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World Coins and Banknotes

When it comes to history that you can feel in your hand, nothing beats a coin that has traveled across hundreds of years and thousands of miles to find a home in your collection or investment portfolio. KJC holds a tremendous collection of coins from well over a millennia to a generation ago. Collectors and investors alike will enjoy perusing KJC’s inventory even just to take a look at the fine offerings available.

KJC’s inventory of gold coins includes a number of centuries old coins in excellent condition. These include a 1653 Louis d’or from France, obverse in good and reverse in very fine condition. Furthermore, the inventory offers a wide selection of choices from the 19th century.

One of the prizes, however, is one of the most sought after coins on the market. This is a coin that William Shakespeare or Sir Walter Raleigh might have grasped at one point.
The 1558 Queen Elizabeth I gold sovereign is prized by collectors because of its intricate artistic design, unusual size, and other remarkable qualities. It truly was a coin that forecasts the advent of the greatest empire on sea and land in world history. KJC’s extensive selection of gold coins from across history has many such stories to tell.
The rest of KJC’s coin inventory is no less remarkable. One of the most interesting items in the entire collection is a bronze Zhou Dynasty Hoe Coin from approximately 350 A.D. This comes from China’s Warring States period and features an unusual design that departs greatly from the usual round coin.

From a bit later in history comes the silver Phillip III Gros Tornois from France. This coin from between 1270 and 1285 is available in very fine or better. For more modern tastes, KJC offers from an extensive stock of coins from around the world, dating to the 18 and 1900s.

More recent history can bring excitement as well. KJC’s stock also includes a tremendous variety of coin sets. These include the following:

  • 20th century proofs and uncirculated coin sets from the United Kingdom
  • First coin set from the island republic of Malawi
  • Proofs from countries such as Bhutan and elsewhere.

First coin sets are particularly interesting because they often tangibly represent a country’s first steps into independence.

Finally, KJC offers a smaller, but no less interesting collection of uncirculated world banknotes. These include a Thai 20 Bhat, a 1957 Fiji five shilling note featuring an image of a young Queen Elizabeth II, and a 1963 500 franc note from the Equatorial African States.

This was not a single country, but a currency union linking several French colonial possessions after independence. Money often relates its country’s self-image and this is no different. The EAS 500 franc note included images of extractive industries, agriculture, and a determined looking African woman. Banknotes and coins are both fascinating examples of history writ on currency.

Stories from around the world and for almost two thousand years across time are available in KJC’s extensive inventory. Peruse coins from the Middle Ages, ancient China, and the last two hundred years.

Hobbyists, serious collectors, and investors alike will all find something exciting in KJC’s vast stock. To learn more about any item in the collection or how to use valuable coins as part of a diversified investment portfolio, please reach out to KJC today.