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.
King George VI, was of course the father of our current Monarch Queen Elizabeth II. He kept the country on an even keel during World War Two and took over when his brother Edward VIII abdicated. Of the three bronze coins issued, Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing, without doubt the hardest to find is the Halfpenny. A friend of ours took several years to put together these complete date collections of George VI halfpennies 1937-1952. The Coronation year was 1937 and he passed in 1952. There are a total of 16 coins in the date collection, one for each year of his reign. All coins are in selected circulated condition and it would be very difficult to make up these sets today. Coronation, World War Two and every year that he was on the throne. You get all 16 coins in selected circulated condition for just £14.95 that is less than £1 a coin, but supplies are limited.
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!
During World War II Silver was not that important for the War Effort, so they still struck our coins in Silver. The largest denomination struck at the time was the Halfcrown, Two Shillings and Sixpence. It was both the biggest and highest denomination struck during World War II. We have managed to put together complete date sets of the Silver George VI Halfcrown as issued in World War II. That means you'll get the 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945 King George VI Silver Halfcrowns. We don’t believe that we have ever offered this collection before. The Halfcrown was a large and valuable coin at the time; name me any youngster who wouldn’t have been over the moon to own one. You are getting the opportunity to own all the dates 1939-1945 issued during World War II. The coins are in selected circulated condition.
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.
We offer the complete type set of the old large bronze pennies from their inception in 1860 to their demise in 1967. You get Queen Victoria Young Head, Queen Victoria Old Head, Edward VII, George V, George VI and Elizabeth II. All coins are in selected circulated condition. Of course the older the coin the more circulation or usage it will have seen. Even when they stopped making the Penny in 1967 you could still get the occasional Victorian one in your change.
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.
King George VI ruled from 1937-1952 and during his reign they totally changed our coinage. No longer were coins struck in silver, now since the end of World War they were struck in cupro-nickel. Here is a complete type set of George VI’s last coins all in selected circulated condition. You get the bronze Farthing, Halfpenny and Penny, the tombac Brass Threepence and the cupro-nickel Sixpence, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Florin and Halfcrown. All of these coins will date from 1947-1952, the dates will vary but all will be in specially selected circulated condition.
The third and last design of Victorian coinage was issued when she an elderly woman. The coins became known as the Old Head or Widow Head coins. The old big penny with this design was only issued from 1895-1901. You have the portrait of Victoria facing left wearing a crown and a head scarf. They were issued every year for 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900 and 1901. All coins have seen wear after all the newest coin is now 120 years old. Everyone has one or two of them, but a complete date set? Probably not. You get all seven coins, the complete date collection of Queen Victoria Old Head Pennies. But supplies are very limited.
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...