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NEWBEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2017 WILDLIFE COINS IN TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL

British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2017 Seahorse struck in Turquoise TitaniumBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 Seahorse, copper-nickelBritish Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2017 Hummingbird struck in green titaniumBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 hummingbird, copper-nickelBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 marlin, copper-nickelBritish Virgin Islands 2017 coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse
The British Virgin Islands recently released 2017 wildlife coins in both Titanium and copper-nickel.  One set of coins depicts a hum-mingbird, another features a beautiful image of an adult and baby seahorse with their tails entwined around seaweed.  A third coin features a Marlin leaping from the ocean.  The titanium hummingbird coin is struck in green titanium.  The titanium seahorse coin is struck in turquoise titanium. Due to the difficulty of striking Titanium coins and the fact that Titanium reacts differently with every strike, coin is technically different from all others. The titanium coins are denominated 5 Dollars, have a mintage of 7,500 pieces each, are 36.1mm in diameter, weigh 10 grams, and come in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  The copper-nickel coins are denominated 1 Dollar, have a mintage of 10,000 pieces each and are 38.6mm in diameter.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins and all are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item BVI-TIT-HORSE17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 5 DOLLARS 2017 TURQUOISE TITANIUM SEAHORSE, BU $59.00
Item BVI-CN-HORSE17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2017 COPPER-NICKEL SEAHORSE, BU $14.00
Item BVI-TIT-HUMM17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 5 DOLLARS 2017 GREEN TITANIUM HUMMINGBIRD, BU $59.00
Item BVI-CN-HUMM17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2017 COPPER-NICKEL HUMMINGBIRD, BU $14.00
Item BVI-CN-MARLIN17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2017 COPPER-NICKEL MARLIN, BU $14.00


NEWSEA LIFE ON SOUTH GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH ISLANDS 2017 TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL COINS

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Elephant Seal - Green TitaniumSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Elephant Seal - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Blue whalel - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Colossal squid - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands released attractive 2017 dated 2 Pound coins featuring native sea life.  One coin features a male and female Elephant Seal sitting on a beach. The seal gets its name from its great size and the large inflatable proboscis of the adult males, which is used to make extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season.  The coin was struck green titanium and copper nickel.  Another coin features a Blue Whale mother and her calf.  Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts can be as large as an automobile.  A third issue features a Colossal Squid.  The squid is known from only a few specimens.  It is believed to reach a maximum size of over 40 feet (12 meters) and weigh as much as 1,650 pounds (750kg.).  .  The copper-nickel versions of the coins have a mintage of 10,000 pieces and are 38.6mm in diameter.  The titanium has a mintage of 7,500 pieces, is 36.1mm in diameter, weighs 10 grams, and come in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  All the coins portray Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGI-TIT-SEAL17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 GREEN TITANIUM ELEPHANT SEAL BU $59.00
Item SGI-CN-SEAL17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL ELEPHANT SEAL BU $14.00
Item SGI-CN-BWHALE17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL BLUE WHALE BU $14.00
Item SGI-CN-SQUID17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL COLOSSAL SQUID BU $14.00

NEWCHINA CELEBRATES YEAR OF THE ROOSTER WITH BI-METAL 10 YUAN

China bi-metallic 10 Yuan 2017 Year of the RoosterChina recently released this 2017 dated bi-metallic 10 Yuan coin to commemorate the Year of the Rooster.  The 27mm coin depicts a rooster, a peach-shaped lantern, and plum flowers on the obverse.  The denomination surrounded by an intricate etched design is on the reverse. The large number 10 contains latent images, which change from Western to Chinese characters as the coin is moved. These features, along with an unusual edge pattern, make it one of the most difficult to counterfeit coins in the world today.
Item CN-ROOSTER CHINA 10 YUAN 2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER BU $5.75



NEWCHINA HONORS SUN YAT-SEN

China 5 Yuan 2016 150th anniversary of birth of Sun Yat-SenThe 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is honored on this circulating commemorative 2016 dated 5 Yuan from the People's Republic of China.  He led the overthrow of the 2000 year old Chinese Imperial government and in 1912 he became the first President of the Republic of China.   He is portrayed on the obverse of the coin.  The reverse features his home in Cuiheng Village in Guangdong Province.  At the side of the building is a lenticular image featuring the number "150:   As an added security feature the edge has both course and fine reeding.  The 30mm coin is struck in a brass alloy and has a mintage of 300 Million pieces.
Item CN-5Y-SUN CHINA 5 YUAN 2016 SUN YAT-SEN BU $4.75




TURKEY COMMEMORATES FAILED COUP ATTEMPT ON 2016 BI-METALLIC

Turkey 1 Lira 2016 Failed July CoupTurkey issued this bi-metallic 1 Lira in 2016 in memory of those who fought and died in the July 15, 2016 attempted coup d'etat. The attempted coup was carried out by a faction within the Armed Forces.  It was put down in a matter of days, though some 300 people lost their lives in the fighting.  Since then Turkish President Erdogan has use the coup an excuse for mass arrests, the detention of over 40,000 citizens, dismissal of tens of thousands of teachers, and the firing of many thousands of government employees. The 26mm coin features arms raising the flag of Turkey on the obverse.  The reverse is the standard 1 Lira design. 
Item TR-1L16-COUP TURKEY 1 LIRA 2016 FAILED COUP, UNC. $5.00


2017 MAUI TRADE DOLLAR FEATURES HAWAIIAN OWL

Maui 25th anniversary Trade Dollar, 2016, whaleMaui is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Hawaiian Islands.  Every year a new attractive 39mm copper-nickel Maui Trade dollar is released.  The 2 Dollar coin can be used at participating merchants throughout the island in the year it is issued, though most of the kept as souvenirs by tourists rather than redeemed. Profits from the coins go toward educational programs on the island.  The 2017 issue commemorates Haleakala National Park on Maui.  The coin depicts a Hawaiian owl, or Pueo, flying over the park. Two hikers can be seen on a trail coming down from the peak.  See our website or request a list for earlier coins in this series.
Item MAUI17 MAUI 2017 2 DOLLARS  OWL - HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK BU $5.00
Item MAUI17x20 ROLL OF 20 MAUI 2017 TRADE 2 DOLLARS BU $60.00

