"The Mini is 50" - coin series

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"The Mini is 50" - coin series

Beitrag von Kai » 10. März 2009 22:58

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The Royal Mint is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Britain’s most iconic cars, the Mini, with a £10 Proof coin in sterling silver. Measuring 65 millimetres in diameter, the coin’s reverse design features a side-view image of the classic Mini, created by David Cornell FRSA, FRBS, which includes a full colour Union flag on the roof.

* Measures a spectacular 65 millimetres in diameter

* Features the design of the Mini with the Union flag on its roof in full colour

* Includes the inscription ‘50th Anniversary of the first Mini’

* Coin collectors and Mini enthusiasts alike will love this coin

* Housed in a black presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

* An issue limit of 500 has been authorised for this coin.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mini with the impressive £10 silver Proof coin from the Royal Mint. Mini enthusiasts will love receiving this coin as a memento of a special occasion. Coin collectors too will want to add this spectacular coin to their collection.
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Re: "The Mini is 50" - coin series

Beitrag von Kai » 10. März 2009 22:59

First produced in 1959, the Mini soon became Britain’s most popular car, enjoying its heyday in the Swinging Sixties. Now, five decades on, the Mini is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Especially for the occasion, the Royal Mint has produced a collection of four £5 Proof coins in sterling silver featuring exceptional designs by artist and sculptor David Cornell FRSA, FRBS and Royal Mint engraver Kerry Jones.

* Struck in sterling silver to Proof quality

* Designs represent the various aspects of the Mini including its Motorsport success, its 60s influence and the unique characteristics of Sir Alec Issigonis’ revolutionary design

* Enhanced by the use of colour in the production process with red and pink used for the flowers on the Carnaby Street design

* Housed in a black presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

* Just 2,000 collections will be available to satisfy worldwide demand.

The 2009 50th Anniversary of the Mini £5 Four-Coin Silver Proof Collection is the ideal memento of a very British celebration produced by a very British institution ? the Royal Mint. The four coins form a superb record of the history of the Mini from its unique design features, the Swinging Sixties, its Motorsport success and the 50th anniversary celebrations.
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Beitrag von Kai » 10. März 2009 23:00

Spanning half a century, the life of Britain’s most iconic car, the Mini, is being celebrated with the striking of a £1 gold coin. Each coin features a design on its reverse specially created for the 50th anniversary - a side-view image of the classic Mini, created by David Cornell FRSA, FRBS. The obverse bears the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

* Struck to Proof quality in .999 fine gold

* Features an inscription which reads ‘50th Anniversary of the first Mini’

* Housed in a walnut-veneer presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

* Limited edition of just 5,000.

Celebrate this very British anniversary with the 2009 50th Anniversary of the Mini £1 Gold Proof Coin. This affordable gold coin will make an interesting gift not just for coin collectors but also Mini lovers.
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Beitrag von Kai » 10. März 2009 23:01

The Royal Mint has produced a cupro-nickel £5 coin to Brilliant Uncirculated standard ? a higher quality of minting than the coins in your pocket ? especially for the 50th anniversary of the Mini. The coin features on its reverse a side-view image of Sir Alec Issigonis’ classic Mini, created by David Cornell FRSA, FRBS, and is housed within an illustrated presentation folder.

* Features a design with an inscription which reads ‘50th Anniversary of the first Mini’

* Coin collectors and Mini enthusiasts alike will love this coin

* Housed in a specially designed pack telling the outstanding story of the Mini and its development through the decades

* Just 50,000 coin packs will be produced for worldwide distribution.

The 2009 50th Anniversary of the Mini £5 Coin Pack captures the style of the Swinging Sixties and is the ideal gift for friends and family who perhaps once owned or still drive a classic Mini as a memento of the 50th anniversary celebrations.
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Re: "The Mini is 50" - coin series

Beitrag von Kai » 10. März 2009 23:03

In 2009 the most iconic of British cars, the Mini, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The unique and revolutionary design by Alec Issigonis influenced a generation of carmakers. Over 50 million Minis have been sold worldwide and many ‘classic’ versions are still on the road and loved by their owners. To celebrate this very British anniversary, the Royal Mint has produced a £5 Proof coin in sterling silver and features on its reverse a side-view image of the classic Mini, created by David Cornell FRSA, FRBS.

* Struck in sterling silver to the highest quality of minting

* Features a design specially created for this anniversary with an inscription which reads ‘50th Anniversary of the first Mini’

* Coin collectors and Mini enthusiasts alike will love this coin

* Housed in a black presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity telling the extraordinary story of the Mini and its quirky design features

* Just 2,000 coin collectors and Mini lovers worldwide will be able to own this edition of the silver Proof coin.

