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NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND 2021 SILVER PEGASUS

British Virgin islands 2021 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver PegasusThis beautiful 2021 dated 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver dollar of the British Virgin Islands features a reverse- frosted image of Pegasus, the flying horse of Greek mythology.  Below Pegasus is the "P" hallmark of the Pobjoy Mint. The obverse has a frosted image of Queen Elizabeth.  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of only 10,000 and is sold out at the mint.
Item BVI-PEGASUS21 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2021 SILVER PAGASUS BU $49.95


SERBIA HONORS TESLA ON SILVER COINS

Serbia 1 troy ounce silver Tesla 100 Dinara coins - 2019 Remote Control, 2020 X-Rays, 2021 Wardenclyffe Tower-Free Energy
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, physicist, and futurist.  He is said to have over 300 patents covering a wide range of technologies including alternating current, electric motors, remote control, television, radio, x-rays, cell phones, robotics, lasers, turbine engines, magnetic propulsion, drones, solar power, weather manipulation, particle beams and electromagnetic energy (the Tesla coil). He was a brilliant inventor, but a poor businessman.  Despite his many important and revolutionary inventions he died alone and penniless in New York in 1943.
   Serbia instituted an annual series of silver 100 Dinara coins honoring Tesla and his many inventions.  The 40.25mm coins each contain 1 troy ounce of .999 silver  and are struck by the Serbian Mint.  The Serbian arms, weight, purity, silver content, date, denomination and one or more of his inventions are on the reverses.  
   The 2019 coin commemorated the 120th anniversary of his invention of remote control and wireless transmission.  In 1898 Tesla demonstrated the technology with a radio-controlled four-foot long stealth boat, which is depicted on the coin.   He expected the technology to be picked up by the United States Navy, but the Navy brass would have none of it.  Ironically, less than two decades later the German navy used remotely controlled boats loaded with explosives to attack Allied ships during World War I.  Only recently has the United States Navy started serious work with remote control ships.   The coin has a mintage of 20,059 pieces in BU.
    The 2020 coin honored Tesla's early work with X-rays.  Nikola Tesla was one of the early discoverers of X-rays.  His first X-ray images, which he called shadowgraphs, were done in 1894, a year before Wilhelm Röntgen published his discovery of X-rays in 1895. He was one of the first to recognize some of the benefits of X-rays, such as the finding of foreign objects within a body and the detection of lung diseases.  He was also one of the first to recognize the hazards of X-ray radiation. Unfortunately, most of his work was lost when his laboratory burned down in 1895.  The coin has a mintage of 19,812 in BU.
   The 2021 issue depicts his famed Wardenclyffe Tower.  The 187 foot (57m) tall tower on Long Island was supposed be able to distribute free energy to all.  Foreshadowing the Internet, it would allow one to call any telephone in the world and allow one to hear music or speeches delivered anywhere.  The ambitious project failed on two counts:  Tesla could not figure out how to recover the costs of the project if everything was free, and the technology did not work. 
Item RS-TESLA-REMOTE SERBIA 100 DINARA 2019 TESLA-REMOTE CONTROL BU $47.00
Item RS-TESLA-XRAY SERBIA 100 DINARA 2020 TESLA-X-RAYS BU $47.00
NEW Item RS-TESLA-TOWER SERBIA 100 DINARA 2021 TESLA-FREE ENERGY-WARDENCLYFFE TOWER BU $46.00




COMPLETE SET OF JAPAN 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS 100 YEN COINS

 Set of all 20 Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics 100 Yen coinsReverse of Japan Tokyo Olympic 100 Yen coins
In 2017 Japan started a four-year, 20-coin, series of circulating 100 Yen commemorating the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.  Due to COVID-19, the games were not held in 2020.   The games are now scheduled to start in July 2021, but due to continuing concerns about COVID-19, even that may not happen.  The reverses of the coins feature the words "TOKYO 2020" and the Olympic and Tokyo Olympics emblems or the Paralympic and Tokyo Paralympic emblems. The obverses feature 18 different Olympic and Paralympic sports, plus the two mascots for the games.  Depicted are some of the non-traditional sports, including skate boarding, sport climbing, surfing, Paralympic Boccia and Wheelchair Rugby.  The copper-nickel coins are 22.6mm in diameter.   It is a fascinating set of host country Olympic coins for games that were not held.
Item JP-100Y-OLY20 COMPLETE SET OF 20 JAPAN 2020 OLYMPICS 100 YEN, UNC. $99.75

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NEWFRANCE 2021 UNICEF 2 EUROS

France 2 Euro coin 2021 UnicefFrance commemorated the 75th anniversary of UNICEF on this 2021 2 Euro coin.  UNICEF was created in 1946 as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund to provide relief to children and mothers affected by World War II.  After that was no longer an immediate need, its mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential.  The design includes two children's hands assembling the earth in the form of a jigsaw puzzle and portions of the UNICEF logo.
Item FR-2E21-UNICEF FRANCE 2 EURO 2021 UNICEF UNC. $6.00




NEWLITHUANIA'S HILL OF CROSSES ON 2020 2 EUROS

Lithuania 2 Euros 2020 Hill of CrossesLithuania featured its Hill of Crosses on its 2020 2 Euro coin.  The first crosses were believed to have been placed on the hill in 1831 after an uprising against Russia.  The site took on special significance during the Soviet occupation of Lithuania from 1939 and 1991.  Praying and placing crosses on the hill became a way of demonstrating peaceful resistance against the Soviets and to reaffirm Lithuanian culture, heritage and religion.  The Soviets worked hard to remove new crosses, and bulldozed the site at least three times, but even more crosses would appear after the old ones were removed.  Today there are well over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes and statues on the hill.  It has become both a major pilgrimage site and a tourist site.
Item LT-2E20-CROSS LITHUANIA 2 EUROS 2020 HILL OF CROSSES, UNC. $8.00




