In 2010 the Royal Mint issued this lovely Piedfort Silver Proof London one pound coin, as part of a four coin series, featuring the capital cities of out four nations which make up the United Kingdom.
London is one of the world’s great cities, it is home to our British Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and of course HM the Queen Elizabeth II
London’s history stretches back over two millennia to the early Roman Settlement of Londinium.
The reverse of the coin designed by Stuart Devlin, features the coat of arms belonging to the City of London Corporation – ‘Square Mile’ presided over by the Lord Mayor of London. the coat of arms is used because each London Borough has its own coat of arms of arms, there is currently no single heraldic emblem for London in the normal sense.
This lovely Silver Proof Piedfort coin, is twice the thickness of a standard coin, so is nice and chunky
The obverse features HM Queen Elizabeth , designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The coin comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity and box.
Denomination: One Pound
Metal: .925 Silver
Weight: 19 Grams