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Tutankhamun Sand Triangle Coin

October 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold, Silver - No Comments

Recently, this blog already featured two articles about unusual triangular gold coins, the Bermuda Shipwreck coins as well as the Royal Australian Mint‘s Australian Shipwreck coins. Both of these rare collectible coins are shaped like a Reuleaux triangle. Another unusual and rare collectible bullion coin that has a triangular shape is the Tutankhamun Sand Triangle ... Continue reading

Bermuda Shipwreck coin series

August 31, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Exotic Coins, Gold, Platinum, Silver - No Comments

Collecting precious metal coins from exotic countries is one of the joys of many numismatists worldwide. The appeal for collectors of such exotic coins is enhanced by such factors as scarcity, an unusual shape and/or design of the coins, selective coloring of design elements, the use of rare metals such as black rhodium etc. Among ... Continue reading

The Japanese Gold Koban

July 31, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold, Rare Coins - No Comments

If you have read our recent blog article about the Japanese Gold Oban, you may be able to guess that the Japanese Gold Koban must be a similar ancient coin from feudal Japan. That is indeed the case and you may consider these two types of ancient Japanese gold coins as sort-of relatives. The essential ... Continue reading

Nickel-plated silver coins

July 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Exotic Coins, Silver - No Comments

As private and government mints constantly try to find new ways to attract buyers for their numismatic precious metal coins, there are always new trends emerging. One of these is the plating of silver coins with rare and seemingly exotic precious metals such as rhodium. While black rhodium-plating certainly gives numismatic silver coins a more ... Continue reading

The Japanese Gold Oban

June 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold, Rare Coins - No Comments

Most coin collectors have probably never heard of the Japanese Gold Oban. That is not really surprising since these oval gold plate coins (the Japanese word ‘Oban’ means ‘big plate’) were minted a really long time ago in Imperial Japan and never in large quantities. Many people may have seen an image of such an ... Continue reading

Philippine Silver Pesos

May 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Silver - No Comments

Many coin collectors these days would be surprised if they obtained a coin that shows the image of a shield with the US stars and stripes (a symbol that has appeared on lots of different US coinage) as well as a reference to the country of the Philippines. Nowadays a lesser-known part of US history ... Continue reading

Mongolian Gold Coins

March 31, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold - No Comments

Even though most people reading this page probably prefer to buy gold bullion coins from the world’s leading government mints, there is no doubt that the market for numismatic gold coins is growing as well. One of the joys of a coin collector is to obtain coins from countries that are perceived to be somewhat ... Continue reading

Rhodium-plated Silver Coins

March 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Silver - No Comments

There are always trends that emerge in an industry and the minting of precious metal coins is no exception. These could be new production methods (such as those that make the production of holographic coins possible) or new types of products that suddenly become popular. One such growing trend in the precious metal industry seems ... Continue reading

The World’s First Palladium Coins

October 30, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Palladium, Rare Coins - No Comments

Palladium is an often overlooked precious metal that more and more investors are considering to add to their portfolio these days. Even though the spot price of palladium has increased a lot in recent years, many precious metal investors are not even aware that it is possible to buy the metal in the form of ... Continue reading

Polish Gold Coins

June 15, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold, Minting Institutions - No Comments

Most collectors of precious metal coins are constantly looking for ways to expand their collection. Buying coins from the less well-known government mints of smaller countries is one way to do that. However, some smaller countries have their commemorative precious metal coins minted by the big players in this market like the Royal Canadian Mint ... Continue reading

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