- Posted: May 05, 2023Categories: Rare Gold Coins, Gold and Silver Bullion, Gold BullionRead more »
The Swiss 20 Franc Helvetia gold coin represents Swiss stability and credibility. Furthermore, it has a long history dating back to the nineteenth century. Switzerland was undergoing a substantial economic and political transition in the mid-1800s. The country was transitioning from a rural, agricultural-based society to a more industrialized one. The government was keen to establish a strong, stable currency to help facilitate this transformation.
In 1850, Switzerland adopted the Swiss franc as its official currency. Most significantly, it swiftly established itself as one of the world's most stable and dependable currencies. The government then decided to issue gold coins in 10 and 20 francs denominations. Therefore, complementing the existing silver and copper coins in circulation.
The decision to mint fractional gold coins was a practical one. Gold was a scarce commodity at the time, and issuing smaller coins allowed more people to access gold as an investment. The Swiss 20 Franc Helvetia gold coin was originally issued in 1897 and was made of.1867-oz. gold. Because of its worth, age, limited availability, and adaptability, it immediately became popular with investors and collectors alike.
A tradition of stability and dependability
The Swiss have traditionally been recognized for their stability and dependability. This notoriety has even extended to their currencies and coins. The Swiss 20 Franc Helvetia gold coin exemplifies this legacy.
In conclusion, the Swiss 20 Franc Helvetia gold coin has a rich history as a symbol of Swiss stability and credibility. These fractional coins have maintained their popularity due to their value, age, limited supply, and versatility as an investment option. The Swiss have a long history of political neutrality,
- Posted: September 17, 2022Categories: Rare World Coins, Gold EscudosRead more »
Gold Cob collectors didn't learn the true story of the failed gold mint at Cuzco (1698-99) until 1964. For years, the truth was hidden in the Mint archives of Spain and Peru.
Prior to 1964 only one 1698 C M Peru 2 Escudos was known to exist. Hence, the 2 Escudo was under extreme scrutiny and reputed as being a fake. Consequently, after the recovery of the 1715 Fleet, everything changed. Most importantly, a small quantity of 1698 C M Peru 2 Escudos were discovered. This totally vindicated the one 1698 coin previously found. In conclusion, it was indeed very real and not a fake. In fact, it was a one year type only struck in Cuzco, Peru.
The truth revealed that the Cuzco
- Posted: August 13, 2022Categories: Rare World CoinsRead more »
Many people today are not aware that Newfoundland was independent and its own Dominion. Today, Newfoundland is the last province of Canada. This means it was the 10th and last province added. However, it was formerly known as the Newfoundland Colony. It wasn't until after World War II that it became a province of Canada. In fact, on March 31, 1949, it was easternmost, the tenth, and last province to be added to Canada.
Before it became a Canadian province, Newfoundland was called the "Dominion of Newfoundland." Back in 1907 Newfoundland along with its neighbor Labrador enjoyed the constitutional status like other dominions of the time. This was confirmed by the Balfour Declaration of 1926 along with the Statute of Westminster of 1931.
Newfoundland's independence only survived for 79 years. This was because of severe economic hardship
- Posted: August 06, 2022Categories: Ancient Coins, Ancient Roman CoinsRead more »
Roman Emperor Caligula is remembered as being the cruelest roman emperor. No one can say exactly why he was so cruel. Some speculate, that it was because he fell ill of syphilis 6 month into his reign. Whatever the reason, he never recovered mentally and became a ruthless leader.
Caligula's cruelty lasted during his four-year reign from 37-41 AD. In fact, he became so ruthless that no one was safe, including his family. Some even refer to Caligula as the mad emperor. In short, his cruelty, sadism, extravagance, and sexual perversion was nothing short of the actions of an insane tyrant. For instance, he made his horse a member of the senate and slept with or killed every member of his own family.
There are others who believe Caligula's excessive cruelty is exaggerated
- Posted: July 29, 2022Categories: Rare US Coins, Rare Gold CoinsRead more »
US President Theodore Roosevelt was tired of minting the same old gold eagle and double eagle coins. To paraphrase President Roosevelt, the country needed a US gold coin redesign. In short, he had long been complaining that US coins lacked artistic quality. In fact, he decided to hire a private sculptor to create a new design. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was chosen to redesign five denominations of US coinage that could be changed without an Act of Congress.
Roosevelt's broad overhaul of the United States gold coins led to a new Lady Liberty. One wearing a traditional Native American Indian Headdress. In 1907, the new $10 coin with the new Lady Liberty wearing the Indian Headdress was unveiled. The coin became a huge success.
- Posted: July 12, 2022Categories: Ancient Coins, Ancient Persian CoinsRead more »
King Croesus renowned wealth became synonymous with his own name. The saying "rich as Croesus" originated in reference to his absurd affluence. Subsequently, Croesus reign became associated with the invention of coins as currency. Before Croesus became King, his father Alyattes had already started to mint various types of non-standardized coins. However, Croesus took it one step further. By developing an innovative refining process and standardizing the specific sizes as well as the purity for general circulation, King Croesus advanced both silver and gold.
In other words, Croesus created intrinsic value deriving from a certain quantity of gold or
- Posted: May 02, 2022Categories: Rare World Coins, Medieval CoinsRead more »
Many collectors wonder what an Austrian Ducat is worth. It is important to first understand what an Austrian Ducat coin actually is. The Ducat became a popular world traded coin. It was first introduced in the late 13th Century. However, it was the Venetians who introduced the coin.
Austrian Gold Ducats are large gold coins valued by investors for several reasons. First of all for their 98.60% fineness weighing 3.44 grams. Secondly, these circulated coins were the highest purity gold coins to be issued prior to the late 20th Century. Therefore, during the 1400s international traders in Western Europe changed from using florins to ducats as the preferred currency.
It is important to note, Ducats come it different sizes in different countries in Western Europe. Today
- Posted: December 17, 2021Categories: Rare World Coins, Gold EscudosRead more »
Spanish Colonial gold coins salvaged from the 1715 Fleet off the east coast of Florida are called Gold Cobs. Gold Cobs are the original Doubloons. Therefore, the Doubloon is a solid gold coin. Even though the Spanish called their gold coins Escudos, Doubloon became the nickname for a two Escudo coin. In addition, the word Doubloon is actually taken from pirates calling these two Escudos "double-one," which turned into “Doubloon.”
As commerce increased between North America and South America so did the need for coins. Spanish Gold Cobs were minted from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. They were minted in Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru and were circulated as far
- Posted: February 13, 2021Categories: Ancient Coins, Rare Gold Coins, Ancient Roman CoinsRead more »
This Beautiful Ancient Coin
If some asks "why buy a Coson Gold Stater" you can answer, because you're looking for remarkable ancient coins. One that is gold and has tremendous value in the ancient coin market place. You can also tell them to just take a look at this beautiful ancient coin. Then show them the Coson Gold Staters in Mint State 4x4 Condition.
Some Coin Highlights
- These coins have a quarter of an ounce of pure gold and were struck around 2,000 years ago.
- They are certified by NGC, a branch of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation devoted to ancient coins.
- They are in mint state condition and for under $2,000.
- Posted: February 07, 2021Categories: Ancient Coins, Rare Gold Coins, Ancient Roman CoinsRead more »
A gold coin of ancient Rome
What is a Gold Aureus? The Julius Caesar Gold Aureus was a gold coin of ancient Rome originally valued at 25 pure Silver Denarii. From the 1st century BC to the beginning of the 4th century AD the aureus was commonly struck. It later was replaced by the Solidus. This gold Aureus was struck Caesar during the Roman Republican period under Julius Caesar by Praetor A. Hirtius.
The aureus was heavier than the same size denarius because gold is more dense than silver. Before Julius Caesar became emperor of Rome the gold aureus wasn't very common. It was Caesar's extravagant spending and trying to gain favor with the social elitist that