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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 PR68DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR68DCAM { 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. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2004 £5 Florence Nightingale Ag PR68DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR68DCAM { 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. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2004 £5 Florence Nightingale Ag PR68DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR68DCAM { 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. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2004 £5 Florence Nightingale Ag PR68DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR68DCAM { 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. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2004 £5 Florence Nightingale Ag PR68DCAM PCGS #376402

[RG-017]* 2004 Alderney Silver ₤5 Florence Nightingale PR68DCAM { 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. * Number 17 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 10 Din Renoir PR69DCAM PCGS #536885

[RG-054]* 2008 Andorra 10 Dinar “Two Young Girls at the Piano” by August Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to Painters of the World honors the impressionist Renoir with the “Portrait of Actress Jeanne Samary”; but for this slot the two young girls at the piano rendered in silver cameo relief on the flip side with colored background in the field is the focus. Unusual is the rectangular shape in a bullion bar format weighing in at one ounce and a mintage of 20,000. * Number 54 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 10 Din Renoir PR69DCAM PCGS #536885

[RG-054]* 2008 Andorra 10 Dinar “Two Young Girls at the Piano” by August Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to Painters of the World honors the impressionist Renoir with the “Portrait of Actress Jeanne Samary”; but for this slot the two young girls at the piano rendered in silver cameo relief on the flip side with colored background in the field is the focus. Unusual is the rectangular shape in a bullion bar format weighing in at one ounce and a mintage of 20,000. * Number 54 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 10 Din Renoir PR69DCAM PCGS #536885

[RG-054]* 2008 Andorra 10 Dinar “Two Young Girls at the Piano” by August Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to Painters of the World honors the impressionist Renoir with the “Portrait of Actress Jeanne Samary”; but for this slot the two young girls at the piano rendered in silver cameo relief on the flip side with colored background in the field is the focus. Unusual is the rectangular shape in a bullion bar format weighing in at one ounce and a mintage of 20,000. * Number 54 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 10 Din Renoir PR69DCAM PCGS #536885

[RG-054]* 2008 Andorra 10 Dinar “Two Young Girls at the Piano” by August Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to Painters of the World honors the impressionist Renoir with the “Portrait of Actress Jeanne Samary”; but for this slot the two young girls at the piano rendered in silver cameo relief on the flip side with colored background in the field is the focus. Unusual is the rectangular shape in a bullion bar format weighing in at one ounce and a mintage of 20,000. * Number 54 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 10 Din Renoir PR69DCAM PCGS #536885

[RG-054]* 2008 Andorra 10 Dinar “Two Young Girls at the Piano” by August Renoir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to Painters of the World honors the impressionist Renoir with the “Portrait of Actress Jeanne Samary”; but for this slot the two young girls at the piano rendered in silver cameo relief on the flip side with colored background in the field is the focus. Unusual is the rectangular shape in a bullion bar format weighing in at one ounce and a mintage of 20,000. * Number 54 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2008 Diner Venus De Milo PR69DCAM PCGS #881827

2008 Andorra 1 Diner Venus de Milo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This one of two Leading Ladies of the Louvre made it into Ron Guth’s Top Ten List and is rendered in pure gold coming in at about one-sixtieth of a Troy ounce. To be sure, it is a tiny gold coin. The statue was found in 1820 on the Greek island of Melos when it was uncovered with both of her arms in tact. Her outstretched left arm held an apple while her right arm held the drapery from falling. Would she have been as famous today with both of her arms; or would she have been just another ancient relic?

2008 Diner Venus De Milo PR69DCAM PCGS #881827

2008 Andorra 1 Diner Venus de Milo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This one of two Leading Ladies of the Louvre made it into Ron Guth’s Top Ten List and is rendered in pure gold coming in at about one-sixtieth of a Troy ounce. To be sure, it is a tiny gold coin. The statue was found in 1820 on the Greek island of Melos when it was uncovered with both of her arms in tact. Her outstretched left arm held an apple while her right arm held the drapery from falling. Would she have been as famous today with both of her arms; or would she have been just another ancient relic?

2008 Diner Venus De Milo PR69DCAM PCGS #881827

2008 Andorra 1 Diner Venus de Milo PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This one of two Leading Ladies of the Louvre made it into Ron Guth’s Top Ten List and is rendered in pure gold coming in at about one-sixtieth of a Troy ounce. To be sure, it is a tiny gold coin. The statue was found in 1820 on the Greek island of Melos when it was uncovered with both of her arms in tact. Her outstretched left arm held an apple while her right arm held the drapery from falling. Would she have been as famous today with both of her arms; or would she have been just another ancient relic?

nd(2004) Peso Evita PR69DCAM PCGS #545310

[RG-072]* 2002 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. * Number 72 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

nd(2004) Peso Evita PR69DCAM PCGS #545310

[RG-072]* 2002 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. * Number 72 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

nd(2004) Peso Evita PR69DCAM PCGS #545310

[RG-072]* 2002 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. * Number 72 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2013-PM £2 Margaret Thatcher MS66 PCGS #881307

2013 Ascension Island ₤2 Margaret Thatcher MS66 { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel commemorative was issued upon the death of Margaret Thatcher, remembering her as “The Iron Lady”. Despite her stature, just three official coins were released. Offering a fitting tribute, this coin commemorates the life of an incredible leader who was described by the current Prime Minister as ‘a great Prime Minister, a great leader, and a great Briton’ with a mintage of 5,000. The design shows a portrait of the Baroness Thatcher with the Houses of Parliament and No. 10 Downing Street in the background.

2013-PM £2 Margaret Thatcher MS66 PCGS #881307

2013 Ascension Island ₤2 Margaret Thatcher MS66 { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel commemorative was issued upon the death of Margaret Thatcher, remembering her as “The Iron Lady”. Despite her stature, just three official coins were released. Offering a fitting tribute, this coin commemorates the life of an incredible leader who was described by the current Prime Minister as ‘a great Prime Minister, a great leader, and a great Briton’ with a mintage of 5,000. The design shows a portrait of the Baroness Thatcher with the Houses of Parliament and No. 10 Downing Street in the background.

2013-PM £2 Margaret Thatcher MS66 PCGS #881307

2013 Ascension Island ₤2 Margaret Thatcher MS66 { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel commemorative was issued upon the death of Margaret Thatcher, remembering her as “The Iron Lady”. Despite her stature, just three official coins were released. Offering a fitting tribute, this coin commemorates the life of an incredible leader who was described by the current Prime Minister as ‘a great Prime Minister, a great leader, and a great Briton’ with a mintage of 5,000. The design shows a portrait of the Baroness Thatcher with the Houses of Parliament and No. 10 Downing Street in the background.

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 PR69DCAM PCGS #460916

[RG-040]* 1997 Austria 1000 Schilling Marie Antoinette PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Born an archduchess in Austria 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. Near 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 PR69DCAM PCGS #460916

[RG-040]* 1997 Austria 1000 Schilling Marie Antoinette PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Born an archduchess in Austria 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. Near 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 PR69DCAM PCGS #460916

[RG-040]* 1997 Austria 1000 Schilling Marie Antoinette PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Born an archduchess in Austria 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. Near 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".

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.

2008 € 20 Kaiserin Elisabeth Westbahn PR68DCAM PCGS #838729

2008 Austria €20 Kaiserin Elisabeth Westbahn PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Empress Elizabeth of Austria and Hungary took a train trip to Geneva where she was assassinated. Now she is remembered with a train-station named after her, and her image is captured in the statue in the right-foreground.

2008 € 20 Kaiserin Elisabeth Westbahn PR68DCAM PCGS #838729

2008 Austria €20 Kaiserin Elisabeth Westbahn PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Empress Elizabeth of Austria and Hungary took a train trip to Geneva where she was assassinated. Now she is remembered with a train-station named after her, and her image is captured in the statue in the right-foreground.

2008 € 20 Kaiserin Elisabeth Westbahn PR68DCAM PCGS #838729

2008 Austria €20 Kaiserin Elisabeth Westbahn PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The Empress Elizabeth of Austria and Hungary took a train trip to Geneva where she was assassinated. Now she is remembered with a train-station named after her, and her image is captured in the statue in the right-foreground.

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR69DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR69DCAM { 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. * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR69DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR69DCAM { 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. * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR69DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR69DCAM { 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. * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR69DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR69DCAM { 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. * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR69DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR69DCAM { 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. * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007 10 Rbl Alena Aladana PR69DCAM PCGS #545307

[RG-097]* 2007 Belarus 10 Rubles Elena Aladona PR69DCAM { 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. * Number 97 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2019 5000 Fr Garden of Eden Antique Finish MS69 PCGS #853840

2019 Benin 5000 Francs Garden of Eden MS69 Antique Finish { PCGS-5 }. This over-sized silver shows Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, along with the snake and the apple as they are about to fall from grace rendered in 5 ounces of silver in antiqued silver finish. Mintage limited to 750 pieces.

2019 5000 Fr Garden of Eden Antique Finish MS69 PCGS #853840

2019 Benin 5000 Francs Garden of Eden MS69 Antique Finish { PCGS-5 }. This over-sized silver shows Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, along with the snake and the apple as they are about to fall from grace rendered in 5 ounces of silver in antiqued silver finish. Mintage limited to 750 pieces.

2019 5000 Fr Garden of Eden Antique Finish MS69 PCGS #853840

2019 Benin 5000 Francs Garden of Eden MS69 Antique Finish { PCGS-5 }. This over-sized silver shows Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, along with the snake and the apple as they are about to fall from grace rendered in 5 ounces of silver in antiqued silver finish. Mintage limited to 750 pieces.

