A handful of luck - five years of Le Grand Mint

This autumn, Le Grand Mint looks back on half a decade of company history. Which is not really the whole truth. Although Le Grand Mint saw the light of day in the summer of 2015, founder Ali Sabbagh began to put his entrepreneurial goals into practice years earlier.

In July 2015 the time had come. With the rhino, Le Grand Mint, in collaboration with designer Dirk Uhlenbrock, is putting on a glamorous debut made of the purest fine silver. The first precious coinage from the in-house silver coin collection "The Wonderful World" was followed by special animals of evolution such as the tapir or the bee as well as the culture-spanning silver coin collection "The Elements".

The wonderful world of silver coins from Le Grand Mint entered the new round in 2020 with the second edition of The Evolution. The armadillo was joined by the new bee in a new guise. Both new additions are extraordinary originals with a functional design.

Le Grand Mint will continue this clear design line in the future with the highest quality standards. True to the motto: Preserve true values.

WWA 2020

Wonderful World Award (WWA) – The Le Grand Mint Courage-Award 2020

Le Grand Mint Dortmund, 15 Oct 2020


Wonderful World Award (WWA) – The Le Grand Mint Courage-Award 2020



Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Press Representatives,


Courage deserves respect. Especially in the year 2020. Human rights activists, democracy supporters and humanists worldwide are caught in the crossfire of capitalist excesses and totalitarian regimes. In Belarus, courage is bludgeoned down by an autocrat, in Germany right-wing populists mock the civil courage of climate activists, and in Lebanon corruption greedily eats away at civil society. But people are resisting, and they use powerful statements. This requires courage.


And courage deserves a prize - the human rights prize Wonderful World Award - offered by the internationally active Dortmund numismatics company Le Grand Mint, goes to Charbel Antonius Khoury in 2020.


The video journalist gives the liberal civil society in Lebanon a voice. Khoury comments on current events in economically and politically hard hit Lebanon in an ironic, yet courageously and bold way The free thinker will not let himself be silenced. Since 2020, this courageous contemporary witness has been presenting his own highly professional satire format on YouTube in cooperation with Daraj Media, which has always been critical of the government. As varied as the commitment of this year's WWA winner is, as great is the courage behind it.


The Le Grand Mint team offers its congratulations, we pay our respects and wish our WWA winner Charbel Antonius Khoury continued success and strength. The Wonderful World Award will be presented at ?????????  at the Beirut Money Fair in Lebanon.


Thank you very much for your interest 

With kind regards,

Ali Sabbagh

Beirut in shock, please donate ...

Beirut in shock, please donate ...

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We present organizations that have been committed to helping people in battered Lebanon for years.Hunderte Tote, unzählige Menschen sind verschollen und verletzt; die Katastrophe von Beirut, vermutlich ein schreckliches Chemieunglück hat große Teile der Innenstadt und das komplette Hafenviertel von Beirut zerstört. Bitte helft, spendet… Baut Beirut wieder auf!
Wir stellen anbei Organisationen vor, die sich seit Jahren im gebeutelten Libanon den Menschen zugewandt engagieren.

Hundreds of dead, countless people have been lost and injured; the Beirut disaster,

Doctors Without Borders
“There is almost no free medical aid in Lebanon because the health care system is highly privatized and fragmented. In 2019, we therefore focused our work on providing high-quality general and specialist medical help. This was all the more important since the large demonstrations against government policy led to economic instability. As a result, living conditions deteriorated, access to electricity and clean drinking water was restricted, and health care became more expensive. ” https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.de/spende

There is almost no free medical aid in Lebanon because the health care system is highly privatized and fragmented.

Technical aid organization
"If the THW needs something, then we will not say no," said the Director General of the South Lebanese Water Authority (SLWE), Ahmad Nizam, on June 29 on the occasion of the handover of five water towers in the city of Barich, southeast of Beirut. In the previous three months, a two-person THW project team had commissioned humanitarian aid from the European Commission (ECHO) to build a high water tank in the region around Tire, to repair three badly damaged tanks and to build a floor tank. The project had a financial volume of EUR 500,000." https://www.beta.bund.de/DE/Leistung/99137002174000/Finanzierung_des_THW.html

The ongoing crisis in neighboring Syria continues to result in a large number of refugees in Lebanon.

