Earls Court Ferris Wheel, Bronze Medal, 1897.
In 1895 a gigantic ferris wheel was built in Earls Court, London. To mark the event, they struck these bronze medals as souvenirs with an engraving of the wheel on one side and facts about the wheel on the other. They are 32mm diameter and were struck for each year from 1895-1907. This example is dated 1897 and is as struck with lovely toning and is now over 120 years old.
To mark the centenary of the beginning of World War I, INA, home of the Patinas, has issued a
handsome commemorative medallion. It has the bare head of King George V on one side and
Britannia standing with wings on the other side, reminiscent of the Official World War I war medal.
They are full crownsized and come in a four page descriptive folder; they are in Prooflike
Uncirculated condition and come in two finishes. On offer here is the silver plated VIP finish in a presentation package.
In 1887 the Royal Mint started to issue a series of large sized medallions for historic
events such as Coronations and Jubilee’s. The medallion offered here is of Edward VII in 1902, produced in bronze. Prices at antique fairs for these medallions are, I think extremely high, but I think you will like our
prices even more… Supplies are limited.
1897 large bronze medal. Uncirculated. In 1897 Queen Victoria celebrated 60 years as our Queen. The Royal Mint issued a large sized bronze medallion with the Young Head portrait of the Queen on one side and the Old Head portrait of the Queen on the other side. Queen Victoria was our longest serving Monarch, beating King George III. Last year our own Queen, Elizabeth II, beat Queen Victoria’s record, long may she reign.
I bought a nice group of these large sized bronze, Royal Mint medallions in their original red leather cases of issue. Today it might well cost £40-£50 just to hand make these cases. But I am including it with the Uncirculated bronze medallion and selling it at a special price. If you don’t think it is special, look around at antique fairs and see how much they are asking for similar pieces. You get the Uncirculated 1897 Official Queen Victoria bronze medallion in the Official handmade red leather case for just £110. Today this handsome piece is 120 years old and quite a beautiful medal.
This handsome crownsized Proof medallion was issued in 1987, some 31 years ago for the Maiden
voyage of Cunard’s ship the Queen Elizabeth II. One of the people who made this medallion for
Cunard found some in a room at his business. They had sat there forgotten for the past 31 years.
Anything with ships on it is highly collectable. In Germany there is even a club for ship coin collectors.
This gleaming two coloured Proof shows the great ship on one side the Queen Elizabeth II symbol
on the other side. It comes in a six page full colour presentation wallet.
The ship has now been laid up and is no longer in service.