HC Deb 14 February 1983 vol 37 c8W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will arrange for the minting of special commemorative £1 coins to mark the issue of this new coin.

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

Yes. Her Majesty made a Proclamation on 11 February 1983 under the Coinage Act 1971 giving details of two such coins. One will be a silver proof version and the other will be a silver piedfort version also struck to proof standards. They will be available by mail order direct from the Royal Mint. The price and date of issue will be announced later by the Royal Mint.