What strange coins will they come up with next?
Odd shapes, odd sizes, embedded objects, design errors and other
2013 PALAU SECRETS OF THE SEA PEARL
continued their annual series of coins containing a pearl in 2013 with
this "Secrets of the Sea" 5 Dollar sterling silver Proof coin.
coin features a freshwater pearl attractively mounted on the coin in a
multi-colored image of on oyster shell. The obverse features
of Palau. The 38.6 mm coin weighs 25 grams and has a mintage of just
PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2013 WITH PEARL, PROOF $135.00
COOK ISLANDS 2013 PRISM COINS FEATURE
Islands recently released a set of three 2013 colored "prism"
featuring wildlife. The adult animals on each coin
sparkle as they are turned in the light. Each coin also
depicts a baby animal in relief next to its mother.
The 38.6mm 1 Dollar coins are struck in silver-plated copper with a
Proof-like finish. Only 2500 pieces of each were
struck. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
COOK IS. SET OF 3 $1 2013 WILDLIFE PRISM COINS, PROOFLIKE
COOK ISLANDS 2013 MULTI-COLOR NEFERTITI COINCook
Islands continued their popular History of Egypt coin series with the
2013 silver plated 1 Dollar coin featuring a multi-color image of the
bust of Queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti lived from about 1370BC to
1330BC and was the wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. They made
an unsuccessful attempt to replace Egypt’s polytheistic religion with a
monotheistic religion worshiping Aten, the sun disk. Behind the
bust is the image of an ancient stone altar depicting Nefertiti and
Akhenaten playing with their daughters while being blessed by Aten, the
sun disk. The 38.6 mm Proof coin has a mintage of only 5000
pieces. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR 2013 NEFERTITI PROOF
COOK ISLANDS OFFICIAL PGA TOUR GOLF COIN
This officially licensed PGA TOUR coin from the Cook Islands features a
three-dimensional golf ball inset and the inscription “Heritage -
Sportsmanship - Respect“ . The words define the values of the
PGA TOUR and the game of golf. The multi-colored coin
depicts a golfer taking a shot from the fairway. To the left
is the official PGA TOUR logo. The unique coin comes in an
unusual golf ball shaped package with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The 5 Dollar Proof coin is 38.6mm in diameter and
contains 20 grams of .925 fine (sterling) silver. Queen
Elizabeth is on the obverse. The unusually packaged
coin would make an excellent gift to golfers and coin collectors.
COOK IS. 5 DOLLARS 2012 PGA GOLF TOUR, SILVER
GUITAR COINS FROM SOMALIA
Based on the success of their previous
issue guitar coins,
Somalia came out with a whole new set of multi-colored Guitar coins in
2012. The six multi-colored coins are in the shape some of
wildest guitars around. Included is a USA map guitar, which
similar to one believed to have been used by Rick Nelson of Cheap Trick
and is based a guitar produced by Gibson. The double-necked
Gibson guitar is based on a style used by Jimmy Page. The red
rectangular guitar is based on a style used by Bo Diddley.
Gretsch White Falcon was used by Neil Young and others. The
Gibson reverse V was used by J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. The
Flag guitar is based on an instrument used by Noel Gallagher.
six coins legal tender issues are denominated as 1 Dollar and feature
the arms of the Democratic Republic of Somalia, date and denomination
on the obverse. The silver-plated coins are 50mm (2 inches)
long. Like the first issue, this is sure to be a
both coin collectors and guitar players. We also have the set
available in an official custom made box.
SO-GUITAR12 SET OF 6 SOMALIA 2012
GUITAR COINS, BU $55.00
COINS CUSTOM IN PRESENTATION BOX
Due to many requests, the mint that produced the 2012
Somalia Guitar coins listed above, now offers the set in an
official custom made box. The attractive custom box contains
the six 2012 Somalia Guitar
coins. The multi-colored coins are in the
some of the wildest guitars around. Included is a USA map
which is similar to one believed to have been used by Rick Nelson of
Cheap Trick and is based a guitar produced by Gibson. The
double-necked Gibson guitar is based on a style used by Jimmy Page.
The red rectangular guitar is based on a style used by Bo
Diddley. The Gretsch White Falcon was used by Neil Young and
other. The green Gibson reverse V was used by J Mascis of
Dinosaur Jr. The British Flag guitar is based on an
used by used by Noel Gallagher. All six coins
are legal tender issues are denominated as 1 Dollar and feature the
arms of the Democratic Republic of Somalia, date and denomination on
the obverse. The silver-plated coins are 50mm (2 inches)
long. The attractive boxed set makes a wonderful gift for
guitar enthusiasts as well as coin collectors.
SO-GUITAR12BOX SET OF 6 SOMALIA 2012
GUITAR COINS IN OFFICIAL PRESENTATION BOX, BU $75.00
2004 GUITAR COINS
FROM SOMALI REPUBLIC
The multi-colored silver-plated Guitar coins have proved unbelievably
popular with coin collectors, guitar enthusiasts, Rock 'n Roll fans and
the general public. These multi-color guitar coins are designed after
famous electric guitars. The coins are dated 2004 and were issued to
commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rock 'n Roll. The designs include
the classic red and white Gibson Les Paul, an American Flag Stars and
Stripes Gibson Flying V, a black Gibson Flying V, a pink star Guitar
used by various rock stars including Gary Glitter and Abba, a blue
Gibson X-Plorer and a yellow Klein.
