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MULTI-COLOR COINS


NEWNEPAL CELEBRATES JUNIOR RED CROSS WITH A COLORED COIN

Nepal 100 Rupees 2015 (VS2071) Junior Red Cross colored coinIn March 2015 Nepal released a 100 Rupee coin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nepal Junior Red Cross Society.  The 29mm copper-nickel colored coin features a red cross on one side and Mount Everest on the other.  The coin is dated VS2071 which corresponds to 2014-2015 AD.  Founded in 1965 as a wing of the Nepal Red Cross Society, the Nepal Junior Red Cross has some 800,000 members in almost 3,500 circles spread throughout the country.  The coin is Uncirculated, though may have some toning due to the way the Nepal mint handles coins.
Item NP-REDCROSS NEPAL 100 RUPEES JR. RED CROSS, 2015 $10.00



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

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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 out
Item TG-WILD3 TOGO SET OF 3 100 FRANCS, 2011 PRISMATIC AFRICAN WILDLIFE, PROOF $59.00


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



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 2000 Treasure Ship / Mermaid and shield
Item PW-00SHIP PALAU $1 2000 MULTI-COLORED FISH & WRECK / MERMAID AND SHIELD, KM59 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



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