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1994 ROYAL MINT TWO POUND £2 TRIAL PACK FEATURING THE FIRST BI METAL COIN

£189.95

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1994 ROYAL MINT

TWO POUND TRIAL PACK

IN 1994 THE ROYAL MINT, ENTERED A BRAND NEW ERA OF COINAGE,

THEY PRODUCED THE FIRST EVER BI METAL TWO POUND  COIN. 

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIAL TWO POUND COIN, WERE STRUCK AS PROTOTYPES, IN READINESS FOR THE PLANNED NEW TWO POUND COIN THAT WOULD BE RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1997, FEATURING THE ‘ STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS’  WHICH WAS IN HONOUR OF OUR  HISTORY.

THE TRIAL TWO POUND  COIN FEATURED A SHIP AND THE WORDS ‘ROYAL MINT TRIAL’ AND WAS SENT OUT TO  THE VENDING INDUSTRY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RE-CALIBRATING OF THE VENDING MACHINES, PRIOR TO THE CIRCULATION OF THE NEW COIN.

THIS PACK CONTAINS THE ORIGINAL BLANKS USED, AND DEMONSTRATES THE STAGES OF PRODUCTION, AND GOES INTO GREAT DETAIL OF HOW THESE COINS WERE PUT TOGETHER,  FINALLY SHOWING THE COMPLETE TRIAL COIN

A LOVELY AND VERY RARE PACK TO OWN

DIAMETER: 28.40 MM

WEIGHT:  12 GRAMS

OBVERSE: HM THE QUEEN

REVERSE: TALL SHIP

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