Weight: 24.00 Grams / Diameter: 28.40mm. 925 Sterling Silver with 24 Carat Gold Plating. Issue Limit: 3,000 Worldwide. Presentation: Boxed with it's Certificate of Authenticity.
In 2008 to commemorate the Olympic Games Handover from Beijing to London the Royal Mint released a Limited Issue Piedfort solid. The reverse is symbolic of the end of the Olympic Games in Beijing and the start of the Thirtieth Olympiad in London designed by the Royal Mint Engraving Team. The obverse design is the stunning portriat of Her Majesty 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 twelfth 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. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\2000s". The seller is "thelondoncoincompany" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped worldwide.