In the reign of King George IV, he only issued crowns for circulation for two years 1821 and 1822. These are difficult to get as it was such a short mintage. We have a small supply of this Sterling Silver Crown and we have them in Fine condition. Dates are of our choice, but if you order more than one coin, we will try and give you one of each date. A short series and not an easy one to find.
Iknow it sounds strange, what with the Royal Mint issuing commemorative coins almost daily, but the first commemorative coin for this country was the 1935 Crown. It was issued to honour the Silver Jubilee of King George V 1910-1935. There were no other commemorative coins for this country before the 1935 Crown, although we still don’t know about the Gothic Crown. It has a rather unusual rendition of St. George slaying the dragon and we were the first people to say it looked like a rocking horse. From then it rapidly became known as ‘The Rocking Horse Crown’. You must remember that this country was in depression as was the rest of the world, so a Crown or Five Shilling piece was a lot of money at the time. We have some nice Extremely Fine examples of this first-ever British commemorative Crown to offer you. Extremely Fine is a very high grade and considering the coin is now 83 years old, we think it is a winner.
We recently purchased a small group of the 1935 George V Silver Jubilee Crowns. This was the first-ever commemorative crown issued and it was for the King’s 25th anniversary or Silver Jubilee on the throne. You have the bust of the King on one side and a most unusual rendition of St. George slaying the dragon on the other side. In fact, our owner was the first person to call it ‘The Rocking Horse Crown’ as that was what it looked like. This crown was only struck in 1935 for King George V’s Diamond Jubilee. Although there was the Great Depression on, the public loved this Crown and the Royal Mint had to strike more of them than anticipated. Now over 80 years later it is still highly collected, but it is one of the best value Crowns around. We can offer you this 1935 Silver Jubilee Crown struck in Silver and in Uncirculated condition.
In 1935 the Royal Mint issued its first ever-commemorative Crown. It was for the 25th Anniversary, the Jubilee, of King George V. He had reigned from 1910 until 1935 and the Mint wanted to honour him and his Jubilee. On the reverse is a very stylised St. George slaying the dragon. Years ago, when Richard first saw this coin he said: ‘it looks like a rocking horse’. The numismatic trade picked that up and from that day until now, it is known as the Rocking Horse Crown. It was only issued for one year and was struck in .500 fine Silver. It is an important coin, as the King died the very next year. We have just purchased a nice little group of these coins in high grade and offer them to you now. The group was rather small, so if you want one, I suggest that you get in quickly. They are available in Uncirculated condition.
In 1935 King George V celebrated his Silver Jubilee 1910-1935. The Royal Mint for the first time issued a commemorative Crown to honour the event. Despite being the height of The Depression, they issued them in Gold and Silver Proofs, which quickly sold out. So they issued more of them in Silver Specimen condition. They look Prooflike rather than Proof but are the best condition that most collectors can get. Remember this is the first commemorative crown from this country and even the Prooflike Crowns quickly sold out. We bought a small group from a dealer who has been hoarding them, but supplies are very limited.
In 1951 for the Festival of Britain the Royal Mint issued a crown under King George VI for the Festival of Britain. It was only the second Crown issued for that Monarch and the only one in cupro-nickel.
In 1951 World War II was over and finally the UK was coming out of rationing and the shortages that we had all to suffer during this long dark period. To celebrate this change, the Government held a vast exhibition and festival which became known as the Festival of Britain and it was held on the South Bank in London. The Royal Mint issued a special crown, the first since the Coronation of King George VI in 1937. This time the crown was struck in cupro-nickel, the first ever crown struck in cupro-nickel. They also issued two stamps for the Festival of Britain. Remember that King George VI only ever had two crowns. Here we present the crown in Uncirculated condition sold alongside the stamps for the Festival of Britain.
In 1949 it was proposed that King George VI would visit New Zealand, but it never happened! This was a bit of a problem as the New Zealand Government had gone to the trouble of issuing a Silver Crown! This is the ONLY New Zealand Crown for King George VI. It has the bare head of the King on one side and a Silver Fern on the other. Struck in 500 fine Silver in 1949, it has a mintage of only 200,000 pieces. We can offer the ONLY George VI Silver Crown of New Zealand in Good Extremely Fine condition. It is a very difficult crown to get and this one piece represents a complete type denomination of this Monarch for this country.
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.
This Sterling Silver Crown of Queen Victoria still had the Jubilee Head of Victoria on it. It was also the largest silver coin issued at the time. Robert Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury was our Prime Minister. Birmingham had been granted status as a city and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was founded. Preston North End won the FA Cup and Charlie Chaplin was born. This Crown or 5 Shilling piece was a considerable amount of money at the time, it was Sterling Silver and our largest non gold coin. Victoria is on one side with her hair done up in a bun for the Jubilee and the reverse had St. George slaying the dragon. 1889 is not the easiest date to find of the series and all the coins on offer are in Very Good/Fine condition. Which considering they are now 128 years old is quite fantastic.