NEWSPAIN 2021 TOLEDO 2 EUROS

Spain 2 Euros 2021 ToledoSpain honored Toledo on this 2021 2 Euro coin.  The coin depicts the Puerta del Sol and a detail of Synagogue of El Tránsito, both of which date from the 14th century.  The Puerto del Sol is a city gate built by the Knights Hospitaller.  The Synagogue of El Tránsito is noted for its rich stucco decoration.  After the expulsion of the Jews was converted to a church.  Today is a museum of Jewish heritage. 
Item ES-2E21-TOLEDO SPAIN 2 EURO 2021 TOLEDO UNC. $6.00



NEWAFRICAN WILDLIFE ON 2021 AFAR COIN

Afar 10 Dollar 2020 coin depicting lioness attacking African BuffaloThe Afar (Qafar) are an ethnic group of some 2.5 million in the horn of Africa divided between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti (formerly French Afars & Issas).  Since 1975 there have been a number of Afars revolutionary groups seeking either an independent Afars or greater Afars autonomy.  This unofficial 2020 Afar 10 Dollar coin features a lioness attacking an African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) on the reverse.  The obverse features the fierce head of a male lion. The 8-sided, 40mm, silver plated coin has a mintage of only 190 pieces.  It is an attractive coin from a little-known part of Africa.
Item AFAR AFAR 10 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $19.95



NEWBAIKONUR CELEBRATES 60th ANNIVERSARY OF YURI GAGARIN'S FLIGHT

Baikonur 60 Rubes 2021 Yuri Gabarin coinThis 2021 Baikonur 60 Rubles commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight.  He was the first human to fly into outer space.  He was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 12, 1961.  The Baikonur Cosmodrome was built by the Soviet Union in what is now Kazakhstan.  It is now leased to and operated by Russia.  The obverse of the unofficial coin includes the crowned Russian Eagle, the Gagarin's Vostok rocket and Sputnik-1, the world's first orbital satellite, which was also launched from Baikonur.  The reverse depicts a smiling Gagarin in his space helmet and the dates "1961 2021".  The unofficial Proof six-sided silver-plated coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item BAIKONUR BAIKONUR 60 RUBLES 2021 GAGARIN PROOF $19.95



NEWNEW AWARD WINNING MEXICAN 100 PESOS NOTE

Mexico 100 Pesos note 2020
The new 2020 Mexican 100 Pesos note was awarded "Banknote of the Year" by the International Bank Note Society, and for good reason.  It is a beautifully designed note with numerous advanced security features including clear windows, color shifting ink, UV images, intaglio and embossed features. The front features Juana Inés de la Cruz and the main patio of San Ildefonso College in Mexico City.  Juana Inés was a brilliant 17th century self-taught Mexican scholar and writer. She was the illegitimate child of a Spanish Captain and grew up at a time when educational opportunities for women were very limited and there were not allowed to attend college. However, her insightful literary accomplishments garnered her fame throughout New Spain. She exchanged correspondence with Isaac Newton.  In 1667 she became a nun in order to allow herself to continue studies and writing. Her writings, which included criticism of misogyny and the hypocrisy of men, caused conflict with church authorities.  In 1694 her extensive library of over 4000 volumes and her musical and scientific instruments were either sold or confiscated and she apparently ceased writing. San Ildefonso college as a Jesuit boarding school in 1588 and is now a museum.  Being a woman, Juana Inés was not allowed to attend.   The back of the note features Monarch butterflies and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán.  Each fall, millions of butterflies from across North America, some coming from as far away as Eastern Canada, spending the winter at the Butterfly reserve.  In Spring the butterflies start their journey home.  It takes multiple generations of butterflies to complete a migration cycle. How they find their way back every year remains a mystery.  This past year, the butterfly population was down substantially at the Biosphere Reserve, as well as at the Pismo Butterfly Reserve which is near where we live.  This stunning vertical polymer note is 65x132mm.
Item PM-MX-100P20 MEXICO 100 PESOS NOTE 2020 UNC. $17.00


NEWFINLAND 2021 JOURNALISM 2 EURO

Finland 2 Euro 2021 JournalismFinland dedicated this 2021 2 Euro coin to "journalism and free press supporting the Finnish democracy".   The coin marks the 100th anniversary of Finland's Union of Journalists.  The design features "stylized male and female figures and the information networks surrounding them like a ribbon", though personally I don't see it.
Item FI-2E20-JOURNAL FINLAND 2 EUROS 2021 JOURNALISM, UNC. $9.00




NEWFRENCH 2021 EURO COIN SET

France 8 coin 2021 euro set
France was one of the original 12 Euro members.  France used three designs on their Euro coins.  The 1, 2 and 5 euro cents depict the head of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic.  The 10, 20 and 50 euro cents feature The Sower (La Semeuse), which was previously used on the French Franc coins.  The design by Oscar Roty was first appeared on French coins in 1897.  The 1 and 2 Euro coins feature a stylized tree and the motto "Liberté Egalité Fraternité".  The 1 Euro has low mintages and not generally issued for circulation  making them difficult obtain and make complete sets.
Item FR-EUSET21  FRANCE 8 COIN EURO SET 2021 UNC. $25.00



