These 1945 Silver Halfcrowns are the penultimate Silver issues for this country; in 1947 all our
coinage would be struck in cupro-nickel. The Halfcrown was the largest denomination struck at the
time. It is two shillings and sixpence or a halfcrown.
You have the uncrowned portrait of the King on one side and arms within a shield on the other side.
They were struck in 500 fine silver and the examples on offer are of the highest grade. They make wonderful
type coins for your collection and they are the next to last year of silver coinage.
We offer this 1945 Halfcrown in Uncirculated condition. They are the largest denomination made at the time and their quality is outstanding.
Queen Victoria finally allowed the design of her coinage to be changed after 50
years. We suppose a 67 year old woman does look a little different from a 17 year
old girl. Never-the-less in 1887 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee she allowed a new
portrait to be used on her coinage, this of course, became known as the Jubilee
The Half Crown with this Jubilee Head design was only issued from 1887 until
1892, when the design was changed again. The Queen hated this Jubilee Head
design because it showed her with a tiny crown on her head, almost like a toy.
The coins were struck in Sterling Silver and personally, we think the design is rather attractive. This product comes in 'very fine' condition.
Dates will be of our choice and to be honest, most of the coins on offer are the
first year of issue (1887), because that is the most available date of the series. Nice
high grade coins at prices that won’t hurt your pocket and remember that these
coins are now 125 years old!