2018 Silver Bullion Coins New Releases
As the New 2018 Silver Bullion Coins are released in the coming months by the various national mints I will add them to this blog with pictures and a brief description & comment.
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This is the eleventh coin of the African Wildlife series series released by the BH Mayer’s Mint, packaged in individual plastic wrapping.
The coin features a mother and baby Giraffe, with the continent of Africa above them on the Obverse. The coin also features the inscriptions ‘African Ounce’, ‘2018 and the fineness of the coin, The reverse of the coin bears the seal of Rwanda, along with the monetary value of 50 Francs.
This is the second coin of the new African Lunar series series released by the BH Mayer’s Mint, packaged in individual plastic wrapping.
The coin’s reverse features a unique mosaic style rendition of man’s best friend, the Dog, with contrasting texturing to further highlight its features. Framing this art-scape, the Chinese character for ‘Year of the Dog’ and the same title in English, as well as the coin’s purity, year of release and series name.
The obverse feature is an intricate portrayal of the Rwandan coat of arms, complete with its host of Rwandan heritage symbols. Below the image you’ll see the number 50, as this coin has a denominational value of 50 Francs (legal tender), as well as the words ’50 Francs’ and ‘National Bank of Rwanda,’ all written in Kinyarwanda, the national language of Rwanda
The Somalian Elephant was the First 2018 silver bullion coin to be released this year it is one of the most fascinating coins in the African Wildlife Coin Series, which commemorates the characteristic fauna of Africa. Minted by the Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt Mint in Munich, Germany, the Silver Elephant coins were first issued in 2004. With a denomination of 100 shillings, the German-manufactured 1 oz Silver Elephant Coin has begun to attract attention from coin collectors all over the world.
The official U.S. 1 ounce silver bullion coin are among the best known 1 ounce silver bullion coins on the market today.
Minted by the United States starting in 1986, the 1 ounce pure silver coin has its weight and purity certified by the US Mint.
The obverse design features a rendition of Walking Liberty by Adolph Weinman and the reverse, designed by John Mercanti, features an eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars.
The 2018 1 oz Iron Man Silver Bullion Coin is the fourth in a series of Marvel Comic-themed coins to be released. The first coin in the series was the 2017 Spiderman. The second coin was the 2018 Thor coin. The Third was the 2018 Black Panther each with a beautiful design these coins are a product of the Perth mint in Australia.
Billionaire industrialist, playboy, genius scientist, inventor – Tony Stark is all of those things. But for millions of comic book fans around the world, he is known as Iron Man. Tony’s alter ego was born out of desperation. Severely injured while being kidnapped, Tony’s captors thought they were forcing him to build a weapon that would make them invincible. Instead, Tony built a suit of armor that he used to save his own life and escape. Thus the Invincible Iron Man was born.
Iron Man made his first appearance for Marvel Comics in 1963 in the pages of “Tales of Suspense.” After several years of sharing the title with other characters, Iron Man received his own book in 1968. Since then he has gone on to even bigger fame as a key member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he is portrayed by actor Robert Downey, Jr. In his latest film saga, April 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” Iron Man teams up with Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers to battle Thanos, the Mad Titan who is bent on attaining god-like powers and controlling the universe.
The 2018 Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 1 ounce silver bullion coin was designed by the US mints chief Engraver John Mercanti himself on behalf of the Perth mint. Australia’s largest Bird of prey is stunningly captured in this Beautiful designed coin Featuring a Wedge-Tailed Eagle feeding its chick while another flys towards the nest. The design also features the inscription “AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE,” “2018 1 OZ 999 SILVER” and The Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark. The obverse Features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
A national animal icon in every sense, the emu has been honoured by The Perth Mint with a new Australian legal tender bullion coin. Struck from 1oz 99.99% pure silver with a superb quality finish, it portrays a detailed representation of an imposing emu striding across an outback landscape.
Just 30,000 of these beautiful silver coins are available worldwide and each is made to the Perth Mint’s exacting standards. The reverse shows an adult emu stalking imperiously across a grassy outback plain. A frosted background ensures that each detail is crisp and clear and the Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is to the left of the bird. The obverse of the 2018 1oz Silver Australian Emu bears a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Obverse: Bears the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value, year-date, weight, and fineness.
