Sealand Orca Killer Whale 1994 Silver Proof Dollar Coin Unc
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PRINCIPALITY OF SEALAND
TREASURES OF THE SEA
ORCA KILLER WHALE
1994 SILVER PROOF DOLLAR COIN
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COIN MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL NICKS AND SCRATCHES AND COIN MAY HAVE SPOTTING, TONING, AND/OR OXIDATION RELATED TO AGE.
Mint: The Collectors Mint
Diameter: 39.0 mm
Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
Edge Type: reeded
You may have some difficulty finding Sealand on the map. That is because it is a self-declared nation located on an abandoned 10,000 square foot WWII era radar platform approximately 6 miles off the coast of England. Sealand was founded in 1967 when "Prince Roy" occupied the platform, declared it a sovereign nation, and set up a pirate radio station. Though the British government tried to shut down the operation, the British courts held that Sealand was located in international waters and beyond the government's jurisdiction, so he was free to operate his own "nation". Since then the British government opened the country up to commercial radio, which killed off Sealands main revenue source. In 1978 the "country" was invaded and occupied by a German businessman over a contract dispute, however it was soon retaken by force under the leadership of "Prince Roy." Sealand now hosts internet services for those who want their internet activities to be beyond the reach of any national government.
In 1994 Sealand issued a Proof silver dollar coin and a BU copper-nickel half dollar coin. Both coins show an Orca, also known as a Killer Whale, on one side and the Sealand Arms on the other. Both coins are 39mm in diameter. They are both interesting and attractive coins from a rather interesting "nation".
This listing is for the SILVER PROOF DOLLAR VERSION
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