Although we never joined the Euro, INA made up pattern Euro Proof Sets for many nations and the United Kingdom was one of them. It is a nine piece set from the 1 Cent size to the crownsized 5 Euro including two bi-metallic pieces. These follow the size and the metal as used on the actual Euro coins, that were issued of course. It has been sometime since we have been able to offer this collection, we think it fills in an important part of our numismatic heritage. You get the following sized coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, 1 Euro, 2 Euro and crownsized 5 Euro all in brilliant proof condition. Each coin comes in an envelope in a bag. We got these sets from a dealer in Scotland who forgot he had them. Once these are gone that will be that... Remember you are getting 9 proof coins in your British Pattern Euro Proof Set...
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.
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II had her Coronation, while she had been Queen for almost a year, this made it Official. It is Royal Mint policy only to issue coins for a new Monarch only after their Coronation. So, although Elizabeth became our Queen in 1952, no coins were issued until after her Coronation in 1953 so these were the first official coinage of Queen Elizabeth II. The 1953 coins are one year only coins, as the next year they changed the legend slightly. In the Coronation Proof Set you have the Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence, brass Threepence, Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. The Proof Set comes in a maroon case, but because of the padding used in the cases, the insides are sometimes a bit spotty. The bronze coins may have toned or mellowed but the coins are all in Proof condition, as issued.
Of all the decimal Proof Sets the 1972 is the most important because none of the coins were issued for circulation, except for the crown that is. That means if you need the 50p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p or the 1/2p the only way you can get them is from the Proof Set. Plus of course you also get a Proof cupronickel Crown and the Royal Mint medal of 1972 in the original packaging.
In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee, the 25th anniversary of her reign. The Royal Mint issued the second modern Proof Set for this Queen to contain a crown or 25 Pence Piece. Normally we charge £32.50 for this Proof Set with the crown. If you don’t think it is a bargain, look on the Royal Mint website and see how much they are charging for current Proof Sets!
In 1980 the Royal Mint issued its first Proof Set for some time with frosted coins. What we mean by frosted is, the field is Brilliant Proof and the bust, devices, and lettering are Matt Proof. This is almost like a Wedgwood effect. The public loved it with the new frosting. It is hard to believe but that was over 40 years ago 1980! You get the 50p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, and 1/2p all in Frosted Proof, all in the original case of an issue with the original Royal Mint packaging. Of course, over the past 40 years, the coins will have toned a little, but we always send you the best set that we have in stock when your order arrives.
In 1981 the Royal Mint issued a special Proof Set for the wedding of Charles & Diana. All of the coins were issued in capsules and the set also contained a gold coin, which we are not offering for sale. You get nice proof examples of Halfpence, Penny, Two Pence, 5 Pence, 10 Pence, and 50 Pence. Each coin is in a capsule as issued and we think this is a much underrated Proof Set issued by the Royal Mint. We have just 10 sets in stock at a special price.
1983 Round Pound Proof Set. The 1983 Royal Mint Proof Set contained the Round Pound for the first time. That was because the Round Pound was only issued for the first time in 1983. The set comes in a blue display case and contains the 1/2p, 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 50p and of course the Round Pound. As the Round Pound is no longer being made, this set is of double significance. Also the Halfpence, small Five Pence, Ten Pence and small Fifty Pence are also no longer being made. So the 1983 Proof Set has some wonderful coins in it.
In 1984 the Royal Mint issued the last coins and the last Proof Sets with the Machin bust of Queen Elizabeth II. In this Proof Set, there is a total of 5 (Five) coins not issued for circulation!!! This 1984 Proof Set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p & 1/2p. Of these the 1/2p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 50p coins were not issued for circulation. If these were American coins, they would sell for at least £100 each or £700-£1,000 for the group and that doesn’t include the Proof coins that were issued for circulation. We think this last Proof Set of the Machin bust is very exciting. Remember 5 coins in this Proof Set were not issued for circulation.
The 1986 Proof Set is one of the most important Proof Sets of it’s time. Four of the coins in this Proof Set were not struck for circulation! Those coins are the 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p. That means if you need any of these four coins for your collection, then you have to break up a Mint or Proof Set. It also contains the first-ever non-Gold £2 coin. It was issued for the Commonwealth Games which were held in Edinburgh. Each 1986 Proof Set contains £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p, of which four coins were not struck for circulation. Offered here is the Deluxe Set which comes in a red leather case rather than the standard blue. The coins are the same, only the case changes. Over the years all Proof Sets will tone slightly, but we always give you the best set that we have in stock at the time of your order.
In 1986 the Royal Mint, for the first time, issued a commemorative £2 piece and it was the first non-Gold £2 piece to ever be struck. This coin was issued for the Commonwealth Games which were held that year in Edinburgh. The Proof Set of 1986 also contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p. Very Important: the 1986 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p were not issued for circulation.
For some reason the 1987 Proof Set has always been known as the Forgotten Proof Set. I can’t understand why. There are two coins, the 10p and the 50p which are only available in the Royal Mint sets. So if you need these two coins they have to come from a set. The 1987 Proof Set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p in the Royal Mint display case of issue. We offer this 1987 Proof Set in the Red leather presentation case.
In 1990 the Royal Mint reduced the size of the Five Pence piece, to the size we use today. The 1990 Proof Set is rather Special, as it contains both sizes of the Five Pence, both large and small. The large-sized Five Pence was not struck for circulation. In fact, this Proof Set contains three coins that were not issued for circulation, the large-sized 5p, the 10p, and the 50p. So this is a very important set and one that many collectors are missing. You get the £1, 50p (not issued for circulation), 20p, 10p (not issued for circulation), Large sized 5p (not issued for circulation), small-sized 5p, 2p and 1p. Offered here is the 1990 Proof Set in the normal blue case.
In 2000 to celebrate the Millennium, the Royal Mint issued the regular coins in your pocket in Proof Sterling Silver. Someone broke up some of these sets and we bought what was left. Because collectors are always looking for a Silver example of the coins they collect. You get the 1p, 2p, 5p 10p and 20p of 2000 all struck in Proof Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule as issued in the set. We would usually charge much more if I sold them as individual coins, but let’s make it a Special Price to make everyone happy. You get all five (5) Sterling Silver Proofs for just £98.50 which is less than £20 a coin. Look what the Royal Mint is charging for similar single coins today. Supplies are limited