Reverse: Depicts an Australian Emu on a landscape featuring foliage, grass and trees. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN EMU, The Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark, the year date, weight and purity.
The Perth Mint has released this 1 oz bullion coin, featuring a Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. Dragons are also believed to be the rulers of water and weather.
DESIGN: The coin’s reverse depicts a stylised Chinese dragon chasing a flaming pearl, with wind, clouds and water in the background. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, 2018 year-date and the weight and fineness are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
Expected to be one of the years top releases with a 500,000 mintage limit.
The 2018 1 oz Black Panther Silver Bullion Coin is the third in a series of Marvel Comic-themed coins to be released. The first coin in the series was the 2017 Spiderman. The second coin was the 2018 Thor coin each with a beautiful design these coins are a product of the Perth mint in Australia.
Black Panther, a Marvel Comics superhero, is seen here in a stance showing his readiness to pounce into action. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby, Black Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 during the Silver Age of comic books. He was the first African superhero to appear in mainstream American comics. T’Challa, king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, donned the Black Panther identity to protect and defend his land from enemies. The character first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War is 2016. The Black Panther solo film will be released in February 2018, with the character also slated to appear in The Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.
With a limited issue of only 50,000 coins, this spectacular silver piece bearing this legendary comic book character is an excellent addition to any portfolio and a treasured gift for any Marvel fan.
Reverse: Features the classic red kangaroo design by Dr. Stuart Devlin, surrounded by a radiating design, along with a micro-engraved “A” which appears under magnification.
The 2018 1 oz Thor Silver Bullion Coin is the second in a series of Marvel Comic-themed coins to be released. The first coin in the series was the 2017 Spiderman. With a beautiful design this coin is a product of the Perth mint in Australia.
A dynamic rendition of the classic comic design for Thor, Asgardian god of thunder, is featured on the reverse. He holds his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir, which grants him flight and weather manipulation abilities. Thor is a fictional superhero who is based on the Norse mythological god of the same name. Thor first appeared in American comics in 1962, during the Silver Age of comic books. He was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby. Thor is perhaps best known in pop culture as a founding member of the superhero team known as the Avengers. The obverse of the 2018 1 oz Tuvalu Thor Marvel Series Silver Coin includes Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait. This is the fourth-generation image of the Queen on commonwealth coinage, and was created in 1998 by Sir Ian Rank-Broadley.
With a limited issue of only 50,000 coins, this spectacular silver piece bearing this legendary comic book character is an excellent addition to any portfolio and a treasured gift for any Marvel fan.
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The Year of the Dog is the Eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. These coins are struck at the Perth Mint in Australia with a purity of 999 silver. In Chinese astrology the animal signs assigned by year represent what others perceive you as being or how you present yourself. It is a common misconception that the animals assigned by year are the only signs and many western descriptions of Chinese astrology draw solely on this system. In fact, there are also animal signs assigned by month (called inner animals), by day (called true animals) and hours (called secret animals).
The Australian Kookaburra 1 ounce silver bullion coin features a Kookaburra flying at night in front of a full moon. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. The Silver Kookaburra coins are redesigned every year.
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The Beautiful Australian Kookaburra 1 ounce silver bullion coin features a Kookaburra flying at night in front of a full moon. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. The Silver Kookaburra coins are redesigned every year and probably one of the best Bullion coins to collect on the market.
The 2018 St. Helena British Trade Dollar Restrike 1oz Silver Coin features a design based on the early 1900s Silver Trade Dollars. The design shows a standing Britannia, proudly holding her trident and shield, with a Chinese scroll style surrounding the perimiter .
The original Silver British Trade Dollar was issued for trading in the British Colony when the price of Silver rose rapidly in value between 1875 and 1895. This rise in price disturbed trading and resulted in a serious shortage of minted dollar coins, and so The Royal Prerogative of the English sovereign gave approval for the minting of a special British Dollar for use in Far Eastern Trade. These coins were purposefully given an eastern look, and did not include a country of origin to ensure acceptance for use in Far Eastern Trade and circulation throughout China.
