The autonomous region called the Trans-Dniester Republic issued a most unusual set of
coins in 2014. They are made of a composite material, are semi-transparant and have a textured
surface. This was originally part of the Russian Federation but is now ‘independent’.
They are a plastic type material but with a hardness that produces a stone like sound when
They were issued by the Trans-Dniester Republic Bank and there are 4 denominations. 1
Rouble circular, 3 Roubles square with rounded corners, 5 Roubles pentagon shaped with
rounded corners and 10 Roubles hexagonal with the rounded corners. They have the rounded
corners for ease of use and for ease of machine readability at high speeds.
These were an experiment and who knows if they will continue to issue them. But we thought
that they were very interesting and rather well priced so we obtained 100 sets of them. Supplies are limited.
In 2010 the world celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, one of our most important
victories during World War II. ‘TDC’ or Tristan da Cunha honoured this event by issuing a rather
attractive and important Crown.
You have H.M. the Queen on the obverse and a battle scene on the reverse. There are three airplanes
fighting it out in the sky over Britain, to the left is a full colour British Flag, enamelled. This crown sized
piece has been gold plated, struck in proof condition and then placed in a protective capsule to protect
the finish of the coin.
As our supply is not all that great, it could be the last time we can offer them. Beautiful and priced to
please most collectors, but supplies are limited.
Captain James Cook on his three voyages to the South Pacific, mapped all of New Zealand,
much of the East Coast of Australia, found the Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. He
was also the first European to begin formal contact with the Hawaii Islands. Which was unfortunate,
as when he returned there, there was a terrible fight and he was killed in 1779.
This handsome silver plated diamond shaped coin from Tristan da Cunha honours this great
explorer. You have Captain James Cook on one side with his sailing ship and a ships wheel
behind him. The other side has H.M. the Queen. Each large sized diamond shaped crown
comes in a unique heavy plastic capsule to protect the proof surface. A great man and a wonderful
coin, what more could you ask for?
Columbus discovered more than just America, he discovered the Caribbean Islands as well. This beautiful diamond
shaped Crown from Tristan da Cunha does him great justice.
Christopher with wide tricorn hat, sailing ship to his right and ships wheel above is on one
side and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II is on the other side. Each coin is in Proof condition and is
heavily silver plated to gleam. Then it is put into a diamond shaped plastic display case to help
Now you can own a most unusual and interesting coin of that great explorer Christopher
Columbus for a very competitive price: we doubt that any would be issued today at such a reasonable price.
The Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha was born in 1460 and died in 1540. At one time he was King Manuel I’s ambassador to the Vatican under Pope Leo X. But he is best known for his antics in the Middle East and India. When in his wanderings he found a group of islands in the South Atlantic, although the weather was too rough to get off his ship, he claimed them and named one after himself.
Now that island Tristan da Cunha has issued a crown to honour their discoverer. It is diamond shaped and has H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on one side and Tristão on the other side with sailing ship and wheel. This is heavily silver plated and struck in Proof condition. It also comes in a diamond shaped protective capsule. If you name an island after yourself, why not have a coin made for you?