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2023 Australian 10oz Kookaburra 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 Stegosaurus Prehistoric Life Congo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Scottsdale Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mmx 3.2mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 10,000

The twelfth and final issue of the Series Prehistoric Life from the Congo is dedicated to the dinosaur Stegosaurus. The motive of the premium bullion coin, struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver, features two stegosauri in a primeval landscape. Above the dinosaurs are the inscriptions “PREHISTORIC LIFE”, “STEGOSAURUS”, “157 – 148 MIO YEARS BC” and the year of issue 2023.

The Stegosaurus was a herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the late Jurassic period about 150 million years ago. It is especially known for the prominent bone plates on its back and the four pointed spines on its tail. Despite its enormous size, Stegosaurus had a remarkably small brain, often compared to the size of a walnut.

 

2023 South African Buffalo Big Five Series2 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: South African Mint
Dimensions:
38.7mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 20,000

The fifth and final issue is dedicated to the Buffalo. The motive shows a detailed close-up of the head of an adult buffalo. The inscriptions “SOUTH AFRICA”, “BIG FIVE 2023” and the South African coat of arms are also part of the design.

The reverse shows two halves of a buffalo head. Placing two of these coins next to each other gives a full close-up portrait of a buffalo. When several of these coins are placed next to each other, an entire buffalo herd appears. In the center, the denomination “FIVE RAND”, the weight “1OZ” and the fineness “Ag 999” are shown.

The Cape or African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a typical grazer. It lives in herds of a few dozen to hundreds of animals and prefers swampy areas and shaded grasslands near water. Particularly characteristic for the buffalo are its sweeping, curved horns, which can reach a span of up to 1.50 meters. As a “Big Five” member, the buffalo was formerly hunted on big-game hunts and severely decimated, so that the species almost became extinct – in the meantime, however, the populations have recovered. The limited Big Five II Buffalo silver coin in uncirculated quality is delivered in an illustrated blistercard of the South African Mint.

 

2023 Mountain Gorilla African Wildlife 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.

The seventeenth issue of the African Ounce Series from Rwanda is dedicated to the Mountain Gorilla, which also graced the first issue of the series in 2008 and thus celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2023. The motive features an image of the African continent and a Gorilla family. The design also includes the inscriptions “AFRICAN OUNCE”, “2023”, “1oz FINE SILVER 999” and the anniversary dates “2008 – 2023”. The reverse depicts the coat of arms of Rwanda.

 

2023 Ocean Rays Worlds Wildlife 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Bavarian Central mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.103
Fineness:
999

The fifth issue of the annual World’s Wildlife Series is dedicated to the Ocean Rays (Batoidea). The design of the Premium Bullion Coin struck from 99.99% pure silver depicts a ray jumping out of the water. A rock rising from the ocean can be seen in the background, as well as two seagulls in the sky. The inscriptions “OCEAN RAYS” and “WORLD’S WILDLIFE” outline the design. The reverse features the coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rays are one of the most majestic sea creatures on earth, with more than 500 different kinds. The flat, disc-shaped fish can not only be found in the sea, but also in rivers and lakes. Rays have unique anatomical features, such as the special type of gill slits that allow them to filter oxygen directly from the water. Among the most famous species are the venomous stingray, the manta ray and the electric ray. The limited Premium Bullion Coin is delivered in a protective coin capsule.

 

2023 USS Constitution Nautical Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The sixth issue of the Nautical Ounce Series is dedicated to the USS Constitution. The US Navy heavy frigate is the oldest still seaworthy warship in the world. The USS Constitution is also known by the nickname Old Ironsides, which is attributed to the fact that enemy projectiles are said to have bounced off the ship’s strong sides. Built in 1797, the frigate celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1997, setting sail for the first time in over 100 years. The motive of the silver bullion coin shows an image of the USS Constitution on the high seas and a compass in the background. The design is framed by the inscriptions “NAUTICAL OUNCE,” “USS Constitution,” “2022” and “1 oz FINE SILVER 999.” The reverse shows the coat of arms of Rwanda and the denomination. The bullion coin is delivered in a protective foil.

 

2023 Somalian Leopard African Wildlife 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The new Somalia Leopard 2023 of the popular African Wildlife Series was struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. The African Wildlife Series from Somalia is released annually with a changing leopard motive and is extremely popular among collectors and investors worldwide. The motive features a powerful leopard on the prowl, roaming the grasses of the savannah. The inscriptions “AFRICAN WILDLIFE”, “LEOPARD” and “1 oz Ag 999.9” surround the design. The reverse shows the national coat of arms of the Republic of Somalia, which depicts the Somalia flag and two leopards. The denomination and year of issue are also included in the design.

The Leopard (Panthera pardus) is a loner common in Africa and Asia, and belongs to the most graceful and powerful big cats on earth along with lion, tiger and jaguar. It is an excellent climber and, unlike most other big cats, can also climb down head first. Its excellent climbing ability also benefits the leopard in securing its prey – it often drags hunted animals up into trees several meters high, where lions and hyenas can no longer reach them. The limited silver bullion coin is delivered in a protective coin capsule.

 

2023 South African Leopard Big Five Series2 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: South African Mint
Dimensions:
38.7mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 15,000

Once again, the Series includes a total of five coins, all dedicated to South Africa’s impressive wildlife. The animals known as the “Big Five” – Elephant – Lion – Buffalo – Rhino – Leopard – are considered emblems and ambassadors of this culturally rich country and represent the African fauna. The fourth issue is dedicated to the Leopard. The motive shows a detailed close-up of the head of an adult leopard. The inscriptions “SOUTH AFRICA”, “BIG FIVE 2023” and the South African coat of arms are also part of the design. The reverse shows two halves of a leopard’s head. Placing two of these coins next to each other gives a full close-up portrait of a leopard. When several of these coins are placed next to each other, an entire pack of leopards appears. In the center, the denomination “FIVE RAND”, the weight “1OZ” and the fineness “Ag 999” are shown.

Together with lion, tiger and jaguar, the leopard is one of the most graceful and powerful big cats. As a true survival artist, the lithe hunter can be found in the primeval forests of the continent as well as in mountains, savannahs and semi-deserts. The Big Five II Leopard silver coin in uncirculated quality is limited to only 20,000 pieces worldwide and is delivered in an illustrated blistercard of the South African Mint.

 

2023 Somalian Elephant Lunar Privy 1oz 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.

 

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.

 


 

American Bullion coins:

 

2023 Mexican Libertad 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Mexican Mint
Dimensions:
40mmx 3mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Mexican Mint, which dates back to 1535, is one of the continent’s oldest minting facilities. It is now known as La Casa de Moneda de Mexico and serves as Mexico’s National Mint. It produces excellent gold and silver bullion commodities in addition to issuing Mexico’s circulating currency. The year 2023 Marks the 42nd annual release of the Mexican Libertad coin.

The design of the Mexican Libertad is what draws attention to the coin year after year. The Mexican Coat of Arms – a fearsome eagle tearing through a snake with its sharp beak – is shown on the reverse of Mexican Silver Libertads. Additionally, the image of the present Mexican Coat of Arms is surrounded by all of Mexico’s ancient coats of arms.

 

2023 Sword of Truth Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Sunshine Mint
Dimensions:
39mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This design features a heraldic showcase of a Sword and Shield prominently featured in the middle. The Sword is simple yet imposing; the Shield sturdy and battle-tested. Surrounding the two is a stylised belt framing the coin with the weight and purity displayed. Around the rim is a striking weave of thorny vines, symbolizing a crown of thorns. At the very tip of the Sword is a snake which is barely visible to the naked eye. The Sword piercing a snake adds a compelling historical element which has ties to countless motifs from cultures throughout human history.

Something that may go unnoticed by some is the hidden “truth” featured on every coin, which is micro-engraved by the mint. This feature is a staple for every coin in the Truth series and adds value for many customers. For the new 2022 1 oz Silver Sword of Truth coin, a message that reads “The Sword of the Spirit” has been micro-engraved onto the hilt of the sword. Also seen on the shield is the Hebrew lettering “רוח קודש” which means “Holy Spirit”.

 

2023 Dead Men Tell no Tales 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Silvertowne Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

his 1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver Round is a beautiful, unique investment-grade silver piece. The round depicts a fearsome skeleton pirate holding a firebomb while wearing a sword and pistol, with the words “Dead Men Tell No Tales” on the obverse. The round’s reverse shows the silver round’s purity and weight. The design is inspired by the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean during the 1600s and 1700s. Pirates often raided merchant and military ships exploiting their cargo with handmade weapons like the firebomb, an early form of hand grenade. According to legends, pirates used the phrase “dead men tell no tales” to explain that killing someone was the best way to keep them quiet.

 

2023 Statue of Zeus 7 Wonders 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Apmex Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 7,777

The Statue of Zeus was an iconic Greek sculpture and one of the most iconic wonders of the ancient world. Created by the renowned sculptor Phidias, it was erected in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece around 435 BCE. The statue depicted Zeus, king of the gods in Green mythology, seated on a magnificent throne. It was crafted primarily from ivory panels mounded to a wooden core, with Gold and other precious materials adorning the statue.

The statue stood at an impressive height of around 42 feet and was a symbol for the power and grandeur that was often associated with Zeus. It served as a focal point of worship and a testament to the Greeks’ devotion to their gods. Sadly, the statue was lost in a fire in the 5th century CE. Today, only its descriptions and depictions on ancient coins and artworks remain, reminding us of the greatness and splendor of this extraordinary ancient wonder.

 

2023 Achilles Legendary Warriors 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: some american Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

Step into the realm of ancient Greek mythology and discover the captivating story of Achilles. Known as the greatest warrior of the Trojan War, Achilles possessed near invincibility, except for his fabled vulnerable heel. His heroic exploits, including slaying the Trojan prince Hector and his untimely demise at the hands of Paris, have captivated audiences for centuries.

