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 2013_gold_eagle_1_oz 2013_gold_eagle_1_oz_back American Gold Eagle

There is no doubting that the American Gold Eagle is one of the world’s favorite gold bullion products. The American Gold Eagle is offered in 1/10 oz , ¼ oz, ½ oz, and 1 oz sizes with face values of $5, $10, $25, and $50. American Gold Eagles are guaranteed by the U.S. Government for their stated weight and fineness. The obverse (front) of the Gold Eagle is a full-length figure of Lady Liberty designed by legendary Renaissance artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This design is a descendant of the 1907 Double Eagle coin. The reverse features a male bald eagle flying over a nest and carrying an olive branch; designed by sculptor Miley Busiek.

 Double_Eagle Double_Eagle-Reverse Saint Gaudens $20There are only two types of U.S. gold coins made in one-ounce and the $20 Saint Gauden is one of them. The other coin that is one-ounce is the $20 Liberty, both are also known as Double Eagles (twice the size of the $10 Eagle coins).

This is one of the most stunning and gorgeous gold pieces to ever be minted, the one ounce $20 Saint Gaudens. The coin was named after the designer of the coin Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

 2013_ase2013_ase_back American Silver EagleThis is such a beautiful coin! The Silver American Eagle Coin series was authorized by Congress in 1985 and was first produced by the United States Mint in 1986. Silver Eagles are one troy ounce of .999 fine silver with a face value of $1 and is easily argued to be the finest coin minted in the US and the world. The obverse design is based on the U.S. “Walking Liberty” half dollar which was first minted in 1916 and designed by German immigrant sculptor Adolph Weinman. The reverse side of the coin features a bald eagle and shield with thirteen stars above the bald eagle. The thirteen stars represent the thirteen original American colonies.
 2013_GML_F 2013_GML_R Canadian Gold Maple LeafThe Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is produced by the Royal Canadian and is 24 karat gold, meaning it is composed of 99.99% gold (or 99.9% if dated 1982 or prior). The Gold Maple Leaf has been traded on the world markets since its introduction in 1979. It was the first gold bullion coin produced .9999 fine gold. As the American Gold Eagle the Maple Leaf coins have a face value of $50 CAD for the 1 ounce, $25 CAD for the ½ ounce, $10 CAD for the ¼ ounce and $5 CAD for the 1/10 ounce, there is also a 1/20 troy ounce denomination. Each coin features the image of Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side. On the reverse side is the image of Canada’s national symbol, the Maple Leaf.
 2013_csml 2013_csml_reverse Canadian Silver Maple LeafThese world renowned coins are among the most popular silver coins released on an annual basis. Silver Maple Leaf coins are .9999 fine, which is a slight step above many other silver coins which are generally .999 fine. The obverse of the silver Maple is portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the reverse is picture of the official national symbol of Canada, a Maple Leaf.
  2013_Gold_Buffalo2013_Gold_Buffalo-Back American Gold BuffaloThe 1 oz American Gold Buffalo a relatively new coin, first offered in 2006, and is the first 24-karat gold coin minted by the US Government for public distribution. Its 99.99% gold purity ranks it as one of the purest gold coins in the world, and the coin also holds legal tender status in the USA, with a face value of $50. The obverse of the American Gold Buffalo is a blend of portraits from 3 Native American Chiefs (Big Tree, Iron Tail and Two Moons) along with the word “Liberty” designed by James Earle Fraser. Design originally appeared on the Indian Head nickel and was redesigned for the American Gold Buffalo. The reverse features the majestic American Buffalo standing in profile. The buffalo was modeled after “Black Diamond”, a popular attraction for many years in the New York Zoological Gardens in the early part of the 20th century. The coin’s images were originally featured on the popular “Indian Head” or “Buffalo” nickels which were mined by the U.S. Mint from 1913 to 1938.
 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar 1921 Peace Silver Dollar Image Morgan and Peace DollarsThe Morgan dollar was a United States dollar coin minted from 1878 to 1904, and then again in 1921. It was the first standard silver dollar minted since production of the previous design called the Seated Liberty Dollar ceased due to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1873, which also ended the free coining of silver. The coin is named for its designer, United States Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan. The obverse depicts a profile portrait representing Liberty, while the reverse depicts an eagle with wings outstretched. The Morgan Dollar was replaced by the Peace dollar in 1921. The Peace dollar is a United States dollar coin minted from 1921 to 1928, and again in 1934 and 1935. Designed by Anthony de Francisci, the coin was the result of a competition to find designs emblematic of peace. Its reverse depicts a Bald Eagle at rest clutching an olive branch, with the legend “Peace”. It was the last United States dollar coin to be struck for circulation in silver.
 silver_1ozround_front1 silver_1ozround_back1 Silver RoundsThere is no doubt that a 1 troy ounce silver round is a cost efficient way to buy silver. The 1 ounce rounds are made of .999 fine silver and come in a variety of “types” At Pacfic Coin Exchange our favorite silver rounds are the Buffalo Rounds.
 AustrianCoronaFront AustrianCoronaObverse Austrian CoronaThe history of the 100 Corona began in 1892, when the short-lived Austro-Hungarian Empire adopted the gold standard. At that time, the empire began issuing the krone (or korona) as its official form of currency. Minted in Austria and Hungary from 1908 – 1915, and is still produced with a 1915 year-date by the Austrian government as a bullion coin. The obverse of each Gold 100 Corona features a portrait of Franz Joseph, hailed as the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, Croatia, Galicia and Lodomeria, Apostolic King of Hungary and Grand Duke of Cracow from 1848 – 1916. The reverse of the 100 Corona displays the coat of arms of Austria superimposed over a crowned double-headed eagle. The 100 Corona contains .9802 oz gold with a fineness of .900 (21.6 karats).
