The British Royal Mint is reminding collectors to complete their 2008 UK collections while they still can, as the remainder of the Mint’s 2008-dated coin products will go off sale on March 31.
The Mint’s selection includes more than a dozen coins struck in silver, gold and platinum and in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Each are limited editions with prices ranging from £7.99 to £2,250. Additionally, several of the listed collections have sold most of their mintage totals already, and could sellout prior to the 31st.
Listed in The Royal Mint’s last chance sale are:
2008 Standard Proof Coin Set – £39.99
The 2008 UK Britannia Four Coin Gold Proof Set – £2,250.00
2008 UK Royal Arms £1 Gold Proof Coin – £625.00
2008 Gold Proof Half-Sovereign – £165.00
The 2008 UK Deluxe Proof Coin Set – £49.99
The 2008 UK Executive Proof Coin Set – £79.99
About The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is a department of government and its primary responsibility remains the provision of the United Kingdom coinage. Its reputation, however, extends beyond this and internationally it has a reputation for making some fascinating coins for over 100 countries.
The history of the Royal Mint itself stretches back over 1100 years. There is an unbroken link from the scattered workshops of the moneyers of Anglo-Saxon London to a single mint within the Tower of London, from a purpose-built premises at Tower Hill to the huge modern coining plant in South Wales.
In April 1975 the Mint was established as a Government Trading Fund, operationally very similar to a government-owned company.