Royal Mint 2003 Bridges Patten £1 Pound Silver Proof Set - Cased
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2003 ROYAL MINT BRIDGES PATTERN £1 POUND SILVER PROOF 4 COIN SETNEW MINT CONDITION In 2003, the Royal Mint struck a Limited Issue Silver Proof £1 One Pound Pattern 4 Coin Set.
This magnificent collection comprises four pattern pieces which are forerunners to the new series of £1 coins.
Like their proposed legal tender counterparts, they each carry Ian Rank Broadley's portrait of the Queen on the obverse, while each reverse features a bridge representative of one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom.
On each reverse, too, the customary beading of the £1 One Pound coin has been replaced with a decorative border inspired by the bridge depicted on the coin.
Unlike the legal tender coins, the pattern pieces have a plain edge and so continue the custom of striking plain edged specimens for collectors. The only marking on the edge is the hallmark which sets these pieces apart and guarantees their provenance as Royal Mint patterns.
A representation of the Forth Railway Bridge inside a border of railway tracks designed by Edwina Ellis
A representation of the Menai Bridge inside a border of railings and stanchions designed by Edwina Ellis
A representation of the Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge inside a border of railway station canopy dags designed by Edwina Ellis
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