Half and Quart Cents Stamps?

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Randi, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, another British coin from my birth year, Scottish lion reverse with the saltire and thistle emblems.
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    Regards, James.
     

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  2. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, 1946 Florin - two shillings - Thistle of Scotland - Rose of England and Shamrock for Ireland. 50% silver as are all British coins of this era.
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    Regards, James.
     
  3. Jehovahnissi

    Jehovahnissi Member

    Oh how neat, I've never seen that either! I love all the pictures. :D
     
  4. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, The largest of our coins in common circulation 1946, the Half Crown - 2 shillings and six pence (2/6) one eighth of a pound. In September 1961 this was equal to two hours wages for me in my first month as an apprentice electrician.

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    Regards, James.
     

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  5. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    WAAAAYYYY too cool... I like to collect British coins and have a lot of them but I will have to say the condition is not as nice as yours.
     
  6. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello, I must say these are some of my better examples being my birth year, I also have some not good enough for paperweights. :joyful:

    James.
     
  7. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, This is an GB Crown, five shillings, 5/-, 1/4 of a pound.
    Now only minted for special occasions.
    This was minted in 1746, two hundred years before my birth.
    This coin has the word LIMA under the head, indicating the silver was obtained during Admiral Anson's circumnavigation of the world (though the use of LIMA is something of a mystery, as there is no known connection with Peru).
    The reverse features a single large crowned shield with the quarters containing the arms of England+Scotland, France, Hanover, and Ireland, and the Latin legend M.B.F.ET.H.REX.F.D.B.ET.L.D.S.P.I.A.T.ET.E —King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lueneburg, Arch-Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
    The current value of this coin is about £3500 ($5360)
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    Regards, James.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2015
  8. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lueneburg, Arch-Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.

    The British do love their titles don't they.
     
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Those titles were not meaningless.George II was a
    German born near Hannover.Braunschweig/
    Lüneburg (Brunswick/Lueneburg),later renamed Hannover,was one of the ten principalities,who elected the german emperors (Holy Roman Empire of German Nations).
    George for most of his time as king of Britain,
    showed more interest in his native Hannover,than
    in his british kingdom.
    He had learned English as a foreign language,but
    German was the language of the royal family.
    His successor George III was the first king of
    the House of Hannover,born in England and who was taught German and English as a child.
    Only when Victoria became queen,the union of
    Britain and Hannover ended,because in the (then)
    Kingdom of Hannover males only could become
    king.
     
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