“Ten more, and that is all.”
Today one of these gems would sell for over $1,000.
In 1953, the Royal Mint issued a commemorative crown for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Doug Liddell happened to remember that in a store room he had many thousands of unsold pieces each in its original wood box. Would I like to buy them all? The answer was yes, at face value (5 shillings) plus sixpence (half a shilling) each.