Foreign Silver Coins
The United States Mint is recognized around the globe as one of the finest facilities in the world. Though its coins are highly regarded due to the coin processes and silver content used by the Mint, there are countless other Foreign Silver Coins struck by government facilities across the globe. In fact, many foreign mints produce coins which are on par with those struck by the United States Mint.
Introduction to Foreign Silver Coins
The variety of silver coins produced around the globe is almost endless. In order to be considered as part of this category page, a Foreign Silver Coin must be produced by a national mint in another country. Foreign Silver Coins range in purity from .900 to .9999 fine silver depending upon the mint and coin series in question, with the vast majority struck in at least .999 fine silver.
Foreign Silver Coins
Among the most popular Foreign Silver Coins produced today include, but are not limited to, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, British Silver Britannia, Chinese Silver Panda, and Mexican Silver Libertad. These coins are all struck by reputable government mints in their respective countries, but these are not the only coins available. These coins represent sovereign silver coins produced around the globe.
Examples of other Foreign Silver Coins, available today through Silver.com include the Silver Tokelau Yellowfin Tuna and Silver Australian Kangaroo Road Sign coins. The Tokelau coin is produced by the New Zealand Mint and represents the brilliant Yellowfin Tuna in its natural habitat, the Pacific Ocean’s warm waters, with coral surrounding it on the coin’s reverse. On the obverse side, the Tokelau bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand, and these coins feature .999 fine silver and a face value of $5 (NZD).
The Silver Australian Kangaroo Road Sign coin is indicative of one of the most common sights across Australia: the kangaroo. A marsupial native to the continent of Australia, the kangaroo is one of the nation’s most beloved animals, and the road-sign design featured on this coin is based upon actual road signs used in Australia to warn drivers about the possibility of kangaroos jumping across roadways. On the obverse side is the same portrait of Queen Elizabeth II featured on the Silver Yellowfin Tuna coin. This coin is produced by the Royal Australian Mint using .999 fine silver and carrying a face value of $1 (AUD).
Much like other silver coin series, many Foreign Silver Coins are graded and certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and Professional Coin Grading Service. These two services are the most stringent when it comes to certifying coins. Both use the Sheldon numeric scale, issuing coins a grade based upon condition that ranges from a low of 1 to a high of 70. Bullion coins with a Mint State 70 (MS70) grade and proof coins with a PF70 (NGC) or PR70 (PCGS) are considered perfectly struck.
Both grading services certify coins on various levels. In order for a coin to earn those perfect grades, they must contain no contact marks, blemishes, hairlines, or other visible flaws. Silver coins with an MS70 (PF/PR70) grade have their full, original luster and sharp, attractive strikes for the date and mint.
Purchasing Foreign Silver Coins from Silver.com
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