The government and treasury of Ascension Island have issued the 2017 Ascension Island Silver 70 oz Platinum Wedding Anniversary coin to celebrate the Royal Couple’s Platinum Wedding anniversary. Pobjoy Mint has produced this coin with an exclusive approval from HM Queen Elizabeth to feature a dual-effigy of herself and HRH Prince Philip , the Duke of Edinburgh together on this incredible coin. In November 1947 following the Queen’s 21st birthday, the royal pair married and since then HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together. Achieving a Platinum wedding anniversary is an incredible achievement and in order to celebrate the Royal Couple’s milestone, Pobjoy Mint has produced one of largest coins to date.
This stunning 70oz coin made of .999 fine Silver with gold plating with a diameter of 130mm. 70 glistening diamonds – a total Weight of 1 Carat, are carefully inlayed on each coin. The reverse of the coin features a portrait of the Royal Couple at The State Opening of Parliament. Gold plating has been used to highlight certain pieces of jewelry worn by the Royal couple and studded with 70 glistening diamonds. The obverse features a dual-effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip together. This beautiful 70 ounces (2.177 kilograms) coin is minted and hand-finished by the Pobjoy Mint, with a very limited mintage of 70 coins worldwide. The coins are presented in a nique presentation box with numbered Certificate of Authority.
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