Tuesday, 18 April 2017

1971 ROYAL MINT DECIMAL PROOF SET...



There's a little toning on some of the coins in this 1971
Proof Set, but that's to be expected with coins of this age,
even those enclosed in plastic display cases.  Examples of a
few of these coins were first released in the late 1960s, which
is strange to consider now, because, in my mind, £sd coinage
belong in the '60s and decimal ones in the '70s.  The fact that
both sets of currency overlapped (and in the case of the £sd
equivalents of decimal coins, for many years afterwards)
is something we of a certain age tend to forget now.

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