The Ultimate Farewell to Pounds, Shillings & Pence Coin and Stamp Coll
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The Farewell to Pounds, Shillings & Pence Coin and Stamp Collection

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The Farewell to Pounds, Shillings & Pence Coin and Stamp Collection

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Decimalisation this year, you can now own the Ultimate Farewell to Pounds, Shillings, and Pence Coin and Stamp collection. Limited to JUST 125, this pre-decimal collection is a fantastic tribute to the ‘Decimal Day’ and the biggest change to UK currency in history.

Includes The Royal Mint Proof Set issued in 1970

Every year The Royal Mint has issued a limited edition annual proof set with coins issued during that year. They are incredibly difficult to get hold of – each coin is struck to the very highest standard proof finish using highly polished blanks and specially prepared dies.

We have worked with suppliers for months to build up a small number of historic Proof Sets issued in 1970 by The Royal Mint. What’s special about this proof set however, is that it features Pre-Decimal coins. These pre-decimal coins were never issued for circulation in 1970, so to find any with a 1970 date is almost unheard of!

Set alongside some very special stamps…

Just 125 of these Proof Sets have been set aside to be included in this collection. Each one has been paired with the 1970 High Value Definitive stamps, sometimes called “Machins” they represent the first Decimal stamps to be issued in the same year as the 1970 Proof Set, and are still produced today. As the first of their kind, they are the perfect accompaniment to commemorate the switch over. 

Limited Edition: JUST 125 Available

If you would like to be just one of 125 collectors WORLDWIDE to commemorate the anniversary with this very special collection, you’ll need to act fast. The tiny edition limit, and the popularity of this theme among collectors is sure to mean that these sets will be in significantly high demand.

You can secure yours today with a deposit of JUST £25.00 (+p&p), followed by four further interest free instalments of the same amount. And don’t forget, you’ll be fully covered by our 30 Day guarantee. 

Click add to basket now to secure yours before it’s too late.

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Price £125.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Includes:
  • UK 1970 Royal Mint Pre-Decimal Proof Set:
  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 1970
  • Coins Included: Half Penny, Penny, Threepence, English and Scottish Shilling,
  • Sixpence, Two Shilling/Florin, Half Crown
  • Obverse:Mary Gillick
  • Reverse: Various
  • Finish: Proof
  • NB: Due to the age of this set, coins may be subject to some toning.
  • Machin 1970 Stamps: 10p, 20p, and 50p
  • Issued: June 1970.

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.