International Mints

The World Gold Coins

Many government mints all over the world produce various outstanding gold bullion products. The well-known American Gold Eagles or Canadian Gold Maple Leafs are among the vast selection, however, a lot of American, European, Asian and African countries also produce remarkable world gold coins. You can find coins produced by African countries or Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Swiss and other world gold coins from any corner of the world. These coins are appreciated due to their high gold purity content and unique designs. Almost all world gold coins for sale are produced of 24 – karat .999 or .9999 pure gold. Sometimes, the coins’ exceptional designs increase the world gold coin values because they are considered extremely rare gold coins, thus carrying relatively high premiums. However, since these coins are hard to find, they make an excellent addition to your investment portfolio.

African Gold Coins

African Gold Coins are famous for the South African Gold Krugerrand and the Gold Sovereign. However, another popular African gold coin is the Somalia Elephant Coin, which used to be a part of the African Wildlife Series minted for the first time in 1999 as the Zambia’s nation coin. The Somalia Gold Elephant coin is produced of .9999 pure gold and is available in various sizes and yearly changing designs which always depict an elephant.

Belgian Gold Coins

The most well-known Belgian Gold Coin design is the “Leopold's” 20 Franc Gold Coin. These coins are made of .900 fine gold, minted between 1869 and 1909, featuring the profile image of the King Leopold II on the obverse side of the coin and the Belgian Coat of Arms on the reverse side of the coin. Another particularity of the Belgian Gold Coins is that they were separately issued carrying both the Flemish and the Francs denominations.

Denmark Gold Coins

The most popular Danish Gold Coins are the 20 Kroner and 10 Kroner Gold Coins. These coins feature on the obverse side the portrait of the reigning King of Denmark at the time they were minted. Kroner coins were made of 0.2593 oz. and 0.1296 oz. .900 fine gold. The reverse side design of these coins is also different, in accordance with their mintage period.

French Gold Coins

French Gold Coins are one of the most popular world gold coins, due to their two most recognizable designs: the French 20 Franc Rooster Gold Coin, struck during 1899 and 1914 and depicting the famous Garlic Rooster, and the French 20 Franc Angel Gold Coin, minted during 1871-1898, showcasing the original design of the 1 Louis d’Or gold coin from 1792. Both coins were produced of 0.1867 oz. of .900 pure gold.

German Gold Coins

German Gold Coins are famous for their Goldmarks struck in denominations of 10 and 20 marks. On every Goldmark was engraved the profile bust of the reigning monarch and the coins were produced of 0.1152 oz. and 0.2304 oz. of .900 fine gold. On the reverse side of the coin is showcased the image of the Imperial German Eagle.

Hungarian Gold Coins

The history of Hungarian Gold coins was strongly influenced by the Austro-Hungarian empire.  Hungarian Gold Coins were struck of .900 pure gold in several denominations of 100, 20 and 10 Korona, featured the image of the Franz Josef I, the Hungarian King and the Austrian Emperor, on the obverse side, and the image of Austro-Hungarian Coat of Arms, on the reverse side.

Italian Gold Coins

Italian Gold Coins are popular due to for their outstanding Lire Gold Coins, produced of .900 fine gold in five denominations: 100, 50, 20, 20, 10 and 5 Lire. On the obverse side of the Italian Lire Gold coin is depicted the profile portrait of the reigning kings. The most commonly encountered Italian Gold Lire coins are the Vittorio Emanuel II and Umberto I 20 Lire Gold Coins which feature the Italian crowned Coat of Arms on the reverse side.

Netherlands Gold Coins

The most famous Dutch Gold Coins are the Gold Lire Coins issued for the first time in 1680, with the most widely recognized 10 Guilder Gold coins. The obverse side of the coin differs, always depicting one of the reigning Dutch kings: William I, William II, William III and Wilhelmina I. These coins produced of 0.1947 oz. of .900 pure gold featured the image of the Dutch Coat of Arms on the reverse side of the coin.

Russian Gold Coins

Russian Gold Coins are one of the most well-known world gold coins. The most popular gold coins produced in Russia are the 5 and 10 Rubles issued between 1898-1911 and carrying the image of His Tsarist Majesty the last Tsar of Russia Nicholas II. On the reverse side of the coin was depicted the Imperial Coat of Arms – a shielded double eagle with three crowns representing Russia, Kazan, and Astrakhan.

Swiss Gold Coins

Swiss Gold Coins are famous for their beautiful design of the Swiss 20 Franc Gold Coins, also called the Vreneli, Helvetia or Swiss Miss gold coins. These coins were minted during 1897-1936 and 1947-1949 of .01867 oz. of .900 pure gold. On the obverse side of the coin is depicted the image of Vreneli, the female personification of Switzerland, framed against the Swiss Alps, with her delicately braided hair and wearing flowers. On the reverse side of the coin is showcased the image of the Swiss Coat of Arms.

Indian Gold Coins

The history of the Indian Gold Coins was marked by the establishment of the British Royal Mint’s branch in Bombay. The Bombay Mint produced just one gold coin series in 1918 – the Gold Sovereign. The coins were made of 0.2354 oz. of .9167 pure gold and carried the same obverse and reverse design as all the Gold Sovereigns produced by the Royal Mint and its branches. The obverse side of the coin bears the image of King George V, being the first monarch to be depicted on all issues from every branch and the last king to be depicted on sovereigns.

World Gold Coins Sizes and Designs

The design of each world gold coin is unique and this is the reason why world bullion coins attract collectors and investors who are eager to own exceptional gold coin pieces that aren’t so popular on the market. Through the images depicted on the coins, numismatists have the opportunity to see a part of the country’s values, history and culture, making them an exclusive choice for diversifying their investment portfolio. Most world gold bullion coins are produced in the common 1 troy ounce size, but still, there are plenty of them that are released in different weights. The details about each world gold coins’ diameters, thickness and gold content are included in their individual specifications.

Be sure to browse through our full selection World Gold Coins. If you have any questions about these remarkable pieces of worldwide gold coinage, please reach out to a Bullion Exchanges associate at 800.852.6884. You can connect with us online via our live chat, or via email at

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