NEWINDIANS FEATURED ON LOW MINTAGE STATE 20 DOLLAR COINS

Arizona 20 Dollars 2020 coin depicting American IndiansDakota 20 Dollars 2020 coin depicting American IndiansDelaware 20 Dollars 2020 coin depicting American IndiansWyoming 20 Dollars 2020 coin depicting American Indians
Unofficial odd-shaped 20 Dollar coins featuring American Indians were recently minted for various American States by a Russian coin dealer.  The attractive and artistic silver-plated coins have a mintage of only 160 pieces each.   Each coin depicts American Indians from a tribe in that state.  The six-sided 39mm Arizona coin depicts an Elk on the obverse and Navaho dancer on the reverse.  The Dakota issue is a five-sided, 36mm coin depicting a standing Sioux with a deer in the background.  The obverse depicts the American Eagle emblem from the flag of North Dakota.  The Delaware issue depicts two Delaware Indians armed with rifles and a war club on one side and the Delaware coat of arms on the other.  The eight-sided coin is 40mm. The eight-sided 40mm Wyoming coin depicts the state seal on the obverse and two Cheyenne and their horses on the reverse.   All four coins are dated 2020.  They are impressive, well designed and well struck low-mintage coins at quite a reasonable price.
Item AZ-20D ARIZONA 20 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $22.00
Item DAKOTA-20D DAKOTA 20 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $22.00
Item DE-20D DELAWARE 20 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $22.00
Item WY-20D WYOMING 20 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $22.00


NEWPLUNDERFISH ON GLOWING TITANIUM COIN OF BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY

British Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2021 Titanium plunderfishBritish Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2021 copper-nickel plunderfish
Glowing titanium and copper-nickel coins depicting the Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish (Artedidraco skottsberg) were issued for the British Antarctic Territory in 2021.  The fish is found in the freezing waters off Antarctica.  It produces antifreeze glycoproteins that allows it to occupy these freezing habitats.  Its scales glow brightly under Ultra Violet (UV) light. This unusual effect is reproduced on the titanium version of the coin - the scales of the Plunderfish glow in under UV light.   The 36.1 dark blue titanium coin weighs just 10 grams and has a mintage of only 5000 pieces.  It comes housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  The same design, without the glowing UV feature, is used on a 38.6mm copper-nickel coin. The copper-nickel version has a mintage of 10,000 pieces.  The coins are both denominated 2 Pounds and have Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item BAT-TIT-PLUNDER21 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2021 TITANIUM PLUNDERFISH BU $55.00
Item BAT-CN-PLUNDER21 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2021 COPPER-NICKEL PLUNDERFISH  BU  $14.00




NEWBI-COLOR 2021 TITANIUM AND COPPER NICKEL COINS FEATURE PARROTFISH

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2021 bi-color ParrotfishBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2021 copper-nickel parrotfish
British Indian Ocean Territory recently released 2021 bi-color titanium and copper nickel 2 Pound coins featuring three Parrotfish swimming among coral.   The titanium coin features yellow-green parrot-fish against a sea-blue background.   The coin is not painted but is anodized using a special process so that the color is an integral part of the metal of the coin.  It weighs only 10 grams and has a mintage of only 5000 pieces.  The coin comes is housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity.   The same design, but without color is used on a 38.6mm copper-nickel coin. The copper-nickel version has a mintage of 10,000 pieces.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of both coins.
Item BIOT-TIT-PFISH21 BR. INDIAN OCEAN TERR. TITANIUM 2 POUNDS 2021 PARROTFISH BU $55.00
Item BIOT-CN-PFISH21 BR. INDIAN OCEAN TERR. COPPER-NICKEL 2 POUNDS 2021 PARROTFISH BU $14.00



NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2021 BI-COLOR TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL TITANIUM COINS

British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2021 bi-color titanium FlamingosBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2021 copper-nickel Flamingos
Two adult Caribbean Flamingos in front of a waterfall are featured on these 2021 coins of the British Virgin Islands.  The 36.1mm titanium 5 Dollar coin features pink flamingos against a green background.  The colors are not painted, but are annodized, so that they are an integral part of the metal of the coin.  Because the Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each flamingo coin is technically different from all others. The Titanium coin is shipped encapsulated in an acrylic capsule for protection and housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity. It has a mintage of only 5000 pieces.  The copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin is 38.6mm.   Both coins portray Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item BVI-TIT-FLAMINGO21 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 5 DOLLARS 2021 TITANIUM FLAMINGO BU $55.00
Item BVI-CN-FLAMINGO21 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2021 COPPER-NICKEL FLAMINGO BU $14.00

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NEWSQUARE CHINESE 2020 5 YUAN COMMEMORATES THE WUYI MOUNTAINS

China 5 Yuan 2020 Mount Wuyi square coinChina continued their annual series featuring UNESCO heritage sites with this square 2020 5 Yuan honoring the Wuyi mountains.   Wuyi is a range of mountains around the border of Fujian and Jiangxi provinces.  It is noted for its spectacular scenery, many caves, diverse plant and wildlife that includes more than 1000 rare species as well has many historical and religious sites.  One side of the 27.2mm brass coin depicts the distinctive Yunnu hill, a butterfly and two men on a raft on the Nine-bend River.  The other side portrays the emblem of the People's Republic of China. The design incorporates a number of anti-counterfeiting devices, including a shifting image and a series of tiny dots hidden in in the design.
Item CN-WUYI CHINA 5 YUAN 2020 MOUNT WUYI BU $7.50



