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COINS WITH A TRANSPORTATION THEME

COINS OF BASSAS DA INDIA FEATURES FRENCH SAILING SHIPS

Bassas da India 100 Franc coin, 2012 pictures sailing ship La CouronneBassas da India 200 Francs 2012 pictures sailing ship Le Soleil Royal (1669)Bassas da India 500 Francs 2012 depicts sailing shiip Formidable
Bassas da India is an uninhabited atoll about halfway between Madagascar and Mozambique. It is a French possession that is also claimed by Madagascar. The island is the site of numerous shipwrecks and is popular with divers. It recently issued three 2012 dated coins, each featuring a famous French warship. The 30mm brass 100 Francs depicts the galleon La Couronne on the other. La Couronne was France’s first Man of War. The ship, built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1636, carried 68 heavy cannons. The 22mm bi-metallic 200 Franc features the frigate Le Soleil Royal (The Royal Sun). Launched in 1669, the 104 gun ship was a powerful and beautifully decorated vessel was a symbol of the power of Louis XIV. The ship was destroyed by a joint British and Dutch force in 1692. The 28.5mm bi-metallic 500 Francs pictures the battleship Formidable. Launched in 1751, the ship took part in the Canadian campaign of 1755. She was captured by the British in 1759 in the Battle of Quiberon Bay, off the coast of France and became the HMS Formidable in the Royal Navy. In 1768 she was dismantled. The reverse of the coins picture the arms of the island which feature two dolphins and a seahorse. All three coins are Uncirculated.
Item BAS-INDIA-100F BASSAS DA INDIA 100 FRANCS 2012 UNC. out
Item BAS-INDIA-200F BASSAS DA INDIA 200 FRANCS 2012 UNC. $22.00
Item BAS-INDIA-500F BASSAS DA INDIA 500 FRANCS 2012 UNC. $24.00


NewSHACKLETON'S SHIPS

British Antarctic Territory 50 Pence 2022 depicting Shackleton's sailing ship EnduranceSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 50 Pence 2022 depicting Shackleton's schooner-rigged steamship Quest
British Antarctic Territory and South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands each issued a 2022 dated 50 Pence coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of British Antarctic Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.  The Endurance trapped in sea-ice is featured on the British Antarctic Territory 50 Pence.  In 1914 Shackleton and a crew of 27 sailed for the Antarctic on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.  The sailing ship became trapped in sea-ice on January 19, 1915 and drifted for months before being abandoned and sinking.  The exhausted crew eventually made it to Elephant Island, 346 miles (557km) from where the ship was abandoned.  From there Shackleton navigated an open lifeboat across 800 miles (1300km) of treacherous ocean to South Georgia, then hiked across the island to a whaling station, arriving on May 20, 1916 where he was able to finally obtain help.  His remaining crew were rescued from Elephant Island on August 30, 1916.  In 1921 Shackleton began another Antarctic expedition, this time using the schooner-rigged steamship the Quest.  The crew included members of his previous expedition. Unfortunately, Shackleton died of a heart attack aboard the vessel on January 5, 1922, the day after reaching Grytviken, South Georgia.  The ship is pictured on this 50 Pence coin of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.   Both coins are seven-sided, 27.3mm copper-nickel with a "diamond finish" and have a limited mintage of just 2,750 pieces each.  The coins come in presentation cards.
Item BAT-END BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 50 PENCE 2022 ENDURANCE BU $19.95
Item SGA-QST SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND 50 PENCE 2022 QUEST BU $19.95



