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ARGENTINA COMMEMORATES OIL

Argentina 2 Pesos 2007 100th Anniversary of the discovery of oilArgentina issued this 2007  2 Pesos coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nations petroleum industry. One side pictures an oil well, the other side depicts an oil pump and the name of the province “Chubut” where oil was discovered and is the heart of the countries petroleum industry. Oil was discovered in 1907, when a crew drilling for water, struck oil instead. In recent years the country has turned from a net exporter of energy to a net importer. Government price controls on energy and expropriations have dried up exploration and investment in the petroleum industry despite the country having potentially huge energy reserves.   The 30mm copper-nickel coin is Uncirculated.
Item AR-07OIL ARGENTINA 2 PESOS 2007 100th ANNIVERSARY OF OIL INDUSTRY, KM145 UNC. $4.00



ARGENTINA CELEBRATES A NEW CONSTITUTION

Argentina 2 & 5 Peso 1994 Constitutional ReformIn 1994 Argentina implemented a major constitutional reform. The new constitution was designed to end previous abuses by increasing the protection of political and consumer rights, adding sections dealing with public ethics, environmental protection and limiting the power and term of the President.  These pure nickel 2 and 5 Peso coins were issued to commemorate the event.  Both 1994 dated coins have the same design.  The obverse features the Argentine Coat-of-Arms, the names of the two cities that hosted the Constitutional Convention, Parana and Santa Fe, and the arms of the two cities.  The reverse represents the Constitution as an open book, with the first words of the preamble depicted.
Item AR-CONST ARGENTINA 2 & 5 PESO 1994 CONSTITUTION, KM114-115 XF-UNC. $12.00
 


BELIZE COIN SET INCLUDES COLUMBUS' SHIPS 

Belize 6 coin set: 1 Cent - 1 Dollar
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is in Central America. The area was the site of ancient Mayan civilizations and was sighted by Columbus in 1502.  It was settled by shipwrecked British sailors and pirates in the 17th century and became a British colony upon the collapse of the Spanish Empire in the 1820's. It became an independent nation in 1981.  Included in this six coin set is the 2007 scalloped edge 1 cent, the 2006 5 cent, the 2000 10 cent, the 2007 25 cent, the 1991 50 cent and the 10 sided one dollar dated 2007.  The Dollar coin pictures Columbus' three ships.
Item S-BZ-SET6 BELIZE 6 COIN SET, 1 CENT - 1 DOLLAR, 1991-2007 UNC. $10.00


BEAUTIFUL OLD BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED BOLIVIAN COINS

Bolivia 3 coin set: 5, 10 & 50 Centavos 1935-1939This Brilliant Uncirculated three coin set from Bolivia includes the copper-nickel 1935 5 Centavos, 1936 10 Centavos and the 1939 50 Centavos.  The obverses of the coins depict the Bolivian arms which feature the Potosi mountain silver mine and an alpaca.  The reverses have a caduceus, the denomination and date.  The 5 and 50 Centavos were struck only a single year. It is an attractive, old set in top condition.
Item BO-SET3 BOLIVIA 3 COIN SET 5, 10 & 50 CENTAVOS, 1935-1939 BU $19.50


ATTRACTIVE UNCIRCULATED WORLD WAR II ERA BOLIVIA 50 CENTAVOS 

Bolivia Bronze 50 Centavos 1942 KM182a.1Because nickel was a valuable war commodity in World War II,  in 1942 Bolivia replaced their copper-nickel 50 Centavos with this bronze 50 Centavos.  The design remained the same. The obverse of the coin depicts the Bolivian arms which feature the Potosi mountain silver mine and an alpaca.  The reverse has a caduceus, the denomination and date.   The 24mm coin has a plain edge.  It was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in the United States, however it does not have any mintmark.  The coin has most of its original mint luster, however it was struck from worn or cracked dies. so may show weak areas or die cracks.
Item BO-50C BOLIVIA 50 CENTAVOS 1942 KM182a.1 UNC. $3.00


