Imperial Numismatic Museum

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Imperial Numismatic Museum
Started in 2018
Location Flag of Austenasia.png Imperial Residence, Wrythe
Type Numismatic collection
Quantity 333 coins, 20 banknotes
Curator HIM Emperor Jonathan I

The Imperial Numismatic Museum is a collection of coins and banknotes founded by Emperor Jonathan I of Austenasia on Imperium Day 2018. Most of the Museum is usually located in the Imperial Residence, but various parts of the collection are rotated between different properties for security reasons, and although Crown property the Museum is freely available to public view by appointment.

The founding items of the Museum were those in the private numismatic collection of Jonathan I. These coins and notes have been added to over time, with several donations and acquisitions made.

In accordance with the Imperial Edict which established the Museum, coins and banknotes which are discovered as treasure on Crown property are to be donated to the Museum. Furthermore, in accordance with Paragraph 5 of the Commemorative Coins Act 2018, one coin from every issue of Austenasian coins minted by the Treasury is automatically donated to the Museum.

Contents

The contents of the Museum are divided into eight collections, namely the Imperial, Micronational, Euro, Pre-Euro, British, Miscellaneous (Old World), Miscellaneous (New World), and Emperor Father Terry Crown Collections.

Imperial Collection

The Imperial Collection aims to collect a coin of each Emperor recognised by Austenasia as having held imperium (where applicable, as some emperors did not mint coins).

Emperor/Empress Description Obtained
Classical Roman
(27 BC - 395 AD)
Trajan Dupondius or assarion minted 98-117.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan facing right, with the inscription "[...]NEΡOY TΡAIANOC[...]"
Reverse: A wreath around a central inscription that is now worn away
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Valerian Antoninianus minted 253-60.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Gallienus facing right, with the inscription "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Reverse: Sol raising his right hand, with the inscription "ORIENS AVGG"
Donated to the Museum by I. Reynolds on 22 January 2020.
Gallienus Antoninianus minted 260-268.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Gallienus facing right, with the inscription "GALLIENVS [AVG]"
Reverse: Abundantia emptying a cornucopia, with the inscription "[ABUN]DANTIA AVG"
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Claudius II Antoninianus minted 268-270.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Claudius II facing right, with the inscription "[I]M[P] CLAUDIVS [AVG]"
Reverse: Pax with spear and olive branch, with the inscription "[PA]X A[VG]"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Aurelian Antoninianus minted 272-274.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Aurelian facing right, with the inscription "IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG"
Reverse: Sol Invictus with upraised arm holding a globe, trampling a captive, with the inscription "CONSERVAT AVG"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Probus Antoninianus minted in 281 at Rome.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Probus facing left, with the inscription "PROBV[S P F A]VG"
Reverse: Sol Invictus riding a chariot of four horses, with the inscription "SOLI INVIC[TO]"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Carus Antoninianus minted 282-3.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Carus facing right, with the inscription "IMP C M AVR CARVS PF AVG,"
Reverse: Carus and Carinus (or possibly Numerian) receiving Victory, with the inscription "VIRTVS AVGGG" and the prominent mintmark XXI"
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2019.
Diocletian Post-reform radiate minted 293-305.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Diocletian facing right, with the inscription "IMP CC [V]AL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG"
Reverse: Diocletian receiving Victory from Jupiter, with the inscription "CONCORDIA MILITVM"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Galerius AE2 Follis minted 310-11 at Antioch.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Galerius facing right, with the inscription "IMP C GAL VAL MAX[IMIA]NVS [PF] AVG"
Reverse: Genius standing left holding a patera and cornucopia, chlamys over shoulder and a crescent in the upper left, with the inscription "GENIO EXERCITVS"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Constantine I Follis minted 330-35, probably at Trier.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Constantine I facing right, with the inscription "CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG"
Reverse: Two soldiers holding spears and shields with two thin pointed standards between them, with the inscription "GLORIA EXER[CITVS]"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Licinius Follis minted 313-324.
Obverse: Radiate bust of Licinius facing right, with the inscription "IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG"
Reverse: Jupiter standing, facing left, holding Victory and a scepter, with an eagle to his left and a captive to his right, with the inscription "IOVI CONSERVA[TORI]"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Constantine II Constantinian bronze minted 337-340.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Constantine II facing right, with the inscription "IMP CONSTANTIN[VS AVG]"
Reverse: Sol holding a globe with his right arm raised, with the inscription "[SOLI INV]ICTO COMITI"
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on Christmas Day 2019.
Constantius II Constantinian bronze minted 337-361.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Constantius II facing right, with the inscription "[D]N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG"
Reverse: Soldier spearing a captive horseman, with the inscription "FEL TEMP REPARAT[IO]"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Valentinian I Constantinian bronze minted 364-375.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Valentinian I facing right, with the inscription "DN VALEN[TINIANV]S P F AVG"
Reverse: Victory facing left, with the inscription "SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gratian Constantinian bronze minted 375-383 at Siscia.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Gratian facing right, with the inscription "DN GRATIANVS P F AVG"
Reverse: The inscription "VOT XV MVLT XX" within a wreath, above the mintmark "BSISC".
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Theodosius I Constantinian bronze minted 379-382 at Antioch.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Theodosius I facing right, with the inscription "DN THEODOSIVS P F AVG"
Reverse: The inscription "[CONCOR]DIA [AVGGG]" around a personification of Constantinople holding a sceptre.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Western Roman
(393-480)
Honorius Nummus minted at Constantinople.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Honorius facing right, with the inscription "DN HONOR[I]VS PF AVG"
Reverse: The emperor being crowned by Victory, encircled by the inscription "VIRTVS EXERCITI", with the mintmark "CONSΓ" below.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Eastern Roman
(383-610)
Arcadius Constantinian bronze minted 395-401 at Constantinople.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Arcadius facing right, with the inscription "DN ARCADIVS P F A[VG]"
Reverse: Arcadius with a spear and shield, being crowned by Victory with a wreath, surrounded by the inscription "VIRTVS [EXERCITI]", all above the mintmark "CONSA".
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Theodosius II Constantinian bronze minted 401-403 at Antioch.
Obverse: Helmeted bust of Theodosius II front-facing, holding a spear over his shoulder and a shield ornamented with a cross, with the inscription "DN THEODOSIVS P F AVG"
Reverse: The inscription "CONCORD[I]A AVG[G]" around a seated personification of Constantinople holding a Victory.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Anastasius I Follis minted at Constantinople c. 512-17
Obverse: Diademed bust of Anastasius I facing right, with the inscription "[D]N ANASTASIVS PP AV[G]"
Reverse: A large "M" with a star on either side, with the mintmark "CON" and the officina letter B below.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Justinian I Semifollis minted at Antioch 527-565
Obverse: Diademed bust of Justinian I facing right, with the inscription "DN IVSTINIANVS PP AV[G]"
Reverse: A large "K" with a long cross to the left, with the letters T/H/E/UOP in the four angles.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Maurice Follis minted at Constantinople 584-5
Obverse: Crowned full-face bust of Maurice holding a globis cruciger, with the inscription "DN MAVRIC TIBER PP AV I"
Reverse: A large "M" and smaller officina letter B, with a cross above and the mintmark "CON" below; "ANNO" to the left, and the regnal year II to the right.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Medieval Roman
(610-1453)
Leo VI and
Alexander
Follis minted at Constantinople 886-912.
Obverse: Leo VI and Alexander (the latter to the right and slightly smaller) each crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them, with the inscription "[+ LEON] S ALE[XANDROS]"
Reverse: "+ LEON S ALEXA[NDR]OS BASIL [ROM]EO[N]"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Constantine VII Follis minted 913-959, probably at Constantinople.
Obverse: Crowned full-face bust of Constantine VII holding a globis cruciger, with the inscription "+ CO[NST] bAS[IL ROM]"
Reverse: "+ CONSTEN ϴE[O bA]SILEVS [RO]ME[ON]"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Holy Roman
(812-1806)
Rudolf II Denár minted at Kremnica in 1581.
Obverse: Hungarian coat of arms, with the inscription "RVD•II•RO•I•S•AV•G•H•B•R•"
Reverse: The Virgin and Child above the denomination, encircled with "PATR•HVNG".
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Francis II A one kreuzer coin minted at Vienna in 1800.
Obverse: Francis II, with the inscription "FRANC•II•D•G•R•I•S•A•GE•HV•BO•REX•A•A•"
Reverse: A double-headed Habsburg eagle, with the denomination ("1") on a shield.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Russian
(1514-1917)
Ivan IV A one kopeck coin minted between 1547 and 1584.
Obverse: A crowned horseman with a spear.
Reverse: "ЦРЬ И / КНSЬ В / ЕЛIКI IВ / АНЪ ВСЕ / IА РУСI"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Nicholas II The 1895-1914 design of the fifty kopeck coin, with this coin minted in 1899.
Obverse: Nicholas II, with the inscription "Б.М.НИКОЛАЙ II ИМПЕРАТОРЪ И САМОДЕРЖЕЦЪ ВСЕРОСС"
Reverse: The Lesser Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire, above the denomination and the year.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
French
(1806-1814, 1815, 1852-1870)
Napoleon III The 1852-57 design of the 10 centimes coin, with this coin minted in 1856 in Bordeaux.
Obverse: Napoleon III, with the inscription "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR"
Reverse: Eagle with wings outstretched facing right atop lightning bolts, above the denomination and below "[EMPIR]E FRANCAIS".
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Austrian
(1804-1918)
Francis I The 1830-35 design of the 20 kreuzer coin, with this coin minted in 1834.
Obverse: Francis I, with the inscription "FRANC•I•D•G•AVST•IMP•HVNG•B•L•V•G•L•IL•REX•A•A•"
Reverse: The Virgin and Child above the denomination, encircled with "S•MARIA MATER DEI PATRONA HVNG•" and the year.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Franz Joseph I The 1858-64 design of the 5 kreuzer coin, with this coin minted in 1859.
Obverse: Franz Joseph I, with the inscription "FRANZ JOSEPH I•V•G•G•KAISER V•OESTERREICH•"
Reverse: The Imperial Crown of Austria above the denomination and year, encircled with "SCHEIDE MÜNZE".
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Indian
(1878-1948)
Victoria The 1895-1901 design of the 1 penny coin, with this coin minted in 1899.
Obverse: Victoria, with the inscription "VICTORIA•DEI•GRA•BRITT•REGINA•FID•DEF•IND•IMP•"
Reverse: Britannia seated above the year, encircled by the denomination.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Edward VII The 1902-10 design of the half penny coin, with this coin minted in 1903.
Obverse: Edward VII, with the inscription "EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF : IND : IMP:"
Reverse: Britannia seated above the year, encircled by the denomination.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
George V The 1911-26 design of the 1 penny coin, with this coin minted in 1921.
Obverse: George V, with the inscription "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF : IND : IMP:"
Reverse: Britannia seated above the year, encircled by the denomination.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Edward VIII The 10 cents coin of the East African shilling minted in 1936.
Obverse: Tudor crown above a central hole, and the denomination below, all surrounded by the inscription "EDWARDVS VIII REX ET IND:IMP:"
Reverse: Curved tusks of ivory flanking the central hole, which is below the denomination, all encircled by "EAST AFRICA" with the year.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Imperium Day 2019.
George VI The quadrangular 1942-44 design of the 2 annas coin, with this coin minted in 1944.
Obverse: George VI, with the inscription "GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR•"
Reverse: The denomination, date, and "INDIA" in a floral design, surrounded by "2 annas" in Urdu, Bengali, Telugu and Devnagari.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Italian
(1936-1941)
Victor Emmanuel III The 1939-43 design of the 10 centesimi coin, with this coin minted in 1940.
Obverse: Victor Emmanuel III, with the inscription "VITT•EM•III•RE•E•IMP•"
Reverse: Crowned Savoy coat of arms superimposed on a fasces, with an ear of wheat on the left and oak leaves on the right, below "ITALIA" and above the denomination ("C.10").
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Austenasian
(2008-present)
Jonathan I September 2018 release, minted in celebration of the tenth anniversary of Austenasia's foundation. Face value of £3.
Obverse: Jonathan I, portrait based on a 2016 photograph, with the inscription "JONATHAN•I•AUSTENASIAE•IMP•AUT•ROMANORUM•2018•7527".
Reverse: "TEN•YEARS•SINCE/THE•DECLARATION/OF•INDEPENDENCE", above the face value and encircled by the same inscription as on the obverse.
Submitted to the Museum on 1 September 2018 by the Austenasian Treasury in accordance with Paragraph 5 of the Commemorative Coins Act 2018.

