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MULTI-COLOR COINS

NEWMULTI-COLOR EAST CARIBBEAN STATES DOLLAR CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY

East Caribbean States 1 Dollar 2015 50th Annivesary of East Caribbean States Currency Authority and DollarThis circulating multi-color 2015 East Caribbean States 1 Dollar coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the formation of the East Caribbean States Currency Authority (ECCA) and the East Caribbean Dollar. The East Caribbean Dollar was established in 1965 and is the common currency for eight small Caribbean island nations: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The reverse of the coin includes features from the first East Caribbean one-dollar banknote.The imagery includes Queen Elizabeth II, a map of the islands, a geometric “fishnet” pattern, and a red and blue fish in blue water.  The obverse carries the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.  The coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item ECS-1D-15 EAST CARIBBEAN STATES 1 DOLLAR 2015 BU $15.00



UNUSUAL WILLIS ISLAND COIN   RESTOCKED

Willis Island 10 Dollars 2016Willis Island is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory, an external territory of Australia, located beyond the Great Barrier Reef.  It has a population of four, who operate a weather station on the small (500m x 150m, 1600' x 490') island.  In 2016 an unusual non-circulating multi-colored "pie slice" shaped 10 Dollar coin was issued for this tiny entity. The reverse features a multi-colored fish in a coral garden. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth  The odd-shaped silver-plated Proof coin is 46mm x 34mm and has a mintage of only 250 pieces.
Item WILLIS WILLLIS ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016 PROOF $25.00



NEWBLUE-RINGED OCTOPUS ON MULTI-COLOR STERLING SILVER PALAU COIN

Palau sterling silver 5 Dollars Blue Ringed Octopus 2012 Proof coinA colorful Blue-Ringed Octopus is featured on  this multi-colored silver Proof 2012 Palau Marine Life Protection 5 Dollar coin.  Though the Octopus is small, reaching a maximum length of about 50mm (2 inches) it is one of the deadliest animals in the world.  Its bite can cause death within minutes. The males will attempt copulation with members of their own species regardless of sex or size, and dies after successfully mating.  The female stops eating after laying her eggs. She incubates the eggs under her arms for approximately six months then dies shortly after the eggs hatch.  The 38.6mm coin features a multi-color image of the Octopus one side. Neptune with an upraised trident and two mermaids at his feet is on the other.    The sterling silver Proof 5 Dollar coin has a mintage of just 1500 pieces and comes in a capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Item PW-5D-12OCT PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2012 BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS SILVER PROOF $65.00



BEER BOTTLECAP SHAPED COIN CELEBRATES GERMAN BEER PURITY LAW

German Beer Purity Law coin from PalauThis unusual multi-colored silver bottlecap shaped coin was issued by Palau to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law or Reinheitsgebot.  The original law limited the ingredients of beer to just barley, hops and water and set the prices that could be charged for beer.  The law has changed over the years, but still dictates the ingredients used in German beers today.   The 1 Dollar coin features a colored image of a pair of beer steins against the Bavarian flag on one side.  The other side has the arms of Palau.  The coin comes in a custom metal box with a Certificate of Authenticity printed on a beer coaster.  The 2016 dated coin is struck in .999 fine silver, weighs approximately 2.5 grams and is approximately 32mm in diameter.  It has a mintage of only 2500 pieces.  This unusually shaped coin  is sure to be popular with coin collectors and beer drinkers throughout the world.
Item PW-BEER PALAU 1 DOLLAR 2016 BEER PURITY LAW, PROOFLIKE $75.00



UNUSUAL MULTI-COLORED GREEN TREE PYTHON SILVER COIN  Restocked

Nikue 2 Dollars 2016 multi-colored Green Tree Python, 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver
This unusual oblong coin features a vivid depiction of a Green Tree Python with a lentricular flip eye that seems to blink as the coin is moved.  A special minting technique using digital printing on relief gives the snake’s skin a rough feel.  The coin is issued under the authority of the Government of Niue and depicts Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  It is dated 2016 and is denominated 2 Dollars.  The coin is 54mm x 32mm, made of 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver, and has an antique finish.  Only 700 pieces were minted.  The Green Tree Python is found in New Guinea and parts of Indonesia and Australia.  It can reach over 6 feet (200 cm) in length.  It is a colorful, low mintage silver coin featuring an unusual design.
Item NU-PYTHON NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2016 GREEN TREE PYTHON, Antique Finish Unc. $125.00



