1875 Italy 5 Lire





Year: 1875

Country: Italy

Denomination:  5 Lire

Mint: M (Milan) BN

Weight: 25 g

Silver Composition: .900

Mintage: 8,982,000

Certification: NGC AU53

KM # 8.3

Comments: Obverse features head of Victor Emmanuel II right.  Reverse features crowned shield within wreath denomination below.

1978 Norway 50 Kroner




Year: 1978

Country: Norway

Denomination:  50 Kroner

Weight: 27 g

Silver Composition: .925

Mintage: 800,000

Certification: NGC MS67

KM # 424

Comments: Subject of the coin is 75th Birthday of King Olav V.  Obverse features Olav V head left.  Reverse features single flowered stem dividing signature and dates.  I picked up this coin as part of a lot from the R.L. Lissner collection which was originally auctioned off in August 2014.

1964 Norway 10 Kroner





Year: 1964

Country: Norway

Denomination:  10 Kroner

Weight: 20 g

Silver Composition: .900

Mintage: 1,408,000

Certification: NGC MS65

KM # 413

Comments: Subject of the coin is Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Constitution..  Obverse features crowned shield.  Reverse features the Eidsvoll mansion where the constitution was written and approved over 200 years ago.  Below is an photo of the mansion depicted on the reverse.  I picked up this coin as part of a lot from the R.L. Lissner collection which was originally auctioned off in August 2014.

The newly restored manor house in Eidsvoll where Norway's Constitution was written and approved 200 years ago this year. PHOTO: Stortinget

1970 Norway 25 Kroner




Year: 1970

Country: Norway

Denomination:  25 Kroner

Weight: 29 g

Silver Composition: .875

Mintage: 1,203,700

Certification: NGC MS66

KM # 414

Comments: Subject of the coin is the 25th anniversary of liberation.  Obverse features head right.  Reverse features crowned monogram.  I picked up this coin as part of a lot from the R.L. Lissner collection which was originally auctioned off in August 2014

1970 Greece 100 Drachmai


 
 
Year: 1970

Country: Greece

Denomination:  100 Drachmai

Weight: 25 g

Silver Composition: .8350

Mintage: 30,000

Certification: NGC MS64

KM # 94

Comments: Subject of the coin is the April 21, 1967 Revolution.  Obverse features soldier and phoenix rising from ashes.  Reverse features crowned arms with supporters.  Someone commented on my blog a while back asking why I didn't have any Greek crowns.  Well now I finally do.  Love the phoenix and soldier design on the obverse.

1695 Great Britian / England Crown




Year: 1695

Country: Great Britain / England

Denomination:  Crown

Weight: 29.859 g

Silver Composition: .9250

Mintage: unknown

Certification: NGC F12

KM # 486

ESC -86

DAV # 3781

Comments: Obverse features first bust of William III facing right. Reverse features first harp in left shield.    Edge Reads DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI OCTAVO.  I have had an older English crown on my want list for quite some time.  They don't come around certified in affordable grades very often.  Was able to pick this up for a little over $100.

1966 New Hebrides 100 Francs


 
 
Year: 1966

Country: New Hebrides

Denomination:  100 Francs

Mint: Paris

Weight: 25 g

Silver Composition: .8350

Mintage: 200,000

Certification: NGC MS65

KM # 1

Comments: Obverse features liberty head facing left. Reverse features scepter above value.  I have seen this called the elf coin probably due to the elfin look of liberty on the obverse.  New Hebrides is part of a chain of Pacific islands that is now called Vanuatu.  Vanuatu was in the news recently after being devastated by cyclone Pam in March 2015.