Category: Gold coins and bars

  • 20 French Francs – Napoleon III Laureate Head.

    20 French Francs – Napoleon III Laureate Head.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The Napoleon 3 Head Laureate 20 Francs gold coin is a masterpiece of French numismatics. Struck between 1861 and 1870, it boasts a design that captures the powerful image of Napoleon III, with his laureate head featured prominently on the obverse side. The reverse of the coin displays the French coat…

  • The Austrian gold Vienna Philharmonic.

    The Austrian gold Vienna Philharmonic.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The Austrian Mint first began producing the Vienna Philharmonic in 1989 and it quickly became very popular. The Vienna Philharmonic coin is struck in the finest and purest gold, 999.9 fine (24 carats) in a painstaking minting process. It is issued every year, in four different face values, sizes and weights. It…

  • Britannia 1 ounce Gold Coin.

    Reading Time: 5 minutes The Gold Britannia is a 1 Troy ounce investment coin. Whilst the figure of Britannia has graced coins since Roman times, it is only since 1987 that the modern Gold Britannia coin has been produced. The Gold Britannia is also available in fractions and the Silver Britannia is 1 Troy ounce…

  • Introduction of the Chinese Gold Panda coin

    Introduction of the Chinese Gold Panda coin

    Reading Time: 4 minutes As panda is a very significant and national symbol of China, China used this symbol to represent them in their gold bullion coins. It is also due to the fact that the animal is endangered that panda is being featured in the Chinese Gold coins. The Chinese Gold Panda coins series…

  • ☆ Gold Sovereigns.

    Reading Time: 37 minutes The sovereign was unique among coins in that it had no denomination, or currency value printed on the coin. Its value was tied to the pound Sterling, which was tied to the gold standard of £3/17s/10 1/2d for a standard ounce of gold. It contained one pound’s (£1) worth of gold…

  • ☆ American modern Eagle Gold Coins

    Reading Time: 12 minutes Description The American Gold Eagle, an official gold bullion coin of the United States, was authorized under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 and first minted by the United States Mint in 1986. Its creation aimed to rival other popular gold bullion coins like the Canadian Maple Leaf and the…