Saint John Paul II: The Vatican City Collection

Selected for their beauty and their religious significance, these three coins were struck by the Rome mint for the Vatican City State during the tenure of Saint John Paul II. These coins were issued for one year only, in small mintages, and were meant to circulate, making this remarkable collection a rarity.

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The Search for the True Cross

Of the myriad holy relics in Christendom, none is as sacrosanct as the so-called True Cross—the piece of wood on which Jesus Christ was crucified. While some historians doubt its authenticity, the True Cross did exist. It was discovered in Jerusalem by St. Helena 300 years after the Crucifixion, changed hands several times through the centuries, and vanished from recorded history after the Second Crusade, when it was seized by the great Muslim warrior Saladin. This remarkable collection features coins of the five historical figures who held the True Cross.

 

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Madonna & Child Coin

This silver Hungarian denar coin features an image of the baby Jesus in the arms of the Madonna, the Patron Saint of Hungary, on the obverse, with the legend “Patrona Hungarie” surrounding.


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Christian Cup Coins: A Medieval Mystery

Why did the Byzantines produce coins shaped like cups? No one did it before, and no one’s done it since. It’s a Medieval mystery.


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Elizabeth II: Queen of England, King of Coins

Since assuming the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been the face of numismatics. Her portrait has appeared on more coins than any other individual who ever lived. In 1971, the first year of currency decimalization, her effigy adorned over 5 billion coins in Great Britain alone.

That’s one year, and one country.

She has graced coins throughout the British Commonwealth, from Australia to Canada, South Africa to the Cook Islands—and this has happened for over 60 years. Hers is arguably the most recognized face in the world. This special collection highlights Her Majesty’s various portraits through the years:

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