BOLIVIA COMMEMORATES THEIR LOSS OF ACCESS TO THE PACIFIC

Set of 4 Bolivia 2 Bolivianos 2017, Loss of access to the Pacific
The War of the Pacific started as a dispute over the taxing of bird poop!  The war broke out in 1879 over a treaty dispute about Bolivia’s ability to raise taxes on a Chilean company mining bird guano in the Atacama Desert.  Chile defeated the combined forces of Bolivia and Peru.  Bolivia lost their corridor to the Pacific Ocean and Peru lost its southern tip to Chile. Since then the loss of the territories has been a rallying cry by politicians seeking to draw attention away from domestic problems. (check out PERUVIAN SILVER MEDAL CLAIMS PART OF CHILE!)  In 2017 Bolivia released a set of four 2 Bolivianos commemorating the loss of their Pacific territory.  The 11-sided 2mm stainless steel coins have Bolivia’s arms on one side and the following designs on the other:  Genoveva Ríos was a young teen-age girl who bravely saved the Bolivian flag from Chilean troops.  Eduardo Abaroa is one of Bolivia’s foremost heroes in the war.  He died in the Battle of Topáter.  Outnumbered and low in ammunition, most of the Bolivian force withdrew, except for a small group of civilians led by Abaroa that fought to the end.  The Bolivian Colorados Regiment fought bravely in many of the battles of the war.   The Port of Cobija was Bolivia’s main seaport on the Pacific.  It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1868, destroyed again by a tsunami in 1877, annexed by Chile in 1884 and abandoned in 1907.  
Item BO-SET4 BOLIVIA SET OF FOUR 2 BOLIVIANOS 2017 UNC. $19.50


BRAZIL SET FEATURES PROFESSIONS

BRAZIL 4 COIN SET 1 - 50 CENTAVOS 1989-1990This short-lived 4 coin set from Brazil features Brazilians engaged in their daily work.  The 1 Centavo depicts a farmer and cows.  A fisherman and two fish is on the 5 Centavos.  A miner and three diamonds is on the 10 Centavos.  The 50 Centavos depicts what appears to be a weaver making cloth.  The coins were introduced in 1989 as part of a currency reform, in which 1000 of the old Cruzados became worth 1 Crozado Novo.  Inflation continued out of controll and the coins were soon worthless.  In 1990 Brazil introduced another reform and Cruzado Nova was replaced by the Cruzeiro.   All four coins are made of Stainless Steel and feature the denomination on the obverse. It is an inexpensive and attractive Brilliant Uncirculated set.
Item BR-SET89 BRAZIL 4 COIN SET 1 - 50 CENTAVOS 1989-90 KM611-614 BU $3.00


Brazil 1 Real Rio Olympic 16 coin setBRAZILIAN RIO OLYMPIC COINS

 Brazil released a series of circulating commemorative bi-metalic 1 Real coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Sixteen  1 Real coins depicting various Olympic and Paralympic sports were released starting in 2014.  The four 2014 issues depict track, swimming, golf and the para-triathalon.  Eight coins were released in 2015 featuring basketball, swimming, rugby, Paralympic canoeing, soccer, volleyball, judo and Paralympic track.  Four 2016 coins have been released, depicting boxing, Paralympic mascot Tom, Olympic Mascot Vinicius and Paralympic swimming.   All the coins have a common reverse which includes the date, denomination and a motif from the Brazilian flag that features the Southern Cross constellation.    The 27mm bi-metallic coins have a stainless steel center and a bronze-plated steel outer ring.   All coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
 Item BR-SET16 BRAZIL SET OF 16 OLYMPIC 1 REAL COINS, 2014-2016, BU $65.00


SCARCE SILVER OLYMPIC COINS FROM BRAZIL

Brazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic Rowing/OrchardsBrazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic Beach Volleyball/BandBrazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic cycling / ToucanBrazil silver 5 Reais 2014 Olympic cycling / Dolphin
Brazil issued a series of beautiful sterling silver Proof 5 Reais coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.  The 40mm coins have a mintage of only 25,000 each, contain .803 troy ounces of silver and come sealed in special capsules.  We have the following issues available: 2015 featuring rowing at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on the obverse and orchids on the reverse. 2015 depicting beach volleyball on Copacabana on the obverse and a Chorinho band playing a guitar, tambourine, ukulele and flute on the reverse. 2015 with the Channel-Billed Toucan on the reverse and cycling at Tijuca Forest on the obverse.  2014 depicting a Francisana Dolphin on the reverse and cycling at Tijuca Forest on the obvers. 2015 with the Channel-Billed Toucan on the reverse and cycling on the obverse. They are popular, hard-to-find, host country silver Olympic coins.
Item BR-ORCHID BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC ROWING / ORCHIDS, PROOF $50.00
Item BR-BAND BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC BEACH VOLLEYBALL / BAND $60.00
Item BR-TOUCAN BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC CYCLING / TOUCAN $60.00
Item BR-TOUCAN BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2014 OLYMPIC CYCLING / DOLPHINS $65.00
Item BR-SILVEROLY BRAZIL SET OF ABOVE 4 SILVER OLYMPIC 5 REAIS $229.00


