HC Deb 24 June 1992 vol 210 c226W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Her Majesty's Government plan to issue any new commemorative coins.

Mr. Lamont

Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve my recommendation that a £2 coin be issued featuring a special design to commemorate the tercentenary of the Bank of England in 1994. It is not intended that the coin should go into general circulation, although standard versions will be available at most banks and post offices at face value, and special collectors' versions will be issued in precious metal and base metal.