Lot 3087: English Milled Coins - Elizabeth II - 1983 - 'Martini' Royal Mint Mule Two Pence Year Set
December 10, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Dated 1983 AD. A 'Martini' Royal Mint UK year set of eight coins comprising one pound, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p and 1/2p coins for 1983, contained as issued in a laminated card binder encapsulating the coins; the set includes the very rare mule twopence with the NEW PENCE legend reverse in error. S. 4236A. 99.23 grams, case 15 x 15cm. . The mule 'NEW PENCE' reverse for the twopence of 1983 was a rare example of a Royal Mint error in striking some two pence coins that year with the wrong reverse type. These mule coins were only issued in a small number of the year sets sponsored by Martini (any examples of single coins being offered are those that have been removed from year sets).
Condition Report: Uncirculated, as issued; slight rubbing to card case corners. Very rare.