Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue... you know how the rest of the rhyme goes, don't you?
On this new stock upload, we really do have something old and something new (new by our standards), but nothing is borrowed and only two items are blue. We do however have Sixpences, but you don't have to give them to a bride if you don't want to.
If you're looking for a bargain, this is piece is certainly one. The Royal Mint has charged between £82.00-£88.00 for silver proof £5 pieces. You can have this 1996 Elizabeth II 70th Birthday £5 Silver Proof while stocks last for just £69.50. Get it while you can! It is certainly a bargain at our price.
In 2003 the Royal Mint honoured the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette Movement 1903-2003 with a special commemorative Fifty Pence Piece. The Fifty Pence is our most popular and most collected denomination. You have a Suffragette chained to a fence with a poster that reads ‘Give Women the Vote’. Despite a very popular denomination, the mintages are very low for this issue. They only made 6,267 in Sterling Silver Proof and 6,795 in Piedfort Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule that allows you to see both sides without having to handle the coins. One issue of the 50p coins that is overlooked by collectors and cataloguers.
The issuing of Maundy coins goes back to the reign of Charles II, but, at the time, the coins were used as everyday money. It was not till later in the reign of King George III that actual sets of Maundy coins were issued. A Maundy set consists of four silver coins of 1d, 2d, 3d, and 4d all of the same date. They are usually given out by the Monarch on Maundy Thursday. Here we offer the 2006 Queen Elizabeth II Maundy Set. Normally we charge £245 for a Queen Elizabeth II Maundy Set, these are Choice Proof sets and, as a Special, either date can be yours for only £220 which saves you £25.
The George Cross or ‘GC’ as it is affectionately known is the highest award that a civilian can get. It is also sometimes awarded to military personnel for an act for which military honours would not normally come into play. This is a handsome replica, as only 157 real ones have been issued since its inception in 1941. You have St. George and the dragon in the middle of a cross with ‘For Gallantry’ round the centre. King George VI’s cipher is in the angles. There is a bar that has ornamented laurels and the ribbon is a dark blue. These replicas are stamped ‘Copy’ on the reverse so no one could confuse them with originals. An original will sell for between £8,000 and £12,000. So even if you could find one, you might not be able to afford it… This handsome replica is large and heavy, just like the original but priced so that most collectors can afford it.
In the reign of King George III, what is now Sierra Leone was under British control. INA made some fantastic low mintage Patina Retro-Patterns to show what their coinage might have looked like, had they been issued. The bust of King George III is the same bust as used on the famous Bank of England Dollar. They are beautiful pieces, here we present them in Bronzed Copper Uncirculated. The reverse has a lion with a pair of hands shaking above and are retro-dated 1808. You will love it.
In the reign of King George III, what is now Sierra Leone was under British control. INA made some fantastic low mintage Patina Retro-Patterns to show what their coinage might have looked like, had they been issued. The bust of King George III is the same bust as used on the famous Bank of England Dollar. They are beautiful pieces, here we present them in Copper Uncirculated. The reverse has a lion with a pair of hands shaking above and are retro-dated 1808. You will love it.