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Click HereCENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICAN COINS
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AUSTRALIAN 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


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



SCARCE 1987 AUSTRALIA COIN SET

Australia 4 coin set 10 cents - 1 Dollar 1987
According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins these 1987 Australian coins together have a catalog value of $60.00; however our price is MUCH less.  The gold-colored aluminum-bronze dollar features five kangaroos.  The 12-sided copper-nickel 50 Cents depicts the Australian arms supported by a kangaroo and an emu.  A duckbill platypus is on the copper-nickel 20 cents.  The copper-nickel 10 cents pictures a lyrebird.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of each coin. 
Item AU-SET87 AUSTRALIA 10,20,50 CENTS & $1 1987 KM81-84 BU $20.00

Also see:
Click HereAUSTRALIA 6 COIN WILDLIFE SET, 1 - 50 CENTS
Click HereAUSTRALIA CELEBRATES YEAR OF PEACE
Click HereAUSTRALIA 2016 SILVER KOOKABURRA
Click HereAUSTRALIA 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY SILVER COINS


ATTRACTIVE 1965 AUSTRIAN PROOF SET INCLUDES 2 SILVER COINS

Austria 1965 seven coin Proof setAustria 1965 seven coin Proof set
This unpackaged 7 coin set includes the Austrian 2, 5, 10, 50 Groschen, 1, 5 and 10 Schilling dated 1965 in Proof condition. The 5 and 10 Schilling are silver.  The 26mm silver 10 Schilling depicts a woman wearing a traditional "Golden Bonnet" from the Wachau region in lower Austria on one side and the Austrian shield on the other.  The 23.5mm silver 5 Schilling depicts a famed Lipizzaner stallion with a rider on one side and the Austrian Shield on the other.  Both coins are struck in .640 fine silver.  The aluminum-bronze 1 Schilling and 50 Groschen respectively feature Edelweiss flowers and the Austrian Shield.  The Austrian Eagle holding a hammer and sickle in its claws is on the 10, 5, and 2 Groschen.  The 10 and 2 Groschen is aluminum.  Interestingly the 5 Groschen is struck to standard of the old World War II Nazi 5 Reichspfennig, which was used in Austria during the war.  It is a 19mm, 2.5 gram zinc coin with a reeded edge.  It is an attractive Proof set that includes two silver coins.
Item AT-SET7 AUSTRIA 7 COIN SET, 2 GROSCHEN - 10 SCHILLING 1965 PROOF $15.00


NEWFINLAND  1995 "ECU" MINT SET

Finalnd 1995 mint setFinalnd 1995 mint setFinalnd 1995 mint set
This official 1995 Finland mint set includes the 10 and 50 Pennia, 1, 5 and bi-metallic 10 Markka plus an ususual “ECU” mint medal. The bimetallic 10 Markka features a native capercaille bird.  A rare Lake Saimaa Ringed Seal is on the 5 Markka.  A stylized lion from the Finish coat-of-arms adorns the 1 Markka.  A Polar bear is on the 50 Pennia while flower pods and stems are on the 10 Pennia.  At the time the set was minted it was expected that the new common currency for Europe would be called the Ecu, short for European Currency Unit.  Finland included a potential design for the new coin on the mint medal included in their 1995 mint set and pictured it on the cover of the set.  Some nations objected to the name Ecu, as an Ecu was also an 18th century French coin, so the name of the new currency was officially changed to the Euro in 1999. 
Item S-FI-SET95 FINLAND 1995 MINT SET, 5 COINS + MINT MEDAL, BU $20.00



GREAT BRITAIN PROOF SETS 

Great Britain 1971 Proof Set
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In 1971 Great Britain switched to a decimal monetary system from the pounds/shillings/pence that had been in use for over 1000 years.  The 1971 British Proof Sets contain the decimal coins: , 1, 2, 5, 10 and 50 Pence, plus an annual Royal Mint medal.  The 1977 sets also contain a crown-size commemorative 25 Pence. Starting in 1982 the sets also include the 20 Pence coin which was issued for the first time that year.  In 1983 the 1 Pound coin was added to the set.   All of the sets come sealed in their original hard plastic case, however some coins may be slightly toned or spotted.
Item GB-PSET71 GREAT BRITAIN 1971 6 COIN PROOF SET KM-PS27 (catalog value $15.00) $8.00

