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
India 9 Coin Type Set. Uncirculated. It was fantastic when a dealer offered us a set of nine different denominations going back to 1971 (46 years) and the newest coin is 2002 (15 years old). All the coins are in Uncirculated condition and they are almost impossible to find elsewhere, even in India itself. You get the 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 25 and 50 Paise and the 1 Rupee. Remember the Indian Rupee is about 87 to the Pound. These are fantastic coins several of them are unusual shapes and once these are gone, I don’t know where I will be able to find any more. All coins are legal tender, all coins are Uncirculated and all the coins cost more to make than their face value!
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.
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.
A number of years ago there was a hoard of Portuguese India 1 Rupees of 1936 and most of them were in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. What most collectors don’t know is that there were also a small group of the Rare one year type Half Rupee in Silver also in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. We have a very small group of these Rare Silver Half Rupees in Brilliant Uncirculated condition to offer, but they are really limited. The Rupee is Scarce to Rare and the group is being dissipated into collectors hands, but the Half Rupee is the Gem of the group. Please don’t miss out on this one!
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.
Each set comes in a green card holder inside a vinyl wallet. Each set contains Irish pre-euro coins in Uncirculated condition, but over the past almost 50 years the coins have mellowed a little. The 1968 Mint Set contains the 1d, 3d, 6d, Shilling and Florin. These are not easy coins to find.
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.
Isle of Man, 1/2p 1985 Brilliant Uncirculated. In 1984 the Isle of Man started a new series of designs for the reverses of its coins. The new design was issued to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the College of Arms We have a group of Halfpennies from this series all dated 1985, the final year that this denomination was issued for circulation. Struck in Bronze this is the only decimal halfpenny with the Maklouf portrait of the Queen.