We believe the bronze coins of King George VI are much underappreciated. The farthings are easy to get, but try and get nice Pennies and Halfpennies. Here we are offering a George VI Penny from 1947 in uncirculated condition.
In 1949 the Royal Mint changed the legend on our coinage, IND IMP was omitted. This was due to India gaining its independence from this country and there was no longer a reason to have it on the legend. There were only two more pennies after this issue and both of these are Rare and very expensive, especially in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. If you want an important type coin, at a price that won’t break the bank, then this 1949 Penny without IND IMP is the coin for you. All of the coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and came from a bag that was found in a bank in the United States. They had been there since 1949! These are priced right to entice and delight you and at our price, it might be interesting to buy a couple of extra pieces for trading with other collectors.
Unlike the smaller denominations, the classic penny design featuring a seated Britannia, first introduced in 1860 and would continue throughout George VI’s reign. Here we offer the 1949 Penny in Brilliant Unirculated condition.
Mark also had a small box of the Rare 1950 George VI Penny, it has a mintage of just 240,000 coins and they were all released overseas. Normally we sell this coin in Very Fine for £29.50, but the coins Mark had were Good Very Fine – Extremely Fine. For 20 collectors only you can have one for the same price as a Very Fine. This is a Rare Penny and in better than usual condition but at the price, we would usually charge for a lesser grade coin.
One of the earliest and least expensive English coins you can get is a Silver Penny of King Henry III. He reigned from 1216-1272 so that makes it between 700 and 800 years ago. The Silver Penny was the only denomination issued during his rule. You have a stylized portrait of the monarch on one side and a long cross on the other side. This long cross was so that you would have guidelines if you wanted to cut the coin in half, thus making two Halfpennies, or in Quarters thus making four Farthings. The Silver in the coin was good, that many were illegally exported and melted down. The excess money was the profit, but it was illegal to export these coins. We can offer them in Fine and we think that they are excellent value considering their age and history.
The set Includes the old large bronze Pennies of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. In September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II replaced Queen Victoria as our longest serving Monarch. The bronze Penny was first issued under Queen Victoria and was last issued under Queen Elizabeth II. Get all five Pennies one of each Monarch for just £7.50. How do we do it? We are Britain's Coin Shop, we have the largest inventory of British Coins in the United Kingdom. We work on a mark-up, not on a dream price. With Coincraft you get good value for your money.
Copper Pennies first introduced in 1797 under George III were worth their weight in copper, which was a huge 1oz. By Victorian times the copper pennies - which were struck between 1838 and 1860 - were reduced to 0.6oz, before they changed to the smaller Bronze “Bun Head” design. We have been putting high-grade Copper Pennies of Victoria away for a number of years and are delighted to offer you these impressive pieces in Extremely Fine grade. They feature William Wyon’s depiction of Victoria’s “Young Head” on the obverse and the classic Britannia reverse. Some dates are very rare, we will be offering ones dated 1854 and 1858 only.
The copper Penny of Queen Victoria was issued between 1839 and 1860. It was a nice chunky copper coin, that was replaced by the thinner bronze Penny in 1860. We have this coin available in Fine, a grade that is better than they usually come. Because this coin was of such small value it tends to come up for sale in very used well circulated quality. These copper pennies are above average quality.
The Copper Penny of Queen Victoria was issued between 1839 and 1860. It was a nice chunky copper coin, that was replaced by the thinner bronze Penny in 1860. We have this coin available in Very Good, a grade that is better than they usually come. Because this coin was of such small value it tends to come up for sale in very used well-circulated quality. These copper pennies are above average quality.