The Queens Beasts 10 oz Silver Bullion coins Collection will be the first ever 10 ounce silver bullion coins produced by the Royal Mint, inspired by hundreds of years of royal heraldry.
The 2018 Welsh Red Dragon is the third of 10 designs depicting the Queens Beasts from the background of Her Majesty The Queens coronation, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, reimagined and Beautifully designed by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark.
Jody also created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretations of the Welsh Red Dragon will be the third coin to be released.
The Queens Beasts 2 oz Silver Bullion coins Collection will be the first ever 2 ounce silver bullion coins produced by the Royal Mint, inspired by hundreds of years of royal heraldry, The 2018 Black Bull of Clarence is the Fifth of 10 designs depicting the Queens Beasts from the background of Her Majesty The Queens coronation, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, reimagined and Beautifully designed by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody also created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretations of the Black Bull of Clarence will be the Fifth coin to be released.
The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent to kill one of the three Gorgons – Medusa who had writhing snakes instead of hair. It was said that anyone unfortunate enough to gaze on her face would turn to stone. The God Hermes and the Goddess Athena came to aid Perseus with special gifts, including a shield which Perseus used as a mirror so he did not look directly at Medusa. When Perseus beheaded Medusa it is said that Pegasus was born from the blood of the Gorgon.
After Pegasus had helped Perseus rescue Andromeda, he was carried to Mount Helicon where he was entrusted to the care of the Muses.
Many wanted to capture Pegasus but no one could work out how to tame such a magnificent creature. After being advised to sleep in the temple of Athena, Bellerophon saw the goddess before him holding a golden bridle. When he awoke he was alone but the bridle remained. He ran from the temple and found Pegasus drinking at a spring. Bellerophon put the charmed bridle on the winged horse’s head with little difficulty and, with the bridle in place, Pegasus became gentle and tame and Bellerophon became his master.
The obverse features the Pobjoy exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II with a reverse frosted effect. In order to maintain the exclusivity of this piece, no more than 50,000 of the 1oz Fine 999. Silver Reverse Frosted Bullion coins will be produced.
The Beautiful design of this Oriental Border Silver Britannia is accompanied by a limited mintage of 100,000 coins, first appearing on coins in the Far East in the nineteenth century, Britannia has become a trusted symbol to investors in the Far East, instantly recognizable as the face of the British Trade Dollar.
For 2018, The Royal Mint has struck this coin fine Silver, flanked by an ornate oriental border inspired by the Chinese-themed rooms at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds on a new for 2018 guilloche design.
Reverse: Features the internationally recognized figure of Britannia standing firm against a powerful gale. Her image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. The inscription “ONE OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER” appears to the left of the trident, while the text “BRITANNIA” is featured to the right of the trident.
The 2018 Landmarks of Britain Tower Bridge 1 ounce Silver Coin is the second in a new series of bullion coins celebrating Britain’s architectural icons, The reverse of the coin depicts an architectural wonder in impressive dimensional depth, over the River Thames, London Bridge (or Tower Bridge, as it is also called) is cut majestically against a field of rippled clouds. Also on the reverse is the coin’s ‘Tower Bridge’ title, as well as the 2018 year of issue, the coin’s weight and .999 silver purity.
The obverse features a striking profile of Elizabeth II, struck in detail upon a field of unique and geometrically dazzling textural design which far outshines the field on the previous release. Also on the obverse is the coin’s denominational value alongside Elizabeth II’s full regal title.
The Silver Britannia’s are the official royal mint silver bullion Coin of Great Britain, Britannia coins are British bullion coins that have been issued by the Royal Mint in silver since 1997. Britannia silver coins contain one troy ounce of silver and have a face value of £2. The 2013 coins have a millesimal fineness of 999 silver.
The 2018 Griffin of Edward III is the second of 10 designs depicting the Queens Beasts from the background of Her Majesty The Queens coronation, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, reimagined and Beautifully designed by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark.
Jody also created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretations of the Lion of England will be the first coin to be released.
The fourth Queens Beasts 2 oz Silver Bullion coin produced by the Royal Mint as part of the 10 coin Queens beast Collection, it is inspired by hundreds of years of royal heraldry depicting the Queens Beasts from the background of Her Majesty The Queens coronation, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, reimagined and Beautifully designed by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody also created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretations of the Unicorn of Scotland is the Fourth coin to be released.
