Well we never knew they did, but the other week a parcel of them in Matt Proof /
Brilliant Proof turned up in our shop. It appears that they were struck for an
overseas dealer and almost no one knew about them. They were struck by the Royal
Mint come in a Royal Mint display case with a Royal Mint certificate, so we assume
they were struck by the Royal Mint.
The certificate states that just 1,000 pieces were struck and the metal is 999 fine
Silver, now this is a bit of a mystery. Shakespeare is famous world-wide, so the
mintage is incredibly small and there are certainly more collectors out there who will
want one, than were issued. A beautiful yet mysterious coin, we have a very small
supply and if you want one, please get in quickly. This is Rare.
One of the most interesting coins of the Decimal series is the 10 Pence pieces, especially the old large sized coins. The first Decimal 10p was introduced in 1968, replacing the two shilling coin in preparation for decimalisation in 1971. It features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin on the obverse.
Today you get the small sized 10 Pence in your change, as this large sized coin has not been made for over 16 years.
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.