FANTASY COINS

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LIKE MERMAIDS?  New Paper Notes and Coins are in the works now.  Check back frequently for updates in Numisnotes and new items in Web Store!

Web Store at right lets you buy now and pay with the convenience of PayPal 

VARHUS ERROR COINS

THESE ARE UNDER WEIGHT, MAYBE FOR LOCAL CIRCULATION OR JUST A MISTAKE

.57 GRAM .999 SILVER HALF PENNY - ONLY 90 ERROR COINS.

FRONT & BACK SHOWN ON THIS 14 millimeter coin .13 gram UNDERWEIGHT ERROR

 

EXCELSIOR 200 MILL

100 Restrikes on Bronze at 1.8 grams and 19 millimeters

LOVELY HIGH RELIEF - Only 100  available

 

 

I ELA KUAI

1 PITIS. 

 

This lovely 8 gram coin is designed by hand by Arion The Wanderer who handled the striking by hammer striking these stunning coins.  You can see by the above photos, his expertise in design and precision in striking makes him easily one of the greatest talents in handcrafted coins.  These are now on sale in the web store!

 

HERE ARE TWO VIDEOS ON

BLUE WATERS MINT COINS

http://independmint.com/news/limited-cool-coins-bill-turner-talks-about-blue-waters-mint/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXP_Vd3Ww40

 

SHIRE POST promotes Purepuran Coin:  http://www.shirepost.com/wp/purepuran/ 

 

I ELA KUAI 1/2 PITIS 

ON SALE IN WEB STORE

ABOVE, The Brand New (release date 1 September 2013) 1/2 PITIS of I ELA KUAI weighing in at 4 grams and about 17 millimeters.  Only 100 in the first minting. 

NOW ON SALE IN THE WEB STORE

 

NUIKVISS AOI DEPOPULATION click Nuikviss Aoi at right

 

NEW COIN: Purepuran Stuiver

  ABOVE:  The New Purepuran 1 Stuiver dated 2012.  This 28 millimeter 14 gram copper coin is mint fresh.  Designed by Tom Maringer of Shire Post, the coin was tumbled to offer a circulated milk chocolate appearance while being uncirculated.  ON SALE IN WEB STORE NOW.

The New I Ela Kuia 1/4 Pitis Coin

2 grams, about 15 mm.

 


 ISLA BORAX 1/2 CENTAVO .999 SILVER.  See Web Store

 Dick Hanscom's Book

Striking Gold In Alaska 

Available in Web Store

only a couple of these remain so buy now to get your copy of this rare book

 NUKULANI COIN DESIGNS BELOW

Kjelshus Collins is the artist that has created the shoreline scene of a coconut palm, the sea and setting sun and for the reverse, let's call it a tropical island version of the Phaistos  Disc.  See the Nukulani story in the right column.

KIALUA CEREMONIAL PAKU COIN IS HERE! Kialua, an island known for its shell money used in traditional ceremonies and weddings was forced to convert to metal when the traditional shells became unavailable.  The shell symbolizes the traditional shell coin.  The shell money had a 5 pointed star to designate the 1 Paku denomination.  The star indicates the honoring of one's ancestors through honoring the traditions.  With both images on the metal coin, the largely illiterate villagers who buy the ceremonial money needn't lettering to show this is shell money honoring tradition and valued at 5 Pitis or 1 Paku.  These coins are about 24.5 grams of Pewter, are made through the cast process and are about 36 millimeters.  You can take a look at the Kialua story at right.  The coin is available for purchase in the web store.

 

 JULIANA ISLAND 150 REIS .999 Silver Klippe Brakteat  

 The Juliana Island 150 Reis at 6.66 grams of .999 silver, easily our most lovely coin to date.  This is a klippe brakteat at 34 millimeters square.  Notice the single coin standing on its side to show the thickness of this coin ON SALE IN THE WEB STORE!

 

 PAMPAS ISLAND SILVER PENNY

 On Sale In Web Store

Talstyla's 1/4 coin on sale 

see web store!

 

The Pura Palu'e 1 Tang in Copper and 9 Tang in .999 silver, 1/10 oz. ON SALE IN WEB STORE

Above and below shows the 1 Tang in copper and 9 Tang in silver to show sizes.

