In 2000 the African nation of The Republic of Somalia issued a series of crownsized 25 Shillings depicting Icons of the Millennium. One of the people so honoured was the late Pope John Paul II. You have a bust of the Pope on one side with the arms of Somalia on the other side. These crowns are struck in Prooflike cupronickel and are now 18 years old. We have what we believe is the last supply around and they are priced to tempt and delight you.
The African nation of Somalia issued a group of crownsized coins to honour famous people. Not every one of them was a hero, but they were famous and well known. For this issue, we can offer Winston Churchill our hero Prime Minister during the Second World War, in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Struck in cupro-nickel you have a portrait on one side and the arms of Somalia on the other side. Each piece is full crownsized and Brilliant Uncirculated condition, getting harder and harder to find.
When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison after many years hard labour, he shocked the world. He came out in a suit and didn’t hate those who put him inside. Rather he realised that he could help his country go forward and regain its place in the world. He was a hero and loved and admired by not only his own countrymen but by people all over the world. There was a Crown issued for Mandela as part of the ‘Icons of the 20th Century’ series; we are able to offer this piece to add to your collection. Supplies are running out and I don’t know where or when we will be able to get any more. A true gentleman, someone who put his country before himself, and someone I admire. Add the Crown to your collection today.