Micronational Collection

The Micronational Collection consists of coins and banknotes from various small nations generally regarded as micronations, regardless of whether they are recognised or not by the Empire. Many of these items are extremely rare.

Country Face Value Year Design Obtained
Egtaviaflag.png Egtavia 10 e coin 2011 Obverse: Egtavian coat of arms.
Reverse: diverging lines with the Austenasian Star.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by Pierre dÉgtavie in 2012. Minted in expectation of an upcoming Austenasian state visit.
Egtaviaflag.png Egtavia 5 e banknote 2010 Obverse: A hen and a rooster on National Highway One near Prad City.
Reverse: Philip Fish, James von Puchow and Alexander Reinhardt against the background of their respective national flags.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by Pierre dÉgtavie in 2012.
Egtaviaflag.png Egtavia 2 e banknote 2010 Obverse: The SW-2E locomotive near Wadlow on the Trans-Egtavia Aerial Tramway.
Reverse: Egtavian sheep.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by Pierre dÉgtavie in 2012.
Egtaviaflag.png Egtavia 1 e banknote 2010 Obverse: S-MS-1 Catapult during fire tests in Egtavia's grasslands.
Reverse: Egtavian chickens
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by Pierre dÉgtavie in 2012.
Egtaviaflag.png Egtavia 50 cents e coin 2011 A stylised "e" and diverging lines with a studded border. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by Pierre dÉgtavie in 2012.
Egtaviaflag.png Egtavia 25 cents e coin 2011 The crest from Egtavia's flag with a studded border. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by Pierre dÉgtavie in 2012.
Bandeirarutena.png Ruthenia 1 mark note 2015 Oscar I Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Bandeirarutena.png Ruthenia 2 mark note 2015 Maria of Yugoslavia Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Bandeirarutena.png Ruthenia 5 mark note 2015 Charlemagne Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Bandeirarutena.png Ruthenia 10 mark note 2015 Guilherme da Lomellina Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Bandeirarutena.png Ruthenia 20 mark note 2015 Napoleon I Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Bandeirarutena.png Ruthenia 50 mark note 2015 Leonardo da Vinci Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Bandeirarutena.png Ruthenia 100 mark note 2015 Oscar I Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Antarctico londaise.png Landashir 5 shillings banknote Unknown Landashir'n coat of arms. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by James von Puchow in 2012.
Antarctico londaise.png Landashir 1 shilling banknote 2011 Blue border around a white centre with the lower-case words "community of landashir". Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by James von Puchow in 2012.
Antarctico londaise.png Landashir 1 shilling banknote Unknown Portrait of and quote from Thomas Paine. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by James von Puchow in 2012.
Molossia flag.png Molossia Thirtieth Anniversary commemorative coin 2007 Obverse: Lesser Coat of Arms of Molossia.
Reverse: Arms of the Grand Republic of Vuldstein
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Purchased by Jonathan I in 2015.
Molossia flag.png Molossia Presidential Wedding commemorative coin 2011 Obverse: President Baugh and the First Lady in profile.
Reverse: "RM" (Republic of Molossia) superimposed over a stylized Voodoo goddess of love.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Purchased by Jonathan I in 2015.
Flag stcharlie.png St.Charlie 100 Pianeta banknote 2010 Obverse: Patrizio I of St.Charlie
Reverse: Jonas "the Pony" Branson (a popular figure from New Ridgeway)
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Jonathan I by Alexander Reinhardt in 2016.
Flag stcharlie.png St.Charlie 20 Pianeta banknote 2012 Obverse: Heinrich Schneider
Reverse: A photograph of a pond (location unknown)
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Jonathan I by Alexander Reinhardt in 2016.
Flag stcharlie.png St.Charlie 5 Pianeta banknote 2012 Obverse: Alexander Reinhardt
Reverse: A parody of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, edited to replace the American flag with that of St.Charlie.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Jonathan I by Alexander Reinhardt in 2016.
Zealandian Alternate National Flag.png Zealandia 50 krona banknote Unknown Heraldic symbols of Zealandia. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Gifted to Crown Prince Jonathan by Håkon Lindström in 2012.

