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2012 200 Lek Mother Teresa PR66DCAM PCGS #872960

2012 Albania 200 Lekë Mother Teresa (NËNË TEREZA) PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Wearing her signature white and blue sari Mother Teresa was the model for charity and care for the poor. Agnes (her given name) was born in Skopje, at the time part of Albania. She received papal approval for her chosen outfit, choosing white and blue as colors symbolizing purity. I would say this lady lived up to all of the hype, more than earning her position in the top three. These half-ounce coins are 90% pure with a low mintage of 1,000 and enhanced by the blue color accents.

2012 200 Lek Mother Teresa PR66DCAM PCGS #872960

2012 Albania 200 Lekë Mother Teresa (NËNË TEREZA) PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Wearing her signature white and blue sari Mother Teresa was the model for charity and care for the poor. Agnes (her given name) was born in Skopje, at the time part of Albania. She received papal approval for her chosen outfit, choosing white and blue as colors symbolizing purity. I would say this lady lived up to all of the hype, more than earning her position in the top three. These half-ounce coins are 90% pure with a low mintage of 1,000 and enhanced by the blue color accents.

2012 200 Lek Mother Teresa PR66DCAM PCGS #872960

2012 Albania 200 Lekë Mother Teresa (NËNË TEREZA) PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Wearing her signature white and blue sari Mother Teresa was the model for charity and care for the poor. Agnes (her given name) was born in Skopje, at the time part of Albania. She received papal approval for her chosen outfit, choosing white and blue as colors symbolizing purity. I would say this lady lived up to all of the hype, more than earning her position in the top three. These half-ounce coins are 90% pure with a low mintage of 1,000 and enhanced by the blue color accents.

2004 £5 Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Florence Nightingale appears with a halo-like adornment and is proclaimed “Lady with the Lamp.” This is the proof silver commemorative version from one of the Channel Islands and devices are nicely frosted. Florence became famous as the nurse holding a lantern providing comfort to soldiers during the Crimean War on this near-perfect gem. A total of 25,000 pieces were struck in silver, while copper-nickel ₤5 coins were also struck. This commemorative was issued 150 years after Florence Nightingale brought a team of 38 volunteer nurses to assist soldiers wounded in this horrific conflict captured in verse in “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Tennyson. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2004 £5 Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Florence Nightingale appears with a halo-like adornment and is proclaimed “Lady with the Lamp.” This is the proof silver commemorative version from one of the Channel Islands and devices are nicely frosted. Florence became famous as the nurse holding a lantern providing comfort to soldiers during the Crimean War on this near-perfect gem. A total of 25,000 pieces were struck in silver, while copper-nickel ₤5 coins were also struck. This commemorative was issued 150 years after Florence Nightingale brought a team of 38 volunteer nurses to assist soldiers wounded in this horrific conflict captured in verse in “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Tennyson. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2004 £5 Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Florence Nightingale appears with a halo-like adornment and is proclaimed “Lady with the Lamp.” This is the proof silver commemorative version from one of the Channel Islands and devices are nicely frosted. Florence became famous as the nurse holding a lantern providing comfort to soldiers during the Crimean War on this near-perfect gem. A total of 25,000 pieces were struck in silver, while copper-nickel ₤5 coins were also struck. This commemorative was issued 150 years after Florence Nightingale brought a team of 38 volunteer nurses to assist soldiers wounded in this horrific conflict captured in verse in “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Tennyson. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

nd(2004) Peso Evita PR69DCAM PCGS #545310

[RG-072]* nd(2004) Argentina 1 Peso Evita Peron PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Evita Peron, this silver proof shows her profile with cheering crowds praising Evita with the sunrise in the background. Mintage was 5,000 for proof for this flat design. Typical for these silver proofs, die-polishing lines can be found in the fields, particularly on the reverse of this specimen which tends to preclude perfection from PCGS. The 2 Peso copper-nickel coin is easier to find, but nice silver specimens are still available; but you might need to get them from Argentina. The coin shows "2002" for the anniversary of her death, but the coin was actually minted in 2004; but if you're looking to find one of these gems you better stick with "2002". Most take that for the date of issue. * Number 72 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

nd(2004) Peso Evita PR69DCAM PCGS #545310

[RG-072]* nd(2004) Argentina 1 Peso Evita Peron PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Evita Peron, this silver proof shows her profile with cheering crowds praising Evita with the sunrise in the background. Mintage was 5,000 for proof for this flat design. Typical for these silver proofs, die-polishing lines can be found in the fields, particularly on the reverse of this specimen which tends to preclude perfection from PCGS. The 2 Peso copper-nickel coin is easier to find, but nice silver specimens are still available; but you might need to get them from Argentina. The coin shows "2002" for the anniversary of her death, but the coin was actually minted in 2004; but if you're looking to find one of these gems you better stick with "2002". Most take that for the date of issue. * Number 72 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

nd(2004) Peso Evita PR69DCAM PCGS #545310

[RG-072]* nd(2004) Argentina 1 Peso Evita Peron PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Evita Peron, this silver proof shows her profile with cheering crowds praising Evita with the sunrise in the background. Mintage was 5,000 for proof for this flat design. Typical for these silver proofs, die-polishing lines can be found in the fields, particularly on the reverse of this specimen which tends to preclude perfection from PCGS. The 2 Peso copper-nickel coin is easier to find, but nice silver specimens are still available; but you might need to get them from Argentina. The coin shows "2002" for the anniversary of her death, but the coin was actually minted in 2004; but if you're looking to find one of these gems you better stick with "2002". Most take that for the date of issue. * Number 72 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2021-P $1 Winged Victory 1oz High Relief PR70DCAM PCGS #837901

2021-P Australia Winged Victory 1 oz High Relief PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This is another “Three-fer” coin; albeit with QE2 (Number 12 on Ron Guth’s List) on the front, featuring the goddess Nike (Number 23) in an Art Deco-style on the reverse with her alternate title “WINGED VICTORY” (Number 43). Heavy proof frosting is reserved for devices of Nike's wings, hair, clothing and sword; while her skin comes to life in high relief flawlessly mirrored curves. Minted in Perth, this silver gem was one of 3,000 pieces struck. The “P” mintmark is seen near the rim above Nike’s head. The high relief and super-deep mirrors make the coin quite striking. Coming in at one ounce the modest diameter of 32.6 mm makes it quite thick at 6.1 mm.

2021-P $1 Winged Victory 1oz High Relief PR70DCAM PCGS #837901

2021-P Australia Winged Victory 1 oz High Relief PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This is another “Three-fer” coin; albeit with QE2 (Number 12 on Ron Guth’s List) on the front, featuring the goddess Nike (Number 23) in an Art Deco-style on the reverse with her alternate title “WINGED VICTORY” (Number 43). Heavy proof frosting is reserved for devices of Nike's wings, hair, clothing and sword; while her skin comes to life in high relief flawlessly mirrored curves. Minted in Perth, this silver gem was one of 3,000 pieces struck. The “P” mintmark is seen near the rim above Nike’s head. The high relief and super-deep mirrors make the coin quite striking. Coming in at one ounce the modest diameter of 32.6 mm makes it quite thick at 6.1 mm.

2021-P $1 Winged Victory 1oz High Relief PR70DCAM PCGS #837901

2021-P Australia Winged Victory 1 oz High Relief PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This is another “Three-fer” coin; albeit with QE2 (Number 12 on Ron Guth’s List) on the front, featuring the goddess Nike (Number 23) in an Art Deco-style on the reverse with her alternate title “WINGED VICTORY” (Number 43). Heavy proof frosting is reserved for devices of Nike's wings, hair, clothing and sword; while her skin comes to life in high relief flawlessly mirrored curves. Minted in Perth, this silver gem was one of 3,000 pieces struck. The “P” mintmark is seen near the rim above Nike’s head. The high relief and super-deep mirrors make the coin quite striking. Coming in at one ounce the modest diameter of 32.6 mm makes it quite thick at 6.1 mm.

1998 1000 S Empress Elisabeth PR70DCAM PCGS #430083

1998 Austria Gold 1,000 Schilling Empress Elisabeth of Austria PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This half-ounce top-pop gold gem has a similar design to the previous year’s Marie Antoinette coin. She was a beautiful monarch reigning 44 years as empress over Austria and Hungary. The reverse shows the last moment of her life in Geneva (Genf) before her assassination as she walked with her lady in waiting along the promenade to board the ferry on Lake Geneva. An Italian anarchist approached and stabbed her. Franz Joseph later remarked on his wife's death "That a man could be found to attack such a woman, whose whole life was spent in doing good and who never injured any person, is to me incomprehensible".

1998 1000 S Empress Elisabeth PR70DCAM PCGS #430083

1998 Austria Gold 1,000 Schilling Empress Elisabeth of Austria PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This half-ounce top-pop gold gem has a similar design to the previous year’s Marie Antoinette coin. She was a beautiful monarch reigning 44 years as empress over Austria and Hungary. The reverse shows the last moment of her life in Geneva (Genf) before her assassination as she walked with her lady in waiting along the promenade to board the ferry on Lake Geneva. An Italian anarchist approached and stabbed her. Franz Joseph later remarked on his wife's death "That a man could be found to attack such a woman, whose whole life was spent in doing good and who never injured any person, is to me incomprehensible".

1998 1000 S Empress Elisabeth PR70DCAM PCGS #430083

1998 Austria Gold 1,000 Schilling Empress Elisabeth of Austria PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This half-ounce top-pop gold gem has a similar design to the previous year’s Marie Antoinette coin. She was a beautiful monarch reigning 44 years as empress over Austria and Hungary. The reverse shows the last moment of her life in Geneva (Genf) before her assassination as she walked with her lady in waiting along the promenade to board the ferry on Lake Geneva. An Italian anarchist approached and stabbed her. Franz Joseph later remarked on his wife's death "That a man could be found to attack such a woman, whose whole life was spent in doing good and who never injured any person, is to me incomprehensible".

1778-VC-S 10 Kr KM-1862 AU58 PCGS #445257

1778-VC-S Austria 10 Kreuzer AU58 { PCGS-5 }. This heavily tarnished late eighteenth century silver piece features the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa,.later as the Queen of Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Croatia. This coin was issued two years before her death at the time of upheaval in France and the birth of a nation across "The Pond". This coin was released for general circulation.

1778-VC-S 10 Kr KM-1862 AU58 PCGS #445257

1778-VC-S Austria 10 Kreuzer AU58 { PCGS-5 }. This heavily tarnished late eighteenth century silver piece features the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa,.later as the Queen of Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Croatia. This coin was issued two years before her death at the time of upheaval in France and the birth of a nation across "The Pond". This coin was released for general circulation.

1778-VC-S 10 Kr KM-1862 AU58 PCGS #445257

1778-VC-S Austria 10 Kreuzer AU58 { PCGS-5 }. This heavily tarnished late eighteenth century silver piece features the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa,.later as the Queen of Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Croatia. This coin was issued two years before her death at the time of upheaval in France and the birth of a nation across "The Pond". This coin was released for general circulation.

1997 1000 S Marie Antoinette PR70DCAM PCGS #460916

[RG-040]* 1997 Austria 1000 Schilling Marie Antoinette PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Born an archduchess in Austria, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa (Number 34 on Ron Guth's list) she wed Louis XVI to become the Queen of France, famous for uttering “Let them eat cake” when warned the impoverished were rioting for lack of bread; a lack of compassion that later cost her her head. Flawless mirrors offset a regal image while on the reverse a discontent jury convicts her. This one-half Troy ounce 99.5% pure gold commemorative saw a mintage of 50,000. * Number 40 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1997 1000 S Marie Antoinette PR70DCAM PCGS #460916

[RG-040]* 1997 Austria 1000 Schilling Marie Antoinette PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Born an archduchess in Austria, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa (Number 34 on Ron Guth's list) she wed Louis XVI to become the Queen of France, famous for uttering “Let them eat cake” when warned the impoverished were rioting for lack of bread; a lack of compassion that later cost her her head. Flawless mirrors offset a regal image while on the reverse a discontent jury convicts her. This one-half Troy ounce 99.5% pure gold commemorative saw a mintage of 50,000. * Number 40 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1997 1000 S Marie Antoinette PR70DCAM PCGS #460916

[RG-040]* 1997 Austria 1000 Schilling Marie Antoinette PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Born an archduchess in Austria, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa (Number 34 on Ron Guth's list) she wed Louis XVI to become the Queen of France, famous for uttering “Let them eat cake” when warned the impoverished were rioting for lack of bread; a lack of compassion that later cost her her head. Flawless mirrors offset a regal image while on the reverse a discontent jury convicts her. This one-half Troy ounce 99.5% pure gold commemorative saw a mintage of 50,000. * Number 40 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2017 € 20 Maria Theresa Courage and Determination PR70 PCGS #632817

MMXVII Austria 20 Euro Maria Theresia PR70 { PCGS-5 }. This popular Austria-Hungarian monarch is elegantly (and perfectly) rendered on this non-circulating bullion silver gem in the spirit of the ever-popular Taler while paying tribute to "Courage and Determination"... that would be Fortitude and commemorating the 300th anniversary of her birth. Rendered in a matte-proof the coin exudes a unique elegant ethereal shimmer and features a somehow appropriate Roman Numeral date MMXVII (2017). It almost seems as if gun-metal bluing permeates the surface of the coins to establish a truly unique cartwheel patina.

2017 € 20 Maria Theresa Courage and Determination PR70 PCGS #632817

MMXVII Austria 20 Euro Maria Theresia PR70 { PCGS-5 }. This popular Austria-Hungarian monarch is elegantly (and perfectly) rendered on this non-circulating bullion silver gem in the spirit of the ever-popular Taler while paying tribute to "Courage and Determination"... that would be Fortitude and commemorating the 300th anniversary of her birth. Rendered in a matte-proof the coin exudes a unique elegant ethereal shimmer and features a somehow appropriate Roman Numeral date MMXVII (2017). It almost seems as if gun-metal bluing permeates the surface of the coins to establish a truly unique cartwheel patina.

2017 € 20 Maria Theresa Courage and Determination PR70 PCGS #632817

MMXVII Austria 20 Euro Maria Theresia PR70 { PCGS-5 }. This popular Austria-Hungarian monarch is elegantly (and perfectly) rendered on this non-circulating bullion silver gem in the spirit of the ever-popular Taler while paying tribute to "Courage and Determination"... that would be Fortitude and commemorating the 300th anniversary of her birth. Rendered in a matte-proof the coin exudes a unique elegant ethereal shimmer and features a somehow appropriate Roman Numeral date MMXVII (2017). It almost seems as if gun-metal bluing permeates the surface of the coins to establish a truly unique cartwheel patina.

2017 € 10 Gabriel, The Revealing Angel Heavenly Messengers MS70 PCGS #804057

2017 Austria €10 Guardian Angel MS70 { PCGS-5 }. Rendered in one-half ounce Sterling silver this Guardian Angel sports wings and a halo in a classic Art Deco style. This is the silver-only non-colorized version with a mintage of 30,000 pieces.

2017 € 10 Gabriel, The Revealing Angel Heavenly Messengers MS70 PCGS #804057

2017 Austria €10 Guardian Angel MS70 { PCGS-5 }. Rendered in one-half ounce Sterling silver this Guardian Angel sports wings and a halo in a classic Art Deco style. This is the silver-only non-colorized version with a mintage of 30,000 pieces.

2017 € 10 Gabriel, The Revealing Angel Heavenly Messengers MS70 PCGS #804057

2017 Austria €10 Guardian Angel MS70 { PCGS-5 }. Rendered in one-half ounce Sterling silver this Guardian Angel sports wings and a halo in a classic Art Deco style. This is the silver-only non-colorized version with a mintage of 30,000 pieces.

1985 $20 Decade for Women PR68DCAM PCGS #430506

1985 Barbados $20 Decade for Women PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This UN initiated series commemorates women around the globe and their contribution to society, in particular in furthering the rights, skills and acceptance of women. Here a female teacher is instructing a class of younger women, and the point of this coin is the importance of Education.

1985 $20 Decade for Women PR68DCAM PCGS #430506

1985 Barbados $20 Decade for Women PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This UN initiated series commemorates women around the globe and their contribution to society, in particular in furthering the rights, skills and acceptance of women. Here a female teacher is instructing a class of younger women, and the point of this coin is the importance of Education.

1985 $20 Decade for Women PR68DCAM PCGS #430506

1985 Barbados $20 Decade for Women PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This UN initiated series commemorates women around the globe and their contribution to society, in particular in furthering the rights, skills and acceptance of women. Here a female teacher is instructing a class of younger women, and the point of this coin is the importance of Education.

1985 $20 Decade for Women PR69DCAM PCGS #430506

1985 Barbados $20 Decade for Women PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This UN initiated series commemorates women around the globe and their contribution to society, in particular in furthering the rights, skills and acceptance of women. Here a female teacher is instructing a class of younger women, and the point of this coin is the importance of Education. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found just above the "1" in the date) is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. This Swiss mint made many of the "DECADE FOR WOMEN" UN inspired coins; and it made 1,633 of these.

1985 $20 Decade for Women PR69DCAM PCGS #430506

1985 Barbados $20 Decade for Women PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This UN initiated series commemorates women around the globe and their contribution to society, in particular in furthering the rights, skills and acceptance of women. Here a female teacher is instructing a class of younger women, and the point of this coin is the importance of Education. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found just above the "1" in the date) is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. This Swiss mint made many of the "DECADE FOR WOMEN" UN inspired coins; and it made 1,633 of these.

1985 $20 Decade for Women PR69DCAM PCGS #430506

1985 Barbados $20 Decade for Women PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This UN initiated series commemorates women around the globe and their contribution to society, in particular in furthering the rights, skills and acceptance of women. Here a female teacher is instructing a class of younger women, and the point of this coin is the importance of Education. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found just above the "1" in the date) is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. This Swiss mint made many of the "DECADE FOR WOMEN" UN inspired coins; and it made 1,633 of these.

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR70DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. She served as the director of the State Art Museum of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic for over 30 years. Just 4,000 proofs were struck in silver. On the obverse is the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and in the center the representation of the building of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. A circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) is at the bottom with 10 РУБЛЁЎ (10 RUBLES). * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR70DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. She served as the director of the State Art Museum of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic for over 30 years. Just 4,000 proofs were struck in silver. On the obverse is the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and in the center the representation of the building of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. A circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) is at the bottom with 10 РУБЛЁЎ (10 RUBLES). * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR70DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. She served as the director of the State Art Museum of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic for over 30 years. Just 4,000 proofs were struck in silver. On the obverse is the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and in the center the representation of the building of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. A circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) is at the bottom with 10 РУБЛЁЎ (10 RUBLES). * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1984 100 Ng Decade For Women PR70DCAM PCGS #886547

1984 Bhutan 100 Ngultrums - Decade of Women PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Women are shown working in a field, this coin was issued as part of the UN initiative promoting the Decade of Women. The US commemorative program was just getting started at the time and didn't get around to commemorating women in the workplace until 1994 with the "Women in the Military" silver dollar. The national emblem appears on the flip-side. The mintage is 1,050. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found to the right of "100") is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. This Swiss mint made many of the "DECADE FOR WOMEN" UN inspired coins.

1984 100 Ng Decade For Women PR70DCAM PCGS #886547

1984 Bhutan 100 Ngultrums - Decade of Women PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Women are shown working in a field, this coin was issued as part of the UN initiative promoting the Decade of Women. The US commemorative program was just getting started at the time and didn't get around to commemorating women in the workplace until 1994 with the "Women in the Military" silver dollar. The national emblem appears on the flip-side. The mintage is 1,050. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found to the right of "100") is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. This Swiss mint made many of the "DECADE FOR WOMEN" UN inspired coins.

1984 100 Ng Decade For Women PR70DCAM PCGS #886547

1984 Bhutan 100 Ngultrums - Decade of Women PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Women are shown working in a field, this coin was issued as part of the UN initiative promoting the Decade of Women. The US commemorative program was just getting started at the time and didn't get around to commemorating women in the workplace until 1994 with the "Women in the Military" silver dollar. The national emblem appears on the flip-side. The mintage is 1,050. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found to the right of "100") is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. This Swiss mint made many of the "DECADE FOR WOMEN" UN inspired coins.

2020-PM 50p Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #909482

2020-PM British Indian Ocean Territory 50 Pence Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sterling silver gem honors Florence Nightingale on the bicentenary of her birth. Just 199 silver versions of this commemorative were struck by the Popjoy Mint with its unusual equilateral-curved-heptagon shape. Florence Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing and came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War during which she organized the care for the wounded soldiers and was one of the first to recognize the importance of basic hygiene when it came to infection prevention and control. She was a persistent advocate of the best means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promoting frequent handwashing and was a pioneer of evidence-based health care from the lessons learned from the high mortality rate of the Crimean War. She concerned herself with every element from the spacing of the beds and the surrounding environment to prevent infection. These lessons have proven to be just as important in the year of issue with the spread of the COVID-19 throughout the world where we have been informed that one of our best forms of protection against the global pandemic is to ensure that hands are washed frequently. The design on the coin itself features a portrait of Florence Nightingale with a cameo of hands being washed under running water. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the “PM” mintmark.

2020-PM 50p Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #909482

2020-PM British Indian Ocean Territory 50 Pence Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sterling silver gem honors Florence Nightingale on the bicentenary of her birth. Just 199 silver versions of this commemorative were struck by the Popjoy Mint with its unusual equilateral-curved-heptagon shape. Florence Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing and came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War during which she organized the care for the wounded soldiers and was one of the first to recognize the importance of basic hygiene when it came to infection prevention and control. She was a persistent advocate of the best means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promoting frequent handwashing and was a pioneer of evidence-based health care from the lessons learned from the high mortality rate of the Crimean War. She concerned herself with every element from the spacing of the beds and the surrounding environment to prevent infection. These lessons have proven to be just as important in the year of issue with the spread of the COVID-19 throughout the world where we have been informed that one of our best forms of protection against the global pandemic is to ensure that hands are washed frequently. The design on the coin itself features a portrait of Florence Nightingale with a cameo of hands being washed under running water. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the “PM” mintmark.

2020-PM 50p Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #909482

2020-PM British Indian Ocean Territory 50 Pence Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sterling silver gem honors Florence Nightingale on the bicentenary of her birth. Just 199 silver versions of this commemorative were struck by the Popjoy Mint with its unusual equilateral-curved-heptagon shape. Florence Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing and came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War during which she organized the care for the wounded soldiers and was one of the first to recognize the importance of basic hygiene when it came to infection prevention and control. She was a persistent advocate of the best means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promoting frequent handwashing and was a pioneer of evidence-based health care from the lessons learned from the high mortality rate of the Crimean War. She concerned herself with every element from the spacing of the beds and the surrounding environment to prevent infection. These lessons have proven to be just as important in the year of issue with the spread of the COVID-19 throughout the world where we have been informed that one of our best forms of protection against the global pandemic is to ensure that hands are washed frequently. The design on the coin itself features a portrait of Florence Nightingale with a cameo of hands being washed under running water. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the “PM” mintmark.

2020-PM 50p Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #909482

2020-PM British Indian Ocean Territory 50 Pence Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sterling silver gem honors Florence Nightingale on the bicentenary of her birth. Just 199 silver versions of this commemorative were struck by the Popjoy Mint with its unusual equilateral-curved-heptagon shape. Florence Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing and came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War during which she organized the care for the wounded soldiers and was one of the first to recognize the importance of basic hygiene when it came to infection prevention and control. She was a persistent advocate of the best means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promoting frequent handwashing and was a pioneer of evidence-based health care from the lessons learned from the high mortality rate of the Crimean War. She concerned herself with every element from the spacing of the beds and the surrounding environment to prevent infection. These lessons have proven to be just as important in the year of issue with the spread of the COVID-19 throughout the world where we have been informed that one of our best forms of protection against the global pandemic is to ensure that hands are washed frequently. The design on the coin itself features a portrait of Florence Nightingale with a cameo of hands being washed under running water. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the “PM” mintmark.

2020-PM 50p Florence Nightingale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #909482

2020-PM British Indian Ocean Territory 50 Pence Florence Nightingale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sterling silver gem honors Florence Nightingale on the bicentenary of her birth. Just 199 silver versions of this commemorative were struck by the Popjoy Mint with its unusual equilateral-curved-heptagon shape. Florence Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing and came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War during which she organized the care for the wounded soldiers and was one of the first to recognize the importance of basic hygiene when it came to infection prevention and control. She was a persistent advocate of the best means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promoting frequent handwashing and was a pioneer of evidence-based health care from the lessons learned from the high mortality rate of the Crimean War. She concerned herself with every element from the spacing of the beds and the surrounding environment to prevent infection. These lessons have proven to be just as important in the year of issue with the spread of the COVID-19 throughout the world where we have been informed that one of our best forms of protection against the global pandemic is to ensure that hands are washed frequently. The design on the coin itself features a portrait of Florence Nightingale with a cameo of hands being washed under running water. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the “PM” mintmark.

2019-PM $1 Una and The Lion Ag MS66 PCGS #752077

2019 British Virgin Islands $1 Una and the Lion MS66 { PCGS-5 }. The original 'Una and the Lion' was a Five Pound coin issued as part of Queen Victoria's coronation set in 1839. The reverse features a beautiful and unusual design, inspired by a story in Edmund Spenser's epic poem, 'The Faerie Queen'. Recently several contemporary British commemoratives have been struck. This proof issue had a modest 50,000 mintage.

2019-PM $1 Una and The Lion Ag MS66 PCGS #752077

2019 British Virgin Islands $1 Una and the Lion MS66 { PCGS-5 }. The original 'Una and the Lion' was a Five Pound coin issued as part of Queen Victoria's coronation set in 1839. The reverse features a beautiful and unusual design, inspired by a story in Edmund Spenser's epic poem, 'The Faerie Queen'. Recently several contemporary British commemoratives have been struck. This proof issue had a modest 50,000 mintage.

2019-PM $1 Una and The Lion Ag MS66 PCGS #752077

2019 British Virgin Islands $1 Una and the Lion MS66 { PCGS-5 }. The original 'Una and the Lion' was a Five Pound coin issued as part of Queen Victoria's coronation set in 1839. The reverse features a beautiful and unusual design, inspired by a story in Edmund Spenser's epic poem, 'The Faerie Queen'. Recently several contemporary British commemoratives have been struck. This proof issue had a modest 50,000 mintage.

2000-FM $20 Anne Bonny PR70DCAM PCGS #783781

2000-FM British Virgin Islands $20 Anne Bonny PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One of the more modest and less bawdy renderings of Anne Bonny elegantly captured in silver as you might expect from the Franklin Mint (see the stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark on the reverse just to the right of the name banner). Anne was an Irish pirate operating in the Caribbean who had married a sometimes-pirate turned pirate informer. She left her husband joining Calico Jack Rackham and pillaged the seas for 5 years before capture. She was spared the gallows because she was pregnant. Little of her is known after that, dying a few years later. We know her from her romanticized and bawdy exploits recorded in Captain Charles Johnson’s “A General History of the Pyrates.” Nearly 300 years later she appears on coins from Cuba, British Virgin Islands and Burkina Faso based on illustrations in this book.

2000-FM $20 Anne Bonny PR70DCAM PCGS #783781

2000-FM British Virgin Islands $20 Anne Bonny PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One of the more modest and less bawdy renderings of Anne Bonny elegantly captured in silver as you might expect from the Franklin Mint (see the stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark on the reverse just to the right of the name banner). Anne was an Irish pirate operating in the Caribbean who had married a sometimes-pirate turned pirate informer. She left her husband joining Calico Jack Rackham and pillaged the seas for 5 years before capture. She was spared the gallows because she was pregnant. Little of her is known after that, dying a few years later. We know her from her romanticized and bawdy exploits recorded in Captain Charles Johnson’s “A General History of the Pyrates.” Nearly 300 years later she appears on coins from Cuba, British Virgin Islands and Burkina Faso based on illustrations in this book.

2000-FM $20 Anne Bonny PR70DCAM PCGS #783781

2000-FM British Virgin Islands $20 Anne Bonny PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One of the more modest and less bawdy renderings of Anne Bonny elegantly captured in silver as you might expect from the Franklin Mint (see the stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark on the reverse just to the right of the name banner). Anne was an Irish pirate operating in the Caribbean who had married a sometimes-pirate turned pirate informer. She left her husband joining Calico Jack Rackham and pillaged the seas for 5 years before capture. She was spared the gallows because she was pregnant. Little of her is known after that, dying a few years later. We know her from her romanticized and bawdy exploits recorded in Captain Charles Johnson’s “A General History of the Pyrates.” Nearly 300 years later she appears on coins from Cuba, British Virgin Islands and Burkina Faso based on illustrations in this book.

2018-MW 1000 Fr Romanov Family PR69DCAM PCGS #838731

2018-MW Cameroon 1,000 Francs Romanov Family PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 2018 silver commemorative was issued by the Mint of Poland (in Warsaw) in a memorial to the centennial of the end of the Romanov dynasty; and to draw additional attention to the date was this gem being one of the 918 pieces minted. Like its Fijian cousin, this piece presented the final colorized portrait of the last royal Russian family.

2018-MW 1000 Fr Romanov Family PR69DCAM PCGS #838731

2018-MW Cameroon 1,000 Francs Romanov Family PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 2018 silver commemorative was issued by the Mint of Poland (in Warsaw) in a memorial to the centennial of the end of the Romanov dynasty; and to draw additional attention to the date was this gem being one of the 918 pieces minted. Like its Fijian cousin, this piece presented the final colorized portrait of the last royal Russian family.

