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NEWCHAFARINAS ISLANDS COIN FEATURES SPANISH GALLEONS

Chafarinas Islands 1000 Pesetas 2019 The Chafarinas Islands are a group of three small islands; Isla Isabel II, Isla del Congreso, and Isla del Rey, located about 2 miles (3km) off the coast of Morocco.  They were unclaimed and uninhabited in 1848 when France decided to send troops to occupy the islands.  Spain found out about the plan and sent their troops to the island.  The Spanish force arrived first and the islands have been under Spanish control ever since, though Morocco also claims the islands. The total area of the three islands is only about .2 square miles (.525 sq.km.).  Isla de Congreso was inhabited in Neolithic times around the 5th millenium BC. In the early 1900's the islands had a population of almost 1000.  Today only Isla Isabel II is inhabited, with a population of about 50 troops and scientists.    This unofficial eight-sided 40mm 1000 Peseta silver-plated Proof coin of the Chafarinas Islands is dated 2019.  The obverse of the coin features the coat-of-arms of the islands which features Queen Isabella II, a sailing ship and a lighthouse, representing the thee islands in the group.  The reverse includes two galleons and Spanish coat-of-arms.  The coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item CHAFARINAS CHAFARINAS ISLANDS 1000 PESETAS 2019 PROOF $19.95


NEW2019 ALAND 5 EUROS COIN

Aland 5 Euros 2019 coinAland is a group of islands belonging to Finland located in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.  Most of the residents speak Swedish.  Following World War I the residents voted to join Sweden, but in 1921 the League of Nations decided that Aland should be an autonomous, demilitarized region under Finnish sovereignty.  This unofficial 2019 square 5 Euro coin of Aland was issued to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Aland's first postage stamps.  One side of the coin depicts a postal boat as it appeared on some of the islands' stamps which were issued in 1984.  The other side includes the coat-of-arms of Aland.  The 30mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item ALAND ALAND 5 EUROS 2019 PROOF $19.95



NEWODD SHAPED RODRIGUES COIN

Rodrigues 5 Rupees 2018 Proof coin Rodrigues is an autonomous outer island of the Republic of Mauritius. It lies about 375 miles (600 km.) east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  It is about 11 miles (18 km.) long and 5 miles (8 km.) at its widest. It has a population of less than 50,000.  The island was uninhabited but periodically visited by Arab traders and Portuguese exploders.  It was named after Portuguese explorer Diogo Rodrigues in February 1528.  During the 18th Century the French made several attempts to settle the island.  They imported African slaves who are ancestors of the present population. In 1809 the British occupied the island and in 1834 abolished slavery.  Rodrigues was joined with Mauritius in 1968 when they obtained independence from Great Britain.  This unofficial, odd-shaped 2018 5 Rupees coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence from Britain and joining with Mauritius.  One side features the coat-of-arms of the Outer Islands of Mauritius and the dates "1968",  "2018".  The other side features a boat sailing near the island and the logo of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item RODRIGUES RODRIGUES 5 RUPEES 2018 PROOF $22.00


NEWRUSSIAN NUCLEAR ICEBREAKER ON ULTRA-HIGH RELIEF SILVER COIN

Niue silver 2 Dollars coin 2019, Russian Arktika class Nuclear powered IcebreakerThis impressive, ultra-high relief, 1 troy ounce silver 2 Dollar coin of Niue depicts a Russian Arktika class nuclear powered icebreaker. Russia is the only nation to have built nuclear icebreakers. The huge ships are designed to break through the polar ice along the Northern Sea Route, from the Barents Sea to Bering Strait, clearing the way for cargo and other ships.  The ships were the first surface vessels to North Pole.  Since 1989, some of the icebreakers have been used for Arctic tourist cruises. The 40mm .999 fine, 1 troy ounce silver coin had an authorized mintage of 999 pieces of which only 750 were struck. The coin has a satin-antique finish.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  I am not sure what the connection is between the tropical island of Niue and a Russian nuclear icebreaker, but it is a very nice coin with an attractive ship design. 
Item NU-ICE NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2015 NUCLEAR ICEBREAKER, ANTIQUE FINISH UNC $69.50



