Three new coins have been issued by Cambodia, each with latent dual dates 2006-2007. Here are the exciting details:
One of these spectacular coins is a 1 oz. pure silver proof, with a 3.5 gm. pure gold insert; it features a vibrant hologram of the majestic Roman Coliseum flashing a multitude of colors -- subtle pinks, mystic silver-gray, a tinge of blue, etc. Only 3,000 of these 10,000 Riels coins have been issued, priced at $254 each, including presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity. Another new coin issued by Cambodia is the 3,000 Riel Silver Proof coin depicting an Ancient Roman Centurion soldier. The Centurion himself is in color while the rest of the coin is classic proof silver. The third and final coin for the 2006-2007 Cambodian Seven Wonders of the World Series is a 1/25-ounce pure .9999 gold Brilliant Uncirculated coin. This coin features the Coliseum of Italy on its reverse. The obverse side features King Jayavarman VII and the years of his life, 1162 to 1201. The denomination and year of issue are both featured on this coin as well.
These are the fifth issue in Cambodia's Wonders of the World series that began in 2001 when its own architectural treasure, Angkor Wat, was featured. It continued with the Great Wall of China in 2003, Egypt's Pyramids and Sphinx on dual-dated 2004/5 coins, and the majestic Taj Mahal on dual dated 2005-2006 coins. These are all struck at the Singapore Mint.
The new Roman Coliseum and Ancient Rome Centurion coins are available from official distributor Panda America, 3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503; (800) 472-6327. These and earlier issues in Cambodia's Seven Wonders of the World series can be seen and purchased at www.pandaamerica.com (search word: "wonders") while supplies last. Call today!