The 2007 4-coin £1 Bridge Series Silver Proof Collection has just been issued by the British Royal Mint Celebrating the Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Already acclaimed as a worldwide for its physical and aesthetic beauty, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge cost 22 million pounds to build and was completed and open to the public in 2001. Iit has fast become a significant tourist attraction in its own right.
Housed in an elegant presentation case, the superb four companion pieces in the one pound Bridge series make a very impressive collection.
They are unusual in that, rather than an inscription, the edges have been given a pattern symbolizing bridges and pathways. Struck in cool .925 sterling silver by master craftsmen at the Royal Mint, the coins are outstanding examples of Proof quality and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Chief Executive of the Royal Mint confirming the specifications.
Restricted quantities of the four-coin silver Proof collection available from each of the individual coin's original issue limit and they are a first time offer as a complete set of four silver coins together
Struck in .925 sterling silver to Proof quality
Reverse design by Edwina Ellis and an obverse of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, FRBS.
The 2007 4-coin £1 Bridge Series Silver Proof Collection will be a valuable addition to the collections of many coin collectors.