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Special royal commemoratives celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh

Special royal commemoratives celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh

On 20 November 2017, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh became the first British royal couple to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary. To commemorate this special and historic occasion we have released four collector coins – a 1oz silver proof, a 2oz gold proof, a 1/4oz gold proof and a 2oz platinum coin.

The Queen and Prince Philip first met when she was a girl of 13 at a family wedding in 1934. They met again in 1937, and again in 1939 after which they began exchanging letters.

Philip eventually proposed in 1946 at Balmoral when Elizabeth was 20 years of age and she accepted without consulting her parents, the King and Queen. Her father asked that they delay the formal announcement of the engagement until after her 21st birthday the following April.

The official engagement announcement was finally made on 9 July 1947, and was followed by a garden party the next day at Buckingham Palace to introduce the happy couple.

The Queen, then known as Princess Elizabeth, married the Duke of Edinburgh, known then as Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey in London at 11.30am on 20 November 1947. The wedding was attended by 2,000 guests and broadcast to 200 million radio listeners around the world.

The wedding reception was a breakfast held at Buckingham Palace in the Ball Supper Room. The couple received more than 2,500 wedding presents from around the world and approximately 10,000 telegrams of congratulations.

The royal nuptials added a welcome touch of glamour in post-World War II Britain when millions of people were still living in bomb-damaged cities and coping with food rations and coupons. The royal wedding was the first major event in Britain since the end of the war. However, the young Princess Elizabeth – mindful of the sacrifices being made by the people – used ration coupons to purchase the material for her wedding dress which was designed by the Court Designer, Sir Norman Hartnell.

Celebrate with silver, gold and platinum Australian commemorative coins

The reverse of each coin depicts the shield from the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom alongside the shield from the Coat of Arms of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The design also includes flowers from the floral emblems of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England, as well as St Edward’s Crown, the inscription 70TH ANNIVERSARY ROYAL WEDDING, the year-dates 1947-2017, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse of each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date and monetary denomination. These coins are issued as Australian legal tender with maximum mintages of only 5,000 of the 1oz silver, 350 of the 2oz gold, 750 of the 1/4oz gold and 250 of the 2oz platinum.

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The Queen’s big milestone that’s 25,568 days in the making

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrate 70 years of marriage on 20 November 2017. Or, to put it another way, 25,568 days. Or 613,632 hours. Or 36,817,920 minutes. The Queen and Prince Philip could have watched 409,000 football matches in the time they have been married. Or 708,000 episodes […]

Why platinum coins are the pinnacle for so many collectors…

…and why they’re so scarce Whilst Gold is the most popular of the precious metals, Platinum is much, much rarer, making it the preferred choice for coin collectors looking for something that very few people can own. How rare is Platinum? Very. So rare, in fact, that all of the Platinum ever mined could fit […]

$100 off the 2017 American Platinum Eagle!

Save $100 on a popular release while inventory lasts.

Hurry, only 100 coins available!

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer one of the biggest releases of the year from the U.S. Mint at a new, lower price. For a limited time, you can save $100 on the 2017-W Proof Platinum Eagle in its original government packaging.

2017-W 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Proof $100 GEM Proof in its Original Government Packaging

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, the U.S. Mint brought back the original reverse design from the very first Proof that was released in 1997.

This release is highly coveted by collectors. In fact, the Proof Platinum Eagle was sold out from the Mint in 2015 and 2016 and this year could sell out soon!

Our supplies are limited, and selling quickly. Take advantage of this discounted price and order one of the most coveted releases of the year at savings of $100.

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Pre-order 2017 Proof Platinum Eagles in exclusive labels and high grades!

2017-W Platinum Eagle Proofs have landed

Exclusive labels & impressive designations available!

First introduced in 1997, the Platinum American Eagle series quickly became one of the most revered releases within Numismatics.

This year, this premium series celebrates 20 years of pure patriotism and devout minting craftsmanship.

In a wonderful tribute to the strong beginning of the Platinum Eagle series, the U.S. Mint chose to again feature the original release’s reverse artwork. This is the first time this image has been seen on a Proof Platinum Eagle since the series debuted in 1997!

2017-W 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Proof $100 NGC PF70 UC Early Release Black Core Holder 20th Anniversary Label

As the U.S. Mint continues to expand its creative horizons to meet the demand of new collectors around the world, there has been rumors of the Platinum Eagle’s obverse design also changing in future releases. This could be the last year that former Chief Engraver, John Mercanti’s close-up image of Lady Liberty is featured!

The Proof Platinum Eagle has been a release that has captured the interest of thousands of collectors for the past 20 years.

