This Silver Piedfort Pound features the Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II and is a rather handsome rendition. The reverse has a Celtic Cross which is to honour Northern Ireland. These later date Pounds are getting much more difficult to find...
In 1988, the Royal Mint issued a new Pound coin, the reverse of this coin had a shield shaped like the old Spade Guinea, therefore it became known as the Spade Guinea Pound. They also issued a smaller number for collectors in Proof Sterling Silver and it is this collector’s edition that we offer you here. You have the so-called Maklouf bust of the Queen on the obverse and the Spade Guinea-type shield on the reverse. These coins are now nearly 30 years old and if you know someone having a birthday or wedding anniversary from 1988, these make excellent and unique gifts. Each Proof Sterling Silver 1988 Pound comes in a protective capsule to keep it as nice as the day it was issued.
In 2006 the Royal Mint issued a special Proof Set, not only were the denominations struck in Proof but they were Sterling Silver Proofs. We have obtained between 11 and 19 pieces of each of these £1 coins, which we now offer you now. You can now add it to your collection in beautiful Sterling Silver Proofs. This is one of the three most collected denominations and we only have a small quantity of each, so please do not miss out on this coin. It's shiny proof, it's sterling silver, and it can be yours...
VIP collectors were offered Sterling Silver versions of the old round pound. This coin is dated 2006. These are the regular base metal designs but struck in Proof Sterling Silver. You have Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the Egyptian Arch on the reverse. Each coin comes in a protective capsule as issued and is in gleaming Brilliant Proof condition.
This was the last of the set of four Pounds issued to represent the different parts of the United Kingdom, being Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and finally England. You have an oak tree inside a crown and the so-called Maklouf bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. These are the special VIP editions of the Pound coin struck in Proof Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule and is gleaming just the way it came from the Royal Mint. The last of the series but certainly not the last Pound coin of the century. Add this one to your collection now and you can add the other coins from this series later.
In 1984 the Royal Mint started its first series of Silver Proof Pounds, they were for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and finally England. This 1987 issue was the last of the series and was for England. These are the normal coins that are used in circulation, but special collectors editions which the Royal Mint struck in Proof Sterling Silver and an even smaller number in double thick Sterling Silver, which they call Piedfort. Many collectors believe that they should start at the beginning of a series and then work toward today’s coins. The coins we offer are the Piedforts. Each coin comes in the protective capsule as issued by the Mint. Sterling Silver is 925 parts Silver per 1,000 parts total and is the Silver that our coins used to be made of. Remember these are double the normal thickness. Add this beautiful Sterling Silver Piedfort Proof Pound to your collection, it’s a nice place to start…
In 1987 the Royal Mint issued a pound coin with the Oak Tree to represent England and in 1992 they repeated this design on the Pound coin. Again they issued the coins as Sterling Silver Proofs for collectors but in 1992 the mintage was considerably lower than in 1987. All coins are Proof Sterling Silver and in their original capsules as issued. Supplies are short and with the new design of the pound coin just released these older issues will be in greater demand.
As this is the Year of the Round Pound. We thought it would be nice to offer some of the dates of Silver Proof Pounds that we have in stock. Here we present the 1997 Silver Proof Pound. The series started in 1983 and ended in 2015. All coins are struck in Proof Sterling Silver and come in a protective capsule.
As this is the Year of the Round Pound. We thought it would be nice to offer some of the dates of Silver Proof Pounds that we have in stock. Here we present the 2002 Silver Proof Pound. The series started in 1983 and ended in 2015. All coins are struck in Proof Sterling Silver and come in a protective capsule.
Richard came across these two 1986 Silver Proof British coins the other day while going through the vaults. They are the 1986 Sterling Silver Proof Pounds, this is the older design when coins were all one metal through and through. The other coin is the same coin but a Piedfort or double the normal thickness, double the amount of Sterling Silver. These Piedforts are known as the VIP edition. These have the Northern Ireland reverse, the reverse used in 1986. At auctions we have seen prices for these modern Royal Mint Proofs show very strong results. We know most dealers do not have a stock, so probably that these early Royal Mint silver coins will really start to be collected. Get them while you can, we have not increased our prices.
