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1992 Silver Proof Four-Coin Set

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For 1992, the Royal Mint struck Proof versions of four United Kingdom coins in sterling (.925) silver - both new and old size ten pence, the commemorative fifty pence and the one pound.

One Pound - following the release of the one pound coin in 1983, the Royal Mint has issued annually silver proof versions especially for collectors.  The reverse of the 1992 one pound coin shows an oak tree in its entirety, its trunk encircled by the Royal Diadem.  First appearing in 1987, this design represents England and is the last in a series of four floral designs, symbolic of the four constituent parts of the UK.

Fifty Pence - Britain entered the EEC in 1973, a milestone recorded on the fifty pence issued that same year. Appropriately, in 1992 the fifty pence was again chosen to commemorate the UK's presidency of the EC Council of Ministers during the second half of 1992 and the completion of the European Single Market, with effect from 11th January 1993. The reverse features a conference table around which are arranged twelve chairs, with the UK, by virtue of its presidency, prominently represented at the head.  The table itself bears twelve stars positioned to indicate the geographical location of the capital cities in each of the Member States, while the network of lines denotes the trade and commerical links enjoyed throughout the Community.  Appropriately, the coins bears two dates, 1992 and 1993.

Ten Pence - to commemorate the introduction into circulation of a new, smaller ten pence in 1992, the Royal Mint has issued a limited number of silver Proof two-coin sets containing the last of the original ten pence coins and the first of the new.

The coins are housed in their original red leather case with certificate of authenticity/information booklet as issued by the Royal Mint.

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