The Elements Coin Series

Updated August 19, 2020



Welcome to the Elements Coin Series page. In 2006 we embarked on an ambitious project to produce standard-size coins made from as many different metals and elements from the Periodic Table of the elements as we could. So far we have been able to offer many different metals/elements in coin form and are continually marching through the periodic table with the ultimate goal of making these coins out of every element possible.

These coins are beautifully made as you will see by viewing the high-resolution photos below. Most of the coins have a nice cartwheel luster, just like newly minted coins that show the luster line as it is twirled around under bright light.

Some of the elements we have used for coins are, to our knowledge, the FIRST EVER coins or medals struck with that particular metal/element! (Gadolinium, Indium, Rhodium and Ytterbium are examples)

Almost all of the metals and elements we use in these coins are at least 99% pure with many being 99.9% pure and higher. The thickness of all the coins is the same, except for some of the precious metals which have varieties that are thinner to keep the weight at exactly 1/10 troy ounce (3.1 grams).

These coins are very close to the diameter of a United States 1-cent coin (penny) with actual dimensions 3/4 inch diameter (19mm). These coins are made from punched blanks that are then struck on a coin press to create the images on the coin.

On the obverse, or front side of the coin, is the element name, Periodic Table symbol, atomic number & weight, melting point and density values. On the reverse, or back side, is a graphic representing the Periodic Table of the Elements which will be standard on all coins to be made in this series.

We also offer various supplies such as coin albums, flips and airtites for the convenience of collectors. Those are listed for sale below along with the coins.

For new varieties of some of these coins, including glass-sealed and resin-sealed varieties, see the Varieties section below.

Latest Developments:

Tellurium is now available as a pure, stand-alone coin. Replaces the previous variety that is mixed with binder and resin-cast. The coin weighs 2.7 grams. The coin is made of pure Tellurium, it is pressed from tellurium powder using pressure and heat. A nice improvement over the current resin-cast coin. Comes in an air-tite and coin flip. Here is a photo:


Tellurium Coin: Price $34.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%



With the success of Rhenium, testing will now be directed towards three new possible coins: Manganese, Tungsten and Osmium. Recent valuable experience in making the latest new issues of coins will be applied to the development of these new coins.

Here's what is going on with the next elements to be coined:

Rhodium: Rhodium is now offered in the 1/10 troy ounce format and is included as part of the standard set. The 5.3 gram Rhodium coin is now grouped with the "standard-thickness" precious metal coins as a variety.

Manganese and Osmium: Testing is ongoing with Manganese - we are trying different additive materials hoping to find something that will help bind manganese metal together to make a coin out of it. After that we will try a similar process with Osmium.

Tungsten: A new screen-printing process is being evaluated to make Tungsten coins out of 90-95% pure tungsten metal. A laser-etching process was explored earlier but so far has not panned out. Also the same process used for Iridium, Ruthenium and Rhenium coins (coining from metal powder) looks promising for Tungsten, as long as it is alloyed with 5-10% other metals. This will be evaluated while testing is done for osmium and other metals. We have been told it can be done so stay tuned. Many customers have been asking for this one!

Existing coins with new Encapsulations: Most recently we were able to seal Terbium, Dysprosium and Terbium coins in glass capsules and are continuing to find ways to seal as many of our coins in glass or resin as possible.

Gases: These will eventually be offered sealed in glass capsules with the coin pattern marked on them. An etching process for glass has been tested with mixed results so far but more testing will be done. Alternate processes for marking the coin pattern in a gas-filled glass capsule will be tested also.

Alkali Metals: Lithium would be first in this series. Special equipment will be needed to make these as oxide-free as possible. The format most likely would be a glass capsule encased in a clear resin block.

Boron and Carbon: Currently offered as pressed powders in resin castings, alternate processes will be evaluated to make these coins as standalone (no resin). Hot-pressing is one process that will be evaluated.

The Rest: These are Silicon, Arsenic, Germanium and Iodine. We have done some early evaluations and crude attempts at striking these materials with mixed success. Some of these will be the last elements to be done in coin form. Rest assured though, we never give up!

Let us know what you think about these, or any other ideas you may have!