NEWCHINA YEAR OF THE OX BI-METALLIC 10 YUAN

China year of the ox bi-metallic 10 Yuan coinChina recently released this 2021 dated bi-metallic 10 Yuan coin to commemorate the Year of the ox.  The bi-metallic 27mm coin depicts a traditional artistic paper-cutting of an ox, a palace lantern and grain on the reverse. The obverse features the denomination surrounded by an intricate etched design. The large number 10 contains latent images which change from "R M B" to "10 10 10" when the coin is moved. The design also features micro-letters in the base of the numeral "1" and other anti-counterfeiting devices. 
Item CN-OX21 CHINA 10 YUAN 2021 YEAR OF THE OX, BI-METAL BU $8.00



2021 SOUTH AFRICA 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KRUGERRAND Restocked

South Africa 2021 1 Rand silver KreugerrandThe design of the silver Krugerrand is based on the original gold Krugerrand. It contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.  The obverse depicts Paul Kruger, who was the first President of the South African Republic.  He served from 1883 until he was forced into exile by the British during the second Boer War. 1900, when he was driven into exile the South African Republic was defeated by the British in the Second Boer War.  The reverse depicts a springbok.  The coin has legends in both English and Afrikaans. The coin is 38.7mm in diameter and has a nominal face value of 1 Rand.
Item SA-KREUGERRAND21 SOUTH AFRICA 1 RAND 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KRUGERRAND 2021 BU $38.00


NEW2021 SILVER BRITANNIA

Great Britain 2021 2 Pounds Britannia 1 troy ounce silver coinGreat Britain annually issues this popular 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver coin called the Britannia on an annual basis.  The reverse features the helmeted figure of Britannia standing holding a trident and shield, her dress billowing in the wind. The 2021 issue incorporates new security features:  a latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident, a micro-text inscription within the design rim that reads in Latin "Decus Et Tutamen" (an ornament and a safeguard), tincture lines within the stripes of the Union Jack and a surface animation that imitates the movement of ocean waves.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The 38.61mm coin has the nominal value of 2 Pounds
Item GB-BRIT21 GREAT BRITAIN 2021 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BRITANNIA BU $37.00



ST. HELENA 2021 QUEEN'S VIRTUES 1 OUNCE SILVER POUND  Restocked

St. Helena 1 pound 2021 Victory 1 troy ounce silver coinSt. Helena launched a six coin series of "The Queen's Virtues" in 2021.  Each 39mm coin is 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver with a nominal face value of 1 Pound.  The Queen's Virtues are a set of principles to guide the views and behaviors of British monarchs that were established by Queen Victoria in the 19th Century.  The first coin in the series is the 2021 "Victory through harmony".  The reverse features Winged Victory, inspired by the statue on that sits atop the Victoria Memorial in London. The coin is produced for the East India Company, whose distinctive privy mark appears at the lower right.  The obverse includes Raphael Maklouf's portrait of Queen Elizabeth, denomination and date.  The background on both sides displays an East India Company geometric pattern.
Item SH-VICTORY ST. HELENA 1 POUND 2021 VICTORY 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER COIN BU $39.00



NEW2021 SAMOA ALPHA & OMEGA JESUS 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER COIN

Samoa 2 Tala 2021 Jesus 1 troy ounce silver coinThis 2021 1 troy ounce .999 silver 2 Tala coin of Samoa is the first coin in a new "Jesus Collection" series.  The coin features an icon portrait of Jesus from a mosiac with the inscription "I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith,” a reference to II Timothy 4:7-8. The arms of Samoa, date and denomination are on the obverse. For each coin sold, four dollars will be donated to GlobalFingerprints which supports children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The 39mm coin comes in a capsule and has a mintage of only 15,000 pieces.
Item WS-JESUS21 SAMOA 2 TALA 2021 JESUS 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER COIN PROOF-LIKE $39.50


NEWBRITAIN CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

Great Britain 50 Pence coin 2020 DiversityGreat Britain recently released a circulating 2020 dated 50 Pence coin to celebrate diversity.  The obverse of the seven-sided copper-nickel coin depicts Queen Elizabeth.  The reverse features the words "DIVERSITY BUILT BRITAIN" against a geometric pattern. 
Item GB-DIVERSITY GREAT BRITAIN 50 PENCE 2020 DIVERSITY UNC. $7.00




RUSSIA HONORS HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Russia 25 Rubles 2020 Health Care Workers coinIn response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Russia issued a copper-nickel 25 Ruble coin honoring health care workers.  One side depicts two medical workers - a man and a woman - in protective suits, holding paramedic boxes, against the background of a hospital and an ambulance.  The other side has the Russian emblem, date, denomination and the Moscow mint mark.  The 27mm copper-nickel coin has a mintage of 5 million pieces.
Item RU-25R-HEALTH  RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2020 HEALTH CARE WORKERS UNC. $4.50



NewHUNGARY HONORS THE "HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC"

HUNGARY 10 & 20 FORINT COINS 2020 HEROES OF THE PANDEMICHungary recently released 2020 dated circulating 10 and 20 Forint commemorative coins honoring the "Heroes of the Pandemic".   Hungary's COVID-19 cases and death rates were well below that of neighboring European nations, though recently there has been a spike in the number of cases.  Both coins have similar designs. The obverses depict the images of those that contributed to control the pandemic formed into the shape of a heart.  The coins have the same reverses as the regular issues which depict the denomination and the Budapest mint mark. 
Item HU-COVID HUNGARY 10 & 20 FORINT 2020 HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC UNC. $5.00




