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COINS & BANKNOTES OF ISLAND NATIONS

Most of these small island nations have a relatively small population, so they need fewer coins. This results in many hard to find coins due to their low mintage.

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS COIN SET  Wholesale prices available to dealers

Andaman and Nicobar Islands 2011 coin set
Native wildlife is featured on this set of seven unofficial 2011 dated coins from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The territory, located in the Indian Ocean, consists of 572 islands, of which just 38 are permanently inhabited. Denmark, Austria and Britain all attempted to colonize the islands. Britain eventually turned it into a penal colony. Japan occupied it in World War II. They are now a Union Territory of India. Over the years the indigenous inhabitants have been almost completely wiped out by disease, land encroachments and punitive military expeditions. Most of the few hundred that remain maintain a steadfast independence, refusing all outside contact. The bi-metallic 20 Rupees pictures a Nautilus. The bi-metallic 10 Rupees depicts a Dugong. An Indian Wild Boar is on the 5 Rupees. A Coconut Crab is shown on the 2 Rupees. The 1 Rupee has a Kuhl’s Flying Gecko. A Stork-billed Kingfisher is on the 50 Paisa and the Anadman clubtail butterfly is on the 25 Paise. The arms of the islands is on the obverse of each coin. Only 10,000 sets were minted.
Item ANDSET ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 7 COIN SET, 2011 UNC. $29.50

INDIVIDUAL COINS FROM THE ABOVE ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR COIN SET:
Item AND20R ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 20 RUPEE NAUTILUS BIMETALLIC, 2011 UNC. $12.00
Item AND10R ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 10 RUPEE DUGONG BIMETALLIC, 2011 UNC. $10.00
Item AND5R ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 5 RUPEE WILD BOAR, 2011 UNC. $5.00
Item AND2R ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 2 RUPEE COCONUT CRAB, 2011 UNC. $4.50
Item AND1R ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 1 RUPEE FLYING GECKO, 2011 UNC. $4.00
Item AND50P ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 50 PAISA KINGFISHER, 2011 UNC. $3.00
Item AND25P ANDAMAN & NICOBAR IS. 25 PAISA KINGFISHER, 2011 UNC. $3.00

ATTRACTIVE AND UNUSUAL BAHAMAS COIN SET 

Bahamas 5 coin set 1 - 25 CentsThis five coin set from The Bahamas features attractive designs, unusual shapes and an unusual denomination.  The 2015 1 cent features three starfish.  The 2015 5 cents depicts a pineapple.  The 10 cents has scallopped edges, features a pair of bonefish and is dated 2010.  The 2005 square 15 Cents is an unusual shape and and unusual denomination.  A Bahamian Sloop is on the 2007 dated 25 Cents.  The National Arms of The Bahamas is on the obverse of each coin.  All five coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item S-BS-SET5 BAHAMAS 5 COIN SET, 1 - 25 CENTS 2005-2015 BU $4.50



BERMUDA CRUISE SHIP DOLLAR

Bermuda 1 Dollar 1985 Cruise Ships KM43Bermuda 1 Dollar 1985 Cruise Ships KM43 in folder
Bermuda issued this 38.5mm copper-nickel dollar in 1985 to both commemorate and promote cruise ship tourism to the islands.  The reverse of the coin depicts a cruise ship and the roof of a Bermuda Buttery.  The distinctive buttery buildings were used throughout Bermuda to keep food cool in the days before electric refrigeration. The obverse portrays Queen Elizabeth. The coin comes in a descriptive folder that includes a list of the cruise ships that would regularly stop at Bermuda, most of which are no longer in existence. 
Item BM-SHIP BERMUDA 1 DOLLAR 1985 CRUISE SHIP TOURISM KM43 BU in folder $10.00



NEWBRITISH EAST CARIBBEAN TERRITORY COIN SET

British East Caribbean Territory 3 coin set: 1/2, 1 & 2 CentsThe British Caribbean Territories – Eastern Group was a short-lived monetary union that provided coins and currency for the British controlled territories of Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, British Guiana (now Guyana), British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Granada, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad & Tobago.  It issued its first coins in 1955 and was dissolved in 1965.  This 3 coin set includes the bronze ½, 1 and 2 Cents of the British East Caribbean Territories. The ½ Cent is dated 1955, the others are dated 1965.  Queen Elizabeth is on one side of the coins and the denomination is on the other.  The coins are Uncirculated but have minor toning or tiny spots from being in a moist, tropical environment.
Item BECT-SET3 BRITISH EAST CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES 3 COIN SET, 1/2 - 2 Cents UNC. $5.00



2017 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY GREEN TURTLE COINS IN TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 GREEN TURTLE - COPPER NICKEBRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 GREEN TURTLE - GREEN TITANIUM
A pair of Green Turtles swimming beneath the waves are featured on these 2017 2 Pound coins of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The British Indian Ocean Territory consists of the 55 islands of the Chagos Archipelago. It is the home of a large United States military base which is located on Diego Garcia.  The coin was struck in 2 metals, both with the same design.  The green titanium version is 36.1mm in diameter, weighs 10 grams, comes in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity and has a mintage of 7500 pieces. It is the first Titanium coin issued for the British Indian Ocean Territory.  The copper-nickel version is 38.5mm and has a mintage of 10,000 pieces.  Both are Brilliant Uncirculated and feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item BIOT-TIT-TURT17 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 TURTLE GREEN TITANIUM BU $59.00
Item BIOT-CN-TURT17 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 TURTLE COPPER-NICKEL BU $14.00


NEWBRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY SEA LIFE COINS IN TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 Blue Titanium Manta RayBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 cupro-nickel Manta RayBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 Golden Brown Titanium Coconut CrabBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 cupro-nickel Coconut CrabBritish Indian Ocean Territory common obverse features Queen Elizabeth
The British Indian Ocean Territory consists of the 55 islands of the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is the home of some of the world’s cleanest oceans and has a vast array of marine wildlife.  In 2018 the British Indian Ocean Territory featured two giant species, the Manta Ray and the Coconut Crab, on coins struck in both titanium and copper-nickel.  The Manta Ray is a gentle giant of the ocean, reaching as much as 23 feet (7 meters) across and weighing almost 3000 pounds (1350 kg.).   They are harmless to humans and feed on microscopic zooplankton. The coin shows a Manta Ray skimming above the coral covered ocean floor followed by a group of Remoras. The Coconut Crab is the world’s largest Land Arthropod and an incredibly impressive looking crab.  It can weigh over 9 pound (4kg.) and its leg span can reach over 3 feet (1 meter).  It can live over 60 years. They are found throughout Indonesia, Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific. Although their name suggests that they primarily feed on Coconuts, this is not the case and coconuts make up as small proportion of their diet. They can however be found climbing the Coconut Palms and occasionally using a broken coconut shells as protection. Recent footage has shown a coconut crab hunting a Sea bird! Once they get hold of the bird, their powerful claws easily break the bird’s wings and then more crabs that smell the kill will descend on the defenseless bird! Coconut crabs have been extensively hunted on islands where there is a human population as their flesh is considered both a delicacy and an aphrodisiac. When the tables are turned and they manage to pinch a human, they can cause considerable pain and will not release their grip for a long time. One technique used to free someone from their powerful grip is to tickle their underbelly!  The coin shows two large coconut crabs, one on the ground feasting on the flesh of a coconut and the other climbing a coconut palm.  The 2018 dated coins are denominated as 2 Pounds and come in two metals.  The Titanium coins are 36.1mm, weigh just 10 grams (about a third of an ounce), have a mintage of 7,500 pieces each and come in a capsule in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Manta Ray uses dark blue titanium, while the Coconut Crab is struck in golden-brown titanium.  Because of the way the metal reacts and technical difficulty in striking titanium, the color of each coin is slightly different.  The copper-nickel coins are 38.6mm, weigh 28.28 grams and have a mintage of 10,000 each.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins.
Item BIOT-TIT-RAY18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 BLUE TITANIUM MANTA RAY BU $59.00
Item BIOT-CN-RAY18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 COPPER-NICKEL MANTA RAY BU $14.00
Item BIOT-TIT-CRAB18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 BROWN TITANIUM COCONUT CRAB BU $59.00
Item BIOT-CN-CRAB18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 COPPER-NICKEL COCONUT CRAB BU $14.00



NEWLOW MINTAGE, ODD DENOMINATION GOLD COIN

British Indian Ocean Territory gold 4 Pounds 2018 Saphire JubileeThe British Indian Ocean Territory issued this low mintage, gold 4 Pound Proof coin in 2018 to commemorate the sapphire Jubilee (65th Anniversary) of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. She is the longest reigning monarch in British history. The small but attractive coin has a mintage of only 750 pieces!   The 13.92mm coin contains 1/25 troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.  The reverse features the Lion and the Unicorn which signify the United Kingdom and the Royals.  A Lion is seated behind a Unicorn with an English Rose, a Scottish Thistle, a Welsh Daffodil and a Northern Irish Shamrock.  Around them is the wording "1953 – H.M Queen Elizabeth II – 2018".  The coin comes in a capsule and case with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Queen is portrayed on the obverse. 
Item BIOT-GOLD18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY GOLD 4 POUNDS 2018 SAPHIRE JUBILEE, PROOF $149.00



FLAMINGO COIN FROM BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2015, Flamingo, copper-nickelObverse of 2015 British Virgin Islands coins features Queen Elizabeth II
The British Virgin Islands released a 2015 dated copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin featuring flamingos. The attractive coin depicts a flamingo wading in shallow water, with some of its favorite snacks shown just below the surface.  A flock of flamingos is in the background and the bright sun overhead.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Item BVI-CN-FLAMINGO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2015 FLAMINGO, COPPER-NICKEL, BU $14.00



SHARKS ON 2016 TITANIUM COINS OF BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  

British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2016 Lemon Shark yellow titanium coin       British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2016 Great White Shark turquoise titanium coin   
The British Virgin Islands released 2016 coins depicting two different sharks: the Lemon Shark and the Great White Shark. The Lemon Shark is a stocky and powerful animal often found in shallow subtropical waters.  The shark’s yellow coloring serves as a perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy sea floor of its coastal habitat.  The Great White Shark is a species of large shark which can be found in the coastal waters of all the major oceans.  The lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more making it one of the longest lived fish currently known.  It has no natural predators other than the Orca.  The coin shows an underwater scene looking up at the Great White Shark.  Both designs were struck in colored titanium. The titanium coins are denominated as 5 Dollars, are 36.1mm in diameter, but weigh only 10 grams (about a third of an ounce).  They have a mintage of only 5000 pieces each and come in a capsule and presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  The Lemon Shark coin is struck in yellow titanium.  The Great White Shark is struck in Turquoise Titanium. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. 
Item BVI-TI-LEM16 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS LEMON SHARK 2016 YELLOW TITANIUM BU $59.00
Item BVI-TI-WHITE16 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS GREAT WHITE SHARK 2016 TURQUOISE TITANIUM BU $59.00



BEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2017 WILDLIFE COINS

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 hummingbird, copper-nickelBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 marlin, copper-nickelBritish Virgin Islands 2017 coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse
The British Virgin Islands released attractive new 2017 1 Dollar coins featuring native wildlife.  One depicts a hummingbird.  The other features a Marlin leaping from the ocean.   The 38.6mm copper-nickel coins have a mintage of just 10,000 each.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item BVI-CN-HUMM17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2017 COPPER-NICKEL HUMMINGBIRD, BU $14.00
Item BVI-CN-MARLIN17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2017 COPPER-NICKEL MARLIN, BU $14.00


BEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2017 PEGASUS PROOF DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 2017 Pegasus .999 fine 1 troy ounce silver coin, Reverse ProofThe Pobjoy Mint recently released this beautiful .999 fine 1 troy ounce Reverse Proof Pegasus 1 Dollar coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.  The 2017 dated coin has a mintage of just 50,000 pieces.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. Each has been struck four times to produce a stunning frosted-finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief.  The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent to kill one of the three Gorgons – Medusa who had writhing snakes instead of hair.  It was said that anyone unfortunate enough to gaze on her face would turn to stone.  The God Hermes and the Goddess Athena came to aid Perseus with special gifts, including a shield which Perseus used as a mirror so he did not look directly at Medusa.  When Perseus beheaded Medusa it is said that Pegasus was born from the blood of the Gorgon.  After Pegasus had helped Perseus rescue Andromeda, he was carried to Mount Helicon where he was entrusted to the care of the Muses.  Another hero, Bellerophon, wanted to capture Pegasus but could not work out how to tame such a magnificent creature.  After being advised to sleep in the temple of Athena, Bellerophon saw the goddess before him holding a golden bridle.  When he awoke he was alone but the bridle remained.  He ran from the temple and found Pegasus drinking at a spring.  Bellerophon put the charmed bridle on the winged horse’s head with little difficulty and, with the bridle in place, Pegasus became gentle and tame and Bellerophon became his master. 
Item BVI-PEGASUS17 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2017 PEGASUS PROOF $32.50



NEW2018 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SILVER PEGASUS DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 1 troy ounce .999 silver Pegasus dollar, 2018In response to the success of the 2017 British Virgin Island reverse frosted Proof Pegasus 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver dollar, Pobjoy Mint issued a new 2018 design for the coin. The design shows Pegasus, the mythical horse, rearing up with his wings spread. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The attractive 38.6mm Proof coin has a maximum mintage of only 50,000 pieces.
Item BVI-PEGASUS18 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2018 PEGASUS PROOF $29.50



NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2018 TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL CLOWNFISH

