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
This double set of Jersey coins was issued by the Royal Mint in 1966. It contains two each
of the 1/12th of a Shilling and 1/4th of a Shilling issued for the 900th Anniversary of the
Norman Conquest 1066-1966. All four coins have H. M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse
and are in Proof condition in a Royal Mint hard presentation case. Not a set you see that often
these days. Only 25 sets in stock.
Today it appears that mints want £8-£10 for a cupronickel crownsized coin. We know it is
strange, but the older coins are much cheaper than the new ones. This 1966 crown was issued
to commemorate the Norman Conquest. It carries the two dates, 1066 and 1966 as well as featuring
an unusual portrait of the the Queen. Priced at much less than the newer issues, we know
which are better value...