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1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative Silver Dollar"
One Ounce Pure Silver
20,000 Mintage

NOTE:  Please review these images to see the awesome quality and beauty of the designs.  These photographs were taken professionally for our catalog.  The photos for the various coins and sets offered below were from an old scanner and do not capture the true essence of the coins.  However, they are all just as nice as the silver dollar coin shown here!

This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar). Add this one to your collection today!

Price of this coin is $55.55


Principality Of Sealand Half Dollars & Silver Dollars
U.S. Navy Seals
Very Rare "Mule" Errors!
Only 75 Half-Dollars & 100 Silver Dollars Minted

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Total Mintage 75 Pieces


Total Mintage 100 Pieces

    One of our suppliers (who held the contract to strike the Principality of  Sealand coins back in 1994) came up with the idea of making a U.S. Navy Seals Medallion last year and when the die was finished, he ordered 75 pieces struck in silver-clad and 100 in silver, as "trials" to see how they looked and have a few to start selling if they looked good.
    When he was asked which reverse die to use (of the many he has) he said, anything for the "trial strikes" will do and we'll figure out later which one we will use on a regular basis.
    To his surprise the production department decided to use the reverse die for the old Sealand Half-Dollars and dollars (for the 1oz silver version) just because it was of a nautical theme.  WRONG!  These reverse dies should have never been used mated to a medallion die!  But instead of scrapping them out, the owner of the coins sent them back to the production department and had them edge-marked:  "ERROR 25 of 75" (or whatever the appropriate number was that preceded the "of 75" portion of the edge inscription) for the silver clad and "25 of 100" (or whatever the appropriate #) .  I purchased 30 of the 75 silver-clad and all 100 of the silver.  As best as I know, I am the only person to have any of these for sale.  These are rare! Every one is edge-marked with its own unique serial number along with the total Minted in this manner.  They are 39 mm in diameter, weight about 26 grams and are clad with 100 mils of pure silver for the half-dollar coin and 1oz. pure .999 fine for the dollar coins.

Half-Dollars - Our Price -- $45.00 each
Silver Dollars - Our Price -- $75.00 each



1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative Proof  Coins"
Regular 3-Piece Set

These are flawless "cameo" proof coins; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  The dollar coin weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar).  The half dollar is of the same dimensions as the dollar and is struck in copper-nickel.  The twenty-five cent piece is golden-bronze and carries a serial number.  This special numbered quarter was minted in an edition of just 1111 pieces!

Price of this set is $69.00



1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative Proof Coins"
With Gold $2.50 Coin!


The gold coin above is shown enlarged out of proportion with the other coins in the set
to show detail; it is 14 mm in diameter and weights 1/20 of an ounce.

Set includes Special Serial Numbered Quarter
With Low Number

These are flawless "cameo" proof coins; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!  The silver dollar coin weighs one-ounce, is struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar).  The Gold Dollar is 1/20th of an ounce .999 pure gold and is 14 mm in diameter and is one of just a few that I was able to buy.   The half dollar is of the same dimensions as the silver dollar and is struck in copper-nickel.  The twenty-five cent piece is golden-bronze, 30.1 mm (about the size of a USA Kennedy Half dollar) and carries a serial number.  This special serial numbered quarter was minted in an edition of just 1111 pieces.  Add this quartet of fascinating coins to your collection today!

$225.00 per set
Price of $2.50 Gold Piece Alone - $155.00



1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative Proof  Coins"
Special Silver 3-Piece Set
Limited Edition 500 Sets World-Wide!

Includes Special Serial Numbered Quarter
With Low Number

    These are flawless "cameo" proof coins struck in pure .999 fine silver; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and designs is stunning!
    The Dollar and Half Dollar coins each weigh one-ounce, are struck in .999 pure silver and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar).  The Dollar is clearly marked as silver on its reverse where the denomination is noted as ONE SILVER DOLLAR while the Half Dollar, (which is normally struck in copper-nickel), is edge marked ".999 SILVER".
    The Quarter Dollar, (normally struck golden-bronze), is struck in one half ounce .999 fine silver and carries a serial number prefixed by "AG" to indicate it is silver.  It's serial number is found in the cartouche located just above the date and serves to number the entire set.  The silver versions of the Quarter Dollar and Half Dollar are only available in these special silver proof sets and were limited to just 500 pieces world-wide.   Add this trio of fascinating coins to your collection today!

Price of this set is $130.00



1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative 2-1/2 Dollars"
Massive 63.5 (2-1/2") mm
Red-Bronze
Approximately 5 Ounces
Diameter: 2 1/2" (63.5 mm)


Limited Mintage of 450
Delivered In Protective Air-Tite Holder

This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  Add this one to your collection today!  This one differs  from the golden-bronze version (which we do not have in stock) not only in the color of bronze used but also in that it is plain-edge vs. the reeded edge of the golden-bronze type.

$39.00 each


1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative 2-1/2 Dollars"
Massive 63.5 (2-1/2") mm
5 ounces Pure .999 Fine Silver
Limited Mintage of 500

Click Picture Above For Enlarged Image


Here is a look at the edge were the silver fineness is noted
Delivered In Protective Air-Tite Holder

Limited Mintage of Just 500

    This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  Add this one to your collection today!

Order Yours for: $265.00


1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative 2-1/2 Dollars"
Massive 63.5 (2-1/2") mm
5 ounces Pure .999 Fine Silver
Edge Variety
!!!!!!!!!  VERY RARE  !!!!!!!!!!
Limited Mintage of 50


Click Picture Above For Enlarged Image


This variety has the silver designation marked as
.999 Ag instead of .999 Silver like most; only 50 Trials Made

Limited Mintage of 50    

    This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  Add this one to your collection today!

