After a long and successful career in the army Aurelian was declared emperor by his troops on the death of Claudius II Gothicus in A.D. 270. His reputation alone defeated his rival Quintillus who committed suicide after his troops deserted.
His short, violent five year reign saw the defeat of the rebellious ‘Palmyrene Empire’ in the East and
the breakaway ‘Gallic Empire’ in the west, restoring the fractured Roman Empire to its largest size in 15 years. He also began the construction of a great defensive wall around the city of Rome, large sections of which are still standing today. As was common at the time, he died at the hands of his own men in A.D. 275.
We offer Billon Antoninianus of Aurelian in Good Very Fine condition showing his radiate bust on the obverse and with various reverses. As always with coins of this period some will have weaker reverses, the first to order will get the best!
We just found a small bag of King George V pennies, but they are all struck and issued in Australia. Don’t forget Australia only had its own copper coinage since 1911 and that carried the portrait of King George V.
These are nice coins and will average Fine condition. They are the same size as the British penny of that time, just that a lot fewer of them were made and they are harder to get here.
Dates of our choice and there are no rare dates in the parcel. But the more coins you order,
the more different dates we will try and give you.
In 1987 they issued a Canadian Edward VIII crownsized patina for the 50th anniversary of the wedding of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor and the Duchess of Windsor. 1937-1987. You have the bare head portrait of the Duke of Windsor formerly King Edward VIII on one side.
The dates of his rule as King 20.1.36-11.12.36 are below the bust. The other side has a Beaver and Maple Leafs, the symbols of Canada and the date 1987.
Many collectors do not even know that these pieces exist, let alone have them in their collection. We have the cupro-nickel and goldine pieces on offer this issue, but our supplies are not all that great.
It is strange the King Edward I silver pennies were always so common and readily available. Today they are getting harder and harder to find. Remember that during the reign of King Edward I (1272-1307) the only coin made was the silver penny. It was such good quality of silver, that they were illegally exported, melted down and then recoined with a lower quality of silver.
Sometime ago we bought part of a very famous hoard of Edward I silver pennies, known as the Montrave Hoard and discovered in 1877. We have seen common mints from this hoard being sold for up to £195. We legally bought the declared hoard and we are selling them for a hell of a lot less money. The hoard is known as the Montrave Hoard and it was legally declared to the Government and so it is legal to own today.
We are offering them by the Town or City they were struck in and all will grade Very Good or better. Here we present the Canterbury Penny. Get it while you still can…
We have just had our first supply of the NEW 2020 Silver Britannia. Each coin contains 1 ounce of pure silver, 31.1 grams, is in Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition and has a face value of £2.00. The Royal Mint is carrying on a beautiful and I think most reasonable series and one that you can add to a realistic price.
In fact the Royal Mint issued a set of coins for the new Decimalisation which contained three coins dated 1971 and two dated 1968. The 10 Pence and the 5 Pence were dated 1968 as they had an exact decimal equivalent.
This older large sized 10 Pence was dated and issued in1968, three years before the coins were going to be issued. The set was to train people in the new decimal coinage. This 10 Pence is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and a lot of collectors are missing it from their collections.