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SILVER GERSH OF ABYSSINIA 

Abyssinia ( Ethiopia) silver Gersh 1895EE, AD1903Abyssinia, now known as Ethiopia, was an ancient kingdom.  Its kings traced their ancestry to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.  It was the oldest Christian nation, having converted in the fourth century.  The obverse of this silver 1 Gersh features Emperor Menelik II, who during his rule from 1889 to 1913 modernized, unified and greatly expanded his kingdom.  The reverse shows the Lion of Ethiopia carrying a Coptic cross.  The coin was struck at the Paris mint and is dated 1895 in the Ethiopian calendar, though it was minted from 1903 until 1928AD.
Item ET-GERSH ABYSSINIA SILVER GERSH KM12 Good-Fine $6.00



AUSTRALIA 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY SILVER COINS 

Australia 50 Cents 1/2 troy ounce and 1 Dollar 1 Troy ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey coinsThe Perth Mint of Australia celebrated the Year of the Monkey with these two attractive 2016 dated silver coins.  Both coins feature the same design.   The reverses depict an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.  The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.   The 1 troy ounce 1 Dollar coin is 45mm in diameter.  The ½ troy ounce 50 cent coin is 36mm in diameter.  Both are struck in .999 fine silver and come in a capsule.
Item AU-$1MONK AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $29.50
Item AU-50CMONK AUSTRALIA 50 CENTS 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1/2 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $22.00


AUSTRALIA 2016 SILVER KOOKABURRA

Australia 2016 Kookaburra silver dollarThe Perth Mint of Australia continued their popular Kookaburra program.  Each year features a different design depicting a Kookaburra bird.  The 2016 issue depicts a Kookaburra sitting on a fence post wrap.  The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley of Queen Elizabeth.   The 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver coin is legal tender for 1 Dollar in Australia.   It has a maximum mintage of just 500,000 pieces.  The  Brilliant Uncirculated 40.6mm coin  comes in a protective capsule.
Item AU-KOOK16 AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 2016 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KOOKABURRA, BU $28.00



AUSTRALIA 2014 CROCODILE DOLLAR

Australia 1 Dollar 2015 CrocodileThe Australian Saltwater Crocodile is featured on the reverse of this 2014 Australian silver dollar coin.  The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is one of the largest reptiles in the world.  Males can reach over 20 feet (6.3m) in length and weigh over 3000 Pounds (1360 kg). It is capable of taking almost any animal that enters its territory, including humans. Despite its name, it can be found in fresh, brackish or ocean water. The obverse features the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 40.6mm coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.  The coin features a beautiful reverse frosted matte finish.  The Queen and the Crocodile have a brilliant finish while the background areas have a frosted finish.  The coin was struck at the Perth Mint in Australia and has a mintage of 1 million pieces.  It was the first in an annual series featuring Australian wildlife (the 2015 Funnel Web Spider was the second in the series).
Item AU-CROC; AUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2014 SALTWATER CROCODILE BU $29.75



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


SILVER EIGHT DOLLAR COIN FROM CANADA FEATURES POLAR BEAR

Canada 8 Dollars 2013 Polar Bear, 1.5 troy ounce .9999 file silverCanada issued this silver 8 dollar coin in 2013.  The unusual denomination coin contains 1.5 troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.  The thick, 38mm coin depicts a polar bear walking on an ice flow on one side and Queen Elizabeth on the other.  It is an attractive, odd denomination coin.
CA-$8  CANADA 8 DOLLARS 2013, POLAR BEAR KM1535 BU  $59.50


CANADA 2015 SILVER 5 DOLLAR FIVE CHINESE BLESSINGS COIN

Canada 5 Dollars 2015 5 Chinese BlessingsThis intricately designed 2015 Canadian silver 5 Dollar coin features images representing the traditional five blessings of Chinese culture: a bat for happiness, a deer for career success, two cranes for long life, a magpie for joy, and the Chinese symbol for good fortune.  The obverse of the coin features Queen Elizabeth II. The 38mm coin is struck in .9999 fine silver.  Because most of the mintage was distributed in Asia, it has been difficult to American and European collectors to obtain this coin.
Item CA-BLESSINGS CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2015 5 CHINESE BLESSINGS, BU $33.00



2016 CHINESE SILVER PANDA

China 2016 silver PandaChina continued their popular silver Panda series with this attractive 2016 issue.  Each year features a different design featuring a cute giant Panda.  The 2016 issue depicts a Panda grasping a large tree branch.  The obverse features the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, a Taoist temple complex constructed in the early 1400's. In keeping with what seems like a Chinese tradition of cutting corners, the 2016 Panda weighs 30 grams (.9645 oz) rather than 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams).  The reasoning is that this will put the coin on the metric standard.  The coin is struck in .999 fine silver, has a nominal value of 10 Yuan. The Brilliant Uncirculated 40mm coin comes in its original protective capsule.   
Item CN-PANDA16 CHINA 2016 SILVER PANDA, BU $32.00



FIVE KINGS OF GREECE

Greece silver 30 Drachmai 1963 Five Kings - Centennial of Glucksburg DynastyIn 1963 Greece issued this attractive silver 30 Drachmai commemorating the centennial of the rule of the Royal Family.  One side of the coin depicts the five kings of Greece of the House of Glücksburg, who had ruled Greece since 1864. The other side features a map of Greece and an ancient sailing ship.   The 34mm coin is struck in .835 fine silver and contains .4832 troy ounces of silver. 
Item GR-30D GREECE 30 DRACHMAI 1963 FIVE KINGS KM86 AU $25.00



SILVER RUPEES OF BRITISH INDIA

India silver Rupee of George V KM524The British Indian Rupee served as the standard currency throughout India as well as much of the Arabian (Persian) Gulf region, as well as parts of eastern Africa and sections of east Asia.  It contained 11.66 grams of .917 fine silver, giving it a total of .3415 troy ounces of silver. It was based on the earlier Mughal silver Rupee which was established in the 16th century.  The obverse depicted British monarch who was also the Emperor of India.   The George V Rupees were struck for circulation from 1911 until 1922 and depict George wearing robes and a crown.  The reverse has the denomination within a floral wreath containing a lotus blossom, rose, shamrock and thistle, representing the India, England, Ireland and Scotland. We offer the 1919 George V Rupee from the Bombay mint in Uncirculated condition.  We also have circulated George V Rupees of other dates.
Item IN-RUPEE-GV-C INDIA SILVER RUPEE GEORGE V 1912-1919, KM524 F-VF $24.00
Item IN-RUPEE-GV-U INDIA SILVER RUPEE 1919(b) KM524 UNC. $38.00


2016 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 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 $29.50



HISTORIC SILVER COINS OF JAPAN

Japan 20 Sen, 1885-1905, Dragon, Y24This silver 20 Sen was issued from 1885 until 1905. One side depicts the Meiji dragon clutching the "pearl of wisdom" and has the denomination in English.  The other side has the denomination in Japanese within a flowered wreath.  At the top is a stylized chrysanthemum blossom which is the Imperial Seal of Japan.  The 23.5mm coin is struck in .800 fine silver.
Japan silver 50 SenThis silver 50 Sen coin, struck from 1922 to 1938, was the last silver coin issued by Japan before World War II.  The 23.5mm coin is struck in .720 fine silver. The design is rich in Japanese symbolism.  One side depicts two Phoenix.  According to legend they mark the beginning of a period of peace and prosperity.  Above the birds is a chrysanthemum, the Imperial seal of Japan.  Beneath the birds are the Kiri, or Paulownia leaves,which is the emblem of the government of Japan.  Thus the symbols of both the Imperial and civilian government of Japan are represented on the coin.  The reverse features a sunburst flanked by two cherry blossoms within an ancient sacred bronze mirror.  The sun is the national symbol of Japan.  The mirror, known as the Yata no Kagami is an important part of the Imperial Regalia, The coins have minimal or no wear. 
Item JP-20SEN JAPAN SILVER 20 SEN 1885-1905 Y24 XF-AU out
Item JP-50SEN-32 JAPAN SILVER 50 SEN 1922-1938 AU $15.00


OLD SILVER COIN OF LITHUANIA

Lithuania silver 10 Litu, 1936 Vytautas the Great KM83 In 1936 Lithuania struck this silver 10 Litu depicting Grand Duke Vytautas the Great.  Vytautas ruled Lithuania from 1392 to 1430.  He defeated the Teutonic Knights and greatly expanded the realm from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. The coin has a mintage of only 720,000.  The 32mm coin contains 16 grams of .750 fine silver with an actual silver weight of .4312 troy ounces.  The reverse of the coin shows Vytis, the "white knight" on horseback.  Grand Duke Vytautas used the symbol of Vytis when he went into battle.  Vytis has appeared on Lithuanian coins since the middle ages and still appears on Lithuanian coins and notes today.  In 1940 Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union. It did not regain its independence until the collapse of the U.S.S.R. in 1991.

