Elizabeth II, 2001 Gold Proof "Marconi Telegraph" Two Pounds NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2001 Gold Proof "Marconi Telegraph" Two Pounds.
15.98g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 14.64 of 24ct/pure gold). Celebrating the centenary of Guglielmo Marconi's trans-Atlantic telegraph. Obverse: ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF (Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith). Fourth portrait of Elizabeth II, crowned with the 'girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara', IRB below truncation for designer Ian Rank-Broadley. Reverse: 2001, TWO POUNDS, representation of Marconi's successful transatlantic wireless transmission of 1901, Re below for designer Robert Evans. Mint State/Proof FDC.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF70 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 5878556-022.
References: S. K11, KM #1014b