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A Bullion Coin from Germany: The Somalia Elephant

A Bullion Coin from Germany: The Somalia Elephant

Every coin has a history. And that history does not come out of nowhere, it is a reflection of its time. A typical example for this is the Somalia Elephant, a bullion coin from Germany that is minted every year featuring a new motif by the Bavarian State Mint on the initiative of Emporium Hamburg. Continue reading
Flat is an Old Hat – Domed Coins

Flat is an Old Hat – Domed Coins

The adventurous market for collector coins regularly comes up with new exciting innovations. Today, we present a technique that even the US Mint, which is considered conservative in such matters, has taken up after only a few years: domed coins. Continue reading
Coins of the Roman Republic: What Are They Worth?

Coins of the Roman Republic: What Are They Worth?

Are you annoyed because Cosmos of Collectibles does not indicate prices? There’s a good reason for it: Prices change all the time, and especially in the field of ancient coins there are too many small aspects regarding style and minting quality that make a great difference in price. That’s why we prefer to show you how to determine the price yourself. So, you want to know what your coin from the Roman Republic is worth? In this article, we’ll explain you how to do that. From the coin to the price in four steps – it couldn’t be any easier. Continue reading
The Philadelphia Mint – The World’s Largest Mint

The Philadelphia Mint – The World’s Largest Mint

Only very few countries still have more than one mint. The United States Mint has four active production sites, making it by far the world’s largest mint. The oldest of these sites  is the Philadelphia Mint - which does not even need to be considered together with the other production sites to win the title of the world’s largest mint! Continue reading
Of Sheep and Antiquities: The Coin Designs of Cyprus

Of Sheep and Antiquities: The Coin Designs of Cyprus

Two sheep adorn the national sides of Cyprus’ low-denomination coins. A sheep doesn’t seem like the best motif to strengthen national identity. And yet, these animals feature alongside an idol from the 3rd millennium BC and an ancient trading ship. This article will reveal why this is the case and what Cyprus intends to communicate with these motifs. Continue reading