We have put together a nice three-coin type set of the King George VI coins from Newfoundland. Of course, Newfoundland is now part of Canada, but since the time of Queen Victoria, they have issued their own coinage. Because the population of Newfoundland is so small, the mintages on these coins are also rather small and it is a country that no longer issues its own coins. You get the bronze Penny plus the Silver 5 Cents and the 10 Cents of King George VI, all issued under the name of Newfoundland. The coins are in Fine or better condition and we think the three coins make a nice type collection of their coinage. They don’t make coins of Newfoundland any more, but we have the set for your collection. The history behind the coins is most interesting and so are the coins themselves.
In the short reign of King Edward VII, only one crown was ever made, that was in 1902 for his Coronation. They have his bare head on one side and St. George slaying the dragon on the other side. They are struck in Sterling Silver and the mintage was just 250,000 Crowns. This is a very important type coin, because if you want an Edward VII Crown you have to get 1902 one or none at all. We have been building our supplies up again and finally, have enough to offer this Edward VII Crown in Very Good condition.
In 1905 King Edward VII was on the throne, finally having taken over from his late mother, Queen Victoria. Arthur Balfour is Prime Minister and Chelsea has just been elected to the Football League. The GPO had just gotten rid of horse-drawn carriages to deliver the mail from London to Brighton and replaced them with Motor Lorries. The 1st public protest by a suffragette took place and Alf Common became the first £1000 football transfer. The Farthing was the smallest denomination regularly issued. You had the King’s bare head on one side and a seated Britannia on the other side. We can offer you the King Edward VII Farthing in Fine condition for your collection.
The Old large sized 10 Pence was struck from 1968-1992, but it was only struck in Proof condition from 1971-1992. Please remember that over the years these coins will have mellowed a little, but we always send you the best example that we have in stock. The Ten Pence is the most collected coin and difficult to get in many cases. Here We present the 1980 New Pence with the Machin Bust.
The Old large sized 10 Pence was struck from 1968-1992, but it was only struck in Proof condition from 1971-1992. Please remember that over the years these coins will have mellowed a little, but we always send you the best example that we have in stock. The Ten Pence is the most collected coin and difficult to get in many cases. Here We present the 1979 10 Pence with the Machin Bust.
In 1992 everyone thought that the new European currency would be called the Ecu. Of course, they were wrong, it ended up being called Euro. Some privately issued patterns were struck, they are crownsized and contain the nominal value of 25 Ecus. You have St. George slaying the dragon on one side and Neptune and Europa on either side of a globe of the world with England below. The examples we have are those struck in brass, which is the scarcest metal they were struck in. These are full crownsized and Prooflike condition, you can add one to your collection for just a very reasonable price and remember that this metal is the scarcest of the lot.
This Sterling Silver Halfcrown was issued during the first year of World War I, 1914. It was the largest silver coin struck at the time, as no crown for George V would be issued until 1927. You have the bare head of the King facing left and the reverse has the crowned arms within a wreath. All British coins until and including 1919 were struck in Sterling Silver. The coins on offer are in Fine condition and 1914 is not the easiest date to find. This is an interesting coin, an interesting date and one of the last coins from this country to be struck in Sterling Silver.
It is 1935 and King George V celebrates his Silver Jubilee 1910-1935. Nylon is discovered by Wallace Carothers, Persia asks to be called Iran, ‘Land of Aryans’. The first driving tests are held in Britain. Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches 304. 331 miles per hour. Our coinage is still struck in Silver and our King has very little time left, He will die in January 1936. The coin on offer here is the Shilling, which is well known in military circles. When you joined the forces you were said to ‘Take the King’s shilling’. The Silver Jubilee Shillings is in Very Good – Fine condition and has the bare head oft he King on one side.
On the 21st of April 1980, the Royal Mint struck for the first time a One Pound coin that was NOT made of gold. You had the youthful portrait of the Queen on one side and the arms of Great Britain on the other side. We just found some covers that we bought years and years ago which commemorate this first-ever non-gold Pound. It has a 15 1/2p stamp on it and a picture of the obverse and reverse of the new pound. It has a St. George and the dragon cancellation ‘National Coin Week – National Postal Museum London EC1’. Plus, a blue rubber stamp ‘Posted on the First Day of the Royal Mint Exhibition on the 18th of April 1983 at the National Postal Museum’ and ‘National Coin Week’. All you have to do is add a 1983 Pound and you have a heck of a display piece. We are not offering the coin as many collectors already have it.
The 1940 Halfcrown is one of only two commemorative coins from New Zealand before decimalization. It was issued under King George VI, is struck in silver and the coins are in Extremely Fine condition. It has been years since we last were able to offer this important commemorative coin and once they are gone, who knows when will we find any more. After all, if New Zealand doesn’t have its own coins, who else will.
Here we present the last New Zealand coins of King George VI, also cupro-nickel but with a different legend. Because of the independence of India, the legend had to be changed from King Emperor to King George Sixth. They were issued from 1948 until 1951, then, of course, he was replaced on the throne by his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. You get the Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence all in selected circulated condition. They will make a nice addition to your collection.
One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan. They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.
This challenge piece says it all. You have a snake from the Colonial period and the legend ‘Don’t Tread on Me’. The other side has the famous Liberty Bell, made in England, shipped to America and then cracked while striking. Today it is in Philadelphia and one of the most important symbols of American freedom. It is enamelled on one side with the American flag in red, white and blue plus green for the pleasant land. The reverse has the Liberty bell in copper colour with a black outline around it. We are offering these at a special price, as we think that they are important. Each comes in a protective capsule and it is one that you will like…
This is a fantastic collection if you like to play poker or if you know someone that does. Issued by Bond Gaming International also known as Collectibles Mania. You get 12 dollar-sized full-colour poker chips, each with the photograph of a well known American poker player. You have Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, T J Coultier, Scotty Nguyen and eight others. The chips come in a full-colour album, which holds and displays them. It comes with a signed certificate and that certificate has a hologram on it to authenticate the Poker Chips. The original price for this collection was I understand £24.95 which works out to about £2 each a chip. While our supplies last you can own the complete collection of 12 dollar-sized full-colour gambling chips in a presentation folder for just £9.95 that saves you £15.00 and brings your cost down to about 83p each. What a great gift this collection will make for a poker player you know...
There were 3 major types of Queen Victoria Half Sovereigns issued, Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head. The Half Sovereign is much scarcer than the full Sovereign. Both are struck in 22ct by the Royal Mint. It is just that the Half Sovereign was the least expensive Gold coin struck at the time. You have the veiled or Old Head portrait of H. M. Queen Victoria on one side and St. George and the dragon on the other side. These are actual gold coins that were used in day today transactions. The coins on offer are in Fine condition and were minted between 1893-1901. These are important type coins and of course the Half Sovereign is a scarce denomination. Dates will be of our choice, but supplies are limited.