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NEWRECTANGULAR COINS OF AUCKLAND ISLANDS AND CAMPBELL ISLANDS

Auckland Islands 10 Dollars 2017 rectangular coinCampbell Islands 10 Dollars 2017 rectangular coin
The Auckland Islands and Campbell Islands are uninhabited possession of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean hundreds of miles south of New Zealand.  Both are wet, cool and cloudy.  They were discovered independently in the early 19th century and immediately became bases for seal hunting, until the seals were all killed off.  Whalers also used the islands during the 19th century. In 1842 a group Maori and their slaves captured from Chatham Islands migrated to Auckland Island and survived there for 20 years. In 1849 a group of British colonists attempted to settle on Auckland Island, however the settlement was abandoned less than three years later due to the harsh climate and lack of whaling.  An attempt was made to farm sheep on Campbell island from 1896 to 1931, when it was abandoned because of the Great Depression.  A manned weather station was operated on Campbell Island until 1995 when it was replaced by an automated station.  Unofficial rectangular 10 Dollar coins dated 2017 have been issued for the  islands,  The obverses features Queen Elizabeth, the name of the islands and the date.  The reverse of the Auckland Islands coin depicts two New Zealand Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri).  The reverse of the Campbell Islands coin features a pair of Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo).  The rectangular coins measure 40mm x 25mm and have a mintage of only 200 pieces each.
Item AUCKLAND AUCKLAND ISLANDS 10 DOLLARS 2017, SEA LIONS PROOF $24.00
Item CAMPBELL CAMPBELL ISLANDS 10 DOLLARS 2017, CORMORANTS PROOF $24.00



AUSTRALIA 2016 SILVER KOOKABURRA

Australia 2016 Kookaburra silver dollarThe Perth Mint of Australia continued their popular Kookaburra program.  Each year features a different design depicting a Kookaburra bird.  The 2016 issue depicts a Kookaburra sitting on a fence post wrap.  The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley of Queen Elizabeth.   The 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver coin is legal tender for 1 Dollar in Australia.   It has a maximum mintage of just 500,000 pieces.  The  Brilliant Uncirculated 40.6mm coin  comes in a protective capsule.
Item AU-KOOK16 AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 2016 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KOOKABURRA, BU $28.00



AUSTRALIA 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY SILVER COINS

Australia 50 Cents 1/2 troy ounce and 1 Dollar 1 Troy ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey coinsThe Perth Mint of Australia celebrated the Year of the Monkey with these two attractive 2016 dated silver coins.  Both coins feature the same design.   The reverses depict an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.  The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.   The 1 troy ounce 1 Dollar coin is 45mm in diameter.  The troy ounce 50 cent coin is 36mm in diameter.  Both are struck in .999 fine silver and come in a capsule.
Item AU-$1MONK AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $30.00
Item AU-50CMONK AUSTRALIA 50 CENTS 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1/2 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $18.00



AUSTRALIA 2014 CROCODILE DOLLAR

Australia 1 Dollar 2015 CrocodileThe Australian Saltwater Crocodile is featured on the reverse of this 2014 Australian silver dollar coin.  The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is one of the largest reptiles in the world.  Males can reach over 20 feet (6.3m) in length and weigh over 3000 Pounds (1360 kg). It is capable of taking almost any animal that enters its territory, including humans. Despite its name, it can be found in fresh, brackish or ocean water. The obverse features the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 40.6mm coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.  The coin features a beautiful reverse frosted matte finish.  The Queen and the Crocodile brilliant finish while the background areas have a frosted finish.  The coin was struck at the Perth Mint in Australia and has a mintage of 1 million pieces.  It was the first in an annual series featuring Australian wildlife (the 2015 Funnel Web Spider was the second in the series).
Item AU-CROC AUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2014 SALTWATER CROCODILE  BU $29.75




ANIMALS ON ATTRACTIVE AUSTRALIAN COIN SET

Australia 6 coin set 1-50 cents 1978-80 KM62-66, KM68
This six coin set from Australia features that nation’s unusual native wildlife.  The 12-sided 50 cents features a kangaroo and emu supporting the nation’s arms.  A duckbill platypus is on the 20 cents.  The 10 cents features a lyrebird.  A spiny anteater, also known as an echidna, is on the 5 cents.   A frill-necked lizard is on the 2 cents. The 1 cent depicts the tiny feather-tailed glider.  All six coins date between 1978 and 1980 and feature the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  The coins are Uncirculated.
Item AU-SET6 AUSTRALIA COIN SET 1-50 CENTS 1978-80 KM62-66,68 UNC. $9.00


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BRASS ELEPHANT COIN FROM THE BELGIAN CONGO 

Belgian Congo brass 1 Franc picturing an elephant This brass 1 Franc coin of the Belgian Congo (now the Congo Democratic Republic) features a striding elephant.  First issued in 1944, during World War II, it was also struck in 1946 and 1949.   It is 19.2mm in diameter.   The coin is always popular with coin collectors and elephant lovers.
Item BECON1F BELGIAN CONGO 1 FRANC 1944-49 ELEPHANT KM26 Fine $3.00


BEARS FROM BOSNIA

Bosnia-Herzegovinia 500 Dinars 1994 BearsA mother black bear and her cub are featured on this 38.6mm copper-nickel 500 Dinars coin dated 1994 from Bosnia-Herzegovina. The attractive non-circulating legal tender coin was one of the first coins issued after Bosnia-Herzegovina achieved independence in 1992.  The obverse features the Bosnian coat-of-arms and the famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) in Mostar.  The bridge across the Neretva River was built in the 16th century by the Ottomans. It was destroyed in 1993 by Croat forces and rebuilt and reopened in 2004.
Item BA-BEAR BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 500 DINARS BEARS 1994, KM24 PROOF-LIKE $10.00


NEW2017 WHALES AND SEALS FROM BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY

