For several years we have been offering a Monarch type collection of Pennies. Now we are offering the same type collection but of halfpennies. The Halfpenny is much more difficult to get than the pennies and supplies are limited. You get a halfpenny of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. All are in selected circulated condition and believe us, these sets are not easy to put together. Remember that two of these bronze halfpennies are over 100 years old.
The complete collection of Queen Elizabeth II Sixpences from the Coronation year 1953 until they ceased striking Sixpences for everyday usage in 1967. The Sixpence or Tanner, as it was called, was one of the most liked coins of its day. In fact, it was so well-liked that it was still legal tender till well after decimalization came into effect! You'll get all the dates: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958. 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967. All the scarce and rare dates are included. All coins are struck in cupro-nickel and are in selected circulated condition. There are 15 different dates and you get all 15 of them.
Most collectors don’t realise that the first Decimal Halfpenny (1971) were issued in rolls. They are shrink wrapped in plastic and there are 50 coins in each roll. We know, because we just bought an original bag of these coins all in original rolls! You have to remember that the Halfpenny was a very short lived coin. It was first issued in 1971 and the last coin was struck in 1984. Of course even more importantly the 1971 coins are denominated in ‘New Pence’ rather than as we do now, ‘Pence’. These Halfpence are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, just as they came out of the Royal Mint. Each roll holds 50 coins and is most unusual, as most coins don’t come out of the Royal Mint in rolls. It might be interesting to buy a couple to show to your friends or put away for your grandchildren.
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II had her Coronation and the Royal Mint issued her first-ever Crown, her Coronation Crown. As her Majesty is now 94 years old and this crown is almost 70 years old, it is rather important. 21 years ago because of a promotion by one of the marketing companies, the wholesale price on this crown was £10.00 and at that price, we could have sold thousands if we had them. We have just bought a nice group of the 1953 Coronation Crown in Extremely Fine condition. We are selling them for just £9.95 each which is less than we could have sold them wholesale more than 20 years ago, demand will increase greatly. We sell nothing as an investment, but these are fantastic crowns and fantastic buys. Worth having a few as souvenirs…
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.
The Halfpenny of King George V is the most difficult bronze denomination to get, especially if you are trying to put a date set together. These early dates 1911-25 are the most difficult of the dates to find, so put them together and you have the most difficult of the most difficult. Each coin is in selected circulated condition and remember that they are almost 100 years old. You will get each date 1911-1925 for your collection. It took the person who made up the sets a long time to do it and even then he had to go out and buy some dates to complete the collections.
We have put together a nice type set of the King George V silver and bronze coins. The silver coins are the 500 fine issue and all coins will be in Fine condition. Remember that these were the first British coins to be struck in 500 fine Silver plus you get the three bronze coins as well. You get the 1935 Silver Jubilee Crown, the Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence all in silver plus the bronze Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. All coins have been carefully selected to match in quality. King George V’s coinage was an important turning point in British coinage and the 1935 Crown was the first commemorative crown ever issued in this country.
In 1927 the Royal Mint changed the design of the Silver Sixpence to have six acorns on the reverse. As the 1927 issue was only issued in the Proof Set it is not really a coin issued for circulation. So we are offering the complete set of coins issued for circulation 1928-1936 in selected circulated condition. A total of nine different dates of this ‘6 Acorn’ coin. All the coins were originally struck at the Royal Mint and all are struck in .500 fine Silver.
World War II lasted from 1939-1945, during that period our coinage was still struck in 500 fine Silver. That was because cupro-nickel was of much more use to the War Effort than silver. The Sixpence or Tanner was one of our most loved coins, until decimalization took over. We are offering the complete date set of World War II Silver Sixpences, 1939-1945. You get 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945 Sixpences all struck in 500 fine Silver. They are in Fine condition and make an interesting display piece when you are talking about the War. Unless you are a certain age, you might never have seen a sixpence, let alone a silver one.
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.
