The Royal Mint issued a rather handsome Silver Crownsized £2 coin and called it ‘The Two Dragons’. This piece shows both the Eastern dragon and the Welsh dragon. It contains one ounce of pure Proof silver, it was struck in 2018 and the entire mintage of 2,500 coins was sold to one overseas dealer But NO British collectors were offered the chance to add this important and beautiful coin to their collection! How can a British collector complete his or her collection when all of these British coins were sold outside the country!? Something is rotten at the Royal Mint we hear you say! Well, read on…
Coincraft has worldwide contacts; we managed to track them down, although the Royal Mint didn’t want to even admit that they had struck them. We managed to locate and buy about 20% of the entire mintage. It is now our duty and pleasure to offer these British coins to our collectors of British coins.
We don’t care what the Royal Mint thinks. We want our British collectors to be able to buy British coins, even when they cannot buy them at full price from the Royal Mint. Normally a coin such as this would be sold by the Royal Mint at between £82 and £88, which we think is too high. No matter how beautiful it is. We are going to offer you this British Silver Proof £2 either in the Royal Mint capsule at far less than the Royal Mint would have charged, had they given you the chance to buy it. Remember, the Royal Mint didn’t even offer you the opportunity to own one. Our price is just £58.50 in a capsule.
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.