2017 Ascension Island 70 oz Silver Platinum Wedding Anniv Proof

2017 Ascension Island 70 oz Silver Platinum Wedding Anniv Proof

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Achieving a Platinum wedding anniversary which is equal to 70 years is an incredible feat and, in order to celebrate the Royal Couple’s milestone, Pobjoy Mint has produced one of their largest coins to date.

With a weight of 70 oz, this coin would make a beautiful centerpiece to any collection. Production is technically very demanding and each piece has been encrusted with 70 Diamonds (Total weight of 1 carat). Spot Gold plating has been applied to further highlight the beautiful jewels.

Coin Highlights:
  • Mintage of only 70 coins worldwide.
  • Contains 70 oz of fine Silver.
  • Comes housed in a high quality plastic capsule and then presented in a beautiful wooden box.
  • The serial number of this coin is number 22.
  • Obverse: Features a double effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II & His Royal Highness Price Phillip produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint. This is the first time a double effigy has been used for a coin.
  • Reverse: Features a portrait of the Royal Couple at The State Opening of Parliament.
  • Minted on behalf of Ascension Island by Pobjoy Mint.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2017 Ascension Island 70 oz Silver Platinum Wedding Anniversary coin to your cart today!

Each coin is hand finished in-house by a master craftsman and many hours are spent finishing each coin due to the fine attention to detail.

The State Opening of Parliament is a formal occasion which marks the beginning of a parliamentary session or after a general election. It is an elaborate ceremony which showcases British History, culture and politics during which The Queen wears the Parliament Robe of State and the Imperial State crown with all accompanying regalia. For over 500 years the Opening of Parliament has symbolized the unity of the Sovereign, the House of Lords & the House of Commons.

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together and have dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy. The couple first met at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939 when the Queen was just 13- years-old, and began exchanging letters before eventually becoming formally engaged in 1947, following the Queen’s 21st birthday. The royal pair married later in the same year and in November this year will celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary. The Monarch was crowned just five years after their wedding following the death of her father King George VI, who died aged only 56, and although the transition changed their lives forever, the couple have always approached their royal duties with a sense of humor and affection for each other that, over the decades, is testament to their enduring love.

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