Republic of Liberia coins

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by claycad, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. claycad

    claycad Junior Member

    So I came across some Republic of Liberia coins while going though some stuff. One is a $5 coin dated 2000 and on the front is an attack of pearl harbor commemorative image. The other is a $10 2001 coin that has, no kidding, a 3d hologram sticker of the statue of liberty on the front. It's a little cheesy looking actually. I've seen these Republic of Liberia coins advertised on TV (not the specific ones I have in my possession, but in general I've seen them sold on TV before) Are they actually worth anything or are they just gimmick? Would they even be worth the $5 and $10 face values?

    EDIT: Heres some scans. The back looks the same on both coins except the other one is 2001.

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  3. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    If you like the themes and/or designs, well, why not collect them? (Or maybe a specific series "from" Liberia that is interesting.) As for the values, 10 Liberian dollars is about 14 cents in US dollars ...

  4. moneyer12

    moneyer12 i just love UK coins.......

    liberia are one of the nations who are guilty of producing non circulating legal tender crap coins. for gods sake what has liberia got to do with pearl harbour.
  5. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

  6. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Thanks for posting the Liberia coins

    I personally really like the 20th Century circulating coin designs from Liberia. I like the elephants & palm tree designs muchly. I bought a really nice looking brass 1/2 cent earlier this month for $0.30 and I like it a lot.

    I personally don't care for many of the non-circulating Liberia coins in the catalogs. They are just not what I collect.

    BTW, I have stamps in my passport for Togo & Benin but I've never been to Liberia:rollling:
  7. moneyer12

    moneyer12 i just love UK coins.......


    this has got to be one of the worst coins ever issued by a country, liberia decided to issue a coin to celebrate the octopus that was supposed to have picked out the winners in each game in the 2010 world cup, it also celebrates spain winning the competition even though there is not even a remote link between liberia and spain let alone an octopus in a german zoo.
  8. claycad

    claycad Junior Member

    That's kinda what I figured, just thought I'd check it out though. I might try to sell them on ebay, who knows I might get a little something from them. Hey if someone collects them they'll have more use then I will for them. My dad, god love him, but sometimes he fell for gimmicky stuff like this.

    I kinda want that Octopus soccer coin now though, LOL. And I thought the hologram sticker on mine was cheesy, wow.
  9. jcakcoin

    jcakcoin New Member

    Why do these countries produce these ugly coins???
  10. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    I do not think they produce ugly coins. The coins by the op were produce by the Franklin mint (I am reasonable sure) and I doubt there are many even in Liberia. I do not think these coins are ugly. They were produce in England and were circulated in Liberia.

    BTW, when these were circulating, they were interchangeable with the American coinage and bills - one for one.

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  11. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    Ugly ? No way ! :cool:
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  12. jo mounce

    jo mounce New Member

    i have a 5 dollar one 1999 with generals george meade and robert e lee it says 1863 gettysburg with the stars and stripes and rebel flags
  13. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Here is mine. Rather nice and exotic coin:)

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  14. rockyyaknow

    rockyyaknow Well-Known Member

    Very interesting coins listed on that site, yet very awful ones as well in my opinion. :vomit:
  15. FredJB

    FredJB Member

    Take all modern Liberian commemorative coins with a grain of salt. That country is or was such a mess with their constant civil war that determining who the real government is was nearly impossible. Even so for example the 25dollar coin 2.5 oz silver coin on the 25th anniv. of the SCWC was the result of a deal made between Krause Publications and the Pobjoy Mint. Some one in Liberia got a percentage of the proceeds and that was the only claim to legitimacy.
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  16. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    5 dollars 1997, copper-nickel, weight - 21,3 g., size - 38,4 mm, mintage unknown. The single release only.

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  17. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    The "Tiger" piece is a nice design, but as FredJB wrote, during the civil war (until about ten years ago) lots of "coins" were issued based on deals that some distributor had with, well, somebody. About the same applies to many modern coins "from" Somalia ...

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  18. FredJB

    FredJB Member

    "The same" as Christian says, applies to many countries' NCLT issues. Even Canada has put legal tender limits and restrictions on their high denomination coins. Bottom line is if you are not in love with the design it is only worth bullion value.
  19. Teddydogno1

    Teddydogno1 Well-Known Member

    I have a gold "Mt Rushmore" Liberian coin. Very small and kinda interesting, but I won't be collecting them.


  20. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    We cannot really draw a strict dividing line when it comes to pieces aimed at collectors. But I try and avoid "coins" that are virtually unknown in the issuing country. Also, when coins cease to become legal tender at some point, that is normal in most countries of the world - but pieces that come with a built-in deadline, nah. :)

  21. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    I think their coinage of the 20th century is fine, I mean the actual stuff that circulated. As for the nclt stuff, I like a few only. I own one of the Morgan dollar rip offs. I like it because it's the only proof Morgan (or close to it) I'll ever be able to own
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