When I was a kid, my Holy Grail was a 1909-S VDB cent.
Mintage was 484,000.
Only 484,000, I thought. That’s rare.
I wasn’t alone. Most coin collectors felt the same way.
How about two coins with mintages of just 500 each?
What do you think about that?
Rosland Capital offers a gold and a silver coin to celebrate the 2017 victory of the American team competing in the Professional Golf Association Tour’s Presidents Cup.
The triumph was sweet. Information about it can be found here.
Those who remember that October day have a new way to relish the experience through these coins.
They depict a grail of another sort, the Presidents Cup, surround by the words “For Pride,” “For Team” and “For the Cup.”
At the bottom of the design is “Presidents Cup 2017.”
Above it and beneath the cup is the American flag next to the flag of the International Team.
Owners of the coins will be able to savor this victory for a long time to come.
The next contest will be in 2019 in Australia.
Owners will be able to savor the ownership of gold and silver forever.
Both coins contain a substantial 1.5 ounces.
The gold piece is larger than a silver dollar with a 40 mm diameter. Gold content is .9999 fine.
The silver coin has a much bigger diameter of 50 mm. It is .999 fine.
The two were struck by the world renowned PAMP SA based in Switzerland.
Both coins are legal tender, having been issued by the Solomon Islands.
Buyers of the gold coin will get the silver coin for no additional charge.
Which is more important?
The precious metals?
All three elements come together in these coins.
Buzz blogger Dave Harper won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog for the third time in 2017 . He is editor of the weekly newspaper "Numismatic News."
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