The obverse of the Silver 1 oz Legendary Warriors: Achilles Round BU showcases a detailed depiction of Achilles himself, capturing his strength, courage, and legendary status. His mighty spear and iconic helmet are prominently displayed, highlighting his prowess as a warrior. The reverse features a classic depiction of a Greek hoplite warrior, representing the disciplined and skilled ancient Greek military.

 

2023 Ram of Calvary Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Sunshine Mint
Dimensions:
39mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This coin is part of the Truth Coin Series, produced by SD Bullion since 2018 and struck by Sunshine Minting. The series initially consisted of a Roaring Lion of Judah design and a Tree of Life design, issued every year. To this, two new designs: the Ram of Calvary, and the Sword of Truth.

This design features a beautifully detailed profile of a ram facing the viewer. The ram is strong and courageous, looking calmly straight forward. Above the ram is Hebrew lettering of “ישוע” – meaning Yeshua (Jesus). The Big Horn Ram is a traditional symbol for the Lamb of God and has ties throughout scripture to the Son of God; the location of Calvary has a powerful and established place in the Bible as the location of his crucifixion.

Something that may go unnoticed by some is the hidden “truth” featured on every coin. This feature is a staple for every coin in the Truth series, and adds value for many customers. The truth is hidden on the horn of the ram and says “worship in the spirit” taken from John 4:24; the rest of this verse can be found in the other releases of the 2023 Truth Series

 

2023 Julius Caesar Legendary Warriors 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: some american Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This first release in the “Legendary Warriors” series is for Eric Haraldsson, otherwise known as Eric Bloodaxe. This 1 oz of .999 fine Silver Round features this famous Viking credited in the Viking sagas with the unification of Norway. He is most well known for being a warrior and king of Norway who gained his throne through the extermination of his brothers. He also left visible traces of his own in the form of coinage issued in his name at York, he ruled from 932 to 934, and twice as King of Northumbria, from 947-948 and again from 952-954. He was the son of “Blond King” Harald I, who was king for a short time until his brother, Haakon I, took over the throne.

 

2023 Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 7 Wonders 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Apmex Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 7,777

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
This beautiful tomb built to honor Mausolus, a ruler of Caria and satrap of the Achaemenid empire, was built in the city of Halicarnassus, located in modern-day Turkey. The tomb, built between 353 and 350 BC, stood at 45 meters (148 feet) high and was adorned with sculptural reliefs on all four sides. The sculptures and columns were built by the famed Greek sculptors Leochares, Bryaxis, Scopas and Timotheus.

The Mausoleum was destroyed by earthquakes between the 12th and 15th century, and was the last surviving of the six destroyed wonders, leaving only the Pyramid at Giza remaining to modern day. The Mausoleum lives on through various inspired structures around the world, and ruins of the tomb can still be seen at its resting place to this day. The word “mausoleum” is now used to describe any above-ground tomb.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
APMEX is proud to present the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World series. This exciting series will include seven releases featuring limited mintages of 7,777 Silver and 77 Gold, respectively. Each release of Silver and Gold rounds features a beautiful design of a mystical wonder of the ancient world and an effigy of a historical figure relevant to the subject, along with a denomination applicable to the period.

 

2023 Dunkleosteus Prehistoric Life Congo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Scottsdale Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mmx 3.2mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 10,000

The eleventh issue of the Series Prehistoric Life from the Congo is dedicated to the armored fish Dunkleosteus.

The motive of the premium bullion coin, struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver, features a Dunkleosteus swimming in deep water with its jaws wide open. Above the fish are the inscriptions “PREHISTORIC LIFE”, “DUNKLEOSTEUS”, “380 – 360 MIO YEARS BC” and the year of issue 2023. The reverse features the coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dunkleosteus is one of the largest representatives of the extinct Placodermi known to date and was native to the shallow seas of the North American, African and European continents about 380 to 360 million years ago. The fish, whose skull and neck area was armored with bones, is thought to have reached a body length of up to six meters, making it one of the apex predators in its habitat. The limited premium bullion coin is delivered in a protective capsule.

 

2023 Roaring Lion Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Sunshine Mint
Dimensions:
39mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Truth Series was launched in 2018 initially as a one-ounce silver coin. Over the next six years, the series has expanded in popularity and demand and now includes silver, gold and platinum coins as well as multiple sizes and finishes. The series includes two coins: the Roaring Lion and the Tree of Life. Each coin is annually produced in all three precious metals and released at different times in the year.

Something that may be unknown about this coin is the hidden “truth” included on every coin. This notable feature adds great value to the series for many customers. Each year, the “truth” changes. The Roaring Lion is released earlier in the year and features the first half of the Truth with the Tree of Life featuring the second half of the Truth. This year, the 2023 1 oz Roaring Lion Silver Coin features a micro-engraved truth of: “All your words are true.” This truth can be found in Psalm 119:160

 

2023 Tweety Birds Looney Tunes 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: MDM Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This premium bullion coin distributed by APMEX features the “Looney Tunes” cartoon character Tweety Bird.

Some of our favorite animated cartoon characters belong to the Looney Tunes family. The first film series was produced in 1930 and introduced everyone to some of these lovable characters. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Road Runner and many more were brought to life for all to enjoy. Looney Tunes characters have been on television, feature films, comic books, video games and music albums.

Struck from one ounce of 99.9% silver in uncirculated quality, the motive features a depiction of Tweety winking. In the background are the familiar circles of the Looney Tunes. The inscription “TWEETY”, the copyright and the weight and fineness are also included in the design. The reverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the official coat of arms of Samoa, the denomination and the year of issue.

Just like Sylvester™ the cat and Bugs Bunny™ the rabbit, Tweety™ is also a member of the Looney Tunes™ and made his first appearance in an animated film released in 1942 entitled “A Tale of Two Kitties”. Since then, the favorite pastime of the yellow canary is to provoke Sylvester, who then hunts Tweety and is punished for it. Tweety is characterized equally by his skill and his childlike naivety. The childlike aspect is also reflected in his appearance and his pronunciation difficulties. The limited Tweety™ premium silver bullion coin is delivered in a protective capsule.

This coin also comes in a Coloured Carded version:

2023 Tweety Bird Looney Tunes Coloured 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

 

2023 Pyramid of Giza Seven Wonders 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Apmex Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 7,777

The Great Pyramid of Giza is perhaps the most famous of the 7 Wonders of the World, and the only one to remain intact to this day. It is located just outside of modern day Cairo, and was built over 4,500 years ago.

The pyramid is the largest of the Egyptian pyramids, and was built to be the tomb of pharaoh Khufu in the early 26th century BC. It is estimated that the pyramid took around 27 years to complete and held the title of largest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. The construction technique used to build the pyramid has been a topic of debate for centuries, but it is widely believed that stone was gathered in quarries surrounding the site and transported by boat along the Nile to the site of construction. Once complete, the structure was made up of around 2.3 million blocks and contained around 5.5 million tonnes of limestone and 8,000 tonnes of granite.

The Great Pyramid of Giza has been a marvel for the human race for thousands of years, fascinating for its place in Egyptian history, construction and architectural feat, and its ability to survive through the centuries.

 

2023 Road Runner Looney Tunes 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: MDM Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This premium bullion coin distributed by APMEX features the “Looney Tunes” cartoon character Road Runner.

Some of our favorite animated cartoon characters belong to the Looney Tunes family. The first film series was produced in 1930 and introduced everyone to some of these lovable characters. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Road Runner and many more were brought to life for all to enjoy. Looney Tunes characters have been on television, feature films, comic books, video games and music albums.

Road Runner™ is a popular Looney Tunes™ character who appears almost exclusively with the coyote Wile E. Coyote. The hungry coyote chases the Road Runner through desert-like landscapes – but his attempts to catch the exceptionally fast bird are always unsuccessful and end with the coyote briefly harming himself. Communication between the two characters is wordless and with the help of signs, which are used to express themselves. The only exception is the Road Runner’s typical “meep meep”, which he uses to scare the coyote.

This coin also comes in a Coloured Carded version:

2023 Road Runner Looney Tunes coloured 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

 

2023 American Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: US Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mmx 2.98mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The redesign of the American Silver Eagle coin took several months across 2020 for the US Mint to narrow down. The original list of possible designs considered by coinage groups and the US Mint included some 35 different designs. In the end, a new depiction of the American bald eagle in its natural element was chosen to replace John Mercantis heraldic eagle. Emily Damstra is the designer of the new reverse image for the collection. The enhanced image of Walking Liberty on the obverse includes the reintroduction of Adolph A. Weinman’s artistic signature mark on the field, bringing the modern design closer to the original 1916 image.

 

2023 Titanoboa Prehistoric Life Congo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Scottsdale Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mmx 3.2mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 10,000

The tenth issue of the Series Prehistoric Life from the Congo is dedicated to the giant snake Titanoboa.

Titanoboa is the largest snake currently known, greatly exceeded Gigantophis in length an mass. It has also been the subject of debates regarding its time period, the Paleocene epoch. During what is called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), the earth is thought to have been warmer than it was at any other time for the past billion years.

Titanoboa was first estimated at 12.8 meters in length and 1,135 kg in mass. A 2013 estimate suggests it could grow even larger, to around 14.3 meters in length.

 


 

Asian Bullion coins:

 

2023 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang 1oz Silver Bullion Medal

Manufacturer: Komsco
Dimensions:
40.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

Chiwoo Cheonwang, also known as “Jaoji Hwanung” is a legendary warrior from mythical times. He is the 14th successor of ancient Baedal who became “Cheonwang” (Heavenly King). He built weapons of various kinds and controlled weather during battle. The numerous victories won him the mythical title of God of the ward and his legacy continues to have an immense impact for generations. Chiwoo was also the mascot of the Red Devils, the supporter group of the Korean national soccer team that advanced with the team to the semifinals during the 2002 World cup.

