Four Monarchs ruled over India in the 20th Century, one of them was King George V. He came to the throne in 1910 and died in 1936. During that time there was a World War and people had something else to do than collect coins. We have a nice group of King George V 1/4 Annas dated 1936, the year he died, on offer. Of course 1936 was the year we had three kings, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. These are not easy to find and the coins on offer are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with original lustre. You have the crowned bust of the Monarch on one side and the denomination and date on the other side. An interesting coin from history
We were offered a group of ancient Indian copper coins recently; they were issued between 59- 131 AD. They have an elephant on one side and some circles on the other side. They were very crudely struck; after all, they were a very low denomination at the time. They are from Satavahanas, Pulomavi in India. We went through 2,000 coins in the hoard and picked out the best ones available. We went for the best elephants that we could find, in fact, we bought only 10% of the hoard, and these were the only ones that we thought were of sufficient quality for our customers. A very old coin but it won’t cost you the earth. As the elephant is now endangered, we think this ancient coin is very appropriate.
These billon or base metal silver coins were issued between 1458 and 1479. They were made for the independent kingdom in Northern India of Jaunpur Sutltanate. Today this area is known as Uttar Pradesh. It was ruled by Hussain Shah, the last ruler. During his reign he contributed to Hindustani classical music. His army was the biggest in India and he tried to conquer Delhi three times, but was defeated each time. In 1493 the Delhi sultanate re-conquered Jaunpur and Hussain fled to Bengal. They are listed as EWC 928. These 500 year old coins are called Tankas and are base silver or billon. They have inscriptions on both sides and have an interesting history. I think at just £18.00 they are both interesting and reasonably priced.
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...
India George V 1/12 Anna, 1928. If India goes the way of China, shortly we will be unable to legally export her early coins. In fact, nothing over 100 years old can be taken out of the country today. I have one of the smallest bronze coins struck in India on offer this issue. The 1/12th Anna of King George V dated 1928. They are in Uncirculated condition with a rather regal portrait of the King and in this portrait he is wearing his crown.
During the reign of King George V, many different denominations of coins were issued in India. The 1/12th Anna was the smallest of these denominations. It is a small copper coin and one that would have been used by the poor of the country, therefore to find Uncirculated examples is rather difficult. The coins have the crowned bust of the Monarch on one side and the date and denomination on the other side. These particular coins are dated 1920 and are Uncirculated with full original lustre, but over the past 90 or so years they have toned a little. The smallest Indian coin, an unusual date and top quality, all add up to make these coins rather interesting.
Of the four Monarchs who ruled over India in the 20th Century, one of the hardest to find in nice copper or bronze coins is the last one, King George VI. Don’t forget he only came to the throne in 1937 and India became Independent in 1948. During that time there was a World War and people had something else to do than collect coins. We have a nice group of King George VI 1/4 Annas on offer. These are the largest of his bronze coins issued. The coins on offer also have the first head on them and this design was only issued for three years, the coins of 1940 are on offer. They are not easy to find, and are in Uncirculated condition with original lustre. You have the crowned bust of the Monarch on one side and the denomination and date on the other side.
We have just two coins in our inventory issued by India during World War II. As many of you know India played an important part during the War and we thought you just might find these interesting. They are King George VI 1/12th Annas which were the smallest coins issued at that time. They are in Uncirculated/Brilliant Uncirculated condition and we believe you would have great difficulty in finding them in such a high grade in India itself.
India issued coins with the portraits of British Monarchs from the reign of King William IV to King George VI. After that India became Independent and no Royals were on their coins from then on in. At the end of King George VI’s reign they issued a square ½ Anna in nickel-brass in 1942 without dots on either side of the Country *India* for the Bombay Mint. From 1942-1945 they issued the coin with the dots either side of India. From 1946-47 they issued this coin in copper-nickel. So the 1942 dots is an important type of coin. The mintage is just under 8 million, but compared to the other dates, it is minuscule. The lowest other dates are between 159 and 437 million! That makes 1942 a very low mintage, very important type coin. We bought a small group of 1942 no dots ½ Anna of 1942 and they are in Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The catalogue only prices them up to Uncirculated condition. We don’t know how good these coins are in India, because we could not find any for sale there… We think these are fantastic coins and who knows what they are really worth. Low mintage, one-year type coin, top condition, King George VI, and a very popular Indian coin. We have guessed at the price, which if will be raised substantially if we are wrong... Get them while you can!
In this set of Indonesian coins, you'll find 4 coins, three in aluminium and one in steel. All with portraits of famous Indonesians. The 100 Rupiah Prof. Dr. Herman Johannes, the 200 Rupiah has Dr. Tjiptomangunkusumo, the 500 has Letjen T.B. Simatupang, and the 1000 has Mr. I. Gusti Ketutpudia. As inflation is running high in Indonesia the coins cost more to strike than their face value. Brilliant Uncirculated coins and the first that we have seen all dated 2016 and a rather interesting group of coins.
Before Ireland joined the Euro, they used their own coinage. But because the population of Ireland is so low, the mintages of their coins also tended to be rather low. Here we present a Irish pre Euro coin, the 20P in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and you don’t see many this nice. Supplies are of course very limited and these are in bright and beautiful condition.
Because the population of Ireland is so low, the mintages of their coins also tended to be rather low. Here we present an Irish pre-Euro coin, the 10P in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and you don’t see many this nice. Supplies are of course very limited and these are in bright and beautiful condition.
Before Ireland joined the Euro, they used their own coinage. But because the population of Ireland is so low, the mintages of their coins also tended to be rather low. Here we present a Irish pre Euro coin, the 50P in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and you don’t see many this nice. Supplies are of course very limited and these are in bright and beautiful condition.
The first Irish Threepence was issued in 1928 when it’s first coinage was struck. The last of the Decimal Irish coinage was in 1968. This Threepence is dated 1968 and in Uncirculated condition. You have an Irish hare on one side and an Irish Harp on the other side. 1968 was the date of the last ever Irish Threepence and the coins on offer are in Uncirculated condition, something you will not find in Ireland these days.
In 1980 when the Queen Mother turned 80, a number of countries issued special commemorative crowns to honour the event. The Isle of Man was such a place. This handsome crown is struck in Uncirculated cupro-nickel. You have a facing portrait of the Queen Mother on one side and on the other you have a profile portrait of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. These crowns are now 39 years old and in Uncirculated condition.