Euro Collection

The Euro Collection consists of Euro coins from various countries and of various denominations.

Country Face Value Year Design Obtained
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 20 cent coin 2014 The Church of Santa Coloma d'Andorra, with the name of the country to the right. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 28 January 2020.
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 1 cent coin 2011 Two mouflons next to the name of Cyprus in Greek and Turkish (ΚΥΠΡΟΣ and KIBRIS). Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 6 July 2018.
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 cent coin 2011 A silhouette map of Estonia above the name of the country in Estonian (Eesti). Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 2 cent coin 2015 A silhouette map of Estonia above the name of the country in Estonian (Eesti). Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 1 cent coin 2011 A silhouette map of Estonia above the name of the country in Estonian (Eesti). Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of France.png France 20 cent coin (1999-2006 design) 1999 A sower in a field in front of a rising sun, with the letters RF (République française) to the right. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 10 cent coin (1999-2006 design) 1999 A sower in a field in front of a rising sun, with the letters RF (République française) to the right. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 5 cent coin 2001 Marianne, with the letters RF (République française) to the right. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of France.png France 1 cent coin 2011 Marianne, with the letters RF (République française) to the right. Donated to the Museum by K. Buchanan on 1 April 2020.
Flag of Germany.png Germany 1 euro coin (2002-06 design) 2004 An eagle. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 22 February 2020.
Flag of Germany.png Germany 1 cent coin 2012 An oak twig. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Greece.png Greece 1 euro coin (2002-2006 design) 2002 A representation of a 4th-century BC Athenian coin featuring an owl and olive branch, with the value of the coin in the Greek alphabet (1 ΕΥΡΩ). Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 5 cent coin 2003 A cláirseach (Irish harp). Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 August 2018.
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 1 cent coin 2005 A cláirseach (Irish harp). Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Italy.png Italy 2 cent coin 2009 A depiction of the Mole Antonelliana and the interconnected letters RI (Repubblica Italiana) to the left. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 5 cent coin 2014 Lesser coat of arms of Latvia. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 2 cent coin 2014 Lesser coat of arms of Latvia. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 1 cent coin 2014 Lesser coat of arms of Latvia. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 5 cent coin 2015 Coat of arms of Lithuania. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 2 cent coin 2015 Coat of arms of Lithuania. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 1 cent coin 2015 Coat of arms of Lithuania. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 19 May 2020.
Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 5 cent coin 2006 The Guaita tower. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 18 May 2020.
Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 2 cent coin 2006 Liberty, as depicted in a statue outside the Palazzo Pubblico. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 18 May 2020.
Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 1 cent coin 2006 The Montale tower. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 18 May 2020.
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 50 cent coin 2009 Bratislava Castle, with the Slovakian national emblem in the left of the picture, above the name "SLOVENSKO" (Slovakia). Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Spain.png Spain 20 cent coin (1999-2006 design) 1999 Miguel de Cervantes next to a quill, with the name "ESPAÑA" (Spain) to the left. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Spain.png Spain 20 cent coin (current design) 2017 Miguel de Cervantes next to a quill, with the name "ESPAÑA" (Spain) to the left. Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 23 May 2020.
Flag of Spain.png Spain 5 cent coin (1999-2009 design) 1999 Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, with the name "ESPAÑA" (Spain) to the left. Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Spain.png Spain 2 cent coin (1999-2009 design) 1999 Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, with the name "ESPAÑA" (Spain) to the left. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the Vatican City.png Vatican City 50 cent coin (2014-2016 design) 2014 Pope Francis, surrounded by the name "CITTÁ DEL VATICANO" (Vatican City). Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 8 February 2020.

Pre-Euro Collection

The Pre-Euro Collection consists of coins minted by countries in the Eurozone prior to them having adopted the Euro.

