Italy – 10 Euro Silver Proof, ROSSINI, 2014

Italy, 10 euro silver proof coin dedicated to Gioachino Rossini, belonging to the Europa Star program, this year focusing on European Composers. Gioacchino Rossini is a protagonist of the musical scenario of early 19th century, and one of the most important Italian composers, well-known worldwide for masterpieces, like Il barbiere di Siviglia, La gazza ladra and Guglielmo Tell. As a precocious artist, Rossini composed his first opera at the age of fourteen and made his official debut on the scenes when he was just eighteen. He composed farces, comedies, tragedies and comic operas; his musical genius gave the melodrama a unique and original imprint, leaving a heritage of musical and theatrical language which is still new and up-to-date even more than a century and a half later.

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Germany – 10 Euro Silver PROOF, Hansel and Gretel, 2014

Silver collector coin 10 euro “Hansel and Gretel” 2014. It is the third edition in a series of coins launched in 2012, in which a coin themed around Grim fairytales will be issued each year for six years. The coin’s obverse depicts popular elements of the fairy tale. It shows the witch surprising Hansel and Gretel, a key scene from the fairy tale. The witch’s house is represented by a gingerbread brick, which has been bitten into and is lying on the ground. The children’s expressions and posture reflect their feelings of temptation and terror. The reverse features an eagle framed by the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the letter “G” for the federal mint in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, the year 2014, and the twelve stars of Europe.

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Austria – 25 Euro Silver Niob BU, Evolution, 2014

The Austrian Mint has now made its groundbreaking Silver Niobium series even more innovative. Using two different shades of niobium for the first time, the blue/green 2014 Evolution edition ingeniously illustrates the story of the development of Homo sapiens from other species. It comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase.

Silver ring 900/1000, niobium centre, diameter 34mm, quality special uncirculated. Weight: Ag 9 gr, Niobium 6,5 gr.

Available now in limited pieces!

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Greece – 10 Euro Silver Proof, Hippocrates of Kos, 2013

Silver coin dedicated to Greek culture, Hippocrates of Kos, the Physician, 2013. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 1,000 items in Proof Quality.

The obverse features a portrait of Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), while the reverse features Asclepius healing patients. Hippocrates of Kos is regarded as the father of Western medicine for basing the art of healing on rational principles and liberating it from divine causality and superstition. Continue reading

France – 10 Euro silver coin PROOF, Astérix, 2013

Monnaie de Paris wished to pay tribute to one of the most famous characters of comic strips. The main characters of this comic strip are Asterix, the warrior, and Obelix the menhir deliverer. The obverse depicts Asterix and Obelix carrying the Scottish hero Mc Oloch confined in a block of ice. The reverse resumes the famous drawing that we can discover at the beginning of all album of Asterix: the village of inflexible Gauls surrounded with the camps of Roman legionaries seen through a magnifying glass.

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San Marino – 5 Euro Silver PROOF, J.F. Kennedy, 2013

John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The 22nd of November 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of his death. He represented a deep change for the American political world. His speeches tackled with the most important issues of his Country; he carried out a strong battle against poverty and hunger and struggled to extend civil rights to Afro-American citizens. In the obverse of the coin the coat of arms of the Republic of San Marino. In the reverse of the coin, in foreground a portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in the background a piece of the American flag; on the left the years “1963 2013″; near the borders the inscriptions ICH BIN BERLINER J. F. KENNEDY I AM A BERLINER. Readily available – few pieces!

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