Joel Anderson, Interesting World Coins

Click Here ON-LINE ORDER FORM
Click Here Alphabetical Listings
Click Here Coins by theme or topic
Click Here New Arrivals
Click Here World Coin Sets List
Click Here Site Map
Click Here Home Page

RECENT WORLD COIN & CURRENCY ISSUES


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



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
Item DE-2E20-GENUx5 ALL 5 MINTS OF GERMAN 2 EURO 2020 WARSAW GENUFLECTION UNC. $29.75


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 and 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



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 202- PRINCE HENRI OF ORANGE UNC. $8.00



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.  The design features games popular with Maltese children. It includes marbles, spinning tops and kite-making and 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



Slovakia 2 Euro 2020 20th Anniversary of OECD membershipSlovakia commemorated the 20th anniversary of joining the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  The design features an abstract representation of a human brain made from a computer board and a microprocessor.  Below is the arms of Slovakia.
Item SK-2E20-OECD SLOVAKIA 2 EURO 2020 OECD UNC. $6.00




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. $22.00

Also see:
Click HereOLD COPPER COIN OF MUSLIM KASHMIR - AE KASERAH FATH SHAH 1486-1517

Click HereJAMMU & KASHMIR COIN DEPICTS KASHMIR DEER: 200 RUPEES 2020 PROOF



NEWCHRISTMAS SCROOGE COIN FROM ASCENSION ISLAND

Ascension 1 Crown 2020 ScroogeThis 38.6mm copper-nickel 2020 dated 1 Crown from Ascension features Ebenezer Scrooge counting his money by candlelight. Surrounding him are three ghosts who visited him that eventful Christmas Eve – the Ghost of Christmas past, the Ghost of Christmas present and the Ghost of Christmas future.  The coin is based upon Charles Dickens popular story "A Christmas Carol".  Ascension Island does have a connection with Dickens - it is mentioned in his book Bleak House. The coin marks the 150th anniversary of the death of this popular author.    The coin, which features this favorite holiday tale of redemption, has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces. 
Item ASC-SCROOGE ASCENSION 1 CROWN 2020 SCROOGE, BU $14.00



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. $150.00
Item IDAHO-BIMETAL GREATER IDAHO 500 UNCOMMON CENTS 2021 COPPER/SILVER BIMETAL UNC. $15.00

Also see:
Click HereThamas Paine on Lewes local currency

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. $42.00

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. $24.00
Item UT-GOLD10 ONE 10 UTAH GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/100 troy ounce gold) UNC. $45.00
Item UT GOLD25 ONE 25 UTAH GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/40 troy ounce gold) UNC. $90.00



NEWLOW MINTAGE GOLD COIN FEATURES MACARONI PENGUIN

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2020 gold 4 Pound coin depicting a Macaroni PenguinThis 2020 Proof 4 Pound gold coin of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands has an incredibly low mintage of just 199 pieces.  The 13.92 mm coin contains 1/25 troy ounce of gold.  The coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity in a red presentation box.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The reverse depicts a Macaroni Penguin.  Macaroni Penguins are so named because of the spectacular orange tufted plumes on its head. In 18th century England, a Macaroni was an individual who dressed with flamboyant or excessive ornamentation.
Item SGA-GOLD20 SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. GOLD 4 POUND 2020 PROOF $195.00


Also see:
Click HereMACARONI PENGUINS ON TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL COINS OF SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS.


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




NewSQUIRREL ON 2020 ISLE OF WIGHT COIN

Isle of Wight 5 Pounds 2020 coin depicts a Red SquirrelA cute Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is featured on the reverse of this unofficial 2020 dated 5 Pound coin of the Isle of Wight.  The obverse of the eight-sided silver-plated proof coin depicts Queen Elizabeth and the arms of Wight. Only 160 pieces were struck. Wight is a 147 square mile (380 sq.km.) island off the southern coast of England.  It has been inhabited since ancient times.   Queen Victoria had fond childhood memories of the island and made it her favorite location for holidays. That made it a popular tourist destination, which it has remained ever since.  Victoria died there in 1901.  The island is rich in dinosaur fossils. 
Item WIGHT ISLE OF WIGHT 5 POUNDS 2020 SQUIRREL PROOF $19.95


NEWNAMIBIA 30 DOLLAR NOTE CELEBRATES NATION'S 30th ANNIVERSARY

Namibia 30 Dollar bill 2020, 30th Anniversary of Independence
Namibia released a polymer 30 Dollar banknote in 2020 to commemorate the nation's 30th anniversary of independence.  The theme of the note is "3 Decades of Peace and Stability"   The note celebrates the peaceful transition of power between the nation's three Presidents during that period and features their portraits on the front of the note.  The note has an image of a rhino in the see through panel on the left and two rhinos on the back of the note.  A series of raised dots in the upper right corner assists the blind.
Item PM-NA-30D NAMIBIA 30 DOLLAR 30th ANNIVERSARY NOTE 2020 UNC. 15.00




