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ULTRA-LOW MINTAGE & LOW MINTAGE COINS

These issues have very limited mintages, of anywhere from less than 2500 pieces to just 5 pieces, making them extremely difficult to find.  Due to a fortunate purchase we are able to offer these very scarce coins at very good prices.  

NEWODD SHAPED COINS OF GUAM

Guam 20 Dollars 2018 triangular coinGuam 5 Dollars 2014 curved coin
Guam is a possession of the United States in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  It does not have the authority to issue its own coins, however that has not stopped someone from issuing two rather unusual coins for this isolated island. The obverses of both coins depict a Proa, which is a Chamorro outrigger canoe with a sail, and the legends "TERRITORY OF GUAM” “WHERE AMERICA’S DAY BEGINS”.  The 2018 triangular 20 Dollar coin of Guam honors the 330th anniversary of the Spanish colonization of Guam.  In 1668 Spanish Jesuit missionary Diego Luis de Vitores establishe a mission in Guam on land donated by Chief Kephua.  Both are pictured on the reverse of the coin.   At first the missionaries were readily accepted, but after Kephua's death the following year violence arose between the native Chamorro and the Spanish in part due to conflicts in the cultural beliefs of the two groups. Vitores was killed in one such conflict in 1672.  The silver-plated Proof coin measures 35mm on each side and has a mintage of only 150 pieces.  The 2014 5 Dollar coin is curved.  The reverse depicts a sea turtle, the name of the territory in the native Chamorro language “GUAHAN”, the date, the denomination. The silver-plated Proof coin is 49mm long and has a mintage of only 200 pieces.
Item GUAM20 GUAM TRIANGULAR 20 DOLLARS 2018 PROOF $22.00
Item GUAM5 GUAM CURVED 5 DOLLARS 2014 PROOF $22.00



NEWA TRIANGULAR COIN FROM THE ILEMI TRIANGLE

Ilemi triangular 2018 20 Afaro coinThe Ilemi Triangle is a disputed territory on the claimed by both Kenya and South Sudan that borders Ethiopia. The approximately 5000 square mile (14,000 sq.km.) is inhabited primarily by nomadic tribes who regularly move across the national borders. The dispute arose from in a 1914 treaty.  Though Kenya currently controls the area, a coin was recently issued for the "Independent Territory of Ilemi".  The 2018 coin is denominated "20 Afaro".  The obverse features a coat of arms for Ilemi supported by two lions and spears.  The reverse depicts a lion and cub. The triangular silver-plated Proof coin is 35mm on each side.  The coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item ILEMI ILEMI 20 AFARO 2018 PROOF $19.95



NEWSULTANATE OF YOGYKARTA, ISLAND OF JAVA

SULTANATE OF YOGYKARTA, ISLAND OF JAVA (JAWA) 5000 RUPIAHS 2018 COINThis unofficial 2018 dated 5000 Rupiahs coin was issued for the Sultanate of Yogukarta on the island of Java (Jawa).  Yogukarta is an autonomous Special Region of Indonesia ruled by a Sultan, making it the only officially recognized monarchy within Indonesia. The obverse depicts the a Hindu temple in the Prambanan Temple Compounds and the royal arms of the Sultan.  The Prambanan Temple Compounds, located near the city of Yogukarta, consist of over 500 Hindu and Buddhist temples.  The reverse features Buddhist stupas in the Borobudur Temple Complex. The Borobudur Complex is considered one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.  Both temple compounds were built in the 8th and 9th centuries.  They are not only architectural and cultural treasures, but also are standing proof of past religious peaceful cohabitation in this now Muslim nation.  The 40mm eight-sided coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces and is Proof.
Item JAVA SULTANATE OF YOGYKARTA, JAVA, 5000 RUPEES 2018 PROOF $19.95



NEWSULTANATE OF SULU

Sultanate of Sulu 20 Bakr 2018 coinThe Sultanate of Sulu was once a maritime empire that included parts of what is now the Philippines as well as portions of Borneo. Since Philippine government has officially recognized the continued existence of the Sultanate of Sulu. There are presently five contesting Sultans of Sulu.  The President of the Philippines has been requested to settle the dispute, however there has not yet been any official action.  This unofficial 2018 triangular coin of the Sultanate of Sulu is denominated 20 Bakr.  The obverse features the arms of Sulu.  The reverse includes the denomination, two daggers, the motto of the Sultanate "TUBUH SUG SARAYAW RAYAW"  and in red the "Gate to Mecca" which appears on the flag of Sulu.
Item SULU SULTANATE OF SULU 20 BAKR 2018 PROOF $19.95




