The largest denomination of silver coins issued by the province of Newfoundland in Victorian times was the Fifty Cent piece. But, you must remember in Victorian times 50 Cents was a lot of money. It was worth a few shillings. These coins are not easy to get and the ones we obtained are in Very Good condition. You have the bust of Victoria on one side and the date and value on the other side. At the time of issue, Newfoundland was not part of Canada it was a province of Canada. These are struck in good silver and are a most interesting and unusual coin. Supplies are limited and this group took us almost two years to put together.
One of the most North Eastern Provinces of Canada is Prince Edward Island. They only made a coin once for this area and that was in 1871. You have the crowned portrait of Queen Victoria on one side and a pine tree on the other. This was a large One Cent coin and it was the only coin ever struck for Prince Edward Island and it was minted for just one year, 1871. The coins are in Fine or better condition and if you are trying to put together one coin from each country, you will definitely need this one. Our agent has been going to Canada twice a year for two years to put this group together. After all there are a lot of people who want a coin from Prince Edward Island and not a lot of coins to go around. A very important type coin and the only coin of the country.
This is a most unusual item; it is a small cash coin from China, Kwangtung Province to be exact. It was issued between 1909 and 1911. They are listed in Krause as struck in brass and KM204. We bought a group of them that had been silver plated, why that is we don’t know, but they had been. Perhaps they were silver plated for gifts at the Chinese New Year. Whatever the answer is they are over 100 years old and priced to sell, especially as Chinese coins are very popular at the moment. They are brass cash coins in Extremely Fine condition that have been silver plated and priced at just £6.95. At this price they are very interesting.
From medieval times the Templar Knight or better known as the Knight Templar was both famous and infamous, depending on which side of the sword you were on. They have been honoured by a rather beautiful 10 Francs issued by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2010. It is part of their Warriors of the World Series. However we must warn or delight you, whichever side of the sword… although it looks like a beautiful silver crown in Choice Proof condition, it is actually a beautiful silver plated crown in Choice Proof condition. But I am sure your friends won’t know the difference when you show it to them. All they will know is that it is a beautiful coin.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo issued a series of Proof Crowns or 10 Francs in 2010 to honour real and fantasy Warriors of the World. Here we are offering the Zulu Warrior made famous by the movie about Rorke’s Drift. Each silver plated crown is struck in gleaming Proof condition and we think we bought most of the mintage.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo issued a series of Proof Crowns or 10 Francs in 2010 to honour real and fantasy Warriors of the World. Here we offer the English Archer, famous for showing two fingers to the French. Each silver plated crown is struck in gleaming Proof condition and we think we bought most of the mintage.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo issued a series of Proof Crowns or 10 Francs in 2010 to honour real and fantasy Warriors of the World. Here we are offering the Japanese Samurai hero of the Emperor. Each silver plated crown is struck in gleaming Proof condition and we think we bought most of the mintage.
Two proof crowns from the Democratic Republic of the Congo honouring the late Princess Diana. The first is for when she met Pope John Paul II in 1985. The other was when she was on her visit to India in 1992. Each 5 Franc coin is full crownsized and heavily silver plated, struck in choice Proof condition and comes in a capsule. A great pair at a great price, but supplies are very limited. We feel that they should be sold as a pair and at our price we think you will agree, but supplies are limited.
This is one Olympic coin or crown you almost never see. It was issued by the Republic of the Congo in 1999, for the Sydney, Australia Olympics held in 2000. You have a shot putter getting ready for the throw with a Greek God to his side. The other side has a native figure holding up a tablet like the 10 Commandments reading ‘Unite Travail Progress’. It is full crownsized and has the denomination of 100 Francs and is struck in Uncirculated cupronickel. There were quite a few Olympic coins issued over the years, but this is one that you almost never see. Get it while you can, after all the Olympics are quickly coming up…
This beautiful One Dollar crownsized coin was issued by the Cook Islands in 2004 to honour Mahatma Gandhi. You have Gandhi on one side and H. M. Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. Gandhi is wearing his glasses something that showed he was getting older with an Indian temple next to him. Each coin is heavily silver plated, struck in Choice Proof condition and it comes in a protective capsule. This is the first time that we have been able to offer this important and beautiful coin. He was a fantastic man and one to be admired.
This Silver Cuban 1 Pesos was issued in 1980 and celebrates the Flora of Cuba. On one side you have the coat of arms of Cuba and on the other a Mariposa flower and the date 1980. This is one of the Cuban coins more difficult to get and we are fortunate to have a nice group in Uncirculated condition at this attractive price, which makes them even better.
The famous American writer is featured on this One Peso of Cuba issued in 1982. Ernest Hemingway is best known for his stories such as The Old Man and the Sea. He spent a lot of time in Cuba and they have taken him as one of their own. You have the facing portrait of Hemingway with the dates 1898-1964, the other side has the arms of Cuba. These coins are in Uncirculated condition and are very popular with the literary set. It has a beautiful portrait of Hemingway on it.
This cupronickel One Peso was issued by Cuba in 1985 as part of the United Nations FAO programme. The mintage is just 5,000 and the current Krause catalogue price is $10.00(£6.45) which we think is too low for such a low mintage. You have a modern rendition of a rainforest on one side and the arms of Cuba on the other side. The coin is in Uncirculated condition and now some 33 years old. We think this coin is being sold too cheaply, but in the spirit of giving you a bargain, here we are!
From the island nation of Cuba in the Caribbean, we offer the 1985 Iguana Peso. Struck in Uncirculated cupronickel this is one of the more difficult of the early issues to find. You have the head and shoulders of an Iguana on one side and the arms of Cuba on the other side.
This cupronickel One Peso was issued by Cuba in 1983 for the Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo. It should be noted that the mintage is a very small 3,000 pieces, which in today’s collecting terms can almost be called rare. The coins have two ice hockey players facing off and the obverse has the arms of Cuba. I think this whole series is much under appreciated and one day that might well change.
This cupronickel One Peso coin was issued by Cuba in 1981, it was part of the Plant and Flora series. This particular coin depicts the Azahar flower. What I find most amazing is the mintage. According to Krause the mintage is just 3,000 coins, which in any case would be very low indeed. The coins are large and thick and in Uncirculated condition and with a mintage of just 3,000 coins, rather difficult to get. While our small supply lasts, you can have this Cuban 1 Peso for just £7.95.