British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2018 Clownfish orange titaniumBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2018 Clownfish copper-nickel
The Clownfish also known as Anemonefish are one of the most recognizable fish in the sea.  There is thirty different species of the fish of varying size and color.  Made popular by the Disney film “Finding Nemo” this little fish has a big character both in the film and on the reef!  The British Virgin Islands portrayed this popular fish on 2018 coins struck in both orange titanium and copper-nickel.  The orange titanium is denominated as 5 Dollars, is 36.1mm, has a mintage of 7,500 pieces and comes in a case with a Certificate of Authenticity.  The copper-nickel version denominated as 1 Dollar, is 36.8mm, and has a mintage of 10,000 pieces.  Both depict Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item Item BVI-TIT-CLN18 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS 2018 ORANGE TITANIUM CLOWNFISH, BU $59.00
Item Item BVI-CN-CLN18 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2018 COPPER-NICKEL CLOWNFISH, BU $14.00




NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2018 WILDLIFE COIN

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2018 Archepelago WildlifeThe British Virgin Islands released this 2018 1 Dollar coin featuring a map of the archipelago and some of the wildlife that inhabit the islands.  Included is an Iguana, a flamingo, a brown pelican a crab and a lobster.  The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth. The British Virgin Islands consist of 4 major islands and over 50 other smaller islands, of which about 15 are inhabited. The islands were first sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1493 on his second voyage.  They were claimed by Spain but never settled.  In the following years the English, French, Spanish, Dutch and Danes all fought for control of the region, which became a notorious haunt for pirates.  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of 10,000 pieces and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item Item BVI-WILD18 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2018 WILDLIFE, BU $14.00



POPULAR 1977 COOK ISLANDS COIN SET

Cook Island 1977 7 coin set: 1 Cent - 1 DollarThis Cook Islands 1977 7-coin set includes the 1 Cent to the 1 Dollar. The 38.5mm 1 Dollar shows Tangaroa, the very well-endowed male god of fertility.  A Bonito fish is on the 50 Tene coin.  A Fairy Tern in flight is on the 20 Cents. The 10 Cents shows an orange and a Hibiscus is on the 5 Cents. The 2 cents shows a pineapple and the 1 cent shows a Taro leaf.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins.  
Item CK-SET77 COOK ISLANDS 7 COIN SET 1c – 1 DOLLAR, 1977, UNC. $16.50



UNUSUAL COINS FROM THE COOK ISLANDS

Cook Islands set of 3 odd shaped coins: $1, $2 and $5This recent three coin set from the Cook Islands contains some unusual coins.  The obverse of all three coins portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth.  The reverse of the 2010 1 dollar coin is much more interesting however. It portrays the very well-endowed fertility God Tangaroa.  The copper-nickel coin has a scalloped edge.  The 2010 triangular 2 Dollar  pictures a ceremonial morter and pestle.  The 2003 12 sided 5 dollar coin pictures a conch shell. 
Item CK-SET3 COOK IS. 3 COIN SET 2003-10 (KM416-418) UNC. $25.00


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


2015 COOK ISLANDS COIN SET INCLUDES ODD SHAPES & INTERESTING DESIGNS

Cook Islands 2015 six coin setCook Islands released into circulation a new series of 2015 dated coins in conjunction with the islands 40th anniversary of independence. Most of the coins utilize previously used designs, however the coins are struck in different sizes or metals.   The 1, 2 and 5 dollar coins are similar in size to the previous issues, however are struck in aluminum bronze. The 10, 20 and 50 Cents are struck in nickel-plated steel and are smaller than previous issues. The coins were struck at the Royal Australian Mint.   The twelve-sided 5 Dollar coin depicts a Vaka, a traditional double-hulled sailing ship.  The triangular 2 Dollar coin portrays a ceremonial mortar and pestle.  The scalloped edged 1 Dollar features the very well endowed fertility god Tangaroa.  A tuna is on the 50 Cents, a Fairy Tern bird on the 20 Cents and an orange on the 10 Cents. The Ian Rank- Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of each of the coins.  It is a new and attractive set with unusual shapes and some interesting designs. 
Item CK-SET6 COOK ISLANDS 6 COIN SET 10c – 5 DOLLARS, 2015 UNC. $29.50



X - RATED NOTE FROM THE COOK ISLANDS 

Front of Cook Islands 3 Dollar BillCook Islansd 3 Dollar bill
This Cook Islands three dollar bill is rather interesting.  The front features a nude woman riding a shark.  The picture illustrates the mythical story of Ina, who rode a shark to be with her lover Tinirau, the god of the ocean.  The reverse shows a statue of the very well endowed god Te-Rongo and an outrigger canoe.  All this on an unusual 3 Dollar denomination note.   The undated note was issued from 1987 until 1991 and is Uncirculated.
Item PM-CK-3 COOK ISLANDS 3 DOLLAR BILL, P3 UNC. $7.00



COIN FROM TINY COMORO ISLANDS

Comoro Islands 2 Francs 1964 KM5Comoros is a small group of islands located between Mozambique and Madagascar. In ancient times it was visited by Phoenician traders, and later by Arab sailors.  It came under French protection in 1886. For many years it was under the administration of French controlled Madagascar and used Madagascar coins.  After Madagascar gained independence in 1960, Comoros needed its own coinage. This 1964 2 Francs was one of the first coins  issued for Comoros since the 19th Century.   The obverse of the 27mm aluminum pictures Marianne, who is the symbol of the French Republic, and a group of cargo ships.  The reverse features palm trees and coconuts.  The coin was struck at the Paris mint and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item KM-2F COMOROS 2 FRANCS 1964 KM5 BU $6.00


2011 FAEROE ISLANDS COINS Wholesale prices available to dealers

Faeroe Islands 25 Oyru - 50 Kronur 2011, depecting native fish, birds and animals.Obverse of the 2011 Faeroe Island coins depicts the islands coat-of-arms
These 2011 dated unofficial pattern coins picturing native wildlife are the first issues for the Faroe Islands in 70 years!  The Faroe Islands (also spelled Faeroe,  Faoroe, Føroyar or Færøerne) is a self-governing Danish possession in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland.   The 8 coin set includes a 35mm tri-metallic 50 Kronur featuring a Ram's head.  The 27mm aluminum-bronze 20 Kronur features a Gray Seal.   The 23mm 10 Kronur pictures a Twait Shad fish.  A Eurasian Oystercatcher bird is onthe 28.5mm cupro-nickel 5 Kronur. The 24.5mm cupro-nickel 2 Kronur shows a Black Guillemot in flight. An Atlantic Puffin is on the 20mm cupro-nickel 1 Krona.   A Faroes or Shetland Sheep Dog is on the 21.5mm copper-plated zinc 50 Oyru. The 17.5mm copper-plated zinc 25 Oyru pictures a Common Shore Crab. The obverse of each of the coins features the Faroe arms which depict a Ram.  Only 10,000 sets of these attractive pattern coins were issued.
Item FO-SET8 FAROE 8 COIN SET 25 OYRU - 50 KRONUR, 2011 UNC. $29.95
INDIVIDUAL COINS FROM THE ABOVE FAROE SET
Item FO-50KR FAROE 50 KRONUR 2011 RAM'S HEAD TRIMETALLIC UNC. $14.50
Item FO-20KR FAROE 20 KRONUR 2011 GRAY SEAL UNC. $8.00
Item FO-10KR FAROE 10 KRONUR 2011 SHAD UNC. $6.00
Item FO-5KR FAROE 5 KRONUR 2011 OYSTERCATCHER UNC. $6.00
Item FO-2KR FAROE 2 KRONER 2011 GUILLEMOT UNC. $5.00
Item FO-1KR FAROE 1 KRONA 2011 PUFFIN UNC. $4.50
Item FO-50-OYRU FAROE 50 OYRU 2011 SHEEP DOG UNC. $4.00
Item FO-25-OYRU FAROE 25 OYRU 2011 CRAB UNC. $3.50



PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH ON FALKLAND COIN

Falkland Islands 1 Crown 30 years of fisheries, Patagonian Toothfish copper-nickel coinFalkland Islands 1 Crown 2017 features Queen Elizabeth
To commemorate 30 years of its sustainable fishery practices the Falkland Islands issued copper-nickel 1 crown depicting a Patagonian Toothfish. The Patagonian Toothfish is a type of cod that lives in the cold waters around the Falklands.  It can grow to be over 7 1/2 feet (2.3m) and over 220 pounds (100kg.).  It is sold in restaurants and fishmarkets as Chilean Seabass, which sounds much more appetizing.  The copper-nickel (CN) 1 Crown is 38.6mm in diameter and has a mintage of  10,000.  The Brilliant Uncirculated coin is dated 2017 and feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item FK-CN-TOOTH17 FALKLANDS 1 CROWN 2017 PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH COPPER-NICKEL BU $14.00



GRASS HUT ON SCARCE COIN FROM FIJI  Restocked

Fiji 12-sided brass 3 pence depicting native grass hut, KM22This 1955 12-sided brass 3 Pence from the island nation of Fiji features a native grass hut with palm trees on either side.  The design was created by artist James Berry. In is lifetime he created over 1000 stamp, coin and medal designs, making him one of the world’s most prolific coin and stamp designers.  The obverse features the Cecil Thomas portrait of Queen Elizabeth.  The attractive coin has a mintage of 400,000 pieces and a catalog value of $17.50, however our price is much less.
Item FJ-3d  FIJI 3 PENCE 1955 KM22 UNC.$8.50



NEWATTRACTIVE & UNUSUAL PRE-DECIMAL FIJI COIN SET 

FIJI 4 COIN SET, 1/2 - 6 Pence 1953-1968
This pre-decimal set from the Pacific island nation of Fiji includes the 1/2, 1, 3 and 6 Pence coins.  The copper-nickel 1/2 and 1 Penny have a large center hole.  The 1/2 Penny was struck only a single year: 1954.   The 1967 brass 3 Pence depicts a native hut one side on the reverse.  The copper-nickel 6 Pence has a turtle on the reverse and was struck from 1953 to 1956.   Both feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  The 1/2 and 3 Pence are Uncirculated, the 1 Penny and 6 Pence grade VF to XF.
Item FJ-SET4 FIJI 4 COIN SET 1/2 TO 6 PENCE, 1953-1968 VF-UNC. $7.00



2012 FIJI COIN SET FEATURES WILDLIFE & CULTURE   

Fiji 2012 6 coin set: 5 cents - 2 Dollars
In 2012 Fiji released a new series of six coins.  The portrait of Queen Elizabeth was replaced by native wildlife and descriptions were added to the reverse designs.  The 5 Cents depicts a Nuga roro (Bi-color Foxface Rabbitfish) on the obverse and a wooden drum, called a Lali, on the reverse.  A Beka Mirimiri (Fiji Flying Fox) is on the 10 cent. It is one of the world’s rarest animals.  There have been only three recorded sightings of it, the most recent in 2009.  An "i ula tavatava" war club is on the reverse.  The 20 cent features a Kakā (Kadavu Shining Parrot) on the obverse and a Tabua on the reverse.  A tabua is the polished tooth of a sperm whale that is used as a ceremonial gift.  The 50 Cent pictures a Varivoce (Humphead Wrasse) on the obverse.  It is one of the world’s largest reef fishes.  The reverse features a Camakau, which is a native sailing canoe.   The $1 coin features the Vokai (Banded Iguana) on one side and a samaqamoli, which is a multi-chambered drinking vessel that is used only by chiefs.   The new 2 Dollar coin features the Ga ni Vatu (Peregrine Falcon) on the obverse.  The reverse depicts a Tanoa which was formerly depicted on the now discontinued 1 Cent   The Tanoa is used for drinking Kava, a sedative.   The coins are all Uncirculated.
Item FJ-SET12 FIJI 6 COIN SET 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS 2012, UNC. $9.75


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



FIJI COMMEMORATES RUGBY OLYMPIC GOLD WITH COIN & $7 DOLLAR BILL 

FIJI 7 DOLLAR BILL, 2016 RUGBY SEVENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALFiji 50 Cents 2017 Rugby 7's Olympic GoldFiji's Rugby Sevens won that countries first ever Olympic Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games.  To honor the team and commemorate the event Fiji issued an unusual 7 dollar bill and a circulating commemorative 50 cent coin. The  front of the 7 dollar bill is in a vertical format and features team captain Osea Kolinisau.  Behind him is the flag of Fiji.  Below is team coach Ben Ryan and the depiction of two winning tries being scored. A watermark, in the shape of a rugby ball, depicts leading ball carrier Savenaca Rawaca.  The back is in a horizontal format and depicts the winning Olympic team along with team officials and the Prime Minister of Fiji. When placed under an ultraviolet light, the gold medals worn by the players are visible in gold color.  It is an attractive, colorful note with many security features and is the only circulating seven dollar bill in the world today.  The 2017 dated 26.5mm nickel-plated steel coin depicts Head Coach Ben Ryan sitting contemplatively on the beach as shown on the note.  Next to him is the Fiji national arms.  The other side of the coin features the team on the Olympic podium.  
Item PM-FJ-$7 FIJI 7 DOLLAR BILL, RUGBY SEVENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL UNC. $11.00
Item FJ-50C-RUGBY FIJI 50 CENTS 2017 RUGBY SEVENS COIN, UNC. $4.00



