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COINS FROM NATIONS THAT NO LONGER EXIST



NEWCOINS OF THE STRAITS SETTLEMENTS

Straits Settlements 1/4 Cent 1916 KM27Straits Settlements 50 Cents 1920-21 KM35.1
The Straits Settlements were a group of British colonies located around the Straits of Malaya, which today are Singapore and parts of Malaysia.  We are pleased to offer two scarce coins of this now long gone nation.  The bronze 1/4 Cent of King George V was minted only a single year: 1916.  The coin is 22.5mm in diameter and grades Very Good to Fine.  The silver 50 Cents of King George V was minted only two years, 1920 and 1921.  The 28mm coin is struck in .500 fine silver and contains .1345 troy ounces of silver.  The coin grades Very Fine to Extra Fine.   Both coins feature George V on the obverse and the date and denomination on the reverse.
Item STRAITS-QTR STRAITS SETTLEMENTS BRONZE 1/4 CENT 1916 KM27 VG-F $6.00
Item STRAITS50C STRAITS SETTLEMENTS SILVER 50 CENTS 1920-1921 KM35.1 VF-XF $16.00


NEWCENT FROM BRITISH NORTH BORNEO

British North Borneo 1 Cent KM3North Borneo was a former British colony that is now part of Malaysia. This 20mm copper-nickel 1 Cent of British North Borneo dates from between 1935 and 1941.  One side of the coin shows the denomination.  The other side shows the countries arms which include two natives (one with a very large sword) upholding a shield that shows a lion and a ship.   The coins were struck at the Heaton Mint in Birmingham.
Item BNB1C BRITISH NORTH BORNEO 1 CENT 1935-1941 KM3 VF $9.00


THE WHITE RAJAHS OF SARAWAK 

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.  From 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 $3.50


COINS 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


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



KATANGA COIN FEATURES TRADITIONAL FORM OF WEALTH Restocked

Katanga 1 Franc 1961 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 Uncirculated 1961 1 Franc 1961 was issued only a single year.  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-1  KATANGA 1  FRANC KM1  1961 UNC. $4.00



ELEPHANT FROM THE BELGIAN CONGO 

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


ALSO SEE:

Click HereWWII COINS OF FRENCH INDO-CHINA
Click HereEAST GERMANY
Click HereRARE DUTCH INDIA DUIT DEPICTS KALI
Click HereBRITISH PALESTINE COIN SET
Click HereHISTORIC SILVER COINS OF PRUSSIA
Click HereONLY COIN OF TONKIN
Click HereCOLD WAR ERA SOVIET UNION COINS
Click HereSCARCE VIET-MINH 1946 5 HAO & 1 DONG
Click HereSOUTH VIETNAMESE COINS


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