NEWTRIANGULAR COIN FROM THE DISPUTED TERRITORY OF HALA’IB

Hala'ib 10 Pounds 2018 triangular coinHala’ib is a disputed territory on the Red Sea.  It is claimed by both Sudan and Egypt, though is controlled by Egypt.  This unofficial triangular 2018 dated 10 Pound coin was recently issued for the “Independent Territory of Hala’ib”.  Though independence might solve the dispute, it is highly unlikely that Egypt or Sudan would allow it to happen.  One side features the eagle emblem of Independent Halab.  The other side pictures a Dorcus Gazelle (also known as Ariel Gazelle), which is native to the region.  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces
Item HALAIB HALA’IB 10 POUNDS 2018 PROOF $19.75



NEWBEAUTIFUL ULTRA HIGH RELIEF, LOW MINTAGE WILDLIFE SILVER COINS

Niue Swiss wildllife coins: Alpine Ibes, Capercaillie, Red Deer, Mountain Hare
These impressive, ultra-high relief silver coins depict Swiss wildlife. The 40mm, silver 2 dollar coins of Niue have a mintage of only 999 pieces each.  The beautiful 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver coins were struck by the Helvetic Mint. The 2014 issues feature the Alpine Ibex (Capricorn) and the Capercaillie.  The 2015 issues feature a Red Deer and a Mountain Hair.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The coins are denominated 2 Dollars, have an antiqued finish and come in a two-sided transparent box-frame with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Item NU-IBEX NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2014 ALPINE IBEX - CAPRICORN, ANTIQUE FINISH UNC $69.50
Item NU-CAPERCAILLIE NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2014 CAPERCAILLIE, ANTIQUE FINISH UNC $69.50
Item NU-DEER NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2015 RED DEER, ANTIQUE FINISH UNC $69.50
Item NU-HARE NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2015 MOUNTAIN HARE, ANTIQUE FINISH UNC $69.50
Item NU-WILDSET SET OF ALL 4 OF THE ABOVE WILDLIFE COINS $250.00



NEWSQUARE COIN OF FAR-OFF AZAWAD FEATURES CAMELS

Azawad 500 Francs 2018 coin depicts cameslAzawad is a region of northern Mali that includes the cities of Timbuktu and Gao.  It briefly claimed independence in 2012 after a Tuareg rebellion drove the Malian troops from the region.  The obverse square 30mm 500 Francs coin features The Sankore Madrasah, which is an ancient mosque and Islamic university in Timbuktu.  At its peak it could house 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 and 700,000 manuscripts.   The reverse features camels, which are still used for transportation in the area, and the name of the country in Tuareg.  The unofficial silver-plated Proof coin is dated 2018 and has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item AZAWAD AZAWAD 500 FRANCS 2018 PROOF $19.75



NEWCOIN OF CORSICA HONORS NAPOLEON

Corsica 100 Francs 2018 coinThis unofficial 100 Franc coin of Corsica commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon, who was born on Corsica in 1769, the same year Corsica was conquered by France.   The reverse includes Napoleon's iconic hat and his royal emblem.  The obverse includes an arm holding a cross and the flag of Corsica which features a Moor's head wearing a bandana. The eight-sided 40mm silver-plated Proof coin is dated 2018 and has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item CORSICA CORSICA 100 FRANCS 2018 PROOF $19.75



NEWSCARCE WAZIRISTAN COIN

Waziristan 25 Krans, 2018 coinWaziristan is a rough, remote area of Pakistan that borders Afghanistan.  Some claim it is the most dangerous place in the world. Its mostly Pashtun inhabitants have for centuries resisted outside control.  Though Pakistan, and previously Britain claimed the area, they generally had little local control and faced frequent revolts.  In recent years it has been used as a base by al-Qaeda, Taliban, Islamic State and other radical groups. This unofficial 2018 Waziristan 25 Kran features the Islamic crescent moon and star on the obverse.  The reverse depicts a snow leopard and the denomination and name of the country in ArabicThe eight-sided 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item WAZIRISTAN WAZIRISTAN 25 KRANS 2018 PROOF $19.75



