1997 UK Coin £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Three Lions

Original price was: £70.00.Current price is: £35.00.

  • Manufacturer: Royal Mint
  • Issuing Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 1997
  • Monarch: Elizabeth II (1971 – Present)
  • Series / Ranges: Three Lions of England
  • Denomination: £1
  • Metal: Silver
  • Purity: .925
  • Metal Content: 0.565 Troy Ounce
  • Weight: 19.00 Grams
  • Diameter: 22.50mm
  • Quality: Silver Proof Piedfort
  • Issue Limit: 10,000 Worldwide
  • Presentation: Boxed with Certificate

Out of stock

Email when stock available


In 1997 the Royal Mint released a very special Limited Issue Piedfort £1 One Pound Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .925 Sterling Silver.

The reverse, designed by Norman Sillman, depicts Three Lions of England, passant guardant and the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Raphael Maklouf.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.

Piedforts are coins which have been specially struck on thicker than normal blanks.
As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelfth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces.
In Britain the practice of striking piedforts is later and less frequent, but medieval and Tudor examples are known.


  • Limited Mintage 10,000 Worldwide
  • Piedfort Double the Thickness and Weight of its Standard Counterpart
  • Finished to Royal Mint’s Proof Quality in Solid .925 Sterling Silver
  • Royal Mint Boxed with Certificate of Authenticity

Additional information

Weight 400 g



1981 – 1990


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “1997 UK Coin £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Three Lions”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like…