INTERESTING MODERN WORLD COINS
WORLD'S OLDEST PARLIAMENT ON
Iceland's Althing is the world's oldest legislative body. It
was founded during the Viking era about 930AD as an outdoor assembly
that decided legislature, decided disputes and dispenced
justice. The current Althing building is portrayed on this 50
Kronur coin. The building was dedicated in 1881, while
Iceland was still under Danish rule. The 30mm coin
is struck in copper-nickel. The coin is dated 1980, the last
year it was struck. In 1981 Iceland did a 100 to 1 currency
revaluation ane the coin was withdrawn from circulation.
ICELAND 50 KRONUR 1980 KM19 UNC. $3.00
This attractive 1
Crown coin from the Isle of Man features Harry Potter with his Magic
The Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of
Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The 2001 Brilliant
Uncirciculated 38.6mm is truck in copper-nickel.
ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2001 HARRY POTTER'S MAGIC
WAND KM1087 BU $8.00
BEATRIX POTTER –
PETER RABBIT COINS FROM GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain issued five 50 pence coins in 2016 to commemorate the
150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and her beloved story
book characters. The coins depict Peter Rabbit, Squirrel
Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-duck and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. A fifth
coin has the legend Beatrix Potter 1866 1943, a small image of Peter
Rabbit and Potter’s head within a wreath. Potter was a one of
the world’s experts on fungi, however her works were not accepted by
men who controlled academia. She was only found a publisher
for her stories after she published the first Peter Rabbit book
herself. She was one of the first to realize the value in
licensing her characters. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse
of each coin. The coins are Uncirculated.
GREAT BRITAIN SET OF 5 BEATRIX
PENCE, 2016 UNC.
HEROES COINS INCLUDE MULTI-COLORED BRITISH FLAG
Heroes of Great Britain are featured this five coin set from the tiny
British possession of Tristan da Cunha. Each of the five
gold-plated 38.6mm 1 Crown coins includes an embedded red, white and
blue Union Jack of the United Kingdom. The 5 coin set contains an
individually serial numbered coin featuring “The Lone Soldier”, a
memorial to the fallen. Battle of Britain pilots Douglas
Badar and Keith Parks, along with their airplanes, are each featured on
their own coin. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill,
along with World War II aircraft is on the fourth coin.
Horatio Nelson, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his ship,
is on the fifth coin. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of
each of the 2010 dated coins. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
TRISTAN DA CUNHA 5 COIN BRITISH HEROES SET,
GEORGE VI FARTHING FROM JAMAICA
George VI was the British monarch from 1936 until 1952, and as such his
portrait appeared on the coins of the British colonies and Commonwealth
nations. He became king after his brother; Edward VIII
abdicated in order to marry a divorced American socialite.
George VI’s reign was marked by World
, followed by the loss of many of Britain’s colonies,
1952 Farthing from Jamaica features
the King on the obverse and the Jamaican arms on the reverse.
The 20.2mm nickel-brass
coin was the last farthing ever struck for Jamaica.
JAMAICA FARTHING, 1952 KM33 BU
HONOR YOUR WEDDING OR ANNIVERSARY
A pair of wedding rings and
Champaign glasses are featured on these Cameroon 7500 Franc coins dated
2006. Below the rings is a blank area where you can
engrave names, initials or dates to honor your engagement, wedding or
anniversary. The reverse features an elephant head and a map
of Africa. The 30mm coin is available both in silver-plated
or gold-plated brass. It is an interesting
CAMEROON 7500 FRANCS WEDDING GOLD-PLATED KM31
CAMEROON 7500 FRANCS WEDDING SILVER-PLATED