INTERESTING MODERN WORLD COINS
MONK OF MONACO
The Principality of Monaco is a tiny (2
sq. km, .78 sq. mi.), wealthy
nation located on the French Riviera. Prince Rainier III
appears on the obverse of this 1962 Monaco 10 Centimes. The
reverse depicts a monk holding a sword guarding the arms of the
Grimaldi family. According to legend, in 1297 Francisco
Grimaldi and his men captured the Monaco Castle while dressed as
Franciscan monks. Since then the Grimaldi family has ruled
Monaco almost continuously. The 20mm aluminum bronze coin is
Uncirculated. It is an interesting coin from a tiny nation.
MC-10C MONACO 10 CENTIMES 1962 KM142 UNC.
MONACO 2 EUROS
The Principality of Andorra is a tiny
nation on the border of France and Spain that is nominally ruled by the
Bishop of Urgell and the President of France. It was
originally granted a charter by Charlemagne. In 988 Andorra
was given to the Bishop of Urgell. In 1095, in exchange for
military protection, the Bishop signed a treaty with the Lord of
Caboet, making them both co-sovereigns of Andorra. Eventually
that part of the title passed to President of France. In 1999 Andorra
issued this 22mm aluminum 1 Centim coin as part of the United Nations
and Agriculture Organization’s coin program. One side depicts the
winged figure of Ceres delivering wheat. The other side has
the denomination and the titles of the Bishop of Urgell.
ANDORRA 1 CENTIM 1999 KM171 BU
GEORGE VI COINS FROM AUSTRALIA & JAMAICA
George VI was the British monarch from 1936 until 1952, and as such his
portrait appeared on the coins of the British colonies and Commonwealth
nations. He became king after his brother; Edward VIII
abdicated in order to marry a divorced American socialite.
George VI’s reign was marked by World
, followed by the loss of many of Britain’s colonies,
The 1949 Australian bronze Half Penny features a Kangaroo on the
reverse and was struck at the Perth mint. The coin is
Uncirculated, though is a bit spotty or toned. It catalogs for $27.00,
however our price is much less. The 1952 Farthing from Jamaica features
the Jamaican arms on the reverse. The 20.2mm nickel-brass
coin was the last farthing ever struck for Jamaica.
It catalogs for $17.50, however our price is much less.
AUSTRALIA 1/2 PENNY, 1949 KM42
JAMAICA FARTHING, 1952 KM33 BU
AUSTRALIA’S LAST PRE-DECIMAL COINS
1966 Australia changed their currency from Pound-Shilling-Pence system
of Great Britain to a decimal system based on 100 Cents to a
Dollar. This three coin set contains some of the last coins
Australia struck prior to switching to the decimal system.
Included are the bronze 1/2 Penny and Penny and silver 3 Pence dating
between 1960 and
1964. The two bronze coins depict
a Kangaroo. The 3 Pence features three wheat stalks on the
reverse. The 16mm 3 Pence is struck in .500 fine silver and
contains .0225 troy ounces of silver. Queen Elizabeth is on
the obverse of all the coins. All three coins are
Uncirculated, however the Australian mints processed their bronze coins
at that time, giving them a "cleaned" appearance.
AUSTRALIA 3 COIN SET: 1/2 PENNY, PENNY & 3 PENCE
DEPICTS PRE-DECIMAL COINS
recently released the last two coins in their series commemorating the
50th anniversary of converting from the Australian Pound to the
Australian Dollar. The 2016 dated coins depict the old
pre-decimal coins on the obverse below the portrait of Queen
Elizabeth. The 1 Dollar depicts the old 1 crown while the 2
Dollars features the florin. The standard reverse is used on
both coins, featuring kangaroos on the dollar and an aboriginal elder
is on the 2 Dollars.
