Issuing Country: United Kingdom. Weight: 24.00 Grams / Diameter: 28.40mm. Quality: Silver Proof Piedfort. Issue Limit: 1,356 Worldwide. Presented: Original Royal Mint Box Booklet and Certificate of Authenticity. The reverse designed by Aaron West depicts his inspiration of the Great Fire of London while the obverse features the stunning Fifth Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. 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 “2016 Great Fire of London Piedfort £2 Two Pound Silver Proof Coin 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.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Year: 2016
- Featured Refinements: Silver Proof Coin
- Royal Mint: Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary
- Piedfort Silver Proof £2: Boxed with Certificate