2018-MW 1000 Fr Romanov Family PR69DCAM PCGS #838731

2018-MW Cameroon 1,000 Francs Romanov Family PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 2018 silver commemorative was issued by the Mint of Poland (in Warsaw) in a memorial to the centennial of the end of the Romanov dynasty; and to draw additional attention to the date was this gem being one of the 918 pieces minted. Like its Fijian cousin, this piece presented the final colorized portrait of the last royal Russian family.

2020 1000 Fr Princess Grace of Monaco MS69 PCGS #877158

2020 Cameroon 1000 Franc Princess Grace Kelly PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This one-ounce pure silver coin pays tribute to Princess Grace of Monaco remembering the 60th and 65th anniversary of her marriage to Rainier III of Monaco and recalling her popular onscreen Hollywood career. Her fairy tale life started with success in the movies, retiring at age 26 and later marrying to become a princess. She met her future husband at the Cannes Film Festival. They had three children: Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie. Mintage is 6,500.

2020 1000 Fr Princess Grace of Monaco MS69 PCGS #877158

2020 Cameroon 1000 Franc Princess Grace Kelly PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This one-ounce pure silver coin pays tribute to Princess Grace of Monaco remembering the 60th and 65th anniversary of her marriage to Rainier III of Monaco and recalling her popular onscreen Hollywood career. Her fairy tale life started with success in the movies, retiring at age 26 and later marrying to become a princess. She met her future husband at the Cannes Film Festival. They had three children: Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie. Mintage is 6,500.

2020 1000 Fr Princess Grace of Monaco MS69 PCGS #877158

2020 Cameroon 1000 Franc Princess Grace Kelly PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This one-ounce pure silver coin pays tribute to Princess Grace of Monaco remembering the 60th and 65th anniversary of her marriage to Rainier III of Monaco and recalling her popular onscreen Hollywood career. Her fairy tale life started with success in the movies, retiring at age 26 and later marrying to become a princess. She met her future husband at the Cannes Film Festival. They had three children: Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie. Mintage is 6,500.

2017 500 Fr Marie Curie PR70DCAM PCGS #881058

2017 Cameroon 500 Franc CFA PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Madame Marie Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes (one for chemistry and one for physics). This coin shows her in front of a plutonium atom (which she and her husband discovered). The electrons are colored in the pale lime green glow of plutonium. It represents their contribution to chemistry; and also its radiation their work in physics. Her husband insisted that her contributions be recognized in the rather chauvinistic world of science at the start of the twentieth century. The reverse is a sun-burst with cartwheeling luster. The coin is one of 500 minted.

2017 500 Fr Marie Curie PR70DCAM PCGS #881058

2017 Cameroon 500 Franc CFA PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Madame Marie Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes (one for chemistry and one for physics). This coin shows her in front of a plutonium atom (which she and her husband discovered). The electrons are colored in the pale lime green glow of plutonium. It represents their contribution to chemistry; and also its radiation their work in physics. Her husband insisted that her contributions be recognized in the rather chauvinistic world of science at the start of the twentieth century. The reverse is a sun-burst with cartwheeling luster. The coin is one of 500 minted.

2017 500 Fr Marie Curie PR70DCAM PCGS #881058

2017 Cameroon 500 Franc CFA PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Madame Marie Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes (one for chemistry and one for physics). This coin shows her in front of a plutonium atom (which she and her husband discovered). The electrons are colored in the pale lime green glow of plutonium. It represents their contribution to chemistry; and also its radiation their work in physics. Her husband insisted that her contributions be recognized in the rather chauvinistic world of science at the start of the twentieth century. The reverse is a sun-burst with cartwheeling luster. The coin is one of 500 minted.

2008 25C Anne of Green Gables SP69 PCGS #165767

[RG-059]* 2008 Canada 25 Cents (Large) Anne of Green Gables SP69 { PCGS-5 }. Celebrating the fictional pride of Prince Edward Island, this over-sized brushed nickel coated steel quarter is made beautiful with the colorful scene featuring Anne herself “with an E”. The derivative TV series “Road to Avonlea” continues to be one of my favorites. * Number 59 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 25C Anne of Green Gables SP69 PCGS #165767

[RG-059]* 2008 Canada 25 Cents (Large) Anne of Green Gables SP69 { PCGS-5 }. Celebrating the fictional pride of Prince Edward Island, this over-sized brushed nickel coated steel quarter is made beautiful with the colorful scene featuring Anne herself “with an E”. The derivative TV series “Road to Avonlea” continues to be one of my favorites. * Number 59 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 25C Anne of Green Gables SP69 PCGS #165767

[RG-059]* 2008 Canada 25 Cents (Large) Anne of Green Gables SP69 { PCGS-5 }. Celebrating the fictional pride of Prince Edward Island, this over-sized brushed nickel coated steel quarter is made beautiful with the colorful scene featuring Anne herself “with an E”. The derivative TV series “Road to Avonlea” continues to be one of my favorites. * Number 59 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1994 $200 Anne of Gr.Gables PR69DCAM PCGS #170624

1994 Canada $200 Anne of Green Gables PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. A girl couched in a gazebo is reading a book about Anne (with an “E”) Shirley. The young freckled red-headed girl with her travelling bag comes to life on the pages of the girl’s open book. This nearly half-ounce gold proof coin is one of a total mintage of 11,000. Terrific mirrors and frosted devices make this an attractive alternative to the large painted quarter which is the other choice for this slot. Interesting that while most people have heard of the such beloved fictional characters as Heidi or Anne of Green Gables but the authors maybe not so much; but it is the fictional character remembered here (not Lucy Maud Montgomery) yet Johann Spyri was honored with her own Top-100 spot for "Heidi"! Of course, it was Canada that chose to honor Anne on its coins; while Switzerland commemorated the author.

1994 $200 Anne of Gr.Gables PR69DCAM PCGS #170624

1994 Canada $200 Anne of Green Gables PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. A girl couched in a gazebo is reading a book about Anne (with an “E”) Shirley. The young freckled red-headed girl with her travelling bag comes to life on the pages of the girl’s open book. This nearly half-ounce gold proof coin is one of a total mintage of 11,000. Terrific mirrors and frosted devices make this an attractive alternative to the large painted quarter which is the other choice for this slot. Interesting that while most people have heard of the such beloved fictional characters as Heidi or Anne of Green Gables but the authors maybe not so much; but it is the fictional character remembered here (not Lucy Maud Montgomery) yet Johann Spyri was honored with her own Top-100 spot for "Heidi"! Of course, it was Canada that chose to honor Anne on its coins; while Switzerland commemorated the author.

1994 $200 Anne of Gr.Gables PR69DCAM PCGS #170624

1994 Canada $200 Anne of Green Gables PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. A girl couched in a gazebo is reading a book about Anne (with an “E”) Shirley. The young freckled red-headed girl with her travelling bag comes to life on the pages of the girl’s open book. This nearly half-ounce gold proof coin is one of a total mintage of 11,000. Terrific mirrors and frosted devices make this an attractive alternative to the large painted quarter which is the other choice for this slot. Interesting that while most people have heard of the such beloved fictional characters as Heidi or Anne of Green Gables but the authors maybe not so much; but it is the fictional character remembered here (not Lucy Maud Montgomery) yet Johann Spyri was honored with her own Top-100 spot for "Heidi"! Of course, it was Canada that chose to honor Anne on its coins; while Switzerland commemorated the author.

1975 $50 Queens of England MS68 PCGS #273722

1975 Cayman Islands $50 Queens of England MS68 { PCGS-5 }. This Caribbean Island and territory of the crown offers a genuine "Three-fer" by subject presenting all six of the Queens of England. On the obverse is the attractive midlife profile of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, perhaps the most attractive image of her on British, territory and legacy coins. The reverse features the earlier queens from Queen Mary I, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Mary II, Queen Anne and Queen Victoria. This two-ounce behemoth is a mint-state sterling silver gem with a shimmering satin finish. This is the first of three years that this coin was issued when 33,000 were issued with a circulation strike.

1975 $50 Queens of England MS68 PCGS #273722

1975 Cayman Islands $50 Queens of England MS68 { PCGS-5 }. This Caribbean Island and territory of the crown offers a genuine "Three-fer" by subject presenting all six of the Queens of England. On the obverse is the attractive midlife profile of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, perhaps the most attractive image of her on British, territory and legacy coins. The reverse features the earlier queens from Queen Mary I, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Mary II, Queen Anne and Queen Victoria. This two-ounce behemoth is a mint-state sterling silver gem with a shimmering satin finish. This is the first of three years that this coin was issued when 33,000 were issued with a circulation strike.

1975 $50 Queens of England MS68 PCGS #273722

1975 Cayman Islands $50 Queens of England MS68 { PCGS-5 }. This Caribbean Island and territory of the crown offers a genuine "Three-fer" by subject presenting all six of the Queens of England. On the obverse is the attractive midlife profile of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, perhaps the most attractive image of her on British, territory and legacy coins. The reverse features the earlier queens from Queen Mary I, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Mary II, Queen Anne and Queen Victoria. This two-ounce behemoth is a mint-state sterling silver gem with a shimmering satin finish. This is the first of three years that this coin was issued when 33,000 were issued with a circulation strike.

1977 $25 Elizabeth I 1558-1603 PR69DCAM PCGS #733640

1977 Cayman Islands $25 Elizabeth I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. QE1 was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had to wait her turn as other siblings took their turn ahead of her; but she lent her name to the Elizabethan age that gave us Shakespeare. She became sovereign after her half-sister Mary, daughter of Katherine of Aragon, and the second of many female UK sovereigns thru QE2. Terrific mirrors and nicely frosted devices makes fingering any imperfections tough; albeit likely not to have distinguished itself sufficiently above the other "69's". It's perfect in my book!

1977 $25 Elizabeth I 1558-1603 PR69DCAM PCGS #733640

1977 Cayman Islands $25 Elizabeth I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. QE1 was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had to wait her turn as other siblings took their turn ahead of her; but she lent her name to the Elizabethan age that gave us Shakespeare. She became sovereign after her half-sister Mary, daughter of Katherine of Aragon, and the second of many female UK sovereigns thru QE2. Terrific mirrors and nicely frosted devices makes fingering any imperfections tough; albeit likely not to have distinguished itself sufficiently above the other "69's". It's perfect in my book!

1977 $25 Elizabeth I 1558-1603 PR69DCAM PCGS #733640

1977 Cayman Islands $25 Elizabeth I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. QE1 was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had to wait her turn as other siblings took their turn ahead of her; but she lent her name to the Elizabethan age that gave us Shakespeare. She became sovereign after her half-sister Mary, daughter of Katherine of Aragon, and the second of many female UK sovereigns thru QE2. Terrific mirrors and nicely frosted devices makes fingering any imperfections tough; albeit likely not to have distinguished itself sufficiently above the other "69's". It's perfect in my book!

2012 $20 Masterpieces of Art Renoir - Sleeping Bather PR69DCAM PCGS #74844

[RG-094]* 2012 Cook Islands $20 “Sleeping Bather” by Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This colorized tribute to the Masterpieces of Art shows Renoir’s “Sleeping Bather” rendered on an extra-large 3 ounce pure silver coin. There were 1,897 pieces struck to reflect the year this masterpiece, one of his most famous, was created by Renoir. * Number 94 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2012 $20 Masterpieces of Art Renoir - Sleeping Bather PR69DCAM PCGS #74844

[RG-094]* 2012 Cook Islands $20 “Sleeping Bather” by Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This colorized tribute to the Masterpieces of Art shows Renoir’s “Sleeping Bather” rendered on an extra-large 3 ounce pure silver coin. There were 1,897 pieces struck to reflect the year this masterpiece, one of his most famous, was created by Renoir. * Number 94 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2012 $20 Masterpieces of Art Renoir - Sleeping Bather PR69DCAM PCGS #74844

[RG-094]* 2012 Cook Islands $20 “Sleeping Bather” by Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This colorized tribute to the Masterpieces of Art shows Renoir’s “Sleeping Bather” rendered on an extra-large 3 ounce pure silver coin. There were 1,897 pieces struck to reflect the year this masterpiece, one of his most famous, was created by Renoir. * Number 94 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2011 $5 M. Monroe 85th Birthday Colorized PR69DCAM PCGS #509582

[RG-093]* 2001 Cook Islands $5 Marilyn Monroe PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This Sterling Silver tribute to a great star features a posed color portraiture inclusive of a real diamond earring mounted in the coin. The mintage of 1,926 reflects the year of her birth. Care should be taken to distinguish this coin from the $1 version which is silver-plated copper which one enterprising eBay vendor tried to sell me as “the real thing”. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, baptized Norma Jeane Baker, to most of the world she was simply Marilyn. She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty and is the epitome of the ‘blond bombshell’. Marilyn began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 offering her a number of minor appearances. Her career took off after her cover appearance on the first Playboy magazine in 1953 and by 1959, she had attained several leading roles and was being hailed by critics. In her relatively short career, she won both a BAFTA award (1957) and a Golden Globe award (1959). One of her most memorable performances was her sultry serenade of “Happy Birthday” to JFK in Madison Square Garden. Jackie (also in this Top 100 Women list) spent the day with their children at the Loudon Hunt Horse Show. * Number 93 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2011 $5 M. Monroe 85th Birthday Colorized PR69DCAM PCGS #509582

[RG-093]* 2001 Cook Islands $5 Marilyn Monroe PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This Sterling Silver tribute to a great star features a posed color portraiture inclusive of a real diamond earring mounted in the coin. The mintage of 1,926 reflects the year of her birth. Care should be taken to distinguish this coin from the $1 version which is silver-plated copper which one enterprising eBay vendor tried to sell me as “the real thing”. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, baptized Norma Jeane Baker, to most of the world she was simply Marilyn. She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty and is the epitome of the ‘blond bombshell’. Marilyn began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 offering her a number of minor appearances. Her career took off after her cover appearance on the first Playboy magazine in 1953 and by 1959, she had attained several leading roles and was being hailed by critics. In her relatively short career, she won both a BAFTA award (1957) and a Golden Globe award (1959). One of her most memorable performances was her sultry serenade of “Happy Birthday” to JFK in Madison Square Garden. Jackie (also in this Top 100 Women list) spent the day with their children at the Loudon Hunt Horse Show. * Number 93 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2011 $5 M. Monroe 85th Birthday Colorized PR69DCAM PCGS #509582

[RG-093]* 2001 Cook Islands $5 Marilyn Monroe PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This Sterling Silver tribute to a great star features a posed color portraiture inclusive of a real diamond earring mounted in the coin. The mintage of 1,926 reflects the year of her birth. Care should be taken to distinguish this coin from the $1 version which is silver-plated copper which one enterprising eBay vendor tried to sell me as “the real thing”. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, baptized Norma Jeane Baker, to most of the world she was simply Marilyn. She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty and is the epitome of the ‘blond bombshell’. Marilyn began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 offering her a number of minor appearances. Her career took off after her cover appearance on the first Playboy magazine in 1953 and by 1959, she had attained several leading roles and was being hailed by critics. In her relatively short career, she won both a BAFTA award (1957) and a Golden Globe award (1959). One of her most memorable performances was her sultry serenade of “Happy Birthday” to JFK in Madison Square Garden. Jackie (also in this Top 100 Women list) spent the day with their children at the Loudon Hunt Horse Show. * Number 93 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2017 $5 Princess Diana PR70DCAM PCGS #629967

2017 Cook Islands $5 Princess Diana PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Twenty years after her death this miniscule gold coin weighs in at 1/100th of an ounce. Princess Diana was indeed "The People's Princess" and remains one of the most popular royals in recent history. This tiny gem is flawlessly minted with highly frosted devices and jet-black mirrors. More than 150 have been assigned this ultimate grade.

2017 $5 Princess Diana PR70DCAM PCGS #629967

2017 Cook Islands $5 Princess Diana PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Twenty years after her death this miniscule gold coin weighs in at 1/100th of an ounce. Princess Diana was indeed "The People's Princess" and remains one of the most popular royals in recent history. This tiny gem is flawlessly minted with highly frosted devices and jet-black mirrors. More than 150 have been assigned this ultimate grade.

2017 $5 Princess Diana PR70DCAM PCGS #629967

2017 Cook Islands $5 Princess Diana PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Twenty years after her death this miniscule gold coin weighs in at 1/100th of an ounce. Princess Diana was indeed "The People's Princess" and remains one of the most popular royals in recent history. This tiny gem is flawlessly minted with highly frosted devices and jet-black mirrors. More than 150 have been assigned this ultimate grade.

2016 $2 Demeter Antique Finish High Relief MS70 PCGS #639918

2016 Cook Islands $2 Demeter PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One of the “Gods and Goddesses of Olympus” coins from this South Seas island rendered flawlessly in proof antiqued silver. This gem joins the 2017 Vesta (Hestia) in the top 100 list. This hefty two-ounce pure silver beauty comes to life in this impressive high-relief format. The design is very busy with foliage and grapes and flowers in the hair and even a chicken or two. Goddess of the harvest, Demeter with a scythe in hand also presided over sacred laws and the cycle of life and death. Ceres was her Roman counterpart. Only a couple modern choices are available for this slot, and this one has a modest mintage of just 1,000 pieces. This one is a cross-over.

2016 $2 Demeter Antique Finish High Relief MS70 PCGS #639918

2016 Cook Islands $2 Demeter PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One of the “Gods and Goddesses of Olympus” coins from this South Seas island rendered flawlessly in proof antiqued silver. This gem joins the 2017 Vesta (Hestia) in the top 100 list. This hefty two-ounce pure silver beauty comes to life in this impressive high-relief format. The design is very busy with foliage and grapes and flowers in the hair and even a chicken or two. Goddess of the harvest, Demeter with a scythe in hand also presided over sacred laws and the cycle of life and death. Ceres was her Roman counterpart. Only a couple modern choices are available for this slot, and this one has a modest mintage of just 1,000 pieces. This one is a cross-over.

2016 $2 Demeter Antique Finish High Relief MS70 PCGS #639918

2016 Cook Islands $2 Demeter PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One of the “Gods and Goddesses of Olympus” coins from this South Seas island rendered flawlessly in proof antiqued silver. This gem joins the 2017 Vesta (Hestia) in the top 100 list. This hefty two-ounce pure silver beauty comes to life in this impressive high-relief format. The design is very busy with foliage and grapes and flowers in the hair and even a chicken or two. Goddess of the harvest, Demeter with a scythe in hand also presided over sacred laws and the cycle of life and death. Ceres was her Roman counterpart. Only a couple modern choices are available for this slot, and this one has a modest mintage of just 1,000 pieces. This one is a cross-over.

2017 $2 Hestia Antique Finish High Relief MS69 PCGS #675030

2017 Cook Islands $2 Hestia Antiqued High Relief MS69 { PCGS-5 }. This modern issue with modest mintage of 1,000 provides an alternative to the "optional ancients" previously required for this slot. Hestia (Greek) is the virgin goddess of the hearth, the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is the firstborn child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Vesta is her Roman counterpart. This artistic design is done in 2 Troy ounces of pure high relief antiqued silver. This is currently considered "optional" for this set, is not easy to find, and may be the only modern option for this slot.

2017 $2 Hestia Antique Finish High Relief MS69 PCGS #675030

2017 Cook Islands $2 Hestia Antiqued High Relief MS69 { PCGS-5 }. This modern issue with modest mintage of 1,000 provides an alternative to the "optional ancients" previously required for this slot. Hestia (Greek) is the virgin goddess of the hearth, the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is the firstborn child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Vesta is her Roman counterpart. This artistic design is done in 2 Troy ounces of pure high relief antiqued silver. This is currently considered "optional" for this set, is not easy to find, and may be the only modern option for this slot.

2017 $2 Hestia Antique Finish High Relief MS69 PCGS #675030

2017 Cook Islands $2 Hestia Antiqued High Relief MS69 { PCGS-5 }. This modern issue with modest mintage of 1,000 provides an alternative to the "optional ancients" previously required for this slot. Hestia (Greek) is the virgin goddess of the hearth, the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is the firstborn child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Vesta is her Roman counterpart. This artistic design is done in 2 Troy ounces of pure high relief antiqued silver. This is currently considered "optional" for this set, is not easy to find, and may be the only modern option for this slot.

1984-FM £100 Cleopatra KM-562 PR67DCAM PCGS #360187

1984 Egypt 100 Pounds Cleopatra PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature serpent adorned headdress in profile presenting a regal image against expansive open fields in a design superbly rendered by The Franklin Mint; except of course for the major collar failure during striking causing a deformed reeded edge. Fortunately it had little impact to the obverse or reverse (you can barely make out some rolling of the edge at the top on the obverse). This is easily one of the most beautiful coin designs in this set. Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, mintage for this second-year type issue was much lower (at 2,121 pieces) than its Nefertiti predecessor. Still, this piece perfectly captures the image of Cleopatra that we all share. The stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark appears above A.R.E. (Arab Republic of Egypt) on the reverse, along with both western and Arab numerals for both date and denomination (on left and right respectively)..

1984-FM £100 Cleopatra KM-562 PR67DCAM PCGS #360187

1984 Egypt 100 Pounds Cleopatra PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature serpent adorned headdress in profile presenting a regal image against expansive open fields in a design superbly rendered by The Franklin Mint; except of course for the major collar failure during striking causing a deformed reeded edge. Fortunately it had little impact to the obverse or reverse (you can barely make out some rolling of the edge at the top on the obverse). This is easily one of the most beautiful coin designs in this set. Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, mintage for this second-year type issue was much lower (at 2,121 pieces) than its Nefertiti predecessor. Still, this piece perfectly captures the image of Cleopatra that we all share. The stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark appears above A.R.E. (Arab Republic of Egypt) on the reverse, along with both western and Arab numerals for both date and denomination (on left and right respectively)..

1984-FM £100 Cleopatra KM-562 PR67DCAM PCGS #360187

1984 Egypt 100 Pounds Cleopatra PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature serpent adorned headdress in profile presenting a regal image against expansive open fields in a design superbly rendered by The Franklin Mint; except of course for the major collar failure during striking causing a deformed reeded edge. Fortunately it had little impact to the obverse or reverse (you can barely make out some rolling of the edge at the top on the obverse). This is easily one of the most beautiful coin designs in this set. Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, mintage for this second-year type issue was much lower (at 2,121 pieces) than its Nefertiti predecessor. Still, this piece perfectly captures the image of Cleopatra that we all share. The stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark appears above A.R.E. (Arab Republic of Egypt) on the reverse, along with both western and Arab numerals for both date and denomination (on left and right respectively)..

1984-FM £100 Cleopatra KM-562 PR70DCAM PCGS #360187

[ RG-004 ]* 1984-FM Egypt ₤100 Cleopatra PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature Nekhbet vulture headdress in profile looking west towards Rome presenting a regal image against expansive open multiply-reflective fields in a design superbly rendered by The Franklin Mint. The classic F-over-M mintmark appears on the reverse above the letter “R” in "A.R.E" (Arab Republic of Egypt). Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, Cleopatra is the subject of this second-year type issue with a much lower mintage of just 2,121 pieces, compared to the 16,000 for Nefertiti in the previous inaugural year. This ½-ounce golden gem perfectly captures the stoic image of Cleopatra that we all share and who seemed quite adept at playing "The Game of Thrones". The wings of her vulture headpiece drape down either side protecting the pharaoh. On the reverse the elegant design features the date and denomination in stylized Latin and Arabic text. This Top-Pop (1/0) gem has flawless mirrors with pooled reflectivity that dazzles the eye and perfectly frosted devices and was graded as perfect by both NGC and PCGS. * Number 4 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins” shows the smaller 1993 ₤50 which is based on this coin from the previous decade.

1984-FM £100 Cleopatra KM-562 PR70DCAM PCGS #360187

[ RG-004 ]* 1984-FM Egypt ₤100 Cleopatra PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature Nekhbet vulture headdress in profile looking west towards Rome presenting a regal image against expansive open multiply-reflective fields in a design superbly rendered by The Franklin Mint. The classic F-over-M mintmark appears on the reverse above the letter “R” in "A.R.E" (Arab Republic of Egypt). Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, Cleopatra is the subject of this second-year type issue with a much lower mintage of just 2,121 pieces, compared to the 16,000 for Nefertiti in the previous inaugural year. This ½-ounce golden gem perfectly captures the stoic image of Cleopatra that we all share and who seemed quite adept at playing "The Game of Thrones". The wings of her vulture headpiece drape down either side protecting the pharaoh. On the reverse the elegant design features the date and denomination in stylized Latin and Arabic text. This Top-Pop (1/0) gem has flawless mirrors with pooled reflectivity that dazzles the eye and perfectly frosted devices and was graded as perfect by both NGC and PCGS. * Number 4 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins” shows the smaller 1993 ₤50 which is based on this coin from the previous decade.

1984-FM £100 Cleopatra KM-562 PR70DCAM PCGS #360187

[ RG-004 ]* 1984-FM Egypt ₤100 Cleopatra PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature Nekhbet vulture headdress in profile looking west towards Rome presenting a regal image against expansive open multiply-reflective fields in a design superbly rendered by The Franklin Mint. The classic F-over-M mintmark appears on the reverse above the letter “R” in "A.R.E" (Arab Republic of Egypt). Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, Cleopatra is the subject of this second-year type issue with a much lower mintage of just 2,121 pieces, compared to the 16,000 for Nefertiti in the previous inaugural year. This ½-ounce golden gem perfectly captures the stoic image of Cleopatra that we all share and who seemed quite adept at playing "The Game of Thrones". The wings of her vulture headpiece drape down either side protecting the pharaoh. On the reverse the elegant design features the date and denomination in stylized Latin and Arabic text. This Top-Pop (1/0) gem has flawless mirrors with pooled reflectivity that dazzles the eye and perfectly frosted devices and was graded as perfect by both NGC and PCGS. * Number 4 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins” shows the smaller 1993 ₤50 which is based on this coin from the previous decade.

AH1399-1979 5 Pst F.A.O. - Year of the Child MS63 PCGS #417725

1979 Egypt 5 Qirsh MS63 { PCGS-5 }. Featuring a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, this copper-nickel coin commemorates the Year of the Child.

AH1399-1979 5 Pst F.A.O. - Year of the Child MS63 PCGS #417725

1979 Egypt 5 Qirsh MS63 { PCGS-5 }. Featuring a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, this copper-nickel coin commemorates the Year of the Child.

AH1399-1979 5 Pst F.A.O. - Year of the Child MS63 PCGS #417725

1979 Egypt 5 Qirsh MS63 { PCGS-5 }. Featuring a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, this copper-nickel coin commemorates the Year of the Child.

AH1399-1979 5 Pst F.A.O. - Year of the Child MS63 PCGS #417725

1979 Egypt 5 Qirsh MS63 { PCGS-5 }. Featuring a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, this copper-nickel coin commemorates the Year of the Child.

AH1399-1979 5 Pst F.A.O. - Year of the Child MS63 PCGS #417725

1979 Egypt 5 Qirsh MS63 { PCGS-5 }. Featuring a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, this copper-nickel coin commemorates the Year of the Child.

AH1399-1979 £1 F.A.O. - Year of the Child PR69DCAM PCGS #418897

1979 Egypt ₤1 PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 72% fine silver coin features a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, and commemorates the Year of the Child. The fields offer smooth flashy tone-free mirrored surfaces to offset the well-struck heavily cameo devices. Coins from other countries also pay tribute to the Year of the Child, including one from Turkey that also satisfies this slot. This proof specimen is a Top-Pop 1/0 gem with outstanding eye appeal. Just 2,500 proof pieces were struck. Multiply reflective mirrors are evidenced, especially on the reverse photo, of the rim reflected in the pristine surrounding field.

AH1399-1979 £1 F.A.O. - Year of the Child PR69DCAM PCGS #418897

1979 Egypt ₤1 PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 72% fine silver coin features a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, and commemorates the Year of the Child. The fields offer smooth flashy tone-free mirrored surfaces to offset the well-struck heavily cameo devices. Coins from other countries also pay tribute to the Year of the Child, including one from Turkey that also satisfies this slot. This proof specimen is a Top-Pop 1/0 gem with outstanding eye appeal. Just 2,500 proof pieces were struck. Multiply reflective mirrors are evidenced, especially on the reverse photo, of the rim reflected in the pristine surrounding field.

AH1414-1993 £5 Cleopatra PR69DCAM PCGS #455918

[ RG-004 ]* 1983 Egypt C Cleopatra PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature Nekhbet vulture headdress in profile presenting a regal image against expansive open fields in a design originally created in 1984 The Franklin Mint. Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, Both silver and gold (£50) coins were struck, minting 10,000 of this silver beauty. Still, this ¾-ounce pure silver gem perfectly captures the image of Cleopatra that we all share. The wings of the vulture drape down either side protecting the pharaoh. On the reverse the elegant design features the date and denomination in stylized Latin and Arabic text. This image is quite striking two-millennium later, in retrospect its somewhat unsettling pondering the coolness of sporting a dead bird carcass on your head. I’m just saying… * Number 4 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins” shows the smaller 1993 ₤50.

