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2023 South African Krugerrand 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

2023 Silver Bullion Coin New Releases

2023 Silver Bullion Coin New Releases

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Presenting the 2023 Silver Bullion Coin releases that will be available on my website in the coming 12 months issued by the various national & Private mints from across the world.

I will add them to this blog with pictures and a brief description as they become available .

You will be able to link directly to the respective Category or coin listings by clicking on the names & Following the Links.


 

African Bullion coins:

 

2023 Crocodile African Wildlife Rwanda 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: BH Mayer’s Mint
Dimensions:
40.0mmx 3.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

Each year, the coins of the Rwandan Wildlife African Ounce Series offer a new reverse design element. Each one of these new reverse elements comes with a shared design element, that being the outline of the African continent, and a new element representing a different animal species found on the continent.

For its 16th release, the Rwandan Wildlife Series pays tribute to the ferocious Nile Crocodile of South Africa! Mayer Mint has fashioned both a proof and a standard edition of this marvelous new design.

One of the most distinctive features of the Nile Crocodile is its impressive bite. Considered the strongest bite in the animal kingdom, its force can exceed that of a great white shark by eight times! Also, while we dont usually associate crocodiles with noise, theyre actually among the more vocal reptiles on the planet. It is estimated that the crocodile is capable of producing at least twenty distinct sounds.

 

2023 South African Krugerrand 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: South African Mint
Dimensions:
38.7mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The 2023 Krugerrand continues this legendary tradition in a new metal. Much like its gold sibling, the Silver Krugerrand offers investors a great way to own low-premium bullion. Whereas the 2017 Silver Krugerrand was marketed as a higher-premium collector coin, the 2023 as was the 2018, 2019 2020, & 2021 editions were priced at a slim margin over melt. Its market premium is comparable to the Silver Maple Leaf, Britannia, Kangaroo, and Philharmonic. Unlike the other sovereign coins in its class, however, the Krugerrand offers multi-generational demand and recognition. Gold investors have turned to the Krugerrand for over 50 years; now they can own this trusted coin in silver too.

The 2023 1 oz Silver Krugerrand also features its face value as part of the obverse design. The original reverse design of a leaping springbok antelope is also sharper and more defined thanks to the latest computer technology and laser etching techniques. The obverse of this prestigious 2023 silver coin features the well-known portrait of Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz.

 

2023 Somalian Elephant 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Bavarian state mint
Dimensions:
39mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Silver Elephant Coin 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.

  • Obverse: Displays the Somalian Coat of Arms and the date along with the face value of 100 shillings.
  • Reverse: Features two elephants, one adult and one calf walking side by side. In the background are some trees and birds flying.
  • Minted at the Bavarian State Mint in Germany.

 

2023 African Lunar Rabbit 1oz Rwanda Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: BH Mayer’s Mint
Dimensions:
40.0mmx 3.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This is the Sixth coin of the new African Lunar series series released by the BH Mayer’s Mint, packaged in individual plastic wrapping.

Rwandas national coat of arms is found on the reverse side of the 2023 Rwandan Lunar Rabbit 1oz Silver Coins. The national seal is found in the center of the design element with a knotted rope around the emblem. The inscriptions on this face of the silver coin include Banki Nkuru Yu Rwanda, Amafaranga Mirongo Itanu, Republika Yu Rwanda, and Ubumwe-Umurimo-Gukunda Igihugu.

Rabbits are known as peaceful and solitary creatures. They often spend much of their life running from enemies and protecting themselves. 2023 is the next Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which is incredibly special for anyone who was born in a Rabbit year. Now, the Year of the Rabbit is being represented by this wonderful bullion release and new design for 2023.

The official currency of land-locked, East African country, Rwanda is the Rwandan franc, which is subdivided into 100 centimes.

 


 

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Asian Bullion coins:

 

2023 Chinese Panda 30 gram 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Chinese Mint
Dimensions:
40.0mm
Weight (grams):
30
Fineness:
999

The Silver Pandas were first minted in 1983. The first 3 years of mintage were in proof quality condition, and had a limited mintage of 10,000 pieces for each year. No Silver Pandas were struck in 1986, but they have been minted every year since then. Each year, the design of the panda changes making them highly collectible. The only year they didn’t change designs was 2002, which used the same design as 2001.

