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OLYMPIC, SOCCER & SPORTS COINS


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


AZTEC BALL PLAYER ON MEXICAN OLYMPIC SILVER COIN  Restocked 

Mexico 25 Pesos 1968 XIX Olympic Summer Games, KM465Mexico issued this silver 25 Pesos dated 1968 to celebrate the XIX Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City that year.  The coin depicts an Aztec or Mayan playing a Meso-American ball game called Ollamaliztli. Behind the player is the outline of the game court.  The game was played with a hard rubber ball that weighed as much as 9 pounds (4 kg.).  The ball was not allowed to touch the ground and was to be kept in play.  The goal was to knock the ball through one of two stone hoops without using hands. It rarely happened, so points could be scored or penalties given by other play as well.  It was a fast paced game in which players had to throw themselves against the surface of the court to keep the ball from hitting the ground. As might be expected injuries were common. The stakes were high due to extensive wagering (people would wager themselves or their children into slavery), and in some cases, the losing team would be sacrificed to the gods.  Beneath the ball player are the five interlocking Olympic rings.  The obverse features the Mexican eagle eating a snake.  The 38mm coin is struck in .720 fine silver and contains .5175 troy ounces of silver.
Item MX-25P MEXICO SILVER 25 PESOS 1968 OLYMPICS KM479 UNC. $19.95



LOW MINTAGE 1996 ATLANTA OLYMPIC PATTERN COINS FROM TANZANIA

Tanania 2000 Shilingi pattern coin reverse with corrected reverseObverse
BOXERS on COPPER Tanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.FEMALE HURDLER on ALUMINUM Tanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.DISCUS on GILT ALLOY Tanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.SPRINTER on BRASSTanzania 2000 Shilingi Atlanta Olympics pattern coin.
In the 1990's a firm in London named the International Currency Bureau, Ltd, commonly known as ICB , attempted to win contracts to issue coins for various third world nations.  They would design and strike a limited number of pattern coins for each country in hopes of winning a contract.  Though many of their issues were attractive, they were unable to win any major contracts.  After a few years they went bankrupt and were liquidated.  In 1996 ICB produced a number of pattern 2000 Shilingi coins for Tanzania. The coins all commemorated the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia, the Olympics Centenary and the 15th Anniversary of the Independence of Tanzania. The 38mm coins were struck in various metals, with both reeded and unreeded edges.   The reverse features various Olympic athletes.  The obverse featured the arms of Tanzania and the denomination. 100 of each variety of the  coins were struck.  We recently acquired a very limited number of these scarce and attractive pattern coins.  They are some of the scarcest 1996 Atlanta Olympic coins available! The coins are all denominated as 2000 Shillingi or 2000 Shilingi and are Proof.  Some of the brass issues may be be slightly toned.  Items are listed by the Bruce number as listed in the Unusual World Coins book.
Item TZ-X8b.2 BOXERS/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, PLAIN EDGE Br.X8e.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X8e.2 BOXERS/CORRECTED REVERSE, COPPER, PLAIN EDGE Br.X8e.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X9a.1 DISCUS/CORRECTED REVERSE, BRASS, REEDED Br.X9a.1 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X9b.1 DISCUS/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, REEDED Br.X9b.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X10b.2 HURDLER/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, Br.X10b.2 PLAIN EDGE (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X13b.2 SPRINTER/CORRECTED REVERSE, Gilt Alloy, PLAIN EDGE Br.X13b.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50
Item TZ-X13d.2 SPRINTER/CORRECTED REVERSE, ALUMINUM, PLAIN EDGE Br.X13d.2 (Mintage 100) $29.50




AUSTRALIA CELBRATES 2016 RIO OLYMPICS WITH COLORED COINS

Australia 2016 5 coin Olympics setAustalia 2 Dollars 2016 Paralympic games in Rio
Australia issued this set of five colored 2016 dated 2 Dollar coins to honor Australian Olympic team in Rio.  Each coin features a ring depicting one of the five colored Olympic colors: blue, black red, yellow and green.  The 32 Olympic sports are depicted around the rings of the five coins.  In the center of each ring is the logo of Australian Olympic Team which features a kangaroo, an emu and the Olympic rings.  The obverse of each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley of Queen Elizabeth II.  The five coins are housed in folder with a descriptive booklet.  We also have the 2016 Australia 2 Dollar game commemorating the Rio Paralympic games which features a multi-colored ring that makes up the wheel of a wheel-chair. The Paralympic coin was not included in the packaged set. 
Item AU-SETOLY AUSTRALIA SET OF FIVE 2 DOLLAR 2016 OLYMPIC COINS IN FOLDER, BU $35.00
Item AU-PARA16 AUSTRALIA 2 DOLLARS 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES, UNC. $6.00


