Coin Collecting at the Safir House
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.
The Mountain motif on the back is an ancient pre-islamic symbol for Kurdistan
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgClick 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
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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