 

 

See Web Store:  THE FIRST TALSTYLA COIN  below...

THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC OF EXCELSIOR

NEW BANKNOTES for 2012

Now on Sale in Web Store                                                         

PURA PALU'E 1 Tang wood coin NOW ON SALE in Web Store. 

 

 

NIKI NAMU 15,000 COWRIE .999 SILVER COIN  in web store

 NIKI NAMU STAMPS - Set of 8 - only 8 sets on hand.  See web store for details.

 

GREG FRANCK-WEIBY TRIBUTE COIN IS ON SALE - 100% of the price goes to help establish a museum of Greg's work... Buy it in the Web Store.  VERY Few remain.

PUUVILJAKOGURSAAR   1 COURANT / 96 SKILLING

about 22 grams .999 silver 

 

NOWETH KERNOW  ONE SHILLING  below

VALEMAA 1 Pfennig NOW ON SALE IN WEB STORE for April 1 release, shown in photo below.  This is a half gram .999 silver, 14 millimeter coin.

OF SPECIAL NOTE:  The 1 Pfennig has a mintage of 500 done in two different runs.  The result is TWO DIFFERENT LOOKS.  Why?  The minter, Tom Maringer, wanted to give these .999 silver coins a chemical bath to try to offer some greater depth or three dimensional look to the coin.  The chemical bath added a bit of a coppery appearance to the lines in the design.  Certainly you will want both as the difference is very distinctive.

 

PURE GOLD VILENJAK 50 VINAR NOW ON SALE IN WEB STORE released March 1

I'M POSTING A KLEF RARAHA COIN ON THE KLEF RARAHA PAGE THAT IS FOR SALE.

50 TIN VIINAMARJASAAR 7 EURO COINS JUST IN.  MADE IN ESTONIA See Web Store to get yours

GUAVAPUAVA 1 and 3 Reales in .999 Silver. RELEASE DATE 1 February 2012. NOW ON SALE See Web Store. Most already sold

Above and below is the Guavapuava 3 Reales, the above shows the final work done by Greg Franck-Weiby before his passing.  This coin is 5.5 grams of .999 silver and 27 millimeters.  First minting is 100.  10 sets are already reserved for a museum of Greg's works and those connected in some way to this coin.  Thus, only 90 will be sold from the first minting.

Below is the 1 Real coin of Guavapuava showing both sides.  Note the yellow spots are from my the surface of the scanner, not a part of the coin.  These are 2.17 grams of .999 silver and measure 23 by 15 millimeters.  This is the "NAKED DIE".  The image is exactly what Greg had completed at the time of his passing.  To preserve this final creation, two additional copies of this die were made so the original die would not be utilized for minting the coins.  This original die was returned so it may be preserved for the museum of Greg's works.  These are GREG'S SWANSONG RELEASE!

JUST IN!  4.90 Euro VIINAMARISAAR Coin 28.6 millimeters, 6.35 millimeters thick, 36 grams.  BUY THE COIN or BUY THE ROLL in WEB STORE 

VIINAMARJASAAR 7 Euro coins have arrived.  Only 20 in copper, 20 in brass, 10 in copper nickel and 10 in silver are available.  See Web Store!

 THIS IS THE NEW VIINAMARISAAR (VIINAMARJASAAR) COIN.  There are Copper (20), Brass (20), Copper Nickel (10) and Silver (10).  The 7 Euro coin buys a bottle of Viinamarisaar Wine.   Thanks to Anatoliy for the opportunity to produce these as a joint venture. SEE VIINAMARISAAR PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.  Anatoliy has the identical number at his site: http://members.webs.com/

BELOW IS THE NEW VIINAMARISAAR 70 Euro Cents Coins at 27 mm. on brass.  NOW AVAILABLE by the coin and by the roll of 24 in Web Store

VILENJAK  50 VINAR in .999 GOLD (below)

 

 

A FEW OF THE RECENT BANKNOTES AND PAPER TOKENS SHOWN ABOVE AND BELOW

VIINAMARISAAR POSTAGE STAMPS SEEN ON THIS LETTER FROM ESTONIA!!!  Thank you Anatoli!

 

 

 

AN ARTICLE ABOUT US:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=22933&et_mid=515755&rid=2204990      THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS!

 

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