RARE ODD DENOMINATION ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA COINS AND PATTERNS

Araucania-Patagonia 87 Pesos 2014 error date coin and patterns with error birth dateAraucania-Patagonia 87 Pesos 2014 correct date coin, Nickel-Silver
 These 2014 dated Araucania-Patagonia 87 Pesos coins were issued to commemorate the 87 years of the life of the Prince Felipe, who died in 2014.    The reverse bears the inscription in Spanish "To the memory of Prince Felipe / 1921 * 2014".  Unfortunately due to an engraving error, the birth date was wrong on the initial batch of coins  The correct date is 1927 rather than 1921.  Only 25 nickel-silver versions of the coin were struck, along with 15 of the copper Patterns and 15 of the gold plated Patterns with the error date.  The minting was then stopped and a new reverse die ordered..  The corrected version has the dates "1927 *** 2014" and was struck in nickel-silver, copper and gold-plated.  Only 87 of each of the correct versions of the coins were struck. The coins all utilize the same obverse, depicting Prince Felipe.   The Patterns utilize the obverse of Maision de Frappe Fleure de Coin, a private mint in Quebec.  They are all extraordinarily rare pieces that had very limited distribution.
Item AP-87ERR ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 ERROR DATE COIN, MATTE UNC. $75.00
Item AP-PAT87-COP ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 COPPER ERROR DATE PATTERN, MATTE UNC. $80.00
Item AP-PAT87-GOLD ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 GOLD PLATED ERROR DATE PATTERN, MATTE UNC. $85.00
 Item AP-87NS ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 CORRECT DATE, NICKEL-SILVER PROOF $40.00
 Item AP-87COP ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 CORRECT DATE, COPPER PROOF $45.00
 Item AP-87GLD ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 CORRECT DATE, GOLD-PLATED PROOF $50.00




VERY RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL UNION ORDER PRESENTATION COINS

Russian Imperial Order Union 1 Ruble 1989 copper-nickelRussian Imperial Order Union Bronze Essai
The Russian Imperial Union Order was founded in Paris in 1929 by a group of Russian exiles in order to promote the legitimate line of the Russian Czar and re-establish Russia as a monarchy.  In 1979 it struck a 1 Ruble to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the organization. The obverse depicts the emblem of the order: the Czarist eagle with a sword. The inscriptions translate as: "Russian Imperial Union-Order",  "For the Faith, the Czar and the Fatherland", "1929-1989", "60 years of struggle" and "We are Russian, God is with us". The reverse depicts the portrait of Czar Nicholas II with inscriptions: "1894-1917" (the dates of his reign), "Only National Assembly will choose the worthy successor" and the denomination "Ruble".  The coins are 38.25mm in diameters. Examples struck in copper, silver and gold were sold to supporters and the public as a fundraiser.  In addition 60 pieces were struck in copper-nickel with an antiqued finish and 28 Essais were struck in antiqued bronze for presentation purposes. The Essai features the czarist eagle obverse on one side and the word Essai in Russian on the other.   These rare presentation coins have not been available to the public until now. 
Item RIUO-1R RUSSIAN IMPERIAL UNION ORDER 1 RUBLE 1989 Copper-Nickel $80.00
Item RIUO-ESSAI RUSSIAN IMPERIAL UNION ORDER ESSAI 1989, Bronze $80.00



JESUS ON 2016 COIN OF HERM

Herm Isalnd 5 Pounds 2016 ProofHerm is a small island located between Sark and Guernsey, in the English Channel.  It covers about 2 sq. km. (.77 sq. miles) and has about 60 full time residents.   Its main industry is tourism.  It has few modern conveniences, making it an ideal location where vacationers can “get away from it all”. This unofficial 2016 dated 5 Pound coin of Herm features a statue of Jesus on the obverse, along with an outline portrait of Queen Elizabeth and the Arms of Herm.  The reverse depicts St. Tugual’s Chapel, with the statue of Jesus to the right of the chapel.  The Chapel dates back to the 11th Century.  The 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 200 pieces.
Item HERM HERM 5 POUNDS 2016 PROOF $22.00



