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NEWGOLDEN HIND ON 2022 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2022 Golden HindSir Francis Drake set off in December of 1577 aboard The Golden Ind what would be an epic three-year around the world voyage.  The voyage, partly sponsored by English Queen Elizabeth I was intended for both exploration and attacking of Spanish ships and ports.  His raids on Spanish ships were so successful that the Queen's share of half of the treasure was more than enough to pay off England's national debt and still have a substantial sum left over.  This 2022 British Virgin Island 1 Dollar coin depicts The Golden hind on the reverse. The obverse features Queen Elizabeth. The 28.4mm coin is struck in a light gold colored alloy called Virenium.  The coin has a maximum mintage of only 1950 pieces can comes in a capsule.
Item BVI-HIND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2022 GOLDEN HIND, BU $12.50



NEWFIJI CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE WITH COLOR COIN

Fiji 50th anniversary of independence 50 Cent color coinFiji celebrated their 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain with this 2020 circulating color 50 Cent coin.  The obverse of the coin features the Fijian coat of arms, the denomination and date.  The reverse features the flag of Fiji in color and the legends "50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE   10 OCTOBER 2020", Every school child in Fiji was given one of the coins.  The26.5mm nickel-plated steel coin was struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Item FJ-50ANNV FIJI 50 CENTS 2020 50th ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE, BU $7.00




NEWALEUTIAN & COMMANDER ISLANDS COINS FEATURE SAILING SHIPS & WILDLIFE

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS 25 DOLLARS 2021 COINCOMMANDER ISLANDS 500 RUBLES 2021 COIN
The Aleutian and Commander islands are part of the same arc of islands stretching from Alaska to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.  The Aleutian Islands are part of the United States.  The small Commander islands are the westernmost part of the chain and belong to Russia.  The Aleutian Islands 25 Trade Dollars coin depicts the ship Saint Peter, the arms of the United States and a compass rose on the obverse.  The reverse features a fox.  The coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.  The Commander Islands 500 Rubles depicts the ship Saint Paul, the arms of Russia and a compass rose on the obverse.  A Snowy Owl is on the reverse.  The ships on the coins are the ships of the Second Kamchatka Expedition led by Vitus Bering.  The expedition took place from 1733 to 1741 was a major scientific endeavor.   It included the first European discovery of Alaska.  Bering's ship St. Peter was wrecked on the uninhabited Bering Island, which is part of Commander Islands in 1741 during their return.  Bering died along with much of his crew the island before the survivors were able to construct a boat wreckage.   The sea otter pelts they brought back with them were considered some of the finest in the world and sparked the Russian settlement of Alaska.   The 2021 dated coins were produced by a Russian coin dealer. Both are eight-sided silver-plated Proof coins.
Item ALEUTIAN ALEUTIAN ISLNADS 25 DOLLARS 2021 PROOF $19.95
Item COMMANDER COMMANDER ISLANDS 500 RUBLES 2021 PROOF $19.95





NEWCASTLES 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





NEWCANADA 2021 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH DOLLAR

Canada 1 Dollar 2021 Klondike - color coinCanada 1 Dollar 2021 Klondike -regular issueCanada celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush with circulating color and uncolored 1 Dollar coins. Both coins have the same design. The design depicts the four who discovered gold at Rabbit Creek in August 1896, panning for gold: Keish (Skookum Jim Mason), K̲áa Goox̱ (Dawson Charlie), Shaaw Tláa (Kate Carmack) and her husband, George Carmack. The discovery had a major economic, social and environmental impact on the isolated region.  On a hillside is an image representing the Moosehide Gathering place, where the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation people relocated when they were displaced by the influx of gold rushers.  The color version of the coin depicts the Moosehide image in red. Above is the Canadian Maple Leaf within an image of the sun.  The portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt is on the obverse.
Item CA-1D-COL-KLONDIKE CANADA COLOR 1 DOLLAR 2021 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH UNC. $4.50
Item CA-1D-REG-KLONDIKE CANADA COLOR 1 DOLLAR 2021 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH UNC. $5.00
Item CA-1D-BOTH-KLONDIKE BOTH THE ABOVE COLOR AND UNCOLORED KLONDIKE DOLLARS $9.00




NEWFINLAND 2021 2 EURO CELEBRATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ALAND