AH1414-1993 £5 Cleopatra PR69DCAM PCGS #455918

[ RG-004 ]* 1983 Egypt C Cleopatra PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature Nekhbet vulture headdress in profile presenting a regal image against expansive open fields in a design originally created in 1984 The Franklin Mint. Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, Both silver and gold (£50) coins were struck, minting 10,000 of this silver beauty. Still, this ¾-ounce pure silver gem perfectly captures the image of Cleopatra that we all share. The wings of the vulture drape down either side protecting the pharaoh. On the reverse the elegant design features the date and denomination in stylized Latin and Arabic text. This image is quite striking two-millennium later, in retrospect its somewhat unsettling pondering the coolness of sporting a dead bird carcass on your head. I’m just saying… * Number 4 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins” shows the smaller 1993 ₤50.

AH1414-1993 £5 Cleopatra PR69DCAM PCGS #455918

[ RG-004 ]* 1983 Egypt C Cleopatra PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Egypt appears with her signature Nekhbet vulture headdress in profile presenting a regal image against expansive open fields in a design originally created in 1984 The Franklin Mint. Reigning during the time before Christ in the age of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, Both silver and gold (£50) coins were struck, minting 10,000 of this silver beauty. Still, this ¾-ounce pure silver gem perfectly captures the image of Cleopatra that we all share. The wings of the vulture drape down either side protecting the pharaoh. On the reverse the elegant design features the date and denomination in stylized Latin and Arabic text. This image is quite striking two-millennium later, in retrospect its somewhat unsettling pondering the coolness of sporting a dead bird carcass on your head. I’m just saying… * Number 4 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins” shows the smaller 1993 ₤50.

AH1415-1994 £5 Queen Hatshepsut Mask PR69DCAM PCGS #779138

1994 Egypt £5 Queen Hatshepsut Mask PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Brilliant fields offset the highly frosted mask. This queen was the second to become Pharaoh and rule all of Egypt. (Cleopatra came much later). Some consider her the first great woman in history, with impeccable credentials for becoming pharaoh. Her father, step-brother/husband and step-son were all pharaohs when she became coregent for her 2 1/2 year old step-son. She reigned longer than any native Egyptian woman undertaking ambitious building and trade promotion.

AH1415-1994 £5 Queen Hatshepsut Mask PR69DCAM PCGS #779138

1994 Egypt £5 Queen Hatshepsut Mask PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Brilliant fields offset the highly frosted mask. This queen was the second to become Pharaoh and rule all of Egypt. (Cleopatra came much later). Some consider her the first great woman in history, with impeccable credentials for becoming pharaoh. Her father, step-brother/husband and step-son were all pharaohs when she became coregent for her 2 1/2 year old step-son. She reigned longer than any native Egyptian woman undertaking ambitious building and trade promotion.

AH1415-1994 £5 Queen Hatshepsut Mask PR69DCAM PCGS #779138

1994 Egypt £5 Queen Hatshepsut Mask PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Brilliant fields offset the highly frosted mask. This queen was the second to become Pharaoh and rule all of Egypt. (Cleopatra came much later). Some consider her the first great woman in history, with impeccable credentials for becoming pharaoh. Her father, step-brother/husband and step-son were all pharaohs when she became coregent for her 2 1/2 year old step-son. She reigned longer than any native Egyptian woman undertaking ambitious building and trade promotion.

AH1399-1979 £1 F.A.O. - Year of the Child PR68CAM PCGS #906028

1979 Egypt ₤1 PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 72% fine silver coin features a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, and commemorates the Year of the Child. The fields offer smooth mirrored surfaces to offset the well-struck cameo devices. Autumn toning near the rim on the reverse enhances eye appeal. On the obverse the blackened areas near the rim are actually an optical artifact due to the curvature near the rim and are equivalent to the black fields from its highly reflective mirrors. In hand the coin appears all brilliant silver. Coins from other countries also pay tribute to the Year of the Child, including one from Turkey that also satisfies this slot. This proof specimen is one of the flashier ones to be found. Just 2,500 pieces were struck in proof, and it's deep cameo to boot! The label and the PCGS# on the label both designate this coin as "DCAM"; however the PCGS data base has the PCGS# assigned for "CAM".

AH1399-1979 £1 F.A.O. - Year of the Child PR68CAM PCGS #906028

1979 Egypt ₤1 PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 72% fine silver coin features a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, and commemorates the Year of the Child. The fields offer smooth mirrored surfaces to offset the well-struck cameo devices. Autumn toning near the rim on the reverse enhances eye appeal. On the obverse the blackened areas near the rim are actually an optical artifact due to the curvature near the rim and are equivalent to the black fields from its highly reflective mirrors. In hand the coin appears all brilliant silver. Coins from other countries also pay tribute to the Year of the Child, including one from Turkey that also satisfies this slot. This proof specimen is one of the flashier ones to be found. Just 2,500 pieces were struck in proof, and it's deep cameo to boot! The label and the PCGS# on the label both designate this coin as "DCAM"; however the PCGS data base has the PCGS# assigned for "CAM".

AH1399-1979 £1 F.A.O. - Year of the Child PR68CAM PCGS #906028

1979 Egypt ₤1 PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 72% fine silver coin features a sitting woman breast-feeding a child, and commemorates the Year of the Child. The fields offer smooth mirrored surfaces to offset the well-struck cameo devices. Autumn toning near the rim on the reverse enhances eye appeal. On the obverse the blackened areas near the rim are actually an optical artifact due to the curvature near the rim and are equivalent to the black fields from its highly reflective mirrors. In hand the coin appears all brilliant silver. Coins from other countries also pay tribute to the Year of the Child, including one from Turkey that also satisfies this slot. This proof specimen is one of the flashier ones to be found. Just 2,500 pieces were struck in proof, and it's deep cameo to boot! The label and the PCGS# on the label both designate this coin as "DCAM"; however the PCGS data base has the PCGS# assigned for "CAM".

2009 $2 Nicholas II - Wedding Portrait MS70 PCGS #881308

2009 Fiji $2 Wedding Photo PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Romanov Family was the last Russian Royal Family headed by Czar Nicholas II. This coin shows his wedding portrait with his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. As the empress consort, she bore him five children. They were killed after his regime fell in 1917. This colorized coin is augmented by deeply mirrored fields. Nice presentation with the reverse proof frosting to frame their portrait; and don't miss the perfect silhouette of QE2 on the front. Under 20,000 coins were minted of this portrait of the Last Russian Royal Family which is much more budget-friendly than the one suggested by Guth in his book from the early nineteenth century.

2009 $2 Nicholas II - Wedding Portrait MS70 PCGS #881308

2009 Fiji $2 Wedding Photo PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Romanov Family was the last Russian Royal Family headed by Czar Nicholas II. This coin shows his wedding portrait with his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. As the empress consort, she bore him five children. They were killed after his regime fell in 1917. This colorized coin is augmented by deeply mirrored fields. Nice presentation with the reverse proof frosting to frame their portrait; and don't miss the perfect silhouette of QE2 on the front. Under 20,000 coins were minted of this portrait of the Last Russian Royal Family which is much more budget-friendly than the one suggested by Guth in his book from the early nineteenth century.

2009 $2 Nicholas II - Wedding Portrait MS70 PCGS #881308

2009 Fiji $2 Wedding Photo PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Romanov Family was the last Russian Royal Family headed by Czar Nicholas II. This coin shows his wedding portrait with his wife Alexandra Feodorovna. As the empress consort, she bore him five children. They were killed after his regime fell in 1917. This colorized coin is augmented by deeply mirrored fields. Nice presentation with the reverse proof frosting to frame their portrait; and don't miss the perfect silhouette of QE2 on the front. Under 20,000 coins were minted of this portrait of the Last Russian Royal Family which is much more budget-friendly than the one suggested by Guth in his book from the early nineteenth century.

2009 $2 Church of All Saints Yekaterinburg MS69 PCGS #882903

2009 Fiji $2 Church of All Saints PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This is the third coin of a trilogy issued by Fiji honoring the last Russian Royal Family. This Russian Orthodox church was built on the site where the last Russian Royal Family headed by Nicholas II were executed.

2009 $2 Church of All Saints Yekaterinburg MS69 PCGS #882903

2009 Fiji $2 Church of All Saints PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This is the third coin of a trilogy issued by Fiji honoring the last Russian Royal Family. This Russian Orthodox church was built on the site where the last Russian Royal Family headed by Nicholas II were executed.

2009 $2 Church of All Saints Yekaterinburg MS69 PCGS #882903

2009 Fiji $2 Church of All Saints PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This is the third coin of a trilogy issued by Fiji honoring the last Russian Royal Family. This Russian Orthodox church was built on the site where the last Russian Royal Family headed by Nicholas II were executed.

2016 € 10 Verdun the Sacred Way PR70DCAM PCGS #75766

2016 France €10 Verdun the Sacred Way PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. During the devastation of WWI women on the home front supported men in the trenches through a pen-pal campaign that helped keep spirits high. The ranks of these letter-writers swelled with women of all ages: from young girls to grandmothers. The term "Les Marraines de Guerre" was first used in WWI attributed to those volunteers providing succour to soldiers, often in the form of letters and gifts. Translated roughly as "War Godmother" their ranks engulfed France. Here a young women writes a letter of encouragement to a veteran of Verdun. This flawless gem has shimmering surfaces and is one of those coins that one knows at a glance that the gem will grade perfect; as did its two siblings that I submitted to PCGS.

2016 € 10 Verdun the Sacred Way PR70DCAM PCGS #75766

2016 France €10 Verdun the Sacred Way PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. During the devastation of WWI women on the home front supported men in the trenches through a pen-pal campaign that helped keep spirits high. The ranks of these letter-writers swelled with women of all ages: from young girls to grandmothers. The term "Les Marraines de Guerre" was first used in WWI attributed to those volunteers providing succour to soldiers, often in the form of letters and gifts. Translated roughly as "War Godmother" their ranks engulfed France. Here a young women writes a letter of encouragement to a veteran of Verdun. This flawless gem has shimmering surfaces and is one of those coins that one knows at a glance that the gem will grade perfect; as did its two siblings that I submitted to PCGS.

2016 € 10 Verdun the Sacred Way PR70DCAM PCGS #75766

2016 France €10 Verdun the Sacred Way PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. During the devastation of WWI women on the home front supported men in the trenches through a pen-pal campaign that helped keep spirits high. The ranks of these letter-writers swelled with women of all ages: from young girls to grandmothers. The term "Les Marraines de Guerre" was first used in WWI attributed to those volunteers providing succour to soldiers, often in the form of letters and gifts. Translated roughly as "War Godmother" their ranks engulfed France. Here a young women writes a letter of encouragement to a veteran of Verdun. This flawless gem has shimmering surfaces and is one of those coins that one knows at a glance that the gem will grade perfect; as did its two siblings that I submitted to PCGS.

2003 € 20 Paul Gauguin PR66DCAM PCGS #376312

[RG-063]* 2003 France Gold € 10 Paul Gauguin PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This nearly quarter-ounce 90% pure gold coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia has a low mintage of 628. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 20 Paul Gauguin PR66DCAM PCGS #376312

[RG-063]* 2003 France Gold € 10 Paul Gauguin PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This nearly quarter-ounce 90% pure gold coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia has a low mintage of 628. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 20 Paul Gauguin PR66DCAM PCGS #376312

[RG-063]* 2003 France Gold € 10 Paul Gauguin PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This nearly quarter-ounce 90% pure gold coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia has a low mintage of 628. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2010 € 10 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM PCGS #979842

2010 France € 10 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of her birth, this coin shows Mother Teresa comforting a child and on the reverse standing next to Pope John Paul II. Gold toning on the rim gives this silver gem a suiting halo. And Mother-T gets her picture on both sides of this coin with a mintage of 7,894.

2010 € 10 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM PCGS #979842

2010 France € 10 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of her birth, this coin shows Mother Teresa comforting a child and on the reverse standing next to Pope John Paul II. Gold toning on the rim gives this silver gem a suiting halo. And Mother-T gets her picture on both sides of this coin with a mintage of 7,894.

2010 € 10 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM PCGS #979842

2010 France € 10 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of her birth, this coin shows Mother Teresa comforting a child and on the reverse standing next to Pope John Paul II. Gold toning on the rim gives this silver gem a suiting halo. And Mother-T gets her picture on both sides of this coin with a mintage of 7,894.

2001 "100 Mk" Clara Schumann Souvenir Token MS66 PCGS #783858

[RG-074]* 2001 Germany "100 DM" Good-bye German Currency Token MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Observing the end of the Deutsche Mark and commencement of the Euro in Germany, this token captures an image of a 100 DM banknote with Clara Schumann's image. * Number 74 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2020 "5 Mk" Germania - Fantasy Issue 1oz Ag Italia & Germania First Strike MS70 PCGS #878034

2020 Germany “5 Mk” Fantasy Issue Italia & Germania { FIRST STRIKE } MS70 { PCGS-4 }. This edition of “The Allegories” pairs Italia and Germania that personify their respective countries in the form of beautiful, sensual and strong women. Lady Italia has long curly hair. The two are standing side by side and Germania’s outstretched hand is on Italia’s shoulder symbolizing friendship between cultures. This one-ounce pure silver gem allows the highly polished devices of the ladies to stand-out against matted silver backgrounds. The bicephalous eagle is a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus and having the heads look in opposite directions indicates looking to the future and to the past.

2020 "5 Mk" Germania - Fantasy Issue 1oz Ag Italia & Germania First Strike MS70 PCGS #878034

2020 Germany “5 Mk” Fantasy Issue Italia & Germania { FIRST STRIKE } MS70 { PCGS-4 }. This edition of “The Allegories” pairs Italia and Germania that personify their respective countries in the form of beautiful, sensual and strong women. Lady Italia has long curly hair. The two are standing side by side and Germania’s outstretched hand is on Italia’s shoulder symbolizing friendship between cultures. This one-ounce pure silver gem allows the highly polished devices of the ladies to stand-out against matted silver backgrounds. The bicephalous eagle is a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus and having the heads look in opposite directions indicates looking to the future and to the past.

1998-A 10 Mk Von Bingen PR70DCAM PCGS #390975

[RG-051]* 1998-A Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“A” is the mint mark for Berlin) produced 200,000 proof silver specimens of this pre-Euro piece commemorating the “Sybil of the Rhine”. She was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath of the High Middle Ages. And for good measure she was a saint! Originally part of a set with five coins from five different mints in Germany, this one from the capital has flawless fields and mirrors. * Number 51 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1998-A 10 Mk Von Bingen PR70DCAM PCGS #390975

[RG-051]* 1998-A Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“A” is the mint mark for Berlin) produced 200,000 proof silver specimens of this pre-Euro piece commemorating the “Sybil of the Rhine”. She was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath of the High Middle Ages. And for good measure she was a saint! Originally part of a set with five coins from five different mints in Germany, this one from the capital has flawless fields and mirrors. * Number 51 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1998-A 10 Mk Von Bingen PR70DCAM PCGS #390975

[RG-051]* 1998-A Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“A” is the mint mark for Berlin) produced 200,000 proof silver specimens of this pre-Euro piece commemorating the “Sybil of the Rhine”. She was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath of the High Middle Ages. And for good measure she was a saint! Originally part of a set with five coins from five different mints in Germany, this one from the capital has flawless fields and mirrors. * Number 51 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1998-J 10 Mk Von Bingen PR68DCAM PCGS #390979

[RG-051]* 1998-J Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“J” is the mint mark for Hamburg) produced 200,000 proof silver specimens of this pre-Euro piece commemorating the “Sybil of the Rhine”. She was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath of the High Middle Ages. And for good measure she was a saint! * Number 51 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996 1/5 Cr Audrey Hepburn Au Centenary of the Cinema PR69DCAM PCGS #425304

[RG-069]* 1996 Gibraltar 1/5 Crown Audrey Hepburn PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating a century of cinema this gem presents a facing bust of Audrey Hepburn, one of the highest ranked screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work abroad as a UNICEF ambassador. * Number 69 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996 1/5 Cr Audrey Hepburn Au Centenary of the Cinema PR69DCAM PCGS #425304

[RG-069]* 1996 Gibraltar 1/5 Crown Audrey Hepburn PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating a century of cinema this gem presents a facing bust of Audrey Hepburn, one of the highest ranked screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work abroad as a UNICEF ambassador. * Number 69 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996 1/5 Cr Audrey Hepburn Au Centenary of the Cinema PR69DCAM PCGS #425304

[RG-069]* 1996 Gibraltar 1/5 Crown Audrey Hepburn PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating a century of cinema this gem presents a facing bust of Audrey Hepburn, one of the highest ranked screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work abroad as a UNICEF ambassador. * Number 69 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996-PM Crown Casablanca KM-469 MS66 PCGS #426592

[RG-087]* 1996 Gibraltar Crown Ingrid Bergman MS66 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic 1942 movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon the previous December, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Notice how the frosty devices against a black field frame the pair of lovers with the look of a black-and-white movie. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. Sadly not the greatest of care was taken inserting these commemoratives into their protective sleeves, and partial prints appear on either side of this coin. * Number 87 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996-PM Crown Casablanca KM-469 MS66 PCGS #426592

[RG-087]* 1996 Gibraltar Crown Ingrid Bergman MS66 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic 1942 movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon the previous December, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Notice how the frosty devices against a black field frame the pair of lovers with the look of a black-and-white movie. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. Sadly not the greatest of care was taken inserting these commemoratives into their protective sleeves, and partial prints appear on either side of this coin. * Number 87 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996-PM Crown Casablanca KM-469 MS66 PCGS #426592

[RG-087]* 1996 Gibraltar Crown Ingrid Bergman MS66 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic 1942 movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon the previous December, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Notice how the frosty devices against a black field frame the pair of lovers with the look of a black-and-white movie. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. Sadly not the greatest of care was taken inserting these commemoratives into their protective sleeves, and partial prints appear on either side of this coin. * Number 87 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2001 Crown Bronte Sisters MS67 PCGS #850153

[RG-029]* 2001 Gibraltar Crown The Brontë Sisters MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Charlotte, Emily and Anne are honored on this Victorian Age tribute for a literate sibling trio that gave us such classics as “Jane Eyre”, “Wuthering Heights” and “The Tenant of Windfell Hall”. The Brontë Sisters originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell in order to find success in a male-dominated publishing world of the nineteenth century. Another First Day Cover from the UK bit the dust to offer up this modestly difficult to find commemorative. * Number 29 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2001 Crown Bronte Sisters MS67 PCGS #850153

[RG-029]* 2001 Gibraltar Crown The Brontë Sisters MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Charlotte, Emily and Anne are honored on this Victorian Age tribute for a literate sibling trio that gave us such classics as “Jane Eyre”, “Wuthering Heights” and “The Tenant of Windfell Hall”. The Brontë Sisters originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell in order to find success in a male-dominated publishing world of the nineteenth century. Another First Day Cover from the UK bit the dust to offer up this modestly difficult to find commemorative. * Number 29 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2001 Crown Bronte Sisters MS67 PCGS #850153

[RG-029]* 2001 Gibraltar Crown The Brontë Sisters MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Charlotte, Emily and Anne are honored on this Victorian Age tribute for a literate sibling trio that gave us such classics as “Jane Eyre”, “Wuthering Heights” and “The Tenant of Windfell Hall”. The Brontë Sisters originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell in order to find success in a male-dominated publishing world of the nineteenth century. Another First Day Cover from the UK bit the dust to offer up this modestly difficult to find commemorative. * Number 29 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR70DCAM PCGS #396648

[RG-025]* 2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver £5 PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Mintage: 11,295. Commemorating the centennial of the improved relations between Great Britain and France, this coin personifies the female alter-egos of both nations on a striking all-silver highly frosted flawless proof gem. This multiply-mirrored beauty crossed at grade from NGC. Both countries issued their version of this coin in gold and silver. Each country placed their alter-ego on top. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR70DCAM PCGS #396648

[RG-025]* 2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver £5 PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Mintage: 11,295. Commemorating the centennial of the improved relations between Great Britain and France, this coin personifies the female alter-egos of both nations on a striking all-silver highly frosted flawless proof gem. This multiply-mirrored beauty crossed at grade from NGC. Both countries issued their version of this coin in gold and silver. Each country placed their alter-ego on top. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR70DCAM PCGS #396648

[RG-025]* 2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver £5 PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Mintage: 11,295. Commemorating the centennial of the improved relations between Great Britain and France, this coin personifies the female alter-egos of both nations on a striking all-silver highly frosted flawless proof gem. This multiply-mirrored beauty crossed at grade from NGC. Both countries issued their version of this coin in gold and silver. Each country placed their alter-ego on top. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2008 £5 S-L18 Elizabeth I Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #536630

2008 Great Britain Silver Elizabeth I PR69DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the ascension of QE1, this coin features QE2 on the flip-side. This top-pop gem is rendered nearly flawlessly in silver. This issue was also produced in copper-nickel, gold and Piedmont Silver. This coin was one of 9,126 (an additional 1,602 were produced by Piedmont. QE1 was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had to wait her turn as other siblings took their turn ahead of her; but she lent her name to the Elizabethan age that gave us Shakespeare.

2008 £5 S-L18 Elizabeth I Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #536630

2008 Great Britain Silver Elizabeth I PR69DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the ascension of QE1, this coin features QE2 on the flip-side. This top-pop gem is rendered nearly flawlessly in silver. This issue was also produced in copper-nickel, gold and Piedmont Silver. This coin was one of 9,126 (an additional 1,602 were produced by Piedmont. QE1 was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had to wait her turn as other siblings took their turn ahead of her; but she lent her name to the Elizabethan age that gave us Shakespeare.

2019 £5 200th Ann. Queen Victoria Pft Ag PR70DCAM PCGS #837413

2019 United Kingdom ₤5 200th Anniversary Queen Victoria Piedfort Silver PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Documenting the advent of the industrial revolution and the reign that captured the imagination of the world to give us “The Victorian Age” this coin brings to mind the verse “Like a wheel within a wheel” as 10 gears intermesh to highlight the coming of age of the world. Queen Victoria looks left in the large gear at the top facing the denomination. Other gears note key moments from the steamship, penny farthing, locomotive engine, and telephone. This is the larger 2-ounce sterling silver Piedfort issue flawlessly depicting the many intermeshing gears with a total mintage of 1,500. On the obverse is QE2, the only monarch to surpass the length of Queen Victoria’s reign. In the UK Piedfort often signifies a double-width, double weight issue with special dies and highly polished planchet.

2019 £5 200th Ann. Queen Victoria Pft Ag PR70DCAM PCGS #837413

2019 United Kingdom ₤5 200th Anniversary Queen Victoria Piedfort Silver PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Documenting the advent of the industrial revolution and the reign that captured the imagination of the world to give us “The Victorian Age” this coin brings to mind the verse “Like a wheel within a wheel” as 10 gears intermesh to highlight the coming of age of the world. Queen Victoria looks left in the large gear at the top facing the denomination. Other gears note key moments from the steamship, penny farthing, locomotive engine, and telephone. This is the larger 2-ounce sterling silver Piedfort issue flawlessly depicting the many intermeshing gears with a total mintage of 1,500. On the obverse is QE2, the only monarch to surpass the length of Queen Victoria’s reign. In the UK Piedfort often signifies a double-width, double weight issue with special dies and highly polished planchet.

2019 £5 200th Ann. Queen Victoria Pft Ag PR70DCAM PCGS #837413

2019 United Kingdom ₤5 200th Anniversary Queen Victoria Piedfort Silver PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Documenting the advent of the industrial revolution and the reign that captured the imagination of the world to give us “The Victorian Age” this coin brings to mind the verse “Like a wheel within a wheel” as 10 gears intermesh to highlight the coming of age of the world. Queen Victoria looks left in the large gear at the top facing the denomination. Other gears note key moments from the steamship, penny farthing, locomotive engine, and telephone. This is the larger 2-ounce sterling silver Piedfort issue flawlessly depicting the many intermeshing gears with a total mintage of 1,500. On the obverse is QE2, the only monarch to surpass the length of Queen Victoria’s reign. In the UK Piedfort often signifies a double-width, double weight issue with special dies and highly polished planchet.

2019 £5 200th Ann. Queen Victoria Pft Ag PR70DCAM PCGS #837413

2019 United Kingdom ₤5 200th Anniversary Queen Victoria Piedfort Silver PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. Documenting the advent of the industrial revolution and the reign that captured the imagination of the world to give us “The Victorian Age” this coin brings to mind the verse “Like a wheel within a wheel” as 10 gears intermesh to highlight the coming of age of the world. Queen Victoria looks left in the large gear at the top facing the denomination. Other gears note key moments from the steamship, penny farthing, locomotive engine, and telephone. This is the larger 2-ounce sterling silver Piedfort issue flawlessly depicting the many intermeshing gears with a total mintage of 1,500. On the obverse is QE2, the only monarch to surpass the length of Queen Victoria’s reign. In the UK Piedfort often signifies a double-width, double weight issue with special dies and highly polished planchet.

2020 £25 Mayflower 400th Anniversary U.S Gold Proof Set First Strike PR70DCAM PCGS #838515

2020-W 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Gold ₤25 British PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. This British Mint beauty was issued in conjunction with the US equivalent remembering the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower to the New World. This slot pays tribute to the British Queen who reigned from 1952 to 2022, the longest reigning monarch of the British Empire, and second longest ruling royal of all time (after Louis XIV who assumed the throne as a young boy). During her leadership span of 70 years and 214 days she met every US president from Truman to Biden, except LBJ (13 of 14 presidents). Blessed with a photographic memory she was on top of affairs of state, although she had no official authority, she met regularly with military, social and financial leaders. Her leadership in Europe and the world paved the way for other stateswomen to break the glass ceiling and take the ultimate leadership roles including Margaret Thatcher (slot 77), Golda Meir (Slot 65) and Angela Merkle. QE2 leaves behind a considerable numismatic heritage and this golden gem pays tribute to the unique bond the USA shares with the UK. This gem offers terrific gold luster and eye appeal.

2020 £25 Mayflower 400th Anniversary U.S Gold Proof Set First Strike PR70DCAM PCGS #838515

2020-W 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Gold ₤25 British PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. This British Mint beauty was issued in conjunction with the US equivalent remembering the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower to the New World. This slot pays tribute to the British Queen who reigned from 1952 to 2022, the longest reigning monarch of the British Empire, and second longest ruling royal of all time (after Louis XIV who assumed the throne as a young boy). During her leadership span of 70 years and 214 days she met every US president from Truman to Biden, except LBJ (13 of 14 presidents). Blessed with a photographic memory she was on top of affairs of state, although she had no official authority, she met regularly with military, social and financial leaders. Her leadership in Europe and the world paved the way for other stateswomen to break the glass ceiling and take the ultimate leadership roles including Margaret Thatcher (slot 77), Golda Meir (Slot 65) and Angela Merkle. QE2 leaves behind a considerable numismatic heritage and this golden gem pays tribute to the unique bond the USA shares with the UK. This gem offers terrific gold luster and eye appeal.

1970 50 Frt MS68 PCGS #355520

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument MS68 { PCGS-5 }. The Liberation Monument in Budapest was designed and built by Strobyl to commemorate the 25th anniversary for liberation from the Nazis. The original design was for a woman holding a baby; but Soviet 'suggestion' was to swap the baby out for the frond. This 64% silver gem has heavy rainbow toning on both sides. This commemorative mintage was 20,000 for circulation strikes. Minted in Budapest (BP). This capital city combined its name from two smaller towns on either side of the Danube, Buda and Pest. In this same spirit, this statue provides a unifying message that seems to be lost in our divisive world. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970 50 Frt MS68 PCGS #355520

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument MS68 { PCGS-5 }. The Liberation Monument in Budapest was designed and built by Strobyl to commemorate the 25th anniversary for liberation from the Nazis. The original design was for a woman holding a baby; but Soviet 'suggestion' was to swap the baby out for the frond. This 64% silver gem has heavy rainbow toning on both sides. This commemorative mintage was 20,000 for circulation strikes. Minted in Budapest (BP). This capital city combined its name from two smaller towns on either side of the Danube, Buda and Pest. In this same spirit, this statue provides a unifying message that seems to be lost in our divisive world. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970 50 Frt MS68 PCGS #355520

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument MS68 { PCGS-5 }. The Liberation Monument in Budapest was designed and built by Strobyl to commemorate the 25th anniversary for liberation from the Nazis. The original design was for a woman holding a baby; but Soviet 'suggestion' was to swap the baby out for the frond. This 64% silver gem has heavy rainbow toning on both sides. This commemorative mintage was 20,000 for circulation strikes. Minted in Budapest (BP). This capital city combined its name from two smaller towns on either side of the Danube, Buda and Pest. In this same spirit, this statue provides a unifying message that seems to be lost in our divisive world. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2007-BP 5000 F Birth of St. Elizabeth MS70 PCGS #877178

[RG-071]* 2007 Hungary 5,000 Forint Birth of Saint Elizabeth MS70 { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth, this one-ounce silver coin was minted in Budapest (BP) with 4,000 pieces each in mint-state and proof. Elizabeth was married at 14, widowed at 20 and died at 24; as a widow she served the infirmed, built a hospital and became a symbol of Christian Charity and was canonized less than 5 years after her death. This coin shows Saint Elizabeth as the monarch on the obverse; and again feeding the poor on the reverse making it a "Two-fer" of sorts with the saint's image on each side. This perfect mint-state rendering offers shimmering frosted cartwheel fields giving Saint Elizabeth an ethereal nimbus. * Number 71 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007-BP 5000 F Birth of St. Elizabeth MS70 PCGS #877178

[RG-071]* 2007 Hungary 5,000 Forint Birth of Saint Elizabeth MS70 { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth, this one-ounce silver coin was minted in Budapest (BP) with 4,000 pieces each in mint-state and proof. Elizabeth was married at 14, widowed at 20 and died at 24; as a widow she served the infirmed, built a hospital and became a symbol of Christian Charity and was canonized less than 5 years after her death. This coin shows Saint Elizabeth as the monarch on the obverse; and again feeding the poor on the reverse making it a "Two-fer" of sorts with the saint's image on each side. This perfect mint-state rendering offers shimmering frosted cartwheel fields giving Saint Elizabeth an ethereal nimbus. * Number 71 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007-BP 5000 F Birth of St. Elizabeth MS70 PCGS #877178

[RG-071]* 2007 Hungary 5,000 Forint Birth of Saint Elizabeth MS70 { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth, this one-ounce silver coin was minted in Budapest (BP) with 4,000 pieces each in mint-state and proof. Elizabeth was married at 14, widowed at 20 and died at 24; as a widow she served the infirmed, built a hospital and became a symbol of Christian Charity and was canonized less than 5 years after her death. This coin shows Saint Elizabeth as the monarch on the obverse; and again feeding the poor on the reverse making it a "Two-fer" of sorts with the saint's image on each side. This perfect mint-state rendering offers shimmering frosted cartwheel fields giving Saint Elizabeth an ethereal nimbus. * Number 71 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS64 PCGS #840492

nd(1985) India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS64 { PCGS-5 }. One year 4-coin commemorative set for Indian leader assassinated the previous year by body-guard.

