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.
In 2015 the little island of Tristan da Cunha issued a rather special Silver Proof Crown. It was for Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, his portrait was the reverse with H. M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
But what makes these crowns so special is that each coin contains an actual piece of his flag ship HMS Victory. That’s right a small actual piece of the wood that was used in his ship... You can now own a real bit of history. Today the mints worldwide seem to be charging about £80.00 for a new silver crown, so we are very pleased to be able to offer you one at a lower price. However, supplies are very limited and the ship had only so much timber…
This beautiful Crown was issued by ‘TDC’ or Tristan da Cunha in 2010 to honour Sir
Horatio Nelson, Hero of the battle of Trafalgar 1805. You have Nelson in full naval uniform
and his ship H.M.S. Victory to his side. A full colour enamelled British Flag is to his left.
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse. The full crownsized coin is gold plated and then
put in a protective capsule.
It is a beautiful and extremely well engraved coin and honours a truly great hero of the
British Navy. This is the first time that we have had them to offer and our
supplies are limited. Unfortunately we can never get as many pieces as we would like. We
offer them for a special price because we buy all or as few as they have.
Well worth adding to your collection.
Prince William & Catherine Engagement (2010) & Wedding Crowns (2011). This is a fantastic offer, the engagement and wedding crowns for Prince William & Catherine. Two different gold plated crowns from Tristan da Cunha dated 2010 and 2011, each with the Queen on the obverse.
The engagement coin shows the couple facing and the wedding coin shows them in profile. Each crown comes in a display capsule and is in Proof condition. They make a wonderful pair and are great for the future, one day he will be King and she will be Queen.
This gold-plated crown was issued by Tristan da Cunha in 2010 and celebrates the
Royal Line and is most unusual as it features not one, but six portraits of our monarchs.
On the front is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and on the back you have the
side-facing portraits of George VI, Edward VIII, George V, Edward VII and Queen
Victoria, the five monarchs that preceded Queen Elizabeth. Six royal portraits for the
price of one!
It is a gold plated Proof and comes in a protective capsule. Our supply is very limited,
this is the first time that we have offered them for sale, please do not miss out.