The Fourth Portrait –

Final Editions BU Set

  • One of the last sets to feature the fourth definitive portrait of The Queen
  • Just 75,000 sets available
  • Struck in base metal, finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • With a certificate that authenticates this very special edition

A farewell to The Queen’s fourth definitive coinage portrait

A vintage year – captured on the coins of 2015

The changing of a coinage portrait is a momentous occasion, where we say goodbye to one era and welcome a new chapter for Her Majesty The Queen. These are such exciting times for our coins and for the nation, one that you will want to mark in style. Or perhaps you would like to introduce someone to the world of coin collecting? There could be no better time, and this ‘last edition’ set of the United Kingdom’s circulating coins – all bearing Ian Rank-Broadley’s familiar fourth portrait of Her Majesty, and all dated 2015 as a reminder of this vintage year – are a perfect memento of the occasion.

This is the first in a two-part series celebrating this significant occasion, it will be followed by a second set of the UK’s coins but this time with the new, fifth portrait, to be revealed on the 2ndMarch 2015. Your second set will be supplied along with a stylish case that has space to house both collections together, along with a booklet that explores the process of introducing a new portrait, revisits the previous portraits and reveals our special links with The Queen. These sets will be popular with collector and those wishing to secure a piece of British history, order yours before the last is struck.

About the set

2015 will be a vintage year for the coinage of the United Kingdom, a rare moment in time that brings one era to a close and begins a new chapter. A fifth definitive coinage portrait of The Queen replaces the realistic image, captured by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, that has become so familiar to us all on our coins. The nation will watch in earnest as the new effigy is unveiled. Many will wish to secure a memento of this event, with one of the final issues of the coins that bear the fourth portrait, before the last is struck.

With coins struck in their circulating alloys, this set comprises the definitive coins of the United Kingdom, from the 1p to the £2, each adorned with the familiar fourth definitive portrait of Her Majesty. Just 75,000 of these special final edition sets are available, finished to our freshly minted Brilliant Uncirculated standard, showcasing the faithful likeness first captured in 1998. Be a part of this momentous occasion in the history of coinage, the monarchy and the United Kingdom, by securing your special final edition set.

The celebrated fourth coinage effigy has, just like the lady it represents, seen many historic events since its introduction. From poignant personal moments, such as the death of The Queen’s own mother, to joyous occasions, including the birth of her first great-grandson, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. Since 1998, when the portrait was introduced, the world has changed dramatically, with a global economic crisis, the election of America’s first African American President and the introduction of social media. During this time, the nation has celebrated the Golden and Diamond Jubilees of The Queen’s Coronation, as she has matured before our eyes.

The changing of a coinage portrait is a rare occasion – throughout the 62-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, there have been only four previous definitive effigies on the coins we use every day. As the time comes to mark this new chapter for The Queen and her nation’s coinage, we are offering one last opportunity to own the fourth portrait on these final edition coins.

2015 £2 Coin

Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel - Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Bruce Rushin
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

2015 £1 Coin

Denomination £1
Alloy Nickel Brass
Weight 9.50g
Diameter 22.50mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2015

2015 50p Coin

Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2015

2015 20p Coin

Denomination 20p
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 5.00g
Diameter 21.40mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

2015 10p Coin

Denomination 10p
Alloy Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 6.50g
Diameter 24.50mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2015

2015 5p Coin

Denomination 5p
Alloy Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 3.25g
Diameter 18.00mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

2015 2p Coin

Denomination 2p
Alloy Copper-plated steel
Weight 7.13g
Diameter 25.91mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

2015 1p Coin

Denomination 1p
Alloy Copper-plated steel
Weight 3.56g
Diameter 20.32mm
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
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