Common obverse on British Antarctic Territory 2017 coinsBritish Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2017 Southern Right Whale, copper-nickelBritish Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2017 Crabeater Seal, blue titaniumBritish Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2017 Crabeater Seal, copper-nickel
British Antarctic Territory released three 2017 coins featuring Antarctic animals.  A Southern Right Whale is featured on a copper-nickel 2 Pounds coin.  The whales tend to be curious towards human vessels.  This did not help their survival as they were once widely hunted.  Since 1937 hunting has been illegal and the species is recovering.  The male Southern Right Whale holds the world record for the largest testicles of any animal, each one weighing over half a ton (500kg.)
A Crabeater Seal is featured on a copper-nickel 2 Pounds and a blue titanium 2 Pounds coins.  Both coins have the same design featuring a mother seal and her pup resting on the pack ice while the father leaves to hunt..   Despite its name does not feed on crabs. Its diet does include other crustaceans such as Krill which the seal, with their specially adapted sieve like teeth, are very proficient at hunting. The Crabeater Seal is by far the world’s most abundant seal and there are well over 7 million individuals.  They can reach speeds of 16 mph (26kph) on land over short distances. In the water they can swim at speeds of up to 7mph (12kmh)  and cover over 37 miles (60km) in a day. They congregate on the ice in groups of up to 1,000 individuals and in the water can be found swimming in unison in groups of several hundred.
The copper-nickel 2 Pound coins are 38.6mm in diameter and have a mintage of 10,000 each.  The titanium 2 Pounds is 36.1mm, has a mintage of 7,500 pieces and comes in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  
Item BAT-CN-RWHALE BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 RIGHT WHALE COPPER-NICKEL, BU $14.00
Item BAT-TI-SEAL17 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 CRABEATER SEAL BLUE TITANIUM, BU $59.00
Item BAT-CN-SEAL17 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 CRABEATER SEAL COPPER-NICKEL, BU $14.00



EMPEROR PENGUINS ON 2016 OF BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY  

British Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2016 Emperor Penguin copper-nickel coinCommon obverse of British Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2016 coins depicts Queen Elizabeth Emperor Penguins are featured on this 2016 dated copper-nickel 2 Pound coin of the British Antarctic Territory.  The Emperor Penguin is the largest penguin species, up to 48 inches (122 cm.) tall and weighing up to 100 pounds (45kg.).  The remarkable penguin treks 30 to 75 miles (50 – 100km.) over the Antarctic ice to breeding colonies.  It can dive as deep as 1750 feet (535m.) and remain submerged up to 18 minutes.  Both the copper-nickel and blue titanium versions have the same design featuring a group of Emperor Penguins swimming in the Antarctic waters with other penguins sliding into the ocean from an ice pack.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coin is 38.6mm in diameter and is Uncirculated.
Item BAT-CN-PENG16 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2016 EMPEROR PENGUIN COPPER-NICKEL, BU $14.00



2015 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY DOLPHIN COIN 

British Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2015 Hourglass DolphinThe Hourglass Dolphin is named for its distinctive black and white pattern.  The small, compact dolphin inhabits the waters around Antarctica.  It is a keen bow-wave rider and often approaches boats from a distance at great speed.  A pair of Hourglass Dolphins is depicted on this copper-nickel 2 Pounds coin issued for the British Antarctic Territory The Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage limit of 50,000 coins and is Brilliant Uncirculated.  The stunning coin continues the series of coins showing the wonderful animals of this frozen Territory.
Item BAT-DOL15 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2015 HOURGLASS DOLPHIN, BU $14.00




2017 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY GREEN TURTLE COINS IN TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 GREEN TURTLE - COPPER NICKEBRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 GREEN TURTLE - GREEN TITANIUM
A pair of Green Turtles swimming beneath the waves are featured on these 2017 2 Pound coins of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The British Indian Ocean Territory consists of the 55 islands of the Chagos Archipelago. It is the home of a large United States military base which is located on Diego Garcia.  The coin was struck in 2 metals, both with the same design.  The green titanium version is 36.1mm in diameter, weighs 10 grams, comes in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity and has a mintage of 7500 pieces. It is the first Titanium coin issued for the British Indian Ocean Territory.  The copper-nickel version is 38.5mm and has a mintage of 10,000 pieces.  Both are Brilliant Uncirculated and feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item BIOT-TIT-TURT17 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 TURTLE GREEN TITANIUM BU $59.00
Item BIOT-CN-TURT17 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 TURTLE COPPER-NICKEL BU $14.00


FLAMINGO COIN FROM BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2015, Flamingo, copper-nickelObverse of 2015 British Virgin Islands coins features Queen Elizabeth II
The British Virgin Islands released a 2015 dated copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin featuring flamingos. The attractive coin depicts a flamingo wading in shallow water, with some of its favorite snacks shown just below the surface.  A flock of flamingos is in the background and the bright sun overhead.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Item BVI-CN-FLAMINGO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2015 FLAMINGO, COPPER-NICKEL, BU $14.00


BEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2017 WILDLIFE COINS

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 hummingbird, copper-nickelBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2017 marlin, copper-nickelBritish Virgin Islands 2017 coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse
The British Virgin Islands released attractive new 2017 1 Dollar coins featuring native wildlife.  One depicts a hummingbird.  The other features a Marlin leaping from the ocean.   The 38.6mm copper-nickel coins have a mintage of just 10,000 each.
released 2017 wildlife coins in both titanium and copper-nickel.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item BVI-CN-HUMM17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2017 COPPER-NICKEL HUMMINGBIRD, BU $14.00
Item BVI-CN-MARLIN17 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2017 COPPER-NICKEL MARLIN, BU $14.00



SHARKS ON 2016 TITANIUM COINS OF BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2016 Lemon Shark yellow titanium coin       British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2016 Great White Shark turquoise titanium coin   
The British Virgin Islands released 2016 coins depicting two different sharks: the Lemon Shark and the Great White Shark. The Lemon Shark is a stocky and powerful animal often found in shallow subtropical waters.  The shark’s yellow coloring serves as a perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy sea floor of its coastal habitat.  The Great White Shark is a species of large shark which can be found in the coastal waters of all the major oceans.  The lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more making it one of the longest lived fish currently known.  It has no natural predators other than the Orca.  The coin shows an underwater scene looking up at the Great White Shark.  Both designs were struck in colored titanium. The titanium coins are denominated as 5 Dollars, are 36.1mm in diameter, but weigh only 10 grams (about a third of an ounce).  They have a mintage of only 5000 pieces each and come in a capsule and presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  The Lemon Shark coin is struck in yellow titanium.  The Great White Shark is struck in Turquoise Titanium. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. 
Item BVI-TI-LEM16 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS LEMON SHARK 2016 YELLOW TITANIUM BU $65.00
Item BVI-TI-WHITE16 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS GREAT WHITE SHARK 2016 TURQUOISE TITANIUM BU $65.00

SILVER EIGHT DOLLAR COIN FROM CANADA FEATURES POLAR BEAR

Canada 8 Dollars 2013 Polar Bear, 1.5 troy ounce .9999 file silverCanada issued this silver 8 dollar coin in 2013.  The unusual denomination coin contains 1.5 troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.  The thick, 38mm coin depicts a polar bear walking on an ice flow on one side and Queen Elizabeth on the other.  It is an attractive, odd denomination coin.
CA-$8  CANADA 8 DOLLARS 2013, POLAR BEAR KM1535 BU  $59.50



