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SHIPS, BOATS, AIRPLANES AND TRAINS ON COINS

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NEW2013 TRISTAN DA CUNHA COIN CONTAINS PIECE OF THE CONCORDE

TRISTAN DA CUNHA 1 CROWN 2013 INCLUDES A PIECE OF THE CONCORDETo celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the last flight of the supersonic Concorde, Tristan da Cunha issued this 38.6mm 1 Crown dated 2013. The gold-plated coin contains a small piece of the titanium alloy heat shield from Concorde aircraft. The design is similar to the 2009 issue that commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Concorde’s first test flight, but with different legends.  The obverse pictures Queen Elizabeth.  The reverse pictures the famous aircraft, along with its specifications and a small piece of the aircraft. It is an interesting coin commemorating a great aircraft from a tiny island where it never landed.
Item TDC-CONCORDE TRISTAN DA CUNHA 1 CROWN 2013 WITH PIECE OF THE CONCORDE BU $19.50



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 Destroyer WarzsawaThe Warzszawa (Warsaw) was a destroyer originally built for the Soviet Navy and launched in 1956 as the Spravedlivyy.  In 1970 she was transferred to the Polish Navy and renamed after Poland's capital city.  She was 126.1 m long (414 feet), had a 2662 ton displacement and carried a crew of 285.   She was decommissioned in 1986 and scrapped in 1991.
Item PL-WARSAW POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2013 DESTROYER WARSZAWA 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



HISTORIC AND FAMOUS SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY 

Tristan da Cunha set of 6 Sailing Ship coinsTristan da Cunha set of modern sailing ship coins
In 2008 the British possession of Tristan da Cunha released a series of 38.6mm copper-nickel 1 Crown coins featuring Historic and Famous Ships of the Royal Navy.  Included were six sailing ships:  the HMS Beagle, HMS Bounty, The Golden Hind, HMS Vanguard, HMS Victoria and HMS Victory.  Nine modern warships were featured: the HMS Ark Royal, HMS Belfast, HMS Britannia, HMS Colossus, HMS Coventry, HMS Dreadnought, HMS Illustrious, HMS Invincible, and the HMS Sceptre (a submarine).  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  See our website for images of all 15 coins.  They are attractive coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Item TDC-SAIL6 TRISTAN DA CUNHA SET OF 6 SAILING SHIP 1 CROWN COINS, BU $65.00
Item TDC-SHIP9 TRISTAN DA CUNHA SET OF 9 MODERN SHIP 1 CROWN COINS, BU $65.00


PITCAIRN ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS FEATURES THE BOUNTY

Pitcairn 2 Dollars 2010 copper-nickel crown features the BountyPitcairn Islands was settled in 1790 by Fletcher Christian and eight mutineers from the Bounty, along with their Tahitian consorts.  Today it is a British Overseas Territory with a population of about 50, who are descendents of those original mutineers.  This 2010 dated 38.6mm copper-nickel 2 Dollar coin depicts their ship, H.M.A.V. Bounty on the reverse and Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  It is an attractive coin from a tiny, but famous, island.
Item PN-2D10 PITCAIRN ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2010 BU $12.00



ICEBREAKER TARMO ON SILVER PROOF COIN

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.
Item PW-TARMO PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2009 ICEBREAKER TARMO SILVER PROOF $69.50



SAILING SHIP "FLYING CLOUD" ON SILVER PROOF COIN FROM LIBERIA

Liberia 10 Dollars 2003 sailing ship Flying CloudThe "Flying Cloud" was a revolutionary sailing ship launched in Boston in 1851.   It brought miners from New York to San Francisco, around the treacherous Cape Horn, a distance of approximately 15,000 sea miles (28,000 km) in only 89 days. A record for the time.  The vessel measured 73 meters long (240 feet) and 12 meters wide (39 feet).  The remarkable ship is pictured on this sterling silver Proof 10 Dollar coin from Liberia.  The arms of Liberia is on the obverse.   The 2003 dated coin is 38.6mm in diameter and weights 25 grams, has a mintage of only 5000 pieces and contains  .74 grams of silver.  It is a lovely coin featuring a famous sailing ship.
Item LR-CLOUD LIBERIA 10 DOLLARS 2003 FLYING CLOUD KM708 SILVER PROOF $59.95



SAILING SHIPS ON PACIFIC ISLAND 2010 COINS

Samoa silver proof coin depicting sailing ship PreussenSolomon Islands silver proof coin depicting sailing ship SMS Gneisenau
The Preussen was launched in 1902 in Bremerhaven, Germany..  The five-mast vessel possessed over 45 sails with a total area of over 6,800 square meters, allowing her to reach speeds of up to 20 knots.  She was nearly 150 meters long and could transport 8000 tons of cargo.  At the time she was launched she was the largest sailing vessel in the world with no auxiliary power.  Her main route was carrying saltpeter from Chile, around Cape Horn, to Germany.  She sank in the English Channel in 1910 after being rammed by a steamship.  The Preussen is portrayed on this sterling silver Proof 10 Dollar coin from Samoa.  The arms of Samoa are on the obverse.
The SMS Gneisenau was a German Navy training vessel.  Launched in 1880 in Danzig, the three-masted ship had over 2210 square meters of sail and an additional steam engine, allowing her to reach 12 knots.  She had an iron unarmored hull with 15 guns.  Her crew consisted of 406 cadets and 58 officers.  After several journeys to Germany's Far East colonies, she sank in a severe storm, off of Spain in 1890 with a loss of 40 lives.  The SMS Gneisenau is portrayed on this sterling silver Proof 10 Dollar coin from the Solomon Islands.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Both coins are 38.6mm, contain 20 grams of sterling silver and are dated 2010.  Each coin has a mintage of only 2500 pieces.
Item WS-PREUSSEN SAMOA 10 DOLLARS 2010 SAILING SHIP PREUSSEN SILVER PROOF OUT
Item SB-GNEISENAU SOLOMON IS. 10 DOLLARS 2010 SAILING SHIP SMS GNEISENAU SILVER PROOF $69.50