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NEWOKINAWA DOLLAR FEATURES BATTLESHIP USS MISSOURI

Okinawa 1 Dollar 2016 depicting battleship USS MissouriThis unofficial Okinawa one dollar coin depicts the famed battleship USS Missouri.  The Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II. Okinawa was captured by United States forces in World War II after extremely fierce fighting.  Today Okinawa is a prefecture of Japan and is the home of some 32 United States military bases that occupy about a quarter of the island.  The reverse of the coin has the legend "MARINE CORPS BASE, OKINAWA, JAPAN" and a coat-of-arms.  The 40mm silver plated coin has a mintage of only 250 pieces and is Proof.
Item OKINAWA OKINAWA 1 DOLLAR 2016 PROOF $23.00




NEWUNUSUAL WILLIS ISLAND COIN

Willis Island, Coral Sea Islands Territory, 10 Dollars 2016Willis Island is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory, an external territory of Australia, located beyond the Great Barrier Reef.  It has a population of four, who operate a weather station on the small (500m x 150m, 1600' x 490') island.  In 2016 an unusual non-circulating multi-colored "pie slice" shaped 10 Dollar coin was issued for this tiny entity. The reverse features a multi-colored fish in a coral garden. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth  The odd-shaped silver-plated Proof coin is 46mm x 34mm and has a mintage of only 250 pieces.
Item WILLIS  WILLIS ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016 PROOF$25.00


RECENT BI-METALLIC POLAND 5 ZLOTYCH

Poland 5 Zlotych 2015 Pozan Town HallPoland 5 Zlotych 2016 Priest's Mill, LodzPoland honored the Poznan Town Hall (Ratusz) on this 2015 bi-metallic 5 Zlotych.  The mannerist style building was completed in 1560 and served as the seat of local government until 1939.  Today it houses a museum.  Each day at noon two mechanical goats come out from the clock tower and butt heads.   The coin depicts the town hall.  The two goats can be seen in the shaded are next to the town hall.  The 2016 5 Zlotych features The Priest's Mill (KSIĘŻY MŁYN) in Lodz.  The mill is a vast housing and industrial complex built in the 1870's on land which originally belonged to the Rector of the Parish of Lodz. The almost completely preserved complex includes a spinning mill, factory buildings, shops, two hospitals, a school, workers housing and owners and directors estates covering over 1200 acres (500 ha).   Today it is a monument to 19th century industrial designs and company towns.  Both are 24.5mm in diameter and feature the Polish Eagle on the obverse.
NEWItem PL-5Z-15POZAN  2015 POZNAN TOWN HALL BU $6.00
NEWItem PL-5Z-16LODZ POLAND 5 ZLOTYCH 2016 PRIEST'S MILL, LODZ, BU $6.00




NEWSOUTH GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. HONORS THE ENDURANCE EXPEDITON

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 2 PoundsSir Ernest Shackleton departed South Georgia on December 5, 1914 aboard the ship Endurance in an attempt to be the first to traverse Antarctica.   The expedition, formally known as The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, quickly turned into an epic feat of endurance.  The ship soon became trapped in pack ice, was crushed and sunk.  After camping on the ice, the 28 man crew took lifeboats to inhospitable and uninhabited Elephant Island.  From there Shackelton and five companions took a lifeboat some 800 miles (1300km.) across open sea to reach South Georgia.  They then had to cross the rugged terrain on foot to get to civilization on the other side of the island arriving in May 1916.  It took four attempts for Shackelton to rescue the crew members stranded in Elephant Island, but he finally reached them in August 1916.  Remarkably the entire expedition returned from the long ordeal without a loss of life.   South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands commemorated the 100th anniversary of The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition on this 38.6mm copper-nickel 2 Pounds coin.  The coin portrays the Endurance stuck in the ice in the background with the crew pulling a lifeboat on a sled over the ice pack in the foreground. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.The coin has a mintage of only 10,000 pieces and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGA-ENDURANCE17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 SHIP ENDURANCE  BU $14.00


2016 CANADA COIN SET

Canada 2016 6 coin set: 5 cents - 2 Dollars
This unpackaged set contains the regular issue 5, 10, 25, 50 cents 1 Dollar and bi-metallic 2 Dollar coins, dated 2016 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition obtained from rolls. The set contains all the regular issue coins issued for circulation.The 2016 50 Cent, Dollar and 2 Dollar coins are especially difficult to obtain due to low mintages and limited distribution. 
Item CA-SET16 CANADA 2016 SIX COIN SET 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, UNC. $12.00


NEWCOIN OF SARK

Sark 5 Pounds 2016Sark is a small island off the north coast of France with a population of about 600. It is a royal fief of the Queen of England, who is paid an annual rent of £1.79.  Though part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it has its own laws based on Norman law and its own parliament.  It maintains many medieval customs and does not cars or street lamps.  In 2016 this unofficial 5 Pounds coin was issued for Sark.  One side depicts a horse carriage next to a medieval tower and wall.  The other side features a young woman, the arms of Sark and a small bust of Queen Elizabeth.   The 40mm silver plated coin has a mintage of only 200 pieces and is Proof.
Item SARK SARK 5 POUNDS 2016 PROOF ;out More expected in a few weeks.


