Official legal tender of Saint Helena, the reverse of the Silver Rose Crown Guinea features the Rose Crown Shield, the coin’s weight and bears the quality mint mark of the East India Company. The obverse bears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by internationally renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf, the issuing country St. Helena, the denomination £1.25, and the year date 2018. Both the obverse and reverse feature a distinct East India Company traditional pattern in the fields.
Following the popularity of its 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coin, in 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint commissioned the natural evolution of its trademark coin: the 2 oz Silver Twin Maples coin.
The coin merges elements of commemorative and bullion coin programs of the Royal Canadian Mint, making it a great addition to either a collection or portfolio.
The America the Beautiful series of silver coins celebrates the National Park System that was spearheaded by President Theodore Roosevelt. First released in 2010 by the United States Mint, the stunning silver coins in this vast collection have quickly become highly sought after.
The gyrfalcon has been prized by humans as a hunting companion since ancient times. Associated not only with falconry but also with royalty and nobility, and a celebrated circumpolar Arctic coastal dweller, the gyrfalcon—the largest of the falcon species—makes a fitting subject for the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning 2016 silver coin.
In the vast Canadian Arctic, Ursus maritimus is king. Like its homeland, it is massive – males can weigh up to 800 kilograms and females about 400 kilograms. Although Polar Bears inhabit Arctic coasts around the world, Canada hosts the largest population on earth: about 15,000 of the global total of approximately 25,000.
The Walking Liberty half dollar is the result of the second artistic competition held by the U.S. Mint to replace its existing coinage at the time. Under the discretion of the Commission of Fine Arts, in 1915, three renowned sculptors were chosen from a field of five to submit models for new coins. Adolph A. Weinman was determined the winner, and his designs would replace the penny, nickel, dime, half dollar and dollar.
First commissioned to commemorate the peace following World War I, and minted beginning in 1921 as result of the Pittman Act, the Peace Silver Dollar is 90% silver and 10% copper. With gorgeous original art by Anthony de Francisci, the coin features Lady Liberty’s face and a bald eagle clutching an olive branch.
In its day, the Morgan Silver Dollar was the ultimate hedge against inflation. Designed by U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan, the Morgan Dollar was the second standard silver dollar produced as currency.