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?
In the reign of King George IV, he only issued crowns for circulation for two years
1821 and 1822. These are difficult to get as it was such a short mintage. We have a
small supply of this Sterling Silver Crown and we have them in Fine condition.
Dates are of our choice, but if you order more than one coin, we will try and give
you one of each date. A short series and not an easy one to find.
As most collectors know, Queen Victoria kept her youthful portrait on coinage
from 1837 until 1887. It was only later in 1887, when she was celebrating her
Golden Jubilee, that she allowed the portrait to be changed. This new portrait became
known as the Jubilee Head portrait.
We have Fine examples of the largest Silver coin issued at the time, the Crown
or Five Shilling piece. Normally they come in Very Good condition, our examples are
in Fine quality, which will please most collectors.
Dates will be of our choice, but this Jubilee Head Crown was only issued from
1887-1892. They are struck in Sterling Silver and are above average for the coin. Our
supplies are limited.
We have just bought 200 Sterling Silver Proof Crowns of the world. The only thing they
have in common is that each crownsized coin has the portrait of H.M. Queen Elizabeth
II. They are Sterling Silver, in Proof condition and come in a protective capsule.
Today the Royal Mint charges £80-£88 for a silver proof crown. We cannot and will not
tell you what you are going to get, but we will sell them at a lot less than the current price
the Royal Mint is charging for similar coins.
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!