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 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.
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...
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.