Country Face Value Year Design Obtained
Flag of Austria.png Austria 10 groschen coin (1947-49 design) 1948 Obverse: The coat of arms of Austria surrounded bythe country's name in Austrian ("REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH").
Reverse: The denomination above a floral design.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Austria.png Austria 10 groschen coin (1951-2001 design) 1952 Obverse: The coat of arms of Austria above the country's name in Austrian ("REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH"), flanked by two instances of the denomination ("10").
Reverse: The denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg.png Austria-Hungary 10 heller coin (1892-1911 design) 1895 Obverse: The lesser common coat of arms of Austria-Hungary
Reverse: The denomination ("10") within an ornate shield topped with the Imperial Crown of Austria.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 5 francs coin (1986-93 design) 1986 Obverse: Stylised portrait of King Baudouin
Reverse: The denomination ("5F") centred above the country's name in Dutch ("BELGIE").
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 1 franc coin (1989-93 design) 1989 Obverse: King Baudouin
Reverse: The Heraldic Crown of Belgium and the denomination ("1F") above the country's name in Dutch ("BELGIE").
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 50 centimes coin (1922-33 French design) 1933 Obverse: A kneeling woman below the name of the country in French ("BELGIQUE")
Reverse: The denomination in French "(BON POUR 50 CES") around a caduceus.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 25 centimes coin (1915-18 design) 1916 Obverse: A lion rampant within a design of a continuous wavy line and sixteen flowers
Reverse: The denomination "(25 CENT") encircled with the name of the country in French ("BELGIQUE") and in Dutch ("BELGIE").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 5 centimes coin (1915-16 design) 1916 Obverse: A lion rampant within a design of a continuous wavy line and sixteen flowers
Reverse: The denomination "(25 CENT") encircled with the name of the country in French ("BELGIQUE") and in Dutch ("BELGIE").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of France 1638-1790.png France Double Tournois coin (1611-40 design) 1630s Obverse: Louis XIII
Reverse: Denomination encircling the arms of France Modern.
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on 5 November 2019.
Flag of France 1638-1790.png France 1 liard coin (1655-58 design) 1657 Obverse: Louis XIV
Reverse: Denomination above the arms of France Modern.
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on 5 November 2019.
Flag of France 1638-1790.png France 1 liard coin (1767-74 design) 1773 Obverse: Louis XV
Reverse: The greater arms of France Modern.
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on 5 November 2019.
Flag of France.png France 20 francs coin (1950-54 design) 1953 Obverse: Marianne, to the right of the name of the country in French ("REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE")
Reverse: A rooster on an olive branch to the left of the denomination, above the French national motto.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of France.png France 10 francs coin (1929-39 design) 1934 Obverse: A head facing right with a laurel wreath and Phrygian cap, surrounded by the name of the country in French ("REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE")
Reverse: The denomination above the French national motto, flanked by two stalks of wheat.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of France.png France 10 francs coin (1950-58 design) 1951 Obverse: Marianne, to the right of the name of the country in French ("REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE")
Reverse: A rooster on an olive branch to the left of the denomination, above the French national motto.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of France.png France 10 francs coin (1974-87 design) 1975 Obverse: A map of France with flashes pointing to Paris
Reverse: Denomination in centre across a background of industrial imagery
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 10 francs coin (1988-2001 design) 1991 Obverse: A representation of freedom flanked by the letters "RF" (République Française)
Reverse: The denomination ("10F") encircled by the French national motto.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 5 francs coin (1970-2001 design) 1971 Obverse: A sower in a field in front of a rising sun
Reverse: Olive branches, oak branches and wheat ears beneath the denomination.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 2 francs coin (1977-2001 design) 1982 Obverse: A sower in a field in front of a rising sun
Reverse: The denomination on a background of an olive branch and an oak branch
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France (Vichy state) 1 franc coin (1940-44 design) 1942 Obverse: An axe between wheat ears above "ÉTAT FRANCAIS".
Reverse: The denomination between oak leaves, below the motto "TRAVAIL·FAMILLE·PATRIE·".
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 26 April 2020.
Flag of France.png France 1 franc coin (1959-2001 design) 1960 Obverse: A sower in a field in front of a rising sun
Reverse: The denomination above an olive branch
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 50 centimes coin (1962-64 design) 1962 Obverse: Marianne, dividing the name of the country in French ("REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE")
Reverse: Denomination beneath the French national motto and above a laurel branch and stalk of wheat.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of France.png France Half franc coin (1964-2001 design) 1971 Obverse: A sower in a field in front of a rising sun
Reverse: The denomination above an olive branch
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 25 centimes coin (1917-37 design) 1922 Circular hole in the centre of the coin.
Obverse: The letters "RF" (République Française) beneath a Phyrgian cap
Reverse: Denomination ("25 CMES") beneath the French national motto.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 20 centimes coin (1962-2001 design) 1981 Obverse: Marianne
Reverse: The denomination encircled with a wheat ear, an olive branch, and the French national motto.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 10 centimes coin (1962-2001 design) 1967 Obverse: Marianne
Reverse: The denomination encircled with a wheat ear, an olive branch, and the French national motto.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of France.png France 5 centimes coin (1966-2001 design) 1987 Obverse: Marianne
Reverse: The denomination encircled with a wheat ear, an olive branch, and the French national motto.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 pfennig coin (1915-22 design) 1921 Obverse: The 1889-1918 coat of arms of Germany
Reverse: Denomination beneath the name of the country in German ("DEUTSCHES REICH").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Germany.png Germany 1 pfennig coin (1950-2001 design) 1991 Obverse: Oak seedling, encircled by the name of the country in German ("BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND")
Reverse: Denomination between two ears of rye.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Greece.png Greece 100 drachmae coin (1990-2000 design) 1994 Obverse: Homer
Reverse: The denomination below a sailing boat, all below the country's name in Greek ("ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Greece.png Greece 50 drachmae coin (1986-2000 design) 1988 Obverse: Alexander the Great
Reverse: The denomination below the Vergina Sun, all below the country's name in Greek ("ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Greece.png Greece 20 drachmae coin (1990-2000 design) 1994 Obverse: Dionysios Solomos
Reverse: The denomination above an olive branch, all below the country's name in Greek ("ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Greece.png Greece 10 drachmae coin (1982-2000 design) 1994 Obverse: Democritus
Reverse: The denomination below an atom, all below the country's name in Greek ("ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 6 pence coin (1942-69 design) 1961 Obverse: A cláirseach (Irish harp).
Reverse: A bull beneath the denomination ("5p").
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 5 pence coin (1969-90 design) 1976 Obverse: A cláirseach (Irish harp).
Reverse: An Irish wolfhound beneath the denomination ("6d").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 2 pence coin (1971-88 design) 1971 Obverse: A cláirseach (Irish harp).
Reverse: A stylized letter "U" from the Book of Kells resembling a bird, beneath the denomination ("2p").
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 1 penny coin (1971-88 design) 1980 Obverse: A cláirseach (Irish harp).
Reverse: A stylized bird adapted from ornamental detail in the Book of Kells, beneath the denomination ("1p").