The current offered collection (Click on any photo to view a larger image):











Typical Obverse

Reverse Common to All Coins



Regular-Issue Element Series Coins:

Most of these coins are in stock and available for purchase now. They will be packaged in a protective 2-inch x 2-inch clear plastic flexible coin flip with an informational card inserted in the flip. The flip is made of PVC-free plastic that will protect the coin and not corrode it. Some coins will be also packaged inside an "airtite" plastic holder to offer further protection. A few of the other coins will be sealed in glass capsules, and some others encased in clear plastic resin. To read more about this coin series, click here or click on the metal names just above each Add to Cart button below.

Copper: Price $5.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Copper
Aluminum: Price $4.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99%
Aluminum
Gadolinium: Price $20.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99%
Gadolinium
Gold: Price $230.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Weight: 1/10 Troy-Ounce
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Gold
Zinc: Price $9.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Zinc
Niobium: Price $12.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Niobium
Molybdenum: Price $22.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Molybdenum
Magnesium: Price $14.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.8%
Magnesium
Tin: Price $7.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Tin
Cadmium: Price $16.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Cadmium
Palladium: Price $280.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Weight: 1/10 Troy-Ounce
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Palladium
Vanadium: Price $30.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.8%
Vanadium
Indium: Price $16.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Indium
Lead: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Lead
Hafnium: Price $55.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.7%
Hafnium
Iron: Price $9.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Iron
Nickel: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.6%
Nickel
Ytterbium: Price $29.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99%
Ytterbium
Titanium: Price $12.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.2%
Titanium
Silver: Price $11.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Silver
Zirconium: Price $16.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 98.7%
Zirconium
Gallium: Price $38.00
Packaging: Resin Casting & Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Gallium
Yttrium: Price $24.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99%
Yttrium
Tantalum: Price $25.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Tantalum
Bismuth: Price $14.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Bismuth
Antimony: Price $25.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Antimony
Platinum: Price $135.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Weight: 1/10 Troy-Ounce
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Platinum
Neodymium: Price $39.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99%
Neodymium
Samarium: Price $42.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99.7%
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Samarium
Terbium: Price $38.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99%
Terbium
Holmium: Price $23.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.5%
Holmium
Erbium: Price $18.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Erbium
Dysprosium: Price $24.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.5%
Dysprosium
Selenium: Price $22.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Selenium
Scandium: Price $63.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Scandium
Praseodymium: Price $39.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99%
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Praseodymium
Lanthanum: Price $39.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99.4%
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Lanthanum
Cerium: Price $45.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99.5%
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Cerium
Cobalt: Price $28.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Cobalt
Thulium: Price $54.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Thulium
Lutetium: Price $65.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Lutetium
Calcium: Price $60.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99%
Availability: 1 Week
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Calcium
Europium: Price $69.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Availability: 1-2 Weeks
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Europium
Beryllium: Price $120.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 98.7%
Beryllium
Chromium: Price $34.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.5%
Chromium
Sulfur: Price $22.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99%
Sulfur
Thallium (Clad): Price $55.00
Packaging: Resin Casting & Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
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Thallium
Red Phosphorus: Price $50.00
Packaging: Resin Casting & Flip
Purity: Mixed with Binder
Availability: Typically 2 weeks
Phosphorus
Barium: Price $79.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Barium
Rhodium: Price $1280.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Availability: Typically 1-2 weeks
Weight: 1/10 Troy Ounce
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Rhodium
Carbon: Price $34.00
Packaging: Resin Casting & Flip
Purity: Mixed with Binder
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Carbon
Boron: Price $36.00
Packaging: Resin Casting & Flip
Purity: Mixed with Binder
Availability: Typically 1-2 weeks
Boron
Tellurium: Price $34.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Tellurium

Strontium: Price $63.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule & Flip
Purity: 99%+
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Strontium
Mercury: Price $45.00
Packaging: Resin Casting & Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Mercury
Ruthenium: Price $93.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%+
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Ruthenium
Iridium: Price $565.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Iridium
Rhenium: Price $75.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Purity: 99.9%+
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Rhenium




Comparison of Element Series Coins with U.S. Cent,
Euro 10-Cent, Canada Cent

Example of Coin in Airtite Holder
(Photo MAGNIFIED for detail)

Example of Coin in Flip (Front)

Example of Coin Flip (Back)




Regular-Issue Alloy Series Coins:

These are coins made from well-known alloys in the similar format as our Element Series coins. They will be packaged in a protective 2-inch x 2-inch clear plastic flexible coin flip with an informational card inserted in the flip.

