The Royal Mint sells out of Britain’s first £100 for £100 silver coin
12 Jan 2015
The Royal Mint has sold out of Britain’s first ever £100 for £100 commemorative coin which features an image of London’s landmark clock tower housing Parliament’s mighty Big Ben bell.
Just 50,000 of the new £100 coins containing two ounces of silver were made available, and these were quickly snapped up by keen collectors within days of their release.
The nation’s first £100 for £100 silver coin features a stunning depiction of the Elizabeth Tower - one of Britain’s best-known landmarks – designed by The Royal Mint’s talented in house engravers, Laura Clancy and Glyn Davies.
This sell-out follows the same success of the first ever £20 coin in October 2013 in honour of the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, and the £5 silver crown to celebrate the first birthday of the Prince in July 2014.
Laura Clancy is the designer of the highly popular Remembrance 2014 silver £5 proof coin, which also sold out last November.
Director of Commemorative Coin and Medals, Shane Bissett said, “The sound of Big Ben chiming in the Elizabeth Tower is one which is synonymous with Britain for millions of British citizens and tourists alike, particularly on New Year’s Eve. We thought that this British icon was a fitting choice for the nation’s first £100 for £100 coin, and that the New Year would be a fitting time to reveal it. We are pleased to confirm that we have now sold out of this coin, and have been thrilled with the fantastic feedback and unprecedented interest from our customers and the UK general public.”