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2008 Prince Charles 60th Birthday £5 Crown Piedfort Silver Proof

UKPC60PF 2008 Prince Charles 60th Birthday £5 Crown Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed
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This commemorative piedfort coin celebrates the sixtieth birthday of Prince Charles. The son of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles was born on 14 November 1948 and was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969 when he was 21. He is currently the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. The reverse of this piece shows a right-facing portrait of the Prince with the inscription ‘THE PRINCE OF WALES’ above and the words ‘ICH DIEN’ below (‘I serve’ in German). The effigy is the work of sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley who also crafted the fourth official coinage portrait of Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II which appears on the obverse of this .925 sterling silver coin. Edge inscription: ‘SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY’. Face value: Five Pounds. Total weight: 56.56 grams. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Offered in its original presentation box and capsule from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity confirming that this piece is from a limited edition presentation of 1,088.
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Obverse

Fourth official coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D'. 'FIVE POUNDS' below.

Reverse

Portrait of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, facing right, by Ian Rank-Broadley. Above: 'THE PRINCE OF WALES,' dates to either side, below: 'ICH DIEN' below.

Specification

Double-weight piedfort coin. 56.56 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Edge inscription: 'SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY'. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

This piedfort coin is from a limited edition presentation of 1,088. It's offered in its original box from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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