ODD LITTLE COIN FROM THE UNITED STATES OF COLOMBIA

Colombia (Estados Unidos) 2 1/2 Centavos 1881 KM179The United States of Colombia (Estados Unidos de Colombia) issued this small, 14mm, copper-nickel 2 ½ Centavos dated 1881.  One side depicts a liberty cap, the other has the denomination and date.
Item CO-179 COLOMBIA 2 1/2 CENTAVOS 1887 KM179 VF $3.00




LEPER COLONY COINS FROM COLOMBIA

Colombia Leper Colony (Lazareto) 2 Centavos coin 1921 KML10Colombia Leper Colony (Lazareto) 5 Centavos coin 1901 KM-L2Colombia Leper Colony (Lazareto) 10 Centavos coin 1901 KM-L3
Leprosy was once a dreaded and incurable disease. Lepers were forced to live in remote, isolated colonies with virtually no contact with anyone, including family, from the outside world.   At one time it was feared that Leprosy could be spread by contamination of money.  In order to prevent this Colombia issued special coins that circulated only within the three government run leper colonies: Agua de Dios, Caño de Loro and Contratación.  The coins all have similar designs featuring a large cross with the word “LAZARETO” (Leper) on one side and the denomination on the other We are pleased to offer you three of these scarce leper colony coins from Colombia: the brass 5 and 10 Centavos dated 1901, which were the world's first leper colony coins, and the copper-nickel 1921 2 Centavos.  It was later discovered that leprosy was not spread by money and the introduction of antibiotics made the leper colonies unnecessary.   The leper colonies were closed in the 1950’s and the tokens redeemed. Today most are quite scarce as few were saved.
NEWItem CO-L2C COLOMBIA LEPER COLONY 2 CENTAVOS 1921 KM-L10 Fine $3.00
Item CO-L5C COLOMBIA LEPER COLONY 5 CENTAVOS 1901 KM-L2 VF-XF $35.00
Item CO-L10C COLOMBIA LEPER COLONY 10 CENTAVOS 1901 KM-L3 VF-XF $35.00


2016 COINS FROM COLOMBIA FEATURES ANIMALS & BI-METALLIC

Colombia 5 coin set: 5 - 1000 Pesos, 2016
This attractive of the five current circulating coins of Columbia includes the 50 through the 1000 Pesos dated 2016.  The bi-metallic 1000 Pesos features a loggerhead turtle.  The obverse features a latent image that shifts between "MIL" and "BRC".  Below is microtext that translates as "taking care of water".  The bi-metallic 500 Pesos depicts a crystal frog.  A Scarlet Macaw is on the 200 Pesos. The 100 Pesos features a Frailejón plant.  A Spectacled Bear is on the 50 Pesos. 
Item S-CO-SET16 COLOMBIA 5 COIN SET, 50 – 1000 PESOS 2016,  KM295-KM299 UNC. $9.00



Ecuador 6 coin set KM89-KM94ECUADOR COIN SET

This six coin set from Ecuador includes the 50 Centavos, 1 and 5 Sucres dated 1988 and the 10, 20 and 50 Sucres dated 1991. All of coins are struck in nickel-clad steel. The top four denominations have their value in braille to aid the blind. According to the Standard Catalog of World coins, all but 100,000 of the 1988 issue was withdrawn from circulation and melted.
Item S-EC-SET88 ECUADOR 6 COIN SET 50 CENTAVOS - 50 SUCRES 1988-1991 KM88-94 UNC. $7.50



HONDURAS COIN SET

Honduras coin set: 5 - 50 CentavosThis four coin set from the Central American nation of Honduras includes the brass 5 and 10 Centavos dated 2006, the 1999 20 Centavos and the 2005 50 Centavos, both made of nickel-plated steel.  The 5 and 10 Centavos depict the denomination on one side and the national arms on the other.  The 20 and 50 Centavos depict Chief Lempira one one side and the national arms on the other.  Lempira united some 200 villages to lead a brave but unsuccessful war against the Spanish conquistadors.  Honduras honored him by putting him on coins and naming their currency after him.  All four coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item S-HN-SET4 HONDURAS 4 COIN SET 5 - 50 CENTAVOS, BU $3.00