The coins are 1 Dollar legal tender coins issued by the Somali Republic
(though I seriously doubt any have ever circulated in Somalia). They
are approximately 45mm (1.75 inches) long and are Brilliant Uncirculated
GUITAR04 SET OF 6 SOMALIA $1 GUITAR COINS,
2004 Silver-plated, BU $49.95
Based on the success of their Guitar
program, the Federal Republic of Somalia recently issued a set of
six silver-plated multi-colored coins shaped like motorcycles! The
designs are based on Harley-Davidson and other popular motorcycles.
The coins are dated 2007 and carry the denomination of 1 Dollar.
Each coin is approximately 45mm (1.75 inches) long and 25mm (1
inch) high. The coins are legal tender issues that do not actually
circulate (considering Somalia has been involved in civil wars for
over a decade, I doubt any coins circulate). I expect these coins
to be popular with both coin collectors and motorcycle
SOMALIA SET OF 6 MULTI-COLORED MOTORCYCLE DOLLAR COINS, BU
SINGLE MOTORCYCLE COIN OF JOEL'S CHOICE FROM ABOVE SET, BU
SPORTS CAR SHAPED
These 2010 multi-colored coins from Somalia are shaped like
famous sports cars. The coins build on Somalia's other
popular series of odd shaped coins: guitar
coins, motorcycle coins,
and wild animal
coins. The six coin set
includes a green 1965 Ford Mustang, red Ferrari, yellow Porsche,
blue and orange car that the mint calls a Lamborghini, though some
sources claim it is a Ford GT40, gray Aston-Martin DB-5, as used in the
James Bond films, and a black Corvette. The obverse includes the
Somali arms, date and denomination. The coins are
approximately 45mm (1.75 inches) long.. Perhaps they were
issued because are so many of these fast sports cars have recently
been purchased by the Somali pirates. More likely however
someone figured it they could sell them to collectors. I
expect the series to be popular with both automobile enthusiasts,
sports car fanatics and coin collectors throughout the world.
SOMALIA 1 DOLLAR BLUE LAMBORGHINI (or maybe it is a Ford
GT40), 2010 BU
SOMALIA 1 DOLLAR GRAY ASTON-MARTIN, 2010 BU
SOMALIA 1 DOLLAR GREEN MUSTANG 2010,
SOMALIA 1 DOLLAR RED FERRARI, 2010 BU $13.50
SOMALIA 1 DOLLAR YELLOW PORSCHE, 2010 BU $13.50
SOMALIA 1 DOLLAR BLACK CORVETTE, 2010 BU $12.50
SPECIAL BUY ALL SIX FAMOUS
COINS AND SAVE!
SET OF ABOVE 6 SPORTS CAR COINS, BU $49.95
SPELLING ERROR ON
Guinea issued this 1000 Francos coin in 1995 to commemorate the 150th
anniversary of the issuance of the famous and rare Basel "Taube" or
Dove stamp. The stamp was issued in 1845 by the Swiss canton
Basel with the denomination of 2 1/2 Rappen. It
white embossed dove carrying a letter on a crimson shield with a blue
background. The extremely rare stamp was the first
tri-color postage stamp in the world and the only stamp issued by
Basel. The 39mm copper-nickel coin features a multi-colored
depiction of the stamp on one side and the arms of Equatorial Guinea on
the other. Unfortunately when the coin was first issued, the
of the stamp was misspelled. It was labeled on the coin as
"Basel Tauber" rather than "Basel Taube". Once the error was
discovered, new dies were made and a corrected version of the coin was
issued. A total of 15,000 coins were authorized for the
which only a few thousand were the error version. It is an
unusual spelling error on a multi-colored coin.
GQ-TAUBER EQUATORIAL GUINEA 1000
FRANCOS 1995 BASEL TAUBER ERROR KM84.2 UNC. $19.95
ACRYLIC COIN FROM
THE CONGO FEATURES POPE JOHN PAUL II
2005 dated 10 Franc from the Congo Democratic Republic is a most
unusual and impressive coin. It is made from a large, thick (50mm in
diameter, 21mm thick!) block of clear, polished acrylic. Within the
acrylic block is the image of Pope John Paul II and the lion of the
Congo. This unusual coin has a mintage of only 1000 pieces and until
recently was unknown to most collectors and was not listed in most
catalogs. The coin comes in a box with a numbered certificate.
CONGO 10 FRANCS 2005 POPE JOHN PAUL II ACRYLIC COIN PROOF
HEART SHAPED DEVIL AND ANGEL COIN
heart shaped sterling silver 5 Dollar coin from Palau features a
multi-colored angel and a devil. It bears the legend "Good
Heavens". The coin is approximately 37mm in diameter and
contains 25 grams of sterling silver. The arms of Palau is on
the obverse. The 2007 dated coin has a mintage of only 2500
pieces. It is quite an unusual coin.
PW-HEART PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2007 HEART SHAPED
ANGEL & DEVIL COIN, SILVER PROOF $69.95
WHALE ON RECTANGULAR GALAPAGOS
SQUARE COINS OF IRAQ WITH SPELLING ERROR
PORCELAIN NOTGELD COINS
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