Includes the old large bronze Pennies of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. In September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II replaced Queen Victoria as our longest serving Monarch. The bronze Penny was first issued under Queen Victoria and was last issued under Queen Elizabeth II. Get all five Pennies one of each Monarch for just £7.50. How do we do it? We are coin dealers with the largest inventory in the United Kingdom. We work on a mark-up, not on a dream price. With Coincraft you get good value for your money.
In 1887, for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, the Royal Mint issued new coins with the Jubilee Head of Victoria, but they also issued a new denomination, the Double Florin. The only problem is that the Double Florin (4 Shillings) looked very similar to the Crown (5 Shillings). It got the nickname of the Bar Maids Ruin, as later at night after a few complimentary drinks, the bar maid would often give change for a Crown when in fact she was given a Double Florin. This denomination proved unpopular and it was discontinued in 1890. The coins on offer are struck in Sterling Silver and in Very Fine condition. This is a high grade for the issue and much more difficult to get than many people realise. Get them while you can, it has taken us a year to accumulate this small quantity.
In our opinion, the Old Head or Widow Head but of Queen Victoria is the most underappreciated of the three different busts made during her reign. Here we offer the Old Head Farthing in VG-F. Dates will be of our choice.
In the reign of Queen Victoria they changed the metal content of our smallest coins from Copper to Bronze. The new coins 1860-1895 were thinner and easier to use, they probably also cost the Royal Mint less to make…We are offering the pair of Copper Queen Victoria Farthing and Bronze Queen Victoria farthing in Very Good to Fine condition. It is a very interesting period and an important change over in British coinage, the next one wasn’t until 1920.
Victoria came to the throne a very young woman, she was only 18 when she became Queen. Her first coins carried a very youthful portrait of Queen Victoria a portrait carried on for the next 50 years. The Shilling was struck in Sterling Silver and because they were used every day, they come well-circulated. We offer them here in Fair conditio; remember that the newest coin is now 130 years old. Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try and give you.
We have just bought a wonderful lot of 1888 Queen Victoria Farthings in Uncirculated - Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They were issued the year after Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. They have the Young Head of Queen Victoria on the obverse and a handsome seated Britannia on the reverse. These coins are Uncirculated with lots of original lustre. The current catalogue price on these coins is £120.00 in Uncirculated, but we bought them right, so we are going to sell them right!
In 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, and the Royal Mint was allowed to change her portrait for the first time since 1838. Unfortunately, Queen Victoria hated her new portrait on the Shilling... Coincraft has a nice group of the first year of issue, 1887. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Fine Condition. Considering they are now 130 years old, this is quite outstanding.
We've just found two dates of Victorian bronze pennies dated 1890 and 1891. They are worn and circulated, but they are over 125 years old and have seen a lot of life. It is not the sort of coins that we would normally offer, but we felt making the price reasonable enough, would attract collectors. The dates show but the coins are worn. On the other hand, you can have both the 1890 and the 1891 Queen Victoria Young Head bronze pennies for a special price.
When Queen Victoria came to the throne the first thing they had to do was strike coins with her portrait on them. One of my favourites and the most difficult denomination to get was the Halfpenny. In those days halfpennies were struck between 1838 -1860 on thick planchets of copper not the thin bronze coins they would issue later. You have the Young Head of Queen Victoria on one side and the seated figure of Britannia on the other side. We have a few and I do mean a few of the high grade examples to offer you. Supplies are limited and this is, after all, the most difficult denomination to get, especially in high grades.
In 1887 Queen Victoria finally allowed her portrait on the coins to be changed. After all it had been about 50 years since it was changed and she was no longer the 18 year old who first came to the throne. It was her Golden Jubilee and thus her coins became known as her Jubilee Coins. The Crowns on offer are all dated 1892. They are struck in Sterling Silver or 925 silver, You have Queen Victoria on one side with a rather small crown on her head. The reverse has a crowned shield within a garter. We can offer these Sterling Crowns in Fine.
The Jubilee Head Crown for Queen Victoria was issued from 1887-1892. Not surprisingly, the more difficult dates to get are the later dates. As everyone saved the first few and then because they were a lot of money, they forgot to save the rest. We are offering all the dates from 1889-1892 in Very Good or better condition. All the Sterling Silver Crowns are in at least Very Good condition. On offer here is the 1890 crown.
When Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1887, she not only allowed them to change her portrait but also to issue a new denomination. That was the Double Florin which was equivalent to Four Shillings. It was almost crownsized and struck in Sterling Silver. Today we have an equivalent coin, but we call it a 20 Pence. Shows what time and inflation will do to money. The Double Florin was also known as the Bar Maids ruin. After she had had a few drinks, the bar maid would often give change for a Crown and not a Double Florin. That Shilling difference was a lot of money and came directly from the Bar Maids wages. This Double Florin was only made from 1887-1890. In the past we have offered the Queen Victoria Double Florin in Fine and even in Very Fine, now we can offer them in Extremely Fine condition. These are super coins and most are dated 1887, remember they are struck in Sterling Silver and they have the Jubilee Head portrait of the Queen.
Do you have this Victorian Silver Coin in your pocket? Well no actually you don’t, but you might have the direct decimal equivalent. If you have in your pocket or handbag a 20p piece please get it out. Because the coin we are offering you is the same denomination but in Victorian spending money. The famous or infamous Victorian Double Florin (Four Sterling Silver Shillings) would be worth 20p in today’s money. Here we present the coin in Fine condition. First issued for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 the Double Florin was last issued in 1890. Too many drunk barmaids gave change for a crown 5 shillings when they were only given a Double Florin 4 shillings. This helped to get them to stop making this short-lived denomination. Its nickname quickly became ‘the barmaid’s ruin’, for all those barmaids who gave the wrong change and were ruined..
We have been offering for sale Queen Victoria's 1890 Farthing Brilliant Uncirculated for £45.00, even though the current catalogue price is £90.00. Well, we just bought the rest of the hoard. They are Brilliant Uncirculated but because of the way that they have been stored, there are more spots on them. The coins have never circulated but they are not as nice as the ones we have been selling. So we decided to call these coins 2nd grade Brilliant Uncirculated and reduce the price further. At this price it would be very hard to find any similar coin at anything near our price. Supplies are very limited.
Queen Victoria’s long reign ended in January 1901. So that the 1901 Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing are the last bronze coins made with her portrait. I have bought a small group of 1901 Farthings, but these Farthings are mint darkened at the Royal Mint before they were released. A great tribute to a great Queen and the condition is so nice. Offered here in Choice Uncirculated.
We are offering for sale the Queen Victoria 1890 Farthing Brilliant Uncirculated for £30.00 even though the current catalogue price is £90.00. Because of the way they were stored there are a few dark spots on them. The coins have never circulated and have mint lustre. Supplies are very limited.