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In 1816 the government made all of the older coins no longer legal tender. They then issued a whole series of new coins, which were of course legal tender. This is the first type of Crown or Five Shillings to be issued for King George III. They are struck in Sterling Silver and were issued only from 1818-1820. This coin is now proving very hard to get and it has been some time since we last had enough to offer them. Dates of our choice and this coin is available in different grades. A very important coin as it was the first of the ‘new’ coinage to be struck.
These are some of the finest King George V Patina Retro-Patterns that were ever made. You have the bare head of the King on one side and St. George slaying the dragon on the other side. They are full crownsized and exceptionally highly struck, today no mint could issue such high relief coins, they would take 2-3 blows to strike them and that is just not economical. You get one in Sterling Silver, one in goldine and one in copper all in Proof condition. One important point about this set is that the date is not in Arabic numerals but they harked back to Victorian times and put the date in Roman numerals (MDCDXI). The mintage of this set was just 750 sets and one can be yours for only £89.50. Which we think is reasonable.
In 2002 the British Post Offi ce issued a Special Souvenir Sheet for the Golden Jubilee of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II. On it was a photo of a brass threepence. This souvenir sheet catalogues £15.00 in used condition. But the ones we have on off er are on a large cover and cancelled on the First Day of Issue (FDC). There is a hole where the brass threepence goes and on the cover we saw the coin was literally cellotaped on to the cover. We just could not force ourselves to ruin the cover and the coin. So we are giving you the FDC cover with the Souvenir Sheet that catalogues £15.00 plus a 1967 Brass Threepence in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. What you do with the two items, is up to you. Our price for the First Day Cover and Brilliant Uncirculated Brass Threepence is just £7.95 which is about half the catalogue value of used stamps on their own. At Coincraft when we make a good buy, our collectors make a good buy.
Fabulous Crown Covers with the stamp and the crown coming from The Isle Of Man, issued for the Queen’s 85th birthday and Prince Philip’s 90th birthday. Exotic stamps and exotic crowns, many of which we have never seen before. Supplies are limited, so act quickly.