In the short reign of King Edward VII, only one crown was ever made, that was in 1902 for his Coronation. They have his bare head on one side and St. George slaying the dragon on the other side. They are struck in Sterling Silver and the mintage was just 250,000 Crowns. This is a very important type coin, because if you want an Edward VII Crown you have to get 1902 one or none at all. We still have a few available of this Edward VII Crown in Very Good condition. Get yours while stock lasts!
The Ceremony of the Keys started in 1340 when Edward III returned and found the castle doors unlocked. So every night they have a fantastic ceremony to show that the doors are locked. That also means that the Wardens are locked inside as well. This Sterling Silver Proof £5 was issued in 2019 to honour the event as part of their Tower of London Collection. You have the lamp and the keys on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. They are Choice Proofs in the complete original Royal Mint packaging including certificate and booklet. These were issued at £82.50. We have a limited number of pieces available, and you can have one for just £69.50.
In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee 1952-1977. The Royal Mint, as they did with her Grandfather, George V, issued a special silver commemorative crown or five-shilling piece. It shows the Queen on horseback and was a very popular with the public at the time. In fact, it was probably was the height of public celebrations. The 1977 Silver Jubilee Crown in Proof Sterling Silver is one of the most popular of her reign and the best value of her entire series. Today the Mint seems to be issuing a crownsized coin almost every day. The Royal Mint price today for a crownsized silver coin in Proof is £82.50. Here we offer you Proof Sterling Silver examples of the 1977 Silver Jubilee Crown with the Official Royal Mint case for just £5 extra. Remember these silver proof crowns are now 43 years old and are crown coins not the £5 pieces issued today. We think these silver proof crowns are real coins and not some fantasy £5 piece that has never actually been used.
In 1983 the Royal Mint issued its first-ever non-Gold pound coin, in 1984 they issued their second-ever non Gold pound. It is this second coin that we are now offering to you. It was the start of a series of four coins and the coins on offer are the Special Collectors Edition struck in Piedfort Proof Sterling Silver. Each coin comes in a protective capsule with a Royal Mint case. These beautiful Proof Silver versions of the pound in your pocket quickly sold out. Even our supply is 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 for England. 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 start…
As many of you know DNA is the building block of life. In 2003, The Royal Mint celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of the Double Helix by Francis Crick and James Watson. The Royal Mint made a Special Collector’s edition in Proof Sterling Silver in Piedfort or Double Thick Sterling Silver Proof and this is the coin we are offering. The mintage was a maximum of 10,000 pieces and each coin is in a protective capsule. It can be yours at just £65.00.
In 1997 the Royal Mint changed the Two Pound Piece. They made it smaller and they also made it bi-metallic and as with all new designs or types, collectors put them away. Come the next year and 1998 was almost forgotten by collectors. The coin on offer is the collector’s version of the circulating £2 of 1998, but struck in Proof Sterling Silver. To make the coin look like a bi-metallic coin, they gold plated the rim of the coin, so you see gold and silver, similar colours to the circulating issue. This 1998 Silver Proof £2 is not an easy coin to find and many collectors are missing it. An interesting coin almost forgot by collectors sold at the right price.
In 1995 the Royal Mint celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II with a commemorative £2 piece. You have the Dove of Peace on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. Remember this coin is one of the old large-sized £2 pieces. Comes in Piedfort Proof (double the normal thickness of Sterling Silver Proof). Each coin comes in a protective capsule.
It was 23 years ago (1997) that the Royal Mint issued its first bi-metallic £2 piece. Before then we had a larger heavier coin in just one metal. To make the new coin even more interesting, to VIP collections, they struck them in Proof Sterling Silver. For real VIP’s they struck them in Sterling Silver in double the normal thickness, these are called Piedforts. Not only can we offer you the first date of issue in Sterling Silver Piedfort, but we can also offer you the second date as well in Sterling Silver Piedfort. The second date is always more difficult to find than the first date. Everyone sees a new coin and they buy one and put it away. By the time the second coin comes out, most people ignore it, as they already have the first one. All our coins are in Proof condition in a protective capsule. Today the Royal Mint charges £110.00 for a Piedfort £2; our prices are much more interesting. You can have either the first date ever issued or the second date ever issued, or treat yourself and buy both.