Joel Anderson, Interesting World Coins

We are out of the office until about March 3.
Your order will be filled after we return
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

HISTORIC OLD COINS

OLD COIN OF AUSTRIA

Austria 1 Kreuzer 1851The Imperial Coat-of-Arms of Austria is featured on the obverse 1851 Austrian 1 Kruezer.  It was the first time the denomination had been struck since 1816, and was one of the first coins of Emperor Franz-Joseph I,  Franz-Joseph reigned for almost 68 years, until his death in 1916.  During his reign Austria lost its possessions in Italy in the Italian Wars of Independence in 1859 and 1866.  Its defeat in the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 lead to the unification of Germany under Prussia.  After this rocky beginning of his reign,  a forty-eight year period of peace then prevailed in Austria until the start of World War I in 1914.  The reverse of the 23mm copper coin features the denomination and date. 
Item AT-1KR AUSTRIA 1 KREUZER 1851 KM2185 XF $4.00



FRIEDRICH THE IRONTOOTH OF BRANDENBURG

Brandenburg, Fredrick II, the Iron, silver bracteate hohlpfennig 1440-1470 Saurma 4675This silver Bracteate Hohlpfennig was issued by Friedrich II (Frederick II) who was the Prince-Elector of the Margravate of Brandenburg from 1440 to 1470. It is believed that he was nicknamed "The Irontooth" or "The Iron" due to his great strength and power.  Friedrich strengthened Brandenburg forming the basis of what was to become Prussia and the German Empire.  The rights of the towns and nobility were curtailed and he regained Neumark (East Brandenburg) from the Teutonic Knights.  The citizens of Berlin revolted when he attempted to build a palace on Colin island in the Spree river.  Friedrich prevailed, built the castle that became the Stadtschloss (Berlin Palace), and the rights of the city were greatly curtailed. The Stadtschloss was torn down by East Germany in the 1950's and is now being rebuilt.  The silver Bracteate Hohlpfennig is an extremely thin and single sided coin wtih a raised rim.  The design is embossed from the reverse.  This coin is approximately 16mm in diameter and features an eagle with outstretched wings.  Because the coins are so thin and fragile, few survive today.
Item BRAND BRANDENBURG SILVER HOHLPFENNIG, FRIEDRICH II 1440-1470, Saurma 4675 F-VF $39.00



MEDIEVAL CITY COINS OF THE MARGARVIATE OF BRANDENBURG

Brandenburg, City of Stendal, silver Hohlpfennig, Friedrich II 1440-1480, Bahrfeldt 19  Brandenburg, City of Stendal, silver Hohlpfennig, Friedrich II 1440-1480, Bahrfeldt 19
These medieval city Hohlpfennigs were issued during the reign of Friedrich II Irontooth, who was Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from 1440 to 1470.  A Hohlpfennig is a thin silver coin, about 16mm in diameter with a raised rim. The coin design is embossed on one side and incuse on the other. They were widely used in Northern Germany in the late Middle Ages.  The coins depict the arms of the city in which they were struck. The coin from Stendal depicts half an eagle on the left and four diamonds on the right.  Stendal is located about 78 miles (125km) west of Berlin. It the joined Hanseatic League in 1358 and purchased the privilege of minting from the Brandenburg margraves in 1369.  In 1456 Friedrich II founded a convent for Augustinian nuns in the city, which today is a museum.  The Hohlpfennig from Frankfurt an der Oder features a plumed knight's helmet. Frankfurt (Oder) is located about 50 miles (80km.) east of Berlin on the Oder river on what is now the German-Polish border.  It was founded as a Polish town.  In 1249 it became part of the Margraviate of Brandenburg,  The knight's helmet design makes this one of the more interesting Hohlpfennigs.
Item STENDAL STENDAL SILVER HOHLPFENNIG, FRIEDRICH II 1440-70, Bahrfeldt 19 VF-crude $29.50
Item FRANK-O FRANKFURT (ODER) SILVER HOHLPFENNIG, FRIEDRICH II 1440-70, Bahrfeldt 16 VF-crude $33.50



