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COINS WITH ANIMALS


AFRICAN WILDLIFE ON 2021 AFAR COIN

Afar 10 Dollar 2020 coin depicting lioness attacking African BuffaloThe Afar (Qafar) are an ethnic group of some 2.5 million in the horn of Africa divided between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti (formerly French Afars & Issas).  Since 1975 there have been a number of Afars revolutionary groups seeking either an independent Afars or greater Afars autonomy.  This unofficial 2020 Afar 10 Dollar coin features a lioness attacking an African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) on the reverse.  The obverse features the fierce head of a male lion. The 8-sided, 40mm, silver plated coin has a mintage of only 190 pieces.  It is an attractive coin from a little-known part of Africa.
Item AFAR AFAR 10 DOLLARS 2020 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 $35.00
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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Click HereAUSTRALIA SET OF FIVE 2 DOLLAR 2016 OLYMPIC COINS IN FOLDER, BU
Click HereAUSTRALIA 2 DOLLARS 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES, UNC.
Click HereAUSTRALIA PIONEER BAKERY 1 LOAF TOKEN,



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





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 OUT


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



NEWBI-COLOR 2021 TITANIUM AND COPPER NICKEL COINS FEATURE PARROTFISH

British Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2021 bi-color ParrotfishBritish Indian Ocean Territory 2 Pounds 2021 copper-nickel parrotfish
British Indian Ocean Territory recently released 2021 bi-color titanium and copper nickel 2 Pound coins featuring three Parrotfish swimming among coral.   The titanium coin features yellow-green parrot-fish against a sea-blue background.   The coin is not painted but is anodized using a special process so that the color is an integral part of the metal of the coin.  It weighs only 10 grams and has a mintage of only 5000 pieces.  The coin comes is housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity.   The same design, but without color is used on a 38.6mm copper-nickel coin. The copper-nickel version has a mintage of 10,000 pieces.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of both coins.
Item BIOT-TIT-PFISH21 BR. INDIAN OCEAN TERR. TITANIUM 2 POUNDS 2021 PARROTFISH BU $55.00
Item BIOT-CN-PFISH21 BR. INDIAN OCEAN TERR. COPPER-NICKEL 2 POUNDS 2021 PARROTFISH BU $14.00



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-FLAMINGO15 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 OUT



NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2021 BI-COLOR TITANIUM & COPPER-NICKEL TITANIUM COINS

British Virgin Islands 5 Dollars 2021 bi-color titanium FlamingosBritish Virgin Islands 1 Dollar 2021 copper-nickel Flamingos
Two adult Caribbean Flamingos in front of a waterfall are featured on these 2021 coins of the British Virgin Islands.  The 36.1mm titanium 5 Dollar coin features pink flamingos against a green background.  The colors are not painted, but are annodized, so that they are an integral part of the metal of the coin.  Because the Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each flamingo coin is technically different from all others. The Titanium coin is shipped encapsulated in an acrylic capsule for protection and housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity. It has a mintage of only 5000 pieces.  The copper-nickel 1 Dollar coin is 38.6mm.   Both coins portray Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.
Item BVI-TIT-FLAMINGO21 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 5 DOLLARS 2021 TITANIUM FLAMINGO BU $55.00
Item BVI-CN-FLAMINGO21 BRITISH VIRGIN IS. 1 DOLLAR 2021 COPPER-NICKEL FLAMINGO BU $14.00



NEWBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2021 SILVER FLAMINGO

British Virgin Islands 2021 silver Flamingo dollarThe British Virgin Islands recently released this beautiful 2021 reverse cameo frosted silver Flamingo dollar. The word ‘flamingo’ comes from the Portuguese/Spanish 'flamengo' meaning 'flame-colored'. Flamingos get their pink color from eating shrimp and algae containing carotenoid. Featured on the coin is a flamingo in a typical pose, standing on one leg with its head tucked down.  In the background is a flock of flamingos.  Flamingos are very sociable birds that live in colonies that can number thousands of birds.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.  The 38.6mm coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and has a mintage of only 10,000 pieces.
Item BVI-AR-FLAMINGO21 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2021 SILVER FLAMINGO BU $49.95



Also see:
Click HereBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR 2015 FLAMINGO, COPPER-NICKEL



CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC COINS

California Republic 20 Dollars 2020 coins: Bobcat in Yosemite / Minerva / common reverseA movement to create California as an independent nation has been active for some years. The movement is headed by a New Yorker living in Russia. It appears most its funding is from Russia and social media support from both Russia and Iran.   The movement has found little backing within the state, (though there are probably some conservatives who would be happy to see California leave the Union.)  Recently a Russian coin dealer created two beautiful coins for the California Republic. Both coins are denominated as 20 California Dollars and are dated 2020.  They are 40mm eight-sided, silver plated Proof coins.  One depicts a Bobcat and her kitten in Yosemite Valley.  The other features Minerva and sailing ships.  The design is from the state seal.  The reverses of both coins depict a Grizzly Bear and the words "CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC". The design comes from the California State Flag.  The Bear Flag Republic design is based on a flag used in the 1846 revolt against Mexico.   Each coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item CAL-YOSEMITE CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC 20 DOLLARS 2020 BOBCAT-YOSEMITE PROOF $19.95
Item CAL-MINERVA CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC 20 DOLLARS 2020 MINERVA & SHIPS PROOF $19.95
Item CAL-BOTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC COINS PROOF $39.50



NEWMANDRILL ON 2020 ONE OUNCE SILVER COIN OF CAMEROON

Cameroon silver 500 Francs 2020 Mandrill coinA fierce Mandrill is featured on this silver 2020 500 Francs coin of Cameroons.  The 1 troy ounce .999 fine Prooflike silver coin is 39mm in diameter and comes in a protective plastic capsule.  The reverse features are Cameroon coat of arms.  Mandrills are noted for their colorful face.  They are social animals that live in large packs of hundreds of individuals.
Item CM-MANDRILL CAMEROON 500 FRANCS 2020 MANDRILL PROOF-LIKE $39.00





NewBEAUTIFUL CANADIAN WILDLIFE SILVER COINS

These beautiful 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silver Canadian 5 Dollar coins feature native wildlife.  The attractive series has become popular with colletors and as a way to hold silver. The obverses of the 38mm coins features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth done by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.
Canada 5 dollars 2011 Timber Wolf .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinCanada 5 dollars 2011 Grizzly Bear .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinCanada 5 dollars 2012 Moose .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinCanada 5 dollars 2016 Cougar .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinCanada 5 dollars 2017 Lynx .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinObverse of Canada 5 dollars .9999 1 troy ounce silver coin
Item CA-5D11-WOLF CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2011 TIMBER WOLF .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KM1052 BU $39.75
Item CA-5D11-BEAR CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2011 GRIZZLY BEAR .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KM1109 BU $39.75
Item CA-5D12-MOOSE CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2012 MOOSE .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KM1241 BU $39.75
Item CA-5D16-COUGAR CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2016 COUGAR .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER  BU $39.75
Item CA-5D17-LYNX CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2017 LYNX .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KM1241 BU $39.75


CHINA YEAR OF THE OX BI-METALLIC 10 YUAN

China year of the ox bi-metallic 10 Yuan coinChina recently released this 2021 dated bi-metallic 10 Yuan coin to commemorate the Year of the ox.  The bi-metallic 27mm coin depicts a traditional artistic paper-cutting of an ox, a palace lantern and grain on the reverse. The obverse features the denomination surrounded by an intricate etched design. The large number 10 contains latent images which change from "R M B" to "10 10 10" when the coin is moved. The design also features micro-letters in the base of the numeral "1" and other anti-counterfeiting devices. 
Item CN-OX21 CHINA 10 YUAN 2021 YEAR OF THE OX, BI-METAL BU $8.00




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 1967 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 

Osprey Reef 10 Dollars (2016) Clown FishBougainville Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Laced Moray EelCoringa Islets 10 Dollars 2017 Longnose butterflyfishFlora Reef 10 Dollars 2017 Blue-girdled angelfishCommon 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 OSPREY OSPREY REEF REEF 10 DOLLARS (2016) CLOWN FISH, PROOF $22.00
Item BOUGAINVILLE BOUGAINVILLE REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, LACED MORAY EEL, PROOF $22.00
Item CORINGA CORINGA ISLETS 10 DOLLARS 2017, LONGNOSE BUTTERFLYFISH PROOF $22.00
Item FLORA FLORA REEF 10 DOLLARS 2017, BLUE-GIRDLED ANGELFISH PROOF $22.00



