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ULTRA-LOW MINTAGE & LOW MINTAGE COINS

These issues have very limited mintages, of anywhere from  2500 pieces to just 5 pieces, making them extremely difficult to find.  Due to a fortunate purchase we are able to offer these very scarce coins at very good prices.  


NEWTHE FREE REPUBLIC OF NIAS COIN FEATURES SAILING SHIP

Free Republic of Nias 20 Mark 2023The Free Republic of Nias was a short-lived Nazi state proclaimed by German prisoners on the Island of Nias in what is now Indonesia.  After Germany invaded the Netherlands in May 1940, the Dutch rounded up the Germans living in the Netherlands East Indies and attempted to transport them in three ships to India.  One of the ships was attacked by Japanese bombers.  Of the 477 prisoners who were aboard, just 67 managed to survive and reach Nias in lifeboats.  There local Dutch authorities placed them under arrest.   On March 28, 1942, news came of the Japanese military successes.  The local police revolted and placed the Dutch authorities under arrest and released the Germans.  The following day the Germans, in cooperation with the leaders of Nias, proclaimed the Free Republic of Nias.  The Germans reached out to Japanese authorities who they expected to be their allies. They attempted to turn their Dutch and English prisoners to the Japanese   Instead, the Japanese sent six ships to occupy the island, and on April 24, 1942 all Europeans, regardless of nationality were transported off Nias to Sumatra. The obverse of the unofficial 2023 Free Republic of Nias 20 Mark coin depicts the republic's emblem.  The reverse features a Pinisi type sailing ship that was likely used by Japanese to remove the Europeans.  The triangular, silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of 150 pieces.
Item NIAS FREE REPUBLIC OF NIAS 20 MARK 2023 PROOF $24.00



NEWOIL ROCKS COIN DEPICTS UNIQUE "FLYING SHIP"

Oil Rocks (Neft Dashlari) 500 Manat 2023 depicts Lun EkranoplanOil Rocks, known as Neft Dashlari in Azerbaijan, is a city built on a series of platforms over the Caspian Sea.  The first oil well in complex was drilled in 1949.  Soon an entire functioning city was built over the Caspian Sea as oil production expanded.  At its peak in the 1960's the city housed some 5000 workers and included nine-story living quarters, hotels, parks with trees, a restaurant, movie theater, soccer pitch, and hospital connected by some 190 miles (300km) of streets built on piles or landfill.  Control of Oil Rocks passed to Azerbaijan after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Since then, oil production has declined and portions of the city has fallen into disrepair or collapsed, though it is estimated there is as much as 178 million barrels (30 million tons) of recoverable oil remain.  The obverse coin depicts a helicopter landing on one of the city's platforms.  The reverse depicts the Lun Ekranoplan.  The Lun is the world's only Ground Effect Vehicle (GEV) to be deployed as a warship.  It resembles an airplane but can only fly up to about 13 feet (4m) off the surface of the water. The plan was to create an attack/transport ship that had the speed of an airplane.  Its eight jet engines gave it a top speed of 297 knots (340mph, 550kph).  The 242 foot long vessel (73.8m) carried a crew of 15. Its weapons included six guided missile launchers and two 23mm cannons.  Only one was ever completed which entered service in the Soviet Navy in 1987.  It was soon discovered that the Lun was unable to operate in rough seas.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union it was abandoned.  An attempt to tow it to a museum in 2020 resulted it in it getting stuck on a sandy beach, where at last reports, it remains today.  The unofficial, odd-shaped, 42mm, silver-plated, Proof 2023 Naft Dashlari 500 Manat has a mintage of only 125 pieces. 
Item NEFT OIL ROCKS (NEFT DASHLARI) 500 MANAT 2023 PROOF $24.00



NEWSENTOSA COIN DEPICTS CONCORDE

Sentosa 50 Dollars 2023 coin depicts ConcordeSentosa, originally known as Blakang Mati, is located off the southern coast of Singapore.  Fortifications to protect Singapore were built on the island in the 19th century.  In the 1970's the island was renamed Sentosa and turned into a resort.  Today it houses 14 hotels, 2 golf courses, a theme park, casino and a sheltered beach.  It attracts more than 20 million visitors a year.  The obverse of this unofficial 2023 Sentosa 50 Dollar coin depicts the Singapore coat of arms and Merlion with the name Sentosa in English, Tamil and Chinese.  The reverse depicts a Concorde landing in Singapore with the Marina Bay Sands Resort in the background.  The Concorde was a supersonic airplane that served Singapore between 1977 and 1980.  The Concorde ceased all operations in 2003.  The Marina Bay Sands Resort was not built until 2010.   The 39mm silver plated brass coin has a mintage of 125 pieces.
Item SENTOSA SENTOSA 50 DOLLARS 2023 PROOF $24.00



NEWRHINOS FROM REHOBOTH

Rehoboth 250 Dollars 2023 coin depicts RhinosRhinoceros are featured on both the obverse and reverse of this odd-shaped coin of the Free Republic of Rehoboth.  The Free Republic of Rehoboth was first founded in 1868 by a group of Basters who left British-ruled Cape Colony.  The Basters are of mixed African, European and Asian ancestry.  Their territory was incorporated into South-West Africa, which later became Namibia.  On March 20, 1990 they again declared independence.  A day later Namibia became independent from South Africa and soon confiscated all their territory.  The unofficial 2023 coin is denominated 250 Rehoboth Dollars.  The silver-plated coin is 42mm, has a mintage of only 125 pieces and is Proof.
Item REHBOTH REHBOTH 250 DOLLARS 2023 PROOF $24.00


NEWKINGDOM OF KABUTO COIN FEATURES BISON

Kingdom of Kabuto 7 Buto 2023 coin depicts European BisonThe Kingdom of Kabuto is a micronation that was proclaimed in 2016.  It claims previously unclaimed waters in the Dixon Strait between Alaska and British Columbia and enclaves within Poland and Croatia.  This unofficial 2023 7 Buto coin of Kabuto depicts a European Bison and calf on one side and the national emblem on the other.  The inscriptions are in Polish, which along with English is one of the official languages of the Kingdom. The eight-sided silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 125 pieces.
Item KABUTO KINGDOM OF KABUTO 7 BUTO 2023 PROOF $24.00



