The English Royal family takes part in the Maundy ceremonies since the XIII Century. As it was typical for them to give some coins to the poor, from 1670 on, the Royal Mint hammers especial sets of four coins for this religious event known as “Maundy Money“. The number of Maundy sets issued varies from one year to another, but in most years there are fewer than 2,000 complete sets.
Many English collectors demand Maundy sets as they are easy to collect and they can be tracked back to 1670. Almost all the dates are relatively easy to find and their price is affordable. Hence, it can be fun to collect Maundy sets although they may not be the best investment.