Online Newsletter 20 March 2020

Coincraft Newsletter No. 28

Hello and welcome to the latest Coincraft Newsletter

Dear Collector,

By the look of things, we might have to continue to stay at home... but, since we are all at home and might have to continue to stay, at least for a while, it's always a good idea to add new items to the collection. With that in mind, we've selected a few items from our new stock upload that you might want to add to your collection. Heck! Add them even if you already have them, too! After all, these days no one knows for sure what is going to sell out and what isn't...        
    
In the new stock upload, we have available an Ian Rank-Broadley Sovereign, a George V Sterling Silver Crown, a Quintillus Billon Antoninianus, and a Melbourne Young Head Sovereign.As a featured item, this week we brought you an 1887 Shilling, the year Queen Victoria allowed her portrait to be changed for the first time since 1838!

FEATURED ITEM

Victoria, 1887 Silver Shilling, VF
£34.50 (USH87L)

Diameter: 23.50mm approx

In 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, and the Royal Mint was allowed to change her portrait for the first time since 1838. Unfortunately, Queen Victoria hated her new portrait on the Shilling... Coincraft has a nice group of the first year of issue, 1887. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Fine Condition. Considering they are now 130 years old, this is quite outstanding.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL VICTORIAN COINS


Elizabeth II, Sovereign (Ian Rank-Broadley) Unc
£325.00 (CLB4100)

Diameter: 22.05mm approx

When talking about Rare modern Royal Mint Gold coins, everyone talks about the 1989 issues, but the 2002 £2 has a much smaller mintage and was struck for only one year. The 2002 Gold coins have a beautiful shield of the United Kingdom on them and this design was only used in 2002. They were only issued in Proof; no Uncirculated examples were ever issued. The total number of the 2002 Gold £2 coin struck was just 6,947! Which for a one-year type coin is rather low.

You have Ian Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and the handsome shield within wreath on the other side. We think that our price on this special one-year type coin is interesting... but supplies are limited and at this price, this is an offer you really don’t want to miss out on….


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL SOVEREIGNS AVAILABLE


George V, Sterling Silver Halfcrown
£22.50 (G5HCSS)

Diameter: 32.30 mmapprox

British coins were always known for the high quality of Silver that the governments had used in their striking. Going back to King Edward I (1272-1307), the silver was so high quality that the coins were illegally exported, melted down, and lower grade silver was issued in its place. British coins up to and including 1919 were struck in Sterling Silver; the highest denomination struck for regular issue was the Halfcrown. A Halfcrown was Two Shillings and Sixpence or equivalent to 12.5 Pence.

The Last Sterling Silver Halfcrowns were issued under King George V from 1911-1919. We have a nice selection of these now difficult to find coins. Dates will be of our choice and the more you order the more different dates we will give you. You have the bare head of the King on one side and a crowned coat of arms on the other side.
The coins on offer were struck in Sterling Silver or 925 fine Silver and they are all in Fine condition. Dates are of our choice... A very important, significant and historically important coin. There is just something about a real silver coin…


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL HALFCROWNS


Quintillus Bronze Antoninianus Fine
£39.50 (SGM238-8045)

Diameter: 20.85 mm approx.

Quintillus became emperor in A.D. 270 on the death of his brother, Claudius II Gothicus. He was emperor for either 17 or 117 days, depending which ancient writer you believe, but not long in any case.

This means he is an emperor whose coins are missing from many collections. We have a lovely group of bronze Antoninianus coins showing his radiate bust on the obverse and a standing figure on the reverse. They are Very Fine in grade but some have weak areas as they were struck in a time of crisis. These are scarce and difficult to find so get one quickly before our limited supplies run out.


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SEE ALL ROMAN COINS


Australia, Victoria, Young Head Sovereign Melbourne
£365.00 (CVV4107M)

Diameter: 22.05mm approx

Ian has bought a group of Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereigns the type with St. George slaying the dragon. Each coin weighs about 8 grams and is struck in solid 22ct Gold. The coins were struck from 1871-1887 and are all in Very Fine or even slightly better condition. So the newest of these gold sovereigns is now 133 years old! But it gets even better, all the coins that Ian bought were struck in Australia at both the Sydney and the Melbourne Mint. There is either a small ‘S’ or a small ‘M’ under St. George and the dragon on the little mound they are standing on. Here we present the Melbourne Sovereign with the 'M' Mark. Australian Sovereigns were struck in Australia because they found so much gold there.

These are really nice examples, over 133 years old, in Very Fine or slightly better condition, what more could you ask for? I hear you say... How about £30.00 off our normal price for a Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereign?! Now, that would be incredible! Supplies are of course, very limited, so get in quickly on this special offer!


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL AUSTRALIAN COINS


United States of America, Silver Morgan Dollar, New Orleans Mint 'O' Mintmark. B. UNC
£79.50 (FUS8149)

Diameter:38.10 mm approx.

This American Silver Dollar is known as a Morgan Dollar, after its British engraver. You have the bust of Liberty on one side and the American bald eagle on the other side. These were the coins used in the old West every day, day in and day out. 

The coin present here, the New Orleans Morgan Silver Dollar, is just like those coins but this one is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. And of course, it has the 'O' Mintmark. This coin was struck in 900 fine silver, in Brilliant Uncirculated condition between 1878 and 1899. Dates will be of our choice depending on availability but all the coins are nice.


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SEE ALL SILVER DOLLARS


New Zealand, 6 coin Mint Set
£9.95 (FNZ1028)


6 coin Mint Set. 1, 2 5,10, 20 and 50 Cents. Please note that the 50c is circulated and that they no longer make 1c and 2c coins, so they are highly collectable.

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SEE MORE WORLD COIN SETS
Do you want to see what other new items we have in stock?

GO TO NEW STOCK 20 MARCH 2020

Please remember that stock availability for some items is limited.
Before we go ...
Thank you for your continued custom.
We hope you find something that tickles your fancy and we wish you a great weekend!
Stay safe and keep on collecting,
Richard Lobel
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