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…
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II had her Coronation, while she had been Queen for almost a year, this made it Official. It is Royal Mint policy only to issue coins for a new Monarch only after their Coronation. So, although Elizabeth became our Queen in 1952, no coins were issued until after her Coronation in 1953. The 1953 coins are one year only coins, as the next year they changed the legend slightly. In the Coronation Proof Set you have the Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence, brass Threepence, Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. The Proof Set comes in a maroon case, but because of the padding used in the cases, the insides are sometimes a bit spotty. The bronze coins may have toned or mellowed but the coins are all in Proof condition, as issued.
For some reason the 1987 Proof Set has always been known as the Forgotten Proof Set. I can’t understand why. There are two coins, the 10p and the 50p which are only available in the Royal Mint sets. So if you need these two coins they have to come from a set.
The 1987 Proof Set contains the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p in the Royal Mint display case of issue. We offer this 1987 Proof Set in the Red leather presentation case.
In 1990 the Royal Mint reduced the size of the Five Pence piece, to the size we use today.
The 1990 Proof Set is rather Special, as it contains both sizes of the Five Pence, both large and small. The large sized Five Pence was not struck for circulation. In fact this Proof Set contains three coins that were not issued for circulation, the large sized 5p, the 10p and the 50p. So this is a very important set and one that many collectors are missing.
You get the £1, 50p (not issued for circulation), 20p, 10p (not issued for circulation), Large sized 5p (not issued for circulation), small sized 5p, 2p and 1p.
Offered here is the 1990 Proof Set in Deluxe Red Leather Case.