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SILVER COINS OF THE WORLD


NEWAUSTRALIA 2020 SILVER KOALA

Australia 1 Dollar 2020 Koala 1 troy ounce .9999 fineThe Perth Mint of Australia issued this beautiful 2020 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silver 1 Dollar coin depicting a cute koala clinging to a tree branch.  Below is the date, weight and purity. To the right of the koala is the P mintmark.   The Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coin has a reverse frosted finish.  The 40.6mm coin comes in a protective capsule and has a mintage of 300,000. 
Item AU-KOALA20 AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KOALA, 2020 BU $29.95




NewAUSTRALIA 2020 YEAR OF THE MOUSE SILVER DOLLAR

Australia 1 Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse, 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silverThe Perth Mint of Australia recently released the 2020 Chinese New Year silver dollar for the Year of the Mouse. The 40.6mm 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silver 1 Dollar coin depicts two cute little mice nibbling on ears of corn.  To the right is the Chinese character for mouse and the inscription "MOUSE 2020". The Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. Both sides are struck with a "reverse proof" finish.  The coin has a mintage of 300,000 pieces and comes in its original mint capsule. Australia's annual Chinese New Year coins have long been popular with collectors in Asia and worldwide.
Item AU-MOUSE20 AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 2020 YEAR OF THE MOUSE, 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $29.75





AUSTRALIA 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY SILVER COINS 

Australia 50 Cents 1/2 troy ounce and 1 Dollar 1 Troy ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey coinsThe Perth Mint of Australia celebrated the Year of the Monkey with these two attractive 2016 dated silver coins.  Both coins feature the same design.   The reverses depict an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.  The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.   The 1 troy ounce 1 Dollar coin is 45mm in diameter.  The ½ troy ounce 50 cent coin is 36mm in diameter.  Both are struck in .999 fine silver and come in a capsule.
Item AU-$1MONK AUSTRALIA 1 DOLLAR 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $29.75
Item AU-50CMONK AUSTRALIA 50 CENTS 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1/2 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $12.00


AUSTRALIA 2014 CROCODILE DOLLAR

Australia 1 Dollar 2015 CrocodileThe Australian Saltwater Crocodile is featured on the reverse of this 2014 Australian silver dollar coin.  The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is one of the largest reptiles in the world.  Males can reach over 20 feet (6.3m) in length and weigh over 3000 Pounds (1360 kg). It is capable of taking almost any animal that enters its territory, including humans. Despite its name, it can be found in fresh, brackish or ocean water. The obverse features the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 40.6mm coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.  The coin features a beautiful reverse frosted matte finish.  The Queen and the Crocodile have a brilliant finish while the background areas have a frosted finish.  The coin was struck at the Perth Mint in Australia and has a mintage of 1 million pieces.  
Item AU-CROC AUSTRALIA SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2014 SALTWATER CROCODILE BU $29.75



THE BEAUTIFUL AND FAMOUS MARIA THERESA THALER 
 

Maria Theresa Thaler 1780 RestrikeMany consider the Maria Theresa Thaler to be one of the most beautiful coins in the world. It is certainly one of the most popular. This silver coin is larger than a United States silver dollar. The veiled "fat lady" on the coin was considered the epitome of beauty in much of the Middle East, so for many years it was the standard trade coin in the region. Since troops and traders from many nations needed the coins to operate in the middle east it has been restruck in mints throughout the world, including Prague, Milan, London, Paris, Brussels, Kremintz, Rome, Bombay and Florence. It is still being struck today in Vienna. Despite where and when it was struck, it is always dated 1780, the year Maria Theresa died. The 41mm coin is struck in .833 fine silver and contains slightly over 3/4 of a troy ounce of silver. Maria, as Empress of the Holy Roman Empire was noted both for her diplomatic skills and for giving birth to 16 children, thus making her a direct ancestor of most of the royal houses of Europe.
Item AT-MTT MARIA THERESA THALER, 1780 (restrike) BU $25.00



SCARCE SILVER OLYMPIC COINS FROM BRAZIL

Brazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic Rowing/OrchardsBrazil silver 5 Reais 2015 Olympic Beach Volleyball/Band
Brazil issued a series of beautiful sterling silver Proof 5 Reais coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.  The 40mm coins have a mintage of only 25,000 each, contain .803 troy ounces of silver and come sealed in special capsules.  We have the following issues available: 2015 featuring rowing at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on the obverse and orchids on the reverse. 2015 depicting beach volleyball on Copacabana on the obverse and a Chorinho band playing a guitar, tambourine, ukulele and flute on the reverse. They are popular, hard-to-find, host country silver Olympic coins.
Item BR-ORCHID BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC ROWING / ORCHIDS, PROOF $50.00
Item BR-BAND BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC BEACH VOLLEYBALL / BAND $60.00


BEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2017 PEGASUS PROOF DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 2017 Pegasus .999 fine 1 troy ounce silver coin, Reverse ProofThe Pobjoy Mint recently released this beautiful .999 fine 1 troy ounce Reverse Proof Pegasus 1 Dollar coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.  The 2017 dated coin has a mintage of just 50,000 pieces.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. Each has been struck four times to produce a stunning frosted-finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief.  The story of Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent to kill Medusa, who had writhing snakes instead of hair.  It was said that anyone unfortunate enough to gaze on her face would turn to stone.  The God Hermes and the Goddess Athena came to aid Perseus with special gifts, including a shield which Perseus used as a mirror so he did not look directly at Medusa.  When Perseus beheaded Medusa it is said that Pegasus was born from the blood of the Gorgon.  After Pegasus had helped Perseus rescue Andromeda, he was carried to Mount Helicon where he was entrusted to the care of the Muses.  Another hero, Bellerophon, wanted to capture Pegasus but could not work out how to tame such a magnificent creature.  After being advised to sleep in the temple of Athena, Bellerophon saw the goddess before him holding a golden bridle.  When he awoke he was alone but the bridle remained.  He ran from the temple and found Pegasus drinking at a spring.  Bellerophon put the charmed bridle on the winged horse’s head with little difficulty and, with the bridle in place, Pegasus became gentle and tame and Bellerophon became his master. 
Item BVI-PEGASUS BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2017 PEGASUS PROOF $32.50



2018 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SILVER PEGASUS DOLLAR 

British Virgin Islands 1 troy ounce .999 silver Pegasus dollar, 2018In response to the success of the 2017 British Virgin Island reverse frosted Proof Pegasus 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver dollar, Pobjoy Mint issued a new 2018 design for the coin. The design shows Pegasus, the mythical horse, rearing up with his wings spread. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The attractive 38.6mm Proof coin has a maximum mintage of only 50,000 pieces.
Item BVI-PEGSIL18 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2018 PEGASUS SILVER PROOF $27.00


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BEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS UNA AND THE LION SILVER DOLLAR 

British Virgin Is. 1 Dollar 2019 Una and the lion, 1 troy ounce .999 silver coinUna and the Lion is one of the most beautiful, popular and expensive of all British coins.  The gold 5 Pound coin was struck for the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1839. The design, created by sculptor William Wyon, was based on Edmund Spenser’s poem Faerie Queene which tells the tale of Princess Una after St. George had slayed the dragon and rescued her. During the course of her travels, Una met a lion who was so mesmerized by her beauty he became her companion and protector.  On the coin Una was modeled after 19-year old Queen Victoria.  The Lion is a traditional symbol of Britain. The legend ‘DIEU ET MON DROIT’ meaning ‘God on my Right’ is the motto of the British monarchy.  The British Virgin Islands recreated this beautiful design on this 2019 dated 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver 1 Dollar coin to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.  The obverse features Queen Elizabeth, the great, great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.  The 38.6mm reverse frosted Brilliant Uncirculated coin has a mintage of only 50,000 pieces. It is an attractive coin, at an attractive price.
Item BVI-UNA BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2019 UNA & THE LION, BU $25.95




Canada 1958 British Columbia Silver Dollar KM55THE CANADIAN DEATH DOLLAR

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of British Columbia in 1958 the Canadian mint issued this silver dollar featuring a native totem pole.  The totem pole is a widely used by many native tribes of British Columbia. Unfortunately the designer used a death totem pole.  This created an uproar with the public, and the coin became known as the "Death Dollar".  A young portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The 36mm coin is struck in .800 fine silver and contains .6 troy ounces of silver. We offer this attractive silver dollar in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Item CA-DEATH CANADA 1 DOLLAR 1958 BRITSH COLUMBIA DEATH TOTEM KM55 BU $21.00



CANADIAN SILVER DOLLAR CELEBRATES PILE O'BONES

Canada Regina 1982 silver dollar KM133Pile O' Bones was the name of a hunters' camp located in central Canada.  It was so named because heaps of bones were left there from skinning and cutting buffalo.   In 1882 the Canadian Pacific Railroad came through, and it was renamed Regina, to honor Queen Victoria.  It was the administrative headquarters of the Northwest Territories from 1882 until 1905, when it became the capital of the newly formed province of Saskatchewan.  To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formal founding of the City of Regina, Canada issued a commemorative Proof silver dollar in 1982.  One side features the provincial capitol building and a cattle skull, which is an acknowledgement to the city's origin.  The other side features Queen Elizabeth.  The coin is 36mm in diameter and contains .3750 troy ounces of silver.  It comes in its original mint box and capsule.
Item CA-REGINA CANADA 1 DOLLAR 1982 REGINA KM133 SILVER PROOF IN BOX $13.50
Item CA-REGINAx5 5 of the above CANADA 1 DOLLAR 1982 REGINA KM133 SILVER PROOF $65.00


