European Gold Coins
The editor of Coin World introduced their series of posts, “Great Britain’s modern gold sovereign celebrates 200th anniversary in 2017: Royal Mint marks milestone of flagship bullion coin”…
“this is the first part of a story about the British gold sovereign, which celebrates a milestone anniversary in 2017. senior editor Jeff Starck’s story about the coin and its history appears in the January 2017 monthly Coin World.”
“Britain’s gold sovereign, with the famous image of St. George slaying the Dragon, is one of the most recognized gold coins ever.
The sovereign — a coin that lacks a declaration of country or denomination — is the choice of investors and evaders, secret agents and villains alike (after all, James Bond famously carries 50 of them in his attache case).”
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in New York City.
The Ancient and World Coin Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction sale will be split between two days… Read the article for more details.
Examples: (screenshot 12/11/16)
CoinUpdate.com reported in the post, “Blockchain Technology Allows Digital Investment in Precious Metals” that…
“This is the technology that Bitcoin is based on. Don’t let words like cryptocurrency, blockchain, or Bitcoin intimidate you. Blockchain technology is nothing more than a digital ledger (yep, just like in accounting class), albeit a highly sophisticated one.
The idea of blockchain is to securely and accurately record financial transactions….”
The second issue in this stunning series that is based on a series of statues that depict the lineage of Queen Elizabeth II, which are currently in the Canadian Museum of History, depicts a griffin and will be launched on December 9. – CoinWorld.com
More about the collection…
The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – ten creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ at a time, starting with the gallant Lion of England, by British coin designer Jody Clark.
Head of Bullion Sales, Nick Bowkett said: “The introduction of The Queen’s Beasts series brings an exciting new series of bullion coins to investors around the globe. With the current range consisting of 1oz and 1/4oz gold coins, the series also sees the introduction of our first two-ounce 999.9 pure silver bullion coin.” RoyalMint.com
Bearing Her Majesty The Queen’s Fifth portrait, also by Jody Clark, the new coins take their place in The Royal Mint’s core bullion range alongside the organisation’s flagship gold Sovereign and gold and silver Britannia bullion coins, as well as the Royal Mint Refinery range of gold and silver bars, offering one complete bullion solution.
…Beginning with the gold coins issued to mark the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote (to leave the European Union) on June 23, Coin Invest Trust launched a new way to make gold coins called Big Gold Minting, which makes it possible to produce gold coins that have large diameters and great detail but use much less gold than traditional minting would require…