In 2010 Canada decided not to issue any more cents, just as Australia and New Zealand had done. We found that we had some Brilliant Uncirculated rolls of the 2010 Canadian cent in stock and thought you might be interested, Canada first issued a Cent coin in 1858 under Queen Victoria and the last coins were struck in 2010 under Queen Elizabeth II. You get a roll of 50 Brilliant Uncirculated 2010 Canadian Cents for just £9.95. Considering shipping costs and VAT and the fact that they are no longer being made, I think that is quite reasonable. It is only about 20p a coin, we only have 50 rolls available. Only for Sale in the UK due to postal costs.
This beautiful little bronze coin was struck in Chile in South America some 70 years ago, in 1951. It has the symbol of Latin American’s freedom, Bernardo O’Higgins on it. It was only issued between 1942 and 1953, so this 1951 is one of the last ones ever made. The current catalogue price for an Uncirculated example is $7.50 (£5.50) so we think our price of just £3.50 is most reasonable. They are in Uncirculated condition that has toned down to a beautiful colour over the years.
Our recent offering of the Roman Starter Collection was so well received we thought we would help our collectors add to it by offering coins of the famous Constantinian Dynasty. This important dynasty, named for its founder, stewarded the pagan-dominated empire from a Tetrarchy of four military men to a heavily Christianised one under one family. But this was by no means a smooth transition! Constantine I is the only Roman emperor called ‘the Great’. Born around A.D. 272 at Naissus (in modern Serbia) his father was Constantius I, one of the soldier emperors in the Tetrarchic system. On campaign in Britain the sick Constantius I died at York in A.D. 306 so the army proclaimed Constantine emperor. From A.D. 307 Constantine styled himself as ‘Augustus’ and slowly but surely became the sole ruler of the empire. Notably, at the Milvian Bridge in A.D. 312, he defeated Maxentius with a Christian symbol on his soldier’s shields, apparently given by God in a dream. As he aged Constantine left the old gods behind, becoming Christian, and this support shaped our modern world as Christianity in the medieval era was the common cause that united the West. He was baptised just before his death in A.D. 337 at roughly 65. Importantly for Britain, he struck the gold Solidus at 72 to the Roman pound, called a Libra. Librae, solidi, and the defunct denarii became pounds, shillings, and pence (£.s.d.). The coin presented here was made after A.D. 320 when Constantine moved away from pagan imagery. It shows a wreath and grades Very Fine. You can now add one of the most important Roman emperors to your collection! And if you already have a coin of him you might not have this type…
An original Cromwell Halfcrown in Uncirculated condition will cost you about £6,000. This is a beautiful Proof replica in cupronickel in a presentation capsule. You have the bust of Oliver Cromwell, the ‘Protector’ with a laurel wreath and wearing a Roman toga on one side. On the other side, you have a crowned arms with the date 1658. Besides Churchill, Cromwell is the only ‘commoner’ on a British coin. These are magnificent examples, and while we sometimes loathe selling replicas, this one is just beautiful. Very limited supply.
This 2021 issue is part of the Queen’s Beast series, it features the White Greyhound of Richmond. It is a piedfort £5 and it contains 2 ounces of .999 fine silver. It has recently been issued and what a beautiful coin it is. Choice Uncirculated and it looks like one of those reverse Proofs, but it is ‘just’ Choice Uncirculated. When you pick it up and you feel the weight, you will know that you have something special in your hand. This is the first time we have offered it because it has just been issued. Don’t miss out on this one, it’s a beauty…!
This Sterling Silver Proof version of the 10 Pence piece was struck for collectors in 2000, at the turn of the Millennium. This 10 Pence is struck in Proof Sterling Silver and would make an excellent addition to your collection. Re-live the Millennium with this most unusual coin.