Age of Empires Collection

Age of Empires Collection displayed the gold coins of all the major European countries ... the Kings, the Queens and the Symbols of Power that are displayed on these coins represented the golden age of numismatics in Europe .. the collection is at PCGS and will be sold in Jan 2014 .. but keeping the photos and history on the WEB page for those who have interest in these attractive coins !

The Hapsburgs controlled Austria and it's empire for almost seven centuries, ending with their defeat in World War I. The state of Hungary and the Republics of Czechoslovakia was formed out of the break up of the Empire.





The Balkans have remained an area of conflict though settled during accent times. Bulgaria was formed in the year 681. Greece since the time of antiquity. Romania since settled by the Romans. Serbia, which later expanded into Yugoslavia, was the flash point for the start of the First World War which led the way to the end of the"Age of Empires "









Belgium has often been described as the gateway to Europe. Throughout it's history, Belgium was occupied by the Romans, French, Spanish and Austrians. It finally achieved independence after 2000 years and established a Constitutional Monarchy in 1830. Below are the 20 Franc gold coins of the Kings of Belgium 1870 - 1920.

King Leopold II

King Albert

The age of enlightenment brought a new order to France as it did to the United States. In France the new order passed through Napoleonic dictatorships, return of the Monarchy and reestablishment of the Republic. The vision and the power of the French Republic are represented in it's beautiful gold coinage.



Made up of 32 independent states, Germany was formed out of the parts of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1871 a united Germany emerged to become a world power. Poland has had a turbulent history of invasion and partition. After World War I, Poland reemerged again from the ashes of the German, Austrian and Russian Empires.


Kaiser Wilhelm I

Friedrich III

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Lions of Hamburg




For more than two centuries, the British Empire held the position as the World's premier power. Her empire stretched around the globe. The gold Sovereigns she produced were a symbol of British power and portrayed the likeness of her Kings and Queens to the World.

Queen Victoria

King Edward VII

King George V

From the fall of the Roman Empire up to middle of the 1800's, Italy was divided into a number of independent states and kingdoms presided over by wealthy families or hereditary rulers. The 19th century unification movement created the Kingdom of Italy. The Kingdom lasted until the rise of a fascist state after World War I. The gold coinage reflects Italy's two Kings.



The Golden Age of Dutch History occurred in the 17th century, as the Republic of the United Netherlands became a great sea and colonial power. It ended with the invasion of the French in 1795 and the annexation in 1810. The Netherlands reemerged from the Napoleonic French in 1795 and the annexation in 1810. The Netherlands reemerged from the Napoleonic era as an independent Kingdom in 1814. Below are 10 Gulden gold representing the monarchy.

Willem III


From the 15th century, Russia was one of the principal powers in Eastern Europe and Asia. After nearly 400 years of feudal society, collapse and change were inevitable. Finland was originally a part of Sweden when, in 1709, it was annexed by Russia. It gained independence after the Russian Revolution in 1917.

Imperial Eagle of ALEXANDER II



 Russian Eagle of FINLAND

At one time Denmark ruled a Scandinavian Empire that include Norway, Sweden, Finland and Greenland, It became a Constitutional Monarchy soon after Napoleon

Christian IX

Frederik VIII

Christian X

The Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway had their beginnings in 1523 when the Danes were expelled. Within 100 years, Sweden became one of the great powers in Europe. After it's defeat by Russia in 1709, Sweden's empire was reduced.

King Oscar II

The Iberian Peninsula is shared by both the Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal whom also share a common history. These Catholic powers split the new world by degree in the 1500's. By the middle 1800's each struggled to retain and keep their remaining colonies as a source of wealth.

King Alfonso XII

King Alfonso XIII

King Luiz I of Portugal

With it's origin dating back to 1271, the Swiss Confederation is the oldest union in the world. It is made up of 23 states or cantons. The Swiss 20 Franc gold coins celebrating the Swiss Confederation of the 1800's are considered among the worlds most beautiful.



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