The British Royal Mint has put together a very unique Silver Proof Piedfort Collection that will likely become one of the most sort after collections in times to come. For coin enthusiasts this is one of the most eagerly awaited coin collections.
According to the Mint, “Twice the Weight and Twice the Thickness Piedfort coins are always one of the Royal Mint’s most eagerly awaited issues of the year and a must-have for every serious coin collector. Originating in the royal courts of twelfth-century
Piedforts are also struck in very limited numbers and rarely offered to the public when they are.
The magnificent 2007 United Kingdom Piedfort Collection brings together five new United Kingdom Piedfort coins. Struck in sterling.925 silver to Proof quality, this splendid silver collection is certain to become a family treasure. The collection includes:
The Diamond Wedding Anniversary Piedfort Crown
The splendid obverse depicts a new conjoint portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip created by Ian Rank-Broadley, FRBS - only the fifth conjoint portrait in British numismatic history. The reverse design by Emma Noble is a beautiful depiction of the north rose window at Westminster Abbey, the venue of the royal wedding ceremony.
200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 Piedfort
This design focuses on the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The reverse by David Gentleman, RDI, depicts a chain with one link broken, representing a ‘release from subjection’, and doubles as the zero in the anniversary date of 1807.
300th Anniversary of the Act of
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union that brought together the kingdoms of
The 2007 silver Proof one pound Piedfort is the final coin in a series of four designs by Edwina Ellis, each illustrating a bridge from the four constituent parts of the
100th Anniversary of the Scout Movement 50p Piedfort
The fifty pence Piedfort coin for 2007 is issued this year to commemorate 100 years of Scouting. Originally founded in 1907 by Robert Baden-Powell, the Scout Movement has grown phenomenally since its humble beginnings. The design appropriately features a globe, emphasising the growth of the Scout Movement, along with the Scouts' familiar fleur-de-lys and their famous motto ‘Be Prepared’.
Only 3000 collections worldwide will be available and it is a sure bet that dealers will be the first to snap them up for later profitable sales.
Other features to make then extremely collectable include:
The new conjoint portrait will only appear on the 2007 Diamond Wedding Crown
The two new two-pound coins for 2007 both include fine gold plating on their outer rings
Double the weight and double the thickness of their circulating counterparts - and therefore contain twice the amount of pure silver
Accompanied by a full-colour booklet and Certificate of Authenticity
Housed in an attractive presentation case.
The order code is UK07PF5S and the price is a princely £249.95