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OLYMPIC, SOCCER & SPORTS COINS

NEWAUSTRALIA CELBRATES 2016 RIO OLYMPICS WITH COLORED COINS

Australia 2016 5 coin Olympics setAustalia 2 Dollars 2016 Paralympic games in Rio
Australia issued this set of five colored 2016 dated 2 Dollar coins to honor Australian Olympic team in Rio.  Each coin features a ring depicting one of the five colored Olympic colors: blue, black red, yellow and green.  The 32 Olympic sports are depicted around the rings of the five coins.  In the center of each ring is the logo of Australian Olympic Team which features a kangaroo, an emu and the Olympic rings.  The obverse of each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley of Queen Elizabeth II.  The five coins are housed in folder with a descriptive booklet.  We also have the 2016 Australia 2 Dollar game commemorating the Rio Paralympic games which features a multi-colored ring that makes up the wheel of a wheel-chair. The Paralympic coin was not included in the packaged set. 
Item AU-SETOLY AUSTRALIA SET OF FIVE 2 DOLLAR 2016 OLYMPIC COINS IN FOLDER, BU $45.00
Item AU-PARA16 AUSTRALIA 2 DOLLARS 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES, UNC. $8.00



Brazil 1 Real Rio Olympic 16 coin setBRAZIL RIO OLYMPIC COIN SET Restocked  

 Brazil released a series of circulating commemorative bi-metalic 1 Real coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Sixteen  1 Real coins depicting various Olympic and Paralympic sports were released starting in 2014.  The four 2014 issues depict track, swimming, golf and the para-triathalon.  Eight coins were released in 2015 featuring basketball, swimming, rugby, Paralympic canoeing, soccer, volleyball, judo and Paralympic track.  Four 2016 coins have been released, depicting boxing, Paralympic mascot Tom, Olympic Mascot Vinicius and Paralympic swimming.   All the coins have a common reverse which includes the date, denomination and a motif from the Brazilian flag that features the Southern Cross constellation.    The 27mm bi-metallic coins have a stainless steel center and a bronze-plated steel outer ring.   All coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
 Item BR-SET16 BRAZIL SET OF 16 OLYMPIC 1 REAL COINS, 2014-2016, BU $65.00



SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC COMMEMORATIVE COMBINES NEW AND OLD

Russia 25 Rubles 2011 Sochi Winter OlympicsRussia 25 Rubles 2012 Sochi Olympics
Russia issued these 25 Ruble coins to commemorate the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at  the Russian resort city of Sochi. The 27mm coin come sealed in a plastic holder.  This was the first Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.   The obverse of the coins all feature the triple-crowned imperial Russian Eagle with Saint George and the dragon on its breast, a design that originated in Czarist times.  Different reverses were used for each annual issue.  The 2011 features issue features the Sochi Olympic logo, which includes a web address ( sochi.ru ) and the Olympic ring against the mountains that are reflected on the sea.  It represents Sochi as a meeting point between the mountains and the sea.   It is the first coin that I know of that featured a web address in its design.  The 2012 issue depicts the three Sochi Olympic mascots: a leopard, a hare and a polar bear. 
Item RU-SOCHI11 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2011 SOCHI OLYMPICS - MOUNTAINS & SEA Y1298 BU$4.00
Item RU-SOCHI12 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2012 SOCHI OLYMPIC MASCOTS BU $4.50



POLAND CELEBRATES THE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS  Restocked

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 $39.50



NEWUKRAINE'S FIRST OLYMPIC COMMEMORATIVE

Ukraine 200,000 Karbovantsiv 1996 Atlanta Olympics KM23Ukraine issued their first Olympic commemorative in 1996 to commemorate their first ever paticipation in a Summer Olympics as an independent nation. The 200,000 Karbovantsiv coin commemorates the the XXVI Summer Olympic games held in Atlanta in 1996.   The reverse of the 33mm "german silver" (copper-nickel) coin features a profile of a young woman with a flower wreath within an octogon. It is a symbolic image of Ukraine taken from a 1918 Ukrainian banknote.   Above there are figures of five ancient athletes, underneath are the figures of five modern sportsmen.  To the right is the emblem of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.  To the left is "Atlanta" in Ukrainian and XXVI.  The obverse features the Ukraine national emblem, date and denomination.  The coin was issued with a Proof-like finish and has a mintage of 100,000 pieces.
Item UK-OLY96 UKRAINE 200,000 KARBOVANTSIV 1996 ATLANTA OLYMPICS KM23 PROOF-LIKE $6.00


