The firm of Carpenter & Howlett were known for their modern enameled coins. But what
most people didn’t realize is that they gold plated the coins before they enameled them.
Below are the final lot of C &H Gold plated coins. They look great the prices are very reasonable.
We just bought a hoard of the 1944 King George VI Silver Florin, what was special is that they
were all in Uncirculated condition. World War II was still raging and the coins were still
struck in silver. You have the bare head of King George VI on the obverse and Rose with a
crown, a thistle and a shamrock on the reverse.
The Florin is the most difficult coin to get in high grade and all of these 1944 King George
VI Florins are in Uncirculated condition. Well worth having.
The two lowest mintages of the old Penny coin were struck in 1950 and 1951 during the reign of King
George VI. In 1950 they only made 240,000 coins that means for £1000 you could have bought all
the 1950 Pennies they ever made. Until very recently numismatists have always thought that all the 1950
Pennies were shipped to Bermuda for use after World War II. Now we know that this information is
wrong. They were also sent to the Bahamas in the West Indies.
How do we know? Because a good friend went to the Bahamas 50 years ago and advertised in the
newspapers to buy these coins. For the past 50 years these coins have lain in his safe deposit box
Now these coins were actually used in circulation, because after the War there was a great shortage
of small change. The island has a very salty atmosphere and thus the coins are very scarce in the higher
grades. The coins on offer are in Fine and Very Fine condition and remember they only struck a total of
240,000 1950 Pennies for circulation.
Most collections are missing this date of King George VI Penny, but now you can change all that.
Now you can add a Key Date 1950 Penny to your collection, while this Bahamas Hoard lasts. But there
are far more collectors who want this coin than there are coins to satisfy those needs. You have been
It was in the reign of King George VI that all silver was removed from our coinage and
replaced with what we use today, cupronickel. But what many collectors don’t realise is that
the cupronickel coins of George VI in choice condition are much rarer to get than choice silver
coins of George VI.
We purchased a group of the 1949 English Shillings, put away in 1949 and are they super! We
have classed them Choice Uncirculated and Gem Uncirculated, the worst coin is far superior
to what you see on the market and the finest coins are just about as good as you will ever see.
The current catalogue price on this coin is £35.00 in just Uncirculated condition and all of
these are much nicer than that.
A chance to buy a Choice George VI 1949 English cupronickel Shilling at a price that will
A customer asked why the Royal Mint was charging £20.00 for a circulated 1937
brass threepence and the new non round pound based on the old brass threepence? We looked on their website and
saw the pair of coins in a cardboard folder and couldn’t believe my eyes.
So thank you. It took some time to get enough 1937 brass threepences to offer them to you, but here goes.
You get a nice circulated 1937 George VI brass threepence, the first year that this coin was issued and a Brilliant
Uncirculated 2017 non round pound. Now there is no folder but our price for the pair is £4.95, which means you are
not paying £15.05 for a card folder that you wouldn’t want anyway.
Our customer was right and he gave us the idea to go out and find the coins and save you a significant amount of money. No card folder is worth
all that much money. Buy it from us and you only pay about a quarter of what the Royal Mint wants in a folder.
Here is one that should be a winner, judging by previous experience. A bag of 10 1948 King George
VI Florins. What is so special about the 1948 Florin. Well they changed the metal content in 1947
from silver to cupronickel and the legend on the coins was only used for two years, 1947 and 1948. So
this is a two year only type coin.
These coins are now 64 years old and are in selected circulated condition. Why a bag of 10? Because
collectors like to trade with other collectors or give them away. By selling them in bags of ten we can
also keep our prices down, as it costs us the same to handle an order for ten coins as it does for just one