NEWPILOT WHALES ON 2017 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS COIN

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Pilot WhalePilot Whales are large, robust members of the dolphin family, which can weigh as much as 7000 pounds (3,200kg.) and reach a length 24 feet (7.2 meters). These intelligent marine mammals form close social bonds and live in tight-knit pods.  The Pilot Whale received its name due to a belief that the pod always follows a single leader.  This may be the reason why entire pods of Pilot Whales often strand themselves on beaches – they follow their leader even when it makes a fatal mistake.   This 2017 copper-nickel 2 Pound coin of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands shows Pilot Whale in the foreground in the Antarctic waters with the head of a second whale appearing above the water. The top of a third whale can be seen just above the waterline in the background.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coin is 38.6mm in diameter and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGA-PILOT17 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 PILOT WHALES BU $14.00


UNUSUAL 2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER LOCK CHARM SHAPED COIN

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 Year of the Rooster bronze Lock Charm shaped coinBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2016 bronze lock charm shaped coin for Year of the Monkey
This unusual coin is in the shape of a traditional Chinese lock charm.   This type of charm is based on the traditional Chinese device used to safeguard possessions and property.  The charm is believed to protect a person from evil and to bring good luck, fortune, official rank and long life.   The reverse of the coin features a strutting rooster and branches of cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom is a symbol of good luck. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth.  The coin comes in a traditional Lycee Pack (money gift pack) with Certificate of Authenticity and a red ribbon, allowing the coin to be worn. The bronze 2017 dated 1 Dollar coin is a legal tender issue of the British Virgin Islands.  The coin is 46mm x 32.86mm and has a limited mintage of only 5000 pieces.   We also have available a few of the 2016 Year of the Monkey coins.   The reverse features a monkey walking along a branch surrounded by cherry blossoms.  
Item BVI-ROOSTER BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2017 LOCK CHARM SHAPED YEAR OF THE ROOSTER COIN, BU $19.95
Item BVI-MONKEY BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2016 LOCK CHARM SHAPED YEAR OF THE MONKEY COIN, BU $19.95


NEWMORE 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



NEWAUSTRALIA CELBRATES 2016 RIO OLYMPICS & PARALYMPIC WITH COLORED COINS

Australia 2016 5 coin Olympics setAustalia 2 Dollars 2016 Paralympic games in Rio
Australia issued this set of five colored 2016 dated 2 Dollar coins to honor the Australian Olympic team in Rio.  Each coin features a ring depicting one of the five colored Olympic colors: blue, black, red, yellow and green.  The 32 Olympic sports are depicted around the rings of the five coins.  In the center of each ring is the logo of the Australian Olympic Team which features a kangaroo, an emu and the Olympic rings.  The five coins are housed in a folder with a descriptive booklet.  We also have the 2016 Australia 2 Dollar coin for the Rio Paralympic games which features a multi-colored ring that makes up the wheel of a wheel-chair.  The Paralympic coin is not in the packaged set.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins.
Item AU-SETOLY AUSTRALIA SET OF FIVE 2 DOLLAR 2016 OLYMPIC COINS IN FOLDER, BU $45.00
Item AU-PARA16 AUSTRALIA 2 DOLLARS 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES, UNC. $8.00



NEW2016 REGIONS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION COINS

RUSSIA SET OF 3 2016 REGIONS 10 RUBLES: Amur, Belgorod, and Irkutsk regionsRussia issued three bi-metallic 10 Ruble coins in their series honoring the regions of the Russian Federation in 2016.  No coins were issued in this series in 2015.  The coins honored the Amur, Belgorod and Irkutsk regions.  Each coin depicts the coat-of-arms of the respective region.  The coins are 27mm in diameter with a brass ring around a copper-nickel center.  The obverse features the denomination with a shifting image within the “0” that changes from "10" to "РУБ" (Ruble) as the coin is turned. 
Item RU-REG16 RUSSIA 2016 SET OF 3 RUSSIAN REGIONAL 10 RUBLES, UNC. $12.00



NEW400th ANNIVERSARY OF BERMUDA’S HOGGE MONEY

Counterstamped 2016 Kennedy Half Dollar: 400th Anniversary of Bermuda (Somers Islands) Hogge MoneyBermuda 1 Cent 1997 KM44b HogTo honor the 400th anniversary of Bermuda’s Hogge Money, numismatist Mel Wacks produced this counterstamped 2016 United States Kennedy Half Dollar depicting a Hogge 6 Pence.  Hogge Money was the first coinage for any English-speaking region in the New World and is the first coin listed in the standard reference known as the "Red Book".  Hogge Money coins were made in London for use in the newly established Plantation of Somer Islands, now known as Bermuda.  The crudely made 2, 3, 6, and 12-pence coins were issued in 1616. The coins all depict a wild hog which was found in abundance on the island.   The pigs may have originally escaped from the shipwreck of Juan de Bermudez in 1532.  Only 200 counterstamped coins were produced, which were divided between Philadephia and Denver mint half dollars.   Though they are almost as scarce as the original Hogge Money, they are a lot more affordable.  The counterstamped coin comes with a gift pouch and a descriptive Certificate of Authenticity.  Also available is a Bermuda cent which depicts the famous hog design on the reverse, and Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item HOGGE-P HOGGE MONEY COUNTERSTAMP ON 2016 PHILADEPHIIA MINT HALF DOLLAR, UNC. $39.75
Item HOGGE-D HOGGE MONEY COUNTERSTAMP ON 2016 DENVER MINT HALF DOLLAR, UNC. $39.75
Item HOGGE-BOTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE HOGGE MONEY COUNTERSTAMPED HALF DOLLARS, UNC. $75.00
Item BM-1C BERMUDA 1 CENT 1997 HOG KM44b BU $1.00



NEWRECENT ANGOLA COIN SET

Angola 5 coin set 50 Centimos - 20 Kwanzas 2012-2014
This  recent 5 coin set from Angola includes the 50 Centimos, 1, 5 and 10 Kwanzas dated 2012 and the 2014 20 Kwanzas.  The 5, 10 and 20 Kwanzas are bi-metallic.  The 20 Kwanzas depicts Queen Njinga Mbande, who led an armed resistance against Portuguese rule in the mid-17th century.  The 5 and 10 Kwanzas feature the coat of arms of Angola on one side and the denomination on the other. A shifting image is incorporated in the “0” of the 10 Kwanzas that changes from “BNA” to “10” as the coin is moved.  The 1 Kwanzas and 50 Centimos has the denomination on one side and the logo of the National Bank of Angola on the other. 
Item AO-SET5 ANGOLA 5 COIN SET, 50 CENTIMOS - 20 KWANZAS 2012-2014, UNC. $17.50


NEWBEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2017 PEGASUS PROOF DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 2017 Pegasus .999 fine 1 troy ounce silver coin, Reverse ProofThe Pobjoy Mint recently released this beautiful .999 fine 1 troy ounce Reverse Proof Pegasus 1 Dollar coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.  The 2017 dated coin has a mintage of just 50,000 pieces.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. Each has been struck four times to produce a stunning frosted-finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief.  The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent to kill Medusa, who had writhing snakes instead of hair.  It was said that anyone unfortunate enough to gaze on her face would turn to stone.  The God Hermes and the Goddess Athena came to aid Perseus with special gifts, including a shield which Perseus used as a mirror so he did not look directly at Medusa.  When Perseus beheaded Medusa it is said that Pegasus was born from the blood of the Gorgon.  After Pegasus had helped Perseus rescue Andromeda, he was carried to Mount Helicon where he was entrusted to the care of the Muses.  Another hero, Bellerophon, wanted to capture Pegasus but could not work out how to tame such a magnificent creature.  After being advised to sleep in the temple of Athena, Bellerophon saw the goddess before him holding a golden bridle.  When he awoke he was alone but the bridle remained.  He ran from the temple and found Pegasus drinking at a spring.  Bellerophon put the charmed bridle on the winged horse’s head with little difficulty and, with the bridle in place, Pegasus became gentle and tame and Bellerophon became his master. 
Item BVI-PEGASUS BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2017 PEGASUS PROOF $32.50



NEWNEW FREE REPUBLIC OF LIBERLAND COIN CELEBRATES SOCCER

Liberland 500 c 2016 coinThe Free Republic of Liberland was founded in 2015. It is located on a 7 sq. kilometer (2.7 sq. miles) area on the Danube River between Serbia and Croatia known as Gornja Siga.  Because of the shifting path of the river, neither country claimed the territory, so it was claimed by Czech politician and activist Vít Jedlička.  He is attempting to establish a libertarian nation on the property.  Though Croatia does not claim the territory, it does not allow anyone to enter the territory either, which has made it difficult to establish the new nation.  That however has not stopped over 400,000 people from registering for citizenship on its website. This 2016 500 Corona of Liberland commemorates the 2018 FIFA World Cup Soccer championships to be held in Russia.  One side depicts two players and the trophy with legends in Russian and English.  The other side has the coat-of-arms and legends in the two official languages of Liberland: Czech and English.  The 40mm coin is struck on silver-plated brass,  has a mintage of only 200 pieces and is Proof-like.
Item LIBERLAND LIBERLAND 500 CORONA 2016, PROOF-LIKE $22.00


NEW2016 RUSSIAN ANCIENT & HISTORIC TOWNS

Russia 2016 Historic Towns commemorative 10 Rubles: Rzhev,Velikie Luki and ZubsovRussia issued three new bi-metallic 10 Ruble coins in their series commemorating ancient and historical towns of Russia.  Three coins were issued for 2016 honoring the towns of Rzhev, Velikie Luki and Zubsov. Each coin features a panoramic view of the town and the town’s coat of arms.  The obverse has the date and denomination which incorporates a changing image within the “0” of the numeral 10.  
NEW Item RU-TOWN16 2016 SET OF 3 RUSSIA HISTORIC TOWN 10 RUBLES UNC. $12.00

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NewNEW 2016 RUSSIAN COINS

Russia 4 coin set: 1 - 10 Rubles, 2016Russia recently released four new 2016 dated regular issue coins into circulation.  The 1, 2, 5 and 10 feature the crowned Russian arms used by the Czars, rather than the uncrowned eagle of the Bank of Russia that was used on the previous coin issues.  Perhaps Putin is preparing to make himself Czar.  The reverse design features the denomination and an ornamental sprig. The 10 Rubles is struck in brass-plated steel and includes a shifting image within the “0” of the numeral 10 that change from “10” to “РУБ” (RUB) as the angle of the coin is changed.  The other denominations are nickel-plated steel.  All four coins are Uncirculated.
Item RU-SET16 RUSSIA 4 COIN SET: 1 - 10 RUBLES 2016 UNC. $5.00


NEWBELARUS FINALLY RELEASES CIRCULATING COINS!

Belarus 8 coin set: 1 Copeck - 2 Rubles 2009 (released 2016)Though Belarus declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, it did not release its first coins into circulation until July 1, 2016, some 25 years later!  Prior to that time it used paper money in commerce and the only coins were commemoratives that were sold to collectors.  These new coins were struck in 2009, shortly after Belarus broke up their monetary union with Russia.  Due to severe ongoing inflation however, the coins were not released until the 2016 monetary reform.  The monetary reform included a 10,000 to 1 currency revaluation (1 New Ruble = 10,000 old Rubles). This full eight coin set includes the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Copecks, 1 and 2 Rubles.  The coins all feature the Belarus national emblem one side and the denomination and a traditional ornamental design on the other.  The 2 Rubles is a bi-metallic coin with a lettered edge.  The 1 ruble is nickel-plated steel.  The 50, 20 and 10 Copecks are brass-plated steel, and the 5, 2 and 1 Copecks are copper-plated steel.  The coins are dated 2009. They are Uncirculated, from original bank bags, however they may have minor spots or nicks from sitting in storage all these years.
Item BY-SET8 BELARUS 8 COIN SET 1 COPECK - 2 RUBLES, 2009 (2016) UNC $9.75


