On the 5th of November 2019, we remember the Gunpowder Plot and we tell the history of the reign of King James I with a Shilling a Penny and a Gold Laurel, all coined during James I's reign.
27th September 2019, marks the anniversary of two important events in American history. The first is the appointment of John Adams, who became the US's second president, to negotiate peace terms with Great Britain. In 2019, this event also happened to coincide with Native American Day, a holiday that honours the contributions of Native Americans to US culture.
Coincraft's newsletter that was sent out to our collectors on 20th September, we wrote to announce the creation of two new category pages: Olympic Coins and Pop Culture Coins. In this newsletter, we also presented our collectors with a number of very interesting items such as a Complete Date Set of Jubilee Head Crowns, a US Millennium State Quarters Proof Set, Saddam Hussein banknotes amongst many other items!
Every once in awhile we offer our collectors the opportunity to purchase items only available in a limited amount of stock. The first newsletter we send out in September was one of those occasions. This stock update had something for every collector, British Coins and Sets, Confederate Banknotes, 17th Century Tokens, Gold Écus and a good selection of World Coins.
16 August 2019, marked the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre as well as the anniversary o the victory of Henry VIII and Maximillian I (Holy Roman Emperor) over Louis XII of France. In this newsletter, we looked back at both events and presented our readers/coin collectors with two coins from the reigns of both Monarchs (George III and Henry VIII).
Some fascinating pieces were included in this newsletter, including brilliant Edward VIII plain edge collection coins, a Merlyn Lowther Historical £20 note and a Victorian Sixpence from 1887.
And for our featured item of the month, we brought you a Treasure Silver Penny from Edward I's reign.
On This Day... 24th July
-Wednesday, July 24, 2019
In Coincraft's 'Telling History with Money' feature, we look back at historical events that have occurred on a particular date.
The 24th of July 2019, marked the anniversary of Simón Bolivar, also known as the "Liberator" of South America. It was also on this date that Hiram Bingham III made public the existence of Machu Picchu. History on this blog will, of course, always be told with money.
The July stock update had plenty of interesting items, in this newsletter, we presented Large Canadian Cents, Donald Trump Medals, Scarce Roman Coins, a Daina Medallion and even Chernobyl Medal awarded to soldiers, policemen and civilians who handled the fallout from the disaster. The featured item of the month was a complete date set of QEII Sixpences.
In our June newsletter, we presented collectors with an exciting Birds of Prey collection issued in Proof by Malawi in 2010, World Coins from Latvia, Fiji, a commemorative Crown from Gibraltar, an Ancient Indian Elephant Coin and a Challange Coin featuring a colour photograph of Donald Trump.
In May 2019 we brought you a 2019 US Silver Eagle, 10 Kwacha coins from Malawi, featuring endangered and extinct wildlife, a pair of Spanish Civil War Coins, a Geroge VI Shilling, a French 3-coin set and 1000 Dinara from the former Republic of Yugoslavia.