KING CHARLES III ON COINS FOR ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND & WALES 

Scotland 2 Pounds pattern coin Northern Ireland 2 Pounds coinWales 2 Pounds pattern coin
Though Prince Charles is not yet King, undated, multi-colored unofficial pattern 2 Pound coins were issued for  Scotland,  Northern Ireland and Wales.  One side of the coins depicts the outline of the bust of Charles wearing the royal crown, his royal cipher and the arms of the country in color.  The other side depicts the national flower and a bird in color, along with the denomination. The Scotland coin depicts a Scottish thistle and a Golden Eagle. The Northern Ireland coin features a shamrock and a Eurasian wren. The Wales issue features a Red kite and a leek The 40mm coins are struck on silver plated brass with Proof finish.  Only 250 of each of the coins were minted.
Item SCOT2 SCOTLAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00
Item NO-IRE2 NORTHERN IRELAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00
Item WALES2 WALES 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00


2015 PALAU MERMAID COINS FEATURES WHITETAIL DAMSELFISH Restocked

Palau $1 2015 Marine Life Protection coin with 3 topless mermaidsPalau continued their popular Marine Life Protection coin series in 2015.  As with previous issues, the coins feature scantily clad mermaids on one side and a multi-color image of sea life on the other.  The 2015 issue features a color image of Whitetail Damselfish, (Dascyllus aruanus), also known as the Humbug damselfish) swimming in a coral reef.  The other side depicts three topless mermaids sitting on a rock.  Two versions of the coin were struck utilizing the same design.  The 1 Dollar was struck in silver-plated copper and has a mintage of 5000 pieces. The coin is Proof, is 38.61 mm in diameter, weighs 25 grams and comes in a capsule.
Item PW-15DAME$1 PALAU 1 DOLLAR 2015 WHITETAIL DAMSELFISH, PROOF $28.00



2016 HIGH RELIEF SILVER CANNABIS COIN FROM BENIN

Benin 1000 Francs 2016 Cannabis Sativa, concave high relief 31.1 grams .999 fine silverA bright, green Cannabis Sativa leaf is featured on this 2016 1 troy ounce, .999 fine silver  1000 Francs coin from Benin.   The high relief concave Proof coin is partially colored.  With a mintage of only 999 pieces it is expected to sell out quickly.  Cannabis Sativa is commonly known as marijuana, Mary Jane, pot, grass, weed and many other names as well.   Cannabis has long been used for making fiber, rope, oil, paper and medicines. It is now most widely used as a recreational drug.  The attractive coin is 38.61mm in diameter and comes in a capsule with a certificate and box.  The obverse features the arms of Benin.   It is a highly recommended high relief coin. 
Item BJ-MJ16 BENIN 1000 FRANCS 2016 CONCAVE HIGH RELIEF SILVER CANNABIS COIN, PROOF $139.00


CANNABIS LEAF SHAPED COIN FROM BENIN

Benin 100 Francs 2011 Marijuana leaf coinIn 2011 the West African nation of Benin issued this attractive colored legal tender coin shaped like marijuana leaf!  Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as marijuana, pot, grass, weed and many other names as well has long used for making fiber, rope, oil, paper and medicines.  It is now most famous for its use as a recreational drug.   The 44mm silver-plated copper-nickel coin looks like a green cannabis leaf on one side and has the arms of Benin and the denomination on the other.  It will will supposedly smell like cannabis when rubbed.  I have not tested that claim and do not recommend it if you wish to keep your coin pristine. The coins are denominated as 100 Francs CFA and is Proof.   It has a limited mintage of just 2,500 pieces and comes in a capsule with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.  I expect this unusual coin will be popular with collectors and potheads throughout the world, that is of course, if they remember to order it.  
Item BJ-MJ11 BENIN 100 FRANCS 2011 CANNABIS SHAPED COIN, PROOF $75.00



