Mike 's Blog

04 Oct 2022


Coins | Mike

Hi everyone. I hope you are all well. I posted this coin on my blog when the Queen passed. I did not write anything about it. Then I found the C.O. A. . Now many say why do you need the C.O.A. ? I mean the coin is slabed and certified.

Well I read it and realized why I keep these. The information contained in the C.O.A. has much more information than the label.I found out that they were numbered. This coin was number 15. I did not know that there was edge writing on this coin. I mean there is not edge writing on most if not all her coins.The edge writing states Shine Through The Ages!

The mintage was only 8600. It also says that this was one of the first 100 struck . I mean I'm learning more and more as I read on. Now this was folded a long time so the important part is hard to read. I will write some of the highlights.

Since the year 1282 the coins struck by the Royal Mint have been independently and rigorously checked to determine there quality and fineness. I find this remarkable. Since 1282.

The next part is very interesting. The judicial ceremony is known as the trial of Pyx even today 700 years later it still takes place.Every year the Queens Remembrancer,ascertains basically that what you have matches the weight mm grms, that it should be along with the likeness.

Now I never knew any of this. Edge writing numbered and all dome by a group of people who go over each coin with gloves on to make sure your getting what they stand by. I will tell you this I will go back and read some more of these C.O.A. I mean the history written in the C.O.A. is remarkable. Never did I think that back in in 1282 every coin made special goes thru this process.
I posted the history part but the fold made it very hard to take a clean picture. Another reason pictures are so important. My mistake was taking this C.O.A. as a regular one you might get with a coin. You now see the importance when you see what is written in the C.O.A. it is important. Now this one doesn't mean all carry this much information. But I'm glad I looked it over. Thirty years and I'm still learning. So if you buy any coin done by the Royal Mint Perth Mint make sure you read that piece of paper that comes with it. You just might learn something about the coin you didn't know. This was a quick blog but I thought that this was important.

Now instead of putting it aside read it!! You just might learn something like I did. Thanks Mike.

Note: The 75 anniversary of the end of WW11 the C.O.A. was not only numberd but laminated!


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Level 6

Beautiful coin

It's Mokie

Level 6

Amazing Mike, a true treasure in your collection. Thanks for sharing your research and having it numbered #15 is beyond cool.

Long Beard

Level 5

Outstanding! What a low serial number, got me beat on the Wedge-tailed Eagles (Which I have three or four graded MS/PF70 with the original packaging). This particular coin strikes me with it's offset crown design. Beautiful!


Level 5

Beautiful coin ! Nice piece for a collection. Low mintage and desirable coin. Thanks for sharing a great coin and history.


Level 6

Beautiful coin Mike! I liked this blog. Many of my coins have enclosed a C.O.A. card. These have alot of information on them. Sometimes though the card is larger than the coin case and I find myself wondering... "What the heck do I do with all these loose cards"... ; ) haha I know, I know... Put them all in an envelope! haha

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Wonderful blog Mike! I had no idea about any of this. Lots of great information here!!


Level 6

Lots of good info there. I saw yesterday the Royal mint released the Kings portrait he approved and they will be using on the coinage. Not sure about the currency. Thanks..


Level 4

Yep, a lot of great information there, that’s why they include it. They usually do better in England. Leave it to the British.


Level 4

Quite the coin there Mike. And to think the Royal Mint has been holding their coins to such a standard for well over 700 years. Now that’s keeping to quality!

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