Comes with Royal Mint Certificates of Authenticity. A Piedfort is an unusually thick coin, often exactly twice the normal weight and thickness of other coins. Piedforts are not normally circulated, and are only struck for presentation purposes by mint officials (such as patterns), or for collectors, dignitaries, and other VIPs. The word is commonly misspelled as “Piefort”. Piedfort coins were first recorded in France and Great Britain during the Middle Ages. The first British Piedforts were silver pennies bearing the design of Edward II. It is believed that Piedfort coins were minted to show engravers in different parts of the country how to design the coins. Britain stopped routinely minting Piedforts in 1588. Subsequently they were minted as prestigious gifts for kings and noblemen. SEE Cowell coins ITEMS FOR MORE COINS. The item “2003 UK 3 COIN 925/1000 SILVER PROOF 50p, £1 & £2 PIEDFORT COLLECTION Box&COA” is in sale since Sunday, November 9, 2014. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Commemorative Coins\2000s”. The seller is “cowell-coins” and is located in Ashford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year of Issue: 2003
- Number of Pieces: 3
- Modified Item: No
- Denomination: £2 £1 50p
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Country of Origin: Great Britain