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Italy.png Italy 500 lire coin (1958-2001 design) 1959 Obverse: Bust of woman in Renaissance dress, surrounded by shields with 19 Italian coats of arms.
Reverse: The ships of Christopher Columbus, above the denomination ("L.500") and surrounded by the name of the country in Italian ("REPVBBLICA ITALIANA").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Italy.png Italy 100 lire coin (1955-89 design) 1957 Obverse: Laureate head facing left, surrounded by the name of the country in Italian ("REPVBBLICA ITALIANA").
Reverse: Vulcan with an olive tree, to the right of the denomination ("L.100").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Italy.png Italy 50 lire coin (1954-89 design) 1977 Obverse: Young woman with braid facing right, surrounded by the name of the country in Italian ("REPVBBLICA ITALIANA").
Reverse: Vulcan working at an anvil, to the left of the denomination ("L.50").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Italy.png Italy 20 lire coin (1955-89 design) 1958 Obverse: Head with garland of wheat sprigs facing left, surrounded by the name of the country in Italian ("REPVBBLICA ITALIANA").
Reverse: Oak leaves, to the right of the denomination ("L.20").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Italy.png Italy 10 lire coin (1951-2001 design) 1955 Obverse: A plough, below the name of the country in Italian ("REPVBBLICA ITALIANA").
Reverse: Two ears of wheat, divided by the denomination ("10").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 lire coin (1951-2001 design) 1951 Obverse: A rudder, surrounded by the name of the country in Italian ("REPVBBLICA ITALIANA").
Reverse: A dolphin, below the denomination ("5").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of the Kingdom of Italy.png Italy 2 lire coin (1923-35 design) 1923 Obverse: Victor Emmanuel III
Reverse: A fasces with an axe adorned with a lion's head leaning on it to the right, with the denomination ("BVONO DA LIRE 2") on the left.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of the Kingdom of Italy.png Italy 50 centesimi coin (1939-43 design) 1941 Obverse: Victor Emmanuel III
Reverse: An eagle holding an axe and fasces, below the name of the country ("ITALIA") and above the denomination ("C.50") divided by the Savoy coat of arms.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of the Kingdom of Italy.png Italy 10 centesimi coin (1919-37 design) 1926 Obverse: Victor Emmanuel III
Reverse: A honey bee on a flower, by the denomination ("c.10").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Malta.png Malta 1 lira coin (1986-2007 design) 1986 Obverse: Coastal scene, surrounded by the inscription "REPUBBLIKA·TA'·MALTA"
Reverse: Denomination ("Lm1") above a Blue Rock Thrush
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Malta.png Malta 2 cents coin (1991-2007 design) 1995 Obverse: Coat of arms of Malta
Reverse: Denomination ("2c") above an olive branch
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 1 guilder coin (1954-67 design) 1955 Obverse: Queen Juliana
Reverse: Denomination ("1G") divided by the crowned arms of the Netherlands
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 1 guilder coin (1967-80 design) 1968 Obverse: Queen Juliana
Reverse: Denomination ("1G") divided by the crowned arms of the Netherlands
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 25 cent coin (1950-80 design) 1958 Obverse: Queen Juliana
Reverse: Denomination below a crown
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 25 cent coin (1982-2001 design) 1984 Obverse: Stylised portrait of Queen Beatrix
Reverse: Denomination ("25ct") on a background of crossed lines
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Two 10 cent coins (1950-80 design) 1972, 1980 Obverse: Queen Juliana
Reverse: Denomination below the Crown of the Netherlands
1972 coin - Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
1980 coin - Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 cent coin (1950-80 design) 1954 Obverse: Queen Juliana
Reverse: Denomination below an orange branch
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 1 cent coin (1913-41 design) 1922 Obverse: Crowned lion rampant surrounded by the name of the country in Dutch ("KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN")
Reverse: Denomination within a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 1 cent coin (1950-80 design) 1963 Obverse: Queen Juliana
Reverse: Denomination
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 10 escudos coin (1986-2001 design) 1986 Obverse: The Portuguese coat of arms topped by a knot and encircled with the country's name in Portuguese ("REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA")
Reverse: Detail from a stained glass window, above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 5 escudos coin (1986-2001 design) 1986 Obverse: The Portuguese coat of arms topped by a knot and encircled with the country's name in Portuguese ("REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA")
Reverse: Detail from a stained glass window, above the denomination.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 1 escudo coin (1986-2001 design) 1987 Obverse: The Portuguese coat of arms topped by a knot and encircled with the country's name in Portuguese ("REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA")
Reverse: Detail from a stained glass window, above the denomination.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 50 centavos coin (1969-79 design) 1979 Obverse: Escutcheon of the Portuguese coat of arms, encircled with the country's name in Portuguese ("REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA")
Reverse: Five ears of wheat, above the denomination.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 20 réis coin (1882-86 design) 1883 Obverse: Luís I
Reverse: The denomination encircled by a wreath of an olive branch and oak branch.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Sardinia 1816-1848.png Sardinia 5 centesimi coin 1826 Obvserse: Crowned spade-shaped shield of displayed eagle, with oval shield of Savoy arms on breast, between two oak branches.
Reverse: Denomination encircled by a laurel wreath.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Spain (1785-1873; 1875-1931).png Spain 8 maravedies coin (1836-58 design) 1849 Obvserse: Isabella II
Reverse: The Bourbon arms encircled by the symbols of Castille and Leon.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of Spain (1785-1873; 1875-1931).png Spain 5 pesetas coin (1888-92 design) 1891 Obvserse: Alfonso XIII
Reverse: The Spanish coat of arms above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Spain (1785-1873; 1875-1931).png Spain 5 pesetas coin (1892-94 design) 1893 Obvserse: Alfonso XIII
Reverse: The Spanish coat of arms above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Spain 1945-1977.png Spain 5 peseta coin (1975 design) 1975 Obvserse: Juan Carlos I
Reverse: Denomination ("5PTAS") bisected by the coat of arms of Juan Carlos I.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Spain.png Spain 5 peseta coin (1982-89 design) 1983 Obvserse: Juan Carlos I
Reverse: Denomination ("5PTAS") bisected by the coat of arms of Juan Carlos I.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Spain.png Spain 5 peseta coin (1997 design) 1997 Obvserse: Taula, next to the country's name in Spanish ("ESPAÑA")
Reverse: Denomination ("5PTAS") above the inscription "ISLAS BALEARES", all to the left of a rearing horseman.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Spain.png Spain 1 peseta coin (1982-89 design) 1986 Obvserse: Juan Carlos I
Reverse: The denomination and the Spanish coat of arms.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Spain (1785-1873; 1875-1931).png Spain 10 centimos coin (1877-79 design) 1877 Obvserse: Alfonso XII
Reverse: The Spanish coat of arms above the denomination in Spanish ("DIEZ CENTIMOS").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Spain (1785-1873; 1875-1931).png Spain 5 centimos coin (1870 design) 1870 Obvserse: Hispania reclining on the Pyrenees mountains, below the inscription "CINCO GRAMOS" ("Five grams")
Reverse: A lion standing on the Spanish coat of arms, with the inscription "DOSCIENTAS PIEZAS EN KILOG." ("200 pieces in a kilogram") above and the denomination below.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Germany.png West Germany 1 Deutsche Mark coin (1950-2001 design) 1982 Obverse: German eagle, encircled by the name of the country in German ("BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND")
Reverse: Denomination below two oak branches.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Germany.png West Germany 1 pfennig coin (1950-2001 design) 1980 Obverse: Oak seedling, encircled by the name of the country in German ("BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND")
Reverse: Denomination between two ears of rye.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.

