On the 22nd of July 2013 Prince George was born to Prince William and Princess Catherine. Australia
issued a handsome Silver Proof Crown or Dollar to honour the event. You have the happy couple
with the baby on one side and the delighted Grand Mother, Elizabeth II on the other side.
Struck in 99.9 pure silver this crownsized coin weighs 31.135 grams or a full troy ounce of silver. The
mintage was 10,000 pieces and each comes with a certificate of authenticity and a presentation case from
the Perth Mint.
As the Royal Mint charges about £80 for a crownsized coin in only Sterling Silver, this must be real
value at only £49.50. After all this little infant will one day be our King.
Captain James Cook on his three voyages to the South Pacific, mapped all of New Zealand,
much of the East Coast of Australia, found the Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. He
was also the first European to begin formal contact with the Hawaii Islands. Which was unfortunate,
as when he returned there, there was a terrible fight and he was killed in 1779.
This handsome silver plated diamond shaped coin from Tristan da Cunha honours this great
explorer. You have Captain James Cook on one side with his sailing ship and a ships wheel
behind him. The other side has H.M. the Queen. Each large sized diamond shaped crown
comes in a unique heavy plastic capsule to protect the proof surface. A great man and a wonderful
coin, what more could you ask for?
Marco Polo was an explorer born in Venice in 1254. He went with his father and uncle on a 24 year
voyage to China, India and Japan. When he got back he documented his travels and became one
of the most famous and well known explorers of all time. In 1269 when he was only 15 years old he even
met the great Kublai Khan.
This diamond shaped crown was issued by one of the most remote inhabited places in the world,
Tristan da Cunha. You have H.M. the Queen on one side and Marco Polo with a ship and a steering wheel
on the other side. They are stuck in Proof quality and are silver plated. They come in a protective capsule
and the overall look is fantastic. Add one of the most important explorers to your collection.
This beautiful Crown was issued in 2011 for Queen Elizabeth II’s 85th birthday. You have
the conjoined busts of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on the reverse and H.
M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
It is full crownsized and has been gold plated before striking to make it even more beautiful.
It says it all really with the inscription ‘Royal Birthday Commemoration’ ‘2011’ and ‘One
Crown’. It is in Proof condition and comes in a protective capsule to protect the coin.
Here is a wonderful crown issued by TDC (Tristan da Cunha) for the
Diamond Jubilee of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. They are full crownsized,
plated in gold and have a full colour photo on the obverse. Our supplies are very limited.
From Thailand we offer a commemorative coin which is 23 years old. The 20 Baht of 1995
was issued for the 50th anniversary of the Kings reign
An interesting piece from this Far eastern country still in mourning following the death of