The 2009 50th Anniversary of the Mini £5 Silver Proof Coin will make an interesting gift not just for coin collectors but also for Mini enthusiasts. Join in the 50 years of the Mini celebrations by owning this silver coin specially created for the occasion.
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Beitrag von Kai » 13. Juli 2009 20:21

Two exceptional designs have been chosen to highlight 50 years of the Mini. The coin designs feature the extraordinary characteristics of the Mini and its influence and colourful presence during the 60s complete with a commemorative design. As a finishing touch the Carnaby Street Proof coin in this charming set is highlighted in glorious colour. Struck in sterling silver to Proof quality, the coins are presented in a black presentation case and come with an illustrated and informative Certificate of Authenticity confirming the worldwide limited edition of just 1,000.

* Limited edition of 1,000 sets will be made available

* Features selective colour printing on the Carnaby Street coin where decorative flowers appear on the door and bonnet of the Mini

* Complete with colourful booklet which tells the outstanding 50-year history of this iconic car and its quirky design features

* Beautifully displayed in a stylish black presentation case.

The 2009 50th Anniversary of the Mini Two-Coin Set, produced for the Channel Island of Alderney, is the ideal gift for friends and family who perhaps once owned or still drive a classic Mini as a memento of the 50th anniversary celebrations
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Re: "The Mini is 50" - coin series

Beitrag von Kai » 13. Juli 2009 20:23

Celebrate 50 years of the Mini with the Carnaby Street coin. With a strict worldwide limited edition of 2,000, this £5 Proof coin has been struck in sterling silver and features on its reverse the revolutionary Mini highlighted with red and pink flowers. The obverse bears a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Displayed in an attractive presentation case each coin comes complete with a colourful Certificate of Authenticity which tells the extraordinary story of the Mini and its importance in lifestyle during the Swinging Sixties.

* Only 2,000 of these beautiful silver Proof coins will be made available

* Includes selective colour printing on the door and bonnet of the car with two decorative flowers

* A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin.

As a gift?
A perfect gift for anyone celebrating a special occasion this year but especially for those with a passion for the quirky little Mini.
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Re: "The Mini is 50" - coin series

Beitrag von Kai » 13. Juli 2009 20:24

In 2009 the most iconic of British cars, the Mini, is celebrating its 50th anniversary for it was in 1959 that Alec Issigonis designed his economical car that very quickly became one of the most popular small cars in the world. Housed in a black presentation case and struck in sterling silver to exceptional Proof quality the reverse of the Anniversary Mini coin features a side-view image of the Mini, surrounded by the wording '50th Anniversary of the first Mini' by David Cornell. The roof of the car is emblazoned with colour to represent the Union flag. An informative Certificate of Authenticity telling the story of the Mini and its quirky design features and confirming the worldwide limited edition of 5,000 completes the presentation.

* Only 5,000 of these beautiful silver Proof coins will be made available

* Includes selective colour printing on the roof of the car

* A Certificate of Authenticity tells the outstanding 50-year history of this iconic car.

Anyone with a passion for driving or an interest in cars will adore this £5 coin. It also makes an ideal gift for the driver who has just passed his test.
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Beitrag von Kai » 13. Juli 2009 20:26

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of a great British classic, the Mini, the Royal Mint has struck a £5 coin for the Channel Island of Alderney. Struck in sterling silver to Proof quality, the £5 coin is presented in a stylish black display case and is accompanied by a beautifully designed Certificate of Authenticity giving the outstanding history of 50 years of this iconic car and confirming the worldwide limited edition of 2,000. Designed by Royal Mint Engraver Kerry Jones, the reverse of the coin depicts the unique characteristics of Sir Alec Issigonis’ design from four different angles.

* Only 2,000 will be made available

* Complete with a colourful and informative Certificate of Authenticity

* Beautifully displayed in a stylish black presentation case.

This outstanding coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first Mini and is a must have for all car enthusiasts especially those with a passion for classic cars.
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Re: "The Mini is 50" - coin series

Beitrag von Kai » 13. Juli 2009 20:27

This £5 Proof coin has been struck in sterling silver and features on its reverse a Rally Mini in action to highlight the Mini in Rallying and is part of the 50th birthday celebrations. Each crown-sized silver Proof coin is housed in a black presentation case and accompanied by a beautifully designed Certificate of Authenticity relaying the Mini’s success in Rallying and attesting to the limited edition of just 2,000.

* Only 2,000 Rally Mini coins will be made available

* The coin highlights the success of the Mini in rallying and is part of the 50th birthday celebrations

* Complete with full-colour Certificate of Authenticity

* Presented in a stylish black presentation case.

Anyone with a sense of adventure and fast cars would be thrilled to own one of these delightful Rally Mini coins, the perfect gift for any driver.
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