Below are photos of my new, just won at auction, 1907-20 centavos silver Mexican coin. The specs of this beauty are as follows. On the obverse is the National Coat of Arms with the eagle facing forward, head to right, as we are looking at it, above a spray of oak and laurel leaves. Above everything is the legend ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS, "United states of Mexico". On the reverse, which most people think is the obverse, is a radiant cap of Liberty with the word "LIBERTAD" on it. Below the cap, within the rays, is the denomination 20 centavos. Below that is the word CENTAVOS and the date 1907. All this is enclosed in an open wreath of oak and laurel leaves. The mintmark "M", Mexico City, is below and between the digits of the denomination. The coin has a diameter of 22 mm and a reeded edge. It has a thickness of 1.1 mm and weighs 5.0 g of 80 5 silver. the KM number is 435. This coin was made after the Reform Act of 1905 and was made in 9 basic types. You get to look it up! This style coin was minted from 1905-1913. I feel very lucky to have won this beautifully toned silver Mexican coin. It has an amazing history, as most Mexican coins do..If one is looking for a new variety of coins to study and or collect I recommend these Mexican/Spanish American coins. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog and photos. I look forward to your comments. Thanks again!!
Below I have my example of the new 2018 Perth Mint Australian Silver Kangaroo. Much Like our Silver American Eagle, The bounding Red Kangaroo in front of a star burst, designed by Dr. Stuart Devlin, remains the same every year. As counterfeit coins are everywhere now, there are several anti counterfeiting devises incorporated on the coin. The easiest to see is the micro engraved letter "A" inside the second "A" in Australia. This micro laser engraving is moved year to year. The obverse has the design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank- Broadley. The coin carries a value of one dollar Australian. It has a purity of .9999 silver, a diameter of 40.6 mm, a thickness of 2.9 mm and a weight of one troy ounce. This is the third release of the silver kangaroo from the Perth Mint. This coin came out after the popularity of the gold kangaroo. Although this is a beautifully designed coin, it is not my favorite Australian coin, however its purchased bumped me up to free shipping on a holiday order!! I hope you enjoyed the blog and hopefully learned something. I look forward to your comments. Thanks for your time.