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NEW2016 GREAT BRITAIN SILVER BRITANNIA

Great Britain 2016 1 troy ounce silver Brittannia 2 Pounds coinBritain issues this 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver coin called the Britannia on an annual basis.  The reverse features the helmeted figure of Britannia standing holding a trident and shield, her dress billowing in the wind.  The image of Britannia first appeared on the coins of Roman Emperor Hadrian in 119AD.  Since then it has appeared on numerous British coins.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of the coin.  The 38.6mm coin has the nominal value of 2 Pounds and is dated 2016. It is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item GB-BRIT16 GREAT BRITAIN 2 POUNDS 2016 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BRITANNIA, BU $25.00


NEW2015 SUPERMAN COIN FROM CANADA

Canada silver $20 2015 Superman coinSuperman is featured on this silver 2015 Canadian 20 Dollar coin.  The design features the "Man of Steel" in flight that includes frosted, satin and bright elements.  Superman’s creator, cartoonist Joe Shuster, was a born in Toronto, Canada.  The officially licensed coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.  The 27mm coin is struck in .9999 fine silver, weighs 7.96 grams, and has a mintage limited to 350,000 coins. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Canadian artist Suxanna Blunt.
Item CA-SUPERMAN CANADA 20 DOLLARS 2015 SUPERMAN, BU $29.50



NEW2016 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




2015 CHINA SILVER PANDA

China 2015 1 ounce .999 fine silver Panda 10 Yuan coinEvery year The People's Republic of China produces the beautiful and popular one troy ounce .999 fine silver Panda coin.  Each year features a different design. Their cute, well executed and detailed designs have made them popular with both collectors and investors. The coin has the nominal value of 10 Yuan.  The 2015 issue features a Giant Panda munching on a sprig of bamboo.  Both frosted and bright fields are used to create an impressive and attractive coin. The other side pictures the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, a Taoist temple complex constructed in the early 1400's.  The Brilliant Uncirculated 40mm coin comes in its original protective capsule. 
CN-PANDA15 CHINA 2015 1 OUNCE SILVER PANDA, BU $34.00


NEWULTRA HIGH RELIEF 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY SILVER COIN FROM MONGOLIA

Mongolia silver 500 Tugrik 2016 Year of the Monkey coin pictures GorillaThis beautiful 2016 dated silver 500 Tugrik from Mongolia utilizes a new minting technique, called HiCarve, to produce a high relief image. The coin features a stunning high relief image of a gorilla against a dark proof background.  The national emblem of Mongolia and the denomination are on the reverse.  The coin was issued for the Chinese Year of the Monkey. It is the first of an annual series of Mongolian coins honoring the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. The 38.61mm coin is struck in .999 fine silver and weighs 25 grams.  The coin comes in a capsule in a custom wooden box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  It has a mintage of only 2016 pieces.
Item MN-15MONK MONGOLIA 500 TUGRIK 2015 GORILLA, SILVER PROOF $75.00




NEWAUSTRALIA 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 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 $39.00
Item AU-50CMONK AUSTRALIA 50 CENTS 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1/2 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $24.00



NEWAUSTRALIA 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


NEWAUSTRALIA 2016 SILVER KANGAROO

Australia 2016 Kangaroo silver dollar, 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silverThe Kangaroo has long been closely associated with Australia and is native only to that country.  It is only natural that the newest bullion issue from Australia’s Perth Mint is called the Australian Kangaroo.  The 2016 dated silver dollar was introduced in the fall of 2015.  One side features the famed red kangaroo.  The other has the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth.  The coin has an intricately engraved radiating design that includes both bright and frosted finishes.  As an added security feature, a micro engraved “A” appears in the first A of Australian that is visible only under magnification. The 40.6mm coin is denominated 1 Dollar and contains 1 troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.  The Perth Mint was established in 1899 as a branch of the Royal.  In 1970 it was transferred to state of Western Australia and its coins are legal tender throughout Australia.
AU-ROO16  AUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2016 KANGAROO  BU $25.00


