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Sapphire Coronation 2018 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

  • The first ever sapphire anniversary of a British royal coronation
  • A double-thickness silver coin to mark this royal milestone
  • Piedfort coins have traditional connections to royal celebrations
  • Features an exclusive new design by Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor
  • Every detail captured in The Royal Mint’s Proof quality
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of just 1,953 struck in sterling silver
Price: £155.00
  • In Stock
  • Delivery within 3 to 5 working days.
  • Product code: UK18SCPF
  • Limited Edition Presentation: 1953

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A Remarkable Reign: 65 Years of Duty and Devotion

A royal year of celebration in 2018 continues with a very important anniversary. Having become our longest reigning monarch in 2015 and celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016, the remarkable reign of Her Majesty The Queen presents another historic milestone as we mark the 65th anniversary of her coronation. 

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to reach such a milestone, and the occasion demands a fitting celebration. Two designs and a limited edition range of coins have been created especially for the occasion, available in versions from a Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin to a gold Proof kilo coin.

A Stately Piedfort for a Remarkable Reign

Her Majesty The Queen acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, a date that will always be tinged with sadness as it is the day her father, George VI, passed away. It placed a young, private princess into the spotlight, while beginning a period of respectful mourning that also allowed for preparations to be made for her coronation. 16 months later, 2 June 1953 was a day full of colour and celebration, a ray of light that seemed to illuminate the shift from post-war austerity to a new era of optimism.

The 65th anniversary of this significant chapter in the story of our monarchy deserves a fitting celebration, and a piedfort coin is perfect for the occasion. Once the preferred gift of royalty to esteemed guests, today these double-thickness coins are issued to celebrate important occasions. Struck in sterling silver, the coin’s Proof finish enhances every detail of the Royal Standard, which forms the focus of Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor’s exclusive new design. Just 1,953 coins are available, each presented in a Royal Mint case with a booklet that reveals more on the story of the coronation and Stephen Taylor’s design.

Sapphire Coronation 2018 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 2000
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 56.56g
Diameter 38.91mm
Reverse Designer Stephen Taylor
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription Shine through the Ages
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Silver

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