During the reign of King George V there were two different types of silver coins issued for
circulation. The real silver coins that were struck in Sterling Silver and the coins struck
in half silver. The real silver coins were only struck from 1911-1919, the half silver coins were
struck from 1920-1936.
The smallest sterling silver coin issued for general use was the Threepence, also known as
a Joey. You have the bare head of the King on one side and the value within a wreath on the
Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try
and give you. The coins are circulated, but in selected circulated condition and they all date
from 1911 to 1919 only.
For those of you who don’t know
what a palindrome is, it is a word
or series of numbers that reads the
same from right to left as it does
from left to right. Banknote collectors
call serial numbers that read this
way, radar notes.
The 1991 Proof Set is just such an
animal. We can offer this Proof Set
in either the blue regular case of issue or the red leather deluxe case of issue, the choice
Each set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p plus the Royal Mint dated medal.
Important: the 10p and the 50p were NOT struck for circulation. So if you want either of
these coins for your collection you will have to get them from a Royal Mint set.
In America if you had a set with one coin, let alone two coins not struck for circulation, the
price would be in the high hundreds if not the low thousands of Pounds…
Two proof crowns from the Democratic Republic of the Congo honouring the late Princess
Diana. The first is for when she met Pope John Paul II in 1985. The other was when she
was on her visit to India in 1992.
Each 5 Franc coin is full crownsized and heavily silver plated, struck in choice Proof condition
and comes in a capsule. A great pair at a great price, but supplies are very limited. We feel
that they should be sold as a pair and at our price we think you will agree, but supplies are limited.
Many of you have been to the Maldives on holiday, but I’ll bet you have never seen this
coin. It is a 1/2 Larin issued at the end of the 1700’s beginning of the 1800’s. It has
Arabic writing on both sides, they converted to Islam by the 13th Century. The condition is
Good Very Fine and they are a wonderful small coin, one that we have never offered before.
We would guess that most people who live in the Maldives have never even seen one, let alone
owned one. Supplies are limited and it is the first time that we have been able to offer it for
In 1926 a Princess, now Queen Elizabeth II was born. Her grandfather King George
V was on the throne at the time. The Sixpence was still being struck in silver. John
Logie Baird demonstrated TV and the country had a terrible General Strike.
For some reason the coins of 1926 are not easy to get. So we were very happy when
we were offered a small group of the 1926 Silver Sixpence, a most useful and collected
denomination. The coins are used, but in selected circulated condition.
Honour our great Monarch, add a silver sixpence of her birth year to your collection.
After all Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving Monarch that this great nation
has ever had.
This is one Olympic coin or crown you almost
never see. It was issued by the Republic of the
Congo in 1999, for the Sydney, Australia Olympics
held in 2000. You have a shot putter getting ready
for the throw with a Greek God to his side. The
other side has a native figure holding up a tablet
like the 10 Commandments reading ‘Unite Travail
It is full crownsized and has the denomination of
100 Francs and is struck in Uncirculated cupronickel.
There were quite a few Olympic coins
issued over the years, but this is one that you almost
never see. Get it while you can, after all the
Olympics are quickly coming up…