NEWSTATE OF JEFFERSON GOLD & SILVER BI-METALLIC SEATED LIBERTY

State of Jefferson silver 50 Jefferson Dollars Seated Liberty 2021 gold and silver bi-metallicThe State of Jefferson is a proposed new state made up of rural areas of northern California and southern Oregon.  The movement has attracted many conservatives who feel their opinions and values are overshadowed and outvoted by the liberal cities.  Their 2021 "Seated Liberty" 50 Jeff Dollars is a most unusual coin!  Seated Liberty is the image of a young woman that is often seen on the mud flaps of large trucks. Above her is the sun, which includes a 22K .3 gram gold plug that goes all the way through the coin.  The denomination appears on the gold plug.   The rest of the coin is sterling silver.  The obverse features the double cross emblem of The State of Jefferson  The 31.5mm coin is hand struck, so each piece is slightly different. Because of the difficulties in striking the coin and obtaining the proper gold plugs only 20 pieces have been minted.
Item JEFF-$50 STATE OF JEFFERSON 50 JEFFERSON DOLLARS SEATED LIBERTY 2021 UNC. $79.50




NEWSTATE OF JEFFERSON 2021 WALKING SASQUATCH

State of Jefferson silver 25 Jefferson Dollars Walking Sasquatch 2021
The State of Jefferson is a proposed new state made up of rural areas of northern California and southern Oregon.  The movement has attracted many conservatives in the area whose opinions and values are overshowed and outvoted by the more liberal cities.  The design of the Jefferson 2021 silver 25 Jefferson Dollars coin is based on the United States Walking Liberty Half Dollar, except that Liberty has been replaced with an image of a walking Sasquatch. It is rumored that Sasquatch, also known as Big Foot, lives in the remote hills of Jefferson.  The reverse features the double cross emblem of The State of Jefferson.   The 32mm coin is hand struck in sterling silver. by the Smallforest mint in Oregon.
Item JEFFERSON21 STATE OF JEFFERSON 25 JEFFERSON DOLLARS SASQUATCH 2021 UNC. $29.50






VITEBSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC FEATURES LENIN

Vitebsk People's Republic 20 Rubles 2020 coinVitebsk is the northern region of Belarus, bordering Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. Recently Russia has been circulating the idea of creating the Vitebsk People's Republic, which would be a puppet state of Moscow rather than part of Belarus.  Shortly there after an unofficial coin for the Vitebsk People's Republic was issued by a Russian coin dealer.  The 2020 dated 20 Rubles commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Lenin.  One side of the silver-plated Proof coin depicts the bust of Lenin.  The other side depicts the coat of arms in red and gold.   The odd-shaped coin measures 40x30mm and has a mintage of only 140 pieces.
Item VITEBSK VITEBSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC 20 RUBLES 2020 PROOF $19.95




NEW2020 ABU DHABI COIN

Abu Dhabi 50 Dirhams 2020 coin depicts Sheikh Zayad Grand MosqueThis unofficial 50 Dirhams of Abu Dhabi depicts the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosqon one side and the arms of Abu Dhabi in color on the other.  Abu Dhabi is one of the United Arab Emirates and has not issued any circulating coins under its name..  The mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007.  It can accommodate over 40,000 worshipers at one time in its halls and courtyards.  The 36mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 140 pieces.
Item ABU-DHABI ABU DHABI 50 DIRHAMS 2020 PROOF $19.95


NEWNEW 2020 2 EURO COMMEMORATIVES

Belgium 2 Euro 2020 Jan Van EyckBelgium featured Northern Renaissance painter Jan Van Eyck. The coin depicts a self-portrait, an artist pallet and his signature.  It is packaged in a card and has a mintage of only 150,000.
Item BE-2E20-EYCK BELGIUM 2 EURO 2020 JAN VAN EYCK BU with card $19.75


Cyprus 2 Euro 2020 Cyprus Insititute of Neurology and GeneticsCyprus celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. The Institute provides high-quality services, innovative research, and postgraduate education. The design depicts a neuron with its synapses. It has a mintage of 400,000,
Item CY-2E20-INST CYPRUS 2 EUROS 2020 NEUROLOGY & GENETICS UNC. $7.00



France 2 Euros 2020 Medical ResearchersFrance paid tribute to medical researchers during the COVID pandemic with this 2020 2 Euro coin.  The coin depicts the face of a female researcher and DNA fragments.  The coin comes in a special "MERCI" blister pack and was not released into general circulation.  The Paris mint committed to donate €2 to Fondation de France for each coin sold.
Item FR-2E20-MED FRANCE 2 EUROS 2020 MEDICAL RESEARCHERS in card BU BU with card $19.75




Germany 2 Euro 2020 Willey Brandt's Warsaw GenuflectionGermany commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Chancellor Willy Brandt's "Warsaw Genuflection".  On December 7, 1970, during his visit to Warsaw, Brandt spontaneously fell to his knees in front a monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.  The 1943 revolt was the largest single revolt by Jews against Nazi Germany during World War II.  Before the war some 250,000 Jews lived in the Ghetto.  Virtually every Jew in the Ghetto was exterminated, either in death camps before or after the uprising or killed during the uprising.  The Treaty of Warsaw, in which West Germany recognized the new borders of Poland, was signed during his visit, easing some of the tensions of the Cold War.
Item DE-2E20-GENU GERMANY 2 EURO 2020 WARSAW GENUFLECTION, UNC. (Mint of our choice) $6.00


GREECE 2 EUROS 2020 Reunification with ThraceGreece marked the 100th anniversary of its reunification with Thrace after World War I.  The coin depicts an ancient silver Drachm of Thrace depicting a griffin.
Item GR-2E20-THRACE GREECE 2 EUROS 2020 THRACE UNC. $7.50



