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COINS FROM NATIONS THAT NO LONGER EXIST

NEWCOINS OF DANZIG

Free City of Danzig 10 Pfennig 1923 KM143Free City of Danzig 10 Pfennig 1932 KM152
The Free City of Danzig existed from 1920 until 1939. It was created by the Treaty of Versailles after the end of World War I from territory that had belonged to Germany.  It was created as a compromise in order to give Poland access to a seaport, yet not put Danzig’s primarily German inhabitants under Polish rule.  Danzig was put under League of Nations protection was and part of a customs union with Poland.  It ruled was under the authority of the High Commissioner who was appointed by the League of Nations.  In 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Danzig.  During World War II most of the Polish inhabitants were exterminated, imprisoned or expelled. Following World War II it was incorporated into Poland and most of the remaining German inhabitants deported and Poles were encouraged to immigrate. Today Danzig is the City of Gdansk in Poland. During its brief period of independence between the World Wars it issued its own coins.  We offer the following coins of Danzig:  The copper-nickel 10 Pfennig, which was minted only a single year: 1923.  It has the denomination on one side and the arms within a “snowflake” pattern on the other.   The aluminum-bronze 10 Pfennig was struck only in 1932.  It features the denomination on one side and a codfish on the other.  
Item DANZIG-10PF23 DANZIG 10 PFENNIG 1923 "SNOWFLAKE" KM143 VF $10.00
Item DANZIG-10PF32 DANZIG 10 PFENNIG 1932 CODFISH KM152 VF $12.00


NEWCOINS OF SOVIET CENTRAL ASIA: BUKHARA & KHIVA

EMIRATE OF BUKHARA 10 TENGE (1919-1920) KM53, Y11Khanate of Khiva (Khwarezm) 5 Tenga (1917-1919) Y10
Prior to the Russian Revolution the Emirate of Bukhara and the Khanate of Khiva were semi-independent nations under nominal Russian control.  They have been listed in various coin catalogs under Central Asia or Soviet Central Asia.  The coins of Khiva are often listed under Khwarezm.  With the outbreak of the Russian Revolution in 1917 various factions tried to gain control of each of the countries, however eventually the Bolsheviks gained control of the region and incorporated it into the Soviet Union, and their territory divided between various Soviet Republics.  Today their territory lies within parts Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.  We offer the following coins that that were issued by Bukhara and Khiva during the brief period between the start of the Russian Revolution and their incorporation into the Soviet Union.. From Bukhara we offer the brass 10 Tenge issued from 1919 to 1920.  From Khiva (Khwarezm) we have the copper 5 Tenge issued from 1917 to 1919.  The coin has a rough appearance, probably from being in a damp environment.   Coins from Bukhara and Khiva tend to be crude and poorly struck, with part of the design not showing due to improper minting.  In keeping with Islamic tradition the designs consist primarily of calligraphy.   These scarce coins are popular with One-a-Country collectors as well as collectors of Russian coins.
Item BUK11 BUKHARA 10 TENGE (1919-1920) KM53, Y11 G-CRUDE $30.00
Item KHIVA10 KHIVA (KHWAREZM) 5 TENGA (1917-1919) Y10 AG-G-CRUDE $45.00


