Crafting History in Art: Exclusive Interview with Steve Wyse – The Creative Mind Behind The History of British Railways £2 Sets

Prepare to be transported into the world of artistic ingenuity as we present a captivating interview with Steve Wyse, an esteemed Honorary Member of the Guild of Railway Artists. Join us in exploring the creative process, inspiration, and meticulous attention to detail that culminated in the exquisite designs gracing the freshly minted History of British Railways £2 Sets, creating a bridge between history and numismatic art.

Tracing Tracks: Unveiling the History of British Railways BU and Silver £2 Coin Sets

In the annals of British history, the year 1923 marks a pivotal moment that reshaped the nation’s railway landscape forever. A convergence of 120 regional railway companies gave rise to four prominent entities, as a result of the Railway Act of 1921.

Now, in a splendid tribute to this transformative event, special Brilliant Uncirculated and Silver Proof £2 Coin sets have been issued.

This extraordinary coin collection stands as a tribute to an era when steam and steel connected cities, fuelled the Industrial Revolution, and united the kingdom.

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Each gleaming £2 coin encapsulates the essence of a bygone era, immortalising five of the most iconic locomotives that once traversed the British countryside. Encased in special presentation packs, these coins are elevated by the artistic brilliance of Steve Wyse, an Honorary Member of the Guild of Railway Artists. Through his skillful renderings, the spirit of each locomotive comes alive, inviting you to relive the golden age of rail travel.

But for those who seek the pinnacle of numismatic excellence, we invite you to take a step further. Behold the History of British Railways Silver Proof £2 Coin Set—a masterpiece that merges history, artistry, and exclusivity.

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Image showcasing the five Silver Proof £2 Coins, struck from Sterling Silver with selective 24ct gold-plating.

Limited to just 295 sets worldwide and meticulously struck from Sterling Silver, each coin has been crafted with precision and minted to perfection. These sterling silver coins are a stunning homage to the railway heritage.

Each coin is a portal to the past, an ode to innovation, and a salute to the journeys that shaped a nation. Choose your piece of history and become a guardian of the tracks that connect the past to the present.

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Wren’s Wonders in Precious Metal: The Captivating Sir Christopher Wren £5 Coin Range

Step into the world of architectural brilliance with the all-new Sir Christopher Wren £5 coin range. This remarkable collection pays homage to the visionary architect and encompasses a diverse set of offerings that will leave enthusiasts and collectors alike in awe. From the meticulously crafted Proof £5 coin to the elegant Silver Proof £5, the substantial Silver Proof 5oz, and the opulent Gold Proof £5, this range showcases the mastery of design.

Step into history with the Proof £5 Sir Christopher Wren coin, a limited edition masterpiece of only 4995 pieces. This coin features a compilation of Wren’s iconic buildings, from the majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral to the elegant Royal Observatory.

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Sir Christopher Wren Proof £5 featuring a compilation of Wren’s most well-known buildings.

Continuing our journey through architectural history, the Silver Proof £5 Sir Christopher Wren coin takes us deeper into the genius of this visionary. Limited to just 995 pieces, this coin is a testament to Wren’s legacy. What sets it apart is the meticulous selective 24-carat gold plating, which highlights the intricate details of Wren’s iconic designs, building upon the foundation set by the  Proof £5 coin.

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The Sir Christopher Wren Silver Proof £5 coin struck from Sterling Silver, featuring selective 24 carat gold plating to enhance the smallest details of the design.

Dive deeper into architectural splendor with the Silver Proof 5oz Sir Christopher Wren coin. With a limited release of just 100 coins, this edition is a true masterpiece of inclusivity. Building on the foundation laid by its predecessors, this coin boasts a substantial 65mm diameter, allowing for an even more intricate portrayal of Wren’s masterpieces.

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The Sir Christopher Wren Silver Proof 5oz Coin struck from 5oz of Pure Silver, featured next to a UK 10p to appreciate its substantial 65mm diameter.

And now, the pinnacle of the collection awaits: the Sir Christopher Wren Gold Proof £5 coin. Limited to just 50 pieces and struck from 24-carat gold, this coin is the epitome of opulence and prestige. Each glint of gold reflects the depth of his legacy, a limited treasure that captures the essence of his architectural marvels in every stroke.

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The Sir Christopher Wren Gold Proof £5 coin struck from 24 carat gold.

Embrace the legacy of Sir Christopher Wren through this remarkable coin collection. Whether you’re an avid collector or a history enthusiast, these coins offer a tangible connection to the past. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Wren’s genius.

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Displaying the range of Sir Christopher Wren Coins. From left to right: Silver Proof £5, Proof £5, Silver Proof 5oz, and the Gold Proof £5 Coin.

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Introducing the SUPERSIZE commemorative issued to celebrate King Charles III’s Inaugural Trooping the Colour ceremony

On the 17th June, next Saturday, His Majesty’s FIRST Trooping the Colour celebrations will take place on Horse Guards Parade.

King Charles III will be taking the salute and will hold the appointment of Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiments of Household Division in a ceremony that will be watched by millions of people all across the world.

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Trooping the Colour, London, June 2013.
Image Credit: Corporal Paul Shaw/MOD.

To commemorate this historic event, a SUPERSIZE 100mm Inaugural Trooping the Colour Bronze Medal has been issued for release.

Weighing in at nearly half a kilogram, the impressive 100mm diameter ensures that the remarkable detail and superbly illustrated design by talented artist Jean-Michel Girard can be appreciated to full capacity.

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The Supersize 100mm Trooping the Colour Commemorative shown in hand.

The medal features specially commissioned artwork that depicts the 7 regiments in the King’s Household Division:

  • The Life Guards
  • Blues and Royals
  • The Grenadier Guards
  • The Coldstream Guards
  • The Scots Guards
  • The Irish Guards
  • The Welsh Guards
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The obverse of the medal features the famous Magnae Britanniae design, completed with Antique Finish.

The medal has been issued with a strict edition limit of ONLY 495 worldwide, therefore many collectors will miss out of owning one of these masterpieces.

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Trooping the Colour 100mm Bronze medal packaged in a special floating box. Edition Limit only 495.

This stunning SUPERSIZE commemorative is a true masterpiece and emphasizes the grandeur of the occasion it represents.

With ONLY 495 available worldwide, you must ACT NOW to secure yours and own a piece of history at exceptional value.

Click here to make one of The Inaugural Trooping the Colour 100mm Medals yours now for just £59.99 (+p&p) >>