1988 100 Cr Abolition of Slavery KM-609 MS66 PCGS #722718

[RG-057]* 1988 Brazil 100 Cruzados Abolish Slavery (Female Slave) MS66 { PCGS-5 }. One of a trio of stainless steel coins (man/woman/child) with unimpressive graphics that highlights an abhorrent social problem that continues to affect people today. Mintage of each came in at 200,000 pieces. * Number 57 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1988 100 Cr Abolition of Slavery KM-609 MS66 PCGS #722718

[RG-057]* 1988 Brazil 100 Cruzados Abolish Slavery (Female Slave) MS66 { PCGS-5 }. One of a trio of stainless steel coins (man/woman/child) with unimpressive graphics that highlights an abhorrent social problem that continues to affect people today. Mintage of each came in at 200,000 pieces. * Number 57 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1988 100 Cr Abolition of Slavery KM-609 MS66 PCGS #722718

[RG-057]* 1988 Brazil 100 Cruzados Abolish Slavery (Female Slave) MS66 { PCGS-5 }. One of a trio of stainless steel coins (man/woman/child) with unimpressive graphics that highlights an abhorrent social problem that continues to affect people today. Mintage of each came in at 200,000 pieces. * Number 57 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

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.

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.

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.

2016 $20 Mother Earth PR67DCAM PCGS #613967

2016 Canada $20 Mythological Mother Earth PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This “green” coin pays tribute to the mother that sustains us all: our Earth. The Earth is rendered in a teardrop of water that is its life sustaining essence. This is the first of the Canadian coins paying tribute to Mother Earth; albeit in the form of the planet rather than that of a woman.

2016 $20 Mother Earth PR67DCAM PCGS #613967

2016 Canada $20 Mythological Mother Earth PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This “green” coin pays tribute to the mother that sustains us all: our Earth. The Earth is rendered in a teardrop of water that is its life sustaining essence. This is the first of the Canadian coins paying tribute to Mother Earth; albeit in the form of the planet rather than that of a woman.

2016 $20 Mother Earth PR67DCAM PCGS #613967

2016 Canada $20 Mythological Mother Earth PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This “green” coin pays tribute to the mother that sustains us all: our Earth. The Earth is rendered in a teardrop of water that is its life sustaining essence. This is the first of the Canadian coins paying tribute to Mother Earth; albeit in the form of the planet rather than that of a woman.

2020 $20 Mother Earth: Our Home PR70DCAM PCGS #838728

2020 Canada $20 (Mythological) Mother Earth PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sequel to the 2016 coin continues the theme of our impressively marvelous planet viewed from beyond the moon, an imposing blue and green mass against the blackness of space and the Milky Way. Rendered with UV sensitive glass our orb can radiate in perfect other-worldly awe. This coin takes this set to a whole different level; where, others require an actual physical woman in the image of a woman (whether goddess, political leader, movie star, generic protagonist, mother and wife or even a cartoon as nose-art on a WWII bomber, this coin transcends by allowing the idea of a woman and feminine characteristics assigned to our Mother Earth. And I guess you need not assign too much importance to that "mythological" qualifier which clearly doesn't apply to this coin.

2020 $20 Mother Earth: Our Home PR70DCAM PCGS #838728

2020 Canada $20 (Mythological) Mother Earth PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sequel to the 2016 coin continues the theme of our impressively marvelous planet viewed from beyond the moon, an imposing blue and green mass against the blackness of space and the Milky Way. Rendered with UV sensitive glass our orb can radiate in perfect other-worldly awe. This coin takes this set to a whole different level; where, others require an actual physical woman in the image of a woman (whether goddess, political leader, movie star, generic protagonist, mother and wife or even a cartoon as nose-art on a WWII bomber, this coin transcends by allowing the idea of a woman and feminine characteristics assigned to our Mother Earth. And I guess you need not assign too much importance to that "mythological" qualifier which clearly doesn't apply to this coin.

2020 $20 Mother Earth: Our Home PR70DCAM PCGS #838728

2020 Canada $20 (Mythological) Mother Earth PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This sequel to the 2016 coin continues the theme of our impressively marvelous planet viewed from beyond the moon, an imposing blue and green mass against the blackness of space and the Milky Way. Rendered with UV sensitive glass our orb can radiate in perfect other-worldly awe. This coin takes this set to a whole different level; where, others require an actual physical woman in the image of a woman (whether goddess, political leader, movie star, generic protagonist, mother and wife or even a cartoon as nose-art on a WWII bomber, this coin transcends by allowing the idea of a woman and feminine characteristics assigned to our Mother Earth. And I guess you need not assign too much importance to that "mythological" qualifier which clearly doesn't apply to this coin.

2017 3000 Fr Queen Nefertiti MS62 PCGS #802080

2017 Chad 3000 Francs Queen Nefertiti Antiqued Finish MS62 { PCGS-5 }. This 5-ounce antiqued silver behemoth is almost thicker than it is wide presenting a classic hieroglyphic style profile of Queen Nefertiti. The extremely coarse antique-antiqued finish makes it a long-shot for gem quality, and this one proved no exception.

2017 3000 Fr Queen Nefertiti MS62 PCGS #802080

2017 Chad 3000 Francs Queen Nefertiti Antiqued Finish MS62 { PCGS-5 }. This 5-ounce antiqued silver behemoth is almost thicker than it is wide presenting a classic hieroglyphic style profile of Queen Nefertiti. The extremely coarse antique-antiqued finish makes it a long-shot for gem quality, and this one proved no exception.

2017 3000 Fr Queen Nefertiti MS62 PCGS #802080

2017 Chad 3000 Francs Queen Nefertiti Antiqued Finish MS62 { PCGS-5 }. This 5-ounce antiqued silver behemoth is almost thicker than it is wide presenting a classic hieroglyphic style profile of Queen Nefertiti. The extremely coarse antique-antiqued finish makes it a long-shot for gem quality, and this one proved no exception.

2012 $20 Renoir - Sleeping Bather Masterpieces of Art 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 Renoir - Sleeping Bather Masterpieces of Art 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 Renoir - Sleeping Bather Masterpieces of Art 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”. * 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”. * 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”. * Number 93 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2017 $5 Princess Diana PR69DCAM PCGS #629967

2017 Cook Islands $5 Princess Diana PR69DCAM { 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.

2017 $5 Princess Diana PR69DCAM PCGS #629967

2017 Cook Islands $5 Princess Diana PR69DCAM { 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.

2017 $5 Princess Diana PR69DCAM PCGS #629967

2017 Cook Islands $5 Princess Diana PR69DCAM { 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.

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.

2018 $10 Shield of Athena 2 oz HR First Day of Issue-Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #674495

2018 Cook Islands $10 Shield of Athena { FDOI } 2oz Silver MS70 Antique Finish { PCGS-4 }. This extra-thick high-relief perfect gem shows Athena in the background with her famous “Shield of Athena” popping out of the foreground with its Gorgon’s Head, the infamous Medusa with her mane of snakes. With its antique finish, this imposing coin is a “Three-fer” in this set: having QE2 on the obverse and Athena and Medusa on the flip side; thus, covering 3 of the women in Ron Guth’s Top 100 List. Just 999 pieces were struck.

2018 $10 Shield of Athena 2 oz HR First Day of Issue-Antique Finish MS70 PCGS #674495

2018 Cook Islands $10 Shield of Athena { FDOI } 2oz Silver MS70 Antique Finish { PCGS-4 }. This extra-thick high-relief perfect gem shows Athena in the background with her famous “Shield of Athena” popping out of the foreground with its Gorgon’s Head, the infamous Medusa with her mane of snakes. With its antique finish, this imposing coin is a “Three-fer” in this set: having QE2 on the obverse and Athena and Medusa on the flip side; thus, covering 3 of the women in Ron Guth’s Top 100 List. Just 999 pieces were struck.

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.

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.

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.

2014 $200 Leda and the Swan Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #802079

2014 Cook Islands $20 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With roots in mythology where Zeus either seduces or rapes Leda with the guise of a swan, this image is a copy of the lost masterpiece painting by Michelangelo. This 2 oz pure silver rendering includes 16 Swarovski Crystals with a modest mintage of 1,600.

2014 $200 Leda and the Swan Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #802079

2014 Cook Islands $20 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With roots in mythology where Zeus either seduces or rapes Leda with the guise of a swan, this image is a copy of the lost masterpiece painting by Michelangelo. This 2 oz pure silver rendering includes 16 Swarovski Crystals with a modest mintage of 1,600.

2014 $200 Leda and the Swan Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #802079

2014 Cook Islands $20 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With roots in mythology where Zeus either seduces or rapes Leda with the guise of a swan, this image is a copy of the lost masterpiece painting by Michelangelo. This 2 oz pure silver rendering includes 16 Swarovski Crystals with a modest mintage of 1,600.

2016 $10 Guinevere 2 oz High Relief PR69DCAM PCGS #805313

2016 Cook Islands $10 Guinevere PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Legend of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere graces this oversized 2-ounce gem. This literary royal is perhaps as well known as any of her real-life peers. The high-relief image of Guinevere is surrounded by a deeply mirrored outline. This pure silver bullion proof has a nominal mintage of 999 with a large 50 mm diameter. The effigy of QE2 appears in the middle of the iconic Round Table surrounded by twelve knights, helmets in hand, and holding the swords inwards in the classic pose. Can you pick out Sir Lancelot?

2016 $10 Guinevere 2 oz High Relief PR69DCAM PCGS #805313

2016 Cook Islands $10 Guinevere PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Legend of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere graces this oversized 2-ounce gem. This literary royal is perhaps as well known as any of her real-life peers. The high-relief image of Guinevere is surrounded by a deeply mirrored outline. This pure silver bullion proof has a nominal mintage of 999 with a large 50 mm diameter. The effigy of QE2 appears in the middle of the iconic Round Table surrounded by twelve knights, helmets in hand, and holding the swords inwards in the classic pose. Can you pick out Sir Lancelot?

