These are very attractive pieces produced with a gilded finish with black, red and turquoise enamel. At the centre is a diagram showing the atom being split into Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation. This medal was awarded to soldiers, policemen and many civilians who handled the fallout from this disaster. Complete with ribbon and suspension.
In 1981 the late Princess Diana married Prince Charles, so in the coin trade this coin has
always been known as the Charles & Diana Sovereign. You have H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
on one side and St. George slaying the dragon on the other side.
Each coin is in gleaming Proof condition, the finest grade that you can get. They are struck
by the Royal Mint in 22ct Gold and come in their original case. Unfortunately on some of the
cases there was a label attached to the case and part of it might still be adhering, but the coins
themselves are in perfect Proof condition.
Today the Royal Mint is charging £425.00 for this 1981 Proof Sovereign in the original case.
The Morgan Silver Dollar is one of most
iconic and collectible American coins,
large sized and 90% pure silver, with a
most impressive design. On one side is
the head of Liberty and the date and on
the coin’s reverse is an American eagle
with outstretched wings. If you have
ever watched Hollywood westerns and
seen a silver coin being tossed onto the
bar you can bet it is one of these Morgan
Dollars which were minted from 1878
to 1904, and named after its British
designer George T. Morgan who was
born in Birmingham and worked at the
Septimius Severus was Roman Emperor from AD 193-211. In AD 208 he travelled to
Britain to strengthen Hadrian’s Wall and went on to invade Scotland that same year but
his plans were cut short when he became ill and died in York in AD 211.
We have recently bought a nice group of his silver denarius in Very Fine Condition. There
are different types but all have his portrait on the obverse and usually a standing or seated figure
on the reverse.
In A.D. 208 Septimius Severus set off for Britannia to
conquer the island but he would never see Rome again!
The people and the landscape of Caledonia (Scotland)
proved too much and Septimius Severus, exhausted by
his efforts, fell ill and died in York in early A.D. 211. His
dying words to his sons were ‘stay friends, be generous to
the soldiers and no one else matters’. In his reign he had
increased a soldiers pay from 375 to 500 silver Denari a
year, a good wage in those days! This meant he created
over 1000 different denarius reverse types. We offer you
these silver Denari with the head of Septimius Severus on
the obverse and various reverses from the Roman
Emperor who died in York. Offered here in Fine grading.
The Portrait £5 was so called because
it was the first £5 note issued by the
Bank of England to feature a portrait
of the reigning monarch. It was first
introduced in 1963 and the portrait on the front of the note was the young
Queen Elizabeth who had been crowned 10 years earlier in 1953. The back of the note features a youthful looking Britannia
seated. They measure 140x85mm and were legal tender until 31 August 1973. We offer them in Circulated Fine Condition.