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MULTI-COLOR COIN OF AKROTIRI AND DHEKELIA  

Akrotira and Dhekelia (British Cyprus) 2 Pounds coinAkrotiri and Dhekelia is a sovereign British Overseas Territories on the island of Cyprus under the control of the British military. The two areas comprise of about 98 square miles (254 km2 ) and have a population of about 7,700 Cypriots in addition to some 8,000 British military personnel and their families. Dhekelia is located on the border between Turkish Northern Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus and is used primarily as communications base.   Akrotiri is located on the southwestern portion of Cyprus and contains a major Royal Air Force base.  This unofficial multi-color 2 Pound coin of Akrotiri and Dhekelia has a mintage of just 200 pieces.  One side of the coin features the British arms and the Queen’s royal cipher, both in color, and an outline of the head of Queen Elizabeth.  The other side has the date (2014), denomination (2 Pounds) and a multi-color image of an Eleonora's falcon (Falco eleonorae).  The 40mm Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass. 
Item AKROTIRI AKROTIRI & DHEKELIA 2 POUNDS 2014, PROOF $19.95



ANIMALS FROM ALGERIA

Algeria 10 coin set: 1/4 Dinar - 200 Dinars, 1992-2018
This 10-coin set from Algeria features animal and bi-metallic coins.  The 1/4 Dinar shows a desert fox, the 1/2 Dinar features a Barbary Horse. A prehistoric sheep is on the 1 Dinar, a Camel is on the 2 Dinar, an Elephant is on the 5 Dinar. The 10 Dinar is made from an unusual bi-imetallic combination with an aluminum center surrounded by a steel ring. The coin features a falcon. The 20 Dinars has a lion's head.  The 50 Dinars shows a Gazelle, The 100 Dinars depicts a horse's head.  The 2012 dated 200 Dinars commemorates the 50th anniversary of Algeria's independence from France. The 1/4 Dinar is aluminum, 1/2, 1, 2 and 5 Dinars are stainless steel and the 10, 50, 100 and 200 Dinars are bi-metallic. The coins date from 1992 to 2018 and are Uncirculated.  It is a scarce and rarely seen set.
Item ALG-SET10 ALGERIA 10 COIN SET, 1/4 TO 200 DINARS 1992-2018, UNC. $25.00



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 $32.75
Item AU-50CMONK AUSTRALIA 50 CENTS 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 1/2 TROY OUNCE SILVER BU $18.00



ANIMALS ON ATTRACTIVE AUSTRALIAN COIN SET

Australia 6 coin set 1-50 cents 1978-80 KM62-66, KM68
This six coin set from Australia features that nation’s unusual native wildlife.  The 12-sided 50 cents features a kangaroo and emu supporting the nation’s arms.  A duckbill platypus is on the 20 cents.  The 10 cents features a lyrebird.  A spiny anteater, also known as an echidna, is on the 5 cents.   A frill-necked lizard is on the 2 cents. The 1 cent depicts the tiny feather-tailed glider.  All six coins date between 1978 and 1980 and feature the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  The coins are Uncirculated.
Item AU-SET6 AUSTRALIA COIN SET 1-50 CENTS 1978-80 KM62-66,68 UNC. $9.00


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AUSTRIA 2018 EASTER BUNNY 5 EURO

Austria 5 Euro 2018 Easter Bunny - 300th Anniversary of Porcelain manucfacturing in ViennaThis 2018 5 Euro coin from Austria celebrates both Easter and the 300th anniversary of porcelain manufacturing in Vienna.  The coin features a porcelain Easter Bunny designed by Michael Powony around 1930 and produced by Vienna’s famous Augarten Porcelain Manufactory.  Porcelain manufacturing was established in Vienna in 1718 by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, a Dutchman who stole the secret of how to make Porcelain from Meissen. The nine-sided copper coin is 28.5mm and has a mintage of 200,000 pieces.  The obverse features the arms of each of the nine Austrian federal states and the denomination. 
Item AT-5E-EAST18 AUSTRIA 5 EUROS 2018 COPPER EASTER BUNNY UNC. $15.00



NewAWDALLAND COIN FEATURES SECRETARY BIRD

Awdalland 250 Shilin 2020 coin depicts SecretarybirdAwdal is the northwestern most province of Somaliland.   After Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991, Awdal declared independence from Somaliland in 1995.  The purported new nation, called Awadl Republic, Awdalland or Awdal State of Somalia, has received little international support or recognition.  One side of this unofficial 2020 dated 250 Shilin coin of Awdalland depicts a Secretary bird.  The large bird can grow to over 4 feet (1.3m) in height.  The arms of Awdalland are on the other side of the con.  The eight-sided 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of 160 pieces.
Item AWAD AWDALLAND 250 SHILIN 2020 PROOF $19.95



HORNBILL BIRD ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF BAKASSI 500 FRANCS

Democratic Republic of Bakassi 500 Francs coin 2019Bakassi is a peninsula in the Gulf of Guinea on the border of Nigeria and Cameroon. For many years the two countries disputed ownership of the peninsula and nearly want to war at least twice. In 2002 the International Court of Justice determined it should belong to Cameroon rather than Nigeria and in 2006 Nigeria agreed to hand the territory to Cameroon.   Residents opposed being forced to join Cameroon formed the Democratic Republic of Bakassi and declared independence that same year.  This unofficial 2019 500 Francs of the Democratic Republic of Bakassi features the national emblem depicting a lion on one side and an African pied hornbill bird (Tockus fasciatus) on the other.  The female of the species lays eggs in a tree hole, which then blocked off except for a narrow aperture which is just big enough for the male to deliver food to the mother and the chicks.  The six-sided 38mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of just 160 pieces. 
Item BAKASSI DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF BAKASSI 500 FRANCS 2019 PROOF $19.95




BRASS ELEPHANT COIN FROM THE BELGIAN CONGO 

Belgian Congo brass 1 Franc picturing an elephant This brass 1 Franc coin of the Belgian Congo (now the Congo Democratic Republic) features a striding elephant.  First issued in 1944, during World War II, it was also struck in 1946 and 1949.   It is 19.2mm in diameter.   The coin is always popular with coin collectors and elephant lovers.
Item BECON1F BELGIAN CONGO 1 FRANC 1944-49 ELEPHANT KM26 Fine $3.00





2017 SEALS FROM BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY

Common obverse on British Antarctic Territory 2017 coinsBritish Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2017 Crabeater Seal, blue titaniumBritish Antarctic Territory 2 Pounds 2017 Crabeater Seal, copper-nickel
A Crabeater Seal is featured on a copper-nickel 2 Pounds and a blue titanium 2 Pounds 2017 coins of the British Antarctic Territory.  Both coins have the same design featuring a mother seal and her pup resting on the pack ice while the father leaves to hunt..   Despite its name does not feed on crabs. Its diet does include other crustaceans such as Krill which the seal, with their specially adapted sieve like teeth, are very proficient at hunting. The Crabeater Seal is by far the world’s most abundant seal and there are well over 7 million individuals.  They can reach speeds of 16 mph (26kph) on land over short distances. In the water they can swim at speeds of up to 7mph (12kmh)  and cover over 37 miles (60km) in a day. They congregate on the ice in groups of up to 1,000 individuals and in the water can be found swimming in unison in groups of several hundred.
The copper-nickel 2 Pound coins are 38.6mm in diameter and have a mintage of 10,000 each.  The titanium 2 Pounds is 36.1mm, has a mintage of 7,500 pieces and comes in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  
Item BAT-TI-SEAL17 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 CRABEATER SEAL BLUE TITANIUM, BU $59.00
Item BAT-CN-SEAL17 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2017 CRABEATER SEAL COPPER-NICKEL, BU out




RED FOOTED BOOBY ON TITANIUM AND COPPER NICKEL COINS OF BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2019 RED TITANIUM, RED FOOTED BOOBY COINBRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2019 COPPER-NICKEL, RED FOOTED BOOBY COIN
The Red Footed Booby is a large sea bird, which as the name suggests, has red feet.  They are powerful and agile flyers that can dive into the sea at high speed in order to catch small fish and squid.  Its take-off and landing skills however leave a lot to be desired.  A mother Booby and her chick are featured on these 2019 dated 2 Pound coins of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The coin was minted in both red titanium and copper-nickel with identical designs. The titanium version is 36.1mm, weighs only 10 grams, has a mintage of 7,500 and comes in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.   The copper-nickel version is 38.6mm and has a mintage of 10,000 pieces. Both coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item BIOT-TIT-BOOB19 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2019 RED TITANIUM, BOOBY BU $49.00
Item BIOT-CN-BOOB19 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2019 COPPER-NICKEL BOOBY BU $14.00


BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY SEA LIFE COINS IN TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 Blue Titanium Manta RayBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 cupro-nickel Manta RayBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 Golden Brown Titanium Coconut CrabBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2018 cupro-nickel Coconut CrabBritish Indian Ocean Territory common obverse features Queen Elizabeth
The British Indian Ocean Territory consists of the 55 islands of the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is the home of some of the world’s cleanest oceans and has a vast array of marine wildlife.  In 2018 the British Indian Ocean Territory featured two giant species, the Manta Ray and the Coconut Crab, on coins struck in both titanium and copper-nickel.  The Manta Ray is a gentle giant of the ocean, reaching as much as 23 feet (7 meters) across and weighing almost 3000 pounds (1350 kg.).   They are harmless to humans and feed on microscopic zooplankton. The coin shows a Manta Ray skimming above the coral covered ocean floor followed by a group of Remoras. The Coconut Crab is the world’s largest Land Arthropod and an incredibly impressive looking crab.  It can weigh over 9 pound (4kg.) and its leg span can reach over 3 feet (1 meter).  It can live over 60 years. They are found throughout Indonesia, Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific. Although their name suggests that they primarily feed on Coconuts, this is not the case and coconuts make up as small proportion of their diet. They can however be found climbing the Coconut Palms and occasionally using a broken coconut shells as protection. Recent footage has shown a coconut crab hunting a Sea bird! Once they get hold of the bird, their powerful claws easily break the bird’s wings and then more crabs that smell the kill will descend on the defenseless bird! Coconut crabs have been extensively hunted on islands where there is a human population as their flesh is considered both a delicacy and an aphrodisiac. When the tables are turned and they manage to pinch a human, they can cause considerable pain and will not release their grip for a long time. One technique used to free someone from their powerful grip is to tickle their underbelly!  The coin shows two large coconut crabs, one on the ground feasting on the flesh of a coconut and the other climbing a coconut palm.  The 2018 dated coins are denominated as 2 Pounds and come in two metals.  The Titanium coins are 36.1mm, weigh just 10 grams (about a third of an ounce), have a mintage of 7,500 pieces each and come in a capsule in a presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  The Manta Ray titanium coin is dark blue, while the Coconut Crab is struck in golden-brown titanium..  Because of the way the metal reacts and technical difficulty in striking titanium, the color of each coin is slightly different.  The copper-nickel coins are 38.6mm, weigh 28.28 grams and have a mintage of 10,000 each.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins.
Item BIOT-TIT-RAY18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 DARK BLUE TITANIUM MANTA RAY BU $59.00
Item BIOT-CN-RAY18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 COPPER-NICKEL MANTA RAY BU out
Item BIOT-TIT-CRAB18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 BROWN TITANIUM COCONUT CRAB BU $59.00
Item BIOT-CN-CRAB18 BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 2 POUNDS 2018 COPPER-NICKEL COCONUT CRAB BU out




NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND DOLPHIN DOLLARS 

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar Dolphin coins: 2004 KM286, 2005 KM312, 2006 KM329Frolicking bottlenose dolphins are featured on these three 1 Dollar coins of the British Virgin Islands. The 2004 issue features a dolphin swimming in a coral garden.  The 2005 depicts a mother and baby dolphin.  The 2006 issue depicts two dolphins in play. The Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of these 38.6mm copper-nickel coins.  The coins were a three-year series featuring these playful creatures which inhabit the waters surrounding the islands.  The British Virgin Islands, located northeast of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, have a population of about 30,000 and an area of just 59 square miles (153 sq. km.).  It includes about 16 inhabited islands and some 50 smaller islands and cays. Only three annual issues were struck for this attractive series, before it was discontinued. 
Item BVI-DOL04 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2004 DOLPHIN  KM286 BU  $12.00
Item BVI-DOL05 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2005 MOTHER AND BABY DOLPHINS, KM312  BU  $12.00
Item BVI-DOL06 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2006 2 DOLPHINS, KM329 BU  $12.00
Item BVI-DOLSET3 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. SET OF ALL 3 DOLPHIN DOLLARS, 2004-2006 BU  $29.95



FLAMINGO COIN FROM BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2015, Flamingo, copper-nickelObverse of 2015 British Virgin Islands coins features Queen Elizabeth II
The British Virgin Islands released a 2015 dated copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin featuring flamingos. The attractive coin depicts a flamingo wading in shallow water, with some of its favorite snacks shown just below the surface.  A flock of flamingos is in the background and the bright sun overhead.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Item BVI-CN-FLAMINGO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2015 FLAMINGO, COPPER-NICKEL, BU $14.00



BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2019 PORCUPINE FISH COIN IN YELLOW TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL

British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars coin 2019, golden yellow titanium, Porcupine Fish.British Virgin Islands 1 Dollar coin 2019, copper-nickel, Porcupine Fish.
The British Virgin Islands issued these 2019 coins depicting a Porcupine Fish in both Golden Yellow Titanium and copper-nickel.  Both coins have the same design, depicting Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and the unusual fish in a puffed-up state on the reverse.  The fish has the unusual ability to increase its size by almost double vertically by swallowing air.  This, and its sharp spines which radiate outward when the fish is inflated help discourage predators.  The golden yellow titanium version is denominated 5 Dollars, is 36.1mm, has a mintage of 7,500 and come in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.   The copper-nickel version is denominated 1 Dollar, is 38.6mm and has a mintage of 10,000 pieces.
Item BVI-TIT-PORC19 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 5 DOLLARS 2019 PORCUPINE FISH, TITANIUM, BU out
Item BVI-CN-PORC19 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2019 PORCUPINE FISH, COPPER-NICKEL, BU $14.00



BEAUTIFUL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS UNA AND THE LION DOLLARS

British Virgin Is Copper Nickel. 1 Dollar 2019 Una and the lion,British Virgin Is. 1 Dollar 2019 Una and the lion, 1 troy ounce .999 silver coin
Una 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. One recently sold for $188,667.  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. Thus the design is an analogy for Victoria leading 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, initially on a silver dollar, and now on a copper-nickel dollar to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.  The obverse features Queen Elizabeth, the great, great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.  Both are 38.6mm and denominated 1 Dollar.  The silver version has a frosted Brilliant Uncirculated finish and contains 1 troy once of .999 fine silver and a mintage of 50,000 pieces..   The copper nickel version has a mintage of just 10,000 pieces.  They are attractive coins at affordable prices.
Item BVI-CN-UNA BRITISH VIRGIN IS. COPPER-NICKEL 1 DOLLAR 2019 UNA & THE LION, BU $14.00
Item BVI-AR-UNA BRITISH VIRGIN IS. SILVER 1 DOLLAR 2019 UNA & THE LION, BU $28.00



GIANT COCONUT CRAB ON CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO COIN

Chagos Archipelago 200 Rupees 2019 coinThe giant Coconut crab is featured on this unofficial six-sided 2019 dated 200 Rupees coin of Chagos.  The Coconut Crab is the largest land arthropod in the world.  It can grow up to 3 feet (1m) in length from leg to leg and weigh up to 9 pounds (4.1kg.).  Anything left unattended on the ground is a potential source of food for the crab, which they will investigate and may carry away, hence it is sometime called the "robber crab".  The obverse features the Chagos coat of arms which features a sea turtle on top of the Mauritius coat of arms. Ownership of Chagos is disputed between Great Britain and Mauritius.  Great Britain controls the islands and calls them the British Indian Ocean Territory.  In the early 1970’s they evicted the natives on the islands and built a military base on the island of Diego Garcia.  In 2010 Britain established the world’s largest marine reserve that encompassed the islands.  By creating the reserve, it outlawed fishing in the area and effectively prevented the natives from ever returning to the islands.  The Proof coin is struck on silver plated brass and has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item CHAGOS CHAGOS 200 RUPEES 2019, COCONUT CRAB, PROOF $19.95




CHINA CELEBRATES YEAR OF THE RAT WITH BI-METAL 10 YUAN  Restocked

China 10 Yuan 2020 Year of the Rat bi-metallic coinChina recently released this 2020 dated bi-metallic 10 Yuan coin to commemorate the Year of the Rat.  The 27mm coin depicts a cute mouse, a palace lantern, and grapes on the obverse. The reverse features the denomination surrounded by an intricate etched design. The large number 10 contains latent images, which change as the coin is moved.
Item CN-RAT20  CHINA 10 YUAN 2020 YEAR OF THE RAT, BI-METAL BU $7.00


ODD SHAPED COIN OF CHRISTMAS ISLAND FEATURES TROPICBIRD

Christmas Island (Kiritmati) 100 Dollars coin, 2019This unofficial odd shaped 2019 $100 coin was issued for Christmas Island. Christmas Island is called Kiritimati in the native language of Kiribati which now controls the atoll.  It was given its name by Captain James Cook who visited the island on December 24, 1777.  It was first permanently inhabited in 1882 by workers in coconut plantations and fishermen.  From 1957 to 1962 Great Britain and the United States conducted numerous nuclear bomb tests on the island.  This odd-shaped 40mm silver-plated Proof coin depicts the arms of Kiribati on the obverse and a Tropicbird (Phaeton bird). The unusual coin has a mintage of just 160 pieces. 
Item CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS ISLAND (KIRITIMATI) 100 DOLLARS 2019 PROOF $19.95



