This Scarce Crown or One Peso was issued by the Dominican Republic for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, and was struck by our own Royal Mint. It was issued in 1995 which is now some 25 years ago. You almost never see this crown, because the whole United Nations project was not a winner for the Mint. It has doves of peace above a globe of the world with the United Nations emblem. The obverse has the arms of the Dominican Republic. We could charge a lot of money for this Scarce Crown, but at Coincraft when we buy right, you buy right…
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.
This American silver dollar was issued in 1986 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. It is the first thing that people see when they sail into New York harbour. Of course what most people don’t realise is that it was a gift from the French people to commemorate the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution. Also, a lot of people don’t know it but it was designed by Eiffel of the Eiffel Tower fame in Paris. This beautiful Proof Silver Dollar shows the Statue of Liberty on one side and a torch of freedom on the other side. They are now 35 years old and in brilliant Proof condition. Every time I see the Statue of Liberty my heart flutters so a hundred years ago it must have really been something. A nice American commemorative silver dollar.
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.
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. Mintsworldwide is 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 1984 'S' Liberty 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.
In 1987 the United States celebrated the bi-centennial of the American Constitution (200th anniversary). To honour that event the US Mint issued a special silver dollar. It shows the Constitution with a quill pen and the other side has a group of people marching forward. It is a full-sized American Silver Dollar and is now 34 years old. It is struck in Proof Silver and reminds people just how important the Constitution is. We shall be trying to offer you other American commemorative silver dollars in future issues, but getting enough to offer you is not easy.