In 1995 the Royal Mint celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II
with a commemorative £2 piece. You have the Dove of Peace on one side and
Queen Elizabeth II on the other side.
Remember this coin is one of the old large-sized £2 pieces. Comes in Sterling Silver Proof. Each coin comes in a protective capsule.
One of the most interesting coins of the Decimal series is the 10 Pence pieces, especially the old large sized coins. The first Decimal 10p was introduced in 1968, replacing the two shilling coin in preparation for decimalisation in 1971. It features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin on the obverse.
Today you get the small sized 10 Pence in your change, as this large sized coin has not been made for over 16 years.
In 1926 a Princess, now Queen Elizabeth II was born. Her grandfather King George
V was on the throne at the time. The Sixpence was still being struck in silver. John
Logie Baird demonstrated TV and the country had a terrible General Strike.
For some reason the coins of 1926 are not easy to get. So we were very happy when
we were offered a small group of the 1926 Silver Sixpence, a most useful and collected
denomination. The coins are used, but in selected circulated condition.
Honour our great Monarch, add a silver sixpence of her birth year to your collection.
After all Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving Monarch that this great nation
has ever had.
Many collectors don’t realize that many of the 1953 Queen Elizabeth II
Coronation Crowns were issued in a black plastic case. It is unusual today to
see these coins in those cases; in fact we would say that the cases are rarer than the
Well as luck would have it, we bought from a coin dealer who is retiring, 100 pieces
of the 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown in Brilliant Uncirculated condition
in the original black plastic cases they were issued in.
We have seen just normal examples offered for as high as £29.50 in the National Press.
So I think that our price in the original cases is quite a good price. Supplies are limited and once they are gone, we wouldn’t know where to find any more.