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"Art and Faith” The Creation of Adam Vatican 20 € 2023 brass coin

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69,00 €
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Country: Vatican City
Mintage year: 2023
Face value: 20 euro
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Weight: 15.00 g
Alloy: Copper
Quality: BU
Mintage: 26 500 pcs

The Vatican State Mint continues its “Art and Faith” series by dedicating the 20 euro copper coin to Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. Artist Antonella Napolione reproduces on the coin’s reverse side one of the world’s most celebrated and renowned paintings: The Creation of Adam. This fresco was painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti around 1511 and is part of the vault of the Sistine Chapel. Adam, lying on the ground, turns his gaze toward the Creator by extending his left hand toward Him. God, suspended in a cloud, extends His right hand towards Adam in the act of giving him life.
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Face value 1 £
Silver: 99,99%
Diameter: 38,6
Weight: 31,1 g
Mintage: 1821

Drawing it’s inspiration from the presence of Angels on Napoleon’s Death medal and his tomb at Les Invalids.

Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica in 1769. He is widely regarded as one of history’s great military minds, building an Empire that stretched across Europe before his defeat at Waterloo in 1815. He was exiled to St Helena, where he remained until his death in 1821.

While Napoleon’s military cunning is undisputable, it is also believed that he carried a symbol of good luck with him, his own personal guardian angel.

The French Angel Coin first appeared in the late 18th Century. Its designer became suspected of revolutionary tendencies and was sentenced to death but somehow escaped the guillotine. Allegedly he bribed his captors with an Angel Coin, and it became known as a lucky charm. 19th Century French Naval Captains would refuse to sail without one in their purse, and even Napoleon was not beyond belief in the lucky Angel Coin. According to folklore he carried one in his pocket throughout his reign, only to fatefully lose it the day before his final defeat at Waterloo.
149,00 €
Metal: NordicGold
Weight: 15,80 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Mintage: 10 000

In 2022, Smiley celebrates its fifth decade of smiles and optimism.

The emblematic yellow, round face of the brand was born on 1st, January 1972 in France, when journalist Franklin Loufrani used this infectious smile in the newspaper France-soir in order to highlight stories which brought positive news and cheered up French people’s spirit. This operation, called « Take the time to smile » was an immediate success.

In 1996, the logo is relaunched and developed in other forms : a new 3D version is created and new expressions are added in. Nowadays, from the smiley to the emoticon, smiling takes multiple forms, becoming a representative of cheerfulness !

Since the creation of the yellow smile in 1972, Smiley diversified the range of its expressions, conveying over a hundred émotions. From the smiley to the emoticon, smiling takes multiple forms.

Each mini-medal highlights a particular emotion : love, gratitude, gluttony, joy and laughing.

The medals are packaged in a coloured packaging, to treat to someone or to yourself.
9,90 €
Denomination: £5
Maximum Coin Mintage; Unlimited
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Henry Gray
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
Year: 2021

The Who’s first appearance on an official UK coin
Celebrate one of the most influential bands in music history
Features a design approved by the band
A great gift for music fans
Begin or continue your Music Legends collection
Discover the band’s explosive story and enjoy exclusive images in the coin’s packaging
Striking Standard - Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
25,00 €
Materiall: CuNi
Weight: 9g
Diameter: 26,9 mm
Mintage: 100 000


The German government has decided to mint a €5 collectors’ coin entitled “Red mason bee”, to be issed at 7 September 2023. It is the fourth coin issued as part of the “Wonderful world of insects” series, which will see a total of nine coins with partially coloured motifs issued over the period 2022-24. The series is intended to bring into focus – especially in light of current developments (insect extinction) – a special group of animals that make up a significant part of our natural heritage.

The €5 collectors’ coin “Red mason bee” is made of a cupronickel alloy. It weighs 9.68 g, measures 27.25 mm in diameter and will be available both in mint condition and with a proof-like finish. The mint condition coins will be brought into circulation at their face value (€5). The collector quality coins with a proof-like finish will be higher than their face value and will be issued by the Münze Deutschland (Germany’s official sales agency for collector coins).

The coin was designed by Claudius Riedmiller, an artist based in Stuttgart (picture side), and Andre Witting, a Berlin-based artist (reverse).

The reverse, which will be used for all coins in the series, features an eagle, the words “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND”, the value and denomination, the year 2023, the twelve stars of Europe and the letter “D” for the State Mint of Munich.

Its smooth edge is engraved with the inscription: “WUNDERWELT INSEKTEN” (WONDERFUL WORLD OF INSECTS)

12,90 €
Materiall: CuNi25 / turquoise polymer / CuNi19
Weight: 9g Ø
Diameter: 27.25mm

This coin is the fourth of a five-part series: climate zones
The series began in 2017 with the edition "Tropical Zone" and ends in 2021 with a coin "Polar Zone". The color of the polymer rings made according to the prevailing climatic conditions of each zone based on the temperature-color scale: from hot (red) to cold (purple). Thus, a transparent polymer turquoise ring is provided for the issue "Subpolare Zone" in 2020. Each of the five mints Germany will shape the coin with a polymer ring in a different shade of turquoise. The total circulation of the coin should be 3.4 million pieces, of which 400,000 in the collector quality proof.
Issue 20th September 2020
25,00 €