ARISTOTLE, 2014. Silver coin dedicated to Greek culture. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 1200 items in Proof Quality.
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.
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.
A 10 Euro silver coin to commemorate Greece’s EU Presidency in 2014, featuring the Greek Presidency logo.
Each country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union selects its own presidency logo, which serves as an integral visual symbol for the Presidency. The 2014 Greek Presidency logo depicts a sailboat in full sail, formed by the initials of the European Union. It aspires to unite common European values and Greece’s unique identity. The symbolic background of the logo is the sea: a fundamental element of Greek identity, but also a pivotal component of Europe’s past and future.
Quality proof, available with box and certificate. Available to pre-order: Expected 31.03.2014!
In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint will be kicking off a new biannual series as a follow-up to their very popular wildlife series: the Birds of Prey. The first issue, released in February, focuses on the peregrine falcon. There will be a total of four different Canadian bird of prey designs released in two years. With the .9999-fine Silver purity, face value CAD 5, articulate bird design and low mintage, the Canadian Birds of Prey 1 oz Silver Coins are sure to be a hit with bullion enthusiasts and coin collectors alike.