Includes the old large bronze Pennies of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI and Queen
Elizabeth II. In September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II replaced Queen Victoria as our longest
The bronze Penny was first issued under Queen Victoria and was last issued under Queen
Elizabeth II. One marketing company is charging £19.99 for the set and The Royal Mint is
charging £22.00 in a cardboard holder.
Get all five Pennies one of each Monarch for just £7.50. How do we do it? We are coin dealers
with the largest inventory in the United Kingdom. We work on a mark-up, not on a dream
price. At Coincraft you get good value for your money.
In 1887, for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, the Royal Mint issued new coins with the
Jubilee Head of Victoria, but they also issued a new denomination, the Double Florin. The
only problem is that the Double Florin (4 Shillings) looked very similar to the Crown (5
Shillings). It got the nickname of the Bar Maids Ruin, as later at night after a few complimentary
drinks, the bar maid would often give change for a Crown when in fact she was given
a Double Florin.
This denomination proved unpopular and it was discontinued in 1890. The coins on offer
are struck in Sterling Silver and in Very Fine condition. This is a high grade for the issue and
much more difficult to get than many people realise. Get them while you can, it has taken us
a year to accumulate this small quantity.
We have just bought a wonderful lot of 1888 Queen Victoria Farthings in Uncirculated -
Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They were issued the year after Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
They have the Young Head of Queen Victoria on the obverse and a handsome seated Britannia
on the reverse.
These coins are Uncirculated with lots of original lustre. The current catalogue price on
these coins is £120.00 in Uncirculated, but we bought them right, so we are going to sell them
In 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, and the Royal Mint was allowed to change her portrait for the first time since 1838. Unfortunately, Queen Victoria hated her new portrait on the Shilling... Coincraft has a nice group of the first year of issue, 1887. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Fine Condition. Considering they are now 130 years old, this is quite outstanding.
We've just found two dates of Victorian bronze pennies dated 1890 and 1891. They are worn and circulated, but they are over 125 years old and have seen a lot of life.
It is not the sort of coins that we would normally offer, but we felt making the price reasonable
enough, would attract collectors. The dates show but the coins are worn. On the other hand, you can have both the 1890 and the 1891 Queen Victoria Young Head bronze pennies for a special price.