`     FAO ALBUMS, BOARDS / United Nations Medal Collections 
 
 

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   This page arose from my search for a reference on the various collections of Coins and Medals issued in conjunction with the United Nations and the Food and Agricultural Association.

  NEWS (Old news?) Error piece released in Album 6 &  Board 8

           I. Collections of International FAO Monetary Issues
              
-   FAO Albums
              
Boards (Money Pages)
              
Other Money Collections
             - Contemporary Notes

           II. MEDALS
              
FAO Medals
               U.N. Peace Medals
              
Other U.N. Medal Collections.              
           III. Other FAO Collections                
 
-  Unofficial: Seven Seas (1972).

           IV. Other Collections & numismatic  Interests

       DUPLICATES
: - CHECK back for eBAY sales - July / Aug  2006 - user: world-crowns
 
      I have not attempted to include ndividual coins.

     I also have not attempted to list collections which were not released to the U.S. Market,
including a series of albums that was been released to the German Market.

    Much of the information on these pages was contributed by collectors around the world.
 I thank those many contributors and welcome additional information on these series.

    ABOUT ME: Second Generation Collector - Check 1960's coin ads
   


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  Countries Issuing FAO Coins:
       I've counted 114 countries issuing FAO coins. Please let me know if you are aware of any additional countries that belong on this list.
  ** Proposed - not confirmed
 
Afghanistan  1981 
Ajman **
Algeria   1970 
Andorra 1995 
Antigua  1970 
Argentina **
Bahrain  1969 
Bangladesh 1974 
Barbados   1970 
Belize 1985 
Bermuda **
Bhutan 1974 
Bolivia  1968 
Botswana 1976 
Brazil 1975 
Bulgaria 1975 
Burma 1977 
Burundi 1968 
Cambodia    1973
   (Khmere Republic) 
Cape Verde  1977 
Ceylon 1968
Chile 1973  ** 
China (Republic) 1970 
Comoros  1977 
Cook Islands 1979
Croatia Cuba 1981  
Cyprus   1970 
Dominica  1970 
Dominican  Republic  1969 
East Caribbean States 1981 
Egypt   1970 
Ethiopia 
Fiji 
Gambia 
Ghana 1979 
Grenada  1970 
Guernsey  1985 
Guinea-Bissau 
Guyana   1969 
Haiti 
Honduras   1973
Israel 
Italy 
Hungary 1981 - 1985 
Iceland 1981 
India  1970 
Indonesia   1971 
Iran   1970 
Iraq 
Isle of Mann
Israel 
Italy    1973
Jamaica    1972
Jordan  1970   
Korea, Dem. Republic 1995 
Korea   (South) 
Kuwait 1983 
Laos  1995  1996 
Lebanon  1968
Lesotho 1969 **
Liberia 
Macedonia 
Madagascar   1970 
Maldives   1973
Mali 
Malta
Mauritius 
Mexico 1973 **
Montserrat    1970
Morocco  1973
Mozambique
Namibia 2000 
Nepal  1968 
Nicaragua 
Oman Order of Malta  1968  Pakistan  1973
Panama  1972
Paraguay  1972
Peru 1971 **
Philippines  1973
Poland  1971
Portugal 
Rumania 1995 
Rwanda  1970
Samoa (Western) 1970
San Marino  1973
Saudi Arabia  1972
Seychelles  1972
Sierra Leone  1972
Singapore  1972
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands   
Somalia   1970 
South Africa  1995 
St. Christopher 1970 
St. Helena   1984 
St. Lucia  1970 
St. Thomas & Principe 1977
St. Vincent 1970 

Spain
Sri Lanka 
Sudan  1968 
Swaziland 
Sweden  1985 
Syria  1968 
Tanzania  1971
Thailand  1972
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago 1969 
Tunisia   1970 
Turkey  1970
Tuvalu 1985 
Uganda  1968
United Arab Emirates  1973
Uruguay   1969
Vanuatu  1983 
Vatican  1968
Vietnam  1968 
West African Monetart Union  1972
Yemen Arab Republic  1972
Yugoslavia 1970
Zaire 1972 **
Zambia  1969

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 Notes

    These brochures illustrate the issue prices for the FAO Albums, Boards and medals through 1978.
Due to space limitations, I have omitted some of the tables & illustrations.
  (Please contact me if you have brochures not listed here.)

1973 Ad  from the Numismatist - Album 2 / Leftover pages from  Album  1 - 1973

* I thank Raymond Lloyd for providing these long missing notes.

Money Album 2 - undated, note info on medals - struck London  & Paris mints

* Collectors Note 1 - 4/4/1972
* Collectors Note 2 - 10/24/1972
Collectors Note 3 - 10/16/1972
*  Collectors Note 3a -12/6/1973
Money Panels - 10/1/1972
Collectors Note 4
- 12/15/1972 - One page with 1972 prices -
Collectors Note 5 - 3/13/1973
Collectors Note 6 - 6/25/1973
Collectors Note 7 - 9/3/1973
Collectors Note 8 - 10/16/1973