 Gold-Philharmonic-2.2 th_Gold_Philharmonic_Front Gold Austrian PhilharmonicsProduced by the more than 800 year old Austrian Mint in Vienna, Austria, the 24 karat (.9999) gold Vienna Philharmonic is a beautiful legal-tender gold bullion coin. First minted in 1989, the Austrian Philharmonic gold coin is issued each year as a tribute to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. It is released in four different face values and sizes with the 1oz face value at 100 Euros, ½ oz – 50 Euros, ¼ oz – 25 Euros and the 1/10 oz at 10 Euros. The Gold Philharmonic was voted the world’s best-selling coin by the World Gold Council in 1992, 1995 and 1996.
 silver_phil 2013_back Silver Austrian PhilharmonicsSilver Austrian Philharmonics are the national silver coin of Austria minted since 2008. The 1 oz, silver version of this coin carries a face value of 1.5 Euros, and is the first silver coin with a face value denominated in Euros. The coin is comprised of .999 fine silver, meaning that the total purity of the coin is 99.9% pure silver. The obverse side of the Philharmonic silver bullion coin features a great organ from the concert hall – known as the Musikverein – of the Vienna Philharmonic. The reverse of the Philharmonic silver coins features a collage of various instruments used in Vienna as well as the text “Wiener Philharmoniker,” which translates to “Vienna Philharmonic.” The coin was designed by Thomas Pesendorfer.
 2013_1oz_gold_panda_rev 2013-gold-panda-1oz-front Chinese Gold PandaThe Chinese Gold Pandas were first issued in 1982, are .999 pure, and were originally issued in 1 oz, face value of 500 Yuan, ½ oz – 200 Yuan, ¼ oz – 100 Yuan, 1/10oz – 50 Yuan and the 1/20 oz with a 25 Yuan face value and only gold mined in China is used to mint these beautiful coins. The Chinese Gold Pandas are available in larger sizes, such as 5 oz, 12 oz, and kilo sizes. The Chinese Panda’s obverse side features a front shot of the Temple of Heaven, one of China’s oldest Taoist temples located in Beijing. Across the top is an encryption that reads “Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo,” which means “the People’s Republic of China.” The year of issue appears across the bottom of the coin. The Gold Panda’s front design has remained the same since the gold coin’s introduction. The reverse design of the Chinese Panda gold bullion coin changes from year to year (with the exception of the 2001 and 2002 issues). Each year, the rear design features a different panda, one of China’s most prized creatures.
 ChineseSilverPandaObverse SilverPandaReverse Chinese Silver PandaThe Chinese Silver Panda was first issued in 1983. The Silver Panda series, are .999 pure, and are issued as 1 troy oz and 5 troy oz. coins.Chinese Silver Pandas’ brief history has a rocky start. Up until 1989, the Chinese Silver Panda was only minted in Shanghai, but as their popularity grew, production was expanded. By the end of the 1990s, the Chinese Silver Panda was minted in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Shenyang. The obverse changes each year featuring a portrait of some of China’s most recognized animal and plant life, the panda bear and bamboo plant. The reverse side of Chinese silver coins features an etching of the majestic Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Built in the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty, the temple was constructed to serve as a place of worship for China’s royalty and elite.
 krugerrand_front krugerrand_back South African KrugerrandThe South African Gold Krugerrand is one of the most popular and recognizable coins in the. The coin is composed of 22 karat gold (.9167 purity) and comes in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz sizes. The Krugerrand was introduced in 1967 as a vehicle for private ownership of gold. Unusually for bullion coins, the Krugerrand was intended to circulate as currency. The obverse bears the face of Boer statesman Paul Kruger, who served four terms as South Africa’s president. The obverse side of the Krugerrand also bears the name of the issuing country in both Afrikaans and English. Designed by Coert Steynberg, the reverse side of the coin features one of South Africa’s national symbols, the Springbok.
 50PESOback 50PesoGold Mexican PesoThe Mexican Gold Peso coin was produced by the oldest mint in North America, the Mexico City Mint. It was first issued in 1921 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. At the time, the Gold Peso was the purest gold coin produced. The Gold Pesos were produced throughout the 20th century in denominations ranging from 50 pesos to 2 pesos (face value). The Gold Peso’s obverse design consists of an inspiring image of Nike, the winged Roman Goddess of Victory. The design symbolizes the iconic “Angel de la Independencia” or the “Angel of Independence.” In the background are etchings of two of Mexico’s most iconic landmarks, the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes. The gold coin’s front design also includes its face value of 50 pesos and the year of mintage. The reverse design of the Mexican Gold Peso includes the country’s coat of arms with an eagle holding a serpent in its beak. Other denominations of the peso include a portrait of Don Miguel Hidalgo, the beloved priest and leader of the effort to free Mexico from Spanish rule.
 Kangaroo-Obverse Kangaroo-reverse Australian KangarooThe Kangaroo/Nugget series was first introduced in 1987 by Gold Corporation, which is entirely owned by the Western Australian Government. At first these coins depicted an Australian Gold Nugget, when you think of Australia what do you think of first? Of course you think of beer, next you’d probably picture the symbol of Australia; the kangaroo. The Australian Kangaroo coin is struck in .9999 (24 karat) gold. You can purchase coins from 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1, oz up to a massive 1 kilo (32.15 oz). The obverse of the Australian Gold Kangaroo is the striking profile of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain wearing the sovereign crown along with her royal jewelry. The queen’s name, the coin’s face value and AUSTRALIA are also written along the edge. The reverse features the most beloved and recognizable creature from Down Under, the kangaroo. Inscribed along the edge of the coin is the coin’s weight, mint year and purity (.9999 pure gold). Mintages prior to 1989 feature an Australian gold nugget instead of the kangaroo.
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