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TRI-METALLIC COINS OF THE ARCTIC TERRITORIES FEATURE POLAR BEAR 

Artic Territories 10 Dollars 2011 Polar BearArtic Territories 10 Dollars 2011 trimetallic coin
Two versions were struck of this 2011 tri-metallic 10 Dollar coin of Arctic Territories. Both have the same design. A walking Polar Bear is on one side. The other side depicts a map of the Arctic with the name Arctic Territories in the languages of the nations of the region. Like the 1926 Greenland 25 Ore, it comes in two versions. One version was issued with a center hole, and one was issued without the hole. Both coins are 27mm in diameter. The holed version is the only holed tri-metallic coin that I have ever seen.
Item ARCTIC-NO ARCTIC TERRITORIES TRI-METALLIC 10 DOLLARS 2011 WITHOUT HOLE UNC. $29.50
Item ARCTIC-HOLE ARCTIC TERRITORIES TRI-METALLIC 10 DOLLARS 2011 WITH HOLE UNC. $25.00
Item ARCTIC-BOTH Both of the above ARCTIC TERRITORIES 10 DOLLARS 2011 WITH and WITHOUT HOLE UNC. $49.50

TRI-METALLIC COIN OF ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES HONORS POPE JOHN PAUL II 

Antarctic Territories 10 Dollar coin commemorates the beatification of Pope John Paul IIThe beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, 2011 is commemorated on this 2011 tri-metallic 10 Dollar coin issued for the Antarctic Territories. One side of the 27mm coin pictures the Pope. The other side shows a map of Antarctica. There is a certain irony in a coin being issued honoring the Pope by the only continent that the Pope never visited.
Item ANTARCTIC-POPE ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES TRI-METALLIC 10 DOLLARS 2011 UNC. $29.50



TRI-METALLIC COIN OF MARIE BYRD LAND HONORS POPE JOHN PAUL II Wholesale prices available to dealers

10 Dollar coin of Marie Byrd Land commemorates beatification of Pope John Paul IIBecause of its remoteness in Antarctica, most of Marie Byrd Land has not been claimed by any sovereign nation, though it has been claimed by various micro-nations such as Westarctica. It was named by explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd in 1929 after his wife. I am sure she deserved it for putting up with his numerous explorations and adventures. In 2011 a trimetallic 10 Dollar was issued for this remote area. One side of the 27mm coin pictures Pope John Paul II and commemorates his beatification on May 1, 2011 The other side shows a map of the territory and a penguin.
Item BYRD MARIE BYRD LAND TRI-METALLIC 10 DOLLARS 2011 UNC. $29.50




Brazil 1 Real Rio Olympic 16 coin setBRAZIL RIO OLYMPIC COIN SET   

 Brazil released a series of circulating commemorative bi-metalic 1 Real coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Sixteen  1 Real coins depicting various Olympic and Paralympic sports were released starting in 2014.  The four 2014 issues depict track, swimming, golf and the para-triathalon.  Eight coins were released in 2015 featuring basketball, swimming, rugby, Paralympic canoeing, soccer, volleyball, judo and Paralympic track.  Four 2016 coins have been released, depicting boxing, Paralympic mascot Tom, Olympic Mascot Vinicius and Paralympic swimming.   All the coins have a common reverse which includes the date, denomination and a motif from the Brazilian flag that features the Southern Cross constellation.    The 27mm bi-metallic coins have a stainless steel center and a bronze-plated steel outer ring.   All coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
 Item BR-SET16 BRAZIL SET OF 16 OLYMPIC 1 REAL COINS, 2014-2016, BU $65.00



Bulgaria 1 Lev 2002BULGARIA HONORS PATRON SAINT ON BIMETALLIC COIN 

Bulgaria honored their patron Saint, Ivan (John) of Rila (Rilski) on this 2002 bimetallic 1 Lev coin.  Ivan was a hermit who founded the first Christian monastery The 24mm coin pictures the Saint on one side and the date and denomination on the other. The bimetal coin has a brass ring around a copper-nickel center.
Item BG-IVAN BULGARIA 1 LEV 2002 ST. IVAN OF RILA BIMETAL KM254 BU $3.75



CAMEROON HONORS POPE BENEDICT ON BI-METALLIC COIN

Cameroon bimetal 4500 Francs Pope Benedict XVI bi-metallic coinCameroons issued this bi-metallic 4500 Franc coin shortly after the ascension of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.  The coin features a terrible, toothy portrait of  Pope Benedict XVI.  It makes the Pope look like a vampire.   A map of Africa and an elephant's head is on the reverse.
Item CM-POPE05 CAMEROON 4500 FRANCS 2005 BENEDICT XVI KM24 UNC. $19.50