Item GB-PSET79 GREAT BRITAIN 1979 6 COIN PROOF SET KM-PS335 (catalog value $17.00) $12.00

NEWGREAT BRITAIN MINT SETS

Theses mint sets come in their original British Royal Mint packaging.  Coins are Brilliant Uncirculated and come in a descriptive folder.
Item GB-MSET86 GREAT BRITAIN 1986 8 MINT SET 1 Pence - 2 Pounds SET KM-MS107 (catalog value $17.50) $13.00
Item GB-MSET87 GREAT BRITAIN 1987 7 MINT SET 1 Pence - 1 Pound SET KM-MS108 (catalog value $13.50) $8.00
Item GB-MSET90 GREAT BRITAIN 1990 7 MINT SET 1 Pence - 1 Pound SET KM-MS112 (catalog value $17.50) $12.00
Item GB-MSET91 GREAT BRITAIN 1990 7 MINT SET 1 Pence - 1 Pound SET KM-MS113 (catalog value $15.00) $10.00


NEWGREAT BRITAIN’S PUZZEL COIN SET 

Great Britain coin set: 1 Pence - 1 PoundIn 2008 Great Britain introduced an unusual new series of coins.  The 1 Pound features the British coat-of-arms.  The lower denominations each picture a portion of the arms, so that when the coins were placed together like a puzzle, the arms would appear more or less complete.  Perhaps the designs were done in anticipation of the eventual breakup of the country, with Scotland’s independence.  As always, the Queen is on the obverse of each coin.  The 7 coin set includes the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Pence and 1 Pound, dated 2008 to 2012 in Uncirculated condition.
Item GB-SET7 GREAT BRITAIN 7 COIN SET: 1 PENCE - 1 POUND, 2008-12 KM1107-1113 UNC. $15.00


GREECE HONORS ITS PAST

Greek coin set
Few nations have a history as long and as rich as that of Greece.  This ancient heritage is reflected on its recent coins.  The five coin set includes the 1, 2, 5, 10  and 20  Drachmai.  Portrayed on the coins are famous ancient Greeks, including Aristotle and Democritus, as well as heroes of modern Greek independence.  The 1 Drachma portrays a sailing ship on the reverse.  The coins have since been replaced by the Euro, so are no longer available in circulation.  But who knows, with the way the Greek government is running huge deficits they may have to go back to the Drachmai soon.  All coins are brilliant Uncirculated.
Item S-GR-SET5 GREECE 5 COIN SET 1990-2000 1-20 DRACHMAI UNC. $4.50


GREENLAND COINS FEATURE WILDLIFE & TRI-METALLIC

Greenland 2010 coin set, 1 - 50 Kroner, 2010
Native wildlife is featured on these unofficial 2010 pattern coins from Greenland. A dog sled team is featured on the tri-metallic 50 Kroner. The coin features a copper outer ring, brass middle ring and a copper-nickel center. The 20 Kroner pictures a polar bear and her cute cub. A walrus is on the 10 Kroner. The 5 Kroner features a wolverine. A musk ox is on the 2 Kroner. The 1 Krone pictures a narwhal. A The obverse of each coin features a polar bear either in the form the traditional Greenland arms or a modern version of the Greenland arms. All six coins are Uncirculated. Only 10,000 sets were issued.
Item GL-SET6 GREENLAND 6 COIN SET 1 - 50 KRONER, 2010 UNC.  $29.50


