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UNUSUAL CRUSADER COIN

    INTERESTING STUFF

    Catalog #155 - Winter-spring 2010 AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOG OF HISTORIC AND UNUSUAL

    WORLD COINS & CURRENCY

    JOEL ANDERSON

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    the time the order is placed will get one of our bi-metallic Good For $3 in Trade tokens

    FREE UPON REQUEST. The token may be used as a $3 payment on a future order or kept for your collection. Please request the token when ordering. The token is also available for purchase at face value ($3) for use as a gift, refund or to collect. Some items are in limited quantity, so you may wish to include alternates to help avoid refunds. Coins are shown actual size unless otherwise indicated. Images of packaged sets and paper money are reduced size. Catalog values are based on the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins.

    KM = reference number used in the Standard Catalog of World Coins.

SOME TERMS USED: AG = About Good, G = Good, VG = Very Good, F = Fine,

    VF = Very Fine, XF = Extremely Fine, U = Unc. = Uncirculated, BU = Brilliant Uncirculated, CU = Crisp Uncirculated, PF = Proof. Crown = large coin about 35mm to 42mm in diameter.

    NEW ISSUES

    NEW COINS OF NIUE

    The Pacific island nation of Niue issued this five coin set in October 2009. The 32mm brass-colored 1 Dollar pictures a sword fish. The 28mm nickel-plated bronze 50 Cents features a native outrigger canoe. A pair of scuba divers exploring Niue's famed coral atolls is on the 25mm nickel-plated bronze 20 Cents. It is one of the few coins ever to feature scuba divers. The 22mm copper 10 cents features a crab. A pair of humpback whales is on the 19mm copper 5 Cents. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of each coin. The Brilliant Uncirculated coins have a mintage of only 20,000 each and were struck by the New Zealand mint.

    Item NU-SET5 NIUE 2009 FIVE COIN SET 5 CENTS - 1 DOLLAR, BU ................. $19.95

     2009 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY COIN FEATURES NATIVE WILDLIFE

    In 2009 the British Antarctic Territory issued this 39mm

    copper-nickel 2 Pound coin honoring the 50th anniversary of

    the Antarctic Treaty. The coin features a map of the continent

    along with some of its native wildlife, including an Albatross,

    Blue Whale, Emperor Penguin and an Elephant Seal. The

    British Antarctic Territory lies south of latitude 60?S and

    between longitudes 20? and 80?W and includes the Antarctic

    Peninsula, all adjacent islands, the South Orkney and South

    Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea, as well as the landmass

    extending to the South Pole. It is administered by the

    Governor of the Falkland Islands. We also have available the

    2008 2 Pound coin which features the arms of the territory. The obverse of the coins picture Queen Elizabeth.

    Item BAT-09 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERR. 2 POUNDS 2009, WILDLIFE BU ... $14.00

    Item BAT-08 BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERR. 2 POUNDS 2008, ARMS BU ............ $14.00

     NEW COINS OF TURKMENISTAN

    After the passing of strongman Saparmurat Atayevich Niyazov, Turkmenistan revalued their badly inflated currency and issued a new series of coins in 2009. They are the first coins of Turkmenistan issued for circulation that did not bear his portrait. The 5000 to 1 revaluation meant that the new 1 Tenge coin was equivalent to 50 of the old Manat. The new six coin set includes the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Tenge, all dated 2009. All six coins have similar designs. The denomination and date is on one side and a tower and a map of the country is on the other. Item TM-SET09 TURKMENISTAN 6 COIN SET 2009 1-50 TENGE UNC. ................. $9.75 Page #2 Joel Anderson PO Box 365 Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365 USA (805) 489-8045

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NEW 2009 COINS FROM TURKEY

    In 2009 Turkey renamed its currency from the Yeni Lira or New Lira, to the Lira. New coins were introduced bearing new designs. All coins bear the same side view portrait of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey, on the obverse. The denomination is on the reverse. The six coin set includes 1, 5, 10 and 25 Kurus and the bi-metallic 50 Kurus and 1 Lira.

