This Russian Patina or retro pattern was issued for Czar Nicholas I (1825-1855). Retro-dated 1825, this is his Accession Rouble.
Each is full crownsized and struck in Proof Pewter, a most difficult metal to work with, so
the mintage was greatly restricted.
In 2015 the Royal Mint issued a crownsized £5 to honour Winston S. Churchill, our
wartime Prime Minister. We have offered the Sterling Silver Piedfort of this coin
before, but this is the first time that we offer the regular thickness. It is struck in Proof
Sterling Silver rather than the double thickness of the Piedfort. Churchill is always
popular and as we have less than 40 examples available it should be a quick seller.
You have H. M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and Sir Winston Churchill in a
rather interesting and I think beautiful portrait. You have had the Piedfort now is the
time for the ‘regular’ VIP Sterling Silver Proof.
In 1992 the Bank of England unveiled a completely new series of banknotes. The first in the series
was the £5 which featured a larger mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front and a portrait
of George Stephenson, railway pioneer on the back (B357) The very first notes from this Historical
series all had the prefix A01. We have a small quantity of these important notes in Crisp Uncirculated. Limited availability.