SCARCE COIN OF DEMAK SULTANATE

Demak Sultanate tin Pitas Raden Patah 1475-1518The Demak Sultanate was founded about 1475 by Sultan Pangeran al Patah, also known as Raden Patah. He was of Javanese nobility and his mother may have been a Chinese princess who had been exiled from China.  His Sultanate was the first Muslim state in Java.  He quickly expanded his Sultanate to include most of the northern coast of Java and southern Sumatra.  This was an important step in bringing Islam to what is now Indonesia. The Sultan ruled until his death in 1518.  The Sultanate lasted about another 30 years, until it collapsed in a dynastic feud. The Sultanate prospered through trade in spices, rice and its control over Javanese trading ports.   This Pitis of Sultan Pangeran al Patah is one of the few affordable coins of the Demak Sultanate.  The uniface tin coin is approximately 19mm to 20mm in diameter and grades Very Fine.
Item DEMAK DEMAK SULTANATE, TIN PITIS, PANGERAN AL PATAH 1475-1518 VF $19.50



NewIMPORTANT 19th CENTURY EUROPEAN MONARCHS

France 10 Centimes Napoleon III 1852-1865Italy 10 Centesimi Victor Emmanuel II 1862-1867 KM11Spain 10 Centimos Alfonso XII 1877-1879 KM675
Napoleon III, Victor Emmanuel II and Alfonso XII were all made major marks on their nation’s history in the 19th Century.   Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon I was elected President of France.  In 1851 he declared himself Emperor and tried to resurrect the grandeur of the original Napoleonic era.  He modernized the French economy, farming and industry, commissioned a grand reconstruction of Paris, promoted building the Suez Canal and expanded the French colonial empire.  In 1870 he made the mistake of declaring war on Prussia. After France’s crushing defeat he was driven from power and went into exile in England.  Victor Emmanuel II, the king of Sardinia, was the first king of an independent, united Italy since the 6th century.  In 1861 he was proclaimed King of Italy, by 1866 he controlled almost all of Italy except Rome, where the Pope was under French protection.  After the fall of Napoleon III in 1870 Italian forces finally took control of Rome, finally uniting the country.  Alfonso XII, called The Peacemaker, became King of Spain in 1874 after a military coup overthrew the First Spanish Republic.  His reign helped end the political instability that had dominated Spain the previous two-thirds of a century.   He won the affection of his people by visiting districts ravaged by cholera or devastated by earthquakes.  All three coins were struck to the standards of the Latin Monetary Union, a predecessor to the Euro which collapsed after World War II.  All three coins are denominated 10 and weigh 10 grams and depict the monarch on the obverse.  The French 10 Centimes dates between 1852 and 1864 and has the French Imperial Eagle on the reverse.  The Italian 10 Centesimi dates between 1862 and 1867 and has the denomination within a wreath on the reverse.  The Spanish 10 Centimos dates from 1877 to 1879 and has the coat of arms on the reverse.
Item FR-10C FRANCE 10 CENTIMES NAPOLEON III 1862-1865 G-F $3.00
Item IT-10C ITALY 10 CENTESIMI VICTOR EMMANUEL II 1862-67 KM11 G-F $3.00
Item ES-10C SPAIN 10 CENTIMOS ALFONSI XII 1877-1879 KM675 G-F out

Also see:

