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Royal Mint 1992 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection: Featuring the defining coins of 1992 including the new smaller 10p and a commemorative 50p to celebrate the UK’s entry to the European Union (EU)

1992 UK Uncirculated Coin Collection
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Annually, The Royal Mint releases an uncirculated coin collection commemorating the coins of that year. This coin set celebrates 1992, a year which saw drastic change; the EU formed on the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, John Major became Prime Minister, Bill Clinton was elected as US President, and coal mines began to close. Meanwhile, The Royal Mint reduced the size of its ten pence coin, and the florin, a coin which represented the initial step towards a decimal system when it was first introduced in 1849. The new 10p will continue in Christopher Ironside’s classic design but in a smaller and lighter size. A celebratory 50p was also introduced in honour of the UK’s entry to the EU. The Royal Mint also presents the 3rd Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, by sculptor Raphael Maklouf, FRSA on this 8-piece coin set’s obverse. This Royal Mint collection marks an extraordinary year for coinage and current affairs. These Uncirculated coins are struck at a higher standard than circulating or bullions coins, although not as high value as Proof coins, making them ideal for a starter investment. As these coin sets mark a specific year in history, they are often also purchased to honour a special occasion or milestone such as a marriage, wedding anniversary or birthday.
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This Nickel-Brass, Cupro-Nickel and Bronze Uncirculated coin set, was released to commemorate the coins of 1992 from The Royal Mint. This 1992 collection is of particular significance due to the introduction of a reduced size 10p in response to a demand for lighter, smaller coins. A special commemorative 50p also marks the occasion of the UK's signing of the EU Maastricht Treaty. This 8-piece annual set, celebrates 1992 and hosts the 3rd Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf, FRSA. 

The year 1992

Beyond the walls of The Royal Mint, 1992, was known as the Queen's 'annus horribilis' year for the Royal Family and included; the separation of heir to throne, Prince Charles from his wife Princess Diana, the exposure of Princes Charles' affair with Camilla Parker-Boules in Princess Diana's confessional book, the suicide of the Queen's nephew, the separation of the Duke and Duchess of York, the Princess Royal's divorce from Captain Mark Phillips, and a major fire at Windsor Castle. However, 1992, was also a significant year outside of the Royal Family; the EU formed on the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, John Major became Prime Minister, and Bill Clinton was elected as US President. In the entertainment world, the film industry boomed with the release of Disney's Aladdin and Sister Act, Whitney Houston released power ballad, I Will Always Love You, and EuroDisney opened in Paris.This Royal Mint 1992 collection marks an extraordinary year for coinage and current affairs, and now you can purchase a piece of this historical year. 

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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 1992 annual set features all 8 coins, which were in circulation during the course of a very special year. 

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