In 2008, the modern £1 coin celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of the £1. This special £1 silver proof collection marks this event.
The collection comprises 14 silver proof coins, each one featuring a different design, which is coated in 24 carat gold, used on the £1 coin over the last quarter of a century.
Although all five of the designs from 2004 onward have been issued as silver proofs already, the coins in this new collection are all dated 2008, whereas the original versions bore their original date of issue.
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The obverse of each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of the Queen, the 2008 year date and the inscription:
Representing the United Kingdom, the first modern £1 coin appropriately depicted Britain's pre-eminent heraldic symbol, the Royal Arms, Eric Sewell, former Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint, was "greatly honoured, highly delighted and totally surprised" to have won the competition for the reverse design in 1983.
In 1988 a further £1 coin representing the United Kingdom was struck, Derek Gorringe's design featured a fine depiction of the Royal Arms within a shield divided into four parts.
The first series, designed by the distinguished silversmith Leslie Durbin, depicted stylised floral emblems relating to the four home nations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The reverse designs for the second series of four £1 coins were modelled by the acclaimed sculptor and experienced numismatic artist Norman Sillman. The theme was mainly heraldic.
The Bridge series of reverse designs was conceived by wood engraver Edwina Ellis. She was invited to take part in a limited competition and, abandoning the more traditional heraldic approach, she chose designs representing Britain's Industrial Heritage.
|Description||Diameter (mm)||Weight (grams)||Alloy||Actual Silver Weight (troy ounces)||Issue Limit|
|Total 14 Coin Set||133.004||0.925||3.955||3000|
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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 gold 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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If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
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