Brass: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Brass
Phosphor Bronze: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Phosphor Bronze
Nickel-Silver: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Nickel-Silver
Wood's Metal: Price $9.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Wood's Metal
Pewter: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Pewter
Type Metal: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Type Metal
Solder: Price $7.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Solder
Coin Silver: Price $14.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Coin Silver
A2 Tool Steel: Price $13.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
A2 Tool Steel
316 Stainless Steel: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
316 Stainless Steel
Coinage Bronze: Price $8.00
Packaging: Coin Flip
Coinage Bronze






Varieties - Precious Metal Standard-Thickness:

These are varieties of our standard 1/10 troy-ounce coins made of Gold, Palladium, Platinum and Rhodium. The varieties shown below are made with the standard thickness just like all our other coins and are heavier than the 1/10 troy-ounce pieces. Click on a photo to view a larger image.

Gold: Standard Thickness
Price $590.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Weight: 8.4 Grams
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Gold - Standard Thickness
Palladium: Standard Thickness
Price $460.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Weight: 5.2 Grams
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Palladium - Standard Thickness
Platinum: Standard Thickness
Price $340.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Weight: 9.3 Grams
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Platinum - Standard Thickness
Rhodium: Standard Thickness
Price $2200.00
Packaging: Coin Flip & Airtite
Purity: 99.9%
Weight: 5.3 Grams
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details
Rhodium - Standard Thickness




Varieties - Coins in Resin Castings:

Sealing coins in clear plastic resin offers additional protection for coins from tarnishing and corrosion from moisture or air. Sealing in glass (see section below) offers even more protection for most coins. In addition to the coins offered below, most other coins can be cast in resin as custom orders. There are some coins that cannot be offered in this format. If you are interested in obtaining coins not listed below in the resin-casting format, let us know by
email and we will see if your request can be accommodated, and if so, pricing.

Cadmium: Price $35.00
Packaging: Resin Casting and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Cadmium
Iron: Price $30.00
Packaging: Resin Casting and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Iron
Lead: Price $29.00
Packaging: Resin Casting and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Lead
Antimony: Price $35.00
Packaging: Resin Casting and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Antimony
Selenium: Price $39.00
Packaging: Resin Casting and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Selenium






Varieties - Coins in Glass Capsules:

Sealing coins in glass capsules offers additional protection for coins from tarnishing and corrosion from moisture or air. Coins sealed in glass will keep their shine forever. In addition to the coins offered below, most other coins can be sealed in glass as custom orders. There are some coins that cannot be offered in this format. If you are interested in obtaining coins not listed below sealed in glass capsules, let us know by
email and we will see if your request can be accommodated, and if so, pricing.

Iron: Price $28.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Iron
Gadolinium: Price $36.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Gadolinium
Magnesium: Price $32.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Magnesium
Molybdenum: Price $34.00
Packaging: Glass Capsule and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1 Week
Molybdenum
Lead: Price $38.00
Packaging: Long Glass Capsule and Coin Flip
Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Lead






Varieties - Anodized Colors:

We make beautiful varieties of certain coins with the anodizing process. (Learn more) The colors on these coins are brilliant and deep, and will last forever! Click on a photo to view a larger image.

Niobium

Price: $14.00
Each Color

Blue

Purple

Yellow

Green
Tantalum

Price: $27.00
Each Color

Blue
.

Yellow
.




Coin Sets - Partial or Complete:

For convenience, if you wish to buy the entire current Elements Series regular-issue coin set (58 different coins as of today's date) you can do so here. Also offered are several partial sets with different price ranges. The Starter Set in particular makes a great gift at a relatively low price. All sets are discounted about 2 to 5% from the total purchase price of the individual coins within the set (precious metal coins are not discounted in the sets).

Elements Coin Starter Set:
8 different coins
Contains: Aluminum, Copper, Tin, Nickel, Zinc, Silver, Titanium, Iron


Price $59.00

Availability: Typically 1 Week
Note: If you are using an Air-tite type album, this set will need 7 additional airtites (purchase below)

8-Coin Starter Set

Elements Coin 15-Coin Set:
15 different coins
Contains: Aluminum, Copper, Tin, Nickel, Zinc, Silver, Titanium, Iron, Lead, Niobium, Magnesium, Bismuth, Erbium, Indium, Tantalum

Price $160.00

Availability: Typically 2 Weeks
Note: If you are using an Air-tite type album, this set will need 9 additional airtites (purchase below)

