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.
In 1981 when Charles and Diana got married, the Royal Mint was experimenting with a new finish for their coins. They call them Brilliant Uncirculated but experienced numismatists know that they are better so they call them what they are, specimens. They are Prooflike, the surfaces are clear of any imperfections and they are just better condition than any coin you will find in your change. These Crowns come in a full colour bubble pack showing the engaged couple with Diana in her famous blue dress. Inside they outline the history of the House of Windsor and show St. Pauls. It has been some time since we last had any of these bubble pack crowns and with the current interest in decimal coins, these should be quite popular.