ATTRACTIVE COINS OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC

Republic of Italy 5, 10, 20 & 50 LiireRepublic of Italy 5, 10, 20 & 50 Liire
This attractive set of 4 Italian coins includes the aluminum 5 and 10 Lire, aluminum-bronze 20 Lire and the small (17mm) stainless steel 50 Lire.  The 5 Lire has a nautical theme, with a dolphin on one side and an ancient rudder on the other.  The 10 Lire had agricultural theme, featuring an ancient plow on one side and wheat ears on the other.  The 20 Lire depicts Ceres on the obverse and an oak sprig on the reverse.  The 50 Lire featured a head on one side and a naked Vulcan pounding on an anvil on the other. In 2002 the coins were replaced with the Euro and demonetized. The coins date from the 1970’s to the 1990’s and are Uncirculated.
Item S-IT-SET4 ITALY 4 COIN SET: 5 - 50 LIRE, UNC. $4.00

ALSO SEE:
Click HereBRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED FIRST COINS OF UNIFIED ITALY


COINS OF MYANMAR

Myanmar 1999 5 coin set depicting Chinze (Chinthe) Lion
Burma was once one of the richest countries in Asia.  In 1962 the military overthrew the government, and through its mismanagement turned it into one of the poorest nations in the world.   In 1989 the military renamed the country Myanmar.  The 1999 five coin set includes the bronze 1 Kyat, brass 5 and 10 Kyats, and copper-nickel 50 and 100 Kyats.  The coins show the name of the country as Myanmar and depict a mythical Chinze lion on the obverse.  According to legend, a princess had a son through her marriage to a lion, but later abandoned the lion, who then became enraged and terrorized the country. The son slew this terrorizing lion, and then when he returned home, found out from his mother that he had killed his own father. The 1999 coin set is Uncirculated.
Item S-MM-SET99 MYANMAR 5 COIN SET: 1 - 100 KYATS 1999 KM60-64, UNC. $6.50


NORWEGIAN COINS FEATURE TRADITIONAL THEMES

Norway coin set issued in 2000
This current Norwegian 5 coin set includes the 50 Ore, 1, 5, 10 and 20 Kroner, all dated 2000, in Uncirculated condition. The 20 Kroner features the prow of a Viking ship and a portrait of King Harald V.  The 10 Kroner pictures the king and the roof of a wooden church. The 1 and 5 Kroner both have a center hole.  The Order of St. Olav is on the 5 Kroner and a bird is on the 1 Krone.  The soon to be discontinued 50 Ore features a crown and a mythical creature.  
Item NO-SET5 NORWAY 5 COIN SET 50 ORE – 20 KRONER, 2000 UNC. $13.50



PHILIPPINE COIN SET

Philippines 6 coin set: 1 Sentimo - 5 Pisos 1995-2000
This 6 coin set includes the 1, 5, 10, 25 Sentimos, 1 and 5 Piso dated 1995 to 2000.  The 1 and 5 Sentimos are both 15.5mm and both made of copper-plated steel.  The 5 Sentimos was made with a center hole to help distinguish it from the 1 Sentimo.  The 1 and 5 Piso depict Philippine heroes Jose Rizal and Emilio Aguinaldo.  Both fought for Philippines independence from Spain.  The reverse of all the coins except the 5 Sentimos depict arms of the Central Bank of the Philippines which includes the date 1993 (the year the bank was reorganized).   All six coins are Uncirculated. 
Item S-PH-SET6 PHILIPPINES 6 COIN SET 1 SENTIMO - 5 PISO 1995-2000 UNC.  $5.00

Also see:
Click HereUNITED STATES LIBERATION CENTAVO FOR THE PHILIPPINES
Click HereUNUSUAL PHILIPPINE NOTES
Click HereANIMAL COINS FROM THE PHILIPPINES


