In 1926 a Princess, now Queen Elizabeth II was born. Her grandfather King George
V was on the throne at the time. The Sixpence was still being struck in silver. John
Logie Baird demonstrated TV and the country had a terrible General Strike.
For some reason the coins of 1926 are not easy to get. So we were very happy when
we were offered a small group of the 1926 Silver Sixpence, a most useful and collected
denomination. The coins are used, but in selected circulated condition.
Honour our great Monarch, add a silver sixpence of her birth year to your collection.
After all Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving Monarch that this great nation
has ever had.
In 1984 the Royal Mint started it’s first series of Silver Proof Pounds, they were for Scotland,
Wales, Northern Ireland and finally England. This 1987 issue was the last of the series and was
These are the normal coins that are used in circulation, but special collectors editions which
the Royal Mint struck in Proof Sterling Silver and an even smaller number in double thick
Sterling Silver, which they call Piedfort. Many collectors believe that they should start at the
beginning of a series and then work toward today’s coins. The coins we offer are the Piedforts.
Each coin comes in the protective capsule as issued by the Mint. Sterling Silver is 925 parts
Silver per 1,000 parts total and is the Silver that our coins used to be made of. Remember these
are double the normal thickness.
Add this beautiful Sterling Silver Piedfort Proof Pound to your collection, it’s a nice place to
For those of you who don’t know
what a palindrome is, it is a word
or series of numbers that reads the
same from right to left as it does
from left to right. Banknote collectors
call serial numbers that read this
way, radar notes.
The 1991 Proof Set is just such an
animal. We can offer this Proof Set
in either the blue regular case of issue or the red leather deluxe case of issue, the choice
Each set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p plus the Royal Mint dated medal.
Important: the 10p and the 50p were NOT struck for circulation. So if you want either of
these coins for your collection you will have to get them from a Royal Mint set.
In America if you had a set with one coin, let alone two coins not struck for circulation, the
price would be in the high hundreds if not the low thousands of Pounds…