This beautiful coin set has been specially designed as a gift for babies born or christened in 2012.
The baby gift set includes all eight definitive coins for 2012, from the 1p up to the £2. The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated quality, so are struck to a higher standard than the coins minted for everyday coinage, with a superb mirror-like finish.
The set comes in an charmingly illustrated presentation folder to record baby's details together with space for you to write your own special message.
This baby gift set is destined to become a unique treasured gift, as each coin carries the year baby was born or christened. It is a timeless keepsake fascinating for the child to look back on as they get older. Each coin has been individually encapsulated to preserve its condition for posterity, so you have the satisfaction of knowing that this is a gift that will truly last a lifetime.
The coins are presented to show off the detail of the Royal shield, which is shown on the reverse of the coins. Only the £1 coin features the whole shield; the denominations from the 1p to the 50p each show a part of the shield. The definitive £2 coin, struck in 1997, was the first bi-colour coin of the UK. Its reverse design was the result of a public competition and celebrates the march of technological progress in Britain from the Iron Age to the Internet Age.
All the coins feature on the obverse the acclaimed portrait of The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS which has been used on all legal tender UK coinage since 1998.
These coins were all designed and struck by our craftsmen at The Royal Mint, as we are the official makers of UK legal tender coins.