CAPE VERDE CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH BI-METALLIC

Cape Verde 250 Escudos 2015 40th AnniversaryCape Verde is a group of ten islands located 350 miles (570 km.) off the coast of Western Africa.  It gained independence from Portugal in 1975.  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of independence, and the 40th anniversary of its central bank it issued this circulating 28.5mm bi-metallic 250 Escudos dated 2015.  One side, commemorating 40 years of development and features a school teacher, windmills, a family and other images.  The other side commemorates the 40th anniversary of Banco de Cabo Verde.  It includes the national arms and various monetary and financial symbols (looks like the designer had fun with the wingdings fonts).
Item CV-250E CAPE VERDE 250 ESCUDOS 2015 40th ANNIVERSARY, UNC. $15.00




CHINA CELEBRATES YEAR OF THE DOG WITH BI-METAL 10 YUAN

China 10 Yuan 2018 Year of the Dog bi-metallic coinChina recently released this 2018 dated bi-metallic 10 Yuan coin to commemorate the Year of the Dog.  The 27mm coin depicts a dog, a peach-shaped lantern, and plum flowers on the obverse.  The denomination surrounded by an intricate etched design is on the reverse. The large number 10 contains latent images, which change from Western to Chinese characters as the coin is moved.
Item CN-DOG18 CHINA 10 YUAN 2018 YEAR OF THE DOG BU $7.00



NEWCHINA CELEBRATES ITS HIGH SPEED RAIL NETWORK

China 10 Yuan 2018 High Speed Rail bi-metallic coinChina has the world's longest and most extensive high speed rail network, covering almost 17,000 miles (27,000 km.).  China issued this 2018 dated 27mm bi-metallic 10 Yuan to commemorate the nation's high speed rail network.  The reverse of the coin depicts a "Fuxing" high-speed train, Dashengguan Yangtze River Bridge and the Beijing South Railway Station.  The Fuxing trains run at speeds of 155 to 215 mph (250 to 350 km/h).  The obverse features the arms of the People's Republic of China and the date.
Item CN-RAIL18 CHINA 10 YUAN 2018 HIGH SPEED RAIL, BI-METAL BU $7.00



BIMETALLIC 2010 COOK ISLAND DOLLAR 

Cook Islands bimetallic 1 Dollar 2010The reverseo of this 2010 bi-metallic 1 Dollar coin from Cook Islands features the very well-endowed fertility God Tangaroa. The design is a perennial favorite with both coin collectors and non-collectors. The 15 stars along the edge represent the 15 Islands that make up the Cook Islands. The Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of the 26mm Brillian Uncirculated coin.   
Item CK-762 COOK ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR TANGAROA, BIMETALLIC 2010, KM762 BU $9.75


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CROATIA BIMETALLIC COMMEMORATES TREATY TO JOIN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Croatia 25 Kuna 2011, Acceptance to join European Union commemorativeCroatia issued this 2011 dated 12-sided bimetallic 25 Kuna coin to commemorate the signing of the treaty allowing Croatia to join the European Union.  Croatia is expected to join in 2013.  The reverse features a beehive of 27 cells, representing the 27 member nations, and a square, representing Croatia, about to join the hive.  The other side is the standard obverse featuring a partially incuse design that includes the Croatian arms and a Pine Marten. The denomination Kuna is derived from an old Croatian term for a marten pelt.  The 32mm coin is Uncirculated, though the obverse is poorly struck.
Item HR-25K11 CROATIA 25 KUNA 2011 EUROPEAN UNION TREATY, UNC.$12.00




BI-METALLIC EURO COIN FROM THE FLEMISH REPUBLIC 

Flanders Euro coinFor over a year, Belgium has not been able to create a national government because of disagreements between the French speaking portions and the Dutch speaking portions of the country. Despite the lack of a national government (or maybe because of a lack of a national government), Belgium is doing better economically than most of Europe. A number Belgians have advocated breaking the country into two separate nations. Flanders is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. This 2010 1 Euro coin was created for the Flemish Republic, which does not yet exist. One side has a map of Flanders with the legend Vlaams €uro (Flemish Euro). The other side features a Flemish lion.
Item FLANDERS FLEMISH REPUBLIC 1 EURO 2010 UNC. $12.00



