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OLYMPIC, SOCCER & SPORTS COINS


NEWFIJI COMMEMORATES RUGBY OLYMPIC GOLD WITH COIN & $7 DOLLAR BILL 

FIJI 7 DOLLAR BILL, 2016 RUGBY SEVENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALFiji 50 Cents 2017 Rugby 7's Olympic GoldFiji's Rugby Sevens won that countries first ever Olympic Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games.  To honor the team and commemorate the event Fiji issued an unusual 7 dollar bill and a circulating commemorative 50 cent coin. The  front of the 7 dollar bill is in a vertical format and features team captain Osea Kolinisau.  Behind him is the flag of Fiji.  Below is team coach Ben Ryan and the depiction of two winning tries being scored. A watermark, in the shape of a rugby ball, depicts leading ball carrier Savenaca Rawaca.  The back is in a horizontal format and depicts the winning Olympic team along with team officials and the Prime Minister of Fiji. When placed under an ultraviolet light, the gold medals worn by the players are visible in gold color.  It is an attractive, colorful note with many security features and is the only circulating seven dollar bill in the world today.  The 2017 dated 26.5mm nickel-plated steel coin depicts Head Coach Ben Ryan sitting contemplatively on the beach as shown on the note.  Next to him is the Fiji national arms.  The other side of the coin features the team on the Olympic podium.  
Item PM-FJ-$7 FIJI 7 DOLLAR BILL, RUGBY SEVENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL UNC. $10.00
Item FJ-50C-RUGBY FIJI 50 CENTS 2017 RUGBY SEVENS COIN, UNC. $4.00


NEWMOTORCYCLE RACER MARCO SIMONCELLI ON 2017 SAN MARINO 5 EUROS

San Marino bimetallic 5 Euros 2017 Marco SimoncelliSan Marino released this bi-metallic 5 Euros coin in 2017, on what would have been Marco Simoncelli’s 30th birthday.  The popular motorcycle racer died in an accident during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix One side of the 16-sided 27.5mm bi-metallic coin depicts the face of Simoncelli in the copper-nickel center of the coin, with his trademark flowing hair dominating the yellow-bronze ring.  The other side has a highly stylized version of the three towers from the San Marino coat of arms. It is an interesting design on a multi-sided bi-metallic coin.
Item SM-5E17 SAN MARINO 5 EUROS 2017 MARCO SIMONCELLI UNC $15.00




RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP SOCCER COIN

Russia 25 Rubles FIFA 2018Russia recently released this 2018 dated 25 Ruble commemorating the World Cup Soccer Games to be held in Russia in 2018.  The reverse depicts the official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  The obverse depicts the Russian coat-of-arms which features the crowned imperial eagle that was used in the Czarist era.  The 27mm coin is copper-nickel.
Item RU-FIFA25R RUSSIA 25 RUBLE 2018 WORLD CUP SOCCER (FIFA) UNC $5.00


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



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



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
 


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


AUSTRALIA 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 $35.00
Item AU-PARA16 AUSTRALIA 2 DOLLARS 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES, UNC. $6.00



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



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

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


UKRAINE'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 out
Item CA-OLYDOL12 CANADA 2012 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU out

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