Online Newsletter 17th January 2020

 

 

Coincraft Newsletter No. 21

Hello and welcome to the latest Coincraft Newsletter

Dear Collector,


We would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! If we're still allowed to do so halfway through January that is...

One thing we know for certain: informing our collectors of new items available on our website is always pertinent.

The new stock update for January 2020 has some very interesting items. Amongst them, you'll find a Victorian Old Head Half Sovereign, a George V Halfcrown from 1918, a Postumus Billon Silver Antoninianus, an Edward VII Silver Crown from 1902, and some world coins sets. Including a Canadian (Newfoundland) George VI Coin Set and an Australian George V Silver Coin Set. 

And for that/those rare or beautiful coin(s) in your collection, we've just made available on our website a magnificent Floating Display Case.       

 As always we advise you to act quickly, as some of these items have limited availability.

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Victoria, Old Head Half Sovereign
£245.00 (CVZ2000)

Diameter: 19.30 mm approx

Here we present the Victorian Old Head Half Sovereign, the Half Sovereign is much scarcer than the full Sovereign. Both were struck in 22ct by the Royal Mint. It is just that the Half Sovereign was the least expensive Gold coin struck at the time. The Victorian Half Sovereign features the veiled or Old Head portrait of H. M. Queen Victoria on the obverse and St. George slaying the dragon on the Reverse. These gold coins were actually used in day-to-day transactions. The coins on offer are in Fine condition and were minted between 1893-1901. These are important type coins and of course, the Half Sovereign is a scarce denomination. Dates will be of our choice, but supplies are limited.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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Edward VII, Crown Very Good, 1902
£165.00 (CEG4630)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx.

Here we present the only Crown struck in King Edward VII's short reign. The Crown was struck in 1902, the year of his Coronation. The Crown features the King's bare head on the obverse and St. George slaying the dragon on the reverse. They are struck in Sterling Silver and the mintage was just 250,000 Crowns. We have been building our supplies up again and finally, have enough to offer this Edward VII Crown in Very Good condition.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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George V, Halfcrown Fine, 1914
£29.95 (CGH5017)

Diameter: 19.4 mm approx. each

This Sterling Silver Halfcrown was issued during the first year of World War I, 1914. It was the largest silver coin struck at the time, as no crown for George V would be issued until 1927. You have the bare head of the King facing left and the reverse has the crowned arms within a wreath. All British coins until and including 1919 were struck in Sterling Silver. The coins on offer are in Fine condition and 1914 is not the easiest date to find. This is an interesting coin, an interesting date and one of the last coins from this country to be struck in Sterling Silver.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL HALFCROWNS AVAILABLE
 


Postumus A.D. 260-269, Billon Silver Antoninianus, Extremely Fine
£49.50 (APB0044)

Diameter: 21.00 mm approx.

Postumus was the governor of Germany in A.D. 260; he successfully defeated an invasion by barbarian raiding parties in which the Emperor Saloninus, son of Gallienus, had been powerless to resist. Postumus was then proclaimed emperor by his troops and immediately turned on Saloninus, capturing and executing the young emperor. He managed to push the invading barbarians out of the western provinces and re-established the old Rhine frontier. Gallienus failed to defeat him so the rebel Postumus was left in control of Britain, Gaul, and Iberia. This formed what was called the ‘Gallic Empire’. In A.D.2 69, Laelianus the governor of Germany rebelled and was defeated at the siege of Mainz. But Postumus was murdered by his own troops for refusing to allow them to plunder the city. Postumus minted coins that had, at least, twice as much silver than the coins being made by the Gallienus’ central government in Rome! We offer these Billon Silver Antoninianus of Postumus, with various reverses, in an Extremely Fine condition for this rebel issue. Remember though, they were minted in a time of crisis, so some will have some weaker sections. As always, the first to order will get the best ones!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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Canada, Newfoundland, George VI, 3 Coin Set
£19.95 (FNF8322)


Included in this three-coin set are the bronze Penny, the Silver 5 Cents and the 10 Cents of King George VI all issued in the name of Newfoundland. The coins are in Fine or better condition. They don’t make coins of Newfoundland any more, but we have the set for your collection. 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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Australia, George V, Silver Set 
£34.50 (FAU2100)


Australia did not have its own silver coins until King Edward VII and then that was for only one year: 1910. It wasn’t until 1911 that silver coins were struck under King George V on a regular basis. It has taken us two years to put these type sets. As they are type sets together, the dates within each set will vary, but they were all struck between 1911-1936 and they were all struck in good Silver. The coins are Threepence, Sixpence, Shilling and Florin all George V and all silver. The coins will grade Very Good and are in collectable condition. Please remember that we have very limited stock available.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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Japan, 10 Yen nd (1946) P87a  Unc
£6.50 (WJA1322)

Diameter: 140 × 76 mm approx.

These 10 yen notes were issued in 1946 and featured a view of the Japanese Parliament building in a frame to the left on the front. (P87).

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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Romania, Pattern Equestrian Olympics Copper Piedfort
£27.50 (IRM9926)

Diameter: 21.00 mm approx.

One of the oldest mints in the world, the Romanian Mint made patterns for crowns they were going to issue for the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Nagano, Japan.
They were never issued and thus only the patterns exist. The mintage was only 125 pieces in each metal and size (i.e. single thickness or piedfort). So they are some of the RAREST Olympic coins around. We bought quite a lot of the mintage, but over the years we have sold out of many of them.


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL OLYMPIC COINS AVAILABLE
 



United States of America, Don't Tread on Me Challenge Coin
£9.50 (USMED025)


This challenge piece says it all. You have a snake from the Colonial period and the legend ‘Don’t Tread on Me’. The other side has the famous Liberty Bell, made in England,  shipped to America and then cracked while striking. Today it is in Philadelphia and one of the most important symbols of American freedom. It is enamelled on one side with the American flag in red, white and blue plus green for the pleasant land. The reverse has the Liberty bell in copper colour with a black outline around it. We are offering these at a special price, as we think that they are important. Each comes in a protective capsule and it is one that you will like…

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL AMERICAN COINS AVAILABLE
 


Floating Display Case
£9.95 (FDC001)


 This floating case is the answer to displaying your coins without damaging them. To use it is quite simple. You open the case, position your items where you want them, close the case and there they are  floating in space. The outer case measures 13 x13 cm and the inner surface measures 10 x10 cm. Once you have seen one you will want to buy some. Remember, they are not just for coins you can display stamps, buttons, curios just about anything that you want.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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