British Collection

The British Collection consists of coins minted by the United Kingdom (primarily pre-decimal coinage and commemorative designs), as well as coins minted by British crown dependencies and overseas territories (or their historical equivalents).

Origin Face Value Year Design Obtained
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg.png Cayman Islands 10 cents coin (1987-90 design) 1990 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A surfacing Green Turtle creating ripples in water, with the denomination ("10") to the right.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of Gibraltar.png Gibraltar 20 pence coin (1988-97 design) 1988 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Our Lady of Europa.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 20 February 2020.
Flag of Gibraltar.png Gibraltar 10 pence coin (2005-11 design) 2009 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Koehler Depressing Carriage in commemoration of the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800).png Great Britain 1 penny coin (1797 design) 1797 Obverse: George III
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Father Terry on 26 March 2019.
Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800).png Great Britain 1/2 penny coin (1719-24 design) 1723 Obverse: George I
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 26 March 2019.
Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800).png Great Britain 1/2 penny coin (1770-75 design) 1775 Obverse: George III
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Father Terry on 3 March 2019. Heavily worn, partially by a failed cleaning attempt.
Flag of Guernsey.png Guernsey 20 pence coin (1999-2012 design) 2003 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A map of Guernsey within a cogwheel, surrounded by the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 12 May 2020.
Flag of Guernsey.png Guernsey 10 pence coin (1977-84 design) 1977 Obverse: Coat of arms of Guernsey
Reverse: A Guernsey cow
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Guernsey.png Guernsey 2 pence coin (1977-81 design) 1977 Obverse: Coat of arms of Guernsey
Reverse: A windmill from Sark
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Guernsey.png Guernsey 1 penny coin (1977-81 design) 1979 Obverse: Coat of arms of Guernsey
Reverse: A gannet
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Hong Kong (1959-1997).png Hong Kong 50 cents coin (1977-80 design) 1980 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The denomination and the name of the territory in English, surrounding the same in Chinese.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Hong Kong (1959-1997).png Hong Kong 20 cents coin (1975-83 design) 1978 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The denomination and the name of the territory in English, surrounding the same in Chinese.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 50 pence coin (1983-97 design) 1984 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Grosnez Castle
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 20 pence coin (1982 design) 1982 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: La Corbière Lighthouse
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 20 pence coin (1998-2017 design) 2012 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: La Corbière Lighthouse
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 24 February 2020.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 10 pence coin (1983-90 design) 1989 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Dolmens La Pouquelaye de Faldouet in Saint Martin
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 5 pence coin (1998-2013 design) 2012 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Seymour Tower
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 28 November 2019.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 2 pence coin (1981 design) 1981 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Coat of arms of Jersey
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 2 pence coin (1983-92 design) 1984 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The Hermitage of St Helier
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey 1 penny coin (1983-92 design) 1984 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Le Hocq Tower
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man 1 pound note 1991-2019 Obverse: Elizabeth II by a triskelion
Reverse: Tynwald Hill.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 22 October 2019.
Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man 50 pence coin (2019 "ICC Logo" design) 2019 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The logo of the ICC Cricket World Cup, with the inscription "ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP ENGLAND & WALES".
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 22 October 2019.
Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man 20 pence coin (2000-3 design) 2003 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A monk working on a manuscript, with the caption "RUSHEN ABBEY".
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 18 February 2020.
Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man 20 pence coin (2004-16 design) 2008 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The clock of Castle Rushen
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man 5 pence coin (1990-93 design) 1992 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A windsurfer
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man 2 pence coin (1980-83 design) 1980 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Red-billed chough in flight
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 1 pound coin (2005 design) 2005 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Menai Straits Bridge.
Donated to the Museum by K. Buchanan on 1 April 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2006-09 Victoria Cross soldier design) 2006 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A soldier carrying a wounded colleague against a silhouette of the Victoria Cross, above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 9 November 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2006-09 Victoria Cross medal design) 2006 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Depictions of both sides of a Victoria Cross medal, above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 2 December 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2016 Peter Rabbit design) 2016 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Peter Rabbit.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 11 February 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher design) 2017 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Mr. Jeremy Fisher.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 14 February 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2017-18 Newton design) 2017 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: An artistic rendering of planetary orbits as expounded by the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, above the denomination and below the inscription "SIR ISAAC NEWTON".
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 1 November 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2018 Representation of the People Act design) 2018 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Five people in clothing suited to 1918, below the inscription "1918 REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT".
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 9 November 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2019 Paddington at St Paul's design) 2019 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Paddington Bear outside St Paul's Cathedral.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 12 December 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 50 pence coin (2020 Brexit design) 2020 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The inscription "Peace, Prosperity and Friendship with all nations", and the date of "31 January 2020".
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 April 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 25 pence coin (1977 design) 1977 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Design showing Coronation regalia.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 2 shillings coin (1947-48 design) 1947 Obverse: George VI
Reverse: A crowned Tudor rose flanked by a thistle and shamrock.
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 2 shillings coin (1953-70 design) 1966 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Tudor rose surrounded by thistles, shamrocks and leeks.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 1 shilling coin (1954-70 English design) 1959 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A crowned English shield.
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on 12 December 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 1 shilling coin (1954-70 Scottish design) 1963 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A crowned Scottish shield.
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 10 pence coin (1968-81 design) 1969 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A lion passant guardant royally crowned.
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 10 pence coin (2018-19 "L" design) 2018 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The Loch Ness Monster with its tail wrapped around the letter ‘L’.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 15 July 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 10 pence coin (2018-19 "Z" design) 2018 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A letter 'Z' on a zebra crossing.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 24 February 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 6 pence coin (1954-70 design) 1963 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Tudor rose, shamrock, thistle and leek aligned in a cross.
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 5 pence coin (1968-81 design) 1971 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A crowned thistle.
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 5 pence coin (1982-90 design) 1989 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A crowned thistle.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1838-87 design) 1864 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: The denomination ("3"), crowned and encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1887-93 design) 1891 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: The denomination ("3"), crowned and encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1893-1901 design) 1900 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: The denomination ("3"), crowned and encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1902-10 design) 1908 Obverse: Edward VII
Reverse: The denomination ("3"), crowned and encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1911-20 design) 1911 Obverse: George V
Reverse: The denomination ("3"), crowned and encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1920-27 design) 1926 Obverse: George V
Reverse: The denomination ("3"), crowned and encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Two 3 pence coins (1927-36 design) 1934, 1936 Obverse: George V
Reverse: Three oak sprigs with acorns.
1934 coin - Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
1936 coin - Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1937-45 silver design) 1938 Obverse: George VI
Reverse: Shield of St George lying on a Tudor rose.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 pence coin (1954-70 design) 1955 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A crowned portcullis (emblem of Parliament).
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 2 pence coin (1971-81 design) 1979 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The Badge of the Prince of Wales.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 21 August 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 1 penny coin (1860-94 design) 1879 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 1 penny coin (1954-70 design) 1963 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 1 penny coin (1971-81 design) 1978 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Badge of the Palace of Westminster (crowned portcullis with chains).
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Halfpenny coin (1895-1901 design) 1900 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: Britannia (personification).
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Father Terry on 26 April 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Halfpenny coin (1937-48 design) 1939 Obverse: George VI
Reverse: The Golden Hind
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Halfpenny coin (1954-69 design) 1963 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The Golden Hind
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Two Halfpenny coins (1971-81 design) 1971, 1976 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: St Edward's Crown
1971 coin - Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
1976 coin - Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Farthing coin (1821-26 design) 1821 Obverse: George IV
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Farthing coin (1831-37 design) 1831 Obverse: William IV
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Farthing coin (1838-59 design) 1856 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Farthing coin (1860-73 design) 1860 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 14 March 2020.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Farthing coin (1874-95 design) 1892 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Farthing coin (1926-36 design) 1936 Obverse: George V
Reverse: Britannia (personification)
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.


