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.
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.
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.