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The Red Dragon of Wales is the latest proof Queens Beasts coin. Could this be the best yet?

The Red Dragon of Wales is the latest proof Queens Beasts coin. Could this be the best yet? Only the third of the proposed ten-coin Queens Beasts series of coins, the Red Dragon of Wales joins the proof range with a wide selection of sizes at an […]

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What’s new? The Perth Mint collector coin releases for December 2017

What’s new? The Perth Mint collector coin releases for December 2017

The year is coming to an end but the celebrations are only just beginning!

This month we’re pleased to unveil more stunning releases to help you mark the forthcoming Year of the Dog.

Choose from stunning Astrological gold coins representing the cutest shina inu, poodle and husky puppies, or the superb Wealth and Wisdom silver coin set portraying a rottweiler and a border collie.

Along with an immaculate 1oz Lunar gold coin depicting a labrador retriever in high relief, there’s now an exceptional canine coin to suit almost everyone’s liking!

Both our Happy Birthday and Wedding silver coins are back with a 2018 year-date to provide you with a brilliant alternative gift for family and friends on the most important occasions in their lives.

To start the party in the most propitious way, we’ve also embodied symbols of good fortune and prosperity in new releases celebrating the Chinese New Year and highly symbolic Money Toad.

For more details of these and other beautiful gifts ideas, browse through our final electronic bulletin of the year or head to Recent Releases on our website.

And don’t forget our Christmas Gift Guide where along with more glittering gift ideas you can check final order dates for delivery before 25 December.

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World’s Most Valuable Private Coin Collection Revealed

The Tyrant Collection is to be displayed in a multi-year series of exhibits at the Long Beach Expo

The only complete, privately-owned 1937 King Edward VIII patterns proof set is part of the previously unreported Tyrant Collection, described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.

Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Goldberg Coin & Collectibles

(Beverly Hills, California) November 27, 2017 – The existence of a previously unreported collection of the world’s most famous and valuable ancient, world and United States rare coins is being revealed for the first time.  The Tyrant Collection, which includes a treasured 1937 Edward VIII proof set, will be publicly displayed over the course of several years through a series of exhibits at upcoming Long Beach Expo conventions.

“For a number of years, The Tyrant collector has been assembling what is undoubtedly the world’s most valuable coin collection in private hands, worth hundreds of millions of dollars,” said Ira Goldberg, President of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. (www.GoldbergCoins.com) in Los Angeles, California, who provided guidance in assembling The Tyrant Collection.  “I’m sure collectors will be surprised and delighted as more information is revealed about upcoming displays of this remarkable collection.

“The focus of the collection is tyrants of every age and culture,” explained the anonymous owner of The Tyrant Collection. 

A masterpiece of Hellenistic art and one of only two known, this gold ancient Greece octodrachm of Ptolemy IV Philopator, circa 202-200 B.C., is one of the spectacular numismatic treasures in The Tyrant Collection that will be displayed over the coming years at the Long Beach Expo.

Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Goldberg Coin & Collectibles

“Tyrants go by many titles: Kings and Queens, Emperors and Empresses, Czars and Czarinas, Dictators, Regents, Popes, Caliphs, Sultans, and Khans.  But what defines them is their absolute power over a territory containing millions of people.  Tyrants have been the primary shapers of history for thousands of years.  One of the first things tyrants do upon obtaining power is strike coins with their name and likeness, announcing their claim to their territory.  And they continue to mint coins to maintain their claim until the day they die or are deposed.  Everyday coinage is the primary means by which tyrants notify their subjects and rivals of their tyranny,” the collector said.

“Coins still exist for nearly every tyrant of the last two thousand years who ever ruled a substantial country for more than a few weeks.  The objective of The Tyrant Collection is to obtain a coin of every tyrant who ruled every major territory or country, preferably a large gold coin boldly displaying the tyrant’s name, likeness and titles,” he added.

The Tyrant Collection is divided into sections, one for each of the major civilizations which issued coins for an extended period of time.  Civilizations require access to water for irrigation and transportation, so they tend to develop around bodies of water, such as rivers, lakes, and seas.  Each section of The Tyrant Collection is named after the body of water it dominates.