The People’s Republic of China issues and guarantees the quality of each Silver Panda coin. Silver Panda coins are minted from several mints each year. Those mints include but are not limited to Shenzhen, Shanghai and Shenyang. Unlike the U.S. Mint, these Chinese Mints do not incorporate mint marks to distinguish the difference between each mint. Instead, these mints are known for having minor differences in the design of the coin such as font size, bamboo length and designs of the temple in certain year’s mintages.

  • Obverse: Depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing encircled by the phrase “People’s Republic of China”.
  • Reverse: year’s design features two young pandas in a tree with a younger bother extending a paw to his sister perhaps to help her. The coin’s creator Tong Fan has called the scene “accompanying love”.

 

2023 Bhutan Lunar Rabbit 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Singapore Mint
Dimensions:
40.07mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

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 Rabbit.

Obverse

The coin’s obverse side features a stylized Rabbit surrounded by an abstract decorative border, along with the inscription “YEAR OF THE RABBIT” and confirmations of its face value, weight, and silver content.

Reverse

The peaks of the eastern Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan’s natural scenery, are featured on the coin’s reverse side. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “KINGDOM OF BHUTAN” and “2023,” the year of issue.

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.

 


 

Australian Bullion Coins:

 

2023 Australian Ram Lunar Rabbit 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Australian Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm x 2.98mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The fourth issue of the new Lunar Series was struck by the Royal Australian Mint from one ounce of 99.9% silver and is dedicated to the Year of the Rabbit. Following the tiger, the ox and the rat, the rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac calendar. The motive features a rabbit surrounded by plantain lilies. The plants are symbolic for joy, harmony and innocence and emphasize the qualities associated with the rabbit. In addition, the inscription “YEAR OF THE RABBIT”, the Chinese character for “rabbit” and the weight and fineness are engraved. The reverse features the lunar calendar wheel, with all 12 animals on the wheel, the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as well as the denomination and the year of issue.

The Rabbit is popular everywhere and a good companion, distinguished especially by its patience and good nature. Rabbits are known for their sense of art and often make the right decisions based on their instincts. Despite their popularity, they shy away from change and are often insecure and rather pessimistic. The limited Year of the Rabbit Premium Silver Bullion Coin is delivered in a protective capsule.

  • Obverse: the coin shows the bust of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by artist Jody Clark. The 12 lunar animals of the Chinese Zodiac surround the Queen’s bust in a circle around the coin’s rim. Inscriptions include The Queen’s name, “AUSTRALIA”, the coin’s denomination, and the year of mintage.
  • Reverse: features a rabbit surrounded by plantain lilies. The plants are symbolic for joy, harmony and innocence and emphasize the qualities associated with the rabbit, designed by Bronwyn King. Inscriptions include “YEAR OF THE RABBIT” and the weight and purity of the coin.

 

2023 Australian Box Jellyfish 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: LPM
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The fourth coin in a bullion series featuring Australia’s most dangerous animals follows the three releases of the Desert Scorpion, Great White Shark & Redback Spider. This fourth release depicts the Box Jellyfish in both Gold and Silver. The Box Jellyfish are found in coastal rivers as well as the ocean, and are considered to be among the deadliest marine animals in the world. They move through the water rapidly to hunt it’s prey, which usually consists of small fish. They are the largest species in the Box Jellyfish family, with a box-like shaped bell that can reach up to 30 centimeters in diameter. They have up to 60 tentacles extending up to 3 meters long.

The obverse: of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the “Fifth Portrait” worldwide but “Sixth Portrait” in Australia, where the Queen’s portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth), The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen’s Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937, Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is “uncouped” (includes the Queen’s shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist’s initials JC (for Jody Clark), Running continuously around the rim is the monarch’s legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The reverse: of the coin depicts an Australian Box Jellyfish swimming in the ocean, with more jellyfish in the background, On the left (the first word vertical), the inscription AUSTRALIAN BOX JELLYFISH. Around above right, the precious metal content 1 oz .999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver), The designer’s logo, a stylised A over B (for Aaron Baggio) is in the right field. The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

 

2023 Australian year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series, first published in 1995 and now in its third cycle, honors the animals of the Chinese zodiac with a catalog of annual designs representing mouse, wolf, tiger, rabbit, lizard, snake, horse, donkey, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The strengths of the 12 animals of the lunar calendar are said to be evident in those born during their rule. Fourth in line after the mouse, ox and tiger, the rabbit is said to bestow intelligence, creativity, vigilance and compassion on those born under its influence in 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023.

