The beauty and power of America, captured in the graceful Striding Liberty design by Augustus Saint Gaudens for the 1907-1933 $20 U.S. Double Eagle gold coin is the basis for the American Gold Eagle coin. The reverse depicts a nest of American eagles signifying the strength and security of American families. These are the only gold coins whose quality and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government. And by law, only gold mined in The United States is used in the minting of American Gold Eagles. Since its introduction in 1986, its four sizes, 1 oz., ½ oz., ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz., have become the world’s most widely traded gold bullion coins.
Australian Dragon Gold Coins
Of all the 12 symbols of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Dragon is regarded as the most important, embodying heavenly dignity and respect, often pictured among the clouds. For thousands of years the Dragon has represented humankind’s spirit of advancement and their desire for expression through beauty of life. For the first time in 3,000 years The Year of The Dragon has coincided with the end of a millennium. That makes this coin an especially appropriate gift for anyone born in The Year of The Dragon, 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and 2000. The Lunar Dragon Gold Coin is available in one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce sizes.
Australian Kangaroo Gold Coins
The Perth Mint’s family of gold coins is redesigned yearly, but always features Australia’s most famous marsupial, the kangaroo. Their purity, .9999 fine gold, and the impeccable standards of The Perth Mint combine to make the Australian Gold Kangaroo one of the world’s most desirable bullion coins. The impressive 1 kilo Gold Kangaroo is the largest gold coin in regular mintage today standing at the top of the list of nine sizes of Kangaroos from Australia.
Australian Lunar Horse Gold Coins
The gold Lunar Horse Coin celebrating the Chinese Lunar Year of The Horse is the latest in the Lunar Year Calendar coins from The Perth Mint. Those fortunate ones born in 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, and 2002 are said to possess great energy, and can expect happiness, confidence and success. The Perth Mint’s exceptional high standards of quality and purity make this magnificent celebration of equestrian grace and power especially desirable as a gift for business associates, family and friends. The coins are minted in .9999 gold in sizes of 1 kilo, 10 ounces, 2 ounces, 1 ounce, ½ ounce, ¼ ounce, 1/10 ounce and 1/20 ounce.
Australian Lunar Snake Gold Coins
The Year of The Snake gold coins are the sixth in the Perth Mint’s series of Lunar Year coins. The striking design of the Lunar Year of the Snake gold coin is filled with Chinese symbolism depicting the extreme good fortune bestowed by the Lunar Snake. They are the perfect gift for those born in a Chinese Year of The Snake, 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001. The Perth Mint strikes the Lunar Snake gold coins in seven sizes from 1/20 ounce to one kilo, all made of .9999 fine gold and all meeting the extremely high quality standards of The Perth Mint.
Austrian Corona Gold Coins
This historic gold coin, first minted during the tumultuous years before World War I, is currently in restrike with all coins bearing the year 1915. The bust of Franz Josef I, Emperor of Austria from 1848 to 1916 and King of Hungary from 1867 to 1916, adorns the obverse of this coin. On the reverse is the elaborate Austrian "Double Eagle with Crown" coat of arms. Containing just under an ounce of .900 fine gold, the Corona is a favorite coin of many investors.
Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins
Elegant is the perfect word to describe this lovely and unusual coin. It was created to honor the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the finest musical ensembles in the world. A harmonious design of musical instruments represents the world famous orchestra on the reverse. The obverse depicts the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna’s concert hall, the Musikverein. Many collectors and investors consider this to be one of the most beautiful of all gold bullion coins. The Philharmonic is struck in a fine quartet of four sizes.
British Sovereign Gold Coins
The design of Saint George, aboard his brave steed, slaying the dragon is common to the reverse of all variations of this bullion coin. There are eight versions of the obverse depicting differing sculptures of the ruling British monarch at the time the particular coin was minted. The Sovereign weighs just under ¼ ounce (.2364 troy ounce). It is a popular coin for investors and collectors alike.
Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins
The Royal Canadian Mint is known throughout the world for its impeccable standards of quality and purity in all its products. Because of its fine gold purity (.9999+), its flawless quality and its appealing design, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf in particular, first minted in 1979, has become the preferred coin for many investors around the world today. The RCM’s insistence upon faultless planchets (the pure gold blanks from which coins are struck) has led to an enviable reputation among demanding investors and collectors.
Chinese Panda Gold Coins
Since its introduction in 1982, the Gold Panda coin has established a place of prominence in the world of coin collecting and investing. The obverse has been redesigned each year (except for 2002) reflecting a different view of the giant panda in his habitat. The beauty of each new design, its guaranteed purity, and its wide range of sizes from the rare one kilo to 1/20 ounce has added to its appeal. The reverse of the coin depicts Tien Tien, The Temple of Heaven, one of the oldest temples in Beijing and remains the same from year to year.
French Rooster Gold Coins
A magnificent Golden French Rooster (Coq d’Or), surrounded by the motto of the French Revolution, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité (Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood) adorns the reverse of this historic coin. These fine 20-franc bullion coins were first minted in 1901 and into the years just prior to World War I. The historic significance of these coins, their size (.1867 troy ounce) and their .900 fine purity have made this coin a favorite with investors and collectors who want the security of bullion coins with low premiums.
Mexican Peso Gold Coins
Some of the most beautiful coins in the world are the Gold Peso Coins from Mexico. The most striking is the majestic Mexican 50 Peso coin, commonly called the Mex50, pictured here. The inspiring design of the winged Angel of Victory soaring above the ancient mountains of Mexico on the obverse and the Eagle and Serpent on the Cactus (the national symbol of Mexico) on the reverse make this coin attractive to collectors as well as investors. These coins are unusual in that the gold content is higher than the standard 1 ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, etc. Because they contain more pure gold than the standard issues of other national mints, they are an exceptional value in bullion coins.
South African Krugerrand Gold Coins
South Africa is the number one gold producing country in the world and the Krugerrand is the most widely owned bullion coin in the world with over 46 million ounces in circulation since its inception in 1967. It features the symbol of South Africa, the lithe and graceful Springbok antelope, on the reverse side. The obverse of the Krugerrand features Paul Kruger, the last president of the Republic of South Africa. The South African Krugerrand was the first modern government-issued gold bullion coin. It’s marketing campaigns during the 1970’s and 1980’s paved the way for its popularity among the gold bullion coins of today.
Johnson Matthey Gold Bars
When buying gold bullion bars, the most important question is, “Whose hallmark does it bear?” If the answer is “Johnson Matthey,” there will be no hesitation from the buyer. Johnson Matthey has developed a worldwide reputation second to none for quality and trustworthiness, so any collector or investor will always buy JM bullion bars with absolute confidence in their quality, purity and liquidity. Each bar is stamped with the exact weight and an individual serial number, which is exclusive to you. Whether buying for gifts, for personal investment portfolios or purely for the joy of owning it, JM Gold Bars are available in just the right size from which to choose: 1 ounce, 5 ounce, 10 ounce, 100 ounce, 1000 ounce or ½ or 1 kilo bars.
The Australian Lunar Year of the Goat
The newest addition to The Perth Mint’s Chinese Lunar Coin Series depicts the graceful and nimble goat. Each year since 1996, The Perth Mint in Australia has designed a coin to celebrate the Chinese New Year. In the Chinese Lunar Calendar each of twelve years is signified by an animal. Those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003 are born under the Chinese Lunar Year of the Goat or Ram also referred to as The Year of the Sheep. As with other coins in the series this gold coin is available in a wide variety of sizes from one kilo to 1/20 ounce, with the exception of the ½ ounce which was not issued.