There are three main types of Queen Victoria Sterling Silver Crowns, Young
Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head. It is the last type of Queen Victoria Silver
Crown dated 1895 that we are now offering you. Old head crowns are much more
difficult to find than the Jubilee Head type. The Old Head design was used from
1893-1900, after which time Queen Victoria died and her son Edward VII took
These Crowns are 38mm in diameter, struck in Sterling Silver (925 fine) and
are in Very Good or better condition. We always send you the best example that
we have in stock, when your order arrives. So the earlier you order the better your
chances of getting a slightly better example.
Of course 1944 is an important date for many reasons largely regarding the events of world war II. At that time our Monarch was King George VI,
the father of Queen Elizabeth II. Our coinage was still being struck in Silver as this
was less useful to the War Effort than cupronickel in producing munitions. The largest denomination struck in
1944 was the Half Crown, Two Shillings and Sixpence.
The coins on offer are at the top end of the grading scale and are very nice examples - choice uncirculated. The
coins have seen no wear, but of course over the past 74 years they will have toned a little,
but then again haven’t we all?
Nice coins that will please and delight you.
This cupronickel One Peso coin was issued by Cuba in 1981, it was part of the Plant and Flora series.
This particular coin depicts the Azahar flower. What I find most amazing is the mintage. According
to Krause the mintage is just 3,000 coins, which in any case would be very low indeed.
The coins are large and thick and in Uncirculated condition and with a mintage of just 3,000 coins,
rather difficult to get. While our small supply lasts, you can have this Cuban 1 Peso for just £7.95.
Starting in 1937 the Royal Mint issued two types of Shillings each year, one with an English
reverse and one with a Scottish reverse. The Scottish one is always the more difficult to
get, as the mintages were always much lower than the English version.
We offer the last year that the Scottish Shilling was struck in silver, 1946, to you in an incredible grade. They make an excellent souvenir of when money was money and it was struck in
Silver. Offered here in uncirculated condition. Supplies are limited and this
is the last Scottish Shilling ever struck.
We just bought a large collection of King Edward VII Silver Threepences, the smallest silver coin
issued by this Monarch for general usage. We have not checked the dates, but they were issued from
1902-1910. They were stuck in Sterling Silver and are well over 100 years old.
We are not going to be sorting them, but just taking them out of the sack as they come. They are in Very
Good or better condition and we know they are not easy to get. Everything before King George V is difficult
to find, maybe it is because they are so old and struck in Sterling Silver.
We offer individual coins here - if you order more than one you will get different dates: we won’t guarantee which
dates you will get, but that they will be different. Great coins, the King only had coins for ten years and
they are all over 100 years old…
Septimius Severus was Roman Emperor from AD 193-211. In AD 208 he travelled to
Britain to strengthen Hadrian’s Wall and went on to invade Scotland that same year but
his plans were cut short when he became ill and died in York in AD 211.
We have recently bought a nice group of his silver denarius in Very Fine Condition. There
are different types but all have his portrait on the obverse and usually a standing or seated figure
on the reverse.