2009 King Henry VIII Piedfort £5 Five Pound Silver Proof Coin PCGS PR69 DCAM
2009 Royal Mint King Henry VIII 500th Anniversary. Weight: 56.56 Grams / Diameter: 38.61mm. Issue Limit: 4,009 Worldwide. Presentation: Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as PR69 DCAM. The reverse designed by John Bergdahl who was inspired by the majestic standing portrait of Henry by Hans Hollis. In the portrait, which is taken from a contemporary work by Holgein, Henry is shown standing before a frieze of roses in the'antique' style much favoured in the carvings and tapestries of the period. He is presented within a petal shaped device used frequently to frame portraits on medieval coins. The cipher HR (Henry Rex) is taken from an elaborately engraved gun barrel of the time and all is enclosed within a rope border representing the Royal Navy cipher. The obverse design in the stunning 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 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. Why is a Certified coin a better investment? PCGS & NGC are the main two impartial Numismatic Grading Services in the world and is a guarantee that the coin is genuine and has been graded accurately and professionally. The sonically sealed solid plastic slabb is individually numbered so that the details of the coin(s) can be verified on a central database, and is also tamperproof.
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- Certification: PCGS
- Modified Item: No
- Denomination: Crown
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Royal Mint: King Henry VIII
- Year: 2009
- Grade: PR 69
- Composition: Silver
- Fineness: 0.925
- Piedfort £5 Silver Proof Coin: PCGS PR69 DCAM
- Country/Region: England