CUTTY SARK ON 2021 GOLD, SILVER & COPPER-NICKEL COINS

British Indian Ocean Territory 2021 Gold 1/64 RoyallBritish Indian Ocean 2021 Cutty Sark 1 Royal in silver and copper-nickelObverse of British Indian Ocean Territory 2021 coins depictg Queen Elizabeth II
The British Indian Ocean Territory honored the ship Cutty Sark on 2021 gold, silver and copper-nickel coins.  All three have similar designs featuring the famed ship under full sail on the reverse and Queen Elizabeth on the obverses. The 11mm gold coin contains a half gram of 24 carat gold.  It has a reverse frosted Proof finish and comes in a red presentation box with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.  Only 69 gold coins were struck with the reverse frosted Proof.  It is denominated as 1/64 Royal.  The 38.6mm reverse frosted 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver 1 Royal has mintage of 10,000 pieces.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel 1 Royal has a mintage of only 4,750 pieces.  The Cutty Sark was one of the last, fastest and most famous British Tea Clipper Ships ever built. She was launched in 1869, the same year the Suez Canal was opened.  Though steam ships had much higher fuel costs, they proved more reliable, had lower insurance costs, and had a substantially shorter journey by using the Suez Canal, which was not suitable for sailing ships. The Cutty Sark sailed just eight tea trips from China before being moved to the Australia wool trade, then to other cargos. By 1922 she was the last clipper ship operating in the world.  Today she is a popular museum ship in permanent dry dock in Greenwich, England.
Item BIOT-CUTTY-GOLD BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY GOLD 1/64 ROYAL CUTTY SARK 2021 REVERSE FROSTED PROOF OUT
Item BIOT-CUTTY-SILVER BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY SILVER 1 ROYAL CUTTY SARK 2021 REVERSE FROSTED BU OUT
Item BIOT-CUTTY-CN BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY COPPER-NICKEL 1 ROYAL CUTTY SARK 2021 BU $14.00


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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CELEBRATES SAILING SHIPS

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar coins featuring famous sailing shipsCommon obverse of the British Virgin Islands 2022 ship coins
The British Virgin Islands issued a series of six coins depicting famous sailing ships that had some connection with the British Virgin Islands.  The 2022 dated 1 Dollar coins are 28.4mm and are struck in virenium (a gold colored alloy). Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The coins come in capsules and have a mintage of only 1950 pieces each. 
Item BVI-MARIA BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2022 SANTA MARIA BU $15.00
Item BVI-HIND21 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2022 GOLDEN HIND BU $15.00
Item BVI-ASTREA BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2022 HMS ASTREA BU $15.00
Item BVI-ROHNE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2022 RMS ROHNE BU $15.00
Item BVI-NYMPH BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2022 HMS NYMPH BU $15.00
Item BVI-FORM BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2022 HMS FORMIDABLE BU $15.00
Item BVI-SHIPSET ALL 6 OF THE ABOVE BRITISH VIRGIN IS. SHIP COINS, BU $85.00




NEWGIBRALTAR 50 PENCE DEPICTS LASER SAIL BOAT

Gibraltar 50 Pence coin 2019 Island GamesThis circulating commemorative Gibraltar 50 Pence was issued for the 2019 Island games which were held in Gibraltar from July 6 to 12.  The games were attended by some 2000 athletes from 24 island territories and nations from around the world competing in 14 sports.  The seven-sided copper-nickel coin depicts a stylized image of a Laser sail boat and sailor.
Item GI-50P-GAMES GIBRALTAR 50 PENCE 2019AC ISLAND GAMES UNC. $5.00




New AIRPLANE AND HYDROFOIL ON CANADIAN ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DOLLARS

Canada 1 Dollar 2022 175th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELLCanada issued both colored and uncolored versions of their 20220 circulating 1 Dollar coin commemorating the 175th anniversary of the birth of inventor Alexander Graham Bell.  Though Bell is most remembered for his invention of the telephone, he also did groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics.  His work with hydrofoils and aeronautics were done in his later years in Canada. This is reflected in the design of the coins, which feature a portrait of Bell in his later years, his signature, schematic illustrations of the Silver Dart - the first aircraft to achieve controlled powered flight in Canada in 1909, and his HD-4 hydrofoil, which in 1919 set world marine speed record of 70.86 miles per hour (114.04 kph), a record which stood for ten years.  Both events took place at Nova Scotia’s Bras d’Or Lake.  The lake is represented by wave lines on the uncolored con and blue on the colored version.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse
Item CA-COL-BELL CANADA 1 DOLLAR 2022 ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, COLOR VERSION, BU $5.00
Item CA-REG-BELL CANADA 1 DOLLAR 2022 ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, UNCOLORED VERSION, BU $5.00
Item CA-BOTH-BELL BOTH OF THE ABOVE CANADA 1 DOLLAR 2022 ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL BU $9.50




