2016 ASC Gold 1 Crown Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday w/Diamonds

2016 ASC Gold 1 Crown Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday w/Diamonds

Featuring stunning craftsmanship, this coin celebrates The Queen's 90th birthday and includes three glistening diamonds!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Comes in an acrylic capsule and is presented in an original mint box.
  • Mintage of only 62 coins.
  • Obverse: Carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features a double side portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, one showing Her Majesty as a Young Queen with the portrait in the foreground showing a more current image of Her Majesty. The High Relief design includes three glistening diamonds set into the Queen's crown with 0.015 ctw.
  • Guaranteed by the Ascension Island Government.

Celebrate this milestone with the Queen! Add this 2016 Ascension Island Gold 1 Crown Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday w/Diamonds coin to your cart today!

The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday on April 21st, and there are plenty of celebrations to mark the monarch's milestone day. From pageants and street parties to a very special television program featuring members of the royal family, a number of commemorative events have been arranged that are fit for a Queen.

The issue limit has been set to 600 for the special Patron’s Lunch. Representatives of 600 charities of which the Queen is Patron have been invited.

The Pobjoy Mint has been a leader in innovative coin design and craftsmanship for more than 50 years. Derek Pobjoy started the private mint in 1965, coming from a background in jewelry. The first coins minted were commemorative Sterling Silver and Gold coins in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, which launched the mint into becoming a huge success.

The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.

Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.

The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.

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