In 1970, when silver was booming, Dr. Günter Gruber started coin trading in Liechtenstein. The company’s activities were confined to sell modern coins of foreign mints on the European market. In order to do so, CIT Coin Invest collaborated with some of the best-renowned mints like the British Royal Mint, the U.S. Mint, or the Italian Zecca dello Stato. Coin Invest Trust became one of the major importers of contemporary coins in Europe.
In the middle of the 1980s, many mints discovered the potential for commemorative coins. Their coins flooded the collectors’ world and coincided with a decline of interest in investment products. As a consequence, numerous coin dealers folded.
During this time, CIT Coin Invest developed its own way. A profound knowledge of the preferences of collectors prompted the management of the company to create their own products. In 1982, the first one was issued: A Zurich shooting thaler, whose off-strikes in platinum and palladium sold incredibly well, especially on the U.S. market.
The following project set new standards and showed which path CIT Coin Invest was to take in the future. In 1988, an Albanian commemorative coin celebrating the state railway was issued. On one side, an old train drove into a tunnel; on the other side, a modern train came out. The tunnel was designed as a hole, which was new at the time and extremely demanding to realize from the technical point of view. For this coin, CIT Coin Invest received the highest award the numismatic world has to offer, the COTY.
It was not to be the last Coin of the Year Award CIT Coin Invest was honored with. Particularly in the category “most innovative coin,” there is probably no one who was awarded more COTYs.
|Cook Islands||2010||Five Dollars 2010 Blue Egg||2,500||None|
|Cook Islands||2010||Ten Dollars Gold 2010 Obama||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2010||Five Dollars Silver 2010 Martin Luther King||2,500||None|
|Cook Islands||2010||Five Dollars Silver 2010 Obama||2,500||None|
|Cook Islands||2010||Five Dollars 2010 Green Egg||2,500||None|
|Cook Islands||2010||Five Dollars 2010 Yellow Egg||2,500||None|
|Solomon Islands||2010||Five Dollars Gold 2010 For World Peace||10,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2010||Five Dollars Gold 2010 Endangered Wildlife||15,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Temple of Artemis||5,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Colossus||5,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Dugong Dugon||10,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Mausoleum||5,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Lighthouse of Alexandria||5,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Hanging Gardens||5,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Statue of Zeus||5,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Great Pyramid||5,000||None|
|Solomon Islands||2011||Five Dollars Gold 2011 Taj Mahal||5,000||None|
|Cook Islands||2015||Silver Twenty-five Grams 2015 Butterfly||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2016||One Ounce Silver 2016 Wasp Spider||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2016||Silver Twenty-five Grams 2016 Fighting Fish||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2017||Silver Twenty-five Grams 2017 Hummingbird||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2017||Three Ounces Silver 2017 Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2018||Silver Twenty-five Grams 2018 Sungazer Lizard||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2018||Silver Two Ounces 2018 AC/DC - Black Ice||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2018||Silver Half Ounce 2018 AC/DC - Highway to Hell||unknown||None|
|Equatorial Guinea||2018||Silver Ounce 2018 Grim Reaper - The Death||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2019||Silver Ounce 2019 Trapped||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2019||Five Dollars Silver 2019 Vallentine's Day||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2019||Silver Half Ounce 2019 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2019||Silver Ounce 2019 Little Princess||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2020||Silver Three Ounces 2020 Boudica||unknown||None|
|Cook Islands||2020||Silver Ounce 2020 Still Trapped||unknown||None|
|Isle of Man||2020||Silver Three Ounces 2020 Boudica||unknown||No mint mark|