Here we offer Japanese Gold Meiji 2 Bu-Kin (1868-1869). Before these rectangular issues, the Japanese used cash coins, round coins with a square hole in the middle. Because so many of the cash coins were damaged, the Shogunate in Japan issued these rectangular gold coins. These Gold coins are gold mixed with some silver to bring down their face value. All the coins are in Very Fine or better condition and weigh 3 grams. After this, they did what the rest of the world did and issued round coins.
We have just had what can only describe as an incredible 7 coin Mexican Mint Set. Usually, Mint Sets contain the less expensive, and therefore most available coins, this one is different!
You get the large-sized 5 and 10 Pesos from the 1970s & ’80s. Plus the $1, $5, $100, $200, and $500 coins all good sized and dated in the 1980s. These coins are in Uncirculated condition and almost impossible to find today. It was a lucky buy on our part and it will be a lucky purchase on your part too. We were only able to get 200 sets, once they are gone, they are gone. Don’t miss out when was the last time you saw Mexican coins like this for sale?
Tristan da Cunha is one of three Atlantic Ocean island nations, ruled by a common British Governor; the other two are St. Helena and Ascension Island. The other two I have visited, but to visit Tristan on the RMS Ship, you have to be healthy enough to climb a rope ladder to get back on board, if the waves get too rough. Something I could not do. But in 1979 the Queen Elizabeth II ship did visit the island, it was the inaugural visit and as far as I know their only visit. Tristan issued a special souvenir sheet of five stamps all depicting ships and it comes in a full-colour booklet filled with information. But there is something even more important. On the back cover, there are the actual signatures of the leaders of the seven families that live on Tristan da
Cunha. Oh, didn’t I tell you that only about 275 people live there? This is a unique souvenir sheet of mint stamps, informative booklets, and signatures of the seven families. We are selling it at a very reasonable price too...
Here we present 5 coins all with the portrait of President Saparmurat Niyazov, the leader of Turkmenistan from 1985 to 2006. Amongst other 'interesting' things, the former leader of Turkmenistan replaced the statues of Lenin and Marx left by the Soviet Union with his own gold statues and renamed the names of months after members of his own family. In this set, you'll find their first coins in 1993: 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Tenge. The set catalogues over $7.00 and is not available elsewhere, a very difficult set of a very difficult ruler. A great addition to any world coin collection worthy of that name.
World War II Defence Medal. The Defence Medal was issued to members of the armed forces serving at home and in territories overseas that were subjected to air attack or closely threatened during the Second World War. Also included were members of the Home Guard (Dad’s Army), Civil Defence and Fire Service. On the obverse is a profile portrait of King George VI. On the reverse two Lions supporting a crowned Oak tree with the dates 1939/1945 and the legend ‘The Defence Medal’. The colours on the ribbon are rather interesting and appropriate: The two broad green stripes represent ‘This green and pleasant land’, the narrow black stripes represent ‘the Blackout’ imposed during the air raids of the Blitz and the wide orange stripe represents the firebombing during the Blitz.
A medal issued 72 years ago that is becoming harder to find. A very interesting addition to your collection.