Queen Victoria’s long reign ended in January 1901. So that the 1901 Penny, Halfpenny and
Farthing are the last bronze coins made with her portrait. A great tribute to a great Queen and the condition
is so nice.
1918 King’s Norton Penny in Fine. In the reign of King George V the Royal Mint ran out of capacity to strike enough coins for everyday usage, so they contracted out the minting of some Pennies. One of the two Mints they used was the King’s Norton Mint, unlike the Birmingham Mint, the King’s Norton Mint had never struck coins for them before.
They only made pennies for the Mint in 1918 and 1919 and all of these coins carry the ‘KN’ mint mark by the left of the date. Of the two mints, the King’s Norton is by far the most difficult to get.
In 1949 the Royal Mint changed the legend on our coinage, IND IMP was omitted. This was due to
India gaining it’s independence from this country and there was no longer a reason to have it on the
There were only two more pennies after this issue and both of these are Rare and very expensive, especially
in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. If you want an important type coin at a price that won’t break
the bank, then this 1949 Penny without IND IMP is the coin for you.
All of the coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and came from a bag that was found in a bank
in the United States. They had been there since 1949! These are priced right to entice and delight you
and at our price it might be interesting to buy a couple of extra pieces for trading with other collectors.