CANADA CELEBRATES BLUENOSE WITH 2021 DIMES

Camada 10 Cents 2021, set of 3 commemorating 100th anniversary of schooner BluenoseObverse of Canada 10 Cents 2021Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the schooner Bluenose with three 2021 dimes.  Bluenose was launched as a fishing and racing schooner in 1921.  Bluenose had long been a nickname for Nova Scotians.  The ship repeatedly won the International Fisherman's Cup and other important competitions.   In 1937, when she was at the height of her fame, she was placed on the reverse of the Canadian dime.  It was the year she won her final race.  Fishing schooners were replaced by motorized trawlers.  Bluenose was motorized and in 1942 was stripped of her masts and rigging and converted to a costal freighter working in the Caribbean.  In 1946, while carrying a load of bananas, she struck a reef in Haiti and was abandoned.  The three versions of the 2021 Bluenose dime include one with the traditional design with the dates 1921 2021, one with an updated version showing the ship cutting through the waves, and a colorized version showing the ship cutting through the waves. All three have the Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item CA-BLUE SET OF 3 CANADA 2021 BLUENOSE 10 CENTS, BU $3.00






BEAUTIFUL UNCIRCULATED CANADIAN VOYAGEUR SILVER DOLLAR

Canada silver dollar, Voyageur (canoe) reverseCanada 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 1965 and 1966 coins portray Arnold Machin's portrait of the Queen wearing a tiara.
Item CA-TIARA$ CANADA 1 DOLLAR TIARA, 1965-66 KM64 UNC. $20.00



New2023 HANKO COIN FEATURES POLIKARPOV I-15 BI-PLANE

Hanko 50 Markka 2023 pictues Polikarpov I-15 Bi-planeA Russian Polikarpov I-15 bi-plane fighter is featured on this unofficial 2023 dated 50 Markka coin of Hanko (Hango). The plane was used between 1939 and 1944 in the two wars between Finland and the Soviet Union. The Hanko peninsula is the southernmost point of mainland Finland and is the home of the port and city of Hanko.  During the 19th and early 20th centuries while Finland was under Russian control, Hanko was the port of choice for emigrants leaving Finland for a new life in North America and a popular resort of Russian nobility.  After the 1939 Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, Finland was forced to lease the peninsula to Russia for 30 years as a naval base.  Finland regained control of the peninsula in 1941 during the second Soviet-Finnish war.   The obverse of the coin depicts the heraldic Finnish lion.   The Proof silver-plated brass coin has a mintage of only 125 pieces.
Item HANKO HANKO 50 MARKKA 2023 PROOF $22.00


JAPAN MULTI-COLORED SILVER EARTHQUAKE RELIEF COINS 

Japan silver multi-color 1000 Yen Great East Japan Earthquake Relief 2015: Boat and Origami Crane
Japan issued these two multi-colored silver 1000 Yen coins in 2015 to help raise funds for the rebuilding effort after the Great East Japan Earthquake, also called the Tohoku Earthquake which occurred March 3, 2011.  The magnitude 9.1 earthquake was the largest ever recorded in Japan.  The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that may have reached heights over 130 feet (40.5m), traveled up to 6 miles (10km.) inland and led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.   As of 2015, when the coins were issued, almost a quarter of a million people were still displaced from their homes.  The first coin depicts a fishing boat with numerous flags and banners coming to the rescue.  Ears of rice are to the left It has a mintage of 60,000.   The second coin features an origami paper crane flying over the reconstruction zone.  It has a mintage of only 40,000.  Both coins have the same reverse depicting a tree and birds in flight.  The legend translates as "Let's do our best Japan".  The coins are dated Heisei ear year 27, which corresponds to 2015AD.  They are 40mm and contain 1 troy ounce of .999 silver and come in their original boxes with Certificates of Authenticity..
Item JP-BOAT JAPAN 1000 YEN 2015 BOAT Y242 PROOF $75.00
Item JP-CRANE JAPAN 1000 YEN 2015 CRANE Y243 PROOF $75.00


NEWMEXICO CELEBRATES 500th ANNIVERSARY OF VERACRUZ

Mexico 20 Pesos 12-sided bi-metallic coin, 2019 500th Anniversary of VeracruzMexico commemorated the 500th anniversary of the founding of the port and city of Veracruz with this 2019 dated this 12-sided, 30mm, bi-metallic 20 Peso coin.  The city was founded in 1519 by Hernando (Hernan) Cortes prior to conquering the Aztec Empire. The coin depicts a 16th century sailing ship, the Old Municipal Palace and a latent image with the numeral "20".  The obverse of the coin depicts the Mexican eagle and snake coat-of-arms.
Item MX-20P-VERACRUZ19 MEXICO 20 PESOS 2019 VERACRUZ KM991 UNC. $7.00




