World Coin Articles

  1. Divine Inspiration: A Portrait of the Artist Akiane Kramarik

    Divine Inspiration: A Portrait of the Artist Akiane Kramarik
    A Brief Biography of Akiane Kramarik Akiane Kramarik is a self-taught American artist, poet, and writer who began her career as a young child. For more than two decades her works have dazzled and inspired millions. They are not just remarkably mature for how old she was when she produced them, but they are also rooted in he ...
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  2. Shipwreck Coins Continue to Fascinate Collectors

    Shipwreck Coins Continue to Fascinate Collectors
    April 15 marks the 107th anniversary of one of the worst maritime disasters in history: the sinking off the coast of Canada of the RMS Titanic, which at the time, was the largest and most luxurious passenger ship in the world. On the night of April 14-15, 1912, 1517 of the 2229 passengers onboard, who had left Southampton En ...
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  3. Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence: The Gold Maple Leaf

    Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence: The Gold Maple Leaf
    In 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint became one of the first government mints to begin issuing modern bullion coins. Fittingly, their preeminent series featured and was named for one of the most recognizable symbols of Canada, the sugar ...
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  4. The Female Form as Allegorical Representations of Liberty on Coinage

    The Female Form as Allegorical Representations of Liberty on Coinage
    Images of the female form began appearing on coinage millennia ago and this tradition continues to be exceedingly important in Numismatics today. Ancient Greek coins featured the image of the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, as well as other hisotrical women and Goddesses. Roman coins also featured female deities like Libertas, the Goddess o ...
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  5. The Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle Series: History in the Making

    The Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle Series: History in the Making
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  6. The Gold Coin that Protected Spies and Special Forces

    The Gold Coin that Protected Spies and Special Forces
    While watching From Russia With Love (1963) recently, I was amazed to see something in the movie I had long forgotten—the James Bond Gold Piece! Near the beginning of the movie, Q delivers a special black brief case to Bond. The case was filled with the usual rounds of ammunition & many high-tech weapons – but also fe ...
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  7. Ladies of Numismatics: Personification on Coinage

    Ladies of Numismatics: Personification on Coinage
    Symbolism has been a part of numismatics for almost as long as coins have been struck. It has also long been a part of propaganda, with national personification frequently used in literature and, even more frequently, imagery. This was especially true in print during the golden age of newspapers before television took over in t ...
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  8. The Use of Animals in Ancient and Modern Coins

    The Use of Animals in Ancient and Modern Coins
    Animals On Coins Animals, both domesticated and wild, seem to have always fascinated man. Whether in the form of Roman military standards (ensigns), coins or sacred totems that feature animals – all seem to be bearers of powerful animal symbols that played a pivotal role in awareness and self-expression. The use ...
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  9. Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History

    Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History
    Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History As the old saying goes, dead men tell no tales. The same cannot be said of coins, especially those discovered from places and times, about which, relatively little is known. In fact, a p ...
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  10. 2018 Shooting Thalers

    2018 Shooting Thalers
    Shooting Thalers GovMint will soon receive an exciting selection of the 2018 edition of the annual Shooting Thaler silver and gold coins issued by Switzerland, which are released to commemorate the very popular shooting tournaments held there. A thaler, or taler in German, is a silver coin issued between the 15th ...
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