Welcome to 2023! We hope this year brings you numismatic items missing from your collection. In this New Year, we can promise you that we will continue doing our part and bring you interesting items all-year round.
The 1962 Halfcrown has always been one of the most difficult to buy in uncirculated condition. After all the last halfcrown issued for use was only dated 1967. It is the largest denomination issued by Queen Elizabeth II for daily usage– Two Shillings and Sixpence. These 1962 Halfcrowns are in Uncirculated and difficult to find, if 1962 is special to you, then it would make a great gift.
In 1968 when the first decimal coins were issued they carried the denomination, ‘New Pence’ to differentiate them from the pre-decimal Pence or Penny coins. In 1982 the Mint felt that we had enough time to differentiate between the two Pence so they changed the denomination to Pence from New Pence. On most of the coins that was fine but there was one problem in the making. The Mint had decided that the lowly Half Pence was too low and value and would shortly stop making them. In fact in 1983 they did stop making them and in 1984 they only made the coins in the Mint and Proof Sets. So the 1982 Half Pence is the last coin that was actually struck for circulation. The Half Pence coin was only struck for three years and two of those coins are difficult to get and can be expensive. We bought an original bag of the 1982 Half Pence coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, it is scarcer than most people realise and priced rather reasonably. Get them while you can…
In 1960 the Royal Mint issued their shilling coins with both an English and a Scottish reverse. Because of the lower population of Scotland, they produced far fewer Scottish shillings than English shillings. The coins on offer are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are now 61 years old. Here we offer the 1960 English Shilling Unc. The Royal Mint struck its last shillings for circulation in 1960. Not easy coins to find these days.
In 1960 the Royal Mint issued their shilling coins with both an English and a Scottish reverse. Because of the lower population of Scotland, they produced far fewer Scottish shillings than English shillings. The coins on offer are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are now 61 years old. Here we offer the 1960 Scottish Shilling Unc. The Royal Mint struck its last shillings for circulation in 1960. Not easy coins to find these days.
King George II ruled from 1727 until 1760. During that time they issued two different busts of the King. They are known as the Young Head and the Old Head, but don’t tell the King that. The smallest denomination issued for this Monarch was the Farthing, 4 farthings to the penny and 240 pennies to the Pound. These Old Head coins are almost 300 years old and are in Fine condition, being the smallest denomination they saw considerable circulation and usage. Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try and give you.
In 1799 for the first time the Halfpenny coins were struck on a steam driven press. The invention of James Watt and Mathew Boulton. The coins were thicker than the previous coins, had a high rim and a beaded edge. You have the bust of King George III on one side and a seated figure of Britannia on the other side. The coins are struck in copper rather than the later ones which used bronze. It was a relatively common coin because it was the second lowest denomination made. But over the years the supplies have dried up. From a Midlands dealer we were able to buy a nice parcel. They are used but in Very Good. Remember they are the first Halfpennies struck on a steam press and this design was used for only one year 1799.