This handsome Sterling Silver Patina of a Catherine the Great Rouble is retrodated 1762. Due to the high silver price, the company that made them melted a large part of the mintage. The stated maximum mintage is just 180 pieces in Sterling Silver, but we know that the actual surviving mintage is much lower.
Beautiful Sterling Silver Proof and a low mintage. With the Royal Mint charging almost £100 for a high mintage silver coin of the same size. I think our price is most reasonable.
Catherine was known as a patron of the arts and her personal art collection which was in the Winter Palace, is now known as the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Charles II Replica 2 Guinea in Proof. This is a wonderful replica of the King Charles II Two Guinea Gold piece of 1664. You have the bust of the King on the obverse with an elephant below the bust. This would have signified that the gold used to strike it came from the Africa Company. The reverse has four sets of crowned shields, including that of France, as we used to own part of that country.
These are beautiful replicas that hasve been gold plated and struck in Proof condition. Each piece comes in a protective capsule and is just a stunning piece to add to your collection. The original coin in this condition would cost at least £15,000.
Our friends made this crownsized replica of a King George II gold Five Guinea piece of 1746. It has the word ‘Lima’ under the bust that would have indicated that the gold used to strike the originals, was stolen from the Spanish, at Lima, Peru.
That was a way of the British thumbing their nose at the Spanish. It is a beautiful replica, crownsized, plated in gold and in Proof condition. Each piece comes in a protective capsule. Today an original coin in this condition would cost at least £50,000-£100,000.