These billon or base metal silver coins were issued between 1458 and 1479. They were made for the
independent kingdom in Northern India of Jaunpur Sutltanate. Today this area is known as Uttar
Pradesh. It was ruled by Hussain Shah, the last ruler. During his reign he contributed to Hindustani classical
His army was the biggest in India and he tried to conquer Delhi three times, but was defeated each
time. In 1493 the Delhi sultanate re-conquered Jaunpur and Hussain fled to Bengal. They are listed as
These 500 year old coins are called Tankas and are base silver or billon. They have inscriptions on
both sides and have an interesting history. I think at just £18.00 they are both interesting and reasonably
In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee 1952-1977. She visited
Lundy and a souvenir sheet was issued to honour that event. We have been offering
that souvenir sheet with the two coin-tokens of a Puffin and a Half Puffin. Based on
the first Lundy coin-tokens issued in 1929. At that time the Government took umbrage
and the man who made them had to go to court.
Many of our collectors want the coin-tokens, but do not want the souvenir sheet.
They are struck in copper and are in brilliant Proof condition. Well worth adding to your collection, after all how
many Lundy issues have there been?
Of the four Monarchs who ruled over India in the 20th Century, one of the hardest
to find in nice copper or bronze coins is the last one, King George VI. Don’t forget
he only came to the throne in 1937 and India became Independent in 1948. During
that time there was a World War and people had something else to do than collect
We have a nice group of King George VI 1/4 Annas on offer. These are the largest of
his bronze coins issued. The coins on offer also have the first head on them and this
design was only issued for three years, those from 1940 are on offer.
They are not easy to find and the coins on offer are in Uncirculated condition with
original lustre. You have the crowned bust of the Monarch on one side and the denomination
and date on the other side.
The Lebanon has one of the most interesting histories in the Middle East. At one
time it was known as the Monte Carlo of the Middle East. Then it spent years in
turmoil and civil war, now it is starting to regain its place in the world and starting to
regain its stature.
We are very lucky to be able to get a 5 coin Mint Set from The Lebanon, as coins
are not all that easy to get out of the country, especially Brilliant Uncirculated current
coins. You get the 25 Livres, 50 Livres, 100 Livres, 250 Livres and the 500 Livres
dated 1996-2006 all in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Khwārez-Shāh Dynasty, (c. 1077–1231), was a dynasty that ruled in Central Asia and
Iran, by 1218 the empire had a population of around 5 million people. Muhammad II was
the penultimate Khwarez-Shah who reigned from 1200-1220. We offer Jitals (small
copper/lead alloy coins) of the period from different mints in the area and a number of different
types. Offered here us the Khwarez Dynasty Copper.