COIN OF SARK  

Sark 5 Pounds 2016Sark is a small island off the north coast of France with a population of about 600. It is a royal fief of the Queen of England, who is paid an annual rent of 1.79.  Though part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it has its own laws based on Norman law and its own parliament.  It maintains many medieval customs and does not cars or street lamps.  In 2016 this unofficial 5 Pounds coin was issued for Sark.  One side depicts a horse carriage next to a medieval tower and wall.  The other side features a young woman, the arms of Sark and a small bust of Queen Elizabeth.   The 40mm silver plated coin has a mintage of only 200 pieces and is Proof.
Item SARK SARK 5 POUNDS 2016 PROOF $22.00





OKINAWA DOLLAR FEATURES BATTLESHIP USS MISSOURI

Okinawa 1 Dollar 2016 depicting battleship USS MissouriThis unofficial Okinawa one dollar coin depicts the famed battleship USS Missouri.  The Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II. Okinawa was captured by United States forces in World War II after extremely fierce fighting.  Today Okinawa is a prefecture of Japan and is the home of some 32 United States military bases that occupy about a quarter of the island.  The reverse of the coin has the legend "MARINE CORPS BASE, OKINAWA, JAPAN" and a coat-of-arms.  The 40mm silver plated coin has a mintage of only 250 pieces and is Proof.
Item OKINAWA OKINAWA 1 DOLLAR 2016 PROOF $22.00



COLUMBUS ON ST. CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS DOLLAR  

St. Croix 1 Dollar coin, Christopher Columbus, 2015Christopher Columbus and one of his ships is depicted on this unofficial 2015 dated 1 Dollar coin from St. Croix.  Columbus landed on the island in November 1493 and was attacked by the native Caribs (Kalinagos).  Over the years ownership of the island passed between Spain, the Netherlands, the Knights of Malta, Great Britain, France and Denmark.  Denmark sold it, along with St. Thomas and St. John to the United States in 1916, during World War I.  Today it is part of the United States Virgin Islands.   The obverse  of the coin features a Bananaquit bird, the state bird of the U.S. Virgin Islands, perched on the letters “SC”.  Below is the original Spanish name for the Virgin Islands.   The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of just 250 pieces.
Item CROIX ST. CROIX 1 DOLLAR 2015, COLUMBUS PROOF $22.00


CARIB INDIANS ON ST. JOHN, VIRGIN ISLANDS DOLLAR

St. John, (V.I.) 1 Dollar coin Caribs, 2015Saint John is the smallest of the three main United States Virgin Islands.  Approximately 60% is a National Park.  This unofficial 2015 1 Dollar coin of St. John depicts two native Island Caribs on the reverse.  In the 18th Century Denmark established sugar plantations on the island and enslaved the Caribs to work on the plantations.  The native population was quickly decimated by diseases.  In 1917 Denmark sold the islands to the United States.  The obverse features a Bananaquit bird, the state bird of the U.S. Virgin Islands, perched on the letters “SJ”.  Below is the original Spanish name for the Virgin Islands: Islas Santa Ursla Y Once Mil Virgenes (Islands of St. Ursla and Eleven Thousand Virgins). The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of only 250 pieces.
Item JOHN ST. JOHN 1 DOLLAR 2015, CARIBS PROOF $22.00



BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE ON ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS  DOLLAR

St. Thomas, (V.I.) 1 Dollar coin, 2015St. Thomas is part of the United States Virgin Islands and uses the U.S. dollar for their currency.  However a Russian coin dealer decided it needed its own coin.  He recently issued this attractive 2015 dated 1 Dollar coin for St.Thomas.  One side depicts a pirate Edward Teach, commonly known as Blackbeard, and his ship.  The other side features a bananaquit bird, the state bird of the U.S. Virgin Islands, perched on the letters “ST”.  Below is the original Spanish name for the Virgin Islands.   The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of just 250 pieces.
Item THOMAS ST. THOMAS 1 DOLLAR 2015, EDWARD TEACH (BLACKBEARD) PROOF $22.00


