Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Princess Diana 10th Anniversary £10 Silver Proof

The British Royal Mint has struck a spectacularly sterling silver Proof coin for the Channel Island of Alderney, the Princess Diana 10th Anniversary £10 Silver Proof on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

This coin, along with three other silver coins, The 5 Pound Silver Proof crown and a 10th Anniversary £1 Gold Proof form a historic collection of coins for coin enthusiasts everywhere.

Very few living in the last few years will ever forget 'The People's Princess'. Her goal in life had been 'to help the most vulnerable people in society' and her beauty, kindness, charm and compassion for the young, the needy, the sick and the elderly combined to make her one of the most beloved humanitarian figures in the world.

Struck in .925 sterling silver to impeccable Proof quality, and with an impressive diameter of 65 millimetres, this ten-pound coin features a reverse design by Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn of the Princess holding a baby comfortable and secure in her arms.

Encircling the portrait is the inscription 'THE LEGACY OF A UNIQUE WOMAN', together with the denomination 'TEN POUNDS'. Her name ‘Diana’, placed in script beside her portrait, completes this highly emotive design.

Just 1,500 ten-pound silver Proof coins will be struck to satisfy worldwide demand and will be available from mid-July.

A royalty from the sale of each commemorative coin will be donated to the children's charity, Barnardo's, in memory of Diana who was President of the organization from 1984 to 1996.

Specifications include:
A limited issue of just 1500 coins
Measures 65 millimetres in diameter
Struck in .925 sterling silver
Produced to exacting Proof quality
Features on the reverse a portrait of Diana, reflecting her caring nature, by Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn
Includes the inscription ‘THE LEGACY OF A UNIQUE WOMAN’
Ian Rank-Broadley's acclaimed portrait of the Queen graces the obverse
Cost is: £245.00
Code: DI65SP

The coin is beautifully displayed in an elegant presentation case and will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Chief Executive of the Royal Mint.

A royalty from the sale of each coin will be donated to Barnardo's

The memory of Diana, Princess of Wales is still cherished by millions worldwide and will make this Princess Diana 10th Anniversary £10 Silver Proof coin highly sought after and the perfect memento for those who loved and admired her.