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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 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




SCARCE SILVER OLYMPIC COINS FROM BRAZIL

Brazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic Rowing/OrchardsBrazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic Beach Volleyball/BandBrazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic cycling / ToucanBrazil silver 5 Reais 2014 Olympic cycling / Dolphin
Brazil issued a series of beautiful sterling silver Proof 5 Reais coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.  The 40mm coins have a mintage of only 25,000 each, contain .803 troy ounces of silver and come sealed in special capsules.  We have the following issues available: 2015 featuring rowing at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on the obverse and orchids on the reverse. 2015 depicting beach volleyball on Copacabana on the obverse and a Chorinho band playing a guitar, tambourine, ukulele and flute on the reverse. 2015 with the Channel-Billed Toucan on the reverse and cycling at Tijuca Forest on the obverse.  2014 depicting a Francisana Dolphin on the reverse and cycling at Tijuca Forest on the obvers. 2015 with the Channel-Billed Toucan on the reverse and cycling on the obverse. They are popular, hard-to-find, host country silver Olympic coins.
Item BR-ORCHID BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC ROWING / ORCHIDS, PROOF $50.00
Item BR-BAND BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC BEACH VOLLEYBALL / BAND $60.00
Item BR-TOUCAN BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC CYCLING / TOUCAN $60.00
Item BR-TOUCAN BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2014 OLYMPIC CYCLING / DOLPHINS $65.00
Item BR-SILVEROLY BRAZIL SET OF ABOVE 4 SILVER OLYMPIC 5 REAIS $229.00


BEAUTIFUL 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


CHINESE SILVER PANDAS

China 2017 30 gram .999 fine silver PandaChina 2016 30 gram .999 fine silver PandaChina 2015 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver Panda
China continued their acclaimed silver Panda series with this attractive 2016 issue.  Each year features a different design featuring a cute giant Panda.  The 2017 issue depicts a panda holding its favorite food - a bamboo branch.  The obverse features the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, a Taoist temple complex constructed in the early 1400's. Starting in 2016 China went "metric" with the Panda, changing the weight from 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams) to 30 trams.  All the coins are struck in .999 fine silver, has a nominal value of 10 Yuan. The Brilliant Uncirculated 40mm coin comes in a protective capsule. We also have some previous issues in this popular series.
Item CN-PANDA17 CHINA 10 YUAN 2017 SILVER PANDA, 30 GRAMS BU $30.00
Item CN-PANDA16 CHINA 10 YUAN 2016 SILVER PANDA, 30 GRAMS BU $30.00
Item CN-PANDA15 CHINA 10 YUAN 2015 SILVER PANDA, 1 TROY OUNCE BU $33.00



SILVER SILVERBACK GORILLA CONGO COIN

Republic of the Congo 5000 Francs 2017 Gorilla 1 troy ounce .999 silver coinA fierce silverback gorilla letting out a loud roar is featured on this 2017 1 troy ounce  .999 fine silver 5000 Francs of the Congo Republic.  The arms of the Congo, supported by two elephants is on the obverse.  The name silverback does not refer to the species, but rather is the mature, experienced male leader of a troop of gorillas. Silverbacks can grow to be over 6 feet (180cm) and weigh as much as 350 pounds (160kg.).  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of only 75,000 pieces.
Item GG-GORILLA CONGO REPUBLIC 5000 FRANCS 2017 GORILLA BU $28.00



BRITANNIA RULES

Falklands 1 troy ounce silver crown with and without legend "Britannia rules the waves"
In June 2017 Pobjoy Mint released a beautiful reverse proof 1 ounce .999 silver Proof 1 Crown coin for the Falkland Islands in honor of the 35th anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands. The reverse of the coin bears an image of Brittania and the legend "BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES".  The phrase comes from the patriotic British song ‘Rule, Britannia!’ which originated from a poem written by James Thomson and was set to music in 1740 by Thomas Arne. The actual lyrics however are  "Britannia Rule the Waves", a command, rather than a statement.   Shortly after the coin was released Pobjoy was informed that the British Royal Mint held the tradmark on the use of the word "Britannia" on silver coins. Production was halted after only 7,329 pieces were struck.  A revised version of the coin, without the legend was then released.  The revised version has a maximum authorized mintage of 42,671 for a total of 50,000 coins of both types.  Both ahave the same obverse featuring Queen Elizabeth and are 38.6mm in diameter.
Item FK-RULES FALKLAND ISLANDS SILVER CROWN 2017 WITH LEGEND "BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES" PROOF out
Item FK-NORULES FALKLAND ISLANDS SILVER CROWN 2017 WITHOUT LEGEND PROOF $30.00



