In 1999 the Webb Ellis Cup Final was hosted by the Welsh Rugby Union. To honour this even the Royal Mint issued a Special Commemorative £2 coin. This issue we offer the collector’s versions in Silver. Although they are struck in Proof Sterling Silver, to imitate the base metal bi-metallic currency issues, the Royal Mint gold plated the outer rim of the Silver Proof Coins. All coins come in a protective capsule as issued by the mint.
For those of you who like football, in 1996 the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative £2 coin for the European Championship that was held in this country. You have a most interesting and innovative design on this coin and one which they, unfortunately, have not repeated. You had the whole reverse covered by a football and with the planchet concave you have a stunning coin. We are offering here is the Sterling Silver proof variant. This was the last of the large-sized £2 pieces and in our opinion the most attractive and innovative.
The Ceremony of the Keys started in 1340 when Edward III returned and found the castle doors unlocked. So every night they have a fantastic ceremony to show that the doors are locked. That also means that the Wardens are locked inside as well. This Sterling Silver Proof £5 was issued in 2019 to honour the event as part of their Tower of London Collection. You have the lamp and the keys on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. They are Choice Proofs in the complete original Royal Mint packaging including certificate and booklet. These were issued at £82.50. We have a limited number of pieces available, and you can have one for just £69.50.
In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee 1952-1977. The Royal Mint, as they did with her Grandfather, George V, issued a special silver commemorative crown or five-shilling piece. It shows the Queen on horseback and was a very popular with the public at the time. In fact, it was probably was the height of public celebrations. The 1977 Silver Jubilee Crown in Proof Sterling Silver is one of the most popular of her reign and the best value of her entire series. Today the Mint seems to be issuing a crownsized coin almost every day. The Royal Mint price today for a crownsized silver coin in Proof is £82.50. Here we offer you Proof Sterling Silver examples of the 1977 Silver Jubilee Crown with the Official Royal Mint case for just £5 extra. Remember these silver proof crowns are now 43 years old and are crown coins not the £5 pieces issued today. We think these silver proof crowns are real coins and not some fantasy £5 piece that has never actually been used.
In 1994 the Royal Mint issued a commemorative 50 Pence for the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important days in World War II. It was the older large sized 50 Pence and today it is very difficult to find, especially in Uncirculated condition. One of the marketing companies is selling this coin for £11.00, which we think is far too much. True it is difficult to find, but still £11.00 is a lot of money. We have some in stock and are offering it for £6.95, which we believe is a much more realistic and fairer price. You be the judge, do you want this coin from a marketing company at £11.00 or from a coin dealer for £6.95?
This huge 5 ounce Silver £10.00 was issued by the Royal Mint in 2016 for the 90th Birthday of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II. It is a huge and impressive coin. You have a crowned E II R 90 in a carved ring within a wreath of intricately engraved roses. H. M. Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse. A marketing company in America bought them from the Royal Mint, including the first 500 of these coins that the Mint struck. They sent them in for slabbed and if they graded 69 out of 70 or 70 out of 70, they then had the coins slabbed. The Proof 69 Ultra Cameo examples they left in the slabs. The presentation is outstanding, these were sold by the Royal Mint at £420.00 a coin. You can have this Proof 69 for just £295.00 - £125.00 less than the Mint sold them for.
The British Gold Sovereign was first issued under King George III as a replacement for the Guinea series. Each coin weighs just under 8 grams and is struck in 22ct Gold. Here we are offering the Jody Clark Sovereign Sovereign by type rather than by date.
Issued in 2006 for the Queen’s 80th birthday, this is a collection of all the coins made at the time, but all struck in Proof Sterling Silver. You get the £5 piece, £2 piece, and £1 with the bridge, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, and 1p, plus the four-coin Maundy Collection. This is a fantastic set of coins, which you would have to pay almost £300 today JUST for the Maundy set. The whole collection of 9 coins, plus the 4 coin Maundy Set comes in a large blue deluxe presentation case with an illustrated booklet/certificate. Very limited availability.
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 the Queen 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.
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 pound coin just released these older issues will be in greater demand.
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.
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.
In 1983 the Royal Mint issued its first-ever non-Gold pound coin, in 1984 they issued their 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.
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.
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 the Queen 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 it’s 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 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.
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.
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 the Queen’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 1996 the Royal Mint did something they had never done before. They issued a Proof Set of the then current 1996 coins but, every coin was struck in Proof Sterling Silver. Here we present the 1996 £1 in Sterling Silver.
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 my 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
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.
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!
This is just a fantastic coin. A huge 5 ounce silver £10 coin issued as part of the Tower of London series by the Royal Mint. It shows the famous Raven of fable and belief. It has been slabbed and graded 69 out of 70 and Ultra Cameo. But as we always try and give you a little something extra, it is certified to be one of the First 150 pieces made. Beautiful choice Proof in gleaming silver and you save £125, but supplies are limited. The Royal Mint issue price was £420 without the cost of slabbing, our price is just £295, which saves you £125. The last time we offered one of these Specials on the 5 ounce coin it quickly sold out. Don’t miss out on this one, stock will quickly run out!
