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.
One of the many series that Cuba has issued over the years is a series of one Peso coins depicting different Castles. The one on offer is for Castle Morro and it was struck in 1984. It is low mintage and in Uncirculated condition. Unfortunately, we cannot sell them to any American collectors, as it is illegal at this time to export them to America. You have the Castle on one side with a key below the castle, the other side has the arms of Cuba and the denomination. Not an easy coin to find, it is now over 30 years old and you won’t find them in America.
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 is a fantastic One Peso coin from Cuba. It was issued in 1982 and it honours the American writer Ernest Hemingway on his getting a Nobel Prize for literature in 1952. Hemingway kept a house in Cuba for years and it was one of his favourite homes. Today it looks like America and Cuba might make up their differences and one day Americans might even be allowed to collect Cuban coins. This coin shows a scene from his novel The Old Man and the Sea, with a fisherman fishing from a very small boat. The coin is One Peso, it is struck in cupronickel and is in Uncirculated condition.
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.
In 1995 the Royal Mint issued a series of crowns for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. Countries from as far afield as Bhutan and Barbados joined the programme. Years ago we bought out all the crowns that remained. Due to our move to our New Customer Service Department, we found one that we knew we had but was always missing, the scarce one, the full-sized Cuban United Nations Crown. This full crownsized 1 Peso has 5 children and a dove of peace on one side and the arms of Cuba on the other side. We don’t know if these crowns were struck by the Royal Mint or the Cuban Mint, we do know that many collectors are looking for it.
This Danish silver crown was issued in the 1960’s when a crownsized piece was 10 Kroner; today similar sized pieces have a face value of 200 Kroner. It just goes to show what inflation will do to money. It is struck in 800 fine Silver and is in Uncirculated condition. It was struck in 1968 for the wedding of Princess Benedikte.
These coins were used in France from 1931 until the start of World War II. They are struck in aluminum-bronze or as the Canadian’s call it, tombac. You get the 50 Centime, 1 Franc and 2 Franc coin all in selected used condition. You have the head of Liberty on one side and the value and date on the other side.
Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful coins ever struck. It was struck at the Austrian Mint from 1780 until now. The fact is they still strike them today with the 1780 date on them. They are large silver coins that contain about 3/4 of an ounce of pure silver and they are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. We have not had these for years, but a lucky buy has put them back into stock. But not at our original price of £28.50. A beautiful large silver coin, considered one of the most beautiful ever struck and at a £10.00 savings.
An interesting Portuguese crown or 100 Escudos from 1987. The obverse mentions explorer Diogo Cão, who sailed along the west coast of Africa reaching the Congo River and the coasts of present-day Angola and Namibia.
Republic of Burundi Mint Set of 4. The Republic of Burundi is not one of the African nations that one hears a lot about. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa and is also landlocked. Not all that many people go there and far fewer of them have their coins. We can offer you a four coin Mint Set in Uncirculated condition. You get the 1, 5, 10 and 50 Franc coins from 2003-2011 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They are most unusual designs and I think rather modern and still interesting. If you want exotic coins from an exotic country then these are them. Not easy to find and certainly not easy to get.
With the Olympics postponed until next year, the interest in older Olympic issues will increase. Yes, some countries will be issuing Olympic coins, but their prices will be very high. Mints worldwide are charging more and more for their coins and, of course, the price of silver has almost doubled. So we looked through our inventory to see what we could do. And we found this coin, one of the first three American Silver Dollars issued for the Olympics: the 1983 Dollar issued for the Olympics held in Los Angeles, in Proof condition, we think it's good value considering what some of the countries are going to charge.