Item LT-10L36 LITHUANIA 10 LITU 1936 KM83 XF $35.00



1950's MEXICAN SILVER COIN SET  

Mexico set of 3 silver coins 25 & 50 Centavos & 1 Peso, KM4443, KM449, KM457In 1950 Mexico introduced three new silver coins: a 1 Peso, 50 Centavos and 25 Centavos.  The coins were struck in .300 fine silver. Unlike the previous Mexican silver coin, the coins do not display their weight and fineness, possibly because they had such a low silver content.  The 1 Peso features Morelos, one of the leaders of the Mexican War of Independence.  It was struck only for a single year: 1950.  The coin 32mm coin contains .1286 troy ounces of silver.  The 50 Centavo depicted the last Aztec Emperor: Cuauhtemoc.  The 26mm coin contains .064 troy ounces of silver.  It was struck only two years, 1950 and 1951.  The 25 Centavos was re-introduced for the first time since 1892.  The design was based on that of the 19th Century 25 Centavos, featuring the “balance of justice”.  The 21.5mm coin contained .032 troy ounces of silver. It was issued only four years from 1950 to 1953.  The reverse of the coins feature the Mexican Eagle eating a snake on the obverse. 
Item MX-SET50 MEXICO 25, 50 CENTAVOS & 1 PESO 1950-53 KM443, KM449 & KM457 VF-XF $9.50


AZTEC BALL PLAYER ON MEXICAN OLYMPIC SILVER COIN 

Mexico 25 Pesos 1968 XIX Olympic Summer Games, KM465Mexico issued this silver 25 Pesos dated 1968 to celebrate the XIX Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City that year.  The coin depicts an Aztec or Mayan playing a Meso-American ball game called Ollamaliztli. Behind the player is the outline of the game court.  The game was played with a hard rubber ball that weighed as much as 9 pounds (4 kg.).  The ball was no allowed to touch the ground and was to be kept in play.  The goal was to knock the ball through one of two stone hoops without using hands. It rarely happened, so points could be scored or penalties given by other play as well.  It was a fast paced game in which players had to throw themselves against the surface of the court to keep the ball from hitting the ground. As might be expected injuries were common. The stakes were high due to extensive wagering (people would wager themselves or their children into slavery), and in some cases, the losing team would be sacrificed to the gods.  Beneath the ball player are the five interlocking Olympic rings.  The obverse features the Mexican eagle eating a snake.  The 38mm coin is struck in .720 fine silver and contains .5175 troy ounces of silver.
Item MX-25P MEXICO 25 PESOS 1968 OLYMPICS KM479 XF-AU $17.50
Item MX-25Px5 5 OF THE ABOVE MEXICO 25 PESOS 1968 OLYMPICS KM479 XF-AU $72.50


STERLING SILVER SHILLING OF NEW GUINEA  

New Guinea 1 Shilling KM8 1938,1945New Guinea is one of the least explored areas left on earth.  Cannibalism is reported to be practiced in some remote areas.  Because native dress did not have pockets the coins of New Guinea included a hole to allow the coins could be worn on a string.  Because New Guinea was a British Colony at the time, one side of the coin shows the imperial crown and two scepters.  The other side shows traditional native designs.  This sterling silver New Guinea shilling of King George VI was struck only two years: 1938 and 1945.
Item PG-8 NEW GUINEA SILVER SHILLING, GEORGE VI 1938 or 1945 KM8 XF $9.50



POLAND CELEBRATES THE 2008 OLYMPICS

Poland 10 Zlotych 2008 Olympics silver Proof coinPoland issued this commemorative 10 Zlote coins in 2008 to honor the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  The 32mm sterling silver Proof 10 Zlotych has a square center hole, echoing the traditional square holed Chinese cash coin. The coin contains .4205 troy ounces of silver.   A windsurfer is on the reverse.  The obverse shows the a portion of the Forbidden City, the logo of the Polish Olympic committee.  
Item PL-10Z08 OLY POLAND 10 ZLOTYCH 2008 OLYMPICS SILVER KM646 PROOF $39.95




100th ANNIVERSARY SCOUTING COIN FROM PORTUGAL

Protugal 5 Euro 2007 100th Anniversary of Scouting - Baden-Powell 2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the Scouting movement, founded by Robert Baden-Powell in England. To commemorate the event Portugal issued an this silver 5 Euro coin with a modernistic portrait of Lord Baden-Powell on one side and the Portuguese Arms and the Scouting logo on the other.
Item PT-SCOUT PORTUGAL 5 EURO 2007 SCOUTING SILVER BU $29.95



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