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TOKEN

INSPIRATION

Citizens full of ideas

Great Britain and Ireland in the 18th Century. Due to the little effort by the government to ameliorate the shortage of official small denomination coins for everyday transactions, inventive merchants privately minted 'provincial tokens' to pay their workers and their bills. This period created one of the most various coinage type we still may enjoy today.

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TETRADRACHM

INSPIRATION

Silver pieces of art

Adorned with images of gods like Heracles or Athena, the silver Tetradrachm were spread all over the ancient world. Known for consistency in good metal, Tetra-drachms were favourite payment for soldiers and mercenaries and the most popular unit of exchange. Throughout time, the hand-made silver beauties never lost their attraction.

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GERMAN COINAGE

Prior to unification in 1871

The rich variety of German States coinage reflects the territorially fragmented situation of Germany since the Middle Ages until the German-French war in 1870/1871. There are numerous duchies and counties, bishoprics, monasteries as well as free imperial cities that struck their own coins, a real challenge for trade and travel. But thanks to it, we nowadays are given an incredibly rich collection area to explore.

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S.P.Q.R.

INSPIRATION

Res Publica Romana

Prior to the Roman Empire there was the time of the Roman Republic. Not less than 370 names of men, hungry for reputation and prestige, can be listed during the moving period when Rome's control expanded from the city's surroundings to hegemony over the entire Mediterranean world.

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AURUM

Divine metal

Seen as medium of immortality, gold always motivated armies to conquer and navigators to explore and expand the limits of the known world. Ancient empires were built on gold and cultures flourished thanks to its timeless value.

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CITY VIEWS

INSPIRATION

Proud perspectives

Have a look at the skylines of some famous cities. Like faces, they tend to change with time. These skylines and iconic buildings struck on coins preserve and praise the spirit, collective achievements and aspirations of their proud citizens.

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HERALDIC ART

Timeless language

Born from a desire to represent identity and origin, the coat of arms developed during the High Middle Ages into the visual mark of a family, a state, a city or even an individual person. Heraldic art is profound and of great importance in numismatics and can be found on numerous old but also modern coins.

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BRAVE BEARD

INSPIRATION

Historic hipsters

Attractive - male - brave - strong - cool. In some European countries, sporting a beard or moustache is very popular again today. But look at these bearded faces speaking to us from the past. If they still could talk, what would they tell us?

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LION KING

feared and loved beast

Associated traditionally with courage, nobility, royalty and strength, this animal is also in use as attribute, honourable symbol or personification of the highest gods and rulers. Throughout time the Lion has never lost its fascination and attraction.

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THE CROSS

INSPIRATION

Symbol in all shapes

Paradoxically a symbol of suffering and defeat but also of triumph and salvation, the cross is an universal and timeless symbol. Discover the rich varieties of crosses on coins.

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SEA CREATURES

Neptune's World

Neptune, god of the sea, storms, earthquakes, and horses. His world of water surrounds and holds the earth and is filled with mystical sea creatures. Some of them even found their way on coins.

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MEDALLIC ART

INSPIRATION

Masterpieces in details

Artistic medals have been skillfully produced since the Renaissance from 1520 onwards. Medal artists were highly respected and often given official state titles. Who wonders?

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EQUUS

Galloping through history

Without the horse we wouldn’t be where we are today. Explore the powerful and beautiful animal minted in gold and silver by our ancestors already hundreds of years ago.

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WORLD COINS

INSPIRATION

In gold we trust

In these uncertain times, why not go back to the fundamentals? Browse our selection of gold coins of the world.

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ANCIENT COINS

It's all about provenance

Browse through our selection of provenanced coins and make your collection the next line in the pedigree of your new purchase.