This handsome Sterling Silver Proof $10 was issued by the South Pacific island
nation of Fiji to celebrate the late Queen Mother’s 100th birthday. It is most
unusual in that although it is struck in Proof Sterling Silver, the outer rim has been
gold plated to simulate a bi-metallic coin.
You have the young Elizabeth and David playing with a cart in 1904 on one side
and her Daughter Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. These are beautiful Proof
Sterling Silver crowns which today the mints would be asking £60-£95 for. But at
Coincraft when we buy right, you buy right!
So while supplies last you can own one for an incredible price.
Because Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, no British coins were struck for circulation.
On the other hand a number of Edward VIII coins were struck for overseas
colonies and dependents. The most difficult one to get is the Fiji Penny.
It has been some years since we were last able to offer this coin to our collectors.
Ian went on a buying trip to New Zealand last year and was able to find a small
quantity of this difficult coin. Each coin has a hole in the middle, I guess that was
so the locals could carry them on a string. In Choice Uncirculated condition.
Finland was under Russian rule from about 1809 on, and it was not until 1917 that it gained its independence. We have some of the first coins to be issued by Finland as a Free country.
These 1917 25 Pennia look just like the coins issued by Russia for Finland, with one little change. If you look on the side with the double-headed eagle you will notice, for the first time, that the Russian crown is no longer evident between the eagles two heads. This removal of the crown celebrated Finland’s freedom and independence.
These Silver 25 Pennia coins dated 1917 are in Uncirculated condition and are now 100 years old. A rather nice and historically important coin and in Uncirculated condition.