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Welcome  to  the  web site of

Michael  Coins  Ltd



  18 June 2024  


Very Special Offer

A probate client has asked me to dispose of this late fatherís collection or accumulation of British £5 coins from 1990 to 2003

for FACE value. All in unused (UNC) condition.

 i.e. at £5.00 each.


As this rather effects the pricing of my own stock of these coins

it has been agreed that his coins are to be sold in multiples of a minimum of 5 pieces per each date offered.

More details of dates and availability can be seen on our web page

[5P] - DECIMAL £5   1990 - 2020




The same probate client has asked me to dispose of this

late fatherís collection or accumulation of British £2 coins

from 1986 to 1995

at just above FACE value. All in unused (UNC) condition.

 i.e. at £2.50 each (per 10) = £25.00

More details of dates and availability can be seen on our web page

[2P] - DECIMAL £2  1986 - 2003


Other Special Offer

To commemorate the

80th anniversary of D-Day

We are offering, whilst stocks

last the Royal Mint

1994 D-Day 50 Pence

for only £3.00 in UNC

The plastic 2.5 x 2.5 inch case is extra

GB 50 Pence (michael-coins.co.uk)


(The Royal Mint price for the same coin in VF [lower grade])

£8.00 !

Checked their website for this coin


My last delivery

to the post office

was on

Thursday, 13th June 2024


My next delivery

to the post office

Will be on

Thursday, 20th June 2024


The shop (Michael Coinsin Notting Hill Gate, London

closed at the end of May 2014 after 48 years of trading.


However, Michael Coins Ltd is continuing to sell 

Coins & Banknotes,


All orders will now only be dealt with by "Mail order"  


The New address is

Michael Coins Ltd

P. O. Box 3100




The telephone number is


But please use it sensibly

Monday to Friday

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

With NO set office hours

there might be times you cannot reach anyone !

However, if you leave your number or a voicemail -

PLEASE speak slowly so that

your number can be written down.

If your number is garbled or rushed

we cannot call you back. 

If we cannot understand what you have said

or you speak so quickly

we don't have time to write it down

your phone number

we cannot call you back. 

However, emails are answered as often as possible

and that will probably be the easiest way

to get an answer to any question you might have.  


The email address remains the same

 Email:  michael@michael-coins.co.uk

or in case of difficulty with that address !?

you can also try



Please read the Terms as ANY order that is less than £10.00 

CANNOT be deal with due to the costs involved.


Most 'modern' British Coin  

are up to date 

The Proof & UNC coin sets.

Most of the Decimal coins

 from £100 to decimal halfpence - 1/2 p


Including the Very RARE 1983 



The other GB coins have been up-dated:-

Crowns;  Double Florins;

Halfcrowns; Florins; Shillings; 

Sixpences & Groats


Silver 3ds & 3 Half-pence

need coins adding.

A New picture of the "1551" 3d

has been added


British 1797 "Cartwheel" Twopences

now all have pictures

Grades from Fair-Fine to EF+

Prices from £20.00 to £475.00

Plus one re-strike proof !


After the UK silver coins have been

added we still have a

large collection of 

British: Copper & Bronze coins -

Pennies, Halfpennies,

Farthings & fractional coins

 to be added.


Also updated:

Banknote news


GB - Banknotes  

Work is in the process of amending some of our 

grading as we have in the past used EF+ for 

what many dealers, auction houses, etc. call UNC.

This is explained on the 

frontpage of our 'GB banknotes'

and as to how far I have got with these alterations.


A new Banknote Grading page  

has been added to show examples of

 my banknote grades - with picture examples.


1914 - 18 Bradbury 10 Shilling banknotes

and 1914 - 18 Bradbury £1 banknotes.

These have now been separated and 

completely re-graded with scans of all notes.


1919 - 28 Fisher 10 Shilling banknotes

and 1919 - 28 Fisher £1

banknotes are re-graded and scanned


The "Bank of England" banknotes:

1928 Mahon

1930 Catterns & 

1934 - 1950 Peppiatt

are now up to date with any new items added.

With pictures for the Mahon & Catterns banknotes.

Our stock of Peppiatt banknotes is so large

that we don't have the time to scan each banknote !



Beale 10 Shilling banknotes

have been added and re-graded.

Pictures have been added for the

Replacement 10 Shillings 18A

as have the

Beale 1 Pound banknotes

added to and re-graded.

Pictures have been added for the

Last number to Series L63J



L. K. O'Brien "BRITANNIA "

10 Shillings & 1 Pound banknotes

have now all been added.

As have the

L. K. O'Brien "Portrait "

10 Shillings & 1 Pound banknotes


L. K. O'Brien "Lion & Key "

£5 (Blue) banknotes

are now completed.


J. Q. Hollom

10 Shillings, 1 Pound, 5 & 10 Pounds

are now completed.


Fforde 10 Shillings & 1 Pound

Fforde £5; £10 & £20

are now completed.


Page / Somerset

Gill / Kentfield / Lowther & Bailey, etc.

will be be added at a future date.

Any specific banknote required

Ask as we might be able to help !


A small section

 of selected

British Commonwealth

country banknotes

have been

re-worked and added to

These include the following.

 Gibraltar, Guernsey, 

Ireland (Republic),

Northern Ireland

Isle of Man, Jersey,

and ALL Scottish banks

All of these countries are now up to date !


Our Extras - page 

Have some Special or unusual items

from  other countries.


We offer

Some special

1842 Gibraltar Quart coins

and now all the

"Modern" Gibraltar coins from

1967 to 2006


The Isle of Man has been added to

with coins from 1971 to 2017


Work has started on listing

"Modern" Jersey coins from

1981 - date


Check out our selection of

Large silver coins on "Extras"

from 2 Kilos, I Kilo, 10 Oz, 5 Oz.

http://www.michael-coins.co.uk/AUS2014-10oz-Kook_small.gifSilver 1 oz bullion coins


Armenia - Australia - Austria

Britain - Canada - China - Mexico

The United States of America


Some Egyptian silver coins

1916 to 1939 have also been

added in the 'Extras' section


Our Books

I published a 2nd edition pack

of 94 'new' pages as an update

to my 1st edition book -

The British Bronze Penny

1860 - 1901

Specialised edition

Anyone with a copy of my

1st edition please email me

for a special price for this

2nd edition pack.


Another new unrecorded variety for 1860 was discovered C over O & R over A in


An additional 2 pages have now been added to the 2nd edition pack -

The pack now has 96 new pages.


Some of our

Foreign Coins 

from "Afghanistan" to "Canada"

have been added (Alphabetically).


We have many more

World countries to add

In both Coins & Banknotes


Afghanistan to Zimbabwe


There is still a long way to go but

Hopefully, one day ALL world countries are to be added -

which will include both coins and banknotes. 


The coins & banknotes have been stored "off site" 

with a local storage company, for security reasons.


This site was first published in November 2000

Designed, produced and updated, on a near daily basis 

by Michael Gouby

Copyright © 2000, All rights reserved