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Vanuatu, 100 Vatu 1997 Gold Proof FDC. Reverse: Birth of Prince William and Queen Mother

Vanuatu, 100 Vatu 1997 Gold Proof FDC. Reverse: Birth of Prince William and Queen Mother. Obv: National 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. Krause value $185. KM#39. Invoice indicates collector paid £150 in 1999, and gold as doubled in value since then. NOTES ON REVERSE: The Birth of Prince William at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, some sixteen hours after his mother had been admitted, was a cause of great celebration. The Royal Family was elated; a future King and his father’s accession, the Duke of Cornwall, one of the largest land-owners in the country. An awesome destiny for any baby, but this one would not lack for guidance and support. Certainly in his early years the dependable figure of his great grandmother (still the family's focal point) would represent a well of wisdom and affection for him to draw on, as his father had before him. When she heard the news of the birth, she was at the airport about to embark on yet another in her tireless round of official engagements and her delight was obvious to see. As a mark of the regard in which she is held by the Prince of Wales, the christening at Buckingham Palace was planned for the 4th August 1982 - her 82nd birthday. GRADE: Gold Proof FDC as Issued by the Royal Mint with Certificate.
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