Edward II was the 4th child of Edward I, he came to the throne in 1307 and was deposed in 1327. Some say it was because of sexual interests others say it was because of his defeat by Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn. His was a short period as King and the largest coin struck was the Silver Penny.
We have accumulated a small group in two different grades. These coins are very similar to those of his Father only distinguishable for slight changes to the details of the dies.
Not an easy monarch to get coins from and these Silver Pennies are the largest denomination struck by King Edward II.
We recently found a set of the Round Pound put out by the Royal Mint. We think this is an important set, quantities available are small but we think the price might interest you. The first Round Pound was issued in 1983 but that represented the United Kingdom. From 1984-1987 they issued a different pound every year for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England. This set of four Sterling Silver Piedfort comes
in the Royal Mint case of the issue including the silver-plated 1984-87 medallion This set is struck in Proof Sterling Silver and comes in the original Royal Mint Case. Piedforts are double the normal thickness
In 1960 the Royal Mint issued a Special Crown for the British Exhibition in New York. It is without doubt, the most difficult of the Queen Elizabeth II Crowns to obtain. The mintage figure is just over a million coins, but they almost never turn up, where are they all?
On the obverse is the Queen, the first time her portrait had been on a crown and on the reverse are four shields. Here we offer this coin in Extremely Fine.