2016 $10 Guinevere 2 oz High Relief PR69DCAM PCGS #805313

2016 Cook Islands $10 Guinevere PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Legend of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere graces this oversized 2-ounce gem. This literary royal is perhaps as well known as any of her real-life peers. The high-relief image of Guinevere is surrounded by a deeply mirrored outline. This pure silver bullion proof has a nominal mintage of 999 with a large 50 mm diameter. The effigy of QE2 appears in the middle of the iconic Round Table surrounded by twelve knights, helmets in hand, and holding the swords inwards in the classic pose. Can you pick out Sir Lancelot?

2013 $5 Nefertiti PR69DCAM PCGS #838709

2013 Cook Islands $5 Queen Nefertiti PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver matte proof rendering features a frontal portrait of the famous hieroglyphic depiction of Queen Nefertiti rendered in color on the right side of the coin. A mintage of 2,500 makes it twice as hard to find as its silver-plated $1 cousin.

2013 $5 Nefertiti PR69DCAM PCGS #838709

2013 Cook Islands $5 Queen Nefertiti PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver matte proof rendering features a frontal portrait of the famous hieroglyphic depiction of Queen Nefertiti rendered in color on the right side of the coin. A mintage of 2,500 makes it twice as hard to find as its silver-plated $1 cousin.

2013 $5 Nefertiti PR69DCAM PCGS #838709

2013 Cook Islands $5 Queen Nefertiti PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver matte proof rendering features a frontal portrait of the famous hieroglyphic depiction of Queen Nefertiti rendered in color on the right side of the coin. A mintage of 2,500 makes it twice as hard to find as its silver-plated $1 cousin.

1995 Peso KM-474.2 Anne Bonny Arabic 1 MS66 PCGS #678511

1995 Cuba 1 Peso Anne Bonny MS66 { PCGS-5 }. 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. This colorized copper-nickel version is one of three offered by Cuba this year (the others in silver and gold) and had a mintage of 25,000.

1995 Peso KM-474.2 Anne Bonny Arabic 1 MS66 PCGS #678511

1995 Cuba 1 Peso Anne Bonny MS66 { PCGS-5 }. 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. This colorized copper-nickel version is one of three offered by Cuba this year (the others in silver and gold) and had a mintage of 25,000.

1995 Peso KM-474.2 Anne Bonny Arabic 1 MS66 PCGS #678511

1995 Cuba 1 Peso Anne Bonny MS66 { PCGS-5 }. 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. This colorized copper-nickel version is one of three offered by Cuba this year (the others in silver and gold) and had a mintage of 25,000.

2020 € 5 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM PCGS #870345

2020 Cyprus € 5 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With roots in mythology where Zeus either seduces or rapes Leda with the guise of a swan, this image is a stylized mosaic rendering. A total of 2,000 pieces were produced in Athens for this Mediterranean island country. This image is from a mosaic tile floor of a Roman house found at Palaipatos. This region of the Mediterranean is renowned for its beautiful tile mosaics. Coin came with certificate Serial Number 1254 from the Central Bank of Cyprus. Very striking use of tile frosting tiles for foreground devices and and mirrored tiles for background to effect contrast. Difficult for me to see any flaws and reverse deeply mirrored fields seem to be perfect.

2020 € 5 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM PCGS #870345

2020 Cyprus € 5 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With roots in mythology where Zeus either seduces or rapes Leda with the guise of a swan, this image is a stylized mosaic rendering. A total of 2,000 pieces were produced in Athens for this Mediterranean island country. This image is from a mosaic tile floor of a Roman house found at Palaipatos. This region of the Mediterranean is renowned for its beautiful tile mosaics. Coin came with certificate Serial Number 1254 from the Central Bank of Cyprus. Very striking use of tile frosting tiles for foreground devices and and mirrored tiles for background to effect contrast. Difficult for me to see any flaws and reverse deeply mirrored fields seem to be perfect.

2020 € 5 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM PCGS #870345

2020 Cyprus € 5 Leda and the Swan PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. With roots in mythology where Zeus either seduces or rapes Leda with the guise of a swan, this image is a stylized mosaic rendering. A total of 2,000 pieces were produced in Athens for this Mediterranean island country. This image is from a mosaic tile floor of a Roman house found at Palaipatos. This region of the Mediterranean is renowned for its beautiful tile mosaics. Coin came with certificate Serial Number 1254 from the Central Bank of Cyprus. Very striking use of tile frosting tiles for foreground devices and and mirrored tiles for background to effect contrast. Difficult for me to see any flaws and reverse deeply mirrored fields seem to be perfect.

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)..

1983-FM £100 Queen Nefertiti PR69DCAM PCGS #408987

1983 Egypt 100 Pounds Nefertiti PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This half-ounce gold proof displays the familiar and regal profile of Queen Nefertiti against a spacious flawless field, in a simply beautiful design not uncommon for The Franklin Mint in the late twentieth century. The stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark appears above A.R.E. (Arab Republic of Egypt) on the reverse. A total 16,000 pieces were struck for this first-year commemorative issue. Neferneferuaten Nefertiti was queen during the 18th Dynasty, arguably the richest during Egypt’s impressive history, and may have served briefly as Pharaoh following the death of her husband Akhenaten. During this time, they worshipped a single god (Aten the sun disc) and the capital was returned to Thebes.

1983-FM £100 Queen Nefertiti PR69DCAM PCGS #408987

1983 Egypt 100 Pounds Nefertiti PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This half-ounce gold proof displays the familiar and regal profile of Queen Nefertiti against a spacious flawless field, in a simply beautiful design not uncommon for The Franklin Mint in the late twentieth century. The stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark appears above A.R.E. (Arab Republic of Egypt) on the reverse. A total 16,000 pieces were struck for this first-year commemorative issue. Neferneferuaten Nefertiti was queen during the 18th Dynasty, arguably the richest during Egypt’s impressive history, and may have served briefly as Pharaoh following the death of her husband Akhenaten. During this time, they worshipped a single god (Aten the sun disc) and the capital was returned to Thebes.

1983-FM £100 Queen Nefertiti PR69DCAM PCGS #408987

1983 Egypt 100 Pounds Nefertiti PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This half-ounce gold proof displays the familiar and regal profile of Queen Nefertiti against a spacious flawless field, in a simply beautiful design not uncommon for The Franklin Mint in the late twentieth century. The stylized F-on-top-of-M mintmark appears above A.R.E. (Arab Republic of Egypt) on the reverse. A total 16,000 pieces were struck for this first-year commemorative issue. Neferneferuaten Nefertiti was queen during the 18th Dynasty, arguably the richest during Egypt’s impressive history, and may have served briefly as Pharaoh following the death of her husband Akhenaten. During this time, they worshipped a single god (Aten the sun disc) and the capital was returned to Thebes.

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.

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.

2012 $50 Hatshepsut PR67DCAM PCGS #522264

2012 Fiji $50 Queen Hatshepsut PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The bust of the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut with colored headpiece and crook and flail is left of red jasper cartouche gemstone inlaid with palladium and yellow gold for her name in hieroglyphics. Two ounces of silver creates this oversized coin with modest mintage of 500. 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, stepbrother/husband and stepson were all pharaohs when she became coregent for her 2 1/2-year-old stepson. She reigned longer than any native Egyptian woman undertaking ambitious building and trade promotion.

2012 $50 Hatshepsut PR67DCAM PCGS #522264

2012 Fiji $50 Queen Hatshepsut PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The bust of the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut with colored headpiece and crook and flail is left of red jasper cartouche gemstone inlaid with palladium and yellow gold for her name in hieroglyphics. Two ounces of silver creates this oversized coin with modest mintage of 500. 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, stepbrother/husband and stepson were all pharaohs when she became coregent for her 2 1/2-year-old stepson. She reigned longer than any native Egyptian woman undertaking ambitious building and trade promotion.

2012 $50 Hatshepsut PR67DCAM PCGS #522264

2012 Fiji $50 Queen Hatshepsut PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The bust of the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut with colored headpiece and crook and flail is left of red jasper cartouche gemstone inlaid with palladium and yellow gold for her name in hieroglyphics. Two ounces of silver creates this oversized coin with modest mintage of 500. 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, stepbrother/husband and stepson were all pharaohs when she became coregent for her 2 1/2-year-old stepson. She reigned longer than any native Egyptian woman undertaking ambitious building and trade promotion.

2009 $2 Romanoff Family MS68 PCGS #850169

2009 Fiji $2 Romanoff Family MS68 { PCGS-5 }. Showing the last Russian Family in living color this silver gem shows Tsar Nicolay II and family including his wife, son and many daughters including Anastasia to his left. 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 Romanoff Family MS68 PCGS #850169

2009 Fiji $2 Romanoff Family MS68 { PCGS-5 }. Showing the last Russian Family in living color this silver gem shows Tsar Nicolay II and family including his wife, son and many daughters including Anastasia to his left. 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 Romanoff Family MS68 PCGS #850169

2009 Fiji $2 Romanoff Family MS68 { PCGS-5 }. Showing the last Russian Family in living color this silver gem shows Tsar Nicolay II and family including his wife, son and many daughters including Anastasia to his left. 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 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.