AU-SET16D AUSTRALIA 1 & 2 DOLLARS,
2016 50th ANNIVERSARY OF DECIMALIZATION,
SCARCE 1987 AUSTRALIA
YEAR OF THE MONKEY SILVER COINS
AUSTRALIA SET OF FIVE 2
DOLLAR 2016 OLYMPIC COINS IN FOLDER, BU
AUSTRALIA 2 DOLLARS
AUSTRALIA PIONEER BAKERY 1 LOAF
AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 2018 YEAR OF THE DOG
1 TROY OUNCE .9999 SILVER
AUSTRALIA 2018 SILVER KOOKABURRA
HONOR YOUR WEDDING OR ANNIVERSARY
A pair of wedding rings and
Champaign glasses are featured on these Cameroon 7500 Franc coins dated
2006. Below the rings is a blank area where you can
engrave names, initials or dates to honor your engagement, wedding or
anniversary. The reverse features an elephant head and a map
of Africa. The 30mm coin is available both in silver-plated
or gold-plated brass. It is an interesting
CAMEROON 7500 FRANCS WEDDING GOLD-PLATED KM31
CAMEROON 7500 FRANCS WEDDING SILVER-PLATED
CELEBRATES SILVER JUBILEE OF REIGN
Britain struck this copper-nickel 25 Pence in 1977 to celebrate the
Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
The obverse depicts the Queen on horseback, a design derived from the
Queen's 1953 Coronation Crown
features the eagle-shaped ampulla and the anointing spoon which have
been used in British coronations for hundreds of
years. Above them is the Royal Crown. The
25 Pence is the decimal equivalent to the old 1 Crown. The
38.6mm coin is struck in copper-nickel.
GB-JUB GREAT BRITAIN 25 PENCE 1977 SILVER
CHARLES & DI
WEDDING CROWN FROM GREAT BRITAIN
the Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer was called a fairytale
wedding. Great Britain issued this 38.5mm copper-nickel 25 Pence coin
in 1981 to commemorate royal wedding of Prince Charles to Lady
Diana. Pictured on one side are the busts of Charles
Diana. The other side pictures Queen Elizabeth. The
marriage, which started with such promise, ended in divorce and Diana’s
subsequent death in a tragic automobile accident. The coin
always been popular with admirers of Lady Di as well as coin
Also available are original mint sealed bags of 20 pieces of the
Charles and Di wedding coins..
GREAT BRITAIN 25 PENCE 1981 CHARLES
& DI WEDDING, KM925 UNC.
BEATRIX POTTER –
PETER RABBIT COINS FROM GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain issued five 50 pence coins in 2016 to commemorate the
150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and her beloved story
book characters. The coins depict Peter Rabbit, Squirrel
Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-duck and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. A fifth
coin has the legend Beatrix Potter 1866 1943, a small image of Peter
Rabbit and Potter’s head within a wreath. Potter was a one of
the world’s experts on fungi, however her works were not accepted by
men who controlled academia. She was only found a publisher
for her stories after she published the first Peter Rabbit book
herself. She was one of the first to realize the value in
licensing her characters. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse
of each coin. The coins are Uncirculated.
GREAT BRITAIN SET OF 5 BEATRIX
PENCE, 2016 UNC.
COINS OF THE MODERN GREEK REPUBLIC
1973 Greece voted to abolish its monarchy and form a
republic. Attractive new coins were issued to mark the event.
The copper-nickel 5 and 10 Drachmai feature Pegasus on one side and a
Phoenix on the other. The Phoenix was used on the coins of
the first Greek Republic from 1828 to 1831. It is an
attractive and historic set with classical designs.
GR-SET73 GREECE 5 & 10 DRACHMAI 1973
KM109.1 & 110 UNC. $9.75
HONORS POPE JOHN PAUL II
am not sure why a good Muslim nation like Somalia would honor Pope
John Paul II. Anyway, in 2004 Somalia issued a set of three
38.7mm copper-nickel 25 Shilling coins titled "THE LIFE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
The coins depict the Pope at a window in the Vatican, the Popemobile
and the Pope with Mother Teresa. The Arms of the Somali
Republic is on the reverse of each coin. It is an
interesting set of crown-sized Pope coins at a reasonable price.
SO-POPE3 SOMALIA SET OF THREE 25
HEROES COINS INCLUDE MULTI-COLORED BRITISH FLAG
Heroes of Great Britain are featured this five coin set from the tiny
British possession of Tristan da Cunha. Each of the five
gold-plated 38.6mm 1 Crown coins includes an embedded red, white and
blue Union Jack of the United Kingdom. The 5 coin set contains an
individually serial numbered coin featuring “The Lone Soldier”, a
memorial to the fallen. Battle of Britain pilots Douglas
Badar and Keith Parks, along with their airplanes, are each featured on
their own coin. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill,
along with World War II aircraft is on the fourth coin.
Horatio Nelson, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his ship,
is on the fifth coin. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of
each of the 2010 dated coins. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
TRISTAN DA CUNHA 5 COIN BRITISH HEROES SET,