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2004

USNS-MCS-C 001

Year: 2004
Material: Plastic-composite, labeled
Condition: Unc
Designer: Kevin Baugh
Mint: Bank of Molossia 
Mintage: 100
Weight: 7.5 g
Diameter: 39.5 mm
Denomination: 1 Valora
Edge type: Plain

Banner and wreath

Arms of Molossia

USNS-MCS-C 002

Year: 2004
Material: Plastic-composite, labeled
Condition: Unc
Designer: Kevin Baugh
Mint: Bank of Molossia
Mintage: 100 
Weight: 7.5 g
Diameter: 39.5 mm
Denomination: 5 Valora
Edge type: Plain

Banner and wreath

President Kevin Baugh

USNS-MCS-C 003

Year: 2004
Material: Plastic-composite, labeled
Condition: Unc
Designer: Kevin Baugh
Mint: Bank of Molossia 
Mintage: 100 
Weight: 7.5 g
Diameter: 39.5 mm
Denomination: 10 Valora
Edge type: Plain

Compass

Emperor Norton I

2006

USNS-MCS-C 004

Year: 2006
Material: Nickel-plated brass
Condition: Unc
Designer: Jorge Vidal
Mint:
Central Bank of the Grand

Duchy of Westarctica
Mintage: 100 
Weight:
Diameter: 37 mm
Denomination: 50 Valora
Edge type:
Reeded

Arms of Molossia

Flags of Westarctica & Molossia

The Republic of Molossia is a satirical micronation project that has a history extending over several decades. It was founded on 26 May, 1977 by well-known micronational hobbyist Kevin Baugh, and inspired by the kingdom of Molossia, which was part of the League of Epirus in Greece, until its conquest by Rome. However, the modern incarnation more closely approximates a stereotypical South American banana republic than its ancient namesake.

Molossia consists of Baugh's small rural acreage in Dayton, Nevada, and its citizens are limited to the members of his family who reside there. The Molossian defence forces consist of Baugh's son and an inflatable rubber dinghy. Transportation services consist of a model railway which traverses parts of the property. The property is also home to a number of art installations, including the Tower of the Winds, a Peace Pole and Norton Park. The Molossian tricolour is raised before the Presidential residence each morning with due solemnity; it remains one of the few micronational flags that has actually been raised on a real flagpole.

Molossia's first three coins were manufactured by President Baugh by affixing coloured labels to plastic gambling chips - an appropriate symbol of the micronation's Nevada heritage. It's first metal coin was produced by USNS member Jorge Vidal, and commemorates a treaty of friendship between Molossia and the Grand Duchy of Westarctica

Molossia website: http://www.molossia.org/

2005-06, USNS / G Cruickshank. Information and scans courtesy of C Shiboleth and G Cruickshank.