Of course 1944 is an important date for many reasons largely regarding the events of world war II. At that time our Monarch was King George VI,
the father of Queen Elizabeth II. Our coinage was still being struck in Silver as this
was less useful to the War Effort than cupronickel in producing munitions. The largest denomination struck in
1944 was the Half Crown, Two Shillings and Sixpence.
The coins on offer are at the top end of the grading scale and are very nice examples - choice uncirculated. The
coins have seen no wear, but of course over the past 74 years they will have toned a little,
but then again haven’t we all?
Nice coins that will please and delight you.
The Half Crown of Queen Victoria with the Old Head design is the second largest denomination in silver
to be struck with this bust of the Queen. You have the bust of Queen Victoria her widow’s dress
and a crowned shield on the reverse. They are struck in Sterling Silver and were only issued from 1893-
A nice large Sterling Silver coin in Very Good condition and each one is at least 117 years old.
We think you will love this coin, we already do.
In the early reign of King George V the coins were struck in Sterling Silver
925 fine Silver. After 1920 the coins were struck in 500 fine silver. The
largest Sterling Silver coin struck during the reign of King George V was the
Halfcrown. Condition of all coins available is Fine or better.
This is the middle type of coinage struck for Queen Victoria. It was only
issued from 1887-1892 and was first issued for her Golden Jubilee. Thus
this coinage became known as Queen Victoria Jubilee Head coins.
The coin on offer is the Halfcrown or Two Shillings and Sixpence. You have
the Jubilee Head of Queen Victoria on one side and a shield in a Garter with
in an ornate circle of medals. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver (925 fine).
Dates will be of our choice but will be in Fine condition. The more you order
the more different dates we will try and give you. In 1887, a Halfcrown was a
lot of money; today they are more reasonably priced.