Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


33 - The Decimal Pound and Two Pound Coins


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One Pound
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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
1      1983    5
1      1984    5
1      1985    4
1      1986    3
1      1987    3
1      1988    4
1      1989    4
1      1990    4
1      1991    3
1      1992    2
1      1993    3
1      1994    4
1      1995    3
1      1996    4
1      1997    4
1      2000    3
1      2001    3
1      2002    3
1      2003    4
1      2004    4
1      2005    4
1      2006    4
1      2007    4
1      2008    4
1      2008d   4
1      2009    4
1      2010    4
1      2010l   4
1      2010b   3
1      2011    2
1      2011c   4
1      2011e   4
1      2012    3
1      2013    3
1      2013e   3
1      2013w   3
1      2014    3
1      2014s   3
1      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
1      1983f   5
1      1984f   6
1      1985f   5
1      1986f   6
1      1987f   5
1      1988f   5
1      1989f   6
1      1990f   6
1      1991f   6
1      1992f   6
1      1993f   6
1      1994f   6
1      1995fe  6
1      1995fw  7
1      1996f   6
1      1997f   6
1      1998f   12
1      1999f   12
1      2000f   6
1      2001f   6
1      2002f   5
1      2003f   6
1      2004f   6
1      2005f   6
1      2006f   8
1      2007f   8
1      2008f   6
1      2008df  5
1      2009f   5
1      2010f   5
1      2010lf  5
1      2010bf  5
1      2011f   3
1      2011cf  5
1      2011ef  5
1      2012f   5
1      2013f   6
1      2013ef  6
1      2013wf  6
1      2014f   6
1      2014sf  6
1      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
1      1983p   8
1      1984p   8
1      1985p   6
1      1986p   7
1      1987p   8
1      1988p   5
1      1989p   9
1      1990p   7
1      1991p   9
1      1992p   7
1      1993p   7
1      1994p   8
1      1995p   10
1      1996p   7
1      1997p   7
1      1998p   15
1      1999p   15
1      2000p   8
1      2001p   8
1      2002p   8
1      2003p   10
1      2004p   10
1      2005p   10
1      2006p   10
1      2007p   10
1      2008p   8
1      2008dp  6
1      2009p   6
1      2010p   6
1      2010lp  6
1      2010bp  6
1      2011p   8
1      2011cp  7
1      2011ep  8
1      2012p   8
1      2013p   8
1      2013ep  10
1      2013wp  10
1      2014p   10
1      2014sp  10
1      2014ip  10

Silver BU Issues ('Baby' and Similar Sets)

        Year    BU
1      2010s   30
1      2011s   45
1      2012s   75
1      2013s   60
1      2014s   50

Silver Proof Issues

        Year    BU
1      1983sp  32
1      1984sp  35
1      1985sp  35
1      1986sp  35
1      1987sp  35
1      1988sp  35
1      1989sp  35
1      1990sp  35
1      1991sp  35
1      1992sp  35
1      1993sp  35
1      1994sp  35
1      1995sp  35
1      1996sp  35
1      1997sp  35
1      1998sp  35
1      1999sp  35
1      2000sp  35
1      2001sp  35
1      2002sp  35
1      2003sp  35
1      2004sp  35
1      2005sp  35
1      2006sp  35
1      2007sp  40
1      2008sp  35
1      2008dsp 35
1      2008ssp 500
1      2009sp  35
1      2010sp  40
1      2010lsp 40
1      2010bsp 35
1      2011sp  55
1      2011csp 40
1      2011esp 45
1      2012sp  50
1      2013sp  45
1      2013esp 45
1      2013wsp 45
1      2014sp  55
1      2014ssp 50
1      2014isp 50
2008ssp: Silver proof set of 14 reverses used since 1983

Silver Piedfort Proof Issues

        Year            BU
1      1983spp         125
1      1984spp         50
1      1985spp         50
1      1986spp         55
1      1987spp         75
1      1988spp         75
1      1989spp         65
1      1993spp         55
1      1994spp         55
1      1995spp         65
1      1996spp         65
1      1997spp         60
1      1998spp         50
1      1999spp         60
1      2000spp         55
1      2001spp         50
1      2002spp         50
1      2003spp         50
1      2004spp         50
1      2005spp         50
1      2006spp         65
1      2007spp         65
1      2008dspp        55
1      2009spp         55      ?
1      2010spp         55      ?
1      2010lspp        55
1      2010bspp        55
1      2011cspp        75
1      2011espp        75
1      2013espp        90
1      2013wspp        90
1      2014sspp        100
1      2014ispp        100
?: There is some question as to whether these exist

Gold Proof Issues

        Year    BU
1      2002gp  425
1      2004gp  425
1      2005gp  425
1      2006gp  425
1      2007gp  425
1      2008gp  425
1      2008sgp 5800
1      2008dgp 450
1      2009gp  595
1      2010gp  450     ?
1      2010lgp 450
1      2010bgp 500
1      2011gp  600     ?
1      2011cgp 500
1      2011egp 500
1      2012gp  450
1      2013gp  450
1      2013egp 500
1      2013wgp 500
1      2014sgp 850
1      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
1      2008pp  500
1      2008dpp 575