NEWDOGS & MULTI COLOR CANARY ON CANARY ISLANDS COIN

Canary Islands 200 Pesetas 2017 multi-color proof coinThe Canary Islands is a Spanish possession in the Atlantic Ocean about 60 miles (100km.) west of Morocco.  The name of the islands is derived from its Latin name "Canariae Insulae", meaning "Islands of the Dogs".  The song bird is named after he islands.  One side of this 2017 dated 200 Pesetas coin features a multi-color Atlantic Canary (Serinus canaria), which is native to the islands.  The other side features the islands' coat-of-arms supported by two dogs and the names of the major islands in the chain.  This silver-plated Proof coin is 40mm in diameter and has a mintage of only 200 pieces.
Item CANARY CANARY ISLANDS 200 PESETAS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $25.00




CHINESE SILVER PANDAS

China 2017 30 gram .999 fine silver PandaChina 2016 30 gram .999 fine silver PandaChina 2015 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver Panda
China continued their acclaimed silver Panda series with this attractive 2016 issue.  Each year features a different design featuring a cute giant Panda.  The 2017 issue depicts a panda holding its favorite food - a bamboo branch.  The obverse features the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, a Taoist temple complex constructed in the early 1400's. Starting in 2016 China went "metric" with the Panda, changing the weight from 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams) to 30 trams.  All the coins are struck in .999 fine silver, has a nominal value of 10 Yuan. The Brilliant Uncirculated 40mm coin comes in a protective capsule. We also have some previous issues in this popular series.
Item CN-PANDA17 CHINA 10 YUAN 2017 SILVER PANDA, 30 GRAMS BU $30.00
Item CN-PANDA16 CHINA 10 YUAN 2016 SILVER PANDA, 30 GRAMS BU $30.00
Item CN-PANDA15 CHINA 10 YUAN 2015 SILVER PANDA, 1 TROY OUNCE BU $33.00


NEWSILVER SILVERBACK GORILLA CONGO COIN

Republic of the Congo 5000 Francs 2017 Gorilla 1 troy ounce .999 silver coinA fierce silverback gorilla letting out a loud roar is featured on this 2017 1 troy ounce  .999 fine silver 5000 Francs of the Congo Republic.  The arms of the Congo, supported by two elephants is on the obverse.  The name silverback does not refer to the species, but rather is the mature, experienced male leader of a troop of gorillas. Silverbacks can grow to be over 6 feet (180cm) and weigh as much as 350 pounds (160kg.).  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of only 75,000 pieces.
Item GG-GORILLA CONGO REPUBLIC 5000 FRANCS 2017 GORILLA BU $28.00



YOUNG DEER ON ESTONIAN COIN 

Estonia 5 Krooni 1993 picturing a deerEstonia issued this 26.2mm brass 5 Krooni in 1993 not long after regaining independence from the Soviet Union.  It commemorates the 75th anniversary of Estonia's initial 1918 Declaration of Independence.  In 1939 the Soviet Union invaded and forciably annexed it into the U.S.S.R.  Germany occupied Estonia during most of World War II.  Estonia finally regained its independence upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The coin pictures a young deer on one side and the Estonian arms that feature three stylized lions on the other. The coin catalogs $7.50, however our price is MUCH less.
Item EE-29 ESTONIA 5 KROONI 1993 DEER KM29 BU $3.00


NEWPATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH ON TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL FALKLAND COINS

Falkland Islands 1 Crown 30 years of fisheries, Patagonian Toothfish copper-nickel coinFalkland Islands 1 Crown 30 years of fisheries, Patagonian Toothfish titanium coinFalkland Islands 1 Crown 2017 features Queen Elizabeth
To commemorate 30 years of its sustainable fishery practices the Falkland Islands issued 1 crown coins in blue titanium and copper-nickel depicting a Patagonian Toothfish. The Patagonian Toothfish is a type of cod that lives in the cold waters around the Falklands.  It can grow to be over 7 1/2 feet (2.3m) and over 220 pounds (100kg.).  It is sold in restaurants and fishmarkets as Chilean Seabass, which sounds much more appetizing.  The copper-nickel (CN) 1 Crown is 38.6mm in diameter and has a mintage of  10,000.   The blue titanium 1 Crown is 36.1mm in diameter, has a mintage of 7,500 pieces and comes in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Both coins have the same design, are dated 2017 and feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  Both coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item FK-CN-TOOTH17 FALKLANDS 1 CROWN 2017 PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH COPPER-NICKEL BU $14.00
Item FK-TIT-TOOTH17 FALKLANDS 1 CROWN 2017 PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH BLUE TITANIUM BU $59.00



NEWUNUSUAL CUT-OUT COIN FROM GAGAUZ REPUBLIC FEATURES WOLF

Gagauz Republic 100 Lei 2017 with cutout wolf coinThe Gagauz are Turkish-speaking Orthodox Christians living in southern Moldava.  There are numerous theories concerning their origins. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Gagauz Republic attempted to become independent from Moldava.  They were eventually granted a large degree of autonomy within Moldava, though there are still many Gaguz who strive for full independence.  This 2017 dated 100 Lei of the Gagauz Republic is a most unusual coin.  The design features a cut out of a wolf, the national symbol of Gagauzia, howling at the moon. The national arms are depicted on one side, and the denomination is on the other.  The 40mm silver-plated coin has a mintage of only 200 pieces.  It is a highly unusual coin from a little-known location.
Item GAGAUZ GAGAUZ REPUBLIC 100 LEI 2017 WOLF CUTOUT BU $27.00


NEW2017 SILVER LEOPARD FROM GHANA

Ghana 5 Cedis 2017 Leopard 1 ounce silver coinA crouching leopard hidden in the grass and ready to pounce, is featured on this 2017 1 troy ounce  .999 fine silver 5 Cedi of Ghana.  The obverse features an unusual leopard skin pattern embedded behind the bust of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of only 50,000 pieces and comes in a plastic capsule.  It is an attractive new issue.
Item GH-LEOPARD GHANA 5 CEDIS 2017 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER LEOPARD, BU $28.00




