asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are now in a position to give further information about the proposed crown piece to be struck to commemorate The Queen's Silver Wedding.2138WA
My Lords, Her Majesty yesterday made a Proclamation under the Coinage Act 1971 giving details of this coin, and I have arranged for examples to be exhibited in the Library.
It is proposed to strike two versions; one in cupro-nickel and one in sterling silver. The cupro-nickel version will be of normal coinage standard, and will be available from banks at face value from November 20. The silver version will be a proof coin, individually packed in a presentation case and available only by direct mail order from the Royal Mint at a price of £5.75, including postage. Information on how to order these proof coins will be announced in the Press.
House adjourned at eleven minutes past six o'clock.