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MULTI-COLOR COINS


NEWCANADA 2020 COLOR BI-METALLIC 2 DOLLAR COIN CELEBRATES HAIDA ART AND CULTURE

Canada multi-color 2 Dollar 2020 Haida Art & Culture - Biill ReidCanada recently released a circulating multi-color, bi-metallic 2 Dollar coin to celebrate Haida art and culture.  Haida art is a distinctive art form created by tribes of north-western Canada.  It includes a range of objects including Totem Poles, stone carving, baskets, blankets and drawings.   The reverse of this 2020 dated coin features "Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear".  The red, black and white design was originally painted by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid (Iljuwas) on a ceremonial drum in 1988.  Reid was a gifted artist, writer and broadcaster who championed Haida causes. The coin also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth. The obverse depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.
Item CA-2D-HAIDA CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2020 HAIDA ART UNC. $7.00



ELVIS PRESLEY DOLLAR FROM FIJI

Fiji 1 Dollar 2012 Elvis Presley - Rock 'n Roll coin KM214Elvis Presley is featured on this 2012 silver-plated 1 Dollar coin of Fiji.  The reverse features two images of Elivs on the reverse, one with a guitar, and a color image of him dancing. The coin has the inscription "MUSIC IS MY LIFE * ROCK ' N ROLL".  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The 38.61 mm coin was struck at the Helvetic Mint in Switzerland and has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.  That is quite a small number considering how many Elvis fans there are in the world!
Item FJ-ELVIS FIJI 1 DOLLAR 2012 ELVIS PRESLEY KM214 PROOF-LIKE $19.50


BI-METALLIC COLORED RED CROSS COINS FROM PANAMA

Panama 1 Balboa 2017 Red Cross coin - Red Cross
Panama issued a colored Balboa coins in 2017 to commemorate the Centennial of the Panamanian Red Cross.  The coin  features a red cross against a white background.  The  26.5mm bi-metallic coin  featuresthe arms of Panama on the obverse.  
Item PA-17REDCROSS PANAMA 1 BALBOA 2017 RED CROSS - CROSS, COLOR COIN, UNC. $4.75



LAND AND SEA BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

Saint Helena Set of 6 25 Pence, 2013, land battles of the Napoleonic WarsSaint Helena Set of 6 25 Pence, 2013, Naval Battles of the Napoleonic WarsSt. Helena 25 Pence 2013 Napoleonic War coins depict Queen Elizabeth on the obverse
Saint Helena, the island where Napoleon was exiled and died, released a series of gold-plated, multi-colored 25 Pence coins in 2013 commemorating the naval and land battles of the Napoleonic Wars.  The Napoleonic Wars was a world war before the World Wars, with battles fought on land and sea in Europe, Africa and the Americas. The wars ended with the defeat of France in 1815.  The Napoleonic Wars brought about the supremacy of the Britain as a world power for the next 100 years.  Spain lost her Empire, with the nations of Latin America gaining their independence. The map of Europe was redrawn. The Holy Roman Empire was dissolved and many tiny Germany states were consolidated. The coins come in two six coin sets, one set depicting land battles, and one depicting naval battles.  Each of the 38.6mm gold-plated 25 pence coins depicts a different battle scene in color, along with a portrait of Napoleon  The six coins depicting land battles feature the Battle of the Pyramids in 1798, Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, Battle of Jena in 1806, Battle of Borodino in 1812, Battle of Leipzig in 1813 and Napoleons final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Below the battle scene is a depiction of Napoleon and his troops.   The six coins depicting naval battles feature the Battle of the Nile in 1798, Battle of Diamond Rock in 1805, Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Battle of San Domingo in1806, Battle of Basque Roads in 1809 and the Battle of Grand Port in 1810. Sailing ships are featured below each battle scene. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of each coin. They are reasonably priced, historical sets depicting the battles that brought about a transformation of the world. 
Item SH-NAP-LAND ST. HELENA SET OF 6 25 PENCE, 2013 LAND BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, PROOF $49.50
Item SH-NAP-SEA    ST. HELENA SET OF 6 25 PENCE, 2013 NAVAL BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, PROOF $55.00
Item SH-NAP-BOTH   BOTH OF THE ABOVE ST. HELENA NAPOLEONIC WAR SETS (12 COINS) PROOF $99.50




AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS WORLD WAR I

Australia 2 Dollars 2015 & 2016 World War I commemorativesAustralia issued two $2 Dollar circulating colored commemorative coins in 2015 to honor the 100th anniversary of World War I. Both coins were inspired by John McCrae’s famous poem In Flanders Fields and incorporate a colored circle in the design. The first coin features a circle of crosses around a red circle, representing the red poppy. The design was inspired by the first two lines of the poem “In Flanders fields the poppies blow. Between the crosses, row on row” In the center are the words “Lest We Forget”. The second depicts flying larks, surrounding orange colored rings, which represent the sunset glow, which are from the first and second stanzas of the poem. The aluminum-bronze coins are 20.5mm and have Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse
Item AU-2DCROSS AUSTRALIA TWO DOLLAR COIN, 2015 WORLD WAR I - CROSSES KM2188 UNC. $7.50

Item AU-2DLARK AUSTRALIA TWO DOLLAR COIN, 2015 WORLD WAR I - LARKS KM2189 UNC. $7.50




2016 HIGH RELIEF SILVER CANNABIS COIN FROM BENIN

Benin 1000 Francs 2016 Cannabis Sativa, concave high relief 31.1 grams .999 fine silverA bright, green Cannabis Sativa leaf is featured on this 2016 1 troy ounce, .999 fine silver 1000 Francs coin from Benin. The high relief concave Proof coin is partially colored. With a mintage of only 999 pieces it is expected to sell out quickly. Cannabis Sativa is commonly known as marijuana, Mary Jane, pot, grass, weed and many other names as well. Cannabis has long been used for making fiber, rope, oil, paper and medicines. It is now most widely used as a recreational drug. The attractive coin is 38.61mm in diameter and comes in a capsule with a certificate and box. The obverse features the arms of Benin. It is a highly recommended high relief coin.
Item BJ-MJ16 BENIN 1000 FRANCS 2016 CONCAVE HIGH RELIEF SILVER CANNABIS COIN, PROOF $99.00



CANNABIS LEAF SHAPED COIN FROM BENIN

Benin 100 Francs 2011 Marijuana leaf coinIn 2011 the West African nation of Benin issued this attractive colored legal tender coin shaped like marijuana leaf! Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as marijuana, pot, grass, weed and many other names as well has long used for making fiber, rope, oil, paper and medicines. It is now most famous for its use as a recreational drug. The 44mm silver-plated copper-nickel coin looks like a green cannabis leaf on one side and has the arms of Benin and the denomination on the other. It will will supposedly smell like cannabis when rubbed. I have not tested that claim and do not recommend it if you wish to keep your coin pristine. The coins are denominated as 100 Francs CFA and is Proof. It has a limited mintage of just 2,500 pieces and comes in a capsule with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. I expect this unusual coin will be popular with collectors and potheads throughout the world, that is of course, if they remember to order it.
Item BJ-MJ11 BENIN 100 FRANCS 2011 CANNABIS SHAPED COIN, PROOF $75.00



