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...
We don’t know what happened in 1925, but almost all of the coins seem to be Rare and difficult to find.
This is the early design of King George V Silver Threepences with the crowned value on the reverse.
They are struck in 500 fine Silver and the coins on offer are in Fine or better condition. The only date
of this type that is Rarer is the 1926 with the crowned value.
You have the bare head of the King on one side and the Crowned value ‘3’ on the other side. This is an important and Rare date and the first time we have had enough to offer them, but supplies are still short and if you want one, please get in quickly…
In 1935 the Royal Mint issued its first ever-commemorative Crown. It was for the 25th Anniversary, the Jubilee, of King George V. He had reigned from 1910 until
1935 and the Mint wanted to honour him and his Jubilee. On the reverse is a very stylised St. George slaying the dragon. Years ago, when Richard first saw
this coin he said: ‘it looks like a rocking horse’. The numismatic trade picked that up and from that day until now, it is known as the Rocking Horse Crown.
It was only issued for one year and was struck in .500 fine Silver. It is an important coin, as the King died the very next year. We have just purchased a nice little
group of these coins in high grade and offer them to you now. The group was rather small, so if you want one, I suggest that you get in quickly.
They are available in Uncirculated condition.
In 1935 King George V celebrated his Silver Jubilee 1910-1935. The Royal Mint for the first time issued a commemorative Crown to honour the event. Despite being the height of The Depression, they issued them in Gold and Silver Proofs, which quickly sold out. So they issued more of them in Silver Specimen condition. They
look Prooflike rather than Proof but are the best condition that most collectors can get.
Remember this is the first commemorative crown from this country and even the Prooflike Crowns quickly sold out. We bought a small group from a dealer who has been hoarding them, but supplies are very limited.
British coins were always known for the high quality of Silver that the governments had used in their striking. Going back to King Edward I (1272-1307), the silver was so high quality that the coins were illegally exported, melted down, and lower grade silver was issued in its place. British coins up to and including 1919 were struck in Sterling Silver; the highest denomination struck for regular issue was the Halfcrown. A Halfcrown was Two Shillings and Sixpence or equivalent to 12.5 Pence.
The Last Sterling Silver Halfcrowns were issued under King George V from 1911-1919. We have a nice selection of these now difficult to find coins. Dates will be of our choice and the more you order the more different dates we will give you. You have the bare head of the King on one side and a crowned coat of arms on the other side.
The coins on offer were struck in Sterling Silver or 925 fine Silver and they are all in Fine condition. Dates are of our choice... A very important, significant and historically important coin. There is just something about a real silver coin…