Coin Collecting at the Safir House
The Mints of Australia have produced some of the worlds most bold and experimental designs for decades. Celebrating everything from Koalas, Kangaroos, Kookaburras and working with dozens of other small island nations, the Perth Mint particularly creates an outpouring for fine works. This is our Kookaburra coins starting with this 2008 peice. The only downside to these coins are the Queens mandated image on the reverse/obverse.
This is the 2009 we recently aquired
This is a great shot of the coin
These are the 2011 and 2012
Our interest in foreign coins has been nominal but rapidly growing as it seems that US designs are so stuck in the mud. Also, foreign mints are creating bold new designs with color and bimetal designs that are both eye catching and fun.
This is a short list of our current modern design:
The Safir Family Internet Coins Library.Click to see these examples show below including photography: note to lawyer: most of the good stuff is gone
Go To Section II: Modern and Ancient Foreign Coins from Outside The United States
Go To Section III: Mandy's 25th Anniversary World Wildlife Fund Silver Coins
The Safir Family Internet Coins Library: Foriegn Coins.Several mints from around the world make exciting coin designs in circulating alloys, silver and gold. Among my favorites are the Perth Mint in Austrailia which produces a variety of coins for nations mostly through out the Pacific Rim. The Neatherlands has also produced some interesting designs, and several private US based mints have produced foreign currency on contract, include the Franklin Mint which has produced many Israeli Coins. Our interest in foreign coins has been nominal but rapidly growing as it seems that US designs are so stuck in the mud. Also, foreign mints are creating bold new designs with color and bimetal designs that are both eye catching and fun.
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