UNUSUAL MULTI-COLOR COINS FROM CORAL SEA REEFS 

Bougainville Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Laced Moray EelCoringa Islets 10 Dollars 2017 Longnose butterflyfishFlora Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Blue-girdled angelfishShark Reef 10 Dollars 2017 NautilusCommon obverse for Coral Sea Reef coins
Bougainville Reef and Flora Reef are Australian territories in the Coral Sea. They are popular with divers and recreational fishermen. Bougainville Reef is the home of an unmanned lighthouse and weather station. Flora Reef is a 4.6 sq. mile (12 sq.km.) submerged atoll. Unofficial 10 Dollar coins were issued for these uninhabited locations dated 2017. Both are multi-color quarter circle wedge shaped coins. A laced moray eel (Gymnothorax favagineus) in depicted on the Bougainville coin. The Flora Reef coin features a blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus). The obverses of the coins depicts Queen Elizabeth The odd-shaped silver-plated Proof coins are 46mm x 34mm and has a mintage of only 200 pieces each.
Item BOUGAINVILLE BOUGAINVILLE REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $22.00

Item CORINGA CORINGA ISLETS 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $22.00

Item FLORA FLORA REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $22.00

Item SHARK SHARK REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $22.00

Item CORALSEA4 ALL 4 of the above 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF COINS $85.00




CANADA 2018 COLORED AND UNCOLORED WWI ARMISTICE COINS

Canada 2018 World War I Armistice uncolored and colored 2 dollar coinsCanada honored the 100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice with two versions of circulating bi-metallic 2 Dollar coins: uncolored and colored.  Both versions have similar designs.  In the center brass plated core is a soldier's helmet, beneath it is the word "ARMISTICE" a remembrance poppy.  The colored version of the coin features the poppy in red.  Maple leaves and poppies are features in the nickel-plated outer rim, along with the words "REMEMBER" in English and French ("SOUVENIR") and the date 2018.  The Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of the 28mm coin.
Item CA-2D18-REGARM CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2018 REGULAR (UNCOLORED) ARMISTICE UNC. $5.50
Item CA-2D18-COLARM CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2018 COLORED ARMISTICE UNC. out


2017 CANADA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BI-METALLIC COLOR COIN

Canada Toonie 2017 glow in the dark coinCanada issued an unusual glow-in-the dark multi-colored 2 Dollar coin in 2017 as part of their 150th anniversary celebration. The 2017 bi-metallic two dollar coin, or toonie is titled "Wonder - Dance of the Spirits". It features two paddlers on a lake witnessing an aurora borealis, which is sometimes called "The Dance of the Spirits". The color version of the coin features the green aurora against the dark night sky, which glows in the dark after being exposed to bright light.  The Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
Item CA-2D17-COLOR CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2017 150th ANNV. COLOR, GLOW IN THE DARK, UNC. $9.50



KING CHARLES III ON COINS FOR  SCOTLAND & NORTHERN IRELAND & WALES 

Scotland 2 Pounds pattern coin Northern Ireland 2 Pounds coin
Though Prince Charles is not yet King, undated, multi-colored unofficial pattern 2 Pound coins were issued for  Scotland and Northern Ireland.  One side of the coins depicts the outline of the bust of Charles wearing the royal crown, his royal cipher and the arms of the country in color.  The other side depicts the national flower and a bird in color, along with the denomination. The Scotland coin depicts a Scottish thistle and a Golden Eagle. The Northern Ireland coin features a shamrock and a Eurasian wren.  The 40mm coins are struck on silver plated brass with Proof finish.  Only 250 of each of the coins were minted.
Item SCOT2 SCOTLAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00
Item NO-IRE2 NORTHERN IRELAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00


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



HISTORY OF EGYPT ON MULTI-COLOR COINS

Cook Islands 1 Dollar 2012 Abu Symbel The Cook Islands issued this multi-color 1 Dollar in 2012 depicting the great temple at Abu Simbel. The temple was erected on the banks of the Nile River by Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century B.C. In 1968 the entire massive temple complex was cut apart, moved to higher ground and reassembled, to avoid their being submerged by the creation of Lake Nasser after the building of the Aswan High Dam.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The 38.6mm silver plated coin is Proof and had has a mintage of only 5000 pieces.
Item CK-ABU COOK IS. 1 DOLLAR 2012 ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE, PROOF $19.50






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