Chiwoo Cheonwang upon whose life these designs are based on, is the symbol of victory in Korean history and folklore. In battle, he wore a demonic mask that obscured his face and terrified his enemies. Combined with his ability to cast magic spells and control the weather, Chiwoo Cheonwang fought a series of epic battles against China’s Yellow Emperor more than 4,500 years ago. Today his mask serves as the mascot for South Korea’s national soccer team, the Red Devils.

 

2023 South Korea Zi Sin Lepus 1 ounce Silver Bullion Medal

Manufacturer: Komsco
Dimensions:
40.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The 12 guardians are known to protect 12 different directions during war. Each guardian represents the animals in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The series started in 2017 with Gallus, representing the Year of the Rooster who guards the West. Although the guardians are seen in their human form, their armor often depicts the animal that they represent.

The seventh release in the series is this 2023-dated medal depicting the warrior Lepus. Minted in a full ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver, it shows the battle-hardened guardian dressed in armor and regalia reflective of the tiger. The sacred weapon he holds in his left hand is a halberd, a two-handed medieval pole weapon that consists of an axe blade topped with a spike and a hook on the back that’s mounted on a long shaft. This weapon was particularly useful in snagging mounted opponents and yanking them to the ground. A forest of bamboo can be seen in the background while a bare-chested, muscle-rippling Tigris surveys what lies ahead of him from the top of a rocky escarpment.

 

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 Super Pit 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

Discovered during the 1890s, the Golden Mile near Kalgoorlie was once said to be the richest square mile of gold reserves in the world. Most of its original workings were swallowed up during the 20th century with the creation of an enormous open cast pit that is still expanding. To this day, the Super Pit continues to produce remarkable quantities of gold.

The Super Pit covers an enormous area of approximately 3.5 kilometers in length, 1.5 kilometers in width, and reaches a depth of over 600 meters. It is an impressive sight, often described as a massive scar on the Earth’s surface.

 

2023 Australian Quokka 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The 2023 issue of the Perth Mint Quokka Premium Bullion Coin was struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. The Quokka is a small type of wallaby found mainly in the southwest region of Western Australia. About the size of a cat, the Quokka has thick, grey-brown fur, a broad face, shiny black eyes and round furry ears. Thanks to its cute, smiley appearance and an acceptance of humans, it has become a popular subject for ‘selfies’ in the age of social media. With their always smiling facial expressions, they became famous all over the world and one of the most popular photo motives for Australia vacationers.

The motive of the limited silver bullion coin depicts a smiling Quokka surrounded by grass and shrubs. The design also includes the inscription “QUOKKA” and the traditional mintmark “P” of the Perth Mint. The reverse shows the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, supplemented with the dates of her reign, as well as the fineness and the year of issue. Each coin also has a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass. The mintage is limited to only 30,000 pieces worldwide. The 2023 Quokka premium silver bullion coin is delivered in a protective capsule.

 

2023 Aurora Borealis in Colour Tuvalu 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.9 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The Silver coin in proof quality was struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and is dedicated to the auroras known as Aurora Borealis, which occur in the northern hemisphere. The motive presents the spectacle of nature in fascinating shades of violet and blue. The lower half of the coin shows a depiction of a footbridge running through the peaceful Scandinavian landscape with the engraved inscription “AURORA BOREALIS”. The reverse of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, supplemented with the years f her reign, as well as the weight, fineness, denomination and year of issue.

The term “aurora” was first used to describe this phenomenon by Galileo Galilei in honor of the Roman goddess of the dawn. There are many myths surrounding the northern aurora borealis. According to Nordic legend, they are interpreted as a connection between the earthly and spiritual realms. From a scientific point of view, the colorful spectacle can be explained by the fact that energy-rich particles of the solar wind interact with the earth’s magnetic field, causing fluorescence. The Aurora Borealis silver proof coin in color is issued with a mintage of only 2,000 pieces worldwide and will be delivered in the original box including a numbered certificate of authenticity.

 

2023 The Siren Mythical Creatures Colour 2oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Downies
Dimensions: 55.00 mm
Weight (grams): 62.2
Fineness: 999

The Mythical Creatures series was struck from two ounces of 99.9% silver in proof quality and is dedicated to the Siren. The motive in color shows a depiction of a siren looking at a human skull. Above is the inscription “THE SIREN”. The reverse shows the coat of arms of Niue, which is surrounded by nautical details. The weight and fineness as well as the denomination and year of issue are also included in the design.

The Sirens are mythical creatures from Greek mythology. The mixed creatures of woman and fish or woman and bird are characterized by their beguiling song, which they use to attract passing sailors. Those who do not know how to protect themselves from the song of the beautiful but dangerous creatures run the risk of shipwreck at the hidden island of the sirens and of being killed. In Homer’s “Odyssey,” one of the most famous sagas featuring the Sirens, the heroic Odysseus manages to get his crew and himself past the Sirens unharmed by tying himself to a mast and sealing his crew’s ears with wax. Limited to 750 pieces worldwide, the 2 Oz High relief silver coin is delivered in the original wooden box including a numbered certificate of authenticity.

 

2023 Australian Kangaroo Perth Mint 1oz Silver Bullion Bar

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
47.6mm x 27.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.103
Fineness:
999

This stunning Australian Perth Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Bar from the Perth Mint continues their immensely popular Kangaroo motif. Meticulously crafted from .9999 pure silver, each bar features the Perth Mint LBMA registered mark on a field of radiating circles. The reverse features repeating pattern of mirrored kangaroos against a frosted background. Orders of 15 bars come in a Mint-sealed acrylic tube. A beautiful and yet cost-effective way to invest in silver from one of the most trusted mints in the world.

Silver bullion bars have long been a sound choice for precious metals investors. There are primarily two advantages recognized by those investing in bullion bars. Due to lower production costs, they generally have a lower premium as compared to the same troy oz of silver and gold coins. This, of course, results in less expensive upfront investment costs. Perhaps equally important to the precious metals investment stacker is the bar’s relative ease of stacking for storage. The stacks generally take less room to store than the same weight of bullion coins.

 

2023 Australian Sydney Opera House Ram 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The Sydney Opera House has been a source of wonder since it was a sketch on a page. In 1954, the then NSW Premier, Joseph Cahill, promised a structure that would be a credit to the state for hundreds of years. Then, from a small coastal town in Denmark came a vision from architect Jorn Utzon that would forever change the face of Sydney.

Now a symbol of modern Australia, the Sydney Opera House has more than repaid the conviction of Utzon and Australian architect Peter Hall, who transformed these dreams into the creative masterpiece that stands today. When the building finally opened its doors in October 1973, a new era of creativity and connection began.

Five decades later, the Opera House is everyone’s house. It is the nation’s premier tourist destination, one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres and a community meeting place that belongs to all Australians. To visit Bennelong Point is to encounter a story of contemporary experience that continues to renew itself each day.

 

2023 Dragon Koi Fish Myths Legends 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a divine creature and an auspicious symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune. Throughout East Asia and beyond, koi are synonymous with harmony and happiness, and are also said to be lucky omens for marriage and fertility.

The coin portrays a dragon and koi eyeing a flame-ringed pearl, an ancient embodiment of wisdom. Also in the design is a ‘moon bridge’ – it’s high arch and reflection on the water creating the shape of the lunar body often associated with purity or perfection. Also included in the design is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Also in 2 coloured versions:

2023 Red Dragon Koi Fish & 2023 Green Dragon Koi Fish

 

2023 Great Australian Desert Gold Gilded 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Downies
Dimensions: 40.9 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The rose gold plated silver coin was struck from one ounce of 99.9% silver and is a tribute to the deserts of Australia, which are summarized under the term Great Australian Desert.

Australia’s desert areas cover about 18 percent of the Australian continent, stretching across the western plateau and the interior lowlands. With a total area of over 1,300,000 km², the Great Australian Desert is the fifth largest desert area on earth.

The motive features the Australian desert landscape under the scorching heat of the sun. The fauna of the outback consists of only a few species due to the extreme weather conditions and is represented by three jumping kangaroos and a snake in the foreground. The edge of the coin includes the inscription “GREAT AUSTRALIAN DESERT”.

 

2023 Ares Gods of Olympus Tuvalu 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

Ares is one of the more interesting gods of the Greek pantheon. The god of war and courage was mostly unliked among other gods yet had an array of devoted followers such as minor deities and mortals. Ares even fought alongside the Trojans in the Trojan War taking the side of his lover, Aphrodite, over his sister, Athena. Experience the god of war in Greek Mythology on the reverse of the newest Gods of Olympus coin.

Ares is known in Greek mythology as the god of war and courage. Unlike his sister, Athena, Ares represents the physical valor necessary for success yet also personifies the sheer brutality and bloodlust of war. Due to this, he was actually unliked by the other gods of Mount Olympus.

 

2023 Humpback Whale Antarctic Territory 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The Premium bullion coin is the second issue of the new series Australian Antarctic Territory and is dedicated to one of the world’s largest mammals – the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae).

The motive features a humpback whale jumping out of the water, as well as a female humpback whale with her two young. The upper edge of the coin features the inscription “HUMPBACK WHALE”, as well as the weight and the fineness. The reverse presents the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the dates of her reign “1952-2022”, the denomination “1 DOLLAR” and the year of issue “2023”. The coin was struck by the Royal Australian Mint from one ounce of 99.9% silver with a mintage of only 25,000 pieces worldwide.

The Australian Antarctic Territory is an area in Antarctica to which the state of Australia has laid claim since June 13th, 1933 under the Australian Antarctic Territory Acceptance Act. With a size of 5,896,500 square kilometers, the territory is almost 80% the size of Australia itself. Among the most famous inhabitants of the icy continent is the humpback whale.

