Online Newsletter 21st February 2020

 

Coincraft Newsletter No. 24

Hello and welcome to the latest Coincraft Newsletter

Dear collector,   

New stock is now live on our website and this is a stock update you don't want to miss... Some of the highlights are a 1935 Rocking Horse Crown, a Rome Commemorative Coin issued by Constantine the Great, a 1999 Gold Sovereign, an Aurelian Billon Antoninianus, and a Johnson's Dictionary Commemorative 50 Pence.

Scroll down to see the coins, but please be aware that availability for some of these items is limited... 
 



George V, Rocking Horse Crown, 1935 Choice Unc
£79.50 (CGH4614)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx

In 1935 the Royal Mint issued its first ever-commemorative Crown. It was for the 25th Anniversary, the Jubilee, of King George V. He had reigned from 1910 until 1935 and the Mint wanted to honour him and his Jubilee. On the reverse is a very stylised St. George slaying the dragon. Years ago, when I first saw this coin I said: ‘it looks like a rocking horse’. The numismatic trade picked that up and from that day until now, it is known as the Rocking Horse Crown.

It was only issued for one year and was struck in .500 fine Silver. It is an important coin, as the King died the very next year. We have just purchased a nice little group of these coins in high grade and offer them to you now. The group was rather small, so if you want one, we suggest that you get in quickly. They are available in Uncirculated condition.


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Rome Commemorative AEF
£69.95 (ACR0018)

Diameter: 19 mm approx.

 This is one of a handful of very interesting commemorative issues struck by Constantine the Great.
The type offered here is the other of the more affordable types and was made to reaffirm Rome as the centre of the empire in A.D. 330. They are made from bronze and show the Goddess of the city, ‘Roma’, in a helmet and war gear on the obverse. The reverse shows the She-Wolf suckling the babies Romulus and Remus. This is to symbolise the origin story of the founding of Rome.

But what makes these coins so interesting is how well they have survived! At this time bronze coins would circulate so heavily that it is very hard to find them in a good grade. We have a small collection of this commemorative from 1400 years ago in this exceptional About Extremely Fine grade. You can have this well-preserved coin depicting the mythical origins of Rome and the Goddess of the city
for just £69.50.


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Elizabeth II, Proof Gold Sovereign, 1999
£350.00 (USVP99)

Diameter: 22 mm approx

 We sell an Uncirculated Queen Elizabeth II sovereign for at least £325.00. We are going to offer you a Bargain here. We are going to offer this Proof Sovereign for just £25.00 more than you would have to pay for an Uncirculated Sovereign...

The coin is struck by the Royal Mint in their highest standard Proof, meaning the planchet and the die are polished before they strike them. Then the coin is struck multiple times to get the best high relief. It comes in a protective capsule and is in Proof condition. The coin weighs about 8 grams of 22ct Gold and has the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. 

1999 is one of the key dates and the last Sovereign of the 20th Century.


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

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George III, Shilling, 1787 Very Fine
£99.50 (CGD5315)

Diameter: 25 mm approx

Before the Currency Reform Act of 1816, these were the last shillings struck for circulation under George III. They are dated 1787 and show the King wearing a suit of armour.

These were some of the first coins taken to Australia with the convicts when the first of eleven ships set sail for Botany Bay in 1787. The reverse of the coin shows the Hanoverian Arms, George III was the third Hanoverian Monarch but the first born in the UK. 


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Aurelian Billon Antoninianus GVF
£49.50 (ARA0060)

Diameter: 21 mm approx

After a long and successful career in the army, Aurelian was declared emperor by his troops on the death of Claudius II Gothicus in A.D. 270. His reputation alone defeated his rival Quintillus who committed suicide after his troops deserted.

His short, violent five-year reign saw the defeat of the rebellious ‘Palmyrene Empire’ in the East and the breakaway ‘Gallic Empire’ in the west, restoring the fractured Roman Empire to its largest size in 15 years. He also began the construction of a great defensive wall around the city of Rome, large sections of which are still standing today.
As was common at the time, he died at the hands of his own men in A.D. 275.

We offer Billon Antoninianus of Aurelian in Good Very Fine condition showing his radiate bust on the obverse and with various reverses. As always with coins of this period some will have weaker reverses, the first to order will get the best!


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Elizabeth II, 50 Pence Dictionary, 2005 Silver Proof
£49.50 (U5005A)

Diameter: 27.5 mm approx

In 2005 the Royal Mint issued a commemorative 50 Pence to honour the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language. Without this momentous work, we wouldn’t know what a lot of words mean today.

You have a series of words on one side with the inscription ‘Johnson’s Dictionary 1755’. The other side has a portrait of H.M. the Queen and this coin is struck in Proof Sterling Silver. This is also a coin that is missing from many collections, especially in Silver. We believe our price for this older and very important commemorative coin, is less than what the Royal Mint will be charging for this year’s commemorative. Supplies are limited... 


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Silver Drachm of Azes II
£45.00 (AAD3010)

Diameter: 16 mm approx

This beautiful Silver Drachm was struck between 35 B.C. and A.D.10 in the reign of the Indo-Scythian king Azes II, from what is now modern Pakistan. The coins from the Indo-Greeks and Indo-Scythians are thought to be the first bi-lingual coin as the legends are in Kharoshti and Greek. They grade Very Fine with the obverse showing the king on horseback and on the reverse Athena standing left. In America, these are sometimes sold as a coin from one the Three Wise Men at Christ’s birth because he was known as the ‘King from the East’. 

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New Guinea, Edward VIII Brass
£19.50 (PAT1108)


The Edward VIII pieces from New Guinea feature their magnificent bird, the Bird of Paradise. It was about the time of his reign that they discovered in the middle of Papua New Guinea over one million people that they didn’t know existed. It is a rather mysterious and exciting country and one that is unknown to most of us.

We can offer the crownsized Edward VIII medallic patterns from New Guinea. They are one of the most beautiful of the series and not the easiest to find. Available in Uncirculated Brass.


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SEE ALL EDWARD VIII COLECTABLES



Russia, Nicholas II Patina 1917 (Family) Silver
£39.95 (PAT0170)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx

In July 1918 Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia and first-cousin to King George V was assassinated.
The shooting happened in a fortified mansion in the town of Ekaterinburg, in the Ural Mountains and would bring about tremendous change to Russia and the world.
 
On that night, Nicholas II, ex-tsarina Alexandra, their five children, and their four remaining servants, including their family doctor were awoken by the Bolsheviks and taken into the cellar of the mansion. The entire family and their servants were then slaughtered. The massacre brought an end to a 300-year-old dynasty and further established the Bolsheviks as the ruling power in Russia.
    
Our price for this piece is about half of what the Royal Mint charges for a similar piece (£82-£88 for a crownsized silver proof coin) with a much higher mintage. At just £39.95 this Silver Patina honouring the Romanov family is a great addition to a World Coin/Patina Retro Patterns collection of historical figures. Supplies are limited though...


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Do you want to see what other new items we have in stock?  

GO TO NEW STOCK 21 FEBRUARY 2020
 
 




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