2016 PALAU "MIRACLE OF THE SEA" PEARL COIN

Palau 5 Dollars 2016 with a real embedded pearlA blue freshwater pearl is embedded in this beautiful 2016 1 ounce .999 fine silver 5 Dollar coin from Palau. The coin, called the “Miracle of the Sea” features a multi-colored Triton’s Trumpet in high relief. The arms of Palalu is on the other. The coin is part of Palau’s Marine Life Protection series.   The coin is struck using a new technology called “smartminting” which allows the colored image to rise appreciably above the surface of the coin, making the sea shell seem almost lifelike.   Triton’s trumpets (Charonia tritonis) have a length of up to 2 feet (60 cm) and are found in the Indian and southern Pacific Oceans.  The Proof coin is 38.61mm in diameter and has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.  It comes in a capsule in an attractive wooden box with a certificate of authenticity.
Item PW-PEARL16 PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2016 WITH PEARL, PROOF $125.00



2013 PALAU "SECRETS OF THE SEA" PEARL COIN

Palau 2013 silver proof 5 dollar coin with embedded pearlPalau continued their annual series of coins containing a pearl in 2013 with this "Secrets of the Sea" 5 Dollar sterling silver Proof coin. .  The coin features a freshwater pearl attractively mounted on the coin in a multi-colored image of on oyster shell.  The obverse features the arms of Palau. The 38.6 mm coin weighs 25 grams and has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.
Item PW-PEARL13 PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2013 WITH PEARL, PROOF $110.00





FIJI CELEBRATES THE GREAT CITIES OF THE WORLD

Fiji $1 2015 Great Cities of the World coin set
Fiji recently released a series of six gold-plated, rectangular, multi-colored coins featuring “Great Cities of the World”.  Each coin features an iconic picture of the city on the obverse and the Fiji coat-of-arms on the reverse.  The 2015 dated coins are denominated 1 Dollar.  Included are Berlin, London, Moscow, New York, Sydney and Tokyo (somehow Grover Beach was not included). The obverses depict the coat-of-arms of Fiji and the date. The coins are 45mm x 26mm and are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item FJ-CITY FIJI SET OF SIX 1 DOLLAR GREAT CITIES COINS, BU $75.00


NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST CIRCULATING COLOR COIN HONORS ANZAC FORCES

New Zealand 50 Cents 2015 ANZAC colored coinNew Zealand issued their first ever colored circulating coin in 2015 to commemorate the centennial of the landing of the ANZAC forces on April 25, 1915 at Gallipoli.  ANZAC was the Australia New Zealand Army Corps.  It was formed in 1915 comprising of troops from Australia and New Zealand.  It suffered terrible losses in the Battle of Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire.   April 25 is widely honored in Australia and New Zealand to remember their citizens who served and died in war.  The 24.75mm copper-nickel 50 Cent coin features New Zealand and Australian soldiers standing back to back with their heads bowed in remembrance. The mangopare (hammerhead shark pattern) symbolizes strength and determination, and the silver fern reflects New Zealand’s national identity.  The mangopare is white on a black background, representing New Zealand’s national colors. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The coins were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint and have a mintage of 1 Million pieces.
Item NZ-ANZAC NEW ZEALAND 50 CENTS 2015 ANZAC COLOR COIN, BU $5.00





PRETTY MULTI-COLOR SILVER COIN DEPICTS AN UGLY ANIMAL

Mongolia 500 Tugrik 2011 KM315This sterling silver Proof Mongolian 500 Tugrik depicts a multi-color image of a Mongolian Saiga Antelope (Saiga Tatarica Mongolica).  The horned animal features an overly-large distinctive nose.  During summer the huge nose helps filter out dust and cools the animal's blood. In winter it heats up the frigid air before it is taken to the lungs.  The animal has had vast swings in its population.  During the last ice-age it ranged from the British Isles, through Central Asia and into Alaska and the Yukon.  By the 1920’s it was almost exterminated, however it was able to recover by the 1950’s.  The population collapsed again after the fall of the Soviet Union due to uncontrolled hunting and the demand for its horns in Chinese medicine.  Disease has taken a further toll and today it is Critically Endangered.   The 2011 dated coin features the arms of Mongolia and the denomination on the obverse.  The 38.61mm coin weights 25 grams and has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.  It comes in a capsule with a certificate of Authenticity.   It is an attractive coin depicting an ugly animal.
Item MN-SAIGA MONGOLIA 500 TUGRIK 2011 MONGOLIAN SAIGA KM315 PROOF $49.75



KURDISTAN COIN CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM THAT DID NOT HAPPEN

Kurdistan multi-color 5000 Dinars 2014 IndependenceThe Kurds in Iraq planned to hold a referendum in the fall of 2014 to vote on Kurdish independence. To commemorate the event, and the almost certain outcome of a vote for Kurdish independence, a group in the United States arranged to have this multi-color 5000 Dinar coin struck.  One side of the 39mm copper nickel coin features the Kurdish flag superimposed on a map of Iraqi Kurdistan with the legend "Kurdistan Independence" in Arabic and English. The other side depicts a stylized eagle from the Kurdish arms and the legend  "Republic of Kurdistan" and the date in Arabic and English    The sudden rise of the Islamic State known as ISAS in the summer of 2014 threatened both Kurdish and Iraqi territory and citizens.  Under pressure from the United States the referendum was indefinitely delayed so that Kurdish and Iraqi soldiers could be used to fight the common threat of ISAS rather than each other.  It is an attractive coin commemorating an event that never took place.
Item KURD-5000D KURDISTAN 5000 DINARS 2014 INDEPENDENCE, BU $16.00


HISTORY OF EGYPT ON MULTI-COLOR COINS

Cook Islands 1 Dollar 2012 Abu SymbelCook Islands 1 Dollar 2013 NefertitiCook Islands 1 Dollar 2012 Spinx
The Cook Islands has issued attractive multi-color 1 Dollar coins annually since 2012 depicting historic Egyptian monuments and artifacts.  The great temple at Abu Simbel is on the 2012 issue.  It was erected on the banks of the Nile River by Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century B.C. In 1968 the entire massive temple complex was cut apart, moved to higher ground and reassembled, to avoid their being submerged by the creation of Lake Nasser after the building of the Aswan High Dam.   The 2013 issue features the bust of Queen Nefertiti that is located in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin. Nefertiti lived from about 1370BC to 1330BC and was the wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.  They made an unsuccessful attempt to replace Egypt’s polytheistic religion with a monotheistic religion worshiping Aten, the sun disk.  Behind the bust is the image of an ancient stone altar depicting Nefertiti and Akhenaten playing with their daughters.  The 2014 issue depicts the great Sphinx at Giza.  It is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 19.3 metres (63 ft) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 ft) high.  It was built approximately 2500 BC by pharaoh Khafra. All three coins depict the bust of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse. The 38.6mm silver plated coins are Proof and have a mintage of 5000 pieces each.
Item CK-ABU COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR 2012 ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE, PROOF $19.50
Item CK-NEFERTITI COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR 2013 NEFERTITI, PROOF out
Item CK-SPHINX COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR 2014 SPHINX AT GIZA, PROOF out

Also see:
Click HereSPHINX ON THE LAST SILVER COINS OF THE REPUBLIC OF EGYPT


TOKELAU SILVER COLOR COIN FEATURES KILLER WHALES 

Tokelau 5 Dollars 2012 multi-color coin depicts Orcas.The small Pacific island nation of Tokelau features the Orcas or Killer Whales, on this multi-colored sterling silver 2012 5 Dollar coin. Two Orcas, one in full color, are shown leaping from the ocean. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth, and a Tuluma bearing a cross.  The Tuluma, the national symbol of Tokalu, is a traditional wooden tackle box used by fisherman.  Tokelau, once known as the Union Islands, consists of 3 small atolls with a population of only about 1,400.  Though governed by New Zealand, it occasionally issues coins for collectors.  The attractive 38.6mm coin weighs 20 grams and has a mintage of only 2500 pieces.
Item TK-ORKA TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 2012 ORCA SILVER PROOF $89.95


FIJI CELEBRATES CARNIVAL IN RIO

Fiji 1 Dollar 2012 Carnival in RioFiji recently issued this 2012 dated 38.6mm silver-plated mulit-colored dollar coin on commemorating Carnival in Rio. Carnival, whose roots go back to ancient Rome, is celebrated by devout (and not so devout) Christians as one last orgy of feasting and dancing before the long season of Lenten fasting.  One of the most famous Carnival celebrations takes place in Rio, where thousands of participants take part in the dozen parades.  A multi-colored Samba dancer in full costume is featured on the coin, with the famed Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. The coin has a mintage of just 2,500 pieces. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Item FJ-CARNIVAL FIJI 1 DOLLAR 2012 CARNIVAL PROOF-LIKE $29.50




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