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World Coins 1959

Category:  World Coins
Owner:  DRB59
Last Modified:  4/19/2021
Set Description
• January 3 - Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
• January 7 - The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
• January 8 - Charles De Gaulle inaugurated as the first president of French Fifth Republic.
• January 12 - The Caves of Nerja were discovered in Spain.
• January 21 - Cecil B. DeMille, American film director died (b. 1881)
• January 24 - Nastassja Kinski, German actress, born.
• January 25 - Pope John XXIII announces that the Second Vatican Council will be convened in Rome.
• February 1 - A referendum in Switzerland turns down female suffrage.
• February 3 - The chartered plane transporting musicians Buddy Holly (b. 1936), Ritchie Valens (b. 1941) and the Big Bopper (b. 1930) goes down in foggy conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all four occupants on board. The tragedy is later termed "The Day the Music Died" popularized in Don McLean's song "American Pie".
• February 4 - Lawrence Taylor, American football player, born.
• February 16 - John McEnroe, American tennis player, born.
• February 22 - Kyle MacLachlan, American actor, born.
• February 22 - Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
• March 3 - Lou Costello, American actor and comedian, died (b. 1906).
• March 8 - Last television appearance of The Marx Brothers, in The Incredible Jewel Robbery.
• March 9 - The Barbie doll debuts.
• March 10 - Tibetan uprising against ten years of Chinese occupation in Lhasa.
• March 26 - Raymond Chandler, American-born novelist, died (b. 1888).
• April 9 - NASA announces its selection of seven military pilots to become the first US astronauts (Mercury Seven).
• April 9 - Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, died (b. 1867).
• April 10 - Brian Setzer, American guitarist (Stray Cats), born.
• May 4 - Dean Birge, noted numismatist of low grade and modern issued coins, born.
• May 19 - Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of O.J. Simpson and murder victim, born (d. 1994)
• May 20 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, American singer, born (d. 1997).
• May 24 - British Empire Day is renamed Commonwealth Day.
• June 5 - A new government of the State of Singapore is sworn in by Sir William Goode. Two former Ministers were re-elected to the Legislative Assembly.
• June 10 - Eliot Spitzer, American politician and former governor of New York, born.
• June 16 - George Reeves, American actor, TV "Superman", died (b. 1914).
• June 22 - Ed Viesturs, American mountaineer, born (d. 2005).
• July 1 - The opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway by Canada and the United States, officiated by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
• July 4 - With the admission of Alaska as the 49th U.S. state earlier in the year, the 49-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
• July 8 - Charles Ovnand and Dale R. Buis become the first Americans killed in action in Vietnam.
• July 11 - Richie Sambora, American musician, born.
• July 17 - The first skull of Australopithecus is discovered by Louis Leakey and his wife Mary Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
• July 17 - Billie Holiday, American singer, died (b. 1915).
• July 24 - At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, US Vice President Richard Nixon and USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "kitchen debate."
• July 26 - Kevin Spacey, American actor, born.
• August 13 - Danny Bonaduce, American actor, born.
• August 14 - Explorer 6 sends the first picture of Earth from space.
• August 14 - Magic Johnson, American basketball player, born.
• August 21 - Hawaii is admitted as the 50th U.S. state.
• August 29 - Rebecca De Mornay, American actress, born.
• September 2 - Guy Laliberté, Quebec Cirque du soleil founder, born.
• September 13 - Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon as the first man-made object on the moon.
• October 2 - Rod Serling's classic anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS.
• October 3 - Fred Couples, American golfer, born.
• October 7 - Simon Cowell, English music producer and TV talent show judge, born.
• October 7 - U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 sends back first ever photos of the far side of the Moon.
• October 13 - Marie Osmond, American singer, born.
• October 14 - Errol Flynn, Australian actor, died (b. 1909).
• October 15 - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, born.
• October 23 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, American singer and parodist, born.
• October 31 - Neal Stephenson, American writer, born.
• October 31 -Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow that he will never return to the United States.
• November 15 - The Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas is brutally murdered.
• November 18 - MGM's widescreen, multimillion dollar, Technicolor version of Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston, is released and becomes the studio's greatest hit up to that time. It is critically acclaimed and eventually wins 11 Academy Awards - a record held until 1998, when 1997's Titanic becomes the first film to equal the record.
• December 1 - Cold War: Antarctic Treaty signed - 12 countries, including the United States and the Soviet Union, sign a landmark treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on that continent (this was the first arms control agreement established during the Cold War).
• December 13 - Three years after its first telecast, MGM's The Wizard of Oz is shown on television for only the second time, but it gains an even larger viewing audience than its first television outing, spurring CBS to make it an annual tradition.
• December 31 - Val Kilmer, American actor, born.

Nobel prizes
Physics - Emilio Gino Segrè, Owen Chamberlain
Chemistry - Jaroslav Heyrovský
Physiology or Medicine - Severo Ochoa, Arthur Kornberg
Literature - Salvatore Quasimodo
Peace - Philip John Noel-Baker

Academy Awards
Best Picture: Gigi
Best Director: Vincente Minnelli, Gigi
Best Actor: David Niven, Separate Tables
Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives, The Big Country
Best Actress: Susan Hayward, I Want To Live!
Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables
Best Original Story and Screenplay: Nedrick Young and Harold Jacob Smith, The Defiant Ones
Best Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium: Alan Jay Lerner, Gigi

Set Goals
A collection of coins from around the world showcasing the variety and artistic skill of mint workers.

