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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 $34.75
Item AU-50CMONK AUSTRALIA 50 CENTS 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1/2 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $19.00





BEAUTIFUL SILVER PROOF COINS FROM AUSTRIA

Austria 1965 silver proof 5 Schillings KM2889 and 10 Schillings KM2882These beautiful 1965 Austrian silver Proof coins reflect the nation's rich cultural heritage.  The 5 Schilling depicts a famed Lipizzaner stallion with rider. It is 23.5mm and contains .107 troy ounces of silver.  The 10 Schilling depicts a woman wearing a traditional "Golden Bonnet" from the Wachau region.  It is 26mm and contains .1543 troy ounces of silver.  Both coins are struck in .640 fine silver and have the Austrian shield on the back.
Item AT-SILVER AUSTRIA 5 & 10 SCHILLING 1965 KM2889 & KM2882 PROOF $9.50




SCARCE SILVER OLYMPIC COINS FROM BRAZIL

Brazil 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 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-BAND BRAZIL SILVER 5 REAIS 2015 OLYMPIC BEACH VOLLEYBALL / BAND PROOF $60.00



NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND 2021 SILVER PEGASUS

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





CANADA 1964 CHARLOTTETOWN SILVER DOLLAR Restocked

Canada 1964 silver dollar commemorating 100th anniversary of Charlottetown and Qubec conferencesCanada young head silver dollarCanada issued a circulating commemorative silver dollar in 1964 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences.  The conferences laid the groundwork for the establishment of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. The Charlottetown Conference was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in September 1864. Initially the conference was to discuss a union of the Maritime colonies, but was expanded to include the Province of Canada as well.  Britain encouraged the union, hoping the colonies would become less dependent on the Crown and provide for greater economic and military power for the region in light of the American Civil War.   A circus came to Charlottetown the same week, the first one to visit in over 20 years. Folks were much more interested in the circus than politics.  Workers left their jobs and folks from all over the island came into town which made accommodations difficult for the delegates.  A second conference was held in Quebec the following month.  The Quebec Conference created 72 Resolutions which laid the foundation for unifying the colonies.  The resolutions covered a wide range of issues, from governmental powers to building railroads.   The coin depicts young Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  The reverse features an emblem incorporating the French fleur-de-lis, the Irish shamrock, the Scottish thistle, and the English rose representing the main nationalities that settled Canada.   Around it is the legend "CHARLOTTETOWN • QUÉBEC", the dates "1864" and "1964".  The 36mm coin is struck in .800 fine silver and contains .6  troy ounces of silver.   The Brilliant Uncirculated coin comes sealed in its original mint holder. 
Item CA-CHARLOTTE CANADA 1 DOLLAR 1964 CHARLOTTETOWN-QUEBEC KM58 UNC. $24.00



BEAUTIFUL UNCIRCULATED CANADIAN VOYAGEUR SILVER DOLLARS

Canada silver dollar, Voyageur (canoe) reverseCanada young head silver dollar, KM54Canada tiara silver dollar, KM64
These beautiful Canadian silver dollars depicts a voyageur and an Indian paddling a canoe.  Voyageurs were 18th and early 19th century French Canadian fur transporters and traders.  They transported fur and goods over vast distances by canoe and would carry heavy loads across portages.  Their exploits have been celebrated in music and folklore.  This attractive Canadian Voyageur Dollar is struck in .800 fine silver and is 36mm in diameter. They contain .6 troy ounces of silver.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The coins struck before 1964 have the young head portrait of the Queen by Mary Gillick.  The 1965 and 1966 coins portray Arnold Machin's portrait of the Queen wearing a tiara.
Item CA-YOUNG$ CANADA 1 DOLLAR YOUNG HEAD 1959-63 KM54 UNC. $22.00
Item CA-TIARA$ CANADA 1 DOLLAR TIARA, 1965-66 KM64 UNC. $21.00


