A dealer we know broke up some Royal Mint 2009 all Silver Proof Sets for the Kew Gardens 50p. We were able to buy the rest of the sets at a most reasonable price, which we are now passing on to you. There were six (6) sets, so there are just six of each of the following Sterling Silver Proof coins. Here we present the £1 in its Royal Mint Protective capsule, at this price it is well worth thinking about…
In 1996 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. Here we present the 1996 £1 in Sterling Silver.
All 3 Types of Silver Proof Round Pounds. 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). I 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 I 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.
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 suppose 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 2009 the Royal Mint issued one of their last round pounds for circulation. Unfortunately most of the coins were used and very few were put aside for collectors. So Uncirculated examples are difficult to find and this date is missing from many collections. You have the Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and a shield on the reverse. The coins on offer were put aside in 2009 and thus are in Uncirculated condition. Nothing special about this coin, just that it is not easy to find these days in Uncirculated condition. We were happy to buy this group, as we know that many collectors will want an example for their collection. The round pound is no more so this is a good coin to add to your collection.
In 1983 the Royal Mint issued its first ever non Gold pound coin, in 1984 they issued their 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.
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 the Queen’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.
These are Piedfort or double the normal thickness of the Silver Proof Pound. Today the Royal Mint charges £100.00 for a Piedfort Pound. You'll notice the price at which we offer these coins is much more attractive.
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 my 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
In 1984 the Royal Mint started it’s 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…
The non-gold pound coin was first issued in 1983. What many collectors don’t realise is that the Arnold Machin bust of the Queen was struck for only two years, 1983 and 1984. Thus not only was it the first issue but also the shortest and most difficult to get. The Royal Mint issued special editions for collectors in Proof Sterling Silver in both the normal thickness and in double thickness or Piedfort. Offered here is the 1983 issue in Proof. It comes in Sterling Silver and in a protective capsule. A very short mintage and now getting rather difficult to get.
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 the Queen 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.
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.