From Canada a set of cufflinks with their national symbol the Maple Leaf. This pair of real coins is gold plated and ready to wear. We bought the last 90 pairs they had. No box, No £19.95 price, Just £9.95 and no worries.
The use of the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates back to the early 18th century, and is depicted on its current and previous flags, the penny, and on the coat of arms (or royal arms).
These George III Sterling Silver 1787 Sixpences were only struck for circulation for just one year, 1787. What is even more interesting is that they were struck for the Bank of England to give out to their favoured clients around Christmas. You have King George III in an armoured bust on the obverse and four crowns and four shields on the reverse. Today the Royal Mint is charging £95 in Fine.
The reverse in some ways is even more interesting than the obverse. As you have the arms of England, Ireland, Scotland, Hanover and France. The coins on offer are very high grade and becoming very difficult to find these days. They are available in Extremely Fine. Remember that this coin is now over 230 years old and in very high quality.
During World War One the Royal Mint darkened the Farthings they issued. This was because they felt that bright coins would cause reflection and allow the enemy to shoot at those with bright coins.
To find these coins in Uncirculated condition is rare, as they quickly rubbed on the high points and became circulated. We just bought a group of nice Uncirculated examples that were put away in 1916, 102 years ago.
The Monarch is, of course, King George V and the Farthing was the smallest denomination at the time.
A very difficult coin to find in such a high grade. The current catalogue price is £20.00 and you would be lucky to find them at that price. But we bought 50 examples put away 102 years ago and we are going to sell them for what we think is a reasonable price or just £14.95, but once these 50 pieces are gone who knows where we will find any more...
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 other side.
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.
The cupro-nickel coinage was first made in 1947 and this type was only made for two years 1947 and 1948.
We have the King George VI 1948 Shillings issued with the Scottish reverse in About Uncirculated. Both are difficult
to find, as this is an anniversary year, they were struck 70 years ago.
A two year only type coin with the Scottish reverse and in high grade, how much more could you ask for?