What makes a coin valuable?
Coins derive their value from their rarity, condition, visual appeal and - most importantly – the size of their collector base. Our specialists are experienced at assessing preservation and identifying details that distinguish a common coin from a valuable one.
I have coins to sell, what’s the next step?
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What happens if I’m not entirely happy with my purchase?
On bullion products the price of goods are linked to underlying metal prices or financial markets and all sales are final, there are no refunds or exchanges. There is no statutory right to return or cancel an order once placed under the Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004 or Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013.
However, for non-bullion items, should you be unhappy with your purchase or it is in any way not as described we will accept refunds within 14 days of you receiving your item(s). If uncertain about a purchase, we encourage our clients to ask any questions beforehand so as to minimise the time our valuable coins spend in transit.
Elizabeth II 1954 Proof Halfpenny
Elizabeth II (1952-), Proof bronze Halfpenny, 1954, V.I.P. issue, young laureate head right, legend and beaded border surrounding, +ELIZABETH.II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA. F:D: rev. ship in full sail left, raised HP to right, denomination above, date below, toothed border around rim (Freeman 467; Peck 2509; S.4158). Lightly toned over full proof lustre, small spot behind ribbon ties, otherwise as struck and very rare.
The Proof coins of 1954 are all extremely rare and were only issued for very important purposes (hence V.I.P. issue) for giving to dignitaries or for foundation stone sets. It is generally assumed that no more than 10 to 15 examples of such VIP coins would have been issued but mintage figures are unknown.