Over the years we have accumulated a number of items, and it has become harder and harder to keep track of all the items we have in stock. With spring starting, we have been looking in our safes and vaults and we have come up with some items we think you might be interested in. And of course, we also have some NEW items for you too! Enjoy browsing, but don't forget that stock availability is limited...
Issued to the brave men and women, who served in World War II from Belgium. It was issued at the end of World War II and is a rather handsome piece. You have the rampant lion of Belgium superimposed on a cross within a circle. The other side has a raised dagger or sword with the dates 1940 and 1945. It is a yellowy bronze metal and comes with a green, red, black, and yellow ribbon. We believe this is the first time that we have been able to offer this medallion, one that was given to the brave Belgium fighters who fought and won against great odds. We think you will like this simple but important medallion.
After finally taking delivery of the King Charles III Sovereign, we are now also able to offer, you the very first King Charles Half Sovereign. As with the Full Sovereign, these were issued to honour his late Mother Queen Elizabeth II. As many of you will know the Mint had a few problems getting the gold blanks to strike them and has just released the first wholesale quantities. Each Half Sovereign is struck in Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition. These are early strikes and just beautiful examples. Once again we have added just 15% to our wholesale cost to cover overheads. We understand just how important these first-ever King Charles III Gold coins are to our collectors both in the UK and overseas. Remember you are getting early strikes in superb condition. We will no doubt get more Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns later, but please remember that they won’t necessarily be early strikes. Get them now, remember that this is the first King Charles III Gold Half Sovereign EVER. We still have a very small number of First strike Sovereigns for those of you who missed out last time or were waiting to order both Sovereign and Half Sovereign together.
Titus Flavius Domitianus was born in Rome in A.D. 51 to the future emperor Vespasian. Side-lined for much of his youth, the sudden death of his older brother, Titus, in A.D. 81 made Domitian emperor. His tyrannical reputation is due to the historians writing about him being of the senatorial ruling class with whom he clashed politically; he executed at least 12 ex-consuls! But, when all the evidence is considered, including archaeology such as coins, it shows he was a ruthless but efficient ruler who provided the foundation of the peaceful second century. He was loved by the people and the army for improving their lives, for instance he improved the silver quality of the coinage, therefore public trust in money. We have a small group of Domitian’s silver Denarius grading Very Fine that show his bust on the obverse and his patron deity, Minerva, standing on the reverse. She was the Roman version of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, justice, law, victory, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategic warfare. Fill this gap in your collection and decide for yourself, Tyrant or Terribly Misunderstood?
In 1953 the Royal Mint issued a whole series of coins for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The one coin they didn’t issue was the Double Florin, so INA did. They made an almost crownsized piece in Choice Proof Sterling Silver. These have been placed aside for the past 25 years and we are offering them for the first time. Show these to your friends and they won’t believe they exist. Well from the Royal Mint they don’t but as a Patina retro-pattern they do exist. Remember that later in Elizabeth the 2nd reign they did issue a Double Florin, it was much smaller and they called it a 20 Pence piece. Own a full-sized Double Florin struck in Proof Sterling Silver for just £69.50. Supplies are limited.