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SIR FRANCIS DRAKE & SHIP ON BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar Sir Francis Drake, 2015The 475th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Francis Drake is commemorated on this copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin from the British Virgin Islands.  He was a successful privateer who carried out the second circumnavigation of the world. In 1588 he helped destroy the Spanish Armada.  In 1595 he embarked on a voyage to the Caribbean on board the Defiance to attack Spanish settlements.  He died of dysentery in 1596 after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico.   The coin features a map in the background of the British Virgin Islands with an image of his ship the Defiance. A cameo portrait of Drake is also shown. The design features stunning satin and proof-like finishes.  The obverse carries the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item BVI-DRAKE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2015 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, BU $14.00



WWI BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS BI-METALLIC COMMEMORATIVE

Falkland Islands 2 Pounds 2014 bimetal, Battle of the FalklandsThe Falkland Islands issued this 2014 bi-metallic 2 Pound coin commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Falklands.  The battle was one of most decisive naval battles in World War I.  The Germans lost four warships and nearly 2000 sailors.  The British suffered only 10 deaths.  The battle gave the British control over the South Atlantic and gave them a great morale boost.  The 28.4mm coin depicts the fast light cruiser HMS Glasgow, one of the key ships in the battle.  This historic coin has been nominated for the 2016 "Coin of the Year".
Item FK-2P14 FALKLANDS 2 POUNDS 2014 100th ANNIV. OF FALKLANDS NAVAL BATTLE, UNC $12.50



POLAND HONORS HER NAVY

Poland recently started a series 2 Zlote coins honoring famous shops of the Polish Navy.   The 27mm "Nordic Gold" (aluminum-bronze) coins depict the Polish arms on one side and the ship on the other.
Poland 2 Zlote 2012 DragonThe Polish ship ORP Dragon was originally built for the British Royal Navy in World War I as a light cruiser.  She was launched in 1917 as the HMS Dragon.  In 1919 she took was part of a task force during the Russian Civil War aiding Latvia and Estonia against the Bolsheviks and Germans.  She had uneventful service in the Royal Navy during the first part of World War II.  In 1943 she was refurbished and modernized, then handed over to the Polish Navy.  She saw action in the Normandy Landings in June 1944.  On July 7, 1944 she was heavily damaged by a German torpedo and was later scuttled to form part of the artificial breakwater near Courseulles, France.
Item PL-DRAGON POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2012 SHIP DRAGON BU $3.50

Poland 2 Zlote 2012 PiorunThe Piorun was a destroyer originally commissioned by the British Royal Navy in 1939, but was transferred to the Polish Navy in 1940. The name Piorun means lighting.   She saw action against the German battleship Bismark, and later in the Mediterranean.  She participated in the invasion of Sicily.   In 1946 she was returned to the British Royal Navy and was scrapped in 1955.
Item PL-PIORUN POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2012 DESTROYER PIORUN BU $3.50

Poland 2 Zlote 2013 ORP Generał Kazimierz PulaskiThe guided-missile frigate ORP Generał Kazimierz Pulaski is the latest Polish Naval vessel to be featured on a 2 Zlote coin of Poland.  The ship was commissioned by the United States Navy as the USS Clark in 1980.  In 2000 she was transferred to Poland, who renamed her after the hero of both Poland’s and the United States’ independence.  General Pulaski was one of the leading military commanders of the Bar Confederation that fought against Russian domination of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.  He was a brilliant and heroic commander, however he often acted independently, disobeying or ignoring orders.  Following the defeat of the Confederation in 1772 he ended up in debtors’ prison in France.  In 1777 he was recruited by the Marquis de Lafayette and Benjamin Franklin for service in the American Revolutionary War.  In the Battle of Brandywine his cavalry actions most likely saved George Washington’s life and saved the Continental Army from annihilation.  He was awarded the rank of Brigadier General and set about to reform the Calvary.  He became known as "father of the American cavalry". He used his own funds in order to assure his forces had proper equipment and to assure their personal safety.  In 1779 he died from wounds received during a Calvary charge during the Siege of Savannah. 
Item PL-PULASKI  POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2013 FRIGATE GENERAL PULASKI BU $3.50



FINNISH ICEBREAKER TARMO ON SILVER PROOF COIN  Reduced Price

Palau 5 Dollars 2009 Icebreaker Tarmo silver proof coinThe Icebreaker Tarmo, the oldest preserved icebreaker in the world, is featured on this sterling silver Proof  2009 5 Dollar coin from Palau.  Built in England in 1907, the 67 meter long (198 foot) steam powered vessel started service in Finland in January, 1908.  For more than 80 years, she supported as many as 450 ships a year on their journey through Finland's polar ice.  Since 1992 she has been a museum ship. The arms of Palau is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm sterling silver weighs 20 grams, contains approximately .6 troy ounces of silver and has a mintage of only 2500 pieces. I seriously doubt Palau has ever needed an icebreaker, however it is an attractive silver Proof coin and one of the few icebreakers to ever appear on a coin.
Item PW-TARMO PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2009 ICEBREAKER TARMO KM242 SILVER PROOF $45.00


BRITISH HEROES COINS INCLUDE MULTI-COLORED BRITISH FLAG Wholesale prices available to dealers

British Heroes coin set from Tristan da CunhaCommon obverse to British Heroes coins feature Queen Elizabeth
Heroes of Great Britain are featured this five coin set from the tiny British possession of Tristan da Cunha.  Each of the five gold-plated 38.6mm 1 Crown coins includes an embedded red, white and blue Union Jack of the United Kingdom. The 5 coin set contains an individually serial numbered coin featuring “The Lone Soldier”, a memorial to the fallen.  Battle of Britain pilots Douglas Badar and Keith Parks, along with their airplanes, are each featured on their own coin.  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, along with World War II aircraft is on the fourth coin.  Horatio Nelson, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his ship, is on the fifth coin.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of each of the 2010 dated coins. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item TDC-HEROES TRISTAN DA CUNHA 5 COIN BRITISH HEROES SET, BU $39.50


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