Finland 2 Euro 2021 100th Anniversary of AlandAland is a group of some 26,000 islands and rocks in the Baltic Sea, of which about 60 are inhabited.  Even though most of the inhabitants are of Swedish ancestry, speak Swedish and about 90% them wanted to be united with Sweden, in 1921 the League of Nations awarded Aland to Finland. It is an autonomous and demilitarized region of Sweden. Finland issued this 2021 2 Euro coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Aland being awarded to Finland. The coin features the prow of a boat on the Baltic Sea and a hand holding a compass.
Item FI-2E21-ALAND FINLAND 2 EURO 2021 ALAND UNC. $10.00



NEWLITHUANIA HONORS DZUKIJA REGION

Lithuania 2 Euro 2021 Dzukija RegionDzukija, located in south-eastern Lithuania, is one of the five ethnographic regions of that nation.  The lightly populated region includes extensive forests and many species of wildlife. This 2021 Lithuanian 2 Euro displays the Dzukjia coat-of-arms which features an armed knight on a shield supported by two lynxes.
Item LT-2E21-DZUKIJA LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2021 DZUKIJA REGION UNC. $7.00



LITHUANIA'S HILL OF CROSSES ON 2020 2 EUROS   Restocked

Lithuania 2 Euro 2020 Hill of CrossesWe offered these a few months ago, and immediately sold out. The Hill of Crosses carries great significance with Lithuanians as well as Christians of all nationalities.  Lithuania 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 EURO 2020 HILL OF CROSSES UNC. $8.00





NEWIMPRESSIVE NEW COOK ISLANDS POLYMER 3 DOLLAR BILL

Cook Islands 3 Dollar 2021 banknote depicting a woman riding a shark
Cook Islands released an impressive an new polymer 3 Dollar bill in 2021.  The design is an updated version of their popular original 3 Dollar bill.   The front depicts a nearly nude woman riding a shark.  The picture illustrates the mythical story of Ina, who rode a shark to be with her lover Tinirau, the god of the ocean.  The reverse includes a statue of the very well-endowed god Tangaroa and an man in his outrigger canoe watching the sunrise.
Item PM-CK-3D COOK ISLANDS 3 DOLLAR NOTE 2021 UNC. $9.75



NEWUKRAINE HONORS ITS AIR FORCE

Ukraine 10 Hryven 2020 Air Force commemorative coinUkraine honored its Air Force on this 2020 10 Hryven coin.  One side depicts an SU-27 fighter and the outline of a World War I era airplane.  The other side features the emblem of the Ukrainian Air Force. Ukraine inherited a sizable Air Force from the Soviet Union, however most of the aircraft have become inoperable due to a lack of funds. 
Item UA-10H20-AIR UKRAINE 10 HRYVEN 2020 AIR FORCE UNC. OUT More exected in a few weeks




NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SILVER MORGAN-PEACE DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 2021 silver Morgan/Peace dollarThe 100th anniversary of the last Morgan dollar and first to the Peace dollar is captured on this 2021 British Virgin Islands .999 fine 1 troy ounce silver dollar. In 1921 two types of silver dollars were struck by the United States, one using the image of Liberty created by George T. Morgan in 1878 and a new design representing Peace done by Anthony de Francisci. Like the U.S. 2021 commemorative Morgan and Peace dollars, the British Virgin Islands silver dollars quickly sold out at the mint as only 5000 pieces were struck.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of this beautiful reverse-frosted silver dollar.
Item BVI-MORG BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS MORGAN-PEACE SILVER DOLLAR 2021 BU $59.95



NEW 2020 SILVER COINS OF THE EAST CARIBBEAN STATES


St. Lucia 1 troy oz. silver 2 Dollar coins 2020 Whiptail LizardSt. Vincent & The Grenadines 1 troy oz. silver 2 Dollar coins 2020 Coat of ArmsCommon obverse for the East Cariibbean silver 2 Dollar coins
The East Caribbean Central Bank supplies coins and currency to a number of tiny Caribbean nations which all utilize a common currency called the Eastern Caribbean Dollar.   These Brilliant Uncirculated 1 troy ounce .999 fine, 39mm legal tender coins were issued for the member nations of the East Caribbean Central Bank. The coins have a frosted Proof-Like surface. They all have the same reverse depicting Queen Elizabeth within a wreath.  Each nation has a distinctive obverse reflecting a unique aspect of that country. The designs change each year, though tend to follow the same themes reflecting an aspect of that nation. . They are each denominated 2 Eastern Caribbean Dollars.   Only 25,000 of each coin was minted.
 Item LUCIAS20 ST. LUCIA 2 DOLLARS 2020 WHIPTAIL LIZARD BU $39.95
 Item VINCENT20 ST.VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 2 DOLLARS 2020 COAT OF ARMS BU $39.95