Order Yours for Just $275.00


1994 Sealand Orca Whale
"Commemorative 2 Dollars"
Massive 63.5mm in Diameter
.999 Fine Silver-Clad
Limited Mintage of 1000

Click Picture Above For Enlarged Image

Delivered In Protective Air-Tite Holder As Shown

    This is massive 63.5 mm version of Sealand's Giant $2.50 "Orca Whale" coin!  This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It is richly layered in pure .999 fine silver.  It is easily distinguished from the pure silver versions of the same coin by it's weight of 3-3/4 ounces (vs. 5oz for the pure silver) and a plain edge (the pure silver versions have a reeded edge along with the edge markings attesting to their silver purity).  Add this one to your collection today!

Limited Mintage of 1000

Order Yours for Just $45.00



1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative Half Dollar"
Rare Scalloped Edge Variety

Listed as X#8.2 in Krause Publication's Unusual World Coin
150 Mintage $30 List Value


This Image Shows The Rare Scalloped Edge Variety
Laying On Top Of A Regular Reeded Edge Variety

    The coin offered here was struck in error with an "experimental" Scalloped Edge.  We found these in a hoard of Sealand coins that we purchased some time ago without even knowing the variety existed until we recently opened all the tubes.  A quick call to the original distributor revealed that they had never seen the variety previously either. They, in turn, called the minting facility to find out what happened and learned that a small number of these coins were struck with what they described as an "experimental collar" that was not intended to be used with this coin at all; the errors apparently "slipped in" with the regular strikes by mistake!  A total count of the entire remaining inventory of this coin indicates that fewer than 150 were struck before the error was caught and then corrected!
    This is a flawless "cameo" proof strike; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  It weighs about 26 grams, is struck in cupro-nickel and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar).   Add this one to your collection today!

Price of this coin is: $24.95


1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative Silver Dollar"
Trial Strikes Struck In Golden-Bronze
Two-Coin-Set
Only 250 Minted!
Listed In Unusual World Coins As TS5 & TS6


Special Reverse Die Used For Both Of The Above Coins

Only 250 Sets Minted!

    This is a flawless set of trial strikes  produced for the Principality of Sealand's 1994 Orca Whale Silver Dollar.  It is a two-coin set comprised of one coin showing the obverse while the other displays the reverse.  Each coin is mated to a special reverse die that states it is a Trial Strike made in bronze.  Only 250 of each were made!  They are "cameo" proof strikes; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  Each piece weighs a bit under one-ounce and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar).  Add this rare set to your collection today!

Price of this set is: $39.95


1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative Dollar"
Trial Strike Minted In
Cupro-Nickle
Only 250 Pieces Minted!

    This is a flawless trial strike produced for the obverse (coat of arms side of the coin) for the Principality of Sealand's 1994 Orca Whale Silver Dollar.  It is mated to a special reverse die that states it is a Trial Strike made in Cupro-Nickle.  Only 250 were made!  They are "cameo" proof strikes; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" and the designs are frosty white.  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  Each piece weighs a bit under one-ounce and measures 39 mm (a bit larger than an old U.S. silver dollar).  Add this rare trial strike to your collection today!  NOTE:  This is NOT a part of the trial strike set offered below; it differs from the pieces in the set in that it has a plain-edge vs. the reeded edges of the coins in the set plus it does not come paired with an Orca reverse.

$29.50 each


Six-Coin-Set
1994 Orca Whale
"Commemorative"
Trial Strikes!
Only 99 Sets Produced!*
Minted In Three Metals
Coins In This Set Listed in Krause's 5th Ed. Of Unusual World Coins as: TS1, TS2, TS3, TS4, TS5 & TS6. 


The Front Of Each Coin Boasts The Sealand Coat of Arms Obverse
 Or Orca Killer Whale In Three Different Metals


Common Reverse To All Six Trial Coins
(Each Reverse Notes The Metal It Is Struck In)

Only 99 Sets Produced*

    This is a flawless six-coin set of trial strikes produced for the Principality of Sealand's 1994 Orca Whale Half Dollar and Pure Silver Dollar!  This six-coin set is comprised of two coins showing the obverse and reverse of the Sealand Fifty cent piece and four coins of the obverse and reverse of the Sealand Silver Dollar.  The Fifty cent trials are struck in the adopted cupro-nickel alloy while the Silver dollar coin is struck in silver and golden-bronze versions.  Each side of the normal Sealand coin is mated and struck with a special reverse die that states it is a Trial Strike and identifies the metal it is struck in (see the example of the bronze reverse shown above).
    They are "cameo" proof strikes; the backgrounds are perfect reflective "blazing-mirrors" (which show up jet-black in scans) and the designs are frosty white (which, of course show up white in scans).  The contrast between the mirror-like backgrounds and design is stunning!  The silver pieces weigh exactly one ounce and are struck in pure .999 silver while the cupro-nickel and golden-bronze issues weigh about 26 grams each.  All are 39 mm in diameter which is a bit larger than a U.S. silver dollar.  Add this rare set to your collection today!

Price of this set is $425.00
Add $3.99 p/h/i to all orders

*Mintage of the golden-bronze version of the dollar is 250 pieces.  Mintage of the cupro-nickel half dollars and silver dollars are 99 each.  Only 99 complete sets are possible!  


Who Is Ken Potter?

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 33
Pinckney, MI 48169

Cell Phone: 313-268-3280 (Best)
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