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.
On the 24th of October 1965, Zambia celebrated its first year of independence. The Royal Mint issued a special commemorative crown of Five Shillings for them. On one side you have President Kaunda and on the other the arms of Zambia. This crown is now 55 years old, struck in Proof cupro-nickel by the Royal Mint and is quite scarce. After all, coins in Africa usually turn up well and truly circulated, as they actually use their own coins. It has been quite some time since we were last able to offer this scarce crown of Zambia and don’t forget it is in Proof condition