NEWGRASSHOPPER ON COIN OF LAJTABANSAG

Lajtabansag 10,000 Korona 2023 coin depicts grasshopperLajtabansag existed as an independent state between October 4 and November 10, 1921.  After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I the Treaty of Trinon assigned the territory to Austria, which many inhabitants did not want.  Leaders in the territory declared independence and formed an army of former soldiers, students and peasants that managed to hold off the Austrian army.  Lajtabansag extracted “customs duties” from trains passing through the region by confiscating goods.  The result was not acceptable to either Austria or Hungary.  After high level negotiations, a plebiscite was held, which resulted in the city of Sopron becoming part of Hungary while other territory of Burgenland going to Austria.   The obverse of this unofficial 2023 Lajtabansag 10,000 Korona includes the national emblem.  The reverse depicts a grasshopper.  The five-sided 37mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 140 pieces.
Item LAJTABANSAG LAJTABANSAG 10,000 KORONA 2023 PROOF $24.00



NEWCHOCOLATE FROG ON REPUBLIC OF WEST PAPUA COIN

Republic of West Papua 40 Basan 2023 coin depicts Chocolate FrogThe Republic of West Papua is an unrecognized state consisting of the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea.  The Dutch retained possession of the west New Guinea after the independence of Indonesia in 1949, with the expectation that it would eventually become an independent nation.  Instead, Indonesia took over the territory in 1963 against the will of much of the indigenous population.  The Republic of West Papua is  the provisional government that is fighting for the independence of West Papua..  This unofficial 2023 40 Basan coin of the Republic of West New Guinea depicts the West Papua coat of arms on the obverse. The reverse depicts a native Chocolate Frog, (Litoria mira) which was discovered in 2016. The six-sided, 39mm, silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 135 pieces.
Item W.PAPUA REPUBLIC OF WEST PAPUA 40 BASAN 2023 PROOF $24.00


NEWGAZA COIN FEATURES PALESTINIAN WITH ASSAULT WEAPON

Gaza Strip 2019 5 Pounds coinA Palestinian with a high-powered assault weapon  is featured on this unofficial 2019 rectangular 5 Pound coin issued for the Gaza Strip. The emblem of Palestine is on the obverse.  The Gaza Strip is about a territory about 25 miles (41km) long and 4 to 8 miles (6 to 12 km.) wide that borders Israel and Egypt and is the home of some 1.9 million Palestinians.  Since 2007 Gaza has been a de-facto self-governing entity ruled by Hamas, a fundamentalist Islamic organization.  It recently attacked Israel, and Israel retaliated bringing destruction to much of this small territory. The 40mm x 25mm rectangular silver plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 242 pieces.
Item GAZA GAZA STRIP 5 POUNDS 2019 PROOF $24.00

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ORANGE FREE STATE HONORS J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Orange Free State 100 Rand 2022 TolkienOrange Free State 500 Rand 2022 Lord of the Rings
Orange Free State was an independent republic in what is now South Africa. It was settled in the 1830's by Dutch colonists (Boers) fleeing after the English took control of Cape Colony.  It became a province in South African in 1902 after its defeat in the Second Boer War.  Renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State in 1892.   These unofficial 2022 dated coins of Orange Free State were struck to commemorate the 130th anniversary of his birth and the 85th anniversary of the first publishing of The Hobbit.  The obverse of the 100 Rand features his portrait and signature and the Orange Free State coat of arms.  The reverse depicts Bard the Bowman and Bilbo the Hobbit.  The six-sided silver-plated Proof coin is 39mm and has a mintage of 145 pieces.   The eight-sided 500 Rand features Sauron, cave troll, Azog the defiler and a multi-colored Eye of Sauron on the obverse.  The reverse includes multi-color images of Frodo Baggins, the wizard Gandolf and the Eye of Sauron.  Gimli, the dwarf warrior is in the background.  The 38mm silver-plated coin has a mintage of 150 pieces.
Item ORANGE-100R ORANGE FREE STATE 100 RAND 2022 TOLKIEN PROOF $22.00
Item ORANGE-500R ORANGE FREE STATE 500 RAND 2022 LORD OF THE RINGS PROOF $25.00




TRIBAL COINS OF GHANA 

Edoula Tribe 1 Edo coinNaajeri Tribe 1 Eche coin 2008
This fascinating series of coins has been issued by a firm in Spain. High relief coins are being issued for many of the traditional kingdoms and tribes of Ghana. The Kings or Chiefs of the Kingdoms or Tribes have authorized each of the issues. The coins are not intended to circulated, but rather to be sold to raise funds for projects that benefit the Kingdoms and Tribes. The coin have a mintage of only 1000 pieces each. The King or Chief appears on the one side of the coins and items of significance to the tribe, the name of the tribe and the denomination appear on the other. The brass Eduola issue is denominated 1 Edo and features a traditional spear and shield.   A traditional drum is on the bronze 1 Eche coin of the Naajeri Tribe. The coins are all 38mm in diameter, are dated 2008 and are Uncirculated with a matte finish.
Item EDOULA EDOULA BRASS 1 EDO 2008 UNC. $19.95
Item NAAJERI NAAJERI BRONZE 1 ECHE 2008 UNC $19.95



REPUBLIC OF SOUTH MOLUCCAS DEPICTS CASSOWARY

South Moluccas 5000 Rupiah 2023The Republic of South Moluccas , (Indonian: Republik Maluku Selatan) is a government in exile that claims the islands of Ambon, Buru, and Seram in the Indonesian province of Maluku.  Indonesia gained independence from Indonesia in December 1949.  In April 1950 the heavily Christian South Maluku declared independence from mostly Muslim Indonesia.  The revolt was largely put down by the Indonesian army by November 1950, though fighting continued until 1963.  Thousands of Moluccans and the South Moluccan government went into exile in The Netherlands.   The unofficial Republic of South Moluccas 2023 5000 Rupiah coin depicts the head of a Cassowary bird, the national emblem and a cross on the obverse.  The reverse features a standing Cassowary.  It  is a large, flightless bird that inhabits the islands.  It can grow to 6 feet (2m) tall and weigh over 150 pounds (70kg).  The 23mm, silver plated brass coin has a scalloped edge and a mintage of only 120 pieces.
Item MALUKU SOUTH MOLUCCAS 5000 RUPIAH 2023 PROOF $22.00



