Kepi's Blog

02 Mar 2019

**Una and the Lion**

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This is my newest addition to my collection! This coin celebrates the 200th year anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria born on May 24th 1819 in Kensington Palace in London. She was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 20th 1837 until her death on Jan. 22nd 1901. The reverse design was created by 19th-century numismatic sculptor William Wyon and is a rendition of the famous Edmund Spenser's poem "Faerie Queene". It tells the story of Una and the Lion which follows Princess Una after St. George had slayed the dragon and rescued her. The words "DIEU ET MON DROIT" meaning "God on my Right", the motto of the British Monarch along with the year -MMXIX- are featured. The obverse of this coin is a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, who is the great, great granddaughter of Queen Victoria. I think that's pretty cool! I really love this design as I think of my dog ( a giant Golden and Great Dane mix ) and myself, standing together facing all who try to enter our Kingdom... Thanks for reading my blog! All comments are welcomed! ; )

27 Dec 2017

**Ancient Egyptian God Series** SOBEK

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Hi Everyone! I would like to share with you my latest addition to my silver collection! It's the third in the series " Ancient Egyptian Gods" by Sunshine Mint. Known as the Lord of the Waters, "Sobek". He is the God of strength, power and fertility. He has a protective instinct and guarded the Pharaoh, the Egyptian people and the army. Crocodile mummies have been found in many tombs still guarding the person who was lain to rest there. This is a heavy duty round of 2 ounces of pure silver stamped in an ultra high relief design. This Egyptian Crocodile God stands with crossed arms, carries a staff and wears a headdress. Behind him flows the Nile River with plants growing from the soil to symbolize fertility. The reverse depicts a pyramid covered with a wall of hieroglyphics. While a crocodile lays atop a table depicting Nile River motifs of waves and fish. Inscriptions include “2 oz,” “999,” and “Ag.” I'm really looking forward to the fourth God in this series. Yet to be revealed... Thank you for looking and your comments!

05 Dec 2017

*Cleopatra* Egyptian Gods Series

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Now who doesn't like Egyptian history and mythology... Gods, magic, pyramids, mummies, exotic women*** I love this stuff...all the way back to when "Abbott and Costello Met the Mummy"... haha With that said I had to have this collection! The first in the series is "Cleopatra" which is a 2 oz. High Relief Silver Round. The obverse of Cleopatra is sculpted in the style of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic carvings. Rising from the surface of the round, Cleopatra comes to life through subtle movement, indicated by the space intentionally left void behind her neck. Because her face is not incused, she appears to be moving forward. To her right is the cartouche of Cleopatra, a vertical oval featuring a horizontal line at the bottom, signifying that the inner text was a name of royal lineage. To the left of Cleopatra sits the Eye of Horus, sculpted by Heidi Wastweet. Below the Eye of Horus sits a bowl of figs, which Cleopatra's servants used to smuggle in a poisonous snake called an asp, which slithers down her shoulder and neck. It is widely believed that Cleopatra committed suicide through the lethal bite of an asp. The reverse features the Goddess Isis, of whom Cleopatra was said to be the reincarnation. The banner of the scarab beetle rests below. The scarab beetle was a symbol of great power in ancient Egyptian mythology, responsible for pushing the sun into the sky at dawn.The Hieroglyphics on the field were taken from ancient Egyptian papyri, featuring writings about Cleopatra. The pattern to the left and right of the weight-and-purity hallmark can be found on the outer wall of the Temple of Horus. They represent a bed of lotus reeds blooming in the Nile. This is a beautiful design and the weight of it in your hand really feels like you are holding a hunk of silver! Thanks for your comments!

04 Oct 2017

A Real Heavy Weight...

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This is a great 2017 piece from the Republique Democratique Du Congo. It features an ol' narley looking Water Buffalo with an attitude...haha It's 100 grams of .999 silver stamped into a 3/4 inch thick reeded edge round. And it's HEAVY! This is a really detailed piece, hope you can see everything in the photo's! I really like to collect coins/bullion with a Buffalo or Bison theme and I couldn't resist this African version. Thanks for looking!

09 Jul 2016


Coins - World | Kepi

This was a crazy purchase! But when I saw it at my coin dealer, I had to have it! The size and weight mesmerized me, a kilo of silver. It's a 2014 Australian Kookaburra, a very popular series in itself. What's your most "crazy, have to have" purchase? : )

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