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS64 PCGS #840492

nd(1985) India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS64 { PCGS-5 }. One year 4-coin commemorative set for Indian leader assassinated the previous year by body-guard.

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS64 PCGS #840492

nd(1985) India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS64 { PCGS-5 }. One year 4-coin commemorative set for Indian leader assassinated the previous year by body-guard.

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS65 PCGS #840492

1985 India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This gem is the middle copper-nickel denomination of a 4-coin series paying tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination rendered in silver and shows nice mint luster. This one-year issue in 1985 was produced without a date. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. She was assassinated by one of her guards. This coin offers clean fields and a nice strike with good eye appeal.

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS65 PCGS #840492

1985 India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This gem is the middle copper-nickel denomination of a 4-coin series paying tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination rendered in silver and shows nice mint luster. This one-year issue in 1985 was produced without a date. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. She was assassinated by one of her guards. This coin offers clean fields and a nice strike with good eye appeal.

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS65 PCGS #840492

1985 India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This gem is the middle copper-nickel denomination of a 4-coin series paying tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination rendered in silver and shows nice mint luster. This one-year issue in 1985 was produced without a date. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. She was assassinated by one of her guards. This coin offers clean fields and a nice strike with good eye appeal.

(1985)B 5 Rup Death of Gandhi PR68DCAM PCGS #840493

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-B India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This copper-nickel 5 Rupee is the most common of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984. This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint for proofs is designated by the "B" mint-mark beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from mint-state specimens that would have a dot and no mint mark there instead. This was part of a 4-coin proof set offered with the 50 Paise, 5 Rupee, 20 Rupee and 100 Rupee coins. This coin has terrific mirrored surfaces with pastel sunrise orange, rose, lilac and straw rainbow toning on both sides offering wonderful eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)B 5 Rup Death of Gandhi PR68DCAM PCGS #840493

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-B India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This copper-nickel 5 Rupee is the most common of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984. This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint for proofs is designated by the "B" mint-mark beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from mint-state specimens that would have a dot and no mint mark there instead. This was part of a 4-coin proof set offered with the 50 Paise, 5 Rupee, 20 Rupee and 100 Rupee coins. This coin has terrific mirrored surfaces with pastel sunrise orange, rose, lilac and straw rainbow toning on both sides offering wonderful eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)B 5 Rup Death of Gandhi PR68DCAM PCGS #840493

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-B India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This copper-nickel 5 Rupee is the most common of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984. This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint for proofs is designated by the "B" mint-mark beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from mint-state specimens that would have a dot and no mint mark there instead. This was part of a 4-coin proof set offered with the 50 Paise, 5 Rupee, 20 Rupee and 100 Rupee coins. This coin has terrific mirrored surfaces with pastel sunrise orange, rose, lilac and straw rainbow toning on both sides offering wonderful eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)-(B) 20 Rup Indira Gandhi MS65 PCGS #843168

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-(B) India 20 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This gem is the largest copper-nickel denomination of a 4-coin series paying tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination and shows nice mint luster. This one-year mint-state issue in 1985 was produced without a date or mint-mark; but was produced in Bombay. Proof specimens also have no date, but have a "B" instead of a dot at the 6 o'clock position next to the rim on the obverse. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. She was assassinated by one of her Sikh guards the year before. This coin from an uncirculated set offers clean fields and a nice strike with good copper-toning eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)-(B) 20 Rup Indira Gandhi MS65 PCGS #843168

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-(B) India 20 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This gem is the largest copper-nickel denomination of a 4-coin series paying tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination and shows nice mint luster. This one-year mint-state issue in 1985 was produced without a date or mint-mark; but was produced in Bombay. Proof specimens also have no date, but have a "B" instead of a dot at the 6 o'clock position next to the rim on the obverse. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. She was assassinated by one of her Sikh guards the year before. This coin from an uncirculated set offers clean fields and a nice strike with good copper-toning eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)-(B) 20 Rup Indira Gandhi MS65 PCGS #843168

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-(B) India 20 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This gem is the largest copper-nickel denomination of a 4-coin series paying tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination and shows nice mint luster. This one-year mint-state issue in 1985 was produced without a date or mint-mark; but was produced in Bombay. Proof specimens also have no date, but have a "B" instead of a dot at the 6 o'clock position next to the rim on the obverse. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. She was assassinated by one of her Sikh guards the year before. This coin from an uncirculated set offers clean fields and a nice strike with good copper-toning eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)-(B) 100 Rup Indira Gandhi MS67 PCGS #843210

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-nm(B) India 100 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS67 { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This half-silver 100 Rupee is the highest denomination of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984, and the only one struck in silver (50% Fine). This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint is designated by the dot beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from proof specimens that would have a “B” there instead. This was part of a 2-coin mint set offered with the 20 Rupee coin. Four coin sets including the 50 Paise and 5 Rupee coins were also available. This coin has mostly tarnish free surfaces with good luster and great eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)-(B) 100 Rup Indira Gandhi MS67 PCGS #843210

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-nm(B) India 100 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS67 { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This half-silver 100 Rupee is the highest denomination of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984, and the only one struck in silver (50% Fine). This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint is designated by the dot beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from proof specimens that would have a “B” there instead. This was part of a 2-coin mint set offered with the 20 Rupee coin. Four coin sets including the 50 Paise and 5 Rupee coins were also available. This coin has mostly tarnish free surfaces with good luster and great eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)-(B) 100 Rup Indira Gandhi MS67 PCGS #843210

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-nm(B) India 100 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS67 { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This half-silver 100 Rupee is the highest denomination of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984, and the only one struck in silver (50% Fine). This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint is designated by the dot beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from proof specimens that would have a “B” there instead. This was part of a 2-coin mint set offered with the 20 Rupee coin. Four coin sets including the 50 Paise and 5 Rupee coins were also available. This coin has mostly tarnish free surfaces with good luster and great eye appeal. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)B 100 Rup Death of Gandhi PR67DCAM PCGS #843211

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-B India 100 Rupee Indira Gandhi PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This half-silver 100 Rupee is the highest denomination of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984, and the only one struck in silver (50% Fine). This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint for proofs is designated by the "B" mint-mark beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from mint-state specimens that would have a dot and no mint mark there instead. This was part of a 4-coin proof set offered with the 50 Paise, 5 Rupee, 20 Rupee and this 100 Rupee coin. This coin has terrific mirrored surfaces with some orange and straw toning on the reverse, and a light yellow tinge on the obverse. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)B 100 Rup Death of Gandhi PR67DCAM PCGS #843211

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-B India 100 Rupee Indira Gandhi PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This half-silver 100 Rupee is the highest denomination of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984, and the only one struck in silver (50% Fine). This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint for proofs is designated by the "B" mint-mark beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from mint-state specimens that would have a dot and no mint mark there instead. This was part of a 4-coin proof set offered with the 50 Paise, 5 Rupee, 20 Rupee and this 100 Rupee coin. This coin has terrific mirrored surfaces with some orange and straw toning on the reverse, and a light yellow tinge on the obverse. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

(1985)B 100 Rup Death of Gandhi PR67DCAM PCGS #843211

[RG-075]* nd(1985)-B India 100 Rupee Indira Gandhi PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The life of Indira Gandhi spanned nearly 70 years, serving 11 of those as Prime Minister of India. Although she shared the famous name of Mahatma made famous for non-violent protest, they were not related. This half-silver 100 Rupee is the highest denomination of four coins made to pay tribute to Indira Gandhi following her assassination by her Seik bodyguards in 1984, and the only one struck in silver (50% Fine). This PQ gem example was a one-year issue. It has no date of issue and is minted in Bombay the year following her death. The mint for proofs is designated by the "B" mint-mark beneath the dash between the two dates distinguishing it from mint-state specimens that would have a dot and no mint mark there instead. This was part of a 4-coin proof set offered with the 50 Paise, 5 Rupee, 20 Rupee and this 100 Rupee coin. This coin has terrific mirrored surfaces with some orange and straw toning on the reverse, and a light yellow tinge on the obverse. * Number 75 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2007 € 15 Ivan Mestrovic PR69DCAM PCGS #150314

[RG-067]* 2007 Ireland € 15 Ivan Meštrović PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The harp has long been the symbol of Ireland. This proof gem is one of 10,000 made for collectors shows a female harpist playing the Dalway Harp with her long flowing locks. The design is based on a work of art by Meštrović. The coin was issued in coordination with Croatia which issued its own commemorative, the 150 Kuna, that also qualifies for this slot. * Number 67 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 € 15 Ivan Mestrovic PR69DCAM PCGS #150314

[RG-067]* 2007 Ireland € 15 Ivan Meštrović PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The harp has long been the symbol of Ireland. This proof gem is one of 10,000 made for collectors shows a female harpist playing the Dalway Harp with her long flowing locks. The design is based on a work of art by Meštrović. The coin was issued in coordination with Croatia which issued its own commemorative, the 150 Kuna, that also qualifies for this slot. * Number 67 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 € 15 Ivan Mestrovic PR69DCAM PCGS #150314

[RG-067]* 2007 Ireland € 15 Ivan Meštrović PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The harp has long been the symbol of Ireland. This proof gem is one of 10,000 made for collectors shows a female harpist playing the Dalway Harp with her long flowing locks. The design is based on a work of art by Meštrović. The coin was issued in coordination with Croatia which issued its own commemorative, the 150 Kuna, that also qualifies for this slot. * Number 67 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2020 £5 Boudica - Warrior Queen Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #837442

2020 Isle of Man 5 Pounds Queen Boudica Antique Finish MS70 { PCGS-5 }. This extra-large and extra-thick coin can actually stand alone as a desk ornament, pays tribute to a queen of the British Celtic Inceni who after being abused by Roman and Briton authorities following the death of her husband (who had been loosely allied with these ruling authorities), led a rebellion that had impressive success that nearly drove the Romans from the British Isles before her ultimate defeat and death. This flawless antique finished gem is one of 999 minted.

2020 £5 Boudica - Warrior Queen Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #837442

2020 Isle of Man 5 Pounds Queen Boudica Antique Finish MS70 { PCGS-5 }. This extra-large and extra-thick coin can actually stand alone as a desk ornament, pays tribute to a queen of the British Celtic Inceni who after being abused by Roman and Briton authorities following the death of her husband (who had been loosely allied with these ruling authorities), led a rebellion that had impressive success that nearly drove the Romans from the British Isles before her ultimate defeat and death. This flawless antique finished gem is one of 999 minted.

2020 £5 Boudica - Warrior Queen Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #837442

2020 Isle of Man 5 Pounds Queen Boudica Antique Finish MS70 { PCGS-5 }. This extra-large and extra-thick coin can actually stand alone as a desk ornament, pays tribute to a queen of the British Celtic Inceni who after being abused by Roman and Briton authorities following the death of her husband (who had been loosely allied with these ruling authorities), led a rebellion that had impressive success that nearly drove the Romans from the British Isles before her ultimate defeat and death. This flawless antique finished gem is one of 999 minted.

JE5755 (1995) 10 NIS Golda Meir MS68 PCGS #426140

[RG-065]* (1995) Israel 10 Sheqalim Golda Meir MS68 { PCGS-5 }. This bi-metalic steel coin has a nickel-plated ring surrounding a bronze plated center disc. This unique gem In Memory of Golda Meir is rendered in an artistic raster illusion. This one year issue does not display the date of mintage on any of the 1,584,000 pieces struck for general circulation. It is fairly easy to find a circulated specimen although higher grade samples prove a tougher find. * Number 65 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

JE5755 (1995) 10 NIS Golda Meir MS68 PCGS #426140

[RG-065]* (1995) Israel 10 Sheqalim Golda Meir MS68 { PCGS-5 }. This bi-metalic steel coin has a nickel-plated ring surrounding a bronze plated center disc. This unique gem In Memory of Golda Meir is rendered in an artistic raster illusion. This one year issue does not display the date of mintage on any of the 1,584,000 pieces struck for general circulation. It is fairly easy to find a circulated specimen although higher grade samples prove a tougher find. * Number 65 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

JE5755 (1995) 10 NIS Golda Meir MS68 PCGS #426140

[RG-065]* (1995) Israel 10 Sheqalim Golda Meir MS68 { PCGS-5 }. This bi-metalic steel coin has a nickel-plated ring surrounding a bronze plated center disc. This unique gem In Memory of Golda Meir is rendered in an artistic raster illusion. This one year issue does not display the date of mintage on any of the 1,584,000 pieces struck for general circulation. It is fairly easy to find a circulated specimen although higher grade samples prove a tougher find. * Number 65 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

1996 € 100 Golda Meir X#20 Fantasy PR70DCAM PCGS #520576

1996 Israel €100 Golda Meir PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gold gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The obverse features flags of the EU and Israel with the year “1996” and along the edge “ISRAEL” is written in Hebrew, Arabic and Latin script. On the reverse, “GOLDA MEIR” appears, and in Hebrew “גולדה מאיר” and Golda Meir appears with the globe in the background and facing a minora. This design was rendered in copper-nickel on a €5 coin, silver on a €50 coin and a maximum of 1,996 €100 gold specimens were struck; this one with flawless mirrors which effectively waves life into the flags. The gold is 91.6% pure.

1996 € 100 Golda Meir X#20 Fantasy PR70DCAM PCGS #520576

1996 Israel €100 Golda Meir PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gold gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The obverse features flags of the EU and Israel with the year “1996” and along the edge “ISRAEL” is written in Hebrew, Arabic and Latin script. On the reverse, “GOLDA MEIR” appears, and in Hebrew “גולדה מאיר” and Golda Meir appears with the globe in the background and facing a minora. This design was rendered in copper-nickel on a €5 coin, silver on a €50 coin and a maximum of 1,996 €100 gold specimens were struck; this one with flawless mirrors which effectively waves life into the flags. The gold is 91.6% pure.

1996 € 100 Golda Meir X#20 Fantasy PR70DCAM PCGS #520576

1996 Israel €100 Golda Meir PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gold gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The obverse features flags of the EU and Israel with the year “1996” and along the edge “ISRAEL” is written in Hebrew, Arabic and Latin script. On the reverse, “GOLDA MEIR” appears, and in Hebrew “גולדה מאיר” and Golda Meir appears with the globe in the background and facing a minora. This design was rendered in copper-nickel on a €5 coin, silver on a €50 coin and a maximum of 1,996 €100 gold specimens were struck; this one with flawless mirrors which effectively waves life into the flags. The gold is 91.6% pure.

1922-R Lira MS63 PCGS #398760

1922-R Italy Lira MS63 { PCGS-5 }. A common theme since Rome's glory, an imposing Athena accompanied by the much smaller Winged Victory Nike is based on a statue of Athena in the Athena-Nike Temple at the Acropolis which holds a much smaller statue of Nike. Holding an olive branch during a time of peace following victory, Athena is sometimes seen with her spear during periods of conflict. Similar symbolism is found in the Great Seal of the US with an olive branch and arrows, and peace or war determined by which way the eagle is looking. King Vittorio Emanuele III will reign until the end of WWII. When I lived in Italy in 1963 I had heard about 1 Lira coins being in circulation; but never saw any. I guess inflation made the coins and value evaporate. This is a mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

1922-R Lira MS63 PCGS #398760

1922-R Italy Lira MS63 { PCGS-5 }. A common theme since Rome's glory, an imposing Athena accompanied by the much smaller Winged Victory Nike is based on a statue of Athena in the Athena-Nike Temple at the Acropolis which holds a much smaller statue of Nike. Holding an olive branch during a time of peace following victory, Athena is sometimes seen with her spear during periods of conflict. Similar symbolism is found in the Great Seal of the US with an olive branch and arrows, and peace or war determined by which way the eagle is looking. King Vittorio Emanuele III will reign until the end of WWII. When I lived in Italy in 1963 I had heard about 1 Lira coins being in circulation; but never saw any. I guess inflation made the coins and value evaporate. This is a mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

1922-R Lira MS63 PCGS #398760

1922-R Italy Lira MS63 { PCGS-5 }. A common theme since Rome's glory, an imposing Athena accompanied by the much smaller Winged Victory Nike is based on a statue of Athena in the Athena-Nike Temple at the Acropolis which holds a much smaller statue of Nike. Holding an olive branch during a time of peace following victory, Athena is sometimes seen with her spear during periods of conflict. Similar symbolism is found in the Great Seal of the US with an olive branch and arrows, and peace or war determined by which way the eagle is looking. King Vittorio Emanuele III will reign until the end of WWII. When I lived in Italy in 1963 I had heard about 1 Lira coins being in circulation; but never saw any. I guess inflation made the coins and value evaporate. This is a mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

2014 50p Margaret Thatcher Gilt-Steel PR70DCAM PCGS #870360

2014 Jersey 50 Pence Margaret Thatcher PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This coin is part of a 12-coin set remembering the reign of QE2. Half are minted for Jersey and half for Guernsey. This coin recalls the service of Margaret Thatcher from 1979 to 1990 with a color image of her on this gold-plated steel coin. It is one of three coins to honor “The Iron Lady”. The others are appropriately from the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island (St. Helena). This perfect steel-gilded coin exudes luster and remarkable mirrored surfaces. A younger and older QE2 grace both sides yielding a total of three images from Ron Guth’s list.

2014 50p Margaret Thatcher Gilt-Steel PR70DCAM PCGS #870360

2014 Jersey 50 Pence Margaret Thatcher PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This coin is part of a 12-coin set remembering the reign of QE2. Half are minted for Jersey and half for Guernsey. This coin recalls the service of Margaret Thatcher from 1979 to 1990 with a color image of her on this gold-plated steel coin. It is one of three coins to honor “The Iron Lady”. The others are appropriately from the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island (St. Helena). This perfect steel-gilded coin exudes luster and remarkable mirrored surfaces. A younger and older QE2 grace both sides yielding a total of three images from Ron Guth’s list.

2014 50p Margaret Thatcher Gilt-Steel PR70DCAM PCGS #870360

2014 Jersey 50 Pence Margaret Thatcher PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This coin is part of a 12-coin set remembering the reign of QE2. Half are minted for Jersey and half for Guernsey. This coin recalls the service of Margaret Thatcher from 1979 to 1990 with a color image of her on this gold-plated steel coin. It is one of three coins to honor “The Iron Lady”. The others are appropriately from the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island (St. Helena). This perfect steel-gilded coin exudes luster and remarkable mirrored surfaces. A younger and older QE2 grace both sides yielding a total of three images from Ron Guth’s list.

1985 10 M PR69DCAM PCGS #477032

1985 Lesotho 10 Maloti Decade of Women PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the series of UN inspired coins honoring women in the 1980's, this gem shows a woman in native garb carrying water and her baby..

1985 10 M PR69DCAM PCGS #477032

1985 Lesotho 10 Maloti Decade of Women PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the series of UN inspired coins honoring women in the 1980's, this gem shows a woman in native garb carrying water and her baby..

1985 10 M PR69DCAM PCGS #477032

1985 Lesotho 10 Maloti Decade of Women PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the series of UN inspired coins honoring women in the 1980's, this gem shows a woman in native garb carrying water and her baby..

1968 $1 PR66 PCGS #465498

1968 Liberia $1 MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Eye-catching rainbow gem featuring profile of a native Liberian woman exudes gold, violet, cobalt blue and silver tones that completely bathe both sides.

1968 $1 PR66 PCGS #465498

1968 Liberia $1 MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Eye-catching rainbow gem featuring profile of a native Liberian woman exudes gold, violet, cobalt blue and silver tones that completely bathe both sides.

1968 $1 PR66 PCGS #465498

1968 Liberia $1 MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Eye-catching rainbow gem featuring profile of a native Liberian woman exudes gold, violet, cobalt blue and silver tones that completely bathe both sides.

2007 $10 The Black Madonna PR70DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfect replica of the venerated icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland has a modest mintage of 1,000. The icon was discovered in Jerusalem by Saint Helena (#44 on RG’s list) and brought back to Constantinople. Rendered in silver with gold halo accents, the coin captures slashes to the icon from robbers. Legend has it the culprit didn’t fare well when attempting to deliver a third blow, he was struck dead. * Number 1 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 $10 The Black Madonna PR70DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfect replica of the venerated icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland has a modest mintage of 1,000. The icon was discovered in Jerusalem by Saint Helena (#44 on RG’s list) and brought back to Constantinople. Rendered in silver with gold halo accents, the coin captures slashes to the icon from robbers. Legend has it the culprit didn’t fare well when attempting to deliver a third blow, he was struck dead. * Number 1 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 $10 The Black Madonna PR70DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfect replica of the venerated icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland has a modest mintage of 1,000. The icon was discovered in Jerusalem by Saint Helena (#44 on RG’s list) and brought back to Constantinople. Rendered in silver with gold halo accents, the coin captures slashes to the icon from robbers. Legend has it the culprit didn’t fare well when attempting to deliver a third blow, he was struck dead. * Number 1 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2002 $1 Clara Schumann 100 Deutche Mark Banknote PR68DCAM PCGS #881921

2002 Liberia $1 Goodbye German Currency 100DM (Clara Schumann) Ex: Andrewjald PCGS PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With the introduction of the Euro for currency within the EU, regional money such as the Franc, Lira and yes Deutsche Mark, went the way of the Dodo Bird. This African nation commemorated this shift with the “Our Currency Goes” series of copper-nickel $10 coins for various European countries lamenting the passing of various national denominations in favor of the Euro and inspired by a series of popular souvenir tokens. This fantasy issue super-sized $1 copper-nickel coin (50 mm diameter) has the reverse of the token (instead of the standard Liberian Coat of Arms) with the Country Name (Liberia), date and denomination lettered on the perimeter. This lettering is so abnormally diminutive it almost seems etched into the coin; but if micro-laser etching was done it was done on the die producing ultra-low-relief lettering along the perimeter of the coin. Clara was the talented pianist/composer who married the famous composer, Robert Schumann. She is the subject of the commemorative colorized DM100 banknote illustrated on the obverse, which was part of a series of banknotes honoring several German artists and scientists in 1989; and reissued with additional security features in 1996. Thanks to my friend Andy for the three years, he spent finding this obscure gem and making it available for this set. Yes, PCGS mistakenly identified this as its $10 cousin on the slab label. Devices are nicely frosted, and mirrored fields are free of blemishes or hazing. In my opinion, this is the toughest coin to find in this set; and is currently considered optional.

2002 $1 Clara Schumann 100 Deutche Mark Banknote PR68DCAM PCGS #881921

2002 Liberia $1 Goodbye German Currency 100DM (Clara Schumann) Ex: Andrewjald PCGS PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With the introduction of the Euro for currency within the EU, regional money such as the Franc, Lira and yes Deutsche Mark, went the way of the Dodo Bird. This African nation commemorated this shift with the “Our Currency Goes” series of copper-nickel $10 coins for various European countries lamenting the passing of various national denominations in favor of the Euro and inspired by a series of popular souvenir tokens. This fantasy issue super-sized $1 copper-nickel coin (50 mm diameter) has the reverse of the token (instead of the standard Liberian Coat of Arms) with the Country Name (Liberia), date and denomination lettered on the perimeter. This lettering is so abnormally diminutive it almost seems etched into the coin; but if micro-laser etching was done it was done on the die producing ultra-low-relief lettering along the perimeter of the coin. Clara was the talented pianist/composer who married the famous composer, Robert Schumann. She is the subject of the commemorative colorized DM100 banknote illustrated on the obverse, which was part of a series of banknotes honoring several German artists and scientists in 1989; and reissued with additional security features in 1996. Thanks to my friend Andy for the three years, he spent finding this obscure gem and making it available for this set. Yes, PCGS mistakenly identified this as its $10 cousin on the slab label. Devices are nicely frosted, and mirrored fields are free of blemishes or hazing. In my opinion, this is the toughest coin to find in this set; and is currently considered optional.

2002 $1 Clara Schumann 100 Deutche Mark Banknote PR68DCAM PCGS #881921

2002 Liberia $1 Goodbye German Currency 100DM (Clara Schumann) Ex: Andrewjald PCGS PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With the introduction of the Euro for currency within the EU, regional money such as the Franc, Lira and yes Deutsche Mark, went the way of the Dodo Bird. This African nation commemorated this shift with the “Our Currency Goes” series of copper-nickel $10 coins for various European countries lamenting the passing of various national denominations in favor of the Euro and inspired by a series of popular souvenir tokens. This fantasy issue super-sized $1 copper-nickel coin (50 mm diameter) has the reverse of the token (instead of the standard Liberian Coat of Arms) with the Country Name (Liberia), date and denomination lettered on the perimeter. This lettering is so abnormally diminutive it almost seems etched into the coin; but if micro-laser etching was done it was done on the die producing ultra-low-relief lettering along the perimeter of the coin. Clara was the talented pianist/composer who married the famous composer, Robert Schumann. She is the subject of the commemorative colorized DM100 banknote illustrated on the obverse, which was part of a series of banknotes honoring several German artists and scientists in 1989; and reissued with additional security features in 1996. Thanks to my friend Andy for the three years, he spent finding this obscure gem and making it available for this set. Yes, PCGS mistakenly identified this as its $10 cousin on the slab label. Devices are nicely frosted, and mirrored fields are free of blemishes or hazing. In my opinion, this is the toughest coin to find in this set; and is currently considered optional.

2002 $1 Sebastian Munster 100 Deutche Mark Banknote PR67DCAM PCGS #906059

2002 Liberia $1 Sebastian Münster PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Sebastian Münster was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Christian Hebraist scholar. His work, the Cosmographia from 1544, was the earliest German description of the world. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $25. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Sebastian Munster 100 Deutche Mark Banknote PR67DCAM PCGS #906059

2002 Liberia $1 Sebastian Münster PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Sebastian Münster was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Christian Hebraist scholar. His work, the Cosmographia from 1544, was the earliest German description of the world. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $25. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Sebastian Munster 100 Deutche Mark Banknote PR67DCAM PCGS #906059

2002 Liberia $1 Sebastian Münster PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Sebastian Münster was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Christian Hebraist scholar. His work, the Cosmographia from 1544, was the earliest German description of the world. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $25. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Elsbeth Tucher 20 Deutche Mark Banknote PR68DCAM PCGS #906060

2002 Liberia $1 Elsbeth Tucher PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Elsbeth Tucher was a member of the Nuremberg patrician family of Tucher . She became known through her depiction in a painting by Albrecht Dürer , which is in the Old Masters Picture Gallery. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $5. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Elsbeth Tucher 20 Deutche Mark Banknote PR68DCAM PCGS #906060

2002 Liberia $1 Elsbeth Tucher PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Elsbeth Tucher was a member of the Nuremberg patrician family of Tucher . She became known through her depiction in a painting by Albrecht Dürer , which is in the Old Masters Picture Gallery. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $5. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Elsbeth Tucher 20 Deutche Mark Banknote PR68DCAM PCGS #906060

2002 Liberia $1 Elsbeth Tucher PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Elsbeth Tucher was a member of the Nuremberg patrician family of Tucher . She became known through her depiction in a painting by Albrecht Dürer , which is in the Old Masters Picture Gallery. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $5. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Carl Friedrich Gauss 10 Deutche Mark Banknote PR67DCAM PCGS #906061

2002 Liberia $1 Carl Friedrich Gauss PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields in mathematics and science, and even lent his name to a unit of measure for magnetic induction. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $12.50. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. It was east to do conversions even for me as a second grader: one US Dollar = 4 Deutsche Marks. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Carl Friedrich Gauss 10 Deutche Mark Banknote PR67DCAM PCGS #906061

2002 Liberia $1 Carl Friedrich Gauss PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields in mathematics and science, and even lent his name to a unit of measure for magnetic induction. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $12.50. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. It was east to do conversions even for me as a second grader: one US Dollar = 4 Deutsche Marks. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

2002 $1 Carl Friedrich Gauss 10 Deutche Mark Banknote PR67DCAM PCGS #906061

2002 Liberia $1 Carl Friedrich Gauss PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields in mathematics and science, and even lent his name to a unit of measure for magnetic induction. I recall seeing this denomination in circulation in Germany in the early 1960's, at the time worth $12.50. An interesting time when there weren't daily, weekly or even monthly changes in the exchange rates of the major world currencies, and the dollar was backed by silver. It was east to do conversions even for me as a second grader: one US Dollar = 4 Deutsche Marks. This is from the series of coins bidding farewell to European currencies with the adoption of the standardized Euro. This was from the standard set of banknotes in circulation during an approximate 20 year period, and are joined in remembrance on this African country's exonumia by a commemorative paying tribute to artists and musicians issued just one year, and reprised in one additional year. One design selected for an official Liberian coin was the Clara Schumann 100 DM banknote.