GOLIATH 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



FIRST MODERN COINS OF DARFUR FEATURE AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Darfur 2008 seven coin set featurs African wildlifeCommon obverse of Darfur 2008 coin set
The Sultanate of Darfur recently released an attractive set of seven coins that include a bi-metallic, unusual shapes and feature African wildlife. The non-circulating coins are the first modern coins for the embattled sultanate that is engaged tragic war in an attempt to regain independence from Sudan. The Bi-metallic 500 Dinars features the Nile crocodile. The eight-sided 250 Dinars pictures an African elephant. The square 100 Dinars has a leopard. The scalloped edged 50 Dinars shows a hartebeest. The 25 Dinars pictures a camel. An African civet is on the 10 Dinars, and an African wild dog is on the 5 Dinars. All coins are dated 2008 and have an Arabic inscription on the obverse.   Some coins have spots, so we grade them AU-UNC.
Item DARFUR DARFUR 7 COIN SET: 5 - 500 DINARS, 2008 AU-UNC-spots. $29.50

INDIVIDUAL DARFUR COINS FROM THE ABOVE SET:

Item DAR-5D DARFUR 5 DINARS, AFRICAN WILD DOG AU-UNC. OUT Only available in set
Item DAR-10D DARFUR 10 DINARS, CIVET, AU-UNC $3.00
Item DAR-25D DARFUR 25 DINARS, CAMEL, AU-UNC $4.50
Item DAR-50D DARFUR 50 DINARS, HARTEBEEST, SCALLOPPED EDGE AU-UNC $6.00
Item DAR-100D DARFUR 100 DINARS, LEOPARD, SQUARE, UNC. $6.50
Item DAR-250D DARFUR 250 DINARS, ELEPHANT, 8-SIDED, UNC. $7.50
Item DAR-500D DARFUR 500 DINARS, CROCODILE, BI-METALLIC, UNC. $9.00



ESEQUIBO 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




NEWETHIOPIA COIN SET DEPICTS LION & OTHER ANIMALS

Ethiopia 5 coin set 1 - 50 Cents
This five coin set from Ethiopia includes the 1 Cent to the 50 Cents, dating from 1977 to 2004.  All five coins feature a lion’s head on the obverse.   The 1 Cent shows a farmer and two oxen.  The 5 Cents features a soldier. The 10 Cents shows a Mountain Nyala.  The 25 and 50 Cents features Ethiopians with upraised arms carrying tools and weapons.  T
Item ET-SET5 ETHIOPIA T COIN SET 1 - 50 CENTS 1977-2004, UNC. $10.00



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



NEW2017 SILVER LEOPARD FROM GHANA

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




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 only in sets
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 only in sets
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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CRITTERS FROM KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2008 depictingTien Shan Brown Bear KM86Kazakhstan 50 Tenge coin 2010 depicting Dalmatian Pelican KM239
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.    A Tien Shan Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos Isabellinus) is on the 2008 coin. .  The 2010 issue depicted a Dalmatian Pelican on both sides of the coin. 
Item KZ-BEAR08 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2008 BEAR KM86 BU $10.00
Item KZ-PELIC10 KAZAKHSTAN 50 TENGE 2010 PEICAN KM239 BU $7.00



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.
Item LR-10 LIBERIA 1/2 CENT 1937 KM10 Unc. $3.00
Item LR-10A LIBERIA 1/2 CENT 1941 KM10a BU $3.00



NEW2020 LOFOTEN COIN FEATURES OTTER

Lofoten 200 Kroner coin depicting Otter 2020Lofoten is an archipelago belonging to Norway that is north of the Artic Circle.  It is one of the world's northernmost populated regions.  There is evidence of human habitation going back thousands of years, and for more than a thousand years it has been a major center for cod fisheries.  A Eurasian Otter is featured on this unofficial 200 Kroner coin of Lofoten.  The 40mm, eight-sided silver-plated Proof coin is dated 2020.  The arms of Norway are on the obverse. The attractive coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item LOFOTEN LOFOTEN 200 KRONER 2020 PROOF $19.95




ATTRACTIVE MACEDONIAN COIN SET INCLUDES WILDLIFE.