SILVER EIGHT DOLLAR COIN FROM CANADA FEATURES POLAR BEAR

Canada 8 Dollars 2013 Polar Bear, 1.5 troy ounce .9999 file silverCanada issued this silver 8 dollar coin in 2013.  The unusual denomination coin contains 1.5 troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.  The thick, 38mm coin depicts a polar bear walking on an ice flow on one side and Queen Elizabeth on the other.  It is an attractive, odd denomination coin.
CA-$8 CANADA 8 DOLLARS 2013, POLAR BEAR KM1535 BU  $59.50


CANADA 2015 SILVER 5 DOLLAR FIVE CHINESE BLESSINGS COIN

Canada 5 Dollars 2015 5 Chinese BlessingsThis intricately designed 2015 Canadian silver 5 Dollar coin features images representing the traditional five blessings of Chinese culture: a bat for happiness, a deer for career success, two cranes for long life, a magpie for joy, and the Chinese symbol for good fortune.  The obverse of the coin features Queen Elizabeth II. The 38mm coin is struck in .9999 fine silver.  Because most of the mintage was distributed in Asia, it has been difficult to American and European collectors to obtain this coin.
Item CA-BLESSINGS CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2015 5 CHINESE BLESSINGS, BU $33.00



OLD CAMBODIAN SILVER COIN

Cambodia silver 1 Fuang 1847 with Hamsa birdThis silver Fuang (1/8 Tical) was issued by the Kingdom of Cambodia about 1847.  The mythical Hamsa bird is pictured on this unusual, undated, uniface coin. The mythical Hamza bird represents knowledge, so the coin is both smart and lucky.  They were good skills for Cambodia to have at that time as both Vietnam and Thailand were trying to gain control the country through members of its royal family.  The hand-struck coin is approximately 13mm in diameter and is probably the least expensive South-East Asian silver coin of that era.
Item KH-FUANG CAMBODIA SILVER FUANG (circa 1847) KM32.2 Fine $7.50



RECENT SILVER COINS OF THE EAST CARIBBEAN STATES

2 Dollar silver coins of Anguilla, Antigua & Baruda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines:
The East Caribbean Central Bank recently issued coins for each of its member nations.  The tiny island nations all utilize a common currency called the Eastern Caribbean Dollar.  The Proof-like 1 troy ounce .999 fine, 39mm legal tender coins are denominated two Eastern Caribbean Dollars.  The coins have a common reverse depicting Queen Elizabeth within a wreath.  Each nation has a distinctive obverse reflecting a unique aspect of that country. Only 25,000 of each were minted.  Anguilla depicts a stylized lobster.  Antigua and Barbuda features a rum runner and his sailing ship.  Dominica shows a woman watching Boeing 314 Clipper "Flying Boat".  The design was derived from an old Pan-Am travel poster for Tahiti.  Grenada depicts divers exploring a shipwreck and coral reefs. The Montserrat coin incorporates the coat-of-arms of Montserrat along with portions of the British and American flags.  Montserrat is called "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants.   Because of volcanic activity the southern half of the island, including its former capital and main airport, have been abondened. St. Kitts & Nevis features a pellican and sail boats.  St. Lucia depicts two flamingos.  St. Vincent and The Grenadines depicts a a seaplane landing.  They are attractive coins from nations that rarely issue their own coins.
 Item ANGUILLA18 ANGUILLA 2 DOLLARS 2018 LOBSTER PROOFLIKE out
 Item ANTIGUA19 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 2 DOLLARS 2019 RUM RUNNER, PROOFLIKE OUT
 Item DOMINICA18 DOMININCA 2 DOLLARS 2018 FLYING BOAT, PROOFLIKE out
 Item GRENADA18 GRENADA 2 DOLLARS 2018 DIVERS, PROOFLIKE  out
 Item MONTSERRAT18 MONTSERRAT 2 DOLLARS 2018 COAT OF ARMS, PROOFLIKE $33.50
 Item ST.KITTS18 ST. KITTS & NEVIS 2 DOLLARS 2018 PELICAN, PROOFLIKE out
 Item ST.LUCIA18 ST. LUCIA 2 DOLLARS 2018 FLAMINGOS, PROOFLIKE out
 Item ST.VINCENT ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 2 DOLLARS 2018 SEA PLANE, PROOFLIKE out



2019 SILVER COINS OF DOMINICA AND GRENADA 

Dominica 2 Dollars 2019, 1 troy ounce .999 silver coinGrenada 2 Dollars 2019, 1 troy ounce .999 silver coinCommon obverse for East Caribbean silver 2 Dollar coins
The East Caribbean Central Bank recently issued 2019 dated coins for two of its member nations: Dominica and Grenada.  The Dominica issue features an airplane flying over a map of the island, flowers and a parrot.  The Grenada issue depicts a diver surrounded by a school of fish.  Granada is famous for its spectacular scuba diving, which includes gorgeous coral reefs and an underwater sculpture park.  The coins are denominated as 2 East Caribbean Dollars and are 39mm, 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver.  They utilize the standard East Caribbean Bank obverse which depicts Queen Elizabeth.   The coins have a mintage of 25,000 each and come in a protective capsule.
Item DOMINICA19 DOMINICA 2 DOLLARS 2019 AIRPLANE, 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU out More expected in a few weeks
Item GRENADA19 GRENADA 2 DOLLARS 2019 DIVER, 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU out More expected in a few weeks



