The FIFA World Cup is the world's most widely viewed sporting event. A total of 32 teams are competing for the title in Brazil, the footballing superpower, in their 12 stadiums across the country.
With over 25 million fans attending the games from June 12th through July 13th, showing your colors for your team is a large part of the experience. Among the large variety of merchandise that can be purchased, World Cup coins have always been a popular collectible for many. Several national and private mints are participating in the program, offering some unique pieces, including limited edition gold and silver coins.
The combination of their beautiful designs and in some cases, their unique shapes are what make these coins so attractive. Monnaie de Paris, the official producer of the French currency introduced a silver coin commemorating the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The obverse depicts a map of Brazil stylized with elements of flora and fauna, amplified with its unique dome shape. The reverse represents the Maracanã stadium in aerial view showing the soccer ball reaching new heights.
Those who are looking for a more sizable investment can pick from a variety of the gold coins released. Many of the them have a very low mintage, some as low as 500. Take home a piece of history from the world's most popular sport. For a complete list of the 2014 FIFA World Cup coins available, visit AgAuNEWS.