• New Listing1901 Russia 1 Ruble Silver Coin- Nice Coin!

    We have been active in the coin industry since 1970.
    C $1.30
    1 bid
    Free shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:01 EDT6d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1901Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New ListingRussia 1992 Silver Proof 3 Roubles--2 coins

    I keep all my coins in a bank safe deposit box.
    C $16.38
    3 bids
    C $3.28 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:35 EDT6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1992Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New Listing1907s US-Philippines 1 Peso Silver Coin - lot #22A

    KM#172 - 20g, 80% silver.
    C $20.96
    Top Rated Seller
    C $3.49 shipping
    From United StatesYear: 1907Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New ListingOld Mexican Silver Coin Lot: Collection of AU - BU Mexican Silver Coins #5

    The conditions of these coins range from AU to BU. The coins included in this lot are.
    C $1.30
    2 bids
    C $4.59 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:12 EDT6d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesCertification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New ListingUncirculated 1959 Mexico 5 Pesos Silver Foreign Coin

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $2.00 on domestic orders and $5.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $2.00 on domestic order or $5.00 on international orders. Here we have one Uncirculated 1959 Mexico 5 Pesos Silver. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
    C $1.77
    2 bids
    C $2.62 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:46 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1959Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • New ListingUncirculated 1956 Mexico 10 Pesos Silver Foreign Coin

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $2.00 on domestic orders and $5.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $2.00 on domestic order or $5.00 on international orders. Here we have one Uncirculated 1956 Mexico 10 Pesos Silver. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
    C $9.83
    2 bids
    C $2.62 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:45 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1956Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • 1 Troy Oz 24k Nazi Germany Gold Clad Bar Iron Cross WW2 w/ Airtight case

    This bar contains 100 mills of gold, this bar is not solid gold.
    C $13.11
    Top Rated Seller
    Free shipping
    From United States
    85 sold
    Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Gold
  • New Listing1899 China Hong Kong 5 Cent Victoria Silver Coin NGC UNC Details

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:20 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1899Certification: NGCComposition: Silver
  • New Listing1892 China Hong Kong 5 Cent Victoria Silver Coin NGC AU 50

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:12 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1892Grade: AU 50Certification: NGC
  • New ListingPERU SOL LOT OF (4) COINS: 1915 NGC UNC + 3x 1915 RAW

    A lot of 4 coins as shown. 4-Coin Lot.
    C $21.48
    4 bids
    C $5.90 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:40 EDT6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1915Certification: NGC
  • New ListingRARE 1928 China Fukien Silver 10 Cent Coin PCGS L&M-851 Y-388 AU 50

    This is a RARE 1928 China Fukien Silver 10 Cent Coin. PCGS L&M-851 Y-388 AU 50.
    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:50 EDT6d 19hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1928Grade: AU 50Certification: PCGS
  • New ListingRARE 1915 (4yr) China Kwangtung Silver 20 Cent Coin PCGS L&M-423 L&M-147 AU 55

    C $7.21
    4 bids
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:42 EDT6d 19hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1915Grade: AU 55Certification: PCGS
  • New ListingRARE 1915 (4yr) China Kwangtung Silver 20 Cent Coin PCGS L&M-423 L&M-147 AU 55

    C $7.21
    3 bids
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:40 EDT6d 19hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1915Grade: AU 55Certification: PCGS
  • New Listing1879 China Hong Kong 5 Cent Victoria Silver Coin NGC XF Details

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:22 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1879Certification: NGCComposition: Silver
  • New Listing1884 China Hong Kong 5 Cent Victoria Silver Coin NGC XF 45

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:02 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1884Grade: XF 45Certification: NGC
  • New Listing1950 Mexico 50 Centavos Silver Foreign Coin

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $2.00 on domestic orders and $5.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $2.00 on domestic order or $5.00 on international orders. Here we have one 1950 Mexico 50 Centavos Silver. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $2.62 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:41 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1950Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1891 China Hong Kong 5 Cent Victoria Silver Coin NGC VF 20

