British coins offer both outstanding investment and historic value to the collector. Great Britain has produced a wide array of coins over the years and they continue to be immensely popular. From the humble one pence piece to the heptagonal 20 pence and 50 pence coins and the new Great British pound coin, we still have outstanding coins in circulation.
We here at Scottish Antiques, however, offer for sale coins long since withdrawn from circulation, worth nothing as legal tender but with a great deal of historic value, interest and in the case of gold coins intrinsic value . We stock British coinage ranging from ancient Celtic coins, and hammered coins, made long before the United Kingdom was formed. There are some 18th to 20th century examples of half sovereigns and gold sovereigns for investment purposes. The coins' designs have changed a great deal over the years and show the extraordinary development of both design and minting capabilities.
Henry V one of the greatest of kings. His victory at the battle of Agincourt is well known, but although he was considered charming a gracious, he was also ruthless - in battle he ordered every man over the age of 12 to be killed - and much worse. His nef
At the age of fourteen, fearing for his life, Henry left his Welsh home for Burgundy, France. By the age of 26 his claim to the throne was dwindling but he was still the senior Lancastrian male and gathered troops to claim his right by force. He met Richa
Alexander was born in Roxburgh in 1241 and became king of Scotland in 1249. His greatest achievement was gaining the Isle of Man and the Western Isles for a monetary payment after years of argument and negotiation, and even attack, by Norway. Something hi
William came to the throne in 1165. In 1174 he was captured by the English and his lands and castles were confiscated. It was not until Richard the Lionheart needed money for the Crusades that he sold back the independence of Scotland to William. The coin