 

2023 Australian Rough Toothed Dolphin 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The fifth release in the Dolphin bullion coin series from the Royal Australian Mint is dedicated to the Rough-toothed Dolphin.

The motive features two dolphins in the ocean at sunset. The design also includes the inscriptions “ROUGH-TOOTHED DOLPHIN” and “1 oz .999 FINE SILVER”.

The reverse presents the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, complemented with the years of her reign “1952-2022”, as well as the state of issue “AUSTRALIA” and the year of issue “2023”. The mintage is limited to only 25,000 pieces worldwide.

 

2023 Australian Emu 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

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

The Perth Mint dedicates this premium bullion coin struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver to the Australian Emu. The motive features an adult emu watching over its three young chicks. The dry and barren landscape of the Australian outback can be seen in the background. In addition, the mintmark “P” of the Perth Mint, the occasion of issue “AUSTRALIAN EMU”, the year “2023” as well as the weight and the fineness of the coin are included in the design. The reverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, supplemented with the dates of her reign, as well as the denomination “1 DOLLAR” and the issuing state “AUSTRALIA”.

Like the ostrich and kiwi, the emu belongs to the so-called ratite family. Because they are very large and heavy, they are unable to fly, but can run enduringly and fast. Emus are at home all over Australia. These adaptable animals can reach an age of up to 20 years and feed mainly on grass, flowers, seeds, fruits and insects. In terms of height, the Australian emu is the second largest bird in the world after the ostrich. The mintage of this coin is limited to only 30,000 pieces worldwide. The silver bullion coin is delivered in a protective capsule.

 

2023 Captain Cook Antarctic Adventure 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Downies
Dimensions: 40.9 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The silver coin in color celebrates the 250th anniversary of the second and first official voyage of discovery by James Cook. The captain and his crew were commissioned in 1772 by the British government to find the mysterious continent to the south, whose existence was already suspected by Aristotle. Under the command of James Cook, the two ships “Resolution” and “Discovery” crossed the southern polar circle for the first time on January 17, 1773 – however, the hoped-for sight of the mysterious continent south of the Cape of Good Hope was denied them, so that James Cook doubted the existence of the South Pole, which was discovered only 50 years later. Cook was nevertheless celebrated like a hero and personally honored by King George III upon his return.

The motive features a colorful depiction of the Southern Arctic Ocean and a detailed image of one of the ships. The inscription “CAPTAIN COOK CROSSES THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE” and the year “1773” are also included in the design.

 

2023 White Rhinoceros Australia Zoo Ram 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The fourth issue in the Australia Zoo Series from the Royal Australian Mint was struck from one ounce of silver and is dedicated to the Southern White Rhinoceros. The motive features a detailed depiction of a white rhinoceros with four birds perched on its horns and upper body. The characteristic depiction refers to the alarming function of the birds, which is used by the lumbering rhinoceros in case of danger. Above the rhino is the inscription “AUSTRALIA ZOO – SOUTHERN WHITE RHINOCEROS”. The weight and fineness complete the design. The reverse features the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The years of her reign, the denomination “1 DOLLAR” and the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA 2023” are also included in the design.

 

2023 Australian Rectangular Dragon 1 oz Silver Bullion Bar

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
47.6mm x 27.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.103
Fineness:
999

The Australian Rectangular Silver Dragon coin debuted in 2018, first as a silver coin for sale and later in the year with a gold coin as well. The series launched with a mintage of 500,000 that has subsequently been lowered for the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 releases to just 250,000 coins.

In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune. Unlike the European perception of dragons as fire-breathing, winged creatures, Chinese dragons have a distinct appearance. They are portrayed as long, serpentine beings with scaled bodies, usually without wings. Chinese dragons are often depicted with a combination of features from different animals, such as the body of a serpent, the scales of a fish, the claws of an eagle, and the horns of a deer.

 

2023 Australian Kangaroo Jubillee Edition 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

With this exclusive issue, the Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the worldwide popular kangaroo series. Struck from one ounce of 99.9% silver in uncirulated quality, the motive features the “King of the Outback” and one of Australia’s most famous landmarks – the Kangaroo. The design is based on the original motive by Horst Hahne from 1993.

The jumping kangaroo is surrounded by the inscriptions “ONE DOLLAR”, “1 OUNCE .999 Ag” and “30TH ANNIVERSARY”. Also included in the design is the mintmark “C” for the mint in Canberra, Australia. The reverse presents the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, complemented with the years of her reign “1952-2022”, as well as the state of issue “AUSTRALIA” and the year of issue “2023”.

 

2023 Chess King Niue Black 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Niue
Dimensions: 40.9 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The king of coins, this legal tender masterpiece is a spectacular ode to one of the oldest and most universally played games on Earth – chess! Set to reign supreme over your collection, this standout silver coin celebrates the most important piece in the game, the king. A checkmate is all but guaranteed with a phenomenal fusion of features including the purest precious metal content, an eye-catching design, and a unique Black Proof finish.

Chess has a rich history and has evolved many times to reach its modern form. Thought to have originated from a war game known as ‘chaturanga’, or ‘shatranj’, popular in southern parts of central Asia after 600 BC, chess spread to Europe via the Byzantine and Arabian Empires. ‘The king’ became the largest game piece, acquiring the ability to move one step in every direction on the board to capture any of the opponent’s pieces that are standing in any square surrounding him.

 

 

2023 Australian Kangaroo & Baby 2oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 62.206
Fineness: 999

Perth Mint introduced the Next Generation Series of silver bullion coins in 2018. Like many other collections from the Western Australia-based mint, this collection offers images of native wildlife species from the continent. The series has offered nothing short of a stunning look at the maternal bond between some of the continents most famous, and sometimes deadly, creatures, and their young.

A tiny newborn kangaroo crawls into its mother’s pouch where it receives nourishment and protection until it feels safe enough to emerge for increasing periods of time. Eventually able to stand on its own two feet, the young ‘joey’ soon learns to hop alongside its watchful parent.

 

2023 Australian Wombat 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

Did you know a group of wombats is known as a wisdom. Perfectly built for tunnelling with powerful limbs and claws as well as rodent-like front teeth, these iconic Australian marsupials are the largest burrowing mammals in the world.

The coin portrays an image of a wombat dozing amid flowering billy buttons with a blue fairywren perched on its back. As well as the inscription ‘WOMBAT’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the reverse includes the coin’s weight, purity, 2023 year-date, and a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter only detectable with a magnifying glass.

 

2023 Emperor Penguin Antarctic Territory 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) is a part of East Antarctica claimed by Australia as an external territory. The territory’s history dates to a claim on Enderby Land made by the United Kingdom in 1841, which was subsequently expanded and eventually transferred to Australia in 1933. It is the largest territory of Antarctica claimed by any nation by area.

Named in honour of naturalist Johann Forster, who travelled with Captain James Cook on his second voyage of discovery (1772 – 1775), the Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins, growing to around a metre tall. Emperors are endemic to Antarctica, including the Australian Antarctic Territory. They are well adapted to the frigid southern continent and alone among penguins, are capable of breeding during the icy winter.

Once regarded as a species of least concern, Emperor Penguins are now classed as near threatened, due to reduction of their food source from commercial fishing and climate change induced loss of sea ice.

 

2023 Australian Swan 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The swan is an iconic species that is so synonymous with The Perth Mint itself that it even appears in the mint?s logo. The Perth Mint?s operations are situated in the heart of Perth, the capital and largest city of Western Australia. Founded in 1829 on the shores of the Swan River, the original colony in the territory was in fact called Swan River Colony, the location of which is now Perth.

The Swan 2023 is the seventh release in the successful Swan Series of the Australian Perth Mint. The motive features a swan gracefully floating on the surface of the water. The design includes the inscription “The 1 OZ 9999 Australian Silver Swan” and the Perth Mint’s traditional mint mark “P”.

 

2023 Australian Queensland Coat of Arms 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The third issue of the series Australia’s Coat of Arms is dedicated to the coat of arms of Queensland. It is Australia’s oldest coat of arms and was granted by Queen Victoria in 1893.

The motive depicts a brolga crane, the official bird of the state of Queensland. A bull, a sheep, gold and wheat can be seen in the background, symbolizing the colony’s great wealth. The denomination “ONE DOLLAR” and a band with the inscription “QUEENSLAND” are also included in the design, featuring a majestic stag, as well as the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The stag was introduced to Australia by Queen Victoria. She gifted a herd of deer from her royal hunting grounds to the colony at the time. Nowadays, the animal symbolizes the connection with the old world and the former colonies of England. Other floral elements as well as the weight, the fineness and the Latin motto “AUDAX AT FIDELIS” complete the design. The coin was struck by the Royal Australian Mint from one ounce of 99.9% silver with a mintage of only 50,000 pieces worldwide.

 

2023 Azure Kingfisher in Colour Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.9 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The silver coin was struck from one ounce of 99.9% silver in proof quality and is dedicated to the Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea). With a size of 18 cm and a weight of about 35 g, the Azure Kingfisher is one of the smallest kingfisher species. The Azure Kingfisher is native to Australia and Tasmania and is characterized by the namesake azure blue coloring of its plumage. The motive features a colorful depiction of an azure kingfisher that has captured a fish and is rising from the water. The left edge of the coin features the inscription “AZURE KINGFISHER”, while the right side depicts some of the overhanging vegetation typically found in the azure kingfisher’s preferred habitats. The reverse of the coin features Niue’s coat of arms as well as the weight, fineness, denomination and year of issue. Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, the silver proof coin is delivered in the original box including a numbered certificate of authenticity.

