|Coin||Silver Twenty-five Grams 2006 Endless Love|
The Republic of Liberia has been issuing its own coinage denominated in Liberian Dollars since 1847. Apart from the circulating coinage, the country also allows some foreign mints to issue non-circulating commemorative coins under its authority. These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, but some of the silver $10 (ten dollars) - such as this one - are not; their weight is more than a half ounce but less than one ounce, and is "metric" - 25 grams of silver.
This coin is part of a heart-shaped series issued (almost) annually with a new design every year.
The obverse design displays at its centre the Coat of Arms of Liberia; it features a shield displaying a picture of a 19th century ship arriving home (Liberia) - a symbol of the freed slaves brought back home from the United States, who founded the country. On a ribbon below the shield is the name of the country, REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, and above is a scroll with the national motto: THE LOVE OF LIBERTY BROUGHT US HERE. Within the shield are several elements, including: a plough and spade (representing dignity and labour), a rising sun (the birth of a nation), a palm tree (prosperity), and a white flying dove with an open scroll in its claws (for peace).
Below the Coat of Arms, the face value 10 DOLLARS.
The reverse is coloured and depicts two swans, "kissing"; in the foreground, a pink waterlily flower.
Below, the inscription ENDLESS LOVE, below which the date of issue 2006.
||ENDLESS LOVE 2006
Finish: proof, coloured, special shape.
CIT Item ID: 21740
Coins in the Silver Hearts collection include:
- 25 g Silver, Endless Love, Northern Mariana Islands 2005
- 25 g Silver, Endless Love, Liberia 2006
- 25 g Silver, Angel and Devil, Palau 2007
- 25 g Silver, Everlasting Love, Cook Islands 2008
- 25 g Silver, Missing You, Palau 2009
- 1/2 oz Silver, My Heart Flies for You, Palau 2012
- 25 g Silver, Heart of Love, Cameroon 2013
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2014
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2017
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2019
- 20 g Silver, Happy Valentine's Day, Cook Islands 2021
- 20 g Silver, Brilliant Love, Cook Islands 2022