New Stock February 2020

 

Coincraft Newsletter No. 23

Hello and welcome to the latest Coincraft Newsletter

Dear Collector,   

We are delighted to inform you that the News page is back up again on our website. You can now read what's been said about us in the press and get to know us a little bit better.

Another Collectors' favourite, The Round the World in Banknotes catalogue, is now also live on our website. Banknote collectors will be happy to know that Natalia has found some very interesting new banknotes, some of them from countries that weren't featured on the first catalogue.     

And last but not least, we have a new stock update which includes, amongst many other items, a 1999 £5 Silver Proof Millennium, a 1944 Sixpence in Choice UNC, a 1994 Silver Proof 'Scottish' Pound in capsule, and a 1995 Charlie Chaplin Crown from Gibraltar.


 As always the availability on some of these items is limited. 




Elizabeth II, £5 Silver Proof Millennium, 1999
£59.50 (CLD7150)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx

Do you remember the prophets of doom that emerged before the year 2000? What about the havoc that the Y2K bug was going to cause? It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since then... but just before the turn of the century, and as a forerunner to the Millennium, the Royal Mint issued this Silver Proof £5 in 1999. You have three dates on it, two on one side and one on the other. On the obverse, you have a portrait of the Queen and the date 1999, the date it was actually issued. On the other side, you have a map of the world with Great Britain prominent with the Greenwich Meridian at the top. On the one side, you have 1999 and on the other side, you have 2000.

Each piece is struck in Proof Sterling silver and each coin comes in the Royal Mint capsule as issued. It is one of the more interesting of the Royal Mint’s Five Pound series.


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SEE ALL ROYAL MINT ISSUES
 


George VI, Sixpence Choice Uncirculated, 1944
£20.00 (U6D44U)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx.

 World War II 1944 Silver Sixpence in Choice Uncirculated condition. They are fantastic coins to see and own. Supplies are very limited.

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SEE ALL GEORGE VI COINS AVAILABLE
 


Elizabeth II, Silver Proof 'Scottish' Pound in capsule FDC, 1994
£39.50 (UPD94S)

Diameter: 22 mm approx

 This handsome Sterling Silver proof version of the Pound coin was issued in 1994 when the design was to honour Scotland. You have a rampant Lion on one side with the so-called Maklouf bust of the Queen on the other side.
These are Special Collector’s Editions struck in Proof Sterling Silver by the Royal Mint. They had an original mintage limit of 25,000, but I don’t know how many they actually struck.

Each Sterling Silver Proof comes in a protective capsule inside the original Royal Mint case of issue. The design is most attractive and it would be very difficult today to even get a normal circulation issue in Uncirculated let alone Silver Proof.

Now some 26 years old and not an easy coin to find, a great gift if you know someone born or married in 1994 and with the new Pound Coin just released, interest and demand for these older issues is greater.


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SEE ALL ELIZABETH II COINS AVAILABLE
 
Round the World in Banknotes 2020 



We're delighted to inform you that the notes from the Round The World in Banknotes 2020 catalogue are now live on our website. Following the success of the previous edition, Natalia has been busy looking for new notes to include in this catalogue and she has come up with an amazing selection!   

 Some new countries have been added to this new catalogue. If you're one of the many collectors still trying to complete your country's collection we hope you can find something to fill those missing gaps. For those of you entertaining the idea of starting a World Banknote collection, we think this catalogue is a great place to start.  


SEE ALL THE BANKNOTES AVAILABLE IN ROUND THE WORLD 2020
 



Norwich Colman's 1/4d
£22.00 (RBB170)


These Norwich Farthing tokens from the 1800s are in Very Fine condition, but we only have 12 of each in stock so the first collector gets them. We are sorry that we'll have to disappoint some collectors, but that is all we have...

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SEE ALL BRITISH TOKENS 

Gibraltar, Charlie Chaplin Crown, 1995
£18.95 (FGI4610)

Diameter: 38.60mm approx

Charlie Chaplin made his name in the early days of the cinema. His most famous character was The Tramp with a signature bowler hat, scruffy suit, and cane.

He is commemorated on this full-sized Crown issued by Gibraltar in 1995 as part of a series to mark the Centenary of the Cinema 1885-1995. On the obverse, we find a mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II The reverse has Chaplin in the familiar garb of The Tramp with his name and dates 1889-1977.

Struck in prooflike Cupro-nickel this Charlie Chaplin crown is great value for money. 


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SEE ALL COMMEMORATIVE WORLD COINS


Somalia, 3 Crowns for Pope John II
£445.00 (FVA9104)

Diameter: 38.73 mm approx

We have just 10 sets of Pope John Paul II Somalia Crowns. There are three Prooflike pieces in each set and with the increase in the metal prices; the planchets alone are worth a bunch. As we need the space, and we do not want to count them again, we will be offering them at a discounted price.

Only a few lucky collectors will get to bag this bargain, so make sure you are one of them!


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SEE MORE COINS FROM SOMALIA
 



Elizabeth II, 1987 Deluxe  Proof Set
£39.50 (UPS87D)


For some reason, the 1987 Proof Set has always been known as the Forgotten Proof Set.
I can’t understand why. There are two coins, the 10p, and the 50p which are only available in the Royal Mint sets. So if you need these two coins they have to come from a set.
The 1987 Proof Set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p in the Royal Mint display case of issue. We can offer this 1987 set in the Red leather presentation case.


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SEE ALL BRITISH SETS
 


Switzerland, Shooting Festival Medal
£9.95 (OSW8820)


For Centuries the Swiss have had shooting festivals, do you remember William Tell, his son and the apple? There were many shooting festivals all over Switzerland and it was with great pride when someone won one of the contests.

The cost of producing these medallions is quite high as is the prestige of winning one of them.

If you won a shooting festival you were presented with a medal on a ribbon. That medal is what we are offering here. There are a number of different designs and years, the ones on offer are from about 1949-1970. The medal supplied may be different from those illustrated.

They are very attractive and at our price, they are less than the cost of making them…


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SEE ALL WORLD MEDALS
 
The news page is back!

 As some of you might have noticed, the news page is back up on our website. In this second iteration of the News page, you'll find a lot of what has been said about us over the years.

 

From opinion articles in well-known newspapers to videos about a special occasion, and even new staff announcements. In this section, you'll get to read a little bit about what we've been up to over the last decade or so...

The page can be accessed from our home page, and it will take you to a list of entries of different news articles ordered by their release date. Click details to go to the news article individual page. There you'll find an image, a quote from the article, and a link to the newspaper's article page.


Do you want to see what other new items we have in stock?  

GO DIRECTLY TO NEW STOCK FEBRUARY 2020
 
 

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