Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "EU Presidency" Piedfort Fifty Pence NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "EU Presidency" Piedfort Fifty Pence.
31g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 28.39g of 24ct/pure gold). Celebrating the British Presidency of European Council of Ministers. Obverse: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D 2009 (Elizabeth II 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: 1992 - 1993 50 PENCE, A conference table seen from above, around which are arranged twelve chairs for the Council of Ministers. The United Kingdom is prominently represented at the head of the table with the table itself showing twelve stars, symbols of the European Community, MMD above ‘PENCE’ for designer Mary Milner Dickens. Mint State/Proof FDC.
First issued in in 1993, this coin was reissued in 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fifty pence. These piedfort coins of this series were limited to a mintage of only 40 coins.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF69 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6381893-004.
References: S. H22.