Edward II was the 4th child of Edward I, he came to the throne in 1307 and was deposed in 1327. Some say it was because of sexual interests others say it was because of his defeat by Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn. His was a short period as King and the largest coin struck was the Silver Penny.
We have accumulated a small group in two different grades. These coins are very similar to those of his Father only distinguishable for slight changes to the details of the dies.
Not an easy monarch to get coins from and these Silver Pennies are the largest denomination struck by King Edward II.
In 2015 the Royal Mint issued a Silver Proof £5 to honour Sir Winston Churchill. For VIP collectors they even issued a piedfort or double the normal thickness of this crownsized coin in Proof Sterling Silver. We believe that when it was issued they sold it for £155.00.
Someone in the United States bought a quantity and had them ‘slabbed’; that is graded and put into plastic holders to protect them. Well they came out Gem Proof
grading 70 out a possible 70 points.
In 2015 the Royal Mint issued a crownsized £5 to honour Winston S. Churchill, our wartime Prime Minister. We have offered the Sterling Silver Piedfort of this coin before, but this is the first time that we offer the regular thickness. It is struck in Proof Sterling Silver rather than the double thickness of the Piedfort. Churchill is always
popular and as we have less than 40 examples available it should be a quick seller.
You have H. M. Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and Sir Winston Churchill in a rather interesting and I think beautiful portrait. You have had the Piedfort now is the
time for the ‘regular’ VIP Sterling Silver Proof.
A commemorative coin issued in 1965 after the death of Sir Winston Churchill. The obverse feautures a young laureate bust of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, with the ledgend around and the date below. The reverse has a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill in a siren suit facing right.