In the short reign of King Edward VII 1901-1910 the most difficult coin to find in collectable condition is the Florin. As most collectors know the Florin, in general, is the most difficult coin to find. After all the first Florin was only issued in 1849. The trouble with the King Edward VII florins is that the date is in too high a relief. It is on the highest part of the coin, so it is also the first thing to wear off. You would be surprised at how many florins we get offered with the date worn off. Without the date, they are just not good enough for our collectors. We bought a very nice group from a dealer who had been hoarding these Edward VII Florins for years. All his coins had a readable date, so I quickly scooped them up. Add a dated and readable Edward VII Florin to your collection!
In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee 1952-1977. The Royal Mint issued the coins in Brilliant Uncirculated for circulation, but these coins are not easy to find. An old time dealer came in the other day and sold us 100 sets of these coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. There is no case for these coins because they are the real coins struck to be used. There are also four coins which are no longer made, the 1/2 Pence coin and the large sized 50 Pence, 10 Pence and 5 Pence pieces. Please remember that we have just 100 sets of these Silver Jubilee coins in stock and once they are gone, who knows where we will find any more. All coins were made to be used and all coins are unused Brilliant Uncirculated condition. You get the 1/2p, 1p, 2p, 5p (large), 10p (large), 50p (Large) and the commemorative Crown as well.
In 2000 to celebrate the Millennium, the Royal Mint issued the regular coins in your pocket in Proof Sterling Silver. Someone broke up some of these sets and we bought what was left. Because collectors are always looking for a Silver example of the coins they collect. You get the 1p, 2p, 5p 10p and 20p of 2000 all struck in Proof Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule as issued in the set. We would usually charge much more if I sold them as individual coins, but let’s make it a Special Price to make everyone happy. You get all five (5) Sterling Silver Proofs for just £98.50 which is less than £20 a coin. Look what the Royal Mint is charging for similar single coins today. Supplies are limited
We have put together a unique collection of the old pre-decimal coins. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the old £SD or pre-decimal coins were replaced by the coins that we use today. We have compiled a set of Uncirculated coins containing the Crown, Half Crown, Florin, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence, Brass Threepence, Penny and Halfpenny, all the coins that were circulating before the decimal coins.
This 1920 set of King George V Silver coins is Very Important. Firstly because the set is now over 100 years old and secondly because it is the first year that our coins were not struck in Sterling Silver but in 500 fine silver. The Government decided to reduce the silver content of our coins from 925 or Sterling Silver to 500 fine silver and that was that. This was the first time in living memory that our coins were not struck in Sterling Silver. This is a very important and significant set of coins. You get the King George V Silver Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence, and Threepence, all the silver coins that were struck that year. Remember that these were the first coins struck in 500 fine silver and the last was in 1946 under King George VI. All coins are circulated but even though they are now over 100 years old, the coins have been carefully selected. There is no special packaging, as we believe our collectors want coins and not having to pay for fancy packaging. That way we can keep the price down for you! We have been putting these sets together for the past two years in anticipation of this important year. Supplies are limited and you may see one or two of the coins being offered elsewhere, but not at our price and not the complete collection!
We have put together some sets of coins that were struck and used during World War I. That means they were struck between 1914-1918 and that the silver coins are struck in Sterling Silver. Each set contains a Sterling Silver Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence of King George V plus a bronze Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing.
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.
In 1951 the Royal Mint issued a Proof Set to honour the Festival of Britain, held on the Southbank, in London. This set was the last George VI set ever to be issued as he died the next year. This set contains the Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence, Threepence, Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. The Penny and Brass Threepence are the key coins in the set.
In the reign of King George VI many different and important events happened. Without doubt, the most important event was World War II. For the first time, it really was a World War with fighting in Europe, in the Far East, in Africa, and in South America. At that time our coinage was still being struck in Silver, mainly because cupronickel was much more important to the war effort than Silver. We have put together complete date sets of the World War II Silver Sixpences as issued in this country. You get nice circulated examples of the King George VI Sixpence of 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945. Remember that the Silver Sixpence ceased to exist after 1946. You get the complete collection for just £45.50.