Click HereSPAIN 1 CENTESIMO ALFONSO XIII 1906 KM96  UNC.-toned




EARLY DATED SILVER COIN OF POLAND-LITHUANIA

Poland - Lithuania silver 1/2 Grossus (Groschen) of Sigismund II AugustusUntil the 1600's most nations did not put dates on coins. These silver 1/2 Grossus (Groschen) coins of Sigismund II Augustus from the 1500's are some of the earliest affordable coins bearing an AD date.  Sigismund was both the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.  In 1569 he formally united the two countries with the Treaty of Lublin to form the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.  His coins reflect this dual nationality.  One side features his titles as Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Vytas, the White Knight, which is the national symbol of Lithuania.  Below Vytas is the date.  The other side features the Polish Eagle and his titles as King of Poland.  The 19mm silver coins date from 1547 to 1572.  In 1572 Sigsmund died childless, despite having three wives (two of which were first cousins) and carrying on affairs with "two of the most beautiful of his countrywomen".  He was the last of the powerful Jagiellonian dynasty controlled much of central Europe for almost 200 years.
Item PL-LT POLAND-LITHUANIA 1/2 GROSSUS, SIGISMUND II AUGUSTUS 1547-1572 F-VF $29.75
Item PL-LTx5 5 DIFFERENT DATES OF POLAND-LITHUANIA 1/2 GROSSUS 1547-1572 F-VF $129.75


KINGDOM OF SARDINIA COIN FROM THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

Sardinia 10 Soldi coin, 1794-1796 KM92This 10 Soldi, (1/2 Lira) was struck for Victor Amadeus III (Vittorio Amedeo III) who was the King of Sardinia and Duke of Savoy.  His territory included the island of Sardinia and the region around his capital of Turin including Piedmont and Savoy. This coin was issued for use in Piedmont and Savoy.  Victor Amadeus joined the War of the First Coalition against the newly formed French Republic in 1792.  He was defeated by Napoleon in 1796 and forced to cede Savoy and Nice to France, abandon the Coalition and allow the French Army free passage through his territory.  He died shortly thereafter.  The 22mm coin is struck in billon (low fineness silver) and tends to be weakly struck. It depicts Victor Amadeus on one side and the national arms on the other.  The coin was struck for only three years: 1794, 1795 and 1796. It represents a violent and transitional period of French and Italian history.
Item SARD-10S SARDINIA 10 SOLDI 1794-1796, date my choice KM92 VG-F $17.50
Item SARD-X3 ALL 3 DATES OF THE ABOVE SARDINIA 10 SOLDI 1794, 1795 & 1796 VG-F $49.50



NewUNLUCKY ALFONSO XIII 

Spain 1 Centesimo 1906 Alfonso XIII KM96Perhaps it was his unlucky number 13, or perhaps he had bad advisors, but the reign of Alfonso XIII was a disaster. He was the posthumous son of King Alfonso XII, so became king at birth in 1886.  During his reign Spain lost the Philippines and her last American colonies in the Spanish-American War.  Its troops were defeated in Morocco in 1921 and there were numerous uprisings, strikes and riots. He was called “the playboy king” due to his numerous extramarital affairs and large collection of pornographic films, many of which he commissioned.  His fondness of soccer led to the patronage of several “royal” (real in Spanish) teams, including Real Madrid.  In 1931 he was forced to flee the country and the Spanish monarchy was abolished.  The King at age 20, is shown on this 1 Centimo of 1906.  The Spanish coat of arms is on the reverse.  The coin was minted only one year.  This attractive coin retains much of its original copper-red luster.  It is a nice, old, high-grade coin and is downright cheap when compared to similar US coins of that era.
Item ES-1C SPAIN 1 CENTIMIMO ALFONSI XIII 1906 KM96 UNC. $7.00

Also see:

Click HereSPAIN 10 CENTIMOS ALFONSO XII 1877-1879 KM675



FOR MORE HISTORICAL OLD COINS, PLEASE SEE:

Click HereAFGHANISTAN COINS
Click HereCOINS OF INDIA and PAKISTAN
Click HereCOINS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Click Here2400 YEARS OF CHINESE COINS and CURRENCY
Click HereCOINS OF DEAD NATIONS


<-- 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 8.75% 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
| Home Page ||On Line Ordering|| Ordering  Information|| Coin & Currency by Theme || Coin & Currency by Country| || Coin Sets| Books | About Us || Articles|| Site Map |