2004 € 1 1/2 Entente Cordiale PR69DCAM PCGS #141150

[RG-025]* 2004 France 1 ½ Euro Entente Cordiale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Paying tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the improved relations between the UK and France, this piece is the rarer French version (just 4,022 pieces struck) that combines the national female alter ego of each country: Marianne and Britannia. On the British version, Britannia is on top, while on the French version Marianne is on top. PCGS put it in the holder oriented correctly; but flipped the obverse on the official photo. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins"

2004 € 1 1/2 Entente Cordiale PR69DCAM PCGS #141150

[RG-025]* 2004 France 1 ½ Euro Entente Cordiale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Paying tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the improved relations between the UK and France, this piece is the rarer French version (just 4,022 pieces struck) that combines the national female alter ego of each country: Marianne and Britannia. On the British version, Britannia is on top, while on the French version Marianne is on top. PCGS put it in the holder oriented correctly; but flipped the obverse on the official photo. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins"

2004 € 1 1/2 Entente Cordiale PR69DCAM PCGS #141150

[RG-025]* 2004 France 1 ½ Euro Entente Cordiale PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Paying tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the improved relations between the UK and France, this piece is the rarer French version (just 4,022 pieces struck) that combines the national female alter ego of each country: Marianne and Britannia. On the British version, Britannia is on top, while on the French version Marianne is on top. PCGS put it in the holder oriented correctly; but flipped the obverse on the official photo. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins"

2003 € 1 1/2 Paul Gauguin PR67DCAM PCGS #376311

[RG-063]* 2003 France Silver € 1 ½ Paul Gauguin PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This three-eighths-ounce 92.5% silver coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. There were just 3,198 pieces minted in this edition that failed to sell-out. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 1 1/2 Paul Gauguin PR67DCAM PCGS #376311

[RG-063]* 2003 France Silver € 1 ½ Paul Gauguin PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This three-eighths-ounce 92.5% silver coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. There were just 3,198 pieces minted in this edition that failed to sell-out. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 1 1/2 Paul Gauguin PR67DCAM PCGS #376311

[RG-063]* 2003 France Silver € 1 ½ Paul Gauguin PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This three-eighths-ounce 92.5% silver coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. There were just 3,198 pieces minted in this edition that failed to sell-out. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 1 1/2 Paul Gauguin PR69DCAM PCGS #376311

[RG-063]* 2003 France Silver € 1 ½ Paul Gauguin PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This three-eighths-ounce 92.5% silver coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. There were just 3,198 pieces minted in this edition that failed to sell-out. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 1 1/2 Paul Gauguin PR69DCAM PCGS #376311

[RG-063]* 2003 France Silver € 1 ½ Paul Gauguin PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This three-eighths-ounce 92.5% silver coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. There were just 3,198 pieces minted in this edition that failed to sell-out. * Number 63 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 1 1/2 Paul Gauguin PR69DCAM PCGS #376311

[RG-063]* 2003 France Silver € 1 ½ Paul Gauguin PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This three-eighths-ounce 92.5% silver coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin who spent the final ten years of his life painting in French Polynesia. Many of his paintings captured native life in this paradise at the end of the Victorian Era. There were just 3,198 pieces minted in this edition that failed to sell-out. * 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.”

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.”

1993 P100 Fr Venus de Milo Essai SP68 PCGS #606652

[RG#028]* 1993 France Proof 100 Franc (Venus de Milo Essai) SP68 { PCGS-5 }. One of the most famous Greek Statues now attributed to Alexandros of Antioch, Venus is one of two ladies that draw people to the Louvre in droves each year. The satin proof fields provide an aura that allows Venus to dominate the obverse; on the back the bicentennial of the Louvre is commemorated. * Number 28 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1993 P100 Fr Venus de Milo Essai SP68 PCGS #606652

[RG#028]* 1993 France Proof 100 Franc (Venus de Milo Essai) SP68 { PCGS-5 }. One of the most famous Greek Statues now attributed to Alexandros of Antioch, Venus is one of two ladies that draw people to the Louvre in droves each year. The satin proof fields provide an aura that allows Venus to dominate the obverse; on the back the bicentennial of the Louvre is commemorated. * Number 28 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1993 P100 Fr Venus de Milo Essai SP68 PCGS #606652

[RG#028]* 1993 France Proof 100 Franc (Venus de Milo Essai) SP68 { PCGS-5 }. One of the most famous Greek Statues now attributed to Alexandros of Antioch, Venus is one of two ladies that draw people to the Louvre in droves each year. The satin proof fields provide an aura that allows Venus to dominate the obverse; on the back the bicentennial of the Louvre is commemorated. * Number 28 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in 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.

2019 "5 Mk" Germania - Fantasy Issue MS69 PCGS #700850

2019 Germany 5 Mark (Germania - Fantasy Issue) MS69 { PCGS-5 }. Dramatic warrior-lady presented in reverse-proof-like format. The highly polished devices pop with a pronounced ominous tone as if emerging from a cloudy mist. On the reverse is the region popular double-headed eagle. Interesting choice for the "top-100" list and must wonder if this is more an easy contemporary choice rather than choosing one of many real-life deserving women; such as Queen Isabella I, Joan of Arc or Steffi Graf. Still, this is a nicely rendered silver piece that is an eye-catcher.

2019 "5 Mk" Germania - Fantasy Issue MS69 PCGS #700850

2019 Germany 5 Mark (Germania - Fantasy Issue) MS69 { PCGS-5 }. Dramatic warrior-lady presented in reverse-proof-like format. The highly polished devices pop with a pronounced ominous tone as if emerging from a cloudy mist. On the reverse is the region popular double-headed eagle. Interesting choice for the "top-100" list and must wonder if this is more an easy contemporary choice rather than choosing one of many real-life deserving women; such as Queen Isabella I, Joan of Arc or Steffi Graf. Still, this is a nicely rendered silver piece that is an eye-catcher.

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".

1998-A 10 Mk Von Bingen PR69DCAM PCGS #390975

[RG-051]* 1998-A Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR69DCAM { 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! * Number 51 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1998-A 10 Mk Von Bingen PR69DCAM PCGS #390975

[RG-051]* 1998-A Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR69DCAM { 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! * Number 51 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1998-A 10 Mk Von Bingen PR69DCAM PCGS #390975

[RG-051]* 1998-A Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR69DCAM { 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! * Number 51 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1998-D 10 Mk Von Bingen PR69DCAM PCGS #390976

[RG-051]* 1998-D Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“D” is the mint mark for Munich) 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.”

1998-D 10 Mk Von Bingen PR69DCAM PCGS #390976

[RG-051]* 1998-D Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“D” is the mint mark for Munich) 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.”

1998-D 10 Mk Von Bingen PR69DCAM PCGS #390976

[RG-051]* 1998-D Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“D” is the mint mark for Munich) 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.”

1998-F 10 Mk Von Bingen PR69DCAM PCGS #390977

[RG-051]* 1998-F Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“F” is the mint mark for Stuttgart) 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.”

1998-G 10 Mk Von Bingen PR68DCAM PCGS #390978

[RG-051]* 1998-G Germany 10 Mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Each of Germany’s five mints (“G” is the mint mark for Karlsruhe) 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.”

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 MS65 PCGS #426592

[RG-087]* 1996 Gibraltar Crown Ingrid Bergman MS65 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. * Number 87 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996-PM Crown Casablanca KM-469 MS65 PCGS #426592

[RG-087]* 1996 Gibraltar Crown Ingrid Bergman MS65 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. * Number 87 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996-PM Crown Casablanca KM-469 MS65 PCGS #426592

[RG-087]* 1996 Gibraltar Crown Ingrid Bergman MS65 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. * 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 MS65 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. * 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 MS65 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. * 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 MS65 { PCGS-5 }. From a series paying tribute to a century of cinema, this gem remembers the classic movie “Casablanca” with the memorable image of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on a rainy tarmac in Lisbon, and though they will always have Paris, Sam never did play it again. Another UK First Day Cover bites the dust; and it is what it is for this copper-nickel classic. * Number 87 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1981 Crown KM-14a Royal Wedding PR67DCAM PCGS #763922

1981 Gibraltar Crown Royal Wedding PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver version commemorates the nuptials of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. She took the world by storm becoming “The People’s Princess”. Di also crusaded for many humanitarian causes. Unfortunately, in this fairy-tale story, they didn’t live happily ever after.

1981 Crown KM-14a Royal Wedding PR67DCAM PCGS #763922

1981 Gibraltar Crown Royal Wedding PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver version commemorates the nuptials of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. She took the world by storm becoming “The People’s Princess”. Di also crusaded for many humanitarian causes. Unfortunately, in this fairy-tale story, they didn’t live happily ever after.

1981 Crown KM-14a Royal Wedding PR67DCAM PCGS #763922

1981 Gibraltar Crown Royal Wedding PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver version commemorates the nuptials of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. She took the world by storm becoming “The People’s Princess”. Di also crusaded for many humanitarian causes. Unfortunately, in this fairy-tale story, they didn’t live happily ever after.

2001 Crown Florence Nightingale KM-963 MS67 PCGS #850132

2001 Gibraltar Crown Florence Nightingale MS67 { PCGS-5 }. The famous nurse holding a lantern providing comfort during the Crimean War. This copper-nickel coin is part of a series paying tribute to the Victorian Age. This, and its sister coin for the Bronte Sisters, came from a set of First Day Covers from the UK.

2001 Crown Florence Nightingale KM-963 MS67 PCGS #850132

2001 Gibraltar Crown Florence Nightingale MS67 { PCGS-5 }. The famous nurse holding a lantern providing comfort during the Crimean War. This copper-nickel coin is part of a series paying tribute to the Victorian Age. This, and its sister coin for the Bronte Sisters, came from a set of First Day Covers from the UK.

2001 Crown Florence Nightingale KM-963 MS67 PCGS #850132

2001 Gibraltar Crown Florence Nightingale MS67 { PCGS-5 }. The famous nurse holding a lantern providing comfort during the Crimean War. This copper-nickel coin is part of a series paying tribute to the Victorian Age. This, and its sister coin for the Bronte Sisters, came from a set of First Day Covers from the UK.

2001 Crown Bronte Sisters MS67 PCGS #850153

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”. Another First Day Cover from the UK bit the dust to offer up this modestly difficult to find commemorative.

2001 Crown Bronte Sisters MS67 PCGS #850153

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”. Another First Day Cover from the UK bit the dust to offer up this modestly difficult to find commemorative.