HEARD AND McDONALD ISLANDS COIN DEPICTS FAMILY OF PENGUINS

Heard and McDonald Islands 5 Dollars 2014Heard and McDonald Islands are a group of isolated, cold, windy and barren islands in the south Indian Ocean.  They are an Australian external territory located over 2,500 miles (4,099km) southwest of Perth.  In the 19th century a small number of whalers and sealers inhabited the islands, however today they are uninhabited.  The reverse of this 2014 Heard and McDonald 5 Dollar coin features a family of penguins.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.   The silver-plated Proof coin is 40mm in diameter and has a mintage of only 200 pieces.
Item HEARD HEARD & McDONALD IS. 5 DOLLARS 2014, PROOF $22.00


NEWPIGS & CHICKENS FROM IRELAND

Ireland 1/2 & 1 Penny KM10 & KM11This two-coin set from Ireland includes the 1/2 Penny depicting a sow and her piglets and a Penny depicting a hen and her chicks. Both coins are bronze and both feature an Irish Harp on the obverse.  The designs were selected by a committee headed by Irish poet William Butler Yeats.  The 1/2 Penny is dated 1966 and the Penny is dated 1964.  Both are Uncirculated.
Item IE-SET2 IRELAND 1/2 & 1 PENNY 1964-66 KM10 & KM11 UNC. $4.50



KITTY CATS ON PARADE

Isle of Man 1 Crown 2016 Havana Brown cat & kittenIsle of Man 1 Crown 2015 Selkirk Rex cat & kittenIsle of Man 2013 Snowshoe cat and kittenIsle of Man 2013 Siberian cat and kittenIsle of Man 2012 Manx cat and kittenIsle of Man 1 Crown 2011 Turkish Angora CatsIsle of Man 1 Crown 2009 Abyssinian cat and kittenIsle of Man 1 Crown 2009 Chinchilla CatIsle of Man 1 Crown 2008 Burmilla CatIsle of Man 1 Crown 2007 Ragdoll CatISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2006 EXOTIC SHORTHAIR KITTENSIsle of Man 2005 Himalayan Cats coin Isle of Man 2004 Tonkinese Cat coin Isle of Man 2003 Balinese Cat coin ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2002 BENGAL CAT & KITTEN KM1111Isle of Man 2001 Somali Cat coinIsle of Man 2000 Cat coinIsle of Man 1999 British Blue Cat coinIsle of Man 1 Crown 1998 Birman Cat coinIsle of Man 1997 Long Haired Smoke Cat coinIsle of Man 1 Crown 1996 Burmese Cat KM621 ISLE OF MAN, MAINE COON CAT CROWN 1993 KM355Isle of Man 1993 Japanese Bobtail Cat 1 Crown coinIsle of Man 1993 Maine Coon Cat coinISLE OF MAN 1992 1 CROWN SIAMESE CAT KM332Isle of Man 1 Crown 1991 Norwegian Cat KM292Isle of Man 1991 Alley Cat 1 Crown KM275Isle of Man 1 Crown 1989 Persian CatIsle of Man 1 Crown 1988 Manx Cat KM245
Each year, from  1988 and 2016 the Isle of Man (home of the Manx cat) issued a 1 Crown coin featuring a different breed of cat. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of the coins.  The series apparently came to an end after the Pobjoy Mint lost the contact to strike coins for the Isle of Man.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coins are popular with both cat lovers and coin collectors.    The coins are pictured in order starting with the latest issue in the top left going down to the the first 1988 issue at the bottom. Hold your pointer over the coin to see which the cat and the year.
Item IOM-CAT16 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2016 HAVANA BROWN CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT15 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2015 SELKIRK REX CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT14 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2014 SHOWSHOE CAT & KITTENS, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT13 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2013 SIBERIAN CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT12 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2012 MANX CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT11 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2011 TURKISH ANGORA CATS KM1440 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT10 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2010 ABYSSINIAN CAT & KITTEN, KM1426 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT09 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2009 CHINCHILLA CAT & KITTEN, KM1378.2 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT08 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2008 BURMILLA CAT & KITTEN, KM1424 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT07 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2007 RAGDOLL CATS BU  KM1307.1 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT06 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2006 EXOTIC SHORTHAIR KITTENS KM1290a BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT05 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2005 HIMALAYAN CATS KM1266 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT04 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2004 TONKINESE KITTENS KM1246 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT03 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2003 BALINESE KITTENS KM1165 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT02 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2002 BENGAL CAT & KITTEN KM1111 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT01 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2001 SOMALI KITTENS KM1072 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT00 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2000 SCOTTISH KITTEN PLAYING WITH WORLD KM1056 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT99 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1999 BRITISH BLUE CAT KM966 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT98 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1998 BIRMAN CAT KM857 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT97 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1997 LONG HAIRED SMOKE CAT KM774 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT96 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1996 BURMESE CAT KM621 BU $14.00
Item IOM CAT95 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1995 TURKISH CAT KM446 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT94 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1994 JAPANESE BOBTAIL CAT KM380 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT93 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1993 MAINE COON CAT KM355 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT92 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1992 SIAMESE CAT KM332 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT91 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1991 NORWEGIAN CAT KM292 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT90 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1990 ALLEY CAT KM275 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT89 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1989 PERSIAN CAT KM250 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT88 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1988 MANX CAT KM245 BU $14.00

SPECIAL - GET ALL 29 OF THE ABOVE ISLE OF MAN CAT COINS AND SAVE!
(The set is not packaged, each coin comes in its own envelope)
Item IOM-CATALL29  SET OF ALL 29 ISLE OF MAN CAT CROWNS, 1988-2016 BU $375.00


CUTE HEDGEHOG ON KAZAKHSTAN COIN

Kazakhstan 50 Tenge 2013 HedgehogA cute hedgehog is featured on both sides of this 2013 Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin.   One side displays the face of the hedgehog staring out at you.  The other features the hedgehog curled up in a ball.  The coin is 31mm in diameter and is brilliant Uncirculated.
Item KZ-50T-HHOG KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2013 HEDGEHOG UNC. $5.00




OLD, UNCIRCULATED ELEPHANT HALF CENT FROM LIBERIA

Liberia 1/2 Cent 1941 KM10aA striding elephant is featured on the obverse of this Uncirculated 1941 1/2 Cent coin from Liberia.  The reverse features the arms of Liberia which includes an African oil palm, sailing ship and the rising sun.  The 18mm coin was struck in the United States at the Philadelphia mint and has a mintage of 250,000 pieces.  Liberia was settled by freed American slaves starting in 1822.  In 1847 they formed the Republic of Liberia, Africa's first republic.  Its government and flag was modeled after that of the United States.  It is an attractive old, high-grade animal coin at a reasonable price.
Item LR-10 LIBERIA 1/2 CENT 1941 KM10a BU $3.00