NewNEW VENEZUELA INFLATION NOTES

Venezuela 200,000, 500,000 & 1 Million Bolivares notes - frontsVenezuela 200,000, 500,000 & 1 Million Bolivares notes - backs
Venezuela continues to suffer from severe inflation due to the incompetence of its socialist government. In March 2021 Venezuela introduced three new high denomination notes:  200,000, 500,000 and 1 Million Bolivares   All 3 notes feature Simon Bolivar on the front and are dated September 3, 2020.   The 200,000 and 500,000 Bolivares depict his mausoleum on the back.  The back of the 1 Million Bolivares commemorates and depicts the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo. Bolivar's victory over the Spanish Royalist forces in the battle led to Venezuela's independence. The design includes the Arch of Triumph in Campo Carabobo and a painting of the battle featuring men on horseback. Venezuela's inflation continues around 3000% annually and the Central Bank has announced it expects another currency revaluation, so these notes are not expected to remain in circulation for long. All 3 notes are Uncirculated.
Item PM-VE-SET3 VENEZUELA 3 NOTE SET 200,000 - 1 MILLION BOLIVARES 2020 UNC. $19.95






NEWPORTUGAL CELEBRATES TOKYO OLYMPICS ON 2 EURO

Portugal 2 Euro 2021 Tokyo OlympicsPortugal commemorated the Olympic games that took place in Tokyo with this 2021 2 Euro coin.  The design features the famous Portuguese Cross, which is the emblem of the country's Olympic team, and the Olympic rings.
Item PT-2E21-OLY PORTUGAL 2 EURO 2021 TOKYO OLYMPICS UNC. $6.00



NEWESTONIA COMMEMORATES THE FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLES

Estonia 2 Euro 2021 Finno-Ugric PeopleIn ancient times Finno-Ugric tribes occupied areas from the Baltics to the Danube to Siberia. The Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian languages are all descended from the Finno-Ugric tribes. The design of this 2021 Estonian 2 Euro is based on cave drawings found near Lake Äänisjärv (Lake Onega) in Russia.  The design includes a swan, an elk and a hunter.
Item EE-2E21-FINN ESTONIA 2 EURO 2021 FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLE UNC. $6.00



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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NEWQUEBEC COIN FEATURES HURON INDIANS

Quebec 20 Dollars 2020 coin depicts Huron IndianThis unofficial 2020 dated 20 Dollar coin of Quebec features two men from the Huron tribe holding rifles. The obverse depicts the arms of Quebec. The Hurons originated around the north shore of Lake Ontario.  In the 17th century the tribe was decimated by infectious diseases carried by Europeans and disbursed by a war with the Iroquois. Today the Huron are known as Wyandot with recognized tribal nations based in Quebec and Wyandotte, Oklahoma and unrecognized tribes in Kansas and Michigan.  The eight-sided 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces
Item QUEBEC20 QUEBEC 20 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $19.95

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NewCANADA COMMEMORATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF INSULIN

Canada 2 Dollars 2021 100th Anniversary of the discovery of insulinCanada issued two circulating bi-metallic two-dollar coins in 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.  The collaboration of Canadian scientist Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and John Macleod led to the isolation and purification of insulin, which offered a life-saving treatment to those with diabetes. The designs of the coins include an insulin monomer, scientific instruments used in the early formulation of insulin (vial, mortar and pestle, and Erlenmeyer flask) overlaid on a maple leaf, as well as red blood cells, glucose, and insulin molecules.   Two versions of the coin were issued, one with the insulin monomer in blue, the color used to raise diabetes awareness, the other without color.  The obverse features the Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. 
Item CA-2D21-COL-INS CANADA COLOR 2 DOLLARS 2021 INSULIN UNC. out
Item CA-2D21-REG-INS CANADA REGULAR 2 DOLLARS 2021 INSULIN UNC. $7.50




