Friday, February 09, 2007

Diamond Wedding Silver Coins

The Royal Mint has announced the launch of a series of Diamond Wedding Anniversary Collection silver coins to pay tribute to the Queen and Prince Philip, as they celebrate their Diamond Wedding anniversary in November this year. This stunning collection of eighteen coins, authorised by a selection of countries of the Commonwealth are struck in sterling .925 silver to Proof quality and feature reverse designs specifically created to reflect both their official and personal lives.

According to the British Royal Mint, "The first coin in the collection features a beautiful reverse design of the royal couple of their wedding day and is available to you now at a special introductory price of just £19.95 – a saving of £25 since the remaining coins will be priced at £44.95 and will be sent to you automatically one every 28 days until you have received all eighteen coins."

"This magnificent silver Proof collection includes the official United Kingdom Diamond Wedding Crown with its reverse design of the rose window at Westminster Abbey by Emma Noble, and Ian Rank-Broadley’s conjoint portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip on the obverse."

"With the exception of the Diamond Wedding Crown, the other seventeen coins are hexagonal in shape – a first for the Royal Mint – the six sides representing the six decades of their married. The intermittent smooth and milled edge also includes sixty mills, again reflecting their sixty years together."

Only 30,000 Wedding Day coins will be struck from which just 15,000 collections will be made available for worldwide demand. Accompanying the collection is A highly-polished wood-veneer case worth £100 sent FREE with the 6th coin in the collection.

There is also A FREE reprint of the original Wedding Day issue of The Times accompanying the 2nd coin and a FREE 384-page paperback book entitled ‘Philip and Elizabeth – Portrait of a Royal Marriage’ by Gyles Brandreth, retailing at £7.95, will be sent with the 4th coin

A fully illustrated and informative Story card, guaranteeing the specifications and issue limits, also accompanies each coin and a Certificate of Ownership completes the collection.

The first coin is costs £19.95 and the balance will be £44.95 each.

The diamond wedding anniversary collection of silver coins is somewhat of a landmark in British silver coins and will make a valuable addition to any coin collection

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