FIRST COINS AND BANKNOTE OF SOUTH SUDAN

South Sudan 3 coin setSouth Sudan coat of arms on obverse of coins.South Sudan 1 Pound note
After a long civil war, South Sudan finally gained its independence from Sudan in July 2011.   South Sudan released their first coins; the 10, 20 and 50 Piastres in 2015.  The bi-metallic 1 and 2 Pound coins, dated 2015, were not released until 2016.  The 25mm 1 Pound coin depicts mother Nubian Giraffe and her calf.  The 27mm 2 Pounds coin features an African shield and spears.  The copper-plated steel 10 Piasters features an oil derrick. A Shoebill Stork from the Northern Bahr-el Ghazal State flag is on the brass-plated steel 20-Piasters.  The nickel-plated steel 50 Piastres features a Northern White Rhino. All five coins are dated 2015. The obverses of all the coins show the national emblem of South Sudan and the date.  We also have the South Sudan 1 Pound note in Crisp Uncirculated condition.  It pictures and has a watermark of John Garing, a leader in the countries independence movement who died in a helicopter crash in 2005.   The back of the note depicts a heard of giraffe.
Item SS-SET5 SOUTH SUDAN 5 COIN SET: 10, 20, 50 PIASTRES, 1 & 2 POUNDS UNC. $24.00
Item PM-SS-1P SOUTH SUDAN 1 POUND NOTE, P1 UNC. $4.00


Brazil 1 Real Rio Olympic 16 coin setBRAZIL RIO OLYMPIC COIN SET Restocked  

 Brazil released a series of circulating commemorative bi-metalic 1 Real coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Sixteen  1 Real coins depicting various Olympic and Paralympic sports were released
ting in 2014.  The four 2014 issues depict track, swimming, golf and the para-triathalon.  Eight coins were released in 2015 featuring basketball, swimming, rugby, Paralympic canoeing, soccer, volleyball, judo and Paralympic track.  Four 2016 coins have been released, depicting boxing, Paralympic mascot Tom, Olympic Mascot Vinicius and Paralympic swimming.   All the coins have a common reverse which includes the date, denomination and a motif from the Brazilian flag that features the Southern Cross constellation.    The 27mm bi-metallic coins have a stainless steel center and a bronze-plated steel outer ring.   All coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
 Item BR-SET16 BRAZIL SET OF 16 OLYMPIC 1 REAL COINS, 2014-2016, BU $65.00



NEWODD SHAPED BI-METALIC COIN FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH’S 90th BIRTHDAY

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2016, Queen's 90th BirthdayThe British Virgin Islands released this unusual bi-metallic 1 Dollar coin in 2016 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. The coin is struck in the shape of the numeral "90".  Both sides of the coin feature portraits of the Queen.  One portrait is surrounded by bouquet made up of the Rose of England, the Thistle of Scotland, the Daffodil of Wales and the Shamrock of Ireland.  The flowers represent the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.  The other side includes a different portrait of the Queen and the royal crown surrounded by a bouquet.  The strangely shaped coin measures 62.28mm x 38.60mm and is struck in nickel-bronze with two bronze center plugs, one in the "9" and one in the "0".  The coin comes in a special presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.   Though the Queen’s actual birthday was April 21, the coin was not released until July due to problems in minting such an unusual coin.  The coin has a maximum authorized mintage of only 5,000 pieces.
Item BVI-90 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2016 "90" SHAPED COIN BU $48.00



British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2016 Big BenNEWBIG BEN SHAPED COIN FROM BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

This unusual coin of the British Virgin Islands is struck in the shape of Big Ben.  Though technically Big Ben is the name of the Great Bell in the clock tower, the name is generally applied to the entire clock tower.  The tower, located at the north end of Westminster Palace, holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.  It is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom,  This unique coin has been produced in the shape of the clock tower showing the intricate architecture of this stunning landmark. As a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday, the time of the clock face is shown at 2:40am, the time she was actually born.  The 2016 dated 1 Dollar coin is struck in nickel-silver and comes in a red, white and blue presentation pouch.  The odd-shaped coin measures 85mm by 19.5mm and weighs 25.9 grams. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. It has a mintage of only 5,000 pieces and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item BVI-BEN BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2016, BIG BEN, BU $24.00


NEW2016 HIGH RELIEF SILVER CANNABIS COIN FROM BENIN

Benin 1000 Francs 2016 Cannabis Sativa, concave high relief 31.1 grams .999 fine silverA bright, green Cannabis Sativa leaf is featured on this 2016 1 troy ounce, .999 fine silver  1000 Francs coin from Benin.   The high relief concave Proof coin is partially colored.  With a mintage of only 999 pieces it is expected to sell out quickly.  Cannabis Sativa is commonly known as marijuana, Mary Jane, pot, grass, weed and many other names as well.   Cannabis has long been used for making fiber, rope, oil, paper and medicines. It is now most widely used as a recreational drug.  The attractive coin is 38.61mm in diameter and comes in a capsule with a certificate and box.  The obverse features the arms of Benin.   It is a highly recommended high relief coin. 
Item BJ-MJ16 BENIN 1000 FRANCS 2016 CONCAVE HIGH RELIEF SILVER CANNABIS COIN, PROOF $139.00


UNUSUAL MULTI-COLORED GREEN TREE PYTHON SILVER COIN  Restocked

Nikue 2 Dollars 2016 multi-colored Green Tree Python, 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver
This unusual oblong coin features a vivid depiction of a Green Tree Python with a lentricular flip eye that seems to blink as the coin is moved.  A special minting technique using digital printing on relief gives the snake’s skin a rough feel.  The coin is issued under the authority of the Government of Niue and depicts Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  It is dated 2016 and is denominated 2 Dollars.  The coin is 54mm x 32mm, made of 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver, and has an antique finish.  Only 700 pieces were minted.  The Green Tree Python is found in New Guinea and parts of Indonesia and Australia.  It can reach over 6 feet (200 cm) in length.  It is a colorful, low mintage silver coin featuring an unusual design.
Item NU-PYTHON NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2016 GREEN TREE PYTHON, Antique Finish Unc. $125.00