Miscellaneous (Old World) Collection

The Miscellaneous (Old World) Collection consists of coins and banknotes from Africa, Asia and Europe which are not included within any other of the Museum's collections.

Country Face Value Year Design Obtained
Flag of Bulgaria 1971-1990.png Bulgaria 50 leva note 1952 Obverse: Georgi Dimitrov and the 1948-67 Bulgarian coat of arms
Reverse: A woman picking roses
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 1 stotinka coin 2000 Obverse: Madara Rider below the name of the country.
Reverse: The denomination, lined above with twelve stars.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Imperium Day 2019.
Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 2 kune coin (current design) 2007 Obverse: A tuna fish, beneath the name of the fish in Croatian ("TUNJ").
Reverse: A marten behind the denomination, above the national coat of arms which is flanked by a laurel twig and an oak branch, and beneath the name of the country in Croatian ("REPUBLICA HRVATSKA").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2019.
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 1 krone coin (current design) 1992 Obverse: Stylisted monograms of Margrethe II encircling a hole in the middle of the coin
Reverse: A design based on prehistoric drawings, with the denomination above and the name of the country in Danish below, separated by two small hearts
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Egypt 1922-1958.png Egypt 10 milliemes coin (1938-43 design) 1943 Obverse: King Farouk
Reverse: The denomination and the name of the country, both in Arabic
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 pengo coin 1938 Obverse: St Stephen I of Hungary
Reverse: The coat of arms of Hungary, encircled by the name of the country in Hungarian ("MAGYAR KÖZTÁRSASÁG") above and the denomination below
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Father Terry on Emperor Day 2018.
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 10 florint coin (1992-2011 design) 1994 Obverse: The coat of arms of Hungary, encircled by the name of the country in Hungarian ("MAGYAR KÖZTÁRSASÁG")
Reverse: Denomination
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 10 florint coin (current design) 2016 Obverse: The coat of arms of Hungary, encircled by the name of the country in Hungarian ("MAGYAR ORSZÁG")
Reverse: Denomination
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on Imperial Engagement Day 2019.
Flag of the United Kingdom.png India (Crown rule) Half anna coin (1862-76 design design) 1862 Obverse: Queen Victoria
Reverse: The name of the country beneath the denomination, encircled by a wreath
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of India.png India 5 rupees coin (1992-2004 design) 2001 Obverse: State Emblem of India, encircled by the name of the country in both Hindi and English
Reverse: Denomination, flanked by flowers
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of India.png India Two 2 rupees coins (2007-11 design) 2008, 2009 Obverse: State Emblem of India, below the name of the country in both Hindi and English
Reverse: Denomination, to the left of a hasta mudra hand gesture
2008 coin - Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
2009 coin - Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on 31 August 2019.
Flag of India.png India 1 rupee coin (1983-91 design) 1989 Obverse: State Emblem of India, encircled by the name of the country in both Hindi and English
Reverse: Denomination, flanked by sheaves of wheat
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of India.png India 25 paise coin (1972-90 design) 1984 Obverse: State Emblem of India, encircled by the name of the country in both Hindi and English
Reverse: Denomination, above sheaves of wheat
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Indonesia.png Indonesia 1000 rupiah coin (2010 design) 2010 Obverse: National emblem of Indonesia, above the denomination and below the inscription "BANK INDONESIA"
Reverse: An angklung superimposed over Gedung Sate
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 20 October 2019.
Flag of Israel.png Israel 5 new sheqalim coin (1990-2017 design) 1993-4? Obverse: The Emblem of Israel above a column
Reverse: The denomination and the name of the country in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the Kenya Colony.png Kenya Colony 1 shilling coin (1948-52 design) 1949 Obverse: George VI
Reverse: A lion and mountains below "EAST AFRICA" and above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysia 10 sen coin (1989-2011 design) 1990 Obverse: Congkak
Reverse: Denomination beneath a hibiscus flower and the inscription "BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA"
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysia 1 sen coin (1967-81 design) 1971 Obverse: The Malaysian Parliament House and the Bintang Persekutuan (crescent and star)
Reverse: Denomination beneath the name of the country
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysia 1 sen coin (1989-2008 design) 1994 Obverse: Rebana ubi drum
Reverse: Denomination beneath a hibiscus flower and the inscription "BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA"
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 5 dirhams coin 1987 Obverse: Hassan II
Reverse: Coat of arms of Morocco above the denomination ("5")
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.png Ottoman Empire 10 kurus coin (1887-1907 design) 1907 Obverse: Tughra of Abdul Hamid II, with "the Victorious" in Arabic to the left, ringed by stars.
Reverse: "May he be victorious - Struck in Constantinople" in Arabic, ringed by stars.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 March 2020.
Flag of Poland.png Poland 10 groszy coin (current design) 2019 Obverse: Coat of arms of Poland, encircled by the name of the country in Polish
Reverse: The denomination surrounded by a design of leaves.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 5 February 2020.
Flag of Poland.png Poland 1 grosz coin (1990-2014 design) 2012 Obverse: Coat of arms of Poland, encircled by the name of the country in Polish
Reverse: The denomination below an oak leaf
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on 27 September 2019.
Flag of Singapore.png Singapore 10 cents coin (1985-91 design) 1985 Obverse: Coat of arms of Singapore, encircled by the name of the country in Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil
Reverse: The denomination to the left of a depiction of public housing, within a lion-head motif
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Singapore.png Singapore 10 cents coin (current design) 2016 Obverse: Coat of arms of Singapore, encircled by the name of the country in Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil
Reverse: The denomination to the left of a depiction of public housing, within a lion-head motif
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Singapore.png Singapore 5 cents coin (1985-91 design) 1987 Obverse: Coat of arms of Singapore, encircled by the name of the country in Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil
Reverse: Palm leaves encircled by the denomination
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 5 rand coin (1994-95 design) 1995 Obverse: The South African coat of arms, with the name of the country in English to the left and in Afrikaans to the right
Reverse: A wildebeest below the denomination
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 2 rand coin (1989-95 design) 1989 Obverse: The South African coat of arms, with the name of the country in English to the left and in Afrikaans to the right
Reverse: A greater kudu to the left of the denomination
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 1 rand coin (1991-95 design) 1992 Obverse: The South African coat of arms, with the name of the country in English to the left and in Afrikaans to the right
Reverse: A springbok below the denomination, above the motto "SOLI DEO GLORIA"
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 1 rand coin (2005-17 design) 2005 Obverse: The South African coat of arms, with the name of the country in Zulu and in Ndebele
Reverse: A springbok below the denomination, above the motto "SOLI DEO GLORIA"
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 29 February 2020.
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 50 cent coin (1990-95 design) 1993 Obverse: The South African coat of arms, with the name of the country in Afrikaans to the left and in English to the right
Reverse: Strelitzia to the left of the denomination ("50c")
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 10 cent coin (1990-95 design) 1993 Obverse: The South African coat of arms, with the name of the country in Afrikaans to the left and in English to the right
Reverse: Zantedeschia to the left of the denomination ("10c")
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union Two 10 kopek coins (1961-91 design) 1977, 1987 Obverse: State Emblem of the Soviet Union above "CCCP"
Reverse: Denomination within wreath
Both part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 2 kronor coin (2016 design) 2016 Obverse: Carl XVI Gustaf
Reverse: The name of the country in Swedish ("SVERIGE"), below three crowns and above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1 krona coin (1982-2000 design) 1991 Obverse: Stylised portrait of Carl XVI Gustaf
Reverse: Crowned lesser version of the Swedish coat of arms, above the denomination ("1KR") and surrounded by the state motto.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1 krona coin (2016 design) 2016 Obverse: Carl XVI Gustaf
Reverse: The name of the country in Swedish ("SVERIGE"), below three crowns and above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 50 öre coin (1976-91 design) 1991 Obverse: Crowned monogram of Carl XVI Gustaf
Reverse: The denomination, below the name of the country in Swedish ("SVERIGE").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 2 franc coin (1968-81 design) 1981 Obverse: Helvetia
Reverse: Denomination ("2 Fr.") within wreath
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 2 franc coin (current design) 2000 Obverse: Helvetia
Reverse: Denomination ("2 Fr.") within wreath
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 1 franc coin (current design) 1986 Obverse: Helvetia
Reverse: Denomination ("1 Fr.") within wreath
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Half franc coin (1968-81 design) 1969 Obverse: Helvetia
Reverse: Denomination ("1/2 Fr.") within wreath
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Half franc coin (current design) 1982 Obverse: Helvetia
Reverse: Denomination ("1/2 Fr.") within wreath
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5 rappen coin (current design) 1995 Obverse: Bust of Libertas facing right, encircled by the name of the country in Latin ("CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA")
Reverse: Denomination ("5") within wreath
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).png Syria 25 piastres coin (1929-37 design) 1937 Obverse: Geometric design beneath the name of the country in Arabic ("دولة سورية")
Reverse: The denomination in Arabic and English/French, encircled by the name of the country in Arabic ("دولة سورية") and French ("ETAT DE SYRIE")
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Thailand.png Thailand 10 baht coin (1988-2008 design) 1992 Obverse: Bhumibol Adulyadej
Reverse: Wat Arun above denomination ("๑๐ บาท 10")
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Thailand.png Thailand 5 baht coin (1988-2008 design) 2004 Obverse: Bhumibol Adulyadej
Reverse: Wat Benchamabophit above denomination ("๕ บาท 5")
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 100,000 lira coin (1999-2000 design) 2000 Obverse: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Reverse: Star and crescent to the right of the number 75 (commemorating 75 years since the declaration of the Republic of Turkey) above the denomination, all below the name of the country in Turkish ("TÜRKİYE CUMHURİYETİ")
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png United Arab Emirates 1 dirham coin (1995-2007 design) 1995 Obverse: Denomination in Arabic characters surrounded by the name of the country in Arabic and English
Reverse: A dallah
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.


