The Himyarite Kingdom was part of ancient Yemen, whose capital was Zatar. They
were a trading nation between East Africa and the Roman or Mediterranean
world. They were known for their trade in Frankincense and Myrrh and their geographical
position made them very important for trade.
This choice silver coin is a Scyphate Quinarius from the 1st or 2nd Century AD, so
it is about 1800-1900 years old and was struck in Raidan. There is a portrait of a man
on one side and a small portrait of a man on the other side.
These coins are basically in as struck Mint condition, cup shaped. We did find a similar
coin on an American dealers list about two years ago. It was priced at $195.00
(£150) and had sold quite quickly. Our coins are as nice or better, but our price is far more attractive.
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 1916 a new Half Dollar coin was issued, it was engraved by Adolph A. Weinman and
this design continued to be struck until 1947. On one side you have Liberty walking with
the wind blowing the drapes of her dress. On the other side you have an American Bald Eagle
wings spread, almost looking like she is walking too. It is no wonder that these coins are
called the Walking Liberty Half Dollars.
The coins on offer are mostly from the 1940’s and are in Fine or better condition. The
Silver Eagle design is based on this coin, but the engraver of this Half Dollar was much better.
Nice coins and now about 70 years old and getting more and more difficult to find.
The Morgan silver dollar is named after its British engraver George
Morgan. They stopped making them in 1904, but for some reason they
made them again in 1921, the same year they made the Peace Dollar for the
The 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars are very different than the previous issue.
The relief is much lower and even from a distance you can quickly see the difference.
They are struck in 900 fine silver and as stated are a one year only type
coin. They are the last ever Morgan Silver Dollar. On offer here is a circulated example of this one-year type coin.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful American coins, the Mercury Dime was made between
1916 and 1945. They are struck in 900 fine Silver and have the head of Mercury on the obverse.
Normally we get this coin in Fine condition, but we just bought a high grade lot of them. They are all
toward the end of the run, date wise, but the condition is About Uncirculated and many dealers would
call these coins Uncirculated. It is a beautiful coin in high grade. We call them About Uncirculated, in
the States they call them sliders.
Dates will be of our choice, but all are in the 1930’s and 40’s. A beautiful silver coin in a condition
that will appeal to you.
The Kennedy Half Dollar was issued for the first time in 1964, the year after he was assassinated.
They still make these coins today, but not usually for circulation. They have made
them at different Mints; this one is from Philadelphia and as such has no mintmark.
These coins are struck in base metal and are in Uncirculated condition. If you are missing
any of these dates, now is your chance to add them to your collection. This one is from 1972.