LEOPARD ON CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC COIN

Congo 10 Sengi 1967 KM7A leopard, crouching on a tree limb and about to pounce, is featured on this 1976 10 Sengi coin from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The 17mm aluminum coin has the date and denomination on the obverse. 
Item CD-10S CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 10 SENGI 1967 KM7 UNC. $3.00



UNUSUAL MULTI-COLOR COINS FROM CORAL SEA REEFS

Bougainville Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Laced Moray EelCoringa Islets 10 Dollars 2017 Longnose butterflyfishFlora Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Blue-girdled angelfishShark Reef 10 Dollars 2017 NautilusCommon obverse for Coral Sea Reef coins
Bougainville Reef and Flora Reef are Australian territories in the Coral Sea.  They are popular with divers and recreational fishermen.  Bougainville Reef is the home of an unmanned lighthouse and weather station.  Flora Reef is a 4.6 sq. mile (12 sq.km.) submerged atoll.  Unofficial 10 Dollar coins were issued for these uninhabited locations dated 2017.  Both are multi-color quarter circle wedge shaped coins.  A laced moray eel (Gymnothorax favagineus) in depicted on the Bougainville coin.  The Flora Reef coin features a blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus).  The obverses of the coins depicts Queen Elizabeth  The odd-shaped silver-plated Proof coins are 46mm x 34mm and has a mintage of only 200 pieces each.
Item BOUGAINVILLE BOUGAINVILLE REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $25.00
Item CORINGA CORINGA ISLETS 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $25.00
Item FLORA FLORA REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $25.00
Item SHARK SHARK REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF $25.00
Item CORALSEA4 ALL 4 of the above 10 DOLLARS 2017, MULTI-COLOR PROOF COINS $95.00



NewGOLIATH HERON ON COIN OF DAHLAC

DAHLAC 50 NAFKA 2020 SIX-SIDED COINDahlac is an archipelago of over 100 islands located in the Red Sea, only four of which are permanently inhabited. It has a population of about 2500.  In Roman times it was famous for its pearls. Even today it still has a small pearl diving industry. Over the centuries it has been used as a prison and a major conduit of trade and slaves between Africa and Arabia.  Recently it has become a popular destination for yacht cruising and scuba divers.  It is currently controlled by Eritrea.  This unofficial six-sided 2020 50 Nafka coin of Dahlac depicts a Goliath Heron on the reverse.  The large bird can reach up to 5 feet (152cm) and have a 7.5 foot (230cm) wingspan. The emblem of Dahlac featuring a camel is on the obverse.  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item DAHLAC DAHLAC 50 NAFKA 2020 PROOF $19.95


NewESEQUIBO COIN FEATURES TOCO TOUCAN

Esquibo 20 Guilderro 2020 coin features toucanEsequibo is a disputed region bordering the Essequibo river in South America.  It is claimed and controlled by Guyana though is also claimed by Venezuela.  The dispute dates back to the 19th century.  In 2006 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez added an 8th star to the Venezuelan flag to represent Esequibo.  The region contains large oil fields and makes up a substantial portion of the nation of Guyana.  The obverse of this 2020 dated 20 Guilderro depicts the arms of Esequibo.  The reverse depicts a Toco Toucan.  The unofficial 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item ESEQUIBO ESEQUIBO 20 GUILDERRO 2020 PROOF $19.95




NewERITREA WILDLIFE COIN SET    

Eritrea 6 coin set: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 Cents 1997This 1997 six-coin set are the only coins issued for circulation by Eritrea since it gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1991. Featured on the front of the coins is native African wildlife.  The 100 Cents depicts an Elephant mother and her calf.  A Greater Kudo is on the 50 Cents.  The 25 cents has a Grevy's Zebra.  An Osterich is on the 10 cents. The 5 Cents pictures a leopard sitting on a tree branch.  The 1 Cent features a Red-Fronted Gazelle.  The reverses of the coins depicts soldiers carrying the Eritrean flag.  The coins are struck in nickel-plated steel and are Uncirculated.
Item S-ER-SET97 ERITREA 6 COIN SET: 1 - 100 CENTS 1997 KM43-48 UNC. $7.00




NEWFALKLAND ISLAND COIN SET FEATURES WILDLIFE 

Falkland Island coin set features wildlife
Native wildlife is featured on this eight-coin set from the Falkland Islands. The 1 pence pictures a pair of penguins.  An Upland goose is on the 2 Pence.  The 5 pence features an albatross.  A pair of Ursine seals is on the 10 pence. The seven-sided 20 pence shows a Romney marsh sheep.  The seven-sided 50 pence pictures the now extinct Falkland Island fox.  The 1 pound coin features the Falkland arms, which includes a sailing ship and a sheep.  The coin has a lettered edge that reads “DESIRE THE RIGHT”.  The bi-metallic 2 Pound coin is dated 2004 and shows a map on the islands in the center.  It has a lettered edge that reads "30 YEARS OF FALKLAND ISLANDS COINAGE"  A variety of native wildlife, including various birds, a seal, penguins and a dolphin surround the map.  The obverse of the coins pictures Queen Elizabeth.  The coins date from 1998 to 2004.  It is an interesting set featuring a variety of animals.
Item S-FK-SET8 FALKLAND IS. 8 COIN SET 1 PENCE - 2 POUNDS 1998-2004 UNC. $29.50



2011 FAROE ISLANDS COINS Wholesale prices available to dealers

Faeroe Islands 25 Oyru - 50 Kronur 2011, depecting native fish, birds and animals.Obverse of the 2011 Faeroe Island coins depicts the islands coat-of-arms
These 2011 dated unofficial pattern coins picturing native wildlife are the first issues for the Faroe Islands in 70 years!  The Faroe Islands (also spelled Faeroe,  Faoroe, Føroyar or Færøerne) is a self-governing Danish possession in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland.   The 8 coin set includes a 35mm tri-metallic 50 Kronur featuring a Ram's head.  The 27mm aluminum-bronze 20 Kronur features a Gray Seal.   The 23mm 10 Kronur pictures a Twait Shad fish.  A Eurasian Oystercatcher bird is onthe 28.5mm cupro-nickel 5 Kronur. The 24.5mm cupro-nickel 2 Kronur shows a Black Guillemot in flight. An Atlantic Puffin is on the 20mm cupro-nickel 1 Krona.   A Faroes or Shetland Sheep Dog is on the 21.5mm copper-plated zinc 50 Oyru. The 17.5mm copper-plated zinc 25 Oyru pictures a Common Shore Crab. The obverse of each of the coins features the Faroe arms which depict a Ram.  Only 10,000 sets of these attractive pattern coins were issued.
Item FO-SET8 FAROE 8 COIN SET 25 OYRU - 50 KRONUR, 2011 UNC. $29.95
INDIVIDUAL COINS FROM THE ABOVE FAROE SET
Item FO-50KR FAROE 50 KRONUR 2011 RAM'S HEAD TRIMETALLIC UNC. $14.50
Item FO-20KR FAROE 20 KRONUR 2011 GRAY SEAL UNC. $8.00
Item FO-10KR FAROE 10 KRONUR 2011 SHAD UNC. $6.00
Item FO-5KR FAROE 5 KRONUR 2011 OYSTERCATCHER UNC. $6.00
Item FO-2KR FAROE 2 KRONER 2011 GUILLEMOT UNC. $5.00
Item FO-1KR FAROE 1 KRONA 2011 PUFFIN UNC. $4.50
Item FO-50-OYRU FAROE 50 OYRU 2011 SHEEP DOG UNC. $4.00
Item FO-25-OYRU FAROE 25 OYRU 2011 CRAB UNC. $3.50



NewGALAPAGOS TURTLE ON BI-METALLIC GALAPAGOS ISLANDS COIN

Galapagos Islands 5 Dolares 2008 coin, Br.X8 picturing Galapagos TurtleA Galapagos Giant Tortoise is featured on this unofficial 2008 bimetallic Five Dolares coin of the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos arms are on the reverse.   The 31mm coin has a copper-nickel center and a brass outer ring.  The tortoises can weigh over 900 pounds (415kg) and live over 100 years.  Spanish explorers who discovered the remote Pacific islands named them named them after the Spanish word "galápago", which means tortoise.  The islands are famed for their unique natural wildlife.
Item GALP5 GALAPAGOS 5 DOLARES 2008 Br.X8 UNC. $7.50