A palindrome is a number that reads the same from right to left as it does from left to right. In this case, the date is 1991 whichever way you read it. In 1991 the Royal Mint issued a special collectors edition of the Pound coin, it was struck in Proof Sterling Silver. It had a flax plant on it to honour Northern Ireland. These 1991 Sterling Silver Proof Pounds are rather handsome and have the so-called Maklouf bust of the Queen on them. You too can be a VIP when you order one of these VIP coins.
The 1996 Silver Proof Pound is now 22 years old it would make an excellent gift for someone born or married in 1996. It has the Northern Ireland design on it which is the Celtic Cross and should appeal to anyone who has Celtic blood in them. Each coin comes in a protective capsule inside the case of issue as issued by the Mint. The obverse has the Maklouf bust of Queen Elizabeth II and this is the penultimate issue with this bust. We think they are handsome and our price on this Sterling Silver Proof 1996 Silver Proof Pound is £39.50.
The 1996 Silver Proof Pound is now 22 years old it would make an excellent gift for someone born or married in 1996. It has the Northern Ireland design on it which is the Celtic Cross and should appeal to anyone who has Celtic blood in them. Each coin comes in a protective capsule inside the case of issue, as issued by the Mint. The obverse has the Maklouf bust of Queen Elizabeth II and this is the penultimate issue with this bust. We think they are handsome and our price on this Sterling Silver Proof 1996 Silver Proof is very reasonable.
This Silver Pound features the Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II and is a rather handsome rendition. The reverse has a Celtic Cross which is to honour Northern Ireland. These later date Pounds are getting much more difficult to find and the price is very competitive. Our supplies are limited and at only £39.50! We think it is an excellent buy, please get in quickly…
In 1993 the Royal Mint issued a Pound coin to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Round Pound. It had exactly the same reverse design as the 1983 issue, but Elizabeth II's portrait was by a different engraver. The Mint issued coins for circulation in a base metal and for collectors a similar version but in Proof Sterling Silver. For their VIP collectors they issued the coin in Piedfort or double the normal thickness Proof Sterling Silver. It is that VIP example that we now offer to you. As the Round Pound is no more, that makes these Sterling Silver Proofs even more desirable for collectors. After all the series is finished now and you know what pieces you need to complete your collection. The 1993 Piedfort Silver Proof Round Pound is most impressive and missing from many collections. It is best to get one now while they are still available.
In 1998 the Royal Mint used the reverse die that they used on the first non-gold pound ever in 1983, the arms of Great Britain. In our opinion, it is the most attractive of the designs and by using just one design, they could cut down on the number of counterfeits in circulation. There are so many different designs in circulation, that even a coin dealer doesn’t know which ones are right and which ones are wrong. These were struck in Proof Sterling Silver Piedfort or double thickness. You have the Great Britain reverse and the Rank-Broadly bust of the Queen on the obverse. Each coin comes in a protective capsule in the Royal Mint case of issue. Also, you must remember that the 1998 issue is not that easy to get. Supplies are limited ad at £59.50
Today the Royal Mint is charging £49.50 for a 2012 Sterling Silver Proof Pound. We have bought one hundred pieces of the 2009 Silver Proof Pound, all in their original black cases of issue with their certificates just as they were issued by the Royal Mint. You have a shield on one side and the Rank-Broadly bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. They are struck, in Proof Sterling Silver and were sold by the Royal Mint back in 2009.
In 1983 the Royal Mint issued its first-ever non-Gold pound coin, in 1984 they issued its second-ever non-Gold pound. It is this second coin that we are now offering to you. It was the start of a series of four coins and the coins on offer are the Special Collectors Edition struck in Piedfort Proof Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule with a Royal Mint case. These beautiful Proof Silver versions of the pound in your pocket quickly sold out. Even our supply is very limited.
This handsome Sterling Silver proof version of the Pound coin was issued in 1994 when the design was to honour Scotland. You have a rampant Lion on one side with the so-called Maklouf bust of the Queen on the other side. These are Special Collector’s Editions struck in Proof Sterling Silver by the Royal Mint. They had an original mintage limit of 25,000, but I don’t know how many they actually struck. Each Sterling Silver Proof comes in a protective capsule inside the original Royal Mint case of issue. The design is most attractive and it would be very difficult today to even get a normal circulation issue in Uncirculated let alone Silver Proof. Now some 26 years old and not an easy coin to find, a great gift if you know someone born or married in 1994 and with the new Pound Coin just released, interest and demand for these older issues is greater.
