• 2005 UK Coin £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Menai Strait 23761
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  • 2005 UK Coin £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Menai Strait 23761
  • 2005 UK Coin £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Menai Strait 23760
  • 2005 UK Coin £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Menai Strait 23759
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2005 UK Coin £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Menai Strait

The 2005 Menai Straits silver proof piedfort one pound coin represents Wales in a series of four coins designed by Edwina Ellis. The collection of four national bridges epitomises the engineering excellence for which Great Britain is renowned.

This British legal tender coin is struck in 0.925 silver fineness and comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.


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The designs depict bridges from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Engraver Edwina Ellis, won a limited competition judged by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee. The collection of bridges will appear on £1 coins from 2004 to 2007. This coin is the second in the Bridges series.

British legal tender coins are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

On 28 March 2017, the circulated round pound was replaced by the 12 sided £1 coin. On the 15 October the round £1 coin will cease to be legal tender.

Read more about the pound coin in our blogs:

One Pound Coin Designs, The Complete Collection 1983 - 2017

Introducing the New 12 Sided One Pound Coin

One Pound Coin Specifications

Why Did They Make 2016 12 Sided £1 Coins?

What is a 2016 Twelve Sided New £1 Pound Coin Worth?

Piedfort Coins - Heavyweight Coin Collecting


The obverse bears the fourth portrait of Elizabeth II by British sculptor, Ian Rank-Broadley. His initials IRB appear under the truncated neck.


The reverse features an engraving of the Menai Strait Suspension Bridge in Wales by Edwina Ellis. Set within a border of railings the Grade 1 listed bridge which connects the mainland with Anglesey Island.


Version Diameter (mm) Weight (grams) Metal Alloy  Actual Metal Weight (troy ounces) Issue Limit
Ordinary Circulation 22.50 9.50 Nickel-brass     99,429,500
Uncirculated in Folder 22.50 9.50 Nickel-brass      
Silver Proof 22.50 9.50 Silver 0.925 Silver 0.2825 15,000
Piedfort Silver Proof 22.50 19 Silver 0.925 Silver 0.5650 7,500
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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