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COINS FROM NATIONS THAT NO LONGER EXIST

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



CZECHOSLOVAKIA & THE CZECH AND SLOVAK FEDERAL REPUBLIC

Czechoslovakia 4 coin set: 5 - 50 HaleruCSFR 50 Haleru and 1 Koruna
Czechoslovakia was formed after World War I by joining together the formerly Hapsburg lands of Bohemia, Slovakia and other territories. Following World War II it fell under the control of the Soviet Union. It December 1989 it threw off the Soviet sponsored government.  After long debates it was decided to rename the newly liberated nation the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.  The first coins of the new nation were issued in 1991 featuring a coat-of-arms that included both the Bohemian Lion, and the Slovak double-cross over three mountain peaks.  Tensions between the Czech and Slovaks increased and on December 31, 1992 the country was peaceably 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.  We also have a two coin set from the short-lived Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, consisting of the 50 Haleru and 1 Koruna dating 1991 or 1992.
Item CZECH-SET4 CZECHOSLOVAKIA 4 COIN SET 5 - 50 HALERU 1977-90 AU-UNC. $4.00
Item CSFR-SET2 CZECH & SLOVAK FEDERATED REP. 2 COIN SET, 1991-92, AU-UNC. $4.00

For later coins see:
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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 $9.75
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


NEWOLD ZANZIBAR COIN

Zanzibar 1 Pysa 1882 KM1Zanzibar was for many years a rich and important trading post off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is the world's leading producer of Cloves.  After centuries of foreign domination, it achieved independence in 1860, only to fall under British control 30 years later. This copper 1 Pysa was struck for only one year, 1882, during that brief period of independence.  Today Zanzibar is part of Tanzania.
Item ZANZ1 ZANZIBAR 1 PYSA 1882 KM1 Fine-VF $7.00



KATANGA COINS FEATURES TRADITIONAL FORM OF WEALTH Back in stock

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

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


OLD HIGH GRADE CEYLON CENTS

Ceylon 1 Cent of George VCeylon 1 Cent of George VI
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, though may have been cleaned.  The 1945 cent pictures King George VI and is red Uncirculated. 
Item CEY-GV CEYLON 1 CENT 1925 KM107 AU-UNC-cleaned. out
Item CEY-1C-GVI CEYLON 1 CENT 1945 KM111a UNC. $3.00


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