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Diamond gold coins sell for $152,000 each

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Diamond gold coins sell for $152,000 each
The Berlin's World Money Fair saw Australia's Perth Mint launch a stunning gold $2,000 coin. The 10 oz coin is .9999 fine gold and is decorated in pink Argyle diamonds.

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Rare 2 OZ Wedge-tailed Eagle designed by John Mercanti

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Rare 2 OZ Wedge-tailed Eagle designed by John Mercanti

Last month, the Perth Mint released a 2 oz gold coin that features Australia's wedged-tail eagle. The coin depicts a mother eagle tending to her child as the father scans the surrounding area for threats and prey. This is the 3rd design in 3 years that the legendary John Mercanti has designed.The specifications of this high-relief gold coin are 36.60 mm, 62.213 g (2 oz) .9999 fine with a mintage of only 250. As with Mercanti’s two previous designs of 2016 and 2017, further versions of this new rendition are to be expected in gold and silver throughout the year.

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17th Century Norwegian Coin Sells for $432,000

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17th Century Norwegian Coin Sells for $432,000
A 1666 Norwegian coin recently was auctioned off at the Heritage Auctions' World Coins Signature Auction in Chicago. The coin depicts Frederik III who ruled Norway and Denmark from 1648 to 1670. The coin was sold for a whopping $432,000 which is far beyond what it was expected to go for.  This is due to the fact that there are only 3 examples of this coin known to man with the last auction for this coin happening over 200 years ago. 

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EARTH AND BEYOND - Domed 1 oz Silver Coin from the Australian Mint

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EARTH AND BEYOND - Domed 1 oz Silver Coin from the Australian Mint

Over the past few years, the Royal Australian Mint has been producing unique $5 silver coins in a domed shape. Some previous examples of their unique coins are two representing the northern and southern skies.The mint has now released a coin representing the Earth. In addition to a colorized earth, the coin also features the different layers of the atmosphere such as the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and the exosphere with the International Space Station orbiting around.The obverse side of the coin represents Queen Elizabeth with the other planets in the Solar System.With a mintage of only 5000, this coin...

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Finland Takes Back Coins in Bad Taste

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Finland Takes Back Coins in Bad Taste
Finland was set to release a commemorative set of coins that were going to celebrate the centennial of Finnish Independence. In 1918, Finland got its independence from Imperial Russia. At this time, there was a Civil War where the Finnish White Guard sought independence while the Finnish Red Guard sought to remain with Imperial Russia. As a result, the German Empire supported the White Guard while the Red Guard was supported by Russia.

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