1956 50 Fr MS65 PCGS #506836

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 50 Francs Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina MS65 { PCGS-5 }. Georgina, known by Gina, became popular for many social activities within Liechtenstein, including founding the Red Cross in her country, promoting women's suffrage and providing aide for refugees following WWII. Several denominations of this design were struck including the 100 Francs shown in Ron Guth's book. * Number 86 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

1956 50 Fr MS65 PCGS #506836

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 50 Francs Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina MS65 { PCGS-5 }. Georgina, known by Gina, became popular for many social activities within Liechtenstein, including founding the Red Cross in her country, promoting women's suffrage and providing aide for refugees following WWII. Several denominations of this design were struck including the 100 Francs shown in Ron Guth's book. * Number 86 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

1956 50 Fr MS65 PCGS #506836

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 50 Francs Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina MS65 { PCGS-5 }. Georgina, known by Gina, became popular for many social activities within Liechtenstein, including founding the Red Cross in her country, promoting women's suffrage and providing aide for refugees following WWII. Several denominations of this design were struck including the 100 Francs shown in Ron Guth's book. * Number 86 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2014 100 Den Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sophia PR70DCAM PCGS #783788

2014 Macedonia 100 Denar Faith, Hope, Charity and Mother Sophia PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Faith, Hope and Love (Charity) are saint martyrs from the 2nd century AD in Rome. They are also Christian virtues mentioned in the New Testament. Orthodox religions depict these in icons as young girls along with their mother on the obverse; Roman Catholicism shows them as adult women on the reverse. Only 5,000 rectangular coins were struck.

2014 100 Den Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sophia PR70DCAM PCGS #783788

2014 Macedonia 100 Denar Faith, Hope, Charity and Mother Sophia PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Faith, Hope and Love (Charity) are saint martyrs from the 2nd century AD in Rome. They are also Christian virtues mentioned in the New Testament. Orthodox religions depict these in icons as young girls along with their mother on the obverse; Roman Catholicism shows them as adult women on the reverse. Only 5,000 rectangular coins were struck.

2014 100 Den Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sophia PR70DCAM PCGS #783788

2014 Macedonia 100 Denar Faith, Hope, Charity and Mother Sophia PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Faith, Hope and Love (Charity) are saint martyrs from the 2nd century AD in Rome. They are also Christian virtues mentioned in the New Testament. Orthodox religions depict these in icons as young girls along with their mother on the obverse; Roman Catholicism shows them as adult women on the reverse. Only 5,000 rectangular coins were struck.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR70DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this perfect silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR70DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this perfect silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-S $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR70DCAM PCGS #705945

1994-S Marshall Islands $50 Mythological Mother Earth PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this perfect silver round proof gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the silver cousin to the modern $10 brass coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures of either coin due to the difficulty of finding them outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. The silver version was not mentioned in Ron’s book; but comes with a mintage of 25,000, and one ounce of pure silver.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS67 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS69 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS69 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS69 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS69 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

1994-R $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS69 PCGS #834013

[RG-033]* 1994-R Marshall Islands $10 Mythological Mother Earth MS69 { PCGS-5 }. Part of a 12-piece tribute to “Wonders of the Solar System”, this brass round gem features an allegorical Mother Earth seated beside the planet. The Zodiac sign for Earth makes it look like she is seated in a wheelchair while holding two toddlers. In Greek mythology her name is Gaia. Although this is the modern coin Ron discussed in his book, he showed no pictures due to its difficulty finding outside of a complete set at that time. Unlike other coins allowed for this set that meet the “Mother Earth” name, this coin’s name includes the full moniker and actually shows her as a woman! Again, the point of this set. For me, I prefer the shortened nickname “Myther Earth”. * Number 33 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins”.

2010-Mo 1/4 oz Libertad Gold PR70DCAM PCGS #511201

2010-Mo Mexico ¼ Oz Gold Libertad PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfectly rendered pure gold bullion gem features Angel Libertad, or Winged Victory on a crowned pedestal, with the mountains and Mexico City in the background. Built in 1910 the statue commemorates the centennial of Mexico's War of Independence. This quarter-ounce golden proof-strike could satisfy both the "Angel" and "Winged Victory" slots of this series with 1,000 proof specimens this year. The Libertad is struck each year in silver from one ounce up to one kilogram, and in gold from 1/20th ounce up to one ounce. “Mo” is the mint mark for Mexico rendered as the “o” over “M” in the field to the right of Winged Victory.

2010-Mo 1/4 oz Libertad Gold PR70DCAM PCGS #511201

2010-Mo Mexico ¼ Oz Gold Libertad PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfectly rendered pure gold bullion gem features Angel Libertad, or Winged Victory on a crowned pedestal, with the mountains and Mexico City in the background. Built in 1910 the statue commemorates the centennial of Mexico's War of Independence. This quarter-ounce golden proof-strike could satisfy both the "Angel" and "Winged Victory" slots of this series with 1,000 proof specimens this year. The Libertad is struck each year in silver from one ounce up to one kilogram, and in gold from 1/20th ounce up to one ounce. “Mo” is the mint mark for Mexico rendered as the “o” over “M” in the field to the right of Winged Victory.

2010-Mo 1/4 oz Libertad Gold PR70DCAM PCGS #511201

2010-Mo Mexico ¼ Oz Gold Libertad PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfectly rendered pure gold bullion gem features Angel Libertad, or Winged Victory on a crowned pedestal, with the mountains and Mexico City in the background. Built in 1910 the statue commemorates the centennial of Mexico's War of Independence. This quarter-ounce golden proof-strike could satisfy both the "Angel" and "Winged Victory" slots of this series with 1,000 proof specimens this year. The Libertad is struck each year in silver from one ounce up to one kilogram, and in gold from 1/20th ounce up to one ounce. “Mo” is the mint mark for Mexico rendered as the “o” over “M” in the field to the right of Winged Victory.

1966 10 Fr Gad-MC154 Marriage MS66 PCGS #527580

1966 Monaco 10 Franc Grace/Rainier MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Superimposed profiled busts of the couple commemorate their 10th anniversary. This fairy-tale couple is captured in a mint-state gem duplicating the obverse for the 200 Franc gold commemorative of their wedding anniversary. Clean surfaces on both sides, with the coat of arms for Monaco on the backside.

1966 10 Fr Gad-MC154 Marriage MS66 PCGS #527580

1966 Monaco 10 Franc Grace/Rainier MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Superimposed profiled busts of the couple commemorate their 10th anniversary. This fairy-tale couple is captured in a mint-state gem duplicating the obverse for the 200 Franc gold commemorative of their wedding anniversary. Clean surfaces on both sides, with the coat of arms for Monaco on the backside.

1966 10 Fr Gad-MC154 Marriage MS66 PCGS #527580

1966 Monaco 10 Franc Grace/Rainier MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Superimposed profiled busts of the couple commemorate their 10th anniversary. This fairy-tale couple is captured in a mint-state gem duplicating the obverse for the 200 Franc gold commemorative of their wedding anniversary. Clean surfaces on both sides, with the coat of arms for Monaco on the backside.

2022 1000 T Mother Teresa Ag High Relief First Day of issue PR70DCAM PCGS #904471

2022 Mongolia Silver High-Relief 1000 Tögrög Colorized Mother Teresa { FDOI } PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. This beautiful perfect silver gem is dedicated to the Angel of Mercy, a woman who helped many poor people featuring an incredible high-relief image of Mother Teresa with her austere blue-trimmed white sari. The subtle soft coloring of the blue in the sari contrasts with the chiseled determination of Mother Teresa’s facial features and piercing eyes brought to a lifelike presence through the smart-minting technology employed to create this magnificent coin. On the flipside of the coin is the Mongolian Coat of Arms. Mintage was limited to 1,000 pieces. This masterpiece is a First Day of Issue

2022 1000 T Mother Teresa Ag High Relief First Day of issue PR70DCAM PCGS #904471

2022 Mongolia Silver High-Relief 1000 Tögrög Colorized Mother Teresa { FDOI } PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. This beautiful perfect silver gem is dedicated to the Angel of Mercy, a woman who helped many poor people featuring an incredible high-relief image of Mother Teresa with her austere blue-trimmed white sari. The subtle soft coloring of the blue in the sari contrasts with the chiseled determination of Mother Teresa’s facial features and piercing eyes brought to a lifelike presence through the smart-minting technology employed to create this magnificent coin. On the flipside of the coin is the Mongolian Coat of Arms. Mintage was limited to 1,000 pieces. This masterpiece is a First Day of Issue

2022 1000 T Mother Teresa Au PR70DCAM PCGS #908018

2022 Mongolia 1000 Togrog Mother Teresa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This beautiful Gold coin is dedicated to the Angel of Mercy, a woman who helped many poor people: Mother Teresa. The coin’s reverse features an incredible High Relief image of Mother Teresa. The obverse of the coin features the Mongolian Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “1000 TOGROG” – the face value, “MONGOLIA” – the issuing country and “0.5g .9999 GOLD” – the weight and fineness of the Gold.

2022 1000 T Mother Teresa Au PR70DCAM PCGS #908018

2022 Mongolia 1000 Togrog Mother Teresa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This beautiful Gold coin is dedicated to the Angel of Mercy, a woman who helped many poor people: Mother Teresa. The coin’s reverse features an incredible High Relief image of Mother Teresa. The obverse of the coin features the Mongolian Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “1000 TOGROG” – the face value, “MONGOLIA” – the issuing country and “0.5g .9999 GOLD” – the weight and fineness of the Gold.

2022 1000 T Mother Teresa Au PR70DCAM PCGS #908018

2022 Mongolia 1000 Togrog Mother Teresa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This beautiful Gold coin is dedicated to the Angel of Mercy, a woman who helped many poor people: Mother Teresa. The coin’s reverse features an incredible High Relief image of Mother Teresa. The obverse of the coin features the Mongolian Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “1000 TOGROG” – the face value, “MONGOLIA” – the issuing country and “0.5g .9999 GOLD” – the weight and fineness of the Gold.

2006 Metical N1 PCGS #783794

2006 Mozambique 1 Metical. This is the ONLY coin design that is allowed in this generic slot. I think the 2019 USA $1 Sacagawea "Indians in Space" also qualifies for the "Young Woman Writing" slot. There was much debate behind the scenes. Then it came down: "NO". I was told I could put it in the "Sacagawea" slot. That's not where I want to put it, and it is after all my coin. And to emphasize this point, all of the Sacagawea dollars from the Native American series were removed from the "Native Female" slots for all registry sets. They now can only go in "Sacagawea" slots. Let me know what you think; and let them know too! I think each should be allowed to decide which slot to put our coins in when they qualify for more than one. By their reasoning, all British Commonwealth coins today should only go in the QE2 slot; or is the intent to keep the Indians on the Reservation? By the way, the young woman on this coin (Mary Golda Ross) has quite a story from the Cherokee Nation, earned degrees in Mathematics, dreamed of space travel, became an engineer when women didn't pursue this field, worked on Gemini and Apollo programs and lived to nearly 100, long enough to see a man from the Chickasaw Nation walk in space at the ISS (upper right edge of coin).

2006 Metical N1 PCGS #783794

2006 Mozambique 1 Metical. This is the ONLY coin design that is allowed in this generic slot. I think the 2019 USA $1 Sacagawea "Indians in Space" also qualifies for the "Young Woman Writing" slot. There was much debate behind the scenes. Then it came down: "NO". I was told I could put it in the "Sacagawea" slot. That's not where I want to put it, and it is after all my coin. And to emphasize this point, all of the Sacagawea dollars from the Native American series were removed from the "Native Female" slots for all registry sets. They now can only go in "Sacagawea" slots. Let me know what you think; and let them know too! I think each should be allowed to decide which slot to put our coins in when they qualify for more than one. By their reasoning, all British Commonwealth coins today should only go in the QE2 slot; or is the intent to keep the Indians on the Reservation? By the way, the young woman on this coin (Mary Golda Ross) has quite a story from the Cherokee Nation, earned degrees in Mathematics, dreamed of space travel, became an engineer when women didn't pursue this field, worked on Gemini and Apollo programs and lived to nearly 100, long enough to see a man from the Chickasaw Nation walk in space at the ISS (upper right edge of coin).

2006 Metical N1 PCGS #783794

2006 Mozambique 1 Metical. This is the ONLY coin design that is allowed in this generic slot. I think the 2019 USA $1 Sacagawea "Indians in Space" also qualifies for the "Young Woman Writing" slot. There was much debate behind the scenes. Then it came down: "NO". I was told I could put it in the "Sacagawea" slot. That's not where I want to put it, and it is after all my coin. And to emphasize this point, all of the Sacagawea dollars from the Native American series were removed from the "Native Female" slots for all registry sets. They now can only go in "Sacagawea" slots. Let me know what you think; and let them know too! I think each should be allowed to decide which slot to put our coins in when they qualify for more than one. By their reasoning, all British Commonwealth coins today should only go in the QE2 slot; or is the intent to keep the Indians on the Reservation? By the way, the young woman on this coin (Mary Golda Ross) has quite a story from the Cherokee Nation, earned degrees in Mathematics, dreamed of space travel, became an engineer when women didn't pursue this field, worked on Gemini and Apollo programs and lived to nearly 100, long enough to see a man from the Chickasaw Nation walk in space at the ISS (upper right edge of coin).

2006 Metical N1 PCGS #783794

2006 Mozambique 1 Metical. This is the ONLY coin design that is allowed in this generic slot. I think the 2019 USA $1 Sacagawea "Indians in Space" also qualifies for the "Young Woman Writing" slot. There was much debate behind the scenes. Then it came down: "NO". I was told I could put it in the "Sacagawea" slot. That's not where I want to put it, and it is after all my coin. And to emphasize this point, all of the Sacagawea dollars from the Native American series were removed from the "Native Female" slots for all registry sets. They now can only go in "Sacagawea" slots. Let me know what you think; and let them know too! I think each should be allowed to decide which slot to put our coins in when they qualify for more than one. By their reasoning, all British Commonwealth coins today should only go in the QE2 slot; or is the intent to keep the Indians on the Reservation? By the way, the young woman on this coin (Mary Golda Ross) has quite a story from the Cherokee Nation, earned degrees in Mathematics, dreamed of space travel, became an engineer when women didn't pursue this field, worked on Gemini and Apollo programs and lived to nearly 100, long enough to see a man from the Chickasaw Nation walk in space at the ISS (upper right edge of coin).

2006 Metical N1 PCGS #783794

2006 Mozambique 1 Metical. This is the ONLY coin design that is allowed in this generic slot. I think the 2019 USA $1 Sacagawea "Indians in Space" also qualifies for the "Young Woman Writing" slot. There was much debate behind the scenes. Then it came down: "NO". I was told I could put it in the "Sacagawea" slot. That's not where I want to put it, and it is after all my coin. And to emphasize this point, all of the Sacagawea dollars from the Native American series were removed from the "Native Female" slots for all registry sets. They now can only go in "Sacagawea" slots. Let me know what you think; and let them know too! I think each should be allowed to decide which slot to put our coins in when they qualify for more than one. By their reasoning, all British Commonwealth coins today should only go in the QE2 slot; or is the intent to keep the Indians on the Reservation? By the way, the young woman on this coin (Mary Golda Ross) has quite a story from the Cherokee Nation, earned degrees in Mathematics, dreamed of space travel, became an engineer when women didn't pursue this field, worked on Gemini and Apollo programs and lived to nearly 100, long enough to see a man from the Chickasaw Nation walk in space at the ISS (upper right edge of coin).

2006 Metical N1 PCGS #783794

2006 Mozambique 1 Metical. This is the ONLY coin design that is allowed in this generic slot. I think the 2019 USA $1 Sacagawea "Indians in Space" also qualifies for the "Young Woman Writing" slot. There was much debate behind the scenes. Then it came down: "NO". I was told I could put it in the "Sacagawea" slot. That's not where I want to put it, and it is after all my coin. And to emphasize this point, all of the Sacagawea dollars from the Native American series were removed from the "Native Female" slots for all registry sets. They now can only go in "Sacagawea" slots. Let me know what you think; and let them know too! I think each should be allowed to decide which slot to put our coins in when they qualify for more than one. By their reasoning, all British Commonwealth coins today should only go in the QE2 slot; or is the intent to keep the Indians on the Reservation? By the way, the young woman on this coin (Mary Golda Ross) has quite a story from the Cherokee Nation, earned degrees in Mathematics, dreamed of space travel, became an engineer when women didn't pursue this field, worked on Gemini and Apollo programs and lived to nearly 100, long enough to see a man from the Chickasaw Nation walk in space at the ISS (upper right edge of coin).

2015 200 M 35th Ann. of the Metical PR70DCAM PCGS #836908

2015 Mozambique 200 Metical Young Woman Writing PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver proof provides a new denomination depicting a young woman writing, rendered with nice frosting and mirrors to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Metical. The young woman is writing in a book over deeply mirrored fields. On the reverse the Mozambique Coat of Arms with a crossed hoe and AK-47 juxtaposed over a book makes a telling social statement. The 1 Metical is the coin featured in Ron Guth's book; but this higher denomination silver medium offers the possibility of finding perfection. This Top-Pop gem has succeeded in that.

2015 200 M 35th Ann. of the Metical PR70DCAM PCGS #836908

2015 Mozambique 200 Metical Young Woman Writing PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver proof provides a new denomination depicting a young woman writing, rendered with nice frosting and mirrors to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Metical. The young woman is writing in a book over deeply mirrored fields. On the reverse the Mozambique Coat of Arms with a crossed hoe and AK-47 juxtaposed over a book makes a telling social statement. The 1 Metical is the coin featured in Ron Guth's book; but this higher denomination silver medium offers the possibility of finding perfection. This Top-Pop gem has succeeded in that.

2015 200 M 35th Ann. of the Metical PR70DCAM PCGS #836908

2015 Mozambique 200 Metical Young Woman Writing PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver proof provides a new denomination depicting a young woman writing, rendered with nice frosting and mirrors to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Metical. The young woman is writing in a book over deeply mirrored fields. On the reverse the Mozambique Coat of Arms with a crossed hoe and AK-47 juxtaposed over a book makes a telling social statement. The 1 Metical is the coin featured in Ron Guth's book; but this higher denomination silver medium offers the possibility of finding perfection. This Top-Pop gem has succeeded in that.

2009 $1 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM PCGS #621966

2009 Nauru $1 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver-plated copper coin with 7 Swarovski crystals inlaid in the angel's hair was a rush-to-fill the angel slot when numerous problems with other avenues began to go awry. It all worked out in the end.

2009 $1 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM PCGS #621966

2009 Nauru $1 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver-plated copper coin with 7 Swarovski crystals inlaid in the angel's hair was a rush-to-fill the angel slot when numerous problems with other avenues began to go awry. It all worked out in the end.

2009 $1 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM PCGS #621966

2009 Nauru $1 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver-plated copper coin with 7 Swarovski crystals inlaid in the angel's hair was a rush-to-fill the angel slot when numerous problems with other avenues began to go awry. It all worked out in the end.

1976-FM 25 G U.S. Bicentennial KM15.1 PR70DCAM PCGS #389700

1976-FM Antilles 25 Gulden USA Bicentennial Juliana PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Queen Juliana is featured in profile in a well-struck flawless gem commemorating the 200th birthday of the USA. The reverse shows the warship Andrew Doria, the Anglicized name for the Italian admiral Andrea Doria, and the first US warship to receive a salute by a foreign power by the Dutch following its exploits in the Dutch West Indies during The War of Independence. The Queen presents a stoic highly frosted cameo presence framed perfectly by jet-black mirrors. But it is the large cameo of Queen Juliana in perfect cameo-relief engulfed by deep multiply reflective mirrors that captures the eye. This coin was minted by The Franklin Mint as denoted by the "F-on-M" mintmark at the 6 o'clock position on the reverse, next to the rim. Not surprisingly, this coin reflects the superb mirror/frosting contrast and quality for this mint at the time.

1976-FM 25 G U.S. Bicentennial KM15.1 PR70DCAM PCGS #389700

1976-FM Antilles 25 Gulden USA Bicentennial Juliana PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Queen Juliana is featured in profile in a well-struck flawless gem commemorating the 200th birthday of the USA. The reverse shows the warship Andrew Doria, the Anglicized name for the Italian admiral Andrea Doria, and the first US warship to receive a salute by a foreign power by the Dutch following its exploits in the Dutch West Indies during The War of Independence. The Queen presents a stoic highly frosted cameo presence framed perfectly by jet-black mirrors. But it is the large cameo of Queen Juliana in perfect cameo-relief engulfed by deep multiply reflective mirrors that captures the eye. This coin was minted by The Franklin Mint as denoted by the "F-on-M" mintmark at the 6 o'clock position on the reverse, next to the rim. Not surprisingly, this coin reflects the superb mirror/frosting contrast and quality for this mint at the time.

1976-FM 25 G U.S. Bicentennial KM15.1 PR70DCAM PCGS #389700

1976-FM Antilles 25 Gulden USA Bicentennial Juliana PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Queen Juliana is featured in profile in a well-struck flawless gem commemorating the 200th birthday of the USA. The reverse shows the warship Andrew Doria, the Anglicized name for the Italian admiral Andrea Doria, and the first US warship to receive a salute by a foreign power by the Dutch following its exploits in the Dutch West Indies during The War of Independence. The Queen presents a stoic highly frosted cameo presence framed perfectly by jet-black mirrors. But it is the large cameo of Queen Juliana in perfect cameo-relief engulfed by deep multiply reflective mirrors that captures the eye. This coin was minted by The Franklin Mint as denoted by the "F-on-M" mintmark at the 6 o'clock position on the reverse, next to the rim. Not surprisingly, this coin reflects the superb mirror/frosting contrast and quality for this mint at the time.

2013 5 G Abolition of Slavery PR70DCAM PCGS #872961

2013 Antilles 5 Gulden Abolition of Slavery PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. To pay tribute to the Sesquicentennial of the Abolition of Slavery, this flawless silver gem depicts the breaking of shackles binding a male and female slave. In this year Willem-Alexander ascended to become King of the Netherlands when his mother Queen Beatrix (Number 60 on Ron Guth’s list) abdicated. Just 750 silver commemorative proofs were minted. The design captures the Tula Monument in Willemstad Curacao.

2013 5 G Abolition of Slavery PR70DCAM PCGS #872961

2013 Antilles 5 Gulden Abolition of Slavery PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. To pay tribute to the Sesquicentennial of the Abolition of Slavery, this flawless silver gem depicts the breaking of shackles binding a male and female slave. In this year Willem-Alexander ascended to become King of the Netherlands when his mother Queen Beatrix (Number 60 on Ron Guth’s list) abdicated. Just 750 silver commemorative proofs were minted. The design captures the Tula Monument in Willemstad Curacao.

2013 5 G Abolition of Slavery PR70DCAM PCGS #872961

2013 Antilles 5 Gulden Abolition of Slavery PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. To pay tribute to the Sesquicentennial of the Abolition of Slavery, this flawless silver gem depicts the breaking of shackles binding a male and female slave. In this year Willem-Alexander ascended to become King of the Netherlands when his mother Queen Beatrix (Number 60 on Ron Guth’s list) abdicated. Just 750 silver commemorative proofs were minted. The design captures the Tula Monument in Willemstad Curacao.

2003 € 5 Van Gogh PR70DCAM PCGS #388881

[RG-060]* 2003 Netherlands 5 Euro Vincent van Gogh PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver gem features an impressionistic rendering of Queen Beatrix on one side and a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait on the flip side. Their portraits are rendered with repetitious text to form a pixelated image against impressive perfectly black mirrors to create striking works of art. "KONIGEN DER NEDERLAND" is used to create the Queen's image; fittingly it translates Queen of the Netherlands. "VINCENT VAN GOGH" is used to create the artist's image. There were 100,000 proof-like strikes. This perfectly rendered piece is one of my favorites; but, then, I've always been partial of impressionist art. It's one of those things that causes one to do a double-take and agree, "Man, that's cool!" * Number 60 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 5 Van Gogh PR70DCAM PCGS #388881

[RG-060]* 2003 Netherlands 5 Euro Vincent van Gogh PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver gem features an impressionistic rendering of Queen Beatrix on one side and a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait on the flip side. Their portraits are rendered with repetitious text to form a pixelated image against impressive perfectly black mirrors to create striking works of art. "KONIGEN DER NEDERLAND" is used to create the Queen's image; fittingly it translates Queen of the Netherlands. "VINCENT VAN GOGH" is used to create the artist's image. There were 100,000 proof-like strikes. This perfectly rendered piece is one of my favorites; but, then, I've always been partial of impressionist art. It's one of those things that causes one to do a double-take and agree, "Man, that's cool!" * Number 60 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 5 Van Gogh PR70DCAM PCGS #388881

[RG-060]* 2003 Netherlands 5 Euro Vincent van Gogh PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver gem features an impressionistic rendering of Queen Beatrix on one side and a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait on the flip side. Their portraits are rendered with repetitious text to form a pixelated image against impressive perfectly black mirrors to create striking works of art. "KONIGEN DER NEDERLAND" is used to create the Queen's image; fittingly it translates Queen of the Netherlands. "VINCENT VAN GOGH" is used to create the artist's image. There were 100,000 proof-like strikes. This perfectly rendered piece is one of my favorites; but, then, I've always been partial of impressionist art. It's one of those things that causes one to do a double-take and agree, "Man, that's cool!" * Number 60 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1975 100 Cor Betsy Ross - Moon Landing USA Bicentennial PR68DCAM PCGS #259364

[RG-007]* 1975 Nicaragua 100 Cordoba (Moon Landing) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Six years after Neil Armstrong announced to the world “The Eagle has landed,” this commemorative marked that giant leap; and also featured Betsy Ross along with that small step that a fledgling country took in a mere 200 years, taking that flag with them albeit with a few more stars. The infinite black fields of space are backdrops for Betsy and Neil.. Unusual for this coin, the open fields appear clean and unmarred. There is some toning at 12 o'clock on the obverse rim, and some hazing near the rim on the reverse. * Number 7 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1975 100 Cor Betsy Ross - Moon Landing USA Bicentennial PR68DCAM PCGS #259364

[RG-007]* 1975 Nicaragua 100 Cordoba (Moon Landing) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Six years after Neil Armstrong announced to the world “The Eagle has landed,” this commemorative marked that giant leap; and also featured Betsy Ross along with that small step that a fledgling country took in a mere 200 years, taking that flag with them albeit with a few more stars. The infinite black fields of space are backdrops for Betsy and Neil.. Unusual for this coin, the open fields appear clean and unmarred. There is some toning at 12 o'clock on the obverse rim, and some hazing near the rim on the reverse. * Number 7 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1975 100 Cor Betsy Ross - Moon Landing USA Bicentennial PR68DCAM PCGS #259364

[RG-007]* 1975 Nicaragua 100 Cordoba (Moon Landing) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Six years after Neil Armstrong announced to the world “The Eagle has landed,” this commemorative marked that giant leap; and also featured Betsy Ross along with that small step that a fledgling country took in a mere 200 years, taking that flag with them albeit with a few more stars. The infinite black fields of space are backdrops for Betsy and Neil.. Unusual for this coin, the open fields appear clean and unmarred. There is some toning at 12 o'clock on the obverse rim, and some hazing near the rim on the reverse. * Number 7 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2012 $2 Yellow Rose WWII Nose Art PR70DCAM PCGS #518735

[RG-052]* 2012 Niue $2 Yellow Rose PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Featuring Nose Art appearing on warplanes during WWII this is one of a series of three offered by Niue presenting “The Yellow Rose”. The original was a bit bawdier than this more modest image. Colored devices help make the pin-up come to life. This is one of 3,000 minted and was graded perfect by NGC and crossed to PCGS. * Number 52 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2012 $2 Yellow Rose WWII Nose Art PR70DCAM PCGS #518735

[RG-052]* 2012 Niue $2 Yellow Rose PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Featuring Nose Art appearing on warplanes during WWII this is one of a series of three offered by Niue presenting “The Yellow Rose”. The original was a bit bawdier than this more modest image. Colored devices help make the pin-up come to life. This is one of 3,000 minted and was graded perfect by NGC and crossed to PCGS. * Number 52 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2012 $2 Yellow Rose WWII Nose Art PR70DCAM PCGS #518735

[RG-052]* 2012 Niue $2 Yellow Rose PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Featuring Nose Art appearing on warplanes during WWII this is one of a series of three offered by Niue presenting “The Yellow Rose”. The original was a bit bawdier than this more modest image. Colored devices help make the pin-up come to life. This is one of 3,000 minted and was graded perfect by NGC and crossed to PCGS. * Number 52 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2017 $2 Steamboat Willie MS69 PCGS #622582

2017 Niue Silver $2 Steamboat Willie MS69 { PCGS-3 }. Well rendered reverse cameo strike is one of a quarter-million struck to honor the precursor character to the beloved Mickey Mouse. The reverse video gives the mouse classic black ears from the very deep but sparingly used mirrors. Heavy frosting on the wheel makes it pop making it look like white and black paint has been used to accent the scene; but it is all silver and a little help from the lighting! Just a fun coin to fill the QE2 slot, who also appears with the reverse cameo effect.