HUNGARIAN BI-METALLIC 200 FORINT FEATURES CHAIN BRIDGE  

Hungary 200 Forint 2009 bi-metallic coin picturing the Chain BridgeHungary introduced this new bimetallic 200 Forint coin in 2009 in order to replace the 200 Forint banknote in circulation.  The banknote will cease to be legal tender.  The coin pictures the famed Széchenyi Chain Bridge one one side and has the date and denomination on the other.  The chain suspension bridge, completed in 1849, was the first permanent bridge across the Danube to join Buda with Pest. In 1873 the two cities were united to form the Hungarian capital of Budapest. At the time the bridge was built, its center span of 202 meters (663 feet) was one of the largest in the world and was considered by some to be a "Wonder of the World".
Item HU-200FT-09 HUNGARY 200 FORINT 2009 BIMETALLIC COIN KM826 BU $4.50



BI-METALLIC 2012 INDIA 10 RUPEE

India bi-metal 10 Rupees coinThis bi-metallic 2012 dated 10 Rupees coin from India was struck at the Noida mint. The mintmark is a dot below the date.  Nodia is short for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority.  It is a modern planned city located near New Delhi that came into administrative existence in 1976. The obverse features the national emblem of the three lions from the Pillar of Asoka.  The Pillar of Asoka is a sandstone monument from the third century BC.  The reverse of the coin features 10 rays, representing “connectivity and information technology”.  Beneath the rays is the new Rupee symbol and the number 10.  The coin is Uncirculated, but like most modern Indian coins, may not be well struck.
Item IN-10R-12 INDIA 10 RUPEES 2012(N) KM400, UNC. $3.00


DAY OF YOGA COMMEMORATED ON BI-METAL INDIAN 10 RUPEES  

India 10 Rupees 2015 International Yoga DayThe United Nations declared that June 21, 2015, the summer solstice, to be the First International Day of Yoga. Yoga is an ancient Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India.  To commemorate the event India issued a bi-metallic 10 Rupees coin.  The coin is dated June 21, 2015 and features the International Day of Yoga emblem along with the legends "INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA" and "YOGA FOR HARMONY & PEACE" in English and Hindi.  The standard 10 Rupee design featuring the ancient Pillar of Asoka is on obverse. Because we received requests for multiple pieces from those that wanted to hand them out at their Yoga class, we now offer the coin in groups of 10 at a discounted price.
Item IN-YOGA INDIA 10 RUPEES YOGA DAY, 2015 UNC. $4.00
Item IN-YOGAx10 10 Pieces of INDIA 10 RUPEES YOGA DAY, 2015 UNC. $29.75



INDIA HONORS AMBEDKAR ON 10 RUPEES

India 10 Rupees 2015 125th Anniversary of birth of Dr. B. R. AmbedkarIndia commemorated the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on this 2015 dated bi-metallic 10 Rupee coin. Dr. Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was a lawyer, politician and social reformer.  He helped craft the India’s constitution and campaigned against discrimination against the Dalits (Untouchables).  The poorly struck coin depicts Dr. Ambedkar seated at a desk with a book.  The obverse features the ancient Lion Pillar of Asoka and the denomination.
Item IN-AMBEDKAR INDIA 10 RUPEES 2015  Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR, UNC.-poor strike $4.00



INDIA CELEBRATES NATIONAL ARCHIVES WITH BI-METALLIC COIN 

India bi-metallic 10 Rupees 2016 National ArchivesIndia recently released this 2016 dated bi-metallic 10 Rupee coin to commemorate the 125th anniversary of its national archives. The archives were founded in 1891 as the Imperial Records Department.   The coin depicts the National Archives building in New Delhi on the reverse.  The obverse of the 27mm coin features the Lion Pillar of Ashoka and the denomination. The coin is Uncirculated, but like most modern Indian coins, is poorly struck.
Item IN-ARCHIEVE INDIA 10 RUPEES 2016 NATIONAL ARCHIVES UNC.-poor strike $8.00



NEWNEW BI-METAL 10 RUPEES FROM INDIA

India 10 Rupees, Maharana Pratap, Lala Lajpat Rai, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, 2015
India recently released four new circulating bi-metallic 10 Rupee coins - dated 2015.  The following coins were released.  All 27mm bimetallic coins with the standard 3 headed lion pillar of Ashoka obverse.  The coins are poorly struck as is typical of modern Indian coinage.
475th Anniversary of the birth Maharana Pratap.  He was the Rajput king of Mewar who refused to submit to the Mughal emperor Akbar the Great.   He spent most of his reign, from 1572 to 1597 fighting against the Mughals.  The coin depicts the armored king holding a bow and a sword.
150th of the birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, a lawyer who was active in the Indian independence movement in the early 20th century.   He was also involved in the founding of the Punjab National Bank and the Lakshmi Insurance Company.  He toured the United States from 1917 to 1920 advocating for Indian independence.  The coin features his portrait.
125th Anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan who was a philosopher and politician who was a Vice President of India from 1952 to 1967. He helped form a modern understanding of Hinduism in both India and the west.
3rd India-Africa Forum Summit which was a major Indian diplomatic outreach to African nations held in New Delhi in October 2015.  The coin depicts the logo of the summit which features the overlapping maps of Africa and India along with the face of an African lion overlapping an Indian tiger. 
Item IN-10R-PRATAP INDIA 10 RUPEES 475th ANNIV. OF MAHARANA PRATAP 2015, UNC.-poor strike $6.00
Item IN-10R-LAJPAT INDIA 10 RUPEES 150th ANNIV. OF LALA LAJPAT RAI, UNC.-poor strike $6.00
Item IN-10R-RADHAKRISHNAN INDIA 10 RUPEES 150th ANNIV. OF LALA LAJPAT RAI, UNC.-poor strike $6.00
Item IN-10R-AFRICA 10 RUPEES 3rd AFRICA-INDIA SUMMIT, UNC.-poor strike $4.00


