The new larger than life US President appears on his first legal tender coins and they’re imported…

After what has been one of the bitterest and most unusual Presidential campaigns in history, the United States of America now has one of the most unusual Presidents to show for it. Donald J. Trump has become the 45th President and seems to have rewritten the playbook on just what the job entails. This has obviously generated a wider level of interest than usual, no doubt boosted by Trump’s previous celebrity, so it was expected that he’d put in an appearance on coins sooner or later. There have already been some rounds available, but now the leap to precious metal coins has been taken and it’s no bodge-up job.

Regular readers of the site will know all about Coin Invest Trust’s brilliant SmartMinting and BGM (Big Gold Mane Minting) techniques that allow the striking of high levels of detail on ever thinner coins. The end result is a coin far bigger than you would expect for a given weight. Both versions of this coin take full advantage of the process. The silver coin weighs a troy ounce and coins of that weight usually land in the 38-45 mm diameter range. This one is 65.0 mm. Even more impressively, the gold 1-ounce coin normally has a circa 32 mm diameter but this one also stretches out to a staggering 65.0 mm. There’s no denying The Donald does it bigger…

The design has a very good likeness of Trump on the reverse face, backed up with a billowing US flag and a border containing the inscriptions ’45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRUMP 2017′. As there’s very little chance of the highly politicised US Mint with its drawn out approval and design processes getting a coin out this fast, the producer has gone the usual numismatic route to coin legitimacy, using a small state to issue it, in this case, Equatorial Guinea, a country on the mid-west coast of Africa and a former Spanish colony. As a country with one of the worst human rights records in the world and staggering inequality, we’re not sure that was a perfect choice even if the Republican Party’s elephant is part of the emblem. The obverse is however, quite superb in my view.

Available exclusively from Modern Coin Mart, the gold coin is available in the original packaging for a touch under $3,000 and the silver for just below $100. The usual MCM options of graded slabs are also there if you want them. Available to buy now, the coin will ship from the end of the month.



Donald Trump shook the world when he won the presidential election in 2016. Now in 2017, to honour his inauguration, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to present the world’s first-ever legal tender Donald Trump coins!

GOLD: They have special minting technology known as “Big Gold Minting” (BGM) that allows them to strike coins with massive diameters that have exceptionally sharp details. These coins are struck from 1 Troy oz. of .9999 fine gold to a diameter of 65mm. They are legal tender of Equatorial Guinea for 5000 Francos, and they have a minuscule mintage of only 500!

SILVER: Minted in partnership with Coin Invest Trust (CIT) at the BH Mayer Mint in Germany, these coins are struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. Thanks to CIT’s smartminting technology, they are produced to a massive 65mm diameter with a brilliant proof finish. Each coin is legal tender of Equatorial Guinea for 1000 Francs, and the coins have a total mintage of 5,000.

REVERSE: depicts a proud effigy of Donald Trump. His portrait is shown in brilliant gold, while a flag flutters in the breeze behind him. The detail provided by CIT’s BGM is clear, along with a stunning mirrored field and frosted devices. Encircling the design is a border with the inscriptions “TRUMP 2017” and “45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.”

OBVERSE: The obverse of the coin shows an elephant; the widely-known symbol of the Republican Party. Below it is the Equatorial Guinea Coat of Arms, with the motto “UNIDAD, PAZ, JUSTICIA,” or “Unity, Peace, Justice.” Around this design are the inscriptions “REPUBLICA DE GUINEA ECUATORIAL” and “1000 FRANCOS CFA.” (5,000 on gold)





NAME 2017 TRUMP 45TH 2017 TRUMP 45TH
DENOMINATION 5,000 Francs CFA 1,000 Francs CFA
COMPOSITION 0.9999 gold 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 31.1 grams
DIAMETER 65.0 mm 65.0 mm
FINISH Proof Proof
MINTAGE 500 5,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes Yes / Yes