2017 $2 Steamboat Willie MS69 PCGS #622582

2017 Niue Silver $2 Steamboat Willie MS69 { PCGS-3 }. Well rendered reverse cameo strike is one of a quarter-million struck to honor the precursor character to the beloved Mickey Mouse. The reverse video gives the mouse classic black ears from the very deep but sparingly used mirrors. Heavy frosting on the wheel makes it pop making it look like white and black paint has been used to accent the scene; but it is all silver and a little help from the lighting! Just a fun coin to fill the QE2 slot, who also appears with the reverse cameo effect.

2019 $5 Athena and Minerva Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #711174

2019 Niue $5 Athena/Minerva Antiqued MS70 { PCGS-5 ]. Who knew that there’d be a coin with both Athena and Minerva? Certainly not Ron Guth when he wrote his book back in 2015! Only 500 were produced so they’re getting hard to find. This antiqued beauty comes with gilded gold highlighting of the bouquet and spear. This extra-large coin was produced in high relief by the Mint of Poland, designated by the stylized “mw” mint mark (following “.999”) and is made with 2 ounces of pure silver; but those aren’t Troy ounces! QE2 appears centered in an off-center circular field surrounded by a rim of flowers on this perfect gem.

2019 $5 Athena and Minerva Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #711174

2019 Niue $5 Athena/Minerva Antiqued MS70 { PCGS-5 ]. Who knew that there’d be a coin with both Athena and Minerva? Certainly not Ron Guth when he wrote his book back in 2015! Only 500 were produced so they’re getting hard to find. This antiqued beauty comes with gilded gold highlighting of the bouquet and spear. This extra-large coin was produced in high relief by the Mint of Poland, designated by the stylized “mw” mint mark (following “.999”) and is made with 2 ounces of pure silver; but those aren’t Troy ounces! QE2 appears centered in an off-center circular field surrounded by a rim of flowers on this perfect gem.

2019 $5 Athena and Minerva Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #711174

2019 Niue $5 Athena/Minerva Antiqued MS70 { PCGS-5 ]. Who knew that there’d be a coin with both Athena and Minerva? Certainly not Ron Guth when he wrote his book back in 2015! Only 500 were produced so they’re getting hard to find. This antiqued beauty comes with gilded gold highlighting of the bouquet and spear. This extra-large coin was produced in high relief by the Mint of Poland, designated by the stylized “mw” mint mark (following “.999”) and is made with 2 ounces of pure silver; but those aren’t Troy ounces! QE2 appears centered in an off-center circular field surrounded by a rim of flowers on this perfect gem.

2020 MW $7 Nefertiti Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #826665

2020 Niue $7 Queen Nefertiti MS70 { PCGS-5 }. This 3-ounce silver behemoth features the stoic Queen Nefertiti in full frontal profile with her iconic gilded headdress adorned by Swarovski glass. Her colorful collar is adorned by gold highlights. Rendered in high relief and antiqued silver this regal image really pops. This coin was minted minted at the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), as shown by the stylized M-over-W mintmark between "ELIZABETH II" and "NIUE" on the obverse. The striking off-center circular design features Nefertiti in high-relief finished perfectly in antique silver. There is a modest mintage of just 500 pieces.

2020 MW $7 Nefertiti Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #826665

2020 Niue $7 Queen Nefertiti MS70 { PCGS-5 }. This 3-ounce silver behemoth features the stoic Queen Nefertiti in full frontal profile with her iconic gilded headdress adorned by Swarovski glass. Her colorful collar is adorned by gold highlights. Rendered in high relief and antiqued silver this regal image really pops. This coin was minted minted at the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), as shown by the stylized M-over-W mintmark between "ELIZABETH II" and "NIUE" on the obverse. The striking off-center circular design features Nefertiti in high-relief finished perfectly in antique silver. There is a modest mintage of just 500 pieces.

2020 MW $7 Nefertiti Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #826665

2020 Niue $7 Queen Nefertiti MS70 { PCGS-5 }. This 3-ounce silver behemoth features the stoic Queen Nefertiti in full frontal profile with her iconic gilded headdress adorned by Swarovski glass. Her colorful collar is adorned by gold highlights. Rendered in high relief and antiqued silver this regal image really pops. This coin was minted minted at the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), as shown by the stylized M-over-W mintmark between "ELIZABETH II" and "NIUE" on the obverse. The striking off-center circular design features Nefertiti in high-relief finished perfectly in antique silver. There is a modest mintage of just 500 pieces.

2019 $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary Girls at the Piano PR70DCAM PCGS #877813

2019 Niue $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary “Two Girls at the Piano” PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of this famous impressionist painter, this coin features in color two girls at the piano. This round silver alternate to the rectangular Andorran 10 Dinar has a more modest mintage of just 500 pieces and was graded perfect. An interesting juxtaposition of form and shapes made the reverse a palate and canvas both for this popular painting.

2019 $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary Girls at the Piano PR70DCAM PCGS #877813

2019 Niue $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary “Two Girls at the Piano” PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of this famous impressionist painter, this coin features in color two girls at the piano. This round silver alternate to the rectangular Andorran 10 Dinar has a more modest mintage of just 500 pieces and was graded perfect. An interesting juxtaposition of form and shapes made the reverse a palate and canvas both for this popular painting.

2019 $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary Girls at the Piano PR70DCAM PCGS #877813

2019 Niue $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary “Two Girls at the Piano” PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of this famous impressionist painter, this coin features in color two girls at the piano. This round silver alternate to the rectangular Andorran 10 Dinar has a more modest mintage of just 500 pieces and was graded perfect. An interesting juxtaposition of form and shapes made the reverse a palate and canvas both for this popular painting.

2019 $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary Girls at the Piano PR70DCAM PCGS #877813

2019 Niue $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary “Two Girls at the Piano” PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of this famous impressionist painter, this coin features in color two girls at the piano. This round silver alternate to the rectangular Andorran 10 Dinar has a more modest mintage of just 500 pieces and was graded perfect. An interesting juxtaposition of form and shapes made the reverse a palate and canvas both for this popular painting.

2019 $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary Girls at the Piano PR70DCAM PCGS #877813

2019 Niue $1 Renoir 100th Anniversary “Two Girls at the Piano” PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of this famous impressionist painter, this coin features in color two girls at the piano. This round silver alternate to the rectangular Andorran 10 Dinar has a more modest mintage of just 500 pieces and was graded perfect. An interesting juxtaposition of form and shapes made the reverse a palate and canvas both for this popular painting.

2018-MW $2 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM PCGS #881157

2018 Niue $2 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This interesting and novel coin was struck with a clear plastic case holding the golden guardian angel at the Mint of Poland (m over w mint-mark). On the reverse an angel with a wand tipped with a Swarovski crystal whose design from 2014 is accented with coloring of the angel's face, hair and hands; along with many of the flower petals.

2018-MW $2 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM PCGS #881157

2018 Niue $2 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This interesting and novel coin was struck with a clear plastic case holding the golden guardian angel at the Mint of Poland (m over w mint-mark). On the reverse an angel with a wand tipped with a Swarovski crystal whose design from 2014 is accented with coloring of the angel's face, hair and hands; along with many of the flower petals.

2018-MW $2 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM PCGS #881157

2018 Niue $2 Guardian Angel PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This interesting and novel coin was struck with a clear plastic case holding the golden guardian angel at the Mint of Poland (m over w mint-mark). On the reverse an angel with a wand tipped with a Swarovski crystal whose design from 2014 is accented with coloring of the angel's face, hair and hands; along with many of the flower petals.

2011 $1 Pisces Colorized PR70DCAM PCGS #881697

2011 Niue $1 Pisces/Mucha PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One part of a 12-coin series depicting the Western Zodiac using art by turn of the twentieth century Bohemian and Czech artist/illustrator Alphonse Mucha as introduced in the Parisian art scene. QE2 is on the obverse surrounded by the 12 signs of the Zodiac on this Niue silver gem. Her right-facing effigy is small in the center and surrounded by the dozen astrological symbols; with Pisces beneath her at 6 o'clock. On the flip-side is one of Mucha's favorite models and mistress posing as "Miss-Pisces" recognized in this colorized rendition by his illustration style and her flaming red-orange hair.

2011 $1 Pisces Colorized PR70DCAM PCGS #881697

2011 Niue $1 Pisces/Mucha PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One part of a 12-coin series depicting the Western Zodiac using art by turn of the twentieth century Bohemian and Czech artist/illustrator Alphonse Mucha as introduced in the Parisian art scene. QE2 is on the obverse surrounded by the 12 signs of the Zodiac on this Niue silver gem. Her right-facing effigy is small in the center and surrounded by the dozen astrological symbols; with Pisces beneath her at 6 o'clock. On the flip-side is one of Mucha's favorite models and mistress posing as "Miss-Pisces" recognized in this colorized rendition by his illustration style and her flaming red-orange hair.

2011 $1 Pisces Colorized PR70DCAM PCGS #881697

2011 Niue $1 Pisces/Mucha PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One part of a 12-coin series depicting the Western Zodiac using art by turn of the twentieth century Bohemian and Czech artist/illustrator Alphonse Mucha as introduced in the Parisian art scene. QE2 is on the obverse surrounded by the 12 signs of the Zodiac on this Niue silver gem. Her right-facing effigy is small in the center and surrounded by the dozen astrological symbols; with Pisces beneath her at 6 o'clock. On the flip-side is one of Mucha's favorite models and mistress posing as "Miss-Pisces" recognized in this colorized rendition by his illustration style and her flaming red-orange hair.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 459 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 459 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 459 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 459 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 459 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 359 on the bottom edge. This is one of the more difficult coins in this set to fill with an actual coin; although several exonumia examples are available depicting “fantasy” restrikes.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 359 on the bottom edge. This is one of the more difficult coins in this set to fill with an actual coin; although several exonumia examples are available depicting “fantasy” restrikes.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 359 on the bottom edge. This is one of the more difficult coins in this set to fill with an actual coin; although several exonumia examples are available depicting “fantasy” restrikes.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 359 on the bottom edge. This is one of the more difficult coins in this set to fill with an actual coin; although several exonumia examples are available depicting “fantasy” restrikes.

2014 $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM PCGS #881918

2014 Niue $5 Catherine I PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the first female ruler of Imperial Russia. Her reign came early in the 18th century following the death of her husband Peter the Great. She heralded the start of a century almost entirely dominated by women. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red and one clear Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 359 on the bottom edge. This is one of the more difficult coins in this set to fill with an actual coin; although several exonumia examples are available depicting “fantasy” restrikes.

2021-CM $1 Guinevere and Lancelot Legend of King Arthur PR70DCAM PCGS #899312

2021-CM Niue $1 Lancelot and Guinevere PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Fairytale ending as Lancelot carries Guinevere off on his horse as they ride away from Maleagant's castle, which looms behind them. Just 1,000 pieces were struck for this South Pacific island. CM is for the Czech Mint (Česká mincovna), Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993-date). The mint mark appears following the date. Queen Elizabeth II appears in small effigy surrounded by the shields of the 12 Knights of the Round Table. The top-most shield, with the 3 crowns, is that of King Arthur. Going clockwise from there are the shields of Sir Lancelot, Sir Perceval, Sir Degore, Sir Bedivere, Sir Kay, Sir Galahad, Sir Bohor, Sir Gauvan, Sir Tristan, Sir Brunor and Sir Hector. There are many much larger silver coins featuring Guinevere; but this gem offers open fields and an elegant design that uses the highly frosted devices to yield great eye appeal and leave a lasting impression. Finally, this is another QE2 "two-fer" that could also be used in her majesty's spot.

2021-CM $1 Guinevere and Lancelot Legend of King Arthur PR70DCAM PCGS #899312

2021-CM Niue $1 Lancelot and Guinevere PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Fairytale ending as Lancelot carries Guinevere off on his horse as they ride away from Maleagant's castle, which looms behind them. Just 1,000 pieces were struck for this South Pacific island. CM is for the Czech Mint (Česká mincovna), Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993-date). The mint mark appears following the date. Queen Elizabeth II appears in small effigy surrounded by the shields of the 12 Knights of the Round Table. The top-most shield, with the 3 crowns, is that of King Arthur. Going clockwise from there are the shields of Sir Lancelot, Sir Perceval, Sir Degore, Sir Bedivere, Sir Kay, Sir Galahad, Sir Bohor, Sir Gauvan, Sir Tristan, Sir Brunor and Sir Hector. There are many much larger silver coins featuring Guinevere; but this gem offers open fields and an elegant design that uses the highly frosted devices to yield great eye appeal and leave a lasting impression. Finally, this is another QE2 "two-fer" that could also be used in her majesty's spot.

2021-CM $1 Guinevere and Lancelot Legend of King Arthur PR70DCAM PCGS #899312

2021-CM Niue $1 Lancelot and Guinevere PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Fairytale ending as Lancelot carries Guinevere off on his horse as they ride away from Maleagant's castle, which looms behind them. Just 1,000 pieces were struck for this South Pacific island. CM is for the Czech Mint (Česká mincovna), Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993-date). The mint mark appears following the date. Queen Elizabeth II appears in small effigy surrounded by the shields of the 12 Knights of the Round Table. The top-most shield, with the 3 crowns, is that of King Arthur. Going clockwise from there are the shields of Sir Lancelot, Sir Perceval, Sir Degore, Sir Bedivere, Sir Kay, Sir Galahad, Sir Bohor, Sir Gauvan, Sir Tristan, Sir Brunor and Sir Hector. There are many much larger silver coins featuring Guinevere; but this gem offers open fields and an elegant design that uses the highly frosted devices to yield great eye appeal and leave a lasting impression. Finally, this is another QE2 "two-fer" that could also be used in her majesty's spot.

2021-CM $1 Guinevere and Lancelot Legend of King Arthur First Strike PR68DCAM PCGS #899313

2021-CM Niue $1 Lancelot and Guinevere { FIRST STRIKE } PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Fairytale ending as Lancelot carries Guinevere off on his horse as they ride away from Maleagant's castle, which looms behind them. Just 1,000 pieces were struck. CM is for the Czech Mint (Česká mincovna), Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993-date). The mint mark appears following the date. This dreadful cross from NGC-70 features several breath-droplet imperfections scarcely detectable except as lit by this TrueView lighting. Yikes!

2021-CM $1 Guinevere and Lancelot Legend of King Arthur First Strike PR68DCAM PCGS #899313

2021-CM Niue $1 Lancelot and Guinevere { FIRST STRIKE } PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Fairytale ending as Lancelot carries Guinevere off on his horse as they ride away from Maleagant's castle, which looms behind them. Just 1,000 pieces were struck. CM is for the Czech Mint (Česká mincovna), Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993-date). The mint mark appears following the date. This dreadful cross from NGC-70 features several breath-droplet imperfections scarcely detectable except as lit by this TrueView lighting. Yikes!

2021-CM $1 Guinevere and Lancelot Legend of King Arthur First Strike PR68DCAM PCGS #899313

2021-CM Niue $1 Lancelot and Guinevere { FIRST STRIKE } PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Fairytale ending as Lancelot carries Guinevere off on his horse as they ride away from Maleagant's castle, which looms behind them. Just 1,000 pieces were struck. CM is for the Czech Mint (Česká mincovna), Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993-date). The mint mark appears following the date. This dreadful cross from NGC-70 features several breath-droplet imperfections scarcely detectable except as lit by this TrueView lighting. Yikes!

2019 MW $5 Michelangelo's La Pieta First Strike PR69DCAM PCGS #899314

2019-MW Niue $5 Michelangelo’s La Pietà PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Another masterpiece from the Mint of Poland (MW), this black-proof shows the Mother of Christ holding his body after the crucifixion, depicting Michelangelo’s masterpiece La Pietà currently residing in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Mary is the only real-life woman subject of two slots in this series (also slot #1). See how the black-proof technique brings to life the subject devices from the fields and background.

2019 MW $5 Michelangelo's La Pieta First Strike PR69DCAM PCGS #899314

2019-MW Niue $5 Michelangelo’s La Pietà PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Another masterpiece from the Mint of Poland (MW), this black-proof shows the Mother of Christ holding his body after the crucifixion, depicting Michelangelo’s masterpiece La Pietà currently residing in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Mary is the only real-life woman subject of two slots in this series (also slot #1). See how the black-proof technique brings to life the subject devices from the fields and background.

2019 MW $5 Michelangelo's La Pieta First Strike PR69DCAM PCGS #899314

2019-MW Niue $5 Michelangelo’s La Pietà PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Another masterpiece from the Mint of Poland (MW), this black-proof shows the Mother of Christ holding his body after the crucifixion, depicting Michelangelo’s masterpiece La Pietà currently residing in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Mary is the only real-life woman subject of two slots in this series (also slot #1). See how the black-proof technique brings to life the subject devices from the fields and background.

2011 $2 Adam and Eve PR70DCAM PCGS #521011

2011 Palau $2 Adam and Eve PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfect silver gem illustrates original sin in the Garden of Eden as Adam and Eve taste the red forbidden fruit. From the Bible Series, 1,000 pieces were struck in one-half ounce of sterling silver.

2011 $2 Adam and Eve PR70DCAM PCGS #521011

2011 Palau $2 Adam and Eve PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfect silver gem illustrates original sin in the Garden of Eden as Adam and Eve taste the red forbidden fruit. From the Bible Series, 1,000 pieces were struck in one-half ounce of sterling silver.

2011 $2 Adam and Eve PR70DCAM PCGS #521011

2011 Palau $2 Adam and Eve PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This perfect silver gem illustrates original sin in the Garden of Eden as Adam and Eve taste the red forbidden fruit. From the Bible Series, 1,000 pieces were struck in one-half ounce of sterling silver.

2015 $10 Medusa Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #802081

2015 Palau $10 Medusa MS70 { PCGS-5 }. A colorized and stylish rendering of this Gorgon from the "Mythical Creatures Collection", Medusa is shown amid a shroud of skulls of her unwitting victims. The snake in the foreground is rendered with colored marble inlay. Mintage is just 999 for this oversize two ounce flawless gem rendered in antique silver. This slot is currently considered "optional"; although there are several modern day specimens that are available that can be used.

2015 $10 Medusa Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #802081

2015 Palau $10 Medusa MS70 { PCGS-5 }. A colorized and stylish rendering of this Gorgon from the "Mythical Creatures Collection", Medusa is shown amid a shroud of skulls of her unwitting victims. The snake in the foreground is rendered with colored marble inlay. Mintage is just 999 for this oversize two ounce flawless gem rendered in antique silver. This slot is currently considered "optional"; although there are several modern day specimens that are available that can be used.

2015 $10 Medusa Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #802081

2015 Palau $10 Medusa MS70 { PCGS-5 }. A colorized and stylish rendering of this Gorgon from the "Mythical Creatures Collection", Medusa is shown amid a shroud of skulls of her unwitting victims. The snake in the foreground is rendered with colored marble inlay. Mintage is just 999 for this oversize two ounce flawless gem rendered in antique silver. This slot is currently considered "optional"; although there are several modern day specimens that are available that can be used.

2019 $5 Guardian Angel Antique Finish First Day of Issue MS70 PCGS #810790

2019 Palau $5 Guardian Angel { FDOI } MS70 { PCGS-4 }. From its silver charm series, this one-ounce guardian angel presents as a miniature statue. Only the reverse identifies this gem as a legal tender 5$ Palauan coin. Just 2,500 pieces were struck for collectors and this one is from its First Day of Issue. As with many larger commemoratives from the region, this non-proof piece is finished in antiqued silver and has a shape that replicates a 3-D outline of an angel. The stylized obverse features symbolism of heaven, with the waves of the sea duplicated in the angel’s wings, and the sun and moon and clouds embroidered on the angel’s gown. And while many guardian angel’s have name’s like Michael or Gabriel, my guardian angel is Sharon, and she belongs in this set.

2019 $5 Guardian Angel Antique Finish First Day of Issue MS70 PCGS #810790

2019 Palau $5 Guardian Angel { FDOI } MS70 { PCGS-4 }. From its silver charm series, this one-ounce guardian angel presents as a miniature statue. Only the reverse identifies this gem as a legal tender 5$ Palauan coin. Just 2,500 pieces were struck for collectors and this one is from its First Day of Issue. As with many larger commemoratives from the region, this non-proof piece is finished in antiqued silver and has a shape that replicates a 3-D outline of an angel. The stylized obverse features symbolism of heaven, with the waves of the sea duplicated in the angel’s wings, and the sun and moon and clouds embroidered on the angel’s gown. And while many guardian angel’s have name’s like Michael or Gabriel, my guardian angel is Sharon, and she belongs in this set.

2019 $5 Guardian Angel Antique Finish First Day of Issue MS70 PCGS #810790

2019 Palau $5 Guardian Angel { FDOI } MS70 { PCGS-4 }. From its silver charm series, this one-ounce guardian angel presents as a miniature statue. Only the reverse identifies this gem as a legal tender 5$ Palauan coin. Just 2,500 pieces were struck for collectors and this one is from its First Day of Issue. As with many larger commemoratives from the region, this non-proof piece is finished in antiqued silver and has a shape that replicates a 3-D outline of an angel. The stylized obverse features symbolism of heaven, with the waves of the sea duplicated in the angel’s wings, and the sun and moon and clouds embroidered on the angel’s gown. And while many guardian angel’s have name’s like Michael or Gabriel, my guardian angel is Sharon, and she belongs in this set.

2019 $5 Guardian Angel Antique Finish First Day of Issue MS70 PCGS #810790

2019 Palau $5 Guardian Angel { FDOI } MS70 { PCGS-4 }. From its silver charm series, this one-ounce guardian angel presents as a miniature statue. Only the reverse identifies this gem as a legal tender 5$ Palauan coin. Just 2,500 pieces were struck for collectors and this one is from its First Day of Issue. As with many larger commemoratives from the region, this non-proof piece is finished in antiqued silver and has a shape that replicates a 3-D outline of an angel. The stylized obverse features symbolism of heaven, with the waves of the sea duplicated in the angel’s wings, and the sun and moon and clouds embroidered on the angel’s gown. And while many guardian angel’s have name’s like Michael or Gabriel, my guardian angel is Sharon, and she belongs in this set.

2021 $20 Ecstasy of Saint Teresa 5oz High Relief Black Proof PR70DCAM PCGS #891896

MMXXI Palau 20$ Ecstasy of Saint Teresa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This super-sized flawless silver gem pays tribute to Eternal Structures including two on Ron Guth’s list of 100 Greatest Women on coins. Rendered in black proof using SmartMinting technology on both sides yields high-relief realistic marble-effects for the featured statues. On the reverse Venus de Milo is in the two-o’clock position and Leda and her Swan is in the seven-o’clock spot detail tales from Greek and Roman mythology. From the Greeks, Leda is a tale of a young maiden either raped or seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan, and the Roman goddess Venus presents the ideal image of woman in beauty and love. Just 499 pieces of this “three-fer” were struck.

2021 $20 Ecstasy of Saint Teresa 5oz High Relief Black Proof PR70DCAM PCGS #891896

MMXXI Palau 20$ Ecstasy of Saint Teresa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This super-sized flawless silver gem pays tribute to Eternal Structures including two on Ron Guth’s list of 100 Greatest Women on coins. Rendered in black proof using SmartMinting technology on both sides yields high-relief realistic marble-effects for the featured statues. On the reverse Venus de Milo is in the two-o’clock position and Leda and her Swan is in the seven-o’clock spot detail tales from Greek and Roman mythology. From the Greeks, Leda is a tale of a young maiden either raped or seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan, and the Roman goddess Venus presents the ideal image of woman in beauty and love. Just 499 pieces of this “three-fer” were struck.

2021 $20 Ecstasy of Saint Teresa 5oz High Relief Black Proof PR70DCAM PCGS #891896

MMXXI Palau 20$ Ecstasy of Saint Teresa PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This super-sized flawless silver gem pays tribute to Eternal Structures including two on Ron Guth’s list of 100 Greatest Women on coins. Rendered in black proof using SmartMinting technology on both sides yields high-relief realistic marble-effects for the featured statues. On the reverse Venus de Milo is in the two-o’clock position and Leda and her Swan is in the seven-o’clock spot detail tales from Greek and Roman mythology. From the Greeks, Leda is a tale of a young maiden either raped or seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan, and the Roman goddess Venus presents the ideal image of woman in beauty and love. Just 499 pieces of this “three-fer” were struck.

2019 $10 Leda and the Swan Eternal Sculptures PR70DCAM PCGS #892115

2019 Palau $5 Leda and the Swan PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Greek mythology tells the story of Leda, a queen of Sparta who caught the eye of Zeus, king of the gods. Zeus frequently had affairs with mortals, often disguising himself as an animal to overpower or deceive his victims. In seducing Leda, Zeus took the form of a swan, and here he is drawn into her lap while she holds up a sheltering cloak. Found in 1775 in Rome, this statue is a first-century Roman copy of an earlier Greek statue from the 300s B.C. attributed to Timotheos. This black-proof rendition brings the sculpted story to life in 2 ounces of high relief pure silver combined with paint to yield realistic sculpted marble and mintage of just 999 pieces. The coin offers a 360-impression by flipping the coin over to see the statue from the other side!

2019 $10 Leda and the Swan Eternal Sculptures PR70DCAM PCGS #892115

2019 Palau $5 Leda and the Swan PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Greek mythology tells the story of Leda, a queen of Sparta who caught the eye of Zeus, king of the gods. Zeus frequently had affairs with mortals, often disguising himself as an animal to overpower or deceive his victims. In seducing Leda, Zeus took the form of a swan, and here he is drawn into her lap while she holds up a sheltering cloak. Found in 1775 in Rome, this statue is a first-century Roman copy of an earlier Greek statue from the 300s B.C. attributed to Timotheos. This black-proof rendition brings the sculpted story to life in 2 ounces of high relief pure silver combined with paint to yield realistic sculpted marble and mintage of just 999 pieces. The coin offers a 360-impression by flipping the coin over to see the statue from the other side!

2019 $10 Leda and the Swan Eternal Sculptures PR70DCAM PCGS #892115

2019 Palau $5 Leda and the Swan PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Greek mythology tells the story of Leda, a queen of Sparta who caught the eye of Zeus, king of the gods. Zeus frequently had affairs with mortals, often disguising himself as an animal to overpower or deceive his victims. In seducing Leda, Zeus took the form of a swan, and here he is drawn into her lap while she holds up a sheltering cloak. Found in 1775 in Rome, this statue is a first-century Roman copy of an earlier Greek statue from the 300s B.C. attributed to Timotheos. This black-proof rendition brings the sculpted story to life in 2 ounces of high relief pure silver combined with paint to yield realistic sculpted marble and mintage of just 999 pieces. The coin offers a 360-impression by flipping the coin over to see the statue from the other side!

1999 $5 KM-19 German Cameroon PR68DCAM PCGS #982223

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Kamerun PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the reverse. This and its sister coin for German Togo are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. This can be tough to find with a mintage of 1,000. Notice the coat of arms Germania holds featuring the Teutonic eagle and the elephant head.

1999 $5 KM-19 German Cameroon PR68DCAM PCGS #982223

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Kamerun PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the reverse. This and its sister coin for German Togo are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. This can be tough to find with a mintage of 1,000. Notice the coat of arms Germania holds featuring the Teutonic eagle and the elephant head.

1999 $5 KM-19 German Cameroon PR68DCAM PCGS #982223

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Kamerun PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the reverse. This and its sister coin for German Togo are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. This can be tough to find with a mintage of 1,000. Notice the coat of arms Germania holds featuring the Teutonic eagle and the elephant head.

1999 $5 KM-19 German Cameroon PR70DCAM PCGS #982223

[RG-058*] 1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Kamerun PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the reverse. This and its sister coin for German Togo are the only two modern coins featuring Germania as of the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now and continue being made, often with other national personas (e.g. Italia). This can be tough to find with a mintage of 1,000, although some continue to surface each year. Notice the coat of arms Germania holds featuring the Teutonic eagle and the elephant head. The obverse features a profile portrait of Wilhelm I. The coin pays tribute to German colonial influence in Africa that spanned from the mid-nineteenth century to WWI. * RG-058 Mentioned in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins", although not pictured.

1999 $5 KM-19 German Cameroon PR70DCAM PCGS #982223

[RG-058*] 1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Kamerun PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the reverse. This and its sister coin for German Togo are the only two modern coins featuring Germania as of the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now and continue being made, often with other national personas (e.g. Italia). This can be tough to find with a mintage of 1,000, although some continue to surface each year. Notice the coat of arms Germania holds featuring the Teutonic eagle and the elephant head. The obverse features a profile portrait of Wilhelm I. The coin pays tribute to German colonial influence in Africa that spanned from the mid-nineteenth century to WWI. * RG-058 Mentioned in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins", although not pictured.

