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Jamaica, 50 Dollars 1995 Gold Proof FDC. Reverse: The Wedding of Elizabeth and Philip 1947

£310.00
Jamaica, 50 Dollars 1995 Gold Proof FDC. Reverse: The Wedding of Elizabeth and Philip 1947. Obv: National Coat of Arms, date below. Metal: Gold 583/1000. 14 carat Gold. Weight: 7.8 grams. Size: 25mm quite a large coin considering the UK Gold Sovereign is only 22mm. GRADE: Gold Proof FDC Issued by the British Royal Mint, with certificate of authenticity. Invoice indicates collector paid £150 in 1998, and gold as doubled in value since then. NOTES ON REVERSE: On November 20, 1947, Princess Elizabeth, heir to the British throne, was married to her second cousin, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. The 21 year-old Princess wore an ivory satin dress designed by Norman Hartnell. It was encrusted with pearls and crystals and embroidered with flowers. She wore a circle of diamonds, from which hung her veil. For the nation it was a wonderful chance to forget the austerity of those post-war years, and many thousands had slept out the previous night to be sure of a good view of the glittering wedding procession. Some 2,500 official guests packed Westminster Abbey for the simple ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, which was broadcast live on BBC radio. The gilt carriage carried the newlyweds back to Buckingham Palace, before going to Broadlands in Hampshire for their honeymoon. GRADE: Gold Proof in Box with Certificate, FDC.
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Stock no 62606

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