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OLYMPIC, SOCCER & SPORTS COINS


SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC COMMEMORATIVE 25 RUBLES 

Russia 25 Rubles 2011 Sochi Winter OlympicsRussia 25 Rubles 2012 Sochi OlympicsRussia 25 Rubles 2013 Sochi OlympicsRussia 25 Rubles 2014 Sochi Olympics
Russia issued four annual copper-nickel commem-orative 25 Rubles coins to commemorate the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia.   Each 27mm copper-nickel coin comes sealed in a plastic holder.  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 a modernistic design that depicts the mountains reflected upon the Black Sea.   The 2012 issue depicts the three Sochi Olympic mascots: a leopard, a hare and a polar bear.  The 2013 issue features the mascots of the Sochi Paralympics mascots: Fire Boy and Snow Girl.  The mascots were selected by a live national television broadcast with text message voting.  The 2014 coin features an Olympic Torch and a map of Russia showing the Sochi Torch relay that went through some 2,900 towns and villages across Russia.  All four coins feature the official web address for the games: sochi.ru as part of the design.  
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
NEW Item RU-SOCHI13 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2013 SOCHI PARALYMPICS MASCOTS BU  $5.50
NEW Item RU-SOCHI14 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2014 SOCHI OLYMPIC TORCH & MAP BU $5.50
NEW Item RU-SOCHI-ALL ALL 4 OF THE ABOVE SOCHI OLYMPIC 25 RUBLE COINS, BU $18.00


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


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

INEXPENSIVE SOCCER COIN FROM THE CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Congo Soccer coin The Congo Democratic Republic issued  this 2002 aluminum 50 Centimes coin to honor the World Cup Soccer Championship.  The coin shows a player heading the ball on one side.  The other side features a standing lion.  Both coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item CD-SOC CONGO 50 CENTIMES 2002 SOCCER COIN, KM75 BU $1.50



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 GOLD ON SILVER PROOF $39.50



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



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SUMO WRESTLING COIN FROM TUVALU

Tuvalu 50 Cents 2007 Sumo Tournament in HawaiiThough professional Sumo tournaments have been going on in Japan for over 300 years, this Tuvalu 50 cent coin is the first coin that I know of to honor the traditional Japanese sport.  The coin commemorates the Grand Sumo Tournament held in Hawaii in 2007.   The object of the sport is to force an opponent outside of the ring or to have him touch the ground with some part of his body other than his feet.  As might be expected, Sumo wrestlers tend to be very large.  The coin, struck by the Perth Mint, features an unusual reverse frosting, so that the devices are bright and the fields are frosted.  The reverse features a large wrestler, and the Japanese and Hawaiian flags.  The obverse pictures Queen Elizabeth.  The 2007 dated coin is 38.74mm in diameter and comes sealed in a special mint card.
Item TV-SUMO TUVALU 50 CENTS 2007 SUMO WRESTLING BU $19.95


Also see:

Click HereINDIA CELEBRATES THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Click HereSILVER SOCCER COIN FROM PARAGUAY




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