Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sells for over $200,000 at an Auction.

Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sells for over $200,000 at an Auction.

A Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sold for over $200,000 at a Florida Auction. Heritage auction says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin on Thursday (10 Jan ) night. Only 10 to 15 of these Pennies, mistakenly minted in Bronze instead of steel, are known to exist. They were minted at a time during World War II when Copper and Bronze were being saved to fill metal shortages. Don Lutes found this penny in his pocket as a teenager in 1947. This was the change he received back from a Cafeteria. Since the mint did not authenticate this rare find, he held it till he passed away in September. The auction proceeds shall go to an Athenaeum in Mass.

Commemorative Coins of India -2018

Commemorative Coins of India -2018

Indian Mints have issued Five Commemorative Coins in 2018.

18 Mar 2018 – Nabakalebara – Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10 – Mumbai.

29 Jun 2018 – P C Mahalanobis – Coins of  Rs 125 and Rs 5 – Kolkata

24 Dec 2018 – Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Coins of Rs 100 – Mumbai.

24 Dec 2018 – Paika Rebellion -Coins of Rs 200 -Mumbai

30 Dec 2018 – 75 Years of Tricolour in Andamans – Coin of Rs 75.

Stamps on Jumeirah Archaelogical Sites -UAE 2013.

Stamps on Jumeirah Archaelogical Sites -UAE 2013.

Jumeirah Archaeological Sites were first excavated in 1969. This site dates back to 9th & 11th Century AD, today owned and managed by Dubai Cultural and Arts Society. Pottery, tools and Coins unearthed here are displayed in Dubai Museum. It is a tourist attraction.

FDC UAE ARCHAELOGICAL SITES 2013
FDC UAE 2013 – JUMEIRAH ARCHAELOGICAL SITES

Stamps on Coins – New Value Kroon -Estonia 1998

Stamps on Coins – New Value Kroon -Estonia 1998

Estonia issued a stamp on 18 Jun 1998 on new value one Kroon Coin.

ESTONIA COIN
STAMPS OF ESTONIA- NEW VALUE ONE KROON COIN -1998

Stamps on Old Polish Coins – Poland 1977

Stamps on Old Polish Coins – Poland 1977

Poland issued stamps on old Polish Coins on 09 Oct 1977.

1 Zl – King Kazimierz Wielki’s Cracow grosz,14th Century -Silver Coin

1.50 Zl – Legniza-Brzeg Wolow Thaler, 17th Century Silver Coin.

4.20 Zl -King Augustus III guilder, Gdansk,18th century Silver Coin

POLAND COINS
STAMPS ON OLD POLISH COINS -1977

Coins of Shivaji Maharaj – Special Covers of India 2002

Coins of Shivaji Maharaj – Special Covers of India 2002

A Special Cover was issued during a Coin exhibition in Pune on 04 May 2005 and it featured Coins of Shivaji.

Shivrai – Shivaji’s Copper Coin -It was possibly minted for Shivaji’s coronation.In use upto Peshwa reign. 7 varieties exist.It weighs 10-11 grams. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.

“Hon” – Gold dump coin. Weight 3.3 grams. Use startedafter coronation of Shivaji. Only three coins known to exist.One of the rare coins of the World. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.

SPL CVR SHIVAJI COINS
SPECIAL COVER INDIA 2002 – COINS OF SHIVAJI MAHARAJ – SHIVRAI & HON

Ancient Coins of Cyprus on Stamps -1977

Ancient Coins of Cyprus on Stamps -1977

Cyprus released a set of four stamps on 13 Jun 1977 featuring ancient coins of Cyprus. The coins featured are

10m – Bronze Coin of Emperor Trazan (98-117 AD)

40m -Silver Tetradrachm of Demetrius Poliorketes (300-295 BC)

60m – Silver Tetradrachm of Ptolemeus VIII (118-117 BC)

100m -Gold Octadrachm of Arsinoe II (227 BC).

A FDC with four stamps is listed.

FDC CYPRUS COINS
Ancient Coins of Cyprus on Stamps -1977