The azure kingfisher lives along the banks of vegetated creeks, lakes, swamps, tidal estuaries, and mangrove swamps that are covered in plant life, from which it ambushes its prey. The azure kingfisher measures up to 8 inches in length, including its tail. Adults weigh only about 1 ounce, The bird’s striking colors include a deep blue to azure back, a large white to buff spot on the side of the neck and throat, orange-buff with some blue-violet streaks on the breast and flanks, and red feet, with only two forward-facing toes, The lores (the space between the eyes and the bill) are white and inconspicuous unless viewed head on, where they stand out as two large, white, eye-like spots, which may have a role in warding off potential predators, The azure kingfisher feeds on small fish, crustaceans (including shrimp and yabbies, the Australian word for crayfish), water beetles, spiders, locusts and small frogs and tadpoles. The bird darts down upon its prey so quickly that it often appears as merely an indistinct blur. Although the azure kingfisher has relatively wide distribution over the Australian continent and beyond, its populations have been decreasing in recent years.

 

2023 Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The 2023 Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin was struck by the Perth Mint from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. The coin was first issued in 2014 and has since enjoyed great popularity among investors and collectors. It was the first collaboration of a US Mint engraver with a foreign mint.

The design by John Mercanti features a Wedge-Tailed Eagle – Australia’s largest bird of prey – perched on a branch with wings outstretched. The motive is framed by the inscriptions “AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE” and “2023 1oz 9999 SILVER”. The traditional mintmark “P” of the Perth Mint is also included in the design. A letter engraved with a microlaser, which can only be seen under a magnifying glass, ensures the coin’s increased resistance to counterfeiting. The reverse shows the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II as well as the dates of her reign “1952-2022” and the denomination “1 DOLLAR”. The Wedge-Tailed Eagle premium silver bullion coin is delivered in a protective capsule.

 

2022 Australian Koala 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Australian Silver Koala was released in 2007 by the Perth Mint. Like other coins in Perth Mints annual collections, the Silver Koala has a new design element on the reverse side. The mintages of the coins currently available in the Silver Koala vary. Historically, Perth Mint offered the Silver Koala with 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilo silver coins.

The 2023 Australian Koala 1oz Silver coin is the latest in the Koala range from the Perth Mint. This year’s coin shows a fully-grown koala with a koala cub on its back. Also shown on the coin is ‘AUSTRALIAN KOALA’, the year-date, coin weight, and fineness. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also features in the design.

The obverse of each coin bears the coin’s monetary denomination and a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, supplemented with the dates of her reign.

 

2023 Australian Kangaroo 1oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

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

The kangaroo is the largest marsupial alive on Earth today. The animal’s distinct style of movement, hopping on its hind legs, using its large, muscular tail for balance, means it is one of the only animals which is unable to move backwards easily. An iconic symbol of Australia, the kangaroo is featured in the Australian national emblem alongside the emu.
 
Obverse: Bears the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the face value.
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.
 

2023 Australian Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Perth Mint is very pleased to present the 2023 version of the Kookaburra coin! First issued in 1990, the series features the imagery of the iconic bird from the Wiradjuri word “gugubarra”. (which is onomatopoeic of its call)

The Kookaburra birds are native to Australia and New Guinea. They are related to the Kingfisher and one of the four species is the famous laughing kookaburra. His call is recognizable because it sounds like human laughter! It is often used in television, movies or even in themed parks, (it was even used for Flipper the Dolphin’s laugh).

On the reverse of this beautiful 1 oz silver coin, the 34th annual Kookaburra design portrays two birds perched on branches surrounding waratah, a native floral treasure. The attention to details is magnificent and you can clearly see their beautiful plumage and although not in colour, you can imagine their whitish head with its brown eye-stripe. Here, the design incorporates the inscription ‘KOOKABURRA’, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, the 2023 year-date and the coin’s weight and purity.

 

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

Also in coloured 1oz & 2oz versions:

2023 Australian Coloured Lunar Rabbit 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2023 Australian 2oz Coloured Lunar Rabbit Silver Bullion Coin

 


 

British Bullion Coins

 

2023 Morgan Le Fey Myths & Legends 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

This is the third design in the second part of the Myths and Legends range of coins by the Royal Mint; it features legendary enchantress Morgan le Fay.

First appearing in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s twelfth-century work the Vita Merlini, Morgan le Fay has become a central character within Arthurian myth. The figure’s enduring appeal lies in the duality of her character, whose portrayals have varied from a benevolent healer to a powerful enchantress associated with dark magic.

Now, Morgan le Fay joins King Arthur and Merlin to feature on a commemorative coin in our collection honouring British myths and legends.

 

2023 Royal Celebration Royal Mint 1oz Silver Bullion Bar

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
49.96mm x 28.98mm
Weight (grams):
31.103
Fineness:
999

Mark the anniversary of a moment in British history with The Royal Mint’s Royal Celebration bullion bar range.
Struck in limited mintages, these symbolic bars celebrate and mark the anniversary of His Majesty King Charles III’s accession to the British throne.

In celebration of the anniversary of His Majesty King Charles III’s accession to the British throne This one ounce silver bar features His Majesty The King’s royal cypher topped with the Tudor Crown, as well as an intricate design that depicts the heraldic symbols of the United Kingdom. Struck to bullion standard, each bar is enhanced by innovate finishes and high-quality craftsmanship.

 

2023 Memoriam Queen Elizabeth 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: East India Company
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

Now, as Britain remembers its longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II on the first anniversary of her death, Britannia is once again in mourning in tribute to Her late Majesty’s lifetime of dutiful service and commitment to modernising the ancient British monarchy. Much like Britannia, Her Majesty will forever be remembered as a female icon, steadfast and true, an enduring national symbol of pride, grace and beauty.

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II was one of rapid modernisation, as the post-war years gave way to the vibrant fashion, music, film and creativity that has dominated the cultural landscape since the 1960s.

Britannia also adapted to reflect the ever-changing world of the nation’s longest reigning monarch, moving in step with the evolving nature of Britain and her people, the epitome of ‘Cool Britannia’.

 

2024 King Charles Britannia 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

Due to the accession of His Majesty King Charles III The Royal Mint have launched a special second Britannia coin in 2023 featuring the effigy of the new King by Martin Jennings. These 2023 King Charles III Britannia silver coins contains 31.1 grams of fine silver at a purity of 999 parts per thousand. The 2023 Charles III 1oz silver Britannia coin is a legal tender coin in the UK, with a value of £2 and is therefore exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

The 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: features the new bust of King Charles III created by Martin Jennings. The first ever Britannia not to feature Queen Elizabeth II, these coins feature the brand new effigy of King Charles III.

 

2023 Modern American Trade Dollar 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: East India Company
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

The Trade Dollar’s issuance was influenced by the growing trade with Asia, particularly China, where demand for silver was high. As a result, many Trade Dollars made their way to China, contributing to their use as a trade coin in the region.

Each 2023 1 oz Silver St. Helena US Trade Dollar Coin is individually protected in flips, preserving their stunning brilliance. These coins epitomize a contemporary reimagination of historic trade dollars, featuring Chiara Principe’s exceptional design that wonderfully captures the modern diversity of America.

 

2023 The Macaque Monkey Indian Wildlife 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: East India  company
Dimensions:
38.9mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

Saint Helena is a small island in the South Atlantic Ocean which is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The currency of the island is the Saint Helena pound, fixed at parity with the pound sterling. The island has authorised some private mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes – including in the popular silver ounce (1 oz silver) format, usually denominated as £1.

This premium bullion coin is part of the Cash Coin Collection featuring the Treasures of India, and has The Lion Tail Macaque as a representative of Indian Wildlife.

The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), also known as the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. Lion-tailed macaques are covered in black fur, and have a striking gray or silver mane that surrounds their face which can be found in both sexes. The face itself is hairless and black, being pinkish in infants less than a year old. They are named not for their mane, but for their tail, which is long, thin, and naked, with a lion-like, black tail tuft at the tip.

 

2023 Tudor Beasts Black Bull of Clarence 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’s portrayal of the mythical Bull can be found on the reverse of the coin, with a chain mail surface animation background texture providing additional security. The obverse features the official coinage portrait of King Charles III by Martin Jennings.

This coin also comes in a 10oz version:

2023 Tudor Beasts Yale of Beaufort 10oz Silver Bullion Coin

 

2023 Royal Coat of Arms 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The Royal Arms 2023 Bullion Coin Range is the fifth consecutive year in the series, each edition boasting a unique reinterpretation of the iconic design by esteemed heraldic artist Timothy Noad. First unveiled in 2019, Noad’s evocative rendering of the Royal Arms breathes new life into the enduring symbol, unifying traditional craftsmanship with innovative artistry.

This coin is part of the Royal Arms range of bullion coins; a mainstay of British coinage for centuries, the Royal Arms is a majestic symbol of strength and majesty which represents the illustrious history of monarchy and heraldry in the United Kingdom, It acts as the official Coat of Arms for the British monarch and its origins lie on the medieval battlefield where it would be seen on shields, banners and dress. It has evolved through the ages and is a true indicator of power, approval and duty, First appearing on the 1983 Royal Arms one-pound coin, the iconic design by Eric Sewell has been reinterpreted by Timothy Noad for this bullion coin range by the Royal Mint, in a style reminiscent of the Queen’s Beasts series. This design exemplifies the royal heritage which each monarch inherits during their reign and features the heraldic devices which have lasted through the ages, such as the Lion of England and Unicorn of Scotland supporting the shield.

 

2023 Coronation Britannia 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

This special edition of one of the most celebrated bullion coins in the world celebrates the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The obverse features the first crowned coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III, designed by Martin Jennings, whilst the reverse of the coin features Britannia, an icon that is recognised around the world. Each coin in the range is available in limited numbers.

 

2023 Charles III Coronation 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

To mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, The Royal Mint have released an exclusive bullion coin range. The reverse of this one ounce silver bullion coin features a design by John Bergdahl depicting His Majesty The King’s royal cypher, whilst the obverse features the first crowned coinage portrait of His Majesty The King, designed by Martin Jennings. This silver 1oz bullion coin has a limited mintage of 150,000.

