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More of the World's Smallest Gold Coins from Liberia
Quite why anybody would want to buy one of the world's smallest gold coins, we don't know. OK, we could understand a collector buying an ancient coin, or a real coin, made for circulation, with some historical significance attached to it. We can also understand collectors and investors who buy large coins coins, or specially produced collectors' coins providing they possess some attractive or interesting feature, perhaps a beautiful design, high relief engraving, or numismatic aesthetic appeal, but this coin struggles to provide any sensible reason for intelligent people to desire one.
Perhaps it started as a wager in the marketing department of some numismatic issuing house. You can imagine the scenario, perhaps on a hot Friday afternoon, too late to start any real work. Somebody idly asks what the worst product they have ever successfully marketed. Perhaps it was a personal challenge to a marketing superstar. Hey, Eric, could you get people to buy the world's smallest gold coins? They would be very cheap to make, and appeal to people with very little money, because we could sell them for next to nothing, and still make great profit margins.
Well, here is the result!
We will be returning to this page soon, to add a few more comments, it's quite difficult to describe without using taboo words or obscene language.

These coins comes with a small piece of paper which describes itself as a certificate of authenticity.
The piece of paper isn't large enough or soft enough for a better purpose
The diameter stated on the certificates is "11 mm (Approx .5 in.)". We are glad it says "Approx" as 0.5 inches equals about 12 mms, therefore the diameter in Imperial measure is overstated by 9%, which is quite a large tolerance, even for something marked as approximate.
We measured it to be 11.2 mms.
It states it to be of .999 gold,
Interestingly, the "certificates" do not bear the name or other contact details of its issuer, although there is a shield logo. Whoever had the gall to issue these coins, or promote them, obviously decided discretion was the better part of valour when it came to owning up, and putting their name on the certificate.

eBay Conmen
Although we don't have a high opinion of the coins, or of the people who originally issued them, we have an even lower opinion of the numerous people who flog these these things on eBay as miniature Krugerrands, and assorted other dodgy descriptions.
More to follow...

Other Liberian Gold Coins

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
25 Dollars110.73.9990.0234

Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy or Fineness = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Gold Content = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.

Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
Date   DenominationDescriptionGradeIssue LimitAvailabilityPrice £Price $
200025 DollarsJulius CaesarProof, About FDC20,000Yes£30$50
200025 DollarsWolfgang Amadeus MozartProof, About FDC20,000Yes£3050
200125 DollarsJames CookProof, About FDC20,000Yes£30$50
200125 DollarsJeanne D'ArcProof, About FDC20,000Yes£30$50

MDM Shield
We received the following informative e-mail from a German reader:

I just found your site and your writing about the 'Worlds smallest Gold Coins'.
Not sure if it is of interest to you but perhaps you could add it to your description to warn unknowing buyers.
The shield logo belongs to the German company MDM Münzhandelsgesellschaft MBH Deutsche Münze. They sell these little bastards for prices around 80-100 Euro.
They are also circulating as 'Kostbarkeiten in Gold' from the same company.
Our Grandpa bought around twenty as heritage for the grand children.
I personally think these things are great as a gift for 5 year old children on a birthday party, "Your first own GOLD COIN!!!!!" but should be banned from the legal market.
Best regards
T. K., Germany

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Liberia Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Liberia, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Liberian gold coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

Julius Caesar on Reverse of 2005 Liberian Gold 25 Dollars
Julius Caesar on Reverse of 2005 Liberian Gold 25 Dollars


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Obverse of Liberian Gold 25 Dollars
Obverse of Liberian Gold 25 Dollars

Mozart on Reverse of 2005 Liberian Gold 25 Dollars
Mozart on Reverse of 2005 Liberian Gold 25 Dollars

Front and Back of Certificate
Front and Back of "Certificate"

Inner Pages of Certificate
Inner Pages of Certificate


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