RABBIT ON COIN OF NORTHERN EPIRUS

Northern Epirus 10 Drachmas 2003Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus was proclaimed on February 28, 1914 by Greeks who did not want to be incorporated into the recently created Principality of Albania, whose boundaries were drawn by the Great European Powers.  After the outbreak of World War I in July 1914 Greek forces occupied the area and tried to incorporate it into Greece, until they were driven out by French and Italian forces in 1916.  With the support of Italy, in 1921 the area was formally ceded to Albania though calls for independence or union with Greece have continued since then.  This unofficial 10 Drachmas coin of Northern Epirus features the Northern Epirus national emblem on the obverse and a rabbit on the reverse.  The six-sided 39mm silver-plated brass coin has a mintage of just 125 pieces.
Item EPIRUS NORTHERN EPIRUS 10 DRACHMAS 2023 PROOF $22.00



RAILROAD HONORED ON GRAUBUNDEN COIN

Graubunden 10 Francs 2023The Albulian Railway is commemorated on this unofficial 2023 10 Franc coin for the Swiss canton of Graubunden.  The obverse features the coat of arms of Graubunden and two women, one personifying the canton of Graubunden and the other is Helvetia personifying Switzerland.  The reverse depicts a steam engine and the Landwasser viaduct on the railway.  The construction of the railroad began in 1898, it was opened in 1903 and since 2008 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The odd-shaped coin is 42 x 21mm.  The silver plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 120 pieces. 
Item GRAUBUNDEN GRAUBUNDEN 10 FRANCS 2023 PROOF $22.00



2023 HANKO COIN FEATURES POLIKARPOV I-15 BI-PLANEN

Hanko 50 Markka 2023 pictues Polikarpov I-15 Bi-planeA Russian Polikarpov I-15 bi-plane fighter is featured on this unofficial 2023 dated 50 Markka coin of Hanko (Hango). The plane was used between 1939 and 1944 in the two wars between Finland and the Soviet Union. The Hanko peninsula is the southernmost point of mainland Finland and is the home of the port and city of Hanko.  During the 19th and early 20th centuries while Finland was under Russian control, Hanko was the port of choice for emigrants leaving Finland for a new life in North America and a popular resort of Russian nobility.  After the 1939 Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, Finland was forced to lease the peninsula to Russia for 30 years as a naval base.  Finland regained control of the peninsula in 1941 during the second Soviet-Finnish war.   The obverse of the coin depicts the heraldic Finnish lion.   The Proof silver-plated brass coin has a mintage of only 125 pieces.
Item HANKO HANKO 50 MARKKA 2023 PROOF $22.00



SCORPION AND CAMEL ON MASIRAH COIN

Masirah 20 Rials 2022 coin depicts scorpian and camelMasirah is an island in the Arabian Sea off the east coast of Oman. It has an airbase for the Royal Air Force of Oman and a fish factory, and several small towns.  During the summer it is popular with kite surfers due to its strong, steady winds.  Much of the interior of the island is desert.  The obverse of this unofficial 2022 20 Rials coin of Masirah depicts Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, and the Oman coat of arms.  The reverse features a scorpion, camel and a palm tree.  The 37mm Proof silver-plated brass coin has a mintage of only 145 pieces.
Item MASIRAH MASIRAH 20 RIALS 2022 PROOF $22.00



PIGS ON BIG MAJOR CAY COIN

Big Major Cay 2023 20 Dollar coin depicts pigsBig Major Cay, also known as Pig Island, is uninhabited by humans, however it does have a population of about two dozen swimming pigs. It is located in the Exuma district of the Bahamas.  The pigs are a popular tourist attraction.  The feral domestic pigs are not afraid of people.  They love to take to water and lay in the sun on the beach.  The pigs are fed by tourists and from passing yachts, and if the boat gets close enough to the shore, the pigs can jump in on their own, begging for food.  Drinking water is provided by small lakes on the island.  No one is quite sure how the non-native pigs got there.  Some claim they were left by sailors who planned to later pick them up and eat them, but never returned.  Others say they survived a shipwreck, or were brought to the island to attract tourists.   This odd-shaped 2023 20 Dollar coin of Big Major Cay has an unusual design, the design on the front wraps over to the back.  The design includes the Bahamas coat of arms and two pigs, half of one of the pigs is on the front of the coin with the other half is on the back.  The unofficial silver-plated Proof coin is 39mm and has a mintage of just 125 pieces.
Item CAY BIG MAJOR CAY 20 DOLLARS 2023 PROOF $22.00



TORY ISLAND COIN FEATURES RAVEN

Tory Island (Oileán Thoraigh) 10 Pounds 2023 coinTory Island (Oilean Thoraigh in Irish) is a remote island off the northern coast of Ireland inhabited by less than 150 people.  It is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long and 1 kilometer (.6 miles) wide.  The northern coast is heavily indented by bays and bays, the coasts are rather steep and steep.  Tory is mentioned in a number of Irish legends. Today it is noted for its rugged beauty and an artist colony.  This unofficial 2023 six-sided 10 Pound coin of Tory Island features a Celtic Cross and an Irish Harp on the obverse.  The reverse depicts a raven on the handle of a sword. Morrigan, the goddess of war in Irish mythology would often take the form of a raven.  Morrigan would not take part in the battles, but she would be present on the battlefield and used all her power to help one side or another.  The 39mm silver-plated brass coin has a mintage of only 125 pieces.
Item TORY TORY ISLAND 10 POUNDS 2023 PROOF $22.00


BERDOO 66 CENTS - SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SECESSION COIN

