So the Euros are over and England once again lost on penalties... Well, life goes on. But one thing is certain this was a team that made history in the tournament, and we hope, a team that will continue making history in the next UEFA tournaments. They are a group to be proud of, no doubt.
And we know a little bit about history ourselves since we sell numismatic items, many of which can certainly tell you something about the time period in which they were made.
We have a few important historical items on this new upload, scroll down to see them all.
In 1971 the US Mint decided to mint new silver dollars. It is said that this was done to placate the casinos in Las Vegas. We don’t know about placating anyone... We love Las Vegas, the original Disney Land for adults. This was the first United States silver dollar struck since 1935, it was struck in 400 fine Silver Proof and it honoured Dwight David Eisenhower or ‘Ike’ as he was known. Ike was not only the Commander in Chief during World War II but he was also President of the United States for two terms. We have for sale a beautiful silver proof examples of this ‘new’ Silver Dollar dated 1971, that of course was 50 years ago. Still reasonably priced and it has a most interesting history.
This famous giant carving of four Presidents on a mountain is in South Dakota. It took years to complete and pictures George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. It was started in 1927 by Gutzon Borglum and was not finished until 1941. The busts are 60 feet high and done on the side of a mountain. This Mount Rushmore United States Silver Dollar was issued in 1991 for the 50th anniversary of its completion. They are struck in Proof 900 fine Silver and only issued for that one year. Supplies are limited and they are Silver Proof, supplied in protective capsule.
While you might not have this Victorian silver coin in your pocket, you probably have its direct decimal equivalent. If you have in your pocket or handbag a 20p piece please get it out. Because the coin we are going to offer you is the same denomination but in Victorian spending money. The famous or infamous Double Florin or Four Sterling Silver Shillings, and in today’s money 20p. First issued for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 the Double Florin was last issued in 1890. Too many drunk barmaids gave change for a crown 5 shillings when they were only given a Double Florin 4 shillings. This helped to get them to stop making this short-lived denomination. Its nickname had quickly become ‘the barmaid’s ruin’, for all those barmaids who gave the wrong change and were ruined...
Firstly a Groat is 4 old pence (4d) or 1/60th of a Pound. These have the Young Head of Queen Victoria on them and many were also struck for use in our overseas Colonies, but they were still legal tender and used in this country. You have the youthful portrait of Queen Victoria on one side and a rather beautiful rendition of Britannia seated on the reverse. One of the most underappreciated Victorian coins. They were issued from 1838-1861 and we have them available in Very Good. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver and are at least 160 years old. Let’s face it many collectors don’t even know that a Groat was ever issued. Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try and give you. Please do not ask for specific dates as they will no doubt be the rare dates.
The first Victorian gold sovereign was only struck in 1838. This 1843 Sovereign has the youthful bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and a crowned shield on the reverse. They contain almost 8 grams of 22ct gold, are over 170 years old, and are in Fine condition. These early date Sovereigns are always difficult to find. Best of alll we are asking just the normal price that we sell any shield sovereign just, £475. We are NOT charging you anything extra for these early dates, a nice little bonus for you.
The first Victorian gold sovereign was only struck in 1838. This 1844 Sovereign has the youthful bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and a crowned shield on the reverse. They contain almost 8 grams of 22ct gold, are over 170 years old and are in Fine condition. These early date Sovereigns are always difficult to find. Best of all we are asking just the normal price that we sell any shield sovereign just, £475. We are NOT charging you anything extra for these early dates, a nice little bonus for you.