In 1998 the Royal Mint used the reverse die that they used on the first non gold
pound ever in 1983, the arms of Great Britain. In my opinion it is the most
attractive of the designs and by using just one design, they could cut down on the
number of counterfeits in circulation. There are so many different designs in circulation,
that even a coin dealer doesn’t know which ones are right and which
ones are wrong.
These were struck in Proof Sterling Silver Piedfort or double thickness. You
have the Great Britain reverse and the Rank-Broadly bust of the Queen on the
obverse. Each coin comes in a protective capsule in the Royal Mint case of issue.
Also you must remember that the 1998 issue is not that easy to get.
Supplies are limited ad at £59.50
This Silver Piedfort Pound features the Rank-Broadley bust of the Queen and is a rather handsome rendition. The reverse has a Celtic Cross which is to honour Northern Ireland.
These later date Pounds are getting much more difficult to find and the Special price is just £65, which is £35 less than the Royal Mint is charging today.