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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.

May 26, 2024

Two Pounds - 1820 to 1953 - Price Guide

2 Pounds 1820 to 1953 - Price Guide and values

A committee of the Privy Council recommended gold coins of ten shillings, twenty shillings, two pounds and five pounds be issued, and this was accepted by George, Prince Regent on August 3, 1816. The five-pound and two-pound pieces did not circulate to any great extent, and were kept primarily as souvenirs.

May 21, 2024

United Kingdom coins price guide and values - Hammered coinage

1649 to 1660 - Commonwealth coins price guide and values added

When the House of Lords was abolished in March 1649 basis of government in Britain disappeared. The monarchy was restored in 1660, but coins were minted during this short period (1649 to 1660). These coins don't have a King bust on either side. Instead, design is a shield containing the cross of St George and shields of England and Ireland.

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