British Coins

From the first Plantagenet Kings of England to Elizabeth II, our current stock of British Coins has at least a coin for almost every Monarch in British history. Navigate to the sub-category Monarch to find the English, Scottish and Irish Coins missing in your collection. Once on this page, you’ll find a coin for each Monarch, click-through to see the coins we currently have in stock for that Monarch.

If you collect the old pre-decimal coins by denomination and not by Monarch, you'll find all of the denominations of British milled coins and even some of the denominations of the hammered coins under the sub-category pre-decimal coins. Likewise if you collect Decimal coins you will also be able to find the coins of the 'new' system under Decimal Coins.

We Have Some Very Old British Coins for Sale...

We know that this is something our usual clients have grown accustomed to. But a new website user might be surprised by some of the items we have. Particularly with the coins under the sub-category Rare British Coins, where we feature one-of-a-kind coins. A George III Halfcrown with a rainbow toning and a UNIQUE Henry III Silver double-penny, are some of the highlights. And yes, we actually own these coins...

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Picture of Elizabeth II, 1953 Coronation Set / 'Plastic Set'

Elizabeth II, 1953 Coronation Set / 'Plastic Set'

In 1953, for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Mint issued new coins with the Queen’s portrait. For the first time ever, they issued all the coins from the Farthing to the Halfcrown in a plastic wallet. So this set became known as the ‘Plastic Set’. You get the Farthing, Halfpenny, Penny, Brass Threepence, Sixpence, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Florin and Halfcrown, all in the plastic wallet as issued. Of course, over the past 65 years the wallet has become a little bit brittle and the coins a little mellowed in toning. They are important one-year type coins and the first coins of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. But, and this is a very important point, the 1953 coins are all unique type coins. In 1954 they changed the legend and therefore the 1953 coins are all unique one-year type coins. Available here with light toning.
£49.50
Elizabeth II, Blue Wallet Decimal Coins with Nice Plastic Case

Elizabeth II, Blue Wallet Decimal Coins with Nice Plastic Case

In 1968 the Royal Mint in preparations for the change over from Pre-decimal coins to Decimal coins issued a wallet of the new coins. It came in a blue plastic wallet and thus they became known as ‘Blue Wallets’. At one time these sets were as common as muck so to speak. Many of the wallets turned sticky because of the type of plastic they used. So there are now two grades of the wallets sticky and non-sticky. Ask someone today when were the first decimal coins and they are old enough to remember the changeover, they will say 1971 and they will be wrong. Because in these Blue Wallets which contain 1/2p, 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p the 5p and 10p are dated 1968! Today the marketing companies are breaking up these sets for the 1968 5p and 10p and you hardly ever see them. We bought 100 sets from a bank that just had them left over. Half were sticky and half were nice. Here we offer them in the non-sticky plastic case. Please remember the quality is about the case only. You get 1968 5p & 10p plus the 1971 ½, 1 and 2 New Pence all in Uncirculated condition.
£7.95
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Elizabeth II, Complete Date Set of Sixpences

The complete collection of Queen Elizabeth II Sixpences from the Coronation year 1953 until they ceased striking Sixpences for everyday usage in 1967. The Sixpence or Tanner, as it was called, was one of the most liked coins of its day. In fact, it was so well-liked that it was still legal tender till well after decimalization came into effect! You'll get all the dates: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958. 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967. All the scarce and rare dates are included. All coins are struck in cupro-nickel and are in selected circulated condition. There are 15 different dates and you get all 15 of them. Remember that a Sixpence is usually carried by the bride for good luck. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in your shoe! Sixpences make wonderful gifts and are an important part of British history!
£14.95 £12.50
Picture of Elizabeth II, The Last 5 Crowns Collection

Elizabeth II, The Last 5 Crowns Collection

Fantastic Collection of the last 5 Crowns Ever In 1981 the Royal Mint issued its last British Crown ever. They are issuing crown-sized coins today, but they have a nominal face value of £5 and they are certainly NOT crowns. The last Five Crowns ever were, Churchill Crown 1965, Silver Wedding Crown 1972, Silver Jubilee Crown 1977, Queen Mother’s 80th Birthday Crown and Charles & Diana’s Wedding Crown 1981. Remember the first crown-sized coin of five shillings was issued in 1551 by King Edward VI and the last one was in 1981. We have had a fantastic package made to display the last five crowns and it is exclusive to Coincraft. These sets make excellent gifts for family, friends and business associates. One marketing company is selling the 1977 Crown on its own for £9.95, so our price of just £24.95 for all five crowns is very reasonable.
£24.95
Picture of George V & George VI, Pair of Silver Sixpences.

