We know... this new stock update was done rather late in the month. Well, we did get it done in the end, and as always, because you're a newsletter subscriber you're one of the first to know when these are done.
We promise we are going to make it up to you by releasing some British Coins later in the month, and we already have Josh selecting some ancient coins for the website too! But these are unlikely to be uploaded this month.
But until then, we've got more than enough interesting items for you to look at! But remember that stock availability is very limited for some of these items.
Apollodotus II was an Indo-Greek king who ruled in the western and eastern parts of Punjab between Ca. 80–65 B.C. He was considered an important ruler who was responsible for re-establishing the Indo-Greek kingdom to much of its former glory. These silver drachms depict the bareheaded king facing right with the Greek legend around translated as ‘of King Apollodotus, the saviour’. The reverse shows Pallas/Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding a shield and hurling a thunderbolt with a monogram to the side and the Kharoshthi legend around. The slightly crude style indicates that these coins originate from the eastern part of his kingdom with more Indian influence as they were new to engraving. Grading About Very Fine, this is the first time that we have been able to offer a nice group of these coins but unfortunately, we don't have that many of them. So grab yours while stock lasts!
After Australia went over to the decimal system, their pre-decimal was complete and finished. During the period 1910-1963 they issued only four commemorative coins and they were all florins. We can offer you the last of the four coins issued. This fourth and last of the Australian commemorative Florins was struck for the Royal visit of the new Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. As with the 1951 issue this coin was struck in .500 silver, offered here in Extremely Fine.