Online Newsletter 6th March 2020

 

 

Coincraft Newsletter No. 26

Hello and welcome to the latest Coincraft Newsletter

Dear collector,   

The first stock update of March 2020 is now live. This time around, we bring you an Edward I London Treasure Penny, a 1787 Sixpence, a 1902 Shilling, a 1916 Mint Darkened Farthing, a World War I Coin Set, and beautiful cufflinks from Singapore, made out of real 10 Cents. All of this and more is in our new update. Scroll down to see the items. 

Please remember that stock availability for some of these items is limited. 
 



Edward I, Treasure Penny, London Fine
£89.00 (CEA1000H)

Diameter:19 mm approx

This is one of the most fantastic Treasure Trove Hoards we have ever bought. On the 10th of May 1877 at Montrave, Fifeshire, Scotland a hoard of King Edward I Silver Pennies was found. The coins are about 700 years old and the treasure was found 141 years ago! They were declared and sent to the British Museum for cataloging.

This Treasure hoard was found on the land belonging to Mr. Allan Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. Now for the first time in 141 years, collectors have the chance to own a specimen from this incredible hoard.

We are offering these Treasure Coins with a certificate at the same price I would charge for a normal Edward I Penny. But we do retain the right to raise the prices, as supplies run short. British Treasure over 700 years old and untouched for 141 years. Supplies are limited.


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George III, Sixpence, 1787 Extremely Fine
£99.50 (CGD5416)

Diameter:21 mm approx

These George III Sterling Silver 1787 Sixpences were only struck for circulation for just one year, 1787. What is even more interesting is that they were struck for the Bank of England to give out to their favoured clients around Christmas. You have King George III in an armoured bust on the obverse and four crowns and four shields on the reverse. Today the Royal Mint is charging £95 in Fine.

The reverse in some ways is even more interesting than the obverse. As you have the arms of England, Ireland, Scotland, Hanover and France. The coins on offer are very high grade and becoming very difficult to find these days. They are available in Extremely Fine. Remember that this coin is now over 230 years old and in very high quality.


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SEE ALL GEORGE III COINS
 

Edward VII, Shilling, 1902 Very Good – Fine 
£22.95 (CEG5305)

Diameter: 23.5 mm approx

In 1902 the first coinage of King Edward VII was finally issued. He became King in 1901. Now, the rules say that no coins are to be released until after the Monarch’s Coronation, which in this case, almost didn’t happen. Edward had appendicitis and in those days people died from it. But an early operation saved him and the only consequence was that his Coronation was postponed.

This Shilling is a most important denomination because when you joined the Armed Forces you were said to ‘Take the King’s Shilling’. It might have been one of these that were taken, who knows...

Each Shilling is dated 1902, the Coronation Year, it is struck in Sterling Silver and will grade Very Good – Fine condition. The Edward VII series is a very short one, 1902-1910, yet there are many difficult coins in this series.


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SEE ALL EDWARD VII COINS

George V, Farthing (Mint Darkened),1916
£14.95 (UFA16S)

Diameter: 20 mm approx.

 During World War One the Royal Mint darkened the Farthings they issued. This was because they felt that bright coins would cause reflection and allow the enemy to shoot at those with bright coins.

To find these coins in Uncirculated condition is rare, as they quickly rubbed on the high points and became circulated. We just bought a group of nice Uncirculated examples that were put away in 1916, 102 years ago.
The Monarch is, of course, King George V and the Farthing was the smallest denomination at the time.

A very difficult coin to find in such a high grade. The current catalogue price is £20.00 and you would be lucky to find them at that price. But we bought 50 examples put away 102 years ago and we are going to sell them for what we think is a reasonable price or just £14.95, but once these 50 pieces are gone who knows where we will find any more...


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SEE ALL GEORGE V COINS
 

World War I Coin Set
£59.50 (WWISET2)


During World War One the silver coinage was struck in Sterling Silver and the bronze coins were really bronze. 
We have put together type sets of the coins that were struck and used during World War One.

You get the Sterling Silver, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence plus the bronze Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. All coins will have been minted between 1914 and1918. Dates will vary in the set but all are original and genuine. The coins will be in Very Good or better condition, considering that they are at least 100 years old, I think this is in quite nice condition.

The Royal Mint charges £150 in a case! The coins will come in individual envelopes to save space when you store them. Also, that way you don’t have to pay £50.50 extra for a case you don’t want.


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VISIT OUR WORLD WAR I COLLECTION 
 


Hungary, 5 Pengo, Aluminium Crownsize coin, 1943
£8.50 (FHU9915)

Diameter: 36 mm approx

Not many crowns have been struck in Aluminium which makes this wartime Hungarian crown all the more unusual. It was originally struck in 1943 to commemorate the 75th Birthday of Admiral Horthy.

He was Commander-in-Chief of the Austro-Hungarian Navy in 1917 and was regent of Hungary, acting on behalf of the absent King. During the Second World War, Hungary was part of the German alliance but in 1944 Horthy announced Hungary`s withdrawal from the war and was duly imprisoned by the Germans.

He was released by the allies and he retired to Portugal where he died in 1957. In the 1950s the Hungarian Mint restruck this special Aluminium crown in prooflike condition and it is these we are able to offer now.

This is the first group of these crowns that we`ve seen in years They are much more difficult to get than the catalogue suggests and at just £8.95 they are a good value for money!


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SEE ALL HUNGARIAN COINS


Singapore, Seahorse Gold Plated Cufflinks
£9.95 (LGB6045)

Diameter: 19.41 mm approx

Singapore officially the Republic of Singapore is an island country in Southeast Asia. It gained independence from the UK in 1963, becoming a sovereign nation in 1965. After a difficult infancy, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy.

Each one of these real 10 cents (in almost new un-circulated condition) coins from Singapore have been transformed with great craftsmanship into a pair of cufflinks. This turns these coins into stunning miniature works of art. Each coin is hermetically sealed against wear in clear, hard acrylic coating to make a unique pair of cufflinks


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SEE ALL CUFFLINKS AVAILABLE
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