The 1986 Proof Set is one of the most important Proof Sets of it’s time. Four of the
coins in this Proof Set were not struck for circulation! Those coins are the 5p, 10p,
20p and 50p. That means if you need any of these four coins for your collection, then
you have to break up a Mint or Proof Set. It also contains the first ever non Gold £2
coin. It was issued for the Commonwealth Games which were held in Edinburgh.
Each 1986 Proof Set contains: £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p, of which four
coins were not struck for circulation. Offered here is the Deluxe Set which comes in a red leather case rather than the standard blue. The
coins are the same, only the case changes. Over the years all Proof Sets will tone
slightly, but we always give you the best set that we have in stock at the time of your
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…
Edward VIII GB Coronation Patina Crown Set. We all know what the King George VI Coronation Crown looks like, but what if Edward had carried on and been crowned our King? These Patina Retro Patterns show exactly what it would have looked like. The bare head of the King facing left and the supported coat
of arms on the reverse. It is retro dated 1936 and has the complete legend on it. They only made 750 sets of these, in Silver, copper and goldine and we bought most of them. But over the years our supplies have dwindled and we now have only about 30 sets left. All three pieces are crownsized and struck in Proof condition. You get all three pieces for just £89.50. But please remember only about 30 sets left and once they are gone, no doubt the prices of them will rise. It always seems that when we run out, the prices on Ebay and elsewhere go up.
In 1971 the Royal Mint issued its first Decimal Proof Set with the denomination 'New Pence' to differentiate
it from the pre-decimal coinage. In 1982 they finally dropped the 'New' from the coins and
the denomination is just 'Pence'. Offered here is the Proof Set from 1998.