2001 Crown Bronte Sisters MS67 PCGS #850153

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”. Another First Day Cover from the UK bit the dust to offer up this modestly difficult to find commemorative.

1899 1D S-3961 MS63RB PCGS #202820

1899 Great Britain One Penny (Queen Victoria) MS63RB { PCGS-4 }. Victoria near the end of her reign and the end of an age, still has some red-copper luster highlighting the fields on both sides. As one of the longest reigning monarchs, Victoria influenced multiple generations around the world.

1899 1D S-3961 MS63RB PCGS #202820

1899 Great Britain One Penny (Queen Victoria) MS63RB { PCGS-4 }. Victoria near the end of her reign and the end of an age, still has some red-copper luster highlighting the fields on both sides. As one of the longest reigning monarchs, Victoria influenced multiple generations around the world.

1899 1D S-3961 MS63RB PCGS #202820

1899 Great Britain One Penny (Queen Victoria) MS63RB { PCGS-4 }. Victoria near the end of her reign and the end of an age, still has some red-copper luster highlighting the fields on both sides. As one of the longest reigning monarchs, Victoria influenced multiple generations around the world.

1999 £5 S-L6 Diana Cu/Ni PR68DCAM PCGS #214507

1999 UK £ 5 In Memory of Diana PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel tribute was also minted in silver and gold. Honoring The Princess of Wales following her tragic death, this coin shows hints of its copper-nickel base. This is a fitting profile for "The People's Princess".

1999 £5 S-L6 Diana Cu/Ni PR68DCAM PCGS #214507

1999 UK £ 5 In Memory of Diana PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel tribute was also minted in silver and gold. Honoring The Princess of Wales following her tragic death, this coin shows hints of its copper-nickel base. This is a fitting profile for "The People's Princess".

1999 £5 S-L6 Diana Cu/Ni PR68DCAM PCGS #214507

1999 UK £ 5 In Memory of Diana PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel tribute was also minted in silver and gold. Honoring The Princess of Wales following her tragic death, this coin shows hints of its copper-nickel base. This is a fitting profile for "The People's Princess".

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #396648

[RG-025]* 2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver £5 PR69DCAM { 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 proof gem. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #396648

[RG-025]* 2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver £5 PR69DCAM { 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 proof gem. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #396648

[RG-025]* 2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver £5 PR69DCAM { 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 proof gem. * Number 25 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #396648

2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver ₤5 PR69DCAM { PCGS-3 }. Personification of relations improving between Great Britain and France are highlighted on this commemorative featuring Britannia and Marianne.

2004 £5 S-L13 Entente Cordiale Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #396648

2004 Great Britain Entente Cordiale Silver ₤5 PR69DCAM { PCGS-3 }. Personification of relations improving between Great Britain and France are highlighted on this commemorative featuring Britannia and Marianne.

2008 £5 S-L18 Elizabeth I Cu/Ni MS68 PCGS #536535

2008 Great Britain Elizabeth I MS68 { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the ascension of QE1, this coin features QE2 on the flip-side. This gem is rendered nearly flawlessly in copper-nickel . 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. This shiny gem is struck with extremely reflective fields and devices.

2008 £5 S-L18 Elizabeth I Cu/Ni MS68 PCGS #536535

2008 Great Britain Elizabeth I MS68 { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the ascension of QE1, this coin features QE2 on the flip-side. This gem is rendered nearly flawlessly in copper-nickel . 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. This shiny gem is struck with extremely reflective fields and devices.

2008 £5 S-L18 Elizabeth I Cu/Ni MS68 PCGS #536535

2008 Great Britain Elizabeth I MS68 { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the ascension of QE1, this coin features QE2 on the flip-side. This gem is rendered nearly flawlessly in copper-nickel . 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. This shiny gem is struck with extremely reflective fields and devices.

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.

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.

1930 10 Dr AU55 PCGS #391170

1930 Greece 10 Drachmai AU55 { PCGS-4 }. This first modern drachma is half silver and features the goddess Demeter in profile on the obverse with a classic ancient Greece look. On the reverse a grain sprig divides the denomination above the date. There are a few "Demeter Themed" coins that aren't ancient; but not many. It has now been added to the "required" list after starting out as optional.

1930 10 Dr AU55 PCGS #391170

1930 Greece 10 Drachmai AU55 { PCGS-4 }. This first modern drachma is half silver and features the goddess Demeter in profile on the obverse with a classic ancient Greece look. On the reverse a grain sprig divides the denomination above the date. There are a few "Demeter Themed" coins that aren't ancient; but not many. It has now been added to the "required" list after starting out as optional.

1930 10 Dr AU55 PCGS #391170

1930 Greece 10 Drachmai AU55 { PCGS-4 }. This first modern drachma is half silver and features the goddess Demeter in profile on the obverse with a classic ancient Greece look. On the reverse a grain sprig divides the denomination above the date. There are a few "Demeter Themed" coins that aren't ancient; but not many. It has now been added to the "required" list after starting out as optional.

1970 500 Fr Cleopatra PR66DCAM PCGS #762131

1970 Guinea 500 Franc Cleopatra PR65DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Famous in history and literature Cleopatra has long been admired as a strong and alluring woman. The coin makes powerful use of the ample obverse fields to showoff the profile of Cleopatra in this coin with a modest mintage of 5,250.

1970 500 Fr Cleopatra PR66DCAM PCGS #762131

1970 Guinea 500 Franc Cleopatra PR65DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Famous in history and literature Cleopatra has long been admired as a strong and alluring woman. The coin makes powerful use of the ample obverse fields to showoff the profile of Cleopatra in this coin with a modest mintage of 5,250.

1970 500 Fr Cleopatra PR66DCAM PCGS #762131

1970 Guinea 500 Franc Cleopatra PR65DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Famous in history and literature Cleopatra has long been admired as a strong and alluring woman. The coin makes powerful use of the ample obverse fields to showoff the profile of Cleopatra in this coin with a modest mintage of 5,250.

1970 500 Fr Cleopatra PR68DCAM PCGS #762131

1970 Guinea 500 Franc Cleopatra PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Famous in history and literature Cleopatra has long been admired as a strong and alluring woman. The coin makes powerful use of the ample obverse fields to showoff the profile of Cleopatra in this coin with a modest mintage of 5,250. On this piece it appears that Cleopatra is blushing. Also, this was a very early die-strike evidenced by the die polishing-lines apparent in the obverse field.

1970 500 Fr Cleopatra PR68DCAM PCGS #762131

1970 Guinea 500 Franc Cleopatra PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Famous in history and literature Cleopatra has long been admired as a strong and alluring woman. The coin makes powerful use of the ample obverse fields to showoff the profile of Cleopatra in this coin with a modest mintage of 5,250. On this piece it appears that Cleopatra is blushing. Also, this was a very early die-strike evidenced by the die polishing-lines apparent in the obverse field.

1970 500 Fr Cleopatra PR68DCAM PCGS #762131

1970 Guinea 500 Franc Cleopatra PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Famous in history and literature Cleopatra has long been admired as a strong and alluring woman. The coin makes powerful use of the ample obverse fields to showoff the profile of Cleopatra in this coin with a modest mintage of 5,250. On this piece it appears that Cleopatra is blushing. Also, this was a very early die-strike evidenced by the die polishing-lines apparent in the obverse field.

1970-BP 100 Frt Liberation MS66 PCGS #151696

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 100 Forint Strobl Monument MS66 { 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 mint-state pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970-BP 100 Frt Liberation MS66 PCGS #151696

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 100 Forint Strobl Monument MS66 { 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 mint-state pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970-BP 100 Frt Liberation MS66 PCGS #151696

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 100 Forint Strobl Monument MS66 { 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 mint-state pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970 50 F Liberation PR67DCAM PCGS #509051

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument PR67DCAM { 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 5,000 for proof pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970 50 F Liberation PR67DCAM PCGS #509051

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument PR67DCAM { 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 5,000 for proof pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970 50 F Liberation PR67DCAM PCGS #509051

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument PR67DCAM { 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 5,000 for proof pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970 50 F Liberation PR67DCAM PCGS #509051

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument PR67DCAM { 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 5,000 for proof pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1970 50 F Liberation PR67DCAM PCGS #509051

[RG-089]* 1970-BP Hungary 50 Forint Strobl Monument PR67DCAM { 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 5,000 for proof pieces. * Number 89 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2007-BP 5000 F Birth of St. Elizabeth PR68DCAM PCGS #545311

[RG-071]* 2007 Hungary 5,000 Forint Birth of Saint Elizabeth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth, this one ounce silver coin was issued with 4,000 pieces each in mint-state and proof. 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. * Number 71 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007-BP 5000 F Birth of St. Elizabeth PR68DCAM PCGS #545311

[RG-071]* 2007 Hungary 5,000 Forint Birth of Saint Elizabeth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth, this one ounce silver coin was issued with 4,000 pieces each in mint-state and proof. 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. * Number 71 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2007-BP 5000 F Birth of St. Elizabeth PR68DCAM PCGS #545311

[RG-071]* 2007 Hungary 5,000 Forint Birth of Saint Elizabeth PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth, this one ounce silver coin was issued with 4,000 pieces each in mint-state and proof. 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. * 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.”

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 MS66 PCGS #840492

(1985) India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Nearly 60 million coins were struck; albeit without a date for this commemorative for the death of Indira Gandhi.

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS66 PCGS #840492

(1985) India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Nearly 60 million coins were struck; albeit without a date for this commemorative for the death of Indira Gandhi.

nd(1985)(B) 5 Rup Indira Gandhi MS66 PCGS #840492

(1985) India 5 Rupee Indira Gandhi MS66 { PCGS-5 }. Nearly 60 million coins were struck; albeit without a date for this commemorative for the death of Indira Gandhi.