In 1947 the Royal Mint took out all Silver from our coinage and used cupronickel instead. They still made two types of Shillings each year, with an English reverse and a Scottish reverse. This short series 1947-1951 has some very interesting aspects about them. The 1947 and 1948 issue had one legend, and then when India got independence they had to change the legend again. NO Shillings were struck for circulation in 1952 as the King died and Princess Elizabeth became our Queen. Normally we sell the two sets, English and Scottish in Sandhill Holders, but as Sandhill is no longer making cases, that is now impossible. Our normal price on the two sets in selected circulated condition is £29.95; there are a total of ten coins in the set. We have had the two sets sorted into snap lock plastic bags, one for English Shillings and one for Scottish Shillings. We are going to offer them for just £9.50 for both sets. That will save you £20.45. You don’t get the Sandhill Cases but you do save £20.45!
To play Shove Halfpenny the first thing you need are 10 of the old pre-decimal Halfpennies, five for each player. Then you need a wooden board but almost any flat piece of wood will do, it is the Halfpennies that are the most important. After all you cannot play Shove Halfpenny without any Halfpennies. Coincraft has come to the rescue, with our Shove Halfpenny Mini Bag. You get a nice bag holding 10 1967 (the last year of issue) Halfpennies in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Five coins for each player. The coins are now some 53 years old, but in brand new condition from an original Mint sealed bag of coins. These would make an excellent holiday present along with a piece of wood to play the game on. You supply the board we supply the coins. A mini bag of 10 Brilliant Uncirculated Halfpennies just £8.95
We bought some original bags of the last Brass Threepence dated 1967 and in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The only thing is that each bag contains 1,600 coins and most collectors don’t want that many of one coin. It's nice to give out gifts but there is some limit. Then we were shown some nice mini bags or perhaps you would call them pouches. Richard came up with the idea of putting 10 Brilliant Uncirculated 1967 Brass Threepences in one of the pouches and call it a mini bag of coins. The Brass Threepence is one of the most popular pre-decimal denominations, so it is a win-win situation. That way you get all you will need and you don’t have to buy a ‘door stop’ bag of coins to satisfy that desire.
In 1965 for the second time in our history, one of our coins depicted a non-Royal, Sir Winston Churchill. He was our wartime Prime Minister and was more honoured after his death than before. The Royal Mint issued a crown, in fact, this Churchill Crown was the last Five Shillings or real crown the Mint ever issued for this country. You have the Queen on the obverse and Churchill on the reverse. At one time these crowns were very common, but no more, in fact, we asked all around the country and were surprised how few we were able to find. Perhaps it is the marketing companies who are asking up to £10 - £12 for a Churchill Crown! We have taken 20 nice Uncirculated coins, it is impossible to find Choice Uncirculated examples, the Mint just did not strike them that nice. Remember, this is the last pre-decimal Crown that the Royal Mint ever struck. We have placed the 20 Uncirculated coins in a special plastic tube that has been treated to preserve these crowns. So we are offering these Uncirculated Churchill crowns by the roll. Worth putting away to give as little gifts and when someone mentions the Second World War… According to what the marketing companies charge, we should be charging £200-£240 for the roll. But at Britain’s Coin Shop we work differently. You can have a full roll of 20 Uncirculated Churchill crowns for just £69.50 or buy three rolls for just £195.
As part of our mini bag series, I offer the Sixpence Mini Bag. You get a handsome plush little bag or purse into which we have put 6 cupronickel Sixpences. You will get 3 George VI Sixpences and 3 Queen Elizabeth II Sixpences. Dates of our choice, but you get six sixpences, they make great little gifts for brides to be. The George VI coins were issued 1947-1952 and the Queen Elizabeth II coins were issued 1953-1967. All coins are in selected circulated condition. You get all six sixpences in the little purse for just £7.95, which is less than some marketers are charging for just 1 coin.
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.
One of our competitors is offering a set of World War I Pennies 1914-1918. Yes, their set comes in a smart case, but they are charging £79.50 for the collection... Also, the coins they illustrated were cleaned, they probably think that improves their appearance, but it actually depreciates their worth. Our coins are average circulated just as theirs are, but ours are natural, we have not cleaned them. We do not supply a case, on the other hand, our set is priced at £10.00 and theirs is priced at £79.50. We will not name the other company, we don't want to shame them any more than their price of £79.50 shames them already...