NEWAUSTRALIA REMEMBERS WORLD WAR I WITH CIRCULATING COLORED COINS

Australia 2 Dollars 2015 & 2016 World War I commemorativesAustralia issued two $2 Dollar circulating colored commemorative coins in 2015 and 2016 in to commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I.  Both coins were inspired by John McCrae’s famous poem In Flanders Fields and incorporate a colored circle in the design.  The 2015 coin features a circle of crosses around a red circle, representing the red poppy.  The design was inspired by the first two lines of the poem “In Flanders fields the poppies blow. Between the crosses, row on row”  In the center are the words “Lest We Forget”.  The 2016 issue depicts flying larks, surrounding orange colored rings, which represent the sunset glow, which are from the first and second stanzas of the poem. The aluminum-bronze coins are 20.5mm and have Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse
Item AU-SET2 AUSTRALIA SET OF 2 TWO DOLLAR COINS, 2015 & 2016, UNC. $17.50
Item AU-2D15 AUSTRALIA TWO DOLLAR COIN, 2015 WORLD WAR I, from above set UNC. UNC. $9.00
Item AU-2D16 AUSTRALIA TWO DOLLAR COIN, 2016 WORLD WAR I, from above set UNC. UNC. $9.00


NEWAUSTRALIAN 2016 COINS PICTURING COINS

Australia 4 coin set: 5, 10, 20 & 50 Cents, 2016Australia issued four 2016 coins to honor the 50th anniversary of converting from the Australian Pound / Shillings / Pence to the Australian Dollar and Cents in 1966.  The coins depict the old pre-decimal coins and the Queen on the obverse.  The standard Australian reverses featuring native wildlife are on the other side.  The 5 Cents utilizes the design of the Penny which features a Kangaroo. The 10 Cents features the old 3 Pence.  The 20 Cents has the design of the 6 Pence, featuring the Australian arms. The Australian Arms design was also used on earlier 3 Pence, Shilling and Florins as well.  The 50 Pence depicts the ram from the shilling.  All four coins are dated 2016 and are Uncirculated.  It is an interesting set of coins picturing coins.
Item AU-SET16C AUSTRALIA 4 COIN SET, 5 - 50 CENTS, 2016 UNC. $9.00



NEWNEW 8 SIDED MALVINAS COIN

Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) 100 Pesos 2016 coinIslas Malvinas is what Argentina calls the Falkland Islands.  Though Argentina claims the islands, it has been controlled by the British since 1833 and most of its inhabitants are British citizens.  The obverse of this 2016 eight sided 100 Pesos coin depicts a Falkland Islands Wolf standing on a map of the islands along with the emblems of Argentina and Falkland Islands.  The wolf, also known a Warrah was the only native mammal to the islands.  It became extinct in 1876.  The reverse commemorates the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s passage through the Straits of Magellan.  It depicts a map of the Straits and an image of one of his sailing ships.  The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of 250 pieces.
Item MALVINAS ISLAS MALVINAS 100 PESOS 2016 PROOF $22.00



NEWKING CHARLES III ON COINS FOR ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND & WALES 

England 2 Pounds pattern coinScotland 2 Pounds pattern coin Northern Ireland 2 Pounds coinWales 2 Pounds pattern coin
Though Prince Charles is not yet King, undated, multi-colored unofficial pattern 2 Pound coins were issued for the nations that make up the United Kingdom: England, Scotland,  Northern Ireland and Wales.  One side of the coins depicts the outline of the bust of Charles wearing the royal crown, his royal cipher and the arms of the country in color.  The other side depicts the national flower and a bird in color, along with the denomination. The coin for England depicts a Robin and a Tudor Rose.  The Scotland coin depicts a Scottish thistle and a Golden Eagle. The Northern Ireland coin features a shamrock and a Eurasian wren. The Wales issue features a Red kite and a leek The 40mm coins are struck on silver plated brass with Proof finish.  Only 200 of the English issues were minted and 250 of each of the Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales coins were minted.
Item ENGLAND2 ENGLAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016), PROOF $24.00
Item SCOT2 SCOTLAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016), PROOF $24.00
Item NO-IRE2 NORTHERN IRELAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016), PROOF $24.00
Item WALES2 WALES 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00
Item UK-SET4 SPECIAL: All 4 of the above coins for only: $85.00

NEWJAPAN CELEBRATES THEIR BULLET TRAINS

Japan bullet train coin setJapan celebrated the 50th anniversary of their famed bullet (Shinkensen) trains with a series of nine 100 Yen coins featuring the trains.   The coins were issued over a two year period.  The first line, the Tokaido, opened in 1964, running Tokyo and Kyoto.  The network now covers over 1700 miles (2765km.) with trains running as fast as 200 mph (320km/h).  Each coin depicts one of the uniquely shaped trains along with the name of the line on which it is used in Japanese and English. The 2015 issues feature the Tokaido, Sanyo, Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku lines.  The 2016 issues include the Kyusho and the recently opened Hokkaido lines, as well as two “mini shinkensen” lines; Akita and Yamagata, which operate at lower speeds  The 22.6mm copper-nickel coins have a common reverse depicting a head on view of the original Tokaido train.  The coins have a planned mintage of only 300,000 each.  All coins are Uncirculated.
Item JP-TRAIN JAPAN SET OF 9 100 YEN, 2015-2016, BULLET TRAIN, UNC. $49.50