The Perth Mint has put a limit on the 1 oz coins and will only produce up to 300,000 one oz coins. The output will stop until the mintage is entirely sold or at the conclusion of the series, whichever comes first. Because of the 1 oz size’s limited mintage, it is extremely sought-after and is likely to sell out easily. The coins are strictly struck from 99.99 percent pure silver and are issued under the Australian Currency Act 1965 as legal tender.

The reverse: portrays an alert rabbit with its ears erect and another rabbit stretching towards a budding branch. Included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘rabbit’, the inscription ‘RABBIT 2023’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse: design bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Details of the coins weight, fineness, metal type and monetary denomination also appear.

This coin also comes in a 1/2 oz & 2oz version:

2023 Australian year of the Rabbit 1/2 ounce Silver Bullion Coin

2023 Australian 2oz year of the Rabbit Silver Bullion Coin

 

 


 

British Bullion Coins

 

2023 King Arthur Myths & Legends 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

Invest in a legend of British folklore as the story of King Arthur inspires our latest three-coin series within our collection dedicated to myths and legends. The fabled king graces the first coin of the new series, with Merlin and Morgan le Fay planned to feature on the second and third coins respectively.

The legend of King Arthur first appeared in the Welsh medieval chronicles of the ninth and tenth centuries and remains one of the most iconic figures within British mythology. The legend has evolved over the ages, with various narrative strands offering depictions of Arthur that range from a fierce warrior defending Britain against Saxon invaders to the noble leader of the Knights of the Round Table, which embodies the values of a chivalric society.

The design, created by the experienced illustrator David Lawrence, features King Arthur at its centre as he sits astride a horse and grasps Excalibur, his legendary sword. Camelot Castle, home to the Knight of the Round Table and their noble leader, can be seen in the background. Struck in 999 fine silver, each coin is finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard.

  • Obverse: Displays the right-facing effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created by Jody Clark. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II D. G. REG. F. D. 2 POUNDS.”
  • Reverse: Features the brave and heroic King Arthur. Inscriptions include, “KING ARTHUR . 1 OZ . FINE SILVER . 999 . 2023.”

 

2023 Silver Britannia 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

he reverse features Britannia; a human depiction of Britain from the Roman era. The coin shows her with a trident, and has a new background effect to mimic waves which doubles as an anti-counterfeit measure.

The obverse side of the coin bears Her Majesty The Queen’s portrait, as created by Jody Clark and introduced in 2015. The Queen is wearing the King George IV State Diadem – the crown worn for the State Opening of Parliament – as well as special Diamond Jubilee drop pearl earrings.

The 2023 Britannia incorporates new security features including a latent image, surface animation, tincture lines, and micro text incorporated into the image of Britannia.

The first enhancement to the reverse side of the coin is the updated background wave design which appears when light is reflected at a certain angle on the coin. The second addition to the Britannia Silver Coin is the inclusion of smooth tincture lines on Britannia’s shield which now bears the Union Flag. The third and one of the most important element is a holographic image of a padlock in the bottom left, when the coin is tilted this changes between a trident and a padlock. Last but not the least, micro-text in Latin phrase ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’ meaning ‘An Ornament and a Safeguard’ is etched along the inner rim of the coin.

 

2023 Tudor Beasts Yale of Beaufort 2oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
62.42
Fineness:
999

The Royal Tudor Beasts collection is a modern investment inspired by royal heritage, celebrating the ten stone statues that line the Moat Bridge at Hampton Court Palace. These sculptures were created to commemorate Henry VIII’s marriage to Jane Seymour and represent the might of the Tudor dynasty. The collection began with the Lion of England, and now the second coin in the bullion series features the Yale of Beaufort.

David Lawrence has captured the mythical yale on the reverse of the coin with a chainmail surface animation background texture providing additional security. The obverse of the coin features the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Jody Clark.

