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 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 Sterling Silver Proof. Each coin comes in a protective capsule.
For those of you who like football, in 1996 the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative
£2 coin for the European Championship that was held in this country.
You have a most interesting and innovative design on this coin and one which they
unfortunately have not repeated.
You had the whole reverse covered by a football and with the planchet concave you
have a stunning coin. We are offering the two Collector’s editions as issued by the
Royal Mint. Featured here is the Piedfort Sterling Silver proof variant (double thickness).
This was the last of the large sized £2 pieces and in our opinion the most attractive
In 1997 the Royal Mint issued the first of the current bi-metallic £2 pieces, the problem was how to
strike them for collectors in Silver. The answer was to strike them in Sterling Silver and then to gold
plate the outer ring so it would look like a bi-metallic piece.
Many collectors have overlooked this series and to be honest we just don’t know why. The first of any
series is important and these especially for the difficulty that the Mint faced in striking them.
Here we offer the Piedfort Sterling Silver Proof £2.