Slot Name
Item Description
Full Grade
Owner Comments
View Coin Argentina 5C ARGENTINA 5C 1959 NGC MS 65
View Coin Argentina 1P ARGENTINA PESO 1959 NGC AU 53
View Coin Australia 1/2P AUSTRALIA - CIRCULATION 1/2P 1959 NGC MS 64 RB
View Coin Australia 3P AUSTRALIA - CIRCULATION 3P 1959 NGC MS 63
View Coin Australia 1S AUSTRALIA - CIRCULATION 1S 1959 NGC AU 58
View Coin Austria 1S AUSTRIA - REPUBLIC 1S 1959 NGC AU 58
View Coin Austria 10S AUSTRIA - REPUBLIC 10S 1959 NGC MS 62
View Coin Belgium 20C BELGIUM 20C 1959 FRENCH NGC MS 63 Red Brown
View Coin British Caribbean Terr 25C BRITISH CARIB. TERR. 25C 1959 NGC MS 63
View Coin British Honduras 10C BRITISH HONDURAS 10C 1959 NGC MS 64
View Coin Bulgaria 50S BULGARIA 50S 1959 NGC MS 64
View Coin Burma 25P BURMA & MYANMAR 25PYAS 1959 NGC MS 64
View Coin Cambodia 10S CAMBODIA & KAMPUCHEA 10S 1959 NGC MS 64
View Coin Cambodia 20S CAMBODIA & KAMPUCHEA 20S 1959(A) NGC MS 66
View Coin Cambodia 50S CAMBODIA & KAMPUCHEA 50S 1959 NGC MS 64
View Coin Canada 1C CANADA - 1858 TO 1968 1C 1959 NGC PF 65 Red
View Coin Canada 5C CANADA - 1858 TO 1968 5C 1959 NGC PF 65
View Coin Canada 25C CANADA - 1858 TO 1968 25C 1959 NGC PF 65
View Coin Canada 50C CANADA - 1858 TO 1968 50C 1959 NGC PF 65
View Coin Canada $1 CANADA - 1858 TO 1968 S$1 1959 NGC PF 64
View Coin Colombia 20C COLOMBIA MODERN REPUBLIC 20C 1959 NGC MS 66
View Coin Denmark 5O DENMARK 1873 TO DATE 5O 1959 C S NGC MS 63
View Coin Denmark 25O DENMARK 1873 TO DATE 25O 1959 C S NGC MS 65
View Coin Denmark 1K DENMARK 1873 TO DATE KRONE 1959 C S NGC MS 64
View Coin Dominican Republic 1C DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1C 1959 NGC MS 63 RB
View Coin Dominican Republic 10C DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 10C 1959 NGC MS 62
View Coin East Africa 1C EAST AFRICA CENT 1959KN NGC MS 65 RB
View Coin Ecuador 1S ECUADOR SUCRE 1959 NGC MS 62
View Coin Egypt 10P EGYPT - 1914 TO DATE S10PIA AH1378//1959 U.A.R. FOUNDING 1ST ANNIVERSARY NGC MS 62
View Coin Egypt 50P 50PIA AH1378//1959 EGYPT U.A.R. FOUNDING 1ST ANNIVERSARY NGC MS 65
View Coin El Salvador 5C EL SALVADOR 5C 1959 NGC MS 63
View Coin Fiji 1P FIJI PENNY 1959 NGC MS 65
View Coin Finland 5M FINLAND 5M 1959 NGC MS 66
View Coin Finland 100M FINLAND S100M 1959 S NGC MS 65
View Coin France 1F FRANCE - PART 5 FRANC 1959 NGC MS 63
View Coin Fr Somaliland 1F FRENCH SOMALILAND FRANC 1959 NGC MS 63
View Coin Fr Somaliland 2F FRENCH SOMALILAND 2F 1959 NGC MS 65
View Coin Fr Somaliland 5F FRENCH SOMALILAND 5F 1959 NGC MS 64
View Coin Germany 2P GERMANY - MODERN 2 2P 1959J NGC MS 65 RB
View Coin Germany 1M GERMANY - MODERN 2 MARK 1959D NGC AU 58
View Coin Great Britain 1/2P GREAT BRITAIN 1902-70 1/2P 1959 NGC MS 64 Red Brown
View Coin Great Britain 2S GREAT BRITAIN 1902-70 2S 1959 NGC AU 55
View Coin Great Britain 1/2 C GREAT BRITAIN 1902-70 1/2C 1959 NGC MS 62
View Coin Greece 10D GREECE 10D 1959 NGC MS 64
View Coin Greece 20L GREECE 20L 1959 NGC MS 66
View Coin Guatemala 10C GUATEMALA - REPUBLIC 10C 1959 NGC MS 66
View Coin Guernsey 8D GUERNSEY 8D 1959 NGC MS 65 RD
View Coin Guernsey 3P GUERNSEY 3P 1959 NGC MS 65
View Coin Hong Kong 10C HONG KONG 10C 1959H NGC MS 65
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