Valence is a town in Southern France, not far from Grenoble, it is dominated by the ancient cathedral of Saint Apollinaire which was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1095 and completed in the early 12th century. Valence had been ruled by the Bishops from around the 4th-Century, these silver deniers were issued under their authority and were widely used by the early Crusaders to fund the religious wars in the Holy Land. The obverse shows a stylised angel with spread wings resembling an eagle with the legend around VRBS VALENTIAI (Ville de Valence). The reverse shows a cross with an annulet in one quarter with the legend S APOLLINARS (Saint Apollinaire).
This British Colony no longer exists, after this coin was struck some 107 years ago, it became East Africa and after that Uganda. We bought a hoard of these One Cent coins struck at The Mint Birmingham Ltd. in 1912 with the H mintmark. I have never seen this coin before in such wonderful quality. They were issued under King George V and are now 107 years old. They were struck with a hole in the centre so the natives, who did not have pockets, could string them around their neck. You have a crown and the name of King George V on one side with the denomination on the other side. These are beautiful coins and they should really be in your collection. Once this hoard is gone, there will be no more. Brilliant Uncirculated, 107 years old and struck when Britain really had an Empire. They are Rare so choice.
We are offering the very last One Cent minted for the Colony of East Africa. In 1959 the Kings Norton Mint in Birmingham struck their last One Cent for the Colony of East Africa. Fewer and fewer former British Colonies are issuing coins with the name or portrait of British Monarchs on them. This 1959 One Cent was the last that would carry the KN mint mark. We have a small quantity in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Much underappreciated and almost impossible to find today.
This British Colony no longer exists, after this coin was struck some 107 years ago, it became East Africa and after that Uganda. We bought a hoard of these One Cent coins struck at The Mint Birmingham Ltd. in 1912 with the H mintmark. I have never seen this coin before in such wonderful quality. The worst ones are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and the best ones are in Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They were issued under King George V and are now 107 years old. They were struck with a hole in the centre so the natives, who did not have pockets, could string them around their neck. You have a crown and the name of King George V on one side with the denomination on the other side. These are beautiful coins and they should really be in your collection. Once this hoard is gone, there will be no more. CHOICE Brilliant Uncirculated, 107 years old and struck when Britain really had an Empire. They are Rare so choice.
Now you don’t see many of the Silver Proof $5.00 Crowns from the East Caribbean States, so perhaps it is worthwhile to add this crown and this country to your collection. It shows King George VI giving a radio broadcast, maybe his Christmas message,with Princess Elizabeth looking over his shoulder. It reads ‘Tenderness to tradition, to you my people’. A choice Proof with brilliant and frosted designs, Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. And sealed in a plastic capsule to preserve the quality of the coin. Today the Royal Mint charges £82 for a silver proof Crown, so we think this is rather good value at this price. But not all that many are available.
Charles II ruled from 1660-1685. This 2001 silver proof 50 Pence from the Falkland Islands has a replica of his Gold Guinea on it. Guinea is gold plated so that it can stand out. The mintage was very low and our collectors on the Falklands had never even seen one. But they not only issued it in Proof Sterling Silver but in Piedfort or double the normal thickness in Proof Sterling Silver. We bought them from the man who had them struck and all he could say was that the mintage was very low. Today a silver piedfort from the Royal Mint costs £155, these are much lower mintage and much lower price. Supplies are very limited!
This is the third of the four coins on coins issued by the Falkland Islands. It is a silver proof crown and a piedfort silver proof crown of Queen Elizabeth II with a gold-plated earlier coin on it. We cannot be totally sure, but we believe that the mintage was just 100 pieces in either thickness. They are in Proof condition and rather low mintage and most reasonably priced. But please hurry as supplies are quickly running low…
This is a fantastic coin on coin piece from the Falkland Islands. It is a crown sized silver 50 Pence piece of Queen Elizabeth II, depicting not only Queen Victoria but also a representation of one of her coins, which is highlighted in gold. They come in regular thickness and in Piedfort double thickness. We believe that the mintages are rather low. Each coin is struck in Proof Sterling Silver and has Her Majesty the Queen on the obverse. These are very difficult low mintage coins to find, they are yours at very special prices. Remember today the Mint charges about £80 for a silver-proof crown and about £155 in piedfort and their mintages are much, much higher.
This crown was issued in 1985 for Prince Andrews visit to the Falkland Islands, where he had served during the conflict. He was there to open the new Mount Pleasant Airport in May 1985. It is Prooflike Uncirculated Crownsized 50 Pence. You have H. H. the Queen (his Mother) on the obverse and his portrait on the reverse. If you are going to use this coin for gambling, be sure to call heads. Steve just found 50 pieces that had been forgotten in the move…
In 2001 the Falkland Islands issued a special silver crown to honour the 100th-anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria. You have the crowned bust of Queen Victoria on one side in the style that was used on colonial coins of the time. The Obverse has the crowned bust of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. We have never see this silver proof crown before, it was part of the inventory we bought from a retired coin dealer. It is quite a handsome piece and comes complete in a protective capsule. We don’t know what the mintage is but we believe it is very low. We guess on today’s prices that the mints are charging we should be asking over £80.00 for it. But we bought it right and we are going to sell it right. We have 200 pieces in stock, the first 100 are £39.50 each and once they are sold the next 100 will cost £49.50 each.