NEWLAWRENCE OF ARABIA COINS FROM HEJAZ

Hejaz counterstamped on Ottoman Empire20 Para coin (KM3)Hejaz counterstamped on Ottoman Empire 40 Para coin T. E. Lawrence, popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, assisted Husain ibn Ali, the Amir of Mecca, lead a revolt against the Ottoman Turks during World War I. He promised to make him ruler of an independent Arabia after the war.  His exploits, which included planning strategy, leading troops and guerilla activities such as blowing up trains, helped bring about a collapse of the Ottoman Empire.  Much to his dismay however, the politicians in the peace conferences following the war did not give Husain the promised kingdom.  Instead he was granted just the western strip of the Arabian peninsula, known as Hejaz.  Shortly thereafter he lost his kingdom to the forces of Abdul Azia ibn Saud who went on to create Saudi Arabia.  During and after World War I coins of the Ottoman Empire were counterstamped "al-Hejaz" by Husain at his mint in Mecca.  The counterstamp was applied over the Ottoman Sultan's toughra, thus refuting Ottoman rule in Hejaz and discouraging the exportation of badly needed small change.  We are pleased to offer the counterstamped 10 and 20 Para coins of Hejaz from this historic and short-lived kingdom.
Item HEJAZ-20P HEJAZ COUNTERSTAMPED 20 PARA (KM3)F-VF $18.00
Item HEJAZ-40P HEJAZ COUNTERSTAMPED 40 PARA (KM3)F-VF $19.50


THE WHITE RAJAHS OF SARAWAK Restocked

Sarawak 1 Cent of C. V. Brooke, the White Raj
Sarawak was a privately owned nation ruled by the Brooke family. The Sultan of Brunei awarded it to the English adventurer James Brooke in 1841 for his help in putting down a rebellion. When he died in 1868 his nephew, Charles Brooke, became the next "White Rajah". The state was gradually enlarged through purchase and annexation.  Charles Vynar Brooke succeeded his father as Rajah in 1917. Due to the heavy destruction suffered during World War II, Charles Vynar Booke ceded the country to Great Britain in 1946. It is now part of Malaysia. We offer a copper Sarawak 1 Cent dating between 1870 and 1891 picturing Charles Brooke.  From his son, Charles Vynar Brooke we have  a bronze 1 Cent dating between 1927 and 1937.  The coins was struck at the Heaton mint in Birmingham.  It grades Very Fine.
Item SAR-18 SARAWAK 1 CENT 1927-37 KM18 VF $3.00


STERLING SILVER SHILLINGS OF NEW GUINEA

New Guinea 1 Shilling George V 1935-1936New Guinea is one of the least explored areas left on earth.  Cannibalism is reported to be practiced in some remote areas.  The native dress does not include pockets, so the coins of New Guinea included a hole to allow the coins could be worn on a string.   Because New Guinea was a British Colony at the time, one side of the coin shows the imperial crown and two scepters.  The other side shows traditional native designs. It was issued under the titles of of King George V (1935 & 1936) and King George VI (1938 & 1945).   The only difference in the two is the legend.  The coins are struck in sterling silver and are 23.5mm in diameter.
Item PG-5 NEW GUINEA SILVER SHILLING, GEORGE V, 1935-36 KM5 VF out
Item PG-8 NEW GUINEA SILVER SHILLING, GEORGE VI, 1938-45 KM8 VF $9.50



HISTORIC TIBET COIN SET

Tibet coin setThis set of three Tibetan copper coins includes some of the last coins struck by this fabled mountain kingdom before it was invaded by China.  The 7 1/2 Skar has scalloped edges and was struck from 1918 until 1926.  The coin features the mythical Snow Lion, which represents cheerfulness and clarity of thought. The 1 Sho was struck from 1919 to 1928 and also depicts the Snow Lion.  The 5 Sho features the Snow Lion standing in front of three mountains.  It was struck from 1947 until 1953.  All three have Tibetan inscriptions on the reverse.  It is an historic set from a nation that was wiped from the map.  The set includes the 5 Sho coin shown above.
Item TIB-SET3 TIBET 3 COIN SET 7 1/2 SKAR – 5 SHO 1918-1953 F-VF $15.00



NEWTIBETAN MOONGOOSE & ARMY PAY 10 SRANG SILVER COINS

Tibet silver 10 Srang coins, 1948 - 1952Tibet issued 10 Srang coins from 1948 until 1952.  In 1952 China put an end to Tibet’s coinage.  The 32.5mm coins were struck in low-fineness silver.  The obverse features a Snow Lion in front of three mountain peaks.  The Snow Lion is the national emblem of Tibet.  It represents cheerfulness, fearlessness and dominance over the mountains.  Two different reverses were used on the series.  The first reverse featured two images of Nakula, the mongoose, spitting jewels or coins into a bowl.  In Tibetan iconography the mongoose represents wealth, while the bowl represents charity.   A second reverse just has Tibetan legends.  It was said to have been struck to pay members of the Tibetan Army. I guess they did not want the troops to think about wealth or charity. It was struck only two years, 1950 and 1951.  Both types are now difficult to obtain.