NEWSUWARROW ATOLL HONORS RUSSIAN NAVAL HEROES AND BATTLES

Suwarrow Atoll set of 5 x 100 Pound coins, 2017, Russian Naval heros and battlesSuwarrow Atoll (also called Suvorov, Suvarou, or Suvarov) was uninhabited when it was discovered by the Russian-American Company ship Suvorov in 1814. It consists of over 20 small islets surrounding a central lagoon that is about 12 by 5 miles (19 x 8 km).  Since then it has been periodically inhabited.  Lever Brothers had a settlement of about 30 people on the atoll from 1903 until it was hit by a cyclone in 1914. In October 2011, Russian politician Anton Bakov claimed to have purchased the atoll from the Cook Islands and declared it the capital of a new Russian Empire.  The claim was denied by the Cook Islands. Today the atoll is a national park.   This unofficial set of five 35.3mm copper-nickel coins of the Suwarrow Atoll commemorates great Russian naval heroes and battles.  The reverse of each coin is in Russian and depicts the commander, sailing ships and Russian inscriptions that include dates of the war and the battle.   The obverse includes the name of the atoll in Russian and English, the date, denomination and a coat-of-arms for Suwarrow consisting of palm trees, coconut crabs and a sailing ship. The five coins commemorate the following heroes and battles: Peter the Great – The Great Northern War 1720-1721 – Battle of Gangut - July 27, 1714;   Count A.G. Orlov – Russian Turkish War 1768-1774 – Battle of Chesma June 26, 1770;  F.F. Ushakov - Russian Turkish War 1768-1774 – Battle of Tendra - August, 28-29 1790;  F.F. Ushakov - Russian Turkish War 1768-1774 – Battle of Cape Kaliakra July 31, 1791; and Prince M.M. Golitsyn - The Great Northern war 1700-1721 – Battle of Grengam, July 27, 1720;.   Each coin is denominated 100 Pounds and is dated 2017.  It is a great set of depicting sailing ships from place that had no previous coins.
Item SUWARROW SUWARROW ATOLL 5 COIN SET 2017  RUSSIAN NAVAL BATTLES UNC. $29.95




NEWSIR WALTER RALEIGH & SHIP ON BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar coin 2018 Sir Walter RaleighThe British Virgin Islands commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter Raleigh on this 2018 copper-nickel dollar. The beautifully frosted coin depicts Raleigh and his ship Ark Raleigh.  The ship was purchased by Queen Elizabeth and renamed Ark Royal in exchange for a reduction of the debts Raleigh owed the Queen.  Sir Walter Raleigh was a writer, explorer, courtier and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. He helped popularize tobacco in England.  He was granted a charter to colonize Virginia, however his Roanoke colony disappeared by the time the supply ships arrived three years later.  His exaggerated accounts of his exploration of what is Guyana and eastern Venezuela gave rise to the El Dorado legends.  The Queen had him imprisoned in the Tower of London for secretly marrying one of her ladies in waiting, though was later released.  After the Queen's death in 1603 he was again imprisoned in The Tower by James I for treason, where he did much of his writing.  In 1617 he was pardoned by King James and granted permission to conduct a second expedition to Venezuela in search of El Dorado.  Against his orders and against the terms of his pardon, a detachment of his men attacked a Spanish outpost that resulted in the death of his son.  Upon his return to England in 1618 he was beheaded at the demand of the Spanish ambassador and for violating his pardon.  Despite all his ups and downs he remains one of the most popular and famous Englishmen of all times. The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of only 10,000 pieces and depicts Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Item BVI-RALEIGH BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2018 SIR WALTER RALEIGH, BU $14.00



OKINAWA DOLLAR FEATURES BATTLESHIP USS MISSOURI

Okinawa 1 Dollar 2016 depicting battleship USS MissouriThis unofficial Okinawa one dollar coin depicts the famed battleship USS Missouri.  The Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II. Okinawa was captured by United States forces in World War II after extremely fierce fighting.  Today Okinawa is a prefecture of Japan and is the home of some 32 United States military bases that occupy about a quarter of the island.  The reverse of the coin has the legend "MARINE CORPS BASE, OKINAWA, JAPAN" and a coat-of-arms.  The 40mm silver plated coin has a mintage of only 250 pieces and is Proof.
Item OKINAWA OKINAWA 1 DOLLAR 2016 PROOF $22.00



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 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



NEWCHINA CELEBRATES ITS HIGH SPEED RAIL

China 10 Yuan 2018 High Speed Rail bi-metallic coin China has the world's longest and most extensive high speed rail network, covering almost 17,000 miles (27,000 km.).  China issued this 2018 dated 27mm bi-metallic 10 Yuan to commemorate the nation's high speed rail network.  The reverse of the coin depicts a "Fuxing" high-speed train, Dashengguan Yangtze River Bridge and the Beijing South Railway Station.  The Fuxing trains run at speeds of 155 to 215 mph (250 to 350 km/h).  The obverse features the arms of the People's Republic of China and the date.
Item CN-RAIL18 CHINA 10 YUAN 2018 HIGH SPEED RAIL, BI-METAL BU $7.00


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 a 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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