COOK ISLANDS COIN HONORS CAPT. COOK & HIS SHIP  

Cook Islands $5 2009 picturing HMB Endeavour and James CookCook Islands issued two coins picturing the HMB Endeavour and James Cook The Cook Islands honored its namesake, Captain James Cook, and his ship The HMB Endeavour.  The sterling silver Proor 5 Dollar coin and the Brilliant Uncirculated silver plated 1 Dollar coin both have have the same design. The reverse of the coins pictures the ship and has a cameo portrait of the Captain.  The obverse pictures Queen Elizabeth.  The ship was approximately 32 meters long and 9 meters wide (104 feet x 29 feet) and carried a crew of 70 plus up to 24 passengers.  The vessel could reach a speed of only 5 knots.  The flat design of its hull made for slow sailing, however allowed the ship to be pulled onto the beach for repairs without requiring a dry dock. Both coins are 38.6mm in diameter and are dated 2009.  The sterling silver Proof 5 Dollar coin has a mintage of only 2,500 pieces. 
Item CK-$5END COOK IS. 5 DOLLARS 2009, COOK & ENDEAVOUR, SILVER PROOF out
 Item CK-$1END COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR 2009, COOK & ENDEAVOUR, BU $12.00


NOW YOU CAN OWN A FERRARI!

Ferrari dollar coin from the Cook IslandsWell, maybe not the car, but an officially licensed multi-color 1 Dollar coin from the Cook Islands featuring the Ferrari F2008 race car.  The attractive 38.6 mm silver-plated coin features a multi-color image of a red Ferrari in a race on one side, and Queen Elizabeth on the other.  The coin comes in a descriptive folder that gives detailed specifications of the car.   The undated coin has a mintage of only 5000 pieces.  As far as I can figure, the only connection between the car and the Cook Islands is that there are none in the Cook Islands.  Anyway, I am sure the coin will be popular.  The coins theme, attractive design and packaging make it a great gift for auto and racing enthusiasts.
Item SP-CK-FERRARI COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR FERRARI F2008 PROOFLIKE $49.50



SCARCE 22 COIN SILVER PROOF MULTI-COLOR HISTORY OF AVIATION SET

Benin silver 1000 FrancsBenin silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: Lockheed OrionBenin silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: Convair 990Benin silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DC-4Benin silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DC-8Benin 1000 Francs History of Aviation: Fokker 100Benin silver 1000 Fraqncs History of Aviation: Clark GA-43
Chad silver 1000 FrancsChad History of Aviation silver 1000 Francs: DC-9Chad silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DC-10Chad silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: Boeing 747Chad silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: Fokker F-VIIa
Congo Republic silver 1000 Francs History of AviationCongo Republic silver 500 Francs History of Aviation: A-300Congo Republic silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: BAC111Congo Republic silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DC-2Congo silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DC-3Congo Republic silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DC-7CCongo Republic silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: MD-11
Togo silver 1000 FrancsTogo silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DC-4 over New YorkTogo 1000 Francs History of Aviation: CaravelleTogo silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: Convair 440Togo silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: MD-81Togo silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: A-319Togo silver 1000 Francs History of Aviation: DeHaviland DH-89
This scarce and beautiful set of 22 silver Proof coins features multi-color images covering 70 years of aviation history.  The coins were issued by Benin, Chad, Republic of Congo and Togo between 2001 and 2004.  The set was originally designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Swissair.  The airline was founded in 1931.  Due to overexpansion in the 1990’s, followed by a slowdown in air travel caused by the 9-11 attacks, Swissair shut down in 2001 and was liquidated.  The coins feature the airplanes used by Swissair in the Swissair colors, along with the dates of its existence, 1931 - 2001.  The sets were not widely distributed and many of the coins are not properly cataloged in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Included in the set are Benin 1000 Francs coins depicting the Lockheed Orion, Convair 990, Douglas DC-4 and DC-8, Fokker 100 and the Clark GA-43.  From Chad (Tchad) are 1000 Francs coins picturing McDonnell-Douglas DC-9, DC-10, Boeing 747, and the Fokker F-VIIa.  The Congo Republic issued a 500 Francs coin with the Airbus A-310 as well as 1000 Francs showing the BAC 1-11, Douglas DC-2, DC-3, DC-7C and the McDonnell-Douglas MD-11.  Togo issued 1000 Francs coins featuring a Douglas DC-4 and the New York skyline, a Caravelle flying over London, the Convair 440, McDonnell-Douglas MD-81, Airbus A-319 and the DeHaviland DH-89 Dragon Rapide biplane.  21 of the coins are 35mm, 15 grams, .999 fine silver, and one is 30mm, 7.5 grams, .999 fine silver for a total of over 10 troy ounces of silver.  It is an attractive, and difficult to find set that is popular with aviation enthusiasts. 
Item AIR SET OF 22 SILVER MULTI-COLOR HISTORY OF AVIATION COINS, PROOF $575.00


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