POPULAR 1965 & 1966 CANADA SILVER PROOF-LIKE SET

Canada 1965 mint set, obverseCanada 1965 mint set, reverse
This six-coin Proof-like from the Royal Canadian Mint includes the silver dollar, 50 cents, 25 cents and 10 cents struck in .800 fine silver, as well as the nickel 5 cents and bronze 1 cent.  The coins come were specially struck with a mirror-like surface and are in their original Royal Canadian Mint packaging.  The sets contain 1.11 troy ounces of silver. The sets were issued at the height of the 1960’s coin boom. This 1965 set featured the new Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth. And the U.S. mint had just stopped selling Proof sets, all of which sparked speculative interest in the sets.  Sales were by mail only and were limited to five sets per order.   Dealers, investors and collectors crowded the post offices nearest the mint in order to place multiple orders.  The sets sold out within a few hours and many orders were sent back.  We have this attractive and popular Proof-like set in their original mint packaging at a modest premium above their melt value. We  have a few  mint boxes of 5 Canadian Proof-like sets. Also available are 1966 Canadian Proof-like sets which had the same designs and were struck to the same standards as the 1965 sets.. 
Item CA-SET65 CANADA 1965 SIX COIN PROOF-LIKE SET KM-PL16 $35.00
Item CA-SET65x5  BOX OF 5 CANADA 1965 PROOF-LIKE SETS $170.00
Item CA-SET66 CANADA 1966 SIX COIN PROOF-LIKE SET KM-PL17 $35.00



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



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



NEWPOARCH CREEK INDIAN NATION 2007 SILVER DOLLAR 

Poarch Creek Indians silver dollar 2007This attractive 2007 Silver Dollar issued by the Sovereign Nation of Poarch Creek Indians, The Poarch Creek Indians are descendent of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around theIr reservation in Poarch, Alabama. They are the only federally recognized tribe in Alabama.   The coin features an Indian dancer and the tribal emblem on one side and an Indian on horseback on the other. The tribes claims the right to issue coins as a sovereign Indian nation. The Uncirculated coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 20,000 pieces.
Item CREEK07 POARCH CREEK INDIAN NATION SILVER DOLLAR 2007 DANCER UNC. $45.00



RECENT SILVER COINS OF THE EAST CARIBBEAN STATES

Antigua 1 troy oz. silver 2 Dollar coins 2020 depicting pirate shipGrenada 1 troy oz. silver 2 Dollar coins 2020 depicting octopusMontserrat 1 troy oz. silver 2 Dollar coins 2019 depicting Montserrat OrioleSt. Kitts & Nevis 1 troy oz. silver 2 Dollar coins 2020 Siege of Brimstone HillSt. Lucia 1 troy oz. silver 2 Dollar coins 2019 flamingosCommon 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 ANTIGUA20 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 2 DOLLARS 2020 PIRATE SHIP BU $39.50
 Item GRENADA20 GRENADA 2 DOLLARS 2020 OCTOPUS, BU out
 Item MONTSERRAT20 MONTSERRAT 2 DOLLARS 2020 MONTSERRAT ORIOLE BU out
Item ST.KITTS20 ST.KITTS & NEVIS 2 DOLLARS 2019 SIEGE OF BRIMSTONE HILL BU out
Item ST.LUCIA19 ST. LUCIA 2 DOLLARS 2019 FLAMINGOS, BU $39.50



NEWHISTORIC COINS ON SILVER FRENCH 10 EURO COINS

France silver 10 Euros coins 2019: Dagpbert. William the Conqueror, 100 Years War, Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Common reverse
Historic coins of France, representing key episodes in French history, are featured on the obverses of these Briilliant Uncirculated 2019 silver French 10 Euro coins. The 31mm coins are struck in .333 fine silver and come in a descriptive folder written in French.  The reverses all include the date, the denomination within an oak a laurel branch, and a series of lines representing France's hexagonal shape.  The Dagobert coin depicts a Merovingian gold Triens.  Dagobert was the King of all Franks from 629 to 634.  He made Paris his capital and is noted as being one of the greatest Frankish kings.  The William the Conqueror coin features a silver Denarius of Richard II, Duke of Normandy, grandfather of William the Conqueror. Richard II is the first to include his title of duke on his coins. Richard was known as Richard the Good for his rule of Normandy from 963 to 1026.  The Hundred Years War is represented by a gold Franc of King John II the Good.  The coin depicting the King on horseback.  When John came to power France faced several disasters: the Black Death, which killed nearly half of its population; numerous popular revolts, bands of soldiers who plundered the country and an on-going war with England, which resulted in his capture by the English at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356.  He created the gold Franc to help stabilize the economy and pay his enormous ransom.  The Louis XIV coin modeled after a silver 1/4 Ecu.  Louis, known as The Sun King, reigned over 72 years. During his long reign France emerged Europe's cultural center and the leading European power.   Louis XVI is represented by a 1791 silver 30 Sol coin, issued while France was under a constitutional monarchy in the early period of the French Revolution.  Unlike earlier coins, the inscriptions are in French rather than Latin and his title is "King of the French".  The following year the monarchy would be abolished. The coins were struck at the Paris Mint, which has been minting coins since 864AD.  
Item FR-DAGO FRANCE SILVER 10 EUROS 2019 DAGOBERT BU $25.00
Item FR-WILL FRANCE SILVER 10 EUROS 2019 WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR BU $25.00
Item FR-100 FRANCE SILVER 10 EUROS 2019 100 YEARS WAR BU $25.00
Item FR-LOUIS14 FRANCE SILVER 10 EUROS 2019 LOUIS XIV BU $25.00
Item FR-LOUIS16 FRANCE SILVER 10 EUROS 2019 LOUIS XVI BU $25.00
Item FR-10E-ALL ABOVE 5 FRENCH 10 EUROS 2019 BU $119.75