Extracted from Coin News December 2014


Two Pounds


Circulation Issues

Thick Single-Metal Types
        Year    BU
2      1986    6
2      1989B   10
2      1989C   15
2      1994    5
2      1995P   5
2      1995U   5
2      1996    6
Thin Bimetallic Types
2      1997    4
Note: The above is the famous 'necklace' coin falsely rumoured to have 'enormous value'.
2      1998    3
2      1999    3
2      1999R   5
2      2000    3
2      2001    3
2      2001m   3
2      2002    3
2      2002c   3
2      2003    3
2      2003d   3
2      2004    3
2      2004t   4
2      2005    3
2      2005g   4
2      2005v   3
2      2006    3
2      2006b   3
2      2006p   3
2      2007    3
2      2007u   3
2      2007s   3
2      2008    3
2      2008o   3
2      2008h   3
2      2009    3
2      2009b   3
2      2009d   3
2      2010    3
2      2010n   4
2      2011    4
2      2011m   4
2      2011j   4
2      2012    4
2      2012d   4
2      2012h   4
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

Circulation Issues from Folder or Uncirculated set

        Year    BU
2      1986f   8
2      1989BCf 25
2      1994f   8
2      1995Pf  8
2      1995Uf  6
2      1996f   8
2      1997f   8
2      1998f   8
2      1999Rf  6
2      2000f   5
2      2001f   4
2      2001mf  4
2      2002f   4
2      2002cf  20
2      2003f   4
2      2003df  4
2      2004f   4
2      2004tf  5
2      2005f   5
2      2005gf  5
2      2005vf  4
2      2006bf  4
2      2006pf  4
2      2007uf  4
2      2007sf  4
2      2008f   4
2      2008of  4
2      2008hf  7
2      2009f   4
2      2009bf  8
2      2009df  8
2      2010f   8
2      2010nf  10
2      2011f   5
2      2011mf  9
2      2011jf  9
2      2012f   5
2      2012df  9
2      2012hf  10
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
P: Peace
U: UN
R: Rugby World Cup
m: Marconi
c: Commonwealth Games (same value for 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

Nickel-brass/Bimetallic Proof Issues

        Year    BU
2      1986p   12
2      1989BCp 30
2      1994p   12
2      1995Pp  12
2      1995Up  10
2      1996p   10
2      1997p   12
2      1998p   12
2      2000p   10
2      2001p   10
2      2001mp  10
2      2002p   10
2      2002cp  25
2      2003p   12
2      2003dp  10
2      2004p   12
2      2004tp  12
2      2005p   7
2      2005gp  6
2      2006p   6
2      2006bp  6
2      2006pp  7
2      2007p   8
2      2007up  8
2      2007sp  7
2      2008p   12
2      2008op  12
2      2009p   10
2      2009bp  12
2      2009dp  12
2      2010p   12
2      2010np  12
2      2011p   12
2      2011mp  12
2      2011jp  12
2      2012p   12
2      2012dp  12
p: proof in usual metal
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
P: Peace
R: Rugby World Cup
m: Marconi
c: Commonwealth Games (same value for 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

'BU' Silver Issue

        Year    BU
2      1986s   20
2      2004ts  25

Silver Proof Issues

        Year    BU
2      1986sp  25
2      1989BCsp50
2      1994sp  35
2      1995Psp 35
2      1995Usp 35
2      1996sp  35
2      1997sp  35
2      1998sp  35
2      1999Rsp 40
2      2000sp  40
2      2001msp 40
2      2002csp 120
2      2003dsp 40
2      2004tsp 45
2      2005gsp 35
2      2005vsp 35
2      2006bsp 35
2      2006psp 35
2      2007usp 35
2      2007ssp 35
2      2008osp 40
2      2008hsp 45
2      2009sp  40
2      2009bsp 35
2      2009dsp 35
2      2010sp  40
2      2010nsp 40
2      2011sp  35
2      2011msp 40
2      2011jsp 40
2      2012sp  35
2      2012dsp 50
2      2012hsp 75
sp: silver proof
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
P: Peace
U: UN
R: Rugby World Cup
m: Marconi
c: Commonwealth Games (each of four types)
t: Trevithick commemorative
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

Silver Piedfort Proof Issues

        Year    BU
2      1989BCsP85
2      1994sP  60
2      1995PsP 60
2      1995UsP 60
2      1996sP  60
2      1997sP  60
2      1998sP  60
2      1999RsP 95
2      2001msP 60
2      2002csP 240
2      2003dsP 65
2      2004tsP 65
2      2005gsP 75
2      2005vsP 70
2      2006bsP 70
2      2006psP 70
2      2007usP 70
2      2007ssP 70
2      2008osP 85
2      2008hsP 75
2      2009bsP 75
2      2009dsP 70
2      2010nsP 75
2      2011msP 75
2      2011jsP 75
2      2012dsP 88
2      2012hsP 105
sP: silver piedfort proof
BC: pair; Bill of Rights and Claim of Rights
P: Peace
U: UN
m: Marconi
c: Commonwealth Games (each of four types)
t: Trevithick commemorative
g: Fireworks
v: WW2 Commemoration
b: Brunel
p: Paddington

Gold Proof Issues

        Year    BU
2      1986gp  595
2      1994gp  600
2      1994gpE 675
2      1995Pgp 650
2      1995Ugp 650
2      1996gp  650
2      1997gp  600
2      1998gp  650
2      1999Rgp 650
2      2000gp  595
2      2001mgp 600
2      2002gp  650
2      2002cgp 650
2      2003dgp 600
2      2004tgp 600
2      2005ggp 600
2      2005vgp 650
2      2006bgp 600
2      2006pgp 600
2      2007ugp 600
2      2007sgp 600
2      2008ogp 600
2      2008hgp 600
2      2009bgp 600
2      2009dgp 600
2      2010ngp 650
2      2011mgp 800
2      2011jgp 800
2      2012dgp 995
2      2012hgp 1195
gp: gold proof

Extracted from Coin News January 2013

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


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