MIDWAY ATOLL DOLLAR

Midway Atoll 1 Dollar 2015Midway Atoll, also known as Midway Islands, is located in the North Pacific about midway between California and Japan.  The United States took possession of the it in 1867.  From 1903 to 1993 it was under control of the United States Navy.  It served as an important port for Navy ships and submarines and a refueling stop for civilian and military transpacific flights.  Leading up to and during World War II much of the atoll was covered with airstrips.  The Battle of Midway which took place June 4 to 6, 1942 was the Allies first major naval victory against the Japanese and was a significant turning point in World War II.  The decisive naval battle which involved the extensive use of aircraft resulted in the destruction of much of the Japanese battle fleet.  The atoll continued to be a Naval Air Station until 1978.  In 1988 the atoll was designated as a National Wildlife Refuge.  It is now part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The islands are the home to millions of sea birds and 250 different species of marine life.  Despite its historic and ecological importance, the United States government has closed Midway to visitors.  The coin depicts four Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis).  The long-lived birds mate for life.   Over 400,000 breeding pairs make Midway their home.   The reverse features the American Bald Eagle and a coat-of-arms.  The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of 250 pieces. 
Item MIDWAY MIDWAY ATOLL 1 DOLLAR 2015, PROOF $22.00



2017 SINT MAARTEN COIN FEATURES BOEING 747

Sint Maarten 25 Guilder 2017Sint Maarten is the Dutch portion of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. In 1648 the French and Dutch decided the island was not worth fighting over, so divided it, with the northern portion going to France and the southern portion to the Netherlands.  In 2010 Sint Maarten became a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  This unofficial 2017 Sint Maarten 25 Guilder is the first modern coin of Sint Maarten.  It depicts Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and Princess (formerly Queen) Beatrix on the obverse.  The reverse depicts a low flying KLM airlines Boeing 747-400 over Maho Beach.  Planes fly only about 100 feet (35 meters) over the public beach when landing at the adjacent Princess Juliana International Airport.  The 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 200 pieces.
Item SX-25G SINT MAARTEN 25 GUILDER, 2017, PROOF $22.00



KINGDOM OF TAVOLARA

Kingdom of Tavolara 100,000 Lire 2017Tavolara is a small island off the north-east coast of Sardinia with a population of about 50 and is the home of a NATO radio base.  In 1836 Giuseppe Bertoleoni claimed to be the first king of Tavolara, which was said to be the smallest kingdom in the world.  Since then members of the Bertoleoni family have carried on the tradition of the self-proclaimed kingdom and operates two seasonal restaurants on the island.  One side of the coin features the arms of the Kingdom of Tavolara.  The other side depicts a Mouflon ram and kid.  At one time the island was famous for its wild goats, however they were alblll removed when the NATO station was built in 1962.  The 40mm silver plated-Proof Tavolara coin is denominated 100,000 Lire and dated 2017.  It has a mintage of just 200 pieces.
Item TAVOLARA TAVOLARA 100,000 LIRE 2017 PROOF $22.00



SCARCE 1990 ARMENIA MEMORIAL RUBLE & PATTERNS

Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) Memorial Ruble 1990In 1990 the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), also known as Dashnaktsutyun,  issued Memorial Rubles to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of its founding.  At the time Armenia was still under Soviet control and the ARF was in many ways serving as a government in exile to the Armenian community.  The ARF was established in 1890 in Russia. The left-leaning political party advocated a unified, independent Armenia and was instrumental in the creation of the short-lived first Armenian Republic in 1918.  In 1920 the Soviets took over Armenia and exiled the leadership of the ARF. The party became established in the Armenian Diaspora with affiliates in more than 20 nations.  The party holds seats in the parliaments of Armenia, Nagarno-Karabakh and Lebanon.  The obverse of the coin depicts the ARF emblem which features a sword, shovel, quill pen and an arm holding a banner.  The reverse shows the Sardarapat memorial bell tower and Mount Ararat.  At Saradarapt a rag-tag army of Armenians defeated the Ottomans in 1918 and established the first Armenian Republic.  Precious metal versions of the Ruble were sold to collectors to raise funds.  4000 nickel-silver versions of the coin were also struck and distributed to party supporters in Soviet controlled Armenia and the Diaspora community.  We also have available scarce gold plated Proof patterns of the coin.  The patterns feature either the obverse or reverse design of the coin, with the word “pattern” in Russian on the other side.  Only 25 of each of the pattern coins were struck.   We are pleased to offer these scarce coins and patterns that are unknown to most collectors.
Item AM-RUBLE90    ARMENIA - A.R.F. 1 ROUBLE 1990 PROOF $39.50
Item AM-REV-PAT     REVERSE PATTERN OF ARMENIA 1 ROUBLE 1990 (Memorial & Mountain) PROOF $49.50
Item AM-OBV-PAT     OBVERSE PATTERN OF ARMENIA 1 ROUBLE 1990 (ARF Emblem) PROOF $49.50