BI-METALLIC COIN KENYA COIN SET

Kenya set of 4 bi-metallic coins: 5 - 40 Shillings KM35.2-37.2 & KM33This set includes four bi-metallic coins of Kenya, the 5, 10, 20 and 40 Shillings.  The lower three denominations are dated 2010 and picture the nation’s first President, Jomo Kenyetta, on the front.  The coins have a redesigned reverse, which features the denomination in larger characters and a smaller coat-of-arms than previous issues.  The odd 40 Shilling denomination was issued in 2003 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Kenyan independence. It depicts Mwai Kibaki who as the President at the time.  The Kenyan arms is on the reverse.  These may be the last coins of Kenya to portray a person.  A change in the Kenyan constitution prohibites the further use of portraits on coins and currency in an effort to reduce tribal rivalries.
Item KE-SET4 KENYA 4 COIN SET 5 - 40 SHILLINGS 2003-2010, KM35.2-37.2 & KM33, UNC. $7.50



2017 BI-METALLIC MALDIVES COIN FEATURES SEA-SHELL  Restocked

Maldive Islands 2 Rufiayaa 2017Maldives recently released a redesigned 2017 dated 2 Rufiyaa coin featuring a Triton’s Trumpet shell.  The large shell can reach up to 2 feet (60cm) in length. The 25.5mm bi-metallic coin has a nickel-plated steel center and a nickel-brass ring.  Maldives is a chain of 26 low lying atolls spanning about 115 square miles (300 sq.km.) in the Indian Ocean.  It is one of the world’s lowest countries.  Its highest point is less than 8 feet (2.4 meters) above sea level. 
Item MV-2R MALDIVES 2 RUFIYAA 2017, UNC. $4.50


BI-METALLIC OF MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC OF DNIESTR FEATURES POPE JOHN PAUL II Wholesale prices available to dealers

Transdniestra bi-metallic 100 Rubles picturing Pope John Paul IIThis unofficial bi-metallic 100 Ruble coin picturing Pope John Paul II was issued for The Moldavian Republic of Dniestr, also known as Transniestria or Transdniestra. The national arm featuring a hammer and sickle and a star is on the back of the 2011 dated coin.  The small, communist state bordering the Dniester river declared independence from Moldova in 1990.  Though its independence is not widely recognized, it operates as a sovereign nation.  The 26mm coin has a mintage of only 2500 pieces and is Uncirculated.
Item TNS-100R MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC OF DNIESTR 100 ROUBLES 2011 POPE JOHN PAUL II, UNC. $19.75


