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Circulation Issues : Cupronickel Proofs : Silver Proofs : Silver Piedfort Proofs

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Circulation Issues : Presentation Folders : Cupronickel Proofs : Silver Proofs : Silver Piedfort Proofs : Gold Proofs


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide only, and in UK pounds. I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied or estimated correctly.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of
Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK

Coins of lower condition than BU have not been listed.


Twenty Pence


Circulation Issues


Type 1: First Portrait
Year    BU
1982    1
1983    1
1984    1
Type 2: Second Portrait
Year    BU
1985    2
1987    1
1988    1
1989    1
1990    1
1991    1
1992o   4
Type 3: Larger Second Portrait
Year    BU
1992n   4
1993    1
1994    1
1995    1
1996    1
1997    1
Type 4: Third Portrait
Year    BU
1998    1
1999    1
2000    1
2001    1
2002    1
2003    1
2004    1
2005    1
2006    1
2007    1
2008    1
Type 5: New reverse, no date on obverse
Year    BU
2008de  100
Type 6: New reverse, and date on obverse
Year    BU
2008d
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013    1
o: smaller effigy, as for 1991
n: new larger effigy, as for 1993
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent
de: error; dateless variety
The missing year (1986) was not struck for general circulation,
but is available from the year sets.

Uncirculated Cupronickel Issues from Sets


1982f   3
1983f   3
1984f   3
1985f   4
1986f   5
1987f   3
1988f   3
1989f   3
1990f   3
1991f   3
1992nf  5
1992of  5
1993f   3
1994f   3
1995f   3
1996f   3
1997f   3
1998f   3
1999f   3
2000f   3
2001f   3
2002f   3
2003f   4
2004f   4
2005f   4
2006f   6
2007f   4
2008f   4
2008df  3
2009f   5
2010f   5
2011f   5
2012f   5
2013f   5
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Cupronickel Proof Issues


Year    BU
1982p   7
1983p   5
1984p   5
1985p   6
1986p   8
1987p   5
1988p   5
1989p   5
1990p   6
1991p   6
1992p   8
1993p   5
1994p   5
1995p   5
1996p   5
1997p   5
1998p   5
1999p   5
2000p   5
2001p   5
2002p   5
2003p   6
2004p   6
2005p   6
2006p   7
2007p   6
2008p   7
2008dp  6
2009p   7
2010p   7
2011p   8
2012p   8
2013p   10
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Silver Proof Issues


These can be distinguished from the cupronickel version by the colour - silver is a much whiter metal than cupronickel.

Year    BU
1996sp  25
2000sp  25
2006sp  15
2008dsp 15
2008sp  15
2009sp  15
2010sp  15
2011sp  15
2012sp  25
2013sp  20
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Silver Piedfort Proof Issue


These are approximately twice as thick as the normal coin.

Year    BU
1982sP  35
2008dsP 30
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Gold Proof Issue


Year    BU
2002gp  225
2008dgp 300
2008gp  300
2012gp  300
2013gp  350
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

Platinum Proof Issue


Year    BU
2008pp  750
2008dpp 750
d: 2008 New style designed by Dent

20p values extracted from Coin News September 2014


Fifty Pence


Circulation Issues


Type 1: NEW PENCE reverse, 30mm dia.
Year    BU
1969    6
1970    5
1976    5
1977    5
1978    5
1979    5
1980    5
1981    6
Type 2: Clasped Hands reverse
Year    BU
1973e   5
Type 3: FIFTY PENCE reverse, 30mm dia.
Year    BU
1982    5
1983    5
Type 4: Second Portrait, 30mm dia.
Year    BU
1985    2
Type 5: 1992/1993 EEC reverse
Year    BU
1992e   10
Type 6: D-Day reverse
Year    BU
1994    5
Type 7: Second Portrait, 27mm dia.
Year    BU
1997s   4
Type 8: Third Portrait
Year    BU
1998    3
1999    2
2000    2
2001    2
2002    2
2003    2
2004    1
2005    3
2006    2
2007    2
2008    2
Type 9: EU Reverse
Year    BU
1998e   5
Type 10: NHS Reverse
Year    BU
1998n   3
Type 11: Library Reverse
Year    BU
2000L   5
Type 12: Suffragette Reverse
Year    BU
2003S   2
Type 13: Roger Bannister Reverse
Year    BU
2004B   5
Type 14: Samuel Johnson Reverse
Year    BU
2005j   3
Type 15: Brave Acts Reverse
Year    BU
2006h   3
Type 16: VC Reverse
Year    BU
2006v   2
Type 17: Scouts Reverse
Year    BU
2007S   5
Type 18: New Shield Reverse
Year    BU
2008d   5
2009    4
2010    4
2011    2
2012    2
2013    2
2014    2
Type 19: Kew Reverse
Year    BU
2009k  30
Type 20: Guides Reverse
Year    BU
2010G   2
Type 21: WWF Reverse
Year    BU
2011w   2
Type 22-51: Olympics Reverses (All same value)
Year    BU
2011o   2
2011aql 750
aql: Aquatics with lines
Type 52: Ironside Reverse
Year    BU
2013i   2
Type 53: Benjamin Britten Reverse
Year    BU
2013b   2
Type 54: Commonwealth Games Reverse
Year    BU
2014c
Missing years were not struck for general circulation,
but may be available as proofs or in other sets or folders.
l: large (Britannia)
s: small (Britannia)
e: EEC Anniversary Issue
n: 1998 National Health Service Issue
L: Library Issue
S: 2003 Suffragette Issue
B: Bannister Issue
j: Samuel Johnson issue
h: Brave Acts issue
v: VC issue
S: 2007 Scouts
d: 2008 new design by Dent
k: Kew issue
G: Guides issue
Up to 2008, others of the same year have the Britannia reverse