SAN MARINO COIN SET INCLUDES 2 BI-METALS

San Marino coin set
San Marino is a tiny, mountainous country completely surrounded by Italy. It was founded by about 350AD by stonecutter as a refuge for Christians escaping Roman persecution.  Giuseppe Garibaldi allowed San Marino to remain independent when he unified the rest of Italy as a reward for providing him refuge after his earlier unsuccessful war of Italian independence.  The 1975 stainless steel 50 Lire features a school of fish.  The 1976 stainless steel 100 Lire depicts a family seated in their home.  The 1992 aluminum-bronze 200 Lire pictures Columbus navigating by the stars.  The bi-metallic 1983 500 Lire depicts the threat of nuclear war with a design that features three horses above two dead or dying people.  The obverses of all four coins feature the three towers of San Marino on the obverse.  The bi-metallic 1997 1000 Lire celebrates the 1000th anniversary of the founding of San Marino's town hall.  It pictures the Hall on one side of the coin and a stylized lion holding a banner and the San Marino arms on the other.   All 5 coins are Uncirculated.
Item S-SM-SET5 SAN MARINO 5 COIN SET 50 - 1000 LIRE 1975-1997 UNC. $18.00

Also see:
Click HereATTRACTIVE SAN MARINO BI-METALLIC COINS

THAILAND BI-METALLIC 10 BAHT COMMEMORATIVES

Thailand 10 Bahts
Thailand introduced circulating bi-metallic 10 Baht commemorative coins in 1995.  Since then it has issued a wide range of these popular coins honoring numerous important events, anniversaries,  government agencies and  celebrations of the Royal Family.  Though the coins are reasonably priced and popular with collectors, they can be difficult to obtain.  One of our correspondents has put together a collection of 61 different of these commemorative coins.  This remarkable set includes nearly all of the 10 Baht coins issued thus far, all in Uncirculated condition, and at less than $3 per coin.  It would be a difficult set to put together at any price.
Item TH-SET10B THAILAND SET OF 61 DIFFERENT 10 BAHT 1995-2011 UNC. $175.00



FOR MORE COIN SETS, PLEASE SEE:

Click HereANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS COIN SET
Click HereBOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA COIN SET
Click HereBOTSWANA WILDLIFE SET 
Click HereNATIVE WILDLIFE COINS FROM BRAZIL
Click HereFIRST COINS OF COMMUNIST BULGARIA
Click HereCYPRUS COIN SET
Click HereCZECH REPUBLIC COIN SET
Click HereEGYPTIAN COIN SET
Click HereESTONIA COIN SET
Click HereHAITI COIN SET
Click Here1955 JAMAICA COIN SET
Click HereJERSEY COIN SET
Click HereKAZAKHSTAN COIN SET
Click HereKENYA SOIN SET
ClickHereNORTH KOREAN COIN SET
Click HereFIRST CIRCULATING COINS OF KYRGYZSTAN
Click HereTHE COINS OF LAOS
Click HereLATVIA COIN SET
Click HereMODERN LEBANESE COIN SET FEATURES CEDAR TREE
Click HereLITHUANIA COIN SET
Click HereATTRACTIVE MACEDONIAN BANKNOTES AND COINS
Click HereSCARCE MAURITANIA COIN SET
Click HereMOLDOVA COIN SET
Click HereNAGARNO-KARABAKH COIN SET
Click HereCOIN SET FROM NIGERIA INCLUDES BI-METALLICS
Click HerePARAGUAY COIN SET
Click HereANIMALS COINS FROM THE PHILIPPINES
Click HerePOLAND 2 ZLOTE COMMEMORATIVE SETS
Click HereRUSSIAN COIN SETS
Click HereSLOVENIA WILDLIFE COIN SET
Click HereSOLOMON ISLANDS COIN SET
Click HereSOMALIA 4 COIN SET
Click HereSOMALILAND COIN SET
Click HereTANZANIA COIN SETS INCLUDE WILDLIFE & ODD SHAPES
Click HereTRANSDNIESTRA'S FIRST COINS
Click HereTRISTAN DA CUNHA COINS FEATURE SEALIFE
Click HereUGANDA COINS FEATURE NATIVE WILDLIFE
Click HereUKRAINE COIN SET BARGAIN
Click HereUZBEKISTAN COIN SET




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