Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to abdicate for son

beaQueen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced she is abdicating in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. In a pre-recorded address broadcast on TV, she said she would formally stand down on 30 April. The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years and that now was “the moment to lay down my crown”. Continue reading

Austria – 25 Euro Silver Niob, Tunnel Construction, 2013

One of the most mountainous countries in Europe, Austria has inevitably played a vital role in the development of tunnels. The brilliant ice blue 2013 addition to the innovative 25 euro Silver Niobium series pays homage to Austria’s long and influential contribution to tunnel construction.

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Canada – Silver coin BU 1 oz, Antelope, 2013

The 2013 Silver North American Pronghorn Antelope is the focus of the fifth 1 oz bullion coin issued in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Wildlife Series. The design depicts a pronghorn Antelope walking across a grassy vista. Each Wildlife Series coin is limited to a mintage of 1 million coins, which adds to their appeal and collectibility.

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Great Britain – Elizabeth II, Gold Sovereign BU, 2013

The gold Sovereign is without doubt one of Britain’s most famous coins. A coin so rich in history, it’s considered by many as the flagship coin of the Royal Mint, and synonymous with Britain herself. Offered in capsule for protection.

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Australia – Silver coin BU 1 oz, Kookaburra, 2013

The silver Kookaburra coin of 2013 features two juvenile kookaburras sitting on a tree branch amid flowers, design by Natasha Muhl. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. Mintage of 1 million coins.

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Australia – Gold coin BU 1 oz, Kangaroo, 2013

Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coins. The one ounce gold Kangaroo from Australia is an ounce of 99.99 pure gold, with a nominal face value of $100 Australian. Weight 31.112 gr, Diameter 32.60 mm, thickness of 2.8 mm. The 2013 1 oz Gold Kangaroo features a kangaroo in a classic pose set against a bush scene.

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