Elizabeth II, £2 Silver Proof, 1997
In 1997 the Royal Mint issued the first of the current bi-metallic £2 pieces, the problem was how to
strike them for collectors in Silver. The answer was to strike them in Sterling Silver and then to gold
plate the outer ring so it would look like a bi-metallic piece.
Many collectors have overlooked this series and to be honest we just don’t know why. The first of any
series is important and these especially for the difficulty that the Mint faced in striking them.
Here we offer the Sterling Silver Proof £2.