NEWLOW MINTAGE STATUE OF LIBERTY PIEDFORT FROM FRANCE

France 100 Francs Stateue of Liberty Piedfort KM P972A Piedfort is a special, limited mintage coin struck on a double thick planchet.  To celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Statue of Liberty, France, who gave the statue to the United States, struck a special 100 Francs coin. The coin, struck at the Paris Mint, pictures the head of the statue along with the dates 1886 and 1986. This Piedfort version of the coin is 31mm diameter,  4mm thick and contains 30 grams of .900 fine silver.   It has a mintage of only 5000 pieces and comes in a capsule.  It is an impressive low mintage coin with a popular American theme.
Item FR-LIBERTY FRANCE 100 FRANCS 1986 STATUE OF LIBERTY PIEDFORT KM-P972 BU $24.00



NEWPRUSSIAN 25th ANNIVERSARY OF REIGN OF KAISER WILHELM II COMMEMORATIVE

Prussia silver 3 Mark 1913 25th Anniversary of reign of King William II, KM535Prussia issued this silver 3 Mark in 1913 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II.  Wilhelm was both the King of Prussia and the Emperor of Germany.  It was one of the last commemorative coins to be issued by Prussia.   The coin depicts Wilhelm II in military uniform. Beneath the bust is an olive branch with the dates 1888, 1913 and the Berlin "A" mintmark in tiny letters.  The reverse depicts the crowned German imperial Eagle.  The coin is 33mm in diameter and contains .4792 troy ounces of silver and has a a lettered edge "GOTT MIT UNS" (God with us).  It is an historic coins from the twilight years of the once powerful Prussia.
Item PRUS-535 PRUSSIA 3 MARK 1913 25th ANNIVERSARY OF KAISER WILHELM II REIGN, KM535 XF $35.00



NAZI GERMAN SILVER 2 & 5 REICHSMARK WITH SWASTIKA

Germany 2 Reichsmark KM93Germany 5 Reichsmark KM94
These Nazi German 2 and 5 Reichsmark are the last silver coins ever minted by Nazi Germany. The coins were struck only four years, from 1936 to 1939, when production was halted with the start of World War II.  Both coins have the same design.  One side depicts Paul von Hindenburg, who turned Germany over to Hitler.  The other side features an eagle holding a swastika. Both coins have a lettered edge.  The 5 Reichsmark is the size of a half dollar and is struck in .900 fine silver. The 2 Reichsmark is the size of a quarter and is struck in .625 fine silver.   The coins serve as a reminder of the brief but destructive "1000 Year Reich".
Item DE-93 GERMANY 2 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39(KM93) VF $13.00
Item DE-94 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 (KM94) VF $26.00


2017 SILVER LEOPARD FROM GHANA

Ghana 5 Cedis 2017 Leopard 1 ounce silver coinA crouching leopard hidden in the grass and ready to pounce, is featured on this 2017 1 troy ounce  .999 fine silver 5 Cedi of Ghana.  The obverse features an unusual leopard skin pattern embedded behind the bust of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of only 50,000 pieces and comes in a plastic capsule.  It is an attractive new issue.
Item GH-LEOPARD GHANA 5 CEDIS 2017 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER LEOPARD, BU $28.00



2017 GREAT BRITAIN SILVER BRITANNIA  Restocked

Great Britain 2 Pounds 2017 silver 1 troy ounce BritanniaBritain 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 beautiful 38.6mm coin has the nominal value of 2 Pounds and is dated 2017. It is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item GB-BRIT17 GREAT BRITAIN 2 POUNDS 2017 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BRITANNIA, BU $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.
Item IN-RUPEE-GV-U INDIA SILVER RUPEE 1919(b) KM524 UNC. $38.00