Item TIB-10S-MONG TIBET 10 SRANG 1948-52, MONGOOSE REVERSE, Y29var. F-VF $25.00
Item TIB-10S-ARMY TIBET 10 SRANG 1950-52, ARMY REVERSE, Y30 F-VF $25.00



KATANGA COINS FEATURES TRADITIONAL FORM OF WEALTH 

Katanga 1 and 5 Francs A bloody civil war broke out in the Belgian Congo upon it gaining independence from Belgium in 1960.  Katanga, a mineral rich province in the south, declared itself independent from the rest of the Congo. Various factions were supported by the United States and the Soviet Union, while the United Nations tried to negotiate a truce.  This set includes the only two coins Katanga issued for circulation, the bronze 1 and 5 Franc coins, both dated 1961.  Shortly there after Katamga was forcibly reunited with the Congo.  The coin displays the country's traditional form of money, the Katanga Cross, on one side of the coins. A bunch of bananas is shown on the other.
Item KAT-SET2 KATANGA 1 & 5 FRANCS KM1 & 2 1961 VF-XF $7.00



ELEPHANT FROM THE BELGIAN CONGO Restocked

Belgian Congo brass 1 Franc picturing an elephant This brass 1 Franc coin of the Belgian Congo (now the Congo Democratic Republic) features a striding elephant.  First issued in 1944, during World War II, it was also struck in 1946 and 1949.   It is 19.2mm in diameter.   The coin is always popular with coin collectors and elephant lovers.  
Item BECON1F BELGIAN CONGO 1 FRANC 1944-49 ELEPHANT KM26 Fine $2.00


CZECHOSLOVAKIA COIN SET

Czechoslovakia 4 coin set: 5 - 50 HaleruCzechoslovakia was formed after World War I by joining together the formerly Austrian Hapsburg lands of Bohemia, Slovakia and other territories.  In World War II, Nazi Germany took some of its territory, and divided the rest into two seperate nations:  Slovakia and the Protectorate of Bohemia & Moravia. Following World War II was reunited and  fell under the control of the Soviet Union. It December 1989 it threw off the Soviet sponsored government. Tensions between the Czech and Slovaks increased and on December 31, 1992 the country was again divided into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.  We offer a four coin set of some of the last coins issued by Czechoslovakia: the 5, 10, 20 and 50 Haleru dating from 1977 to 1990.  The coins have the denomination on one side and the arms of communist Czechoslovakia on the other.  
Item CZECH-SET4 CZECHOSLOVAKIA 4 COIN SET 5 - 50 HALERU 1977-90 AU-UNC. $4.00

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FEDERAL PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA

Yugoslavia coin setFollowing World War II, Yugoslavia changed its name to The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia.  The communist nation, under the control of Josip Tito, steered an independent course from the Soviet Union.  It issued one series of coins before changing its name to the Socialist Federal Republic in 1963.  Starting in 1991 the country completely collapsed into the indepedent nations of Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro. The coins include the aluminum 50 Para, 1, 2 and 5 Dinars dated 1953 and the attractive aluminum-bronze 10, 20 and 50 Dinars dated 1955.  The coin features the emblem of Yugoslavia on the obverse of each coin.  All coins are Uncirculated.
Item YUGO-SET7 YUGOSLAVIA 7 COIN SET, 50 PARA- 50 DINARS, 1953-55, UNC. $5.00


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