Since Australia went over to the Decimal system 40 years ago, their pre-decimal series is now complete and finished. 91 years ago, in 1927, the first florin was issued. This commemorative was for the new Parliament Building. Struck in Sterling silver we are offering this florin in Very Fine condition.
We just found a small bag of King George V pennies, but they are all struck and issued in Australia. Don’t forget Australia only had its own copper coinage since 1911 and that carried the portrait of King George V. These are nice coins and will average Fine condition. They are the same size as the British penny of that time, just that a lot fewer of them were made and they are harder to get here. Dates of our choice and there are no rare dates in the parcel. But the more coins you order, the more different dates we will try and give you.
We have only a small quantity of this 1937 George VI Crown, this is one of only two crowns of Australia. All are in Very Fine. If you need one, please get in as quickly as possible. When they are gone, they are gone; there will be no more…
This year Australia has issued some wonderful new designs of Silver Kookaburras. We offer the three different sizes: 1 ounce of pure silver, 10 ounces of pure silver and 1 Kilo of pure Silver, the choice is yours. This year’s issue honours the 30th anniversary of the silver Kookaburra. On one side you have a cameo portrait of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II with a kookaburra with a larger kookaburra on the other side. They are struck at the Australian Mint in Perth, Western Australia. Each coin is struck in 999 fine silver and contains either 1 ounce, 10 ounces or 1 Kilo of fine Silver. They are in Prooflike Uncirculated condition, also known as reverse proofs. This is their 30th anniversary and they have outdone themselves in the new design. Be one of the first collectors to own one, I know you will love them.
Australia Square ‘1920’ Pattern Set. In the early 1920’s the Australian Mint made pattern Pennies and Halfpennies that were square. They didn’t work so they never issued them. ICB made some crownsized square Australian patterns to emulate these square patterns of the 1920’s. The ‘1920’ set which has a bird flying through the ‘5’ of the denomination. Each set contains a Sterling Silver example, a copper example and a goldine example, so each set contains 3 pieces.
Ian has bought a group of Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereigns the type with St. George slaying the dragon. Each coin weighs about 8 grams and is struck in solid 22ct Gold. The coins were struck from 1871-1887 and are all in Very Fine or even slightly better condition. So the newest of these gold sovereigns is now 133 years old! But it gets even better, all the coins that Ian bought were struck in Australia at both the Sydney and the Melbourne Mint. There is either a small ‘S’ or a small ‘M’ under St. George and the dragon on the little mound they are standing on. Here we present the Melbourne Sovereign with the 'M' Mark. Australian Sovereigns were struck in Australia because they found so much gold there. These are really nice examples, over 133 years old, in Very Fine or slightly better condition, what more could you ask for? I hear you say... How about £30.00 off our normal price for a Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereign?! Now, that would be incredible! Supplies are of course, very limited, so get in quickly on this special offer!
Australia WMF Silver Dollar Set of 3 Special. In 2016 for the World Money Fair held in Berlin, Alphabet Coins Germany, the Australian Mint issued a special set of 3 small Dollar Coins in Silver. Each is struck in Frosted Uncirculated, which we call reverse Proof and weighs 11.66 grams. Only 1,000 sets were made for the World Money Fair, one coin with a yellow W, one with an orange M and one with a red F. The set comes in a full-colour information card that depicts Australian birds and animals. The Queen is on the obverse of each coin and it is a rather handsome and low mintage set. I don’t even think they were offered in Australia, but only for sale at the Fair in Berlin. I would guess that this set should sell for about £105-£125, but we bought them right and are going to sell them right. Our price is just £49.50 for the set of three in the colour folder, but supplies are very limited. That works out to less than £17 each, try buying a silver coin today for that price.
here we present the 2019's issue of the Austria Philharmonic one ounce silver 1.50 Euro. You have the Opera House on one side and musical instruments on the other side. They are Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition and contain one ounce of pure Silver. Of course, they are dated 2019 and continue a series that was started a few years ago.
These choice silver 1 Korona coins were issued in Hungary during World War One. You have Emperor Franz Joseph on one side and the crowned value on the other side. The coins on offer are dated 1914-1916 and in a nice high grade, they are in Uncirculated condition. Dates of our choice, but the more you order … A very limited number in stock. A beautiful early silver coin in a very high grade from Hungary, issued during World War One.
This large silver $10.00 was issued by the Bahamas in 1978 for the 5th Anniversary of their Independence. But rather than put the Queen on the coin, they put Prince Charles. It is in Proof condition, but they have toned a bit over the past 41 years, as silver tends to do. It weighs 45.36 grams of 500 fine Silver, which works out to about 3/4 of an ounce of pure Silver. As far as we can remember, this is the first coin to portray Prince Charles, and as he is going to be our next King, it might be a good way to start a collection of his coins.
Another World War II coin, that we have in a small quantity only. Struck in 1944 and available in Extremely Fine Condition, we have a limited number of pieces of this 2 Franc coin so please get in quickly to avoid disappointment.
Before the introduction of the Euro, Belgium like all the other countries, issued its own coinage. We have put together a nice collection of 10 different Belgium pre- Euro coins. They are in selected circulated condition and who knows, if the Euro goes to hell they just might need these coins again. You get 20 Centimes, 25c, 50c, 2 different 1 Francs, 2 different 5 Francs, 10 Francs, 20 Francs and 50 Francs. You get all 10 different Belgium coins in selected circulated condition for a very good price. Putting these together took well over a year and who knows when we will get any more.
This delightful silver Proof 5 Dollars from Bermuda was issued in 2014. On the obverse you have a portrait of The Queen. On the reverse you have her as a younger woman inspecting the troops, with the legend ‘Promise to Dedication’. We have never seen this silver proof Crown before and it is one that is rather beautiful and interesting. Each coin comes in a capsule but we only have 15 examples for sale. Don’t miss out this is a rather beautiful coin and one that deserves to be in your collection.
It is now over 500 years since the first ships sailed into Bermuda although the island has only been inhabited for around 400 years. One famous visitor, Mark Twain, who visited the island in 1867 aboard the S.S. Quaker, described Bermuda as a Paradise and he returned many times to the island. This commemorative crown was issued in 1985 to honour cruise ship tourism and shows an early refrigeration buttery with a cruise ship in the background and palm trees to the right. It is struck in cupro-nickel and is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition in the original presentation pack.
In 2014 the island nation of Bermuda issued a special commemorative crownsized $5.00, it was for H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. We have the beautiful Sterling Silver Proof version to offer you and at what I think is a most reasonable price too. You have Queen Elizabeth II standing next to flags of the British Commonwealth and it reads ‘Dedication from Promise a Family of Nations’. The obverse has the crowned bust of the Queen. I don’t know how much this Sterling Silver Proof was issued for, but today the Royal Mint charges today about £82 for a silver proof crown. These come in a protective capsule and are very attractive and I assume low mintage, because they are too new to have made the catalogues.