Minilist 2016-01 - January 2016

Mostly African Crowns

JANUARY 2016 MINI-LIST #1

Mostly African Crowns

Finally, after months of hibernation, we have emerged to publish a new mini-list. As before we hope to issue these lists on (at least) a semi-regular basis. Our best intentions were waylaid by real life but we think we can now schedule things so we can issue these lists more than just once in awhile.

All the coins on this list are crowns if one uses the definition of at least 33mm in diameter. Some people use the definition of 35 or 36mm and thus one or two pieces fall out of that range. Two offerings, the sets of Namibia coins contain two crowns and two minors. None of these coins have been offered by us before via mini-list although some of the coins were sold by us 20 or more years ago long before we had internet capabilities.

All items are one of a kind. If we have more than one it is listed separately. All photographs are of the actual item being offered for sale. We apologize for any "poor" photographs as we are still trying to get the hang of digital photography.

Our next mini-list will consist of ancient coins.


57559 *Barbados, East Caribbean Territory 1970 4 Dollars ($4). FAO Issue, Inauguration of the Caribbean Development Bank. Y-2, KM-A9 BU $22


56884 *Lesotho, King Moshoeshoe II 1979 10 Maloti. Monument to King Moshoshoe I. KM-23, Y-8. Ch. BU, light toning $30


56891 *Lesotho, King Moshoeshoe II 1983 25 Maloti. Year of the Disabled. Y-27, KM-44. BU $35


57138 *Mauritius, British Commonwealth. Elizabeth II 1971. Silver Rupee. Crowned head right. Independence commemorative by Thomas and Ironside. Dodo Bird. Only 750 minted. Y-32a, KM-38a Proof $135


57036 *Morocco, Moulay al-Hassan I AH 1299 (1882). 10 Dirhams (1 Rial). 1 year type, struck in Paris Y-8, Dav-47, Lec-188. Light toned EF-AU and very attractive. $175


57140 *Morocco, King al-Hassan II 1979/1389.Silver 50 Dirhams. 50th birthday of King.Only 500 minted. Y-75 Proof. Nice cameo finish $119


57534 *Namibia, Republic. 1995 10 Dollars. 50th Anniversary of the UN. Farm Scene. KM-9 Ch. BU $15


57367 *Namibia, Republic. Fantasy Coinage by The Money Co., 1990 $1 & 10, 1 and 10 Mark Dollar & 10 Dollar depict archer, Mark & 10 Mark depict male lion seated right/ Supported Arms. 2 CN coins, 2 silver crowns. 1000 minted by Budapest Mint Bruce X-E3 - E6 Probe Essai $210


57368 *Namibia, Republic. Fantasy Coinage by The Money Co., 1990 $1 & 10, 1 and 10 Mark Dollar & 10 Dollar depict archer, Mark & 10 Mark depict male lion seated right/ Supported Arms. 2 CN coins, 2 silver crowns. 1000 minted by Budapest Mint Bruce X-E3 - E6 Probe Essai The 2nd of two sets we have in stock. $210


57370 *Niger, Republic. 1960 1000 Francs Essai. Independence Commemorative. Bust of Diori Hamani/Arms. ( 12/15 CDMA (France offering one on MA shops for $160+) KM-E6, Dav-520. Ch. toned Proof $90


57373 *Niger, Republic. 1968 10 Francs. Facing lion. Type 1/Arms. Original strike with very sharp details, c. 20 grams. KM-8.1, Dav-521 Gem toned Proof $110


57372 *Niger. Republic. 1968. 10 Francs Restrike. Facing lion. Type 2/Arms. Refinished Dies and poorer detail. Heavy type 24.54 grams KM-8.2, Dav-521v Proof $75


57374 *Niger, Republic. 1968 10 Francs Piefort Essai. Facing lion. Krause does not list Piefort type, but Heritage sold a "thick" variety essai in 2012 for $260 (+ premium). No mention of weight KM-E8 variety Choice Proof $290


57403 *Rwanda, Republic. 1989. 100 Francs Bust of President Juvénal Habyarimana facing/National bank within circle. Struck for 25th anniversary of National bank KM-17 BU $55


57402 *Rwanda, Republic. 1990 100 Francs Nelson Mandela commemorative. KM-18. Gem Cameo Proof $85


57404 *Saharawi, Arab Democratic Republic. 1990 500 Pesetas. Shepherd walking camel/Arms. Transportation Series. KM neglected to list this coin in Proof in 2016 edition of SCWC KM-2 Gem Proof $70


57405 *Saharawi, Arab Democratic Republic. 1991 500 Pesetas. Sailing Ship. Transportation series/Arms. Double thickness and weight. 32 grams rather than 16 grams. KM does not list! KM-3v, (Should be KM-PE4). Unlisted Piefort! Gem Proof $120