    Item TR-SET09 TURKEY 6 COIN SET 2009 1 KURUS-1 LIRA UNC. ........................ $9.00

     RECENT COINS OF IRAN

    We are pleased to offer two recent

    coin sets from the Islamic Republic

    of Iran. The first is a three coin set

    consisting of the 100, 250 and bi-

    metallic 500 Rials dating 2006 or

    2007. The bi-metal 500 Rials

    pictures a mythical bird and a

    flower and is dated SH1385. The

    250 Rials features a stylized

    pomegranate blossom and is dated

    SH1386. The 100 Rials shows the

    Imam Reza Shrine and is dated

    SH1385. The obverse of each coin

    has the denomination, date and

    country name in Persian. The three coin set catalogs $14, however our price is MUCH less. Due to continued inflation, the new set of smaller, higher value coins were introduced in 2009. The 2009 set consists of the aluminum-bronze (brass) 250, 500 and 1000 Rials dating SH1387. The coins depict various Islamic shrines. The obverse of each coin has the denomination, date and country name in Persian. All coins are Uncirculated

    Item IR-SET07 IRAN 3 COIN SET 100-500 RIALS 2006-07 (SH1385-86) UNC. ........ $6.00 Item IR-SET09 IRAN 3 COIN SET 250-1000 RIALS 2009 (SH1387) UNC. ................. $7.00

     NEW HUNGARIAN BI-METALLIC 200 FORINT

    Hungary introduced this new bimetallic 200 Forint coin in 2009 in

    order to replace the 200 Forint banknote in circulation. The banknote

    will cease to be legal tender. The coin pictures the famed Széchenyi

    Chain Bridge on one side and has the date and denomination on the

    other. The chain suspension bridge, completed in 1849, was the first

    permanent bridge across the Danube to join Buda with Pest. In 1873

    the two cities were united to form the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

    At the time the bridge was built, its center span of 202 meters (663 feet) was one of the largest in the world and was considered by some to be a

    "Wonder of the World".

    Item HU-200FT-09 HUNGARY 200 FORINT 2009 BIMETALLIC COIN BU ........... $5.75

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NEW GOUGH ISLAND SET INCLUDES BIRDS, BIMETAL AND A CROWN

     This attractive eight coin set from Gough Island features birds. That seems only natural, as Gough Island is a bird sanctuary that is part of Tristan da Cuhna. It is inhabited by about six people who run a weather station, and thousands of birds. The coins are part of a continuing series struck by The Commonwealth Mint for the various islands that make up the Tristan da Cuhna group. Included is a 39mm copper-nickel crown, a bi-metallic 25 Pence, as well as a 20 Pence, 10 Pence, 5 Pence, 1 Penny and ? Penny, all dated 2009. The coins are Uncirculated. Item GOUGH8 GOUGH IS. 8 COIN SET, 1/2 PENCE - 1 CROWN, 2009, UNC. ...... $28.50

    Item GOUGHCR GOUGH IS. 1 CROWN 2009 FALCON, from the above set UNC. .... $8.50

    Item GOUGH25P GOUGH IS. BIMETAL 25 PENCE OWL from the above set UNC.. $8.50

     2008 POLAND 2 ZLOTE COMMEMORATIVE SET

    Each year Poland produces a number of attractive commemorative 2 Zlote coins covering a wide variety of topics, including endangered wildlife, historic cities, famous Poles, sporting events, etc. The coins are struck in an aluminum-bronze alloy called Nordic Gold. The issues are reasonably priced and popular with collectors. The 2008 set consists of 16 coins. Please check our website for sets from previous years. The set is not packaged.

    Item BK-PL-SET08 SET OF ALL 16 POLAND 2 ZLOTE 2008 UNC. ....................... $49.50

     2008 MULTI-LINGUAL SOUTH AFRICAN COINS FEATURE PLANTS & WILDLIFE

    In 2008 South Africa released

    seven new coins for general

    circulation. The reverse designs,

    featuring native plants and wildlife,

    are the same as previous years

    issues, however the obverse,

    which features the national arms,

    has changed. In an effort to

    recognize the nations various

    languages and ethnic groups, the

    name of the country is given in

    different languages on the obverse

    of each of the coins. The

    languages used on each coin are

    different than what was used on previous issues. The seven coins show ten different spellings of the name of the country! A Blue Crane is pictured on 5 cent. A Lily is on the 10 cent. A Protea flower is on the 20 cent. The 50 Cent shows a Strelitzia plant. The 1 Rand pictures a Springbok A Kudu is on the 2 Rand and a Wildebeest is on the bi-metallic 5 Rand. It is an attractive set. Item S-ZA-SET08 SOUTH AFRICA 7 COIN SET 2008 UNC. .................................... $12.50 Page #4 Joel Anderson PO Box 365 Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365 USA (805) 489-8045

