Royal Mint 1988 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection: Featuring the defining coins of 1988 including the new £1 coin
This Nickel-Brass, Cupro-Nickel and Bronze Uncirculated coin set, was released to commemorate the coins of 1988 from The Royal Mint. This 1988 collection is of particular significance due to the introduction of the New One-Pound Coin depicting The Royal Arms, a shield reflective of the four corners of the UK and bearing the inscription, Decus Et Tutamen (An ornament and a safeguard) in a design by Royal Mint engraver Derek Gorringe.The one-pound coin would eventually replace the popularity of the pound note over several decades. This 7-piece annual set, celebrates 1988 and hosts the new 3rd Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf, FRSA.
The year 1988
1988 witnessed; Scott and Charlene's Neighbours wedding, The Licensing Act (1988) allowing pubs to apply to stay open all day, Edwina Currie got into hot water with the Egg industry over false Salmonella claims, and Sir Cliff Richard closed the year with a new but controversial Christmas classic, Mistletoe and Wine. This Royal Mint 1988 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 1988 annual set features all 7 coins, which were in circulation during the course of a very special year.
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