Issuing Country: United Kingdom. 925 Sterling Silver with 24 Carat Gold Plating. Quality: Silver Proof Piedfort. Issue Limit: 3,497 Worldwide. Presented: In Original Royal Mint Deluxe Box with it’s Certificate of Authenticity. 925 Sterling Silver to commemorate the XVII Commonwealth Games. The reverse is the work of artist and sculptor Matthew Bonaccorsi, a skilled member of the Royal Mint engraving team, whose design was the winning entry in a competition. Representing celebration, victory and sportsmanship it shows a moving figure holding aloft a banner, the top of which is divided into lines, symbolising the lanes of a running track or swimming pool. There are four versions of the coin, one for each of the participating teams from the United Kingdom. They are featured in turn, by their colour flags appearing in cameo. The obverse design is Ian Rank Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. 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. The item “2002 Commonwealth Games Piedfort £2 Two Pound Silver Proof 4 Coin Set Box Coa” 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.
- Year of Issue: 2002
- Number of Pieces: 4
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Royal Mint: Boxed with Certificate
- Commonwealth Games: Piedfort Silver Proof 4 Coin Set
- Year: 2002