AUSTRALIA 2015 FUNNEL WEB SPIDER SILVER DOLLAR  Restocked

Australia 1 Dollar 2015 Funnel Web Spider, 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver coinThe deadly Australian Funnel Web Spider is featured on the reverse of this 2015 Australian dollar coin. It is considered one of the world’s deadliest spiders in terms of the toxicity of its venom. Its fangs are powerful enough to bite through some shoes or a human toenail. The obverse features the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 40.6mm coin contains 1 try ounce of .999 fine silver.  The coin was struck at the Perth Mint in Australia and has a mintage of 1 million pieces.
AU-SPIDER AUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2015 FUNNEL WEB SPIDER BU $26.00


NEWAUSTRALIA 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).
AU-CROC  AUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2014 SALTWATER CROCODILE  BU $29.75




NEWSILVER 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



2012 FIJI SILVER TAKU TURTLE COIN

Fiji silver 2 Dollars 2012 Taku TurtleThis attractive 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver 2 Dollar coin from Fiji features a stylized Hawksbill turtle, also known as the Taku.  This 2012 issue was the last of Fiji silver Taku with Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  The 40.5mm coin was struck for Fiji by the New Zealand Mint and has a maximum mintage of just 350,000 pieces.
Item FJ-TAKU12 FIJI SILVER 2 DOLLARS 2012 TAKU TURTLE, BU $35.00



SILVER DINER OF ANDORRA

Andorra 1 Diner 1 troy ounce, .999 fine silverThe Principality of Andorra is a tiny nation on the border of France and Spain that is nominally ruled by the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France.  It was originally granted a charter by Charlemagne.  In 988 Andorra was given to the Bishop of Urgell in exchange for other lands.  In exchange for military protection, in 1095 the Bishop signed a treaty with the Lord of Caboet, making them both co-sovereigns of Andorra.  Eventually that part of the title passed to President of France.  In 2013 Andorra issued this 1 troy ounce, .999 fine silver 1 Diner coin.  One side of the 38.6mm coin features the Arms of Andorra.  The other has an Eagle, along with the date and denomination.
Item AD-1D ANDORRA SILVER 1 DINER 2013 BU $26.00

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NEWLAST AZTEC EMPEROR ON LARGE, OLD MEXICAN COIN SILVER COIN

Mexico 5 Pesos KM465This attractive,  large, silver Mexican 5 Pesos coin was struck only two years, 1947 and 1948.  The coin features Cuauhtemoc, the last emperor of the Aztec Empire.  He ascended to the throne in 1520, at about age 25. His capital was besieged by the Spanish troops of Hernan Cortes and was suffering from a smallpox epidemic brought on by the invaders.  He surrendered the following year.  The Spanish tortured him in an effort to find his treasure, then executed him in 1525.  The national arms of Mexico featuring an eagle on a cactus eating a snake is on the obverse.  The 40mm coin is struck in .900 fine silver and contains .8625 troy ounces of silver.
Item MX-5P MEXICO SILVER 5 PESOS CUAUHTEMOC 1947-48 KM465 XF $28.00


NEWAZTEC 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 not 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 SILVER 25 PESOS 1968 OLYMPICS KM479 XF-AU $16.00



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


SILVER COINS OF UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC COMMEMORATE NASSER

Egypt silver 50 Piastres and 1 Pound 1970, Nasser KM423 & KM425The United Arab Republic, commonly known as Egypt, issued these silver 1 Pound and 50 Piastres coins in 1970 to commemorate the death of President Gamil Nasser that year.  He was one of the leading figures of Egypt and the Arab world during his lifetime.  In 1952 he participated in the overthrow of King Farouk of Egypt.  In 1954 he staged a coup and took control of Egypt himself.  In 1956 he nationalized the Suez Canal, sparking the Suez Crises.  In 1958 he helped unite Egypt with Syria to form the United Arab Republic, hoping it would form the basis of a pan-Arabic union.  Syria seceded from the Union in 1961, though Egypt maintained the name United Arab Republic until 1971.  He launched major industrial and developmental projects, including the Aswan Dam.  After his county’s defeat by Israel in the Six-Day War in 1967 he briefly resigned.  He died in 1970 shortly after the conclusion of Arab League summit.  This two coin set includes the 40mm silver 1 Pound and the 33 mm 50 Piastres both struck in .720 fine silver.  The 1 Pound contains .5787 troy ounces of silver, the 50 Piastres contains .2894 troy ounces of silver.  Both feature the bust of Nasser on the obverse and legends on the reverse.  The coins have a mintage of only 400,000 pieces each.
Item EG-NASSER EGYPT 1 POUND & 50 PIASTRES, 1970 NASSER, KM425 & KM423 AU-UNC. $35.00