MEXICAN COINS AND BANKNOTES NOW HAVE THEIR OWN PAGE:

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NEWNICARAGUA COIN FEATURES OLD NATIONAL EMBLEM

Nicaragua 50 Centavos 1954 KM19.1The emblem of the long defunct Central American Republic, featuring a radiant sun-face rising over five mountain peaks appears on the reverse of this 1954 Nicaragua 50 Centavos.  Nicaragua based their national arms on the emblem.  The obverse features Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, a Spanish conquistador who is the founder of Nicaragua and for whom their currency is named.  He established the Nicaraguan cities of Granada and León in 1524. The 26mm copper-nickel coin has a lettered edge and is Uncirculated.  It has a catalog value of $15.00, however our price is MUCH less.
Item NI-19 NICARAGUA 50 CENTAVOS 1954 KM19a  BU $8.00



ODD DENOMINATION COIN FROM PANAMA  

Panama 1 1/4 Centesimos 1940 KM15In 1940 Panama introduced a 1 1/4 Centesimos coin called a "Quartillo".  The odd denomination was supposedly to help the poor make change for small purchases.  Most likely it only confused them and everyone else.  A 1 Centesimo coin had been  minted since 1935 and there was not a 1/4 Centesimo, so there was no way to make change. The 20mm bronze 1 1/4 Centesimos was the same weight and only 1mm larger than the bronze 1 Centesimo.  The obverse depicts Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the first European to cross Panama.  The reverse has the denomination in words. The coin was struck at the United States mint in Philadelphia.  It grades Very Fine though may have some minor spots.
Item PA-QUART PANAMA 1 1/4 CENTESIMOS 1940 KM15 VF $3.00



PANAMA 1953 50th ANNIVERSARY CENTESIMO  

Panama 1 Centavo 1953 KM17Panama celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its independence in 1953 with the striking of this commemorative 1 Centesimo coin. One side pictures native chief Urraca, who helped Panama gain its independence from Spain in 1821, before it joined the Colombian Federation. The reverse shows the date and denomination. Panama gained its independence from Colombia in 1903 with the help of the United States, after Colombia rejected a treaty with the United States to build a canal across the isthmus. The bronze 1 Centesimo has the same composition and dimensions as the United States cent and has a mintage of 1.5 Million. The coin is Uncirculated, though may be slightly toned.
Item PA-17 PANAMA 1 CENTESIMO 1953 KM17 UNC. $3.00



PANAMA’S MEDICAL COMMEMORATIVES  

Panama 1/4 Balboa 2008 Breast CancerPanama 1/4 Balboa 2008 Panama City Children's Hospital
Panama released two circulating commemorative 1/4 Balboa coins in 2008.  One is for Breast Cancer Awareness and features a ribbon.  The other commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Hospital in Panama City and pictures the hospital.  Both feature the Panamanian arms on the obverse.
Item PA-BRST PANAMA 1/4 BALBOA 2008 BREAST CANCER KM137 BU $2.00
Item PA-CHILD PANAMA 1/4 BALBOA 2008 CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL KM138 BU $2.00



PANAMA CELEBRATES CANAL

Panama quarter balboa 2016 - building the canalPanama 1 Centesimo 2000 KM132
Panama recently released a circulating multi-color quarter Balboa commemorating the nation's famous canal.  One side of the coin features a colorized circle depicting a pair of workers digging on the canal.  Massive steam shovels and their gear teeth also appear in the design. The obverse features Panama's coat-of-arms.  The coins, struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, are the same size and metallic composition as a United States quarter dollar.   We also have available the 2000 dated 1 Centesimo struck to commemorate the canal, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the beginning of the 21st century.  The 22.8mm aluminum coin depicts a ship passing through the canal on one side and the national arms on the other.
Item PA-25C-CANAL PANAMA 1/4 BALBOA 2016 CANAL (COLOR) BU $5.00
Item PA-1C-CANAL PANAMA 1 CENTESIMO 2000 CANAL-FAO, KM132 BU $3.00