Macedonia 6 coin set: 50 Deni - 50 Denari This six coin set from Macedonia includes the 50 Deni to the 50 Denari.  The 50 Denari portrays the head of Archangel Gabriel..  The 10 Denari has the peacock.  Both coins are copper-nickel.  The lower four denominations all feature animals and are struck in brass. A lynx is on the 5 Denari. An Ochrid Trout is on the 2 Denari.  A Yugoslav Shepherd Dog (Sarplaninac) is on the 1 Denar.  The 50 Deni features a seagull in flight.  The reverses of the coins feature the denomination and a 16-ray sun symbol that was used by Alexander the Great. All six coins are Brilliant Uncirculated
Item S-MK-SET6 MACEDONIA 6 COIN SET 50 DENI-50 DENARI, 1993-2008 BU $9.75





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




NEWSCARCE MALAYSIA WILDLIFE COINS

In 2003 Malaysia released a series of 12 coins depicting endangered species. The 30mm brass coins are denominated 25 Sen and come in colorful and descriptive "Coin in Education" folder that is in both English and Malay.  They have a limited mintage of  only 100,000 each and were only available in the folders. The coins were not widely distributed outside of Malaysia, making them difficult for most collectors to obtain
.      MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 ORANGUTAN KM79
MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 2003 ASIATIC ELEPHANT KM78MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 SUMATRAN RHINO KM77MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 SLOW LORIS KM81MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 BARKING DEER KM82MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 MALAYAN TAPIR KM83MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 SEROW GOAT KM94MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 GAUR KM87MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 2003 SAMBAR DEER KM85MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 2003 CLOUDED LEOPARD KM88MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 2003 PROBOSCIS MONKEY KM95
In 2003 Malaysia released a series of 12 coins depicting endangered species. The 30mm brass coins are denominated 25 Sen and come in colorful and descriptive "Coin in Education" folder that is in both English and Malay.  They have a limited mintage of  only 100,000 each and were only available in the folders. The coins were not widely distributed outside of Malaysia, making them difficult for most collectors to obtain.
Item MY-03-02 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 ORANGUTAN KM79 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-03 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 ASIATIC ELEPHANT KM78 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-04 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 SUMATRAN TIGER KM80 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-05 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 SLOW LORIS KM81 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-06 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 BARKING DEER KM82 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-07 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 MALAYAN TAPIR KM83 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-08 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 SEROW GOAT KM94 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-09 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 GAUR KM87 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-10 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 SAMBAR DEER KM85 BU $9.00
Item MY-03-12 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2003 PROBOSCIS MONKEY KM95 BU $9.00


We also have selected 25 Sen coins from the 2006 Series which features Marine life.  They have a mintage of only 40,000 each.
Item MY-06-05 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2006 OLIVE RIDLEY TURTLE KM101 BU $9.00
Item MY-06-07 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2006 DUGONG KM105 BU $9.00
Item MY-06-08 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2006 SIAMESE CROCODILE KM109 BU $9.00
Item MY-06-09 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2006 WHALESHARK KM106 BU $9.00
Item MY-06-10 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2006 MALAYAN GHARIAL KM111 BU $9.00
Item MY-06-11 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2006 INDOPACIFIC CROCODILE KM110 BU $9.00
Item MY-06-12 MALAYSIA 25 SEN 2006 IRRAWADY DOLPHIN KM107  BU $9.00



HIPPO ON MALI'S FIRST COIN

Mali 5 Francs 1961 coin depicting a hippopotomus KM2The 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.  The aluminum coin has the denomination within a wreath on the reverse
Item ML-5F MALI 5 FRANCS 1961 KM2 HIPPO UNC. $3.50



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 DOLLARS DEPICTS SWORD FISH

Niue 1 Dollar 2009 pictures swordfishNiue 1 Dollar 2010 picturews swordfish
Niue is a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean about 1500 miles (2,400 km) northeast of New Zealand.  It has an area of about 100 square miles (261 sq.km.) and a population of less than 2000.  The British monarch is the head of state.  New Zealand handles its defense and foreign affairs.  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. Niue issued 1 Dollar coins in 2009 and 2010. Both coins have the same attractive design, with Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and a swordfish on the reverse.  The 2009 issue is 32mm and struck in aluminum-bronze.  The 2010 issue is 38.6mm and struck in copper-nickel.
New Item NU-1D09 NIUE 1 DOLLAR 2009 BU $8.00
Item NU-1D10 NIUE 1 DOLLAR 2010 BU $12.00



2020 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



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



NEW SNAKE ISLAND!