Struck in 999.9 fine silver to bullion standard, the coin is also available as a 10oz silver edition, as well as fine gold and platinum editions.

This coin also comes in a 10oz version:

2023 Tudor Beasts Yale of Beaufort 10oz Silver Bullion Coin

 

 


 

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European Bullion Coins:

 

2023 Noahs Ark 1 oz Armenian Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Geiger Edelmetalle
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Armenian Silver Noahs Ark Series often flies under the radar for some investors. This collection launched in 2011 with three silver bullion coins, and has since expanded to include four additional weights in silver with a more recent introduction of gold bullion coins in the series.

Geiger Edelmetalle, a mint located in Germany, issues the coins of the Armenian Noahs Ark Series on behalf of the Republic of Armenia. The coins were introduced in 2011 at a time when silver hit its highest price in history. The series started that year with 1 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz silver options available.

In 2012, the collection grew to feature four new silver coin weights above the 1 oz silver option. These included 5 oz, 10 oz, 1 Kilo, and 5 Kilo silver coins for investors. All seven coins have been available on an annual basis since that time with no breaks in production for any weight. The 1 oz silver coin has had the highest mintage among the seven in every year except for 2018 when the 1/2 oz silver coin sold roughly 63,000 more coins than the 1 oz specimen.

On the obverse of 2023 Armenian Silver Noahs Ark Coins is a depiction of the national coat of arms. The national emblem currently in use by the Republic of Armenia is relatively new and was adopted following the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

The reverse side of 2023 1 oz Silver Noahs Ark Coins features an image of the famed biblical ark. Noahs Ark, it is said, was built by Noah and the members of his family to help preserve their lives and the lives of two of every kind of animal on Earth. God had given Noah these instructions to ensure humanity and natural wildlife could continue to prosper once he cleansed the Earth of its sins, and those who had strayed from his guidance.

 

2023 Austrian Philharmonic 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Austrian Mint
Dimensions:
37 mm x 3.2mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

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”.

The Austrian Mint, located in Vienna, is responsible for minting Austrian coins. Since 1989 it has been a public limited company and a subsidiary of Austria’s central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank, which also has its headquarters in Vienna.

 


 

New Zealand Bullion Coins:

 

2023 Mickey & Minnie Valentines Day 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: New Zealand Mint
Dimensions:
40.57mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Premium bullion coin was struck from one ounce of 99.9% silver and is dedicated to the love between Mickey and Minnie, which has already existed for 95 years. The motive features an officially licensed depiction of Mickey and Minnie, each holding a heart in their hands and smiling happily. Also included in the design are the words “Made for Each Other” as well as the weight and fineness and the Disney™ copyright. The reverse features Niue’s coat of arms as well as the denomination and year of issue.

Mickey and Minnie have been heart and soul since their creation in 1928 and are among the most famous fictional couples of all time. Their unique love story began with Mickey courting or rescuing Minnie as a damsel in distress in various short films until the two eventually became a permanent couple. Since then, the two likeable Disney™ characters, who were voiced by Walt Disney himself in the beginning, have appeared both together and separately in their own animated films. The mintage of the Disney Mickey & Minnie premium bullion coin in silver is limited to 15,000 pieces worldwide.

 

2023 New Zealand Kiwi Specimen Finish 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: New Zealand Post Office
Dimensions:
40.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The 2023 Kiwi coin was struck by the New Zealand Post from 1 ounce of 99.9% silver in uncirculated quality and features a Specimen finish.

Designed by Stephen Fuller, the motive depicts a Southern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis) looking for food on the beach of Stewart Island.

The design also includes the inscription “TOKOEKA SOUTHERN BROWN KIWI Apteryx australis” and the denomination. The reverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the inscriptions “NEW ZEALAND”, “.999 Ag 1oz”, “ELIZABETH II” and “2023”.

The southern brown kiwi, also known as the tokoeka, is a medium-sized kiwi species found on Stewart Island, in the Fjordland and on the west coast of the South Island. The plumage of the small omnivore is greyish brown to reddish brown with longitudinally striped feathers.

The Specimen Finish Kiwi Silver Coin is limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide and is delivered in an illustrated blistercard from the New Zealand Post.

 


 

More coins will be added as they become available

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Sincerely Martin