Coin Collecting at the Safir House
The Easter Islands are actually part of Chile but they minted these coins not long ago which I believe are very attractive. The Easter Islands are world famous for their ancient iconographic statues which mysteriously peer out over the ocean.
This coin is a Bi-metal peice and I think it is extrordinary how the facets of the design pop out in a 3 dimensional fashion, especially the feet of the sitting statue on obverse of the 2007 coin, which is why I left a full sized version of the image in this web page. Sorry about the slow download.
The Safir Family Internet Coin Library. Nearly all the coins here have been stolen. If you have any information on the theft, please contact us at email@example.comClick to see these examples show below including photography: note to lawyer: most of the good stuff is gone
Go To Section II: Modern and Ancient Foreign Coins from Outside The United States
Go To Section III: Mandy's 25th Anniversary World Wildlife Fund Silver Coins
The Safir Family Internet Coin Library: Foriegn Coins.Several mints from around the world make exciting coin designs in circulating alloys, silver and gold. Among my favorites are the Perth Mint in Austrailia which produces a variety of coins for nations mostly through out the Pacific Rim. The Neatherlands has also produced some interesting designs, and several private US based mints have produced foreign currency on contract, include the Franklin Mint which has produced many Israeli Coins. Our interest in foreign coins has been nominal but rapidly growing as it seems that US designs are so stuck in the mud. Also, foreign mints are creating bold new designs with color and bimetal designs that are both eye catching and fun.
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