In 1986 on the 23rd of July Prince Andrew married Miss Sarah Ferguson, a marriage that was not to
last, unfortunately. Two South Atlantic islands, St. Helena and Ascension Island, combined to honour
this event and by combining they made a rather interesting piece.
You have the couple on one side with Prince Andrew in military uniform, a few years earlier he served
as a helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands. The other side has Prince Andrew’s Mother, better known as
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
These are cupronickel crownsized 50 Pence pieces and are in Uncirculated condition. They are now
33 years old and being sold for about the same price that they sold for 30 years ago! Your gain!
This is the final collection of Crowns issued by St. Helena about Napoleon. St. Helena is a
very small island in the Atlantic Ocean half way between Africa and South America. It is
always known as the place that Napoleon died and where he was buried for many years. It is
a very remote island and almost impossible to attack.
This set of six Crowns depicts his wars. They are silver plated; you have Napoleon with
his hand in his shirt and below you have the troops marching with bayonets flashing. Each
piece has a full colour rendition of a battle. Here we are offering the set without the wooden box they normally come in, therefore the price is reduced to reflect this.
In 1985St. Thomas & Prince issued a cupro-nickel crown or 100 Dobras to honour their 10th anniversary of Independence. It is a small and fascinating island, however, getting coins or banknotes from there is almost impossible. Two banknote dealers who went there were put in jail accused of money laundering.
So this Crown is even more interesting and important.
I think it is the first crown we have had from St. Thomas & Prince. You have an outline picture of the island on one side and the coat of arms on the reverse with two birds holding it up. A most unusual and difficult crown to find, in fact, most of this country's coins are difficult to obtain...
The Democratic Republic of St. Thomas and Prince issued some of the rarest Olympic Crowns ever struck. They were made in 1993 for the Atlanta Olympics, they were struck in Proof cupro-nickel and while the mintages are unknown, you almost never see these coins for sale. We have obtained a very limited number of the set of 12 different Crowns.
The sports represented are: wrestling, soccer, boxing, cycling, karate, running, field hockey, track & field, surfing, swimming, gymnastics and tennis. Many of these sports have not been represented on Olympic coins before. We offer the complete collection of 12 Proof Olympic Crowns for just £95, which we think is quite a bargain. Once they are gone, they are gone.
Why are these two coins scarce? Because they no longer make small coins for circulation, they use banknotes. These two coins were issued in 1971 and the English version of their name is Saint Thomas & Prince Islands. Both the 10
Centavos and the 20 Centavos are one year only type coins. And now 48 years old. They are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and coins that you just don’t see any more. Scarce coins from a country that no longer makes small coins. If you don’t have them then this is your chance to get two scarce coins.