1999 $5 KM-19 German Cameroon PR70DCAM PCGS #982223

[RG-058*] 1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Kamerun PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the reverse. This and its sister coin for German Togo are the only two modern coins featuring Germania as of the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now and continue being made, often with other national personas (e.g. Italia). This can be tough to find with a mintage of 1,000, although some continue to surface each year. Notice the coat of arms Germania holds featuring the Teutonic eagle and the elephant head. The obverse features a profile portrait of Wilhelm I. The coin pays tribute to German colonial influence in Africa that spanned from the mid-nineteenth century to WWI. * RG-058 Mentioned in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins", although not pictured.

1999 $5 KM-24 German Togo PR69DCAM PCGS #982228

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Togo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the obverse. This and its sister coin for German Cameroon are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. With a mintage of just 1,000, this Palauan gem was not easy to find, offering excellent mirrors and nicely frosted devices and was a “barn-find” from Moscow! The coin has perfect fields and the only flaw I can find is a rub on one of the sections of the cobra on the right at the base of its neck from an over-polished die that renders that small section shiny when light hits at the right angle.

1999 $5 KM-24 German Togo PR69DCAM PCGS #982228

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Togo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the obverse. This and its sister coin for German Cameroon are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. With a mintage of just 1,000, this Palauan gem was not easy to find, offering excellent mirrors and nicely frosted devices and was a “barn-find” from Moscow! The coin has perfect fields and the only flaw I can find is a rub on one of the sections of the cobra on the right at the base of its neck from an over-polished die that renders that small section shiny when light hits at the right angle.

1999 $5 KM-24 German Togo PR69DCAM PCGS #982228

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Togo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the obverse. This and its sister coin for German Cameroon are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. With a mintage of just 1,000, this Palauan gem was not easy to find, offering excellent mirrors and nicely frosted devices and was a “barn-find” from Moscow! The coin has perfect fields and the only flaw I can find is a rub on one of the sections of the cobra on the right at the base of its neck from an over-polished die that renders that small section shiny when light hits at the right angle.

1999 $5 KM-24 German Togo PR69DCAM PCGS #982228

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Togo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the obverse. This and its sister coin for German Cameroon are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. This coin has a modest mintage of just 1,000 pieces.

1999 $5 KM-24 German Togo PR69DCAM PCGS #982228

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Togo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the obverse. This and its sister coin for German Cameroon are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. This coin has a modest mintage of just 1,000 pieces.

1999 $5 KM-24 German Togo PR69DCAM PCGS #982228

1999 Palau $5 Deutsch Togo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This South Pacific coin remembers an era of German influence in the region and features Germania on the obverse. This and its sister coin for German Cameroon are the only two modern coins featuring Germania at the first printing of Ron Guth’s book. There is also a Taler from the nineteenth century that is fairly common. Numerous Fantasy Issues (Exonumia) are available now. This coin has a modest mintage of just 1,000 pieces.

1984-CHI 5 Kina UN - Decade for Women PR70DCAM PCGS #724457

1984-CHI Papua-New Guinea 5 Kuna, Decade of Women PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. A native woman is selectively picking coffee beans by hand. On the reverse the Papua New Guinea coat of arms shows a bird of paradise over a traditional spear and kundu drum. This is one of a series of coins from around the world as a UN initiative to honor women during this decade. Sadly, US commemoratives were just getting off the ground and didn't come up with a coin until the 1994 Women in the Military. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found at 3 o'clock following "DECADE FOR WOMEN") is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. The mintage is 1,050.

1984-CHI 5 Kina UN - Decade for Women PR70DCAM PCGS #724457

1984-CHI Papua-New Guinea 5 Kuna, Decade of Women PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. A native woman is selectively picking coffee beans by hand. On the reverse the Papua New Guinea coat of arms shows a bird of paradise over a traditional spear and kundu drum. This is one of a series of coins from around the world as a UN initiative to honor women during this decade. Sadly, US commemoratives were just getting off the ground and didn't come up with a coin until the 1994 Women in the Military. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found at 3 o'clock following "DECADE FOR WOMEN") is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. The mintage is 1,050.

1984-CHI 5 Kina UN - Decade for Women PR70DCAM PCGS #724457

1984-CHI Papua-New Guinea 5 Kuna, Decade of Women PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. A native woman is selectively picking coffee beans by hand. On the reverse the Papua New Guinea coat of arms shows a bird of paradise over a traditional spear and kundu drum. This is one of a series of coins from around the world as a UN initiative to honor women during this decade. Sadly, US commemoratives were just getting off the ground and didn't come up with a coin until the 1994 Women in the Military. The mint mark "CHI" in a circle (found at 3 o'clock following "DECADE FOR WOMEN") is for a mint at Chiasso, located in Ticino, Switzerland. The mintage is 1,050.

1979 MW 2000 Zl Curie PR67DCAM PCGS #390332

1974 MW 2000 Złotych (Madame Curie) PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Maria Sklodowska Curie her work with Radium is artistically and simply illustrated with an appropriate graphic overlay. The ample and impressive gold mirrored fields are deeply reflective. Madame Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes; in 1903 for her work in Physics to understand radioactivity and then in 1911 for Chemistry and their discovery of Polonium and Radium. Her place is well-earned on the top-100 women in a world and time that afforded women few opportunities. There were 5,000 of this 90.00% gold non-circulating commemorative struck at the Mint of Poland (mintmark stylized "mw" (m over w) next to eagle's left claw. This mint mark is seen on many South Pacific coins in this collection; but it is somehow appropriate for this coin to be made in Warsaw! The 100 Zl silver version of this design is Number 31 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1979 MW 2000 Zl Curie PR67DCAM PCGS #390332

1974 MW 2000 Złotych (Madame Curie) PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Maria Sklodowska Curie her work with Radium is artistically and simply illustrated with an appropriate graphic overlay. The ample and impressive gold mirrored fields are deeply reflective. Madame Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes; in 1903 for her work in Physics to understand radioactivity and then in 1911 for Chemistry and their discovery of Polonium and Radium. Her place is well-earned on the top-100 women in a world and time that afforded women few opportunities. There were 5,000 of this 90.00% gold non-circulating commemorative struck at the Mint of Poland (mintmark stylized "mw" (m over w) next to eagle's left claw. This mint mark is seen on many South Pacific coins in this collection; but it is somehow appropriate for this coin to be made in Warsaw! The 100 Zl silver version of this design is Number 31 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1979 MW 2000 Zl Curie PR67DCAM PCGS #390332

1974 MW 2000 Złotych (Madame Curie) PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Maria Sklodowska Curie her work with Radium is artistically and simply illustrated with an appropriate graphic overlay. The ample and impressive gold mirrored fields are deeply reflective. Madame Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes; in 1903 for her work in Physics to understand radioactivity and then in 1911 for Chemistry and their discovery of Polonium and Radium. Her place is well-earned on the top-100 women in a world and time that afforded women few opportunities. There were 5,000 of this 90.00% gold non-circulating commemorative struck at the Mint of Poland (mintmark stylized "mw" (m over w) next to eagle's left claw. This mint mark is seen on many South Pacific coins in this collection; but it is somehow appropriate for this coin to be made in Warsaw! The 100 Zl silver version of this design is Number 31 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1974 MW 100 Zl Curie PR67DCAM PCGS #390344

[RG-031]* 1974 MW 100 Złotych (Madame Curie) PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Maria Sklodowska Curie her work with Radium is artistically and simply illustrated with an appropriate graphic overlay. The ample and impressive mirrored fields are deeply reflective. Madame Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes; in 1903 for her work in Physics to understand radioactivity and then in 1911 for Chemistry and their discovery of Polonium and Radium. Her place is well-earned on the top-100 women in a world and time that afforded women few opportunities. There were 50,000 of this 62.5% silver non-circulating commemorative struck at the Mint of Poland (mintmark stylized "mw" (m over w) next to eagle's left claw. This mint mark is seen on many South Pacific coins in this collection; but it is somehow appropriate for this coin to be made in Warsaw! * Number 31 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1974 MW 100 Zl Curie PR67DCAM PCGS #390344

[RG-031]* 1974 MW 100 Złotych (Madame Curie) PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Maria Sklodowska Curie her work with Radium is artistically and simply illustrated with an appropriate graphic overlay. The ample and impressive mirrored fields are deeply reflective. Madame Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes; in 1903 for her work in Physics to understand radioactivity and then in 1911 for Chemistry and their discovery of Polonium and Radium. Her place is well-earned on the top-100 women in a world and time that afforded women few opportunities. There were 50,000 of this 62.5% silver non-circulating commemorative struck at the Mint of Poland (mintmark stylized "mw" (m over w) next to eagle's left claw. This mint mark is seen on many South Pacific coins in this collection; but it is somehow appropriate for this coin to be made in Warsaw! * Number 31 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1974 MW 100 Zl Curie PR67DCAM PCGS #390344

[RG-031]* 1974 MW 100 Złotych (Madame Curie) PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Maria Sklodowska Curie her work with Radium is artistically and simply illustrated with an appropriate graphic overlay. The ample and impressive mirrored fields are deeply reflective. Madame Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes; in 1903 for her work in Physics to understand radioactivity and then in 1911 for Chemistry and their discovery of Polonium and Radium. Her place is well-earned on the top-100 women in a world and time that afforded women few opportunities. There were 50,000 of this 62.5% silver non-circulating commemorative struck at the Mint of Poland (mintmark stylized "mw" (m over w) next to eagle's left claw. This mint mark is seen on many South Pacific coins in this collection; but it is somehow appropriate for this coin to be made in Warsaw! * Number 31 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2006 500 Lei Patriarchal Cathedral PR70DCAM PCGS #74843

2006 Romania 500 Lei Patriarchal Cathedral PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This commemorative produced with one Troy ounce of pure gold reproduces the icon featuring the Holy Emperor Constantine I and Empress Helena of Constantinople (his mother) housed in the Patriarchal Cathedral. She became Catholic shortly after his ascension to the throne, and later had a profound effect on Christianity in the region. A nice surprise when this came back perfect with a microscopic mintage of just 250 pieces. Although not pictured in his book, Ron Guth did mention this Romanian coin, among the few modern coins that fit in this slot. Even with a variety of gold and silver options for this slot, it remains one of the most difficult coins to locate, and you can expect a successful search to take about one-year (circa 2020).

2006 500 Lei Patriarchal Cathedral PR70DCAM PCGS #74843

2006 Romania 500 Lei Patriarchal Cathedral PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This commemorative produced with one Troy ounce of pure gold reproduces the icon featuring the Holy Emperor Constantine I and Empress Helena of Constantinople (his mother) housed in the Patriarchal Cathedral. She became Catholic shortly after his ascension to the throne, and later had a profound effect on Christianity in the region. A nice surprise when this came back perfect with a microscopic mintage of just 250 pieces. Although not pictured in his book, Ron Guth did mention this Romanian coin, among the few modern coins that fit in this slot. Even with a variety of gold and silver options for this slot, it remains one of the most difficult coins to locate, and you can expect a successful search to take about one-year (circa 2020).

2006 500 Lei Patriarchal Cathedral PR70DCAM PCGS #74843

2006 Romania 500 Lei Patriarchal Cathedral PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This commemorative produced with one Troy ounce of pure gold reproduces the icon featuring the Holy Emperor Constantine I and Empress Helena of Constantinople (his mother) housed in the Patriarchal Cathedral. She became Catholic shortly after his ascension to the throne, and later had a profound effect on Christianity in the region. A nice surprise when this came back perfect with a microscopic mintage of just 250 pieces. Although not pictured in his book, Ron Guth did mention this Romanian coin, among the few modern coins that fit in this slot. Even with a variety of gold and silver options for this slot, it remains one of the most difficult coins to locate, and you can expect a successful search to take about one-year (circa 2020).

1726 Rouble Moscow Type, Bust Right VF35 PCGS #490070

1726 Russia 1 Ruble Catherine I (Right Facing) VF35 { PCGS-4 }. The Empress and Autocrat of all of Russia is what the words surrounding her reports; but she was the second wife of Peter the Great surviving him for just a couple years making her reign short. Minted in Moscow as reported by edge lettering, this general circulation silver piece has survived nearly 3 centuries in remarkedly good shape. This specimen features a 15° die rotation, a die-break in front of Catherine's eye and damage to the obverse planchette, not uncommon for coins from this era.

1726 Rouble Moscow Type, Bust Right VF35 PCGS #490070

1726 Russia 1 Ruble Catherine I (Right Facing) VF35 { PCGS-4 }. The Empress and Autocrat of all of Russia is what the words surrounding her reports; but she was the second wife of Peter the Great surviving him for just a couple years making her reign short. Minted in Moscow as reported by edge lettering, this general circulation silver piece has survived nearly 3 centuries in remarkedly good shape. This specimen features a 15° die rotation, a die-break in front of Catherine's eye and damage to the obverse planchette, not uncommon for coins from this era.

1726 Rouble Moscow Type, Bust Right VF35 PCGS #490070

1726 Russia 1 Ruble Catherine I (Right Facing) VF35 { PCGS-4 }. The Empress and Autocrat of all of Russia is what the words surrounding her reports; but she was the second wife of Peter the Great surviving him for just a couple years making her reign short. Minted in Moscow as reported by edge lettering, this general circulation silver piece has survived nearly 3 centuries in remarkedly good shape. This specimen features a 15° die rotation, a die-break in front of Catherine's eye and damage to the obverse planchette, not uncommon for coins from this era.

"1725" (2009) Rouble X#29 Catherine I Fantasy Ag PR67DCAM PCGS #857931

(2009) 1725 Russia 1 Rouble Catherine I Fantasy PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Modern exonumia captures Catherine I and her short reign in a silver eighteenth century Fantasy piece. This gem comes with a bit of scarcity with a total mintage of just 180 pieces issued by the International Numismatic Agency Ltd.

"1725" (2009) Rouble X#29 Catherine I Fantasy Ag PR67DCAM PCGS #857931

(2009) 1725 Russia 1 Rouble Catherine I Fantasy PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Modern exonumia captures Catherine I and her short reign in a silver eighteenth century Fantasy piece. This gem comes with a bit of scarcity with a total mintage of just 180 pieces issued by the International Numismatic Agency Ltd.

"1725" (2009) Rouble X#29 Catherine I Fantasy Ag PR67DCAM PCGS #857931

(2009) 1725 Russia 1 Rouble Catherine I Fantasy PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Modern exonumia captures Catherine I and her short reign in a silver eighteenth century Fantasy piece. This gem comes with a bit of scarcity with a total mintage of just 180 pieces issued by the International Numismatic Agency Ltd.

2003-PM $10 Olympics PR69DCAM PCGS #127383

2003-PM Sierra Leone $10 XXVIII Olympic Games PR69DCAM { PCGS }. This nearly one ounce proof silver commemorates the Summer Olympics held in Athens just after the turn of the twenty-first century. Nike holds out a laurel wreath for the winner. Athena overlooks the games in her form of the little owl of Athens (Athene noctua). The letters ΑΘΕ are short for ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ or “of the Athenians” and the owl typically represents or accompanies Athena as her allegorical symbol of wisdom (in this case the tactics of sport). With her temple on the Acropolis, Athena is the patron goddess of Athens, as is appropriate for these games. The mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint (PM) appears to the left of the date. This coin is currently considered "optional" for this set; although there are several different coins from different countries that satisfy this slot.

2003-PM $10 Olympics PR69DCAM PCGS #127383

2003-PM Sierra Leone $10 XXVIII Olympic Games PR69DCAM { PCGS }. This nearly one ounce proof silver commemorates the Summer Olympics held in Athens just after the turn of the twenty-first century. Nike holds out a laurel wreath for the winner. Athena overlooks the games in her form of the little owl of Athens (Athene noctua). The letters ΑΘΕ are short for ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ or “of the Athenians” and the owl typically represents or accompanies Athena as her allegorical symbol of wisdom (in this case the tactics of sport). With her temple on the Acropolis, Athena is the patron goddess of Athens, as is appropriate for these games. The mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint (PM) appears to the left of the date. This coin is currently considered "optional" for this set; although there are several different coins from different countries that satisfy this slot.

2003-PM $10 Olympics PR69DCAM PCGS #127383

2003-PM Sierra Leone $10 XXVIII Olympic Games PR69DCAM { PCGS }. This nearly one ounce proof silver commemorates the Summer Olympics held in Athens just after the turn of the twenty-first century. Nike holds out a laurel wreath for the winner. Athena overlooks the games in her form of the little owl of Athens (Athene noctua). The letters ΑΘΕ are short for ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ or “of the Athenians” and the owl typically represents or accompanies Athena as her allegorical symbol of wisdom (in this case the tactics of sport). With her temple on the Acropolis, Athena is the patron goddess of Athens, as is appropriate for these games. The mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint (PM) appears to the left of the date. This coin is currently considered "optional" for this set; although there are several different coins from different countries that satisfy this slot.

2003-PM $10 Olympics PR69DCAM PCGS #127383

2003-PM Sierra Leone $10 XXVIII Olympic Games PR69DCAM { PCGS }. This nearly one ounce proof silver commemorates the Summer Olympics held in Athens just after the turn of the twenty-first century. Nike holds out a laurel wreath for the winner. Athena overlooks the games in her form of the little owl of Athens (Athene noctua). The letters ΑΘΕ are short for ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ or “of the Athenians” and the owl typically represents or accompanies Athena as her allegorical symbol of wisdom (in this case the tactics of sport). With her temple on the Acropolis, Athena is the patron goddess of Athens, as is appropriate for these games. The mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint (PM) appears to the left of the date.

2003-PM $10 Olympics PR70DCAM PCGS #127383

2003-PM Sierra Leone $10 XXVIII Olympic Games PR70DCAM { PCGS }. This nearly one ounce proof silver commemorates the Summer Olympics held in Athens just after the turn of the twenty-first century. Nike holds out a laurel wreath for the winner. Athena overlooks the games in her form of the little owl of Athens (Athene noctua). The letters ΑΘΕ are short for ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ or “of the Athenians” and the owl typically represents or accompanies Athena as her allegorical symbol of wisdom (in this case the tactics of sport). With her temple on the Acropolis, Athena is the patron goddess of Athens, as is appropriate for these games. The mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint (PM) appears to the left of the date. This coin is currently considered "optional" for this set; although there are several different coins from different countries that satisfy this slot. Terrific deep black mirrors offset these two ancient goddesses.

2003-PM $10 Olympics PR70DCAM PCGS #127383

2003-PM Sierra Leone $10 XXVIII Olympic Games PR70DCAM { PCGS }. This nearly one ounce proof silver commemorates the Summer Olympics held in Athens just after the turn of the twenty-first century. Nike holds out a laurel wreath for the winner. Athena overlooks the games in her form of the little owl of Athens (Athene noctua). The letters ΑΘΕ are short for ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ or “of the Athenians” and the owl typically represents or accompanies Athena as her allegorical symbol of wisdom (in this case the tactics of sport). With her temple on the Acropolis, Athena is the patron goddess of Athens, as is appropriate for these games. The mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint (PM) appears to the left of the date. This coin is currently considered "optional" for this set; although there are several different coins from different countries that satisfy this slot. Terrific deep black mirrors offset these two ancient goddesses.

2003-PM $10 Olympics PR70DCAM PCGS #127383

2003-PM Sierra Leone $10 XXVIII Olympic Games PR70DCAM { PCGS }. This nearly one ounce proof silver commemorates the Summer Olympics held in Athens just after the turn of the twenty-first century. Nike holds out a laurel wreath for the winner. Athena overlooks the games in her form of the little owl of Athens (Athene noctua). The letters ΑΘΕ are short for ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ or “of the Athenians” and the owl typically represents or accompanies Athena as her allegorical symbol of wisdom (in this case the tactics of sport). With her temple on the Acropolis, Athena is the patron goddess of Athens, as is appropriate for these games. The mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint (PM) appears to the left of the date. This coin is currently considered "optional" for this set; although there are several different coins from different countries that satisfy this slot. Terrific deep black mirrors offset these two ancient goddesses.

1997-M 10000 P The King and Queen House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #126648

1997 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos I (King and Queen) PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and Queen” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 9 o’clock. Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include an image of “ISABEL II” as she is known in Spain; affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing. In the photo the angle show's an overlapping image of both the "97" and the mint mint logo. It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the field to the right of the son and I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

1997-M 10000 P The King and Queen House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #126648

1997 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos I (King and Queen) PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and Queen” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 9 o’clock. Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include an image of “ISABEL II” as she is known in Spain; affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing. In the photo the angle show's an overlapping image of both the "97" and the mint mint logo. It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the field to the right of the son and I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

1997-M 10000 P The King and Queen House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #126648

1997 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos I (King and Queen) PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and Queen” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 9 o’clock. Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include an image of “ISABEL II” as she is known in Spain; affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing. In the photo the angle show's an overlapping image of both the "97" and the mint mint logo. It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the field to the right of the son and I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

(1474-1504)S 2 Exc Calico-721 Sevilla AU58 PCGS #600532

(1474-1504) Spain, King & Queen (Ferdinand & Isabella) 2 Excelente AU58 { PCGS-5 }. Vintage gold features the royal couple that sent Columbus to the New World. The denomination equal to 32 Reales was popularly monikered a "Doubloon"; both for being a "Double-Excelente" as for the royal pair on the obverse. Appropriately minted in Seville "S". There is some weakness in the strike in the center.

1853 Real 8 Pt. Star Barcelona MS65 PCGS #772918

1853 Spain 1 Real Isabella II MS65 { PCGS-4 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this diminutive silver gem showing her profile on the obverse and coat of arms of Spain on the flip side. The two tiny stars below the coat of arms have 8-points each marking it as minted in Barcelona. The fields provide a mirror-like backdrop to the slightly frosted devices, interesting on this well preserved mint state example.

1853 Real 8 Pt. Star Barcelona MS65 PCGS #772918

1853 Spain 1 Real Isabella II MS65 { PCGS-4 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this diminutive silver gem showing her profile on the obverse and coat of arms of Spain on the flip side. The two tiny stars below the coat of arms have 8-points each marking it as minted in Barcelona. The fields provide a mirror-like backdrop to the slightly frosted devices, interesting on this well preserved mint state example.

1853 Real 8 Pt. Star Barcelona MS65 PCGS #772918

1853 Spain 1 Real Isabella II MS65 { PCGS-4 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this diminutive silver gem showing her profile on the obverse and coat of arms of Spain on the flip side. The two tiny stars below the coat of arms have 8-points each marking it as minted in Barcelona. The fields provide a mirror-like backdrop to the slightly frosted devices, interesting on this well preserved mint state example.

1998-M 10000 P King and the Prince House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #908517

1998 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos II and Filipe (Bourbons) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and the Prince” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 5 o’clock above her Spanish name "ISABEL II". Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include this Bourbon clan (including the year prior and after); affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing (in this photo the "98" can be easily seen while the crown-over-M appears fainter in the background). It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the obverse field above and in front of the father and son. I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

1998-M 10000 P King and the Prince House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #908517

1998 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos II and Filipe (Bourbons) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and the Prince” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 5 o’clock above her Spanish name "ISABEL II". Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include this Bourbon clan (including the year prior and after); affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing (in this photo the "98" can be easily seen while the crown-over-M appears fainter in the background). It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the obverse field above and in front of the father and son. I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

1998-M 10000 P King and the Prince House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #908517

1998 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos II and Filipe (Bourbons) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and the Prince” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 5 o’clock above her Spanish name "ISABEL II". Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include this Bourbon clan (including the year prior and after); affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing (in this photo the "98" can be easily seen while the crown-over-M appears fainter in the background). It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the obverse field above and in front of the father and son. I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

1998-M 10000 P King and the Prince House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #908517

1997 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos II and Filipe (Bourbons) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and the Prince” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 9 o’clock above her Spanish name "ISABEL II". Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are her son Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! Queen Isabella II came to the throne one month before her third birthday. Her effective reign was a period marked by palace intrigues, back-stairs and antechamber influences, barracks conspiracies, and military pronunciamientos. She was deposed in 1868, abdicated in 1870 and her son Alphonso XII became king in 1874. This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include this Bourbon clan (including the year prior and after); affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing (in this photo the "98" can be seen). It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the obverse field above and in front of the father and son. I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

1998-M 10000 P King and the Prince House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #908517

1997 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos II and Filipe (Bourbons) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and the Prince” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 9 o’clock above her Spanish name "ISABEL II". Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are her son Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! Queen Isabella II came to the throne one month before her third birthday. Her effective reign was a period marked by palace intrigues, back-stairs and antechamber influences, barracks conspiracies, and military pronunciamientos. She was deposed in 1868, abdicated in 1870 and her son Alphonso XII became king in 1874. This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include this Bourbon clan (including the year prior and after); affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing (in this photo the "98" can be seen). It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the obverse field above and in front of the father and son. I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

1998-M 10000 P King and the Prince House of Bourbon PR68DCAM PCGS #908517

1997 Spain 10000 Pesetas Juan Carlos II and Filipe (Bourbons) PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. “The King and the Prince” is a 5-ounce silver behemoth that pays tribute to the third centennial of the House of Bourbon. The 73mm diameter makes this an imposing specimen well-endowed to present the many royals. On the flip side about the perimeter are nine former monarchs including Queen Isabella II appearing near 9 o’clock above her Spanish name "ISABEL II". Others from three centuries of the Bourbon clan are her son Alphonso XII and XIII, Filipe V, Luis I, Fernando VI and VII, and Carlos III and IV. Notice that Queen Isabella II is the only female monarch in this ensemble! Queen Isabella II came to the throne one month before her third birthday. Her effective reign was a period marked by palace intrigues, back-stairs and antechamber influences, barracks conspiracies, and military pronunciamientos. She was deposed in 1868, abdicated in 1870 and her son Alphonso XII became king in 1874. This is one of several Spanish coins at the end of the twentieth century to include this Bourbon clan (including the year prior and after); affording the opportunity to find a modern high-grade candidate for this slot. On the obverse lower center is a circular area with the optical effect of revealing “98” or a “Crown over M” depending on angle of viewing (in this photo the "98" can be seen). It is the same crown-over-M that appears in the obverse field above and in front of the father and son. I’m supposing the “M” stands for Madrid and the combined logo is for the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Monedo) in Madrid.

2020 £1 Una and the Lion 1oz Ag Selective Gilt PR70DCAM PCGS #859118

2020 Saint Helena ₤1 Una and the Lion Gold Plated PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One ounce of pure silver is at the heart of this gem portraying a popular theme drawn from Edmund Spenser’s poem "Faerie Queene" which tells the tale of Princess Una after St. George had slayed the dragon and rescued her. During the course of their travels, Una met a lion who was so mesmerized by her beauty he became her companion and protector. The model for the original nineteenth century art was the 19-year old Queen Victoria. Una and the Lion are gold-plated to further distinguish the main obverse devices from the multiply reflective field. An initially low authorized mintage was cut in half to just 250.

2020 £1 Una and the Lion 1oz Ag Selective Gilt PR70DCAM PCGS #859118

2020 Saint Helena ₤1 Una and the Lion Gold Plated PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One ounce of pure silver is at the heart of this gem portraying a popular theme drawn from Edmund Spenser’s poem "Faerie Queene" which tells the tale of Princess Una after St. George had slayed the dragon and rescued her. During the course of their travels, Una met a lion who was so mesmerized by her beauty he became her companion and protector. The model for the original nineteenth century art was the 19-year old Queen Victoria. Una and the Lion are gold-plated to further distinguish the main obverse devices from the multiply reflective field. An initially low authorized mintage was cut in half to just 250.

2020 £1 Una and the Lion 1oz Ag Selective Gilt PR70DCAM PCGS #859118

2020 Saint Helena ₤1 Una and the Lion Gold Plated PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. One ounce of pure silver is at the heart of this gem portraying a popular theme drawn from Edmund Spenser’s poem "Faerie Queene" which tells the tale of Princess Una after St. George had slayed the dragon and rescued her. During the course of their travels, Una met a lion who was so mesmerized by her beauty he became her companion and protector. The model for the original nineteenth century art was the 19-year old Queen Victoria. Una and the Lion are gold-plated to further distinguish the main obverse devices from the multiply reflective field. An initially low authorized mintage was cut in half to just 250.

2003 B 20 Rap PR70DCAM PCGS #382747

2003-B Switzerland 20 Rappen PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 20 Rappen (or Centime) copper-nickel gem features the bust of Libertas (Roman goddess of liberty) facing right, with braided hair tied with ribbon and wearing tiara and crown declaring "LIBERTAS". The design of this coin has remained unchanged for over 100 years and is reminiscent of nineteenth century US coinage featuring Miss Liberty. Flawless mirrors contrast magnificently with the highly frosted devices.

2003 B 20 Rap PR70DCAM PCGS #382747

2003-B Switzerland 20 Rappen PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 20 Rappen (or Centime) copper-nickel gem features the bust of Libertas (Roman goddess of liberty) facing right, with braided hair tied with ribbon and wearing tiara and crown declaring "LIBERTAS". The design of this coin has remained unchanged for over 100 years and is reminiscent of nineteenth century US coinage featuring Miss Liberty. Flawless mirrors contrast magnificently with the highly frosted devices.