The 2018 brings the Year of the Dog, the fifth coin in a series of 12 Lunar coins released by the Royal Mint as part of the The Shēngxiào Collection along with the Chinese number eight, which is believed to be lucky.
Designed by British Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho and struck in 999 Silver, The coins reverse design features a terrier, along with the inscription ‘Year of the Dog. 2018’. Also detailed upon this side of the coin is the weight and fineness, along with the Chinese number eight, which is believed to be lucky.
The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a new guilloche background design, and the monetary denomination of £2.
The Canadian Wolf is the Third in the line of the new Canadian Predator Series,
These majestic animals live in packs and roam the forests and tundra by night in search of prey. A background of radial lines draws attention to the detailed rendering of the wolf’s coat and acts as an extra security measure. The mint’s famous maple leaf security detail can also be seen below the wolf. The obverse of each 2018 1oz Predator Series Silver Wolf carries the Susanna Blunt portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Royal Canadian Mint has again shown that it is rightly one of the most famous mints in the world. The finest details, the best possible forgery protection and an eye-catching design distinguish the Predator series Wolf. Therefore, it is understandable that such a coin – especially with such a high fine content – is only minted in small issues.
The obverse of the coin features an image of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and, on the reverse, is the image of Canadian Cougar, on the bottom of the coin is the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” along the bottom of the reverse of the coin, referring to the coin’s weight and 99.99 fine silver content.
The Silver Maple Leaf is one of the most sought-after investment coins in the world. Valued for its iconic maple leaf design and its outstanding purity and quality, it has been popular with both collectors and investors since it made its debut in 1988. To mark the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Silver Maple leaf, the Mint unveils its first incuse silver coin with a limited mintage of just 250,000.
The Silver Maple Leaf’s famous design gets a new look with incuse striking, a process that sinks or stamps the image into a one-ounce planchet of .9999 pure silver. Both the reverse and obverse are incuse struck to create a crisp, precise image with enhanced definition and clarity. The reverse of each 1oz 2018 Incuse Silver Maple Leaf is stamped with Walter Ott’s famous maple leaf motif; except for enhanced security features, the design is little-changed since it made its first appearance in 1988. The coin’s obverse features an incuse portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin program. Introduced nearly a decade after its gold counterpart, the Silver Maple Leaf was notable upon release as the first silver bullion coin with .9999 content.
The design of the sugar maple leaf on the reverse of these coins comes from Walter Ott, and has been in use since 1979 when the Gold Maple Leaf coins debuted. These latest issues feature radial lines in the background on both sides, as well as the micro-engraved maple leaf privy with the Royal Canadian Mint’s Bullion DNA program on the reverse.
On the obverse of all Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. An effigy of Her Majesty appears on all Canadian coinage, with this fourth-generation design created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. Blunt was just the 2nd Canadian artist to design the Queen’s portrait for coinage in Canada.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz 30th Anniversary Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin bears the sugar maple leaf in the center, with special text honoring the 30th anniversary. Hung around the outer portions of the maple leaf are a “3” and “0” to mark this tremendous milestone in the program’s history.
The Canadian maple leafs are among the purest & well known 1 ounce silver bullion coins on the market today.
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin was first struck in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint. The obverse of the coin features an image of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and, on the reverse, is the image of Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf. The universal element of all silver maple leaf coins is the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” along the bottom of the reverse of the coin, referring to the coin’s weight and 99.99 fine silver content.
This years’ design features Features a lone panda holding some bamboo shoots. Behind him, a wall of bamboo rises, slipping into a delicate bamboo-leaf background on the top of the design. The denomination 10 yuan rests near the bear. The reverse of each 2018 1 Oz Chinese Silver Panda boasts one of China’s greatest architectural and historic wonders, the Temple of Heaven. Built from 1406-1420 to celebrate the Harvest Ceremonies of Winter Solstice, the magnificent temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
The official Mexican 1 oz silver bullion coin are among the best known 1 oz silver bullion coins on the market today.
