In this upload we are offering you the chance to add to your collection some very sought-after coins, items difficult to find in higher grades, and complete date sets. Please remember that stock availability is limited. Don’t miss out - add these items to your collection today!
Everyone has heard of Alexander the Great! We have about 10 silver tetradrachms that were struck in his name by the Ptolemaic dynasty in the 3rd Century B.C. On one side the head of Herakles and on the other side Zeus with Alexander’s name ‘AΛEΞANΔPOY’ in Greek.
Born in A.D. 86 Antoninus was made Caesar after Hadrian’s preferred heir Aelius died in A.D. 138. He succeeded to the throne and earned the title ‘Pius’ (meaning dutiful or respectful). He reigned over a period of unprecedented peace in the empire. We offer Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius in a Good Fine condition, showing his laureate head on the obverse and various reverses.
Instituted on 21 July 1905 to commemorate the 40th year of the reign of King Leopold II. This medal was to be awarded to those who had given 20 years’ “good and faithful service”. The initial issue had the dates 1865 - 1905 on the reverse. In 1951 (allegedly due to pressure from veterans’ groups) the award was further extended to Military personnel who had a minimum of one years’ good and faithful service between 16th December 1865 and 18th December 1909. The medal is struck in gilt bronze and is 30 mm in diameter, it has a ball and ring type suspension mounted on a bow design. The obverse has the bust of Leopold II set over a Rupert Cross surrounded by laurels and oak leaves. The reverse is similar, but with the bust of Leopold replaced by the dates 1865 - 1905 (first type). The ribbon is red, yellow and black. Never offered before and available in very limited numbers.
Instituted on 21 July 1905 to commemorate the 40th year of the reign of King Leopold II. The medal was to be awarded to those who had given 20 years’ “good and faithful service”. This second issue had the reverse dates 1865 - 1909. The medal is struck in gilt bronze and is 30 mm in diameter, it has a ball and ring type suspension mounted on a bow design. The obverse has the bust of Leopold II set over a Rupert Cross surrounded by laurels and oak leaves. The reverse is similar, but with the bust of Leopold replaced by the dates 1865 - 1909 (second type). The ribbon is red, yellow and black. Never offered before and available in very limited numbers.
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, actor, and filmmaker. We in the West first heard about him after he played Kato in the TV series Green Hornet, but it was his role in Enter the Dragon that catapulted him to global stardom. Unfortunately, Lee would pass away just six days before the release of Enter the Dragon on July 20, 1973. A visionary and a pioneer in the martial arts world, Bruce Lee combined elements of Eastern (Judo, Karate) and Western martial arts (Boxing, wrestling) with the Wing Chun Kung Fu he learned in Hong Kong to create his own style of martial art: Jet Kune Do. This is why many credit him with paving the way for mixed martial arts. This set hounours the great action star of the 60s and 70s and comprises 5 gold-plated medallions each with a full-coloured picture of Bruce Lee as seen in martial arts demonstrations and in his films. If you are a martial arts fan or a fan of his action films, you will have to grab this set my friend!
Issued just two years after Coronation this scalloped edge Two Cents was issued in 1955. This was while Ceylon was Ceylon and before it became Sri Lanka. You have the youthful portrait of the Queen on one side and the value and date on the other side. The coins on offer are in Uncirculated condition and this is not a coin you see all the time, especially in Uncircuated condition. We bought this group from a dealer who had put them away years ago and he finally decided that it was time to sell his little hoard. It is a coin that we have not had for years and years and feel that it is scarcer than the catalogue indicates. Get them while you can buy one for your collection or buy a pair so you can display both sides at once. Remember they are 1955, they are 68 years old and in Uncirculated condition.