Edward VII’s reign was very short, as he had to wait for his Mother, Queen
Victoria, to pass before he could become King. Coins for this Monarch were only
issued from 1902-1910. This issue we can offer the 1907 Shilling. The Shilling was
of course given to individuals when they joined the Services. You were said to take
the King’s Shilling.
The 1907 Shilling is in Very Good – Fine condition and struck in Sterling Silver,
which is the finest silver that a coin actually meant to be used were struck in.
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II was crowned as successor to her Father King George VI. The 1953 coins
have a special legend and thus are a one year type coin. We went through one of the warehouses and
found a sack each of 1953 Pennies and 1953 English Shillings.
All coins are in selected circulated condition and remember that they are one year type coins. You get
the scarce 1953 Penny and the 1953 English Shilling both, but supplies are limited.
Most people think that the last pre-decimal coins struck for circulation were dated
1967, they would only be partly right. In fact most pre-decimal coins were last
struck in 1967, that is except for the Shilling. The last Shilling struck for circulation
was in 1966, they did not make any in 1967.
They issued two different types of 1966 Shillings, the English reverse and the
Scottish reverse. The coin on offer this issue is the Scottish 1966 Shilling in Brilliant
Uncirculated condition. As the Shilling had a direct decimal equivalent they felt that
they had enough of this denomination to fill all their needs at the time.
We are offering you a pair (2 pieces) of the 1966 Scottish Shilling in Brilliant
Uncirculated condition. Why two pieces? So you can show the obverse and reverse at
the same time
Shillings with the Scottish reverse were first made in 1937, to honour Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, George VI’s wife. They were last made in 1966, because we were going decimal.
The coins on offer are dated 1963 and in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, remember it is almost the last date that a Scottish Shilling was struck.
Nice gifts to anyone with Scottish blood in them. Brilliant Uncirculated and dated 1963.