Pobjoy Mint marks royal wedding anniversary on coin

Ultra high relief silver coin part of platinum anniversary celebration
By , Coin World
Published : 12/31/18
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Coin collectors might just do a double take after viewing the Pobjoy Mint’s new ultra high relief Proof silver $10 coin from the British Virgin Islands.

The coin, which celebrates the platinum wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, features dual portraits of the royal couple on both sides of the coin.

The obverse shows the couple facing to the right with the queen’s portrait overlapping that of her husband. This side has a standard level of relief.

The reverse depicts the couple facing to the left with the queen once again appearing the most prominently. This side has also been given a dished effect to emphasize the double portrait further. 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together and have dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy. 

The couple became formally engaged in 1947, following Elizabeth’s 21st birthday in 1947. The royal pair married later in the same year and in November this year celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary. 

The .999 fine silver coin contains 2 ounces of silver (62.21 grams) and measures 38.6 millimeters in diameter.

The coin has a mintage limit of 650 pieces and retails for $219 each.

To order the coin, visit the firm’s website.

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