In 1938 our Prime Minister Chamberlain met with Hitler, a lot good that did us. The Bren
Light Machine Gun entered the British Army, now did us a lot of good. The Beano was first
put on sale and that gave all of us a laugh.
Our King was George VI, who had been on the throne for only about a year. The smallest
silver coin struck for circulation was the Silver Threepence, even though at the same time a
brass threepence was actually being struck as well.
We can offer this George VI 1938 Silver Threepence in Fine condition and it is a date that
is not all that easy to find.
In 1937 King George VI was finally crowned and he had his Coronation. It had been a turbulent
period what with his Father having died and his brother abdicating. He went through
a lot and worse was to come in the shape of World War II. He did a splendid job considering
how much pressure he was under.
For his Coronation the Royal Mint struck a special Crown in silver. Because of the war, this
would be King George VI’s only silver crown to be issued. We have offered them in a lower
grade recently, but a dealer sold us a nice group in Extremely Fine and that is what we are offering
The 1937 King George VI Silver Coronation Crown in Extremely Fine. These coins will all
have lustre and only the smallest amount of actual wear. Nice coins for your date or type collection.
The Silver Threepence was last struck for circulation in 1944. These coins were
replaced with the brass threepence as soon as World War II was over. From about
1940 until 1944 the Silver Threepence was struck here, but most of them were shipped
to the West Indies.
So the coins you see have actually been used as money and are in circulated condition.
This group comes from a hoard put away more than 50 years ago. The dealer
went to the West Indies and bought all the Silver Threepences that were around at the
time. We got a nice group of the 1941 issue, close to the end of them making them.
The coins on offer are in Fine condition, circulated but real original wear and usage.
They are not an easy date to get and missing from many collections. When you show
it to your friends, there certainly is an interesting story to tell about them.
1945 was the next to last year that our coinage was struck in silver, the penultimate year. The
Florin is the second largest denomination struck and as most collectors know, the most difficult
denomination to get. King George VI was on the throne, by the way a Florin was two
shillings, today it is 10 pence.
The coins on offer are not only struck in Silver but they are in Gem Uncirculated condition,
you just cannot get any higher grade then Gem. Supplies are of course very limited, but think
what a fantastic type coin these will make.
This coin was struck the year before the last silver Sixpence ever was struck, so the
1945 Sixpence is the Penultimate Silver Sixpence. It was issued under King
George VI and just after the end of World War II. There is something about a coin
struck in silver, they just look and feel great.
These coins were put away in 1945 and therefore are in outstanding condition. We
have them in the two highest grades you can get; this particular one is the Choice Uncirculated variant. We know you will love them.