Elizabeth II, £2 Bi-Metallic Piedford 1998
In 1997 the Royal Mint changed the Two Pound Piece. They made it smaller and they also made it bi-metallic and as with all new designs or types, collectors put them away. Come the next year and 1998 was almost forgotten by collectors.
The coin on offer is the collector’s version of the circulating £2 of 1998, but struck in Proof Sterling Silver. To make the coin look like a bi-metallic coin, they gold plated the rim of the coin, so you see gold and silver, similar colours to the circulating issue.
This 1998 Silver Proof £2 is not an easy coin to find and many collectors are missing it. An interesting coin almost forgotten by collectors sold at the right price.