From the first Plantagenet Kings of England to Elizabeth II, our current stock of British Coins has at least a coin for almost every Monarch in British history. Navigate to the sub-category Monarchto find the English, Scottish and Irish Coins missing in your collection. Once on this page, you’ll find a coin for each Monarch, click-through to see the coins we currently have in stock for that Monarch.
If you collect coins by denomination, you’ll probably be better off searching for that elusive coin under the sub-category denomination.
We Have Some Very Old British Coins for Sale...
We know that this is something our usual clients have grown accustomed to. But a new website user might be surprised by some of the items we have. Particularly with the coins under the sub-category Rare British Coins, where we feature one-of-a-kind coins. A George III Halfcrown with a rainbow toning and a UNIQUE Henry III Silver double-penny, are some of the highlights. And yes, we actually own these coins...
Buy English, Scottish and Irish Coins with Coincraft
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In 1953, for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Mint issued new coins with the Queen’s portrait. For the first time ever, they issued all the coins from the Farthing to the
Halfcrown in a plastic wallet. So this set became known as the ‘Plastic Set’.
You get the Farthing, Halfpenny, Penny, Brass Threepence, Sixpence, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Florin and Halfcrown, all in the plastic wallet as issued. Of course, over the past 65 years the wallet
has become a little bit brittle and the coins a little mellowed in toning. They are important
one year type coins and the first coins of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
But, and this is a very important point, the 1953 coins are all unique type coins. In 1954 they changed the legend and therefore the 1953 coins are all unique one year type coins. Available here with light toning.
The complete collection of Queen Elizabeth II Sixpences from the Coronation year 1953 until they ceased striking Sixpences for everyday usage in 1967. The Sixpence or Tanner, as it was called, was one of the most liked coins of its day. In fact, it was so well-liked that it was still legal tender till well after decimalization came into effect!
You'll get all the dates: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958. 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967. All the scarce and rare dates are included. All coins are struck in cupro-nickel and are in selected circulated condition. There are 15 different dates and you get all 15 of them.
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II had her Coronation and the Royal Mint issued her first-ever Crown, her Coronation Crown. As her Majesty is now 93 years old and this crown is within 4 years of being 70 years old it is rather important. 20 years ago because of a promotion by one of the marketing companies, the wholesale price on this crown was £10.00 and at that price, we could have sold thousands if we had them.
We have just bought a nice group of the 1953 Coronation Crown in Extremely Fine condition.
We are selling them for just £9.95 each which is less than we could have sold them wholesale more than 20 years ago, demand will increase greatly. We sell nothing as an investment, but these are fantastic crowns and fantastic buys. Worth having a few as souvenirs…
George V and a George VI Pair of Silver Sixpences. All coins are original and genuine and struck by the Royal Mint, the ones that they are selling and the ones that we are selling are exactly the same. They were made for circulation and are struck in 500 fine Silver. Check out the Royal Mint website and you will see that they are charging £26.00 for each coin or £52.00 for the pair.