WORLD WAR I SILVER COIN OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF FINLAND

Finland 25 Pennia 1915-1917 KM6.2This silver 25 Pennia struck by Finland was struck during World War I.  From 1809 to 1917 Finland was called the Grand Duchy of Finland.  The title Grand Duke of Finland was held by the Czar of Russia,  Though ruled by Russia, Finland  had a high degree of autonomy and its own coinage.  This 16mm silver coin is dated from 1915 to 1917.  The denomination and date within a wreath is on the reverse.  The obverse features the crowned Czarist double-headed eagle with the arms of Finland on its breast. The coin was struck by the Helsinki mint. An "S", for mintmaster, Isac Sundell is below the eagle.  Sundell, was quite a survivor.  He managed to hold his office for 35 years, from 1912 to 1947 through World War I, Finland's War of Independence, and World War II.
Item FI-25P FINLAND-GRAND DUCHY 25 PENNIA 1915-1917 KM6.2 XF  $5.00




FRENCH INDO-CHINA SILVER COIN FEATURE STATUE OF LIBERTY 

French Indo-China 10 Cents 1937 KM16.2 Seated Liberty, based on The Statue of Liberty, is featured on this attractive 1937 silver 10 Cents of French Indo-China.  In addition to the Statue of Liberty that France presented to the United States, France erected a smaller version in Hanoi the same year. The Hanoi statue was destroyed in 1945 by supporters of Ho Chi Minh.  The reverse of the coin includes the denomination and silver content of the coins.  The 10 Centimes contains 2.7 grams of .680 fine silver.  The attractive coin was designed by famed French sculptor and medalist Jean Auguste Barre.  French Indo-China later became the independent nations of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Item FIC-10C37C FRENCH INDO-CHINA 10 CENTS 1937 KM16.2 VF-XF $6.00



SCARCE SILVER COINS FROM STATES OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE

Common reverse of German States 5 MarkCommon reverse of German States 2 MarkThe German Empire, also called the Second Reich or the Kaiserreich, lasted from the unification of Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1871 until the abdication of Wilhelm II in 1918 when Germany was defeated in World War I.  The formerly independent German states were allowed to issue coins in denominations of 2 Marks or higher.  The coins were all struck to the same standards.  The 2 Mark was 28mm and contained .3215 troy ounces of silver, the 3 Mark was 33mm and contained .4823 ounces of silver, the 5 Mark was 38mm and contained .8037 troy ounces of silver.  The coins were all struck in .900 fine silver. Most had a common reverse featuring the crowned imperial German Eagle and a lettered edge "GOTT MIT UNS" (God with us).  The smaller states issued only a few coins, most with low mintages, marking special events.  Many coins were melted during World War I, the German Inflation and World War II, making them scarce today.



NEWBAVARIA COMMEMORATES 90th BIRTHDAY OF PRINCE REGENT LUITPOLD

Bavaria 2, 3 & 5 Mark 1911, 90th Borthday of Prince Regent Luitpold KM997-KM999Bavaria commemorated the 90th birthday of Prince Regent Luitpold with 2, 3 and 5 Mark coins in 1911.  All three coins have the same design featuring the bust of Luitpold.  Luitpold was the regent for Bavarian King Otto.  King Otto who was the younger brother of "The Mad" King Ludwig II.  On June 10, 1886 the Bavarian cabinet declared Ludwig unable to rule and appointed his uncle Luitpold as Regent.  Three days later Ludwig died under mysterious circumstances and Otto became king.  King Otto was never able to rule as he was immediately declared "melancholic" and Luitpold continued as regent.  It is unclear if Otto's problem was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from his service in the Franco-Prussian War, the ravages of Syphilis, an inherited disorder or if Luitpold and others just wanted him out of the way.  The King was kept locked up and there was no apparent effort to treat him. In 1912 Luitpold died and his son succeeded him as regent.
Item BAV-5M-LUITPOLD BAVARIA 5 MARK 1911 LUITPOLD 90th BIRTHDAY, KM999 UNC $160.00
Item BAV-3M-LUITPOLD BAVARIA 3 MARK 1911 LUITPOLD 90th BIRTHDAY, KM998 UNC $70.00
Item BAV-2M-LUITPOLD BAVARIA 2 MARK 1911 LUITPOLD 90th BIRTHDAY, KM997 UNC $65.00
Item BAV-SET3-LUITPOLD ABOVE 3 BAVARIAN COINS: 2, 3 & 5 MARK LUITPOLD 90th BIRTHDAY, KM997-999 UNC $275.00

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Includes German States, Kaiserreich, Weimar  and Federal Republic (West Germany) coins