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    MORE INTERESTING WORLD Coins NEW COINS FROM INDIA

    This set includes five recent coins from India. Included is recently released, 2006 dated bi-metallic 10 Rupees. The other four coins are all dated 2009. There are two 5 Rupees, one a regular issue that utilizes the same design as the previous regular issue, however is struck in an thaluminum-bronze alloy. The other commemorates the 100 anniversary of the birth of St.

    Alphonsa. St. Alphonsa was a catholic nun who died in 1946. Soon miraculous cures were attributed to her. In 2008 she became the second person of Indian origin to be canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. The stainless steel 1 and 2 Rupees portray ancient Bharata Natyam Dance hand gestures. The 2 Rupee looks like a someone flashing a peace sign and the one rupee is someone giving a thumbs up. The three headed Asoka lion pedestal is on the obverse of each coin.

    Item IN-SET09 INDIA 5 COIN SET 1 - 10 RUPEES, 2006-2009 UNC. ......................... $7.50

     SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS HONORS SHACKELTON

    During the summer of 1914-1915, in

    an attempt to cross Antarctica,

    famed British Explorer Sir Ernest

    Shackelton‟s ship became trapped

    and crushed in sea ice. In order to

    rescue his men, he crossed hundreds

    of miles of rough Antarctic Ocean in

    an open boat, surviving a hurricane

    that sunk a much larger ship. He

    landed on an uninhabited section of

    South Georgia Island, and then

    made a harrowing overland crossing

    to get to the nearest whaling station. In 1922, while on a subsequent voyage, Shackelton died of a heart attack and was buried in South Georgia. To honor International Polar Year, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands issued a pair of 38.8mm copper-nickel 2 Pound in 2007 coins portraying the great explorer. . The first coin depicts Shackleton with two dogs and his ship. The second depicts him with his crew and their boats, stranded aboard an ice floe on New Years Eve 1914. With absence of any sort of other celebrations, the crew is captivated by Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, dancing overhead. Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of each coin. Item GS-SHACK SO. GEORGIA 2 POUNDS 2007 SHACKELTON & DOGS BU ... $12.50

    Item GS-AUORA SO. GEORGIA 2 POUNDS 2007 SHAKELTON & AURORA BU $12.50

     ELVIS PRESLEY COIN FROM GIBRALTAR

    Elvis Presley is featured in this copper-nickel 1 Crown from

    Gibraltar. His birth and death dates are on either side of his young

    bust, and a guitar is beneath the bust. The coin commemorates his

    career in the cinema, as well as him as a singer. The obverse

    features Queen Elizabeth. The 1996 dated coin is 38.8mm in

    diameter and is Brilliant Uncirculated.

    Item GI-ELVIS GIBRALTAR 1 CROWN 1996 KM465 .. $12.50

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2005 KENYA BI-METALLIC COINS

    This set of three 2005 bi-metallic

    coins includes the 5, 10 and 20

    Shilling of Kenya. All three coins

    picture the nations first President

    Jomo Kenyetta on the front and the

    denomination and Kenyan arms on

    the back. All three coins are

    Uncirculated.

    Item KE-SETBI SET OF 3 BI-METALLIC COINS OF KENYA 2005 UNC. .............. $7.50

     2009 BI-METALLIC 1 EURO FROM SAN MARINO

    San Marino is not a member of the Euro, but because of a pre-existing

    treaty with Italy it is allowed to issue a very limited number of Euro

    coins each year, which are popular with collectors. This 2009 bi-metallic 1 Euro follows the same designs as previous issues, with the arms of San Marino on the obverse and the standard Euro design on the reverse.

