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.
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
These are Piedfort or
double the normal thickness of the Silver Proof Pound.
Today the Royal Mint charges £100.00 for a Piedfort
Pound. You'll notice the price at which we offer these coins is much more attractive.
As the round pound is no longer being made, many collectors will be trying to
put together a date set in Uncirculated condition and let us tell you many of
the dates are tough in Uncirculated. Not many people put away pound coins, after
all it was a considerable amount of money.
This round pound was struck in 1990 and has the Welsh leek inside a crown.
The coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are now 28 years old.