The Royal Mint Stopped making silver threepences for circulation in 1944, but the later dates are more difficult to find, as most were made for export. We have just bought a huge lot of King George V and King George VI Silver Threepences, 2,300 pieces to be exact. At Christmas, these are used as gifts and also to go into the Christmas pudding. the person who finds it gets a present. These are not separated either by type or date, when the order comes in, someone will just count them out and put them in an envelope. They make excellent holiday gifts. They are circulated but there are no dogs, we made sure of that. A great Christmas Gift!
In 2000 to celebrate the Millennium, the Royal Mint issued the regular coins in your pocket in Proof Sterling Silver. Someone broke up some of these sets and we bought what was left. Because collectors are always looking for a Silver example of the coins they collect. You get the 1p, 2p, 5p 10p and 20p of 2000 all struck in Proof Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule as issued in the set. We would usually charge much more if I sold them as individual coins, but let’s make it a Special Price to make everyone happy. You get all five (5) Sterling Silver Proofs for just £98.50 which is less than £20 a coin. Look what the Royal Mint is charging for similar single coins today. Supplies are limited
George V and a George VI Pair of Silver Sixpences. All coins are original and genuine and struck by the Royal Mint, the ones that they are selling and the ones that we are selling are exactly the same. They were made for circulation and are struck in 500 fine Silver. Check out the Royal Mint website and you will see that they are charging £26.00 for each coin or £52.00 for the pair.
This 1920 set of King George V Silver coins is Very Important. Firstly because the set is now over 100 years old and secondly because it is the first year that our coins were not struck in Sterling Silver but in 500 fine silver. The Government decided to reduce the silver content of our coins from 925 or Sterling Silver to 500 fine silver and that was that. This was the first time in living memory that our coins were not struck in Sterling Silver. This is a very important and significant set of coins. You get the King George V Silver Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence, and Threepence, all the silver coins that were struck that year. Remember that these were the first coins struck in 500 fine silver and the last was in 1946 under King George VI. All coins are circulated but even though they are now over 100 years old, the coins have been carefully selected. There is no special packaging, as we believe our collectors want coins and not having to pay for fancy packaging. That way we can keep the price down for you! We have been putting these sets together for the past two years in anticipation of this important year. Supplies are limited and you may see one or two of the coins being offered elsewhere, but not at our price and not the complete collection!
We can now offer you the complete collection of King George VI Silver Sixpences. From the Coronation issue in 1937 to the last Silver Sixpence ever made in 1946. All coins are in selected circulated condition and you get every date, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945 and of course 1946. You will note that this collection also includes the complete World War II date set as well. At one time the Royal Mint were selling these coins individually in a fancy box for £26.00 each! That would have made this collection costing you £260.00!!! But not at Coincraft. No fancy boxes just good honest coins for good honest coin collectors. We have managed to put together only 100 complete collections, no fancy boxes just down to earth prices. At Coincraft we sell coins and not packaging. You can display or package these coins any way you want, but you don’t pay for packaging you don’t want and cannot use.
During the long reign of Queen Victoria, there were three distinct types of her bust used on our coinage. The first type was known as the Young Head type, as she ascended the Throne when she was only 17. This design was used for the next 50 years until she was 67! Then they used the Jubilee Head design, which was for her Golden Jubilee and this was used from 1887-1893. Finally, they used the Old Head design from 1893-1901. We offer the complete three-coin type set of Silver Threepences; dates will, of course, be of our choice as some are quite rare. All of these Threepences are struck in Sterling Silver and will be in Very Good or better condition. They have seen considerable usage and the newest one is over 110 years old. But you'll get all 3 types, Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head.