Panama 1/2 Balboa 2016 Jesuit church (Compania de Jesus2016 PANAMA HALF BALBOA COMMEMORATES RUINED JESUIT CHURCH

Panama depicts the Compania de Jesus Church (Jesuit Society Church) on their 2016 Half Balboa.  The coin is part of an annual series commemorating Panama Viejo (Old Panama). The Jesuit convent and church was built in 1673, just before the Spanish banished the Jesuits from the colonies. Around 1740, additional structures were added to accommodate a school that later became the first university in the city. The entire complex burned down in 1781 and was never rebuilt.  An earthquake in 1882 further damaged the structure. The arms of Panama is on the obverse.  The coin was struck at the Royal Canadian Mint to the same standards as the United States Half Dollar and are Brilliant Uncirculated.  The arms of Panama is on the reverse.
Item PA-16JESUIT PANAMA 1/2 BALBOA 2016 JESUIT CHURCH, BU$3.75


WITH HEROES LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS VILLAINS 

Paraguay 7 coin set 1 - 1000 GuaraniThis seven coin set from Paraguay features some of the nations top heroes. With heroes like these it is little wonder that the country has suffered so greatly over the years. The 1000 Guaranies pictures Francisco Solano Lopez, a 19th century megalomaniac whose rule nearly destroyed his country. He ruled the country as his own personal property, at one time he transferred most land in the country to his mistress. Fearful of any potential opposition, ordered the executions of his own brothers and had his mother and sisters tortured. He ordered the executions of cabinet ministers, judges, bishops, priests and most of the civil officers. He also attempted to have himself canonized by the local bishops. He started wars with Brazil and Argentina, known as the War of the Triple Alliance, which resulted in the near total destruction of his country, loss of vast amounts of territory as well as the loss of over half of its population. Some have estimated that up to 90% of the male population died as a result of the war. The reveres pictures the National Heroes Pantheon. The 500 Guaranies pictures General Bernardino Caballero. In 1881 he organized a coup to become President. He fathered 90 children outside of marriage. In 1886 he rigged the elections to assure his favored candidate would be chosen, and founded the Colorado party. The reverse pictures the Central Bank of Paraguay. The 100 Guaranies pictures General Jose E. Diaz, a hero of the War of the Triple Alliance, who died in battle. He was promoted to General an hour before his death. The reverse pictures Ruins of Humaita, The 50 Guarani depicts Major General José Félix Estigarribia. A military hero for his victory over Bolivia in the Chaco War, he was elected President in 1939. Six months later he suspended the constitution, dissolved the legislature and granted himself broad powers. In 1940 he died in an airplane crash. The reverse pictures the Acaray River Dam. The 10 Guarani depicts General Eugenio Alejandrino Garay, who lead several successful battles in the Chaco War despite his advanced age, and who was an accomplished journalist. The reverse pictures a cow. A generic Paraguayan woman holding a pot is on the 5 Guarani and a Paraguayan soldier is on the 1 Guarani. The top four denominations are dated 2007 or 2008, while the lower three denominations are brass-colored and are dated 1992 to 1996. All seven coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item PY-SET7 PARAGUAY 7 COIN SET 1 - 1000 GUARANIES, 1992-2008, KM166a,192,178a,191b,177b,195a,198 BU $9.50


PERUVIAN SILVER MEDAL CLAIMS PART OF CHILE!

Peru 1925 Recuperar El Morro (Recover El Morro Arica) MedalPeruvian dictator Augusto Bernardino Leguia issued this silver medalette as part of Peru’s Fiestas Patrias Great Military Parade Day in 1925.  The medalette calls for the return of El Morro Arica, which Peru lost to Chile, along with the surrounding territory, 45 years earlier in the War of the Pacific.  Since then the two nations had numerous unfruitful negotiations over the status of the territories.  Recovery of the lost territory had long been a rallying point for Peruvian politicians.  The obverse depicts the coastal mountain El Morro Arica. It is the most recognizable landmark in the area.  Above it is the legend “RECUPERAR EL MORRO”  (Recover El Morro) and “A.B.LEGUIA”.  .  In exergue is the date of the event:“29 JULIO 1925”  The reverse has the legend “JUNTA PATRIOTICA NACIONAL”.  In 1929 the two nations finally came to a formal agreement, El Morro and Arica province remained part of Chile.   The 22.8mm silver medal weighs 5.5 grams and was made with a small hole at the top in order to suspend it from a hanger or ribbon.  The medalette is Uncirculated, though may show some slight friction or bag marks.  It is an unusual and rarely seen piece.
Item PE-MEDAL PERU EL MORRO ARICA SILVER MEDALETTE, 1925 $9.50


