In the long reign of Queen Victoria there were three main designs used, we have selected the last two, the Jubilee Head and the Old or Widow Head coinage to offer you. Here we are offering the Jubilee Head Halfcrown in Very Good.
Dates will be of our choice depending what we have in stock when the order comes in. But as always fair grading and priced to make them attractive.
We have just bought a small group of the 1943 World War II Silver Halfcrowns in
Uncirculated and Choice Uncirculated condition. King George VI was on the throne and
because of necessity our coinage was still being struck in silver, be it half fine silver.
The 1943 Halfcrown is the largest denomination struck at the time. A halfcrown for those
of you who have forgotten is Two Shillings and Sixpence or half a dollar in local London talk.
We have them in two very high grades and very difficult to usually get, Uncirculated and
Choice Uncirculated. Remember in 1947 they took silver out of our coinage.
In 1967 the last Halfcrown ever was struck for circulation. So the 1966 is the penultimate
issue and in fact is many times harder to get in Uncirculated condition than the 1967
We have nice Uncirculated examples of the scarcer 1966 Queen Elizabeth II Halfcrown to
offer to our collectors. A lucky buy allowed us to offer them to you this issue. They are the
largest in both size and denomination that was struck for circulation, after all the crowns really
circulated in the 1960’s.
Add an Uncirculated 1966 Queen Elizabeth II Halfcrown to your collection; it is something
that not all that many collectors have…
In 1887 Queen Victoria finally allowed her portrait on the coinage to be changed. It was 50
years that she kept her Young Head portrait on the coins. The Halfcrown or Two Shillings
and Sixpence was perhaps the most used large silver coin at the time. Because of course a
Halfcrown was a lot of money then.
You have the Queen on the obverse with that silly little crown placed on her head. She hated
it because it looked like a toy rather than the real thing. The reverse has a crowned coat of arms
within a garter of roses.
These Halfcrowns are struck in Sterling Silver and we have them in two grades. Dates will
be of our choice, but they were only made from 1887-1892.
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. They are in Fine or better condition.
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.