The 20th Anniversary of the death of Princess Diana continues to yield numismatic tributes. The latest come from Ascension Island courtesy of Pobjoy Mint. All bear a reverse design based on a single Princess Diana rose.
Three 38.6 mm versions of a one crown coin a have been issued. Top of the line is a 33.00 g .999 fine silver piece in which the rose has been engraved into a circular mother-of-pearl insert contained in the coin’s reverse. Mintage is 2107, of which 1,200 sold out immediately upon launch.
The same design is available struck directly into both a 20 g virenium flan and a piedfort containing 62.21 g .999 fine silver. (Virenium is a metallic alloy developed by Pobjoy in the 1970s consisting of 81 percent copper, 10 percent zinc and 9 percent nickel. It is similar to German or nickel silver.)
Mintages are 10,000 and 650, respectively.
A 1/2 crown piedfort struck in 1/2 oz .999 fine gold proved an instant sellout.
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World Coin News
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