In 1996 the Royal Mint did something they had never done before. They issued a Proof Set of the then current 1996 coins but, every coin was struck in Proof Sterling Silver. You
have the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p 50p and £1 all struck in Proof Sterling Silver. Here we present the 5p.
In 1990 the Royal Mint reduced the size of the 5 Pence piece to the size we use today. They did
strike some of the large sized 1990 5 Pence pieces but they were only in the Mint and Proof Sets.
For collectors they issued a fantastic set of the Large and Small sized 1990 5 Pence pieces in Proof
Sterling Silver. We have just managed to find a small group of this difficult to get set, up North.
You get both the Large sized 1990 5 Pence in Proof Sterling Silver and the Small sized 1990 5 Pence
in Proof Sterling Silver. The pair come in the Official Royal Mint presentation case.
Not an easy set to get and the 1990 Large sized 5 Pence is really a collectors coin. Only a restricted number of sets in
stock and when these are gone, who knows where we will find any more…
1990 Large & Small 5 Pence Set Silver Proofs. In 1990 the Royal Mint reduced the size of our 5 Pence. To commemorate this historic reduction in the size of our coin, the Royal Mint issued a Special collector’s set of the old large sized coin and the new smaller sized coin. But this set was only struck in Proof Sterling Silver, which makes it very important today.
We have just purchased a small holding of the large and small Sterling Silver 5 Pence Sets. Each set is in the original Royal Mint case as issued. This set is missing from many collections and I think that you will find it most interesting.
Of all the Silver Piedforts that the Royal Mint have issued over the years, the 1990 silver piedfort five pence proof and 1992 silver piedfort ten pence proof
are in our opinion the two that are the most over looked and thus less appreciated.
That could be because one of them is very small but both are extremely important
type coins and well worth having.
They both signal the change in size of two of our most used coins, the Five Pence
and the Ten Pence. They are also the only two denominations that were carried forward
from Pre-Decimal coins to Decimal coins. They are the 5 Pence that was once
known as a shilling and the 10 Pence that was once known as a Florin.
In 1990 the greatly reduced the size of the 5 Pence coin and in 1992 the greatly
reduced the size of the 10 Pence coin. Both of these special coins were struck in
Piedfort or double thickness in Proof Sterling Silver by the Royal Mint. Offered here is the silver piedfort five pence in proof and it comes in a protective capsule. Important coins, are they in your collection?