BERDOO (San Bernardino County Secession) 66 Cents 2023In November 2022 San Bernardino County voted to secede from the State of California.  San Bernardino, often called the "Inland Empire", is the largest county in California.  Like many regions of California, they were fed up with the liberal big city politicians that control California.  To mark the event the Small Forest Mint issued a copper 66 Cent coin for Berdoo.  Berdoo is what locals call San Bernardino. The historic Route 66 runs through the county, hence the denomination of 66 cents. The denomination is within an arrowhead shaped like the Arrowhead Geological Monument at Arrowhead Springs.  The reverse depicts the date and a Joshua Tree which is common in desert areas of the county, which is home to Joshua Tree National Park.  The Highway Gothic font was used on old highway signs.  The hand-struck coins are Uncirculated but may have minor dark areas.  Mintage is limited to a maximum of 200 pieces or when the dies wear out, whichever comes first.
Item BERDOO BERDOO 66 CENTS 2023 UNC. $7.00



RARE KINGDOM OF HAWAII SURFING COMPETITION COIN

Hawaiian Kingdom silver 25 Dala coin, 2023 Eddie Aikua Big Wave Surfing CompetitionThe Kingdom of Hawaii, a modern Hawaiian sovereignty movement, commemorated the 2023 Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Surfing competition on this ultra-low mintage sterling silver 25 Dala coin.  It has a mintage of only 46 pieces!  As a lifeguard Eddie Aikau saved over 500 lives, sometimes braving 30-foot waves.  He died trying to rescue his crewmates in an attempt to reenact a canoe voyage from Hawaii to Polynesia.  The surfing competition was started in 1984 in his honor.  It is held at Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, where Eddie was a lifeguard.  Because the competition is held only when ocean swells reach a minimum of 20 feet, (6.1m) it has been held just 10 times since its inception.   During the 2023 competition surfers braved waves 30 to 50 feet (9.1 to 15.2m) in height.  The coin depicts an incused image of a Hawaiian Koa warrior on the obverse and a surfer on the reverse.    
Item HAWAII-23 HAWAII SILVER 25 DALA 2023 EDDIE AIKAU SURFING COMPETITION UNC. $45.00



WARRIOR ON COIN OF VARKANA

Varkana 10,000 Rials coin 2022Varkana, also called Hyrcania is a territory along the southeastern coast of the Caspian Sea.   The name Varkana is derived from Persian for "Country of Wolves".  It was a province in the Midian, Akhe-menid, Seleucid and Parthian empires. In 72AD became an independent kingdom with nominal allegiance to Parthia.  This unofficial 2022 10,000 Rials of Varkana features a fierce ancient warrior on the reverse.  A heraldic wolf is on the obverse.   The39mm, six-sided, silver-plated brass Proof coin has a mintage of only 120 pieces.
Item VARKANA VARKANA 10,000 RIALS 2022 PROOF $19.95




CELTIC STATE OF SCORDISK

State of Scordisk 5000 Dinara coin 2022The Skordiski were an Iron Age Celtic tribe who were centered at at the confluence of the Savus (Sava), Dravus (Drava), Margus (Morava) and Danube rivers in what is now Serbia. By the second half the of the 3rd century BC they became the most important power in the northern Balkans.  They built fortresses at Singidunum (the modern city of Belgrade) and Taurun (the modern Zemun). At their peak they controlled portions of present-day Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania.  From 141BC they were constantly at war against Roman-held Macedonia. Roman sources report that they had the custom of drinking blood from hollow skulls and that they sacrificed captives to their deities. They were defeated by the Romans in 15BC.  This unofficial 2022 5000 Dinara of the State of Scordisk features a fierce Skordiski warrior on one side and the Serbian coat-of-arms supported by two angels on the other.  The eight-sided, 40mm, silver-plated brass Proof coin has a mintage of only 120 pieces.
Item SCORDISK STATE OF SCORDISK 5000 DINARA 2022 PROOF $19.95




COIN OF FIUME

Fiume 200 Lire 2022Fiume gained autonomy for the first time in 1719 when it was proclaimed a free port of the Holy Roman Empire.  The port city was later transferred to the Kingdom of Hungary, but given a special separate status. After World War I its status was disputed between Italy, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia) and the Great Powers (Great Britain, France and the United States).  In 1919 it proclaimed itself the independent state of Italian Regency of Carnaro (Reggenza Italiana del Carnaro) under a fascist government with a plan unite with Italy.  Under pressure of the Great Powers Italy did not take control of the territory and it was proclaimed the Free State of Fiume.  Control of the city remained unstable, with control passing between fascist, communists and nationalists until 1924 when the Treaty of Rome awarded the city to Italy.  Following World War II another attempt was made to set up an independent free state, but instead it was incorporated into Yugoslavia.  Fiume is now the city of Rijeka in Croatia.   The obverse of the unofficial 2022 dated 200 Lire features the two-headed eagle symbol of the city, whose use was forbidden by both the Italian and Yugoslavian governments.  The reverse features a statue of the Archangel of Justice and the emblem of Regency of Carnaro depicting an ouroboros.  The 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of just 130 pieces.
Item FIUME FIUME 200 LIRE 2022 PROOF $22.00



KNIGHT ON BRITTANY COIN

Brittany 100 Francs 2022Brittany is the northwest region of France. During the Middle Ages, Brittany was a vassal duchy of France, while maintaining almost complete independence.  Control frequently passed between England and France during their many wars.  In 1963, the Brittany Liberation Front was created, which began the struggle for the independence of Brittany.  The obverse of the unofficial 2022 dated Brittany 100 Franc coin features the previous arms of Brittany surrounded by the arms of the bishoprics and  regions of Brittany: Leon, Tregor, Cornuay, the Vannes Rennes, Nantes, Dol, Malouin and Penthievre.   The reverse depicts a knight on horseback with a dog and the Tanti tower.  The 39mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item BRITTANY BRITTANY 100 FRANCS 2022 PROOF $22.00


THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES

Rhodes 500 Dracmas 2021The Colossus of Rhodes is featured on this unofficial 2021 500 Drachma of Rhodes.  The Colossus was a statue of the Greek sun god Helios that was erected in 280BC at the mouth of the harbor of Rhodes.  It was some 108 feet(33m) high, approximately the height of the Statue of Liberty from head to feet.  It was one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.  It collapsed during an earthquake in 226BC.  The broken statue remained in place until the Arab conquest of Rhodes in 653AD, and it was sold for scrap metal.    Rhodes is an island off the coast of Turkey.  In 1309, the Knights Hospitaller took over the island and made it their headquarters until it was conquered by Suleyman the Magnificent in 1522 after a long siege.  Italy seized the territory in 1912 and in 1947 it was united with Greece.   The obverse of the eight-sided silver-plated brass Proof coin features the Rhodes coat of arms.  The coin has a mintage of only 145 pieces.
Item RHODES RHODES 500 DRACHMAS 2021 PROOF $19.95


SAVAGE ISLANDS COIN FEATURES BIRDS

Savage Islands (Selvagens) 200 Escudos 2022 coin depictw two Pink Terns and a Madiera LizardThe Savage Islands, also known as the Selvagens or Salvage Islands is an uninhabited archipelago belonging to Portugal midway between Madeira and the Canary Islands.  Since 1971 it has been a nature reserve.  This unofficial 8-sided 2022 Savage Islands 200 Escudos depicts two Pink Terns and a Madeira Lizard on one side and the coat of arms on the other.  The 40mm Proof silver-plated brass coins have a mintage of just 145 pieces.
Item SAVAGE SAVAGE ISLANDS 200 ESCUDOS 2022 PROOF $19.95



COINS FROM THE WORLD'S MOST COMPLICATED INTERNATIONAL BORDER

Baarle-Hertzog (Belgium) 250 Francs 2021Baarle-Nassau (Netherlands) 250 Guilders 2021Map of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertzog
Baarle-Hertog is a Belgian municipality that consists of 16 parcels of land, completely surrounded by the Netherlands.  Baarle-Nassau is a Dutch municipality that includes seven parcels that are in turn surrounded by Baarle-Hertzog, and an eighth parcel surrounded by Belgium.  The complex border results from numerous Medieval treaties, land-swaps and sales between the Lords of Breda and the Dukes of Brabant dating back to the 12th century.  The border was only finally officially defined in 1995. Some buildings straddle both nations. The nationality of a building is determined by the location of its front door.  Building owners have been known to move their front door, when it was advantageous to change nationalities.  Prior to the formation of the European Union this strange border provided opportunities for smuggling.  Today it is a tourist attraction.  Unofficial 2021 dated silver-plated Proof coins were recently issued for these two territories.  The Baarle-Hetzog 250 Franc coin features the arms of Belgium and a Brussels griffon dog.  The Baarle-Nassau 250 Guilder depicts a Netherlands Kooikerhondje.  Only 140 pieces of each were struck.
Item B-HERTZOG BAARLE-HERTZOG 250 FRANCS 2021 PROOF out
Item B-NASSAU BAARLE-NASSAU 250 GUILDERS 2021 PROOF $19.95




CASTLES AND BEETLES OF LIECHTENSTEIN

Liechtenstein unoffical 100 Francs 2021 coin for Valtice CastleLiechtenstein unoffical 100 Francs 2021 coin for Lednice Castle
Two unofficial 2021 Liechtenstein coins featuring historic castles of the House of Liechtenstein and native species of beetles (or perhaps the castles are infested with beetles) have been released.  The House of Lichtenstein was a wealthy Austrian family with extensive holdings in central Europe.  In the late 17th and early 18th century the family purchased what is now the Principality of Liechtenstein in order to gain the prestige and power having a seat in the Imperial Diet (Reichstag) and being a member state of the Holy Roman Empire.  Until World War II the ruling family rarely visited Liechtenstein, instead lived in their castles in what is now the Czech Republic.  In 1939 Nazi Germany seized their castles and land and the family fled to Liechtenstein.  Their property was nationalized by the communists following World War II.  Today the castles are museums and are UNESCO world heritage sites.  Valtice Castle was founded in the 12th century and extensively updated in the 17th and 18th centuries.  Lednice Castle is one of the most beautiful examples of English-Neo Gothic architecture in the world.  100 Franc coins were made featuring each castle.  A Rhinoceros beetle is on the coin depicting the Valtice castle.  A Stag beetle is on the coin depicting the Lednice castle.  The obverse of each coin depicts the castle's coat of arms. The eight-sided silver-plated Proof coins have a mintage of only 160 pieces each.
Item LI-VAITICE LIECHTENSTEIN 100 FRANCS 2021 VALTICE CASTLE - RHINO BEETLE PROOF $22.00
Item LI-LEDNICE LIECHTENSTEIN 100 FRANCS 2021 LEDNICE CASTLE - STAG BEETLE PROOF $22.00
Item LI-BOTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE LIECHTENSTEIN COINS (Save over $4 ) $39.75





CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC COINS

California Republic 20 Dollars 2020 coins: Bobcat in Yosemite / Minerva / common reverseA movement to create California as an independent nation has been active for some years. The movement is headed by a New Yorker living in Russia. It appears most its funding is from Russia and social media support from both Russia and Iran.   The movement has found little backing within the state, (though there are probably some conservatives who would be happy to see California leave the Union.)  Recently a Russian coin dealer created two beautiful coins for the California Republic. Both coins are denominated as 20 California Dollars and are dated 2020.  They are 40mm eight-sided, silver plated Proof coins.  One depicts a Bobcat and her kitten in Yosemite Valley.  The other features Minerva and sailing ships.  The design is from the state seal.  The reverses of both coins depict a Grizzly Bear and the words "CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC". The design comes from the California State Flag.  The Bear Flag Republic design is based on a flag used in the 1846 revolt against Mexico.   Each coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item CAL-YOSEMITE CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC 20 DOLLARS 2020 BOBCAT-YOSEMITE PROOF $19.95
Item CAL-MINERVA CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC 20 DOLLARS 2020 MINERVA & SHIPS PROOF $19.95
Item CAL-BOTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC COINS PROOF $39.50


