King Edward VII had one of the shortest reigns of modern times, 1901-1910. As was the tradition no coins were made until his Coronation in 1902. We can offer two different type collections both in Very Good condition. The set includes the Farthing, Halfpenny, Penny, Silver Threepence, Sixpence, Shilling, Florin, Halfcrown, and Crown. The dates may vary but all the silver coins are struck in Sterling Silver including the Sterling Silver Crown for 1902, the only one ever struck during the reign of Edward VII.
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 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…
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.
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.
2000 Welsh Dragon Piedfort Silver Pound. In 2000 the Royal Mint issued a Pound coin with the Welsh dragon on it. It is a very simple yet handsome design and one that would make anyone wish they were Welsh, just so they could claim the dragon. It is the Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. These are the Very Special coins struck in Proof Sterling Silver and double thickness Piedfort. A beautiful design in gleaming Piedfort Proof Sterling Silver.
£2 Piedfort Proof (double the normal thickness of Sterling Silver Proof) coin commemorative of the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II. The Dove of Peace on the reverse and Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Each coin comes in a protective capsule.
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.
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.