One section of The Tyrant Collection, “The Tyrants of the Thames,” is the most valuable collection of English coins in private hands.  Dozens of major rarities are contained within this collection, but the highlight is the single most valuable English numismatic item: the only complete proof set of Edward VIII in private hands. 

The finest known of one of the most historic ancient Roman coins, this gold aureus of Marcus Janius Brutus from 42 A.D. is part of
​The Tyrant Collection. It will be displayed with other collection highlights in a series of multi-year exhibitions at upcoming Long Beach Expo shows.

Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Goldberg Coin & Collectibles

When Edward VIII became King of England, the Royal Mint prepared five proof sets of the coins bearing his portrait, and these were scheduled to be issued in January of 1937.  But on December 11, 1936, Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry the woman he loved.  By this act, Edward VIII became the only king of England for whom no coins were issued as money within the United Kingdom.

 “Gold coins do not rust, tarnish, or decay.  A two-thousand-year-old gold coin can look as if it was minted yesterday,” explained the owner of The Tyrant Collection. 

“Large portrait coins are works of art commissioned by tyrants who commanded the greatest artists of their realms to render their effigies to last for thousands of years.  The artistry is amazing.  The few paintings or statues of the most influential and powerful people in history are locked away in museums that the public almost never sees.  But here at the Long Beach Expo you will be able to see thousands of contemporary portraits, from life, of the most famous and powerful figures of history.  I had so much fun assembling this collection that I want to share with the public the centuries of art, history, power, and money it comprises,” he stated.

Now, for the first time, collectors everywhere and the general public may view the coins which form this spectacular collection. The first exhibit from The Tyrant Collection will be held at the February 22 – 24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).  More information will be announced soon about the theme and the coins in this first exhibition.

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based […]

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Special royal commemoratives celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh

Special royal commemoratives celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh

On 20 November 2017, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh became the first British royal couple to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary. To commemorate this special and historic occasion we have released four collector coins – a 1oz silver proof, a 2oz gold proof, a 1/4oz gold proof and a 2oz platinum coin.

The Queen and Prince Philip first met when she was a girl of 13 at a family wedding in 1934. They met again in 1937, and again in 1939 after which they began exchanging letters.

Philip eventually proposed in 1946 at Balmoral when Elizabeth was 20 years of age and she accepted without consulting her parents, the King and Queen. Her father asked that they delay the formal announcement of the engagement until after her 21st birthday the following April.

The official engagement announcement was finally made on 9 July 1947, and was followed by a garden party the next day at Buckingham Palace to introduce the happy couple.

The Queen, then known as Princess Elizabeth, married the Duke of Edinburgh, known then as Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey in London at 11.30am on 20 November 1947. The wedding was attended by 2,000 guests and broadcast to 200 million radio listeners around the world.

The wedding reception was a breakfast held at Buckingham Palace in the Ball Supper Room. The couple received more than 2,500 wedding presents from around the world and approximately 10,000 telegrams of congratulations.

The royal nuptials added a welcome touch of glamour in post-World War II Britain when millions of people were still living in bomb-damaged cities and coping with food rations and coupons. The royal wedding was the first major event in Britain since the end of the war. However, the young Princess Elizabeth – mindful of the sacrifices being made by the people – used ration coupons to purchase the material for her wedding dress which was designed by the Court Designer, Sir Norman Hartnell.

Celebrate with silver, gold and platinum Australian commemorative coins

The reverse of each coin depicts the shield from the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom alongside the shield from the Coat of Arms of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The design also includes flowers from the floral emblems of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England, as well as St Edward’s Crown, the inscription 70TH ANNIVERSARY ROYAL WEDDING, the year-dates 1947-2017, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse of each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date and monetary denomination. These coins are issued as Australian legal tender with maximum mintages of only 5,000 of the 1oz silver, 350 of the 2oz gold, 750 of the 1/4oz gold and 250 of the 2oz platinum.

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