LOW MINTAGE 1996 ATLANTA OLYMPIC PATTERN COINS FROM TANZANIA

          Tanania 2000 Shilingi pattern coin reverse with corrected reverseObverse
BOXERS on COPPER Tanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.FEMALE HURDLER on ALUMINUM Tanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.DISCUS on GILT ALLOY Tanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.SPRINTER on BRASSTanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.
In the 1990's a firm in London named the International Currency Bureau, Ltd, commonly known as ICB , attempted to win contracts to issue coins for various third world nations.  They would design and strike a limited number of pattern coins for each country in hopes of winning a contract.  Though many of their issues were attractive, they were unable to win any major contracts.  After a few years they went bankrupt and were liquidated.  In 1996 ICB produced a number of pattern 2000 Shilingi coins for Tanzania. The coins all commemorated the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia, the Olympics Centenary and the 15th Anniversary of the Independence of Tanzania. The 38mm coins were struck in various metals, with both reeded and unreeded edges.   The reverse features various Olympic athletes.  The obverse featured the arms of Tanzania and the denomination. 100 of each variety of the  coins were struck.  We recently acquired a very limited number of these scarce and attractive pattern coins.  They are some of the scarcest 1996 Atlanta Olympic coins available! The coins are all denominated as 2000 Shillingi or 2000 Shilingi and are Proof.  Some of the brass issues may be slightly toned.  Items are listed by the Bruce number as listed in the Unusual World Coins book.
Item TZ-X8b.2 BOXERS/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, PLAIN EDGE Br.X8e.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X8e.2 BOXERS/CORRECTED REVERSE, COPPER, PLAIN EDGE Br.X8e.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X9a.1 DISCUS/CORRECTED REVERSE, BRASS, REEDED Br.X9a.1 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X9b.1 DISCUS/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, REEDED Br.X9b.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X10b.2 HURDLER/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, Br.X10b.2 PLAIN EDGE (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X13a.1 SPRINTER/CORRECTED REVERSE, BRASS, REEDED Br.X13a.1 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X13b.2 SPRINTER/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, PLAIN EDGE Br.X13b.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X13d.2 SPRINTER/CORRECTED REVERSE, ALUMINUM, PLAIN EDGE Br.X13d.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50




SCARCE BI-METALLIC AFRICAN PRESIDENT COINS WITH MINTAGES OF ONLY 500 PIECES!

Benin bimetallic 6000 Francs 2003 President KerekouCameroon bimetallic 6000 Francs 2003 President BiyaIvory Coast (Cote d'Ivorie) bimetallic 6000 Francs 2003 President GbagboCommon reverse to African Presidential 6000 Franc coins
These bi-metallic 6000 CFA Franc coins have a mintage of only 500 pieces each, yet are still reasonably priced. The 28.4mm coins have a copper-nickel center in a brass ring. The coins are dated 2003 and feature a portrait of the President and a map of their country on the obverse. A map of Africa and elephant’s head is on the reverse.  The Benin issue depicts President Mathieu Kerekou.  Unlike most African Presidents, in 2006 he actually retired when his term was up.  President Paul Biya is on the Cameroon coin.  He has been President since 1982. The coin catalogs for $80.00.  The Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivorie) depicts President Laurent Gbagbo.  He was President from 2000 until 2011, when he was arrested and extradited to the International Criminal Court.  
Item BJ-PRES BENIN 6000 FRANCS 2003 Br.X41 PRES.KEREKOU (Mintage 500) UNC. $29.50
Item CM-PRES CAMEROON 6000 FRANCS 2003 Br.X27 PRES. BIYA (Mintage 500) UNC. $29.50
Item CI-PRES IVORY COAST 6000 FRANCS 2003 Br.X7 PRES. GBAGBO (Mintage 500) UNC. $29.50


