2012 UK Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof Set
Seven coins in total, all struck to a peerless Proof finish in Sterling Silver
We are pleased to announce the 2012 United Kingdom Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof Set. Featuring seven dated coins it’s the most distinguished Sterling Silver set on offer in the historic year of 2012.
Only the most important state occasions merit the issue of a set like this, and Queen Elizabeth II’s landmark 60 years as monarch is unquestionably such an event. In fact there has only ever been one entirely Sterling Silver Proof Set issued specifically for a royal event before, and that was in 2006 – and it’s not certain when another like it will be issued.
The Official Coin of the Diamond Jubilee
The coins in your set have been chosen to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years of loyal service. Accordingly prominence is given to the Official Diamond Jubilee £5 Crown. It could be described as ‘double obverse’ as it features two effigies of the Queen – one contemporary, one classic (the first of its kind for the UK).
Inspired by the design of Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee medal your new coin is already imbued with a strong numismatic pedigree. It’s almost certainly bound to become a classic UK issue – like the 1953 Coronation Crown or the much discussed Churchill Crown of 1965.
Alongside this coin the Royal Shield is formed from the circulating coins that were re-designed in 2008. Rarely struck in precious metals, the fine visual qualities of Sterling Silver combine with the innovative design to remarkable effect. It’s a real numismatic privilege to see the Royal Shield alongside a commemorative crown like this, and now the set can become part of your collection.
Strictly Limited Edition
However don’t delay, as your set has a worldwide edition limit of just 995. The other set mentioned earlier, which was issued for Her Majesty’s 80th birthday in 2006, had an edition limit of 8,000 – that’s 8 times more than the 2012 set!
The edition limit of 995 stands despite the fact the Diamond Jubilee is a significantly bigger event. It can only add to the appeal of your set, not only now, but in the future when interested parties are searching for historic royal commemorative issues.
Fine Proof Finish
And of course all of your coins are struck to a fine Proof finish. Only the highest standards of craftsmanship would be appropriate for your set, and the Royal Mint with its 1,000 years of experience is perfectly placed to achieve this. The frosted relief of the designs contrasts strikingly with the mirrored surface – culminating in the Proof finish that is often referred to as ‘the collector’s favourite’.
The 2012 UK Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof Set
So order today and own one of these exceptional sets - it will arrive complete in a Deluxe Presentation Case from the Royal Mint with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to its precious metal content and edition limit.
Perfect to either put on display or store safely away for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.
- All coins: .925 Sterling Silver
- Finish: Proof
- All obverses: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
- Coins included: £5, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
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