NEWWAKE ISLAND DOLLAR

Wake Island 1 Dollar, 2015Wake Island is a coral atoll in the Western Pacific controlled by the United States and is also claimed by the Marshall Islands.  It was once a major refueling stop for civilian and military aircraft crossing the Pacific, but with the advent of longer range aircraft in the 1970’s commercial aviation has virtually ceased. Today the island has about 94 residents and is administered by the United States Air Force.  The obverse of this unofficial 2015 dated 1 Dollar coin of Wake Island depicts a Buff-Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis).  The reverse features the American Bald Eagle and a coat-of-arms.  The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of only 250 pieces.
Item WAKE WAKE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2015, PROOF $22.00


NEW2016 PALAU "MIRACLE OF THE SEA" PEARL COIN

Palau 5 Dollars 2016 with a real embedded pearlA blue freshwater pearl is embedded in this beautiful 2016 1 ounce .999 fine silver 5 Dollar coin from Palau. The coin, called the “Miracle of the Sea” features a multi-colored Triton’s Trumpet in high relief. The arms of Palalu is on the other. The coin is part of Palau’s Marine Life Protection series.   The coin is struck using a new technology called “smartminting” which allows the colored image to rise appreciably above the surface of the coin, making the sea shell seem almost lifelike.   Triton’s trumpets (Charonia tritonis) have a length of up to 2 feet (60 cm) and are found in the Indian and southern Pacific Oceans.  The Proof coin is 38.61mm in diameter and has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.  It comes in a capsule in an attractive wooden box with a certificate of authenticity.
Item PW-PEARL16 PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2016 WITH PEARL, PROOF $125.00


NEW2016 ISLE OF MAN SILVER ANGEL

Isle of Man 1 Angel, 2016, 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silverThe Isle of Man recently released this stunning reverse Proof silver Angel.  The 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silver coin depicts the a Archangel St. Michael slaying the dragon, as described in the Bible in Revelations 12:7-9.  The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse Proof has the images as bright fields against a frosted background.  The 38.6mm Proof coin has a mintage of only 100,000 pieces.
Item IOM-ANGEL16 ISLE OF MAN SILVER ANGEL, 2016, PROOF $32.50


