When the Royal Wedding of Charles & Camilla took place in 2005, it was kept as a very low key affair. Now some 16 years later we discover that not one, but two different Silver Proof crowns were issued to honour the event. Issued in VERY limited quantities! The Crown from the Ascension Islands, had a total mintage of just 200 pieces in Proof Sterling Silver. Overlooked by collectors because they were not publicised and unknown until now. We purchased the entire mintage of these Sterling Silver Proof crowns. Because the coins have the Queen’s portrait on them, these crowns had to be officially sanctioned by the Palace. Unknown until now, these silver proof crowns portray our next King and Queen. Add them to your collection while you still have the chance. Mintage is just 200!
These three silver Proof crowns of the Ascension Islands are most unusual and ones you don’t often see. They were issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Queen’s Accession. Today mints are charging around £80 for a silver proof crown, but these can be yours for only £37.50 each, but supplies are very small…
In 1927 Australia issued its first commemorative Florin. It was for the opening of their new Parliament building in Canberra. They have a portrait of King George V on one side and the new Parliament building on the other side. They are struck in Sterling Silver and usually come in Very Fine condition. I managed to buy just 10 pieces in About Uncirculated condition. They are difficult to find in such a high grade.
After Australia went over to the decimal system, their pre-decimal was complete and finished. During the period 1910-1963 they issued only four commemorative coins and they were all florins. We can offer you the last of the four coins issued. This fourth and last of the Australian commemorative Florins was struck for the Royal visit of the new Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. As with the 1951 issue this coin was struck in .500 silver, offered here in Extremely Fine.
Commemorative round 50 Cent in silver (.800) issued by Australia in 1966. The obverse features a young (2nd) portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse features the Australian Coat of Arms. The coins are in Uncirculated condition and supplies are very limited.
Since 1970 Australia has issued commemorative 50 Cent coins, this coin is the largest sized coin that actually circulates. We have bought a nice group of these coins in Very Fine condition, many of the dates are in very limited quantities. Here we offer the 'Queen's Jubilee' edition from 1977.
Since 1970 Australia has issued commemorative 50 Cent coins, this coin is the largest sized coin that actually circulates. We have bought a nice group of these coins in Very Fine condition, many of the dates are in very limited quantities. Here we offer the 'Olympics Brisbane' edition from 1982.
2003 Crown from Ghana in Silver Proof showing Prince William studying at his computer, A 500 Sika crownsize coin with the Queen, issued to mark Prince William's 21st Birthday. You may never see this crown again. It is the first time we remember owning one. A very small number available.
2002 crown from Ghana Silver Proof celebrating the Queen’s 50th 1952-2002. A 500 Sika crownsize coin with the Queen on both sides one of them in full colour wearing Garter robes, a coin you almost never see. You may never see this crown again. It is the first time we remember owning one. A very small number available.
We have just 10 sets of Pope John Paul II Somalia Crowns. There are three Prooflike pieces in each set and with the increase in the metal prices; the planchets alone are worth a bunch. As we need the space, and we do not want to count them again, we will be offering them at a discounted price. Only a few lucky collectors will get to bag this bargain, so make sure you are one of them!
In 1986 on the 23rd of July Prince Andrew married Miss Sarah Ferguson, a marriage that was not to last, unfortunately. Two South Atlantic islands, St. Helena and Ascension Island, combined to honour this event and by combining they made a rather interesting piece. You have the couple on one side with Prince Andrew in military uniform, a few years earlier he served as a helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands. The other side has Prince Andrew’s Mother, better known as H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. These are cupronickel crownsized 50 Pence pieces and are in Uncirculated condition. They are now 33 years old and being sold for about the same price that they sold for 30 years ago! Your gain!
From Thailand we offer a commemorative coin which is 23 years old. The 20 Baht of 1995 was issued for the 50th anniversary of the Kings reign an interesting piece from this Far eastern country still in mourning following the death of its ruler!
Captain James Cook on his three voyages to the South Pacific, mapped all of New Zealand, much of the East Coast of Australia, found the Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. He was also the first European to begin formal contact with the Hawaii Islands. This was unfortunate, as when he returned there, there was a terrible fight and he was killed in 1779. This handsome silver plated diamond shaped coin from Tristan da Cunha honours this great explorer. You have Captain James Cook on one side with his sailing ship and a ships wheel behind him. The other side has H.M. the Queen. Each large sized diamond shaped crown comes in a unique heavy plastic capsule to protect the proof surface. A great man and a wonderful coin, what more could you ask for?
Here is a wonderful crown issued by TDC (Tristan da Cunha) for the Diamond Jubilee of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. They are full crownsized, plated in gold and have a full colour photo on the obverse. Our supplies are very limited.
This beautiful Crown was issued in 2011 for Queen Elizabeth II’s 85th birthday. You have the conjoined busts of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on the reverse and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. It is full crown-sized and has been gold plated before striking to make it even more beautiful. It says it all really with the inscription ‘Royal Birthday Commemoration’ ‘2011’ and ‘One Crown’. It is in Proof condition and comes in a protective capsule to protect the coin.
We are not going political; we just buy and sell numismatic items. So when we noticed that a number of different crownsized pieces were being struck with the portrait of the American President, Donald Trump, we thought that you might just be interested in them. The quality is good and the prices are right, so we went ahead and bought some of each of the four different types we have seen. The other thing that we have seen is prices from reasonable to outrageous for the same items. No political comments one way or the other, just a dealer buying and selling what might prove to be interesting items and maybe they will cause a discussion or two.
Citta del Vaticano, or Vatican City, issued its own coins up until 2002 when it adopted the Euro. These Aluminium 2 Lire coins (KM.50) were issued in the name of Pope Pius XII in 1958 and were the last of their type issued since he died in October 1958. The coins are low mintage with only 30,000 being struck. They have the crowned shield on the obverse and on the reverse the figure of Fortitude standing with a lion at his feet. Even better, they come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are now nearly 65 years old and rather difficult to find.
This is a coin that we have never seen, and as such may well be Rare. A silver proof crown to celebrate Prince William’s 21st birthday in 2003, nothing unusual there, but… the denomination is 4000 Kwacha, it was issued by Zambia and H.M. the Queen is on the obverse. Well to make it even stranger Prince William is riding a jet ski. It is from our famous hoard of unknown crowns, this one is certainly ‘unusual’ to say the least. Proof Sterling Silver and it comes in a capsule. William is most likely to be a future King, which makes this crown even more interesting.