Sunday, January 15, 2012

Five Top Most Popular Gold Coins in The World

(1) The Krugerrand -

Its one of the very controversial gold bullion coins.

It was introduced in South Africa in 1967, but it wasn't accepted in the Western world for several years due to the apartheid.

When this country gave up on this policy the coin became extremely popular inspiring other countries to mint gold bullion coins.

The design of the coin displays an impala on one side and the portrait of president Paul Kruger on the obverse.

(2) The Sovereign -

Its value resides in its history, but also in its purity of gold.

One of the most sought after coins by numismatists, unlike the Krugerrand which was minted as a circulating coin, therefore it was made of a more resistant alloy of gold.

It dates back to Henry VII and it is still minted nowadays in the United Kingdom with the image of Saint George fighting the dragon on the reverse.

(3) The American Gold Eagle -

It was released in the United States in 1986.

It has a very beautiful design with Lady Liberty on one side and a family of eagles engraved on its reverse.

In the same year the Australian mint started issuing the Australian Gold Nugget.

This is a very rare coin, highly praised by collectors, due to its different design every year, just like in the case of the Chinese Gold Panda.

(4) French Rooster -

It is very popular due to the fact that it can be rather easy to find and buy.

It shows the two main symbols of the French Republic, the Marianne and the Gallic Rooster.

There are many gold bullion coins minted around the world, by each country's national bank.

These coins are representative for the values of various people.

It is more than easy for a person with an average knowledge on buying gold and on the world to establish the countries which have issued these coins just by their nicknames.

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