Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof Piedfort Fifty Pence NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof Piedfort Fifty Pence.
31g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 28.39g of 24ct/pure gold). Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union and presidency of the Council of Ministers. Obverse: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D 2009 (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 of twelve stars representing the 12 members of the European Union, JM to left for designer John Mills. Mint State/Proof FDC.
First struck in 1998, this coin was restruck in 2009 to commorate 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. 6135547-008.
References: S. H9.