«The Fascination of Gold»

United Kingdom of Great Britain, Medal 1980

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United Kingdom of Great Britain, Medal 1980 (obverse) United Kingdom of Great Britain, Medal 1980 (reverse)

To commemorate the 80th birthday of "Queen Mum" in 1980, the royal family gave authority to issue 5,000 sterling silver medals; a further 2,000 medals were issued in gold. A numbered certificate warranted the genuineness of each of these medals. The golden medal shown here – a donation by a friend of the MoneyMuseum – bears the number 408.

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