UNUSUAL MULTI-COLOR COINS FROM CORAL SEA REEFS 

Osprey Reef 10 Dollars (2016) Clown FishBougainville Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Laced Moray EelCoringa Islets 10 Dollars 2017 Longnose butterflyfishFlora Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Blue-girdled angelfishCommon 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 OSPREY OSPREY REEF REEF 10 DOLLARS (2016) CLOWN FISH, PROOF $22.00
Item BOUGAINVILLE BOUGAINVILLE REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, LACED MORAY EEL, PROOF $22.00
Item CORINGA CORINGA ISLETS 10 DOLLARS 2017, LONGNOSE BUTTERFLYFISH PROOF $22.00
Item FLORA FLORA REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, BLUE-GIRDLED ANGELFISH PROOF $22.00


MINOTAUR ON 2020 CRETE COIN 

Crete 500 Drachma 2020 five-sided coinIn Greek mythology the Minotaur as a creature that was part man, part bull.  It was contained the elaborate and confusing Labyrinth on Crete.  The Minotaur is featured on the reverse of this unofficial five-sided 500 Drachmai of Crete.  The obverse features the coat of arms of Crete.  The silver-plated Proof coin is 36mm and has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item CRETE CRETE 500 DRACHMAI 2020 PROOF $19.95



GOLIATH HERON ON COIN OF DAHLAC

DAHLAC 50 NAFKA 2020 SIX-SIDED COINDahlac is an archipelago of over 100 islands located in the Red Sea, only four of which are permanently inhabited. It has a population of about 2500.  In Roman times it was famous for its pearls. Even today it still has a small pearl diving industry. Over the centuries it has been used as a prison and a major conduit of trade and slaves between Africa and Arabia.  Recently it has become a popular destination for yacht cruising and scuba divers.  It is currently controlled by Eritrea.  This unofficial six-sided 2020 50 Nafka coin of Dahlac depicts a Goliath Heron on the reverse.  The large bird can reach up to 5 feet (152cm) and have a 7.5 foot (230cm) wingspan. The emblem of Dahlac featuring a camel is on the obverse.  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item DAHLAC DAHLAC 50 NAFKA 2020 PROOF $19.95



ROTUMA COIN FEATURES NATIVE BIRD

Rotuma 50 Pa'atuna 2020 coin depicts Rotuma myzomela birdRotuma is an island controlled by Fiji that is located some 400 miles (645km) north of Fiji.  It has approximately 1600 inhabitants which have a distinct language and culture from Fiji.  In 1987 a part-Rotuman man named Henry Gibson proclaimed the independence of Rotuma and declared himself king of the Republic of Rotuma.  (I am not sure how one can be the king of a republic).  The independence movement seems to have died out soon thereafter.  In 2020 an unofficial coin was struck for Rotuma.  The 39mm scalloped 50 Pa'atuna coin depicts a Rotuma myzomela bird (Myzomela chermesina).  The other side depicts the arms of Rotuma. The Proof coin has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item ROTUMA ROTUMA 50 PA'ATUNA 2020 PROOF $19.95



NEWPIEGAN BLACKFOOT INDIAN ON MONTANA COIN

Montana 20 Dollar 2020 coin depicts Piegan Blackfoot Indian hunting buffaloA dramatic image of a Piegan Indian hunting buffalo is featured on this unofficial Montana 20 Dollar coin.  The hunter wears a buffalo head dress in order to blend in with the heard is shooting an arrow while holding another arrow in his mouth.  The traditional Piegan homelands were divided between the United States and Canada. Those on the United States side became part of the Blackfoot Nation and settled on the Blackfoot reservation in Montana.  Those on the Canadian side became part of the Piikani Nation in Alberta.  The odd-shaped 2020 dated coin features a star and the Montana coat of arms on the obverse.  The silver-plated Proof coin is 40mm x 30mm and  has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item MONTANA MONTANA 20 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $19.95

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SAIPAN HONORS WORLD WAR II BATTLE

Saipan 5 Dollars 2019 Battle of SaipanSaipan is now part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  In World War II it was the site of one of the bloodiest and most strategic battles in the Pacific.  Saipan was Japanese territory and one of the last line of defenses before the homeland. An estimated 29,000 Japanese soldiers and 20,000 civilians died trying to defend the island. 3,426 Americans died and 10,364 were wounded. The loss of Saipan was a major blow to Japan.  American B-29 bombers were now within striking range of mainland Japan and the Philippines.  The obverse unofficial 2019 Saipan 5 Dollar coin depicts the emblem of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.  The reverse features a Marine in front of a waving American flag and the dates of the Battle of Saipan.   The 40mm eight-sided silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item SAIPAN SAIPAN 5 DOLLARS 2019 PROOF $22.00





RARE ODD DENOMINATION ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA COINS AND PATTERNS

Araucania-Patagonia 87 Pesos 2014 error date coin and patterns with error birth dateAraucania-Patagonia 87 Pesos 2014 correct date coin, Nickel-Silver
 These 2014 dated Araucania-Patagonia 87 Pesos coins were issued to commemorate the 87 years of the life of the Prince Felipe, who died in 2014.    The reverse bears the inscription in Spanish "To the memory of Prince Felipe / 1921 * 2014".  Unfortunately due to an engraving error, the birth date was wrong on the initial batch of coins  The correct date is 1927 rather than 1921.  Only 25 nickel-silver versions of the coin were struck, along with 15 of the copper Patterns and 15 of the gold plated Patterns with the error date.  The minting was then stopped and a new reverse die ordered..  The corrected version has the dates "1927 *** 2014" and was struck in nickel-silver, copper and gold-plated.  Only 87 of each of the correct versions of the coins were struck. The coins all utilize the same obverse, depicting Prince Felipe.   The Patterns utilize the obverse of Maision de Frappe Fleure de Coin, a private mint in Quebec.  They are all extraordinarily rare pieces that had very limited distribution.
Item AP-87ERR ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 ERROR DATE COIN, MATTE UNC. $75.00
Item AP-PAT87-COP ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 COPPER ERROR DATE PATTERN, MATTE UNC. $80.00
 Item AP-87NS ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 CORRECT DATE, NICKEL-SILVER PROOF $40.00
 Item AP-87COP ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 CORRECT DATE, COPPER PROOF $45.00
 Item AP-87GLD ARAUCANIA-PATAGONIA 87 PESOS 2014 CORRECT DATE, GOLD-PLATED PROOF $50.00




