§ Mr. Haynes
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many gold coins and 684W of what denominations are being struck by the Royal Mint in the current year; and how members of the public may obtain these coins.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
The Royal Mint is continually seeking and obtaining orders for coin throughout the world and it is, therefore, not possible to state how many gold coins will be struck in the current year.
The following United Kingdom gold coins are to be issued by the Royal Mint this year: bullion sovereigns, proof half sovereigns, proof sovereigns, and, as part of a four-coin boxed set, proof £2 and £5 gold pieces. Bullion sovereigns can be obtained through banks, bullion dealers and certain coin dealers. Details of the marketing arrangements for United Kingdom proof gold coins can be obtained from the Royal Mint Numismatic Bureau, PO Box 9, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, CF7 8YT.