It was 23 years ago (1997) that the Royal Mint issued its first bi-metallic £2 piece. Before then we had a larger heavier coin in just one metal. To make the new coin even more interesting, to VIP collections, they struck them in Proof Sterling Silver. For real VIP’s they struck them in Sterling Silver in double the normal thickness, these are called Piedforts. Not only can we offer you the first date of issue in Sterling Silver Piedfort, but we can also offer you the second date as well in Sterling Silver Piedfort. The second date is always more difficult to find than the first date. Everyone sees a new coin and they buy one and put it away. By the time the second coin comes out, most people ignore it, as they already have the first one. All our coins are in Proof condition in a protective capsule. Today the Royal Mint charges £110.00 for a Piedfort £2; our prices are much more interesting. You can have either the first date ever issued or the second date ever issued, or treat yourself and buy both.
In 2017 the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative Sterling Silver Proof £5 to honour King Canute. King Canute, also known as Cnut was born in Denmark in 985 and won the throne of England in 1016. Scotland submitted to him in 1017. His later accession to the Danish throne in 1018 brought the crowns of England and Denmark together. He is perhaps best known for the rising of the tide story. He was the King who sat by the water, raised his hand and commanded the tide to stop. He did this to show his sycophantic courtiers how empty and worthless the power of a King is when compared to the power of God who commands heaven, earth, and sea. We believe The Royal Mint issued this £5 in Proof Sterling Silver coin with a beautiful, yet modern design, for £82.50 at the time. They no longer have it for sale on their website, so they probably have sold out. We have them in the complete package as issued by The Royal Mint, outer package, inner package, certificate, etc.
Prince Philip and the Queen got married in 1947 and he has been a fantastic consort for Her Majesty. The Queen is on every coin, but Prince Philip has only been on very few. The first coin that featured Prince Philip was the 25 Pence piece or Crown issued in 1972 for the Wedding Anniversary. There was no portrait but just two initials ‘E & P’ under a crown. In 1997 the Royal Mint issued a commemorative £5 piece for the Golden Wedding of the Queen and Prince Philip and this time his portrait did appear on the coin. You have the Queen wearing her crown and Prince Philip standing beside her. The other side has their two coats of arms under a crown with an anchor below. The first coin to show two conjoined busts was in the reign of William & Mary in 1689. We have both of these important crownsized pieces, one a crown or five shillings and the other £5 but both in Proof Sterling Silver. Today the Royal Mint charges £80-£100 for a Silver Proof crownsized coin. Both are not easy to find and in Choice Proof condition and struck in Sterling Silver, the finest silver that was used for coins. Supplies are limited and it is a great way to honour H.R.H Prince Philip and of course, H.M. The Queen, after all, how many couples have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary?
In 2000 the Queen Mother celebrated her 100th birthday and the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative crownsized £5 piece to honour this most important event. You have the Queen Mother on one side and her daughter The Queen on the other, be sure you call heads with this coin. We understand that they only struck 14,850 of these Sterling Silver Piedfort, after all, they are double the normal thickness of a Crown and thus quite huge. Each coin comes in the original Royal Mint packaging with the certificate, capsule and outer presentation case. The last time we offered these we quickly sold out, so if you want one for your collection, we suggest that you get in quickly!
We recently found a set of the Round Pound put out by the Royal Mint. We think this is an important set, quantities available are small but we think the price might interest you. The first Round Pound was issued in 1983 but that represented the United Kingdom. From 1984-1987 they issued a different pound every year for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England. This set of four Sterling Silver Piedfort comes in the Royal Mint case of the issue including the silver-plated 1984-87 medallion This set is struck in Proof Sterling Silver and comes in the original Royal Mint Case. Piedforts are double the normal thickness
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.
In 1973 they issued a commemorative 50 Pence to honour our membership in the European Union or EU. In 1998 they issued a second EU 50 Pence to honour our 25th Anniversary of membership of the European Union. In 1973 they issued the coins in cupronickel and cupronickel Proof, in 1998 they issued them in cupronickel, Sterling Silver Proof and Sterling Silver Proof Piedfort. Offered here is the Sterling Silver Proof Coin. The design is a group of star-shaped flowers with stars in the middle to represent the EU membership, today they would have to picture a jungle of flowers.
Issued by the Royal Mint in 2000, this commemorative 50 Pence piece honoured the 150th anniversary of Public Libraries. It was never given the publicity it deserved and many collectors do not have one in their collections. Each coin is complete in its own case, with a certificate just as it was issued by the Royal Mint. Illustrated here is the Piedfort Sterling Silver Proof of the Library 50p.
In 2000 the world entered a new millennium, something that only comes around once every 1,000 years. So it probably won’t happen during our lifetimes again. We have beautiful Sterling Silver Proof examples of the 50 Pence, the most popular denomination of the moment. Usually, this coin only comes in cupro-nickel, but these were especially struck in Proof Sterling Silver for special collectors. The most popular denomination but struck in gleaming Sterling Silver Proof. Worth adding one to your collection!