FIRST COIN OF MADAGASCAR FEATURES ROOSTER RESTOCKED

Madagascar 50 Centimes 1943 KM1In 1943 Madagascar issued its first coins, including this bronze 50 Centimes.  After Germany invaded France in World War II, the French colony of Madagascar declared its allegiance to Free France rather than submit to German rule.  It arranged to have coins struck at the South African mint. The coin includes a number of patriotic French symbols in order to emphasize their independence from the Germans.  The obverse features a rooster, the national symbol of France, a shield with the letters “RF” for “Republique Francaise”, and the name of the colony.  The reverse shows a Patriarchal Cross and the French mottos “Liberte Egalite, Fraternite” and “Honneur, Patrie”. 
Item MG-50C MADAGASCAR 50 CENTIMES 1943 KM1 VF $5.00


ANIMALS ON THE FIRST COINS OF MALI RESTOCKED

Mali 1961 set: 5, 10 & 25 Franc,s KM2 - KM4Mali gained independence from France in 1960.  In 1961 it issued its first coins for circulation: these 5, 10 and 25 Francs.  The 5 Francs depicts the head of a hippopotamus, a head of a horse is on the 10 Francs, and a Lion’s head is on the 25 Francs.   The reverses of the coins have the denomination and leaves.  All three coins are Brilliant Uncirculated and are now difficult to obtain.
Item ML-SET3 MALI 3 COIN SET 5, 10 & 25 FRANCS, 1961 KM2-4 BU $15.00



UNUSUAL MONGOLIAN "CUTOUT" OWL COIN   Restocked

Mongolia 500 Togrog 2016 OwlThis unusual coin depicts the cutout image of a powerful Eagle Owl perched high on a branch, watching a full moon rising.  Unlike most coins, the image is cut through the metal rather than impressed onto the metal.   The obverse of this 2016 Mongolian 500 Togrog coin includes the date, denomination and arms of Mongolia.  The 38.61mm coin is struck in sterling silver and is gold plated.  The coin has a mintage of just 2500 pieces and is sold out at the mint.  The attractive coin comes in a custom metal box with a Certificate of Authenticity. The coin is an interesting piece of minimalist modern art coin design.
The Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) is one of the world's largest species of owl and is widely found in Mongolia. The owl is easily recognizable by its ear tufts, its plumage in shades of brown and its orange-yellow eyes. Making almost no sound as it flies, the Eagle-Owl hunts small rodents, like rats and mice, but also pigeons and other birds at night. Sat on branches or in caves, the animals spend their days mostly asleep. Eagle Owls find nesting sites in rock crevices, sometimes also in eyries that have been vacated by other birds. There, they hatch up to 5 eggs and take care of the offspring for a period of 5 months. For the young birds, foxes and martens are particularly dangerous, while the adult birds have virtually no natural enemies. For centuries humans persecuted Eagle-Owls, which were regarded as hunting rival. Today, however, its population remains stable thanks to comprehensive protective measures.
Item MN-OWL MONGOLIA 500 TOGROG 2016 OWL "CUTOUT" COIN BU $99.50


PRETTY MULTI-COLOR SILVER COIN DEPICTS AN UGLY ANIMAL

Mongolia 500 Tugrik 2011 KM315This sterling silver Proof Mongolian 500 Tugrik depicts a multi-color image of a Mongolian Saiga Antelope (Saiga Tatarica Mongolica).  The horned animal features an overly-large distinctive nose.  During summer the huge nose helps filter out dust and cools the animal's blood. In winter it heats up the frigid air before it is taken to the lungs.  The animal has had vast swings in its population.  During the last ice-age it ranged from the British Isles, through Central Asia and into Alaska and the Yukon.  By the 1920’s it was almost exterminated, however it was able to recover by the 1950’s.  The population collapsed again after the fall of the Soviet Union due to uncontrolled hunting and the demand for its horns in Chinese medicine.  Disease has taken a further toll and today it is Critically Endangered.   The 2011 dated coin features the arms of Mongolia and the denomination on the obverse.  The 38.61mm coin weights 25 grams and has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.  It comes in a capsule with a certificate of Authenticity.   It is an attractive coin depicting an ugly animal.
Item MN-SAIGA MONGOLIA 500 TUGRIK 2011 MONGOLIAN SAIGA KM315 PROOF $49.75



RARE KAGU BIRD ON FIRST COIN OF NEW CALEDONIAWholesale prices available to dealers

New Caledonia 50 Centiimes 1949In 1949 the French colony of New Caledonia issued its first coins.  France took possession of the Pacific islands in 1853, after the natives ate a group of French missionaries and members of a French survey team.  The following year France established a penal colony there.  The first coins for New Caledonia were not until almost 100 years late, in 1949.  One of the first coins issued was this aluminum 50 Centimes. The coin features a seated figure of Maranne, the national symbol of France on the reverse, and a Kagu bird on the obverse.  The Kagu is a rare, nearly flightless bird that is only found in New Caledonia.  
Item NC-1 NEW CALEDONIA 50 CENTIMES 1949 KM1 UNC. $3.00


ATTRACTIVE NIUE DOLLAR DEPICTS SWORD FISH

Niue 1 Dollar 2010 picturews swordfishThis attractive 38.6mm copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin from the Pacific Island nation of Niue depicts a Sword Fish on the reverse and Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  Captain James Cook named the island Savage Island in 1774, because of the hostility of the natives.  British missionaries began to arrive in the 1830’s and eventually the islanders were converted to Christianity.  Today Niue is a self-governing nation that is in association with New Zealand, which handles its defense and foreign affairs. The British monarch is the head of state. It has a population of less than 3000 and an area of about 100 square miles. 
Item NU-1D10 NIUE 1 DOLLAR 2010 BU $12.00


NEWBLUE-RINGED OCTOPUS ON MULTI-COLOR STERLING SILVER PALAU COIN

Palau sterling silver 5 Dollars Blue Ringed Octopus 2012 Proof coinA colorful Blue-Ringed Octopus is featured on  this multi-colored silver Proof 2012 Palau Marine Life Protection 5 Dollar coin.  Though the Octopus is small, reaching a maximum length of about 50mm (2 inches) it is one of the deadliest animals in the world.  Its bite can cause death within minutes. The males will attempt copulation with members of their own species regardless of sex or size, and dies after successfully mating.  The female stops eating after laying her eggs. She incubates the eggs under her arms for approximately six months then dies shortly after the eggs hatch.  The 38.6mm coin features a multi-color image of the Octopus one side. Neptune with an upraised trident and two mermaids at his feet is on the other.    The sterling silver Proof 5 Dollar coin has a mintage of just 1500 pieces and comes in a capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Item PW-5D-12OCT PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2012 BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS SILVER PROOF $65.00


