Mint Set 1989
For some reason the 1989 Mint Set has always been one of the more difficult to get. Perhaps there wasn’t so much interest that year and collectors didn’t buy so many. I don’t know the reason, but I do know that we are always running short of the 1989 Mint Sets. Perhaps one reason is that the 10p and the 50p for 1989 were not issued for circulation, which means that you have to break up a set to get these two coins. They are of course, in the Mint Set. The Royal Mint calls these coins Uncirculated, but they are in fact Specimen striking's. That means better than Uncirculated but not quite Proof condition. If you compare them to the coins you get in your change, you will see that they are much nicer quality. Each set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p coins all struck in Specimen Uncirculated quality. Remember that the 10p and the 50p were not struck for circulation.