§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why sterling silver Jubilee crowns dated 1977 are still being struck by the Royal Mint in midsummer 1978; and what consideration was given in this regard to the position of those who purchased such crowns during 1977.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies
The silver version of the Jubilee Crown is not still being struck, although production was continued into 1978 because the pressure of export and other essential work made it impossible to meet demand during Jubilee year. The total number struck is no greater than would have been produced in 1977 had capacity been available, and the position of those who purchased last year is therefore unaffected.