A fabulous Crown Cover of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II. This colourful item contains 2 commemorative postage stamps from the Ascension Islands and a Full crownsized 50 Cents coin from the Cook Islands with the Queen’s portrait on it. The cover has a full-colour photo on it and supplies are very limited.
In 1990 the Royal Mint reduced the size of the Five Pence piece, to the size we use today. The 1990 Proof Set is rather Special, as it contains both sizes of the Five Pence, both large and small. The large sized Five Pence was not struck for circulation. In fact this Proof Set contains three coins that were not issued for circulation, the large sized 5p, the 10p and the 50p. So this is a very important set and one that many collectors are missing. You get the £1, 50p (not issued for circulation), 20p, 10p (not issued for circulation), Large sized 5p (not issued for circulation), small sized 5p, 2p and 1p. Offered here is the 1990 Proof Set in the normal blue case.
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.