Royal Mint 1991 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection: Featuring the defining coins of 1991
This Nickel-Brass, Cupro-Nickel and Bronze Uncirculated coin set, was released to commemorate the coins of 1991 from The Royal Mint. This 1991 collection is of particular significance due to the removal of the older and larger 5p from circulation in response to a demand for lighter, smaller coins. This 8-piece annual set, celebrates 1991 and hosts the 3rd Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf, FRSA.
The year 1991
1991 witnessed remarkable change including; the online launch of the first World Wide Web (www) website built at CERN by Tim Burners-Lee and contributors, the ending of the Cold War and the Gulf War, the dissolvement of the USSR, and Jaffa Cakes in a landmark battle with the UK government making us question - is it a biscuit or cake? On the music scene; Nirvana introduced us to the 'grunge' genre in the renowned album, Nevermind, and we saw the sad passing of Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, leading to a chart-topping re-release of Bohemian Rhapsody, which raised funds for AIDS charities. This Royal Mint 1991 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 1991 annual set features all 8 coins, which were in circulation during the course of a very special year.
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