1936 Venezuela 5 Bolivares



Year: 1936

Country: Venezuela

Denomination:  5 Bolivares

Weight: 25 g

Silver Composition: .900

Mintage: 2,000,000

Certification: NGC AU55

KM Y # 24.2

Comments: Obverse features Bolivar head left.  Reverse features ribbon date and arms.  Picked this one up recently for under $50.  Been on a bit of a buying hiatus of late, hopefully that will turn around soon.

1990 Isle of Man Penny Black Anniversary Crown




Year: 1990

Country: Isle of Man

Denomination:  Crown

Weight: 28.8 g

Silver Composition: .925

Mintage: 30,000

Certification: NGC PF67 Cameo

KM # 267a

Comments: Subject of this coin is the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black stamp.  I have seen these come up for auction here and there and always liked the reverse design with the stamp although I have never been interested in collection stamps.  The coin is finished with a cool dark patina I think they call pearlblack

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.