Victoria & Albert BUSOD 200th Anniversary
11th November 2019 | Special Releases
This year, for the 200th anniversary of her birth, the Royal Mint celebrated Queen Victoria and the progress and achievements that came during her reign. But it is impossible to think of Victoria without Albert, such was his support and influence throughout their happy marriage. In history, they are inseparable and now the time has come to mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s birth.
On 24 May 2019 – exactly 200 years after the birth of Queen Victoria – a very special run of just 650 Sovereigns were issued in honour of the popular monarch. These coins carry the royal cypher used by Queen Victoria during her reign, setting them apart from all other recent Sovereign coins.
On 26 August 2019 - exactly 200 years after the birth of Prince Albert’s - another special run of just 650 Sovereigns were issued in honour of the popular Prince. Each coin featured a privy mark inspired by Victoria and Albert’s dual cypher which was created just for this event – their initials forever entwined in an everlasting tribute.
The two coins together make an outstanding companion set. Both are struck in a Brilliant Uncirculated Matte finish and when they each went on sale at the Royal Mint, they sold out in under 2 minutes!
These surely will be treasures for the future with such low mintages and remain difficult to obtain, they both command significant premiums over their initial launch price, but are surely still worth the investment to own a piece of Royal history.
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