In 1999 the Webb Ellis Cup Final was hosted by the Welsh Rugby Union. To honour this even the Royal
Mint issued a Special Commemorative £2 coin. This issue we offer the collector’s versions in Silver.
Although they are struck in Proof Sterling Silver, to imitate the base metal bi-metallic currency issues, the
Royal Mint gold plated the outer rim of the Silver Proof Coins. All coins come in a protective capsule as issued by the mint.
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 forgotten by collectors sold at the right price.
Following on in the Royal Mint’s tradition, it has issued a New 2020 Silver Britannia which has been issued with the Chinese New Year privy mark on the edge. Each Silver Britannia contains a full ounce of silver and in the past, these special countermarked pieces have quickly sold out and we have not been able to replace them. It seems that once sold by our wholesaler they are gone.
We managed to secure a limited amount of pieces with the countermark on the edge for the Chinese Year of the Rat. The coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and the first time we have been able to offer them. Supplies are limited and we don’t know if we will be able to get any more.
Our supply of the Royal Mint’s issue of Buckingham Palace for their landmark series has finally come
in. You have a view of the Palace from the Queen Victoria memorial in a Prooflike condition. The
Other side has H. M. Queen Elizabeth II with a double weave background.
Each coin comes in a protective capsule is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and contains one ounce of pure silver. Get them while you can, as the price of silver seems to be increasing quite rapidly.
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 did 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 1995 the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative £2 piece to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. They used the iconic Dove of Peace and the inscription read ‘1945 In Peace Goodwill 1995’. They were struck in a brass coloured metal for general circulation.
You must remember that this was 25 years ago and we at that time used the older large sized Two Pound coin. You have the so-called Maklouf portrait of the Queen on one side and the Dove of Peace on the other side.
While it is relatively easy to find Prooflike Specimen coins from the bubble packs and Mint Sets, it is not so easy to find the coins that were actually struck for circulation. The coins on offer are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and the difficult ones, the ones issued for circulation.