20th ANNIVERSARY PAPUA-NEW GUINEA MINT SET FEATURES WILDLIFE

Papau New Guinea 1995 Mint set features wildlife
The Bank of Papua New Guinea released this official 6 coin packaged mint set to celebrate the countries 20th anniversary of independence in 1995.  The 1995 dated coins feature native wildlife.  The 1 Kina features Sea and River Crocodiles swimming around the center hole of the coin.  A Cassowary, a large flightless bird, is on the 20 Toea.  The 10 toea shows a cuscus, a large marsupial "monkey".  A Plateless Turtle is on the 5 Toea.  The 2 Toea shows the ornate butterfly cod fish and a Butterfly is on the 1 Toea. The reverse of each of the coins features an outstretched Bird of Paradise, which is the natinal emblem of the country. The Brilliant Uncirculated coins were struck Royal Canadian Mint and come in a descriptive folder.
Item PNG-SET95 PAPUA NEW GUINEA OFFICIAL 1995 SIX COIN WILDLIFE MINT SET $14.00

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ANIMALS COINS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines animal coins: 1 Centavo - 1 Piso
Native animals and plants are featured on this 5 coin, 1989 set from the Philippines. The 1 Sentimo pictures a Voluta imperialis shell one the reverse and Lapu-Lapu, a 16th century native ruler who resisted the Spanish is on the obverse.  The 5 Sentimos pictures a Wailing-Wailing orchid on the reverse.  The obverse depicts Melchora Aquino, who at the age of 84, fought in the 1898 Philippine Revolution against the Spanish.  The 10 Sentimos features a Dwarf Pygmy goby, one of the smallest fish in the world, and the head of Francisco Baltasar, a 19th century Filipino poet.  The 25 Sentimos pictures a butterfly and Juan Luna, a 19th Filipino artist and political activist.  The 1 Piso depicts a Tamaraw Bull and national hero Jose Rizal, who was executed by the Spanish in 1896.   The five coin set catalogs over $9, however our price is much less.
Item PH-SET5 PHILIPPINES 5 COIN ANIMAL SET, 1989 UNC.-BU $5.00

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POPULAR POLAND WILDLIFE COINS

Poland 2 Zlote 2014 Konik Horse KM896 Poland 2 Zlote 2013 European Bison KM878Poland 2 Zlote 2011 European BadgerPoland 2 Zlote 2010 Lesser Horseshoe BatPoland 2 Zlote 2009 Green Lizard

Poland regularly issues  a 27mm “Nordic gold” (brass alloy) 2 Zlote honoring native endangered wildlife.  The attractive coins are always popular with collectors.The 2014 issue features the Konik Horse. The Konik Horse is a small, hardy, semi-feral horse that originated in Poland.  The European Bison (Zubr)  is on the 2013 issue. . The European Bison was hunted to extinction in the wild in the early 20th Century.  Since then it has been reintroduced from captivity.  In the past, especially during the Middle Ages, it was commonly killed for its hide, and to produce drinking horns.  No wildlife coins were issued for 2012.  The 2011 issues featurew the European Badger.  The 2010 issues feature the Lesser Horse-shoe Bat.  It is one of the world’s smallest bats, weighing only 5 to 9 grams (less than a third of an ounce) and is less than a 44mm long (under 2 inches). Both the coins picture the bat in flight.   The 2009 issues feature the Green Lizard. The arms of Poland featuring a stylized crowned eagle is on the obverse of each coin.
 Item PL-2Z14-HORSE POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2014 KONIK HORSE, KM896 UNC. $3.00
Item PL-2Z13-BISON POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2013 EUROPEAN BISON, KM878 UNC. $3.00
Item PL-2ZBADG11 POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2011  BADGER Y762 BU $3.00
Item PL-2ZBAT10 POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2010 HORSESHOE BAT Y723 BU $3.00
Item PL-2ZLIZ09 POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2009 GREEN LIZARD Y678 BU $3.00




DANCING ELEPHANTS & KISSING GIRAFFES FROM RHODESIA & NYASALAND

Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1/2 and 1 Penny KM1 & KM2Great Britain issued a joint coinage for their African colonies of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.  The attractive coins feature native wildlife.  The 1958 1/2 Penny shows two giraffes that appear to be kissing, while the 1962 1 Penny features a pair of dancing elephants! The reverses have the name of the colonies, denomination and date.  Both coins are bronze and have a center hole so they could be strung together by natives who often did not have pockets. Rhodesia & Nyasaland is now the independent countries of Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabawe.  Both coins are Uncirculated.
Item R+N-SET2 RHODESIA & NYASALAND 1/2 & 1 PENNY 1958,1962 UNC. $9.50



LION ON SCARCE, SHORT-LIVED COIN OF RWANDA-BURUNDI  Restocked

Rwanda Burundi 1 Franc 1961 KM1After Belgian Congo gained its independence in 1960, Belgium issued a coin for what was left of its African territories: Rwanda and Burundi.   Only a single coin type was issued for the joint territory of Rwanda-Burundi: a brass 1 Franc.  This brass 1961 brass 1 Franc coin features a walking lion on one side.  The other has the names of the territories and the denomination.    In 1962 Rwanda and Burundi were both granted independence
Item RWBU-1F RWANDA-BURUNDI 1 FRANC 1961 KM1 UNC. $6.00



NEWUNUSUAL MULTI-COLOR COIN OF SAUMAREZ REEF FEATURES OCTOPUS

Saumarez Reef 10 Dollars 2017 multi-color "pie slice" shaped coinSaumarez Reef is a large system of reefs in the Coral Sea with sand cays located on the north-east and south-west ends.  The Australia territory is popular with divers and recreational fishermen.  An unusual 2017 dated unofficial multi-colored "pie slice" shaped 10 Dollar coin was issued for this tiny entity. The reverse features a multi-colored image of a Blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena).  The small octopus (5 to 8 in, 12 to 15 cm.) is one of the world's most venomous marine animals.  Its bite is tiny and often painless, however can cause death in a human within minutes from suffocation due to paralysis of the diaphragm.  There is no antivenom.  The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth  The odd-shaped silver-plated Proof coin is 46mm x 34mm and has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item SAUMAREZ SAUMAREZ REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $25.00


