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The Definitive Britannia 2015 United Kingdom £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin – Mintage: 2,000 and not 1,000 as Previously Stated on The Royal Mint Website

The Definitive Britannia 2015 United Kingdom £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin is a beautiful coin to state the least, but The Royal Mint has now added an ugliness to it by messing about with the coin’s maximum mintage figure.

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The Royal Mint has increased the mintage of the mentioned coin to 2000 on their website, while it previously clearly stated on the relevant product page that the “Maximum Coin Mintage” will be 1000. One can understand that room should be left for human error, but they have made the change without giving any explanation or offering any apology whatsoever. This was at least true at the time of publication.

It would have been in the best interest of all if The Royal Mint had chosen to explain the change and offer an apology to coin collectors through a public press release in a timely manner, especially those who have already placed orders for the coin. It should therefore not come as a surprise if coin collectors, out of principal, decide to cancel orders for The Definitive Britannia 2015 United Kingdom £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin that were placed prior to the change. In fact, I won’t be surprised if some coin collectors choose not to do business with The Royal Mint again. 

Needless to say, messing about with the mintage figure of a coin is something that can take most coin collectors from zero to a 100 in a very short space of time, especially if there is an increase in mintage. In fact, it is a sure way of losing business, especially if it is done in a manner that is not serving public interest.