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400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIMA MINT

Peru 5 coin set, 5, 10, 25, 50 Centavos & 1 Sol, 1965, Lima Mint, KM
Peru issued this attractive five coin set in 1965 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Lima mint.  The mint, founded in 1565, produced thousands of tons of silver and gold coins, most of which were shipped to Spain or used in trade in the Orient.  The five coin set includes the 5, 10, 25, 50 Centavo and 1 Sol, all struck in brass.  The coins all bear the same design, with a representation of an early coin and the dates “1565 + 1965” on one side and the Peruvian arms and the denomination on the other.  It is an attractive and historic set.
Item PE-SETMINT PERU 400th ANNIVERSARY OF LIMA MINT 5 COIN SET: 5 CENTAVOS - 1 SOL, 1965 UNC-spots.$8.50




RECENT URUGUAY COIN SET FEATURES ANIMALS AND BIMETALLIC    

Uruguay 4 coin wildlife set., KM134-137Native wildlife is featured on this set of the current coins of Uruguay.   The 2015 bi-metallic 10 Pesos features a Puma.  The design was first used on Uruguay’s 10 Centavo of 1930 and then later on the 1942 1 Peso.  The 2014 5 Pesos pictures a Rhea (Nandu), which is a  large flightless bird, related to the ostrich.  A capybara (carpincho), which is the largest rodent in the world, is on the 2014 2 Pesos.  The  2012 1 Peso depicts an armadillo..  The national arms is on the reverse of each coin.  
Item S-UY-SET4 URUGUAY 4 COIN WILDLIFE SET 1 - 10 PESOS 2012-15  KM134-137 UNC. $6.00



HISTORIC VENEZUELA COIN SET

Venezuela 5 coin set: 25 Centimos - 5 Bolivars, 1989-1990
In 1874 Venezuela introduced a new series of coins designed by French Albert Barre depicting Simon Bolivar.  Bolivar liberated much of South America from Spanish rule in the early 19th century. Venezuela named their currency after him.  Barre’s name is prominently displayed beneath Bolivar’s portrait. Venezuela’s coat-of-arms is on the other side of the coin.  Venezuela continued to use this design on all of their coins for over 100 years, making it one of the most consistent coinage designs in modern times.  This set of 5 coins dated 1989 or 1990 includes the 25 and 50 Centimos, 1, 2 and 5 Bolivars struck in nickel-clad steel.  They were the last of these denominations struck with Barre’s design.  Due to continued inflation the coins were discontinued in 1990 because of their minimal buying power.
Item VE-SET90 VENEZUELA 5 COIN SET, 25 CENTIMOS - 5 BOLIVARS 1989-1990 UNC. $7.50



VENEZUELAN COMMEMORATIVE COINS


Venezuela 25 Centavos 2011 200th Anniversary of Act of IndependenceVenezuela 50 Centavos 2010 70th Anniversary of Central Bank
In 2011 Venezuela issued a 25 Centavos for the 200th anniversary of the signing of their Act of Independence.  In 2010 it issued a 50 Centavos commemorating the 70th anniversary of its Central Bank.  Considering the severe inflation and economic mismanagement the country has experienced it would not seem to be an event one would want to commemorate.  The standard reverses are used on the coins which have the denomination and eight stars.   Both coins are nickel-plated steel.  Due to Venezuela's inflation the coins circulated only briefly and are worth far more as scrap metal than their face value, making them hard to find today.
Item VE-SET2 VENEZUELA 25 Centavos 2011 & 50 Centavos 2010 COMMEMORATIVES, UNC. $4.50



