A Platinum Celebration of 70 Years of Marriage

“To have fallen in love completely and unreservedly makes all one’s personal troubles and even the world’s seem small and petty.” Written by Philip in 1946, these words demonstrate the strength of his love for Princess Elizabeth, which inspired him when designing her engagement ring. Diamonds from his mother’s tiara were set in platinum and The Queen still wears the ring to this day.

Platinum has a symbolic role in the royal couple’s story. This quarter-ounce platinum coin’s Proof finish emphasises every detail of two new designs created to mark their 70th wedding anniversary. Etienne Millner’s combined portrait graces the obverse, while John Bergdahl’s double shield design features the heraldic lineage of the two families that became entwined when the couple married.

Specification

Platinum Wedding 2017 UK Quarter Ounce Platinum Proof Coin

Specification Value
Maximum Coin Mintage 1500
Alloy Platinum 0.9995
Weight 7.85g
Diameter 20.00mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Etienne Millner
Quality Proof
Year 2017
Pure Metal Type Platinum
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