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NEWPAPUA NEW GUINEA COMMEMORATES PACIFIC GAMES WITH COLOR AND NON-COLOR COINS

Papau New Guinea 50 Toea 2015 Pacific Games - ColoredPapau New Guinea 50 Toea 2015 Pacific Games - Regular IssuePapua New Guinea commemorated the XV Pacific Games held in Port Moresby in July 2015 with two 50 Toea coins. 24 Pacific nations and territories, from American Samoa to Wallis & Futuna, participated, competing in 28 different sports.  One coin features the logo of the games surrounded by a multi-colored circle of red, black, yellow, blue and green.  The colors are the colors of the flags of the participants.  The other coin is uncolored.  It features the logo of the games surrounded by a native design.  Both are 30mm seven-sided coins.  The Papua New Guinea Bird of Paradise design is on the obverse of both coins.
Item PNG-GAMES-COLOR PAPUA NEW GUINEA 50 TOEA 2015 PACIFIC GAMES – COLOR UNC. out
Item PNG-GAMES-REG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 50 TOEA 2015 PACIFIC GAMES – NOT COLORED UNC. $5.00



NEWAZTEC 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 sacraficed to the gods.  Beneath the ball player are the five interlockign 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 $16.00



SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC COMMEMORATIVE COMBINES NEW AND OLD

Russia 25 Rubles 2011 Sochi Winter OlympicsRussia issued this copper-nickel 25 Ruble in 2011 to commemorate the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at  the Russian resort city of Sochi. This was the first Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.  The design is an interesting combination of old and new styles.  One side features the modernistic Sochi Olympic logo, which features a web address ( sochi.ru ) and the Olympic rings, against the mountains that are reflected on the sea.  It represents Sochi as a meeting point between the mountains and the sea.   The other side features the traditional triple-crowned Russian coat-of-arms which originated during the Czarist period, rather than the more modern uncrowned eagle that appears on most coins of the Russian Republic. It is the first coin that I know of that featured a web address in its design.
Item RU-SOCHI11 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2011 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS Y1298 UNC. $4.00

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


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



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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