57406 *Saharawi, Arab Democratic Republic 1992. 1000 Pesetas/10 Ecu. European Community. Knight on horse and King/National Arms. Low mintage. KM-10. Gem Proof $49


57517 *Saint Thomas & Prince, Portuguese Colony. 1970 50 Escudos. 500th Anniversary of Discovery. The only silver commemorative as a Portuguese Colony. Y-21, KM-21 Ch. BU $18


57518 *Saint Thomas & Prince, Portuguese Colony. 1970 50 Escudos. 500th Anniversary of Discovery. Another, as above. Y-21, KM-21 Ch. BU $18


57519 *Saint Thomas & Prince, Democratic Republic. 1984 20 Dobras. International Games. Gymnast. Bruce XM-1 (KM-43 old) Gem Proof $18


57520 *Saint Thomas & Prince, Democratic Republic. 1993 500 Dobras/1 Ecu Duel Denomination coin. 15th Anniversary of Association with European Common Market. Ships and city view KM-67. Gem BU $15


57431 *Saint Thomas & Prince, Democratic Republic. 1997 1000 Dobras. Lady Diana, Queen of Hearts. Seldom offered silver commemorative KM-85a Choice Proof $55


57430 *Saint Thomas & Prince, Democratic Republic. ND (1985). 100 Dobras. 10th Anniversary of Independence Rarely offered, especially so nice KM-42a Gem Proof $65


57437 *Senegal, Republic. 1976 50 Francs. 25th Anniversary of Eurafrique Program. Facing bust of Leopold Sedar Senghor/Sailing ship and map. Only 1,968 minted. 1st crown of country and usually sells for well above catalog value Y-5, KM-5 Gem BU $220


57462 *Seychelles, British Crown Colony. Elizabeth II. 1974 10 Rupees. Turtle Y-20a, KM-20a Gem Proof $35


57521 *Seychelles, British Crown Colony. Elizabeth II. 1974 10 Rupees. Young bust of Elizabeth II right/Sea-turtle Y-20, KM-20 Choice BU $12.50


57461 *Seychelles, Republic. 1976 10 Rupees. Head of President David Mancham right. Independence commemorative/Green sea-turtle KM-28a, Y-29a Gem Proof $42.50


57463 *Seychelles, Republic. 1977 Silver 25 Rupees. Head of President David Mancham right Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Y-30, KM-38 PL BU $22.50


57524 *Seychelles, Republic. 1977 Silver 25 Rupees Head of President David Mancham right Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Y-30, KM-38 PL BU . A second as above. $22.50


57464 *Seychelles, Republic. 1977 Silver 25 Rupees. Head of President David Mancham right Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Y-30a, KM-38a Gem Proof, golden toning $35


57526 *Seychelles, Republic. 1978 50 Rupees Conservation Series. Squirrel Fish and coral Y-39, KM-39 Ch. BU. $30


57482Seychelles, Republic. 1978 Silver 50 Rupees Conservation Series. Squirrel fish and coral Y-39a, KM-39a Proof $40


57529 *Seychelles, Republic. 1978 100 Rupees. Conservation Series. White tailed Tropic bird. (Krause is mistaken, this coin weighs c. 35 grams, not 31.65 grams). Y-40, KM-40. Ch. BU $30


57481 *Seychelles, Republic. 1978 Silver 100 Rupees Conservation Series. White tailed Tropic bird. (Krause is mistaken, this coin weighs c35 grams, not 31.65 grams). Y-40a, KM-40 Proof $45


57527 *Seychelles, Republic. 1980 50 Rupees International Year of the Child. Y-42, KM-42 Proof $24


57483 *Seychelles, Republic. . 1981 Silver 100 Rupees World Food Day. Seated figure with coconuts flanked by palm trees KM-45. Ch. BU $24


57528 *Seychelles, Republic. 1985 50 Rupees UN Decade for Women. Very seldom offered, only 500 minted Y-54, KM-54 Gem Proof $60


57530 *Seychelles, Republic. 1988 100 Rupees 10th Anniversary of Central Bank of the Seychelles. Large Sea-turtle KM-59. Nice Proof $75


57525 *Seychelles, Republic. 1993 Silver 25 Rupees 1992 Olympics Balance beam gymnasts KM-70 Proof $30


57486 *Sierra Leone, Republic. 1974. Silver One Leone. 10th Anniversary of Bank of Sierra Leone. KM-28, Y-12a. Choice Proof $42.50


57485 *Sierra Leone, Republic 1987 10 Leone. World Wildlife Fund. Pygmy Hippopotamus KM-41 Gem Proof $35


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