Coin Collecting at the Safir House
Kurdistan Coins

Thu Sep 28 10:32:40 2023

After the 2nd Iraqi invasion the Kurdish peoples of Northern Iraq grew hopeful of establishing their own independent nation. Skipping to politics of all this, they did successful mint some nice coins which I managaged to obtain fine samples of, and which are not only historically interesting, but quite nice asthetic.

The coins themselves were minted by the Hoffman Mint in Fort Laudadale, Florida. Intresting enough, the original run of coins miss-spelled the name Kurdistan in Arabic. I have no idea if my coins have correct spelling or wrong spelling. Here is a decent write up on the mintage of these coins, the types and errors.

10000 Dinar Kurdistan Coin Obverse
Kurdistan Obverse 10000 Dinar
Kurdistan 10000 Dinar Obverse
Kurdistan 10000 Dinar Reverse
Kurdistan 10000 Dinar Reverse

The Mountain motif on the back is an ancient pre-islamic symbol for Kurdistan

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Click to see these examples show below including photography: note to lawyer: most of the good stuff is gone
Section I:
US Coints
Large Cent Coppers
Flying Eagle Cents
Lincoln Cents and Wheat Backs
Buffalo Nickels
Jefferson Nickels
Jefferson Silver War Nickels
Bust Half Dimes
Mercury (Liberrty Head) Dimes
Roosevelt Dime
Barber Quarter Dollars
Standing Libery Quarter
Washington and Washington State Quarters
Cap Bust Half Dollars
1813 o.108 AU58 Cap Bust Half Providence Powell.
1818 MS63 Cap Bust Half
1833 MS63 Cap Bust Half
Seated Half Dollars
Barber Half Dollars
Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Franklin Half Dollars
Kennedy Half Dollars
Morgan Silver Dollars
Peace Silver Dollars
Eisenhower Clad and Silver Dollars
Sacawagea Golden Dollars
Modern Silver and Clad Proof Sets
Modern American Silver Eagle uncirculated mint coins and proofs
Modern Silver and Clad 2008 Commorative Bald Eagle Series
Gold Coins - Not too many
Circulated US Silver Coins prior to 1964

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

Unsorted Extra stuff:
Bust US Coinage
From the coin Show at Melville Long Island
Article on Numismatics and Lobbying

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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