The Maldives, Scarce United Nations Crown
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.