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INTERESTING MODERN WORLD COINS

NEWARMED MONK OF MONACO

MONACO 10 CENTIMES 1962 KM142 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.
Item MC-10C MONACO 10 CENTIMES 1962 KM142 UNC. $3.00

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INEXPENSIVE COIN OF ANDORRA

Andorra 1 Centim 1999 FAO coin, KM171The 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 Food 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.
Item AD-1CENT ANDORRA 1 CENTIM 1999 KM171 BU $3.00


UNCIRCULATED GEORGE VI COINS FROM AUSTRALIA & JAMAICA Price Reduced

Australia bronze 1/2 Penny 1949 KM42Jamaica nickel-brass Farthing 1952 KM33
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 War II, followed by the loss of many of Britain’s colonies, including India.  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.
Item AU-42 AUSTRALIA 1/2 PENNY, 1949 KM42 UNC.-spotty $4.00
Item JM-33 JAMAICA FARTHING, 1952 KM33 BU $6.00



AUSTRALIA DECIMAL COINS DEPICTS PRE-DECIMAL COINS

Australia $1 & $2 coins 2016, 50th Anniversary of decimal currencyAustralia 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.  
Item AU-SET16D AUSTRALIA 1 & 2 DOLLARS, 2016 50th ANNIVERSARY OF DECIMALIZATION, UNC. $12.00

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CAMEROON COIN CAN HONOR YOUR WEDDING OR ANNIVERSARY

Cameroon wedding coins have space to engrave your own name, initials or dateA 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 “customizable” coin.
Item CM31 CAMEROON 7500 FRANCS WEDDING GOLD-PLATED KM31 UNC. $40.00
Item CM31A CAMEROON 7500 FRANCS WEDDING SILVER-PLATED KM31 UNC. $35.00



QUEEN ELIZABETH CORONATION CROWN   Restocked

Great Britain Queen Elizabeth Coronation crown, 1953 KM894Great Britain issued this 1 Crown coin (5 Shillings) in 1953 to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Queen is depicted on horseback on the obverse.  The reverse features the shields of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, along with the flowers of England (rose), Scotland (thistle), Ireland (shamrock) and Wales (leek).  In the center is the royal crown. The coin has a lettered edge "FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU" The copper-nickel coin is 38.6mm in diameter
Item GB-CORON GREAT BRITAIN 1 CROWN 1953 QUEEN ELIZABETH CORONATION KM894 AU $9.00



QUEEN ELIZABETH CELEBRATES SILVER JUBILEE OF REIGN   Restocked

Great Britain 25 Pence 1977 KM920Great 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.  The reverse 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.
Item GB-JUB GREAT BRITAIN 25 PENCE 1977 SILVER JUBILEE KM920 AU-UNC. $3.00



CHARLES & DI ROYAL WEDDING CROWN FROM GREAT BRITAIN  

Great Britain Charles & Diana Royal Wedding coin, KM925The marriage of Prince Charles, 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 has always been popular with admirers of Lady Di as well as coin collectors.
Also available are original mint sealed bags of 20 pieces of the Charles and Di wedding coins..
Item GB-WED GREAT BRITAIN 25 PENCE 1981 CHARLES & DI WEDDING, KM925 UNC. $4.00
NEW Item GB-WEDx20  MINT BAG OF 20 PIECES OF CHARLES & DI WEDDING 25 PENCE 1981 UNC. $49.50




THE MOST SECURE COIN IN THE WORLD  Restocked

GREAT BRITAIN NEW 1 POUND 2016The British Royal Mint recently released a new bi-metallic 1 Pound coin which they claim is the "most secure coin in the world".  The new coin is thinner, lighter and wider than the existing 1 Pound coin, which was being widely counterfeited.  The new 12-sided coin includes a latent image that changes from a "" symbol to the number "1" when the coin is seen from different angles.  Micro-lettering is on the inside edge of both sides of the coin: "ONE POUND" on the obverse, the date on the reverse.  Undisclosed hidden security features are also incorporated into the coin.  The reverse of the coin was created by David Pearce, a 15-year old student who beat out over 6000 other entries in a contest to design the coin.  The reverse shows the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet.  The Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. 
Item GB-1P-16 GREAT BRITAIN HIGH SECURITY 1 POUND 2016 UNC. $7.50



ATTRACTIVE FIRST COINS OF THE MODERN GREEK REPUBLIC  

Greece Pegasus 5 and 10 Drachma coins of 1973In 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.
Item GR-SET73 GREECE 5 & 10 DRACHMAI 1973 KM109.1 & 110 UNC. $9.75





CHINESE ZODIAC ANIMAL COIN SET FROM MALAWI 

Malawi Chinese Zodiac coin setCommon Obverse to Malawi Zodiac coins

This twelve coin set from Malawi pictures the twelve animals of the Asian Zodiac. Each of the twelve coins bears a different multi-color animal, done in a traditional, colorful Asian cartoon style against a gold-colored background. The obverse of the coins bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth (as Malawi is a member of the Commonwealth) and the Malawi arms. The coins have the face value of 5 Kwacha each and are dated 2005. They are 40mm in diameter and are struck in silver-plated copper-nickel with a Prooflike finish. According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins only 835 of the sets were struck and they catalog $12.50 per coin or $150 per set. I suspect the true mintage figure is somewhat higher, however my price is much lower.
Item BK-MW-ZOD MALAWI SET OF 12 ZODIAC COINS, KM44-55 PROOFLIKE $89.95



SOMALIA HONORS POPE JOHN PAUL II

Somalia set of 3 crown size 25 Shillings 2004, Life of Pope John Paul II, KM155-KM157I 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.
Item SO-POPE3 SOMALIA SET OF THREE 25 SHILLINGS 2004, KM155-157 UNC. $15.00



CHINESE ZODIAC ON SOMALIA COINS Wholesale prices available to dealers


Somalia 2000 Chinese Zodiac coin set

Somalia issued a set of twelve 25mm copper-nickel 10 Shilling coins dated 2000, showing each of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Each of the coin shows one of the animals and lists the birth years for the past century of those that fall under the influence of that animal. Included are the Year of the Rat , Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. It is an interesting and attractive set featuring 12 different animals.
Item SO-ZOD SOMALIA 12 COIN CHINESE ZODIAC SET, 2000 KM90-101 BU $7.50

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WESTERN ZODIAC COINS FROM SOMALILAND  Wholesale prices available to dealers

Signs of the Zodiac coin set
Somaliland recently released a set of twelve 25mm copper-nickel 10 Shilling coins featuring the twelve sun signs of the “western” Zodiac. Each coin features a zodiac sign and figure and is dated 2006. The coins are attractive, well designed and reasonably priced. All coins are Uncirculated.
Item SOML-ZOD SOMALILAND SET OF 12 WESTERN ZODIAC COINS, 2006, KM7-18 BU $7.50
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BRITISH HEROES COINS INCLUDE MULTI-COLORED BRITISH FLAG Wholesale prices available to dealers

British Heroes coin set from Tristan da CunhaCommon obverse to British Heroes coins feature Queen Elizabeth
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.
Item TDC-HEROES TRISTAN DA CUNHA 5 COIN BRITISH HEROES SET, BU $39.50


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