Buckingham Palace Featured on Final Coin from Landmarks of Britain Series

19 Dec 2018  Wed

APMEX released the fourth and final coin in The Royal Mint’s Landmarks of Britain series, featuring the Buckingham Palace. Like other coins of the series, the 1 oz .999 fine Silver Buckingham Palace coin has a diameter of 38.61 mm and a face value of £2. The obverse features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, created by designer Jody Clark with the common guilloche background. The unique aspect about the reverse designs in this series is that they do not feature straight-on shots of the locations, but a tourist’s perspective. An angled street view of Buckingham Palace is featured on the latest coin.

Other residencies were present at the grounds of Buckingham Palace. A house for the first Duke of Buckingham and Normanby was built in 1703. This structure is the architectural core of the current palace. In 1761, the palace was sold to King George III and was used as the Queen’s private retreat. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace in 1837. From then onwards, the palace remained the most important royal residence and monarch’s administrative headquarters. It is the seventh-largest royal residence in the world. The palace attracts almost half a million visitors every year, making it one of the most visited royal residencies of the world.

The three coins which were earlier released in the series featured popular destinations such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.

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