Lim­ited time op­por­tu­nity to own orig­i­nal 1953 coins and stamps from Her Majesty’s corona­tion year.

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With next year’s Sap­phire An­niver­sary of Her Majesty’s Corona­tion just around the cor­ner, Hat­tons of Lon­don are pleased to an­nounce the avail­abil­ity of a very spe­cial col­lec­tor’s set. What makes this set spe­cial is that it is com­prised en­tirely of Bri­tish coins and stamps of the corona­tion year, 1953. This is an un­usual op­por­tu­nity: these are af­ter all coins and stamps that are al­most 65 years old. How­ever, a de­ter­mined ef­fort by the Hat­tons of Lon­don her­itage spe­cial­ists has meant they can now of­fer this set to new cus­tomers.


What makes this col­lec­tor’s set spe­cial is that it is com­plete: it in­cludes all ten Bri­tish coins is­sued in 1953, and all four com­mem­o­ra­tive stamps is­sued for the corona­tion. Many of these coins and stamps are im­por­tant col­lec­tor’s items in their own right, but they take on added sig­nif­i­cance as a set. The crown for ex­am­ple, is the first of Her Majesty;’s reign and was only is­sued for 1953. It fea­tures an ‘Eques­trian Por­trait’ of Her Majesty on horse­back, rather than the usual fa­cial pro­file. This is the first of only three oc­ca­sions on which Her Majesty has been de­picted this way on our coinage. It also in­cludes both types of shilling: many peo­ple to­day would not be aware that there were both English and Scot­tish de­sign shilling coins in the pre­dec­i­mal era. The 1953 Halfcrown, Florin, both Shillings, Six­pence and Three­pence were all new de­signs never seen be­fore, mak­ing each of these coins the very first of their kind.


In fact, all the coins are spe­cial. The crown was a one-year is­sue for the corona­tion it­self but all the re­main­ing nine coins are also what is known as one year types: that is, their de­sign was only is­sued for one year. This is be­cause in Her Majesty’s ti­tles were changed and this meant that the coins of 1953 are the only types ever to fea­ture the orig­i­nal royal ti­tles.


As for the stamps, while all of them are one-year is­sues, one of the four de­signs is even more re­mark­able. The one-andthree­pence stamp fea­tures The Queen face-on, and it is the only Bri­tish stamp ever to de­pict her this way, mak­ing it an im­por­tant por­trait piece.


Put all these coins and stamps to­gether and you have a set that is wor­thy of a place in any house­hold: even non-col­lec­tors will be im­pressed at this set of orig­i­nal her­itage Bri­tish coins and stamps which cel­e­brate the start of what is now the great­est reign in Bri­tish his­tory. Many also like this set as a way to pre­serve the mem­ory of ‘old money’ and the beau­ti­ful de­signs of a by­gone era. How­ever, as you would ex­pect for a set of sixty-five year old orig­i­nals, only a lim­ited num­ber of sets are avail­able. Hat­tons of Lon­don, who usu­ally only of­fer this set to ex­ist­ing clients are now mak­ing a lim­ited num­ber avail­able to new buy­ers.


All ten coins in each set are hand se­lected qual­ity and are vir­tu­ally as good as the day they left the mint sixty-five years ago! The stamps are in mint un­used con­di­tion - with no un­sightly post­marks ob­scur­ing the de­sign. To pro­tect their qual­ity, the coins are housed in see-both­sides cap­sules and the stamps are in clear-fronted hold­ers. All of this means you can en­joy the qual­ity of this set with­out the need to han­dle the ac­tual coins or stamps them­selves. This is all pre­sented in a de­scrip­tive folder with an in­for­ma­tive Cer­tifi­cate of Au­then­tic­ity.


This com­plete set of 1953 corona­tion year Bri­tish coins and com­mem­o­ra­tive stamps is avail­able to­day from Hat­tons of Lon­don. Those in­ter­ested in own­ing one may make the set theirs for just £189 plus £4.99 for P&P. It’s worth not­ing too that orders made within the next 7 days will re­ceive a DVD+CD boxed set fea­tur­ing video and mu­sic of the year 1953. This free gift for suc­cess­ful orders is the ideal com­ple­ment to the coins and stamps of that same year. Note that this of­fer is not avail­able else­where. You may re­turn the set and free gift within 60 days for a full re­fund if you change your mind. There is a strict limit of one set per house­hold, and this of­fer is open only to UK main­land house­holds. All ap­pli­cants must be aged 18 or over. The con­tact de­tails for Hat­tons of Lon­don ap­pear be­low.

This set in­cludes all ten Bri­tish coins is­sued in 1953, and all four com­mem­o­ra­tive stamps is­sued for Her Majesty’s corona­tion. Many of these coins and stamps are im­por­tant col­lec­tor’s items in their own right. A lim­ited num­ber of sets are avail­able from Hat­tons of Lon­don for just £189 plus P&P. Ap­ply within 7 days and a DVD+CD boxed set is yours as a gift with video and mu­sic of the year 1953.

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