Queimada Grande (Snake Island) 25 Cruzados 2021 coinQueimada Grande, also known as Snake Island is a 106 acre (43 hectares) island located approximately 21 miles (33 km.) off the coast of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.   It is estimated to be the home of as many as 400,000 snakes, including the deadly Golden lancehead pit viper (Bothrops insularis).  It is one of the most venomous snakes in Latin America and is only found on this small island.  In order to protect both people and the snakes, access to the island is prohibited except to selected researchers and the Brazilian Navy.  The obverse of this unofficial six-sided 2021 dated 25 Cruzados depicts the emblem of Brazil supported by two snakes.  The reverse features a Golden lancehead pit viper hanging from a tree branch.  The six-sided 39mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces.
Item QUEIMADA QUEIMADA GRANDE 25 CRUZADOS 2021 PROOF $19.95




ROTUMA 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




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 

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 $19.75
Item SEALAND$ SEALAND SILVER DOLLAR 1994 PROOF Br.X9 $59.75



TURTLE 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



BIG 5 AFRICAN WILDLIFE COINS FROM SIERRA LEONE Restocked

Sierra Leone set of five 2019 African wildlife coins: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Cape Buffalo
Sierra Leone released a series of five copper-nickel 1 Dollar coins depicting the Big Five African game animals.  The term Big Five refers to the Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Cape Buffalo. The term was originally used by big game hunters referring to the five African animals that were most difficult to hunt on foot.  Now it is widely used by safari tour operators.  This set of five 2019 1 Dollar coins features the head of each of the animals styled as though it is an African mask.  The African pattern is carried over to the incused rim. The obverses of the coins depict arms of Sierra Leone and the date.  The coins are 38.6mm in diameter.  Each coin has a maximum mintage of only 10,000 pieces.
Item SL-BIG5 SIERRA LEONE SET OF 5 WILDLIFE DOLLAR COINS, 2019 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


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 out
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



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 out



LOW MINTAGE GOLD COIN FEATURES MACARONI PENGUIN

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2020 gold 4 Pound coin depicting a Macaroni PenguinSouth 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 $175.00




NewFIN WHALE ON TITANIUM AND COPPER-NICKEL COINS OF SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands copper-nickel 2 Pounds 2021 Fin WhaleSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands two-color titanium 2 Pounds 2021 Fin Whale
An impressive Fin Whale is featured on copper-nickel and bi-color titanium 2021 dated 2 Pound coins of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.  It is the second largest species on earth, after the blue whale, growing to over 80 feet (25m) in length and weighing over 70 tons.  Despite its size its streamlined shape allows it to reach speeds of up to 18mph (30 kph).  The titanium coin features a gold whale against a deep blue background.  It is 36.1mm in diameter, weights 10 grams and has a maximum mintage of only 5000 pieces.  It comes in a capsule packaged in a red box with a certificate of authenticity.  The copper-nickel version is 38.61mm in diameter and has a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.  Queen Elizabeth is on the obverses of the coins.
Item SGA-TIT-WHALE21 SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2021 BI-COLOR TITANIUM BU $59.00
Item SGA-CN-WHALE21 SO. GEORGIA & SO. SANDWICH IS. 2 POUNDS 2021 COPPER-NICKEL BU $14.00





WILDLIFE COINS OF TANZANIA      

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


BI-METALLIC COINS TURKISH COINS DEPICT WILDLIFE

Turkey 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 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-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


UKRAINE 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




LOBSTER ON COIN OF SHORT-LIVED PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF YEMEN

Yemen Democratic Republic 5 Fils 1973 depicting lobster, KM4The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, also known as South Yemen or Democratic Yemen, gained independence from Great Britain after the withdrawal of the British and the collapse of the Federation of South Arabia in 1967. Over the years its relations with the Yemen Arab Republic, or North Yemen fluctuated between war and peace.  The two nations fought a war in 1972, but were peacefully united in 1990 after Democratic Yemen lost support from communist nations due to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Peace was not lasting however, a civil war between factions from the north and south broke out again in 1994.  Peace was temporarily achieved with an election in 1999, however the country continued to suffer from instability as various tribal factions. Since 2012 Yemen has been engaged in another ongoing civil war, with factions in the South supported by Saudi Arabia and factions in the north supported by Iran.  This 23mm aluminum 5 Fils coin of Democratic Yemen features a spiny Lobster.  The coins is dated in Arabic numerals 1973AD and AH1373. 
Item YEMDR-5F YEMEN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 5 FILS 1973 KM4 LOBSTER UNC. $3.00



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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