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Why buy this Silver Proof 2019 Great Britain Tower of London Legend of the Raven Piedfort?
This Legends of the Raven Piedfort is the first issue in a new series celebrating one of Great Britain's most important landmarks, the Tower of London. The Tower has stood as an imposing edifice on the banks of the Thames River for a millennium, and its walls tell fascinating stories. One such story is the legend of the ravens, of which six always live at the Tower. The Ravenmaster tends to them, as legend has it, if the ravens leave, it will foretell the collapse of the kingdom. This piedfort pays homage to that legend. It was struck from 56.56 g of .925 sterling silver at the Royal Mint, and it bears a unique Tower mint mark. This is the first time that this mint mark has ever been used.
Striking Raven Design by Glyn Davies
The obverse bears Jody Clark's right-side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. She dons her Royal Diamond Diadem, which she wore at her coronation. Her name and an abbreviation of her Latin title, "ELIZABETH II D G REG F D" (Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) join the coin's face value, "5 POUNDS," on the rim.
On the reverse, a raven stands proudly against the backdrop of the Tower. Its head is turned to give the holder a fantastic view of it. "TOWER OF LONDON" is inscribed along the rim, and the new Tower mint mark is set in the lower right.
Beautiful GEM Proof with Original Government Packaging
This piedfort is in GEM Proof condition and comes in its original government packaging. That packaging includes a sleek black display box and a booklet that tells the story behind the legend of the ravens.
Add this Great Britain 2019 Silver Proof Tower of London Legend of the Raven Piedfort to you collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Packaging:||Original Mint Packaging|
|Weight in Grams:||56.56 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1.8185 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Perching Raven|