Elizabeth II, 2003 Gold Proof "Menai Straits Bridge" Pattern One Pound NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2003 Gold Proof "Menai Straits Bridge" Pattern One Pound.
19.62g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 17.99 of 24ct/pure gold). Regional bridge series. Obverse: ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2003 (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: PATTERN, The Menai Bridge inside a border of railings and stanchions, EE on base left of centre for designer Edwina Ellis. Mint State/Proof FDC.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF70 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6135584-018.
References: S. J19A, KM #1051 var.
A pattern coin is a coin which has not been approved for release, but produced to evaluate a proposed coin design.