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.


NEWHESSE-DARMSTADT COMMEMORATES PHILIP THE MAGNANIMOUS

NEWHesse-Darmstade 2 Mark 1914 Philip the MagnanimousThe German Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt commemorated the 400th anniversary of the birth of Philip the Magnanimous with this silver 1904 2 Mark coin. It portrays the busts of Philip and Ernst Ludwig, who was the current Grand Duke of Hesse.  Below the busts is the date of Philip's birth, November 13, and the years 1504 - 1904.  At age 17, Phillip met Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms. He became a strong supporter of the Protestant Reformation.  Martin Luther did not approve of Philip's lifestyle however, stating that he lived "constantly in a state of adultery and fornication", which was probably true given that he had two wives. Promiscuity seems to have run in the family.  Ernst Ludwig was the grandson of Queen Victoria.   His first marriage to his first cousin, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, turned out badly.  Though they were famous for their parties for their young friends (anyone over 30 was too old), they did not get along well.  They would have loud, physical arguments. She went on to spend vast sums in expenses and at the card-tables in Monte Carlo. He was homosexual and it was said that "no boy was safe, from the stable hands to the kitchen help. He slept quite openly with them all."  Victoria did not approve of divorce, so they remained married until shortly after Victoria died in 1901.  The 28mm coin is struck .900 fine silver and contains .3215 troy ounces of silver. The reverse features the crowned imperial German eagle.   It has a mintage of only 100,000 pieces and is one of the few coins issued by Hesse-Darmstadt after the unification of Germany.
Item HESSE-2M-PHIL HESSE-DARMSTADT 2 MARK 1904 PHILIP THE MAGNANIMOUS KM372 UNC. $99.00


BAVARIA 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 out

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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 $8.00
Item DE-50P GERMAN EMPIRE 50 PFENNIG 1875-1877 KM6 Fine-VF $12.00
Item DE-20P GERMAN EMPIRE 20 PFENNIG 1873-1876 KM5 VG out


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 $13.00
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 $20.00
Item DE-94 NAZI GERMANY SILVER 5 REICHSMARK HINDENBURG/SWASTIKA 1936-39 KM94 VF $28.00
Item DE-SSET4 SET OF ABOVE 4 NAZI GERMAN SILVER COINS $82.00

NEW2017 SILVER LEOPARD FROM GHANA

Ghana 5 Cedis 2017 Leopard 1 ounce silver coinA crouching leopard hidden in the grass and ready to pounce, is featured on this attractive 2017 1 troy ounce  .999 fine silver 5 Cedi of Ghana.  The obverse features an unusual leopard skin pattern embedded behind the bust of Queen Elizabeth II.  The 38.6mm coin has a mintage of only 50,000 pieces and comes in a plastic capsule. 
Item GH-LEOPARD GHANA 5 CEDIS 2017 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER LEOPARD, BU $36.00