NEWFRENCH SILVER 10 EURO HONORS CHARLES DE GAULLE

France silver 10 Euro 2020 Charles de GaulleFrance honored Charles de Gaulle on this silver 2020 10 Euro coin.  The coin commemorates both the 50th anniversary of his death in 1970 and the 80th anniversary of his Appeal of 18 June, which was an appeal launched by de Gaulle on June 18, 1940 from the BBC studios in London that established the French Resistance against Nazi Germany.  He later served as the President of the French Republic from 1959 to 1969.   The coin depicts images of him both as President of France in the 1960's and as a General in World War II.   The reverse includes the denomination within oak and laurel branches, the date, and a series of lines representing France's hexagonal shape.  The 31mm coin is struck in .333 fine silver and comes in a descriptive folder written in both French and English.
Item FR-DEGAULLE FRANCE 10 EURO 2020 CHARLES DEGAULLE BU $25.00



NewFIN WHALE ON TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL COINS OF SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands copper-nickel 2 Pounds 2021 Fin WhaleSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands two-color titanium 2 Pounds 2021 Fin Whale
An impressive Fin Whale is featured on copper-nickel and bi-color titanium 2021 dated 2 Pound coins of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.  It is the second largest species on earth, after the blue whale, growing to over 80 feet (25m) in length and weighing over 70 tons.  Despite its size its streamlined shape allows it to reach speeds of up to 18mph (30 kph).  The titanium coin features a gold whale against a deep blue background.  It is 36.1mm in diameter, weights 10 grams and has a maximum mintage of only 5000 pieces.  It comes in a capsule packaged in a red box with a certificate of authenticity.  The copper-nickel version is 38.61mm in diameter and has a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverses of the coins.
Item SGA-TIT-WHALE21 SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2021 BI-COLOR TITANIUM BU $59.00
Item SGA-CN-WHALE21 SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2021 COPPER-NICKEL BU $14.00



NEWGERMANY HONORS SAXONY-ANHALT ON 2021 2 EURO

Germany 2 Euros 2021 Saxony-AnhaltGermany continued their annual series of 2 Euro coins honoring each of their Bundesländer (states) with this 2021 issue for Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt).  The coin depicts the Magdeburg Cathedral.  The Cathedral is the oldest Gothic Cathedral in Germany.   Construction  was started in 1209 on the site of an abbey.  It was not completed until over 300 years later in 1520. The coins were struck at all five German mints (A=Berlin, D=Munich, F=Stuttgart, G=Karlsruhe, J=Hamburg). The mintmark is at the left of the cathedral.
Item DE-2E21-SAX GERMANY 2 EURO 2021 SAXONY-ANHALT mint our choice,UNC. $6.00
Item DE-2E21-SAX-ALL5 ALL 5 MINTS (A,D,F,G,J) SAXONY-ANHALT 2 EURO 2021, UNC. $29.50



NEWGREEK 2021 2 EURO COMMEMORATES 200th ANNIVERSARY OF WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Greece 2 Euro 2021 200ath Anniversary of War of IndependenceThe Greek war of independence broke out on March 1821 and quickly spread.  Greece had been under Ottoman control since the 155h Century. Independence was declared in January 1822, but not fully achieved until 1830 with assistance from France, Great Britain and Russia.  The coin features the Greek flag in a circle surrounded by olive leaves.
Item GR-2E21-INDP GREECE 2 EURO 2021 200th ANNV. OF WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, UNC. $9.00



NEWLITHUANIA 2021 ZUVINTAS BIOSPHERE RESERVE 2 EURO

Lithuania 2 Euros 2021 Zuvintas BiosphereThe Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve is a a UNESCO site that is the home of thousands of species of birds, animals and plants. New species are being discovered every year.   It is centered around Zuvintas Lake, a large, shallow lake that is only a small remnant of the former post-glacial lake.  The coin depicts a Bittern trying to eat a Fire-bellied toad.  A Water Reed Warbler clings to a reed.  In the distance a number of cranes are flying with a mute swan. 
Item LT-2E21-ZUVINTAS LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2021 ZUVINTAS BIOSPHERE, UNC. $6.00




NEWSLOVENIAN BI-METAL 3 EURO COMMEMORATES 300th ANNIVERSARY OF PASSION PLAY

SLOVENIA 3 EURO 2021 SKOFJA LOKA PASSION PLAYThe Skofja Loka Passion Play is the oldest preserved dramatic text in the Slovenian language.  It was written in 1721 by Capuchin Father Romuald-Lovrenc Marusic.  It consists of 13 tableaux taken from the Bible, performed in form of a procession through the streets of old Skofja Loka. The entire performance involves approximately 1000 volunteers and 80 horses.  The coin features a cross, with the meeting point of the straight lines representing the center of the events – the streets of Skofja Loka. Around the cross on the front side of the coin, three broken lines represent not just the auditorium but also the crown of thorns. Each of the 13 vertices of the crown represent one of the tableaux of passion play. The other side features the cross and the signature of Fr. Romuald and the date 1721. The 32mm bi-metallic coin has a mintage of only 40,000 pieces.
Item SI-3E-21 SLOVENIA 3 EURO 2021 SKOFJA LOKA PASSION PLAY, UNC. $10.00