We recently bought a nice group of Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Crowns issued 1887-1892. They have the Jubilee Head of the Queen on one side and St. George slaying the dragon on the other side. They are the largest silver coin struck for Queen Victoria and are struck in Sterling Silver. These coins are in Fine condition; they were carefully selected, so there are no defects, no scratches no edge knocks. Nicely well-graded coins for your collection. We have been looking around and we're amazed at just how much certain companies are charging for these coins. At Coincraft if we make a good buy, you make a good buy. Remember that all of these coins have been specially selected and they are Sterling Silver.
As most collectors know, Queen Victoria kept her youthful portrait on coinage from 1837 until 1887. It was only later in 1887, when she was celebrating her Golden Jubilee, that she allowed the portrait to be changed. This new portrait became known as the Jubilee Head portrait. We have Fine examples of the largest Silver coin issued at the time, the Crown or Five Shilling piece. Normally they come in Very Good condition, our examples are in Fine quality, which will please most collectors. Dates will be of our choice, but this Jubilee Head Crown was only issued from 1887-1892. They are struck in Sterling Silver and are above average for the coin. Our supplies are limited.
In the long reign of Queen Victoria, the second longest reign of any British Monarch, the last two types of crowns issued were the Jubilee Head Crown (1887-1892) and the Old Head Crown (1893-1900). Here we present the Jubilee Head Crown in Sterling Silver. The Crown is the largest and most valuable silver coin struck in her reign. The Jubilee Head Crown was only struck from 1887-1892. In those days a Crown was a lot of money, not many of us would have been able to own a crown. The Crowns are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Good condition and at least 120 years old!
In the long reign of Queen Victoria, there were four main types of Sterling Silver Crowns issued. The Young Head, Gothic, Jubilee Head and Old Head Crowns. Here we present the Old Head 1893-1900. Each crown is a full 38mm and struck in Sterling Silver. Dates will be of our choice, but the more of a type that you order, the more different dates we will try and give you. They can certainly be called antiques, the only thing that is not antique is the price you pay. Remember they were struck in Sterling Silver and have the portrait of Queen Victoria on them. Each crown is in Very Good or better condition and original and genuine as is everything we sell.
In the long reign of Queen Victoria there were three main designs used, we have selected the last two, the Jubilee Head and the Old or Widow Head coinage to offer you. Here we are offering the Old or Widow Head Crown in Fine. We have at least two grades: average circulated and a higher grade. Dates will be of our choice depending what we have in stock when the order comes in. But as always fair grading and priced to make them attractive.
There are three main types of Queen Victoria Sterling Silver Crowns, Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head. It is the last type of Queen Victoria Silver Crown dated 1895 that we are now offering you. Old head crowns are much more difficult to find than the Jubilee Head type. The Old Head design was used from 1893-1900, after which time Queen Victoria died and her son Edward VII took over. These Crowns are 38mm in diameter, struck in Sterling Silver (925 fine) and are in Very Good or better condition. We always send you the best example that we have in stock, when your order arrives. So the earlier you order the better your chances of getting a slightly better example.
The last coinage of Queen Victoria is called either the Old Head Coinage or the Widow’s Head Coinage. The largest denomination struck in Sterling Silver is the Crown or Five Shilling piece. You have the bust of Queen Victoria on one side and St. George and the dragon on the other side. These Victorian Crowns are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Good – Fine condition. We will give you the best example of that date that we have in stock when your order is received. Here we present the 1897 Silver Crown.
There is nothing special about 1896, except perhaps it was the year before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. It was the largest silver coin issued at the time, the Crown or 5 Shilling Piece. You have the Old Head of Queen Victoria on the obverse and St. George and the Dragon on the reverse. These large (38mm) coins were struck in Sterling Silver, which means 925 parts of pure silver per 1000 parts. The coins on offer are in Very Good or better condition and are some of the last coins ever struck for this long-serving Monarch. They are now 121 years old and classified as an antique.
In 1891 this country survived what is known as ‘The Great Blizzard of 1891’. More than 14 ships were sunk and on land more than 220 died. Queen Victoria was on the throne and it was just 4 years after her Golden Jubilee. The largest silver coin issued at the time was the Crown or Five Shilling piece. It had the Jubilee Head bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and St. George slaying the dragon on the reverse. These 38mm Crowns were struck in Sterling Silver. We can offer the 1891 Queen Victoria Blizzard Crowns in Very Good – Fine condition. Collectors will know that this is not all that easy a date to get. So jump in while our supplies last and get yourself an 1891 Queen Victoria Silver Crown.