FINNISH ICEBREAKER ON SILVER PROOF COIN  OF PALAU Reduced Price

Palau 5 Dollars 2009 Icebreaker Tarmo silver proof coinThe Icebreaker Tarmo, the oldest preserved icebreaker in the world, is featured on this sterling silver Proof  2009 5 Dollar coin from Palau.  Built in England in 1907, the 67 meter long (198 foot) steam powered vessel started service in Finland in January, 1908.  For more than 80 years, she supported as many as 450 ships a year on their journey through Finland's polar ice.  Since 1992 she has been a museum ship. The arms of Palau is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm sterling silver weighs 20 grams, contains approximately .6 troy ounces of silver and has a mintage of only 2500 pieces. I seriously doubt Palau has ever needed an icebreaker, however it is an attractive silver Proof coin and one of the few icebreakers to ever appear on a coin.
Item PW-TARMO PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2009 ICEBREAKER TARMO KM242 SILVER PROOF $45.00



OLD SILVER COINS OF LITHUANIA HONOR HEROES

Lithuania silver 10 Litu 1936 KM83Lithuania silver 5 Latai 1936 KM82
In 1936 Lithuania struck a pair of silver coins honoring its heroes of independence.  The 10 Litu pictured 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 5 Litai shows Dr. Jonas Basanavicius.  Dr. Basanavicius was a physician, writer and the leader of Lithuania's independence movement from 1905 until Lithuania gained independence from Russia in 1918. The independence was to be short-lived however. 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. The 27mm coin contains 9 grams of .750 fine silver for an actual silver weight of .2156 troy ounces.  The reverse of both coins 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.  This is an opportunity to obtain these two historic silver coins of Lithuania that were issued only a single year during Lithuanias brief period of independence between the World Wars.
Item LT-5L36 LITHUANIA 5 LITAI KM82 1936 VF out
Item LT-10L36 LITHUANIA 10 LITU 1936 KM83 XF $37.50


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



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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COINS FROM FINLAND’S CIVIL WAR

Finland 25 Pennia 1917 of Kerenski governmentFinland 50 Pennia 1917 of Kerenski government
Finland was a Russian possession from 1809 until 1917.  The collapse of the Czarist government in March of 1917 created the opportunity for Finland to demand their independence.  Fighting broke out between various pro-Russian and anti-Russian factions.  The Provisional Russian Government of Alexander Kerenski, often called the "White Government"  issued these coins for the pro-Russian forces fighting in Finland.  The design is similar to the previous Czarist issues, featuring the denomination on one side and the Russian eagle with the Finnish lion on its breast on the other,  however the Czarist crown was removed from the eagle.  In November 1917 the Bolsheviks took over Russia, and on December 6, 1917 Finland declared its independence, thus ending this short-lived series. We have two attractive silver coins from this brief series  The silver 25 Penni is 16mm and is Uncirculated.  The silver 50 Penni is 18.6mm and is Uncirculated.  Considering the age, grade and history of the coins, the price for them seems remarkably low.
Item FI-19 FINLAND-CIVIL WAR SILVER 25 PENNIA 1917 KM19 UNC. $6.00
Item FI-20 FINLAND-CIVIL WAR SILVER 50 PENNIA 1917 KM20 UNC. out



NEPAL HONORS ROTARY CLUBS

Napal 1000 Rupees 2005 100th Anniversary of Rotary International coinNepal issued this 40mm silver 1000 Rupees coin in 2005 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International. The design features the Rotary International 100th Anniversary Emblem with the inscriptions "A CENTURY OF SERVICE, A NEW CENTURY OF SUCCESS" along with the dates "1905 - 2005", denomination and country name.  The back features the traditional design used on modern Kingdom of Nepal coins. Rotary International is a service club of businessmen and professionals that encourages high ethical standards, builds good will and provides humanitarian services.  It has over 1.2 million members in over 34,000 local clubs worldwide.
Item NP-ROTARY  NEPAL 1000 RUPEES 2005 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, KM1175, UNC. $75.00


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