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Rare coins of Great Britain

the Gold florin

There is a set rare coins in the British currency, especially the Middle Ages period, but not many of them are of value from the point of view of a market price. Examples of expensive and known rare coins of Great Britain, the Florin, the Rayol with a rose, and the British fifty shillings can serve. British a penny of 1933, on the other hand, it is well-known as the big numismatical rarity of 20th century.

The Rayol with a rose - the rare British coined gold, has been manufactured at the time of board of the king of James I, and propagated between 1604 and 1625 years. There are two versions of the Rayol with a rose, on a reverse of the first coins the small board over rose Tudor, on an obverse - the king sitting on a throne is represented. An inscription on a circle: " James, on good fortune of God the king of Great Britain, Ireland and France". On the second coin of the Rayol with a rose: a reverse - the big board framed with roses, lions and foxes. Face side - as at the first variant. In the beginning of 2009 the coin of James I Rayol with a rose has been evaluated by the sum $18000 to $22000.

In attempt to add coined golds in English currency, for international trade improvement, the English parliament has addressed to king Edward III. Thus, in 1344, the gold British coin first in the history has been manufactured. It has been named by the Florin which was derivative from popular then coined golds from Florence, Italy. Also it is mentioned as the Double leopard, on a coin obverse the king sitting on a throne, with power and a sceptre, with two heraldic leopards near to it is represented. On an underside - the Royal Cross in the form of a quatrefoil (a symbol of a flower with four petals, used in the royal arms) with a leopard in each arch between the arches of "petals". The coin Face-value was considerably above, than cost of its gold content, paternal dealers refused often Florin use in trade. In circulation it has stayed all some months then has been replaced with coins under the name of Noubl. The English gold Florin is included into number of classical numismatical rarities, now there are only three coins. The sample of this rare coined gold has been sold for 460 000 pounds sterling in 2006 at auction.

There were only seven pennies of 1933, the site only six of them now is known, doing these coins a numismatical rarity of 20th century. The British pennies of 1933 were never released. The mint has received instructions from the King to mint these coins, for placement under corner stones of the buildings constructed in made mention year. Three samples have been seated under corner stones of the London university of building in Blumsbery, churches of the St. Cross, in Midltone, and St. Maria's church in Hauksvorte. From church of the Sacred Cross the sample has been stolen by thieves in 1970 and till now its site is not known. Now one copy of the British penny of 1933 remains in the stone base of the London university, two are possessed in the British museum and the Museum of the Royal mint, others three are at private collectors. Rare British οεννθ1933 year have cost not less than 40 000 pounds sterling.

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