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2018 British Indian Ocean Territory Sapphire Coronation - Lion & Unicorn Silver Proof £2 Coin NGC PF69 UC Early Release

2018 British Indian Ocean Territory Sapphire Coronation - Lion & Unicorn Silver Proof £2 Coin NGC PF69 UC ER
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Why add this 2018 Sapphire Coronation: Lion and Unicorn Silver Proof to your collection?

2018 marks the Sapphire (65th) Anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This stunning proof coin produced by the Pobjoy Mint in commemoration of the milestone features the images of a lion and unicorn, symbols associated with the monarchy since 1603. The 38.6 mm diameter coin is struck for issue by the British Indian Ocean Territory from .925 fine silver, with a mintage limited to only 2,000.

Symbolic Lion and Unicorn Design

The reverse illustrates a crown symbol above a lion and unicorn resting in a field scattered with an English Rose, a Scottish Thistle, a Welsh Daffodil and a Northern Irish Shamrock. Inscribed "1953," "H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II," "2018" and "TWO POUNDS."

The obverse depicts the Pobjoy Mint's exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II encircled by the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II," "2018" and "BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY."

Gorgeous Early Releases Proof 69 Ultra Cameo

This 2018 British Indian Ocean Territory Sapphire Coronation: Lion and Unicorn 1 oz. Silver Proof is graded a nearly flawless Proof 69 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The £2 coin has also earned the designation of Ultra Cameo (UC) for the extraordinary quality of its frosted and mirrored surfaces, and the high degree of contrast between them. The proof carries the Early Releases label, indicating that the coin was received by NGC within the first thirty days of release.

This exciting celebration of the Queen's Sapphire Coronation belongs in your collection!


Year of Issue:2018
Mint:Pobjoy Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF69
Designation:UC
Release Type:Early Releases
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.925
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:28.28 g
Weight in Ounces:0.9092 oz
Diameter:38.6 mm
Country:British Indian Ocean Territory
Legal Tender:British Indian Ocean Territory
Currency:Pound
Denomination:2
Mintage:2,000
Obverse Design:Queen Elizabeth II Portrait
Reverse Design:Lion & Unicorn at Rest