The Mexican Silver Libertad coins are available in 999 quality and in brand new, uncirculated condition. These world renowned coins are among the most popular silver coins released on an annual basis. They are without a doubt the most sought after silver coin minted in Mexico and one of the most popular in all of North America.
The New Zealand Mint legal tender Double Dragon struck in one-ounce of .999 fine silver. The legal tender coin features two majestic dragons chasing the flaming pearl. The dragon is the symbol of power, strength and good luck. The pearl represents spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity and immortality. The reverse states the weight of one-ounce and the silver fineness .999.
A continuation of the silver Taku coin series from the New Zealand Mint, the brand new 2018 $2 Niue Hawksbill Turtle coin combines the increasing popularity of 1 oz pure silver with a design that pays homage to the beautiful natural environment of New Zealand. The mint has struck only 200,000 of these new coins with each one containing 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
Mickey Mouse is probably one of the most famous cartoon characters created by Walt Disney. In fact, every mention or depiction of this cheeky little mouse prompts a twinge of nostalgia among those who witnessed his antics first-hand, all those years ago.
The reverse sides of these coins celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog with an adorable depiction of Mickey Mouse accompanied by an artistic rendition of a dog. This side also features the Chinese symbol for ‘dog’ above the aforementioned caricature.
The 2018 1 oz Disney Niue Year of the Dog Silver Coin has a mintage limited to just 10,000 coins.
The Lion of Judah is the symbol of the Hebrew tribe of Judah (the Jewish tribe). According to the Torah, the tribe consists of the descendants of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob. The association between Judah and the lion, most likely the Asiatic lion, can first be found in the blessing given by Jacob to his son Judah in the Book of Genesis.
REVERSE: depicts a majestic Roaring Lion burning with fire as he announces his presence to the world. The Aleph Tav Symbol underneath the beast’s feet reveals his Identity as the Lion of Judah: The strength of the Leader is the Sign of the Covenant. State of the Art Microengraving, visible under magnification with instruments such as a coin loupe, can be seen in the mane of The Roaring Lion. The engraving reads: “And the Truth Shall Set You Free”
OBVERSE: depicts an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, surrounded by the year of mintage and the denomination.
The Kingdom of Bhutan proudly issues the inaugural Blessings of Happiness Lunar Coin Collection – The Bhutan Lunar and Attraction series (2016-2027), exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint. Apart from the proof coin series, the Singapore Mint is producing the bullion coin for this year’s main character – the lunar rooster.
The obverse design features the energetic dog in this issue, artistically portrayed to reflect the Kingdom of Bhutan’s natural beauty, via the use of clouds, florals and leaves. Joining this remarkably artful design on the obverse is the year of issue, the ‘Year of the Dog’ title, as well as the coin’s denominational value, weight and purity.
The reverse feature is no less remarkable, being the meticulously engraved emblem of the Kingdom of Bhutan. This exquisite design is encapsulated in a frame, bearing the ‘Kingdom of Bhutan’ legend in both english and native script.
Not only known as one of the happiest country, the Kingdom of Bhutan is also popularly known as the Last Shangri-La of the world. The Kingdom of Bhutan is heavily forested and perched atop of a mountain among the clouds. Home to a stunning natural scenery with an exotic mix of flora and fauna, the Kingdom is also embellished with majestic architectures of Dzongz, Stupas and Monasteries, resulting in a picturesque view from every angle.
The Noahs Ark investment coin tells The story of Noahs Ark and the Great Flood. a meaningful symbol in Armenian history. On the obverse side of the 2016 1 ounce Armenian Silver Noah’s Ark Coins is the national coat of arms for Armenia. Flanked by an eagle on the left and a lion on the right, Geiger Edelmetalle GmbH in Germany is Given permission by the Central Bank of Armenia to strike the Noahs Ark coins.
The Austrian Philharmonic is the official Austrian mint Silver bullion coin of Austria, The Austrian Mint’s Philharmonic coin design honours the Vienna Philharmonics orchestra. The obverse of the coin features the great organ of the Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, home to the orchestra, along with the date and face value. The reverse features an assortment of musical instruments, including the cello, violin, harp, french horn and bassoon with the inscription, “Wiener Philharmoniker”.
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