In 1974 the Isle of Man issued a One Crown, crownsized coin for the Centenary of Churchill 1874-1974. It has H. M. the Queen on the obverse. It is a much better designed and struck than our own Royal Mint Churchill crown. But there was a whole heck of lot less Isle of Man Churchill crowns struck than Royal Mint crowns. They were struck in cupro-nickel by our own Pobjoy Mint and are denominated as ‘One Crown’. It is a coin that we have not had for quite a long time and even now we have only 75 coins in stock. Get while you can, especially if you are a Churchill collector.
This double set of Jersey coins was issued by the Royal Mint in 1966. It contains two each of the 1/12th of a Shilling and 1/4th of a Shilling issued for the 900th Anniversary of the Norman Conquest 1066-1966. All four coins have H. M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and are in Proof condition in a Royal Mint hard presentation case. Not a set you see that often these days. Only 25 sets in stock.
This 1/12 Shilling or, as we know it, a Penny was issued 1945 to honour the Liberation of Jersey from its German occupation during World War Two. You have the crowned portrait of King George VI on the obverse and the arms of Jersey on the reverse. It is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and today it is becoming more and more difficult to find, especially so nice. The coin makes a most interesting and historic remembrance of World War Two and the fact that Jersey was under German rule.
Today it appears that mints want £8-£10 for a cupronickel crownsized coin. We know it is strange, but the older coins are much cheaper than the new ones. This 1966 crown was issued to commemorate the Norman Conquest. It carries the two dates, 1066 and 1966 as well as featuring an unusual portrait of the Queen. Priced at much less than the newer issues, we know which are better value...