Elizabeth II, 2009 Gold Proof Piedfort Fifty Pence NGC PF70 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 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross. 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: FIFTY PENCE, soldier carrying a wounded comrade against a silhouette of the Victoria Cross, CD to bottom for designer Clive Duncan. Mint State/Proof FDC.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF70 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6135547-013.
First struck in 2006, 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.
References: S. H9.