Online Newsletter November 2018

 

Coincraft Newsletter No. 3

Hello and welcome to the Coincraft Newsletter,

We hope that you've had a wonderful year so far and are looking forward to the Festive season. As a fellow collector, I know you'll be excited by some of the brand new items we've been adding recently. On our home page, you can now view the new stock added in the past two months under its own category. Simply click on the Coincraft logo displaying the month you wish to browse.

For this issue we have picked a few items which I thought might make great gift ideas, they are all honouring or depicting famous 20th-century politicians and revolutionaries.

 
Look out for the following categories on our website's home page; they'll take you straight to the newest stock for the previous two months.
 
Recently Added to the Website
Elizabeth II (Churchill) £5 Piedfort, Proof. £95.00 (CLD7200)
 
Firstly this month is this £5 Piedfort coin featuring Winston Churchill. These sterling silver coins are 'Gem Uncirculated', the highest possible grading and are protected within a slab. 
 
 
Pair of Cased Mandela Medals at a Bargain Price, Brilliant Uncirculated in Capsule. £17.95 (FSA2001)

Secondly, an absolute bargain for you. A pair of gold and silver plated medals in a case honouring Nelson Mandela.
 
Following on with this theme we have some great banknotes from Cuba, one with the portrait of Che Guevara and the other is a set of three notes with his signature.
Cuba, 3 pesos 1985 Specimen (P107s) Uncirculated. £7.50 (WCU1041)

Red banknote on multicoloured underprint. Ernesto "Che" Guevara at centre. On the back  "Che" cutting sugar cane. Specimen with blue MUESTRA overprint twice on each side. A wonderful set of specimen notes with the iconic portrait of Che Guevara.
 
 
Cuba, Che Guevara Signature set of three notes, 1960, Very Fine. £12.50 (WCU0809)

When Fidel Castro and his supporters overthrew the Batista regime in Cuba, there was a need to introduce new banknotes. Initially, the old Batista designs were used until a completely new series could be organised.
Che Guevara was appointed President of the National Bank of Cuba in 1959, much to the surprise of many. One of the stories told, supposedly by Che himself, was that when Fidel Castro asked if there was an economist in the room, Che raised his hand and was duly appointed President of the Bank. Che had misheard Castro, thinking he had been asking for a communist. He subsequently signed Cuban banknotes with his nickname and nom de guerre, Che. This set of three Cuban notes dated 1960 all feature Che’s signature. We offer this set of three notes, 5, 10 & 20 Pesos, in Very Fine condition for just £12.50
 
Gandhi Silvered Proof Crown of Cook Islands, Choice Proof. £9.95 (FCI8105)

And, last but not least, is a silver-plated crownsized dollar honouring Mahatma Gandhi issued by the Cook Islands in 2004.


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