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COINS WITH A TRANSPORTATION THEME

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



FRANCIS DRAKE & THE GOLDEN HIND ON BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND DOLLAR

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2004 Francis Drake & Golden Hind KM265Sir Francis Drake set off in December of 1577 aboard The Golden Hind what would be an epic three-year around the world voyage.  The voyage was intended for both exploration and attacking of Spanish ships and ports.  His raids on Spanish ships were so successful that the Queen Elizabeth's share of half of the treasure was more than enough to pay off England's national debt and still have a substantial sum left over.  The name Golden Hind refers to the female Red Deer that was on the crest of one of the patrons of the voyage: Sir Christopher Hatton.  This 2004 Dollar of the British Virgin Islands depicts Drake, his ship and a map of the British Virgin Islands. The map includes St. John, which is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands!  Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.  The copper-nickel coin is 38.6mm in diameter.
Item BVI-1D04-DRAKE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2004 GOLDEN HIND KM265 BU $10.00




NewBRITISH 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



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



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



NEWVIKINGS ON COIN OF HAFRSFJORD

Hafrsfjord 50 Kroner 2022Viking chief Harald Fairhair united the small disparate kingdoms of Norway into a single realm at the Battle of Hafrsfjord, making him the first king of Norway.  The battle is believed to have taken place sometime between about 872 and 885AD.  The obverse of this 2022 50 Kroner coin of Hafrsfjord features Harald with a battle and the Swords in Stone monument in Hafrsfjord that commemorates the battle.  Above the swords is the Norwegian coat of arms. .  The reverse depicts Viking warriors and a longship.  The unofficial silver-plated brass Proof coin has a mintage of just 145 pieces.  
Item HAFRSFJORD HAFRSFJORD 50 KRONER 2022 PROOF $22.00


NEWJAPAN 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



NewODD SHAPED COIN FROM JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLANDS

Juan Fernandez Islands 5000 Pesos 2022The Juan Fernandez islands are three volcanic islands located in the South Pacific some 416 miles (670km) off the coast of Chile.  They were discovered in 1574 by Spanish sailor Juan Fernandez.  An attempt by the Spanish to populate the islands with 600 Indians, who were given goats and chickens, ended in failure.  After that the islands were occasionally inhabited by pirates or sealers.  The islands most famous inhabitant was Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk who lived alone on the main island from 1704 to 1709 after quarreling with the captain of his ship.  Writer Daniel Defoe used his story as the basis for his novel Robinson Crusoe.  In 1970 Chile renamed the main island Robinson Crusoe Island in an effort to promote tourism.  Fighters for Chile’s independence lived in caves on the islands during the early 19th century.  A penal colony existed on the main island in the 1830’s, until the prisoners rose up, killed their guards and fled to the mainland where they were later hunted down and shot.  Today the islands are a UNESCO biosphere reserve.  They have a population of about 926 that depend on tourism and fishing for a living.   This odd-shaped unofficial Juan Fernandez Islands 5000 Pesos is dated 2022 features the coat of arms and the denomination the obverse.  The reverse depicts Juan Fernandez and his ship.  The 49mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 145 pieces.
Item JUAN JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLANDS 5000 PESOS 2022 PROOF $19.95


NewSAILING SHIP ON WATER ISLAND COIN

Water Island 1 Daler coin 2021Water Island is just south of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  When the rest of the U.S. Virgin Islands were acquired by the United States from Denmark, Water Island was excluded.  The United States purchased Water Island from Denmark in 1944.  From 1944 to 1950 it was controlled by the Department of Defense which used it to test chemical warfare agents.  In 1996 it was formally transferred to the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The 491.5 acre (1.989 sq.km.) island has a population of less than 200.  This unofficial 2021 coin of Water Island commemorates the 25th anniversary of transferring Water Island to the Virgin Islands. The coin depicts a sailing ship on one side and the coat of arms on the other.  The 40mm silver-plated Proof coin is denominated 1 West Indian Daler and has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item WATER WATER ISLAND 1 DALER 2021 PROOF $22.00


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



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