TOPLESS WOMAN ON LOW MINTAGE BIMETALLIC TOGO COIN Wholesale prices available to dealers

Togo bi-metallic 6000 Francs coin pictureing a topless woman This scarce unofficial bi-metallic 6000 Francs coin of Togo features a topless Guin woman.  The Guin are one of the major tribes in Togo.  The reverse features the head of an elephant and a map of northern Africa.  From the 16th to 18th Centuries Togo was a major slave trading center, thus earning the name "Slave Coast".  It was claimed by Germany in 1884, transferred to France after World War I, and became independent in 1960. The 2003 dated coin is 28mm in diameter, has a mintage of only 1,200 pieces and a catalog value of $35.00
Item TG-GUIN TOGO 6000 FRANCS 2003 GUIN WOMAN BIMETAL Br.X 21 UNC $15.00


AFRICAN COINS FEATURE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MONEY Wholesale prices available to dealers


Africa 1500 Franc coins of 2005 Common reverse of African 1500 Franc 2005 issues
Six member nations of the African Development Bank issued a series of coins, each of which features a form of traditional money used in the member nation.  Each coin bears the denomination of 1500 CFA Francs. The coins are 27mm nickel-plated steel and are dated 2005.  One side features an Elephant’s head and a map of Africa while the other features a form of traditional money.  The Cameroon issue features a Mambila. Three pieces of Spear Money is shown on the coin of the Central African Republic.  A Manilla is shown on the Chad issue.  A Katanga Cross is on the coin from the Congo Republic.  A pair of Cowrie shells is on the Equatorial Guinea coin.  The Gabon coin shows a piece of Throwing Knife Money. Each coin has a mintage of only 2005 pieces!  Individually they are interesting coins.  As a set they display the wide range of items used for money in Africa prior to the introduction of coins and currency.
Item CM-PRIM CAMEROON 1500 FRANCS 2005 Mambila  Br.X26 (Mintage 2005 pieces) Unc. $12.50
Item CF-PRIM CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 1500 Francs 2005 Spear Money Br.X12 (Mintage 2005 pieces) Unc. $17.50
Item TD-PRIM CHAD 1500 Francs 2005 Manilla Br.X19 (Mintage 2005 pieces) Unc. $17.50
Item CG-PRIM CONGO REPUBLIC 1500 Francs 2005 Katanga Cross Br.X46 (Mintage 2005 pieces) Unc. $17.50
Item GQ-PRIM EQUATORIAL GUINEA 1500 Francs 2005 Cowries Br.X124(Mintage 2005 pieces) Unc. $17.50
Item GA-PRIM GABON 1500 Francs 2005 Throwing knife Money Br.X16(Mintage 2005 pieces) Unc. $17.50
Item AFRICA-PRIM SET OF ABOVE 6 AFRICAN COINS PICTURING PRIMITIVE MONEY Unc. $89.50

MULTI-CURRENCY COIN FROM BENIN Wholesale prices available to dealers


Benin 1500 Francs multi-currency coinThis unusual coin of Benin is denominated in three different currencies!  The coin is denominated in the local currency: 1500 CFA Francs, a common currency used by a number of African nations that were once French colonies.  More unusual is that the coin is also denominated as 2.30 Euros and 3.45 Swiss Francs.  The 2005 coin was issued to honor (and sell at) the 2005 coin fairs in Basel, Switzerland and Piacenza, Italy. The coin features a map of Europe highlighting the 25 members of the European Union plus Switzerland one one side, and a map of Africa on the other. The coin has a mintage of only 2005 pieces.
Item BJ-EU BENIN 1500 FRANCS, 2.30 EUROS, 3.45 SWISS FRANCS, 2005  Br.X44 (Mintage 2005 pices) UNC. $8.50