ATTRACTIVE ENDANGERED PRIMATE COINS FROM SIERRA LEONE 

Set of six Sierra Leone Endangered Primate coins
This complete three year set features six attractive 38.6mm copper-nickel Sierra Leone 1 Dollar coins depicting endangered primates.  The 2009 issues include the Capuchin Monkey and the Diana Monkey.  The 2010 issues feature the Orangutan and the Chimpanzee.  The Agile Gibbon and the Mountain Gorilla are on the 2011 coins.  The Sierra Leone arms is on the obverse. 
Item SL-SET-APE SIERRA LEONE SET OF SIX 1 DOLLAR  PRIMATE COINS, 2009-2011  BU $59.50


WILDLIFE FEATURED ON OBSOLETE COINS OF SLOVENIA

Slovenia 8 coin set set features animals, birds and fish.
With the introduction of the Euro, Slovenia's attractive wildlife coins are now obsolete and are being withdrawn from circulation. All six of the Tolar denominated coins feature native wildlife. The 10 Stotinov pictures an Olm salamander, an unusual blind aquatic salamander found in the caves of Slovenia. A barn owl is on the 20 Stotinov. A bee is on the 50 Stotinov. The 1 Tolar features salmon, the 2 Tolar shows a swallow in flight, an ibex is on the 5 Tolar, the 10 Tolar shows a horse,and  the 20 Tolar pictures a stork.  It is an attractive animal coin set. The coins date from 1992 to 2005 and are Uncirculated.
Item S-SI-SET8 SLOVENIA 8 COIN ANIMAL SET 10 STOTINOV - 20 TOLAR, 1992-2005 UNC $8.75



ELEPHANT COIN FROM ITALIAN TRUST TERRITORY OF SOMALIA  Restocked

Somalia - Italian Trust Territory, 5 Centesimi 1950 KM2From 1950 to 1960 Italy administered the United Nations Trust Territory of Somalia. It consisted of the former Italian Somaliland, which is now the southern and eastern portions of the Federal Republic of Somalia.  This 25mm copper 5 Centesimi was minted in 1950 for use in the territory.  The obverse features an elephant head.  The reverse has the date, denomination and mint name “ROMA” in unusually large letters for a mint mark.
Item SO-2 SOMALIA 5 CENTESIMI 1950 KM2 BU $10.00


2013 SOMALIA COINS FEATURE AFRICAN WILDLIFE Restocked

Somalia 2013 African Wildlife coin set\
African wildlife is featured on this 2013 five coin set of Somalia.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel 100 Shillings features a lion.  An Elephant is on the bi-metallic 50 Shillings.  A leopard is on the 20 Shillings.  The 10 Shillings pictures a Rhinoceros.  A Cape Buffalo is on the 5 Shillings. The obverse features the arms of the Somali Republic.  All coins are Brilliant Uncirculated. It is an attractive set.
Item SO-SET2013 SOMALIA 5 WILDLIFE COIN SET 2013, BU $19.50


2017 SOMALIA SILVER ELEPHANT  Restocked

Somalia 100 Shillings 2017 Elephant 1 troy ounce silverA trumpeting elephant with an upraised trunk is featured on 2017 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silver 100 Shillings of Somalia. Above it the sun is rising over a palm tree and a hut.  The obverse features the Somalia arms supported by two leopards.  It is an attractive 38.6mm silver coin honoring African wildlife.  You should pack away some of these popular pachyderms.
Item SO-17ELE SOMALIA 100 SHILLINGS 2017  ELEPHANT 1 TROY OUNCE  .9999 SILVER, BU  $25.00


CHINESE ZODIAC ON SOMALIA COINS Wholesale prices available to dealers


Somalia 2000 Chinese Zodiac coin set

Somalia issued a set of twelve 25mm copper-nickel 10 Shilling coins dated 2000, showing each of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Each of the coin shows one of the animals and lists the birth years for the past century of those that fall under the influence of that animal. Included are the Year of the Rat , Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. It is an interesting and attractive set featuring 12 different animals.
Item SO-ZOD SOMALIA 12 COIN CHINESE ZODIAC SET, 2000 KM90-101 BU $7.50


SEA LIFE ON SOUTH GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH ISLANDS 2017 TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL COINS

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Elephant Seal - Green TitaniumSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Elephant Seal - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Blue whale - Blue TitaniumSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Blue whalel - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Colossal squid - Blue TtaniumSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Colossal squid - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands released attractive 2017 dated 2 Pound coins featuring native sea life.  One coin features a male and female Elephant Seal sitting on a beach. The seal gets its name from its great size and the large inflatable proboscis of the adult males, which is used to make extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season.  The coin was struck green titanium and copper nickel.  Another coin features a Blue Whale mother and her calf.  Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts can be as large as an automobile.  A third issue features a Colossal Squid.  The squid is known from only a few specimens.  It is believed to reach a maximum size of over 40 feet (12 meters) and weigh as much as 1,650 pounds (750kg.).  .  The copper-nickel versions of the coins have a mintage of 10,000 pieces and are 38.6mm in diameter.  The titanium has a mintage of 7,500 pieces, is 36.1mm in diameter, weighs 10 grams, and come in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  All the coins portray Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGI-TIT-SEAL17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 GREEN TITANIUM ELEPHANT SEAL BU $59.00
Item SGI-CN-SEAL17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL ELEPHANT SEAL BU $14.00
Item SGI-TIT-BWHALE17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 BLUE TITANIUM BLUE WHALE BU $59.00
Item SGI-CN-BWHALE17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL BLUE WHALE BU $14.00
Item SGI-TIT-SQUID17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 BLUE TITANIUM COLOSSAL SQUID BU $59.00
Item SGI-CN-SQUID17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL COLOSSAL SQUID BU OUT


PILOT WHALES ON 2017 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS COIN

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Pilot WhalePilot Whales are large, robust members of the dolphin family, which can weigh as much as 7000 pounds (3,200kg.) and reach a length 24 feet (7.2 meters). These intelligent marine mammals form close social bonds and live in tight-knit pods.  The Pilot Whale received its name due to a belief that the pod always follows a single leader.  This may be the reason why entire pods of Pilot Whales often strand themselves on beaches – they follow their leader even when it makes a fatal mistake.   This 2017 copper-nickel 2 Pound coin of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands shows Pilot Whale in the foreground in the Antarctic waters with the head of a second whale appearing above the water. The top of a third whale can be seen just above the waterline in the background.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coin is 38.6mm in diameter and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGA-PILOT17 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 PILOT WHALE BU $14.00



SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2016 MINKE WHALE COIN

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2016 Minke WhaleA Minke Whale swimming beneath the ocean with icebergs floating above is featured on this 2016 dated 2 Pounds coin from South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.  The Minke Whale usually measures about 23 to 26 feet (7-8m) long and can weight as much as 10 tons.  It can dive for as long as 20 minutes and can swim as fast as 24mpg (38 km/h).  The obverse of the coin features Queen Elizabeth.  The copper-nickel coin is 38.6mm in diameter.
Item SGA-MINKE16 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS 2016 MINKE WHALE BU $14.00


