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.
The last Florin issued for circulation was in 1967, the first year of issue was only 1849, so it is a short lived denomination. Also as a denomination the Florin has always been the most difficult one to get. I have some nice Uncirculated Queen Elizabeth II 1966 Florins. This the penultimate year of the whole denomination. Not easy to get, yet it is not an expensive coin.
The Royal Mint issued a One Penny piece in 2019 struck in Sterling Silver. It was for the birth if the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s First Child and comes in a special presentation package. This is something the Mint is unlikely to continue with. A Proof Sterling Silver Penny of 2019 in package. We have just 35 of them, so please get in quickly
Because Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, no British coins were struck for circulation. On the other hand, a number of Edward VIII coins were struck for overseas colonies and dependents. The most difficult one to get is the Fiji Penny. It has been some years since we were last able to offer this coin to our collectors. Ian went on a buying trip to New Zealand last year and was able to find a small quantity of this difficult coin. Each coin has a hole in the middle, I guess that was so the locals could carry them on a string. In Uncirculated condition.
During the short reign of King George IV this Sterling Silver Crown or Five Shilling piece was only struck for two years 1821 and 1822. You have the portrait of King George IV on the obverse with St. George and the dragon on the reverse. There was another design crown issued in 1826 but that is very rare. This is a rather handsome and, we believe, underappreciated coin and one that over the past few years has been harder and harder to get. In fact, the few coins that we can offer you have taken us two years to put together. The coins on offer are in Fine condition. They are struck in Sterling Silver and were only struck for two years.
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.
Sierra Leone was a British colony from 1808 until 1961. In 2002 when H.M. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Golden Jubilee they issued a handsome Crown or $1.00 to honour the event. It is housed in a large cover (25x18cms). The crown shows the Queen seated with Prince Philip standing at her side and on the reverse has a large crest with a shield between two lions and palm trees either side. The cover has a full colour photograph of the Queen wearing a tiara and insignia. There are also two $2 stamps issued by Grenada featuring scenes from the Queen’s life. This crown is struck in Cupro-Nickel and is quite scarce (KM# 285).
This Pattern Aluminium Piedfort Crown was made for the Olympics held in Atlanta, United States in 1996. It depicts a rider on horseback, Equestrian, it is Rare and very low mintage, the mintage was just 125 pieces in each metal. They were struck by the Romanian Mint in Proof condition and are now becoming very difficult to find. They are Olympics, they are 24 years old, they are very low mintage and best of all they are currently very reasonable. These are the last ones we have and supplies are very low...
This is a big and very difficult set to obtain, almost impossible to put together today. Eight coins some of them quite big and chunky. 5, 10, 20 & 50 Senti plus the 1, 5, 10 & 20 Shilingi. Wild animals and native symbols 1982-1993 all Brilliant Uncirculated.
Victoria came to the throne a very young woman, she was only 18 when she became Queen. Her first coins carried a very youthful portrait of Queen Victoria a portrait carried on for the next 50 years. The Shilling was struck in Sterling Silver and because they were used every day, they come well-circulated. We offer them here in Fair conditio; remember that the newest coin is now 130 years old. Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try and give you.
In the past we have offered these two British World War II War Medals. But as they usually come from overseas the quality was alright but not all that great. We were recently offered from one of our contacts in Scotland a group of these War Medals in Brilliant brand new condition. We couldn’t believe it when wesaw them, they were brand new condition and as bright as the day they were struck. Here we present ‘The War Medal’ with the crowned bust of King George VI and the red, white and blue ribbon. We believe that they were bought directly from the Ministry of Defence and that is why they are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Obviously made for the War and just put away and forgotten. These are fantastic; the quality is the best that I have seen. You can have these Brilliant Uncirculated medals. We have never seen them so good and I might never see them this quality again. Simply Fantastic!
Zaire, officially the Republic of Zaire, was the name of a sovereign state between 1971 and 1997 in Central Africa that is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1997 they issued this bronze medal for Sporting Merit. It comes with the original ribbon in red, green and gold, the national colours of Zaire. The obverse features a male athlete holding a palm branch with the Arms of the country to his right and a diving board to the left. The reverse is inscribed MERITE SPORTIF and is surrounded by 12 small stars and the words REPUBLIQUE DU ZAIRE.