COINS OF WIKINGLAND

Wikingland 10 Wiking Mark, Common ObverseWikingland 10 Wiking Mark 1993, Thor's HammerWikingland 10 Wiking Mark Runic Year 2244 (1994), with date Elder Furhark RunicWikingland 10 Wiking Mark (1994), without date Elder Furhark RunicWikingland 10 Wiking Mark Runic Year 2245 (1995) Anglo-Saxon FurhorcWikingland 10 Wiking Mark (1996) Younger Futhark (Danish Furhark
The Principality of Wikingland was founded in 1977 by Swedish resident Reinhold Wendling, who called himself Prince Reinhold I.  His plan was to create a libertarian state on man-made islands in the North Sea or Baltic Sea, by adding landfill to shallow sandbanks, raising them above sea level.  The capital, Vahalla, would be covered by a giant Plexiglas dome in order to assure pleasant weather all year around.  The plan never got very far, probably due to its enormous expense.  However Wikingland did issue coins, stamps and passports.  The following coins of Wikingland date from the 1980’s and 1990’s. They have a common obverse which has the Prince’s title, a large “R1” for Reinhold I and the denomination: 10 Wiking Mark.   All are 38.6mm in diameter, struck in nickel-silver with an antique finish and have a reeded edge.  The 1993 issue depicts Thor’s hammer and is struck in high relief.  It has a mintage of only 300 pieces. The regular 1994 issues feature a stylized Yggdrasil and the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark alphabet.  In Norse mythology the Yggdrasil is the Tree of Life that binds heaven, earth and hell together.  Elder Futhark is the oldest form of Runic.  It was used between about the 2nd and 8th Centuries.  There are two versions of the coin, one with the date Runic Year 2244 to the right of the Yggdrasil.  It has a mintage of just 250 pieces.  There is also an error version without the date. Only 44 pieces of the error version were struck.  The 1995 issue depicts the 28 runes of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, which was the first alphabet of the English language.  It is dated Runic Year 2245.   The 1996 issue depicts a stylized Viking ship and the 16 runes of Younger Futhark, also called Danish Furthark or Norse Furthark.  It was use during most of the Viking period, from about the 8th to 12th Centuries.   With the Christianization of Scandinavia it was gradually replaced by the Latin alphabet.  The coin is not dated.  It has a mintage of 250 pieces.  It is a fascinating series coins for a new, yet to be built Scandinavian society using elements from the old Viking society.
Item WIK-93 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK 1993 THOR’S HAMMER $55.00
Item WIK-94 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK YEAR 2244 (1994) WITH DATE $45.00
Item WIK-94E WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK (1994) WITHOUT DATE $55.00
Item WIK-95 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK 2245 (1995) ANGLO-SAXON FURHOC $45.00
Item WIK-96 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK (1996) YOUNGER FUTHARK $45.00
Item WIK-SET SET OF ALL 5 OF THE ABOVE WIKINGLAND COINS $220.00


SCARCE FANTASY COIN OF HEJAZ

Hejaz silver 10 Ghirsh or 1/2 Riyal fantasy coin, AH1334, Yr. 8, MeccaThis scarce fantasy silver Hejaz 10 Piastres or Riyal was made to appear to be an early coin of Hejaz.  It is dated AH1334, Year 8 (1923) and bears the legends that was struck in Mecca (“Makka al-Mukarrama”).  In reality it was struck some years ago in the United States.  The coins is technically Uncirculated, however was given an “antiqued” finish.  The 27.8mm coin has a reeded edge.  It is a scarce coin and given the popularity of Saudi Arabian related coins, is sure to be in demand.
Item HEJAZ10P HEJAZ 10 PIASTRES Br.X2  ANTIQUED UNC. $95.00


KING CHARLES III ON COINS FOR  SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND & WALES 

Scotland 2 Pounds pattern coin Northern Ireland 2 Pounds coinWales 2 Pounds pattern coin
Though Prince Charles is not yet King, undated, multi-colored unofficial pattern 2 Pound coins were issued for  Scotland,  Northern Ireland and Wales.  One side of the coins depicts the outline of the bust of Charles wearing the royal crown, his royal cipher and the arms of the country in color.  The other side depicts the national flower and a bird in color, along with the denomination. The Scotland coin depicts a Scottish thistle and a Golden Eagle. The Northern Ireland coin features a shamrock and a Eurasian wren. The Wales issue features a Red kite and a leek The 40mm coins are struck on silver plated brass with Proof finish.  Only 250 of each of the coins were minted.
Item SCOT2 SCOTLAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00
Item NO-IRE2 NORTHERN IRELAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00
Item WALES2 WALES 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00



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