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:16 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1891Grade: VF 20Certification: NGC
  • New ListingGREAT BRITAIN 6 PENCE 1904 SILVER

    C $0.90
    0 bids
    C $0.90 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:43 EDT6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1904Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New Listing1895 Guatemala 1/4 Real Silver Foreign Coin

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $2.00 on domestic orders and $5.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $2.00 on domestic order or $5.00 on international orders. Here we have one silver 1895 Guatemala 1/4 Real. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
    C $1.30
    0 bids
    C $2.62 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:05 EDT6d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1895Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • New ListingPERU SOL LOT OF (4) COINS: 1893, 1894, 1895, 1914

    A lot of 4 coins as shown. The 1895 may have been wiped in one area. 4-Coin Lot.
    C $1.64
    2 bids
    C $5.90 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:39 EDT6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1914Certification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1890 China Hong Kong 5 Cent Victoria Silver Coin NGC XF Details

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:00 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1890Certification: NGCComposition: Silver
  • New Listing2013 Great Britain Silver 2 Pounds Britannia NGC PF69 UC PROOF ULTRA CAMEO

    C $111.40
    Top Rated Seller
    Free shipping
    From United States
    or Best Offer
    Year: 2013Grade: PR 69Certification: NGC
  • New Listing1907s US-Philippines 1 Peso Silver Coin - lot #13A

    KM#172 - 20g, 80% silver.
    C $20.96
    Top Rated Seller
    C $3.49 shipping
    From United StatesYear: 1907Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New ListingRussia 1982, 1986, 1989 (3), and 1990 1 Rouble--6 coins

    In my opinion all the coins are uncirculated. I keep all my coins in a bank safe deposit box.
    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $3.28 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:30 EDT6d 15hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1990Certification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1950 Mexico 5 Pesos Silver Crown Railroad

    Reverse: Radiant sun flanked by palm trees above train. Obverse: National arms, eagle left. Mint Mark: Mo.
    C $6.54
    1 bid
    C $3.28 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 19:08 EDT6d 14hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1950Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • LA CATRINA SKULL - 1 oz Silver Coin in Box + COA 2018 Palau $5 - DAY OF THE DEAD

    CIT’s sensational skull series is the perfect way to extend the popularity of La Catrina to the numismatic world. La Catrina Skull is already the third and clearly most elaborate of CIT’s smartminting skull-shaped coins.
    C $169.08
    Top Rated Seller
    Free shipping
    From United States
    8 watching
    Year: 2018Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New ListingLot of 20 Chinese China Cash Coins from the 1600s - 1800s ?

    You get the actual item(s) pictured.
    C $13.09
    0 bids
    C $4.59 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 21:02 EDT6d 16hFrom United StatesYear: 1800Certification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1890-1908 China Kwangtung Silver Dollar Dragon Coin NGC L&M-133 XF Details

    C $7.21
    3 bids
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:34 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1908Certification: NGCComposition: Silver
  • New ListingHildesheim 1531 Silver 1 Mariengroschen Coin MB#10

    This coin is listed as MB#10 in Krause's Standard Catalog of German Coins 1501-Present. This is a nice silver coin that will make a good addition to any collection.
    C $13.09
    0 bids
    C $5.24 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:00 EDT6d 17hFrom United StatesYear: 1531Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1866-YB NGC AU58 PERU 1/5 SOL

    1866-YB Sol.
    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $4.92 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:27 EDT6d 15hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1866Grade: AU 58Certification: NGC
  • New ListingRUSSIA 50 KOPECS 1913 SILVER BC NICHOLAS II

    Auctiva's FREE Counter.
    C $1.64
    3 bids
    C $0.90 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 21:02 EDT6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1913Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New Listing1979 Hong Kong 10 Cent PCGS SP63 - Extremely Rare Kings Norton Mint Proof