ODD-SHAPED INACCESSIBLE ISLAND COIN FEATURES PENGUINS

Inaccessible Island 10 Pounds 2019 coinA pair of King Penguins are featured on this odd-shaped 2019 dated 10 Pounds coin of Inaccessible Island.  The small, remote island is located about 25 miles (41km.) south-west of Tristan da Cunha.  The last permanent residents of the islands were a pair of brothers who arrived in 1871 hoping to make a living sealing and selling their wares to passing ships (forgetting how infrequently Inaccessible had visitors).  They were "overjoyed" to be rescued by a scientific expedition that stopped at the island in 1873.  The island is the home to over a million birds but has no land mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, or snails.  The island is a British Overseas Territory. Queen Elizabeth and the coat of arms is on the obverse.  The unofficial silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 150 pieces.
Item INACCESSIBLE BINACCESSIBLE ISLAND 10 POUNDS 2019 PROOF $19.95



KITTY CATS ON PARADE

Isle of Man 1 Crown 2016 Havana Brown cat & kittenIsle of Man 1 Crown 2015 Selkirk Rex cat & kittenIsle of Man 2013 Snowshoe cat and kittenIsle of Man 2013 Siberian cat and kittenIsle of Man 2012 Manx cat and kittenIsle of Man 1 Crown 2011 Turkish Angora CatsIsle of Man 1 Crown 2009 Abyssinian cat and kittenIsle of Man 1 Crown 2009 Chinchilla CatIsle of Man 1 Crown 2008 Burmilla CatIsle of Man 1 Crown 2007 Ragdoll CatISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2006 EXOTIC SHORTHAIR KITTENSIsle of Man 2005 Himalayan Cats coin Isle of Man 2004 Tonkinese Cat coin Isle of Man 2003 Balinese Cat coin ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2002 BENGAL CAT & KITTEN KM1111Isle of Man 2001 Somali Cat coinIsle of Man 2000 Cat coinIsle of Man 1999 British Blue Cat coinIsle of Man 1 Crown 1998 Birman Cat coinIsle of Man 1997 Long Haired Smoke Cat coinIsle of Man 1 Crown 1996 Burmese Cat KM621 ISLE OF MAN, MAINE COON CAT CROWN 1993 KM355Isle of Man 1993 Japanese Bobtail Cat 1 Crown coinIsle of Man 1993 Maine Coon Cat coinISLE OF MAN 1992 1 CROWN SIAMESE CAT KM332Isle of Man 1 Crown 1991 Norwegian Cat KM292Isle of Man 1991 Alley Cat 1 Crown KM275Isle of Man 1 Crown 1989 Persian CatIsle of Man 1 Crown 1988 Manx Cat KM245
From 1988 to 2016, the Isle of Man (home of the Manx cat) issued a 1 Crown coin featuring a different breed of cat. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of the coins.  The series apparently came to an end in 2016 when the Pobjoy Mint lost the contract to strike coins for the Isle of Man.  The 38.6mm copper-nickel coins are popular with both cat lovers and coin collectors.    The coins are pictured in order starting with the latest issue in the top left going down to the the first 1988 issue at the bottom. Hold your pointer over the coin to see which the cat and the year.
Item IOM-CAT16 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2016 HAVANA BROWN CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT15 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2015 SELKIRK REX CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT14 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2014 SHOWSHOE CAT & KITTENS, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT13 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2013 SIBERIAN CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT12 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2012 MANX CAT & KITTEN, BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT11 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2011 TURKISH ANGORA CATS KM1440 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT10 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2010 ABYSSINIAN CAT & KITTEN, KM1426 BU $16.00
Item IOM-CAT09 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2009 CHINCHILLA CAT & KITTEN, KM1378.2 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT08 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2008 BURMILLA CAT & KITTEN, KM1424 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT07 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2007 RAGDOLL CATS BU  KM1307.1 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT06 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2006 EXOTIC SHORTHAIR KITTENS KM1290a BU $16.00
Item IOM-CAT05 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2005 HIMALAYAN CATS KM1266 BU $16.00
Item IOM-CAT04 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2004 TONKINESE KITTENS KM1246 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT03 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2003 BALINESE KITTENS KM1165 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT02 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2002 BENGAL CAT & KITTEN KM1111 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT01 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2001 SOMALI KITTENS KM1072 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT00 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 2000 SCOTTISH KITTEN PLAYING WITH WORLD KM1056 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT99 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1999 BRITISH BLUE CAT KM966 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT98 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1998 BIRMAN CAT KM857 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT97 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1997 LONG HAIRED SMOKE CAT KM774 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT96 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1996 BURMESE CAT KM621 BU $14.00
Item IOM CAT95 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1995 TURKISH CAT KM446 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT94 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1994 JAPANESE BOBTAIL CAT KM380 BU $16.00
Item IOM-CAT93 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1993 MAINE COON CAT KM355 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT92 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1992 SIAMESE CAT KM332 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT91 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1991 NORWEGIAN CAT KM292 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT90 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1990 ALLEY CAT KM275 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT89 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1989 PERSIAN CAT KM250 BU $14.00
Item IOM-CAT88 ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1988 MANX CAT KM245 BU $14.00

SPECIAL - GET ALL 29 OF THE ABOVE ISLE OF MAN CAT COINS AND SAVE!
(The set is not packaged, each coin comes in its own envelope)
Item IOM-CATALL29  SET OF ALL 29 ISLE OF MAN CAT CROWNS, 1988-2016 BU $375.00



NewJAMMU & KASHMIR COIN DEPICTS KASHMIR DEER

Jammu & Kashmir 200 Rupees 2020 coin depicts Kashmir DeeerJammu and Kashmir is a disputed region with portions controlled by India, Pakistan and ChinaKashmir was an independent kingdom until 1586 when it was conquered by the Mughals.  India and Pakistan gained independence in 1947 and immediately began fighting over the region.  The region was divided between the two nations with the northern most portion going to China.  Since then the three nations have fought multiple wars over the territory.  Many residents would prefer Kashmir to be an independent nation rather than being divided between the warring parties.   This unofficial 2020 dated silver-plated Proof 200 Rupee coin of Jammu and Kashmir features a Kashmir Stag (also called a hangul) on one side and the arms of Jammu and Kashmir on the other.  It is a critically endangered species with only a few hundred remaining.  The obverse depicts the arms of Jammu and Kashmir.  The coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item KASHMIR200 JAMMU & KASHMIR 200 RUPEES 2020 PROOF $19.95

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NewCRITTERS FROM KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2007 depicting Crested Spoonbill KM81Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2008 depictingTien Shan Brown Bear KM86Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2009 depicting porcupine KM141Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2010 depicting Dalmatian Pelican KM239Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2011 depicting Northern Hawk Owl KM256Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2011 depicting Praying Mantis
Kazakhstan issued an attractive series of coins featuring endangered native wildlife.  The 31mm copper-nickel coins are denominated 50 Tenge. Each year a different critter was featured on the reverse of the coin. The 2007 to 2009 issues have the Kazakstan national emblem on the obverse.  The later issues feature the critter in its natural habitat on the obverse. The coins have a mintage of only 50,000 each.   The 2007 issue featured a Crested Spoonbill.  A Tien Shan Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos Isabellinus) is on the 2008 coin. 2009 featured a Porcupine.  The 2010 issue depicted a Dalmatian Pelican on both sides of the coin.  A Northern Hawk Owl is on both sides of the 2011 coin.  A praying Mantis is on both sides of the 2012 50 Tenge.
Item KZ-SPOON07 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2007 SPOONBILL KM81 BU $7.00
Item KZ-BEAR08 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2008 BEAR KM86 BU $10.00
Item KZ-PORC09 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2009 PORCUPINE KM141 BU $7.00
Item KZ-PELIC10 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2010 PEICAN KM239 BU $7.00
Item KZ-OWL11 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2011 HAWK OWL KM256 BU $7.00
Item KZ-MANT12 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2012 PRAYING MANTIS BU $8.00
Item KZ-WILD6 SET: ABOVE 6 KAZAKHSTAN WILDLIFE COINS $42.00



ELEPHANT ON OLD, UNCIRCULATED ELEPHANT HALF CENT FROM LIBERIA 

Liberia 1/2 Cent coin 1941 KM10a A striding elephant is featured on the obverse of this Uncirculated 1/2 Cent coins from Liberia.  The reverses feature the arms of Liberia which includes an African oil palm, sailing ship and the rising sun.  The coin is 18mm in diameter.  The 1937 issue is struck in a brass alloy and has a mintage of 1 million pieces.   The 1941 issue was struck at the United States mint in Philadelphia and has a mintage of 250,000 pieces.  They are attractive, old, Uncirculated animal coins at a reasonable price.
NEWItem LR-10 LIBERIA 1/2 CENT 1937 KM10 Unc. $3.00
Item LR-10A LIBERIA 1/2 CENT 1941 KM10a BU $3.00



MACEDONIA WILDLIFE COIN SET 

Macedonia 4 coin set: 50 Deni - 5 Denari
This attractive four coin set from Macedonia features wildlife. The 1993 50 Deni features a seagull in flight. The 1997 1 Dinar shows a Yugoslavian sheep dog. A leaping trout is on the 2001 2 Denari and a lynx is on the 2001 5 Denari. The reverse of the coins feature the denomination and a 16-ray sun symbol that supposedly was used by Alexander the Great. All four coins are struck in brass and are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item S-MK-SET4 MACEDONIA 4 COIN SET, 50 Deni - 5 Denari 1993-2001 KM1-4 UNC. $6.00