SOME RECENT 2 EURO COMMEMORATIVE COINS

Slovakia 2 Euros 2016 UNIVERSITAS ISTROPOLITANIA NEWIn 2017 the Slovak Republic commemorated the 550th anniversary of the Universitas Istropolitana (also called Academia Istropolitana).  The university was founded in Bratislava in 1465 by Pope Paul II on the request of King Matthias Corvinus.   The name "Istropolitana" is taken from the ancient Greek name for Bratislava, Istropolis, which means "Danube City".  The university ceased to exist around 1490 after the death of Matthias Corvinus, however the building still stands and now houses housing the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.  The coin depicts a teacher and two students sitting together in front of the historical building. 
Item SK-2E17-UNIVERSITY SLOVAKIA 2 EUROS 2017 UNIVERSITAS ISTROPOLITANIA UNC. $6.00
Austria 2 Euros 2016 200th Anniversary of Austrian National Bankg In 2016 Austria commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Austrian National Bank.  The coin depicts Mercury, the Roman god for financial gain, and Fortuna, the goddess of luck, standing in front of the bank building.
 Item AT-2E16BANK AUSTRIA 2 EUROS 2016 NATIONAL BANK, UNC. $6.00
Belgium 2 Euros 2016 Missing children Belgium issued a 2016 2 Euro coin for the International Missing Children’s Day, which was May 25, 2016.  The coin depicts an age progressed image of Liam Vanden Branden, who disappeared May 3, 1996, when he was 2 years old. Also included is the web address of Child Focus WWW.CHILDFOCUS.BE, and the name of the country in three languages.  Child Focus is an international group that helps missing and sexually exploited children. The coin has a mintage of 800,000 pieces.
 Item BE-2E16CHILD BELGIUM 2 EUROS 2016 MISSING CHILDREN, UNC. $11.00
ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2016 Paul Krebs - Chess Player
 Item EE-2E16-KERES ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2016 PAUL KERES - CHESS CHAMPION, UNC. $8.00
Finalnd 2 Euros 2016 EINO LEINO Finland commemorated the 90th anniversary of the death of Finnish poet and journalist Eino Leino on their 2016 2 Euros coin.  He is beloved and widely read in Finland today.  The design depicts a figurative fire and flame, which were symbols in much of his writings.
 Item FI-2E16LEINO FINLAND 2 EUROS 2016 POET EINO LEINO, UNC. $6.00
France 2 Euros 2016 100th anniversary of the birth of philospher Georg Henrik von Wright NEWFinland commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of philospher and scholar Georg Henrik von Wright on their second 2016 2 Euros. The coin depicts a classical Doric column, reflecting the young von Wright’s enthusiasm for classical antiquity, combined with an oak branch – a symbol of strength and wisdom.   
Item FI-2E16-WRIGHT FINLAND 2 EUROS 2016 GEORG HENRIK von WRIGHT, UNC. $6.00
France 2 Euros 2016 UEFA European Soccer championship games
Item FR-2E16EUFA FRANCE 2 EUROS 2016 UEFA EUROPEAN SOCCER GAMES UNC. $6.00
France 2 Euros 2016 100th anniversary of the birth of President Francois Mitterrand France commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francois Mitterrand who was the President of France from 1981 to 1995.  
Item FR-2E16-MITT FRANCE 2 EUROS 2016 FRANCOIS MITTERRAND UNC. $6.00
GERMANY 2 Euros 2016 SAXONY (SACHSEN) Zwinger Palace in Dresden
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-ANY GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY, Mint of Joel's choice $6.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-A GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY A-Berlin Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-D GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY D-Munich Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-F GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY F-Stuttgart Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-G GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY, F-Karlsruhe Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-J GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY, J-Hamburg Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-ALL GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY, ALL 5 MINTS UNC. $29.50
Greece 2 Euros 2016 DIMITRIS MITROPOULOS NEWGreece commemorated the 120th anniversary of the birth of conductor, pianist and composer Dimitris Mitropoulos who was born in Athens in 1896. He is one of the most prestigious conductors of the twentieth century. His photographic memory enabled him to conduct without a score and he did not use a baton.  He made his United States debut in 1936 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and eventually settled in and became a citizen of the United States. 
Item GR-2E16-MITROPOULOS GREECE 2 EUROS 2016 DIMITRIS MITROPOULOS UNC. $6.00
Greece 2 Euros 2016 ARKADI MONASTERY NEWGreece commemorated the "150th anniversary of the arson of the Arkadi Monastery."   The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt of 1866.  943 Greeks, including many women and children sought refuge in the monastery. After three days of battle against the Ottomans the Cretans blew up barrels of gunpowder, choosing to sacrifice themselves rather than surrender.  
Item GR-2E16-ARKADI GREECE 2 EUROS 2016 ARKADI MONASTERY UNC. $6.00
Ireland 2 Euros 2016 Easter Rising Ireland commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising on their 2016 coin.  The event marked the beginning of Ireland’s modern independence movement.  The coin depicts a statue of Hibernia, above the General Post Office in Dublin, where the Proclamation of the Republic was read.  The sunbeams behind the statue represent the dawn of a new nation. 
Item IE-2E16EAST IRELAND 2 EUROS 2016 EASTER RISING UNC. $7.00
Italy 2 Euro 2012 G. Pascoli Italy issued a 2016 commemorating the 550th anniversary of the death of Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello.  He was an early Renaissance sculptor from Florence. The coin depicts the head of his bronze sculpture of David that was completed around 1440. It is currently displayed at the Bargello Museum in Florence. To the left the inscribed initials "IR" of the issuing country (Italy) and the years of commemoration "1466" and "2016", Above the head the mintmark of the Italian mint in Rome "R" and to the right the initials "CM" of the designer.  The coin has a mintage of 1,500,000 pieces.  
Item IT-2E16DON ITALY 2 EURO 2016 DONATELLO UNC. $6.00
Latvis 2 Euros 2016 Dairy Farming Latvia 2 Euros 2016 honors dairy farming by depicting a cow.   The design is based on the 2 Lati coin issued from 1999 to 2009.   It has a mintage of 1,015,000 pieces The coin has a lettered edge "DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU" (GOD BLESS LATVIA).
 Item LV-2E16COW LATVIA 2 EUROS 2016 COW UNC. $8.00
Latvia 2 Euros 2016 VIDZEME REGION NEWIn 2016 Latvia began a series of four circulating commemorative 2 Euros honoring the historic regions of the country.  The series will conclude in 2018 when Latvia celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence following the World War One.  The first coin in the series honors the Vidzeme Region.  Vidzeme means "the Middle Land" and is situated in north-central Latvia, north of the Daugava River. 
Item LV-2E16VIDZEME LATVIA 2 EUROS 2016 VIDZEME REGION UNC. $6.00
Luxembourg 2 Euros 2015 125th anniversary of Nassau-Weilburg Dynsaty rule of Luxembour Luxembourg released a 2016 2 Euros to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge (Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte).  There must not be much to commemorate in Luxembourg.  The road bridge, located in Luxembourg City, connects the city center with the outlying area of Kirchberg where the European Union has offices.  The coin depicts the head of Grand Duke Henri floating above the bridge.  
Item LU-2E16-BRIDGE  LUXEMBOURG 2 EUROS 2016, BRIDGE, UNC. $6.00
MALTA 2 EUROS 2016 GGANTIJA TEMPLE  Malta featured the prehistoric Ggantija Temples. The stone temples are estimated to be 5,800 years old, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids. It has a mintage of just 350,000 pieces.
Item MT-2E16TEMPLE MALTA 2 EUROS 2016 GGANTIJA TEMPLES, UNC. $9.00
MALTA 2 EUROS 2016 LOVE NEW Malta issued the first of a five year annual series of circulating commemorative 2 Euro series titled "From Children in Solidarity" with this 2016 coin titled "Solidarity through Love".  The coin was designed by high school student Sarah Cillia.  The design features two hands, one young, one old, that form a heart shape that frames the Maltese flag.  Around each wrist is the logo of the Malta Community Chest which is made up of stylized representations of human bodies. It is an impressive, well thought out design by a student.
Item MT-2E16LOVE MALTA 2 EUROS 2016 LOVE UNC. $9.00
Portugal 2 Euros 2016 25 de Abril Bridge Portugal commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the 25 de Abril (25th of April) Bridge. The suspension bridge across the Tagus (Tejo) River connects the capital city of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada. The bridge was originally named after the dictator Salazar but had its name changed after the revolution of April 25, 1974. It has a mintage of 500,000 pieces.
 Item PT-2E15RCROSS  PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2016 BRIDGE, UNC. $7.00
Slovakia 2 Euros 2016 Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union The Slovak Republic issued a 2016 2 Euros to commemorate Slovakia’s term as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  Its term runs between July and December 2016.  The rotating position has little real power other than to set agendas and chair meetings, however it is frequently commemorated on 2 Euros coins.
Item SK-2E16-EU SLOVAKIA 2 EUROS 2016 EU PRESIDENCY, UNC. $6.00
Slovenia 2 Euros 2015 Emona - Ljubljana Slovenia commemorated the 2000th Anniversary of the formal establishment of the Roman city of Emona on their 2015 commemorative 2 Euros. The ancient Roman city eventually developed into what is now Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana.
Item SI-2E15-EMONA  SLOVENIA 2 EUROS 2015 EMONA UNC. $6.00
Spain 2 Euros 2016 Segovia Aquaduct Spain featured the famous Aqueduct of Segovia on their first 2 Euros coin of 2016.  The ancient Roman aquaduct once transported water some 15km (9.3 miles) .  It reaches a height of 28.5 meters (over 90 feet).  It provided water to the city for some 1700 years, until the mid-19th century.  
Item ES-2E16-SEGV SPAIN 2 EUROS 2016 SEGOVIA AQUADUCT UNC. $6.00


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