In 1960 the Royal Mint issued only its second crown for our new Queen, Elizabeth II. But some were issued for the British Pavilion at the New York Exhibition. You can tell these because they are Prooflike rather than matt Uncirculated.
I believe that the 1960 crown in any condition is the most difficult Elizabeth II crown to find. The Prooflike one is much underrated and to be honest most collectors are not even aware of it.
Third larger bust, Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields, interlinked C's in angles. Good Very Fine with a very interesting die break going through 'CAROLVS', it looks like the die was just about to break
Edward VIII GB Coronation Patina Crown Set. We all know what the King George VI Coronation Crown looks like, but what if Edward had carried on and been crowned our King? These Patina Retro Patterns show exactly what it would have looked like. The bare head of the King facing left and the supported coat
of arms on the reverse. It is retro dated 1936 and has the complete legend on it. They only made 750 sets of these, in Silver, copper and goldine and we bought most of them. But over the years our supplies have dwindled and we now have only about 30 sets left. All three pieces are crownsized and struck in Proof condition. You get all three pieces for just £89.50. But please remember only about 30 sets left and once they are gone, no doubt the prices of them will rise. It always seems that when we run out, the prices on Ebay and elsewhere go up.
International Numismatic Agency did an Edward VIII for this country, which was a little different than
the normal ones. They redid the bust of King Edward VIII with a rather long neck. They didn’t make
many of them, so they are now in rather heavy demand from collectors.
We bought 83 of them from a dealer who has retired, he bought 100 and forgot about them, only selling
17 of them. They are for Great Britain and are full crownsized struck in Uncirculated cupro-nickel.
If you collect Edward VIII, chances are you do not have this one in your collection. Last chance!
Prince Philip and the Queen got married in 1947 and he has been a fantastic consort for Her Majesty. The Queen is on every coin, but Prince Philip has only been on very few. The first coin that featured Prince Philip was the 25 Pence piece or Crown issued in 1972 for the Wedding Anniversary. There was no portrait but just two initials ‘E & P’ under a crown.
In 1997 the Royal Mint issued a commemorative £5 piece for the Golden Wedding of the Queen and Prince Philip and this time his portrait did appear on the coin. You have the Queen wearing her crown and Prince Philip standing beside her. The other side has their two coats of arms under a crown with an anchor below. The first coin to show two conjoined busts was in the reign of William & Mary in 1689.
We have both of these important crownsized pieces, one a crown or five shillings and the other £5 but both in Proof Sterling Silver. Today the Royal Mint charges £80-£100 for a Silver Proof crownsized coin. Both are not easy to find and in Choice Proof condition and struck in Sterling Silver, the finest silver that was used for coins. Supplies are limited and it is a great way to honour H.R.H Prince Philip and of course, H.M. The Queen, after all, how many couples have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary?