Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "Normandy Invasion" Piedfort Fifty Pence NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof "Normandy Invasion" Piedfort Fifty Pence.
31g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 28.39g of 24ct/pure gold). Celebrating 50th anniversary of Normandy Invasion. Obverse: ELIZABETH II D G REG 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: Design representing the Allied invasion force of landing craft and aircraft heading for Normandy, filling the sea and sky, JM in waves for designer John Mills. Mint State/Proof FDC.
First issued in 1994, this coin was reissued in 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fifty pence. The piedfort coins of this series were each limited to a mintage of only 40 coins.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF70 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6381893-010.
References: S. H23.