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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 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



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


NEWCHINESE 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



PRUSSIA COMMEMORATES 200th ANNIVERSARY Restocked

Prussia silver 2 Mark 1901, 200th Anniversary of Kingdom, KM525In 1901 Prussia marked the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Kingdom of Prussia with a commemorative 2 Mark depicting Frederich I, the first King of Prussia, and Wilhelm II, who was to be the last king of Prussia.  Wilhelm is wearing a wonderful German helmet topped with a large eagle.  The reverse of the coin features the crowned imperial German eagle with a shield on its breast. The 2 Mark is 28mm in diameter and contains .321 troy ounces of silver.
Item PRUS-200ANNV PRUSSIA 2 MARK 1901 200th ANNV. OF PRUSSIA, KM525 XF $30.00


SILVER 3 & 5 MARK FROM FREE AND HANSEATIC CITY OF HAMBURG

Hamburg silver 3 Mark KM620Reverse of German state 3 Mark coinsHamburg’s official name, “Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg” reflects the cities long history as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire and as one of the last members of the Hanseatic League.  The Hanseatic League was a powerful guild that for hundreds of years controlled trade in the Baltic and North Sea areas. The name Hamburg comes from a castle constructed by Charlemagne on the site in 808AD. Burg means castle or fort.  In 1871 Hamburg became part of the German Empire, though retained its right to strike its own coins.  The obverse of their coins feature the city’s arms which portrays a three towered castle. The Hamburg mint’s “J” mintmark is below the arms. The reverses depict the crowned German imperia eagle.    The silver Hamburg 3 Mark was struck from 1908 to 1914.  The 33mm coin contains 16.67 grams of .900 fine silver.   The 5 Mark was struck from 1891 to 1913, is 38mm in diameter and contains 27.78 grams of .900 fine silver.  Both coins have a lettered edge reading "GOTT MIT UNS" (God with us).
Item DE-HAMB-3M HAMBURG 3 MARK 1908-1914 KM620 XF out
Item DE-HAMB-5M HAMBURG 5 MARK 1891-1913 KM610 F-VF $45.00


SILVER 3 & 5 MARKS OF THE GERMAN KINGDOMS

Silver 3 Mark coins of the German Kingdoms: Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony & Wurttemberg
Silver 5 Mark coins of the German Kingdoms: Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony & Wurttemberg
The unification of Germany in 1871 was brought about by the merger of the four independent Kingdoms of Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony and Wurttemberg, along with 22 other Grand Duchies, Duchies, Principalities and Free Cities, under William II, the King of Prussia.  William was given a new title of Kaiser (Emperor) of the German Empire.  The German Empire was called the Second Reich.  The First Reich was the Holy Roman Empire.  After unification, the formally independent states were allowed to issue coins denominated over 1 Mark.  The coins were all struck to the same standards and circulated throughout Germany. We are pleased to offer silver 3 Mark and 5 Mark coins from the four kingdoms that joined to create the German Empire. The coins depict the monarch on one side and the crowned imperial German Eagle on the other.  Beneath the portrait of the monarch is the state’s mintmark:  Bavaira has D for Munich, Prussia has A for Berlin, Saxony has E for Muldenhutten, Wurttemberg has F for Stuttgart,  The 3 Mark coins are 33m in diameter and contain .4823 troy ounces of silver.  The 5 Mark coins are 38mm in diamerter and contain .8037 troy ounces of silver.
RestockedItem BAVARIA-3M BAVARIA 3 MARK 1908-1913 KM515.1 VF $32.00
Item PRUSSIA-3M PRUSSIA 3 MARK 1908-1912 KM527 VF-XF $27.00
RestockedItem SAXONY-3M SAXONY 3 MARK 1908-1913 KM1267 VF $35.00
RestockedItem WURTTEMBURG-3M WURTTEMBERG 3 MARK 1908-14 KM635 VF $35.00

NEWItem BAVARIA-5M BAVARIA 5 MARK 1891-1913 KM512 F-VF $45.00
 Item PRUSSIA-5M PRUSSIA 5 MARK 1913-1914 KM536 AU out
Item SAXONY-5M SAXONY 5 MARK 1907-1914 KM1266 VF out
NEWItem WURTTEMBURG-5M WURTTEMBERG 5 MARK 1892-1913 KM635 F-VF$45.00