2017-W 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Proof $100 NGC PF70 UC First Release 20th Anniversary Label

As your source for hundreds of releases with exclusive labels and impressive designations, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer a large assortment of 2017-W Platinum Eagle Proof coins for your collection.

With a limited mintage of just 10,000 coins, act now to secure your selection of 2017-W Platinum Eagle Proofs before it’s too late.

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United States Mint Releases 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin on July 6

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coins (product code 17EJ) on July 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The Mint made numismatic history on June 6, 1997, when it introduced its first legal tender American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of production of this coin, the Mint revived the original designs depicted on the coin. The obverse (heads) features the “Portrait of Liberty” design. Liberty looks to the future in this modern interpretation of an American icon, the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions include “LIBERTY,” “2017,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The reverse (tails) depicts an Eagle soaring above America. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “.9995 PLATINUM 1 OZ.,” and “$100.”

Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed lacquered presentation case with a 20th Anniversary Certificate of Authenticity.

Pricing for the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin will be based on the Mint’s pricing schedule for products containing platinum. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the 2017 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products” table. Click here for current pricing information.

The Mint will accept orders at its online catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) only. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit us online for information about shipping options. This product will not be sold at over-the-counter locations.

The mintage limit for this product will be 10,000 units with a household order limit of one.

For the first time in history: the Royal Mint releases a 10 oz. proof silver coin!

Perth Mint embraces challenge of crafting its most prestigious coin set yet

Perth Mint embraces challenge of crafting its most prestigious coin set yet

An essential aim for any proud organisation is to test its skills with the aim of surpassing all previous efforts. The Perth Mint has continuously challenged itself in order to extend its capabilities beyond the conventional. From a pioneering role in ‘colourisation’ and ‘gilding’ techniques, to casting our world record breaking One Tonne Gold Coin, we’ve never shied away from pushing the boundaries.

Recently, we created an innovative and prestigious range of iconic Australian coins combining pure precious metals with exceptionally rare pink diamonds from Western Australia’s Argyle Diamond Mine. Now, we’ve taken this stunning blend of natural treasures to a new level with the unveiling of The Australian Trilogy, possibly the most magnificent Australian Three-Coin Set ever created.

A never-to-be-repeated release with an official limited mintage of just one, the Trilogy combines three 2017 coins from our iconic Australian animal series. At one kilo apiece, the impressive releases are all large enough to fill the palm of your hand.

In the pursuit of perfection, up to 30 examples of each coin were struck before a process of scrupulous inspection and rejection resulted in three supreme choices (and the melting pot for those discarded).

With immaculate clarity and crispness, their appearance is instantly arresting. There’s a surprise, too – unprecedented combinations of metal and design mean the Australian Kookaburra is made from 9999 gold; the Australian Kangaroo from 9995 platinum; and the Australian Koala from a delightful shade of 22 carat rose gold.

Each masterpiece attains the truly spectacular with the inclusion of a carefully selected fancy coloured diamond within the design. Breathtakingly beautiful, these marvels of nature are so incredibly uncommon that less than a fistful see the light of day each year. The most valuable and sought after diamonds in the world, they’re exquisitely honed by the world’s most acclaimed cutters and polishers.

Respectively, Trilogy coins feature a round brilliant cut 0.47 carat Fancy Deep Purple-Pink; an emerald cut 0.46 carat Fancy Dark Gray-Violet; and an emerald cut 0.58 carat Fancy Intense Pink.

Even with the Mint’s extensive expertise, setting the stones was cause for significant nervousness. With much time and effort dedicated to producing coins with the highest quality finishes, it was alarming to think that one slip of a beading tool the whole project would be compromised.

The finest diamond setter, specially flown to Perth from Singapore, was entrusted to handset the fabulous gems. A collective intake of breath followed by an anxious wait was richly rewarded, however, when our expert craftsman completed the demanding procedure with immaculate precision.

The vision for The Australian Trilogy was the ultimate set of pink diamond adorned coins yet created. A shining example of what is achievable when creative, artistic and artisanal skills are united in the pursuit of perfection, we believe that as an unquestionable highlight of Australian precious collectables it has raised the bar once more.

With a recommended retail price of AUD 1.8 million, The Australian Trilogy can be viewed at The Perth Mint throughout June. Buyers are invited to contact Shop staff or call (+61 8) 9421 7376 for further information.

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The Australian Trilogy – incredible one-of-a-kind coin collection

The Perth Mint‘s most precious metals – gold, platinum and rose gold – and the rarest pink and violet diamonds exclusively sourced fom the Argyle Diamond Mine, converge to form three spectacular one kilo coins.