OLD COINS OF THE OF BALIWICK OF GUERNSEY

Guernsey 4 & 8 Doubles and 3 Pence, KM15, KM16, KM17The Bailiwick of Guernsey is located off the coast of France.  It has been a British possession since the Norman Conquest in 1066.  For many years they used a coinage system called the "Double" that was based on the medieval French Double Tournois.  Eight Doubles was equivalent to a British Penny.  Guernsey issued three coins in 1956: a bronze 4 Doubles depicting a Guernsey lily, a bronze 8 Doubles with 3 lilies and a scalloped, copper-nickel 3 Pence picturing a Guernsey cow.  Guernsey’s next coin issue was in 1959, when they issued just the 8 Doubles and 3 Pence.  The 8 Doubles was the same as the 1956 issue.  The 3 Pence had the same design, but was thicker.  The obverses of all the coins Guernsey’s coat-of-arms which depicts three stylized lions. The coins are Uncirculated, though may be slightly toned.
 Item GG-SET56 GUERNSEY 1956 3 COIN SET: 4 & 8 Doubles and 3 Pence KM15-17 UNC. $7.50
Item GG-SET59 GUERNSEY 8 DOUBLES & 3 PENCE 1959 KM16,18 UNC. $4.00



RECENT GUERNSEY COIN SET     

Guernsey 8 coin set: 1 pence - 2 Pounds
Guernsey is British a crown dependencies in the English Channel off the coast of France. Along with Jersey, it is one of the last remnants of the great medieval Dukedom of Normandy that once controlled much of France and England.    The 8 coin set from Guernsey includes the bi-metallic 2 pounds, the thick  1 Pound, the seven-sided 50 Pence that pictures Freesia flowers, the seven-sided 20 Pence depicting a map of the island, the 10 Pence depicting a tomato plant, the  5 pence pictures a sailboat, the  2 Pence features on one of the islands famed cows and the 1 Pence shows a crab.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coins date from 1998 to 2012 and are Uncirculated.  It is an interesting set from an almost forgotten bit of Britain.
Item S-GG-SET8 GUERNSEY 8 COIN SET, 1 PENCE - 2POUNDS 1998-2012, UNC. $23.00


NEWINDONESIA COIN SET INCLUDES NEW TYPES

Indonesia 4 coin set, 100 - 1000 Rupiah 2008-2016This 4 coin set from Indonesia includes the 2016 100 Rupiah depicting Dr.Herman Johannes, a professor, scientist and politician, the 2008 200 Rupiah featuring a Bali Starling bird, 2008 500 Rupiah with a Jasmine flower and the 2016 1000 Rupiah picturing I Gusti Ketut Pudja, a politician who is a national hero,  The 1000 Rupiah is nickel-plated steel, the others are aluminum.   The 100 and 1000 Rupiah have the Indonesian arms next to the portrat on the obverse and the denomination on the reverse.  The 200 and 500 Rupiah feature the Indonesian arms on the obverse.  All four coins are Uncirculated.
Item ID-SET4 INDONESIA 4 COIN SET, 100 - 1000 RUPIAH 2008-2016, UNC  $5.00


SCARCE IRIAN BARAT COIN

Irian Barat 50 Sen 1962 KM6-9Irian Barat, also known as Irian Jaya and West Irian, is the western half of the island of New Guinea.  It was formerly Netherlands New Guinea.  Indonesia took control of the territory in 1963.  The following year Indonesia issued special coins for exclusive use in the territory, including this Irian Barat 50 Sen.  The 29mm aluminum coin depicts Indonesian President Sukarno on one side and had the denomination on the other. Though issued in 1964, the coin is dated 1962.  It was withdrawn from circulation in 1971. The coin is Uncirculated.
Item ID-IRIAN50  IRIAN BARAT 50 SEN 1962 KM9 UNC.  $6.00


JAMAICA COINS HONORS NATIONAL HEROES 

Jamaica coin set This set includes the six coins Jamaica currently issues for circulation, from 10 Cents to 20 dollars, dating from 1996 to 2006, plus a bonus 1991 multi-sided aluminum 1 cent, which has been withdrawn from circulation.   The bi-metallic 20 dollar coin pictures Jamaican born Marcus Garvey, a vocal advocate of Black Pride in New York City during the 1920's. He also appears on the appears on the bimetallic 20 Dollar coin and the copper-plated steel 25 Cent coin.  The scalloped edged 10 Dollar coin pictures George William Gordon, a 19th century politician who tried to improve the well being of Blacks in Jamaica. Paul Bogle his associate appears on the 10 cent coin.  Both were hanged in 1865 for their efforts.  Norman Manley appears on the 5 Dollar coin, while Alexander Bustamante is on the seven-sided dollar coin.  They both  helped Jamaica gain independence.   The 1 Cent depicts Ackee fruit.  The fruit was imported to Jamaica from West Africa in the late 1700's, probably on a slave ship.  It has since become a staple of Jamaican cuisine.   The Jamaican coat-of-arms is on the obverse of each coin.
Item S-JM-SET7 JAMAICA 7 COIN SET 10 CENTS to 20 DOLLARS 1996-2006, + 1 Cent  Unc.  $4.50



KIRIBATI COINS FEATURE NATIVE WILDLIFE

Kiribat 1 Cent, Christmas Island Frigate bird KM1, 5 Cents stump-tailed Gecko KM3Kiribati coat-of-arms on obverse of Kiribati coinsKiribati is a group of 30 small islands spread out over a million square miles (2,560,000 sq. km.) in the Pacific Ocean with a population of only about 100,000.  It was once the site of nuclear testing ground and had large phosphate deposits; however the phosphate has been mined out and it is now one of the poorest nations in the world.  This two coin set includes the copper-nickel 1979 5 cents features a Stump-tailed Gecko and the bronze 1992 1 cent depicting a Christmas Island Frigate bird. The Kiribati arms, which depict a frigate bird above the sun rising over the ocean is on the obverse of both.
Item S-KI-SET2 KIRIBATI 1 & 5 CENTS, KM1 & 3, UNC. $3.50



WORLD WAR II COIN OF FREE FRENCH MADAGASCAR 

Madagascar 50 Centimes 1943 KM1In 1943 Madagascar issued its first coins, including this bronze 50 Centimes.  After Germany invaded France in World War II, the French colony of Madagascar declared its allegiance to Free France rather than submit to German rule.  It arranged to have coins struck at the South African mint. The coin includes a number of patriotic French symbols in order to emphasize their independence from the Germans.  The obverse features a rooster, the national symbol of France, a shield with the letters “RF” for “Republique Francaise”, and the name of the colony.  The reverse shows a Patriarchal Cross and the French mottos “Liberte Egalite, Fraternite” and “Honneur, Patrie”. 
Item MG-50C MADAGASCAR 50 CENTIMES 1943 KM1 VF $6.00



SCARCE MADAGASCAR 2 FRANCS

Madagascar 2 Francs 1948 KM5Madagascar is a large island off the east coast of southern Africa that was a French colony from 1896 until it gained independence in 1960.  This 1948 2 Francs is one of the first coins issued for Madagascar following World War II.  The obverse of the 27mm aluminum pictures Marianne, who is the symbol of the French Republic, and a group of cargo ships. The reverse features the heads of three long-horned Ankole cattle.   The coin was struck at the Paris mint and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item MG-2F MADAGASCAR 2 FRANCS 1948 KM4 BU $5.00



