Royal Mint 1982 United Kingdom Uncirculated Coin Collection: Featuring the defining coins of 1982 including the halfpenny
This Cupro-Nickel and Bronze uncirculated coin set was released to commemorate the coins of 1982 from The Royal Mint. This 1982 collection is of particular significance due to the introduction of a twenty pence piece and the removal of the word “New” from the coins for the first time since 1971 decimalisation. This issue hosts the 2nd Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin RA, and a modified version of his portrait has appeared on stamps since 1967.
The year is 1982, Prince William and Channel 4 are born, satellite TV is launched in the UK, the Falklands conflict fills the media for 10 weeks and director Steven Spielsberg introduces the world to ET. In the minting world, £1 coins were nonexistent, a twenty piece was introduced, and the halfpenny was still in circulation with fears that its demise would cause inflation as retailers rounded up prices to the nearest 1p. This Royal Mint 1982 collection marks an extraordinary year for the Royal Family, coinage and current affairs, and now you can purchase a piece of this historical year.
Struck at a higher standard than circulating or bullion coins and handled carefully to avoid any damage, Uncirculated coins, although not as high value as Proof coins, are ideal for an entry-level collector or to mark an important milestone. This 1982 annual set features all 7 coins, which were in circulation during the course of a very special year, which saw an heir to the throne born; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales.