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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



AUSTRALIAN COMMEMORATIVE SILVER FLORINS

Australia 1 Florin 1927 Parliament KM31Australia 1 Florin 1951 Jubilee KM47Australia 1 Florin 1955 Royal Visit KM55Australia’s first commemorative florin was released in 1927 to honor the opening of the new Parliament House in Canberra.  The coin depicts Parliament House and crossed scepters on one side and King George V on the other.  The coin is struck in .925 fine (sterling) silver.  In 1951 Australia commemorated the 50th anniversary Jubilee of the unification of Australia into a single nation.  Prior to that time it was divided into six self-governing British colonies.  The reverse design includes the British crown, a crossed sword and scepter and the dates 1901 1951.  The coin depicts George VI on the obverse and is struck in .500 fine silver.  Australia’s last commemorative florin was issued in 1954 to commemorate the Royal Visit by Queen Elizabeth.  She was the first British monarch to visit Australia. It depicted a lion and a kangaroo standing next to each other, representing Britain and Australia. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  It was struck in .500 fine silver.  All three coins are 28.5mm in diameter.
Item AU-PARL27 AUSTALIA 1 FLORIN 1927 PARLIAMENT KM31 VF-XF $19.50
Item AU-JUBL51 AUSTRALIA 1 FLORIN 1951 JUBILEEE KM47 VF $8.00
Item AU-VISIT54 AUSTRALIA 1 FLORIN 1954 ROYAL VISIT KM55 VF-XF $11.00



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




NEWOLD SILVER COIN OF THE LAST EMPEROR OF BRAZIL

Brazil silver 500 Reis 1860 KM464Pedro II became the Emperor of Brazil in 1831 at the young age of 5 upon his father’s sudden abdication. He dutifully reigned for over 58 years.  His liberal policies and abolition of slavery were popular with most Brazilians; however they did not sit well with conservative elements.  In 1889 he was overthrown in a coup d'état which established a republic controlled by a dictator.  This 1860 500 Reis features the arms of the Empire of Brazil within a wreath on one side and the denomination within a wreath on the other.  The 25mm coin is struck in .917 fine silver and contains .1879 troy ounces of silver.
Item BR-500R BRAZIL 500 REIS 1860 KM464 VF-XF $18.00




NEWFIVE 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


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 $32.50



BEAUTIFUL WORLD WAR I  ERA ITALIAN COINS

Italy 1 & 2 Lire, KM45 & KM55Victor Emanuel III became King of Italy in 1900.  His reign lasted 45 years, spanning both World War I and World War II.   He was an avid numismatist, which may explain why he issued such attractive coins.  The designs of his coins reflect that of ancient Italy.  From the World War I era we have the beautiful silver 1 and 2 Lire coins issued from 1908 to 1917.   The reverse of both coins feature a quadriga (an ancient 4 horse carriage) pulling a helmeted woman holding an olive branch and a shield. The design is based on ancient silver coins of Sicily.  The obverse has the bust of King Victor Emanuel III.  The 1 Lire is 23mm, weighs 5 grams, and dates from 1908 to 1917.  The 2 Lire is 27mm, weighs 10 grams, and dates from 1914 to 1917.  Both coins are struck in .835 fine silver. 
Item IT-SET2 ITALY SILVER 1 & 2 LIRE, 1908-1917  F-XF $39.75

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NEWSILVER JAPANESE TOKYO OLYMPIC COMMEMORATIVE

Japan 1964 Olympic 100 Yen Y79This silver Japanese 100 Yen was issued to commemorate the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. The Games were the first Olympics to be held in Asia and marked Japan's re-emergence as an economic power. It was the first Olympic games to be broadcast live by satellite and the first to be broadcast in color. This was Japan's first commemorative coin and only the third time a coin had been issued to commemorate the modern Olympics.  Unlike most Olympic coins today that made to be sold to collectors at exorbitant prices then quickly drop in value, these silver 100 Yen Olympic coins were available at Japanese banks at their face value of about 28 cents.  Though they have substantially increased in value since then, they are still one of the least expensive silver Olympic coins on the market. Featured on the coin is the Olympic torch and rings. The other side has the denomination, the words "TOKYO 1964" and the date in the Japanese Showa Era calendar.  The 22.5mm coin is truck in .600 fine silver and contains .0926 troy ounces of silver. The coins are Uncirculated, though may be slightly toned. 
Item JP-64OLY  JAPAN 100 YEN 1964 OLYMPICS Y79 UNC.-toned $7.00



OLD LATVIAN SILVER COIN  Restocked

Latvia silver 1 Lats 1924 KM7 Latvia gained its freedom for the first time in hundreds of years following the collapse of Czarist Russia in 1918. Latvia's freedom - and its coinage - turned out to be short lived. In 1940, after the signing of a secret pact between Stalin and Hitler, Soviet troops occupied the country and annexed it into the Soviet Union. Latvia would not again regain its independence until the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. We offer this attractive and historic silver coin issued during Latvia’s short period of independence. The silver 1 Lats is dated 1924. It features the Latvian arms supported by a lion and a griffon on one side and the denomination on the other. The 23mm coin contains .1342 grams of silver.
Item LV-1L LATVIA 1 LATS 1924 KM7 VF $9.00


NEWOLD SILVER COINS OF LITHUANIA HONOR HEROES

Lithuania silver 10 Litu, 1936 Vytautas the Great 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 XF $20.00
Item LT-10L36 LITHUANIA 10 LITU 1936 KM83 XF $35.00



NEWATTRACTIVE OLD MEXICAN SILVER COINS

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


1950's MEXICAN SILVER COIN SET  Restocked

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


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.   We have a nice selection of this popular coin in Uncirculated condition dating from 1932 to 1945.
Item MX-1P455 MEXICO 1 PESO 1932-1945 (Joel's choice of dates) KM455 UNC. $16.00
Item MX-1P455x5 MEXICO 5 DIFFERENT DATES OF THE ABOVE 1 PESO (Joel's choice of dates) UNC. $75.00
Item MX-1P455-32 MEXICO 1 PESO 1932 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-33 MEXICO 1 PESO 1933 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-40 MEXICO 1 PESO 1940 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-43 MEXICO 1 PESO 1943 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-44 MEXICO 1 PESO 1944 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-45 MEXICO 1 PESO 1945 KM455 UNC. $16.50


AZTEC BALL PLAYER ON MEXICAN OLYMPIC SILVER COIN Restocked

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


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




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.
Item CA-$8 CANADA 8 DOLLARS 2013, POLAR BEAR KM1535 BU  $59.50



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



FINNISH ICEBREAKER ON SILVER PROOF COIN  OF PALAU 

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



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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