Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


The Decimal Pound and Two Pound Coins

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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 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.


One Pound


Normal Circulation Issues

Year    BU
1983    5
1984    5
1985    4
1986    3
1987    3
1988    4
1989    4
1990    4
1991    3
1992    2
1993    3
1994    4
1995    3
1996    4
1997    4
2000    3
2001    3
2002    3
2003    4
2004    4
2005    4
2006    4
2007    4
2008    4
2008d   4
2009    4
2010    4
2010l   4
2010b   3
2011    2
2011c   4
2011e   4
2012    3
2013    3
2013e   3
2013w   3
2014    3
2014s   3
2014i   3
Those dated 1998 and 1999 were not issued for general
circulation and were only available in Uncirculated sets or folders.
d: new 'Dent' shield reverse
l: London
b: Belfast
c: Cardiff
e: Edinburgh
e: England
w: Wales
s: Scotland
i: Northern Ireland

Circulation Issues in Folder

Year    BU
1983f   5
1984f   6
1985f   5
1986f   6
1987f   5
1988f   5
1989f   6
1990f   6
1991f   6
1992f   6
1993f   6
1994f   6
1995fe  6
1995fw  7
1996f   6
1997f   6
1998f   12
1999f   12
2000f   6
2001f   6
2002f   5
2003f   6
2004f   6
2005f   6
2006f   8
2007f   8
2008f   6
2008df  5
2009f   5
2010f   5
2010lf  5
2010bf  5
2011f   3
2011cf  5
2011ef  5
2012f   5
2013f   6
2013ef  6
2013wf  6
2014f   6
2014sf  6
2014if  6
f: folder
fe: English text
fw: Welsh text
Prices also apply to individual coins removed from Royal Mint Uncirculated Sets,
which are characterised by the absence of bag marks.

Nickel-brass Proof Issues

Year    BU
1983p   8
1984p   8
1985p   6
1986p   7
1987p   8
1988p   5
1989p   9
1990p   7
1991p   9
1992p   7
1993p   7
1994p   8
1995p   10
1996p   7
1997p   7
1998p   15
1999p   15
2000p   8
2001p   8
2002p   8
2003p   10
2004p   10
2005p   10
2006p   10
2007p   10
2008p   8
2008dp  6
2009p   6
2010p   6
2010lp  6
2010bp  6
2011p   8
2011cp  7
2011ep  8
2012p   8
2013p   8
2013ep  10
2013wp  10
2014p   10
2014sp  10
2014ip  10

Silver BU Issues ('Baby' and Similar Sets)

Year    BU
2010s   30
2011s   45
2012s   75
2013s   60
2014s   50

Silver Proof Issues

Year    BU
1983sp  32
1984sp  35
1985sp  35
1986sp  35
1987sp  35
1988sp  35
1989sp  35
1990sp  35
1991sp  35
1992sp  35
1993sp  35
1994sp  35
1995sp  35
1996sp  35
1997sp  35
1998sp  35
1999sp  35
2000sp  35
2001sp  35
2002sp  35
2003sp  35
2004sp  35
2005sp  35
2006sp  35
2007sp  40
2008sp  35
2008dsp 35
2008ssp 500
2009sp  35
2010sp  40
2010lsp 40
2010bsp 35
2011sp  55
2011csp 40
2011esp 45
2012sp  50
2013sp  45
2013esp 45
2013wsp 45
2014sp  55
2014ssp 50
2014isp 50
2008ssp: Silver proof set of 14 reverses used since 1983

Silver Piedfort Proof Issues

Year            BU
1983spp         125
1984spp         50
1985spp         50
1986spp         55
1987spp         75
1988spp         75
1989spp         65
1993spp         55
1994spp         55
1995spp         65
1996spp         65
1997spp         60
1998spp         50
1999spp         60
2000spp         55
2001spp         50
2002spp         50
2003spp         50
2004spp         50
2005spp         50
2006spp         65
2007spp         65
2008dspp        55
2009spp         55      ?
2010spp         55      ?
2010lspp        55
2010bspp        55
2011cspp        75
2011espp        75
2013espp        90
2013wspp        90
2014sspp        100
2014ispp        100
?: There is some question as to whether these exist

Gold Proof Issues

Year    BU
2002gp  425
2004gp  425
2005gp  425
2006gp  425
2007gp  425
2008gp  425
2008sgp 5800
2008dgp 450
2009gp  595
2010gp  450     ?
2010lgp 450
2010bgp 500
2011gp  600     ?
2011cgp 500
2011egp 500
2012gp  450
2013gp  450
2013egp 500
2013wgp 500
2014sgp 850
2014igp 850
?: There is some question as to whether these exist
2008sgp: gold proof set of 14 reverses used since 1983

