Building a Global Coin Collection

Published on 11/12/2019 by APMEX

If you are an experienced coin collector but have so far enjoyed building collections of only coins of the U.S. Mint, you can easily diversify your coin collection with bullion coins from around the world that offer security and confidence comparable to American Gold or Silver Eagle Coins.

Canadian Maple Leafs

Widely considered one of the world's most beautiful coins, the Canadian Maple Leaf is a work of fine production by the Royal Canadian Mint. The coin depicts Canada's iconic maple leaf on the reverse and Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Both the Silver and Gold Maple Leaf are legal tender honored by the Canadian government. The Maple Leaf is one of the most highly sought-after coins by investors and collectors because of its attention to detail and precision and its important anti-counterfeiting measures on each coin.

An Austrian Philharmonic coin

Austrian Philharmonics

The Philharmonic is a bullion coin made of Silver, Gold or Platinum by the prestigious Austrian Mint. The Gold Philharmonic was created as a Gold tribute to the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world's most well-known orchestras. The obverse depicts the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna's concert hall, the Musikverein. These coins come in 1 oz Silver, 1 oz Platinum and a variety of Gold weights, from 1/25 oz up to 1 oz. According to the World Gold Council, Gold Austrian Philharmonics were the best-selling Gold bullion coins in the world in 1992, 1995 and 1996.

Mexican Libertads

Mexican Libertads

Libertads are made of Silver or Gold and are produced by the Banco de Mexico, which is the Mexican Mint. It is renowned for producing some of the most beautiful coins in the world. The obverse shows the Mexican National Seal, while the reverse features two of the most iconic images of Mexico City: the Angel of Independence statue and the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. These designs make Mexican Libertad coins highly symbolic of their culture. A stunning design combined with bullion value makes Libertads collector and investor favorites.

British Britannias.

British Britannias

Introduced by the British Royal Mint in 1987, the Gold Britannia features an attractive design created to appeal to both collectors and investors alike. The obverse of the Gold Britannia bears a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse pays tribute to the Britannia image that first appeared on coins produced under the rule of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The Silver Britannia has been produced since 1997. This series offers a variety of different designs, adding collectible value in addition to the Silver content.

Chinese Panda

Chinese Pandas

Chinese Panda coins are produced by the Central Mint of China but are widely popular all over the world. The Chinese Panda series began with a Gold coin in 1982, followed by Silver in 1983. This series has stood the test of time due to its quality Gold and Silver content along with the iconic designs. Each year depicts a different version of the animal most closely associated with China, the great panda. Some years a single panda is shown, other years may use an adult and cub, but all coins feature exceptional detail of the beloved animal. The obverse of each coin depicts the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, bringing in another timeless Chinese element.

Australian Kangaroos

Australian Kangaroos

The Silver Kangaroo was first released in 2016. Struck in .9999 fine Silver, this classic Australian coin is produced by the Perth Mint and is highly desirable to both investors and collectors. Gold Kangaroos were introduced in 1987. The Gold Kangaroo is among the few major Gold bullion coins that change their reverse design annually.

South African Krugerrands

South African Krugerrands

A Krugerrand is a South African Gold coin that features a portrait of Paul Kruger, South Africa's first president. The name Krugerrand is a combination of the first president's last name and “rand,” the South African unit of currency. The Krugerrand was the first modern Gold bullion coin, introduced in 1967. These early coins are very scarce and command high premiums. To this day, the Krugerrand value remains high, and these popular coins are produced by one of the leading mints in the world.

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