There has been a lot of talk of late about schools and business 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. the Queen 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 1995 the Royal Mint celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II with a commemorative £2 piece. You have the Dove of Peace on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. Remember this coin is one of the old large-sized £2 pieces. Comes in Piedfort Proof (double the normal thickness of Sterling Silver Proof). Each coin comes in a protective capsule.
In 1995 the Royal Mint celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II with a commemorative £2 piece. You have the Dove of Peace on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. Remember this coin is one of the old large-sized £2 pieces. Comes in Sterling Silver Proof. Each coin comes in a protective capsule.
This Sterling Silver Proof £2 coin was issued in 2008/2010 for the handover of the Olympics from Beijing to London. It has the Olympic flag being transferred from one hand to the other and the two different dates. It was issued by the Royal Mint and it is one issue that many collectors are missing as the edition limit was quite low and many people who collect Olympic memorabilia snapped them up and they went abroad. Each Sterling Silver Proof comes in a protective capsule as issued.
Guglielmo Marconi, the 1st Marquis Marconi is said to be the inventor of wireless transmissions and therefore radio. He won a Nobel prize for wireless transmission and founded the Marconi Company. In 2001 the Royal Mint honoured him with a special commemorative £2 piece. Beside the coins struck for circulation, they also made special collectors editions in Proof Sterling Silver and Piedfort or double the regular thickness again in Proof Sterling Silver. We recently acquired a small group of this very important commemorative decimal £2 coin in both Silver and Piedfort Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule. Supplies are limited and they are priced at less than the Royal Mint charges for modern issues today.
Guglielmo Marconi, the 1st Marquis Marconi is said to be the inventor of wireless transmissions and therefore radio. He won a Nobel prize for wireless transmission and founded the Marconi Company. In 2001 the Royal Mint honoured him with a special commemorative £2 piece. Besides, the coins struck for circulation, they also made special collectors editions in Proof Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule. Supplies are limited.
The Royal Mint has been issuing the one-ounce Britannia with oriental decoration. They haven’t been advertising it, we usually get some from one of our wholesalers. I have always thought that it is a beautiful coin and the ones we were allocated have always quickly sold out. Now we have some of the Oriental design in Proof condition and are they beautiful. We have just 53 pieces of the 2018 Oriental Design Silver Britannia in Proof condition. All the coins have been slabbed and once they are gone, they are gone. I think they are beautiful and no collector should be without one. But that won’t happen as we only have 53 pieces in stock. Don’t miss out on them…
In 1999 the Webb Ellis Cup Final was hosted by the Welsh Rugby Union. To honour this even the Royal Mint issued a Special Commemorative £2 coin. Here we are offering the collector's versions in silver. Although they are struck in Sterling Silver, to imitate the base metal bi-metallic currency issues, the Royal Mint gold plated the outer rim of the Silver Proof Coins. Struck in Proof Sterling Silver and come in a protective capsule as issued by the Mint. Supplies are very limited.
The Royal Mint issued a rather handsome Silver Crownsized £2 coin and called it ‘The Two Dragons’. This piece shows both the Eastern dragon and the Welsh dragon. It contains one ounce of pure Proof silver, it was struck in 2018 and the entire mintage of 2,500 coins was sold to one overseas dealer. But NO British collectors were offered the chance to add this important and beautiful coin to their collection! We find that very wrong, after all, how can a British collector complete his or her collection when all of these British coins were sold outside the country? Coincraft is giving you that chance, and at much less than the Mint would have charged. Probably the difference between a private company doing business and a government-owned company trying to do business. Our price is just £68.50 in the capsule with Royal Mint certificate.
Most collectors don’t even know the Royal Mint issued a crownsized £2 for the Chinese Year of the Dog in 2018... But not only do we have them, but we also have them slabbed MS69 out of 70, and they have been certified to be early releases. You have Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and a running dog on the reverse. How appropriate considering how much the Queen loves dogs. They are certified and slabbed by NGC the grading company chosen by the Royal Mint. Own a coin that most people don’t even know exists, and own it in one of the best grades possible. Get this 2018 Year of the Dog, £2 MS69 Early Release for JUST £59.50. There are less than 100 pieces available.
In 1997 the Royal Mint changed the Two Pound Piece. They made it smaller and they also made it bi-metallic and as with all new designs or types, collectors put them away. Come the next year and 1998 was almost forgotten by collectors. The coin on offer is the collector’s version of the circulating £2 of 1998, but struck in Proof Sterling Silver. To make the coin look like a bi-metallic coin, they gold plated the rim of the coin, so you see gold and silver, similar colours to the circulating issue. This 1998 Silver Proof £2 is not an easy coin to find and many collectors are missing it. An interesting coin almost forgot by collectors sold at the right price.