CANADIAN LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPICS DOLLARS

Canada 2004 Lucky Loonie Olympic DollarCanada 2006 Luckie Loonie Olympic DollarCanada 2008 Lucky Loonie Olympic Dollar Canada 2010 Lucky Loonie Olympic DollarCanada 2012 Lucky Loonie Olympic dollar
Since 2004 Canada has issued a circulating multi-sided 1 Dollar every two years commemorating Summer and Winter Olympic Games.   The coins are called "Lucky Loonies".  The name "Lucky Loonie" originated in the 2002 Winter Olympics, when a Canadian Loon dollar was buried in the the center ice of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics ice rink.  Both the Canadian  Men's and Women's Hockey teams won the Gold medal.  Another Loonie was hidden in the ice during the World Hockey Championship between Canada and Sweden in 2003.  Canada won and the legend of the Lucky Loonie was born.  Since 2004 The Royal Canadian mint has kept the legend going by issueing a commemorative "Lucky Loonie" coin every two years for the Summer and Winter Olympic games.  Each issue includes the Olympic rings in the design The first issue, dated 2004, features a loon swimming peacefully on a lake.   The second issue, which came out in 2006, features a loon taking off from a lake.  The third issue, dated 2008, pictures an athletic-looking loon landing on a lake.   The 2010 issue commemorated the Vancouver Winter Olympics and features the Vancouver Olympic symbol.  The 2012 issue depicts a loon on the water with its wings spread and a laser etched maple leaf.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins.
Item CA-OLYDOL04 CANADA 2004 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU out
Item CA-OLYDOL06 CANADA 2006 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU $4.75
Item CA-OLYDOL08 CANADA 2008 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU out
Item CA-OLYDOL10 CANADA 2010 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU $4.75
Item CA-OLYDOL12 CANADA 2012 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU out

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

NEWNEW FREE REPUBLIC OF LIBERLAND COIN CELEBRATES SOCCER

Liberland 500 c 2016 coinThe Free Republic of Liberland was founded in 2015. It is located on a 7 sq. kilometer (2.7 sq. miles) area on the Danube River between Serbia and Croatia known as Gornja Siga.  Because of the shifting path of the river, neither country claimed the territory, so it was claimed by Czech politician and activist Vít Jedlička.  He is attempting to establish a libertarian nation on the property.  Though Croatia does not claim the territory, it does not allow anyone to enter the territory either, which has made it difficult to establish the new nation.  That however has not stopped over 400,000 people from registering for citizenship on its website. This 2016 500 Corona of Liberland commemorates the 2018 FIFA World Cup Soccer championships to be held in Russia.  One side depicts two players and the trophy with legends in Russian and English.  The other side has the coat-of-arms and legends in the two official languages of Liberland: Czech and English.  The 40mm coin is struck on silver-plated brass,  has a mintage of only 200 pieces and is Proof-like.
Item LIBERLAND LIBERLAND 500 CORONA 2016, PROOF-LIKE $22.00


HUNGARY COMMEMORATES SOCCER ON TV Hungary 100 Forint 1988 Euro Soccer

This 100 Forint commemorating the 1988 Euro Soccer games depicts a television set showing a goal keeper catching the ball.   The reverse depicts the denomination 100 created from a flag, and maps of Europe and Germany.  The 38.5mm coin is struck in a copper-nickel-zinc alloy and is Uncirculated.
Item HU-TV HUNGARY 100 FORINT EURO SOCCER ON TV, UNC. $9.50



UKRAINE 2012 EUROPEAN SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP COIN

Ukraine 1 Hryvnia Euro2012 SoccerUkraine, one of the two hosts for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (also called EURO 2012) issued this circulating commemorative 2012 1 Hryvnia honoring the event.  National soccer teams from 24 European nations will be competing in the event, which takes place in June 2012.  The reverse of the 26mm aluminum-bronze coin features the EURO 2012 logo, which features flowers and a soccer ball.   The denomination, date and country name is on the obverse.
Item UA-EURO12 UKRAINE 1 HRYVNIA EURO2012 SOCCER $4.00


SCARCE SOCCER COINS FROM CAMEROON

Cameroon 1500 Francs Germany Soccer commemorative varities
To commemorate the 2006 World Cup Soccer Games in Germany, two versions of the 2006 nickel-plated iron 1500 Francs coins were issued by Cameroon.  The coins are quite similar.  They both depict a player kicking a ball into the Brandenburg Gate and a map of Africa on the obverse, and an elephant head and a map of Africa of the reverse.  The only difference between the two is that one version has a small Brandenburg Gate “privy mark” behind the player and the other does not.  The coins have a mintage of only 5000 pieces each.
Item CM29-NP CAMEROON 1500 FRANCS SOCCER KM29 WITHOUT “privy mark” UNC. $19.95
Item CM30-PRIV CAMEROON 1500 FRANCS SOCCER KM30 WITH “privy mark” UNC. $19.95
Item CM-BTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE BRANDENBURG SOCCER COINS, UNC. $35.00


POLAND GOLD ON SILVER WORLD CUP SOCCER COIN

Poland 10 Zloty 2006 gold on silver Proof soccer coinPoland this gold-plated sterling silver Proof 10 Zlotych in 2006 to commemorate the World Cup Soccer games. One side features a player kicking the ball. The other features the Polish arms set against a goalkeeper’s net. The center portion of the coin is plated in .999 fine gold. The coin is 32mm in diameter and has a mintage of 80,500 pieces.
Item PL-10Z06 POLAND 10 ZLOTYCH 2006 SOCCER Y754 GOLD ON SILVER PROOF $39.50



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