Collector Note 9 - 12/10/1973 - Issue prices for Red pages 3-6, Album 2; Album 3
            Prices for pages 4, 5, 6, 9 , 10; Panels 1-3, Ceres Medals
Collector Note 10 - 1/31/1974 - Sixth Ceres medal
Money Panels - 1/14/1974
Money Panel 1A - 11/1/1974
Collector Note 11 - 3/15/1974 - Issue prices for Red pages 3-6, Album 2; Album 3
            Prices for pages 4, 5, 6, 9 , 10; Panels 1-3, Ceres Medals
Collector Note 12 - 5/31/1974
Newsletter 13
- 9/1/1974
Newsletter 14
- 10/16/1974 - Issue prices for Red pages; Blue Green; Medal Panels
Newsletter 15
- 1/15/1975 - Issue prices for Album 2, Album 3
         Money Panels, 1-4, 1A, 3, 4, 2A, 1-4&1A,2A
Newsletter 16
. 7/15/1975
Newsletter 17
- 1/21/1976 - Issue prices for Green Album 3, Grey Album 4,
             "FAO Coins of the World" see ¶ 6.
Newsletter 18 - 7/15/1976 - Issue prices for Album 2, Green Album 3, Grey Album 4, Album 5
         Money Panels, 1-5, 1A, 5, 6, 3A,  4A; Ceres medals
Newsletter 19 - 8/30/1976 - Issue prices for Album 2, 3, 4, 5
         Money Panels, 1-5, 1A, 5, 6, 3A,  4A; Ceres medals First reference to Panel 1B.
Newsletter 20 -  2/17/1977
Newsletter 21 - 5/20/1977 - Issue prices for Album 3, 4, 5  Panel 1B - issued with only 2 coins @ $25.
         Money Panels, 1-4, 1-6, 7&8 , 3A&4A;1B; Ceres medals
New issues 22 - 8/9/1976 - Tables of Countries & themes by year (77 Countries) (Front page only)
Newsletter 23 - 5/12/1978 - Announcement of  Money Panels 10-12 / Red Album 7
                    - Album 7 was issued with the same 48 coins as Panels 10-12.
** Newsletter 24 - 11/15/1978 - Announcement of  3rd series of Ceres & Agricola medals
Newsletter 25 - 6/29/1979 - New Distributor - International Coins and Currency; Montpelier, VT
             Announcement of 3rd edition of Medals Booklet (I have #1 & 2 - Anyone have # 3?)
** Newsletter 26 - 11/19/1979 -  Ceres & Agricola medals
Newsletter 27 -    4/21/1980 -  FAO Red Albums - First gold coins; "90 participating countries"
Newsletter 28 -  10/16/1980 -  FAO Red Albums I & II



FAO Money Food For All 1968 - (1,5 megabyte pdf - may take some time to download!)
    A color brochure issued by the MMP coverinng the initial albums and board
1977 Distributors of FAO Money and Medal Pages.


LINKS:

1973 Article  on FAO Coins 

1977 Article  on the FAO Money and Medals Program

Juan's FAO Coin Page .......
FAO / UN Coins of the World: Schön Buchversand .
FAO Home Page ...
Ben´s FAO Coin Collection - German Collector Living in Spain -  Benjamin Muñiz ; condorcoins ;$$  arrakis; es

German Collector's Page .Manfred Boehm has illustrated the albums issued from 1968 - 1984. HE had purchased these as they were originally
   being issued from FAO headquarters in Rome.  I thank him for the wealth of information he has contributed to this page.
Some original order forms with issue prices and planned distribution - courtesy of Manfred Boehm:  Newsletter 15 .. Collector's Note 4

Catalogs:
Ben informs me of: German FAO coin catalog Written by: Rainer Erdmann;; Telephone: 066 56 - 911 955
    Postfach 1126???? maybe Postfach 2126;
    36011 Fulda
   Germany
World Fao Coin Book - According to Juan - THE work on the subject - I have not bee able to find this book.

  About me: I am a second generation numismatist.

  My father (Joseph Newmark 1918-2008) sold U.S. Dollars under the name Edward's Associate.

    I thank A.N.A. librarian Nancy Green for providing the following Numismatic Scrapbook ads from the early 1960's.
These old ads may  be of interest, both to show the appreciation since that time, as well as to demonstrate the relative
scarcity  within the Morgan series. 

           Jun 1962.   - Note the prices on 1898-O, 1903-O, 1904-O, before bags of these dates were found.
          January 1963  This ad followed the discovery of bags of the previously VERY RARE 1903-0 $, and the scarce 1898-0 and 1904-O.
          October 1964 . Check the ad on the left: Morgan Dollar set, including 1889-cc, 1893-s, with 55 BU coins for under $1000. 






  NEWS !!           Early production error released to FAO in 1977 ??  
SEE WCN Note
 
          A collector has alerted me that in 1977, the Pobjoy Mint  released a small number of  1/2 Pennies struck
for the Isle of Mann, with a "PM" mintmark missing from the reverse.  
 (The "normal" coin has the mintmark on both sides.)

       A contemporary roary note in World Coin News  by A. E. Pobjoy  explained that  this was due to the striking
of  coins  with the initial pre-production setting up of dies prior  to the circulation mintage.

      So far, I know of  8 pieces from FAO sets,  5 pieces from Board 8 and and 3 from Album 6, all
with the the pre-production setup.

    Clearly, a "pre-production" batch of these pieces was released to the FAO MMP.
It is unclear if any of the "normal" pieces made it into the released collections.


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