2015 Gold Proof Britannia 6-Coin Set
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The 2015 Gold Proof Britannia 6-Coin Set consists of:
- 2015 one-ounce Gold Proof Britannia (£100)
- 2015 half-ounce Gold Proof Britannia (£50)
- 2015 quarter-ounce Gold Proof Britannia (£25)
- 2015 tenth-ounce Gold Proof Britannia (£10)
- 2015 twentieth-ounce Gold Proof Britannia (£1)
- 2015 fortieth-ounce Gold Proof Britannia (50p)
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company.
Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, it moved to the Tower of London in 1279 and remained there for over 500 years. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton. Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.
Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.
It’s orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.