ITALY 2 EUROS 2020 FIRE BRIGADEItaly commemorated the 80th anniversary of their National Fire Brigade.  The Fire Brigade fights fires, assists with accidents, helps people and is called upon during national emergencies.  The coin features the brigade's emblem.
 Item IT-2E20-FIRE ITALY 2 EUROS 2020 FIRE BRIGADE UNC. $6.00


ITALY 2 EUROS 2020 MARIA MONTESSORIItaly's second 2 Euro commemorative for 2020 honored the 150th anniversary of the birth of famed educator and physician Maria Montessori.   Her portrait appears on the coin.
 Item IT-2E20-MONTESSORI ITALY 2 EUROS 2020 MARIA MONTESSORI UNC. $6.00

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Italy 2 Euros 2021 150th Anniversary of Rome as capitalItaly's first 2021 2 Euro coin commemorates the 150th anniversary of Rome as the capital of Italy.  The design depicts a detail of the Dea Roma, a sculpture by Angelo Zanelli in the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (Vittoriano) in Rome.  Though the Kingdom of Italy was established in 1861, it was not until 1870 that Italian troops were able to wrest control of Rome from the Papacy.
 Item IT-2E21-ROME ITALY 2 EUROS 2021 ROME AS CAPITAL UNC. $6.00



Luxembourg 2 Euros 2020 Prince Henri of OrangeLuxembourg honored the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Henri of Orange-Nassau.  He was appointed governor of Luxembourg in 1850 by his brother William III who was both King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The coin depicts Prince Henri, along with the current Grand Duke, who is also named Henri.  It has a mintage of 300,000.
Item LU-2E20-HENRI LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2020 PRINCE HENRI OF ORANGE UNC. $8.00


Luxembourg 2 Euros 2020 Birth of Prince Charles, photographic (holographic) and regular versionFor their second 2020 issue Luxembourg released a pair of 2 Euro coins commemorating the birth of Prince Charles, the first child of heir to the throne Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife the Grand Duchess Stephanie. This makes the child second in line to the throne.  Two versions of the coin were issued, both depicting the royal couple holding their baby. The monogram of Grand Duke Henri appears to the left.   One version is in standard relief.  The other has a flat holographic/photographic relief.  The two versions make an interesting pair.
Item LU-2E20-BOTH BOTH STANDARD & PHOTO IMAGE VERSIONS OF LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2020 PRINCE CHARLES UNC. $39.00


Malta 2 Euro 2020 Children's GamesMalta issued the last coin in their annual "From Children in Solidarity" series.  The coins in the series were designed by children. The 2020 issue features games popular with Maltese children. The design includes marbles, spinning tops, kite-flying and a Maltese version of hop-scotch which is known as ‘passju’. Three bees allude to a chant sung by children during play.   The coin has a mintage of only 220,000.
 Item MT-2E20-GAMES MALTA 2 EURO 2020 CHILDREN'S GAMES UNC. $19.75



Portugal 2 Euros 2020 75th annivarsary of United NationsPortugal commemorated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.  The coin features the United Nations emblem.  It has a mintage of 510,000. 
Item PT-2E20-UN PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2020 UNITED NATIONS UNC. $7.00


SLOVENIA 2 EURO 2020 ADAM BOHORICSlovenia commemorated the 500th anniversary of the birth of Adam Bohoric.  He was a preacher, teacher and author and established the basic written foundations of the Slovene language.   The coin depicts multi-lingual slogans from the title page of Bohorič’s Latin-Slovenian grammar book, Arcticae horulae succisivae (Free Winter Hours), surrounded by the author's name, date of his birth, country name and issue date. The coin has a mintage of 990,500. 
Item SI-2E20-BOHRICS SLOVENIA 2 EURO 2020 ADAM BOHORIC UNC $6.00



NEWCONTROVERSIAL SAUDI NOTE

Saudi Arabia 20 Rials G-20 Presidency 2020 noteDetail of conterversial map on back of 2020 Saudi 20 Rial note showing Kashmir as an independent nation
In October 2020 Saudi Arabia released a circulating commemorative banknote to mark the Saudi presidency of the G20 summit. The G20 (or Group of 20) is a forum of government leaders and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union to discuss international financial issues.  The G20 members account for around 90% of the Gross World Product and 80% of world trade. The summit was scheduled to be held in Riyad in November 2020 but due to COVID it was held virtually.   The front depicts the G20 logo and King Salman.  The back of the note features a map of the world with the G20 members in a darker color.  Controversially the regions of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, which are administered by India, are shown as an independent entity.  Pakistan also complained as the parts of Kashmir that are administered by Pakistan are included in that entity.  Because of strong diplomatic protests by both India and Pakistan it is reported that Saudi Arabia is withdrawing the note from circulation. 
Item PM-SA-20R SAUDI ARABIA 20 RIALS 2020 G-20 PRESIDENCY UNC. $24.00

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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. 
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




