Avery Art and Antiques
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Latin American : Pre 1900 item #292331 (stock #340AAA)
A very rare Peruvian one sol of 1889 overstruck in the center with a Guatemalan half-real of 1894. Approximately 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Condition: near proof.
To expedite the Christian Crusade to "liberate" the Holy Land from the "infidels" gold coins in imitation of the dinar of Caliph al-Amir were minted in fine gold. No city is cited, but they were probably coined in Jerusalum. Ironically, the faulty kufic inscriptions extol the power and and virtues of Mohammad. First phrase, 1100-1131 AD. Approximately 7/8 inch in diameter, 3.92 g.wt. EF condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1800 item #1169237
Minted at Geneva in 1710, this splendid Swiss silver 21 sol coin is in excellent condition, gradable at VF to EF. Approximately 27mm in diameter, it weighs 4.78 grams. Obverse: Illuminated Christogram (IHS) above arms of Geneva (Crowned Eagle / Key) within foliage. Date below. Legend: RESPUBLIC GENEVENS . 17 - 10 . Reverse: Illuminated Christogram ("IHS") above motto in three lines and value (21) within foliage...