NEWBICENTENNIAL OF THE MEXICAN NAVY

Mexico 20 Pesos 12-sided bi-metallic coin, 2021 Bicentennial of NavyMexico celebrated the 200th anniversary of their Navy with this 12-sided, 30mm, bi-metallic 20 Peso coin.  The coin depicts the schooner Iguala which in 1822 was the first ship to hoist the Mexican flag. Also depicted is Lieutenant Josť Antonio de Medina Miranda, who was the first commander of what is now the Mexican Navy; and the long range ocean patrol ship Patrulla which was launched in 2018. Above is a latent image of an anchor.   Below are the dates "1821" "2021" separated by the denomination.  The obverse of the coin depicts the Mexican eagle and snake coat-of-arms.
Item MX-20P-NAVY21 MEXICO 20 PESOS 2021 NAVY BICENTENNIAL KM1000 UNC. $7.00



BRITISH HEROES COINS INCLUDE MULTI-COLORED BRITISH FLAG Wholesale prices available to dealers

British Heroes coin set from Tristan da CunhaCommon obverse to British Heroes coins feature Queen Elizabeth
Heroes of Great Britain are featured this five coin set from the tiny British possession of Tristan da Cunha.  Each of the five gold-plated 38.6mm 1 Crown coins includes an embedded red, white and blue Union Jack of the United Kingdom. The 5 coin set contains a coin featuring “The Lone Soldier”, a memorial to the fallen.  Battle of Britain pilots Douglas Badar and Keith Parks, along with their airplanes, are each featured on their own coin.  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, along with World War II aircraft is on the fourth coin.  Horatio Nelson, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his ship, is on the fifth coin.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of each of the 2010 dated coins. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item TDC-HEROES TRISTAN DA CUNHA 5 COIN BRITISH HEROES SET, BU $39.50





UKRAINE CELEBRATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS NAVY

Ukarine 10 Hryven 100th ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINE NAVY COINUkraine celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Navy with this 2018 10 Hryven coin, which is impressive for a country that only gained independence 31 years ago.  The Ukrainian Navy traces is founding to April 18, 1918. The commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, sensing the mood of the majority of the Ukrainian seaman, officially proclaimed the entire fleet in Crimea to be under control of the Ukrainian National Congress  and raised the Ukrainian flag.  In 1921 it was merged into the Soviet Navy.  It was re-established after Ukraine gained its independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.  It lost most of its ships and its headquarters in Sevastopol when Russia invaded Crimea in 2014.  The obverse of the 30mm copper-nickel-zinc coin includes the Ukraine Naval Flag, the outline of a warship and the Ukraine national emblem.  The reverse features the number "100" incorporating naval insignia atop stylized waves.
Item UA-10H18-NAVY UKRAINE 10 HRYVEN 2018 100th ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINE NAVY UNC. $5.00



New2022 UKRAINE COINS HONORS MILITARY

Ukraine 10 Hryven 2022 Commemoratives: Special Ops, Navy and Territorial Defense Force
Ukraine released three 2022 dated 10 Hryven coins honoring their military which is fighting against the Russian invasion.  A 33mm coin honoring the Special Operations Forces depicts the emblem of the forces on one side and a Special Ops soldier on the other.  Behind the soldier is an outline of Svyatoslav the Brave with a sword and a shield. Svyatoslav ruled Kievan Rus from 945 until he was killed in an ambush in 972.  Another 33mm coin honors the Navy.  One side depicts three naval ships and a map of southern Ukraine and Crimea, which is currently ruled by Russia.  The other side features the emblem of the Navy.  The third is a 23.5mm 10 Hryven honoring the Territorial Defense Force.  Male and female soldiers with guns and the force's emblem are on one side of the coin.  The other side features the denomination and the small Ukrainian coat of arms.
Item UA-10H-SET22 UKRAINE SET OF 3 2022 10 HRYVEN ARMED FORCES COINS, UNC. $9.75



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