    A coinage order quickly followed and in 1914 they struck a coinage for British West Africa bearing a K mintmark for Kynoch, the place of manufacture. These coins would bear the more familiar KN mintmark for Kings Norton.
    C $0.01
    1 bid
    C $7.80 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:34 EDT6d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1979Certification: PCGS
  • New Listing1967 Hong Kong 10 Cent PCGS SP62 - Extremely Rare Kings Norton Mint Proof

    A coinage order quickly followed and in 1914 they struck a coinage for British West Africa bearing a K mintmark for Kynoch, the place of manufacture. These coins would bear the more familiar KN mintmark for Kings Norton.
    C $0.01
    1 bid
    C $7.80 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:14 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1967Certification: PCGS
  • New Listing1865 China Hong Kong Mil Copper Coin PCGS MS 64 BN

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:56 EDT6d 19hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1865Grade: MS 64Certification: PCGS
  • New Listing1965 Ceylon Rupee PCGS SP65 - Extremely Rare Kings Norton Mint Proof

    1965 Ceylon Rupee. A coinage order quickly followed and in 1914 they struck a coinage for British West Africa bearing a K mintmark for Kynoch, the place of manufacture. These coins would bear the more familiar KN mintmark for Kings Norton.
    C $0.01
    1 bid
    C $7.80 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:08 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1965Certification: PCGS
  • New Listing1881 China Hong Kong 5 Cent Victoria Silver Coin NGC F Details

    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:08 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1881Certification: NGCComposition: Silver
  • New ListingLot of 20 Japanese Coins - includes ww2 coinage

    You get the actual item(s) pictured.
    C $6.54
    From United States
    C $4.59 shipping
    Certification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1921 Dos (2) Pesos AU/Unc

    For that reason, I'm pricing it under the Unc. But you be the judge from the photos. This will fit into an uncirculated set without any problems.
    C $65.54
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:03 EDT6d 15hFrom United StatesYear: 1921Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • New ListingPERU SOL LOT OF (4) COINS: 1882, 1884, 1885, 1885

    A lot of 4 coins as shown. 4-Coin Lot.
    C $4.26
    5 bids
    C $5.90 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:38 EDT6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1885Certification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1971 Bermuda 1c PCGS SP64 Red - Extremely Rare Kings Norton Mint Proof

    PCGS SP64 Red. A coinage order quickly followed and in 1914 they struck a coinage for British West Africa bearing a K mintmark for Kynoch, the place of manufacture. These coins would bear the more familiar KN mintmark for Kings Norton.
    C $0.01
    1 bid
    C $7.80 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:42 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1971Certification: PCGS
  • New Listing1953 Great Britain Proof Coronation Coin Set Orig Holder FREE SHIPPING

    This lot is an ATTRACTIVE and PROBLEM FREE 1953 British Coronation PROOF set. In the ORIGINAL as issued box as seen.
    C $1.31
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending 29 Oct at 3:02 EDT6d 22hFrom United StatesYear: 1953Certification: Uncertified
  • New ListingUncirculated 1953 Mexico 5 Pesos Silver Foreign Coin

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $2.00 on domestic orders and $5.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $2.00 on domestic order or $5.00 on international orders. Here we have one Uncirculated 1953 Mexico 5 Pesos Silver. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $2.62 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:47 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1953Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • New Listing1918M Australia 3 Pence Silver Foreign Coin

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $2.00 on domestic orders and $5.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $2.00 on domestic order or $5.00 on international orders. Here we have one silver 1918M Australia 3 Pence coin. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
    C $2.95
    4 bids
    C $2.62 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 21:42 EDT6d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1918Grade: UngradedCertification: Uncertified
  • New ListingSTRAITS SETLEMENTS 10 CENTS 1927 SILVER

    C $0.90
    0 bids
    C $0.90 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:57 EDT6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1927Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New Listing1971 Guyana 1c PCGS SP66 - Extremely Rare Kings Norton Mint Proof