    Item SM-1E SAN MARINO 1 EURO 2009 KM446 UNC. ......... $7.50

     SAN MARINO COIN SET

     San Marino is a tiny, mountainous country completely surrounded by Italy. This five coin set from San Marino includes some attractive designs. The 1995 1 Lire features a young child with an olive branch standing on a broken sword. The 1994 10 and 100 Lire features St. Marino on one side and various stone cutters building San Marino on the other. The 2000 10 Lire portrays a child and a poinsettia with the globe behind. The 20 Lire shows a pair of hands about to grasp. All five coins are Uncirculated.

    Item SM-SET5 SAN MARINO 5 COIN SET 1 100 LIRE 1994-2000 UNC. ................ $5.00

     HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALE COINS FROM DENMARK

     thDenmark celebrated the 200 anniversary of the birth of famed children‟s story writer Hans

    Christian Andersen with this series of five 10 Kroner coins. The coins, dating from 2005 to 2007, depict Denmark‟s Queen Margrethe II on one side and a depiction of one of his stories on the

    other. Included is The Little Mermaid”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Shadow”, “The Snow

    Queen”, and The Nightingale”. The attractive coins are 23mm in diameter and are struck in

    gold-colored aluminum-bronze alloy.

    Item DK-SET5 DENMARK SET OF 5 ANDERSEN FAIRY TALE COINS, UNC. ... $25.00

     POUNDAGE: Well mixed world coins. There are usually about 90 to 110 coins to the pound. Item POUND1 1 POUND (about 450 grams) OF WELL MIXED WORLD COINS . $13.00

    Item POUND3 3 POUNDS OF WELL MIXED WORLD COINS ............................. $35.00 Page #6 Joel Anderson PO Box 365 Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365 USA (805) 489-8045

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    COMMUNIST YUGOSLAVIA COIN SET

    This eight coin set of communist controlled Federal People‟s Republic

    of Yugoslavia includes the 5, 10, 20, 50 Para, 1, 2, 5, and 10 Dinara,

    all dated 1980 and all in original mint condition. One side features the

    national arms, the other side has the date and denomination. In an

    attempt to appease the various ethnic factions that made up Yugoslavia,

    the denominations of the coins are in four languages, and the countries

    name is in both the Latinate and Cyrillic alphabets. The appeasement

    did not work, as 11 years later the country collapsed into a civil war

    and split into half a dozen independent countries.

    Item YU-SET80 YUGOSLAVIA 1980 8 COIN SET 5 Para 10 Dinara, UNC. ............ $6.00

     1992 COINS OF THE FEDERATED REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA

    This 1992 coin set were the first coins introduced after the collapse of communism in 1991. The coins have the denomination on one side and the arms of the Federated Republic of Yugoslavia on the other. The

    country was federated in name only, as it soon underwent a complete economic and political collapse. Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and

    Bosnia-Herzegovina soon declared themselves to be independent from

    Yugoslavia. Inflation soared, with prices sometimes doubling within a day. The new coins scarcely circulated as their buying power was quickly reduced to virtually nothing. The set includes the 1, 2, 5, 10 and 50 Dinara in Uncirculated condition.

    Item YU-SET92 YUGOSLAVIA 1992 COIN SET 1 - 50 DINARA KM149-153 UNC. $5.00

     RECENT COMMEMORATIVES FROM SERBIA

    This three coin set includes

    three recent Serbian

    circulating commemorative

    coins. The 2009 10 Dinara thcommemorates the 25

    Summer Universaide Games

    (also called the World

    University Games) held in

    Belgrade. The name is a

    combination of the words "University" and "Olympiad". The games are an international sporting event for University students from across the world. The 2009 20 Dinara honors Serbian scientist and engineer Milutin Milankovic. He is noted for his theories about variations in the earth‟s orbit and tilt causes ice ages and periods of global warming. The 2007 20 Dinara commemorates Serbian author and philosopher Dositej Obradovic. He helped introduce both potato farming and western European literature to Serbia before his death in 1810. Item RS-SET3 SERBIA SET OF 3 COMMEMORATIVE 10 & 20 DINARA, UNC. .... $5.75