 

2023 Eos & The Horses Goddesses 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: East India  company
Dimensions:
38.9mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

East India Company Collections introduces the second coin in the series which will tell the stories of the Goddesses of Ancient Greek and Norse mythology.

Despite originating in ancient myths and legends, Goddesses inform modern life perhaps more than we realize. Their mythology, religious legends, history and folk tales influence movies, TV shows, museum exhibits and famous brands such as cameras and running shoes.

Theirs are stories of intricate family sagas, wars fought by powerful dynasties, love found and lost, the worlds of nature and magic and the realms of gods and men, featuring fantastical creatures and characters who inspire our imaginations and codes of living. Morals, virtues, beliefs and ethics are all integral to the mythology of the Goddesses.

 

2023 Merlin Myths & Legends 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

Merlin, a central figure in Arthurian legend and popularly known as King Arthur’s adviser, magician and prophet, is the second mythical character to feature in our bullion three-coin series inspired by the legend of King Arthur.

Created by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his pseudo-historical work Historia Regum Britanniae (The History of the Kings of Britain), Merlin is associated with Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon, rather than the legendary king. Growing in popularity through the Middle Ages, Merlin became associated with King Arthur over time, notably in American literature and popular culture.

 

2023 Una and the Lion St Helena 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: East India Company
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

The 1839 Una and the Lion image had been one of the most revolutionary coin designs ever issued in Britain. It had been crafted in honor of the first anniversary of Queen Victoria and featured on the 5 Pound Sterling gold coin. Generations later, it has birthed one of the most exquisite coin collections that is helmed by the reputable partnership of Saint Helen and the East India Company who have taken it upon themselves to continue the legacy.

This gorgeous silver coin is the latest from the Faerie Queene Series featuring Una and the Lion. The groundbreaking story of Una and the Lion starts with Una portrayed as a lonely woman who lives out her days in a shaded woodland. Her peace became threatened when a hungry lion decided to jump at her with no one to defend the princess. The story offers an unexpected plot twist when the lion becomes enthralled by her beauty and instead of attacking her, offers comfort and kisses to the beguiling princess. For the rest of her life, the lion stuck by her side as her protector and companion.  

 

2023 King Charles Britannia 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

Due to the accession of His Majesty King Charles III The Royal Mint have launched a special second Britannia coin in 2023 featuring the effigy of the new King by Martin Jennings. These 2023 King Charles III Britannia silver coins contains 31.1 grams of fine silver at a purity of 999 parts per thousand. The 2023 Charles III 1oz silver Britannia coin is a legal tender coin in the UK, with a value of £2 and is therefore exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

The 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: features the new bust of King Charles III created by Martin Jennings. The first ever Britannia not to feature Queen Elizabeth II, these coins feature the brand new effigy of King Charles III,

 

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 Queen Elizabeth Britannia 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The 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

 

 


 

Canadian Bullion Coins:

 

2023 Canadian Smilodon Sabre Toothed Cat 2oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Canadian Mint
Dimensions:
38mmx 5.9mm
Weight (grams):
62.206
Fineness:
999

One of the most fearsome creatures to ever roam the earth, the sabre-tooth tiger is instantly recognizable thanks to its muscular build and extremely long canines. Part of the genus known as Smilodon, the sabre-tooth cat is now the subject of a brand-new coin from the prestigious Royal Canadian Mint. Produced in .9999 pure silver, these specimens include advanced security features and stunning original artwork by Julius Csotonyi.

Sabre-tooth tigers roamed the Americas as far back as 2.5 million years before going extinct around 10,000 years ago. Their decline was largely due to the environment, a lack of food, and advances in human hunting capabilities. The sabre-tooth tiger is part of a genus known as Smilodon, named in 1842. Today, scientists recognize three known species in this genus, which are named S. gracilis, S. fatalis, and S. populator.

 

2023 Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Canadian Mint
Dimensions:
38mmx 3.15mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

Since its introduction in 1988, the iconic Silver Maple Leaf has been a highly sought-after Royal Canadian Mint bullion investment coin. The Silver Maple Leaf is minted with one troy ounce (31.11 grams) of 9999 fine silver, and has a face value of $5, the highest face value on the market for any comparable silver bullion coin. All 1-ounce 99.99% pure Silver Maple Leaf Bullion coins produced for 2021 and beyond will have two new and unique features for enhanced security.

Replacing the bullion finish on earlier coins, the radial lines in the 2021 Silver Maple Leaf field have been precisely machined to within microns on the master tooling to ensure reproducibility from die to die and coin to coin. The uniqueness of the line width and pitch gives this coin a characteristic look, and creates a light diffracting pattern that is specific to this coin. Combined with a new visual security feature – a textured maple leaf micro engraved with laser technology on a small area of the reverse side.

 

 


 

European Bullion Coins:

 

2023 Copernicus 5 Euro Malta 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Germania Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 15,000
Fineness: 999

To celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Poland’s most famous astronomer, Germania Mint has created a one-of-a-kind coin with a mintage of 15,000 pcs: 2023 Copernicus 5 Euro Malta 1oz Silver Bullion Coin.

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer and mathematician known as the father of modern astronomy. He was the first European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, the heliocentric theory of the solar system. Prior to the publication of his major astronomical work, “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres,” in 1543, European astronomers argued that Earth lay at the center of the universe, the view also held by most ancient philosophers. In addition to correctly postulating the order of the known planets from the sun and estimating their orbital periods relatively accurately, Copernicus argued that Earth turned daily on its axis and that gradual shifts of this axis accounted for the changing seasons.

 

2023 Geco Herpeton Ultra High Relief 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Le Grand Mint
Dimensions: 38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 2000

The 2023 Geco Herpeton is a 1oz Ultra High Relief 38.6mm Proof made by the Le Grand Mint with the highest minting techniques available in partnership with the country of Liberia, Limited to a 2,000 worldwide mintage the coin comes in a domed capsule held in place inside a Floating stand with a certificate of authenticity.

The 2023 Geco Herpeton proof is a contemporary representation of the Geco in perfect harmony with the company’s charming style.
A gecko crossing the two sides of the coin, there is a world it leaves and one it enters , which symbolically represents the before and the after, a finish line as a new beginning, a transition between two worlds, one prerequisite for the other. The gecko harbors curiosity and the urge to improve, the world it left behind was dotted with flat geometric figures suggesting an ordered and essential universe, the future in a new world that is opening up becomes bodies of a platonic matrix animated, complex and at the same time compelling like the challenges that loom on the horizon.

This coin has also been released in a  Ruthenium  Gold Gilded Version

2023 Geco Herpeton Ruthenium High Relief 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

 

2023 Honey Bee Entoma Ultra High Relief 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

Manufacturer: Le Grand Mint
Dimensions: 38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 2000

The 2023 Honey Bee is a 1oz Ultra High Relief 38.6mm Proof made by the Le Grand Mint with the highest minting techniques available in partnership with the country of Liberia, Limited to a 2,000 worldwide mintage the coin comes in a domed capsule held in place inside a Floating stand with a certificate of authenticity.

The 2023 Honey Bee Entoma proof is a contemporary representation of the bee in perfect harmony with the company’s charming style.
The bee is presented in two main areas of its life: one is pollination, a task that the bee performs with tireless commitment and plays an essential role in our ecosystem; the other is swarming, whereby a new colony of bees is created in other places in the hope of seeing more and more bees in our sky.

This coin has also been released in a Ruthenium Gold Gilded Version

2023 Bee Entoma Ruthenium High Relief 1oz Silver Bullion Proof

 

2023 Nikola Tesla Anti Gravity 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Serbian National Mint
Dimensions:
40.25mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

Tesla was truly a remarkable person that devoted his life to discovery while additionally relishing the role of showman. Tesla became well known as an inventor and would even demonstrate his achievements to celebrities and wealthy patrons at his lab. He was also noted for his showmanship at public lectures.

Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. He worked for the Edison Machine Works in New York City a short time before he struck out on his own.

In 1887, Tesla met two investors who agreed to back the formation of the Tesla Electric Company. He set up a laboratory in Manhattan, where he developed the alternating current induction motor, which solved a number of technical problems that had bedeviled other designs. When Tesla demonstrated his device at an engineering meeting, the Westinghouse Company made arrangements to license the technology, providing an upfront payment and royalties on each horsepower generated.

 

2023 Golden Eagle Germania 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Germania Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 100,000
Fineness: 999

The eternal battle between good and evil seems to have no end… This is the theme of the first bullion from Germania Mint. The majestic Golden Eagle struggles against the dangerous and vicious serpent, symbolizing temptation. The clash between Europe’s strongest eagle and the reptile takes place against a background of sea waves. They refer to the Mediterranean Sea, on which Malta is located, as Central Bank Of Malta is the partner of this Germania Mint issue.

The reverse of the 5 euro bullion coin features the effigy of Malta, placed on a wreath inspired by a painting on the ceiling of the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta. The whole is surrounded by olive and palm branches, a symbol of peace. Lily blossoms refer to majesty and glory, while roses are an attribute of purity and harmony. It is also the first coin to bear the Germania Mint’s mint mark.

 

2023 Durga Hindu Goddess 1oz High Relief Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Le Grand Mint
Dimensions: 38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 9999

Durga, the divine mother in Hindu religion, is represented as a woman with a lion, with numerous arms holding various weapons. It stands for creative power, renewal, perseverance and struggle. She has both the power of creation and the power of destruction. Immersed in an orderly, feminine, almost lunar-like universe, she harmoniously envelops the goddess, magnificently enthroned at the center of the composition, around which numerous lotus flowers take shape, a symbol of resilience, a plant that manages to survive even in adversity conditions flourish that remind us that nothing is lost in life and that even in times of trouble, the capacity for rebirth and renewal must prevail.

