The weather must've really gotten to some of us here at Coincraft, because some of the items in this new upload are deals almost too hot to handle in a single upload! Grab a seat and scroll down to see for yourself, but just remember that stock availability is limited and these temperatures will soon pass...
This most unusual set of medallions says it all ‘Never Forget’, never forget what happened on 9-11 in the United States. When terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre in New York City but also the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The planchet, or piece of metal the medallion is struck on, is not round but rather in the shape of the Pentagon. That is what makes this collection so impressive. Each has a full-colour photograph on the obverse. They are gold plated with the reverses showing the World Trade Centre and ‘We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail’ G.W. Bush. They are a fantastic set, yes they cost just a little bit more than the normal sets but we assume this shape costs more to make. The small extra cost will immediately be worthwhile when you see this stunning 9-11 ‘Never Forget’ Collection. It comes in a Worth Collection presentation case.
In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee 1952-1977. The Royal Mint, as they did with her Grandfather, George V, issued a special silver commemorative crown or five shilling piece. It shows the Queen on horseback and was very popular with the public at the time. We believe that this was the height of public celebrations. The 1977 Silver Jubilee Crown in Proof Sterling Silver is one of the most popular of her reign and the best value of her entire series. Today the Mint seems to be issuing a crownsized coin almost every day. The Royal Mint price today for a crownsized silver coin in Proof is £82.50. We can offer you Proof Sterling Silver examples of the 1977 Silver Jubilee Crown for just £49.50 or add the official Royal Mint case for just £5 extra. Remember these silver proof crowns are now over 40 years old and are crown coins, not the £5 pieces issued today. We think these silver proof crowns are good value and we repeat, they are real crown coins and not some fantasy £5 piece that has never actually been used.
In 2019 The Royal Mint allowed British Gold Sovereigns to be struck in India, with an ‘I’ mint mark. The last Monarch to allow this was King George V in 1918. The Mint has packaged them with a certificate calling them Bullion but they are certainly Specimens that look much like proofs. They are housed in nice official display cases. The coin is sealed in a card which is also its guarantee from the Royal Mint that it is genuine and of the same standard as a British Sovereign. It is the first time that we have seen them in the Royal Mint package, the coins were made in India. You have a current gold coin with the Queen’s portrait with the Indian mint mark. We have never seen them like this before. We bought all that the dealer had for sale, it was a good price, so you have a good price, that way everyone is happy.
Charles II ruled from 1660-1685. This 2001 silver proof 50 Pence from the Falkland Islands has a replica of his Gold Guinea on it. Guinea is gold plated so that it can stand out. The mintage was very low and our collectors on the Falklands had never even seen one. But they not only issued it in Proof Sterling Silver but in Piedfort or double the normal thickness in Proof Sterling Silver. We bought them from the man who had them struck and all he could say was that the mintage was very low. Today a silver piedfort from the Royal Mint costs £155, these are much lower mintage and much lower price. Supplies are very limited!