The Solomon Islands issued a new polymer plastic note
last year. It was issued to commemorate 40 years of
independence.(P-New) The front is printed in vertical format
and depicts a man blowing a conch shell The back in more
familiar horizontal format shows a turtle, a diver and a family
in a canoe near the seashore. Uncirculated.
Gallienus ruled as sole emperor from A.D. 260-268 during one
of the most difficult times in the history of the empire. Not
only was the empire facing natural disasters and invasions on all
sides but he had to face at least 8 rebellions from his own governors and generals!
He issued a fantastic group of bronze Antoniniani coins to honour the Gods, asking for their protection
against these troubles. Though made in Europe, these coins were used in Britain and are a large
part of the Mildenhall Hoard in the British Museum. Depicted on these coins are a variety of animals,
some real and some mythical, each linked to one of the Roman deities.
The first we offer from this series is of the Centaur, either holding a rudder and globe or hunting
with a bow. These are designed to honour Apollo, likely in response to plagues and disease. The coins
are at least Very Fine but because of the chaos at the time remember they may be a little weakly struck.
As always the first to order will get the best. At this price they will sell fast.
It was in the reign of King George VI that all silver was removed from our coinage and
replaced with what we use today, cupronickel. But what many collectors don’t realise is that
the cupronickel coins of George VI in choice condition are much rarer to get than choice silver
coins of George VI.
We purchased a group of the 1949 English Shillings, put away in 1949 and are they super! We
have classed them Choice Uncirculated, the worst coin is far superior to what you see on the
market. The current catalogue price on this coin is £35.00 in just Uncirculated condition and
all of these are much nicer than that.
A chance to buy a Choice George VI 1949 English cupronickel Shilling at a price that will
Victoria came to the throne a very young woman, she was only 18 when she
became Queen. Her first coins carried a very youthful portrait of Queen Victoria a portrait
carried on for the next 50 years.
The Shilling was struck in Sterling Silver and because they were used every day, they come
well circulated. We offer them here in Fair conditio; remember that the
newest coin is now 130 years old. Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more
different dates we will try and give you.
We have just purchased a group of King George VI Silver Threepences from New
Zealand, all were issued during World War II. This was the furthest part of the
British Empire at the time and these coins must have had a heck of journey to get to
New Zealand. All coins are in Fine condition and this one was issued in 1945.