Durga carries a variety of weapons and other items that she uses in her fight against evil. Each has a symbolic meaning important to Hinduism; these are the most significant:

 

2023 Chronos Panta Rhei Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 100,000
Fineness: 999

“Panta Rhei” – Everything flows and things come and go. When it comes to value, precious metals have always held a crucial position in the world of finance. Nowadays, a safe haven at the very least, a financial norm in the past. Silver currently holds an especially important position in the financial world and we believe it will continue to do so for a long time.

 

2023 Planet Terra Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 100,000
Fineness: 999

Terra is the Latin word for Earth, our home. The series symbolizes the importance of strengthening our relationship with planet Earth and making it a place for future generations to thrive in.

The low mintage coin is introduced in the Latin phrase, “SERVA ME, SERVABO TE” (Protect me, I will protect you). The Earth provides every resource needed for life, but our actions have left a mark on it and it is important that we use these resources responsibly, no matter which side of the planet we live on.

The coin has a limited mintage of only 100,000 coins worldwide and is minted from pure .999 fine silver and comes in a premium protective capsule and struck by the Pressburg Mint, Slovakia.

 

2023 Beech Leaf 5 Mark 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Germania Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 25,000
Fineness: 999

Introducing the fourth and final coin in the Mythical Forest series, a tribute to the power and mysticism of trees. The beech tree is a symbol of divine wisdom and law, as well as longevity. Its crown was believed to be inhabited by Svarog, the Slavic god of fire and sunlight, which was confirmed by the tree’s resistance to lightning strikes.

Consuming the young leaves of the beech tree and its fruits, one fell into a state of intoxication, which allowed one to calm down, get rid of unnecessary thoughts, which in turn was supposed to facilitate contact with the deity. In the shade of the tree’s sizable crown, people spent time talking to the god, which is why statues were erected under the beech tree, burial shrines were built, and barrows were spread.

 

2023 Tokelau Vivat Humanitas 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness: 999

This is the fifth design in the Vivat Humanitas (long live humanity) series issued by the Pressburg Mint based in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

The Vivat Humanitas series celebrates achievements of humankind. This year’s release celebrates the achievement of the democratic system. In the foreground, there is an ancient greek column with the lettering “δημοκρατία”, meaning democracy in greek and an eye surrounded by a traditional greek pattern. Left side is showing ancient greek parliament, right side is showing an Acropolis rendition.

Tokelau, known previously as the Tokelau Islands, is a dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean. It uses the New Zealand Dollar as circulation currency, but has been issuing a variety of non-circulating coins since 1978, and has also authorised some foreign mints to issue bullion coins under its jurisdiction.

 

2023 Allegories Galia & Germania 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Germania Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 25,000
Fineness: 999

According to the previous series, the image on the reverse is the coat of arms representing moral principles and noble values. Germania was a historical land and has never been an official country, that’s why we’ve decided to create our own interpretation of its coat of arms. Its symbols and design are a Creative tion of our imagination, however it has been created in accordance with applicable heraldry rules.

The crowned shield has been divided into four parts, from which each has a traditional meaning, precisely defined by heraldry. The shield itself is a symbol of truth, loyalty and trust. The crown equals authority and nobility as well as chivalry.

Germania Mint’s visualisation of the Bicephalous eagle – a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus, god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, patron of contracts and alliances. Heads facing opposite sides symbolize the past and the future.

 

2023 Ducaton Rider Restrike Dutch 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Royal Dutch Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 25,000
Fineness: 999

The Royal Dutch Mint proudly presents this official 1 oz .999 fine Silver restrike coin of the Ducaton “Silver Rider,” which comes with a limited mintage of only 10,000 coins worldwide.This former trade coin depicts the “Silver Rider,” a rider on horseback with sword raised, ready for battle! The Ducaton was first issued in 1761 from the province of Utrecht.

The Royal Dutch Mint is a company owned entirely by the Dutch State, and since 1807, is the only Dutch entity that is allowed to strike and issue coins.
On September 17, 1806, when The Netherlands was under the rule of King Louis Napoleon, he decided that the striking and distribution of coins should be by a single national body. This was in contrast to the Middle Ages custom of large trading cities having their own mint and coins, which resulted in several coins circulating within the country and many levels of controlling bureaucracy.
Originally it was the intention to found the mint in the capital city of Amsterdam, but since there was insufficient finance available, it was decided to locate the national mint seat in Utrecht.

 

2023 Maltese Cross 5 Euro 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness: 999

The Maltese cross has become an iconic part of the country of Malta’s heritage and culture over the course of hundreds of years. Most commonly associated with the Knights of Malta, the symbol is now used on everything from coins to the logo of different organizations and institutions internationally. It is said that the points on the cross denote the eight aspirations and obligations of the knights, “to live in truth, have faith, repent one’s sins, give proof of humility, love justice, be merciful, be sincere and wholehearted, and to endure persecution.” To this day, the Maltese cross remains the symbol of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and organizations dedicated to medical and humanitarian aid and protection.

While this coin is a modern day technologically advanced bullion coin, its origins live in our history. The Maltese cross is an internationally recognized and adored symbol, and bridges the past with the present.

The obverse: of the coin shows at its centre the Coat of Arms of the Central Bank of Malta. At centre, a shield divided in three parts; in the top part, a horizontal key as a symbol of economic progress and security; the lower parts have “heraldic hatching” indicating a white background on the left, and a red background on the right – the colours of the flag of Malta; in the left part, the George Cross, awarded to Malta for bravery in April 1942 by King George VI. Above the shield, a crest surrounded by laurel and palm branches, symbols of honour and peace respectively, supporting a mural crown on top – symbolic of Malta’s historic role as a fortress, on the sides, the shield is supported by two armoured and helmeted Knights of Malta holding large swords, representing confidence and strength, the two virtues incorporated in the Bank’s motto. These symbolise some of the greatest pages in Malta’s long military history, which, for more than two-and-a-half centuries, was ruled by the Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. The plumed helmet of a knight which surmounts the shield also has a special connection to Malta as it was modelled on one found on a monument in the 16th century Co-Cathedral of St John in Valletta, built by the Knights, On a ribbon below, the motto in Latin: FIDUCIA FORTIS (“In Confidence Strength”), and the date the bank was founded, 1968, Around above, the name of the issuing authority: CENTRAL BANK OF MALTA, on the sides of the Coat of Arms, two small Maltese crosses. Below, the face value 5 EURO.

The reverse: design shows at its centre a large Maltese Cross, consisting of four “V” or arrowhead shaped concave quadrilaterals converging at a central vertex at right angles. At its centre, the George Cross, Around above, the name of the country: MALTA. On a small ribbon below, the date of issue 2023, On the left and on the right (twice), the purity of the metal:9999. Around below, 1 OZ FINE SILVER (i.e., one troy ounce of 99.99% silver), The background is textured with thin straight lines, with a floral motif around the cross in the centre.

 

2023 Queen Elizabeth Icon Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 100,000
Fineness: 999

This premium bullion coin distributed by APMEX features the “Looney Tunes” cartoon character Tweety Bird.

Struck from one ounce of 99.9% silver in uncirculated quality, the motive features a depiction of Tweety winking. In the background are the familiar circles of the Looney Tunes. The inscription “TWEETY”, the copyright and the weight and fineness are also included in the design. The reverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the official coat of arms of Samoa, the denomination and the year of issue.

Just like Sylvester™ the cat and Bugs Bunny™ the rabbit, Tweety™ is also a member of the Looney Tunes™ and made his first appearance in an animated film released in 1942 entitled “A Tale of Two Kitties”. Since then, the favorite pastime of the yellow canary is to provoke Sylvester, who then hunts Tweety and is punished for it. Tweety is characterized equally by his skill and his childlike naivety. The childlike aspect is also reflected in his appearance and his pronunciation difficulties. The limited Tweety™ premium silver bullion coin is delivered in a protective capsule.

 

2023 Germania 5 Mark 1 oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Germania Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 25,000
Fineness: 999

“Germania” is the Latin term for Germany, from which the name “Germany” is used in English language today. Due to the connection with patriotic feelings, this word was present mainly in German literature and poetry. In ancient times the area inhabited by Germans east of the Rhine and north of the Danube rivers was called Germania. At that time its first personifications on coins and reliefs appeared, depicting a brave woman – the guardian of the nation.

2023 Germania 1 oz Silver BU

Germania, the heroine of our flagship series, continues her journey in 2023 and begins an adventure on the mainland. The unexplored land is filled not only with lush vegetation, but also with mysterious signs – carved in rock magical runes, carrying prophecies…. What do they mean and where did they come from? This is a question we will all soon learn the answer to.

This coin has been released in a  2oz & 10oz  Gold Gilded blisterpack

2023 Germania BU ANA Edition enobled 2oz Silver Bullion Round

&

2023 Germania BU ANA Edition enobled 10oz Silver Bullion Round

 

2023 White Horse Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1oz Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Carpathian Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 10,000
Fineness: 999

The White Horse is the first Carpathian Mint bullion coin produced, with the same design of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse collector coin series. This series will consist of four coins.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the Holy Bible, in the first part of the sixth chapter of Revelation. The chapter speaks of a scroll in the right hand of God that is sealed with seven seals, in that scenario Jesus opens the first four seals of the seven, releasing these horsemen who ride on four horses, white, red, black and yellow. According to exegesis they represent and are allegories of conquest, war, famine and death, respectively, although only the latter is designated by this name.

 

2023 Magnum Opus Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 100,000
Fineness: 999

This is the second design in the Magnum Opus series of premium bullion coins by the Pressburg Mint, and the first one issued for Niue (the first edition was for Tokelau). The coins in the series have a new design every year and are about the beauty of mathematics.

Mathematics is the language of nature and the Golden Ratio has baffled scientists for centuries. Showing up everywhere from snail shells to financial markets and all the way to galaxies, this peculiar law of nature seeps into everything.

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector’s purposes.