RECENT BI-METALLIC COINS FROM POLAND

Poland 5 Zlotych 2014, 25 Years of Freedom, KM904Poland 5 Zlotych 2014 Royal Castle in Warsaw KM913Poland 5 Zlotych 2015 Bydgoszcz CanalPoland 5 Zlotych 2015 Pozan Town HallPoland 5 Zlotych 2016 Priest's Mill, LodzPoland recently introduced a series of circulating bi-metallic 5 Zlotych commemorative coins.  The 24.5mm coins have a copper-nickel ring around an aluminum-bronze center. The first coin in the series, introduced in 2014, commemorates the 25th anniversary of Poland’s overthrow of communism.  It features the peace or victory hand sign over a stylized map of Poland.  During the Solidarity movement in Poland protesters showed the V sign meaning they would defeat Communism.  The legend translates as “25 YEARS OF FREEDOM”.   The second issue for 2014 has a modernistic design featuring the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The castle dates back to the middle ages.  It served as the Royal residence until the partitions of Poland in the 16th century. It was almost completely destroyed in World War II.  Since then it has been rebuilt and today is a national museum.  The first 2015 5 Zlotych commemorates the Bydgoszcz Canal.   The 24.7km (15.3 mile) canal connects Vistula river with Oder river through their tributaries.  It was built by Prussian King Frederick II between 1772 and 1775, after annexation of western Poland by Prussia in First Partition of Poland.  Some 8000 Germans were brought in to construct the canal.  Some 2000 people died during its construction.  It was a major technological masterpiece of the 18th century.   The canal was expanded, rerouted and modernized during the early 20th century, though it received relatively little use, except during the Nazi occupation in War II.   In recent years the areas around the canal have been turned into parks and it is used primarily for recreational purposes.   Poland honored the Poznan Town Hall (Ratusz) on the second 2015 bi-metallic 5 Zlotych.  The mannerist style building was completed in 1560 and served as the seat of local government until 1939.  Today it houses a museum.  Each day at noon two mechanical goats come out from the clock tower and butt heads.   The coin depicts the town hall.  The two goats can be seen in the shaded are next to the town hall.  The 2016 5 Zlotych features The Priest's Mill (KSIĘŻY MŁYN) in Lodz.  The mill is a vast housing and industrial complex built in the 1870's on land which originally belonged to the Rector of the Parish of Lodz. The almost completely preserved complex includes a spinning mill, factory buildings, shops, two hospitals, a school, workers housing and owners and directors estates covering over 1200 acres (500 ha).   Today it is a monument to 19th century industrial designs and company towns. 
Item PL-5Z-14FREE POLAND 5 ZLOTYCH 2014 25 YEARS OF FREEDOM, KM904 BU $6.00
Item PL-5Z-14CASTLE POLAND 5 ZLOTYCH 2014 ROYAL CASTLE BU OUT
Item PL-5Z-15CANAL POLAND 5 ZLOTYCH 2015 BYDGOSZCZ CANAL BU  $6.00
Item PL-5Z-15POZAN  2015 POZNAN TOWN HALL BU $6.00
Item PL-5Z-16LODZ POLAND 5 ZLOTYCH 2016 PRIEST'S MILL, LODZ, BU $6.00


POLAND 2017 CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT BI-METAL COIN

Poland 5 Zlotych 2017 Central Industrial DistrictPoland issued this 2017 bi-metallic 5 Zloytch as part of their continuing "Discover Poland" series.  The coin commemorates the "Central Industrial District".  The coin depicts a building in a steel works and smokestacks.  It would appear that Poland has run out of things to commemorate.  The Central Industrial District was started in 1936 in an attempt to create a heavy industrial area in central Poland, located safely away from its borders.  The plan was never completed due to the German invasion of Poland in 1939.  The 24mm bi-metallic coin has the Polish Eagle on the reverse.
Item PL-5Z-17INDUST POLAND 5 ZLOTYCH 2017 CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, BU $5.50



SAHARAWI ARAB DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 2010 BI-METALLIC HONORS ARAB CULTURE Wholesale prices available to dealers

Saharawi 500 Peseta bimetallic coin, 2010This 2010 dated bi-metal 500 Peseta coin of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic honors Arab culture.  The coin was issued in conjunction with the Namur Expo in 2010.  One side depicts  the national arms which feature a pair of crossed rifles holding flags.  The other depicts traditional Arab hospitality, with one man preparing tea over a small fire while the other plays a flute.  Saharawi, formerly known as Spanish Sahara, declared independence in 1976, however Morocco controls most of its territory.   The 26mm coin has a mintage of only 2500 pieces and is Uncirculated.
Item EH-ARAB SAHARAWI 500 PESETAS 2010 BIMETAL UNC. $19.75



ATTRACTIVE SAN MARINO BI-METALLIC COINS

San Marino 1000 Lire 1999 Exploration, 2000 Swallow, 2001 circle of birdsSan Marino 1000 Lir3 1999-2001
San Marino bimetallic 500 Lire coin setL 1990-1999San Marino bimetal 500 Lire coins
Until it converted to the Euro in 2002, the tiny Republic of San Marino would issue two well-designed bi-metallic coins each year: a 500 Lire and a 1000 Lire.  New designs would be used each year, making the coins popular with collectors.  We offer two sets of these attractive coins.  The set 1000 Lire coins feature San Marino’s last three 1000 Lire coins. The 2001 issue depicts a circle of doves on the reverse and the famous three towers of San Marino on the obverse.  The 1999 and 2000 dated 1000 Lire coins both depict “the Child of the Universe” on the obverse. The “Child of the Universe” is a bust with a map of the earth superimposed on its head. The child is holding a flame and is flanked by the moon, stars and planets. The 2000 issue has a Swallow flying over the earth on the reverse.    The 1999 issue has an exploration theme featuring a compass rose and symbols for the wind and sun.  The set of seven 500 Lire coins includes the 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 1999 issues.  The 1990 issue commemorates the history of San Marino, depicting the Three Towers on one side and birds and a postage stamp on the other.  The 1992 honors Columbus. It shows his ship being blown by the winds on one side and the 3 Towers on the other.   The 1993 issue shows a sprout coming out of a broken tree stump, signifying new beginnings.   The 3 Towers are on the obverse.  The 1994 issue pictures St. Marin on both sides of the coin. He was a Christian stone cutter who founded San Marino in 301AD in order to escape Roman persecution.  The 1996 issue honors German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel, the 1998 issue honors Chemistry and the 1999 issue pictures the Moon, Saturn and planets.  All three have the “Child of the Universe” on the obverse.
Item SM-SET1000L SAN MARINO SET OF 3 BIMETAL 1000 LIRE 1999-2001 BU $19.95
Item SM-SET500L SAN MARINO SET OF 7 BIMETAL 500 LIRE 1990-99 UNC. $25.00

