Monday, February 6, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Silver Coins

If you want to buy silver coins, the Pobjoy mint has just announced a series of silver coins to celebrate the Diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II who has reigned now for 60 years. Almost as long as Queen Victoria (who reigned 63 and a half years until her death in 1901 at the ripe old age of 81) years)
The Pobjoy Mint has announced the issue of 12 new coins on behalf of Ascension Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Isle of Man and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Each coin features an image from her Majesty’s life.

Ascension Island
- A portrait of the Princess Elizabeth with the infant Prince Charles in her arms 1948
- Features a portrait of Her Majesty following her Accession in 1952.

British Indian Ocean Territory
- Design features a portrait of Her Majesty and Princess Margaret as children on a rocking horse.
- Depicts Her Majesty and H. M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

British Virgin Islands
- Features a portrait of Her Majesty in her Golden Jubilee Year
- Shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II mounted on horseback for the Trooping the Colour Ceremony.

Falkland Islands
- Features a portrait of Princess Elizabeth in the uniform of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards
- Design is of a portrait of Her Majesty in her robes as the Sovereign of the Order of the Garter.

Isle of Man
- A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on a State visit to Canada in 2010
- Features an image of Her Majesty at her Coronation
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

- Depicts Her Majesty on Christmas Day in 2009
- Image of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the infant Princess Elizabeth.

All coins have been approved by Buckingham Palace. Each coin features a unique double effigy of the Queen on the obverse. The first effigy is an up to date portrait of Her Majesty, the second is based on a portrait by Mary Gillick that first appeared on the obverse of coins at the start of her reign. The coins are produced in Proof Sterling Silver and Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, with each precious metal coin struck four times to give a stunning proof finish.

Here is a list of the silver coins available:

Ascension Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee 2 Coin Proof Sterling Silver Set £115.83
Ascension Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Infant Charles Proof Sterling Silver £58.29
Ascension Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Young Portrait Proof Sterling Silver £58.29

British Indian Ocean Territories 2012 Diamond Jubliee 2 Coin Proof Sterling Silver Set £115.83
British Indian Ocean Territories 2012 Diamond Jubliee Rocking Horse Proof Sterling Silver £58.29
British Indian Ocean Territories 2012 Diamond Jubliee With Queen Mother Proof Sterling Silver £58.29
British Virgin Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee 2 Coin Proof Sterling Silver Set £115.83
British Virgin Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Golden Jubilee Portrait Proof Sterling Silver £58.29
British Virgin Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Trooping the Colour Fine Silver 12gm £45.79
British Virgin Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Trooping the Colour Proof Sterling Silver £58.29

Falkland Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee 2 Coin Proof Sterling Silver Set £119.00
Falkland Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Grenadier Guards Proof Sterling Silver £59.95
Falkland Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Order of the Garter Proof Sterling Silver £59.95

Isle of Man 2012 Diamond Jubilee 2 Coin Proof Sterling Silver Set £115.83
Isle of Man 2012 Diamond Jubilee Coronation Fine Silver 12gm £45.79
Isle of Man 2012 Diamond Jubilee Coronation Proof Sterling Silver £58.29
Isle of Man 2012 Diamond Jubilee Visit to Canada Proof Sterling Silver £58.29

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee 2 Coin Proof Sterling Silver Set £115.83
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee Christmas Day Proof Sterling Silver £58.29
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2012 Diamond Jubilee With Mother Proof Sterling Silver £58.29

No information is given on the silver content of each coin or of the weight and size.

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