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MULTI-COLOR COINS




NEWKURDISTAN 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


NEWHISTORY 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 $19.50
Item CK-SPHINX COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR 2014 SPHINX AT GIZA, PROOF $19.50


BEAUTIFUL MULTI-COLOR GRAND CANYON SILVER COIN WITH MARBLE INLAY

Cook Islands sterling silver Grand Canyon multi-colored coin with marble inlayA beautiful multi-colored image of the Grand Canyon is featured on this 2014 sterling silver Proof 5 Dollar coin from the Cook Islands.  The coin includes a colored marble inlay.  The 38.6mm coin weighs 20 grams and has a mintage of just 2000 pieces.   It comes in a capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Item CK-CANYON COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS 2014 GRAND CANYON SILVER PROOF $95.00



PRISMATIC COINS FROM ANDORRA FEATURE NATIVE BIRDS

Andorra 1 Dinar 2012 CapercailleAndorra 1 Dinar 2012 Robinobverse of Andorra 1 Dinar coins shows Andorra coat-of-arms
The Principality of Andorra is situated in the Pyranees Mountains on the border between France and Spain.  It consists of only 181 square miles (453 sq.km.) and has a population of only 80,000.  These two attractive copper-nickel 1 Dinar coins utilize a special prismatic technology that causes the colors to change and sparkle as the coin is shifted in light. The coins feature native birds, one depicts the Cappercaille bird and the other depicts a Robin. The snow-capped Pyranees are in the background.  The obverse of each coin has the arms of Andorra.  The 2012 dated coins have a mintage of only 2500 pieces each and are Proof-like.  The coins are 38.61mm in diameter come in capsules.
Item AD-CAPPER ANDORRA 1 DINAR 2012 CAPPERCAILLE, PROOFLIKE $15.00
Item AD-ROBIN ANDORRA 1 DINAR 2012 ROBIN, PROOFLIKE out



PRISMATIC WILDLIFE COINS FROM TOGO RESTOCKED

Set of 3 Togo prismatic bird coins: 100 Francs 2010Togo set of 3 100 CFA Francs 2011 featuring prismatic African Wildlifecommon reverse of Togo 100 Franc coins
These 100 Francs coins from the African nation of Togo incorporate a prismatic technology that causes the colors to change and sparkle as the coin is shifted in light.  The coins denominated 100 CFA Francs and are 38.6mm in diameter.  Each coin comes in its own capsule.  The arms of Togo is on the obverse of each coin.  The set of three 2010 dated coins feature three different species of  Sun Birds (Nectariniidae) and are copper-nickel.  The set of three 2011 coins are silver plated and feature African wildlife:  a lion, elephant and a zebra.
Item TG-BIRD3 TOGO SET OF 3 100 FRANCS, 2010 PRISMATIC SUN BIRDS, KM51-53 BU $45.00
Item TG-WILD3 TOGO SET OF 3 100 FRANCS, 2011 PRISMATIC AFRICAN WILDLIFE, PROOF $59.00

TRISTAN DA CUNHA WAR POSTER COINS

Trisdan da Cunha set of 6 1 Crown coins, 2014 World at War recruiting and motivational poster coinsTristan da Cunha rectangular 1 Crown, 2014This set of six rectangular 1 Crown coins from Tristan da Cunha features famous Allied propaganda posters of World War I and World War II.  Included is the James Montgomery Flagg’s “I WANT YOU FOR THE UNITED STATES ARMY” featuring Uncle Sam.   The poster was developed in World War I and versions of it continued to be used in World War II and later.  It was based on Great Britain’s 1914 “YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU” poster featuring Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener.  “THE TRUMPET CALLS” was created by Australian artist Norman Lindsey.  It features an Australian soldier blowing a trumpet with other soldiers with guns at his feet.  In the background are grey images of various Australian men.  “WE CAN DO IT” is an American motivational poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric.  It was issued at the time when large numbers of women were entering the workforce for the first time.  The original poster was used only within Westinghouse for about a month during the war.  Since its rediscovery in the 1980’s versions of it have been used to promote a wide variety of causes.  “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON” was produced by the British Government in the summer 1939 as part of a series of motivational posters intended to be distributed in event of a wartime disaster.  The program cancelled in October 1939 following criticism of its cost and impact and the poster was never publicly displayed.  It was rediscovered in 2000 and has been widely commercialized since then.   “WERE YOU THERE THEN” was an Australian recruiting poster by Harry Weston published in 1916.  It features a woman pointing to a damaged Australia flag.  “There” probably refers to the Battle of Gallipoli.  The poster is intended to appeal to the guilt of the viewer and their feelings of patriotism.  The gold-plated base metal coins are 45mm by 26mm.  The 2014 dated coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated and come in individual capsules.It is an attractive set with historical significance. 
Item TDC-POSTERS TRISTAN DA CUNHA SET OF 6 WAR POSTER COINS, BU $89.50



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


MULTI-COLOR PALAU 2011 MANDARIN FISH

Palau 1 Dollar 2011 Mandarin FishA multi-colored Mandarin Fish is depicted on this 2011 Palau 1 Dollar coin.  The small, brightly colored fish is a popular salt water aquarium fish.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin is part of Palau’s Endangered Wildlife series.  The reverse depicts the arms of Palau.  The Proof-like coin has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.  It is one of the least expensive Palau coins available.
Item PW-FISH11 PALAU 1 DOLLAR 2011 MANDARIN FISH, PROOFLIKE $18.00



STURGEON ON COLOR COIN FROM PALAU

Palau multi-color 1 Dollar coin: 2008 SturgeonA multi-colored image of a Sturgeon is featured on this 2008 Palau 1 Dollar coin. Above the fish is the legend "ENDANGERED WILDLIFE".  Pollution and overfishing have caused stocks of these large fish to diminish worldwide. The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin features the arms of Palau on the obverse.
Item PW-08STURG PALAU 1 DOLLAR 2008 STURGEON KM164 BU $25.00



MARINE LIFE PROTECTION COLOR COINS FROM PALAU FEATURE MERMAIDS & FISH 

Palau is an independent nation made up of some 100 Islands in the Philippine Sea.  It has a population of less than 13,000.  They have passed through many hands. The Islands gained independence from the United States in 1994, who took them from Japan in World War II, who had taken them from Germany in 1914, who had purchased them from the Spanish in 1899.
In recent years it has issued a number of attractive multi-colored coins honoring Marine Life Protection.  One side of the coin usually features colorful tropical fish, while the other usually shows a topless mermaid in various poses. The series has become very popular with collectors. The coins have been minted by various mints over the years. Some call their coins Proof, some call them Prooflike.  I listed what the mint called it when the coin was issued.  Many of the "Prooflike" issues are nicer and look more "Proof" than some of the "Proof" issues.   The issues of 2008 and earlier are copper-nickel.  Starting in 2009 the coins are silver-plated copper.  All coins are 38.6mm in diameter. 

IMAGE (click to enlarge) Description and price of Palau Marine Life Protection color coin
Palau $1 2001 Jelly Fish / Mermaid on ship's prow
Item PW-01JEL PALAU $1 2001 MULTI-COLORED JELLY FISH / MERMAID ON SHIP'S PROW KM52 PROOF $29.50
Palau $1 2001 Moorish Idol fish / Mermaid on ship's
Item PW-01MOOR PALAU $1 2001 MULTI-COLORED MOORISH IDOL FISH / MERMAID ON SHIP'S PROW  KM62 PROOF $29.50
Palau 1 Dollar 2001 green fish / Prone Mermaid
Item PW-01GREEN PALAU $1 2001 GREEN FISH / PRONE MERMAID KM61  PROOF $29.50
Palau $1 2002 Jelly Fish / Mermaid washing her hair
Item PW-02JEL PALAU $1 2002 MULTI-COLORED JELLY FISH  / MERMAID WASHING HAIR KM65 PROOF $29.50
Palau Marine Life Protection Dollar 2007 Surgeon Fish
Item PW-07SURGEON PALAU $1 2007 SURGEONFISH / MERMAID WITH NEPTUNE, KM118 PROOF $32.50
Mintage only 5000 pieces.


Palau Marine Life Protection Dollar 2008 Grey Reef Shark
Item PW-08SHARK  PALAU $1 2008 GREY REEF SHARK / MERMAID WITH NEPTUNE, PROOFLIKE $32.50
Mintage only 5000 pieces.


Palau Marine Life Protection Dollar 2013 Mandarin fish
Item PW-1D-13MAND PALAU $1 2013 MANDARIN FISH / 2 MERMAIDS & NEPTUNE WITH TREASURE CHEST, SILVER PLATED, PROOFLIKE $32.50
Mintage only 5000 pieces.


Palau Marine Life Protection Dollar 2014 Yellow Boxfish
Item PW-1D-14BOX PALAU $1 2014 YELLOW BOXFISH  / NEPTUNE & 2 MERMAIDS SILVER PLATED, PROOFLIKE $29.50
Mintage only 5000 pieces.

Item PW-5D-14BOX PALAU $5 2014 YELLOW BOXFISH  / NEPTUNE & 2 MERMAIDS SILVER PROOF $65.00
Mintage only 1500 pieces.



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