UK 1996 Silver Proof Decimalisation Set
The United Kingdom's First Ever Silver Set - SOLD OUT at the Royal Mint
We have managed to secure a small cache of the highly sought-after UK 1996 Silver Proof Set. This was the first ever Silver Proof Set issued by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom. Whereas previous sets has been made up of the proof versions of coins you may find in your change, this set was the first time all the base-metal designs has been re-struck in Sterling Silver.
And the significance of this set was not lost on the public - it SOLD OUT completely at the Royal Mint in its year of issue, ensuring its place in numismatic history and guaranteeing its future desirability.
Seven Solid Sterling Silver Limited Edition Coins
Your set comprises 7 coins, from the £1 to the penny, all struck in .925 Sterling Silver. Upon release the entire edition limit of 15,000 sold out, making it incredibly hard to come by nowadays.
It was struck to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Decimalisation, and comes complete with a 25-page booklet filled with revealing information from the Royal Mint about the changeover. The appearance of your set is also fitting for such a prestigious issue - housed within a plush Presentation Case designed to show off the coins in the best way possible.
Your set will also arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity, guaranteeing the edition limit and precious metal content of your coins.
Overall, it's a superb numismatic first with an impeccable pedigree that will be perfect to keep in the family for generations to come.
- Issued in 1996 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Decimalisation
- Features all of the British coins from the £1 to the 1p
- All of the coins have been struck to a proof finish in sterling silver
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