As this is the Year of the Round Pound. We thought it would be nice to offer some of the dates of Silver Proof Pounds that we have in stock. Here we present the 1999 Silver Proof Pound. The series started in 1983 and ended in 2015. All coins are struck in Proof Sterling Silver and come in a protective capsule.
These are Piedfort or double the normal thickness of the Silver Proof Pound. Today the Royal Mint charges £100.00 for a Piedfort Pound. You'll notice the price at which we offer these coins is much more attractive.
The Pound coins toward the end of the series have always been difficult to find in Uncirculated condition. No one put them away as no one realized they were going to change the composition and design of the Pound. Not only did we have managed to obtain the difficult 2009 Pound, but the coins we have are also from the Mint Set and thus in Specimen BU condition. The Mint issues three grades of coins, Uncirculated that you get in your change with all the bag marks that entails. Specimen Briliant Uncirculated, were in bubble packs, Uncirculated but with beautiful Prooflike surfaces. Then there is Proof which requires the coin to have multiple strikes to get the almost perfect surface. These 2009 Pounds we are offering are in Specimen Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
In 1985 the Royal Mint released the first one pound coin with the Welsh reverse featuring a leek. This was also the first one pound coin with the Maklouf portrait of The Queen. This Leslie Durbin reverse design was repeated once again on a second edition in 1990. Here we offer the Sterling Silver Proof edition which had a much lower mintage than the 1985 issue. They are in Choice Proof FDC condition in a capsule and struck in Sterling Silver, add one to your collection, there are not as many around as there once were.
As the round pound is no longer being made, many collectors will be trying to put together a date set in Uncirculated condition and let us tell you many of the dates are tough in Uncirculated. Not many people put away pound coins, after all it was a considerable amount of money. This round pound was struck in 1990 and has the Welsh leek inside a crown. The coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are now 28 years old.
2000 Welsh Dragon Piedfort Silver Pound. In 2000 the Royal Mint issued a Pound coin with the Welsh dragon on it. It is a very simple yet handsome design and one that would make anyone wish they were Welsh, just so they could claim the dragon. It is the Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. These are the Very Special coins struck in Proof Sterling Silver and double thickness Piedfort. A beautiful design in gleaming Piedfort Proof Sterling Silver.
In the year 2000 we saw something that most people will never see, not the change from one Century to another Century, but the change over from one Millennium to another Millennium. From dates that started 19—to ones that started 20—. The Royal Mint as usual issued a Sterling Silver version of the Pound coins for VIP collectors. It had a beautiful rendition of the Welsh Dragon and is one of the most beautiful of the Pound designs. Of course this size and composition of the Pound coin has already changed...
The non-gold pound coin was first issued in 1983. What many collectors don’t realise is that the Arnold Machin bust of the Queen was struck for only two years, 1983 and 1984. Thus not only was it the first issue but also the shortest and most difficult to get. The Royal Mint issued special editions for collectors in Proof Sterling Silver in both the normal thickness and in double thickness or Piedfort. Offered here is the 1983 issue in Proof. It comes in Sterling Silver and in a protective capsule. A very short mintage and now getting rather difficult to get.
The Piedfort Silver Pounds were first started when the Pound itself was started in 1983. The series went on till 2020 when the Pound coin was changed to the current bimetallic issues. The Key, the most difficult to get has always been the 1983 Piedfort Pound. In fact, when one of the Japanese Coin firms tried to put 1,000 collections together years ago they were willing to pay up to £245 for this coin. Our normal price on the 1983 Piedfort Pound is £135. But we bought a dealer's hoard and for this issue only we are going to offer them to our clients at a very special price of just £110. That saves you £25.00 on the Key Date of the series. Supplies are very limited and we will offer this special price for this issue only or until our supply lasts.
