1986 UK Brilliant Uncirculated Annual 8 Coin Set
This Nickel-Brass, Cupro-Nickel and Bronze Uncirculated coin set, was released to commemorate the coins of 1986 from The Royal Mint. The collection is of particular significance due to the introduction of the Northern Ireland £1 coin depicting the 'Flax' emblem with the edge inscription, Decus Et Tutamen (An ornament and a safeguard). This design is the fourth release after 1983's original pound, 1984's Scottish pound and 1985's Welsh pound, with a future design planned to represent England. The one-pound coin would eventually replace the popularity of the pound note over several decades.
This collectible set includes a very special £2 coin to commemorate the 13th Commonwealth Games 1986 in a design by Normal Sillman. As the games were held in Edinburgh, the design consists of a thistle encircled by a laurel wreath laid on a St Andrew's Cross.
To celebrate 1986, the set hosts the new 3rd Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf, FRSA, replacing the 2nd portrait by Arnold Machin, RA, FRSA.
1986 saw the first UK shopping mall in Gateshead, a Royal Family wedding, Labyrinth, David Bowie's fantasy film hit the Box Office, Neighbours and Casualty hit our screens, and launch of the Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP) enabled Email. This Royal Mint 1986 collection marks an extraordinary year for coinage and current affairs, and now you can purchase a piece of this historical year.
Struck at a higher standard than circulating or bullions coins and handled carefully to avoid any damage, Brilliant Uncirculated coins, although not as high value as Proof coins, are ideal for an entry-level collector or to mark an important milestone. This 1986 annual set features all 8 coins, which were in circulation during the course of a very special year.
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