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Kings Norton Mint Collection

Started by Harry, June 21, 2012, 08:44:20 PM

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I have come across some proof coins on dealer's list  with a note as "Ex Kings Norton Mint Collection".  I'm guessing that these coins are from Kings Norton Mint.  Where can I find information about this collection/hoard and also any  information about the auction/sale of these coins would be much appreciated.

Collector of British India, Straits Settlements, Malaya, East Africa coins and papermoney


From Wikipedia

The Birmingham Mint saw its first competition as the Kings Norton Metal Company was also contracted to supply bronze blanks to the Royal Mint, and in 1914 struck coins for the colonies. Kings Norton became part of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in 1926 and was reorganised as part of Imperial Metal Industries Limited (IMI) in 1962.

So the coins in the collection must have been minted by this mint and the specimens must have been auctioned off.

Some more information about it here..
My goal for 2017 is to finish finish my British India copper collection (1/4 anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 anna) by year and Mintmark. Any help with missing coins in BU grades is highly appreciated.


Thanks for the information. Its really very interesting.

Does anyone have information of the actual sale of the collection of the Kings Norton Mint collection?
Collector of British India, Straits Settlements, Malaya, East Africa coins and papermoney


Haven't heard of the King's Norton Mint collection, but I do know the Birmingham Mint collection, which contained a large number of specimen struck by the Birmingham Mint. They were catalogued by Sweeney. I don't know what happened to the collection when the Birmingham Mint closed.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.