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Why purchase this First Releases 2018 Great Britain 50p Paddington Bear Colorized Silver GEM Proof?
This proof represents the second release of a two coin series issued by The Royal Mint of Great Britain celebrating the 60th Anniversary of author Michael Bond's Paddington Bear character. The exceptional seven-sided 2018 colorized Paddington Bear proof measures 27.30 mm in diameter, struck from 8 grams of .925 fine silver (Sterling), with a mintage limit of 75,000.
Charming Colorized Paddington Bear Design
Designed by artist David Knapton, the reverse depicts Paddington wearing his signature blue overcoat and red hat while excitedly waving the Union Jack flag, with the facade of Buckingham Palace dominating the background.
The obverse, created by Jody Clark, features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscribed "ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. F.D., 50 PENCE, 2018."
Certified First Releases GEM Proof with Exclusive Big Ben Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has determined that this 2018 Great Britain Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace 8 g Silver Proof coin is in GEM Proof condition, possessing the outstanding strike and surface characteristics equivalent to a coin awarded a Sheldon Scale grade of 65 or higher. The First Releases designation indicates that the coin was submitted for grading within the first thirty days of release. The colorized proof is sonically sealed in a NGC protective holder with a special certification label designed exclusively for ModernCoinMart depicting Big Ben.
Don't hesitate to add this colorized silver GEM Proof featuring Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace to your collection of commemorative treasures!
This 2018 Great Britain Paddington Bear - At Buckingham Palace 8 g Silver Proof 50p Coin NGC GEM Proof FR Exclusive Big Ben Label is proudly minted by the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint boasts over 1000 years of experience. Today it strikes coins and medals for over 50 countries each year.
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Big Ben Label|
|Display Weight:||8 g|
|Weight in Grams:||8 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2572 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Paddington at Buckingham Palace|
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