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NEWSILVER DINAR 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 1 DINER 2013 BU $26.00



NEWSPHINX ON THE LAST SILVER COINS OF THE REPUBLIC OF EGYPT

Egypt 5 Piastres KM382 1957 & Egypt 10 Piastres KM383a 1957The famous ancient Great Sphinx of Giza is featured on the silver 5 and 10 Piastre coins of the Republic of Egypt.  It is one of the oldest and largest monolyth statues in the world. It is believed to have been built during the reign of Pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558–2532 BC).  It measures 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 19.3 metres (63 ft) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 ft) high.  For thousands of years it has been a symbol of Egypt, so it was only natural that they placed it on their coins. The reverses of the coins have the denomination and legends within a pair of wings.  The coins are dated double dated in Arabic AH1376 and AD 1957.  These were some of the last coins issued by the Repubic of Egypt.  In 1958 President Nasser renamed the country The United Arab Republic in an attempt to form a political union between Egypt and Syria.  The 5 Piastres is 22mm and weighs 3.5 grams.  The 10 Piastre is 26mm and weight 7 grams.  Both coins are struck in .720 fine silver.
Item EG-SET57 EGYPT 5 & 10 PIASTRES 1957 KM382 & KM383a VF $12.00

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NEWBELGIAN CONGO SILVER 50 FRANCS ELEPHANT COIN

Belgian Congo 50 Francs 1944 KM27This attractive Belgian Congo silver 50 Francs features a striding African Elephant.  The other side features the denomination and has legends in both French and Dutch, the two official languages of Belgium (neither of which were widely spoken in the Congo).  The coin was struck during World War II for only a single year: 1944.   The 35mm coin was struck in .500 fine silver and weighs 17.5 grams. It had a mintage of 1 Million pieces, though many have since been melted. It was the only silver coin issued by the Belgian Congo in the 20th Century.  The coin has always been a favorite due to its eye-catching elephant design.
Item BECON50F BELGIAN CONGO 50 FRANCS 1944 ELEPHANT KM27 VF $75.00


NEWAUSTRALIA 2015 FUNNEL WEB SPIDER SILVER DOLLAR

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



2015 AUSTRALIA YEAR OF THE GOAT SILVER DOLLAR Restocked

Australia 2015 Year of the Goat 1 ounce .999 fine silver dollarAustralia recently issued this beautiful silver dollar dated 2015 for the Chinese Year of the Goat.  The Australian silver “Lunar Series” featuring the Chinese Zodiac has become popular with collectors and investors throughout the world.   Each year features a different design.  The 2015 Year of the Goat coin depicts a family of three goats.  Above them is the Chinese character for goat.   Each coin is Brilliant Uncirculated and has a gorgeous "reverse-proof" finish. The background is frosted, while the images have a brilliant mirror finish.  The coin was struck at the famed Perth Mint in Western Australia.  It has a mintage of only 300,000 and sold out at the mint in a matter of days.   The large, 45mm coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and comes in its original protective capsule.  The coin makes a great gift for anyone born in the Year of the Goat.
AU-GOAT AUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT, BU $35.00



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 $30.00



2015 GREAT BRITAIN SILVER BRITANNIA

Great Britain 1 ounce .999 file silver Britannia 2 Pound coinGreat Britain 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 2015. It is Brilliant Uncirculated. 
GB-BRIT15 GREAT BRITAIN 2 POUNDS 2015 BRITANNIA, BU $26.00


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 $18.00
Item LT-10L36 LITHUANIA 10 LITU 1936 KM83 XF $37.50


ARMENIAN COIN FEATURES NOAH’S ARK 

Armenia 500 Drams silver coin picturing Noah's ArkNoah's Ark is featured on these attractive silver 500 Drams coins from Armenia. The 38.6mm 1 ounce .999 fine silver coins depicts the Ark resting on the Mountains of Ararat, with the sun rising and a dove carrying an olive branch.  The Mountains of Ararat are located on the border of Turkey and Armenia.  Mount Ararat is a national symbol of Armenia that appears on their national arms.   The Armenian Arms is on obverse.
Item AM-NOAH14 ARMENIA 500 DRAMS 2014 NOAH’S ARK, KM196 BU $39.00


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



SILVER 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.
Item PY-202 PARAGUAY 1 GUARANI 2004 SOCCER KM202 SILVER PROOF $39.50


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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