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

Also see:
Click HereOLD COPPER COIN OF MUSLIM KASHMIR - AE KASERAH FATH SHAH 1486-1517


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





NewAWDALLAND COIN FEATURES SECRETARY BIRD

Awdalland 250 Shilin 2020 coin depicts SecretarybirdAwdal is the northwestern most province of Somaliland.   After Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991, Awdal declared independence from Somaliland in 1995.  The purported new nation, called Awadl Republic, Awdalland or Awdal State of Somalia, has received little international support or recognition.  One side of this unofficial 2020 dated 250 Shilin coin of Awdalland depicts a Secretary bird.  The large bird can grow to over 4 feet (1.3m) in height.  The arms of Awdalland are on the other side of the con.  The eight-sided 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of 160 pieces.
Item AWAD AWDALLAND 250 SHILIN 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



New A COIN FROM THE MOON?

Lunar Republic 50 Craters coin 2020.This attractive 6-sided silver-plated coin was issued the "Lunar Republic".  It is denominated 50 Craters and is dated 2020 C.E. and year 51 of the Lunar Era, which started with Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon in 1969.  One side depicts an American astronaut on the moon.  The other side features the Soviet Lunokhod 1 lunar rover which landed on the moon in November 1970.  The rover traveled 10.54 kilometers (6.5 miles) on the surface of the moon over 321 earth days, taking pictures and conducting experiments.  The coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item MOON50 LUNAR REPUBLIC 50 CRATERS, 2020 PROOF $19.95




GHANA 2019 BI-METALLIC 2 CEDIS  Restocked

Ghana 2 Cedis 2019 bimetallic coinGhana released a new 2019 dated 2 Cedis.  The bi-metallic coin features numerous advanced security devices, including latent images on both sides and micro-lettering along the rim of the reverse.  The obverse features Ghana's coat of arms.  The reverse depicts Jubilee House in Acca, which serves as the presidential palace.
Item GH-2C GHANA 2 CEDIS 2019 UNC.$8.00



NewWORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE FROM ASCENSION ISLAND

Ascension Island 1 Crown 2019, 80th Anniversary of start of World War IIAscension Island commemorated the 80th Anniversary of the start of World War II with this copper-nickel 1 Crown.  An airbase was constructed on the island during the war for patrol operations.  The base was called "wideawake" because of a nearby colony of noisy terns.  The coin features three soldiers with tanks and war vehicles, ships and Lancaster airplanes in the background.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm coin has a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.
Item ASC-WWII ASCENSION 1 CROWN 2019 WORLD WAR II BU $14.00



FIRST MAN ON THE MOON COIN FROM ASCENSION Restocked

Ascension Island 1 Crown 2019 First Man on the MoonOne of NASA's main tracking stations for the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission and many other missions is located at Devil’s Ashpit on the eastern side of Ascension Island.  Ascension commemorated the 50th anniversary of the First Man on the Moon with this limited edition 2019 1 Crown.  The coin features an astronaut on the surface of the moon saluting the American flag.  The Lunar Module is in the background.  The planet earth rises above.  The NASA logo is also featured in the design.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm Proof-like copper-nickel coin has a mintage of just 1969 pieces.
Item ASC-MOON  ASCENSION 1 CROWN 2019 MAN ON MOON, PL    $14.00


NewNIUE KOALA COIN SUPPORTS WILDLIFE SERVICES

Niue 1 Dolllar 2020Niue 1 Dolllar 2020Niue released a 2020 copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin depicting a cute Koala and the Australian flag superimposed on a map of Australia. Above is the inscription "PRESERVE PLANET EARTH".  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the coins goes to support the New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service  (NSW - WIRES)  It is the largest wildlife rescue & rehabilitation charity in Australia. All of its animal rescuers and care takers are volunteers. It was established in 1985, after an injured Australian white ibis was found in Sydney. No organization, government or conservation group could be found to take responsibility for its care as none had experience with native Australian animals. The 38.6mm coin comes in a presentation pack.  It has a mintage of just 2020 pieces.
Item NU-KOALA NIUE 1 DOLLAR 2020 KOALA BU $15.00


NEWNEW ZIMBABWE 2020 BANKNOTES

Zimbabwe 10 Dollar note, 2020Zimbabwe 20 Dollar note, 2020
Zimbabwe recently released new 10 and 20 Zimbabwe Dollar notes dated 2020 in an attempt to re-establish their own currency.  Zimbabwe had a disastrous bout of hyperinflation between 2007 and 2009, with banknotes denominated as high as 100 Trillion Dollars.  Inflation was only brought under control when the Zimbabwe stopped issuing their own currency and switched to using foreign currencies, including the U.S. Dollar and South African Rand.  Recently Zimbabwe outlawed the use of foreign currency in order to introduce the new Zimbabwe Dollar.  The new currency has been met with widespread skepticism and distrust.  The new Zimbabwe Dollar is supposedly equivalent to a U.S. Dollar but since cannot be converted it trades for far less.  Inflation soared to over 700% in May 2020.   Like most modern Zimbabwe banknotes, the front of the new notes pictures the Chiremba Balancing Rocks.  The red 10 Dollar note depicts the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe building and a herd of Cape Buffalo on the back.  The blue 20 Dollar note depicts an elephant and Victoria falls on the back. 
Item PM-ZW-$10D ZIMBABWE 10 DOLLAR NOTE, 2020 UNC. $9.75
Item PM-ZW-$20D ZIMBABWE 20 DOLLAR NOTE, 2020 UNC. out


