This crown or 50 Afghanis was issued when the war there wasn’t of all that much interest to us. It was issued in 1995 for the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. You have a young man sitting contemplating with birds gathering around him. You have the arms of Afghanistan on the other side with the denomination. In 1995 the Royal Mint issued a collection of crowns for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, they didn’t sell that well, so they didn’t make all that many of them. We were able to buy up all the remaining coins and all are in Uncirculated condition. A Scarce crown to find and at our price of just £8.95.
Way up high in the middle of the mountains that include Mount Everest, the small but exotic country of the Kingdom of Bhutan is situated. Intertwined dragons make up its coat of arms and the country is more interested in being happy than in anything else. How it got involved in the Royal Mint’s programme for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations we will never know, but they sure did. On one side there is a portrait of the late leader of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold. The reverse has those intertwined dragons. This is full crownsized, in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and from a country that doesn’t issue a lot of coins, then again this crown was issued in 1995. We think that we are perhaps the only coin firm that has them for sale. We also think you will like our prices, after all, we did buy them some time ago…
This cupronickel One Peso was issued by Cuba in 1985 as part of the United Nations FAO programme. The mintage is just 5,000 and the current Krause catalogue price is $10.00(£6.45) which we think is too low for such a low mintage. You have a modern rendition of a rainforest on one side and the arms of Cuba on the other side. The coin is in Uncirculated condition and now some 33 years old. We think this coin is being sold too cheaply, but in the spirit of giving you a bargain, here we are!
In 1995 the Royal Mint issued a series of crowns for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. Countries from as far afield as Bhutan and Barbados joined the programme. Years ago we bought out all the crowns that remained. Due to our move to our New Customer Service Department, we found one that we knew we had but was always missing, the scarce one, the full-sized Cuban United Nations Crown. This full crownsized 1 Peso has 5 children and a dove of peace on one side and the arms of Cuba on the other side. We don’t know if these crowns were struck by the Royal Mint or the Cuban Mint, we do know that many collectors are looking for it.
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.