Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Post-1971 Gold & Silver Bullion Coins


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It is stressed that the following prices are a guide only, and in UK pounds. I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of
Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK

Coins of lower condition than BU have not been listed. Prices of coins dated 2009 are as available from the Royal Mint, but St.George reverse 2 and 5 pound coins are usually only available as part of sets.

Please note that the values of modern gold coins are very dependent on gold bullion prices, and since the figures below were published, values have risen significantly higher. They merely give a guide to the differential between various dates and quality (proof or otherwise). More recent bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.


Quarter Sovereigns


Year    BU     Proof
2009            65
2010
2011
2012
2013            115
2014            110
2015            110

Royal Mint issue price.


Half Sovereigns


Year    BU     Proof
1980            45
1982    45      50
1983            50
1984            50
1985            45
1986            45
1987            45
1988            55
1989            100
1990            55
1991            55
1992            65
1993            65
1994            70
1995            70
1996            70
1997            70
1998            70
1999            70
2000    40      70
2001    40      70
2002    40      70
2003    40      70
2004    40      70
2005    45      80
2006    57      97
2007
2008
2009

Extracted from Coin Yearbook 2007. The price of gold has risen significantly since then.


Sovereigns


Year    BU      Proof
1974    55
1976    55
1978    55
1979    55      75
1980    55      75
1981    55      75
1982    55      80
1983            80
1984            90
1985            100
1986            90
1987            90
1988            120
1989            350
1990            150
1991            150
1992            165
1993            165
1994            165
1995            165
1996            165
1997            175
1998            175
1999            200
2000    65      140
2001    65      140
2002    65      140
2003    65      140
2004    65      150
2005    85      140
2006    110     179
2007
2008
2009

Extracted from Coin Yearbook 2007. The price of gold has risen significantly since then.

Details of silver or nickel-brass one pound coins can be found on the One Pound page


Two Pounds


St George reverse unless indicated

Year            Proof
1980            250
1982            250
1983            200
1985            250
1986CG          250
1987            225
1988            200
1989A           285
1990            250
1991            275
1992            275
1993            275
1994BE          400
1994er          575
1995P           450
1995U           450
1996            275
1996F           450
1997b           400
1998            285
1999Rb          355
2000            275
2000b           355
2001Mb          355
2002            300
2002Cb          350
2003            300
2003Db          300
2004            300
2004Tb          350
2005            300
2006            300
2007
2008
2009
CG: Commonwealth Games type
A: Anniversary of Sovereign
BE: Bank of England
er: error obverse
P: Peace
U: UN
F: Football
M: Marconi
C: Commonwealth Games (four types, all same price)
D: DNA
T: Trevithick              
B1: Brunel (portrait)
B2: Brunel (Paddington) (Not yet issued)
b: Bimetallic design

Extracted from Coin Yearbook 2007. The price of gold has risen significantly since then.

Details of gold versions of bimetallic circulation issue two pound coins from 1997 can also be found on the Decimal Two Pound page


Five Pounds


Bullion Five Pound Coins (No circled U on reverse, and not proof)

Year     BU
2000B   1000
2002B   1000

Uncirculated Five Pound Coins (Circled U on reverse)

Year     BU
1984U   1000
1985U   1000
1986U   1000
1987U   1000
1988U   1000
1990U   1000
1991U   1000
1992U   1000
1993U   1000
1994U   1000
1995U   1000
1996U   1000
1997U   1000
1998U   1100
1999U   1000
2000U   1150
2001U   1000
2002U   1100
2003U   1000
2004U   1000
2005U   1150
2006U   1000
2007U   1000
2008U   1000
2009U   1000
2010U   1000
2011U   1000
2012U   1150
2013U   1150
2014U   1200

Proof Five Pound Coins

Year     BU
1980    1000
1981    1000
1982    1000
1984    1100
1985    1000
1989    1550
1990    1000
1991    1000
1992    1000
1993    1000
1994    1000
1995    1000
1996    1150
1997    1000
1998    1200
1999    1100
2000    1200
2001    1100
2002    1150
2003    1200
2004    1100
2005    1400
2006    1100
2007    1100
2008    1100
2009    1150
2010    1150
2011    1150
2012    1450
2013    1400
2014    1400

Extracted from Coin News February 2015.

The price of gold changes all the time. More recent bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.


Values for gold versions of the five pound coins normally issued in cupronickel can be found on the Decimal Crowns page.

Values for other coins in gold or silver in the same design as coins issued for currency are to be found on the relevant pages for the issued coins.


Britannia Gold


There are four denominations of Britannia Gold bullion coins: 100 pounds, 50 pounds, 25 pounds, and 10 pounds.

Bullion coins are worth bullion value only, while proof versions are marginally more. More information on proof sets is given on the Royal Mint Sets page.

The bullion weights are 1 Troy oz, 0.5 Troy oz, 0.25 Troy oz and 0.1 Troy oz respectively. On 23rd January 2009 gold was at $879 or 643 UKP per Troy oz.


Britannia Silver


Year    BU      Proof Set (4 coins)
1997            100
1998            95
1999    14
2000    14
2001    14      100
2002    14
2003    14      100
2004    14      95
2005    14
2006    14
2007
2008
2009
(Incomplete Listing)

Bullion value for these coins is much less than given above ($11.54 or 8.44 UKP on 23rd January 2009).


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