Elizabeth II, £1 (Bubble Pack) 1983
In 1983 the Royal Mint issued its first-ever non-gold pound coin. It was the first of the new series or Round Pounds and is one of the most difficult to get, especially in high grade. Before then the Pound was only known in gold. We have just bought a nice group of the 1983 Round Pound in the Official Royal Mint Packaging, known in the trade as the bubble pack. These coins are supposed to be in Uncirculated condition, but that is not true. It turns out that bubble pack coins are specimens or Prooflike coins, a much better grade than the Uncirculated coins issued for circulation. The coins come in a full-colour package with useful and interesting information and they are in Specimen Uncirculated condition. A difficult coin to find, especially so nice, and of course supplies are very limited.