Continent of South America is the fourth largest one of the Earth, after Eurasia, Africa and North America. Almost total area of it lies in Southern Hemisphere and in equatorial, tropical, subtropical and warm oceanic climate zones. Location of the South America caused the amazing variety of endemic plants and animals. The southern of Americas is widely known for its planet’s largest rainforests, greatly affluent Amazon River and mysterious abandoned cities of ancient civilizations. Llama, jaguar, anaconda, piranha and world’s largest parrot called macaw are among the most significant wildlife species of South America. Nature and culture landmarks often appear on the special South American coins, issued for collecting.
The continent is known for its historical ancestry, divided into three different periods: ancient Pre-Columbian civilizations, which attract tourists to South American countries by now, the colonization by Europeans (mostly Spanish and Portuguese ones) and modern times. The most glorious pages of current history of South America are usually connected with sports achievements, especially football ones.
Nowadays, South America contains 12 independent countries and 2 overseas territories of France and Great Britain. The largest country of South America is Brazil with more than a half of total continent’s population. Other large countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. Though the culture and social life of South America refer to western life style, due to the times of colonization and immigration of Europeans, the continent is somewhat of terra incognita for outlanders, because of admixtures of local traditions and particularities. The coins of South American countries will be rare and unique addition to one’s collection.
At the times of discovering of American subcontinent, the great resources of silver, gold, copper and other minerals were found in South America, so precious metals are among the major export commodities of the continents’ countries. The state Mints of the continent produce beautiful valuable commemorative coins of South America for collectors and investors. Coinsberg.com offers authentic South American coins for sale, both proof and circulated rarities. We try our best to provide the good prices for coins from South America, despite of its remoteness.
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