In 1808 the British East India Company had some copper 10 Cash coins made in Birmingham, England. Unfortunately, these coins never made it to India. The ship, The Admiral Gardner sank on the Goodwin Sands losing the crew and the cargo. Some 200 years later the ship was discovered and because the coins were shipped in barrels they remained in nice condition. Remember they were buried in the sand for 200 years and were subject to some rather rough conditions at that time. We managed to buy some of these coins when they were first discovered and have just recently found a box that we had put away over 20 years ago. These are copper Ten Cash coins struck in Birmingham and dated 1808 we have them in Fine and Very Fine condition, the choice is yours. We are selling them for much less than the American dealers are charging, We think they are a good buy
These are fantastic Treasure coins. They were struck in Birmingham for the East India Company and sent to India by ship. Unfortunately, the ship they were on, The Admiral Gardner, sunk on the Goodwin Sands. About 25 years ago it was discovered and salvaged. The coins are copper and dated 1808. Over the last 200 years, many of them corroded especially the 20 (XX) Cash pieces, the smaller 10 (X) Cash coins tend to have weathered the sands better. The 20 Cash seems to be alright on one side and very worn on the other side. British / India Treasure coins at a most reasonable price and with a history that is both tragic and fascinating.
In the reign of King Edward I, the largest coin struck for regular usage was the Silver Penny. It was of such high-quality silver that many were exported, melted down, and then lower-grade counterfeits or Sterlings were issued. This was of course illegal and the penalty was death. You have a facing portrait of the King on one side and a cross on the other side. This cross made it easy to make change cut it in half and it became a Halfpenny, cut it into quarters and it becomes a Farthing. Edward was both good and bad, a very tall man he was known as Long Shanks. He established Parliament as a permanent institution, but he also treated the Scottish people brutally, persecuted Jewish people, and took all their money and property. The Silver Pennies on offer were put together by a dealer over many years; they have been carefully selected and are now over 700 years old. They are supplied in Fine which is better than they usually come. This Silver Penny was the largest coin struck for regular usage and it would purchase quite a bit at the time. A fantastic group and one that you should seriously consider.
The hoard of Edward I Silver Pennies was found at Montrave, Fifeshire in Scotland in 1877. It was found on the land belonging to Mr. Allan Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. It was fully declared and sat in the British Museum for 40-50 years while they examined it. We bought a large part of the hoard from one of the heirs of the man who found them in 1877. We are offering you the chance on the Rarer Mints. They are priced right to make you happy, and if you come from one of these places, so much the better. Each coin comes with a certificate certifying that your coin comes from the Montrave Treasure Hoard and which town it was minted in. Of course the Key coin is from Berwick-on-Tweed. Here we present the coin Minted in Bristol.
The hoard of Edward I Silver Pennies was found at Montrave, Fifeshire in Scotland in 1877. It was found on the land belonging to Mr Allan Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. It was fully declared and sat in the British Museum for 40-50 years while they examined it. We recently bought a large part of the hoard from one of the heirs of the man who found them in 1877. We are offering you the chance on one of the Rarer Mints, Durham. If you come from Durham, so much the better. Each coin comes with a certificate, certifying that your coin comes from the Montrave Treasure Hoard and from the town of Durham.
This coin is from one of the most fantastic Treasure Trove Hoards we have ever bought. On the 10th of May 1877 at Montrave, Fifeshire, Scotland a hoard of King Edward I Silver Pennies was found. The coins are about 700 years old and the treasure was found 141 years ago! They were declared and sent to the British Museum for cataloguing. This Treasure hoard was found on the land belonging to Mr Allan Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. Now for the first time in 141 years, collectors have the chance to own a specimen from this incredible hoard. We are offering this Edward I London Penny with a certificate at the same price we would charge for a normal Edward I Penny. But we do retain the right to raise the prices, as supplies run short. Supplies are limited.
This is one of the most fantastic Treasure Trove Hoards we have ever bought. On the 10th of May 1877 at Montrave, Fifeshire, Scotland a hoard of King Edward I Silver Pennies was found. The coins are over 700 years old, and the treasure was found over 140 years ago! They were declared and sent to the British Museum for cataloging. This Treasure hoard was found on the land belonging to Mr. Allan Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave over 140 years ago, and collectors now have the chance to own a specimen from this incredible hoard. As supplies are running short we have increased the price of the coins slightly. But it's still British Treasure over 700 years old untouched for more than 140 years. Supplies are limited.
In 2016 a hoard of English silver coins, buried during the Civil War (1642-1651) was discovered in Ewerby, Lincolnshire. They were declared and are thus legal for you to own. They were put up for auction and we bought all the Elizabeth I Silver Sixpences at the auction. It is normal to find earlier coins in a hoard from the date it was buried, as they were buried to protect the hoard and the owner. We bought the Sixpences because that is one coin of Elizabeth I that has a date on it. Elizabeth I Silver Sixpences are dated between 1560 and 1602 and while having seen a lot of circulation they are struck in good silver. Don’t forget these coins are between 420-460 years old and are real British Treasure. The sixpence is great because it has a date on it and is also great for weddings, where the bride should carry a sixpence in her shoe. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe. In the days of Elizabeth I, you could get by for about a week if you had a sixpence. It was real money at the time. We offer these coins in five different grades. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity. Supplies are limited.
This Indian banknote is a real treasure from World War II. A German bombing raid on Scotland led to the ship they were on sinking. The Bank of England had printed the watermarked paper for King George VI banknotes of India. The paper would be overprinted in India and used as money. The watermark shows the portrait of King George VI with the words ‘Reserve Bank of India’ and the denomination ‘Ten Rupees’. These banknote sheets were on the treasure ship for more than 50+ years. We bought the treasure ship that contained all the sheets. There was a great write up in IBNS Journal a few years back. We have had them cut into collectable sheets of four notes, which is a great size for display. Hold a light behind the sheet to see it in all its glory. India, World War II and treasure, what more could you want? We have seen the uncut sheet of 4 Indian banknotes bring £60-£65 each at auction. They probably bought them from us and then put them into auction... You can have them at our price and not the auction price.
These 10 and 20 cash coins were struck for the East India Company in Birmingham in 1808. Unfortunately the coins never made it to India; the ship carrying them sunk on the Goodwin Sands and lay undiscovered for almost 200 years. The coins struck were the 10 and the 20 Cash coins. Both denominations are copper and have the arms of the East India Company supported by two lions on one side. The other side has the denomination XX (20) Cash or X (10) Cash and the inscription is in the Arabic. Here we present the X coins, which are in Very Fine, but have seen some edge damage due to their being buried for almost 200 years. Own a piece of British / Indian Treasure coin for far less than you might expect to pay. These are a wonderful conversation piece as well as true treasure coins. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity...
In 1890 two gentlemen had a bet for £5 on which raindrop would come down first. £5 was a hell of a lot of money in those days. The gentleman who lost was a poor loser and paid off his bet with a bag of Uncirculated 1890 Farthings. The smallest coin made those days. The winner, a member of the Arlington family of Crichen House, Dorset just put the bag aside and forgot about it. About ten years ago that bag was found and most of it was sold at auction. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated but they have some black carbon spots on parts of the coins. At auction, these coins brought about £60 each and today they catalogue £90. We didn’t buy them at the auction. No, we bought them from the man who found them. They are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, never used but they have those black spots, the same as the ones in the auction, only ours are half the auction price, but supplies are limited.