NEWFRANCE COMMEMORATES NAPOLEON ON 2021 SILVER 10 EURO

France silver 10 Euros 2021 200th Anniversary of Death of NapoleonFrance commemorated the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonepart with this 2021 siver 10 Euro coin.  Napoleon is depicted with a laurel crown.  Beside him are symbols of his reign: the Legion of Honour medal which wasinstituted by Napoleon, the Eagle, the bees and the sun of Austerlitz. The words "2S" are inscribed inside it refer to  the date of the victory of the battle of Austerlitz, December 2, 1805, the "S" representing the month of December.  The reverse includes the denomination within oak and laurel branches, the date, and a series of lines representing France's hexagonal shape.  The 31mm coin is struck in .333 fine silver and comes in a descriptive folder written in French.
Item FR-NAPOLEON FRANCE 10 EURO 2021 NAPOLEON BU $29.75


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NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2021 SILVER FLAMINGO

British Virgin Islands 2021 silver Flamingo dollarThe British Virgin Islands recently released this beautiful 2021 reverse cameo frosted silver Flamingo dollar. The word ‘flamingo’ comes from the Portuguese/Spanish 'flamengo' meaning 'flame-colored'. Flamingos get their pink color from eating shrimp and algae containing carotenoid. Featured on the coin is a flamingo in a typical pose, standing on one leg with its head tucked down.  In the background is a flock of flamingos.  Flamingos are very sociable birds that live in colonies that can number thousands of birds.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and has a mintage of only 10,000 pieces.
Item BVI-AR-FLAMINGO21 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2021 SILVER FLAMINGO BU $49.95





NEWKANAKY REPUBLIC COIN FEATURES KAGU BIRD

Kanaky Republic 500 Francs 2020The Kanaky Republic is an independence movement for the French territory of New Caledonia. Kanaks make up about 41% of the the Pacific islands population.  A referendum for full independence was rejected in 2018, and a second referendum was narrowly defeated in October 2020.  A third and final referendum may be held by 2022.   One side of the coin features the multi-color emblem of the Kanaky Republic.  The other side depicts a Kagu bird (Rhynochetos jubatus).  The nearly flightless bird in endimic to New Caledonia and appears on the coins of New Caledonia.  The eight-sided 2020 Kanaky 500 Francs coin is 40mm.  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item KANAKY KANAKY REPUBLIC 500 FRANCS 2020 PROOF $19.95



NEWCAMERIA COIN FEATURES SNAKE EAGLE

Cameria 500 Leke 2020Cameria (Chameria) is a region of southern Albania and north-western Greece bordering the Ionian Sea.  The Chams were primarily a Muslim ethnic group.  During the first half of the 20th century most Chams in Greece were expelled, emegrated or assimilated into Greek culture.  The Democratic Foundation of Chameria, a pro=indepenence movement, was founded in 2006 in Hague, Netherlands.  The organization seems to have disappeared in 2019, after the murder of its chair and disputes over the goals of the organization.  The 2020 dated 500 Leke Proof coin depicts a Short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus) holding a snake in its talons one side. The other side has the arms of Cameria.  The six-sided silver-plated Proof coin is 39mm and has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item CAMERIA CAMERIA 500 LEKE 2020 PROOF $19.95



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




2021 CHINESE SILVER PANDA Restocked

China 2021 10 Yuan silver PandaBecause of a 25% tariff imposed on Chinese imports by President Trump, few 2021 China silver Pandas have been imported and the cost of them is substantially higher.  We managed to get a few of these popular coins.  The 2021 issue features a momma panda watching her young baby panda climb a tree.  Both coins feature the date, denomination and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on the obverse.  The Brilliant Uncirculated 40mm coins have a nominal face value of 10 Yuan, contain 30 grams of .999 fine silver and come in a protective capsule.
Item CN-PANDA21 CHINA 10 YUAN 2021 SILVER PANDA BU $43.00




NewCOMPLETE 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



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



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 out
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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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




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 $42.00


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




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 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 190 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



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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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


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



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



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