15-Coin Set

Elements Coin 20-Coin Set:
20 different coins
Contains: Aluminum, Copper, Tin, Nickel, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Titanium, Niobium, Iron, Bismuth, Magnesium, Erbium, Indium, Tantalum, Zirconium, Molybdenum, Antimony, Gadolinium, Yttrium

Price $265.00

Availability: Typically 1-2 Weeks
Note: If you are using an Air-tite type album, this set will need 10 additional airtites (purchase below)

20-Coin Set

Elements Coin Rare-Earth Metal Set:
16 different coins
Contains: Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Samarium, Europium, Gadolinium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, Lutetium


Price $595.00

Availability: Typically 2 Weeks
Note: No additional airtites needed with this set

16-Coin Rare-Earth
Coin Set
Precious Metals Element Coin Set:
7 different coins
Limit 1 Per Customer
Non-Refundable Item - Click here for details

Contains 1/10 Troy Ounce coins of: Gold, Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium

Also contains Standard Thickness coins: Rhenium, Ruthenium and Iridium

Price $2650.00

Availability: Typically 2 Weeks by Insured Mail
Note: If you are using an Air-tite type album, this set will need 7 additional airtites (purchase below)

7-Coin Precious Metals Set

Current Complete Alloy Series Coin Set:
11 coins

Contains all of the current coins in the Alloy Series





Price $94.00

Availability: Typically 1 Week
Note: If you are using an Air-tite type album, this set will need 11 additional airtites (purchase below)

Complete 11-Coin Alloy Series Set

Current Complete Element Series Coin Set excluding Precious Metals:
51 coins

Contains all the coins in the Regular Issue Element Series except for: Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Rhenium, Ruthenium and Iridium

Price $1575.00

Availability: Typically 2 Weeks by Insured Mail
Note: If you are using an Air-tite type album, this set will need 14 additional airtites (purchase below)

Complete Element Coin Set excluding Precious Metals 51 coins

Current Complete Element Series Coin Set:
58 coins in all (not including Varieties)

Contains all the coins in the Regular Issue Element Series.



Price $4085.00

Availability: Typically 3 Weeks by Insured Mail
Note: If you are using an Air-tite type album, this set will need 21 additional airtites (purchase below)

Complete 58-Coin Set







Supplies:

To round out the collector experience with this coin series, we are offering several supplies for storing and displaying your Element Series coin collection.

Compact Album:

This album conveniently stores and displays your Element Series coins within Air-tite containers. One album can hold up to 54 coins total. Click here for more photos and more details of the album.

Price $35.00 each

Availability: Typically 1 Week

Air-tite Coin Album

Air-Tite Containers:

These Air-tite containers are the same standard air-tites that are supplied with some of our Element Series coins. They help protect the coin from the environment and come disassembled.

Price $0.60 each

Availability: In Stock

Air-tite Container

2x2 Coin Flips:

These coin flips are the same standard flips that are supplied with all of our Element Series coins. They are PVC-free and safe for long-term storage of coins. Sold as packages of 10 flips.

Price $2.50 per package of 10

Availability: In Stock

Coin Flips (pkg. of 10)

Coin Flip Pages:

These flexible coin flip pages hold up to 20 coins in the standard 2x2 flips and fit neatly in a 3-ring binder.

Price $1.25 each

Availability: 1-2 Weeks

Coin Flip Page

Glass Capsule Retainers:

These are special retainers that help contain the glass-encapsulated coins in the Compact Album. See Special Instructions for details on this accessory.

Price $15.00 per pair (One pair required)

Availability: 1 Week

Capsule Retainers





Gadolinium Troy-Ounce Round: Send us an email if you'd like to reserve one - price is $70 each, limit one per customer for now. The first strike of these occurred August 12, 2011. To our knowledge, this is the first troy-ounce piece ever made from a rare-earth metal. The diameter is 1.5 inches (38mm), about the same as a U.S. silver dollar. The plan is to eventually offer a complete set of the rare-earth metals in troy-ounce round format, and the other elements too (troy-ounce blanks have been made so far for indium, bismuth, ytterbium, selenium and a few others).

These are "pattern" pieces" - the final, permanent design will hopefully include graphic 3-D figures. Any ideas? We are wide open for design ideas for the troy-ounce series at this stage in development. Let us know your comments.


Gadolinium Troy-Ounce Round

Gadolinium Troy-Ounce Round Compared to U.S. Silver Dollar







Periodic Table View of Available Coins


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