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. * 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. * 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. * Number 67 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1996-PM 5 Cr Queen Guinevere Legend of King Arthur PR67DCAM PCGS #748921

1996 Isle of Man 5 Crown Queen Guinevere 5 oz Silver PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Legend of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere graces this over-sized 5-ounce silver gem. This literary royal is perhaps as well-known as any of her real-life peers. This pure silver bullion proof has a nominal mintage of 999 with a large 65 mm diameter. Expansive deeply mirrored fields surround QE2 and nicely frame Queen Guinevere within the arch.

1996-PM 5 Cr Queen Guinevere Legend of King Arthur PR67DCAM PCGS #748921

1996 Isle of Man 5 Crown Queen Guinevere 5 oz Silver PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Legend of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere graces this over-sized 5-ounce silver gem. This literary royal is perhaps as well-known as any of her real-life peers. This pure silver bullion proof has a nominal mintage of 999 with a large 65 mm diameter. Expansive deeply mirrored fields surround QE2 and nicely frame Queen Guinevere within the arch.

1996-PM 5 Cr Queen Guinevere Legend of King Arthur PR67DCAM PCGS #748921

1996 Isle of Man 5 Crown Queen Guinevere 5 oz Silver PR67DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Legend of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere graces this over-sized 5-ounce silver gem. This literary royal is perhaps as well-known as any of her real-life peers. This pure silver bullion proof has a nominal mintage of 999 with a large 65 mm diameter. Expansive deeply mirrored fields surround QE2 and nicely frame Queen Guinevere within the arch.

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.

1996 € 50 Golda Mier X#19 Fantasy PR69DCAM PCGS #256563

1996 Israel € 50 Golda Meir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The reverse features flags of the EU and Israel.

1996 € 50 Golda Mier X#19 Fantasy PR69DCAM PCGS #256563

1996 Israel € 50 Golda Meir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The reverse features flags of the EU and Israel.

1996 € 50 Golda Mier X#19 Fantasy PR69DCAM PCGS #256563

1996 Israel € 50 Golda Meir PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The reverse features flags of the EU and Israel.

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 € 5 Golda Mier X#18 Fantasy MS65 PCGS #784851

1996 Israel € 5 Golda Meir MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The reverse features flags of the EU and Israel.

1996 € 5 Golda Mier X#18 Fantasy MS65 PCGS #784851

1996 Israel € 5 Golda Meir MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The reverse features flags of the EU and Israel.

1996 € 5 Golda Mier X#18 Fantasy MS65 PCGS #784851

1996 Israel € 5 Golda Meir MS65 { PCGS-5 }. This fantasy gem remembers a remarkable world leader who shepherded her fledgling country through some extremely dire times. The reverse features flags of the EU and Israel.

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.

1922-R Lira MS64+ PCGS #398760

1922-R Italy Lira MS64+ { 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 MS64+ PCGS #398760

1922-R Italy Lira MS64+ { 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 MS64+ PCGS #398760

1922-R Italy Lira MS64+ { 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.

1990 100 L PR69DCAM PCGS #877180

1990-R Italy100 Lira PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Traditional late twentieth century design for the 100 Lira coin struck with acmonital (stainless steel alloy). The diameter has been shrunk to just 18.2 mm giving it a play-money look; but perhaps it is appropriate to show the devaluation of the Lira. Minerva stands looking to her right and holding onto an olive tree while her other hand holds up a spear. It's not too much of a reach to guess the mint-mark "R" is for Rome.

1990 100 L PR69DCAM PCGS #877180

1990-R Italy100 Lira PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Traditional late twentieth century design for the 100 Lira coin struck with acmonital (stainless steel alloy). The diameter has been shrunk to just 18.2 mm giving it a play-money look; but perhaps it is appropriate to show the devaluation of the Lira. Minerva stands looking to her right and holding onto an olive tree while her other hand holds up a spear. It's not too much of a reach to guess the mint-mark "R" is for Rome.

1990 100 L PR69DCAM PCGS #877180

1990-R Italy100 Lira PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Traditional late twentieth century design for the 100 Lira coin struck with acmonital (stainless steel alloy). The diameter has been shrunk to just 18.2 mm giving it a play-money look; but perhaps it is appropriate to show the devaluation of the Lira. Minerva stands looking to her right and holding onto an olive tree while her other hand holds up a spear. It's not too much of a reach to guess the mint-mark "R" is for Rome.

2014 50p Margaret Thatcher Gilt-Steel PR69DCAM PCGS #870360

2014 Jersey 50 Pence Margaret Thatcher PR69DCAM { 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). They are increasingly difficult to find. This proof has beautifully preserved gilt-steel surfaces with impressive mirrors and a colorized panel of Thatcher waving at her admirers.

2014 50p Margaret Thatcher Gilt-Steel PR69DCAM PCGS #870360

2014 Jersey 50 Pence Margaret Thatcher PR69DCAM { 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). They are increasingly difficult to find. This proof has beautifully preserved gilt-steel surfaces with impressive mirrors and a colorized panel of Thatcher waving at her admirers.

2014 50p Margaret Thatcher Gilt-Steel PR69DCAM PCGS #870360

2014 Jersey 50 Pence Margaret Thatcher PR69DCAM { 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). They are increasingly difficult to find. This proof has beautifully preserved gilt-steel surfaces with impressive mirrors and a colorized panel of Thatcher waving at her admirers.

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.

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 PR69DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 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 PR69DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 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 PR69DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 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 PR69DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 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 PR69DCAM PCGS #855730

[RG-001]* 2007 Liberia $10 Black Madonna of Częstochowa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This 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.”

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.”

1956 25 Fr MS65 PCGS #506826

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 25 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. * Number 86 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

1956 25 Fr MS65 PCGS #506826

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 25 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. * Number 86 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

1956 25 Fr MS65 PCGS #506826

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 25 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. * Number 86 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

1956 25 Fr MS65 PCGS #506826

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 25 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. * Number 86 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

1956 25 Fr MS65 PCGS #506826

[RG-086]* 1956 Liechtenstein 25 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. * 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".

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.

1995 $20 PR66DCAM PCGS #270398

1995 Marshall Islands $20 Marilyn Monroe PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to one of Hollywood's stars features nicely frosted devices and some expansive fields.

1995 $20 PR66DCAM PCGS #270398

1995 Marshall Islands $20 Marilyn Monroe PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to one of Hollywood's stars features nicely frosted devices and some expansive fields.

1995 $20 PR66DCAM PCGS #270398

1995 Marshall Islands $20 Marilyn Monroe PR66DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This silver tribute to one of Hollywood's stars features nicely frosted devices and some expansive fields.

1995 $5 Marilyn Monroe MS64 PCGS #352741

1995 Marshall Islands $5 Marilyn Monroe MS64 { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel tribute to one of Hollywood's stars.

1995 $5 Marilyn Monroe MS64 PCGS #352741

1995 Marshall Islands $5 Marilyn Monroe MS64 { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel tribute to one of Hollywood's stars.

1995 $5 Marilyn Monroe MS64 PCGS #352741

1995 Marshall Islands $5 Marilyn Monroe MS64 { PCGS-5 }. This copper-nickel tribute to one of Hollywood's stars.

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”.

2013-Mo Onza Libertad Silver MS70 PCGS #517283

2013-Mo Mexico Onza MS70 { PCGS-3 }. This perfectly rendered 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 one ounce silver coin could satisfy both the "Angel" and "Winged Victory" slots of this series.

2013-Mo Onza Libertad Silver MS70 PCGS #517283

2013-Mo Mexico Onza MS70 { PCGS-3 }. This perfectly rendered 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 one ounce silver coin could satisfy both the "Angel" and "Winged Victory" slots of this series.

1966 200 Fr Gad-MC167 10th Wedding Ann. PR65DCAM PCGS #414214

[022]* 1966 Monaco 200 Francs Grace Rainier Anniversary PR65DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Grace Kelly and Rainier III of Monaco, this one ounce 92% pure gold gem features the couple in a nicely frosted profile looking left. The reverse features the coat of arms for Monaco. 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. Nice mirrors on this coin from the era when "deep cameo" was the exception and not the rule! * Number 22 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1966 200 Fr Gad-MC167 10th Wedding Ann. PR65DCAM PCGS #414214

[022]* 1966 Monaco 200 Francs Grace Rainier Anniversary PR65DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Grace Kelly and Rainier III of Monaco, this one ounce 92% pure gold gem features the couple in a nicely frosted profile looking left. The reverse features the coat of arms for Monaco. 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. Nice mirrors on this coin from the era when "deep cameo" was the exception and not the rule! * Number 22 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

1966 200 Fr Gad-MC167 10th Wedding Ann. PR65DCAM PCGS #414214

[022]* 1966 Monaco 200 Francs Grace Rainier Anniversary PR65DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Grace Kelly and Rainier III of Monaco, this one ounce 92% pure gold gem features the couple in a nicely frosted profile looking left. The reverse features the coat of arms for Monaco. 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. Nice mirrors on this coin from the era when "deep cameo" was the exception and not the rule! * Number 22 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

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.

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 PR69DCAM PCGS #836908

2015 Mozambique 200 Meticals Young Woman Writing PR69DCAM { 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.

2015 200 M 35th Ann. of the Metical PR69DCAM PCGS #836908

2015 Mozambique 200 Meticals Young Woman Writing PR69DCAM { 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.

2015 200 M 35th Ann. of the Metical PR69DCAM PCGS #836908

2015 Mozambique 200 Meticals Young Woman Writing PR69DCAM { 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.

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.

1964 2 1/2 G MS64 PCGS #533401

1964 Netherlands Antilles 2 ½ Gulden Queen Juliana MS64 { PCGS-5 }. This regular circulation coin features the portrait of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.

1964 2 1/2 G MS64 PCGS #533401

1964 Netherlands Antilles 2 ½ Gulden Queen Juliana MS64 { PCGS-5 }. This regular circulation coin features the portrait of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.

