Elizabeth II, Bubble Pack £1, 1983
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.