Online Newsletter 31st January 2020

 

 

Coincraft Newsletter No. 22

Hello and welcome to the latest Coincraft Newsletter

Dear Collector,


With the end of the month comes a new stock update from us.   

On this 31st of January stock update, you'll find exquisite items reasonably priced. Amongst them, a King Canute £5 Silver Special from 2017, a 2019 Britannia with an Oriental Design, a Gordian III Billon Silver Antoninianus, a Billon Antoninianus of Maximian, and a Morgan Silver Dollar.

And on the day that the UK is officially leaving the EU, we present you the commemorative 50 Pence issued in 1973 to celebrate the UK joining the EU. It is now more than 47 years old!     


 As always the availability on some of these items is limited. 

SEE ALL ITEMS IN THE NEW STOCK UPDATE!


Featured item



Elizabeth II, 50 Pence Proof, 1973
£9.95 (CLI7406)

Diameter: 30 mm approx

In 1973 the Royal Mint issued its first-ever commemorative 50 Pence, in fact, it is the only large-sized 50p that is a commemorative coin. It was issued when the UK joined the European Community. Since today is the day the UK is officially leaving the EU it seemed fitting to present it here as a featured product.  

It was issued in Proof cupronickel only, not silver, not gold, just the same metal as the regular circulating coins. Gosh! in those days the Royal Mint wasn't trying to sell every metal in the world. We can offer this commemorative 50p from 1973 in Proof condition. They are now over 47 years old.


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL THE FIFTY PENCE COINS AVAILABLE
 


Elizabeth II, King Canute £5 Silver Special, 2017
£59.50 (SGM224-5652)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx

In 2017 the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative Sterling Silver Proof £5 to honour King Canute.
King Canute, also known as Cnut was born in Denmark in 985 and won the throne of England in 1016. Scotland submitted to him in 1017. His later accession to the Danish throne in 1018 brought the crowns of England and Denmark together. He is perhaps best known for the rising of the tide story.

He was the King who sat by the water, raised his hand and commanded the tide to stop. He did this to show his sycophantic courtiers how empty and worthless the power of a King is, when compared to the power of God who commands heaven, earth, and sea.

We believe The Royal Mint issued this £5 in Proof Sterling Silver coin with a beautiful, yet modern design, for £82.50 at the time.

They no longer have it for sale on their website, so they probably have sold out...
We have them in the complete package as issued by The Royal Mint, outer package, inner package, certificate etc... This one is a bargain, you can have one for just £59.50! That is £23.00 less than the Royal Mint issue price and they are sold out at that or any price. We are limiting the number of coins to two (2) pieces per collector, as we don't have many in stock... 


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL ROYAL MINT ISSUES
 


Elizabeth II, Britannia Oriental Design, 2019
£48.50 (CLC8111)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx.

Here we present the 2019 Silver Britannia. It features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and an oriental-themed design pattern framing the figure of Britannia on the reverse.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL SILVER BRITANNIAS AVAILABLE
 


Gordian III Billon Silver Antoninianus AEF
£59.50 (ARC0050)

Diameter: 22 mm approx

 The coins on offer here are Billon Silver Antoninianus showing Gordian III’s portrait on
the obverse and various reverses. The grade of the coins is About Extremely Fine.

Gordian III was proclaimed the sole emperor of the mighty Roman Empire at the age of thirteen. Very little is known about his six-year reign, although we do know how he died. In A.D. 244, he was murdered following a plot led by the Praetorian Prefect. The Prefect then seized the throne and reigned as Philip I.


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL ROMAN IMPERIAL SILVER COINS AVAILABLE
 


Choice Antoninianus of Maximian
£79.50 (RBB170)


Billon Antoninianus of Maximian (286-306 A.D.) in Extremely Fine condition showing his radiate bust on the obverse and with various reverses.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL ROMAN IMPERIAL BRONZE COINS 

 

United States of America, Morgan Silver Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated
£79.50 (FUS8103)

Diameter: 39 mm approx

From 1878 until 1935 there were only three different types of United States Silver Dollars. Here you have a Morgan Silver Dollar struck from 1878 to 1904.
Each coin is struck in 900 fine silver and is full crownsized. We can offer Brilliant Uncirculated examples. American silver dollars, or cartwheels, as they are known are the best value older crownsized silver coins on the market. Compare one to a British Crown and you will see that they offer good value for money.


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL SILVER DOLLARS 
 


South Africa, ZAR Gold Pond Fine
£445.00 (SGM242-8571)

Diameter: 22 mm approx

Before South Africa became South Africa, as it is known today, it was run by Dutch decedents called the Boers. They based their Gold coins on the British system, same fineness, same weight, only a lot less of these coins were struck and they are therefore scarcer than British sovereigns, South Africa was then known as ZAR, or Zuid Afrikaanshce Republiek in Dutch. The coins we offer were struck around 1896 although we have a few earlier and later dates. The coins are struck in 22ct Gold, weigh about 8 grams, are over 120 years old and in Fine condition.

We bought these coins before the price of gold went up, so they are cheaper than we would
normally have to charge. Add one to your collection even if you cannot pronounce the name.
After all, it is another country for your collection.


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE MORE ITEMS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
 



Ireland, Cork, 17th Century Penny Token VG-Fine
£29.50 (TOK038)

Diameter: 21 mm approx

We bought a small group of 17th Century tokens in copper a while ago and we have started listing them by place of issue. Here we present the Cork PennyToken in VG-Fine condition. The price is most reasonable given it is now over 300 years old!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL TOKENS AVAILABLE
 



Solomon Islands, Pizza Coin
£34.5 (FSO8101)

Diameter: 38.61 mm approx

This is pure silver (999 fine) coin of the Solomon Islands with the Queen’s portrait on the obverse. But the reverse is printed in full colour to look like a pizza. You scratch the picture and it smells like a pizza. Better yet the box it comes in what looks like a pizza box. You can sure have a lot of fun with these.

We've just found what remains of the original stock we've purchased. There are not many left, and these are getting harder and harder to find. So if you want to acquire this pure silver crown with a secret ingredient, the time is now!


CLICK HERE TO ORDER VIA OUR WEBSITE

SEE ALL POP CULTURE COINS
 

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

GO DIRECTLY TO NEW STOCK 31 JANUARY 2020
 


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