NEW COINS OF VENEZUELA

Venezuela 2016 three coin set: 10, 50 amd 100 BolivareIn conjunction with the planned withdrawal 100 Bolivar note in December 2016, Venezuela introduced three new coins: the 10, 50 and 100 Bolivar dated 2016.  Also issued at that time were new high denomination banknotes. Due to of the inability of the government to get the coins to the banks and the rapid depreciation of the value of the Bolivar the withdrawal of the notes has been repeatedly postponed.  The three coins are struck in a magnetic alloy and have similar designs.   The obverses feature the Barre portrait of Simon Bolivar, which has been used on Venezuela's coins since 1873.  Behind him are three undulating lines representing the three stripes of Venezuela's flag.  The reverses have Venezuela's new coat-of-arms, the denomination and date.  Because of their lack of buying power and the economic collapse of Venezuela the coins rarely circulate and are difficult to obtain.  
Item VE-SET16 VENEZUELA 10, 50 & 100 BOLIVARES, 2016 UNC. $7.50




INFLATION NOTES FROM VENEZUELA   Price Reduced

Venezuela 2016 inflation currency set: 500 - 20,00 Bolivares, FronVenezuela 2016 inflation currency set: 500 - 20,00 Bolivares, Back
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By December 2016 Venezuela's inflation had spiraled out of control. In a desperate move the government suddenly demonetized the 100 Bolivares note, which was the highest denomination then in circulation.  The 100 Bolivares made up almost half of the value of currency in circulation. A new series of higher denomination notes, ranging from 500 to 20,000 Bolivares was introduced. Citizens were given 2 days to exchange their 100 Bolivar notes for higher denomination notes.  Unfortunately, the government did not have sufficient supplies of the new notes, resulting in chaos, confusion and hardships, especially for the poor who do their transactions in cash and had most of their meager savings in 100 Bolivares notes.  Those with close government or bank connections were spared the hardships.  The new notes utilized same designs as the notes that were already in circulation, but had higher denominations and different colors. The design of the 2 Bolivares was used on the 500 Bolivares, the 5 Bolivares design became the 1000 Bolivares, the 10 Bolivares design was used on the 2000 Bolivares,  the 20 Bolivares design was recycled on the new 5000 Bolivares, the 50 Bolivares design became the new 10,000 Bolivares and the 100 Bolivares design became the new 20,000 Bolivares. Even with the values increasing by 200 to 250 fold, the notes do not keep up with the rapidly increasing prices.   The notes are all dated August 18, 2016 and measure 69x157mm.  They represent a desperate measure by a desperate government that destroyed what was once one of the prosperous nations in South America.
Item PM-VE-SETINFLAT VENEZUELA 6 INFLATION NOTE SET: 500 - 20,000 BOLIVARES 2016 UNC. $25.00



NEW VENEZUELA 100,000 BOLIVARES INFLATION NOTE Price Reduced

Venezuela 100,000 Bolivares 2017 banknoteVenezuela 100,000 Bolivares 2017 banknoteVenezuela introduced a new high denomination 100,000 Bolivares banknote in November 2017 in response to the countries hyperinflation brought on by the governments economic and political mismanagement.  The Simon Bolivar is on the front of the note in a vertical format, and Red siskin birds are on the back in a horizontal format.  The same design was used on the previous 20,000 Bolivares and 100 Bolivares notes, but in a different color.  In an effort to disguise the galloping inflation, the denomination is spelled out in words, rather than the full numerical value. The notes are apparently in short supply "due to a shortage of paper" according to the government.  The note is expected to be replaced soon as Venezuela recently announced that it will revalue its currency.
Item PM-VE-100,000B VENEZUELA 100,000 BOLIVARES NOTE, 2017 UNC. $7.00



NEWEMERGENCY VENEZUELAN LOCAL CURRENCY
Cojedes, Venezula, local currency, 6 note set, 5 - 200 ZamoranosBack of Cojedes, Venezula, local currency notes
With inflation totally out of control, Venezuela is dealing with a sever shortage of not only goods, but also of money. Even small purchases take huge stacks of bills.  Electronic payment systems and debit cards are used - but work only when the electricity is on.  To deal with the shortage of money, some communities have issued their own currency using their own denominations.  The local currency is supposed to be a parallel currency to the discredited Bolivar.  The currency can be used at state run stores, which are only open a few days a week, and other vendors who accept the local currency.  From the state of Cojedes we have a six-note set that includes the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Zamoranos.  Each note depicts a different revolutionary hero on the front.  The backs are all the same and summarize the use of the notes.  None of the notes are dated. Due to Venezuela's continuing inflation problem the notes are not expected to see long or widespread use.
Item PM-VE-COEJEDES COJEDES, VENEZUELA SET OF 6 LOCAL NOTES: 5 - 200 ZAMORANOS, UNC. $25.00




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