INTERESTING MODERN WORLD COINS
INFLATION COINS OF TURKEY
In 2002 Turkey struck three new coins with almost unbelievably high
denominations. This set includes the 1 Million Lira picturing
Yunus Emre, a 14th century Turkish poet and mystic, the 750,000 Lira
showing a mountain goat and the 500,000 Lira showing a sheep. The
denomination and date are on the obverse. The coins were struck at the
Turkish State Mint in Istanbul, which was founded in 1467, making it
one of the oldest active mints in the world today. The coins
are some of the highest denomination copper-nickel coins every made for
a national government. On January 1, 2005 Turkey did a 1
Million to 1 redenomination of their currency, thus ending the
TR-SET02 TURKEY 3 COIN INFLATION SET, 2002 KM1161-1163 UNC.
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
GEORGE VI FARTHING FROM 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,
1952 Farthing from Jamaica features
the King on the obverse and the Jamaican arms on the reverse.
The 20.2mm nickel-brass
coin was the last farthing ever struck for Jamaica.
JAMAICA FARTHING, 1952 KM33 BU
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
COIN SETAUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2014 SALTWATER CROCODILE
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
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
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
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,