Platinum Wedding 2017 5 Platinum Proof Piedfort Coin

Platinum Wedding 2017

UK £5 Platinum Proof Piedfort Coin

  • Struck in 999.5 platinum
  • A double-thickness Piedfort coin – twice the weight of a standard £5 coin
  • The first combined portrait of The Queen and Prince Philip on an official UK coin for ten years
  • The only official UK coin collection to mark this personal celebration
  • Comes with an exclusive book from 1947, containing details and beautiful photographs from the special day*

A Platinum Tribute to 70 years of Love and Loyalty

In July 1947 an official announcement confirmed the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. The photographs taken at Buckingham Palace show Philip in a smart, naval suit and Princess Elizabeth wearing an elegant engagement ring. It featured square cut diamonds taken from Philip’s mother’s tiara, set in precious platinum. 

Platinum has been part of this royal love story from the beginning, so it makes a fitting tribute on their 70th wedding anniversary. This Piedfort coin’s double thickness creates an impressive setting for Etienne Millner’s combined portrait on its obverse. The reverse features John Bergdahl’s double shield design, depicting the heraldic lineage of the two families that became entwined when the couple married.

*This nostalgic gift is a reproduction of the book released in 1947, containing details and beautiful photographs from the special day. The book will only accompany the platinum Piedfort, gold and silver kilo, and gold five-ounce editions of the Platinum Wedding Anniversary coins purchased directly from The Royal Mint. While stocks last

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 125
Alloy Platinum 0.9995
Weight 94.20g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Etienne Millner
Quality Proof
Year 2017
Pure Metal Type Platinum

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