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Guelders, Holland (Roermond, Lowlands) Silver Snaphaan, (ND-1492-1538) (Netherlands Zutphen). 1492, the year America was discovered and the first year of the rein of Charles of Egmond who was a member of the House of Egmond and who ruled as Duke of Guelders and Count of Zutphen from 1492 to 1538. The title of Count of Zutphen historically belonged to the ruler of the Dutch province of Gelderland (Zutphen being one of the major cities in the province during the Medieval period). The line of the Counts of Zutphen became extinct in the 12th century and the title passed onto the rulers of Burgundy then from then to the King of Spain until Gelderland became one of the provinces to revolt and form the United Provinces. Obverse has a medieval knight in full battle gear on horseback, with sword drawn in full charge gallop, which gave this coin its name, “snaphaan” as knights were known for snapping up local poultry and speeding away! Early Medieval coins of this size (appx. size of U.S. Dollar) and this condition are excessively rare. Coin is undated, but 1492 was the first year of mintage. RRR, Delmonte-516, Van der Chijs(1852) Pl.18.42. AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN, RRRR. This coin has no flat spots, is well struck on a full planchet & covered with a soft, brilliant golden sunset tone. PCGS XF-40, the only one graded by PCGS or NGC.
1616-WA. Saxe-Gotha. Johann Casimir & Johann Ernst Taler. DAV-7429. KM-17. Bright multicolored tone frames the centers with a strong strike further aiding the overall eye-appeal. A magnificent representative of the type that is likely unsurpassed in visual appearance. Accompanied with an old collector's ticket. Ex. New Netherlands Coin Company. NGC MS-63★. Stunning Coin.
Iraq. King Faisal I mint year AH1350//1932. One Riyal. KM-101. 500,000 minted. 34mm, 29gr. Obverse: Head of King Faisal I right. "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. Reverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. 1932AD year on left and AH1350 year on right. Value (1 Riyal) in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below.This coin is extremely rare in mint state condition (finest is MS-64) and this particular one is the finest graded. PCGS MS-62.
1963. Israel. 5 Lirot issues for the 15th Anniversary of the State of Israel. Design Zvi Narkiss (Obverse), Yitzhak Behar (Reverse). The Italian State Mint, Rome, La Zecca. KM#39. 34mm, 25gr. Coin commemorates the Jewish mariners from the times of King Herod to the present. Obv: The smokestack and part of the superstructure of a modern steamship, and in the background the Bay of Haifa and Mount Carmel. On the base of the smokestack, the face value "5" and beneath it, "Israeli Lirot" in Hebrew. Around the upper border, the word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic and mint year "5723-1963" in Hebrew and English. An ancient ship with the Hebrew inscription "Fifteenth Year of Israel's Freedom.". Rev: In the center a reproduction of the ancient galley found in the tomb in Jerusalem. From the mast hangs a rig and from it, many sails. The galley has thirteen oars, the tiermen protected by six parapets. There is a forecastle and tower in front. Below the fore, an extended battering ram. The aft has a rudder, underneath which, in ancient Hebrew script: "Fifteenth year of Israel's Freedom". The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom and on the coin's edge the Hebrew inscription "Fifteenth Year of the State of Israel". Only 4,495 coins were minted in proof condition. NGC PF-64.