We have always liked the commemorative crowns of New Zealand or rather the early commemorative crowns, when they made 3 of them. Between 1935, when they first had their own coinage, and the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 they only made three commemorative crowns. Here we present the 1940 Centennial Halfcrown.. It was a wonderful time when commemorative coins were few but important...
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II was Crowned at her Coronation Ceremony. Only two countries in the world issued Special Coronation Crowns, two others issued crowns, but they were not special issues. New Zealand and Great Britain were the only two countries to issue Coronation Crowns. In fact it was the only Queen Elizabeth II pre-decimal crown to be issued by New Zealand. Only 250,000 were struck and today it is not easy to find. You have the uncrowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and a crowned E II R on the other side. The examples that we have on offer are in Uncirculatedcondition. You may have the British issue in your collection, but do you have the New Zealand issue in your collection?
These beautiful medallions were issued in 2012 for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. I thought we sold out years ago, but Steve found these just recently. On one side is a beautiful portrait of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II but it is the other side that has caused so much interest. This New Zealand issue has the reverse of the Waitangi Crown of 1935. Both come in a most unusually cut folder and today are almost impossible to get. They are full crownsized and struck in Prooflike platinum coloured alloy, designed by Donald R. Golder. Supplies are very limited and I think you will love them.
We have just purchased a group of King George VI Silver Threepences from New Zealand, all were issued during World War II. This was the furthest part of the British Empire at the time and these coins must have had a heck of journey to get to New Zealand. All coins are in Fine condition and this one was issued in 1940.
The 1940 Halfcrown is one of only two commemorative coins from New Zealand before decimalization. It was issued under King George VI, is struck in silver and the coins are in Extremely Fine condition. It has been years since we last were able to offer this important commemorative coin and once they are gone, who knows when will we find any more. After all, if New Zealand doesn’t have its own coins, who else will.
A couple of issues ago we ran the George V silver type set of New Zealand coins, this issue we offer the King George VI silver type set. Because they are newer coins, they will be in slightly better condition than the George V set. All the coins were issued between 1937-1946 and you get the Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence all struck in silver plus the Penny and Halfpenny in Bronze. In fact these were the last New Zealand coins struck in silver for general circulation. The population of New Zealand is rather small so they didn’t have to make so many coins and remember these are the last silver coins of New Zealand.
Here we present the last New Zealand coins of King George VI, also cupro-nickel but with a different legend. Because of the independence of India, the legend had to be changed from King Emperor to King George Sixth. They were issued from 1948 until 1951, then, of course, he was replaced on the throne by his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. You get the Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence all in selected circulated condition. They will make a nice addition to your collection.
We have just purchased a group of King George VI Silver Threepences from New Zealand, all were issued during World War II. This was the furthest part of the British Empire at the time and these coins must have had a heck of a journey to get to New Zealand. All coins are in Fine condition and this one was issued in 1943.
We have just purchased a group of King George VI Silver Threepences from New Zealand, all were issued during World War II. This was the furthest part of the British Empire at the time and these coins must have had a heck of journey to get to New Zealand. All coins are in Fine condition and this one was issued in 1945.
We have just purchased a group of King George VI Silver Threepences from New Zealand, all were issued during World War II. This was the furthest part of the British Empire at the time and these coins must have had a heck of journey to get to New Zealand. All coins are in Fine condition and this one was issued in 1942.
This bronze Halfpenny from the Federation of Nigeria is a one year type coin, the last coin of Nigeria with the legend Queen Elizabeth the Second. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated but have mellowed just a bit over the past 59 years. They have a hole in them, so the locals could carry them on a string. These coins are much more difficult to find than the catalogue indicates, in fact we cannot remember the last time we had some. Priced at less than catalogue and a difficult coin to find.
The small island nation of Niue in the South Pacific issued a beautiful coin for the Chinese year of the Rooster. It contains five (5) ounces of 999 fine silver and is in Proof condition. You have a rooster and a hen and their chicks on one side, one in silver and one highlighted in gold. It comes in a protective capsule in a wooden presentation box. Best of all is the mintage, just 500 pieces were ever made. We were able to obtain only 10 examples and they should sell quickly.
Peter Lalor was an Irish-Australian, who was instrumental in the Eureka Rebellion what many say was the start of Australian democracy. He was the only outlaw that made it to Parliament. This silver proof crown from Niue shows him seated as a ‘gentleman’ in full colour and as an outlaw firing a rife. There are policemen, horseback riders and all you would want from such an unusual piece. We were only able to purchase 50 pieces of this beautiful and most unusual silver proof crown. We think they are great and hope that you will too.
Star Wars 1 Ounce Silver $2.00, featuring Kylo. If you liked Star Wars you will love these Official Silver Proof coins of four of the characters. The first three are 1 Troy ounce of 999 Proof Silver, coloured on one side and in a heavy Perspex holder. Kylo Ren a Sith Lord from the First Order. Rey a resilient survivor and scavenger. Captain Phasma, clad in metallic armour head of First Order’s Legion. And finally Yoda which comes in a black presentation box. H. M. Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse of each of these $2.00 silver proof coins from Niue. Supplies are very limited and they would make excellent presents.
In 1992 everyone thought that the new European currency was going to be called the Ecu. So International Numismatic Agency (INA) made a private pattern Ecu to show what a Northern Ireland issue might look like, if it were ever issued, in other words a Patina. It is crownsized and struck in Prooflike cupro-nickel. On one side a woman playing the harp along with the denomination ‘Twenty-Five Ecu’ and the date 1992. The other side has a globe showing Europe with Neptune and Britannia on either side of the globe. The legend reads ‘Europe * Europa and N. Ireland’. These are now 27 years old and it has been quite sometime since we last offered them for sale. Just found a small group in one of vault rooms. If you collect Irish coins, Euro or Ecu coins, then this is the piece for you…
The small nation of Oman, in the Middle East, has a population of just 1.3 million people, so they don’t need to make a lot of coins. Therefore we are very proud to be able to offer you this Brilliant Uncirculated set of 4 coins. You get the 5 Baisa, 10 Baisa, 25 Baisa and the 50 Baisa in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Difficult coins to get, but this way you can a Mint Set to your collection at a most reasonable price.
On a recent trip to Germany I found a small quantity of two almost crownsized coins of Papua New Guinea. They were issued just 4 years apart, but boy are they different…! The 1 Kina of 2004 is a two year only type coin. The obverse has two fresh water crocodiles on it and it has a hole in the middle. The coin is 33.28mm in diameter and they are in Uncirculated condition. The 2 Kina of 2008 is a one year type coin and was issued to honour the 35th anniversary of the Bank of Papua New Guinea. It is bi-metallic and is also in Uncirculated condition.
A group of these early Peru silver coins came up at auction and we bought them! The denomination is 1/2 Dinero and they were issued between 1901 and 1917, which means of course, that they are over 100 years old, but also in uncirculated condition. You do not see these coins in such high grade all that often. We were delighted to buy the lot, as the price was reasonable and the quality very high, a combination you don’t often get. They are small Silver coins, but of high grade silver (900 fine), as Peru is known for being an important silver producer. The quality is outstanding and we can supply a few different dates. For a coin you never see in excellent condition, what more can you ask for?