After presenting you with something different in the last stock upload, we are now presenting you with some classic Coincraft items, that we think you would be interested in. Because while we think it’s always good to show you different things, we try our best to present our customers with the right items for your collection. So here are a few items that are likely to sold out soon!!!
Richard is proud to be a dual British and American national, but, there is one day each year when he feels confused. And that day is the 4th of July. For Americans, it is a day to celebrate their independence from the British. For the British, it is the day they lost the American Colony. When The Worth Collection offered us a set of five medallions to celebrate the 4th of July Richard did not know what to do. Then he saw the collection and his mind was made up. It is a fantastic set and well worth having. You get five crown sized medals with full-colour paintings of battles being waged. You have the British red coats, the Americans with their flags flowing and it was after all almost 250 years ago. They are in Proof condition with reverse reading United States of America Independence Day 4th July. Just to show that we are fair to both sides, instead of the usual price of £22.50 we are going to offer them at just £19.50. And that's because Richard cannot make up his mind. He wants both sides to win!
Armenia has only been striking coins for general usage since 2003. We are proud to be able to offer this scarce 6-coin Mint Set with all the coins issued in 2003, except the 10 Dram, which was not minted until 2004. You get the 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 Dram coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The catalogue price is $18.50 in Uncirculated condition and this set is in Brilliant Uncirculated. A very difficult set to find and get out of the country. The first time that we have had it to offer. We were only allowed to buy 100 sets, so if you want/need this set, please get in quickly.
Ariobarzanes I (grandfather of Ariobarzanes III) was technically the King of Cappadocia from 95 B.C. to 63/62 B.C. After the previous royal line died out he was chosen by the people and appointed by the Roman area governor, the famous Sulla, earning the nickname Philorhomaios (friend of the Romans). Over the next 30 years Mithradates VI Eupator of Pontos removed Ariobarzanes three times, but each time the Romans would put him back on the throne. Finally, Mithradates was defeated once and for all by Pompey the Great who gave some extra territory to Ariobarzanes. After expanding his territory and meeting all the big names of the time we suspect he had had enough and abdicated for his son, Ariobarzanes II! We offer a Silver Drachm from Cappadocia of Ariobarzanes I. They show his head on the obverse with Athena holding Nike on the reverse. They grade Very Fine and we bought this small group very well so we are going to pass the savings on this Greek silver to you!