Ivory Coast

April, 2017

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts

By | 2017-04-12T13:36:41+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Silver, Benin, Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger|

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts The commemorative coin market relies heavily on smaller countries around the world allowing them to be issued in their name. It's a mutually beneficial agreement that brings in much needed income in many cases (Niue Island has a population of less than 2,000, for example) and on the flipside allows a greater [...]

June, 2016

AllCollect Week: African Pride set of ten minigold coins celebrates wildlife

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:53+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Silver, Ivory Coast|

AllCollect Week continues with more animal-themed coins issued for African states, but this one couldn't be more different from yesterdays subject. The Big Five Lion was a 5oz ultra-high relief silver coin, while this is a set of ten, tiny 0.5g minigold coins collected together and sold as one. Both however, are fine examples of their type. Minigold coins, those that are 0.5 g in weight and struck in fine gold, [...]

AllCollect Week: Big Five Lion impresses with ultra high-relief coin design

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:54+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Silver, Ivory Coast|

High relief coin designs are extremely popular at the moment, nearly all the world mints having at the very least dabbled with the technique. Some, like the Helvetic Mint, specalise in the technique, one much more difficult to pull off than it looks. Probably the current king of high-relief is the Choice Mint's superb Legends of Asgard: Odin coin, shortly to be followed by the next coin in that series, Valkyrie. [...]