2009 Royal Mint Kew Gardens 250th Anniversary Chinese Pagoda Piedfort 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin. Weight: 16.00 Grams / Diameter: 27.30mm.Issue Limit: 2,967 Worldwide. Presented: Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as PR69 DCAM.
In 2009 to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens, the Royal Mint released a very Limited Edition Kew Gardens Piedfort 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin struck in solid. 925 Sterling Silver Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as PR69 DCAM.
The reverse, designed by Christopher Le Burns has chosen to feature Kew famous Chinese Pagoda. The obverse design is the stunning portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley. Piedforts are coins which have been especially struck on thicker than normal blanks. As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelfth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces. In Britain the practice 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. The item "2009 Royal Mint Kew Gardens Piedfort 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin PCGS PR69" is in sale since Thursday, August 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\2000s". The seller is "thelondoncoincompany" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.