Platinum Proof Issues

Year    BU
2008pp  500
2008dpp 575

Extracted from Coin News December 2014


Two Pounds


Circulation Issues

Thick Single-Metal Types
Year    BU
1986    8
1989B   8
1989C   10
1994    5
1995P   5
1995U   5
1996    6
Thin Bimetallic Types
1997    4
Note: The above is the famous 'necklace' coin falsely rumoured to have 'enormous value'.
1998    3
1999    3
1999R   6
2000    3
2001    3
2001m   3
2002    3
2002c   8
2003    3
2003d   3
2004    3
2004t   4
2005    3
2005g   4
2005v   3
2006    3
2006b   3
2006p   3
2007    3
2007u   3
2007s   3
2008    3
2008o   3
2008h   3
2009    3
2009b   3
2009d   3
2010    3
2010n   4
2011    4
2011m   4
2011j   4
2012    3
2012d   4
2012h   4
2013    3
2013u   4
2013t   4
2013g   4
2014    3
2014w   3
2014t   3
B: Bill of Rights
C: Claim of Rights
P: Peace
U: UN
R: Rugby World Cup
m: Marconi
c: Commonwealth Games (each of four types)
d: DNA
t: Trevithick
g: Fireworks
v: WW2 Commemoration
b: Brunel
p: Paddington
u: Act of Union
s: Abolition of Slave Trade
o: Centenary of 1908 Olympics
h: Handover of Olympic Flag
b: Robert Burns
d: Charles Darwin
n: Nursing
m: Mary Rose
j: King James Bible
d: Dickens
h: Olympic Handover
u: Underground (roundel)
t: Underground (train)
g: Guinea
w: First World War (ship)
t: Trinity House

Circulation Issues from Folder or Uncirculated set

Year    BU
1986f   12
1989BCf 25
1994f   8
1995Pf  8
1995Uf  8
1996f   8
1997f   8
1998f   8
1999Rf  10
2000f   6
2001f   4
2001mf  5
2002f   6
2002cf  25
2003f   6
2003df  6
2004f   6
2004tf  8
2005f   6
2005gf  5
2005vf  8
2006bf  6
2006pf  6
2007uf  4
2007sf  8
2008f   6
2008of  4
2008hf  7
2009f   4
2009bf  8
2009df  8
2010f   8
2010nf  10
2011f   5
2011mf  9
2011jf  9
2012f   6
2012df  9
2012hf  10
2013f   6
2013uf  12
2013tf  10
2013gf  10
2014f   6
2014wf  10
2014tf  10
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
c: Commonwealth Games (set of four types)

Nickel-brass/Bimetallic Proof Issues

Year    BU
1986p   15
1989BCp 30
1994p   12
1995Pp  12
1995Up  12
1996p   10
1997p   12
1998p   12
2000p   10
2001p   10
2001mp  10
2002p   10
2002cp  35
2003p   12
2003dp  10
2004p   12
2004tp  30
2005p   8
2005gp  6
2006p   6
2006bp  10
2006pp  10
2007p   8
2007up  8
2007sp  10
2008p   12
2008op  12
2009p   10
2009bp  12
2009dp  12
2010p   12
2010np  12
2011p   12
2011mp  12
2011jp  15
2012p   12
2012dp  12
2013p   12
2013up  18
2013tp  15
2013gp  15
2014p   12
2014wp  20
2014tp  20
p: proof in usual metal
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
c: Commonwealth Games (set of four types)

'BU' Silver Issue

Year    BU
1986s   25
2004ts  25

Silver Proof Issues

Year    BU
1986sp  35
1989BCsp50
1994sp  45
1995Psp 35
1995Usp 35
1996sp  35
1997sp  35
1998sp  35
1999Rsp 45
2000sp  40
2001msp 40
2002csp 150
2003dsp 40
2004tsp 45
2005gsp 35
2005vsp 35
2006bsp 35
2006psp 35
2007usp 35
2007ssp 35
2008osp 40
2008hsp 45
2009sp  45
2009bsp 35
2009dsp 35
2010sp  40
2010nsp 40
2011sp  35
2011msp 40
2011jsp 45
2012sp  30
2012dsp 50
2012hsp 65
2013sp  65
2013usp 50
2013tsp 50
2013gsp 50
2014sp  65
2014wsp 50
2014tsp 50
sp: silver proof
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
c: Commonwealth Games (set of four types)

Silver Piedfort Proof Issues

Year    BU
1989BCsP 85
1994sP  60
1995PsP 60
1995UsP 60
1996sP  60
1997sP  60
1998sP  60
1999RsP 150
2001msP 60
2002csP 275
2003dsP 65
2004tsP 75
2005gsP 75
2005vsP 70
2006bsP 75
2006psP 75
2007usP 75
2007ssP 75
2008osP 85
2008hsP 75
2009bsP 75
2009dsP 70
2010nsP 75
2011msP 75
2011jsP 75
2012dsP 88
2012hsP 100
2013usP 100
2013tsP 100
2013gsP 100
2014wsP 100
2014tsP 100
sP: silver piedfort proof
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
c: Commonwealth Games (set of four types)

Gold Proof Issues

Year    BU
1986gp  450
1994gp  400
1994gpE 475
1995Pgp 450
1995Ugp 450
1996gp  450
1997gp  400
1998gp  400
1999Rgp 450
2000gp  450
2001mgp 450
2002gp  450
2002cgp 450
2003dgp 450
2004tgp 450
2005ggp 450
2005vgp 450
2006bgp 450
2006pgp 450
2007ugp 450
2007sgp 450
2008ogp 450
2008hgp 450
2009bgp 450
2009dgp 450
2010ngp 450
2011mgp 450
2011jgp 500
2012dgp 500
2012hgp 500
2013gp  500
2013ugp 550
2013tgp 550
2013ggp 600
2014wgp 750
2014tgp 750
gp: gold proof
c: Commonwealth Games (each)

Extracted from Coin News January 2015

The lack of a value for a grade means that its value is little more than face.


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