The collecting of international numismatic items (coins, currency and exonumia) can be a fun and interesting hobby. Anyone with a desire to learn of the history of civilizations and countries can learn what was considered to be so important that their money proudly displayed it. Others wish to learn or teach finer details of unique coins. Education and the sharing of knowledge is a primary focus of NI, with the scholarly NI Bulletin, the library and the publications. In addition, the semi-annual Bid Sale allows members to acquire items of interest or to sell excess numismatic items. This is done in a spirit of friendship with members who have similar interests.
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Numismatics International’s Coin Spotlight:
PALAU - First Multi-Colorized NCLT Coin - 1992
This "first of" coin is a non-circulating commemorative for the YEAR OF MARINE-LIFE PROTECTION issued by the Republic of Palau in 1992. For those decrying the advent of colorized, and other forms of kitschy NCLT, look no further than this coin photo for your latest dart board target. Of course the situation since 1992 has gotten much more creative with innovations too numerous to mention. While many of the latest designs can encourage interest by a new group of collectors by being different and inexpensive, others have miniscule mintages and can be rather expensive to collect. This issue of Palau is composed of 26.74 grams of Copper-nickel (37.35 mm) and the estimated mintage is 50k. Palau achieved full independence in October 1994, so this coin was issued as a US Trust Territory and is denominated as a US dollar. A gold Essai of the same design was also issued. The obverse of this coin features a Mermaid amidst the surf, which is a common theme among other marketed coins of Palau.
The NI Bulletin:
The March/April 2018 edition of the NI Bulletin is now available on this website for members to download. The March/April 2018 NI Bulletin includes the following articles:
- A Short Monetary History of Belgium by Jean Elsen
- A Brandenburg Taler with a 26-Field Coat of Arms by Robert Ronus
- The Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, by Herman Blanton
If you are not an Numismatics International member, and you wish to view a sample of the NI Bulletin, please visit the "NI Bulletin Sample" page on this website.