1988 Royal Mint Proof Set – Standard

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1988 Royal Mint Proof Set. Standard, in Blue case.

It contains seven coins:

  • One pound coin
  • Large fifty pence coin
  • Twenty pence coin
  • Ten pence coin
  • Large five pence coin
  • Two pence coin
  • One pence coin

These are housed in a clear acrylic slab to allow easy viewing from both sides. The set is completed with a Royal Mint Date Stamp Ingot. 

The set is presented in a hard card outer which is blue in colour.

This proof set is in it’s original packaging comes complete with a certificate.

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Mintage: Not known

Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1988 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister is Margaret Thatcher (Conservative). US President is Ronald Reagan. House prices in UK rise by 16.9%. Piper Alpha oil rig disaster. GCSE exams introduced. Olympics are in Seoul, South Korea. Sandy Lyle becomes the first British winner of the US Masters. Pubs in England and Wales can now open all day.
General Description: Royal Mint Proof Sets
Royal Mint Proof Sets are available in several versions. They are generally year sets of UK coins, although the coins included may vary between versions.

The packaging is usually excellent and according to the version the packaging will be card, leather/plastic or even wooden boxes at the top end. The more expensive sets tend to have more coins, including commereative coins like crowns. As a general guide:

  • Standard Proof Sets are issued in blue folders or card display boxes.
  • Deluxe Proof Set are issued in red leather cases.
  • Executive Proof Sets are issued in wooden boxes.
  • Some earlier sets were issued in card folders or plastic blister packs.
Royal Mint Proof Sets are very popular with collectors and some can demand quite high prices.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
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.
The Monarch: Elizabeth II (1952-)
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.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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.
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