MALACCA FIGHTING COCK TOKEN 

Malacca 1 Keping coin AH1247 KM8.1The origins of the cock or rooster token is a bit obscure.  The copper 1 Keping tokens were minted in England for merchants in Singapore for use in Malacca and other parts of Malaya.  The Standard Catalog of World Coins lists them under Malay Peninsula - Malacca, though other references sometimes catalog them under Singapore.  The obverse of the 21mm copper token features a fighting cock and the legend "the land of the Malays" in Malaysian.  The reverse has the denomination and the AH date 1247 which corresponds to 1831AD.  The tokens circulated widely around Singapore and Malaya until the introduction of Straits Settlements coinage in 1845. 
Item MALACCA8 MALACCA 1 KEPING AH1247=1831AD ROOSTER KM8variety VG-F $12.00


2017 BI-METALLIC MALDIVES COIN FEATURES SEA-SHELL  

Maldive Islands 2 Rufiayaa 2017Maldives recently released a redesigned 2017 dated 2 Rufiyaa coin featuring a Triton’s Trumpet shell.  The large shell can reach up to 2 feet (60cm) in length. The 25.5mm bi-metallic coin has a nickel-plated steel center and a nickel-brass ring.  Maldives is a chain of 26 low lying atolls spanning about 115 square miles (300 sq.km.) in the Indian Ocean.  It is one of the world’s lowest countries.  Its highest point is less than 8 feet (2.4 meters) above sea level. 
Item MV-2R MALDIVES 2 RUFIYAA 2017, UNC. $4.50



NEWWILD ANIMALS ON MALI'S FIRST COINS

Mali 5 Francs 1961 coin depicting a hippopotomus KM2Mali 25 Francs 1961 coin depicting a lion KM4The central African nation of Mali gained independence from France in 1960.  It issued its first circulating coins in 1961, including this 5 Francs depicting a hippo and 25 Francs depicting a lion.  Both coins are aluminum and have the denomination within a wreath on the reverse
Item ML-5F MALI 5 FRANCS 1961 KM2 HIPPO UNC. $3.50
Item ML-25F MALI 25 FRANCS 1961 KM3 LION UNC $7.00


PRETTY MULTI-COLOR SILVER COIN DEPICTS AN UGLY ANIMAL

Mongolia 500 Tugrik 2011 KM315This sterling silver Proof Mongolian 500 Tugrik depicts a multi-color image of a Mongolian Saiga Antelope (Saiga Tatarica Mongolica).  The horned animal features an overly-large distinctive nose.  During summer the huge nose helps filter out dust and cools the animal's blood. In winter it heats up the frigid air before it is taken to the lungs.  The animal has had vast swings in its population.  During the last ice-age it ranged from the British Isles, through Central Asia and into Alaska and the Yukon.  By the 1920’s it was almost exterminated, however it was able to recover by the 1950’s.  The population collapsed again after the fall of the Soviet Union due to uncontrolled hunting and the demand for its horns in Chinese medicine.  Disease has taken a further toll and today it is Critically Endangered.   The 2011 dated coin features the arms of Mongolia and the denomination on the obverse.  The 38.61mm coin weights 25 grams and has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.  It comes in a capsule with a certificate of Authenticity.   It is an attractive coin depicting an ugly animal.
Item MN-SAIGA MONGOLIA 500 TUGRIK 2011 MONGOLIAN SAIGA KM315 PROOF $49.75


RARE KAGU BIRD ON FIRST COIN OF NEW CALEDONIAWholesale prices available to dealers

New Caledonia 50 Centiimes 1949In 1949 the French colony of New Caledonia issued its first coins.  France took possession of the Pacific islands in 1853, after the natives ate a group of French missionaries and members of a French survey team.  The following year France established a penal colony there.  The first coins for New Caledonia were not until almost 100 years late, in 1949.  One of the first coins issued was this aluminum 50 Centimes. The coin features a seated figure of Maranne, the national symbol of France on the reverse, and a Kagu bird on the obverse.  The Kagu is a rare, nearly flightless bird that is only found in New Caledonia.  
Item NC-1 NEW CALEDONIA 50 CENTIMES 1949 KM1 UNC. $3.00



NewFISH EAGLE ON COIN OF DISPUTED NATUNA

Natuna 5000 Rupiah 2020 coin depicts Fish EagleThe Natuna Regency is an archipelago of 272 islands located in the south part of the South China Sea.  The islands are controlled by Indonesia.  Part of Indonesia's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coast of Natuna overlaps with China's "Nine Dashed Lines" claim to most of the South China Sea, which is based on a map published by China in 1947.  There have been conflicts over fishing in the disputed area and Indonesia has heavily armed the islands in an attempt to enforce their claims.  Natural Gas deposits in the region may create further conflicts.  One side of this unofficial 2020 dated 5000 Rupiah coin depicts a Lesser Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus humilis) holding a fish in its talons.  The other side has the Natuna emblem on the chest of a heraldic Indonesian Garuda Bird.  The 39mm silver-plated proof coin has a scalloped edge.   It has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item NATUNA NATUNA 5000 RUPIAH 2020 PROOF $19.95




ATTRACTIVE NIUE DOLLAR DEPICTS SWORD FISH

Niue 1 Dollar 2010 picturews swordfishThis attractive 38.6mm copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin from the Pacific Island nation of Niue depicts a Sword Fish on the reverse and Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  Captain James Cook named the island Savage Island in 1774, because of the hostility of the natives.  British missionaries began to arrive in the 1830’s and eventually the islanders were converted to Christianity.  Today Niue is a self-governing nation that is in association with New Zealand, which handles its defense and foreign affairs. The British monarch is the head of state. It has a population of less than 3000 and an area of about 100 square miles. 
Item NU-1D10 NIUE 1 DOLLAR 2010 BU $12.00



New2020 NIUE KOALA COIN SUPPORTS WILDLIFE SERVICES

Niue 1 Dolllar 2020Niue 1 Dolllar 2020Niue released a 2020 copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin depicting a cute Koala and the Australian flag superimposed on a map of Australia. Above is the inscription "PRESERVE PLANET EARTH".  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the coins goes to support the New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service  (NSW - WIRES)  It is the largest wildlife rescue & rehabilitation charity in Australia.  The 38.6mm coin comes in a presentation pack.  It has a mintage of just 2020 pieces.
Item NU-KOALA NIUE 1 DOLLAR 2020 KOALA BU $15.00



ANCIENT OLBIA DOLPHIN COIN  Back in stock

Olbia dolphin shaped coin, circa 5th-4rd centuary BCOlbia was a Greek city on the Black Sea in what is now Ukraine.  Between the 5th and 3rd century BC it issued these unusual bronze dolphin shaped coins. The crudely cast coins vary in size, from about 20mm to 27mm and lack tails.  They are one of the most unusual ancient coins available, yet are remarkably affordable due to a recent large hoard.
Item OLBIA OLBIA DOLPHIN COIN, circa 5th-3rd century BC $15.00
Item OLBIAx5 5 of the above OLBIA DOLPHIN COINS, circa 5th-3rd century BC $59.95


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20th ANNIVERSARY PAPUA-NEW GUINEA MINT SET FEATURES WILDLIFE

Papau New Guinea 1995 Mint set features wildlife
The Bank of Papua New Guinea released this official 6 coin packaged mint set to celebrate the countries 20th anniversary of independence in 1995.  The 1995 dated coins feature native wildlife.  The 1 Kina features Sea and River Crocodiles swimming around the center hole of the coin.  A Cassowary, a large flightless bird, is on the 20 Toea.  The 10 toea shows a cuscus, a large marsupial "monkey".  A Plateless Turtle is on the 5 Toea.  The 2 Toea shows the ornate butterfly cod fish and a Butterfly is on the 1 Toea. The reverse of each of the coins features an outstretched Bird of Paradise, which is the natinal emblem of the country. The Brilliant Uncirculated coins were struck Royal Canadian Mint and come in a descriptive folder.
Item PNG-SET95 PAPUA NEW GUINEA OFFICIAL 1995 SIX COIN WILDLIFE MINT SET $14.00




PAPAU NEW GUINEA CROCODILE KINA

Papau New Guinea 1 Kina 2004 Crocodiles KM6aThe Papau New Guina 1 Kina features a Salt Water Crocodile and a River Crocodile chasing each other around the center hole of the coin.  The obverse features the national crest of Papau New Guinea.  The 38.6mm nickel plated steel coin is dated 2004 and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item PNG-1K PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1 KINA 2004 CROCODILE KM6a UNC. $3.00





