300th Anniversary of the Act of Union Silver Proof Two Pounds
Sterling Silver .925
Weight: 12 g
Diameter: 28.40 millimeters
An attractive and imaginative design, being a quartered centre section, the first and third quarters representing Scotland and England, and the other two quarters being portcullisses, usually representing Parliament or the Crown, possibly one for each. All four quarters are in the outline of a jigsaw piece, suggesting that the Acts finally managed to complete the difficult puzzle of uniting the two countries. The fourth of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head, as used on all British coins from 1998.