George V & George VI, Pair of Silver Sixpences.

George V and a George VI Pair of Silver Sixpences. All coins are original and genuine and struck by the Royal Mint, the ones that they are selling and the ones that we are selling are exactly the same. They were made for circulation and are struck in 500 fine Silver. Check out the Royal Mint website and you will see that they are charging £26.00 for each coin or £52.00 for the pair.
£14.95
Picture of George VI Collection

George VI Collection

We all admired the excellent award-winning movie, ‘The King’s Speech’ in 2010 which showed King George VI’s determination and strength. Now you can own original coins from the reign of George VI issued from 1937-1952, a Coronation Stamp issued in 1937 and a banknote issued just after World War II. You’ll receive the coins that were actually used during George VI’s reign: the bronze Farthing, Halfpenny and Penny, plus the brass Threepence, Silver Threepence and cupronickel Sixpence, Shilling, Florin and Half Crown. These are original, genuine coins and were actually used as money in the reign of King George VI. You also get an Uncirculated British Armed Forces 2nd series Pound issued by Command of the Army Council in 1948. To top it off, you get a Mint stamp issued in 1937 for George VI’s Coronation, issued and overprinted for use in British Morocco. This collection is exclusive to Coincraft. The entire collection comes in a presentation wallet loaded with interesting and historic information.
£18.50
Type Set of British Pennies

Type Set of British Pennies

The set 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 Britain's Coin Shop, we have the largest inventory of British Coins in the United Kingdom. We work on a mark-up, not on a dream price. With Coincraft you get good value for your money.
£7.50
Picture of Type Set of Bronze Farthings, VG or better

Type Set of Bronze Farthings, VG or better

Set of 6 different types of the bronze farthing from Victoria to Elizabeth II
£19.50
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Victoria, Half Sovereign (Jubilee Head) 1890

We are now offering you the opportunity to acquire this fantastic and difficult-to-find 1890 Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Half Sovereign. We are offering them on a quick turnover basis, not for the £315 we would normally charge but while they last at just £285 each, a £30.00 saving. We do not sell anything as an investment, but in this quality, these dates, and especially this price, we think they are well worth having. It has been years since we had such a fantastic offer for you. As supplies, especially at this price, are limited, We advise you to order quickly. Please think about it, at this price this is a wonderful offer. Don’t miss out on these Jubilee Head Half Sovereigns!
£315.00
Victoria 1845 Shield Sovereign Fine_obv

Victoria, Sovereign (Shield) 1845 in Fine

The first Victorian gold sovereign was only struck in 1838. This 1845 Sovereign has the youthful bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and a crowned shield on the reverse. They contain almost 8 grams of 22ct gold, are over 170 years old and are in Fine condition. These early date Sovereigns are always difficult to find.
£525.00
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World War I (George V) Penny Collection 1914-1918

One of our competitors is offering a set of World War I Pennies 1914-1918. Yes, their set comes in a smart case, but they are charging £79.50 for the collection... Also, the coins they illustrated were cleaned, they probably think that improves their appearance, but it actually depreciates their worth. Our coins are average circulated just as theirs are, but ours are natural, we have not cleaned them. We do not supply a case, on the other hand, our set is priced at £10.00 and theirs is priced at £79.50. We will not name the other company, we don't want to shame them any more than their price of £79.50 shames them already...
£9.50

Buy English, Scottish and Irish Coins with Coincraft

Contrary to many companies 'selling coins' online, we actually have the material in stock. So you won't receive the usual ‘sourced to order’ message from us. That means you can buy all the British Coins we have to your heart’s content. We also comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. So you can pay safely using Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard.

Because we actually own the stock promoted on our website, some of the items have limited availability. So once we run out of stock, that will be it... The good news is that we update our online stock with new items regularly. So if you don't want to miss out on new items subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to subscribe.