If you are looking for a British coin with Prince Philip – look no further than the £5 and £10 coins issued for their Platinum Wedding in 2007. We are sure that some companies will be issuing medals and coins with Prince Philip’s portrait. We have the Official issues from the Royal Mint which have a very realistic portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip in their older years. These coins are struck in Sterling Silver by the Royal Mint and were issued in 2017. Each coin has been carefully slabbed and graded by the Numismatic Grading Company, a company the Royal Mint has appointed. This keeps finger prints away from coins and also guarantees them. We can offer you this £10 coin, which contains five ounces of silver and was issued at £420 for just £295 again in gleaming Proof condition, saving £125.00!
In 2013 the Royal Mint issued its first-ever £10 Silver Britannia, a huge 5-ounce coin. Britannia is shown wearing a Corinthian Helmet holding an owl on her knee, it is the symbol of intelligence. She is sitting on a chair holding a trident, but there is one little problem. She is dressed or partially dressed in an old-fashioned way. That means that one of her breasts has been left exposed. The Ian Rank-Broadley bust of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse. The first release of this large silver coin was sold to a marketing company in the United States, which had them slabbed. This preserves the coin from getting fingerprints, authenticates the coin, and grades it. They graded the coins (£10 face value) as being Proof 69 out of 70 and better yet they are Ultra Cameo, which is about as good as you can get. The quality is outstanding. In the slab it is a large and handsome presentation piece, we can see them displayed in the slab on your mantlepiece. Anyone who sees it will be impressed, how could they not? A huge beautiful Britannia in silver in an impressive display case and the price is right. Originally sold by the Royal Mint at £420.00. Coincraft’s price is just £295.00 which saves you £125.00!
There has been a lot of talk of late about schools and businesses that were connected at one time to slavery and the slave trade. We are proud to be able to offer this Sterling Silver Proof £2 issued by the Royal Mint to honour the 200th anniversary of the Act for the Abolition Slave Trade in Great Britain. You have the date 1807 with a chain on one side and H. M. Queen Elizbeth II on the other side. They are Sterling Silver with the edge gold plated to emulate the base metal bi-metallic coins. A limited number of pieces are available so if you want one, please act quickly if you want it in your collection.
In 1994 the Royal Mint struck a special commemorative £2 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Bank of England. It was the old larger-sized £2 coin and looks rather fantastic. It has the monogram WM for William and Mary and a rather attractive seated Britannia. We have a nice group of this important and attractive £2 piece in Piedfort Sterling Silver Proof. The mintage is 9,569. They come in a protective capsule. It is a large size, it has a beautiful design, and the mintage is rather low, what more could you ask for?
In 1994 the Royal Mint struck a special commemorative £2 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Bank of England. It was the old larger-sized £2 coin and looks rather fantastic. It has the monogram WM for William and Mary and a rather attractive seated Britannia. We have bought a nice group of this important and attractive £2 piece in both Sterling Silver Proof and Piedfort Sterling Silver Proof. The mintages are 27,957 in Silver Proof and just 9,569 in Piedfort Silver. They come in a protective capsule. It is the large size, a beautiful design and the mintages are rather low, what more could you ask for?
In 1989 the Royal Mint issued two commemorative £2 pieces to honour the 300th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights and the Claim of Rights. They were issued originally under William & Mary. They issued they in base medal for circulation, Sterling Silver for collectors and Piedfort or double the normal thickness in Sterling Silver for VIP collectors. It is this Sterling Silver Piedfort of the Claim of Rights 1989 £2 that we are now offering you. Each piece is Proof Piedfort Sterling Silver and comes in its original protective plastic capsule. Today the Royal Mint is charging about £110.00 for Piedfort Silver £2, We think our price of just £55.00 is reasonable
In 1986 the Royal Mint issued its first-ever non-Gold Two Pound Piece. It was a commemorative for the Commonwealth Games which were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has a Scottish Thistle in the middle of the Scottish flag, with the cross of St. Andrew. The obverse has the so-called Maklouf portrait of the Queen. They were struck in base metal for general circulation and in Proof Sterling Silver for collectors. Today these coins are getting more and more difficult to find. It is the first non-Gold Two Pound piece and a commemorative.
£2 Piedfort Proof (double the normal thickness of Sterling Silver Proof) coin commemorative of the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II. The Dove of Peace on the reverse and Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Each coin comes in a protective capsule.