NewAFRICAN PENGUINS ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS COIN

Prince Edward Islands 20 Rand coin, 2020 depicts a pair of African penguins diving.A pair of diving African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) are on this unofficial 2020 20 Rand coin of the Prince Edward Islands of South Africa. (Not to be confused with Prince Edward Island of Canada).  The obverse of this six-sided coin features the arms of the islands.   The Prince Edward Islands are two islands belonging to South Africa located 1,099 miles (1,769 km.) south-east of Port Elizabeth. The islands are a Special Nature Reserve and are uninhabited except for visiting scientists.  The islands were often visited by seal hunters in the 19th century, until the seal population was nearly eradicated.  The sealers accidentally introduced mice, whose population quickly multiplied and threatened the bird population.  In 1949 cats were introduced to control the mice population.  The cats controlled the mice, but the cat population then soared and the birds became threatened by the cats.  A cat eradication program was implemented by introducing cats infected with a deadly feline virus. Any remaining cats were shot or trapped.  With the cats gone the mouse population again soared, and the bird population was once again threatened.  Recently a new mouse eradication program was implemented.  The silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of just 160.
Item PEI-20R PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS 20 RAND 2020 PENGUINS PROOF $19.95


POPULAR POLAND WILDLIFE COINS

Poland 2 Zlote 2014 Konik Horse KM896 Poland 2 Zlote 2013 European Bison KM878Poland 2 Zlote 2011 European BadgerPoland 2 Zlote 2010 Lesser Horseshoe BatPoland 2 Zlote 2008 Peregrine Falcon

Poland regularly issues  a 27mm “Nordic gold” (brass alloy) 2 Zlote honoring native endangered wildlife.  The attractive coins are always popular with collectors.The 2014 issue features the Konik Horse. The Konik Horse is a small, hardy, semi-feral horse that originated in Poland.  The European Bison (Zubr)  is on the 2013 issue. The European Bison was hunted to extinction in the wild in the early 20th Century.  Since then it has been reintroduced from captivity.  In the past, especially during the Middle Ages, it was commonly killed for its hide, and to produce drinking horns.  No wildlife coins were issued for 2012.  The 2011 issues featurew the European Badger.  The 2010 issues feature the Lesser Horse-shoe Bat.  It is one of the world’s smallest bats, weighing only 5 to 9 grams (less than a third of an ounce) and is less than a 44mm long (under 2 inches).  The 2008 issue honors the Peregrine Falcon.
Item PL-2Z14-HORSE POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2014 KONIK HORSE, Y896 UNC. $3.00
Item PL-2Z13-BISON POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2013 EUROPEAN BISON, Y878 UNC. $3.00
Item PL-2Z11-BADGER POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2011 BADGER Y762 UNC. $3.00
Item PL-2ZBAT10 POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2010 HORSESHOE BAT Y723 BU $3.00
Item PL-2ZFALCON08 POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2008 PEREGRINE FALCON Y627 BU $3.00



WOLF ON 2019 PORTUGUESE 5 EURO

Portugal 5 Euros 2019 WolfA mother Iberian wolf nuzzling her two cubs and the Portuguese arms is on the obverse of 30mm copper-nickel 2019 dated 5 Euro.  Another wolf is on the reverse.   The Iberian wolf is a proposed subspecies of grey wolf that inhabits the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It is a cute and attractive coin.
Item PT-5E-WOLF PORTUGAL 5 EURO 2019 WOLF UNC. $16.00



NewROTUMA COIN FEATURES NATIVE BIRD

Rotuma 50 Pa'atuna 2020 coin depicts Rotuma myzomela birdRotuma is and island and nearby islets located some 400 miles (645km) north of Fiji. It is controlled by Fiji.  It has approximately 1600 inhabitants which have a distinct language and culture from other parts of Fiji.  In 1987, after the a coup in Fiji A part-Rotuman man named Henry Gibson announced the independence of Rotuma from Fiji with the creation of the Republic of Rotuma.  He then proclaimed himself King of Rotuma (I am not sure how one can be the king of a republic).  The independence movement seems to have died out soon thereafter.  In 2020 an unofficial coin was struck for Rotuma.  The 39mm scalloped 50 Pa'atuna coin depicts a Rotuma myzomela bird (Myzomela chermesina).  The bird is endemic to Rotuma.  The other side depicts the arms of Rotuma. The Proof coin has a mintage of just 160 pieces.
Item ROTUMA ROTUMA 50 PA'ATUNA 2020 PROOF $19.95



NEWLION ON SCARCE COIN OF SHORT-LIVED RWANDA-BURUNDI

Rwanda-Burundi 1 Franc 1961 KM1After Belgian Congo gained its independence in 1960, Belgium issued a coin for what was left of its African territories: Rwanda and Burundi.   Only a single coin type was issued for the joint territory of Rwanda-Burundi: a brass 1 Franc.  This brass 1961 brass 1 Franc coin features a walking lion on one side.  The other has the names of the territories and the denomination.    In 1962 Rwanda and Burundi were both granted independence
Item RWBU-1 RWANDA-BURUNDI 1 FRANC 1961 KM1 UNC. $6.00




2017 COINS OF ST. THOMAS & PRINCE FEATURE BIRDS  Restocked

St. Thomas & Prince (Sao Tome and Principe) 2017 five coin set, 10 Centimos - 2 Dobras
St. Thomas and Prince (São Tomé and Príncipe) are a former Portuguese colony off the west coast of Africa. On January 1, 2018 it did a 1000 to 1 revaluation of their currency. New coins dated 2017, were issued.  Included are the 10, 20, 50 Centimos and 1 and 2 Dobras. The coins feature the coat-of-arms on the obverse and native birds on the reverse.
Item S-ST-SET17 ST. THOMAS & PRINCE 5 COIN BIRD SET, 10 CENTIMOS - 2 DOBRAS 2017 UNC. $13.50




KING CHARLES III ON COINS FOR  SCOTLAND & NORTHERN IRELAND & WALES 

Scotland 2 Pounds pattern coin Northern Ireland 2 Pounds coin
Though Prince Charles is not yet King, undated, multi-colored unofficial pattern 2 Pound coins were issued for  Scotland and Northern Ireland.  One side of the coins depicts the outline of the bust of Charles wearing the royal crown, his royal cipher and the arms of the country in color.  The other side depicts the national flower and a bird in color, along with the denomination. The Scotland coin depicts a Scottish thistle and a Golden Eagle. The Northern Ireland coin features a shamrock and a Eurasian wren.  The 40mm coins are struck on silver plated brass with Proof finish.  Only 250 of each of the coins were minted.
Item SCOT2 SCOTLAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00
Item NO-IRE2 NORTHERN IRELAND 2 POUNDS COIN (2016) PROOF $24.00



SEALAND HONORS KILLER WHALES Wholesale prices available to dealers

Sealand Half Dollar coin 1994 Br.X8.1Sealand Dollar coin 1994 Br.X9

You may have some difficulty finding Sealand on the map. That is because it is a self-declared nation located on an abandoned 10,000 square foot W.W.II era radar platform approximately 6 miles off the coast of England. Sealand was founded in 1967 when Prince Roy occupied the platform, declared it a sovereign nation, and set up a pirate radio station. Though the British government tried to shut down the operation, the British courts held that Sealand was located in international waters and beyond the government's jurisdiction, so he was free to operate his own "nation". In 1978 the "country" was invaded and occupied by a German businessman over a contract dispute, however it was soon retaken by force under the leadership of Prince Roy.  Prince Roy died in 2012 and the throne of Sealand passed onto his son Michael, who resides in England, while a caretaker lives on the platform.  Currently Sealand's main source of income is from the sales of souvenirs and royal titles.  In recent years amateur athletes have represented Sealand in unconventional or minor athletic events.  In 1994 Sealand issued coins, all having similar designs. The Sealand Coat of Arms, date and denomination is on the obverse.  An Orca, also known as a Killer Whale, is on the reverse.  We offervtwo of these 1994 coins from this tiny nation:  The Brilliant Uncirculated 39mm copper-nickel half dollar and the Proof 39mm 1 troy ounce .999 fine silver 1 Dollar.  They are  attractive coins from a rather interesting "nation".
Item SEALAND50C SEALAND COPPER-NICKEL HALF DOLLAR 1994 UNC. Br.X8.1 $15.00
Item SEALAND$ SEALAND SILVER DOLLAR 1994 PROOF Br.X9 $45.00



NEWTURTLE ON SEYCHELLES COIN

Seychelles 10 Rupees coin 1977 KM37A Green Sea Turtle is featured on this 1977 10 Rupees from Seychelles.  Beneath the turtle is the legend "SEA RESOURCE MANAGEMENT".  The obverse features the Seychelles coat of arms.   The 34.5mm copper-nickel coin was issued in conjunction with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) coin program.  The program encouraged nations to issue coins to encourage the production of more food. Some of the coins were sold to collectors to raise funds for agricultural programs. 
Item SC-TURTLE SEYCHELLES 10 RUPEES 1977 TURTLE KM37 BU $8.00