ATTRACTIVE MADAGASCAR COINS HIGHLIGHT AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE

Madagascar coin set: 1 - 50 Ariary
This six coin set from the Republic of Madagascar reflects the nation's agricultural heritage.  The 1 Ariary features a Pointsettia on one side and the head of a Zebu on the other.  The 2 Ariary pictures a Vanilla plant and the Zebu head.  A rice plant is featured on the 5 Ariary.  A man cutting peat is on the seven-sided 10 Ariary.  A farmer plowing a field is on the 20 Ariary.  The Avenue of the Baobabs is depicted on the eleven sided 50 Ariary.  The towering trees line a dirt road.  They are all that is left of what was once a dense forest.  The coins date from 1996 to 2005 and are Brilliant Uncirculated.  The set catalogs for $37.50, however our price is much less.
Item MG-SET6 MADAGASCAR 6 COIN SET 1 - 50 ARIARY 1996 - 2005 BU $17.50

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100 YEAR OLD UNCIRCULATED MALDIVE COIN  

Maldive Islands bronze 1 Larin AH1331 = AD1913 KM41This Brilliant Uncirculated bronze 1 Larin was struck for the Maldive Islands in 1913 by the Birmingham Mint.  The 13mm coin has Arabic legends on both sides. The coin is in its original Uncirculated condition.  It is a amazingly inexpensive coin considering its age and condition.
Item MV-1L MALDIVE ISLANDS 1 LARIN, AH1331 = 1913AD KM41 UNC. $5.00




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


2012 MICRONESIA COIN SET FEATURES WILDLIFE & BI-METALLICS Wholesale prices available to dealers

Micronesia coin set
The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent nation consisting of over 600 islands spread out over 1,000,000 square miles (2,600,000 square kilometers) of the Pacific Ocean. The area was claimed by Spain, sold to Germany in 1889, conquered by Japan in World War I, taken by the United States in World War II, and finally became fully independent in 1986. It uses United States dollar as its currency. This unofficial 2012 eight coin set includes the 1 Cent to the 5 Dollar. The obverse of each coin features the national seal. The word “TRIAL” is located at the top of the seal, indicating that they are trial coins rather than legal tender issues. The bi-metallic 5 Dollar coin pictures the Pygmy Killer Whale. The bi-metallic 2 Dollar coin depicts the Long-beaked Common Dolphin. A Manta Ray is on the 1 Dollar. Shells and a 19th Century proa from the island of Satawal is on the 50 Cents. A proa is an outrigger sailing boat. The 25 Cents features a Yellowfin Tuna. A Rufous Night Heron is on the dime. The 5 Cents pictures a Moorish Idol fish. A Chuuk Flying Fox Bat is on the 1 Cent. The coins were struck by Osborne Coinage in Cincinnati, Ohio. Only 10,000 sets were minted. It is an attractive, low mintage, set.
Item FM-SET8 MICRONESIA 8 COIN SET: 1 CENT – 5 DOLLARS, 2012 UNC. $29.75
INDIVIDUAL MICRONESIA COINS FROM ABOVE SET:
Item FM-5D MICRONESIA 5 DOLLARS 2012 PYGMY KILLER WHALE, BIMETAL, UNC. $9.00
Item FM-2D MICRONESIA 2 DOLLARS 2012 DOLPHIN, BIMETAL, UNC. $8.00
Item FM-1D MICRONESIA 1 DOLLAR 2012 MANTA RAY UNC. $5.00
Item FM-50c MICRONESIA HALF DOLLAR 2012 BOAT & SHELLS UNC. $5.00
Item FM-25c MICRONESIA QUARTER DOLLAR 2012 TUNA UNC. $4.50
Item FM-10c MICRONESIA DIME 2012 HERON UNC. $4.00
Item FM-5c MICRONESIA 5 CENTS 2012 MOORISH IDOL UNC. $3.50
Item FM-1c MICRONESIA 1 CENT 2012 FLYING FOX UNC. $3.00

FIRST COINS OF NEW CALEDONIA

New Caledonia 4 coin set, 50 Centimes - 5 Francs, KM1-KM4
New Caledonia is a group of about 25 islands located in the South Pacific.  France took possession of the islands in 1853 after the natives ate a group of French missionaries and members of a French survey party.  The following year they established a penal colony there.  France finally issued the first coins for New Caledonia in 1949 when they issued a 50 Centimes, 1 and 2 Franc.  In 1952 they issued a 5 Franc coin.  All four coins are aluminum and have the same design. The reverse features a seated figure of Maranne, the national symbol of France.  The obverse depicts a Kagu bird, which is a rare, nearly flightless bird that is only found in New Caledonia.   
Item NC-SET4  NEW CALEDONIA 4 COIN SET, 50 Centimes to 5 Francs 1949-1952 KM1-4 UNC. $19.75
Item NC-1 NEW CALEDONIA 50 CENTIMES 1949 KM1 UNC. $3.00




NEWMAORI WARRIOR ON NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST SILVER SHILLING

New Zealand 1 Shilling KM3A fierce, crouching Maori Warrior wearing a grass skirt known as a piupiu and carrying a taiaha (a war club with a sharp point for stabbing) is pictured on the reverse of the New Zealand silver shilling of King George V.     It was one of New Zealand’s first official coins that were introduced in 1933.  The coin was produced only four years due to the death of George V in 1936.  The 23mm coin is struck in .500 fine silver.
Item NZ-SHIL NEW ZEALAND 1 SHILLING 1933-1936 KM3 VG-FINE $5.00

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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



NIGHTINGALE ISLAND CROWN

Tristan da Cunha - Nightingale Island 1 Crown 2011 Nightingale Island is an active volcanic island that is part of the Tristan da Cunha group.  Though it has no permanent inhabitants, Tristan da Cunha has issued this 2011 dated 1 Crown coin for Nightingale Island.   The coin features a seal, the denomination and the name of the island on the reverse.  Queen Elizabeth and “Tristan da Cunha” is on the obverse.  The 39mm coin is struck in copper-nickel and is Brilliant  Uncirculated.
Item NIGHT-1CR NIGHTINGALE IS. 1 CROWN 2011 SEAL BU $10.00



FINNISH ICEBREAKER ON SILVER PROOF COIN  OF PALAU  

Palau 5 Dollars 2009 Icebreaker Tarmo silver proof coinThe Icebreaker Tarmo, the oldest preserved icebreaker in the world, is featured on this sterling silver Proof  2009 5 Dollar coin from Palau.  Built in England in 1907, the 67 meter long (198 foot) steam powered vessel started service in Finland in January, 1908.  For more than 80 years, she supported as many as 450 ships a year on their journey through Finland's polar ice.  Since 1992 she has been a museum ship. The arms of Palau is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm sterling silver weighs 20 grams, contains approximately .6 troy ounces of silver and has a mintage of only 2500 pieces. I seriously doubt Palau has ever needed an icebreaker, however it is an attractive silver Proof coin and one of the few icebreakers to ever appear on a coin.
Item PW-TARMO PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2009 ICEBREAKER TARMO KM242 SILVER PROOF $45.00