1964 2 1/2 G MS64 PCGS #533401

1964 Netherlands Antilles 2 ½ Gulden Queen Juliana MS64 { PCGS-5 }. This regular circulation coin features the portrait of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.

1979 50 G Royal Covenant Gold MS68 PCGS #764100

1979 Netherlands Antilles Gold 50 Gulden Royal Covenant MS68 { PCGS-5 }. An effigy of Queen Juliana facing right commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Royal Covenant. A total of 11,000 pieces were struck. This nice simple design offers ample spacious fields; and on the reverse a Crown above joined arms of the Antilles and Netherlands dividing the value and mintmarks.

1979 50 G Royal Covenant Gold MS68 PCGS #764100

1979 Netherlands Antilles Gold 50 Gulden Royal Covenant MS68 { PCGS-5 }. An effigy of Queen Juliana facing right commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Royal Covenant. A total of 11,000 pieces were struck. This nice simple design offers ample spacious fields; and on the reverse a Crown above joined arms of the Antilles and Netherlands dividing the value and mintmarks.

1979 50 G Royal Covenant Gold MS68 PCGS #764100

1979 Netherlands Antilles Gold 50 Gulden Royal Covenant MS68 { PCGS-5 }. An effigy of Queen Juliana facing right commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Royal Covenant. A total of 11,000 pieces were struck. This nice simple design offers ample spacious fields; and on the reverse a Crown above joined arms of the Antilles and Netherlands dividing the value and mintmarks.

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.

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.

2013 5 G Abolition of Slavery MS65 PCGS #882458

2013 Antilles 5 Gulden Abolition of Slavery MS65 { PCGS-5 }. To pay tribute to the Sesquicentennial of the Abolition of Slavery, this bronze-plated steal 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. There were 25,000 of this circulating commemorative issued.. The design captures the Tula Monument in Willemstad Curacao.

2013 5 G Abolition of Slavery MS65 PCGS #882458

2013 Antilles 5 Gulden Abolition of Slavery MS65 { PCGS-5 }. To pay tribute to the Sesquicentennial of the Abolition of Slavery, this bronze-plated steal 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. There were 25,000 of this circulating commemorative issued.. The design captures the Tula Monument in Willemstad Curacao.

2013 5 G Abolition of Slavery MS65 PCGS #882458

2013 Antilles 5 Gulden Abolition of Slavery MS65 { PCGS-5 }. To pay tribute to the Sesquicentennial of the Abolition of Slavery, this bronze-plated steal 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. There were 25,000 of this circulating commemorative issued.. The design captures the Tula Monument in Willemstad Curacao.

2003 € 10 Vincent van Gogh Gold PL69 PCGS #272141

[RG-060]* 2003 Netherlands 10 Euro Vincent van Gogh PL69 { PCGS-5 }. This gold gem features an impressionistic rendering of Queen Beatrix on one side and Vincent van Gogh on the flip side. Their portraits are rendered with repetitious text to form a pixelated image against impressive mirrors to create striking works of art. This is the gold compliment of the silver 5 Euro coin featured in Ron Guth’s book. * Number 60 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 10 Vincent van Gogh Gold PL69 PCGS #272141

[RG-060]* 2003 Netherlands 10 Euro Vincent van Gogh PL69 { PCGS-5 }. This gold gem features an impressionistic rendering of Queen Beatrix on one side and Vincent van Gogh on the flip side. Their portraits are rendered with repetitious text to form a pixelated image against impressive mirrors to create striking works of art. This is the gold compliment of the silver 5 Euro coin featured in Ron Guth’s book. * Number 60 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2003 € 10 Vincent van Gogh Gold PL69 PCGS #272141

[RG-060]* 2003 Netherlands 10 Euro Vincent van Gogh PL69 { PCGS-5 }. This gold gem features an impressionistic rendering of Queen Beatrix on one side and Vincent van Gogh on the flip side. Their portraits are rendered with repetitious text to form a pixelated image against impressive mirrors to create striking works of art. This is the gold compliment of the silver 5 Euro coin featured in Ron Guth’s book. * 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 Vincent van Gogh 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. * 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 Vincent van Gogh 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. * 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 Vincent van Gogh 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. * Number 60 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2005 € 5 Beatrix PR68DCAM PCGS #519498

2005 Netherlands € 5 Beatrix PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Unusual design featuring Queen Beatrix looking out a window while the reverse shows the other side of the window. Ample silver fields grace both sides.

2005 € 5 Beatrix PR68DCAM PCGS #519498

2005 Netherlands € 5 Beatrix PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Unusual design featuring Queen Beatrix looking out a window while the reverse shows the other side of the window. Ample silver fields grace both sides.

2005 € 5 Beatrix PR68DCAM PCGS #519498

2005 Netherlands € 5 Beatrix PR68DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Unusual design featuring Queen Beatrix looking out a window while the reverse shows the other side of the window. Ample silver fields grace both sides.

1975 100 Cor Betsy Ross - Moon Landing PR67DCAM PCGS #259364

[RG-007]* 1975 Nicaragua 100 Cordoba (Moon Landing) PR67DCAM { 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. Infinite black fields are backdrop for Betsy and Neil.. * Number 7 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1975 100 Cor Betsy Ross - Moon Landing PR67DCAM PCGS #259364

[RG-007]* 1975 Nicaragua 100 Cordoba (Moon Landing) PR67DCAM { 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. Infinite black fields are backdrop for Betsy and Neil.. * Number 7 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1975 100 Cor Betsy Ross - Moon Landing PR67DCAM PCGS #259364

[RG-007]* 1975 Nicaragua 100 Cordoba (Moon Landing) PR67DCAM { 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. Infinite black fields are backdrop for Betsy and Neil.. * Number 7 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1975 200 Cor Children's Hospital Construction MS69 PCGS #702701

[RG-076]* 1975 Nicaragua Gold 200 Cordoba "La Pieta" MS69 { PCGS-4 }. Mintage: 1,200. Small, brilliant, highly reflective gold gem shows off Michelangelo's "La Pieta" as a commemorative effort to raise money for a children's hospital. It's a second opportunity to feature Mary in the top 100 (she is also Number 1). This tiny PQ gem is quite rare with brilliant mint luster. * Number 76 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1975 200 Cor Children's Hospital Construction MS69 PCGS #702701

[RG-076]* 1975 Nicaragua Gold 200 Cordoba "La Pieta" MS69 { PCGS-4 }. Mintage: 1,200. Small, brilliant, highly reflective gold gem shows off Michelangelo's "La Pieta" as a commemorative effort to raise money for a children's hospital. It's a second opportunity to feature Mary in the top 100 (she is also Number 1). This tiny PQ gem is quite rare with brilliant mint luster. * Number 76 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

1975 200 Cor Children's Hospital Construction MS69 PCGS #702701

[RG-076]* 1975 Nicaragua Gold 200 Cordoba "La Pieta" MS69 { PCGS-4 }. Mintage: 1,200. Small, brilliant, highly reflective gold gem shows off Michelangelo's "La Pieta" as a commemorative effort to raise money for a children's hospital. It's a second opportunity to feature Mary in the top 100 (she is also Number 1). This tiny PQ gem is quite rare with brilliant mint luster. * Number 76 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women in Coins".

2012 $2 Yellow Rose 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 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 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.”

2014-MW $2 Guardian Angel PR70DCAM PCGS #570025

[ RG-091 ]* 2014 Niue $2 Guardian Angel PR70DCAM { 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. * Number 91 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2014-MW $2 Guardian Angel PR70DCAM PCGS #570025

[ RG-091 ]* 2014 Niue $2 Guardian Angel PR70DCAM { 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. * Number 91 in Ron Guth's book "100 Greatest Women on Coins".

2014-MW $2 Guardian Angel PR70DCAM PCGS #570025

[ RG-091 ]* 2014 Niue $2 Guardian Angel PR70DCAM { 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. * Number 91 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 MS69 PCGS #711174

2019 Cook Islands $5 Athena/Minerva Antiqued MS69 { 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.

2019 $5 Athena and Minerva Antique Finish MS69 PCGS #711174

2019 Cook Islands $5 Athena/Minerva Antiqued MS69 { 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.

2019 $5 Athena and Minerva Antique Finish MS69 PCGS #711174

2019 Cook Islands $5 Athena/Minerva Antiqued MS69 { 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.

2020 $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 headdress adorned by Swarovski glass. Her collar is adorned by gold highlights. Rendered in high relief and antiqued silver the colorful 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 $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 headdress adorned by Swarovski glass. Her collar is adorned by gold highlights. Rendered in high relief and antiqued silver the colorful 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 $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 headdress adorned by Swarovski glass. Her collar is adorned by gold highlights. Rendered in high relief and antiqued silver the colorful 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. On the reverse, the 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. On the reverse, the 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. On the reverse, the design from 2014 is accented with coloring of the angel's face, hair and hands; along with many of the flower petals.

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 the Great PR69DCAM PCGS #888607

2014 Niue $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the longest ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign ushered in the Catherinian Era often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire, the Russian nobility and served as the model for an enlightened despot. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 434 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM PCGS #888607

2014 Niue $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the longest ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign ushered in the Catherinian Era often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire, the Russian nobility and served as the model for an enlightened despot. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 434 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM PCGS #888607

2014 Niue $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the longest ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign ushered in the Catherinian Era often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire, the Russian nobility and served as the model for an enlightened despot. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 434 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM PCGS #888607

2014 Niue $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the longest ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign ushered in the Catherinian Era often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire, the Russian nobility and served as the model for an enlightened despot. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 434 on the bottom edge.

