This is a fantastic set of four crownsized 10 Kwacha coins from Malawi. They
depict four endangered animals: Tree Pangolin, Chevrotain, Lemur and Pygmy-
Hippo. The coat of arms of Malawi are on the obverse.
Interesting history, these are copper coins which have been heavily silver plated
before striking. At the time no information was available and everyone thought they
were solid silver. But they are silver plated Proofs, each in a protective capsule.
The set use to sell for £120 when they thought they were silver, even as silver plated
the set still catalogues at about £54.00. But we bought them right so we are going to sell
The Maldives, a nation of many islands, joined the Royal Mint’s series of crownsized
coins to honour the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations in 1996. The
Maldives are in jeopardy of disappearing due to the rising oceans, one day they might
just not exist.
You have the United Nations building in New York with the 50th Anniversary
emblem on one side and the arms of the Maldives on the other side. Unfortunately this
Royal Mint series really didn’t take off, so today these crownsized Rufiyaa coins are
difficult to find. All our coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are now
some 22 years old.
In 1949 under King George VI, Newfoundland officially joined the Canadian
Confederation. To celebrate Canada issued a one time only Silver Dollar dated
1949. It had ‘The Matthew’ John Cabot’s ship on the reverse.
They were struck in 800 fine Silver and the coins on offer are in Extremely Fine
condition. These coins are an important one year type coin and there are a lot of collectors
of ships on coins that will want one. It is a beautiful and historic coin and
issued under King George VI.
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.
These Polish silver coins were struck about the time Columbus set out to discover
America. The Polish King was called John I Albert and the denomination is 1/2
Groschen. They were minted in Krakow, Poland.
They have an eagle within a circle on one side with the legend ‘Moneta 1 Alberti’.
The other side has a crown within a circle with the legend ‘Regis Polonie’. They are
about 500 years old and in Very Fine condition. We only have 32 examples, so if you
want one, please get in quickly…
Zloty coin with portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus. The coins on offer are dated 1968 which makes them over 50 years old.
These coins are in Uncirculated condition and the portrait of the scientist is a superb work
of a very talented engraver. Not an easy coin to find, especially in Very Fine condition, our supplies