Unable to ignore artistry of this caliber, the British Royal Mint struck Pattern pieces showing artist Timothy Noad's runner-up designs from its 2004 competition, for a new series of £1 coins. This unusual Pattern Proof Set will place you among the select few to own exceptional works of numismatic art.
5 hallmarks on the coins' edges distinguish these 92.5% silver beauties as coveted Pattern pieces. The reverses, with PATTERN replacing the denomination, feature finely detailed heraldic beasts representing the UK's 4 nations, Scotland (unicorn), England (lion), Northern Ireland (stag), and Wales (dragon). On each obverse is Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.
Your Silver Pattern Proof Set comes in a regal presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity and descriptive pamphlet. But hurry! With just 5,000 sets issued, these won't last.