2014 $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM PCGS #888607

2014 Niue $5 Catherine the Great PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. From the Russian Emperors series this oval gem in a mintage of 999 remembers the longest ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign ushered in the Catherinian Era often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire, the Russian nobility and served as the model for an enlightened despot. This high-relief 2-ounce silver proof is colorized featuring two red Swarovski Crystals and gilded accents. The coin is numbered and has 434 on the bottom edge.

2001 500 L Athena Knights of Malta PR70DCAM PCGS #838730

2001 Knights of Malta 500 Lira PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The bust of a statue of Athena appears in the foreground of the Temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis in Athens. The temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis.

2001 500 L Athena Knights of Malta PR70DCAM PCGS #838730

2001 Knights of Malta 500 Lira PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The bust of a statue of Athena appears in the foreground of the Temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis in Athens. The temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis.

2001 500 L Athena Knights of Malta PR70DCAM PCGS #838730

2001 Knights of Malta 500 Lira PR70DCAM { PCGS-5 }. The bust of a statue of Athena appears in the foreground of the Temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis in Athens. The temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis.

2010 $2 Mother Teresa Colorized PR69DCAM PCGS #509988

2010 Palau $2 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of her birth, Mother Teresa is wearing her signature white and blue sari, and this garment forms the colorized symbol on the obverse framing her and the work she did for the poor of Calcutta. “Peace begins with a smile.” 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 sterling silver with a low mintage of 1,000.

2010 $2 Mother Teresa Colorized PR69DCAM PCGS #509988

2010 Palau $2 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of her birth, Mother Teresa is wearing her signature white and blue sari, and this garment forms the colorized symbol on the obverse framing her and the work she did for the poor of Calcutta. “Peace begins with a smile.” 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 sterling silver with a low mintage of 1,000.

2010 $2 Mother Teresa Colorized PR69DCAM PCGS #509988

2010 Palau $2 Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of her birth, Mother Teresa is wearing her signature white and blue sari, and this garment forms the colorized symbol on the obverse framing her and the work she did for the poor of Calcutta. “Peace begins with a smile.” 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 sterling silver with a low mintage of 1,000.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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-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.

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".

1974 MW 100 Zl Curie PR68DCAM 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 PR68DCAM 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 PR68DCAM 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.

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.

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.

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 Fantasy piece.

"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 Fantasy piece.

"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 Fantasy piece.

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 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 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.

1997 $10 Diana w/ Mother Theresa PR69DCAM PCGS #516807

1997 Sierra Leone $10 Diana Meets Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This “TWO-fer” incredibly doesn’t include QE2, mother-in-law to Princess Di as she meets another top-100 lady (whose given name was Agnes). Mother Teresa realized world-renown for her selfless service to the poor. This proof gem was one of 10,000 rendered in silver.

1997 $10 Diana w/ Mother Theresa PR69DCAM PCGS #516807

1997 Sierra Leone $10 Diana Meets Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This “TWO-fer” incredibly doesn’t include QE2, mother-in-law to Princess Di as she meets another top-100 lady (whose given name was Agnes). Mother Teresa realized world-renown for her selfless service to the poor. This proof gem was one of 10,000 rendered in silver.

1997 $10 Diana w/ Mother Theresa PR69DCAM PCGS #516807

1997 Sierra Leone $10 Diana Meets Mother Teresa PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This “TWO-fer” incredibly doesn’t include QE2, mother-in-law to Princess Di as she meets another top-100 lady (whose given name was Agnes). Mother Teresa realized world-renown for her selfless service to the poor. This proof gem was one of 10,000 rendered in silver.

2005 50 S M.Theresia PR69DCAM PCGS #400119

2005 Somalia 50 Shilling Maria Theresia PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This African country on the Horn of Africa pays homage to the 225th anniversary of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Back in the day Somalia was on good terms with Germany, Austria and the Ottoman Empire. This miniature gold commemorative sports 1/25 ounce of pure gold and a mintage of 20,000.

2005 50 S M.Theresia PR69DCAM PCGS #400119

2005 Somalia 50 Shilling Maria Theresia PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This African country on the Horn of Africa pays homage to the 225th anniversary of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Back in the day Somalia was on good terms with Germany, Austria and the Ottoman Empire. This miniature gold commemorative sports 1/25 ounce of pure gold and a mintage of 20,000.

2005 50 S M.Theresia PR69DCAM PCGS #400119

2005 Somalia 50 Shilling Maria Theresia PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This African country on the Horn of Africa pays homage to the 225th anniversary of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Back in the day Somalia was on good terms with Germany, Austria and the Ottoman Empire. This miniature gold commemorative sports 1/25 ounce of pure gold and a mintage of 20,000.

2005 50 S M.Theresia PR69DCAM PCGS #400119

2005 Somalia 50 Shilling Maria Theresia PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This African country on the Horn of Africa pays homage to the 225th anniversary of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Back in the day Somalia was on good terms with Germany, Austria and the Ottoman Empire. This miniature gold commemorative sports 1/25 ounce of pure gold and a mintage of 20,000.

2005 50 S M.Theresia PR69DCAM PCGS #400119

2005 Somalia 50 Shilling Maria Theresia PR69DCAM { PCGS-5 }. This African country on the Horn of Africa pays homage to the 225th anniversary of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Back in the day Somalia was on good terms with Germany, Austria and the Ottoman Empire. This miniature gold commemorative sports 1/25 ounce of pure gold and a mintage of 20,000.

(1474-1504) 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.

1844-B PS 80 R Large Head MS64 PCGS #772718

1844-B PS Spain 80 Real Isabella II (Large Bust) MS64 { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this mint-state gold piece with classic old-gold patina from the mid-nineteenth century minted in Barcelona. A die-break runs thru the base of much of the lettering on the obverse. By this time the bulk of gold plundered from the New World had been returned to Spain spawning such excesses as Seville and minting coin of the realm. Just 350 years earlier her namesake along with King Ferdinand had financed Columbus during his earliest voyages West that started it all seeking the East.

1844-B PS 80 R Large Head MS64 PCGS #772718

1844-B PS Spain 80 Real Isabella II (Large Bust) MS64 { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this mint-state gold piece with classic old-gold patina from the mid-nineteenth century minted in Barcelona. A die-break runs thru the base of much of the lettering on the obverse. By this time the bulk of gold plundered from the New World had been returned to Spain spawning such excesses as Seville and minting coin of the realm. Just 350 years earlier her namesake along with King Ferdinand had financed Columbus during his earliest voyages West that started it all seeking the East.

1844-B PS 80 R Large Head MS64 PCGS #772718

1844-B PS Spain 80 Real Isabella II (Large Bust) MS64 { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this mint-state gold piece with classic old-gold patina from the mid-nineteenth century minted in Barcelona. A die-break runs thru the base of much of the lettering on the obverse. By this time the bulk of gold plundered from the New World had been returned to Spain spawning such excesses as Seville and minting coin of the realm. Just 350 years earlier her namesake along with King Ferdinand had financed Columbus during his earliest voyages West that started it all seeking the East.

1844-B PS 80 R Large Head MS64 PCGS #772718

1844-B PS Spain 80 Real Isabella II (Large Bust) MS64 { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this mint-state gold piece with classic old-gold patina from the mid-nineteenth century minted in Barcelona. A die-break runs thru the base of much of the lettering on the obverse. By this time the bulk of gold plundered from the New World had been returned to Spain spawning such excesses as Seville and minting coin of the realm. Just 350 years earlier her namesake along with King Ferdinand had financed Columbus during his earliest voyages West that started it all seeking the East.

1844-B PS 80 R Large Head MS64 PCGS #772718

1844-B PS Spain 80 Real Isabella II (Large Bust) MS64 { PCGS-5 }. The Queen of Spain is featured on this mint-state gold piece with classic old-gold patina from the mid-nineteenth century minted in Barcelona. A die-break runs thru the base of much of the lettering on the obverse. By this time the bulk of gold plundered from the New World had been returned to Spain spawning such excesses as Seville and minting coin of the realm. Just 350 years earlier her namesake along with King Ferdinand had financed Columbus during his earliest voyages West that started it all seeking the East.

2020 £1 Una and the Lion 1oz Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #827607

2020 Saint Helena ₤1 Una and the Lion PR69DCAM { 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. Low mintage of 750.

2020 £1 Una and the Lion 1oz Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #827607

2020 Saint Helena ₤1 Una and the Lion PR69DCAM { 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. Low mintage of 750.

2020 £1 Una and the Lion 1oz Ag PR69DCAM PCGS #827607

2020 Saint Helena ₤1 Una and the Lion PR69DCAM { 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. Low mintage of 750.

2020 £1 Una and the Lion 1oz Ag Gold Plated 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 Gold Plated 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 Gold Plated 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.

1999 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 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 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 6,799 pieces were struck in proof. * 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 6,799 pieces were struck in proof. * 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 6,799 pieces were struck in proof. * Number 82 in Ron Guth’s book “100 Greatest Women on Coins.”

2010 HF 50 Fr Aarau Haberling-83a Silver 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 Silver 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.

1961 B 2 Fr MS67 PCGS #886509

1961-B Switzerland 2 Francs MS67 { PCGS-3 }. Minted for general circulation this coin was struck at the mint in the capital city Bern in the year I moved to and lived in Geneva for six months. This pristine example with ample luster wasn't one that I got my grubby little hands on back then. At the time this coin was worth 50 cents. "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. And how exactly that made it into the top 100 women on coins list makes me wonder if not enough deserving women are so honored. This is a mint-state example of coins released for general circulation.

1961 B 2 Fr MS67 PCGS #886509

1961-B Switzerland 2 Francs MS67 { PCGS-3 }. Minted for general circulation this coin was struck at the mint in the capital city Bern in the year I moved to and lived in Geneva for six months. This pristine example with ample luster wasn't one that I got my grubby little hands on back then. At the time this coin was worth 50 cents. "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. And how exactly that made it into the top 100 women on coins list makes me wonder if not enough deserving women are so honored. This is a 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.