CHINA CELEBRATES YEAR OF THE RAT WITH BI-METAL 10 YUAN  Restocked

China 10 Yuan 2020 Year of the Rat bi-metallic coinChina recently released this 2020 dated bi-metallic 10 Yuan coin to commemorate the Year of the Rat.  The 27mm coin depicts a cute mouse, a palace lantern, and grapes on the obverse. The reverse features the denomination surrounded by an intricate etched design. The large number 10 contains latent images, which change as the coin is moved.
Item CN-RAT20  CHINA 10 YUAN 2020 YEAR OF THE RAT, BI-METAL BU $7.00



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




NEWSILVER COIN FOR THE STATE OF JEFFERSON

State of Jefferson 20 Jefferson Dollars 2020The 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 in California and Oregon.  The Board of Supervisors in a number of northern California counties have approved resolutions in support of the measure.  Driving through the region I have seen many signs supporting the movement.  Because of the constitutional requirements needed to carve out a new state it is unlikely to actually come to come to fruition.  A private mint in Oregon recently issued this attractive 31.5mm sterling silver coin for The State of Jefferson. The 2020 dated coin is denominated as 20 Jefferson Dollars.  The obverse features the Great Seal of the State of Jefferson, which features a gold mining pan with two Xs.  The two Xs are known as the "Double Cross" and signify the two regions' sense of abandonment by their state governments.  The reverse depicts a phoenix, the date, denomination, fineness and the word "LIBERTY".  The coin has a final mintage of 220 pieces.
Item JEFFERSON STATE OF JEFFERSON 20 JEFFERSON DOLLARS 2020 UNC. $25.00


NEW2020 MAYFLOWER DOLLAR FROM BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Britsh Virgin Islands 1 Dollar coin 2020 MayflowerThe British Virgin Islands commemorated the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage which brought the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England to America in 1620.  It was a difficult and cramped voyage for the 102 passengers and about 30 crew members.  The first passengers boarded the 90-foot ship in July 1620.  After several false starts the Mayflower finally arrived in Massachusetts in November 1620, just as winter was starting.  By spring, when the ship returned to England, almost half of the passengers and crew had died.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin features the Mayflower Ship, with the words “The Mayflower” at the top and “1620 – 2020” at the bottom. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The Brilliant Uncirculated coin has a mintage of only 10,000 pieces.
Item BVI-MAYFLOWER BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2020 MAYFLOWER, BU $14.00



NEWWOLF ON 2019 PORTUGUESE 5 EURO

Portugal 5 Euros 2019 WolfA mother Iberian wolf nuzzling her two cubs and the Portuguese arms is on the obverse of 30mm copper-nickel 2019 dated 5 Euro.  Another wolf is on the reverse.   The Iberian wolf is a proposed subspecies of grey wolf that inhabits the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It is a cute and attractive coin.
Item PT-5E-WOLF PORTUGAL 5 EURO 2019 WOLF UNC. $16.00





FOR OTHER RECENT ISSUES PLEASE SEE:
Click HereNEW 2 EURO COMMEMORATIVE COINS
Click HereMAUI TRADE $2 COINS



<-- PREVIOUS PAGE NEXT PAGE -->


Click HereTABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE INTERESTING STUFF CATALOG
Click HereALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COINS AND BANKNOTES IN THE INTERESTING STUFF CATALOG
Click HereWEB SITE MAP & SEARCH ENGINE
Click HereSECURE ON-LINE CREDIT CARD ORDER PAGE     Click Here ORDERING INFORMATION

scale with which to judge image sizes

All items are guaranteed to be genuine, unless clearly indicated otherwise.
NOTE:  All pictures are of a typical item taken from stock.  Because we have multiples of most items, the item you receive may not look exactly the same, however it will be as described.


Please add postage.  California residents include 7.75% sales tax.  3-week return privileges.
Personal checks, Money Orders, (pay to Joel Anderson) VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Paypal ( pay to Joel@JoelsCoins.com ) accepted.

Joel Anderson
PO Box 365
Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365
USA
Phone: 1 805 489 8045 | Fax: 1 805 299 1818
Email: orders@joelscoins.com

CLICK ON THE PAGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT:
Home Page
Secure 
On-Line
Ordering 
Ordering Information
& Shipping Rates 
Coin & Currency Catalog by Theme
Coins & Currency by Country
World Coin Sets
Coin Books
About Us
Articles
about collecting
Site Map