In 1870 France became the Republic that we know today. Napoleon III and the Second Empire was no more, France was a Republic.
They issued a silver crownsized 5 Francs with the Hercules group on one side and the denomination within a wreath on the other side.
The coins on offer were minted in 1873 at the Paris Mint and thus carry the ‘A’ mintmark. Usually, if you are lucky, you see these 5
Francs in Very Fine condition. The coins on offer are in Uncirculated condition with full lustre and of course the usual light bag marks
that you expect on coins of this size.
We were suprised to find this small group in such wonderful condition, after all they were issued just 3 years after the Republic was
formed. They are 146 years old and in Uncirculated condition, a British crown of the same vintage and quality would cost a
lot more money.
A nice group of King George VI Wren Farthings in Uncirculated condition. They have
touches of lustre, but have seen no wear, they mellowed over the years as most copper
and bronze coins will.
These are Uncirculated not Brilliant Uncirculated, and as such, they are priced at a lot less money. Here we present the 1952. Nice coins, worth having but supplies are limited. So if you want or need a date or two, best to get in quickly…
We have a small hoard of Uncirculated and Choice Uncirculated 1944 King George VI
Silver Florins. The Florin is the most difficult denomination to get in most series.
These Florins and beautiful silver coins, when a coin was struck in silver and you knew it. There is something about silver that makes you feel good, after all it is a precious metal. You have the bare head of King George VI on the obverse and a crowned Rose on the reverse. The Mint would only continue to use Silver in our coinage for just two more years. A scarce denomination and choice quality, what more could you ask for? The coin presented here is the Uncirculated Silver Florin.