§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is now in a position to give further information about the proposed Crown piece to be struck to commemorate the Queen's Silver Wedding anniversary.
§ Mr. Nott
Yes. Her Majesty yesterday made a Proclamation under the Coinage Act, 1971, giving details of this coin, and I have arranged for examples to be placed 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 20th November. 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.