In 1997 the Royal Mint changed the Two Pound Piece. They made it smaller and they also made it bimetallic and as with all new designs or types, collectors put them away. Come the next year and 1998 was almost forgotten by collectors. The coin on offer is the collector’s version of the circulating £2 of 1998, but struck in Proof Sterling Silver. To make the coin look like a bi-metallic coin, they gold plated the rim of the coin, so you see gold and silver, similar colours to the circulating issue. We have found that this 1998 Silver Proof £2 is not an easy coin to find and many collectors are missing it in their collections. An interesting coin almost forgotten by collectors and the price is right.
The Royal Mint seems to change the design of the Silver Britannia on a regular basis. This 2017 design is one of the most attractive they have issued. You have Britannia standing with her shield and spear with the British flag and an outline map of Great Britain behind her. Each coin contains one ounce of pure silver and is choice Proof condition complete in the Official Royal Mint package. You also get the Royal Mint certificate and information booklet all in the original Royal Mint package. This design is magnificent and complete in the Royal Mint packaging what more could you want? We have just 5 pieces in stock and once they are gone, they are gone…
Last year the Royal Mint issued a silver Britannia. But what most collectors don’t realize is that they also issued a silver Britannia with dogs countermarked on the edge. This was for the Chinese year of the dog. Both our supplier and the Royal Mint have sold out. The coins have £2 face value and are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition containing one ounce of pure silver. If you look on the edge of the coin you will see five small dogs countermarked on the edge. This could be a sleeper, the countermarked Britannia we had last year quickly sold out and we have been unable to get any more, so please be warned...
You don’t often see the 2016 Silver Britannia, let alone with the Year of the Monkey Privy Mark on the edge. Each coin is Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition with the ‘pebble dash’ finish. Each coin has a nominal face value of £2 and contains one ounce of pure silver. For the Far East market the Royal Mint put a privy mark on the edge of the coin for the Chinese New Year. As 2016 was the Year of the Monkey they countermarked it with a monkey running. It is difficult enough to get the current years Privy Mark Silver Britannia, when they are finally issued, let alone one that was issued five years ago. We managed to find someone who just forgot they had them in stock. We jumped in and bought all 125 pieces that they had. This could be your first and last chance to add one to your collection…
Following on in the Royal Mint’s tradition, it has issued a New 2020 Silver Britannia which has been issued with the Chinese New Year privy mark on the edge. Each Silver Britannia contains a full ounce of silver and in the past, these special countermarked pieces have quickly sold out and we have not been able to replace them. It seems that once sold by our wholesaler they are gone. We managed to secure a limited amount of pieces with the countermark on the edge for the Chinese Year of the Rat. The coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and the first time we have been able to offer them. Supplies are limited and we don’t know if we will be able to get any more.
We are offering you the beautiful 2021 Silver Britannia in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Each 999 fine silver coin contains one ounce of pure silver. It was issued by the Royal Mint and is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
In 2017 the Royal Mint issued a £2 coin that contained one ounce of Pure Silver. We know because we sold the Uncirculated pieces. We thought that was all there was... But recently we bought from an overseas distributor, not one piece in Proof condition, but a pair of Proof pieces in their original Royal Mint case of issue. One coin is in Brilliant Proof and the other is in Reverse Proof condition. The mintage for the pair is only 800 pieces in each finish. We have never seen this set before and we're not even sure if it was ever even for sale in this country. Normally you would expect to pay £125-£150 for each of these two coins or £250-£300 for the pair. A fantastic chance to add this very low mintage pair of Silver Proofs to your collection at a much more interesting price. You get both silver Proof Big Ben £2 coins, one in Brilliant Proof, and the other in Reverse Proof. The pair is sold with its Royal Mint case for just £165.00
In 1997 the Royal Mint issued the first of the current bi-metallic £2 pieces, the problem was how to strike them for collectors in Silver. The answer was to strike them in Sterling Silver and then to gold plate the outer ring so it would look like a bi-metallic piece. Many collectors have overlooked this series and to be honest we just don’t know why. The first of any series is important and these especially for the difficulty that the Mint faced in striking them. Here we offer the Piedfort Sterling Silver Proof £2.
We have just had our first supply of the NEW 2020 Silver Britannia. Each coin contains 1 ounce of pure silver, 31.1 grams, is in Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition, and has a face value of £2.00. A beautiful and most reasonable series and one that you can add to your collection at a realistic price.
It was 23 years ago (1997) that the Royal Mint issued its first bi-metallic £2 piece. Before then we had a larger heavier coin in just one metal. To make the new coin even more interesting, to VIP collections, they struck them in Proof Sterling Silver. For real VIP’s they struck them in Sterling Silver in double the normal thickness, these are called Piedforts. Not only can we offer you the first date of issue in Sterling Silver Piedfort, but we can also offer you the second date as well in Sterling Silver Piedfort. The second date is always more difficult to find than the first date. Everyone sees a new coin and they buy one and put it away. By the time the second coin comes out, most people ignore it, as they already have the first one. All our coins are in Proof condition in a protective capsule. Today the Royal Mint charges £110.00 for a Piedfort £2; our prices are much more interesting. You can have either the first date ever issued or the second date ever issued, or treat yourself and buy both.
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.