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1985 UK Proof Annual 7 Coin Set

D85 1985 UK Annual Set Proof Standard Boxed

Buy a 1985 UK Proof Annual 7 Coin Set

Since 1968, Arnold Machin’s elegant portrait of The Queen had graced the obverse of almost every UK coin in circulation. In 1985, a new portrait - the third for Elizabeth II - was introduced. It was designed by artist and sculptor Raphael Maklouf. While Maklouf had not previously designed coinage, he had created his own medallions and was adept at portraiture. His design features Her Majesty facing right, in accordance with over three hundred years of tradition, wearing the Royal Diadem which is traditionally worn for the State opening of Parliament. Maklouf’s effigy would be used until 1997 when a new design replaced it. This Annual Proof set from The Royal Mint for 1985 is a great way to collect all seven of the new designs for that year. Presented in the standard blue leatherette outer case with clear acrylic inner case, you can view and display both sides of the coins without handling them and risking damage. In this collection are a £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, and 1p. The Five and Ten pence are in their old, larger format while the One Pound features a new design for this year. While the 1984 Pound coin was inspired by Scottish flora, this 1985 edition represents Wales, showing a leek within the Royal Diadem. For the first time, this annual set did not include a Halfpenny which was withdrawn from circulation the previous year. All seven coins in this collection are made from the same metal alloys as the coins in regular circulation, but are finished to a higher proof standard giving the designs greater definition, and an overall higher quality finish. They have the same dimensions and weights as standard too. You may find that some of the coinage in this set display evidence of toning. This is typical of these older collectors sets, several decades after they were issued.
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Coins in Set

  • 1985 Elizabeth II £1 Proof
  • 1985 Elizabeth II 50p Proof
  • 1985 Elizabeth II 20p Proof
  • 1985 Elizabeth II 10p Proof
  • 1985 Elizabeth II 5p Proof
  • 1985 Elizabeth II 2p Proof
  • 1985 Elizabeth II 1p Proof


Collection of seven proof coins struck in the alloy, mass, and diameter typical of that year.


Overall, 102,015 annual sets were issued for 1985, in a range of presentations including this limited edition. Comes in double sided clear plastic case, obverse and reverse both visible. Case is attached to original blue leatherette folder with metal clasp.


The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.


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