Silver Bullion coins have been a flagship contribution to numismatic history for generations, serving not only as a form of investment but also a piece of art, history, and culture.
Issued every year by the world’s most renowned Mints, a collection of Silver Bullion coins from across the globe is extremely hard to come by.
But today, The Westminster Collection are offering just 250 collectors worldwide the chance to secure a set of five 2023-dated 1oz Silver Bullion coins from the UK, U.S.A, South Africa, Australia, and Canada.
Read on to learn about the history of the 1oz Silver Bullion coin, what makes it so sought-after, and why this collection has taken years to create…
History of the Silver Bullion Coin
The history of Silver as a form of currency dates back to ancient civilizations. From the Greek drachma to the Roman denarius, Silver played a crucial role in shaping monetary systems across the globe.
In more recent times, the circulation of Silver coins was widespread in various countries. While the world has shifted away from Silver-based monetary systems, the legacy of Silver coins lives on through the modern Bullion coin.
The Britannia from The Royal Mint
The Silver Britannia coin, minted by The Royal Mint, holds a special place in numismatic history. It can be traced back to Roman times when the figure of Britannia personified Great Britain and its virtues.
The modern Silver Britannia coin, first issued in 1997, showcases the majestic image of Britannia as a symbol of strength, protection, and unity.
Each annual release features new and intricate designs, making it a true treasure for collectors. But, this exclusive collection houses the 2023-dated Silver Britannia, which happens to be the world’s first bullion coin to feature the official portrait of King Charles III.
The Krugerrand from the South African Mint
Stepping onto the African continent, we greet the iconic Krugerrand Bullion coin, which hails from the South African Mint.
Introduced in 1967, the Krugerrand was the world’s first modern Bullion coin. Initially minted in Gold, South Africa produced nearly 70% of Gold across the world during the 1960’s.
Silver editions shortly followed, and the Krugerrand’s widespread recognition and historical significance have made it one of the most sought-after coins among collectors worldwide.
The Kangaroo coin from The Perth Mint
Traveling all the way to Australia, we encounter the Kangaroo coin, minted by The Perth Mint. The Kangaroo series, first released in 1986, celebrates one of Australia’s most beloved and iconic creatures: the Kangaroo. Known for its unique design and exceptional purity, the Kangaroo coin is cherished for its representation of the vast Australian landscape and wildlife.
The Maple Leaf coin from The Royal Canadian Mint
Heading north to Canada, we encounter the renowned Maple Leaf coin, produced by The Royal Canadian Mint.
Launched in 1979 to compete with the Krugerrand while South Africa suffered economic sanctions, the Maple Leaf was the first Bullion coin to achieve 999.9 Fineness!
The Maple Leaf coin depicts Canada’s national symbol, a design which is synonymous with Canada’s flag, natural beauty and vibrant seasons.
The American Eagle coin from the United States Mint
Finally, we journey to the United States to explore the American Eagle coin – also regarded as the most popular coin in the world!
First crafted by the United States Mint in 1986, the Silver Eagle sold-out its entire 5,393,005 mintage in its first year of issue. Since then, this iconic coin has continued to break records, selling out of 91 million coins in 2014 and 2015.
Secure Your Iconic Silver Coins of the World Collection
Today, you can secure a collection of these five iconic Silver Bullion coins – which are all 2023-dated!
It is a collection that has taken years to create; such sought-after Silver coins from the world’s leading Mints aren’t easy to get hold of. Especially the brand-new issues.
In fact, just 250 collectors will have this rare opportunity, and it’s not one you want to miss…
The Gold Sovereign is undoubtedly one of the most famous gold coins in the world. It’s a classic piece of coinage that is coveted around the world and is highly sought after every year by thousands of collectors.
But have you heard of a Piedfort Sovereign? They’re incredibly rare and are some of the most highly sought-after issues ever seen – demand for the first UK Piedfort Sovereign was so high that it sold out within 24 hours!
Now, to mark the Queen’s official 95th birthday, The Perth Mint has released what’s sure to be the most collectible and sought-after Sovereign of 2021, for these three key reasons…
1. Struck on the date of the Queen’s official 95th birthday – 12th June 2021
On Saturday 12th June 2021 it was expected that crowds would line The Mall waving flags as over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together in London in a great display of military precision to Troop the Colour and mark the official 95th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
This British royal tradition has been around since 1748, but the cruel irony of the coronavirus pandemic meant that it did not go ahead this year in its traditional format.
This unorthodox break in tradition will make commemoratives marking her official birthday even more sought-after – collectors do love an interesting back story.
Not only that, but date-struck coins are always in high demand – it sets them apart from regular Sovereigns. It’s the perfect way to forever capture a significant moment in time, and the Queen’s milestone 95th birthday is an occasion for the history books that every serious collector will want to mark.
This coin’s collectability is further increased by the inclusion of a special one-year-only “95” privy mark for the Queen’s birthday.
2. Superior, highly collectable specification
In the 12th century Piedforts were considered prestige pieces and ownership was often used to signify a person’s wealth and power. Today, Piedforts continue to be limited issues and striking of such pieces is reserved strictly for the most important events.
You can really see the difference in thickness of the Piedfort when compared to the standard issue.
Struck on 22 Carat Gold double thickness blanks struck to a Proof finish, Piedforts Sovereigns are twice the weight and contain twice the amount of precious metal as their standard coin counterparts. They’re some of the finest examples of coin craftsmanship you’ll ever see. What’s more, they have tiny edition limits and consequently fast sell-out rates. This makes them some of the most collectable coins around.
3. JUST 150 struck – fast sell-out all but guaranteed
I saved the most significant point for last. JUST 150 Piedfort Sovereigns have been hand-selected by The Perth Mint to be struck on Her Majesty’s official birthday. That makes this issue twice as limited as last year’s Australian Piedfort Sovereign which sold out within weeks of release.
There is no doubt that there will be high demand for this new Piedfort Sovereign, even more so when you consider that it’s been struck on the date of the Queen’s 95th birthday.
What’s more, we’ve seen phenomenal demand from collectors looking to mark the Queen’s birthday this year. The UK Gold Proof Sovereign issued to mark the occasion, with an edition limit of 7,995, completely SOLD OUT!
It’s clear we will see a fast sell-out of this Piedfort Sovereign, and it will go down in numismatic history as the most collectible Sovereign issue of 2021.
If you’re interested…
As official Perth Mint distributors we have secured a limited number of these special struck on the day Piedfort Sovereigns for UK collectors. Just 150 have been issued worldwide, making it twice as limited as last year’s sold out issue.
The struck on the day element of this coin makes it a piece of numismatic history and means it will be sought-after for years to come by knowledgeable collectors. With so few struck, your chances of owning one are very limited.
This coin quite simply has to be seen to be believed.
And that’s exactly why I wanted to film this unboxing video to really highlight its exceptional specifications.
You see, the 2oz Silver coin in question has been inspired by Incan mythology and religion to tell the story of the Goddess of the Moon, Mama Quilla.
The highlight for me has to be the ‘snow globe’ centre that symbolises the moon, which after a little shake brings the coin to LIFE.
It’s proving SO popular that it’s already SOLD OUT at the Mint.
But luckily for you, I have 100 AVAILABLE… a TINY number when you consider how special this mesmerising coin is.