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MOTORCYCLE RACER MARCO SIMONCELLI ON 2017 SAN MARINO 5 EUROS

San Marino bimetallic 5 Euros 2017 Marco SimoncelliSan Marino released this bi-metallic 5 Euros coin in 2017, on what would have been Marco Simoncelli’s 30th birthday.  The popular motorcycle racer died in an accident during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix One side of the 16-sided 27.5mm bi-metallic coin depicts the face of Simoncelli in the copper-nickel center of the coin, with his trademark flowing hair dominating the yellow-bronze ring.  The other side has a highly stylized version of the three towers from the San Marino coat of arms. It is an interesting design on a multi-sided bi-metallic coin.
Item SM-5E17 SAN MARINO 5 EUROS 2017 MARCO SIMONCELLI UNC $15.00


SEX EUROS 

Sex Euros bimetallic Fantasy CoinSex Euros bi-metal Fantasy Coin
These fun fantasy coins are  well made spoofs on the Euro coin.  One side of the 32mm bimetallic "coin" depicts a couple enjoying each other.  The other side is based on the map of Europe design found on Euro coins, however the piece is denominated as "6 Sex Euros".  The rather unusual piece comes in a plastic capsule.  We can supply single Sex Euros, a set of 7 different (one for each day of the week?) or a set of 34 different (one for each day of the month and two on Sunday?).  Exact designs will be our choice.  They are fun pieces that can be used as a gag gift, in a bachelor party, or just an unusual bi-metallic to be added to your collection.
Item SEXx1 One SEX EUROS COIN, BU $4.00
Item SEXx7 7 DIFFERENT SEX EUROS COINS, BU $25.00
Item SEXx34 34 DIFFERENT SEX EUROS COINS, BU $120.00



SLOVENIA BI-METALLIC 3 EUROS

Slovenia bi-metallic 3 Euros 2010 Ljubljana World Book Capita coin l
Slovenia regularly issues circulating bi-metallic 3 Euro commemorative coins.  The 32mm coins have a brass outer ring, a copper-nickel center and a reeded edge.  They are legal tender within Slovenia and available at their face value.  The 2010  issue commemorates Slovenia's capital,  Ljubljana, as the UNESCO's World Book Capital 2010.  It features the facade of Plecnik’s National Library and the outline of a scroll and a book. 
Item SI-3E10 SLOVENIA 3 EUROS 2010 LJUBLJANA WORLD BOOK CAPITAL, KM95 UNC. $10.00


2017 SLOVENIAN BI-METALLIC 3 EURO

Slovenia 3 Euros 2017 100th Anniversary of May DeclarationSlovenia celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the "May Declaration" with this 2017 bi-metallic 3 Euros coin. The political manifesto, made in the Vienna parliament in midst of World War I, declared that the Slovenia, Croatia and Serbian portions of the Austria-Hungarian Empire were an independent state under Hapsburg rule. The Austrian government rejected the declaration, however it helped awaken national consciousness.  With the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War I, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia were united under the Serbian royal house to form the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.  In 1929 the awkwardly named nation was renamed Yugoslavia.  The unusual design of the coin features a facsimile of the date “ 29/5 17” on the obverse and time “˝ 9h zvečer” (8.30 pm) on the reverse, taken from the original the declaration. The 32mm coin has a mintage of 90,500 pieces.
Item SI-3E17 SLOVENIA 3 EUROS 2017 MAY DECLARATION, BU $10.00



