COINS FROM NATIONS THAT NO LONGER EXIST
COIN OF THE ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE
The Boers were descendents of early Dutch settlers in South
Africa. They formed the Zuid-Afrikannsche Republiek (also
known as Z.A.R., the South African Republic or the Transvaal
Republic ) to escape British political and social dominance.
After the discovery of gold and diamonds the British moved in anyway.
The British defeated the Zuid-Afrikannsche Republiek
in the Second Boer War in 1902 and incorporated the Z.A.R.
into British controlled South Africa. This sterling
silver 1 Shilling of the
Zuid-Afrikannsche Republiek features President Paul Kreuger on the
obverse and the denomination and date on the reverse. It
dates between 1894 and 1897. The coin is struck to the to the
same standards as the
of shilling of Great Britain. It is a popular and historic
short-lived coin series.
ZAR-SH ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE REP. SILVER SHILLING
1894-97 KM5 F-VF
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES MINT SET
In 2010 the
Netherlands Antilles was formally disbanded.
Curašao and Sint Maarten became constituent countries within the
Kingdom of the Netherlands, while the remaining islands of Bonaire,
Saba, and Sint Eustatius became special municipalities of the
Netherlands proper. This official 1980 Netherlands Antilles
Mint set includes the 1, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 25 Cent, 1 and 2 1/2 Gulden,
plus a medal issued by the Utrecht mint which struck the coins.
The coins were issued during the last year of Queen Juliana's
reign, before she resigned. She is portrayed on the 1 and 2
1/2 gulden coins. The 5 Cent is a square coin. The
Netherlands Antilles arms is on the reverse of each coin.
The seven coins are all in Brilliant Uncirculated
conditions. Only 18,000 sets were issued.
AN-SET80 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 7 COIN SET 1
CENT - 2 1/2 GULDEN, 1980 KM-MS3 BU
OLD FRENCH OCEANIA
Oceania was created to administer various French territories in the
Ocean, the most famous of which is Tahiti. Its first coins included
this attractive aluminum 50 Centimes dated 1949. It
features a tropical scene, with swaying palm trees, small boats and sea
shells on one side and a seated "Spirit of the Republic" on the
other. It was issued only a single year. French
Oceania later became French Polynesia.
FROC-1 FRENCH OCEANIA 50 CENTIMES 1949 KM1
SCARCE COINS OF
The Mediterranean island of Crete is home to one of the worlds oldest
civilizations, the Minoan, which flourished from about 3000BC to
1100BC. Yet since that time it has been ruled by outside
powers. In 1898 the Ottoman Turks, who had ruled the Island
for over 200 years were expeled by the Greeks and Crete was set up as
an autonomous territory under the authority of the King of
Greece. In 1900 Crete issued its first modern
coins. Included was this scarce copper-nickel 10
Lepta coin. The coin was struck only a single year: 1900.
Though the design was similar to the circulating Greek 10 Lepta
coins, the coin was intended for use on Crete. In 1913 Crete
was formally united with Greece, bringing to an end the short-lived
coinage of Crete. Both coins show considerable wear.
CRETE-10L CRETE 10 LEPTA 1900 KM4 AG-VG $6.00
FROM THE BELGIAN CONGO
This brass 1 Franc coin of the Belgian Congo (now the Congo Democratic Republic)
striding elephant. First issued in 1944, during World War II,
was also struck in 1946 and 1949. It is 19.2mm in diameter.
The coin is always popular with coin
and elephant lovers.
CONGO 1 FRANC 1944-49 ELEPHANT KM26 Fine $2.00
WHITE RAJAHS OF 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 this copper-nickel 10 Cents picturing Charles Vynar Brooke
dating between 1920 and 1934. Both coins were struck at the
Heaton mint in Birmingham.
SAR-10C SARAWAK 10 CENTS 1920-34 KM16
OLD HIGH GRADE CEYLON CENTS
Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, as a British colony until
1948. These old, high-grade 22mm copper cents have the same
reverse design, featuring a palm tree within a circle. The
1925 Cent depicts King George V and grades Almost Uncirculated or
better. The 1945 cent pictures King George VI and is red
CEYLON 1 CENT 1925 KM107 AU-UNC.
CEYLON 1 CENT 1945 KM111a UNC.
HISTORIC TIBET COIN SET
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.
TIB-SET3 TIBET 3 COIN SET 7 1/2 SKAR – 5 SHO
SUN AND MOON TIBETIAN
The copper 5 Sho coins were some of the last coins minted by Tibet
before they were invaded by China. The coin features a Snow
Lion standing in front of the mountains one side and inscriptions on
the other. The coin comes in two major
varieties. The first, dating 1947 to 1949 features two suns,
one on either side of the tallest mountain. The second,
dating 1950 to 1953 shows a moon and the sun next to the
mountain. Both are a reminder of this fabled and isolated
nation located high in the Himalayas.
TIB-5S-SS TIBET 5 SHO 1947-49, 2 SUNS, Y28.1
TIB-5S-MS TIBET 5 SHO 1950-53, MOON &
SUN, Y28a F-VF
TIB-5S-BT BOTH OF THE ABOVE TIBETIAN 5 SHO
COINS F-VF $15.00
SILVER COIN FROM THE
GRAND DUCHY OF FINLAND
WWII COINS OF
DUTCH INDIA DUIT DEPICTS KALI
INDIA COIN SET
COINS OF THE
NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES STRUCK IN PHILADELPHIA
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