In this week’s edition of the Newsweek Best of 2018 issue, we take a look at the best coins in the globe, ranking them from best to worst.
With more than two dozen countries represented in the list, the top spot goes to a handful of countries, including Singapore, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, and Malaysia, home to the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds.
Here are the 10 best coins from this year’s list:1.
Malaysia – The Royal Malaysian Monetary Authority (RMMA) has become the world leader in coins, with more than $100 billion worth of coins minted since it was established in 1887.
In 2018, RMMA introduced a new gold coin, the RMMA Gold Sovereign, which features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and the inscription “Royal Malaysian Monetary Institution” on the other side.
The coins are sold at RMMA stores, as well as at many other retailers and online.2.
Switzerland – The Swiss government is the world governing body for coins, and has been minting coins for over a century.
As such, it is one of the largest coin mints in the Western world, with the oldest coin, a gold medal, being minted in 1854.
It is also the country where the largest collection of gold coins, known as the Swiss Gold Eagles, was discovered in the early 20th century.
It also hosts the Royal Mint, where gold coins are produced.3.
France – The French mint, located in the southwestern city of Seine-Saint-Denis, has been producing gold and silver coins for decades.
Its first coin, launched in 1864, was the first gold coin to be produced in France.
It has been called the “world’s oldest gold coin.”4.
Italy – Italy is home to a large collection of coins.
The nation has more than 20 mints, which include many that were established in the mid-18th century, including the famed mints of Palazzo delle Ponte in the Adige area and Villa di Vicenza in the Tuscan region.5.
United States – The United States Mint is the largest in the U.S. and the oldest mint in the country, with a history dating back to 1789.
In addition to its gold and other precious metals, the mint is also known for its platinum, palladium, and palladium-copper coins.6.
Turkey – The Turkish mint has produced coins for more than 250 years.
In 2014, it produced the first bullion coins in Turkish history, a coin known as “Erdogan Turkey,” which was minted by the Sultanate of Istanbul and has now been issued in the Turkish treasury.
It features the face of the founder of the country on one half and the words “Eldin, the Great.”
This coin has been in circulation since 1982.7.
Austria – The Austrian government mints its coins in Vienna, Austria, which has a population of about 6.4 million.
The country’s first mint, known by its nickname “España,” was founded in 1868, when Austrian Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm IV issued his first coin.
In its current form, the coin is known as Austria’s Eagle of Liberty, which is also a nod to the country’s famous eagle.8.
Belgium – The city of Brussels, Belgium, is home the world-famous Mint of Belgium, which mints silver and gold coins.
Its coinage is among the most popular in the European Union.9.
New Zealand – New Zealand’s second-largest city, Wellington, has become known for producing many of the world´s most valuable coins.
In 1875, the city minted a gold coin for Queen Victoria.
In the 1990s, Wellington minted two gold coins for New Zealand´s Queen, both of which were awarded with the World Heritage Committee’s Gold Bullion Seal.10.
Belgium- The Belgian Mint is one the largest and oldest in the EU.
In 2019, it introduced a gold and bronze coin called the Silver Star of Belgium.
The coin is issued by the Belgium National Bank and features a bust of Queen Anne, with an inscription “Belgium, Belgium.”