Lebanese Red Cross
“The ongoing crisis in neighboring Syria continues to result in a large number of refugees in Lebanon. This places a great strain on the country's social infrastructure. The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) emergency services are particularly affected. That is why the DRC continues to support the LRC emergency services with funding from the European Union to meet the continuing high demand in the country for medical care." https://www.drk.de/hilfe-weltweit/wo-wir-helfen/nahost/foerderung-des-gesundheitswesens-im-libanon/

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Jahr der Maus, Year of the mouse, eine Goldmünze gewidmet dem Chinesischem Horoskop im Jahr 2020 im Le Grand Mint Shop.

The Chinese horoscope is a science in itself, but reason enough to celebrate the mouse. After all, the Chinese are celebrating the Year of the Mouse in China's New Year 2020. Depending on the region also called the year of the rat. Nothing against the intelligent rat as such, but we've long since fallen in love with two small but very fine mice: made of pure gold and fine silver. Our gold piece of a mouse comes from Mongolia (order online), the pretty mouse in silver from distant Australia (buy here). Both are a great, very personal birth gift for those born in the zodiac of the mouse. Because coins made of precious metal are just perfect for the lucky ones who were born with the clever mouse. According to the Chinese horoscope, these birthday children are intelligent, curious and above all they are always happy about every profitable opportunity. Both mice in the Le Gand Mint range are just that: a clever way of investing farsightedly in the year of the Mouse 2020. Look forward to a mailing soon with a mouse motif. To the mouse and the New Year 2020.

The 12-year Chinese lunar cycle ended in 2019 with the Year of the Pig. The Coin invest Trust (CIT) celebrated the event with a superlative Chinese horoscope coin, which was minted with an innovative smartminting technology in the three-dimensional shape of a pig.

The creative team from CIT has managed to breathe new life into the oversaturated market with astrological coin motifs that flood the numismatic market every year. And the success of the "Jolly Silver Pig" paved the way for his successor. The Year of the Mouse shines with a gold coin from Mongolia. The Witty Silver Mouse published there was struck again three-dimensionally in order to produce a free-standing, delightful mouse, whose aesthetics are not only appreciated and admired by numismatists. The funny gold mouse is usually accompanied by a silver banknote and a small gold coin.

The third Chinese horoscope series (Lunar) series of the Perth Mint starts with the motif of the mouse, thus opening the 2020 edition. The back of the coin is adorned by two mice that climb around on the cob of corn in search of food. In addition to the inscription "Mouse 2020", the Chinese character for mouse and a "P", the mintmark of the Perth Mint, can be found on the back. The front shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in the execution of Jody Clark, the weight, delicacy and the face value.

In addition to the classic investment variant in the usual denominations, the Perth Mint is launching the proof version of the Lunar III mouse in silver in the denominations 1 oz and ½ oz as well as a set of 3 (2 oz, 1 oz and ½ oz).

The Elements 

The four basic elements - from the collection Le Grand Mint 


The four basic elements are eternal. Earth, air, fire, and water create the foundation of our wonderful world. Le Grand Mint proudly presents the capital investment "The Elements," made of pure silver. Procure the first two 250 gram silver bullion bars of the motifs "air" and "water" today. "Fire" and "earth" are to follow, creating a complete kilogram set of precious metal. The Elements constitutues a long-established investment in a vigorous format. 


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hold one of the first "The Elements" bullion bars in your own hands. A piece of eternity at a very special price. The elements, like silver, remain forever.


Mint: Le Grand Mint - LEV 

Origin: Germany

Fine weight: 250 g

Fineness: 9999/1000

Size in mm: 65,3 x 35,8 x 10,6 mm