SIERRA LEONE DINOSAUR DOLLARS 

Sierra Leone set of 4 2006 Dinosaur Dollars, KM308, KM309, KM310, KM324
Four famous and ferocious dinosaurs are featured on these copper-nickel 1 Dollar coins of Sierra Leone.  The attractive 2006 dated coins feature the Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the Triceratops.  The arms of Sierra Leone is on the obverse of the 38.6mm copper-nickel coins. 
Item SL-DINO06 SIERRA LEONE SET OF 4 2006 DINOSAUR DOLLARS, KM308, KM309, KM310 & KM324 BU $35.00



BIG CATS FROM SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone set of 5 Big Cat dollars 2020: Cheetah, Cougar, Lion Panther, Tiger      Common reverse for Sierra Leone 2020 1 Dollar coins
Sierra Leone recently issued a set of five 2020 dated coins featuring "Big Cats" of the world.  The set features the Cheetah, Cougar, Lion, Panther and Tiger.  The arms of Sierra Leone is on the obverse of each coin. The copper-nickel 1 Dollar denominated coins are 38.6mm in diameter.  They have a mintage of just 10,000 pieces each and are sure to be popular with lovers of all sizes of cats everywhere. 
Item SL-CATS SIERRA LEONE SET OF 5 ONE DOLLAR BIG CATS COINS, 2020, BU $49.75


NATIVE WILDLIFE ON OBSOLETE COINS OF SLOVENIA

Slovenia 6 coin set set features animals, birds and fish.
With the introduction of the Euro, Slovenia's attractive wildlife coins are now obsolete and have been withdrawn from circulation. All six of the Tolar denominated coins feature native wildlife. The 10 Stotinov pictures an Olm salamander, an unusual blind aquatic salamander found in the caves of Slovenia. A barn owl is on the 20 Stotinov. A bee is on the 50 Stotinov. The 1 Tolar features salmon, the 2 Tolar shows a swallow in flight, and  an ibex is on the 5 Tolar.  The lower three denominations are aluminum, the top three are brass.  It is an attractive animal coin set. The coins date from 1992 to 2002 and are Uncirculated.
Item S-SI-SET6 SLOVENIA 6 COIN ANIMAL SET 10 STOTINOV - 5 TOLAR, 1992-2002 KM3-7  UNC $4.50



SOMALILAND COIN SET   

Somaliland 5 coin set: 1 - 20 Shillings Somaliland 5 coin set: 1 - 20 Shillings - Reverses
After the collapse of the government of Somalia in the 1990's, the northern portion of the country, once known as British Somaliland, declared independence. Despite the lack of international recognition, it has one of the better functioning governments in Africa.   This set contains five coins of Somaliland.  The 1994 aluminum 1 Shilling depicting a Somali Pigeon was the first ever coin issued by Somaliland.   Sir Richard R. Burton, the 19th century explorer and writer who explored the area, is portrayed on the 2002 alumium 5 Shilling coin.  A mother and baby Elephant is the 2005 aluminum 5 Shilling.   A monkey is on the brass 2002 dated 10 Shilling coin.  A greyhound dog is on the 2002 stainless steel 20 Shilling coin.  The denomination is on the reverse of each coin.  It is an interesting and attractive set from a successful but unrecognized break-away republic.
Item SOML-SET5 SOMILILAND 5 COIN SET, 1994-2005, 1-20 SHILLINGS, KM1-6 BU $4.50



HUMPBACK WHALES ON SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS COIN

South Georgia & South Sandwich Is. 2 Pounds 2006 Humpback Whale KM24A humpback whale and her calf are featured on this 2006 dated 2 Pounds coin of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.  Humpback whales can grow to over 50 feet (15m) in length and weigh 30 tons.  Despite their size they feed on krill and small fish.  The whales can migrate some 16000 miles (25,000km.) each year between polar waters and their subtropical and tropical breeding grounds.  We sometimes see these impressive whales breaching in the waters off of Grover Beach.  South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are remote, inhospitable islands located some 800 miles (1300km) southeast of the Falklands. Whaling was the main industry on the islands until it was outlawed in the 1960's. Now the islands host a small a small summer population and a number of cruise ships. The 38.6mm copper-nickel coin depicts Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item SGI-WHALE06 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2006 HUMPBACK WHALE UNC. $10.00



NEWLOW MINTAGE GOLD COIN FEATURES MACARONI PENGUIN

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2020 gold 4 Pound coin depicting a Macaroni PenguinThis 2020 Proof 4 Pound gold coin of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands has an incredibly low mintage of just 199 pieces.  The 13.92 mm coin contains 1/25 troy ounce of gold.  The coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity in a red presentation box.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The reverse depicts a Macaroni Penguin.  Macaroni Penguins are so named because of the spectacular orange tufted plumes on its head. In 18th century England, a Macaroni was an individual who dressed with flamboyant or excessive ornamentation.
Item SGA-GOLD20 SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. GOLD 4 POUND 2020 PROOF $195.00


MACARONI PENGUINS ON TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL COINS OF SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS.

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2019 Macaroni Penguins struck in light blue titaniumSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2019 Macaroni Penguins struck in copper-nickel
Macaroni Penguins are so named as the spectacular orange tufted plumes on its head. In 18th century England, a Macaroni was an individual who dressed with flamboyant or excessive ornamentation (as in the song Yankee Doodle). In the summer they breed in colonies that number many thousands of birds.  They then disburse and have been known swim 10,000 km (6,200 miles) before returning to land.  The British territory of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands depicts four Macaroni Penguins on their 2019 Two-pound coins.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coins are struck in both pale blue titanium and copper-nickel with the same design.  The titanium version is 36.1mm, weighs only 10 grams, has a mintage of 7,500 and come in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.   The copper-nickel version is 38.6mm and has a mintage of 10,000 pieces. Both coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGI-TIT-PENG19 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2019 MACARONI PENGUIN BLUE TITANIUM BU $49.00
Item SGI-CN-PENG19 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS COPPER-NICKEL 2019 MACARONI PENGUIN BU $14.00



SEA LIFE ON SOUTH GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH ISLANDS 2017 TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL COINS

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Elephant Seal - Green TitaniumSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Elephant Seal - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Blue whale - Blue TitaniumSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Blue whalel - copper-nickelSouth Georgia & South Sandwich Islands coins feature Queen Elizabeth on the obverse
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands released attractive 2017 dated 2 Pound coins featuring native sea life.  One coin features a male and female Elephant Seal sitting on a beach. The seal gets its name from its great size and the large inflatable proboscis of the adult males, which is used to make extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season.  The coin was struck green titanium and copper nickel.  Another coin features a Blue Whale mother and her calf.  Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts can be as large as an automobile.   The copper-nickel versions of the coins have a mintage of 10,000 pieces and are 38.6mm in diameter.  The titanium has a mintage of 7,500 pieces, is 36.1mm in diameter, weighs 10 grams, and come in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.  All the coins portray Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGI-TIT-SEAL17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 GREEN TITANIUM ELEPHANT SEAL BU $59.00
Item SGI-CN-SEAL17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL ELEPHANT SEAL BU $14.00
Item SGI-TIT-BWHALE17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 BLUE TITANIUM BLUE WHALE BU $59.00
Item SGI-CN-BWHALE17 SO.GEORGIA & SO.SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 COPPER-NICKEL BLUE WHALE BU out



PILOT WHALES ON 2017 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS COIN

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2017 Pilot WhalePilot Whales are large, robust members of the dolphin family, which can weigh as much as 7000 pounds (3,200kg.) and reach a length 24 feet (7.2 meters). These intelligent marine mammals form close social bonds and live in tight-knit pods.  The Pilot Whale received its name due to a belief that the pod always follows a single leader.  This may be the reason why entire pods of Pilot Whales often strand themselves on beaches – they follow their leader even when it makes a fatal mistake.   This 2017 copper-nickel 2 Pound coin of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands shows Pilot Whale in the foreground in the Antarctic waters with the head of a second whale appearing above the water. The top of a third whale can be seen just above the waterline in the background.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The coin is 38.6mm in diameter and is Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item SGA-PILOT17 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2017 PILOT WHALE BU $14.00



SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2016 MINKE WHALE COIN

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2016 Minke WhaleA Minke Whale swimming beneath the ocean with icebergs floating above is featured on this 2016 dated 2 Pounds coin from South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.  The Minke Whale usually measures about 23 to 26 feet (7-8m) long and can weight as much as 10 tons.  It can dive for as long as 20 minutes and can swim as fast as 24mpg (38 km/h).  The obverse of the coin features Queen Elizabeth.  The copper-nickel coin is 38.6mm in diameter.
Item SGA-MINKE16 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS 2016 MINKE WHALE BU $14.00