2003 B 20 Rap PR70DCAM PCGS #382747

2003-B Switzerland 20 Rappen PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 20 Rappen (or Centime) copper-nickel gem features the bust of Libertas (Roman goddess of liberty) facing right, with braided hair tied with ribbon and wearing tiara and crown declaring "LIBERTAS". The design of this coin has remained unchanged for over 100 years and is reminiscent of nineteenth century US coinage featuring Miss Liberty. Flawless mirrors contrast magnificently with the highly frosted devices.

2003 B 2 Fr PR70DCAM PCGS #382771

2003-B Switzerland 2 Franc PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This gorgeous unchanging Swiss design that has remained unchanged for over 100 years features their national persona armed with a spear and Swiss shield. This small alpine country is a collection of cantons including French, Italian and German speaking locals that embrace a fourth language Romansch as their official Latinized lingo. The name "Helvetica" is shortened on coinage from the Latin "Confœderatio Helvetica". Proof sets are produced annually featuring the eight circulating coins plus the commemorative 5 Franc coin for that year. Enjoy breaking one of these sets open, they are made to stay together and yield high quality specimens years later, but you need to work for it! This is the largest of three denominations showing the Swiss persona, three smaller denominations show their version of "Liberty".

2003 B 2 Fr PR70DCAM PCGS #382771

2003-B Switzerland 2 Franc PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This gorgeous unchanging Swiss design that has remained unchanged for over 100 years features their national persona armed with a spear and Swiss shield. This small alpine country is a collection of cantons including French, Italian and German speaking locals that embrace a fourth language Romansch as their official Latinized lingo. The name "Helvetica" is shortened on coinage from the Latin "Confœderatio Helvetica". Proof sets are produced annually featuring the eight circulating coins plus the commemorative 5 Franc coin for that year. Enjoy breaking one of these sets open, they are made to stay together and yield high quality specimens years later, but you need to work for it! This is the largest of three denominations showing the Swiss persona, three smaller denominations show their version of "Liberty".

2003 B 2 Fr PR70DCAM PCGS #382771

2003-B Switzerland 2 Franc PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This gorgeous unchanging Swiss design that has remained unchanged for over 100 years features their national persona armed with a spear and Swiss shield. This small alpine country is a collection of cantons including French, Italian and German speaking locals that embrace a fourth language Romansch as their official Latinized lingo. The name "Helvetica" is shortened on coinage from the Latin "Confœderatio Helvetica". Proof sets are produced annually featuring the eight circulating coins plus the commemorative 5 Franc coin for that year. Enjoy breaking one of these sets open, they are made to stay together and yield high quality specimens years later, but you need to work for it! This is the largest of three denominations showing the Swiss persona, three smaller denominations show their version of "Liberty".

1999 HF 50 Fr Wallis Haberling-60 PR69DCAM PCGS #395399

1999 Switzerland 50 Francs Shooting Festival PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This annual Swiss commemorative of Shooting Thalers features Helvetica, the national symbol of Swiss maidenhood bearing a shield of the Swiss Federation. This gem was one of 1,500 minted in Huguenin, the mint mark “HF” appearing to the right of the fineness on the obverse. The festival occurs each year in a different canton, this year being featured in Sion in the Canton of Valais.

1999 HF 50 Fr Wallis Haberling-60 PR69DCAM PCGS #395399

1999 Switzerland 50 Francs Shooting Festival PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This annual Swiss commemorative of Shooting Thalers features Helvetica, the national symbol of Swiss maidenhood bearing a shield of the Swiss Federation. This gem was one of 1,500 minted in Huguenin, the mint mark “HF” appearing to the right of the fineness on the obverse. The festival occurs each year in a different canton, this year being featured in Sion in the Canton of Valais.

1999 HF 50 Fr Wallis Haberling-60 PR69DCAM PCGS #395399

1999 Switzerland 50 Francs Shooting Festival PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This annual Swiss commemorative of Shooting Thalers features Helvetica, the national symbol of Swiss maidenhood bearing a shield of the Swiss Federation. This gem was one of 1,500 minted in Huguenin, the mint mark “HF” appearing to the right of the fineness on the obverse. The festival occurs each year in a different canton, this year being featured in Sion in the Canton of Valais.

2001 B 20 Fr Spyri PR70DCAM PCGS #401232

[RG-082]* Switzerland 20 Franc Joanna Spyri PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Author of one of the most widely read books about a lovable girl (Heidi), Joanna made the cut-off. This flawless gem has immaculate surfaces and deeply reflective mirrors. Just 15,000 pieces were struck in proof. Interesting that while most people have heard of the such beloved fictional characters as Heidi or Anne of Green Gables but the authors maybe not so much; but it is the author remembered here while it was Anne that garnered the other Top-100 spot! Of course, it was Canada that chose to honor Anne on its coins; while Switzerland commemorated the author. * Number 82 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2001 B 20 Fr Spyri PR70DCAM PCGS #401232

[RG-082]* Switzerland 20 Franc Joanna Spyri PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Author of one of the most widely read books about a lovable girl (Heidi), Joanna made the cut-off. This flawless gem has immaculate surfaces and deeply reflective mirrors. Just 15,000 pieces were struck in proof. Interesting that while most people have heard of the such beloved fictional characters as Heidi or Anne of Green Gables but the authors maybe not so much; but it is the author remembered here while it was Anne that garnered the other Top-100 spot! Of course, it was Canada that chose to honor Anne on its coins; while Switzerland commemorated the author. * Number 82 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2001 B 20 Fr Spyri PR70DCAM PCGS #401232

[RG-082]* Switzerland 20 Franc Joanna Spyri PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Author of one of the most widely read books about a lovable girl (Heidi), Joanna made the cut-off. This flawless gem has immaculate surfaces and deeply reflective mirrors. Just 15,000 pieces were struck in proof. Interesting that while most people have heard of the such beloved fictional characters as Heidi or Anne of Green Gables but the authors maybe not so much; but it is the author remembered here while it was Anne that garnered the other Top-100 spot! Of course, it was Canada that chose to honor Anne on its coins; while Switzerland commemorated the author. * Number 82 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2010 HF 50 Fr Aarau Haberling-83a PR70DCAM PCGS #417798

2010-HF Switzerland 50 Franc Aarau Shooting Festival PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. This annual Swiss commemorative of Shooting Thalers features Helvetica, the national symbol of Swiss maidenhood bearing a shield with the coat of arms for Aarau, the town and district of this year’s festival. Aarau is the capitol of the Aargau canton. This gem was one of 2,000 minted in Huguenin, the mint mark “HF” appearing to the left of the fineness on the reverse. “EIDGENÖSSISCHES” is an adjective indicating “pure Swiss” and common Swiss symbols are present in the form of the lion at her feet and the eagle on her shield. Helvetica is extending a wreath of peace denoting her intent for neutrality.

2010 HF 50 Fr Aarau Haberling-83a PR70DCAM PCGS #417798

2010-HF Switzerland 50 Franc Aarau Shooting Festival PR70DCAM { PCGS-4 }. This annual Swiss commemorative of Shooting Thalers features Helvetica, the national symbol of Swiss maidenhood bearing a shield with the coat of arms for Aarau, the town and district of this year’s festival. Aarau is the capitol of the Aargau canton. This gem was one of 2,000 minted in Huguenin, the mint mark “HF” appearing to the left of the fineness on the reverse. “EIDGENÖSSISCHES” is an adjective indicating “pure Swiss” and common Swiss symbols are present in the form of the lion at her feet and the eagle on her shield. Helvetica is extending a wreath of peace denoting her intent for neutrality.

1967 B 1/2 Fr MS68 PCGS #886034

1967-B Switzerland 1/2 Franc MS68 { PCGS-2 }. "Helvetica" shortened from the Latin name for the Swiss Federation is used to denote the country instead of choosing from the four languages appearing in different cantons (French, German, Italian and Romansch). And you think that Canada has a problem with two languages. Helvetica is the female national personification of Switzerland. This is a PQ gem mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

1967 B 1/2 Fr MS68 PCGS #886034

1967-B Switzerland 1/2 Franc MS68 { PCGS-2 }. "Helvetica" shortened from the Latin name for the Swiss Federation is used to denote the country instead of choosing from the four languages appearing in different cantons (French, German, Italian and Romansch). And you think that Canada has a problem with two languages. Helvetica is the female national personification of Switzerland. This is a PQ gem mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

1967 B 1/2 Fr MS68 PCGS #886034

1967-B Switzerland 1/2 Franc MS68 { PCGS-2 }. "Helvetica" shortened from the Latin name for the Swiss Federation is used to denote the country instead of choosing from the four languages appearing in different cantons (French, German, Italian and Romansch). And you think that Canada has a problem with two languages. Helvetica is the female national personification of Switzerland. This is a PQ gem mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

1967 B 1/2 Fr MS68 PCGS #886034

1967-B Switzerland 1/2 Franc MS68 { PCGS-2 }. "Helvetica" shortened from the Latin name for the Swiss Federation is used to denote the country instead of choosing from the four languages appearing in different cantons (French, German, Italian and Romansch). And you think that Canada has a problem with two languages. Helvetica is the female national personification of Switzerland. This is a PQ gem mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

1794 1/2C VF30BN PCGS #1003

1794 Liberty Cap Half Cent ex: Dr. James McCallum VF30 { PCGS-4 }. A handsome piece with blended deep copper and medium brown patina on both sides, the latter a bit more pronounced on the reverse. Well centered in strike despite scant denticulation in isolated areas, most devices are boldly defined, and all are discernible. There is softness to the letters LI in LIBERTY and most of those in the words UNITED and CENT. Surfaces show microscopic roughness due to scattered handling marks. Eye-pleasing details of all devices offers a nice example of this early first-year variety. Manley Die State 2.0. C-1a-R3.

1794 1/2C VF30BN PCGS #1003

1794 Liberty Cap Half Cent ex: Dr. James McCallum VF30 { PCGS-4 }. A handsome piece with blended deep copper and medium brown patina on both sides, the latter a bit more pronounced on the reverse. Well centered in strike despite scant denticulation in isolated areas, most devices are boldly defined, and all are discernible. There is softness to the letters LI in LIBERTY and most of those in the words UNITED and CENT. Surfaces show microscopic roughness due to scattered handling marks. Eye-pleasing details of all devices offers a nice example of this early first-year variety. Manley Die State 2.0. C-1a-R3.

1795 1/2C Plain Edge, No Pole AU50BN PCGS #1018

1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Plain Edge, No Pole) AU50 { PCGS-4 }. Nice detail on chocolate brown surfaces with nice strike for all devices front and back.

1795 1/2C Plain Edge, No Pole AU50BN PCGS #1018

1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Plain Edge, No Pole) AU50 { PCGS-4 }. Nice detail on chocolate brown surfaces with nice strike for all devices front and back.

1795 1/2C Plain Edge, No Pole AU50BN PCGS #1018

1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent (Plain Edge, No Pole) AU50 { PCGS-4 }. Nice detail on chocolate brown surfaces with nice strike for all devices front and back.

1804 1/2C Plain 4 No Stems AU53BN PCGS #1063

1804 Draped Bust Half Cent (Plain 4 – No Stems) AU53 { PCGS-5 } { CAC } (Aug’2020). Attractive Liberty design with flowing hair and a ribbon, this piece offers nice details with a solid uniform strike. Interesting is the denomination, noted as “HALF CENT” but also as “1/200” on the reverse stating the fractional part of a dollar.

1833 1/2C MS62BN PCGS #1162

1833 Classic Head Half Cent MS62BN { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) Creamy chocolate brown surfaces uniformly cover this very attractive pre-Civil War half-penny with a slight die rotation. In this year Andrew Jackson was sworn in to the presidency of the United States.

1833 1/2C MS62BN PCGS #1162

1833 Classic Head Half Cent MS62BN { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) Creamy chocolate brown surfaces uniformly cover this very attractive pre-Civil War half-penny with a slight die rotation. In this year Andrew Jackson was sworn in to the presidency of the United States.

1833 1/2C MS62BN PCGS #1162

1833 Classic Head Half Cent MS62BN { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) Creamy chocolate brown surfaces uniformly cover this very attractive pre-Civil War half-penny with a slight die rotation. In this year Andrew Jackson was sworn in to the presidency of the United States.

1851 1/2C MS64BN PCGS #1224

1851 Braided Hair Half Cent MS64BN { PCGS-4 } (Aug’2020). Light steel and olive toning bathes both sides with mint red underneath producing lustrous surfaces for this final variety of the Half-Cent, also referred to as the Coronet Head. There are a pair of tiny, faint marks on the jaw line and left of star 11, hardly notable but they serve to identify.

1851 1/2C MS64BN PCGS #1224

1851 Braided Hair Half Cent MS64BN { PCGS-4 } (Aug’2020). Light steel and olive toning bathes both sides with mint red underneath producing lustrous surfaces for this final variety of the Half-Cent, also referred to as the Coronet Head. There are a pair of tiny, faint marks on the jaw line and left of star 11, hardly notable but they serve to identify.

1851 1/2C MS64BN PCGS #1224

1851 Braided Hair Half Cent MS64BN { PCGS-4 } (Aug’2020). Light steel and olive toning bathes both sides with mint red underneath producing lustrous surfaces for this final variety of the Half-Cent, also referred to as the Coronet Head. There are a pair of tiny, faint marks on the jaw line and left of star 11, hardly notable but they serve to identify.

1807/6 1C Large 7 VF25BN PCGS #1528

1807/6 Draped Cent (Large 7) VF25 { PCGS-4 } (Aug’2020) Minted during the Jefferson presidency, this copper cent is darkly toned appropriate for its age. The lower part of the overstruck-6 is clearly visible, superseded by a large “7”. The grade offers sufficient details in the hair to complete the image of a young attractive Liberty, and on the reverse there is just a hint of details in the leaves of the wreath.

1807/6 1C Large 7 VF25BN PCGS #1528

1807/6 Draped Cent (Large 7) VF25 { PCGS-4 } (Aug’2020) Minted during the Jefferson presidency, this copper cent is darkly toned appropriate for its age. The lower part of the overstruck-6 is clearly visible, superseded by a large “7”. The grade offers sufficient details in the hair to complete the image of a young attractive Liberty, and on the reverse there is just a hint of details in the leaves of the wreath.

1807/6 1C Large 7 VF25BN PCGS #1528

1807/6 Draped Cent (Large 7) VF25 { PCGS-4 } (Aug’2020) Minted during the Jefferson presidency, this copper cent is darkly toned appropriate for its age. The lower part of the overstruck-6 is clearly visible, superseded by a large “7”. The grade offers sufficient details in the hair to complete the image of a young attractive Liberty, and on the reverse there is just a hint of details in the leaves of the wreath.

1813 1C AU53BN PCGS #1570

1813 Classic Head Large Cent AU53 ex: D.L. Hansen { PCGS-4 }. This copper piece has smooth well-preserved surfaces and a nice strike for this classic Liberty Capped design. The strike is good and devices nicely rendered. There is a slight 10-degree die rotation.

1813 1C AU53BN PCGS #1570

1813 Classic Head Large Cent AU53 ex: D.L. Hansen { PCGS-4 }. This copper piece has smooth well-preserved surfaces and a nice strike for this classic Liberty Capped design. The strike is good and devices nicely rendered. There is a slight 10-degree die rotation.

1813 1C AU53BN PCGS #1570

1813 Classic Head Large Cent AU53 ex: D.L. Hansen { PCGS-4 }. This copper piece has smooth well-preserved surfaces and a nice strike for this classic Liberty Capped design. The strike is good and devices nicely rendered. There is a slight 10-degree die rotation.

1853 1C MS64BN PCGS #1901

1853 Braided Hair Large Cent MS64BN { PCGS-3 } (May'2006) This chocolate brown large cent, struck slightly off-center, offers nice details in the devices.

1853 1C MS64BN PCGS #1901

1853 Braided Hair Large Cent MS64BN { PCGS-3 } (May'2006) This chocolate brown large cent, struck slightly off-center, offers nice details in the devices.

1853 1C MS64BN PCGS #1901

1853 Braided Hair Large Cent MS64BN { PCGS-3 } (May'2006) This chocolate brown large cent, struck slightly off-center, offers nice details in the devices.

1857 1C Flying Eagle MS64 PCGS #2016

1857 Flying Eagle Small Cent MS64 { PCGS-4 } { CAC | Eagle Eye Photo Seal }. This attractive olive-toned flyer features well-struck devices highlighted by good feather definition and well struck eagle head and eye. The wing-tip is well defined and clearly discernable. This new smaller size for the one-cent piece would establish the standard moving forward into the 21st-century.

1857 1C Flying Eagle MS64 PCGS #2016

1857 Flying Eagle Small Cent MS64 { PCGS-4 } { CAC | Eagle Eye Photo Seal }. This attractive olive-toned flyer features well-struck devices highlighted by good feather definition and well struck eagle head and eye. The wing-tip is well defined and clearly discernable. This new smaller size for the one-cent piece would establish the standard moving forward into the 21st-century.

1857 1C Flying Eagle MS64 PCGS #2016

1857 Flying Eagle Small Cent MS64 { PCGS-4 } { CAC | Eagle Eye Photo Seal }. This attractive olive-toned flyer features well-struck devices highlighted by good feather definition and well struck eagle head and eye. The wing-tip is well defined and clearly discernable. This new smaller size for the one-cent piece would establish the standard moving forward into the 21st-century.

1859 1C MS64 PCGS #2052

1859 Indian Cent MS64 { PCGS-5 } { CAC } (Aug’2020). This first-year pre-Civil War issue and one-year variety without a shield on the reverse has a nicely struck headdress with good feather definition, a bold “LIBERTY” and four distinct diamonds in the ribbon.

1860 1C MS62 PCGS #2058

1860 Indian Head Cent MS62 { PCGS-4 } ( Jul'2020) This pre-Civil War Indian Cent is just the second year of the series; AND the first featuring a US shield between the wreath on the reverse. Struck in copper-nickel the olive patina uniformly covers this coin now struck over eight score years ago.

1860 1C MS62 PCGS #2058

1860 Indian Head Cent MS62 { PCGS-4 } ( Jul'2020) This pre-Civil War Indian Cent is just the second year of the series; AND the first featuring a US shield between the wreath on the reverse. Struck in copper-nickel the olive patina uniformly covers this coin now struck over eight score years ago.

1860 1C MS62 PCGS #2058

1860 Indian Head Cent MS62 { PCGS-4 } ( Jul'2020) This pre-Civil War Indian Cent is just the second year of the series; AND the first featuring a US shield between the wreath on the reverse. Struck in copper-nickel the olive patina uniformly covers this coin now struck over eight score years ago.

1864 1C Bronze MS64RB PCGS #2077

1864 Indian Head Bronze Cent MS64RB { PCGS-3 } { CAC | Eagle Eye Photo Seal } (Aug'2020) This well struck bronze cent is they first year of issue for this variation which would remain unchanged for the next forty-five years. Attractively toned, the fields offer ample reddish copper highlights that offset the handsomely darkened devices. The four diamonds on the ribbon are well defined and details extend to the feather-tips.

1864 1C Bronze MS64RB PCGS #2077

1864 Indian Head Bronze Cent MS64RB { PCGS-3 } { CAC | Eagle Eye Photo Seal } (Aug'2020) This well struck bronze cent is they first year of issue for this variation which would remain unchanged for the next forty-five years. Attractively toned, the fields offer ample reddish copper highlights that offset the handsomely darkened devices. The four diamonds on the ribbon are well defined and details extend to the feather-tips.

1864 1C Bronze MS64RB PCGS #2077

1864 Indian Head Bronze Cent MS64RB { PCGS-3 } { CAC | Eagle Eye Photo Seal } (Aug'2020) This well struck bronze cent is they first year of issue for this variation which would remain unchanged for the next forty-five years. Attractively toned, the fields offer ample reddish copper highlights that offset the handsomely darkened devices. The four diamonds on the ribbon are well defined and details extend to the feather-tips.

1909 VDB 1C MS65RD PCGS #2425

1909 VDB Lincoln Cent MS65RD { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2009) Brilliant red mint-fresh luster and satiny fields adorn both sides of this first year Lincoln Cent which includes the designer's initials on the reverse at 6 o'clock. Public outcry derided the "imposing" initials, and they were removed quickly, and most initial year coins do not contain them.

1909 VDB 1C MS65RD PCGS #2425

1909 VDB Lincoln Cent MS65RD { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2009) Brilliant red mint-fresh luster and satiny fields adorn both sides of this first year Lincoln Cent which includes the designer's initials on the reverse at 6 o'clock. Public outcry derided the "imposing" initials, and they were removed quickly, and most initial year coins do not contain them.

1909 VDB 1C MS65RD PCGS #2425

1909 VDB Lincoln Cent MS65RD { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2009) Brilliant red mint-fresh luster and satiny fields adorn both sides of this first year Lincoln Cent which includes the designer's initials on the reverse at 6 o'clock. Public outcry derided the "imposing" initials, and they were removed quickly, and most initial year coins do not contain them.

1909 1C Lincoln MS64BN PCGS #2429

1909 Lincoln Cent MS64BN { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2013) Public outcry about the size of the designer's initials on the reverse being 'too imposing' had them removed for the remainder of this first year, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. This coin has years of that old copper penny patina, but still manages to maintain a solid mint state status.

1909 1C Lincoln MS64BN PCGS #2429

1909 Lincoln Cent MS64BN { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2013) Public outcry about the size of the designer's initials on the reverse being 'too imposing' had them removed for the remainder of this first year, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. This coin has years of that old copper penny patina, but still manages to maintain a solid mint state status.

1909 1C Lincoln MS64BN PCGS #2429

1909 Lincoln Cent MS64BN { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2013) Public outcry about the size of the designer's initials on the reverse being 'too imposing' had them removed for the remainder of this first year, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. This coin has years of that old copper penny patina, but still manages to maintain a solid mint state status.

1943 1C MS67 PCGS #2711

1943 Lincoln Steel Cent MS67 { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) This gem cent is a nice high-end clean mint-state Philly-steel (for the type collection). A pleasing mint-state patina has muted the mint-fresh shiny surfaces.

1943 1C MS67 PCGS #2711

1943 Lincoln Steel Cent MS67 { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) This gem cent is a nice high-end clean mint-state Philly-steel (for the type collection). A pleasing mint-state patina has muted the mint-fresh shiny surfaces.

1943 1C MS67 PCGS #2711

1943 Lincoln Steel Cent MS67 { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) This gem cent is a nice high-end clean mint-state Philly-steel (for the type collection). A pleasing mint-state patina has muted the mint-fresh shiny surfaces.

1959 1C PR67RD PCGS #3386

1959 Lincoln Memorial Cent PR67RD { PCGS-4 } This beautifully struck mint-fresh red has deeply reflective mirrors presenting for the first time the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse.

1959 1C PR67RD PCGS #3386

1959 Lincoln Memorial Cent PR67RD { PCGS-4 } This beautifully struck mint-fresh red has deeply reflective mirrors presenting for the first time the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse.

1959 1C PR67RD PCGS #3386

1959 Lincoln Memorial Cent PR67RD { PCGS-4 } This beautifully struck mint-fresh red has deeply reflective mirrors presenting for the first time the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse.

1864 2C Large Motto MS64RB PCGS #3577

1864 Two Cent Large Motto MS64RB { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) Just the faintest glimmer of red on this mostly brown two-pence, complete with the motto "In God We Trust". This was the first coin to bear this motto.

1864 2C Large Motto MS64RB PCGS #3577

1864 Two Cent Large Motto MS64RB { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) Just the faintest glimmer of red on this mostly brown two-pence, complete with the motto "In God We Trust". This was the first coin to bear this motto.

1864 2C Large Motto MS64RB PCGS #3577

1864 Two Cent Large Motto MS64RB { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2005) Just the faintest glimmer of red on this mostly brown two-pence, complete with the motto "In God We Trust". This was the first coin to bear this motto.

1851 3CS MS65 PCGS #3664

1851 Three Cent Silver Type 1 MS65 { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). This introductory year for the "trime" found this tiny coin just 75% silver being placed into circulation featuring a star and shield on the obverse and a Roman Numeral "III" on the reverse. The stylized "C" suggests "CENTS". Later designated as "Type 1", its distinguishing characteristic is the single border of the star from the field; also there are no olive sprig or bundle of arrows above and below the "III". Old-silver toning has diminished the luster some while complimenting the age of the devices.

1851 3CS MS65 PCGS #3664

1851 Three Cent Silver Type 1 MS65 { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). This introductory year for the "trime" found this tiny coin just 75% silver being placed into circulation featuring a star and shield on the obverse and a Roman Numeral "III" on the reverse. The stylized "C" suggests "CENTS". Later designated as "Type 1", its distinguishing characteristic is the single border of the star from the field; also there are no olive sprig or bundle of arrows above and below the "III". Old-silver toning has diminished the luster some while complimenting the age of the devices.

1851 3CS MS65 PCGS #3664

1851 Three Cent Silver Type 1 MS65 { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). This introductory year for the "trime" found this tiny coin just 75% silver being placed into circulation featuring a star and shield on the obverse and a Roman Numeral "III" on the reverse. The stylized "C" suggests "CENTS". Later designated as "Type 1", its distinguishing characteristic is the single border of the star from the field; also there are no olive sprig or bundle of arrows above and below the "III". Old-silver toning has diminished the luster some while complimenting the age of the devices.

1854 3CS MS63 PCGS #3670

1854 Three Cent Silver Type 2 MS63 { PCGS-4 } (AUG'2020). This second of three designs for a never popular coin upped the silver content to that of other US Silver coins, yielding an even lighter coin than the Type 1. Introducing a laurel above the Roman Numeral "III" and some arrows below it. the large ornate "C" continued to suggest "Cents".

1854 3CS MS63 PCGS #3670

1854 Three Cent Silver Type 2 MS63 { PCGS-4 } (AUG'2020). This second of three designs for a never popular coin upped the silver content to that of other US Silver coins, yielding an even lighter coin than the Type 1. Introducing a laurel above the Roman Numeral "III" and some arrows below it. the large ornate "C" continued to suggest "Cents".

1854 3CS MS63 PCGS #3670

1854 Three Cent Silver Type 2 MS63 { PCGS-4 } (AUG'2020). This second of three designs for a never popular coin upped the silver content to that of other US Silver coins, yielding an even lighter coin than the Type 1. Introducing a laurel above the Roman Numeral "III" and some arrows below it. the large ornate "C" continued to suggest "Cents".

1859 3CS MS66 PCGS #3677

1859 Three Cent Silver (Type 3) MS66 { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). This solidly struck PQ gem offers a solid strike and well-defined devices. The difference in the design for the three different types of the series are the number of distinct lines that form the border of the star. This Type-3 first-year-issue has two such lines (as opposed to the Type-2 that has three... go figure).

1859 3CS MS66 PCGS #3677

1859 Three Cent Silver (Type 3) MS66 { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). This solidly struck PQ gem offers a solid strike and well-defined devices. The difference in the design for the three different types of the series are the number of distinct lines that form the border of the star. This Type-3 first-year-issue has two such lines (as opposed to the Type-2 that has three... go figure).

1859 3CS MS66 PCGS #3677

1859 Three Cent Silver (Type 3) MS66 { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). This solidly struck PQ gem offers a solid strike and well-defined devices. The difference in the design for the three different types of the series are the number of distinct lines that form the border of the star. This Type-3 first-year-issue has two such lines (as opposed to the Type-2 that has three... go figure).

1874 3CN MS63 PCGS #3742

1874 Three Cent Nickel MS63 {PCGS-4} (Aug'2020). This choice tone-free specimen offers a bold strike with nice details in Liberty's hair, on the leaves of the wreath and in all of the parallel lines running the length of all three Roman Numerals.

1874 3CN MS63 PCGS #3742

1874 Three Cent Nickel MS63 {PCGS-4} (Aug'2020). This choice tone-free specimen offers a bold strike with nice details in Liberty's hair, on the leaves of the wreath and in all of the parallel lines running the length of all three Roman Numerals.

1874 3CN MS63 PCGS #3742

1874 Three Cent Nickel MS63 {PCGS-4} (Aug'2020). This choice tone-free specimen offers a bold strike with nice details in Liberty's hair, on the leaves of the wreath and in all of the parallel lines running the length of all three Roman Numerals.

1866 5C Rays MS65 PCGS #3790

1866 Liberty Shield Nickel (with Rays) MS65 { PCGS-5 } { CAC } (Aug’2020). This nicely struck nickel features the first-year design including rays about the shield presenting an over-crowded design fraught with production issues.

1867 5C No Rays MS64 PCGS #3794

1867 Shield Nickel (No Rays) { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). In the second year of this series, the "rays" are removed simplifying the design and enhancing the overall eye appeal. Nice uniform nickel toning covers the piece and the strike is solid giving good detail for all of the lines in the shield.

1867 5C No Rays MS64 PCGS #3794

1867 Shield Nickel (No Rays) { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). In the second year of this series, the "rays" are removed simplifying the design and enhancing the overall eye appeal. Nice uniform nickel toning covers the piece and the strike is solid giving good detail for all of the lines in the shield.

1867 5C No Rays MS64 PCGS #3794

1867 Shield Nickel (No Rays) { PCGS-4 } (Aug'2020). In the second year of this series, the "rays" are removed simplifying the design and enhancing the overall eye appeal. Nice uniform nickel toning covers the piece and the strike is solid giving good detail for all of the lines in the shield.