Miscellaneous (New World) Collection

The Miscellaneous (New World) Collection consists of coins and banknotes from the Americas and Oceania which are not included within any other of the Museum's collections.


Country Face Value Year Design Obtained
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 20 centavos coin (1896-1942 design) 1921 Obverse: Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, encircled by the name of the country in Spanish ("REPUBLICA ARGENTINA")
Reverse: The denomination encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 10 centavos coin (1896-1942 design) 1925 Obverse: Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, encircled by the name of the country in Spanish ("REPUBLICA ARGENTINA")
Reverse: The denomination encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 5 centavos coin (1896-1942 design) 1906 Obverse: Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, encircled by the name of the country in Spanish ("REPUBLICA ARGENTINA")
Reverse: The denomination encircled by a wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 2 centavos coin (1882-96 design) 1890 Obverse: Coat of arms of Argentina, encircled by the name of the country in Spanish ("REPUBLICA ARGENTINA")
Reverse: Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, above the denomination ("DOS CENTAVOS").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Australia.png Australia 50 cent coin (1969-84 design) 1980 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The Australian coat of arms above the denomination ("50").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Australia.png Australia 20 cent coin (1966-84 design) 1966 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A platypus, with the denomination ("20") above to the right.
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Australia.png Australia 10 cent coin (1966-84 design) 1984 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A male superb lyrebird, with the denomination ("10") above to the left.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Australia.png Australia 10 cent coin (1999-2019 design) 2007 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A male superb lyrebird, with the denomination ("10") above to the left.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 February 2020.
Flag of Australia.png Australia 5 cent coin (1985-98 design) 1993 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A short-beaked echidna, with the denomination ("5") below
Donated to the Museum by Princess Hannah on 12 December 2019.
Flag of Australia.png Australia 5 cent coin (1999-2019 design) 2013 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A short-beaked echidna, with the denomination ("5") below
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Australia.png Australia 1/2 penny coin (1911-36 design) 1913 Obverse: George V
Reverse: The denomination surrounded by the name of the country ("COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA").
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Brazil 1968-1992.png Brazil 50 cruzados note 1986 Obverse: Heitor Villa-Lobos on a background of lilypads
Reverse: Heitor Villa-Lobos conducting, on a background of a Brazilian forest, the latter picture based on an engraving by Johann Moritz Rugendas.
Donated to the Museum by Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia on 18 December 2018.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 25 cent coin (1968-89 design) 1974 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A caribou, with the denomination between its antlers and the name of the country to its left
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 10 cent coin (1969-89 design) 1969 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The Bluenose (a celebrated Canadian racing ship) above the denomination, with the name of the country above
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 5 cent coin (1963-64 design) 1963 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A beaver above the name of the country, below the denomination flanked with maple leafs
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 5 cent coin (1965-81 design) 1980 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A beaver above the name of the country, below the denomination flanked with maple leafs
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 1 cent coin (1876-1901 design) 1888 Obverse: Victoria
Reverse: The denomination encircled with maple leaves wrapped around a vine.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 1 cent coin (1965-79 design) 1977 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A leafed maple twig, below the denomination and above the name of the country
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 1 cent coin (1982-89 design) 1983 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A leafed maple twig, below the denomination and above the name of the country
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of Canada.png Canada 1 cent coin (1997-2003 design) 1999 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A leafed maple twig, below the denomination and above the name of the country
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica 1 dollar coin (current design) 2008 Obverse: The coat of arms of Jamaica, below the name of the country and above the denomination
Reverse: Alexander Bustamante
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica 1 cent coin (1975-2002 design) 1978 Obverse: The coat of arms of Jamaica below the name of the country
Reverse: An ackee fruit above the denomination, with the inscription "LET US PRODUCE MORE FOOD".
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of New Spain.png New Spain Half real coin (1772-89 design) 1785 Obverse: Charles III
Reverse: The 1700–1868 lesser coat of arms of the Spanish monarch with the Pillars of Hercules.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 1 dollar coin (1990-98 design) 1990 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: A kiwi bird surrounded by ferns, above the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 50 cent coin (1967-85 design) 1979 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The HMS Endeavour near Mount Taranaki, with the denomination to the top-left
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 50 cent coin (current design) 2006 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: The HMS Endeavour near Mount Taranaki, with the denomination to the top-left
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 20 cent coin (current design) 2006 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Maori carving, above the denomination
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 2 July 2018.
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 10 cent coin (1986-98 design) 1996 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Maori mask, below the denomination
Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on Independence Day 2018.
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 10 cent coin (current design) 2006 Obverse: Elizabeth II
Reverse: Maori mask, below the denomination
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1 dollar coin (1979-99 Susan B. Anthony design) 1979 Obverse: Susan B. Anthony surrounded by thirteen stars, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: The mission insignia of Apollo 11 surrounded by thirteen stars, beneath E•PLURIBUS•UNUM•", all encircled by the name of the country and the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1 dollar coin (1986-present Silver Eagle design) 1995 Obverse: Liberty by a rising sun, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: The Great Seal of the United States, encircled by the name of the country and the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1/2 dollar coin (1916-47 design) 1942 Obverse: Liberty by a rising sun, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: A bald eagle on a mountaintop perch by E PLURIBUS UNUM, all encircled by the name of the country and the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1/2 dollar coin (1948-63 design) 1952 Obverse: Benjamin Franklin facing right, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: The Liberty Bell with E PLURIBUS UNUM on the left and a small eagle on the right, all encircled by the name of the country and the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1/4 dollar coin (2002 Mississippi design) 2002 Obverse: George Washington, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST", encircled by the name of the country and the denomination
Reverse: Two large magnolia blossoms with the motto "The Magnolia State", above E•PLURIBUS•UNUM" and below "MISSISSIPPI 1817"
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 25 January 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Two 1 dime coins (1916-45 design) 1919, 1944 Obverse: Liberty wearing a winged Phrygian cap, with the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: A fasces intertwined with an olive branch, next to the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and all surrounded by the denomination and the name of the country.
1919 coin - Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
1944 coin - Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Two 1 dime coins (current design) 1992, 2003 Obverse: Franklin D. Roosevelt, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: "E•PLURIBUS•UNUM" interspersed with an olive branch, a torch and an oak branch, all encircled by the name of the country and the denomination
1992 coin - Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
2003 coin - Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 cent coin (1883-1913 design) 1904 Obverse: Liberty, encircled by thirteen stars
Reverse: The denomination ("V CENTS") with a wreath, below the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and all surrounded by the name of the country.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Two 5 cent coins (1938-2003 design) 1943, 1957 Obverse: Thomas Jefferson, encircled by the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: Monticello above the denomination, encircled by "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and the name of the country.
1943 coin - Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
1957 coin - Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 cent coin (current design) 1989 Obverse: Thomas Jefferson, encircled by the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: Monticello above the denomination, encircled by "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and the name of the country.
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Ten 1 cent coins (1909-58 design) 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 Obverse: Abraham Lincoln, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: Two wheat ears flanking the denomination and the name of the country, underneath the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM".
All donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Three 1 cent coins (1959-82 design) 1959, 1971, 1981 Obverse: Abraham Lincoln, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: The Lincoln Memorial beneath the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM", all encircled by the name of the country and the denomination.
1959 coin - Donated to the Museum by Sir Arturo Lara on 14 May 2020.
1971 coin - Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
1981 coin - Donated to the Museum by Emperor Mother Margaret on 17 July 2019.
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 1 cent coin (1983-2008 design) 1995 Obverse: Abraham Lincoln, with the mottos "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Reverse: The Lincoln Memorial beneath the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM", all encircled by the name of the country and the denomination.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 10 July 2018.
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay 5 centésimos coin (1901-41 design) 1924 Obverse: A radiant sun surrounded by the name of the country in Spanish ("REPÚBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY")
Reverse: The denomination within a palm wreath.
Donated to the Museum by Jonathan I on 27 February 2020.

Emperor Father Terry Crown Collection

The Emperor Father Terry Crown Collection consists of a personal collection of HIH Emperor Father Terry which he donated to the Imperial Numismatic Museum on the Feast of the Annunication 2020. The collection contains twelve crowns or their post-decimalisation equivalents, with eleven from the United Kingdom and one from Jersey.

Face Value Monarch and Year Commemorative occasion Design
Crown (five shillings) Victoria, 1895 N/A: standard circulation coin Obverse: Victoria, with the inscription "VICTORIA•DEI•GRA•BRITT•REGINA•FID•DEF•IND•IMP•"
Edge: The inscription "DECUS ET TUTAMEN : ANNO REGNI LIX•"
Reverse: St George slaying the dragon
Crown (five shillings) George V, 1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V Obverse: George V, with the inscription "GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:"
Edge: The inscription "DECUS ET TUTAMEN • ANNO REGNI XXV•"
Reverse: St George slaying the dragon
Crown (five shillings) George VI, 1951 Festival of Britain Obverse: George VI, with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:"
Edge: The inscription "MDCCCLI CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS MCMLI•"
Reverse: St George slaying the dragon
Crown (five shillings) Elizabeth II, 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Obverse: Elizabeth II on horseback flanked by two royal cyphers, with the inscription "ELIZABETH•II•DEI•GRATIA•BRITT•OMN•REGINA•FIDEI•DEFENSOR"
Edge: The inscription "FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU +"
Reverse: Crown in centre of emblematical cross, formed from a rose, thistle, leek and shamrock. In the angles, there are four shields bearing the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Crown (five shillings) Elizabeth II, 1960 British Exhibition in New York Obverse: Elizabeth II, with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F•D•"
Reverse: Crown in centre of emblematical cross, formed from a rose, thistle, leek and shamrock. In the angles, there are four shields bearing the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Crown (five shillings) Elizabeth II, 1965 Death of Sir Winston Churchill Obverse: Elizabeth II, with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F•D•"
Reverse: Winston Churchill, with the inscription "CHURCHILL".
Twenty-five pence Elizabeth II, 1972 Silver wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Obverse: Elizabeth II, with the inscription "D•G•REG•F•D•ELIZABETH II"
Reverse: The crowned letters "EP" within a floral garland, Eros at the centre, with the inscription "ELIZABETH AND PHILIP • 20 NOVEMBER • 1947-1972".
Twenty-five pence Elizabeth II, 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Obverse: Elizabeth II on horseback, with the inscription "ELIZABETH•II•DG•REG•FD"
Reverse: Design showing Coronation regalia.
Twenty-five pence Elizabeth II, 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Obverse: Elizabeth II on horseback, with the inscription "ELIZABETH•II•DG•REG•FD"
Reverse: Design showing Coronation regalia.
Twenty-five pence Elizabeth II, 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Obverse: Elizabeth II, with the inscription "QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND 1952-1977"
Reverse: The harbour of Gorey, Jersey with Mont Orgueil Castle in the background, with the inscription "BAILIWICK OF JERSEY".
Twenty-five pence Elizabeth II, 1980 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Obverse: Elizabeth II, with the inscription "D•G•REG•F•D•ELIZABETH II"
Reverse: A central portrait of the Queen Mother surrounded by a pattern of bows and lions, with the inscription "QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER AUGUST 4th 1980".
Twenty-five pence Elizabeth II, 1981 Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer Obverse: Elizabeth II, with the inscription "D•G•REG•F•D•ELIZABETH II"
Reverse: Prince Charles and Lady Diana, with the inscription "H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER".