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NEWBEAUTIFUL 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


MULTI-COLORED TOKELAU COIN FEATURES TROPICBIRDS Back in stock

Tokelau 1 Dollar 2012 Red-tailed TropicbirdBbeautiful multi-colored Red Tailed Tropicbirds (phaethon rubricauda) are pictured on this 2012 dated 1 Dollar coin of the Pacific island nation of Tokelau.  The predominantly white bird lives over tropical and subtropical seas and comes ashore only during the breeding season.  It will dive from heights of up to 50 meters (160 feet) to catch fish and squid in the ocean.  The 38.6mm silver-plated copper coin depicts Queen Elizabeth and the Tokelau arms on the obverse.  The arms feature a Tokelauan, which is a traditional carved wooden fishing “tackle box”.  The coin has a mintage of only 2500 pieces.  It is an attractive and reasonably priced multi-colored coin.
Item TK-BIRD12 TOKELAU 1 DOLLAR 2012 TROPICBIRD PROOF-LIKE $19.75



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



THE CANADIAN "SPY COIN"

Canada colored poppy coin In early 2007 the United States Defense Department issued an espionage warning about Canadian coins with suspicious "nano-technology" that contained radio frequency transmitters were being used to track U.S. defense contractors.  The report turned out to be a major embarrassment to the government.  The coin in question turned out to be a regular issue 2004 Canadian colored Poppy quarter.  The Poppy quarter was the first colored coin issued for general circulation in the world.  Apparently the person filing the report was not familiar with the coin, and the report was not properly investigated before the warning was released.  (It makes me wonder about intelligence reports about terrorists.)  The 25-cent coin commemorates the Veterans who served in the Canadian armed forces. Featured on the reverse is a red poppy. The Poppy is the symbol of remembrance,  based on the Lieut. Col. John McCrae timeless World War I poem "In Flanders Fields"  The Poppy is stamped in pressurized ink and has a fluorescent security coating. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse  It is an attractive and historic coin, but I really doubt that a spy would try to track someone from the United States with a Canadian coin that would most likely soon be spent.
Item CA-POPPY04 CANADA 25 CENTS 2004 COLORED POPPY, UNC. (KM510) $3.00


NEWMULTI-COLOR PALAU 2011 MANDARIN FISH

Palau 1 Dollar 2011 Mandarin Fish A 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 1998 Dolphin / 2 Mermaids
Item PW-98DOLP PALAU $1 1998 MULTI-COLORED DOLPHIN / 2 MERMAIDS KM25 PROOF $29.50
Mintage 13,000
Palau $1 2000 Manta Ray / Mermaid and dolphin
Item PW-99MANTA PALAU $1 1999 MULTI-COLORED MANTA RAY / MERMAID & DOLPHIN KM35 PROOF $29.50
Palau $1 1999 Shark / Mermaid and sailboat
Item PW-99SHARK  PALAU $1 1999 MULTI-COLORED SHARK / MERMAID & SAILBOAT  PROOF $29.50
Palau 1 Dollar 2000 Firefish / Mermaid and Sailing Ship
Item PW-00FIRE PALAU $1 2000 MULTI-COLORED FIREFISH / MERMAID & SAILING SHIP KM43 PROOF $29.50
Palau $1 2000 Marlin / Mermaid diving
Item PW-00MARL PALAU $1 2000 MULTI-COLORED MARLIN / MERMAID DIVING KM58 PROOF $29.50
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 Blue Tang Fish / Mermaid on ship's prow
Item PW-02TANG PALAU $1 2002 MULTI-COLORED BLUE TANG FISH / MERMAID ON SHIP'S PROW KM63 PROOF $29.50
Palau $1 2002 Whales / Mermaid on ship's prow
Item PW-02WHALE PALAU $1 2002 MULTI-COLORED MOTHER & BABY WHALE / MERMAID ON SHIP'S PROW KM64 PROOF $32.50
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 2012 Blue Ringed Octopus
Item PW-1D-12OCTOPUS PALAU $1 2013 BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS / 2 MERMAIDS WITH NEPTUNE, SILVER PLATED, 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.



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