OLD, UNCIRCULATED SILVER KREUZER OF WURTTEMBERG

Wurttemberg silver 1 Kreuzer KM612This silver 1 Kreuzer of the Kingdom Wurttemberg is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The small, attractive coin mintage is remarkably reasonably priced for its condition and low mintage.  Similar United States coins go for many times these prices.  The obverse of the 14mm coin depicts the arms of Wurttemberg, the reverse has the date and denomination within a wreath.  The coin was struck during the reign of Karl I, shortly before Wurttemberg became part of the German Empire in 1871.
Item WURT-1KR-68 WURTTEMBERG 1 KREUZER 1868, Mintage only 118,000 KM612 BU $25.00



FIRST SILVER COINS OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE

Germany 20 Pfennig coin KM5Germany 50 Pfennig coin KM6Germany 1 Mark coin 1873-1887 KM7
For most if its history Germany was little more than a loose collection of independent and semi-independent states.  The country was finally unified in 1871 under Prussian King Wilhelm I as emperor of Germany.  The first three silver coins of the German Empire were the 20 Pfennig, 50 Pfennig and 1 Mark.   The three coins had similar designs, with the denomination and date on the obverse and the crowned imperial German eagle on the reverse. The 20 Pfennig was struck for only five years, 1873 to 1877. Its small size, it was only 16mm, made it unpopular as it was easy to loose.   The 50 Pfennig was struck only three years, from 1875 to 1877 (and 1877 is rare).  It was also unpopular as it was easily confused with the copper-nickel 10 Pfennig which had the same reverse design, a similar obverse design, and was only 1mm different in size.  The 1 Mark was struck from 1873 until 1887, after which the reverse was revised with a larger imperial eagle. It was 24mm and contained .1606 troy ounces of silver. All three coins were struck in .900 fine silver. 
Item DE-1M GERMAN EMPIRE 1 MARK 1873-1887 KM7 VG-Fine $7.50
Item DE-50P GERMAN EMPIRE 50 PFENNIG 1875-1877 KM6 Fine-VF $12.50
Item DE-20P GERMAN EMPIRE 20 PFENNIG 1873-1876 KM5 VG $8.00



UNCIRCULATED WORLD WAR I SILVER COINS OF GERMANY Restocked Price Reduced

German Empire silver 1/2 & 1 Mark KM17 & KM14With Germany’s defeat in World War I, the German Empire, also known as the 2nd Reich, came to an end. This set includes the two last silver coins issued by the German Empire: the 1/2 Mark and 1 Mark issued during World War I. . Both feature the crowned Germanic Eagle on one side and the denomination on the other. The 1/2 Mark is about the size of a nickel, the 1 Mark is about the size of a quarter. Both are struck in .900 fine silver.  Because the silver coins were extensively hoarded during the war we can offer these coins in Uncirculated condition at a very reasonable price for mint state silver coins that are over a century old..   
Item DE-SSET2U GERMANY SILVER 1/2 & 1 MARK 1914-1918 KM17 & KM14 UNC. $25.00



 FIRST WEIMAR COMMEMORATIVE: 1000th YEAR OF THE RHINELAND  Restocked

Germany 5 Mark 1925 1000th Year of the Rhineland KM47This silver 5 Reichsmark commemorating the "1000th Year of the Rhineland" was issued by the Weimar Republic of Germany in 1925. It was the first commemorative coin ever issued by the national German government.  Previously only the various states issued commemoratives. .   After World War I France occupied large portions of the German Rhineland.  France finally began to withdraw from the Rhineland in 1925.  The coin marked the return of the Rhineland to German control by emphasizing the long historical connection between the Rhineland and the rest of Germany.   The 37mm silver coin depicts a knight with a Schwurhand (two-finger) salute holding a large shield depicting a Germanic Eagle.   The denomination within an oak wreath is on the reverse.  The coin has a lettered edge "EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT" which translates as "Unity and Justice and Freedom".  It was struck at the Berlin mint.  It is a popular and scarce commemorative coin.
Item DE-5M-RHINE GERMAN 5 MARK 1925A KM47 RHINELAND UNC. $175.00


NAZI GERMANY SILVER COINS

Nazi German silver 2 Reichsmark & 5 Reichsmark coins
These four silver coins serve as a memento of the horrors of the Third Reich. The 2 Reichsmark was issued from 1936 to 1939. It pictures Paul von Hindenburg on one side and an eagle holding a wreathed swastika on the other. It is 25mm in diameter and contains .1607 troy ounces of silver.  Nazi Germany used three different designs on their regular issue 5 Reichsmark coins. The first pictured the Potsdam Military Church, also called the Potsdam Garrison Church, on one side and an eagle and two small swastikas on the other. It was struck only from 1934 to 1935. The Church was built by Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I between 1730 and 1735. Adolf Hitler was sworn in a Chancellor of Germany by Paul von Hindenburg at the Church in 1933. It burned down in the fires caused by the Allied bombing in 1945. The second type was struck during only during the last part of 1935 and the first part of 1936. It pictured Paul von Hindenburg on one side and an eagle on the other. Starting in 1936 the Eagle reverse was replaced with an eagle holding a wreathed swastika, similar to the 2 Reichsmark. The Eagle and Swastika 5 Reichsmark was struck from 1936 to 1939. The silver 5 Reichsmark coins are each 29mm in diameter and contains .4016 troy ounces of silver. Because of the war, no Nazi silver coins were struck after 1939. Coins grade Very Fine.
Item DE-93 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 2 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 KM93 VF $12.00
Item DE-83 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 5 REICHSMARK MILITARY CHURCH 1934-35 KM83 VF $24.00
Item DE-86 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/EAGLE 1935-36 KM86 VF $19.00
Item DE-94 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 KM94 VF $25.00
Item DE-SSET4 SET OF ABOVE 4 NAZI GERMAN SILVER COINS $79.00