    A coinage order quickly followed and in 1914 they struck a coinage for British West Africa bearing a K mintmark for Kynoch, the place of manufacture. These coins would bear the more familiar KN mintmark for Kings Norton.
    C $0.01
    1 bid
    C $7.80 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:51 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1971Certification: PCGS
  • New Listing1982 Sri Lanka Rupee PCGS SP65 - Extremely Rare Kings Norton Mint Proof

    1982 Sri Lanka Rupee. A coinage order quickly followed and in 1914 they struck a coinage for British West Africa bearing a K mintmark for Kynoch, the place of manufacture. These coins would bear the more familiar KN mintmark for Kings Norton.
    C $0.01
    1 bid
    C $7.80 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:35 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1982Certification: PCGS
  • New ListingFREDERICK THE GREAT SILVER 3 KREUZER____Dated 1781_____PRUSSIA / GERMAN STATE

    A BEAUTIFUL SILVER 3 KREUZER OF FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA (GERMAN STATE) DATED 1781. Frederick struck preemptively, invading Saxony, and with his ally Great Britain started the Seven Years War.
    C $1.30
    1 bid
    C $3.93 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 22:36 EDT6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1781Certification: UncertifiedComposition: Silver
  • New Listing1905 China Empire 5 Cent Copper Dragon Coin PCGS Y-9 XF 45

    C $1.30
    0 bids
    C $9.16 shipping
    Ending 28 Oct at 23:54 EDT6d 19hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesYear: 1905Grade: XF 45Certification: PCGS

World Coins

Ever since the Chinese invented the first coinage around 900 B.C., world governments have created many types of legal tender meant for general circulation and meant to celebrate a person, place, or event. While most of these have been circular pieces of bronze, silver, gold or copper, other governments have used different materials. If you are starting a collection of world coins, then these frequently asked questions and answers may help guide you to the pieces you're looking for.

What are the parts of a coin?

Regardless of where it comes from around the world, collectors use some common language to describe them, including:

  • Obverse: The front. Often called the head.
  • Reverse: The back. Often called the tail.
  • Edge: The part between the obverse and the reverse.
  • Rim: The raised part running clear around its outside edge on the obverse or the reverse.
  • Flat: Any part that is not designed.
  • Legend: Any inscription telling where it was made and its worth.
  • Portrait or Design: The picture.
  • Motto: Any words used to inspire people, usually with patriotic feelings.
What shapes are coins made in around the world?

Different governments have made money in a variety of shapes, including:

  • Square: In an effort to help people with vision problems, each piece of money in Poland has a distinct shape with the PLD 10 being square. Aruba, the Bahamas, India, and Iraq are just a few of the countries which have square money.
  • Scalloped edges: Hold different pieces of scalloped coinage straight up and down, and you will see there are two different varieties. If it has a point in the middle, then it is called a peak-scalloped coin. Otherwise, it is called a tough-scalloped coin. Countries with scalloped money include Bangladesh, Belize, Egypt, and Hong Kong.
  • Triangles: Trading on the Bermuda Triangle, the country of Bermuda has issued triangular commemorative coinage. Cooks Island and Australia also have triangular money. Somalia manufactures pyramid-shaped coins designed to pay tribute to geometry.
  • Oval coins: In order to commemorate the 2000 expedition exploring the sinking of the Titanic, Liberia issued oval money with a picture of the vessel. Embedded in the money is a tiny piece of coal found near the wreckage. Turkey has oval silver money showing wildflowers, while Fiji offers a coin showing a 1920s airship.
  • Polygon: Great Britain, Ireland, Uganda, Gibraltar, and Barbados all have made money with seven sides. Chile and Hong Kong have each made units with 10 sides.
How do you start a world coin collection?

The process of starting a collection of world coins from around the globe is simple if you follow these guidelines:

  • Select a focus: You can choose to focus on money made with a certain composition such as silver, gold, or bronze. Another option is to focus on money from a particular region or in a particular shape.
  • Select goals: Working toward a particular goal, for example, collecting world coins from every country on the globe will encourage you to know what you need to obtain.
  • Select individual items: Choose items fitting your collection.