Brazil 1 Real Rio Olympic 16 coin setBRAZIL RIO OLYMPIC COIN SET   

 Brazil released a series of circulating commemorative bi-metalic 1 Real coins to commemorate the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Sixteen  1 Real coins depicting various Olympic and Paralympic sports were released starting in 2014.  The four 2014 issues depict track, swimming, golf and the para-triathalon.  Eight coins were released in 2015 featuring basketball, swimming, rugby, Paralympic canoeing, soccer, volleyball, judo and Paralympic track.  Four 2016 coins have been released, depicting boxing, Paralympic mascot Tom, Olympic Mascot Vinicius and Paralympic swimming.   All the coins have a common reverse which includes the date, denomination and a motif from the Brazilian flag that features the Southern Cross constellation.    The 27mm bi-metallic coins have a stainless steel center and a bronze-plated steel outer ring.   All coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
 Item BR-SET16 BRAZIL SET OF 16 OLYMPIC 1 REAL COINS, 2014-2016, BU $65.00


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


SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC COMMEMORATIVE COMBINES NEW AND OLD

Russia 25 Rubles 2011 Sochi Winter Olympics
Russia issued these 25 Ruble coins to commemorate the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at  the Russian resort city of Sochi. The 27mm coin come sealed in a plastic holder.  This was the first Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.   The obverse of the coins all feature the triple-crowned imperial Russian Eagle with Saint George and the dragon on its breast, a design that originated in Czarist times.  Different reverses were used for each annual issue.  The 2011 features issue features the Sochi Olympic logo, which includes a web address ( sochi.ru ) and the Olympic ring against the mountains that are reflected on the sea.  It represents Sochi as a meeting point between the mountains and the sea.   It is the first coin that I know of that featured a web address in its design. 
Item RU-SOCHI11 RUSSIA 25 RUBLES 2011 SOCHI OLYMPICS - MOUNTAINS & SEA Y1298 BU $4.00


SOCCER COIN FROM THE CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC  Restocked

Congo Soccer coin 50 Centimes 2002 KM75 The Congo Democratic Republic issued  this 2002 dated aluminum 50 Centimes coin to honor the World Cup Soccer Championship.  The coin shows a player heading the ball on one side.  The other side features a standing lion.  .
Item CD-SOC CONGO 50 CENTIMES 2002 SOCCER COIN, KM75 BU $3.00




SCARCE SOCCER COINS FROM CAMEROON

Cameroon 1500 Francs Germany Soccer commemorative varities
To commemorate the 2006 World Cup Soccer Games in Germany, two versions of the 2006 nickel-plated iron 1500 Francs coins were issued by Cameroon.  The coins are quite similar.  They both depict a player kicking a ball into the Brandenburg Gate and a map of Africa on the obverse, and an elephant head and a map of Africa of the reverse.  The only difference between the two is that one version has a small Brandenburg Gate “privy mark” behind the player and the other does not.  The coins have a mintage of only 5000 pieces each.
Item CM29-NP CAMEROON 1500 FRANCS SOCCER KM29 WITHOUT “privy mark” UNC. $19.95
Item CM30-PRIV CAMEROON 1500 FRANCS SOCCER KM30 WITH “privy mark” UNC. $19.95
Item CM-BTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE BRANDENBURG SOCCER COINS, UNC. $35.00

HUNGARY 50 FORINT 2018 ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hungary 50 Forint 2018 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship coinHungary honored the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Division I Group A World Championship games held in Budapest April 22 to 28 on this 2018 circulating commemorative 50 Forint.  The reverse of the 27.4mm copper-nickel coin features a player taking a shot on the goal and the emblem of the Hungarian Ice Hockey Association.  The obverse features the denomination and the Budapest mintnmark.
Item HU-50FT-18HOCKEY HUNGARY 50 FORINT 2018, ICE HOCKEY UNC. $3.00


HUNGARY 50 FORINT 2017 FINA AQUATICS COMPETITION

Hungary 50 Forint commemorative coin 2017Hungary commemorated the 17th FINA (Fédération internationale de natation or International Swimming Federation) World Aquatics Championships held in Budapest July 14-30, 2017 on their 2017 commemorative 50 Forint.  The event brought 2000 swimmers and divers from throughout the world together for over two weeks of competitions in 75 events.  The 27.4mm copper-nickel coin depicts the FINA-Budapest logo on one side and the denomination on the other.
Item HU-50FT-17FINA HUNGARY 50 FORINT 2017, FINA AQUATICS COMPETITION UNC. $3.00



INDIA CELEBRATES THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

India 2 and 5 Rupees 2010 Commonwealth Games coinsIndia celebrated its hosting of the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi with these commemorative 2 and 5 Rupee coins.  One side features the logo of the Games, the other features the features three lions from the Pillar of Asoka.  The games drew 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competing in 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games ever.  It was also the most expensive costing over $2 billion, substantially above its original budget of $307 million.  Despite apprehension in the weeks leading up to the game due slow pace in completing the facilities the Games were well received and closed on a positive note
Item IN-GAMES2 INDIA COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2 & 5 RUPEES, 2010 UNC. $6.00




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