The 2017 UK Definitive Coin Set includes the eight circulating coins of the United Kingdom struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard.
The 2017 Annual Sets are the first to include the new 12-sided £1 coin designed by 15-year-old David Pearce following a national competition. The £1 coin was available in this set before the coin entered general circulation, and the nation’s pockets, in March 2017. The new 12-sided 1 coin marks the first change of specification in over 30 years.
It also includes the ‘picture-puzzle’ arrangement of the 1p to the 50p coins of the shield of the Royal Arms by Matthew Dent, introduced in 2008. The individual parts reveal the full shield when brought together.
Antony Dufort’s Britannia features on the £2 coin, bearing an inscription taken from a copper patterned coin of 1665, ‘QUATUOR MARIA VINDICO’ or ‘I claim the four seas.’
Each coin bears the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark, introduced in 2015.
The coins are presented in a stand-up display folder to showcase and safeguard the set, accompanied by a fully illustrated booklet.
SEALED IN ORIGNAL ROYAL MINT PACKAGING