NEW2018 SLOVENIA 3 EURO COMMEMORATES END OF WORLD WAR I

Slovenia 3 Euros 2017 100th Anniversary of End of World War ISlovenia commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with this bimetallic 3 Euro coin. The Soča (Isonzo) Front, running through Slovenia, was one of the bloodiest fronts of the war.  There were over 1 million casualties in a series of 12 battles between Austrian and Italian forces, yet there was little gain by either side. The end of the war however, was a significant turning point in Slovenian history.  Slovenia gained independence from Austria-Hungary and joined with other Slavic nations to form what eventually became Yugoslavia.   Both sides of the  32mm coin depicts a series of crosses gradually condensing into a blur, symbolizing the unimaginable and unknown number of victims of the war.  The 32mm coin has a mintage of only 60,000 pieces.
Item SI-3E18 SLOVENIA 3 EUROS 2018 100th ANNIVERSARY OF END OF WORLD WAR I UNC. $9.50




COMMEMORATIVE BI-METALLIC 5 RAND FROM SOUTH AFRICA  

South Africa Nelson Mandela 2018 bimetallic 5 Rand coinSouth Africa 5 Rand 2017 O. R. TambaoSouth Africa 5 Rand 2015 Griqua Town coinsSouth Africa 5 Rand 2014 20th Anniversary of Freedom
South Africa regularly issues circulating bi-metallic 5 Rand coins.   The 2018 issue commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela on this 2018 bi-metallic 5 Rand coin.  Though he spent 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activities, he helped negotiate a peaceful end to South Africa’s apartheid government and helped foster racial reconciliation.  In 1994 he was elected as the countries first black President.  Unlike many political leaders he stepped down after his first term in office. The 2017 issue commemorates the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambao.   The Order is presented by the President of South Africa to foreign citizens who have promoted South African interests.  The order includes a suspended medal and a carved wooden walking stick, both of which are depicted on the coin.  The coin was issued on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Oliver Reginald Tambao.   Tambao, was a founding member of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League in 1943 and was President of the ANC from 1967 to 1991.    The 2015 issue commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Griqua town coinage.  The coins were the first local currency of South Africa.  The coin depicts the obverse and reverse of the 1815 silver Griqua town 5 pence.  Griqua town, now called Griekwastad is located in Northern Cape Province of South Africa.  It was settled primarily by descendents of European male colonists and indigenous Khoikhoi women who called themselves Bastaards.  The London Missionary Society established a mission there in 1805.  The Society thought the name was offensive and convinced them to change it to Griqua, which was a corruption on the name of the native group that once inhabited the area.   The Griquas were formidable traders and held formal trade fairs, though most commerce was done by barter owing to a lack of money.  Around 1815 the London Missionary Society arranged for the Griqua coins to be struck and shipped to South Africa. It is unclear how widely the coins actually circulated.   The 2014 issue commemorates “20 Years of Freedom”.  In 1994 South Africa implemented a new constitution and held its first general election with universal suffrage.  The election was won by the African National Congress, which has been in power ever since.  The design features a line of people waving a South African flag.  The coins all are 26mm with a brass center and copper-nickel ring.  The arms of South Africa and the name of the country in one or two of its official languages is on the reverse.
NEW Item ZA-5R-18 SOUTH AFRICA 5 RAND 2018 NELSON MANDELA, UNC. $8.00
Item ZA-5R-17 SOUTH AFRICA 5 RAND 2017 ORDER OF THE COMPANIONS OF O.R. TAMBAO UNC. $10.00
Item ZA-5R-15 SOUTH AFRICA 5 RAND 2016 GRIQUA TOWN COINS UNC. $10.00
Item ZA-5R-14 SOUTH AFRICA 5 RAND 2014 20th ANNIVERSARY OF FREEDOM UNC. $10.00


TOPLESS WOMAN ON LOW MINTAGE BIMETALLIC TOGO COIN

Togo bi-metallic 6000 Francs coin pictureing a topless woman This scarce unofficial bi-metallic 6000 Francs coin of Togo features a topless Guin woman.  The Guin are one of the major tribes in Togo.  The reverse features the head of an elephant and a map of northern Africa.  From the 16th to 18th Centuries Togo was a major slave trading center, thus earning the name "Slave Coast".  It was claimed by Germany in 1884, transferred to France after World War I, and became independent in 1960. The 2003 dated coin is 28mm in diameter, has a mintage of only 1,200 pieces and a catalog value of $35.00
Item TG-GUIN TOGO 6000 FRANCS 2003 GUIN WOMAN BIMETAL Br.X 21 UNC $15.00



