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These are very interesting pieces from the 3rd to 2nd Century B.C. We bought a dealers entire holding of these beautiful Ring Money. Some people say they could go back as far as 800 B.C. but we believe the dealer, who said ‘they are only 3rd-2nd Century B.C.’. It’s thought they were used as a medium of exchange, before the actual issue of coinage in this area. Their size is approx 12-18mm and have been professionally conserved. Recently, we found out that Richard had bought them about five years ago, and complety forgot that we had them in the first place... Priced to please you!
This Scarce Crown or One Peso was issued by the Dominican Republic for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, and was struck by our own Royal Mint. It was issued in 1995 which is now some 25 years ago. You almost never see this crown, because the whole United Nations project was not a winner for the Mint. It has doves of peace above a globe of the world with the United Nations emblem. The obverse has the arms of the Dominican Republic. We could charge a lot of money for this Scarce Crown, but at Coincraft when we buy right, you buy right…
In 1995 the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative £2 piece to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. They used the iconic Dove of Peace and the inscription read ‘1945 In Peace Goodwill 1995’. They were struck in a brass coloured metal for general circulation. You must remember that this was 25 years ago and we at that time used the older large sized Two Pound coin. You have the so-called Maklouf portrait of the Queen on one side and the Dove of Peace on the other side. While it is relatively easy to find Prooflike Specimen coins from the bubble packs and Mint Sets, it is not so easy to find the coins that were actually struck for circulation. The coins on offer are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and the difficult ones, the ones issued for circulation.
Here is a fantastic Special Offer for you on the difficult to find 2019 Royal Mint Gold Proof Sovereign. These coins are complete in their original, never opened, Royal Mint case of issue with the certificate of authenticity from the Royal Mint. These are exactly as were advertised on their website, unfortunately, they have sold out and they are no longer available from the Royal Mint. But they will sell you a Brilliant Uncirculated example of the 2019 Gold Sovereign in some sort of package for ‘only’ £500.00. How about a choice Proof example of the same year, complete in its original packaging for less than the price of an uncirculated example? Only at Coincraft – Britain’s Coin Shop! We sell a 2019 Gold Proof Sovereign in the original Royal Mint package with the original Royal Mint certificate of authenticity for just £450. That’s right, a Proof for £50 less than they sell an Uncirculated coin.
In 1935 King George V reached his Silver Jubilee (1910-1935), a feat that not all that many of our Monarchs had or would reach. A handsome Penny featuring the bare head portrait of the King was issued for that year. We have a nice group of these 1935 Pennies on offer, but supplies are limited. Grade offered is Uncirculated. The coins are handsome, and they were issued just a year before the death of King George V, which brought about great problems with royal succession.
King George VI, the Queen’s Father, had a short but turbulent reign. After all we had World War II, silver was taken out of our coinage and the British Empire was starting to break up. We have uploaded onto the website all the King George VI Farthings that we have in stock in Uncirculated condition. In all honesty, some are Brilliant Uncirculated, which is better than Uncirculated, but we are going to sell them all at one price. When your order arrives, we will give you the best grade that we have in stock. On offer here is the 1946 Farthing. This is a great series of coins and the smallest coin issued by King George VI, they were struck in bronze and in Uncirculated.
King George VI, the Queen’s Father, had a short but turbulent reign. After all we had World War II, silver was taken out of our coinage and the British Empire was starting to break up. We have uploaded onto the website all the King George VI Farthings that we have in stock in Uncirculated condition. In all honesty, some are Brilliant Uncirculated, which is better than Uncirculated, but we are going to sell them all at one price. When your order arrives, we will give you the best grade that we have in stock. On offer here is the 1947 Farthing. This is a great series of coins and the smallest coin issued by King George VI, they were struck in bronze and in Uncirculated.
Before Italy joined the Euro Zone, they, like most countries issued their own coinage. But unlike other countries there were about 3,000 Lire to the Pound. The coins, when you could find them, cost more to make than their face value! We have a collection of five Italian coins struck before the Euro, 4 are Uncirculated but the very difficult 200 Lire is in circulated condition. You get the 5 and 10 Lire in aluminium, the 50 Lire a scarce denomination in Uncirculated, the 100 Lire Uncirculated and the very difficult 200 Lire in circulated condition. They date between 1969-1996 and were difficult to find even before they were replaced by the Euro.
We bought these scarce Portuguese crowns or 200 Escudos a few years ago, put them on a shelf, and forgot we had them. Since the Euro replaced the Escudo in Portugal, You just don’t see these around anymore. They are now 25 years old. On offer here is a commemorative edition of the Siam Alliance (Thailand) with conjoined Royal symbols, and view of conical buildings in Unc. This series is very popular in the Far East because of the subjects depicted.
Charles Barber was the Chief Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint in the United States. But he was also British and most collectors don’t know that. He designed many coins from the Dime (10c) to the Half Dollar. His coins circulated from 1892 to 1916, when the designs were replaced with others. We have always found that the smallest denomination, the Dime or 10 Cents is difficult to get hold of. The coins have the bust of Liberty on one side and the denomination on the other side. They are struck in 900 fine Silver and the coins on offer are in Very Good condition, especially considering that they are over 100 years old. If you have bought the other denominations, you will certainly want to add this denomination to your collection, but supplies are limited.
This crownsized piece was issued to honour the American war veterans who were also Masons. One side has the letter ‘G’ with the square and tools, the other side the emblems of the different American military organizations. It is beautifully enamelled on both sides and comes in a protective plastic capsule. It not only honours American military but their connection to the Masonic organizations. Friendship, morality and brotherly love.
The American election is in November, who will be the next President? We found this medal when we moved offices. It has a most attractive full frontal portrait of Trump with the slogan ‘Keep America Great’ and the date 2018. The reverse has the seal of the President of the United States enamelled in blue with hints of red. The whole piece has been coated in a gold colour. This is a Proof medal in a capsule. Whoever is the next President, American collectors will still be collecting medals like this. After all, it is historic and they have been collecting Presidential artefacts since Abraham Lincoln. We have less than 100 in stock; we will not be getting any more, no matter who wins!
In the reign of Queen Victoria the Half Farthing was only struck in copper. It is one of the smallest denominations ever made. We have a wonderful group of these copper Half Farthings in very high grade. Most of them will be dated 1844. You have the Young Head on one side and the date and denomination on the other side. They are struck in copper and now are over 173 years old. But the most interesting thing is their high quality.