NEW2020 GREAT BRITAIN SILVER BRITANNIA

Great Britain 1 troy ounce silver Britannia 2020Britain issues the popular 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver coin called the Britannia on an annual basis.  The reverse features the helmeted figure of Britannia standing holding a trident and shield, her dress billowing in the wind.  The image of Britannia first appeared on the coins of Roman Emperor Hadrian in 119AD.  Since then it has appeared on numerous British coins.  The Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The 38.6mm coin has the nominal value of 2 Pounds.  The coins is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Item GB-BRIT20 GREAT BRITAIN 2 POUNDS 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER BRITTANIA 2020 BU $27.50



SILVER COINS OF THE KINGDOM OF ITALY

Italy silver 1 Lire Victor Emmanuel II 1863-67 KM5aItaly silver 5 Lire Victor Emmanuel II 1869-78 KM8Italy silver 1 Lire Umberto I 1884-1900 KM24
Italy was formally declared a Kingdom under King Victor Emmanuel II (Vittorio Emanuele II) of Sardinia in 1861. He decided to continue his title as Victor Emmanuel II instead of Victor Emmanuel I of Italy, thus Italy's first king is titled The Second.  His son, Umberto I, became king upon Victor Emmanuel's death in 1878.  Umberto added Italy's African colonies of Somalia and Eritrea, however, his forces were defeated in Ethiopia.  He was assassinated by an anarchist in 1900.   These silver coins of the first two kings of Italy have similar designs.  The obverse features the head of the king.  The reverse has the crowned emblem of Italy within a wreath.  These coins were all struck to the standards of the Latin Monetary Union, attempted to unify the currencies of Europe more than a century before the Euro was established.  The 1 Lire is 23mm, weighs 5 grams, is struck in .835 fine silver and contains .1342 troy ounces of silver.  The 5 Lire is 37mm, weighs 25 grams, is struck in .900 fine silver and contains .7234 troy ounces of silver. They are all historic silver coins of the Kingdom of Italy.
Item IT-VE2-1L ITALY 1 LIRA VICTOR EMMANUEL II, KM5a 1863-67 Good $6.00
Item IT-VE2-5L ITALY 5 LIRE VICTOR EMMANUEL II, KM8 1869-78 F-rim nicks $32.00
Item IT-UM-1L ITALY 1 LIRA UMBERTO I, KM24 1884-1900 Good-VG $6.00



SILVER 2 LIRE COINS OF THE KINGDOM OF ITALY

Italy 2 Lire 1863 Victor Emmanuel II, KM6a & KM16Italy 2 Lire Umberto IKM23Italy 2 Lire Umberto IKM23
The Kingdom of Italy was united by Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia in 1861.  From 1863 until the end of World War I Italy's coins were struck to the standards of the Latin Monetary Union. The 2 Lire is 27mm, weighs 10 grams, is struck in .835 fine silver and contains .2685 troy ounces of silver. The king of Italy is on the obverse.  The coins have a lettered edge which includes the letters "FERT" which is the motto for the House of Savoy.    Two types of 2 Lire were struck for Victor Emmanuel II with the same obverse but different reverses.  One type has the Arms of Savoy on the reverse, the other has the denomination and a wreath. Both are dated 1863. The coins of his son, Umberto I, has the star of Italy atop the arms of Savoy on the reverse. Victor Emmanuel III became king upon the assassination of his father Umberto in 1900.    His reign lasted 45 years, spanning both World War I and World War II.   He was an avid numismatist, which may explain why he issued such attractive coins.  The designs of his coins reflect that of ancient Italy.  From the World War I era we have this wonderful silver 2 Lire coins issued from 1914 to 1917.   The reverse features a quadriga (an ancient 4 horse carriage) pulling a helmeted woman holding an olive branch and a shield. The design is based on ancient silver coins of Sicily.  The obverse has the bust of King Victor Emmanuel III.  The coin was minted during World War I, from 1914 to 1917, after which  Italy ceased making silver 2 Lire coins. 
Item IT-VE2-ARMS-2L ITALY SILVER 2 LIRE VICTOR EMMANUEL II 1863 COAT OF ARMS KM6a VG-F $15.00
Item IT-VE2-DEN-2L ITALY SILVER 2 LIRE VICTOR EMMANUEL II 1863 DENOMINATION IN WREATH KM16 VG-F $15.00
Item IT-UM-2L ITALY SILVER 2 LIRE UMBERTO I 1881-87 KM23 VG-F $15.00
Item IT-VE3-2L ITALY SILVER 2 LIRE VICTOR EMMANUEL III 1914-1917 KM55 VF-XF $20.00