AFRICAN BI-METALLICS CELEBRATE VISITS BY POPE JOHN PAUL II  Price Reduced

Cameroon bi-metallic 4500 Franc coin 2007 Pope John Paul II visitCentral African Republic bi-metallic 4500 Francs Pope John Paul II visitChad bi-metallic 4500 Francs 2007 Pope John Paul IICongo Republic bi-metallic 4500 Francs Pope John Paul II visitGabon bi-metallic 4500 Francs Pope John Paul II
In 2007 five African nations:  Cameroons, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic and Gabon, each issued a bi-metallic 4500 Franc coins to commemorate a visit that Pope John Paul II made to their country.  The coins were made by the Africa Mint, which had questionable authority to issue the coins.  The coins have a mintage of only 2007 pieces of each coin.  Due to a fortunate purchase we are able to offer these scarce coins far below their original issue price of 50 Euros ($60) each.  Each coin pictures the Pope and lists the date of his visit   The Central African Republic and Congo issues also show an airplane, while the Chad issue also shows the Popemobile.  The reverse of the coins all show a map of Africa and an elephant head. Because these nations use the common currency of the Central African Monetary Union they issue few coins of their own.
Item CM-POPE07  CAMEROON 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X32 UNC. $15.00
Item CF-POPE07  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X13 UNC. $15.00
Item TD-POPE07 CHAD 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X28 UNC. $20.00
Item CG-POPE07 CONGO REP. 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X49 UNC $15.00
Item GA-POPE07 GABON 4500 FRANCS 2007 PAPAL VISIT Br.X17 UNC $20.00
Item AFRICA-POPESET5  SET OF ABOVE FIVE 4500 FRANC COINS, 2007 UNC. $75.00


SCARCE BI-METALLIC COINS OF SAHARAWI

Saharawi bi-metallic 500 Pesetas Fennec FoxesSaharawi bi-metallic 500 Pesetas Independence commemorativeSaharawi bi-metallic 500 Pesetas 2004 common obverseThe Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, also known as Saharaui, is what used to be the Spanish Sahara or Western Sahara.  In 2004 Saharawi issued two bi-metallic 500 Peseta coins.  One coin features a cute pair of Fennecs, a long eared desert fox that is native to Saharawi. The other commemorates the 28th anniversary of nation’s independence (though in reality it is largely controlled by Morocco) and features a map of the country.  The obverse of both coins features the arms of Saharawi, which includes a pair of rifles.  The coins are 26mm in diameter and have a mintage of only 5000 pieces each.
Item EH-FEN SAHARAWI 500 PESETAS 2004 FENNEC FOXES KM51 UNC. $29.95
Item EH-IND SAHARAWI 500 PESETAS 2004 INDEPENDENCE KM52 UNC. $29.95


SCARCE BI-METALLIC COINS FROM THE AFRICA    Wholesale prices available to dealers

2005 bimetal coins of Benin, Cameroons, Chad, Gabon and Niger
Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, and Niger recently released a series of low-mintage bimetallic coins.  Because the nations are members of the Central African Monetary Union or the West African Monetary Union, they issue few coins of their own.  Like the Euro coins, they have a common reverse.  The reverse features an elephant head superimposed on a map of Africa.  The Benin bi-metallic 6000 Francs of 2005 commemorates the 2008 Olympic games and shows figures participating in various Olympic sports. The bi-metallic Cameroon 4500 Franc commemorates the Pope Benedict XVI and has a horrible picture of the new Pope.  It has a mintage of 2005 pieces.  The Chad 2005 bi-metallic 4500 Francs features a lamb, cotton, Acacia flowers and a barrel of oil. The Gabon 2005 bi-metallic 4500 Francs commemorates the nations oil riches by featuring a drop of oil.  Due to corruption and mismanagement the oil wealth has virtually destroyed the nation's economy and making its capital Libreville one of the most expensive cities in the world.  The Niger 2005 bimetallic 6000 Francs has a mintage of only 1200 pieces.  Its theme is "Stop Malaria" and features a large mosquito.    All five coins are quite rare.  The 4500 Franc coins have a mintage of only 2005 pieces each, while the 6000 Franc coins have a mintage just 1200 pieces.  Just a few individuals control the entire mintage of the coins,  making them hard for collectors to obtain.  All five coins are Uncirculated.
Item BJ-05OLY  BENIN 6000 FRANCS 2005 OLYMPICS, KM45 UNC.out
Item CM-24 CAMEROON 4500 FRANCS 2005 BENEDICT XVI, KM24 UNC. $19.50
Item TD-18 CHAD 4500 FRANCS 2005 LAMB, BIMETAL, KM18 UNC. $49.95
Item GA-16  GABON 4500 FRANCS 2005 OIL, BIMETAL, KM15 UNC  sold out
Item NE-16 NIGER 6000 FRANCS 2005, STOP MALARIA KM16 UNC. $49.95


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