     SLOVENIA COMMEMORATIVE COIN SET

    This set includes all eleven commemorative 5 Tolararjev coins that

    Slovenia issued. The attractive series began in 1993, commemorating

    the Battle of Sisak, which stopped the Ottoman advance into central thEurope in 1593. The series ended commemorating the 250 anniversary

    of the birth of Zois Ziga, a natural scientist and patron of the arts who

    helped introduce Enlightment ideas to Slovenia. Other coins in the

    series featured wide range of designs, including a beehive, the first

    railroad and an Olympic gymnast. It is a popular, attractive and

    moderately priced set.

    Item SI-SET11 SLOVENIA SET OF ELEVEN 5 TOLARJEV COINS, UNC. ........... $25.00

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SAILING SHIPS &

    AIRPLANES

GIBRALTAR CELEBRATES ADMIRAL NELSON

    Gibraltar issued this silver Proof 1 Crown coin in 1980 to

    celebrate the 175th anniversary of the death of Admiral Nelson. The coin pictures his bust and ship on one side and Queen

    Elizabeth on the other. The 38.8 mm sterling silver coin has an estimated mintage of 15,000 pieces and comes in a case.

    Over the years the coin has toned slightly around the edges.

    Item GI-12A GIBRALTAR 1 CROWN 1980 NELSON & SHIP SILVER PROOF .... $35.00

     SAILING SHIP PAMIR ON PALAU SILVER COIN

    The Pamir was launched in 1905 as a cargo ship for the famous

    Flying P-Lines. She was a so-called “Four-Masted Barque”,

    114 meters long with a 14 meter beam (374 x 46 feet). In 1951

    she was acquired as a training ship for the German Merchant

    Navy. In 1957, while returning to Hamburg from Argentina

    she got caught in a Hurricane. The Pamir lost its mainsail in

    the storm; the cargo, which was not loaded correctly, shifted

    and caused the ship to list and quickly capsize. Only 6 of the

    86 crewmembers could be rescued by nearby ships. This

    38.6mm sterling silver Proof 5 Dollar coin from Palau pictures

    the ship in a fierce storm. The arms of Palau are on the obverse. The 2009 dated coin has a mintage of just 2500 pieces.

    Item PW-PAMIR PALAU 5 DOLLARS 2009 SHIP PAMIR SILVER PROOF .......... $49.95

     BELARUS HONORS THE SEDOV

    The Sedov is a 4-masted steel barque. She is the largest

    traditional sailing ship still in operation. She was launched in Germany in 1921 as a cargo carrier. The Soviet Union got her in 1946 as a war reparation and used it as Navy training vessel. Today she is operated as a training ship by Murmansk State

    Technical University and is a regular participant in Tall Ships events and races. This Belarus 2008 sterling silver 20 Ruble pictures the ship on one side, and has a map and a prismatic

    compass rose on the other. The compass rose sparkles with

    many colors as it is shifted in the light. The Brilliant

    Uncirculated coin is 38.6mm in diameter and has an authorized mintage of 25,000 pieces.

    Item BY-SEDOV BELARUS 20 RUBLES 2008 SHIP SEDOV, SILVER BU ............. $79.50

     MULTI-COLORED AIRPLANE COIN FROM THE CONGO

    The Congo Republic features a multi-colored Junkers JU-52 aircraft

    on this 32mm copper-nickel 1995 100 Franc coin. The German JU-

    52, sometimes called “Iron Annie” was a tri-motored transport

    manufactured from 1932 to 1945. A sturdy, versatile, aircraft, it saw

    service as a cargo transport, passenger liner and a bomber in military

    and civilian fleets into the 1980‟s. The coin depicts a multi-colored

    Swiss Air JU-52 flying in front of the Matterhorn. The obverse

    depicts a woman holding a tablet and the denomination. The coin

    has a mintage of only 25,000 and carries a $25 catalog value. Page #8 Joel Anderson PO Box 365 Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365 USA (805) 489-8045

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Item CG-JU52 CONGO 100 FRANCS 1995 JU52 AIRCRAFT KM21 UNC. ............. $12.50

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