Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square – four very British Icons – are famous symbols of outstanding British design, engineering and culture. Two of The Royal Mint’s talented engravers, Laura Clancy and Glyn Davies, have captured these familiar sights with a new perspective. Their designs have an impressionistic feel, depicting the icons through the eyes of the visitor, obscured by the everyday – weather, crowds or location. These stunning silver Proof coins have been colour-printed using trichromatic techniques to enhance the designs, highlighting wet-weather scenes or adding the touch of sunshine to a statue.
The four crown-sized coins – larger than any circulating coin with an impressive diameter of over 36 millimetres – are presented and protected in an elegant Royal Mint case. A stylishly designed booklet reveals the hidden story and interesting facts about each icon and reveals the designers’ inspirations. Unlike other mementoes these coins are official UK coins (confirmed by a Certificate of Authenticity) and make the perfect gift for those with in interest in Britain’s culture, history and architectural design or a great addition to any collection. Act quickly for there are only 3,500 sets to meet UK and international demand.