RARE SPECTACLED PORPOISE ON SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH ISLANDS COIN

South Georgia & South Sandwaich Islands 2 Pounds 2014 Spectacled PorpoisThe threatened and rarely seen Spectacled Porpoise is featured on this 2014 copper-nickel 2 Pound coin from South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. The porpoises are fast, active swimmers that they normally avoid boats. The dark rings around their eyes gives them the appearance of wearing glasses, hence the name. They live in the cool sub-Antarctic  waters and have occaisionally been spotted near South Georgia.  Little is known about their behaviour as most of the information has been gleaned from stranded individuals.  The 38.6mm coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item SGA-PORPOISE SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS PORPOISE 2014, BU $14.00




WADDELL SEAL PUP ON SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND COIN

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2013 Waddell Seal PupA cute Waddell Seal Pup is pictured on this 2013 dated 2 Pound coin from South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.  The Weddell Seal is native to Antarctica and lives further south than any other mammal.  It was discovered and named by British sealing Captain James Waddell, during his expeditions to the Waddell Sea.  When born the pups are around half the length of their mother (ouch!) and weigh 25 to 30 kilograms.  The Weddell Seal is remarkable for its ability to survive the bitter Antarctic winters where they spend most of their time in the water to avoid blizzards with only their heads poking through breathing holes in the ice.  It can remain underwater for as long as 80 minutes.    The obverse of the 38.6mm copper-nickel coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Item SGA-SEAL SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS WADDELL SEAL 2013, BU $14.00




WILDLIFE COINS OF TANZANIA   

Tanzania coin set: 5 Senti - 1 Shilling Animals are featured on this high-catalog value set from Tanzania.  Tanzania, located on the coast of Africa, was founded when Tanganyika, formerly German East Africa, merged with Zanzibar in 1964. The set includes the multi-sided1976  5 Senti which shows a sailfish, the scalloped 1979 10 Senti which shows a Zebra, the 1979 20 Senti which shows an Ostrich, the  1989 50 Senti which shows a rabbit and the 1992 1 Shillingi features an outstretched arm holding a torch.  the coins are Brilliant Uncirculated and together catalog for over $14.00.  Our price is MUCH less..
Item S-TZ-SET5 TANZANIA 5 COIN WILDLIFE SET 5 Senti - 1 Shilling, 1975-1992 BU $5.00



KINGDOM OF TAVOLARA

Kingdom of Tavolara 100,000 Lire 2017Tavolara is a small island off the north-east coast of Sardinia with a population of about 50 and is the home of a NATO radio base.  In 1836 Giuseppe Bertoleoni claimed to be the first king Tavolara, which was said to be the smallest kingdom in the world.  Since then members of the Bertoleoni family have carried on the tradition of the self-proclaimed kingdom and operates two seasonal restaurants on the island.  One side of the coin features the arms of the Kingdom of the Tavolara.  The other side depicts a Mouflon ram and kid.  At one time the island was famous for its wild goats, however they were alblll removed when the NATO station was built in 1962.  The 40mm silver plated-Proof Tavolara coin is denominated 100,000 Lire and dated 2017.  It has a mintage of just 200 pieces.
Item TAVOLARA TAVOLARA 100,000 LIRE 2017 PROOF $22.00


TOKELAU SILVER COLOR COIN FEATURES KILLER WHALES 

Tokelau 5 Dollars 2012 multi-color coin depicts Orcas.The small Pacific island nation of Tokelau features the Orcas or Killer Whales, on this multi-colored sterling silver 2012 5 Dollar coin. Two Orcas, one in full color, are shown leaping from the ocean. The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth, and a Tuluma bearing a cross.  The Tuluma, the national symbol of Tokalu, is a traditional wooden tackle box used by fisherman.  Tokelau, once known as the Union Islands, consists of 3 small atolls with a population of only about 1,400.  Though governed by New Zealand, it occasionally issues coins for collectors.  The attractive 38.6mm coin weighs 20 grams and has a mintage of only 2500 pieces.
Item TK-ORKA TOKELAU 5 DOLLARS 2012 ORCA SILVER PROOF $89.95



BI-METALLIC COINS TURKISH COINS DEPICT WILDLIFE

Turkey 2009 1 Lira bimetallic animal coins: Elephant and TurtleTurkey 2012 1 Lira bimetallic animal coins: Deer and LeopardTurkey 2015 1 Lira bimetallic animal coins: Mouflin and Desert LizardObverse of Turkey 2011 bimetal coins
Turkey issues an annual series of two bimetallic 1 Lira coins, each depicting an animal.  The coins are all 26.15mm in diameter and have the denomination and date on the obverse. The 2009 issues depict an mother elephant and her calf on one coin and a sea tortoise on the other. The 2009 issues have a mintage of only 5000 of each coin. A Red Deer and a Leopard appear on the 2012 issues.   The 2015 issues depict an Anatolian Wild Sheep or Mouflon on one coin and a desert lizard on the other.  The 2015 issues have a mintage of only 50,000 each.
Item TR-ZOO-09 TURKEY SET OF 2 BIMETAL 1 LIRA ELEPHANT & SEA TURTLE 2009 KM1263 & KM1264 BU $15.00
Item TR-ZOO-12 TURKEY SET OF 2 BIMETAL 1 LIRA DEER & LEOPARD 2012 KM1283 & KM1284 BU $15.00
Item TR-ZOO-15 TURKEY SET OF 2 BIMETAL 1 LIRA MOUFLON & LIZARD 2015 BU $12.00


ISLES TUBUAI COIN DEPICTS HUMPBACK WHALES  Restocked

Isles Tubuai 500 Francs 2014Tubuai is a French possession in the South Pacific that consists of seven islands with a population of 2200.  It has been inhabited since pre-historic times.  In 1789 the mutineers of the HMS Bounty attempted to settle there, After numerous skirmishes with the natives over women and property, the mutineers abandoned their settlement and departed. The diseases they left, however, apparently decimated the native population. The reverse of this unofficial pattern 2014 dated 500 Francs coin depicts a humpback whale and her calf. Above them is a native sailing boat against the rising sun.  The standard French territorial obverse featuring Marianne, the national symbol of France, and cargo ships is on the other side.  The 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 200 pieces.
Item TUBUAI TUBUAI 500 FRANCS 2014 PROOF $22.00



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