SILVER KORI OF KUTCH FROM SHORT REIGN OF EDWARD VIII

Kutch silver Kori of Edward VIII KM65This silver 1 Kori coin was issued by the semi-independent Indian state of Kutch.  Due to its geographical isolation in western India, Kutch had a monetary system unlike most of the rest of India. This silver Kori was issued jointly in the name of Khengarji III, who ruled Kutch for some 67 years, and British king Edward VIII, who reigned for less than a year in 1936, before abdicating the throne in order to marry an American divorcee.  The coin is dated both AD 1936 and VS1992 or VS1993  in the Vikrama Samvat calendar.   The thick, 17mm silver coin features the three symbols of Kutch: a trisul, a dagger, and a crescent moon, weighs 4.7 grams and grades Very Fine or better.
Item IN-KUTCH-65 INDIA, KUTCH SILVER KORI EDWARD VIII AD1936 Y65 VF-XF $30.00



2016 ISLE OF MAN SILVER ANGEL Restocked

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 $32.50




ATTRACTIVE OLD MEXICAN SILVER COINS  Restocked

Mexico silver 50 Centavos & 1 Peso, 1920-1945, KM 447 & KM455This two coin set features the silver 50 Centavos and 1 Peso of Mexico dating 1920 to 1945.  Both coins have a similar design.  One side features the Mexican eagle on a cactus eating a snake.  The numerals “0.7 20”, indicating the silver content of the coin (.720 fine silver) is on either side of the head of the eagle.  The other side has the denomination within a wreath and a rayed liberty cap above.  The 50 Centavos is 27mm in diameter and contains .1929 troy ounces of silver.  The Peso is 34mm and contains .3857 troy ounces of silver.  The coins grade Very Fine or better.  It is an attractive old set of silver coins.
Item MX-SSET2 MEXICO SILVER 50 CENTAVOS & 1 PESO, 1920-45, KM447&455 VF $18.00



ATTRACTIVE OLD UNCIRCULATED MEXICAN SILVER PESO

Mexico 1 Peso KM455This silver Peso was the workhorse of the Mexican economy from 1920 until 1945.  It was during this period that Mexico recovered from the upheavals of the Mexican Revolution and went on to establish new political and economic institutions. One side features the Mexican eagle on a cactus eating a snake.  The numerals “0.7 20”, indicating the silver content of the coin (.720 fine silver) is on either side of the head of the eagle.  The other side has the denomination within a wreath and a rayed liberty cap above.   The 34mm and contains .3857 troy ounces of silver.  
Item MX-1P455-32 MEXICO 1 PESO 1932 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-43 MEXICO 1 PESO 1943 KM455 UNC. $16.50


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


2017 MEXICAN 1 OUNCE SILVER LIBERTAD   

Mexico 2017 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver LibertadThis attractive 2017 Mexican silver Libertad contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.  On one side of the coin is the Victory Angel that is on the top of the Mexican Independence monument in Mexico City.   The gold plated statue is 22 feet (6.7 meters) high and weighs 7 tons (6350 kg.).  The other side depicts the historical arms of Mexico, with the current arms in the center.  It is interesting to see the progression of the design over time.  The coin is 40mm in diameter and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item MX-LIBT17 MEXICO 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER LIBERTAD 2017 BU $27.00


NEWSILVER SOCCER COIN FROM PARAGUAY

Paraguay 1 Guarani 2004 silver Proof World Cup soccer coin Soccer is the favorite sport of Paraguay, so it was only natural that they issued this sterling silver Proof 1 Guarani to commemorate the 2006 World Cup Soccer (FIFA) games. The coin features a  a ball going into the goal on the reverse and the national arms on the obverse.  The  attracrtive 40mm coin is dated 2004 and contains .80 troy ounces of silver.  It has a mintage of only 50,000 pieces and a catalog value of $50.00
Item PY-SOCCER PARAGUAY 1 GUARANI 2004 SOCCER KM202 SILVER PROOF $29.50
 

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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2017 SOMALIA SILVER ELEPHANT  Restocked

Somalia 100 Shillings 2017 Elephant 1 troy ounce silverA trumpeting elephant with an upraised trunk is featured on 2017 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silver 100 Shillings of Somalia. Above it the sun is rising over a palm tree and a hut.  The obverse features the Somalia arms supported by two leopards.  It is an attractive 38.6mm silver coin honoring African wildlife.  You should pack away some of these popular pachyderms.
Item SO-17ELE SOMALIA 100 SHILLINGS 2017  ELEPHANT 1 TROY OUNCE  .9999 SILVER, BU  $25.00




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