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Why purchase this 2018 Great Britain Silver Proof featuring Paddington Bear?
The character named Paddington Bear first appeared in British author Michael Bond's 1958 illustrated children's book titled, "A Bear Called Paddington." The Royal Mint is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the book's release with two coin designs dedicated to the popular bear. This first release depicts the bear as he sat in Paddington Station wearing a "Please Look After This Bear" tag. Mintage of the selectively colorized proof struck from 8 grams of .925 fine silver is limited to 75,000.
Paddington Bear in Beautiful Color
The reverse by David Knapton depicts Paddington at the train station seated on his suitcase wearing a red hat and blue jacket. The obverse, created by Jody Clark, features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, bordered by the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. F.D., 50 PENCE, 2018."
Flawless Ultra Cameo Proof 70 with Exclusive Big Ben Label
The designation of Ultra Cameo (UC) describes the high degree of visual contrast between the raised textured elements and the polished mirrored fields of the proof. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this 2018 Great Britain Paddington Bear at Paddington Station 8 g Silver Proof coin their highest grade of Proof 70. The perfectly struck proof is encapsulated in a NGC holder, which includes ModernCoinMart's exclusive Big Ben themed certification label.
Don't miss the chance to add this enchanting silver proof honoring the 60th Anniversary of Paddington Bear to your collection! Place the perfectly graded proof in your cart now!
|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 Paddington Station|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Jody Clark|
Few people have had as much of an influence on coinage and numismatics as Queen Elizabeth II. Her face has been present on the obverse of commonwealth coins all over the world for over 60 years. Explore the history and influence of her Majesty in numismatics.