The Royal Mint are selling one Silver Sixpence, either George V of George VI, in a gift box for £26. We offer the SAME pair of coins, in display cases for JUST £14.95! Both the Royal Mint’s coins and Coincraft’s coins were struck in silver at the Royal Mint and are original and genuine. Would you rather pay the Royal Mint’s price of £26 for just one coin or our price of £14.95 for the pair? We think you would rather SAVE £37.05. Limit of 3 sets per collector at this price.
In 1935 the Royal Mint issued its first ever-commemorative Crown. It was for the 25th Anniversary, the Jubilee, of King George V. He had reigned from 1910 until 1935 and the Mint wanted to honour him and his Jubilee. On the reverse is a very stylised St. George slaying the dragon. Years ago, when Richard first saw this coin he said: ‘it looks like a rocking horse’. The numismatic trade picked that up and from that day until now, it is known as the Rocking Horse Crown. It was only issued for one year and was struck in .500 fine Silver. It is an important coin, as the King died the very next year. We have just purchased a nice little group of these coins in high grade and offer them to you now. The group was rather small, so if you want one, I suggest that you get in quickly. They are available in Uncirculated condition.
In 1927 the Royal Mint issued a Proof Set of the new coinage of King George V. These were the only 500 fine Silver Proof coins of King George V that you can get. We bought a small group of these beautiful King George V 1927 Shillings in Proof condition and we are now offering them to you. But please remember that these are they only King George V Shillings of this type that you can get in Proof. Yes there were a few VIP Proofs made of other dates, but if you don’t want to spend £3,000 then these are for you.
British coins were always known for the high quality of Silver that the governments had used in their striking. Going back to King Edward I (1272-1307), the silver was so high quality that the coins were illegally exported, melted down, and lower grade silver was issued in its place. British coins up to and including 1919 were struck in Sterling Silver; the highest denomination struck for regular issue was the Halfcrown. A Halfcrown was Two Shillings and Sixpence or equivalent to 12.5 Pence. The Last Sterling Silver Halfcrowns were issued under King George V from 1911-1919. We have a nice selection of these now difficult to find coins. Dates will be of our choice and the more you order the more different dates we will give you. You have the bare head of the King on one side and a crowned coat of arms on the other side. The coins on offer were struck in Sterling Silver or 925 fine Silver and they are all in Fine condition. Dates are of our choice... A very important, significant and historically important coin. There is just something about a real silver coin…
In 1920 the Royal Mint reduced the silver content from Sterlimng Silver (925 parts fine) to 500 parts fine silver. Something that would last until 1946 when all silver would be removed from our coins. The silver threepence or Joey was the smallest silver coin issued for George V and the first to be struck in 500 fine silver.
We don’t know what happened in 1925, but almost all of the coins seem to be Rare and difficult to find. This is the early design of King George V Silver Threepences with the crowned value on the reverse. They are struck in 500 fine Silver and the coins on offer are in Fine or better condition. The only date of this type that is Rarer is the 1926 with the crowned value. You have the bare head of the King on one side and the Crowned value ‘3’ on the other side. This is an important and Rare date and the first time we have had enough to offer them, but supplies are still short and if you want one, please get in quickly…
In 1919 the Royal Mint struck the last ever Silver Threepence in Sterling Silver. We have some great very high grades examples here offered in About Uncirculated. They were issued under King George V and were the last of the Sterling Silver coinage. Until 1920, British coins were struck in Sterling Silver, this 1919 Threepence is the last one struck that way.