Sand dollars are popular souvenirs collected by tourists and beachcombers around the world. The sun-bleached skeletons of these sea urchins resemble old Spanish and American dollar coins, which lead early settlers to refer to them as sand dollars. In Spanish speaking countries they are often known as «galleta de mar» – sea biscuit or sea cookie. In Christian symbolism, the unique patterns on a sand dollar represent the birth, crucifixion and resurrecition of Jesus Christ. According to the legend of the sand dollar, the central star represents the star of Bethlehem, the five petals surrounding the star show an easter lily, while the five holes indicate the wounds of Christ’s crucifixion. The backside of a sand dollar shows a Christmas flower outline. Last but not least, each sand dollar carries five doves inside it. When broken apart the doves emerge to spread peace and joy. Some believe sand dollars to be mythical coins lost by mermaids and washed ashore. Still others consider them to be the currency of the people of the lost city of Atlantis. Whichever legend intrigues you most, the new, delicate CIT sand dollar coins are sure to fascinate and enchant. The silver and gold coins represent sand dollars in a very literal sense. Each version carries a face value of one dollar issued by the Republic of Palau. The coins feature a realistic reverse design and shape. Unique to the smartminting silver coin is the artistic mermaid design on its obverse, while the 1 gramme, BGM gold version features Palau’s coat-of-arms and five cut-out holes. The silver coin ships in a treasure chest collector’s box.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter created by J.K. Rowling is back with the newest adventure «Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them» The very first, officially licensed «Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them» coin made from 1oz of pure .999 silver features the logo of the Magical Congress of the United States in a striking smartminting© high relief. The coin ships in a high-end collector’s box with a sequentially numbered certificate of authenticity printed directly onto the packaging. The mintage is limited to 5000 pieces worldwide. CIT is the exclusive wholesale distributor for Continental Europe, Oceania, and Asia (excluding Greater China).
The hugely popular first issue of the new Evolution of Life series «Ammonite» raised high expectations and anticipation for its successor. The 2016 coin now presents the Ordovician period with a stunning, partially excavated trilobite, which is based on a real, 470-million-year-old fossil found near St. Petersburg, Russia. The original measures nearly 8 centimetres and belongs to the species Cheirurus ingricus. As expected of the series, the trilobite is minted in impressive relief with a brilliant red-gold finish.
The seven summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents and enthralling subjects of one of Coin Invest Trusts latest series, which displays the peaks in topographic detail from an unusual bird’s eye perspective in solid 5 ounces of fine silver. The first coin of the series shows Denali in Alaska which only bears its original Athabaskan name again since 2015 after it was called Mount McKinley for nearly 100 years. With its 6190 metres, «The Big One» is the highest mountain in North America.
The charismatic Giant Panda is one of the world’s most popular animals. Large males weigh up to 160 kg but unlike other members of the bear family, giant pandas thrive on a mostly vegetarian diet consisting of up to 99% bamboo shoots. The species is endemic to China and its natural montane bamboo forest habitat is highly fragmented due to deforestation and farming practices, leaving the bears reliant on conservation measures for their survival. The Lucky Panda silver coin is struck in incredible smartminting© high relief depicting a baby panda playing with its mother. The 88 gram fine silver coin is limited to 888 pieces.
The coin «Milestones of Mankind» features so many highlights – it could become a milestone of modern numismatics itself. It portrays the Egyptian labyrinth as described by Athanasius Kircher (1602 -1680), with a level of detail that is beyond comparison. Moreover, each of the 999 boxes also displays a section of this mystical labyrinth, thus transforming each individual box into a unique collector‘s item. Only if all the boxes were assembled together, would the whole picture and maybe even the legendary treasure be revealed. This unique collector’s coin is produced using smartminting©. The gradually increasing depression towards the centre of the coin, holds a specially developed and fully functional micro-labyrinth.
Just a few years ago sticking a piece of a meteorite onto a coin was considered innovative. These days innovative technique requires a little more effort. As the result, the Tamdakht Meteorite Strike coin is overstruck, leading to cracks and even a desired breakthrough where the meteorite seemingly struck the coin. During this monitored destruction process, the break points occur at random, making each coin unique.
It doesn’t have to be cute and cuddly every time and these CIT issues are far from it. Skull No 1, made of one ounce of fine silver, not only has a unique shape. Its smartminting© relief is also outstanding in the truest sense of the word and accentuated with an antiquefinish. The collector’s coin is rounded off with an eerily beautiful packaging.
Quilling is an art form where paper strips are skillfully rolled, formed and glued to create wonderful, vibrant images. This skill first became popular in the 16th and 17th century when French and Italian nuns and monks created ornaments for religious books and artifacts. The second issue of the Quilling Art series features a handmade tri-colored bird perched on a tree branch. Thanks to smartminting© technology, the half ounce silver coin measures an incredible 50 mm in diameter and is once again limited to 999 pieces.

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Since its foundation in 1970, Coin Invest Trust (CIT) has been a reputable and trusted enterprise in the worldwide coin market. With time CIT’s trading activities have expanded into customised project management for manufacturing legal tender coins and medals. The success of these coin and medal programmes have greatly contributed to CIT’s solid, reliable and growing reputation worldwide.

In recent years close collaboration of CIT and B.H.Mayer Mint have brought forth innovative and revolutionary minting technologies such as Smartminting© and Big Gold Minting (BGM). Ultra high relief coins with a maximum amount of detail in breathtaking diameters – Coin Invest Trust has an unparalleled track record and expertise in creating unique, custom coins that meet the highest quality standards. Its high-profile coins of series like Tiffany Art, Mongolian Wildlife Protection and Evolution of Life set new standards in modern numismatics and have frequently been imitated but never to the superior craftsmanship and design seen in the original works.