 

The 2023 Czech Lion Niue 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Czech Mint
Dimensions:
37 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 26,560
Fineness: 999

The regal and powerful lion on this coin seems to bound from its surface. The new, one-year-only design shows a proud, heavily maned lion facing you from behind deep, piercing eyes. below its tawny head rests the Crown of Saint Wenceslas, a crown that forms part of the Bohemian Crown Jewels. Bohemia is now part of the Czech Republic, and the Bohemian Crown Jewels are stored in an undisclosed location within Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral. The vault is sealed with seven locks whose keys are held by seven different government and religious officials. The final design element is a sprig from a Linden Tree, the Czech Republic’s national tree.

The lion became part of Bohemian heraldry thank to the legendary story of Prince Bruncvik. According to the tale, Bruncvik was a mythical prince who traveled to Africa, where he helped a lion defeat a dragon. It’s one of the most famous stories of how the exotic lion became symbol of the Czech Republic. And, while a decidedly Czech theme, this coin is actually $2 legal Tender in Niue, a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean that licensed that these coins be struck by the Czech Mint.

 

2023 Equilibrium Yin Yang Cooperation 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 100,000
Fineness: 999

The Equilibrium series started in 2018 and is focused on acknowledging the importance of balance.

In Ancient Chinese philosophy, yin and yang is a Chinese philosophical concept that describes how obviously opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. In Chinese cosmology, the universe creates itself out of a primary chaos of material energy, organized into the cycles of Yin and Yang and formed into objects and lives. Yin is the receptive and Yang the active principle, Humanity has already explored much of our planet Earth. Now, we are not only focusing outwards into space, but inwards into our consciousness as well. What is the relationship between our own selves and the great vastness beyond?

 

2023 Valkyries Ostara 5 Mark 1oz Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Germania Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 25,000
Fineness: 999

Introducing Ostara, the second coin in the Valkyries series from Germania Mint. 2023 Valkyries: Ostara 1 oz Silver BU continues the collection of Germanic goddesses, daughters of Odin, who according to Germanic mythology supported the bravest warriors who fell in battle. Ostara symbolizes spring awakening and bloom. With her comes freshness, light and joy.

On the obverse, Ostara, the goddess of the victory of life over death, is accompanied by a deer and a hare, symbols of fertility. According to beliefs, while walking in the snow, the Valkyrie found an injured bird and transformed it into a more cold-resistant animal – a rabbit. Ostara herself is clad in an airy white gown and floral garland. Her neckline is decorated with the Berkanan rune – responsible for vitality and regeneration, female fertility and beauty.

The reverse again presents the design, which is a combination of Germania Mint’s characteristic double-headed eagle, with the goddess’s animal – a deer. The shield, which includes the year of issue, metal alloy and denomination, features Germanic runes.

Designed by Mateusz Frąckowiak, the coin will be issued in an edition of 25 000 pieces. Its originality will be confirmed by the included Certificate of Authenticity.

This coin also comes in a Multimetal Blisterpack holding 1 coin: 

2023 Valkyries Ostara Multimetal 1oz Silver Bullion Blister Pack

 

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 Fiji Dogs 1oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Fiji
Dimensions:
40.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason. It is estimated that over 65 million U American households own a dog. That’s about 20 million more than the next highest, cats. What makes dogs special is that a study found that these pets are among a small group of animals who show voluntary unselfish kindness towards others without any reward. Dogs also have the endearing ability to show emotions such as joy, sadness, and excitement on their face.

Each 2023 1 oz Fiji Silver Dog Coin will arrive in protective packaging in order to preserve the quality of your proof-like specimen. This silver coin has a mintage of 10,000 and is the 2nd unique coin in the Dog Series from Fiji.

 

2023 Thomas Edison Icons of Inspiration 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: New Zealand Mint
Dimensions:
39.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The next release in the popular series of coins celebrating famous Icons of Inspiration features Thomas Edison, one of the most influential inventors throughout history. Born with partial deafness, this became the motivation behind his behavior and career, which resulted in a world-record 1,093 patents in which he singly or jointly owned.

This release includes 10,000 Silver BU, 100 Proof Silver and 100 Gold BU coins designed by the esteemed artist Joel Iskowitz. Ten of the Proof Silver and Gold BU coin certificates of authenticity are signed by Joel Iskowitz to add an extra level of appeal. The obverse depicts Thomas Edison’s portrait, along with a motion picture camera, which Edison invented many of the components of. Also featured in the image is a motion picture reel, along with his signature.

 

2023 Bird of Paradise Papua New Guinea 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: MDM Mint
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 10,000

Issued between 1894 and 1911 the German New Guinea Mark was legal tender in the colony until fully replaced by the German Mark – itself supplanted four years later by the Australian Pound after the colony was captured in the First World War. The finest version was undoubtedly the 10 and 20 Mark gold coins issued from 1895. Depicting a bird of paradise with outstretched plumage, resting on a forest tree branch, it’s a stunning piece, which you can see in the image of an 1895 original piece further down.

The Commonwealth Mint had an easy job lat year reproducing that gorgeous reverse, thankfully resisting the temptation to tinker with the original design in any way.

Birds of paradise are exotic birds of which a total of 41 species are known. They belong to the order of passerine birds (Passeriformes) within the family Paradisaeidae and are mainly native to New Guinea. The males are distinguished by their particularly colourful plumage and have always been considered a great source of inspiration – not only for the local population, but also for artists around the world. The bird features both on the national emblem of the country and on its flag.

 

2023 Beskar Bar Mandalorian 1oz Silver Bullion Bar

Manufacturer: New Zealand Mint
Dimensions:
39mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness: 999

The legendary Beskar alloy, known also as Mandalorian iron, is highly prized throughout the galaxy for its extreme strength and durability. Developed on Mandalore for its warriors as a powerful armor, it can withstand blasters and even resist a lightsaber’s strike. In addition to its extraordinary resilience, Beskar can be shaped according to a warrior’s desires and so proves quite versatile. In ingot form, this Precious Metal is melted down into bars featuring a wavy surface that is then stamped with the Galactic Imperial Crest for authentication. So valuable and versatile is Beskar that in ingot form they are used as a convenient store of value or means of exchange. Mandalorians have an almost religious connection to Beskar and believe it belongs only in the hands of their people. Now you can get your hands on it in a true Precious Metal form that will hold its value as both Silver and as a unique collectible item.

 

2023 Jedi Order Crest Star Wars 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

The STAR WARS™ Premium Bullion coin was struck from one ounce of 99.9% silver and depicts the official image of the crest of the Jedi Order. The design also includes the copyright of Lucasfilm™ Ltd., the weight and the fineness. The reverse features the Niue coat of arms and the inscriptions “TWO DOLLARS” and “2023”.

The Jedi Order was founded in 25783 VYS and was an association of Force-sensitive individuals dedicated to the Light Side of the Force. The Jedi’s most famous adversary at the time was the dreaded Sith Order, a grouping of Force-sensitive individuals who sought domination of the galaxy with the help of the Dark Side of the Force. The Jedi Order’s crest is based on the phoenix, a mythical creature that is reborn after death. For the Jedi Order, the design was modified to represent two wings framing a lightsaber. Among its most famous representatives and members are Yoda™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™, Mace Windu™, Ki-Adi-Mundi™ and Plo Koon™.

 

2023 Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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

This limited Disney™ Premium Bullion Coin Mickey™ and Donald™ was struck by the New Zealand Mint from one ounce of 99.9% of silver. The motive features Mickey Mouse™ and Donald Duck™ standing side by side in a cheerful pose as usual. Also included in the design of the silver bullion coin are the inscriptions ‘1 oz 999 Fine Silver’ and the Disney™ copyright. The reverse shows the Public Seal of Niue and the inscriptions ‘TWO DOLLARS’ and ‘2023’.

Mickey Mouse™ and Donald Duck™ are among Walt Disney’s most famous characters. The friendship between the two characters dates back to the 1930s, when they first appeared together on-screen. Although Mickey and Donald have very different personalities, they are close friends and have a strong bond with each other. Mickey is often the calm and level-headed leader who tries to resolve conflicts in peacefully, while Donald is often quick to anger, impulsive and prone to getting into trouble. Despite their differences, the two characters complement each other and have therefore already been able to master many adventures together as a team.

 

2023 Number PI Solomon Islands 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Apmex Mint
Dimensions:
38.61mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

Apart from its regular circulating coinage, Solomon Islands has authorised a number of private mints to issue collector coins in precious metals, which are legal tender in the country but are not intended for general circulation. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes – typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where “Ag” comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself.

This premium bullion coin is the third in a series dedicated to the probably most fascinating number in mathematics – the Number Pi (π).

The number π is a mathematical constant. Originally defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, it now has various equivalent definitions and appears in many formulas in all areas of mathematics and physics. It is approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter π since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “pi”. It is also called Archimedes’ constant.

 

2023 Marie Curie Icons of Inspiration 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: New Zealand Mint
Dimensions:
39.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This coin is the sixth release in the Icons of Inspiration series by APMEX and features Marie Curie.

Marie Salomea Skłodowska-Curie (1867 – 1934) was a Polish and naturalised-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win a Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. Her husband, Pierre Curie, was a co-winner of her first Nobel Prize, making them the first-ever married couple to win the Nobel Prize and launching the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was, in 1906, the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.

She was born in Warsaw, in what was then the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. She studied at Warsaw’s clandestine Flying University and began her practical scientific training in Warsaw. In 1891, aged 24, she followed her elder sister Bronisława to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work. In 1895 she married the French physicist Pierre Curie, and she shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with him and with the physicist Henri Becquerel for their pioneering work developing the theory of “radioactivity” – a term she coined. Marie won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements polonium and radium, using techniques she invented for isolating radioactive isotopes.

 

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

If you have any questions you can ring me on Tel: 0191 2099300 or email me at martin@silvertrader.uk
Sincerely Martin