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 £1.
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.
In 1983 the Royal Mint issued its first ever non gold pound
coin. It was the first of the new series or Round Pounds
and is one of the most difficult to get, especially in high
grade. Before then the Pound was only known in gold.
We have just bought a nice group of the 1983 Round Pound
in the Official Royal Mint Packaging, known in the trade as
the bubble pack. These coins are suppose to be in
Uncirculated condition, but that is not true. It turns out that
bubble pack coins are specimens or Prooflike coins, a much
better grade than the Uncirculated coins issued for circulation.
The coins come in a full colour package with useful and interesting information
and they are in Specimen Uncirculated condition. A difficult coin to find, especially
so nice and of course supplies are very limited.
Gold Sovereign from Queen Elizabeth II featuring Rank-Broadley portrait. The coins are selected and many
are well above average. All coins are original and genuine and
were struck in 22ct (916 2/3rd fine gold).
In 2009 the Royal Mint issued one of their last round pounds for circulation.
Unfortunately most of the coins were used and very few were put aside for collectors. So
Uncirculated examples are difficult to find and this date is missing from many collections.
You have the Rank-Broadley bust of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and a shield on the
reverse. The coins on offer were put aside in 2009 and thus are in Uncirculated condition.
Nothing special about this coin, just that it is not easy to find these days in Uncirculated
We were happy to buy this group, as we know that many collectors will want an
example for their collection. The round pound is no more so this is a good coin to add to