Elizabeth II (1952-), silver Maundy set, 1978, Four, Three, Two and One New Pence, each with young laureate head of Queen right, legend and beaded border surrounding, +ELIZABETH.II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA. F:D: rev. crowned mark of value with date either side all within oak wreath (ESC 2595; S.4211). Mint state with light toning, housed in original dated square case.

The official Maundy sets were given by the Queen at Carlisle Cathedral in 1978, they are the only current coins issued in sterling silver. The mintage for all four denominations for 1978 would produce 1,178 Maundy sets.


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