RARE SPECTACLED PORPOISE ON SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH ISLANDS COIN

South Georgia & South Sandwaich Islands 2 Pounds 2014 Spectacled PorpoisThe threatened and rarely seen Spectacled Porpoise is featured on this 2014 copper-nickel 2 Pound coin from South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. The porpoises are fast, active swimmers that they normally avoid boats. The dark rings around their eyes gives them the appearance of wearing glasses, hence the name. They live in the cool sub-Antarctic  waters and have occaisionally been spotted near South Georgia.  Little is known about their behaviour as most of the information has been gleaned from stranded individuals.  The 38.6mm coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item SGA-PORPOISE14 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS PORPOISE 2014, BU $14.00




WADDELL SEAL PUP ON SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND COIN

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2 Pounds 2013 Waddell Seal PupA cute Waddell Seal Pup is pictured on this 2013 dated 2 Pound coin from South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.  The Weddell Seal is native to Antarctica and lives further south than any other mammal.  It was discovered and named by British sealing Captain James Waddell, during his expeditions to the Waddell Sea.  When born the pups are around half the length of their mother (ouch!) and weigh 25 to 30 kilograms.  The Weddell Seal is remarkable for its ability to survive the bitter Antarctic winters where they spend most of their time in the water to avoid blizzards with only their heads poking through breathing holes in the ice.  It can remain underwater for as long as 80 minutes.    The obverse of the 38.6mm copper-nickel coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Item SGA-SEAL13 SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 2 POUNDS WADDELL SEAL 2013, BU $14.00




WILDLIFE COINS OF TANZANIA   Restocked   Price reduced

Tanzania coin set: 5 Senti - 1 Shilling Animals are featured on this high-catalog value set from Tanzania.  Tanzania, located on the coast of Africa, was founded when Tanganyika, formerly German East Africa, merged with Zanzibar in 1964. The set includes the multi-sided 1976  5 Senti which shows a sailfish, the scalloped 1979 10 Senti which shows a Zebra, the 1984 20 Senti which shows an Ostrich, the  1989 50 Senti which shows a rabbit and the 1990 1 Shillingi features an outstretched arm holding a torch. 
Item S-TZ-SET5 TANZANIA 5 COIN WILDLIFE SET 5 Senti - 1 Shilling, 1976-1990 BU $5.00



NEWELEPHANTS ON TANZANIA COIN

Tanzania 100 Shillingi coin 1986 KM18 Elephant mom and calfA mother elephant and her calf are featured on the reverse of this 1986 100 Shillingi from Tanzania.  The obverse of the 36mm copper-nickel coin has the head of President Julius K. Nyerere.  Nyerere led Tanganyika to independence.  After Tanganyika joined with Zanzibar to form Tanzania in 1964 he was elected the first President of Tanzania. 
Item TZ-ELEPHANT TANZANIA 100 SHILLINGI 1986 KM18 BU $8.00


BI-METALLIC COINS TURKISH COINS DEPICT WILDLIFE

Turkey 2009 1 Lira bimetallic animal coins: Elephant and TurtleTurkey 2015 1 Lira bimetallic animal coins: Mouflin and Desert LizardObverse of Turkey 2011 bimetal coins
Turkey issues an annual series of two bimetallic 1 Lira coins, each depicting an animal.  The coins are all 26.15mm in diameter and have the denomination and date on the obverse. The 2009 issues depict an mother elephant and her calf on one coin and a sea tortoise on the other. The 2009 issues have a mintage of only 5000 of each coin. A Red Deer and a Leopard appear on the 2012 issues.   The 2015 issues depict an Anatolian Wild Sheep or Mouflon on one coin and a desert lizard on the other.  The 2015 issues have a mintage of only 50,000 each.
Item TR-ZOO-09 TURKEY SET OF 2 BIMETAL 1 LIRA ELEPHANT & SEATURTLE 2009 KM1263 & KM1264 BU $15.00
Item TR-ZOO-15 TURKEY SET OF 2 BIMETAL 1 LIRA MOUFLON & LIZARD 2015 BU $12.00




TURKS & CAICOS COINS FEATURE CRITTERS

Turks and Caicos 1 Crown 1969 KM1Turks and Caicos 1/4 Crown 1981 KM51
Turks and Caicos Islands is a British overseas territory in the West Indies. It has a population of only about 35,000.   It was discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1512 and settled by royalist sympathizers from the United States after the American Revolution. In 1969 the colony struck its first coin, a 38.5mm copper-nickel 1 Crown featuring the islands coat of arms on the reverse.  The arms include a conch shell, lobster and cactus, supported by a pair of flamingos with a pelican as its crest.  The coin has a mintage of only 50,000 pieces.  In 1981 it issued a 24mm copper-nickel Quarter Crown coin depicting a Spiny Lobster on the reverse.  It is the lowest denomination issued by the tiny island nation which primarily uses the United States dollar.  Both coins have the young head of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item TC-1CR TURKS & CAICOS 1 CROWN 1969 KM1 UNC. $7.50
Item TC-1/4CR TURKS & CAICOS 1/4 CROWN 1981 KM51 UNC. $5.00


NewUKRAINE WILDLIFE COINS

Ukraine 2 Hryvni 2000 coin depicting Freshwater crab KM99Ukraine 2 Hryvni 2003 coin depicting European Bison KM167Ukraine 2 Hryvni 2003 coin depicting Long Snouted Sea Hourse KM168Ukraine 2 Hryvni 2005 coin depicting Sandy Mole Rat KM357Ukraine 2 Hryvni 2005 coin depicting Bush Katydid Grasshopper KM391Commom obverse of Ukraine 2 Hryvni wildlife coins
Endangered native wildlife are featured on these attractive 2 Hryvni coins of Ukraine.  The 31mm coins are struck in a nickel alloy.  The obverses of the coins feature a wreath of flora and fauna, the national emblem, denomination and date.
Item UA-CRAB00 UKRAINE 2 HRYVNI 2000 FRESHWATER CRAB KM99 BU $18.00
Item UA-BISON03 UKRAINE 2 HRYVNI 2003 EUROPEAN BISON KM167 BU $8.50
Item UA-SHORSE03 UKRAINE 2 HRYVNI 2003 LONG SNOUTED SEA HORSE KM168 BU $15.00
Item UA-MOLE05 UKRAINE 2 HRYVNI 2005 SANDY MOLE RAT KM357 BU $8.00
Item UA-GHOP06 UKRAINE 2 HRYVNI BUSH KATYDID GRASSHOPPER KM391 BU $8.00





NewSQUIRREL ON 2020 ISLE OF WIGHT COIN

Isle of Wight 5 Pounds 2020 coin depicts a Red SquirrelA cute Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is featured on the reverse this unofficial 2020 dated 5 Pound coin of the Isle of Wight.  The obverse of the eight-sided silver-plated proof coin depicts Queen Elizabeth and the arms of Wight. Only 160 pieces were struck. Wight is a 147 square mile (380 sq.km.) island off the southern coast of England.  It has been inhabited since ancient times.   Queen Victoria had fond childhood memories of the island and made it her favorite location for holidays. That made it a popular tourists destination, which it has remained ever since.  Victoria died there in 1901.  The island is rich in dinosaur fossils. 
Item WIGHT ISLE OF WIGHT 5 POUNDS 2020 SQUIRREL PROOF $19.95




NewWU HAN COIN FEATURES PANGOLIN

Wu Han 20 Yuan 2020 coin depicts PangolinThe city of Wu Han in China is believed to be where COVID-19 began its deadly spread around the world.  Pictured on one side of the unofficial 2020 20 Yuan coin of Wu Han is a Pangolin, the animal from which the disease likely spread to humans.  Pangolins were sold Wu Han Wet Market for their meat and their use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.   The other side of the coin depicts the Yellow Crane Tower in Wu Han.  The tower may have had its origins as early as 223AD. It has been destroyed, rebuilt many times over the centuries.  The present structure was built in 1981.  It is 169 feet (51.4m) tall.  The eight-sided, silver-plated coin is 40mm.  The coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces and is Proof.
Item WU-HAN WU HAN 20 YUAN 2020 PROOF $22.50




ZAMBIA 1992 WILDLIFE SET 

Zambia 25 Ngwee, 50 Ngwee, 1 Kwacha, 5 Kwacha 1992 wildlife coins Obverse Zambia 5 Kwacha 1992 KM31
This attractive four coin set from Zambia features four species of their native wildlife. An Oryx is on the 21mm brass 5 Kwacha, a pair of eagles is on the 19.2mm brass 1 Kwacha, a rare Kafue Lechwe is on the 22.5mm nickel-plated steel 50 Ngwee and a crowned hornbill bird is on the20mm nickel-plated steel 25 Ngwee.  The arms of Zambia is on the obverse of each coin. All four coins are dated 1992, the only year these coins were issued. All four coins are Uncirculated. They make an excellent addition to any collector's "zoo".
Item S-ZM-SET4  ZAMBIA  4 COIN WILDLIFE SET, 25 NGWEE - 5 KWACHA 1992 UNC. $5.00

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