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France, 1 Franc Ext Fine 1917

These French Silver 1 Franc coins were some of the last French coins to be struck in silver for regular usage. They have a woman sowing seeds, which is based on a famous painting by Millet. The coins on offer are at least Extremely Fine and many are in Uncirculated condition. We have graded them Extremely Fine but many of you will be getting even better examples. The lowest price we have ever sold them at.
£14.50

George III, Imitation Spade Half Guinea

Every week we have someone bring in a Guinea or Half Guinea token and we have to tell them that they are not real. It started in the 1800’s with a man called Kettle, who made gold looking brass copies of the King George III Spade Guinea and Half Guinea. The story is that an actress used to throw these to the audience at the end of her performance. The audience was to respond by throwing real Gold Guineas back. Is this true or not, we just don’t know. But over the years a vast number of imitations were made, none of which were meant to pass as real Gold coins. A number even had advertising on them and were obviously given out as a sort of store card. We have nice examples of the Guinea and Half Guinea from Victorian times and well over 100 years old. They have been gilded or even gold plated, but they are not real Gold. Wonderful conversation pieces and today they are getting more and more difficult to find in any sort of quantity. The designs may vary slightly.
£4.95

George V, Penny 'H' Mintmark Fine, 1918

It is strange but true; the Royal Mint did not strike a lot of the bronze coins that were issued in this country. In fact at one point they were using two private mints to strike coins for them. The Heaton Mint which has a mintmark ‘H’ as on this coin and the Kings Norton Mint which used a ‘KN’ mintmark. Interesting enough, both private mints have gone out of business. This Penny is dated 1918, which was during World War I and we guess the Royal Mint had too many other things on its plate. The mintmark is below Britannia to the left of the date. The coins on offer are in Fine condition and are rather difficult to find these days. The Royal Mint didn’t strike this 1918 Penny but the Mint Birmingham Ltd did. Why not add one to your collection?
£8.95

George V, Threepence Silver, 1933

It was the height of the Depression and Roosevelt had called a ‘Bank Holiday’ and closed all the banks. He later declared it illegal for American citizens to own gold coins. The United States and the world were in a terrible state. Yet under King George V, this country still issued the Threepence in Silver. They were 500 fine Silver and the smallest coin struck in silver in this country. To make people happy the film King Kong came out that same year. The 1933 Silver Threepences we have on offer are in Fine condition and are now 85 years old. If for nothing else, it reminds you that governments will try to forbid their citizens to own gold coins, but not at Coincraft!
£4.95

George VI Coronation Morocco 100 Stamps

100 King George VI Coronation stamps over printed for use in Morocco. You have the portraits of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on a long brown stamp. But it was overprinted 15 Centimes for use in our territory in Morocco.
£17.50

George VI Coronation Morocco 500 Stamps

500 King George VI Coronation stamps over printed for use in Morocco. You have the portraits of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on a long brown stamp. But it was overprinted 15 Centimes for use in our territory in Morocco.
£69.50