In 1816 the government made all of the older coins no longer legal tender.
They then issued a whole series of new coins, which were of course legal tender. This is the first type of Crown or Five Shillings to be issued for King George III. They are struck in Sterling Silver and were issued only from 1818-
This coin is now proving very hard to get and it has been sometime since
we last had enough to offer them. Dates of our choice, but we offer them here in Very Good condition. A very important coin as it
was the first of the ‘new’ coinage to be struck.
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.
George VI 1951, Festival of Britain Crown and Stamps. In 1951 this country was going off the rationing that had been in force since World War II.
The country rejoiced and children could again have sweets and the family meat, if they
could afford it. The Government held a festival on the South Bank called the Festival of
To honour the King, they issued only the second Crown from his reign. Unlike the Coronation
issue which was in silver, this Festival of Britain Crown was struck in cupro-nickel. They are
Uncirculated and came in a cardboard box which didn’t survive as well as the coin it was protecting.
They also issued two stamps for the Festival.
I am offering you the 1951 Festival of Britain Crown in the original box of issue plus both
mint unused stamps issued for the Festival. Today they are 66 years old and well worth having…