Ancient Coin Profile – Faustina the Elder Roman Imperial Gold Aureus

The Five Good Emperors and Antoninus Pius From about the end of the first century (96 CE) to near the end of the second (180),...

Ancient Greek Coins – New Style Athens Tetradrachm

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Athens was once immensely powerful and independent,...

United States 1936 250th Anniversary of Albany Silver Half Dollar

Description: The Albany Half Dollar is one of 20 1936-dated commemorative silver coins issued by the United States Mint. The coin was authorized by Public...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Opal Lunar Series Year...

This beautiful coin features the lunar pig set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2019 lunar coins and would...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2019 Barbie 60th Anniversary 1oz...

One of the hottest selling toys and collectibles of all time, BarbieTM doll was unveiled to the world by Ruth Handler, joint founder of...

Ancient Greek Coins – Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Tetradrachm Celebrates Naval Victory by Doson Antigonus III Doson was the king of Macedon from 229 to...

United States 1978 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...

United States 1963 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   With no mass media, ancient...

United States 1969-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig...

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, the ultimate animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for...

Monnaie de Paris Commemorates Surrealist Guillaume Apollinaire on New Gold, Silver...

Guillaume Apollinaire Born the 26th of August, 1880, Guillaume Apollinaire (originally named Guglielmo de Kostrowitzky) was a french poet and writer considered one of the...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig...

This year’s gemstone edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II depicts the pig, the 12th and final animal associated with the ancient...

Fall of the Berlin Wall 200 Euro Gold Coin From Monnaie...

History Built during the night of August 12-13, 1961, by the German Democratic Republic, the Berlin Wall (or "Wall of Shame" in West Germany) was...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5 oz...

This beautiful silver high relief coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle. Each coin is struck by The...

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig...

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born...

United States 1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar

Description: U.S. Circulating Coin Production in 1887 - Putting the 1887 Half in Context In 1887, the Philadelphia Mint handled U.S. coin production for all of...

United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...

World Coin Profiles: 1970 Guyana One Dollar FAO Coin

Description: Guyana is a South American country that is located on the northern coast of the continent situated between Venezuela to the west and Suriname...

World Coin Profile – South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand....

United States 1969-D Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: The 1969-D Kennedy Half Dollar was the last of the silver-clad half dollar struck in quantity for circulation. The silver-clad half dollar would take...

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the famous Aristotle,...

Coin Profile – United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Throughout history, certain coins, often silver ones like the trade dollar, have circulated around large geographical regions far from their place of origin. The...

United States 2003-P Washington Quarter Dollar / Alabama State Quarter

Description – The 50 State Quarter Program The Washington quarter was introduced in 1932 and was intended to be a one-year circulating commemorative coin struck...

Coin Profile – China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver...

Description: The 10-Yuan one-ounce 1995 Silver Panda is a bullion coin produced by the official mint of the People’s Republic of China. The Silver Panda...

United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

  Description -  The 2009 Abraham Lincoln commemorative silver dollar honors the 200 year anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The United States Mint's authority to...

Mexico 2015 Aztec Calendar $100 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Description: One of the most impressive modern coins ever struck, this Mexican $100 coin recalls more than a thousand years of national history and culture....

United States 1950 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

  Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview: The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of Athena's owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced...