We can now offer you the complete collection of King George VI Silver Sixpences. From the Coronation issue in 1937 to the last Silver Sixpence ever made in 1946. All coins are in selected circulated condition and you get every date, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945 and of course 1946.
You will note that this collection also includes the complete World War II date set as well. At one time the Royal Mint were selling these coins individually in a fancy box for £26.00 each! That would have made this collection costing you £260.00!!! But not at Coincraft. No fancy boxes just good honest coins for good honest coin collectors.
We have managed to put together only 100 complete collections, no fancy boxes just down to earth prices. At Coincraft we sell coins and not packaging. You can display or package these coins any way you want, but you don’t pay for packaging you don’t want and cannot use.
In 1947 the Royal Mint took out all Silver from our coinage and used cupronickel instead. They still
made two types of Shillings each year, with an English reverse and a Scottish reverse. This short series
1947-1951 has some very interesting aspects about them. The 1947 and 1948 issue had one legend, and
then when India got independence they had to change the legend again. NO Shillings were struck for circulation in 1952 as the King died and Princess Elizabeth became our Queen.
Normally we sell the two sets, English and Scottish in Sandhill Holders, but as Sandhill is no longer
making cases, that is now impossible. Our normal price on the two sets in selected circulated condition
is £29.95; there are a total of ten coins in the set.
We have had the two sets sorted into snap lock plastic bags, one for English Shillings and one for Scottish
Shillings. We are going to offer them for just £9.50 for both sets. That will save you £20.45. You don’t get
the Sandhill Cases but you do save £20.45!
During the long reign of Queen Victoria, there were three distinct types of her bust used on our coinage. The first type was known as the Young Head type, as she ascended the Throne when she was only 17. This design was used for the next 50 years until she was 67! Then they used the Jubilee Head design, which was for her Golden Jubilee and this was used from 1887-1893. Finally, they used the Old Head design from 1893-1901.
We offer the complete three-coin type set of Silver Threepences; dates will, of course, be of our choice as some are quite rare. All of these Threepences are struck in Sterling Silver and will be in Very Good or better condition. They have seen considerable usage and the newest one is over 110 years old. But you'll get all 3 types, Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head.