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26 Sep 2022

1944 Philippines 10 "centavos" Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

The Philippines islands became a United States territorial possession after the Hispanic American War in 1898. The islands went thru several transitions in the political and economic sectors way further into the 1980's as part of its own adjustments to establish both cultural and identityissues.After suffering a Japanese invasion in WWII, the US Armed Forces regained control of the islands in 1944 and steadily moved the economy and administration of the Philippines people to a better advantage point. Supervision and issuance of currency befell over US Government authorities present in Manila.This silver made coin is a nice example of such activity mentioned above. Beautifully designed, the coin represents hope and progress within that specific year of 1944.

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17 Sep 2022

Seventy Years

Coins-World | Long Beard

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II the coin collecting hobby will once again witness a change spanning the globe. From the United Kingdom to Canada, Australia to New Zealand. In total, 33 different currency will no longer bear an effigy of a beloved Queen. Both the Bank of England and the Royal Mint have put out statements that current currencies shall remain legal tender, pending a final announcement following the 10 day mourning period. The timing of a change in monarch is without doubt proving challenging. In that, with three months remaining of 2022, the process to implement these mandatory changes to notes, coin and stamps is surely to put tremendous strain on the printing and coining facilities once approved by Royal commission and decree. Most likely these changes will occur in March or April of 2023. So the subject of the week is the process by which currency is redesigned through a Monarch change as occurred with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy!

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14 Sep 2022

1922 Belgium 25 Centimes Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

Albert I of Belgium was crowned King in 1909 and he was sovereign until his accidental death in 1934. A man considered a National hero after he led his army in World War I at campaings on Belgian soil. He was also a political reformer and founder of charities and social welfare institutions, facts that placed the monarchy in a more people oriented trend within the boundaries of his nation.This interesting coin designed with the King's monogram on one of its sides and the simple olive sprig of the other has been considered intriguig and a well sought item because of its center hole, a feature we see in oriental coinage more often. Yet, it has been found this hole centered coin issuance is not necessarily tied to oriental nations.The beautiful coin circulated from 1910 until 1929. It was minted with inscriptions in Dutch and French languages. Mine here is the French version. Thanks for your visit and comments.

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08 Sep 2022

1979, 1980 & 2000 Barbados 10 Cents Coins

Coins-World | AC coin$

Presented in here are three samples of the Barbadian dime. One for 1979, one for 1980 and, a more recent one for 2000.

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06 Sep 2022

1920 British Half Penny

Coins-World | AC coin$

The British Pound Sterling was in use in the country from 1158 to 1970. Within the early part of the twentieth century, the Kingdom was still holding on to its expandedrealms overseas and facing a little uncertain rash modein the mainlands concerning royalty and hereditary línes.This attractive Half Penny was issued in 1920, struck with the likeness of the sovereign George V in honor of his birthday, thus it was not minted as a commemorative coin.Though there are varieties in color due to its circulation mostly, this sample I hereby present is in its shiny golden bronze appearance and texture regardlessits well circulated reliefs.

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02 Sep 2022

1920 China Ten Cash (Wen) Commemorative Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

In January 1912 the First Chinese Republic was founded officially ending the rule of the Imperial Qing Dynasty. Imperialism in China lasted for about 2000 years, passing from one dynasty to the other. Even though the Qing Dynasty brought much industrial and financial progress to the Nation, many sectors from society were tired of the tight "glove" measures established by the Emperors and their favored ones. Militia factions from the peasant villages and many adherent communities belonguing to large populated areas armed successfully in an uprising around late 1911, a revolutionary act that overthrew the Empire mechanisms of control. It took then well over a year to stabilize the National movements and consolidate the Nation in a New Republic, such stability was reached in 1913 and onwards.

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31 Aug 2022

1842 France 5 Francs Silver Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

King Louis-Philippe I of France, also known as the "citizen king" ruled the French from 1830 to 1848. His profile face appears on this attractive silver five Francs coin.This French sovereign tried unsuccessfully to stay on the throne in 1848 by gainibg the favors of the upper merchandizing and well-to-do class. This attempt also ruined his standing among other royal houses and principalities of that era. His title "Le Duc D'Orléans" moved him appart from all sectors of the French society within the last years of his rule.A nice silver coin in large format, this five Francs are still well sought by many collectors and historians Worldwide. Part of my beautiful international currency collection, enjoy and please comment bellow.

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28 Aug 2022

NOW AVAILABLE IN DISTRIBUTORS

Coins-World | MARBERAN

The FNMT pays tribute to the Spanish fighting bull with this Troy ounce of gold (31.10 grams).I have to say that the piece in hand is spectacular.As I took the photographs, I discovered new details, so I recommend spending some time looking at it and enjoying it carefully.As numismatics and history always go hand in hand, the design corresponds to Cetrero, a bull from the El Ventorrillo ranch that was fought in the Plaza de las Ventas in Madrid on May 12, 2017, by the right-handed Morenito de Aranda .DESCRIPTIONThe Onza del Toro 2022 is the second investment gold coin historically minted by Spain.It has a face value of 1.5 euros and contains 1 ounce of 9999 fine gold.The reverse of the coin shows the image of a bull in an advancing attitude, with the Mint mark and the year of minting 2022 to its left.On the right side, the legend TORO. At the top, the value of the piece: 1.5 EURO. Surrounding the images and legends is a graph of pinions.On the obverse we see the representation of the motifs and legends of a royal column on a sea with waves, with the motto 'PLUS VLTRA'.In the upper center of the coin appear the Mint mark, a five-pointed star, the graphic symbol of the euro and the silhouette of the column.The legends 'FELIPE VI KING OF SPAIN' and '1 OUNCE 999.9 GOLD'.The motifs and legends are also surrounded by a gráfila of pine nuts.

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23 Aug 2022

1981 Mexico 5 Pesos Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god from the Aztec and Mayan Mexican civilizations, a sun god, a life-giving god and from its huge mouth a human emerging into this realm. The god's head is depicted as seen at a sculpture in a Chichen-Itzá temple in Mexico ancient district within this coin's reverse.The coin bears also the National Coat of Arms on its obverse. Even though it circulated for a short period of time it is perhaps an eagerly sought item due to its curious representation of both sculpture and mythology.Within this decade of the 80's Mexican currency was switching in design from a political past depiction into a more cultural and folkloric tendency. Here I present a nice sample of this trend, part of my internationally extensive currency collection. Enjoy and thanks for your comments.

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