On 21 July 1969, men landed on the Moon for the first time. And 50 years later, this event just had to be celebrated in coinage around the world – from America to Europe, from Australia to the tropics. A new collecting field emerged.
Meteorites have always fascinated mankind. What a great reason for putting them on collector coins! The designs of such issues are adventurous – they have unconventional shapes, are coloured and may even contain a small piece of an actual meteorite.
A few days after completing the 12th year of his reign, Mughal Emperor Jahangir had a series of twelve gold mohurs minted. They feature the twelve zodiac signs. In its auction 11, auction house Numismatica Genevensis SA is able to present the largest ensemble of coins from this series that has ever been on offer.