Saturday, August 13, 2011

Serbian gold coin on eBay

1. Yugoslavia, King Aleksandar I, 20 dinara 1925, aUNC, gold coin, starting price USD 0,01, 4 bids, in this moment USD 114.49, four days left to the end
2. Montenegro, Prince Nikola I, 10 perpera 1910, NGC AU53, gold coin, starting price USD 0,99, 11 bids, in this moment USD 222,50, 4 days left to the end
3. Yugoslavia, Sinjska alka, 10.000 dinara 1985, UNC, gold coin, starting price USD 450,00, without bids, time left 8 days
4. Serbia, Dositej Obradovic, 5.000 dinara 2007, Proof gold coin, starting price USD 395,00, without bids, time left 11 days
5. Montenegro, Prince Nikola I, 20 perpera 1910, uncirculated, starting price USD 1.430,00, without bids, time left 11 days
6. Montenegro, 20 perpera 1989, uncirculated, starting price USD 465,00, without bids, time left 14 days
7. Yugoslavia, the commemorative proof gold and silver coin with a mirror like finish of flat surfaces and opaque relief details of the commemorative motives, issued under the decision on the issue of coins for the commemoration of the IX conference of the heads of state or government of non aligned countries held in Belgrade in 1989, uncirculated, starting price USD 650,00, without bids, time left 18 days
8. Yugoslavia, King Aleksandar I, 1 dukat 1933, uncirculated, starting price USD 556,00, without bids, time left 19 days
9. Yugoslavia, King Aleksandar I, 1 dukat 1931, uncirculated, starting price USD 350,00, without bids, time left 19 days
10. Yugoslavia, Mediterranean games, Split, 1979, uncirculated, the commemorative coins, 4 gold and 7 silver coins, starting price USD 6.000,00, without bids, time left 20 days
11. Yugoslavia, King Aleksandar I, 1 dukat 1931, uncirculated, starting price USD 699,00, without bids, time left 21 days
12. Yugoslavia, King Aleksandar I, 1 dukat 1932, about uncirculated, starting price USD 410,00, without bids, time left 27 days

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gold coins

Today you can find on eBay:

1. Netherlands, 10 gold gulden coin, 1917, uncirculated, a very nice example of a 10g with Queen Wilhelmina on the obverse. Who can forget everybody’s favorite queen from the turn of the century, starting bid $399,99
2. Great Britain, gold sovereign coin, 1908, about uncirculated, starting bid $0,99, actual bid $351,36
3. Swiss, 20 Franc gold Helvetia coin, 1935, uncirculated, starting bid $260,99
4. France, 40 Franc gold coin, 1804, extra fine – about uncirculated, Napoleon Bonaparte, weight 12,83 g, issued during the last year of consulate, starting bid $0,99, actual bid $460,00
5. Sweden, 20 kronor gold coin, 1890, uncirculated, NGC graded MS64, king Oscar II, starting bid $0,99, actual bid $420,00
6. United States of America, Liberty 10 dollar gold coin, 1894, Philadelphia mint, uncirculated, starting bid $800,00
7. Sardinia (Italian state), 20 lire gold coin, 1832, extra fine, scarce, starting bid $9,99, actual bid $256,85
8. Austria, 1 gold ducat, 1915, uncirculated, Franz Joseph I, weight 3,5 g, starting bid $0,99, actual bid $155,50
9. Switzerland, 10 gold francs coin, 1912, mint B, extra fine – about uncirculated, weight 3,23 g, starting bid $160,00
10. Republic de Cuba, 10 gold pesos coin, 1916, uncirculated, NGC graded MS63, weight 16,718 g, starting bid $9,99, actual bid $616,56
11. Russia, 5 gold rubles coin, 1903, uncirculated, NGC graded MS66, weight 4,30 g, starting bid $9,99, actual bid $222,00
12. Austria, 8 gold florin, 1879, extra fine – almost uncirculated, Franz Joseph I, weight 6,45 g, starting bid $1,00, actual bid $246,50
13. Spain, 8 gold escudos (double eagle) colonial doubloon, 1793, extra fine, weight 27,07 g, starting bid $1.750,00

Imagine the stories this coins could tell if it could talk! Rare gold coins continue to be an excellent investment opportunity and are becoming harder and harder to locate!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spain 200 EURO 2010 – Gaudi gold coin

The obverse portrays the likeness of H.M. King Juan Carlos I, surrounded by the text JUAN CARLOS I REY DE ESPAÑA. On the lower part of the coin, between two dots, is inscribed the mint year, 2010. A border of raised dots surrounds both motifs and text.
The central motif on the reverse features the Sagrada Familia temple in Barcelona. To the left is a depiction of Gaudi inside an oval, underneath which, following the curve of the oval and in upper case letters, is the text ANTONI GAUDÍ. Below this appears the common mark adopted by the countries that will be issuing coins dedicated to this series.
To the right, the value in figures, 200 EUROS, is shown as two lines in large capital letters. Below this is the mintmark. A border of raised dots surrounds both motifs and texts.
Denomination 4 escudos
Face value EURO 200
Metal gold
Fineness 0.999
Diameter 30 mm
Weight 13.5 g
Mintage 3000
Source Royal Spanish Mint

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spanish 100 Euro gold coin 2009

The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is the 19th edition of this competition and the first time that it will be held on the African continent.
The Royal Spanish Mint will launch a very special issue to mark the occasion of this sports event that will be held from June 11 to July 11, 2010.

The obverse of the .999 gold coin portrays the effigy of H.M. King Juan Carlos I.
The reverse shows the image of a football and an outline of the African continent.
Source: Royal Spanish Mint

Monday, February 15, 2010

Latvian Gold Coin Issued within the Program "History of Gold"

Face value: 10 lats.


diameter 13.92 mm, weight 1.2442 g (1/25 oz. troy).Material: gold, fineness .999.9.Quality: proof.Struck in 1998 by Valcambi SA (Switzerland).Artists: Laimonis Senbergs, Gunars Cilitis (graphic design), Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane, Janis Strupulis (plaster model).


