In 2000 the United States Mint issued a new dollar coin: this one depicted a young native American Shoshone woman, Sacagawea carrying her infant Jean Baptiste. This design was only used from 2000-2008 and after that they changed the reverse design every year. All the Sacagawea Dollars are struck in Proof golden coloured metal. They were still trying to find a substitute for the dollar bill. I think these coins are fantastic in Proof condition, unfortunately in Uncirculated, they are just coins. Supplies are limited. This product is the 2007 issue of this fabulous dollar coin in proof condition.
In 1987 the United States celebrated the bi-centennial of the American Constitution (200th anniversary). To honour that event the US Mint issued a special silver dollar. It shows the Constitution with a quill pen and the other side has a group of people marching forward. It is a full-sized American Silver Dollar and is now over 30 years old. It is struck in Proof Silver and reminds people just how important the Constitution is. We shall be trying to offer you other American commemorative silver dollars in future issues, but getting enough to offer you is not easy.
It appears that as the newer Silver Eagles come out, the older pieces become more expensive. At least that seems to be what our supplier seems to be asking. So when these 2011 American Silver Eagles came in we were delighted. They have a nominal face value of just One Dollar, they contain one ounce of pure silver and are in Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The quality is about as nice as you can get and they are one of the most beautiful modern coins that American makes. We only have 100 pieces, so while they last the price is very attractive. Get them while you can.
In 1986 the United States celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. What many people don’t realise is that it was a gift from the French people. This coin a Half Dollar or 50 Cents has a view of the Statue of Liberty with the sun rising on one side. The other side has immigrants on Ellis Island seeing America for the first time. The coin is in Proof condition and comes with a plastic capsule as issued by the United States Mint. A beautiful coin and one that generates great feelings from the many people who moved to America and this was the first thing that they saw.
Charles Barber was the Chief Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint in the United States. But he was also British and most collectors don’t know that. He designed many coins from the Dime (10c) to the Half Dollar. His coins circulated from 1892 to 1916, when the designs were replaced with others. We have always found that the smallest denomination, the Dime or 10 Cents is difficult to get hold of. The coins have the bust of Liberty on one side and the denomination on the other side. They are struck in 900 fine Silver and the coins on offer are in Very Good condition, especially considering that they are over 100 years old. If you have bought the other denominations, you will certainly want to add this denomination to your collection, but supplies are limited.
US Buffalo Nickel, 1913. In circulated condition. First struck in 1913 and now 104 years old, this popular design was part of an attempt to make the US coinage more attractive. This five Cent coin features the head of a Native Indian on one side and an American Bison on the reverse. They quickly proved popular with the American public and despite concerns about how quickly the coins became worn in circulation, continued to be minted until 1938 when they were replaced by the Jefferson Nickel. All coins have a full date. Most coins are dated in the 1930s. Dates of our choice.
The Halfpennies of King George II and George III were heavily counterfeited at the time, because of a shortage of small change. Many of these underweight pieces were circulated in the American Colonies. There was a great shortage of coins there and any coin was better than none. The American dealers have been promoting these coins for some time. we have been putting them away for the last couple of years and we are now ready to offer them for sale, at what we think are much more realistic prices. Most of the coins are King George III but there are some King George II as well. All are counterfeit copper Halfpennies with the bust of the Monarch on one side and a seated figure of Britannia on the other side. Monarch as well as date are as they come, but we can offer them in very well worn. These were actually struck to look like used coins. In America they sell them for some incredible prices, we think our price is much more realistic. The more you order the more different dates and types we will try and give you, but supplies are limited. Please no dealer orders from the States at these prices.
We bought a large group of the United States State Quarters in Proof condition. Each set contains five different US quarters representing five different States. The only problem is that they were not packed carefully enough, so that some of the cases cracked or broke in shipping. The coins are nice proofs, it is just the plastic case that did not make it totally intact. We are offering sets, dates of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try and give you. United States set of five different State quarters in Proof condition at much less than our normal price. But quantities are limited and the coins are nice, it is only the case that has problems.