Uncirculated from Presentation Folders or Sets


 
1982f   6
1983f   6
1984f   6
1985f   5
1986f   5
1987f   4
1988f   4
1989f   4
1990f   4
1991f   5
1992f   7
1992ef  12
1993f   5
1994f   8
1995f   8
1996f   8
1997lf  8
1997sf  5
1998f   5
1998ef  5
1998nf  5
1999f   5
2000f   5
2000Lf  6
2001f   5
2002f   5
2003f   5
2003Sf  6
2004f   5
2004Bf  6
2005f   6
2005jf  5
2006hf  5
2006vf  5
2007f   6
2007Sf  8
2008f   5
2008nf  6
2009f   6
2009kf  75
2009oaf 2
2010f   4
2010Gf  7
2011f   2
2011wf  5
2011of  3
2012f   5
2013f   5
2013if  5
2013bf  5
2014f   5
2014cf
l: large (Britannia)
s: small (Britannia)
e: EEC Anniversary Issue
n: 1998 National Health Service Issue
L: Library Issue
S: 2003 Suffragette Issue
B: Bannister Issue
j: Samuel Johnson issue
h: Brave Acts issue
v: VC issue
S: 2007 Scouts
d: 2008 new design by Dent
k: Kew issue
oa: Olympics Athletics issue
G: Guiding
w: WWF
o: Olympic issues (same price each)

Cupronickel Proof Issues


Year    BU
1971p   8
1972p   7
1973p   10
1974p   7
1975p   8
1976p   7
1977p   6
1978p   6
1979p   6
1980p   6
1981p   8
1982p   8
1983p   8
1984p   8
1985p   6
1986p   12
1987p   12
1988p   12
1989p   12
1990p   12
1991p   12
1992p   12
1992ep  14
1993p   12
1994p   12
1995p   12
1996p   12
1997lp  10
1997sp  6
1998p   8
1998ep  8
1999p   10
2000p   7
2000Lp  9
2001p   7
2002p   7
2003p   6
2003Sp  7
2004p   8
2004Bp  8
2005p   8
2005jp  8
2006p   8
2006hp  8
2006vp  8
2007p   8
2007Sp  12
2008p   6
2008dp  8
2009p   6
2009kp  85
2009ps  300
2010p   25
2010Gp  20
2011p   8
2011wp  25
2012p   10
2013p   10
2013ip  12
2014p
2014cp
p: proof
l: large
s: small
e: EEC Anniversary Issue
n: National Health Service Anniversary Issue
L: Library Issue
S: 2003 Suffragette Issue
B: Bannister Issue
J: Samuel Johnson issue
V1: VC issue
V2: Brave Acts issue
S: 2007 Scouts
d: 2008 new design by Dent
k: Kew issue
2009s: set of 16 different reverses

Silver Uncirculated Issue


These can be distinguished from the cupronickel version by the colour - silver is a much whiter metal than cupronickel. All 29 designs have identical value.

Year    BU
2011os  35 each

Silver Proof Issues


These can be distinguished from the cupronickel version by the colour - silver is a much whiter metal than cupronickel.

Year    BU
1992esp 35
1994sp  35
1996sp  25
1997lsp 25
1997ssp 25
1998esp 30
1998nsp 30
2000Lsp 30
2003Ssp 30
2004Bsp 30
2005jsp 30
2006sp  30
2006hsp 30
2006vsp 30
2007Ssp 30
2008sp  25
2008dsp 25
2009sp  20
2009ksp 125
2009ssp 650
2010sp  35
2010Gsp 35
2011sp  45
2011wsp 45
2012sp  20
2013sp  55
2013isp 45
2013bsp 55
2014sp
2014csp

Silver Piedfort Proof Issues


These are approximately twice as thick as the normal coin.

Year    BU
1973sP  250
1992esP 75
1994sP  55
1997ssP 35
1998esP 45
1998nsP 45
2000LsP 45
2003SsP 45
2004BsP 45
2005jsP 45
2006hsP 45
2006vsP 45
2007SsP 55
2008sP  45
2008dsP 45
2009ksP 150
2010GsP 55
2011wsP 65
2013isP 90
2013bsP 90
2014csP

Gold Proof Issues


Year    BU
1992egp 500
1994gp  500
1998egp 450
1998ngp 450
2000Lgp 400
2002gp  375
2003Sgp 350
2004Bgp 350
2005jgp 350
2006hgp 350
2006vgp 350
2007Sgp 400
2008gp  400
2008ngp 400
2009kgp 500
2009sgp 8000
2010Ggp 575
2011wgp 675
2012gp  500
2013gp  500
2013igp 500
2013bgp 500
2014cgp

Platinum Proof Issues


Year    BU
2008pp  1550
2008npp 1550

Gold Piedfort Proof Issues


Year    BU
2009sgP 20950

50p values extracted from Coin News October 2014

Platinum, Gold and Silver proofs are generally issued in a presentation case with the coins in protective capsules. Cupronickel proofs are generally only available in the year sets, but of course there is nothing to stop someone removing them from the case.

Circulation coins from Royal Mint Year Sets are generally not only in better condition than issued coins, but are slightly better struck. It is hard to distinguish them except that there is a lack of any contact marks, and sometimes they are a bit shinier.


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