Friday, May 19, 2006

2006 Channel Islands £5 Silver Proof

The British Royal Mint has announced the very splendid handsome crown piece set for the Channel Islands.

Side by side, the three handsome crown pieces from the three Channel Islands display the three first coin portraits of the Queen, a decorative banner surrounding each one displaying 21 April 2006 as the Queen's 80th birthday. The current royal effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley features on the obverse of all three. Alderney authorizing its use for the first time especially for the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations.

The 2006 Channel Islands £5 Silver Proof coins are struck to Proof quality in .925 sterling silver and would make a delightful numismatic tribute to the Queen.

For the first time ever the three coins bear matching obverses as Alderney has authorised the use of Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of the Queen.

There are just 5,000 sets issued, each coin having been taken from its individual issue limit of 10,000. The set is housed in a beautiful blue presentation case.

The 2006 Channel Islands £5 Silver Proof Crown Cameo Set costs just £119.95.

The 2006 Channel Islands £5 Silver Proof will make a fantastic addition to any coin enthusiasts collection!

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