BLUE-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-120CT PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2012 BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS SILVER PROOF $65.00




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





20th ANNIVERSARY PAPUA-NEW GUINEA MINT SET FEATURES WILDLIFE

Papau New Guinea 1995 Mint set features wildlife
The Bank of Papua New Guinea released this official 6 coin packaged mint set to celebrate the countries 20th anniversary of independence in 1995. Papau New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with over 800 spoken languages. The 1995 dated coins feature native wildlife.  The 1 Kina features Sea and River Crocodiles swimming around the center hole of the coin.  A Cassowary, a large flightless bird, is on the 20 Toea.  The 10 toea shows a cuscus, a large marsupial "monkey".  A Plateless Turtle is on the 5 Toea.  The 2 Toea shows the ornate butterfly cod fish and a Butterfly is on the 1 Toea. The reverse of the coins depict an outstretched Bird of Paradise, which is the national emblem of Papua New Guinea. The Brilliant Uncirculated coins were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint and come in a descriptive folder.  It is an attractive set of wildlife coins
Item PNG-SET95 PAPUA NEW GUINEA OFFICIAL 1995 SIX COIN WILDLIFE MINT SET $14.00

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PHILIPPINE COIN SET

Philippines 6 coin set: 1 Sentimo - 5 Pisos 1995-2000
This 6 coin set includes the 1, 5, 10, 25 Sentimos, 1 and 5 Piso dated 1995 to 2000.  The 1 and 5 Sentimos are both 15.5mm and both made of copper-plated steel.  The 5 Sentimos was made with a center hole to help distinguish it from the 1 Sentimo.  The 1 and 5 Piso depict Philippine heroes Jose Rizal and Emilio Aguinaldo.  Both fought for Philippines independence from Spain.  The reverse of all the coins except the 5 Sentimos depict arms of the Central Bank of the Philippines which includes the date 1993 (the year the bank was reorganized).   All six coins are Uncirculated. 
Item S-PH-SET6 PHILIPPINES 6 COIN SET 1 SENTIMO - 5 PISO 1995-2000 UNC. $5.00


COIN FROM TINY REUNION ISLAND

Reunion aluminum 2 Francs 1948 KM8Reunion is a small island east of Madagascar. The formerly uninhabited island was claimed and settled by France in 1642.  It is still a French posession and is an overseas region of France. Because is is part of France it now uses the Euro.  The reverse of this 1948 2 Francs of Reunion depicts sugar cane on the reverse.  At that time sugar was the main industry of the island.  The obverse of the 27mm aluminum pictures Marianne, who is the symbol of the French Republic, and a group of cargo ships.    The coin was struck at the Paris mint and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item RE-2F REUNION 2 FRANCS, 1948 KM8 UNC. $6.00

THE LAST REMNANT OF FRENCH NORTH AMERICA

St. Pierre & Miquelon 1 Franc 1948 KM1At one time France owned a substantial portion of what is now Canada and the United States.  Few people realize that France still owns a portion of North America. It consists of two small rocky islands off the coast of Newfoundland known as St. Pierre and Miquelon.  Together their population is only 7,000.  In 1948 St. Pierre & Miquelon issued its first, and last coin, which included this aluminum 1 Franc.. The reverse pictures a cod boat and two dried cod on one side, reflecting the island's main industry. Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic on the obverse. The coins are no longer in circulation and is difficult to find.
Item SPM-1F ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON 1 FRANC KM1 BU $10.00



SAMOA COIN & STAMP SET

Westerm Sampa "Coin Sets of All Nations" 7 coins and postage stamp set.This set includes a 7 coin set and a canceled stamp from Western Samoa (now Samoa) mounted on a large, attractive card.  The coins include the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Sene dated 1974 and the seven-sided 1984 1 Tala in Uncirculated condition.  The set was issued as part of Franklin Mint's "Coin Sets of All Nations" program.  Due to a fortunate purchase we can offer this set at far less than its original price.
Item WS-SET7 SAMOA 7 COIN SET WITH STAMP, UNC. $10.00


SAMOA 2011 COIN SET    

Samoa 2011 coin set
This set of five 2011 dated coins from Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa) includes the 10, 20, 50 Sene, 1 and 2 Tala.  The scalloped edged brass-plated 2 Tala features the Samoan Arms.  A traditional kava bowl and whisk are on the 1 Tala.  A Manumea, a pigeon found only in Samoa is on the 50 Sene.   Samoa’s national flower, the Teuila, is on the 20 Sene. A fautasi race utilizing paddled long boats is on the 10 Sene.  The obverses of the coins feature the bust of Samoan Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi.  The coins are Uncirculated, however may have some bag marks.
Item WS-SET11 SAMOA 5 COIN SET: 10 SENE - 2 TALA, 2011 UNC-bagmarks $6.00



ATTRACTIVE COMMEMORATIVE POLYMER NOTE FROM SAMOA

Samoa 2 Tala banknote (1990) P31c
Reduced size images
Samoa issued this attractive polymer 2 Tala banknote to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malietoa Tanumafili II (also known as Susuga) as Head of State in 1990.  The front of the note includes his portrait and a view of Mulivai Immaculate Conception of Mary Roman Catholic Cathedral, fales (traditional huts) and two buses on Beach Road in the capital city of Apia.  The Cathedral was damaged in 2009 and is being rebuilt.  The back depicts a family scene and the national emblem.  The transparent window in the note features a Kava bowl.  The note was withdrawn from circulation in 2011 and replaced with a 2 Tala coin. The undated note measures 140x72mm and is Uncirculated.
Item PM-WS-2T SAMOA 2 TALA NOTE (1990) 50th ANNIVERSARY, P31c UNC. $6.00


SEYCHELLES COIN SET FEATURES PLANTS AND WILDLIFE 

Seychelles coin set
The Seychelles are a group of 85 small islands in the Indian Ocean 600 miles ( 965km.) north-east of Madagascar.  This six coin set features flora and fauna of the islands. A mud crab is on the 1 Cent. A tapioca plant is on the  5 Cents.  The 10 Cents pictures a yellowfin tuna.  A black parrot is on the 25 Cents.  A triton conch shell is on the 1 Rupee. The 5 Rupees shows a fruit tree.  The national arms supported by two sailfish, is on the reverse of each coins.  The coins date from 2010 to 2013 and are Uncirculated.
Item S-SC-SET6 SEYCHELLES 6 COIN SET: 1 CENT - 5 RUPEES, 2010-2013  KM46.2-51.2 UNC. $6.00


SOUTH GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. HONORS THE ENDURANCE EXPEDITON

