For those of you who don’t know what a palindrome is, it is a word or series of numbers that reads the same from right to left as it does from left to right. Banknote collectors call serial numbers that read this way, radar notes. The 1991 Proof Set is just such an animal. We can offer this Proof Set in either the blue regular case of issue or the red leather deluxe case of issue, the choice is yours. Each set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p plus the Royal Mint dated medal. Important: the 10p and the 50p were NOT struck for circulation. So if you want either of these coins for your collection you will have to get them from a Royal Mint set. In America if you had a set with one coin, let alone two coins not struck for circulation, the price would be in the high hundreds if not the low thousands of Pounds…
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. 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.
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.
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 Deluxe Red Leather 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 1971 the Royal Mint issued its first Decimal Proof Set with the denomination 'New Pence' to differentiate it from the pre-decimal coinage. In 1982 they finally dropped the 'New' from the coins and the denomination is just 'Pence'. Offered here is the Proof Set from 1998.
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
In 2008 the Royal Mint changed the reverse designs on our coinage. In a package all the coins together they make a most interesting shield design. Singly they look like mis-struck coins. When they first came out we had loads of people coming in and saying that their coins were struck off center… The Mint issued Silver Proof Sets with either or both designs. Here we present the New Design Set with the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1. It comes in a plastic display case with all coins of either type, struck in Proof Sterling Silver.
In 2008 the Royal Mint changed the reverse designs on our coinage. In a package all the coins together they make a most interesting shield design. Singly they look like mis-struck coins. When they first came out we had loads of people coming in and saying that their coins were struck off center. The Mint issued Silver Proof Sets with either or both designs. Here we present the Old Coinage, you get the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1. It comes in a plastic display case with all coins of either type, struck in Proof Sterling Silver.
1996 was a very interesting year in recent British history: England hosted the European Football Championships (We can’t wait for that to happen again), Charles & Diana finally completed their divorce, Nelson Mandela visited the UK, and 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. You have the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p 50p and £1 all struck in Proof Sterling Silver. The whole set comes in a purple plush presentation case with the certificate and is a rather handsome set. One of the marketing company’s is asking £450.00 for this Silver Proof Set. We think this is a fantastic set and, as such, it is much underappreciated. But maybe not if you pay what some of the marketing companies are asking you for it… A nice set sold at a great price!
Since the round pound was first issued in 1983 there have been 3 different busts of H.M. the Queen: The Machin bust (1983-4), the so-called Maklouf bust (1985-97), and the Rank-Broadley bust (1998-2014). We have taken one of each type in gleaming Sterling Silver Proof, put them in a protective holder, and then put all 3 holders in a handsome display case. That way you can see all three busts at the same time. Some of the types are not easy to get, so We think our price for this three-piece type set of just £125 is quite reasonable, but supplies are very limited. They are not easy to find. This would make a wonderful gift for someone, especially if they are too young to remember the Round Pound. The three Sterling Silver Proof Pounds in a handsome display case just £125.00. All 3 portraits of the Queen.
Just as we were moving from our old premisses, we had a large parcel of Deluxe Proof Sets come in. We had made an offer on them months ago, and they finally arrived! We are offering this 1985 Deluxe Proof Sett them at an incredible price because we don't have anywhere to store them...
1990 Large & Small 5 Pence Set Silver Proofs. In 1990 the Royal Mint reduced the size of our 5 Pence. To commemorate this historic reduction in the size of our coin, the Royal Mint issued a Special collector’s set of the old large-sized coin and the new smaller sized coin. But this set was only struck in Proof Sterling Silver, which makes it very important today. We have just purchased a small holding of the large and small Sterling Silver 5 Pence Sets. Each set is in the original Royal Mint case as issued. This set is missing from many collections and I think that you will find it most interesting.
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.
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.
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.