In 1953 New Zealand issued their first coins for their new Queen, Elizabeth II. It wasn’t until 1955 that they noticed that the Queen was wearing a strapless gown. This caused quite an uproar and in 1956 they redesigned the portrait of H. M. The Queen wearing a dress with straps.
We offer the strapless set of New Zealand coins all 7 of them, 1/2d, 1d, 3d, 6d, 1/-, 2/- and 2/6 all in selected circulated condition. It is a variety that most collectors outside of New Zealand don’t even know about let alone have in their collections. Supplies are limited, remember you get all seven coins of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a strapless gown.
In 1932 Sweden issued a commemorative 2 Kronor for the 300th anniversary of the death of Gustaf I, 1632-1932. It is a handsome silver piece with the bust of Gustaf I facing right wearing a laurel wreath. The other side has a very ornate cartouche and a rather gothic style. Nice coin and in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, which considering that they
are now 87 years old is quite amazing!
The United States has been issuing Silver Eagles, containing one ounce of pure silver, with a nominal face value of One Dollar, every year since 1986. The coins near the beginning of the series are difficult to get, plus they are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. For the early issues, you would expect to pay more, but especially for our customers, and while supplies last, you can have one at a special price.
In 1916 the United States Mint changed over from the Barber Quarter to the Liberty
Standing Quarter. Unfortunately the designer used a more European model of Liberty
with one of her breasts exposed. It caused a scandal and uproar. After all, you couldn’t
have bare breasts being shown on your coins. After all, no one had ever seen a bare breast,
unless they were feeding their child or you had seen classical sculpture or painting or you
So in 1917 this design was changed and the offending breast was covered up. The
Standing Liberty Quarter was issued until 1930. All of our coins are of the non offending
kind, mainly because they are better value. All coins are in Fine condition and it is one of
America’s most beautiful silver coins. Dates will be of our choice, but all coins are nice
examples in Fine condition and struck in .900 fine Silver.
In 1988 the United States Mint issued a Special Silver Dollar for the Summer Olympics, held in Seoul, South Korea. In 1983 and 1984 the Mint issued Silver Dollars for the Los Angeles Olympics. This one is a little more difficult to find. You have the Olympic Torch lighting the torch from the Statue of Liberty. The other side has the Olympic rings, the value and United States of America.
They are struck in 900 fine Silver and are in Proof condition. Now 30 years old and not all that easy to find and they do look quite handsome in Proof condition.