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 2 PoundsSir Ernest Shackleton departed South Georgia on December 5, 1914 aboard the ship Endurance in an attempt to be the first to traverse Antarctica.   The expedition, formally known as The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, quickly turned into an epic feat of endurance.  The ship soon became trapped in pack ice, was crushed and sunk.  After camping on the ice, the 28 man crew took lifeboats to inhospitable and uninhabited Elephant Island.  From there Shackelton and five companions took a lifeboat some 800 miles (1300km.) across open sea to reach South Georgia.  They then had to cross the rugged terrain on foot to get to civilization on the other side of the island arriving in May 1916.  It took four attempts for Shackelton to rescue the crew members stranded in Elephant Island, but he finally reached them in August 1916.  Remarkably the entire expedition returned from the long ordeal without a loss of life.   South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands commemorated the 100th anniversary of The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition on this 38.6mm copper-nickel 2 Pounds coin.  The coin portrays the Endurance stuck in the ice in the background with the crew pulling a lifeboat on a sled over the ice pack in the foreground. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.The coin has a mintage of only 10,000 pieces and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGA-ENDURANCE17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 SHIP ENDURANCE  BU $14.00


PILOT WHALES ON 2017 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS COIN

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Pilot WhalePilot Whales are large, robust members of the dolphin family, which can weigh as much as 7000 pounds (3,200kg.) and reach a length 24 feet (7.2 meters). These intelligent marine mammals form close social bonds and live in tight-knit pods.  The Pilot Whale received its name due to a belief that the pod always follows a single leader.  This may be the reason why entire pods of Pilot Whales often strand themselves on beaches – they follow their leader even when it makes a fatal mistake.   This 2017 copper-nickel 2 Pound coin of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands shows Pilot Whale in the foreground in the Antarctic waters with the head of a second whale appearing above the water. The top of a third whale can be seen just above the waterline in the background.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coin is 38.6mm in diameter and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGA-PILOT17 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS 2017PILOT WHALE BU $14.00



SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2016 MINKE WHALE COIN

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2016 Minke WhaleA Minke Whale swimming beneath the ocean with icebergs floating above is featured on this 2016 dated 2 Pounds coin from South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.  The Minke Whale usually measures about 23 to 26 feet (7-8m) long and can weight as much as 10 tons.  It can dive for as long as 20 minutes and can swim as fast as 24mpg (38 km/h).  The obverse of the coin features Queen Elizabeth.  The copper-nickel coin is 38.6mm in diameter.
Item SGA-MINKE16 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS 2016 MINKE WHALE BU $14.00




COIN SET FROM EAST TIMOR (TIMOR-LESTE) 

East Timor (Timor-Leste) five coin set
East Timor (Timor-Leste) was a Portuguese colony for over 400 years. Shortly after declaring itself independent in 1975 Indonesia invaded and annexed the country. After a long, bloody civil war, an election was held in August 1999, and much to the surprise of Indonesia. (though practically no-one else) East Timor voted for independence. Indonesian troops and militia immediately went on a rampage, destroying or looting everything of value in the poor nation. Since then the United Nations has been working to rebuild the nation and re-established it as a full independent country in 2002. In 2003 East Timor issued its first coins as an independent nation. The 5 coin set includes the 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 Centavos, dating from 2003 to 2006.  The 1 Centavo shows a nautilus. The 5 Centavos features rice. The 10 Centavos shows a chicken. The 25 Centavos shows an outrigger sailboat.  Coffee beans are on the 50 Centavos.  The reverse features the denomination.  All coins are Uncirculated.
Item S-TP-SET5 EAST TIMOR 5 COIN SET 1 - 50 CENTAVOS UNC. 2003-2006 KM1-5 UNC. $8.00



NEWNEW 2017 EAST TIMOR 200 CENTAVOS BI-METALLIC COIN

Timor 200 Centavos 2017East Timor (Timor-Leste) recently released an attractive bi-metallic 200 Centavos coin featuring a Water Buffalo in a field.  The denomination "200 Centavos" is on the reverse.  East Timor uses the United States Dollar as its currency. By law, the government is only allowed to issue coins denominated in Centavos.  The odd denomination is an attempt to issue a high denomination coin, yet get around the restriction on not issuing dollar denominated coins.  The 25mm coin is dated 2017 and was struck at the Royal Australian Mint.
Item TP-200C EAST TIMOR 200 CENTAVOS 2017 UNC. $14.00



2012 TOKELAU COIN SET 

Tokelau 2012 five coin setObverse of Tokelau 10 Cents features Queen Elizabeth and Tokelau Flag
Tokelau issued its first minor coins in 2012. The five coin set features the people and heritage of Tokelau.  The copper-nickel 20 cents depicts two Tokelauans in a boat.  The copper-nickel 10 cents a Tokelauan spear fishing.  The copper-nickel 5 cents and copper 2 cents depict dancers.  The copper 1 cent pictures a fish flying over an island.   The obverses of all the coins depict Queen Elizabeth, the Tokelau flag and a native geometric pattern.  Tokelau consists of three atolls totaling about 12 sq. km. located about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand.  It has a population of less than 1400.  It is dependent on New Zealand for economic and administrative support.  Tokelau has few natural resources, however it recently became the first nation to be completely solar powered. 
Item TK-SET5 TOKELAU 5 COIN SET 1 - 20 CENTS, 2012 UNC. $25.00

Also see:
Click HereTOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 2012 ORCAS SILVER PROOF


TONGA COIN SET FEATURES FOOD 

Tonga coin set
The designs of this five coin set from the island nation of Tonga, also called the Friendly Islands, were created for World Food Day, and so feature staples of the local diet.  The 2005 1 Seniti pictures an ear of corn on one side and a vanilla plant on the other.  The 2002 2 Seniti features a Taro plant on the front and the cut-out paper dolls and legend “PLANNED FAMILIES - FOOD FOR ALL” on the back.   The 2005 5 Seniti features a hen and chicks on the front and coconuts on the back.   The  2005 10 Seniti has a bust of King Taufa'ahau on the front and a bunch of bananas on the back.  The 2002 20 Seniti portrays the king on the front and has yams on the back.  All coins are Uncirculated.
Item S-TO-SET5 TONGA 5 COIN SET 1 - 20 SENITI 2002-05 KM66-70, UNC. $7.50


Trinidad and Tobago coin setATTRACTIVE TRINIDAD & TOBAGO COIN SET

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago issued this attractive set of five coins.  The bronze 1 and 5 cent feature native birds.  The copper-nickel 10 and 25 cent show native plant life.   You can almost hear the steel drums being played on the copper-nickel 50 cent coin.  The 50 Cents is dated 2003, the other coins date are 2012. All are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item S-TT-SET5 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 5 COIN SET 2003-12 KM29-33 BU $4.50


For more Island Coinage, please see:

Click HereINDONESIAN COIN SET FEATURES BIRDS AND PLANTS
Click HereMAUI TRADE DOLLARS


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