 rouble coin describes the tool of the royal and coat of arms with caption: (“His Tsarist Majesty”). It also composed of 2 headed eagle as well as, 3 crowns to symbolize Russia, Kazan, and Astrakhan. It showed a horseman slaying a dragon. This symbol characterized the famous British Sovereign.

The R.S.F.S.R remained as a self-governing socialist state since 1923, when it became a state of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic. Russian history around this time occurs fairly, but the USSR was created on 3oth of December 1922 and stayed a constituent associate of the USSR until the year of 1991.

The only value of gold coin released by the RSFSR was the ten sets of roubles referred as Chervonetz. There were three diverse issues, the first one is from 1923, a second issue is under the USSR since 1925, and the third issue is from 1975 until 1982. In fact, only the coins from the second issue were found.

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Russian gold coins Chervonet was mass produced for export to the world and 8.6026g of .900 fine gold (0.2489 troy ounces

Prussia gold coins are from the late 1870 to 1905 when the country was strong before dived by its neighbors so these gold coins are rare

Italian Gold coins produced in 1830 to 1882 as 20 lira were minted when the country was at its peak power and is popular gold coin in Italy today

In Switzerland Gold coins

1935 20 Franc

Coin Information:

This is the second form of Swiss Francs, which describes the head of the female with knitted hair, and a wreath of flowers with mountains at the back and the caption (“HELVETIA”).

The reverse of this coin on a metaphorical shield on the oak branch with tied ribbons. The value “20 FR” occurs at the angles of the shield, the date beneath the mintmark “B”, and “L” to the left, which indicates that these coins were actually issued between 1945 -1947.

In South Africa

South Africa is famous for its Gold Krugerrand and produced millions of these but many collectors prefer the rare SA Gold sovereigns which are stamped SA and are 22 carat gold

Krugerrand

Coin Information:

The Krugerrand was issued in 1967 as a medium for undisclosed ownership of gold. It was also deliberated to pass as currency. Thus, it was produced in a more robust copper-gold alloy. Despite the coin’s economic status of South Africa, Krugerrand became an illicit import in several Western countries, in the year 1970’s and 1980’s. This certain condition was ended when South Africa discarded in 1994.

Japan Koban Gold Coins

The obverse of this Meiji Nibukin Gold Coin signifies 2 set of flowers of the Imperial Paulownia. In the centre, two significant characters specify the value Ni (= two) Bu. The first upper half of the coin which, interpret from top to bottom and portrays the Chinese characters “Mitsu Tsugu” which, was the given name for the head of the gold mint.

Moreover, the huge mark in the second lower half depicts the name of this gentleman. Japan’s old currency is known as Ryo. It was divided into shu and bu. These silver coins consist of face values: ichibugin and isshugin. Meanwhile, gold coins took 2 bu (Ni and bu).

Japan Koban Gold Coins were produced in the Meili dynasty a s rectangular shape .but when the Japanese saw round European coins ,they stopped making these coins in late 1800s

Indian gold Fanam coins were produced in late 17th to 18th century

They were small and crudely made so gold content varies greatly .Even Alexander the Greta made mention of these unusual gold coins

Famous Rare Coins

The British Petition crown of 1663

The Petition Crown is a coin made by Thomas, an English engraver in 1663. The coin was surrendered directly to Charles II, King of England as part of their agreement. The coin measured as the new design for all future British denomination.

The representation of King Charles II even illustrates the shades of the King’s veins that can be found on his neck. The coin consists of the well-known petition designed in two lines around the edge. It was curved in one side and rounded on the other permitting the engraver to emphasize the head of King’s in medallic support.

Gold Coins minted by Gibraltar

Even though, Gibraltar has minted his own coins in 1802, it only produced the first gold coins since 1989. Gibraltar went through with several countries, but it’s tough to keep track!

During those years, the colony is under the British decree since 1704 but to that the Spanish, Dutch, and Moors joint law and only the Brits possessed Gibraltar as its own. The Spanish fought over the territory. A massive win took place Gibraltar under British rule in 1967.

“1996 Gone with The Wind” 1/25 Gold Coin

During 1996, Gibraltar minted proof gold coins to produce sets of coins as part of the Anniversary of the Cinema. One set of 1/25 Gold Coin features the best seller movie “Gone with the Wind” starring Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler on their reverses while the other one is dedicated to the dynamic movie “The Flintstones”. The obverse of this coin illustrates Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse of each series is same as indicated on each set of reverse.

However, in the year 1996, Gibraltar created a restricted number of gold coins as part of the celebration of The Centennial Year of the Cinema. They have a small number of mint proof coins available. Most of these coins contained low certified mintage (range from 5,000-25,000 of each). Although, the mintage listed below was approved by the government, and some of them were minted in an amount less than the most authorized.

However, all the coins are stunning gems. Each coin is made up of a pure (99.99%) and concrete gold. Consider the following coin specification of some movie stars.