NEW2021 SILVER BRITANNIA

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




OLD SILVER COINS OF THE KINGDOM OF ITALY

Italy silver 1 Lire Victor Emmanuel II 1863-67 KM5aItaly 2 Lire 1863 Victor Emmanuel II, KM6a & KM16Italy silver 1 Lire Umberto I 1884-1900 KM24Italy 2 Lire Umberto IKM23
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 of the 1 Lire coins have the crowned Arms of Savoy within a wreath.  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.   These coins were all struck to the standards of the Latin Monetary Union,  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 2 Lire is  27mm, weighs 10 Grams, is struck in .835 fine silver and contains .2685 troy ounces of silver. 
Item IT-VE2-1L ITALY 1 LIRA VICTOR EMMANUEL II, KM5a 1863-67 Good $6.00
Item IT-UM-1L ITALY 1 LIRA UMBERTO I, KM24 1884-1900 Good-VG $6.00
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


FASCIST ITALY SILVER COIN OF VICTOR EMMANUEL III Restocked

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 figurehead. 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 $10.00

 

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JAPAN SILVER 1000 YEN 1964 OLYMPIC COIN  Restocked

Japan 1000 Yen 1964 Olympics Y80Mount Fuji is featured on this attractive 1964 silver 1000 Yen coin.  The coin was issued to commemorate the Olympic Games that were held in Tokyo that year.  The reverse includes the denomination and the Olympic rings flanked by cherry blossoms. The coin is dated Year 39 of the Showa era, which corresponds to 1964.  With the Olympics returning to Tokyo, hopefully in 2021, it is expected that there will be an increased demand for this beautiful coin. The 35mm coin contains .5948 troy ounces of silver.
Item JP-1000Y-64 JAPAN 1000 YEN 1964 OLYMPICS Y80 UNC $39.75






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



SCARCE 2020 MEXICAN 1 OUNCE SILVER LIBERTAD  Restocked

Mexico 2020 1 troy ounce silver LibertadDue to COVID-19 shutdowns, production of the 2020 1 ounce silver Mexican Libertad is far less than previous years.  Many distributors were unable to get their regular supplies or quickly sold out.   We were able to get a small quantity of these popular but scarce coins.  On one side of the coin is the Victory Angel that is on the top of the Mexican Independence monument in Mexico City.   In the background are the Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. The gold-plated statue is 22 feet (6.7 meters) high and weighs 7 tons (6350 kg.).  The other side depicts the historical coats-of-arms of Mexico, with the current arms in the center.  It is interesting to see the progression of the design over time.  The 40mm Brilliant Uncirculated coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
Item MX-LIBT20 MEXICO 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER LIBERTAD BU $49.50



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



UNITED STATES SILVER PESO FOR THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines silver Peso 1907-1909 KM172The United States gained the Philippines in 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War.  To provide for the commerce in the new colony, the San Francisco Mint struck these attractive silver Pesos.  One side of the coin has the United States arms with an eagle; the other shows a woman in front of a volcano.  The coins date from 1907 to 1909 and were struck at the San Francisco mint. The "S" mintmark appears next to the date.   This is an excellent opportunity to get one of these historic silver coins from America's brief colonial empire.
Item PH-1P-ANY PHILIPPINES 1 PESO 1907-09 KM172 F-VF-cleaned, date our choice. $29.50
Item PH-1P-07 PHILIPPINES 1 PESO 1907 KM172 F-VF-cleaned $29.75
Item PH-1P-09 PHILIPPINES 1 PESO 1908 KM172 F-VF-cleaned $29.75
Item PH-1P-09 PHILIPPINES 1 PESO 1909 KM172 F-VF-cleaned $32.00




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





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

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



NEW2021 SAMOA ALPHA & OMEGA JESUS 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER COIN

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



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



NEWSHAWNEE NATION 2008 SILVER DOLLAR


Shawnee Nation silver dollar 2008 Battle of Point Pleasant.The Sovereign Nation of the Shawnee Tribe issued this silver dollar in 2008 to commemorate the Battle of Point Pleasant.  The battle was fought on October 10, 1774 between the Virginia Militia and a coalition of the Shawnee and Mingo Tribes near Point Pleasant, West Virginia.  The Indians defeat resulted in the opening of the Ohio River Valley to British and American settlers. The coin depicts a Shawnee warrior on horseback on one side and the emblem of the Shawnee nation on the other.   The Uncirculated coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 50,000 pieces.
Item SHAWNEE08 SHAWNEE 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER DOLLAR 2008 KM26 UNC. $45.00





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



2021 SOUTH AFRICA 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KRUGERRAND Restocked

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




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