In 2003 the Royal Mint issued a set of four pattern Silver Proof Pounds of Bridges. Instead of ‘Pound’ each coin is inscribed with the word ‘Pattern’. The four patterns come in a blue Royal Mint case with an informative booklet about the four bridges. In later years the Mint actually issued all four of these patterns as actual coins complete with the word ‘Pound’ on them. This makes this set the cheapest and we think, one of the most important groups of patterns that the Mint has ever issued. The four Sterling Silver patterns are for the Forth Bridge, Menai Bridge, Egyptian Bridge, and Millennium Bridge. We can offer this incredible collection of four Royal Mint pattern Pounds for just £275 that works out to less than £70 per pattern. We have spent 2 years putting these 5 sets together. We also sell the actual silver coins. Think of the display you could put on, silver proof Patterns and then the actual silver proof coins that were issued. But only 5 sets available.
From INA one of the last of the Edward VIII Patina collections, Australia. Retro dated 1937 they have the bare head of King Edward VIII on the reverse and the arms of Australia on the reverse. The arms are supported by a kangaroo and an Emu. They are Shilling sized, in Proof condition and feature a milled edge. Each collection contains 5 single thickness and 3 piedforts. The single thickness pieces are Silver, aluminium, cupro-nickel, platinum coloured and gold plated. The piedforts are copper, gold plated and goldine. The mintage is just 100 pieces in each metal and Coincraft bought the entire mintage.
From INA one of the last of the Edward VIII Patina collections, Australia. Retro dated 1937 they have the bare head of King Edward VIII on the reverse and the arms of Australia on the reverse. The arms are supported by a kangaroo and an Emu. They are Shilling sized, in Proof condition and feature a plain edge. Each collection contains 5 single thickness and 3 piedforts. The single thickness pieces are Silver, aluminium, cupro-nickel, platinum coloured and gold plated. The piedforts are copper, gold plated and goldine. The mintage is just 100 pieces in each metal and coincraft bought the entire mintage.
Australia Square ‘1920’ Pattern Set. In the early 1920’s the Australian Mint made pattern Pennies and Halfpennies that were square. They didn’t work so they never issued them. ICB made some crownsized square Australian patterns to emulate these square patterns of the 1920’s. The ‘1920’ set which has a bird flying through the ‘5’ of the denomination. Each set contains a Sterling Silver example, a copper example and a goldine example, so each set contains 3 pieces.
A while back we offered the Silver Model of this issue, now we have found the cupronickel and the brass strikings. They were originally made as plasters by the famous sculptor Henry Paget, the same man who made the 1935 Crown. They should have been small sized as the denomination was intended to be 10 Cents, but they are in fact crownsized. You have a sailing ship on one side with the date 1955 and the denomination 10 C. They were made originally for the British Caribbean Territories – Eastern Group. We have just 10 in stock and when they are gone there will be no more. They are Rare and have the word ‘Model’ on the reverse.
In 1987 they issued a Canadian Edward VIII crownsized patina for the 50th anniversary of the wedding of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor and the Duchess of Windsor. 1937-1987. You have the bare head portrait of the Duke of Windsor formerly King Edward VIII on one side. The dates of his rule as King 20.1.36-11.12.36 are below the bust. The other side has a Beaver and Maple Leafs, the symbols of Canada and the date 1987. Many collectors do not even know that these pieces exist, let alone have them in their collection. We have the cupro-nickel and goldine pieces on offer this issue, but our supplies are not all that great.
Canadian Patina piece featuring Edward VIII with a crowned head. The reverse has the famous trapper and native guide in a canoe with a pine tree behind them. The design was used on most Canadian Silver Dollars from 1935 until 1966. The mintage was just 750 pieces. They are struck in copper and in Prooflike condition and we think are very important to any Edward VIII collection.
Canadian Patina piece featuring Edward VIII with a crowned head. The reverse has the famous trapper and native guide in a canoe with a pine tree behind them. The design was used on most Canadian Silver Dollars from 1935 until 1966. The mintage was just 750 pieces. They are struck in bronze and in Prooflike condition and we think are very important to any Edward VIII collection.
This is a Patina or retro-pattern of Queen Victoria showing what a dollar-sized coin might have looked like, had they issued it in 1901. You have the Old Head bust of the Queen in her mourning outfit on one side and ‘Canada 1901’ with a wreath on the other side. The mintage was just 550 of each ever made and today they are highly collectable. We can offer them in Proof Sterling Silver and Proof Copper. They really are stunning pieces and quite a low mintage
This Ceylon Edward VIII piece is one of the more difficult to get in cupro-nickel. We know this better than anyone else, because Richard had them struck. We found it the other day in a storeroom, supplies are limited and all are Uncirculated.
Whenever we have a Commonwealth coin on our Rare Coin listing there are always multiple orders for it. After it all it was a very interesting period of our history. So when we were offered these beautiful replica Commonwealth Halfcrown dated ‘1652’ we jumped at the chance. The reverse has two sets of shields conjoined that look like a pair of old fashioned trousers. The obverse has the Commonwealth shield in a wreath. They are retro dated 1652 and are struck in Proof condition and come in a capsule. You can tell it was made to look like the Shilling because there is ‘II*VI’ above the shields. That stood for Two Shillings and Sixpence. Beautiful pieces and make a good space holder until you are able to get the real thing. We are sure you will love them.
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 is the Rare Patina version of the Edward VII Cyprus issue, the type with the crowned bust. The mintage of these pieces totalled only 150 examples! This is the Key to the series…! On one side you have the crowned bust of Edward VII and on the other the arms of Cyprus. These full Double Florin sized pieces were struck in three metals Proof Sterling Silver, Proof Copper, and Proof Goldine. Remember only 150 of each were ever struck. We are offering them individually and as a set, here we are offering the the Patina version in Proof Copper.
The Double Florin was only issued for four years 1887-90, but that wasn’t good enough for our friend, he thought the Double Florin was ‘neat’. So he hired a fantastic engraver and made some of his own of King Edward VII. They are what is known as Patinas or retro-patterns to show what the coin might have looked like if it had actually been made at the time. Over the years they have become highly collectable, as collectors want an Edward VII Double Florin but of course, the Royal Mint never made any. They are large crown-sized and struck in Copper and a Goldine or gold colour metal. We bought a small group that had been put away some time ago when they had been struck. We have about 100 each of the copper and goldine issue. If you own one of these you will own something that most collectors don’t have, after all ‘They didn’t even make these’.