These Polish silver coins were struck about the time Columbus set out to discover
America. The Polish King was called John I Albert and the denomination is 1/2
Groschen. They were minted in Krakow, Poland.
They have an eagle within a circle on one side with the legend ‘Moneta 1 Alberti’.
The other side has a crown within a circle with the legend ‘Regis Polonie’. They are
about 500 years old and in Very Fine condition. We only have 32 examples, so if you
want one, please get in quickly…
This outstnading Alexander I 1825 ‘Rouble’ is from ‘The Imperial Russian Patina
Collection’ and is struck in Pewter. This looks like silver but is much harder to strike, so
the minters don’t use it all that much. A Patina is a retro-pattern to show what a Russian Crown
or Rouble might have looked like at the time, had they been struck. These are top quality,
extremely well engraved pieces, crownsized and struck in Proof Pewter.
Forget what a piece like this would normally sell for, you can have this
superb Alexander I 1825 ‘Rouble’for an excellent price.
In 1952 King George VI passed away. South Africa issued as special commemorative crown
before he died, their first commemorative. It was for the 300th Anniversary of the founding
of South Africa.
You have the bust of King George VI on one side and a three masted sailing ship ca 1652
on the other side. It is impossible to buy any of these coins in South Africa.
The lower grades were melted when silver was high and the high grade examples have all been
exported to collectors overseas.
We were lucky enough to buy a small group in this country in uncirculated condition.
Remember this is a silver crown, the last silver crown or otherwise of King George VI and the
first commemorative crown of South Africa.
In the 1990’s when these 1 million lira were issued. Turkey was experiencing high inflation/ (B212)
Not many countries issue notes with million denominations and for those of you who make this your
collecting theme this is definitely one you should include in your collection. Kemal Ataturk, architect
of modern Turley appears on the front. An aerial view of a dam appears on the back. Crisp Uncirculated