When Prince Charles announced his engagement to Lady Diana Spencer, Coincraft was the only company in the whole
world who managed to get out a medallion in the very short time allotted. But we even managed two different designs. When the informal bust design sold out, we had a second issue made with an informal dress. It is this
second and scarcer of the two with formal dress that we now offer you.
Steve found 45 of the formal bust engagement medallion in goldine when we moved.
They are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and really are difficult to find, we should know, we had them made in 1981.
We issued this medal was issued in 1981, and it was one of only two engagement medals that we issued at the time. The other one was one that we issued with informal portraits on it. The formal one has Prince Charles in a military uniform and Diana in cocktail dress. It is struck in Proof like cupro-nickel and the mintage was rather small. We just found 120 pieces in one of the vault rooms, having been put away for the past 38 years. I am going to offer them at what I think the original price was in 1981, but please remember that there are only 120 pieces available.
When Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, we issued a medal to honour the event. We did it with formal portraits of the couple and issued it in several different metals.
The ones on offer today are in cupro-nickel. The mintage was rather small, especially compared to the number of other medals and crowns that were issued worldwide. Steve found them in one of the vault rooms. I had completely forgotten about them. Supplies are limited.
This Half Sovereign sized gold medal was issued years ago by
Pobjoy Mint. It honours the H.M.S. Royal Sovereign, a ship
under King Charles II. On one side you have the ship (1637-1696)
and on the other side you have the bust of King Charles II. They are
struck in Proof hallmarked 9ct Gold. Each one comes with a Pobjoy
certificate in a plastic wallet, just the way they were issued.
I think they are beautiful pieces and one that I have not seen in
years and years. It was a limited edition all those years ago.