VERY RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL UNION ORDER PRESENTATION COINS

Russian Imperial Order Union 1 Ruble 1989 copper-nickelRussian Imperial Order Union Bronze Essai
The Russian Imperial Union Order was founded in Paris in 1929 by a group of Russian exiles in order to promote the legitimate line of the Russian Czar and re-establish Russia as a monarchy.  In 1979 it struck a 1 Ruble to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the organization. The obverse depicts the emblem of the order: the Czarist eagle with a sword. The inscriptions translate as: "Russian Imperial Union-Order",  "For the Faith, the Czar and the Fatherland", "1929-1989", "60 years of struggle" and "We are Russian, God is with us". The reverse depicts the portrait of Czar Nicholas II with inscriptions: "1894-1917" (the dates of his reign), "Only National Assembly will choose the worthy successor" and the denomination "Ruble".  The coins are 38.25mm in diameters. Examples struck in copper, silver and gold were sold to supporters and the public as a fundraiser.  In addition 60 pieces were struck in copper-nickel with an antiqued finish and 28 Essais were struck in antiqued bronze for presentation purposes. The Essai features the czarist eagle obverse on one side and the word Essai in Russian on the other.   These rare presentation coins have not been available to the public until now. 
Item RIUO-1R RUSSIAN IMPERIAL UNION ORDER 1 RUBLE 1989 Copper-Nickel  out
Item RIUO-ESSAI RUSSIAN IMPERIAL UNION ORDER ESSAI 1989, Bronze $80.00



COLUMBUS ON ST. CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS DOLLAR  

St. Croix 1 Dollar coin, Christopher Columbus, 2015Christopher Columbus and one of his ships is depicted on this unofficial 2015 dated 1 Dollar coin from St. Croix.  Columbus landed on the island in November 1493 and was attacked by the native Caribs (Kalinagos).  Over the years ownership of the island passed between Spain, the Netherlands, the Knights of Malta, Great Britain, France and Denmark.  Denmark sold it, along with St. Thomas and St. John to the United States in 1916, during World War I.  Today it is part of the United States Virgin Islands.   The obverse  of the coin features a Bananaquit bird, the state bird of the U.S. Virgin Islands, perched on the letters “SC”.  Below is the original Spanish name for the Virgin Islands.   The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of just 250 pieces.
Item CROIX ST. CROIX 1 DOLLAR 2015, COLUMBUS PROOF $22.00


CARIB INDIANS ON ST. JOHN, VIRGIN ISLANDS DOLLAR

St. John, (V.I.) 1 Dollar coin Caribs, 2015Saint John is the smallest of the three main United States Virgin Islands.  Approximately 60% is a National Park.  This unofficial 2015 1 Dollar coin of St. John depicts two native Island Caribs on the reverse.  In the 18th Century Denmark established sugar plantations on the island and enslaved the Caribs to work on the plantations.  The native population was quickly decimated by diseases.  In 1917 Denmark sold the islands to the United States.  The obverse features a Bananaquit bird, the state bird of the U.S. Virgin Islands, perched on the letters “SJ”.  Below is the original Spanish name for the Virgin Islands: Islas Santa Ursla Y Once Mil Virgenes (Islands of St. Ursla and Eleven Thousand Virgins). The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of only 250 pieces.
Item JOHN ST. JOHN 1 DOLLAR 2015, CARIBS PROOF $22.00



SCARCE BI-METALLIC AFRICAN PRESIDENT COINS WITH MINTAGES OF ONLY 500 PIECES!

Benin bimetallic 6000 Francs 2003 President KerekouCameroon bimetallic 6000 Francs 2003 President BiyaIvory Coast (Cote d'Ivorie) bimetallic 6000 Francs 2003 President GbagboCommon reverse to African Presidential 6000 Franc coins
These bi-metallic 6000 CFA Franc coins have a mintage of only 500 pieces each, yet are still reasonably priced. The 28.4mm coins have a copper-nickel center in a brass ring. The coins are dated 2003 and feature a portrait of the President and a map of their country on the obverse. A map of Africa and elephant’s head is on the reverse.  The Benin issue depicts President Mathieu Kerekou.  Unlike most African Presidents, in 2006 he actually retired when his term was up.  President Paul Biya is on the Cameroon coin.  He has been President since 1982. The coin catalogs for $80.00.  The Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivorie) depicts President Laurent Gbagbo.  He was President from 2000 until 2011, when he was arrested and extradited to the International Criminal Court.  
Item BJ-PRES BENIN 6000 FRANCS 2003 Br.X41 PRES.KEREKOU (Mintage 500) UNC. $29.50
Item CM-PRES CAMEROON 6000 FRANCS 2003 Br.X27 PRES. BIYA (Mintage 500) UNC. $29.50
Item CI-PRES IVORY COAST 6000 FRANCS 2003 Br.X7 PRES. GBAGBO (Mintage 500) UNC. $29.50


TOPLESS WOMAN ON LOW MINTAGE BIMETALLIC TOGO COIN Wholesale prices available to dealers

Togo bi-metallic 6000 Francs coin pictureing a topless woman This scarce unofficial bi-metallic 6000 Francs coin of Togo features a topless Guin woman.  The Guin are one of the major tribes in Togo.  The reverse features the head of an elephant and a map of northern Africa.  From the 16th to 18th Centuries Togo was a major slave trading center, thus earning the name "Slave Coast".  It was claimed by Germany in 1884, transferred to France after World War I, and became independent in 1960. The 2003 dated coin is 28mm in diameter, has a mintage of only 1,200 pieces and a catalog value of $35.00
Item TG-GUIN TOGO 6000 FRANCS 2003 GUIN WOMAN BIMETAL Br.X 21 UNC $15.00


AFRICAN COINS FEATURE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN MONEY Wholesale prices available to dealers