The Eisenhower or Ike Dollar was first made in 1971. It is said that it was made to placate the casinos in Las Vegas who could no longer get the Morgan Silver Dollars (see elsewhere in this issue for our offer of them). They made the Ike dollar in cupro-nickel to be used in the slot machines. But they also made some in silver for collectors and for VIP collectors they even made them in Silver Proof. It is these VIP Silver Proof Ike Dollars that we are now offering you. We have several different dates in stock, so it will be dates of our choice. But to make it even better for you our collectors each Silver Proof Ike Dollar will come in an imprinted Snap-lock display case. You may remember Ike as chief of the Allied Forces in the Second World War not just President of the United States.
This challenge piece says it all. You have a snake from the Colonial period and the legend ‘Don’t Tread on Me’. The other side has the famous Liberty Bell, made in England, shipped to America and then cracked while striking. Today it is in Philadelphia and one of the most important symbols of American freedom. It is enamelled on one side with the American flag in red, white and blue plus green for the pleasant land. The reverse has the Liberty bell in copper colour with a black outline around it. We are offering these at a special price, as we think that they are important. Each comes in a protective capsule and it is one that you will like…
This is a fantastic collection if you like to play poker or if you know someone that does. Issued by Bond Gaming International also known as Collectibles Mania. You get 12 dollar-sized full-colour poker chips, each with the photograph of a well known American poker player. You have Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, T J Coultier, Scotty Nguyen and eight others. The chips come in a full-colour album, which holds and displays them. It comes with a signed certificate and that certificate has a hologram on it to authenticate the Poker Chips. The original price for this collection was I understand £24.95 which works out to about £2 each a chip. While our supplies last you can own the complete collection of 12 dollar-sized full-colour gambling chips in a presentation folder for just £9.95 that saves you £15.00 and brings your cost down to about 83p each. What a great gift this collection will make for a poker player you know...
In 1976 the United States celebrated its bicentennial of independence 1776-1976.The US Mint issued three unique one year only coins to celebrate this bicentennial, 25c, 50c and $1.00. We have selected the 50c because it features the portrait of President Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963. Each coin is in choice Proof condition and to make it even more attractive we have placed it in a specially imprinted snap lock case. Remember, this design was only struck for one year the 1976 American Bicentennial.
In 1971 the US Mint decided to mint new silver dollars. It is said that this was done to placate the casinos in Las Vegas. We don’t know about placating anyone... We love Las Vegas, the original Disney Land for adults. This was the first United States silver dollar struck since 1935, it was struck in 400 fine Silver Proof and it honoured Dwight David Eisenhower or ‘Ike’ as he was known. Ike was not only the Commander in Chief during World War II but he was also President of the United States for two terms. We have for sale a beautiful silver proof examples of this ‘new’ Silver Dollar dated 1971, that of course was 50 years ago. Still reasonably priced and it has a most interesting history.
This coin was issued in America from 1864-1909, the coins on offer are all later dates and in Very Good condition. This coin was replaced by the Lincoln cent in 1909. Dates will be of our choice, but there are no rare dates represented.
This full crownsized challenge piece honours the K9 Corps or dogs who have helped the police and armed forces. .On one side you have a dog in black, blue and gold with the legend ‘Loyalty, Honor, Courage and Strength’. The reverse has a dog’s paw in red, white and blue. ‘Guardians of the night, protector of law enforcement’.
The explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark decided to explore and map parts of America in 1804-6. They met the Lemhi Shoshone woman known as Sacagawea, who even though she had just had a child, agreed to help them. At one point a boat capsized and the journals and records fell into the water. It was Sacagawea who rescued these documents. The island nation of Fiji issued a commemorative Dollar to honour the trio in 2015. It has the 3 standing together and the reverse has the coat of arms of Fiji. It is gold-plated copper and in choice Proof condition. The United States also issued a small-sized dollar coin, but just to honour the Indian maiden Sacagawea. This is also struck in a yellow metal and in Proof condition. We are offering the Fiji and the American proof dollars as a pair, as it seems best that way. So you get the Proof dollar from Fiji and the proof dollar from the United States.