Tuesday, May 03, 2011

£40,000 Solid Gold Kilo Coin Marks Royal Wedding

The Royal Mint has created a unique piece of Royal Wedding history like no other. Only 40 of the 22 carat gold ‘kilo’* coins, featuring a traditional portrait of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, have been struck at its site in Llantrisant, South Wales. Made from a kilogram of solid gold and selling for £40,000, it is the first time in the Royal Mint’s 1,000 year history that kilo coins have been made to celebrate a Royal Wedding day. Making them amongst the most expensive, rare and exclusive items to commemorate the Royal Wedding.

Each kilo coin is 10 centimetres in diameter, nearly four and a half times the size of a standard £1 coin. Produced individually and finished by hand, the Alderney coins have a face value of £1,000, which is five hundred times greater than the highest value coin in circulation – the £2 coin.

In addition, 200 pure silver kilo coins have also been produced. With a face value of . . .

Full story at: The Royal Mint

1 comment:

Carl said...

£40,000 each shame the engraving looks awful...