A motif of the secret seal of Riga Town Council (1368) depicting the small coat of arms of Riga - the city's keys crowned with the Livonian Order's cross - is featured in the centre of the coin. The year 1998, numeral 10 and inscription LATU (lats) are placed beneath the motif.


A motif of the Great Guild's coat of arms (1354) - a golden ship with the city's symbol, two intersected keys topped with a cross, at the top of the mast - is featured in the centre of the coin. The inscription RIGA-800 is placed beneath the motif.



As the 14th century dawned on Riga, battles commenced in the past century resulted in the Livonian Order gaining rule over the city. At the same time the Hanseatic League, an association of significant trading cities around the Baltic Sea, became the century's paramount economic force. Riga, already a member of the League, was decreed the central harbour for discharging transit goods, as well as the main intermediary for trade between Russia, Lithuania and Western Europe.
By mid-century, Riga's social and spiritual life was dominated by artisans' brotherhoods and traders' guilds. Its prosperous citizens immortalized their success and affluence by constructing the Great Guild Hall, a meeting place for Riga's exclusive guild of wealthy German traders. Influenced by cathedral architecture from Northern Germany, by the end of the century St. Peter's Church was fully renovated with an additional Gothic altar and chapels, and remained distinctly elegant with its 136 meter high steeple, Riga's dominant symbol to date.
The coin's reverse bears the Great Guild's coat of arms: a golden ship with two keys crossed at the top of the mast, representing overseas trading. The coin's obverse bears the secret seal of Riga Town Council depicting Riga's small coat of arms of 1368, where the city's keys crowned by the Livonian Order's cross have replaced the symbol of the bishop's power of the previous century.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Polish Olympic Team Vancouver 2010, 200 zl gold coin

A gold coin devoted to Polish Olympic Team in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in February 2010.
Obverse:In the central part, a stylized image of a cross-country skier. Below the skier, a stylized image of a snowflake.

Reverse:In the central part, a stylized image of a cross-country skier. Below the skier, a stylized image of a maple leaf.

Coin designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

Face value 200zł
Date of issue 2010-01-20
Metal gold Au 900/1000
Stempel proof
Size 27.0 mm
Weight 15.50 g
Mintage 8 000 pcs

The Olympic Games constitute a great celebration not only for sportsmen. In the ancient times during the sport contests wars were stopped. Unfortunately, the event was mainly for rich people. First of all, preparation for the Games and five days of contests meant the necessity of stopping any work. Secondly, the most popular discipline was horse carts racing and horse maintenance was rather expensive. Moreover, the games could be watched only unmarried men and women. Married women who had been caught watching naked sportsmen were condemned to death. First documented ancient Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. Contemporary summer Olympic Games have been organised since 1896 (they were restarted in Athens), and the winter ones since 1924 (the first took place in Chamonix). At the beginning the sportsmen contested only in 9 sport disciplines: athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, tennis, weight lifting, wrestling and swimming (rowing was cancelled due to bad weather). Currently according to International Olympic Committee the number of disciplines amounts to 28.

Source: Poland Mint

Monday, February 8, 2010

1 pound 2009 mini English gold coin

Celebrate this very British anniversary with the 2009 50th Anniversary of the Mini £1 Gold Proof Coin. This affordable gold coin, struck for the Channel Island of Alderney, will make an interesting gift not just for coin collectors but also Mini lovers.
Struck in fine gold the coin features a design on its reverse specially created for the 50th anniversary - a side-view image of the classic Mini, created by David Cornell FRSA, FRBS. The obverse bears the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

The Revolutionary MiniBy the mid-1950s, with Britain starting to recover from the Second World War, fuel was in short supply and petrol rationing was reintroduced. While sales of big cars slumped, there was a boom in more economical vehicles. The British Motor Corporation charged Alec Issigonis with designing something that would actually look like a car, hold four adults, and be small and economical. His design was a revolutionary space-saving front-wheel-drive that for the first time mounted the engine transversely. Virtually all small front-wheel-drive cars that followed employed a similar configuration.
The Racing MiniThe Mini’s popularity soon spread to the world of motor sport when racing driver and carmaker, John Cooper, saw its potential for competition. He developed the Mini Cooper with a racing-tuned engine, twin SU carburettors, a closer-ratio gear-box and front disc brakes. Its superior handling led to 22 victories in important international rallies, including three wins at the famous Monte Carlo Rally. A good number of Mini Coopers are now owned by people of all ages who use them for racing, rallying and stunts, proving that the Mini today is as cool as it always was.
The Swinging SixtiesAlthough many celebrities like The Beatles, Steve McQueen, Twiggy and even Her Majesty The Queen were proud owners of a Mini, its reasonable price tag made it affordable to almost everyone. This was a decade when the number of car owners doubled from 5.6 million to 11.8 million and London saw its first traffic wardens; it was the era of Carnaby Street, mods and rockers, and mini skirts. The Swinging Sixties was the Mini’s heyday and it soon became the country’s most popular car.
A British ClassicThe British Motor Company’s most economical car got its name from an abbreviation of the Latin word for ‘smallest’ – minimus. Within a few years of its launch, the Mini was all the rage, featuring in both big and small screen film productions including The Italian Job, the 1969 movie starring Michael Caine which made international stars of the much-loved British cars, turning them into a motoring icon. The Mini has won many awards over the years including ‘Car of the Century’, ‘Number One Classic Car of All Time’ and ‘European Car of the Century’ in a worldwide Internet poll in 1999.