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June 20, 2024

British coins 20 Pence - 1982 to 2018 - Price Guide

20 Pence 1982 to 2018 - Price Guide and values

The Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union rose) is crowned on the reverse of this denomination before the Royal Arms. The Tudor rose consists of five white inner petals, representing the House of York, and five red outer petals to represent the House of Lancaster. To help identification and avoid confusion with similar sized coins, the 20p is seven sided and, like the 50p, an equilateral curve heptagon. The shape, with its constant rolling diameter, means that it is readily acceptable in vending machines.

June 18, 2024

The Gun Money of James II

The Gun Money of James II

The title means exactly what it says! These coins were struck in Ireland and used to pay the common soldiers of James II's army, who were helping him to regain the English throne from William and Mary. Most historians believe that the foreign officers - mostly French, Spanish and Portuguese - refused to be paid in anything other than gold or silver.

June 11, 2024

Five Pound - 1820 to 1953 - Price Guide

5 Pounds 1820 to 1953 - Price Guide and values

The five pound British gold coin, also known as a quintuple sovereign has been struck intermittently between 1820 and 1953. One of the rarest coins in Great Britain, and a coin much sought after by collectors, is the Una and the Lion five pounds.

June 7, 2024

A Brief Description of Condor Tokens

A Brief Description of Condor Tokens

During the latter part of the 18th century Britain found herself with a severe shortage of small denomination coinage. Royal Mint issues of copper farthing and halfpenny coins had ceased in 1775 and none were forthcoming for 23 years. This shortage, coupled with the onset of the industrial revolution and the movement of more people into factory jobs, prompted the Parys Mines Co. in 1787 to mint and issue a copper penny token to pay their workers.

June 2, 2024

The Three Graces 1817 Silver Pattern

The Three Graces 1817 Silver Pattern

Produced in 1817, this pattern crown is depicting England, Ireland, and Scotland anthropomorphized as the Three Graces of Greek mythology wrapped in a circular embrace, the three Goddesses together represent the United Kingdom.

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