Five Pound Platinum Horatio Nelson
|Country: Great Britain
||Year issue: 2005
||Sale date: 2012-02-03
Rare coin 2005 year issue - Great Britain. "Rare 2005 Royal Mint Horatio Nelson 200th Anniversary Piedfort GBP 5 Five Pound Platinum Proof 3oz Coin. Issuing Country: United Kingdom. Metal: Solid .999 fine Platinum. Weight: 94.20 Grams / Diameter: 38.61mm.
Quality: Platinum Proof. Issue Limit: 200 Worldwide. In 2005, to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Horatio Nelsons death the Royal Mint have struck a very Limited Issue solid fine 999 Platinum Proof Piedfort Five Pound Crown Coin. The reverse is a portrait of Horatio Nelson in the uniform of Vice Admiral by James Butler and the obverse is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley.
Piedforts are coins which have been specially struck on thicker than normal blanks. As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelvth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces. In Britain the practise of striking piedforts is later and less frequent, but medieval and Tudor examples are known.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks." Coin price 03 February 2012 6850 *.
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