NAZI GERMAN SILVER COINS

Nazi German silver 2 Reichsmark & 5 Reichsmark coins
These four silver coins serve as a memento of the horrors of the Third Reich. The 2 Reichsmark was issued from 1936 to 1939. It pictures Paul von Hindenburg on one side and an eagle holding a wreathed swastika on the other. It is 25mm in diameter and contains .1607 troy ounces of silver.  Nazi Germany used three different designs on their regular issue 5 Reichsmark coins. The first pictured the Potsdam Military Church, also called the Potsdam Garrison Church, on one side and an eagle and two small swastikas on the other. It was struck only from 1934 to 1935. The Church was built by Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I between 1730 and 1735. Adolf Hitler was sworn in a Chancellor of Germany by Paul von Hindenburg at the Church in 1933. It burned down in the fires caused by the Allied bombing in 1945. The second type was struck during only during the last part of 1935 and the first part of 1936. It pictured Paul von Hindenburg on one side and an eagle on the other. Starting in 1936 the Eagle reverse was replaced with an eagle holding a wreathed swastika, similar to the 2 Reichsmark. The Eagle and Swastika 5 Reichsmark was struck from 1936 to 1939. The silver 5 Reichsmark coins are each 29mm in diameter and contains .4016 troy ounces of silver. Because of the war, no Nazi silver coins were struck after 1939. Coins grade Very Fine.
Item DE-93 GERMANY 2 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 (KM93) VF $13.00
Item DE-83 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK MILITARY CHURCH 1934-35 (KM83) VF $24.00
Item DE-86 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/EAGLE 1935-36 (KM86) VF $19.00
Item DE-94 GERMANY 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 (KM94) VF $26.00
Item DE-SSET4 SET OF ABOVE 4 NAZI GERMAN SILVER COINS $79.50


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



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.
Item IN-RUPEE-GV-U INDIA SILVER RUPEE 1919(b) KM524 UNC. $38.00



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

NEWUNITED STATES SILVER PESO FOR THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines silver Peso, 1907-1910 KM172The United States gained the Philippines in 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War.  To provide for the commerce in the new colony, the San Francisco Mint struck these attractive silver Pesos.  One side of the coin has the United States arms with an eagle; the other shows a woman in front of a volcano.  The coins date from 1907 to 1910. The 35.8mm coin is struck in .800 fine silver and contains .5144 troy ounces of silver. Despite being over a century old, the coins are still reasonably priced. This is an excellent opportunity to get one of these historic silver coins from America's brief colonial empire.
Item PH-1P PHILIPPINES 1 PESO 1907-1910 KM172 F-VF $19.95



NEWSILVER UNITED STATES LIBERATION COIN FOR THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines 10 Centavos 1945-D KM181The Philippines became a United States possession from 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War. In 1942 it fell to invading Japanese forces. This attractive silver 10 Centavos was produced at the Denver mint in 1945 for the liberation of the Philippines from Japan. One side of the coin shows an Eagle atop the Philippine arms and the legend "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", along with the famed "D" mintmark of the Denver Mint. The other side shows a woman with a hammer and anvil in front of a volcano. The 16.7mm coin is struck in .750 fine silver and weighs 2 grams. In 1946 the Philippines gained independence, making this one of the last coins the United States made for its one time colony of the Philippines.
Item PH-10C UNITED STATES-PHILIPPINES 10 CENTAVOS 1945-D KM181 AU-UNC. $4.00



BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUS ON MULTI-COLOR STERLING SILVER PALAU COIN

Palau sterling silver 5 Dollars Blue Ringed Octopus 2012 Proof coinA colorful Blue-Ringed Octopus is featured on  this multi-colored silver Proof 2012 Palau Marine Life Protection 5 Dollar coin.  Though the Octopus is small, reaching a maximum length of about 50mm (2 inches) it is one of the deadliest animals in the world.  Its bite can cause death within minutes. The males will attempt copulation with members of their own species regardless of sex or size, and dies after successfully mating.  The female stops eating after laying her eggs. She incubates the eggs under her arms for approximately six months then dies shortly after the eggs hatch.  The 38.6mm coin features a multi-color image of the Octopus one side. Neptune with an upraised trident and two mermaids at his feet is on the other.    The sterling silver Proof 5 Dollar coin has a mintage of just 1500 pieces and comes in a capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Item PW-5D-12OCT PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2012 BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS SILVER PROOF $65.00



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




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



2017 TRUMP SILVER DOLLAR

2017 Trump Liberty dollar, 1 troy ounce .999 fineThis 2017 "Trump Dollar" was produced by the folks that produced the popular Liberty Dollar coins – until they were arrested by the government for counterfeiting.  Most observers saw it as a trumped-up charge designed to shut down a vocal critic of the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve System.   They are now back in business with the 2017 Trump Dollar.  President Donald Trump is pictured on the obverse.  The reverse uses the new Liberty Dollar design – which now includes the wording  "FREE SPEECH FOR POLITICAL PURPOSE * NOT TO BE USED AS CURRENT MONEY" to try to avoid legal difficulties.  The 39mm 1 ounce .999 fine silver coin is denominated as $25 and is Proof.
Item TRUMP TRUMP 25 DOLLARS 2017, 1 OUNCE SILVER PROOF $30.00


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