Elizabeth II, Royal Mint 1987 Set Brilliant Unc

In 1987 the Royal Mint issued the ‘Uncirculated’ set of the then current coins. We say Uncirculated but, in fact, they are much better quality, they are Specimens or Prooflike examples. The 1987 Mint Set includes: The English Pound, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p. The only problem for collectors is that the 1987 10p and 50p coins were not struck for circulation. That means that if you want either of these two coins then you will have to break up a set. This 1987 Mint Set comes in a full-colour folder with lots of interesting information about the coins.
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7 coin set from 1p to £1 in original Royal Mint packaging including the 10p and 50p which were not struck for circulation.

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