FASCIST ITALY SILVER COIN OF VICTOR EMMANUEL III 

Italy silver 5 Lire KM67 Victor Emmanuel IIIThis silver 5 Lire of Fascist Italy dates from 1927 to 1930.  King Victor Emmanuel III (Vittorio Emanuele III) is on the obverse.  An eagle and fasces, the emblem of Fascist Italy is on the reverse.  By 1927 Mussolini had turned Italy into a dictatorship and the king was largely a figure head. The 23mm coin weighs 5 grams and contains .1342 troy ounces of silver.  It is an  historic silver coin of Fascist Italy.
Item IT-VE3-5L ITALY SILVER 5 LIRE, 1927-30 KM67 VF $7.00

 
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SCARCE SILVER COIN OF THE KATHIRI STATE OF SEIYUN AND TARIM

Kathiri State of Seiyun & Tarim 12 Khumsi AH1315=1897AD KM216The Kathiri Sultans controlled the towns of Seiyun and Tarim in what is now Yemen. After losing much of their territory to rival tribes they agreed to become a British Protectorate. Seiyun was the capital, and Tarim is a major center of Islamic learning.  In 1897 they had this silver 12 Khumsi coins struck at the Heaton Mint for their territory.  The coin is all in Arabic, except for the Heaton mintmark and are dated AH1315.   12 Khumsi was equivalent to 1/10 Riyal. The coin is 18mm in diameter. It is a rarely seen coin from a now forgotten nation.
Item SEIYUN-12K KATHIRI STATE OF SEIYUN & TARIM 12 KHUMSI AH1315=1897AD KM216 F-VF $45.00



ATTRACTIVE OLD MEXICAN SILVER PESO

Mexico silver 1 Peso coin 1922-1945 KM455This silver Peso was the workhorse of the Mexican economy from 1920 until 1945.  It was during this period that Mexico recovered from the upheavals of the Mexican Revolution and went on to establish new political and economic institutions. One side features the Mexican eagle on a cactus eating a snake.  The numerals “0.7 20”, indicating the silver content of the coin (.720 fine silver) is on either side of the head of the eagle.  The other side has the denomination within a wreath and a rayed liberty cap above. The 34mm and contains .3857 troy ounces of silver.
Item MX-1P455 MEXICO SILVER 1 PESO 1922-1938 KM455 VF $13.50
Item MX-1P455X3 3 DIFFERENT DATES MEXICO 1 PESO 1922-1938 KM455 VF $39.75




1950's MEXICAN SILVER COIN SET  

Mexico set of 3 silver coins 25 & 50 Centavos & 1 Peso, KM4443, KM449, KM457In 1950 Mexico introduced three new silver coins: a 1 Peso, 50 Centavos and 25 Centavos.  The coins were struck in .300 fine silver. Unlike the previous Mexican silver coin, the coins do not display their weight and fineness, possibly because they had such a low silver content.  The 1 Peso features Morelos, one of the leaders of the Mexican War of Independence.  It was struck only for a single year: 1950.  The coin 32mm coin contains .1286 troy ounces of silver.  The 50 Centavo depicted the last Aztec Emperor: Cuauhtemoc.  The 26mm coin contains .064 troy ounces of silver.  It was struck only two years, 1950 and 1951.  The 25 Centavos was re-introduced for the first time since 1892.  The design was based on that of the 19th Century 25 Centavos, featuring the “balance of justice”.  The 21.5mm coin contained .032 troy ounces of silver. It was issued only four years from 1950 to 1953.  The reverse of the coins feature the Mexican Eagle eating a snake on the obverse. 
Item MX-SET50 MEXICO 25, 50 CENTAVOS & 1 PESO 1950-53 KM443, KM449 & KM457 VF-XF $9.50


NEWNIGER "FLIRT" SILVER COLOR COIN INCORPORATES A JEWEL

Niger 1000 Francs 2012 silver color coin with jewel KM21This sterling silver 1000 Francs coin of Niger includes a color image of "The Flirt" by Alphonse Mucha and a small heart-shaped amethyst gemstone.  The image, featuring a man and women in formal 19th century clothing, is from an Art Nouveau advertising poster created for Flirt Biscuits in France in 1899 by Mucha.   The inscription   "L'AMOUR NE VOIT PAS AVEC LES YEUX, MAIS AVEC L'ÂME" translates as "Love does not see with the eyes but with the soul".  The obverse includes the coat of arms of Niger and the denomination.  The 2012 dated coin is 38.61mm was minted by the Helvetic Mint in Switzerland.  It has a mintage of just 1000 pieces and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.  It is an unusual coin from a country that has produced few coins. 
Item NE-FLIRT NIGER SILVER 1000 FRANCS 2012 "THE FLIRT" KM21, PROOF-LIKE $69.50



RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ICEBREAKER ON ULTRA-HIGH RELIEF SILVER COIN

Niue silver 2 Dollars coin 2019, Russian Arktika class Nuclear powered IcebreakerThis impressive, ultra-high relief, 1 troy ounce silver 2 Dollar coin of Niue depicts a Russian Arktika class nuclear powered icebreaker. Russia is the only nation to have built nuclear icebreakers. The huge ships are designed to break through the polar ice along the Northern Sea Route, from the Barents Sea to Bering Strait, clearing the way for cargo and other ships.  The ships were the first surface vessels to North Pole.  Since 1989, some of the icebreakers have been used for Arctic tourist cruises. The 40mm .999 fine, 1 troy ounce silver coin had an authorized mintage of 999 pieces of which only 750 were struck. The coin has a satin-antique finish.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  I am not sure what the connection is between icebreakers and the tropical island of Niue, but it is a very nice coin with an attractive ship design. 
Item NU-ICE NIUE 2 DOLLARS 2015 NUCLEAR ICEBREAKER, ANTIQUE FINISH UNC $69.50



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



OLD POLISH SILVER COIN OF SIGISMUND III

Poland 3 Polker (1/24 Thaler) KM41 1620-1628This silver 3 Polker coins of Poland  issued by king Sigismund III Vasa is dated between about 1620 to 1628. Sigismund became king of Poland and Lithuania in 1587.  He was also king of Sweden from 1592 until he was deposed in 1599.  His efforts to unite Poland and Sweden caused sixty years of war between the two.  He invaded Russia in 1605, taking advantage of their Time of Troubles.  Despite occupying Moscow and proclaiming himself to be Czar, he was unable to control the country. His war in Russia continued until a peace treaty was finally signed in 1618.  It was during the later part of his reign that the 30 Years War started. The war was one of the most destructive conflicts in human history.   One side of the coin has the crowned arms of united Poland and Lithuania.  The other side features the number 24 within an orb, indicating the coin was worth 1/24th of a Thaler. On either side of the cross and orb are the last two digits of the date.  Sigismund did not feel it necessary to include the first two digits.
Item PL-3POLK POLAND 3 POLKER 1620-28 KM41 VG $12.00


SERBIA HONORS TESLA ON SILVER COINS

Serbia Silver Tesla coins - 2018 Alternating Current, Induction Motor, 2019 Remote Control, 2020 X-Rays
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).  Recently Serbia instituted a series of  100 Dinara coins honoring Tesla and his many inventions.  The 39mm coins each contain 1 troy ounce  and are struck by the Serbian Mint. The 2018 and 2019 issues are struck in .999 fine silver, the 2020 issue is .9999 fine silver.  The obverses of the coins depict Tesla.   The Serbian arms, weight, purity, silver content, date, denomination and one or more of his inventions are on the reverses.  I expect the series to be popular due to Tesla's fame and the automobile named in his honor.  The first two issues are sold out at the mint and at major distributors. We have a small quantity which we set aside.
   The first issue in the series is a 2018 coin honoring his contributions to the design of the alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.  The coin features one of Nikola Tesla’s greatest inventions: the Induction Motor.  Only 50,000 pieces were struck in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU).
   The second coin in the series is a 2019 dated coin commemorating 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 50,000 pieces.
    The third coini in the series is the 2020 dated piece  honoring 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 maximum mintage of 55,000 pieces.
Item RS-TESLA-AC-BU SERBIA 100 DINARA 2018 TESLA-ALTERNATING CURRENT-MOTOR BU $34.00
Item RS-TESLA-REMOTE-BU SERBIA 100 DINARA 2019 TESLA-REMOTE CONTROL BU OUT
Item RS-TESLA-XRAY-BU SERBIA 100 DINARA 2020 TESLA-X-RAYS BU OUT




SILVER SIAMESE COIN FEATURES 3-HEADED ELEPHANT

Thailand 1/4 Baht (Salung) Y43a 1917-1925King Rama VI (Vajiravudh) is on the obverse and Erawan, the mythological three-headed elephant, on the reverse of this silver Salung (1/4 Baht) of Siam (now Thailand). The 20.15mm, .500 fine coin was minted from 1917 to 1925.  Rama VI had a difficult time following up on the successful modernization reforms of his father King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).  His "Westernization" reforms included founding the first University in Thailand, introduction of Scouting in Thailand, introducing compulsory education, and having Thai's adopt last names (Previously only first names were used). Being a gifted writer he even invented last names for his citizens.
Item TH-SALUNG25 SIAM SILVER 1/4 BAHT (SALUNG) 1917-25 Y43a VG-Fine $5.00




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