Coin Collecting at the Safir House
For years the Perth mint has boldly experimented with colored silver coins and the latest results include some of their best work in the dangerous species series. One of my favorites is this Silver Dollar commemorating the Blue Ringed Octopus for the territory of Tuvalu. This coin is just a lot of fun to own and was sold with the handsom wood case. The coin has strikingly different color in different lighting so several views are worth looking at.
This top view is very natural looking compared to the hand
Here it is in its case
These images are with different angles on the lighting
And of course images of the reverse
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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