Africa 1500 Franc coins of 2005 Common reverse of African 1500 Franc 2005 issues
Six member nations of the African Development Bank issued a series of coins, each of which features a form of traditional money used in the member nation.  Each coin bears the denomination of 1500 CFA Francs. The coins are 27mm nickel-plated steel and are dated 2005.  One side features an Elephant’s head and a map of Africa while the other features a form of traditional money.  The Cameroon issue features a Mambila. Three pieces of Spear Money is shown on the coin of the Central African Republic.  A Manilla is shown on the Chad issue.  A Katanga Cross is on the coin from the Congo Republic.  A pair of Cowrie shells is on the Equatorial Guinea coin.  The Gabon coin shows a piece of Throwing Knife Money. Each coin has a mintage of only 2005 pieces!  Individually they are interesting coins.  As a set they display the wide range of items used for money in Africa prior to the introduction of coins and currency.
Item CM-PRIM CAMEROON 1500 FRANCS 2005 Mambila Br.X26 Unc. $9.50
Item CF-PRIM CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 1500 Francs 2005 Spear Money Br.X12 Unc. $9.50
Item TD-PRIM CHAD 1500 Francs 2005 Manilla Br.X19 Unc.$17.50
Item CG-PRIM CONGO REPUBLIC 1500 Francs 2005 Katanga Cross Br.X46 Unc. $9.50
Item GQ-PRIM EQUATORIAL GUINEA 1500 Francs 2005 Cowries Br.X124 Unc. $9.50
Item GA-PRIM GABON 1500 Francs 2005 Throwing knife Money Br.X16 Unc. $9.50
Item AFRICA-PRIM SET OF ABOVE 6 AFRICAN COINS PICTURING PRIMITIVE MONEY Unc. $59.00

MULTI-CURRENCY COIN FROM BENIN Wholesale prices available to dealers


Benin 1500 Francs multi-currency coinThis unusual coin of Benin is denominated in three different currencies!  The coin is denominated in the local currency: 1500 CFA Francs, a common currency used by a number of African nations that were once French colonies.  More unusual is that the coin is also denominated as 2.30 Euros and 3.45 Swiss Francs.  The 2005 coin was issued to honor (and sell at) the 2005 coin fairs in Basel, Switzerland and Piacenza, Italy. The coin features a map of Europe highlighting the 25 members of the European Union plus Switzerland one one side, and a map of Africa on the other. The coin has a mintage of only 2005 pieces.
Item BJ-EU BENIN 1500 FRANCS, 2.30 EUROS, 3.45 SWISS FRANCS, 2005  Br.X44 (Mintage 2005 pices) UNC. $8.50


COINS OF WIKINGLAND

Wikingland 10 Wiking Mark, Common ObverseWikingland 10 Wiking Mark 1993, Thor's HammerWikingland 10 Wiking Mark Runic Year 2244 (1994), with date Elder Furhark RunicWikingland 10 Wiking Mark (1994), without date Elder Furhark RunicWikingland 10 Wiking Mark Runic Year 2245 (1995) Anglo-Saxon FurhorcWikingland 10 Wiking Mark (1996) Younger Futhark (Danish Furhark
The Principality of Wikingland was founded in 1977 by Swedish resident Reinhold Wendling, who called himself Prince Reinhold I.  His plan was to create a libertarian state on man-made islands in the North Sea or Baltic Sea, by adding landfill to shallow sandbanks, raising them above sea level.  The capital, Vahalla, would be covered by a giant Plexiglas dome in order to assure pleasant weather all year around.  The plan never got very far, probably due to its enormous expense.  However Wikingland did issue coins, stamps and passports.  The following coins of Wikingland date from the 1980’s and 1990’s. They have a common obverse which has the Prince’s title, a large “R1” for Reinhold I and the denomination: 10 Wiking Mark.   All are 38.6mm in diameter, struck in nickel-silver with an antique finish and have a reeded edge.  The 1993 issue depicts Thor’s hammer and is struck in high relief.  It has a mintage of only 300 pieces. The regular 1994 issues feature a stylized Yggdrasil and the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark alphabet.  In Norse mythology the Yggdrasil is the Tree of Life that binds heaven, earth and hell together.  Elder Futhark is the oldest form of Runic.  It was used between about the 2nd and 8th Centuries.  There are two versions of the coin, one with the date Runic Year 2244 to the right of the Yggdrasil.  It has a mintage of just 250 pieces.  There is also an error version without the date. Only 44 pieces of the error version were struck.  The 1995 issue depicts the 28 runes of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, which was the first alphabet of the English language.  It is dated Runic Year 2245.   The 1996 issue depicts a stylized Viking ship and the 16 runes of Younger Futhark, also called Danish Furthark or Norse Furthark.  It was use during most of the Viking period, from about the 8th to 12th Centuries.   With the Christianization of Scandinavia it was gradually replaced by the Latin alphabet.  The coin is not dated.  It has a mintage of 250 pieces.  It is a fascinating series coins for a new, yet to be built Scandinavian society using elements from the old Viking society.
Item WIK-93 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK 1993 THOR’S HAMMER $55.00
Item WIK-94 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK YEAR 2244 (1994) WITH DATE $45.00
Item WIK-94E WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK (1994) WITHOUT DATE $55.00
Item WIK-95 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK 2245 (1995) ANGLO-SAXON FURHOC $45.00
Item WIK-96 WIKINGLAND 10 WIKING MARK (1996) YOUNGER FUTHARK $45.00
Item WIK-SET SET OF ALL 5 OF THE ABOVE WIKINGLAND COINS $220.00


SCARCE FANTASY COIN OF HEJAZ

Hejaz silver 10 Ghirsh or 1/2 Riyal fantasy coin, AH1334, Yr. 8, MeccaThis scarce fantasy silver Hejaz 10 Piastres or ½ Riyal was made to appear to be an early coin of Hejaz.  It is dated AH1334, Year 8 (1923) and bears the legends that was struck in Mecca (“Makka al-Mukarrama”).  In reality it was struck some years ago in the United States.  The coins is technically Uncirculated, however was given an “antiqued” finish.  The 27.8mm coin has a reeded edge.  It is a scarce coin and given the popularity of Saudi Arabian related coins, is sure to be in demand.
Item HEJAZ10P HEJAZ 10 PIASTRES Br.X2  ANTIQUED UNC. $55.00




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