NEWGOLD & BI-METALLIC COINS OF GREATER IDAHO

Greater Idaho Gold 500 Uncommon CentsGreater Idaho bi-metallic 500 Uncommon CentsGreater Idaho one of the secession movements in rural areas of Oregon and Northern California.  The conservative rural areas are unhappy about the liberal policies and politics imposed on them by the more heavily populated cities in their states.   The Greater Idaho movement wants to expand the boundaries of the State of Idaho to include the rural areas of Oregon and Northern California. In the recent 2020 elections ballot measures supporting Greater Idaho passed in two Oregon counties. Regardless of the wishes of the people, it is unlikely to ever happen.  Recently Smallforest, a private mint in Oregon, released two hand-struck coins for Greater Idaho. Being hand- struck, they vary slightly from coin to coin and may have weak areas in the design.  Both coins are dated 2021.   Both are denominated "500 Gold Uncommon Cents" and feature the famous "End of Pain" image of a man hanging in the gallows.  The design and denomination are sly references to Thomas Paine, who advocated the overthrow of unjust governments.  The design is from a late 19th century satirical British trade token.  The "End of Pain" design was a pun about Thomas Paine, whose book "Common Sense" and his support of the American and French Revolutions made him a very unpopular man in England.  The reverse has a map of Greater Idaho. Two versions of the coin were struck.  Both are about 19mm in diameter.  One is struck in .500 fine gold and weighs about 2 grams.  It has a maximum mintage of only 15 pieces can comes in a case with a hand written, numbered Certificate of Authenticity.   The other version is struck in copper with a silver plug, which has a maximum mintage of only 100 pieces. 
Item IDAHO-GOLD GREATER IDAHO 500 UNCOMMON CENTS 2021 GOLD, UNC. out
Item IDAHO-BIMETAL GREATER IDAHO 500 UNCOMMON CENTS 2021 COPPER/SILVER BIMETAL UNC. $15.00



NEWNEVADA AND UTAH GOLDBACK NOTES


Nevada Goldback notes: 1, 5 & 10 Goldbacks printed on 25 karat gold foilUtah Goldback notes: 1, 5 & 10 Goldbacks printed on 25 karat gold foil
These beautiful Goldback Aurum notes are printed on 24 karat gold!   Each wafer-thin note is coated with a protective plastic coating so it can be circulated, without the gold tearing. They are issued in increments of 1/1000 troy ounce of gold in order to allow for small purchases. The notes are printed on one side only with intricate multi-color allegorical 19th century style designs.  The 1 Goldback contains 1/1000 troy ounce of gold and measures 66x117mm.  5 Goldbacks contains 1/200 troy ounce of gold and is 66x130mm.  10 Goldbacks contains 1/100 troy ounce of gold and is 66x143mm. The 25 Goldbacks contain 1/40 troy ounce of gold.  The privately issued gold notes are intended as a voluntary local currency.  Separate issues were made in 2020 for Nevada and Utah. Each note has its own unique design.   The Nevada notes feature Caritas (charity) on the 1 Goldback, Sophia (wisdom) on the 5 Goldback, and Justia (Justice) on 10 Goldback.  The Utah notes feature Prudentia (prudence) on the 1 Goldback, Veritas (truth) on the 5 Goldback, Justia (justice) on the 10 Goldback and  Victoria (victory) depicted as an early Women’s Suffragette 25 Goldbacks..  They are an attractive and unusual form of currency.
Item NV-GOLD1 ONE 1 NEVADA GOLDBACK NOTE, 2020 (1/1000 troy ounce gold) UNC. $7.00
Item NV-GOLD5 ONE 5 NEVADA GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/200 troy ounce gold) UNC. $22.00
Item NV-GOLD10 ONE 10 NEVADA GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/100 troy ounce gold) UNC. out

Item UT-GOLD1 ONE 1 UTAH GOLDBACK NOTE, 2020 (1/1000 troy ounce gold) UNC. $8.00
Item UT-GOLD5 ONE 5 UTAH GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/200 troy ounce gold) UNC. out
Item UT-GOLD10 ONE 10 UTAH GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/100 troy ounce gold) UNC. $45.00



NEWHUNGARY HONORS THE "HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC"

HUNGARY 10 & 20 FORINT COINS 2020 HEROES OF THE PANDEMICHungary recently released 2020 dated circulating 10 and 20 Forint commemorative coins honoring the "Heroes of the Pandemic".   Hungary's COVID-19 cases and death rates were well below that of neighboring European nations, though recently there has been a spike in the number of cases.  Both coins have similar designs. The obverses depict the images of those that contributed to control the pandemic formed into the shape of a heart.  The coins have the same reverses as the regular issues which depict the denomination and the Budapest mint mark. 
Item HU-COVID HUNGARY 10 & 20 FORINT 2020 HEROES OF THE PANDEMIC UNC. $5.00




NewCANADA 2020 WORLD WAR II VICTORY 2 DOLLAR COIN

Canada 2 Dollars 2020 75th Anniversary of World War II Victory, regular and colored versionsCanada commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with colored and un-colored versions of this 2020 2 Dollar coin.  The coins have similar reverse designs which were adapted from Canada's World War II era Victory 5 cent coins.  The designs feature a torch and a large "V" in the center. On the outer ring is the inscription "WE WIN WHEN WE WORK WILLINGLY" in Morse code and the words Victory and Remember are in English and French.  At the top are two shifting images of a maple leaf within the line pattern.  The obverse depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Item CA-2D-REG-VICT CANADA COLOR 2 DOLLARS 2020 WWII UNC. $7.00
Item CA-2D-REG-VICT CANADA REGULAR 2 DOLLARS 2020 WWII UNC. $7.50



NewAFRICAN PENGUINS ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS COIN

Prince Edward Islands 20 Rand coin, 2020 depicts a pair of African penguins diving.A pair of diving African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) are on this unofficial 2020 20 Rand coin of the Prince Edward Islands of South Africa. (Not to be confused with Prince Edward Island of Canada).  The obverse of this six-sided coin features the arms of the islands.   The Prince Edward Islands are two islands belonging to South Africa located 1,099 miles (1,769 km.) south-east of Port Elizabeth. The islands are a Special Nature Reserve and are uninhabited except for visiting scientists.  The islands were often visited by seal hunters in the 19th century, until the seal population was nearly eradicated.  The sealers accidentally introduced mice, whose population quickly multiplied and threatened the bird population.  In 1949 cats were introduced to control the mice population.  The cats controlled the mice, but the cat population soared and then the birds became threatened by the cats.  A cat eradication program was implemented by introducing cats infected with a deadly feline virus. Any remaining cats were shot or trapped.  With the cats gone the mouse population again soared, and the bird population was once again threatened.  Recently a new mouse eradication program was implemented.  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of just 160.
Item PEI-20R PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS 20 RAND 2020 PENGUINS PROOF $19.95



NewEQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM

EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM 10 TARI 2020 FIVE-SIDED COINEquestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, also called Order of the Holy Sepulchre or Knights of the Holy Sepulchre is a Roman Catholic order of knighthood under the protection of the Pope.  It had its origins in the Crusades to protect Christians in the Holy Land.  Much of its work today still focuses on the support of the Christian presence in the Holy Land.   One side of the five-sided coin depicts a knight holding a sword and the name of the order in Latin: "Ordo Equestris Sancti Sepulcri Hierosolymitani".  The reverse has the arms of the order and its initials: "OESSH".  The unofficial silver-plated Proof coin is dated 2020 and denominated as 10 Tari.   It has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item OESSH EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM 10 TARI 2020 PROOF $19.95



NewGOLIATH 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 for destination 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



NewJAMMU & KASHMIR COIN DEPICTS KASHMIR DEER

Jammu & Kashmir 200 Rupees 2020 coin depicts Kashmir DeeerJammu and Kashmir is a disputed region with portions controlled by India, Pakistan and ChinaKashmir  was an independent kingdom until it was conquered by the Mughals in 1586. After India and Pakistan gained independence the region was divided between them with the northern most portion going to China.  Since then the three nations have fought multiple wars over the territory.  Many residents would prefer Kashmir to be an independent nation rather than being divided between the warring parties.   This unofficial 2020 dated silver-plated Proof 200 Rupee coin of Jammu and Kashmir features a Kashmir Stag (also called a hangul) on one side and the arms of Jammu and Kashmir on the other. The coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item KASHMIR200 JAMMU & KASHMIR 200 RUPEES 2020 PROOF $19.95

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NewFISH EAGLE ON COIN OF DISPUTED NATUNA

Natuna 5000 Rupiah 2020 coin depicts Fish EagleThe Natuna Regency is an archipelago of 272 islands located in the south part of the South China Sea.  The islands are controlled by Indonesia.  Part of Indonesia's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coast of Natuna overlaps with China's "Nine Dashed Lines" claim to most of the South China Sea, which is based on a map published by China in 1947.  There have been conflicts over fishing in the disputed area and Indonesia has heavily armed the islands in an attempt to enforce their claims.  Natural Gas deposits in the region may create further conflicts.  One side of this unofficial 2020 dated 5000 Rupiah coin depicts a Lesser Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus humilis) holding a fish in its talons.  The other side has the Natuna emblem on the chest of a heraldic Indonesian Garuda Bird.  The 39mm silver-plated proof coin has a scalloped edge.   It has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item NATUNA NATUNA 5000 RUPIAH 2020 PROOF $19.95



NewESEQUIBO COIN FEATURES TOCO TOUCAN

Esquibo 20 Guilderro 2020 coin features toucanEsequibo is a disputed region bordering the Essequibo river in South America.  It is claimed and controlled by Guyana though is also claimed by Venezuela.  The dispute dates back to the 19th century.  In 2006 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez added an 8th star to the Venezuelan flag to represent Esequibo.  The region contains large oil fields and makes up a substantial portion of the nation of Guyana.  The obverse of this 2020 dated 20 Guilderro depicts the arms of Esequibo.  The reverse depicts a Toco Toucan.  The unofficial 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item ESEQUIBO ESEQUIBO 20 GUILDERRO 2020 PROOF $19.95



NewGOLIATH 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 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


NewROTUMA 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



NewODD SHAPED COIN OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE NORTH SOLOMONS

North Solomons 200 Bou 2020 coinBougainville is a large, mineral rich island controlled by Papau-New Guinea.  Germany claimed the island in the late 19th century and administered it as part of German New Guinea.  It has remained part of New Guinea ever since, though ethnically and geographically it is part of the Solomon Islands group.  There has been an on-going independence movement for Bougainville ever since Papau-New Guinea gained independence in 1975.  The movement wants to establish Bougainville as The Republic of the North Solomons.   In 2019 a referendum was held with over 98% voting for independence.  There has been little progress towards independence since then.  The odd shaped coin depicts the arms of Bougainville, which consists of two armed natives guarding an upe. An upe is a traditional headdress worn by men to symbolize their transition to adulthood.  The other side depicts a bound pair of arms breaking free and the dates of the independence referendum.   This unofficial 200 Bou coin is dated 2020.  The odd-shaped coin is 40x26mm.  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item NO.SOL NORTH SOLOMONS (BOUGAINVILLE) 200 BOU 2020 PROOF $19.95



NEWCANADA 2020 SET INCLUDING SCARCE 50 CENTS

Canada 2020 six coin set, 5 cents - 2 Dollars
This six-piece Canadian 2020 coin set includes the regular issue 5, 10, 25 50 Cents, 1 and 2 Dollars coin in Uncirculated condition. The 50 Cents is not being released into circulation but is only available from the mint at a substantial premium.  . The unpackaged coin sets come from original mint rolls.
Item CA-SET20 CANADA 2020 REGULAR DESIGN 6 COINSET, 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, UNC. $11.00



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