These Argentina 2 Centavos were issued from 1882-1896. They are about the size of the old British Penny. They are being sold by type and not by date. The coins are about 150 years old and in Fine or better condition. Not a coin you see every day and to be honest our history with Argentina is not great. It even seems that they are going for the Falkland Islands again. Inflation was 99% in Argentina last year. It seems when things go bad they think of trying to invade somewhere.
In 1984 the Royal Mint issued its second Pound coin for collectors. It was the start of a four-coin series to honour, the different parts of the United Kingdom. In this case, the 1984 issue had a thistle for Scotland on it. They quickly sold out and the prices increased to somewhat ridiculous heights. Luckily the overseas buyers have stopped buying and the price of the 1984 Pound has come down to a level that makes it interesting again for collectors.
In 1981 the Royal Mint issued a special Proof Set for the wedding of Charles & Diana. All of the coins were issued in capsules and the set also contained a gold coin, which we are not offering for sale. You get nice proof examples of Halfpence, Penny, Two Pence, 5 Pence, 10 Pence, and 50 Pence. Each coin is in a capsule as issued and we think this is a much underrated Proof Set issued by the Royal Mint. We have just 10 sets in stock at a special price.
In 2006, the Royal Mint issued a 50 Pence coin to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Institution of the Victoria Cross. The coin depicts a soldier carrying a wounded comrade with an outline of the Victoria Cross behind and a sunburst effect. We are offering the silver-proof version of this coin which really emphasises this emotive design. To make this offer even better, we are pairing it up with a high-quality replica of the Victoria Cross. Stock availability is limited. Place your order NOW to avoid disappointment.
In 1915 the battle of Gallipoli started, the foundation of British Woman’s Institute, ANZAC tradition begins, German U-boat sinks the Lusitania, Pluto is photographed for the first time, 1st prototype tank is tested by British Army and Italy joins the Allies and declares war on Austrian Hungarian Empire. It was a very busy year, King George V had been on the throne for only four years and our coinage was still being struck in Sterling Silver. The largest Silver coin struck in this country was the Halfcrown or Two Shillings and Sixpence, the current decimal equivalent of 12.5 Pence. We have a nice group of Very Fine 1915 King George V Sterling Silver Halfcrowns in stock, which we can now offer you. Remember that Very Fine is much nicer than they usually come. The last time we had some of these Sterling Silver Halfcrowns in Very Fine they quickly sold out.
Even before the outbreak of World War One, Germany’s leaders had made plans to modify the country’s monetary system to meet the needs of a wartime economy. By 1915 production of copper coins had stopped and those made of copper-nickel were replaced with zinc or iron as other metals were diverted to the war effort. One such coin is this 10 Pfennig from 1921. They were first issued in 1917 and were still in use until 1922 long after the end of the war. Despite being over 100 years old, we can offer this historical coin in very fine condition.