1996 Elvis Presley 1/10 Gold Coin

Coin Specification:

Composition: 99.99% pure gold

Gold Content: 1.10 oz

Size: 17-18 millimetres

Amount of mintage: 20,000

1996 Grace Kelly 1/10 Gold coin

Coin Specification:

Composition: 99.99% pure gold

Gold Content: 1.10 oz

Size: 17-18 millimetres

Amount of mintage: 20,000

1996 Bruce Lee 1/10 Gold Coin

Coin Specification:

Composition: 99.99% pure gold

Gold Content: 1.10 oz

Size: 17-18 millimetres

Amount of mintage: 20,000

1996 Charlie Chapman 1/10 Gold Coin

Coin Specification:

Composition: 99.99% pure gold

Gold Content: 1.10 oz

Size: 17-18 millimetres

Amount of mintage: 20,000

1996 Marylyn Munroe 1/10 Gold Coin

Coin Specification:

Composition: 99.99% pure gold

Gold Content: 1.10 oz

Size: 17-18 millimetres

Amount of mintage: 20,000

1996 Audrey Hepburn 1/10 Gold Coin

Composition: 99.99% pure gold

Gold Content: 1.10 oz

Size: 17-18 millimetres

Amount of mintage: 20,000

1996 James Dean 1/10 Gold Coin

Composition: 99.99% pure gold

Gold Content: 1.10 oz

Size: 17-18 millimetres

Amount of mintage: 20,000

In Chile:

1960 100 pesos

Coin Information:

One of main priorities of Spain is conquering the South America. Chile has produced a diversity of gold coins for a long age of time and makes a compelling matter for coin collector of gold.

The obverse illustrates a luareate head of liberty that representing the Republic facing left, clothed in a dress with the five pointed star of Chile, and enclosed above with the caption (REPUBLICA DE CHILE) and dated 1960.

The reverse consists of a five pointed star on shield mounted by a cloud of feathers, supported by 2 circlet animals, a laurel wreath beneath the coin with the caption (CIEN PESOS 100 Ps DIEZ CONDORES).

Coin Specification:

Composition: (.900) Gold

Gold Content: 0.5886 ounces

Edge: Reed

Weight: 20.34 grams

Size: 30.5 millimetres

In Cuba:

1916 5 pesos

Coin Description:

These coins were produced at the American Mint found in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. The obverse illustrates a bust of Jose Marti in the Cuba. The caption (PATRIA Y LIBERTAD) which means “Liberty and Country” surrounds the apex of the bust. The date “1916” can be located at the bottom. The reverse pictures the arms of Cuban with a caption (REPUBLICA DE CUBA) at the top of the coin.

Coin Specification:

Composition: (.900) Gold

Gold Content: 0.2419 ounces

Edge: Reed

Weight: 8.3592 grams

Size: unknown

In China:

2002 Gold Panda

Coin Description:

The Mint of China produced Panda Gold Coins in 1982. They are minted in pure gold and are available in various sizes such as 1, ½, 1/4, 1/10, (oz) sizes. Larger pandas have been produced in sizes up to 12 (oz), but not in massive quantities are not often seen.

The pandas are not produced in large quantities like bullion gold coins, and their attractiveness in jewellery has resulted in a few mint form issues enduring in some earlier designs.

Coin Specification:

Composition: (.999) Gold

Gold Content: unknown

Edge: Reed

Weight: 31.1 grams

Size: 32 millimetres

In Denmark:

1908/1911 20 Kroner Gold Coin

Coin Information:

The obverse illustrates a bust of King Frederick VIII who born in 1843. The caption (FREDERIK VIII DANMARKS KONGE) surrounds the coin’s bust. The reverse consisted of Danish royal arms and denominated with 20 Kroner at the bottom. 1908 was printed on the left part of the coin and the Mint master’s initials which is (VBP for Vilhelm Buchard Poulsen) marked on the on the right side.

Coin Specification:

Composition: (.900) Gold

Gold Content: 0.2592 ounces

Edge: Reed

Weight: 8.9606 grams

Size: 23.0 millimetres

In Hungary:

1892 20 Korona

Coin Information:

The obverse illustrates a ranking figure of King Franz Josef I, enclosed by his title in Hungarian. The reverse pictures the Hungarian royal arms with the caption of “MAGYAR KIRALYSAG” at the top. At the bottom part, the mintmark “KB” is printed. At the lower of this denomination is the 20 KORONA.

Coin Specification:

Composition: (.900) Gold

Gold Content: 0.1960 ounces

Edge: Raised (Edge Lettering)

Weight: 6.775 grams

Size: 21.0 millimetres

In Iran:

1960 1 Pahlavi

Coin Information:

The obverse of this coin has a left facing on the bust of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. It also illustrated the date and Persian script. From 1976 until 1978, it was transformed into a monarchical calendar scheme, before converting it to the solar one. In fact, it was dated on the solar calendar as “SH 1339”. It’s reverse has the noble arms of a crowned lion having a rapier and a script within a half circlet.

Coin Specification:

Composition: (.900) Gold

Gold Content: 0.2354 ounces

Edge: Reed

Weight: 8.136 grams

Size: 22.0 millimetres

In Mexico:

1947 50 Pesos

Coin Information:

Before the Krugerrand was existed in 1967, one of the most large world bullion coin was the “1947 50 Pesos” from Mexico. The Aztec Empire was well-known for its gold. They considered the gold for work of art in connection with their religious conviction, and also used it to beautify their clothing.

The reverse illustrated the Liberty with the denomination 50 PESOS to the right side. It has a gold content of 37.5 (g) of pure gold, and the dates”1947” at the right and “1821”. It was first issued from 1921 until 1947 with a small amount mintage of around 309,000 coins in the year 1972 and 1949 which were almost indeed all dated in 1947.

Coin Specification:

Composition: (.900) Gold

Gold Content: 1.2057 ounces

Edge: Reed

Weight: 41.67 grams

Size: 31 millimetres

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