Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "NHS" Piedfort Fifty Pence NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "NHS" Piedfort Fifty Pence.
31g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 28.39g of 24ct/pure gold). Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Health Service. 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: NHS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY, A pair of hands set against a pattern of radiating lines, DC below for designer David Cornell. Mint State/Proof FDC.
First issued in 1998, 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 PF70 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6381893-009.
References: S. H10.