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World Coins

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Lucky Japan 5 Yen

The Japanese 5 yen coin is the longest-running holed coin of the last 100 years. It was first issued in 1959, replacing the previous 5-yen coin that did not have a hole in its center, and is still used today. These coins are made from a mixture of zinc and copper, which give them a lovely golden color.

In Japan, 5 yen coins are considered good-luck charms because saying "5 yen" in Japanese (go en) has the same pronunciation as a common expression for good luck ("good fortune" or "good spirit"). The hole in the center makes them perfect for hanging from a neckace or bracelet.

These coins are circulated and come in a variety of dates and conditions.

Coin is small and may be a choking hazard for children aged 3 or younger.


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Square Coin Set

Square coins are one of the most interesting alternative shapes to be used by modern circulating foreign coins. They are also one of the hardest to find, since that shape is not used very often. Square coins add a new level of "wow" to any foreign coin collection. You can read more about countries that have used square coins at our blog.

We have put together sets of 7 different square foreign coins from 7 different countries - Bangladesh, the East Caribbean States, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Suriname. All the coins except for Myanmar are in uncirculated condition. Each set contains the same 7 coins.

Coins may be small and may be a choking hazard for children aged 3 or younger.


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Bi-Metallic World Coin Set

Modern bi-metallic coins were first issued in 1982 in Italy, and have since become a common sight in much of the world. Even Canada and Mexico use the two-toned coins. The use of 2 colors gives higher-denomination coins a distinctive look, a glamour like they were dressing up for a fancy dinner party. Bi-metallics make an elegant addition to a world coin collection.

This set features 5 different bi-metallic coins (some with a yellow center ring and some with a yellow outer ring) from Cambodia, Ecuador, France, Portugal, and Sri Lanka. The coins from Cambodia, Ecuador, and Sri Lanka are in uncirculated condition. Each set contains the same 5 coins.

You can also add individual bi-metallic coins to your order.

Coins may be small and may be a choking hazard for children aged 3 or younger.

  Bi-metallic coins use 2 differently-colored metals to achieve a grand look that makes a country's high-denomination coins seem almost like treasure. The coins listed here pair well with our Bi-Metallic World Coin Set.

Coins may be small and may be a choking hazard for children aged 3 or younger.


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Bi-Metallic Dominican Republic 5 Peso Coin

These are circulated coins, and have a variety of dates.

 

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Bi-Metallic Mexico 1 Peso Coin

These are circulated coins, and have a variety of dates.

 

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Bi-Metallic Thailand 10 Baht Coin

These are circulated coins, and have a variety of dates.


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Soccer Coins

Fall is the traditional children's soccer season in the US, and is also the time of the annual Major League Soccer playoffs. To celebrate soccer any time of the year, we have these uncirculated soccer-themed 50-centime coins from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the front is the Congo's national lion symbol, and the back features a soccer player preparing to head the ball. These coins make a great gift for the soccer team, player, or fan in your life.

Coin may be a choking hazard for children aged 3 or younger.

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