SALE - 2011 $15 ULTRA HIGH RELIEF STERLING SILVER COIN - H.R.H. PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES
Crafted in the ultra-high relief of ancient medallic art.
Rarely does a coin feature a royal effigy on both sides, but every coin in this magnificent series does. Each portrait has the raised edges normally seen on a sculpted military medal. Its ultra-high relief has been achieved by striking the coin an impressive four times followed by extensive refining and polishing—an intense hand-crafted process that produces a unique finish for each coin.
The agreeable disposition of the Princes of Wales is unmistakable in three skilfully-crafted portraits, each one a remarkable likeness of Prince Harry, Prince William and The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles).
H.R.H. Prince William of Wales
Prince William was born on June 21, 1982 and baptized Prince William Arthur Philip Louis. As second in line to the British Throne, Prince William attends a number of important royal occasions such as Trooping the Colour and Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph.
A legacy to last the ages.
More than any other monarchy, the British Royal Family is arguably the most visible and best known worldwide and has played a significant role in British life for centuries.
Throughout, the continuity of the crown has been of paramount importance, every king and queen contributing to the adaptability that has enabled their institution to survive. Today, the monarch’s role is vastly different from that of earlier sovereigns but it is woven with the strong threads of history; past glories that have the power to evoke a powerful sense of emotion and affection in a modern world.
- Mintage Limited to 10000 coins worldwide
- Composition 92.5 % silver, 7.5 % copper
- Finish proof-like
- Weight (g) 25.18
- Diameter (mm) 36.15
- Edge plain
- Certificate serialized
- Face value15 dollars
- Artist Laurie McGaw (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)