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Top investment coins in 2022

Investment coins are in high demand nowadays. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), the volume of investment coins sold in the first six months of 2022 has reached as much as 156 tonnes. In fact, the mints of Canada, the United States, and Australia reported an increase in sales of their products.

Top investment coins in 2022

Super Pit

Issued in 2019, the iconic Super Pit coin depicts Australia’s popular 600-meter-deep gold mine in the town of Kalgoorlie on its reverse. This mine produces about 700,000 ounces of gold annually. On the obverse, the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is illustrated. In fact, this is one of the last gold coins in the series portraying the late monarch, minted by the Perth Mint. The release has a mintage of just 15,000.

Top investment coins in 2022

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Many experts consider the Wedge-tailed Eagle coin released by Australia’s Mint in 2021 to be a competitor to the US Mint’s numismatic flagship coin, the American Eagle. The coin features a flying eagle with a snake in its claws on the reverse and the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. A wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey, which is in many ways similar to its North American counterpart. The name of the coin and the year of its minting are engraved on the rim. This release had a limited mintage of just 500 pieces.

Top investment coins in 2022

Somalia Elephant

The coin minted this year is part of the African Wildlife series and one of the most popular investment products on the continent. The design of its reverse changes annually. The coin issued this year features an elephant's head in profile. The name of the series and its features are minted on the coin’s rim. On the obverse, there is the national emblem of Somalia, as well as the issuing country and the denomination (1,000 shillings). The coin was minted by the Bavarian State Mint. It is of brilliant uncirculated standard.

Top investment coins in 2022

Gold 20 Francs Angel

Interestingly, this product has a rich history. The first coins were minted in the 1870s-1890s, at the end of the 18th century, when the Paris Mint commissioned the engraver Augustin Dupré to design a new payment means. He created an image of an angel writing the French constitution. The coin was believed to bring good luck for a long time. Many British and American sailors and captains always embarked on voyages with a “Lucky Angel” in their pockets. This tradition has survived to this day. The reverse of the coin illustrates an angel writing the constitution on a pedestal. The name of the minting country is engraved on the coin’s rim, while its nominal value and the year of issue are featured on the obverse. These inscriptions are surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves. The coin was minted by the Paris Mint.

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