Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Royal Mint Issues Extremely Limited Edition £5 Concorde Gold Coin

Arriving near the end of 2008, this exquisite gold coin was issued from the British Royal Mint to commemorate 5 years since the British Airways fleet of Concorde aircraft was decommissioned. What makes this release so incredibly special, apart from the stunning design and packaging, is the fact that only 250 coins have been struck - making this one of the most limited edition gold coins on the planet!

Alderney 2008 £5 Concorde Gold Proof

Creating keen interest across the world coin buying market, this beautifully designed tribute to one of the greatest periods in aviation history is superbly struck from over one ounce of 22 carat gold, to the exacting proof standards of the Royal Mint.

British Airways, one of the most trusted names in avionics, started flying Concords as part of their executive fleet back in 1969. From that time the unique design, luxurious standards and supersonic travel have captivated travellers and aviation enthusiasts the world over. The fleet was in service for 34 years before the final flight, from New York to London, flew on October 24, 2003, thereby ending an era in airline travel we are unlikely to see again.

Featuring an intricately detailed technical design of the Concorde on the reverse side, along with a silhouette showcasing the unique delta-wing shape and representation of the Concorde's famous supersonic speed and sonic boom, this captivating gold coin is further enhanced by the elegant walnut-veneer official Royal Mint presentation case that perfectly displays such a fine example of numismatic creativity. Accompanying the coin and case is a specially designed, individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity, confirming the extremely low mintage of just 250 coins world-wide.

A fine addition to the Royal Mint's already impressive catalogue of high quality gold proof coins in low mintages, the Alderney 2008 £5 Concorde Gold Proof weighs in at a massive 39.94 grams of 22 carat gold, across a 38.61mm flan that perfectly showcases the wonderfully detailed designs created by the expert sculptors at the Royal Mint.

Sure to draw interest from gold coin collectors as well as aviation memorabilia collectors, Euro Collections International currently has only a handful of these unique precious metal issues available to offer. With no chance of replenishment upon an assured sell-out due to such a low mintage, this means that discerning collectors must get in quick to avoid disappointment. With the price sure to rise on the secondary market, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a truly unique legal tender keepsake to the most captivating passenger airplane ever to grace our skies, at the exclusive ECI price of just US$1797.00

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