Prince Roy of Sealand Memorial Coin Launched | Silver Coins

Prince Roy of Sealand Memorial Coin Launched

The Treasury of the Principality of Sealand have launched (twond August) a commemorative memorial coin which pays tribute to the founder and 1st Sovereign Prince of Sealand who died on the 9th October 2012 at the age of 91.

Prince Roy, founder of the Principality of Sealand (a micro-nation which lies just 6 miles off the southeast coast of the UK) was born Paddy Roy Bates in August 1921 in the United Kingdom and came to world-wide prominence when in 1967, the former British Army Significant and adventurer claimed as his own territory, a World War II-era dis-employed platform &amp defense tower situated in International waters. The platform was declared sovereign territory by Roy who also proclaimed himself and his wife, Joan Bates as joint sovereign rulers on the twond September – his wife’s birthday. Prince Roy was succeeded by his only son, the Prince Regent – now Sovereign Prince Michael who heads the principality along with his mother Sovereign Princess Joan who continues to retain her rank and title as co-ruler.

Prince Roy Sealand Coin

The coin, which is the first official coin authorized by the Principality’s treasury given that 1977, is struck at the Mint in Birmingham to proof quality and is created by Michael Alexander. The obverse design and style consists of a detailed portrait of Prince Roy facing to the left and is inspired by a photograph taken by Mr. Alexander on the occasion of the Principality’s 35th anniversary of independence. His initials “MAA” are placed to the reduced appropriate of the portrait. The legend integrated around the portrait reads “ROY PRINCE OF SEALAND 1967 – 2012 E MARE LIBERTAS” (from the Sea freedom) the Principality’s official motto. A tiny crest is placed just below the portrait.

The reverse depicts the princely or national coat of arms along with text above the crest which reads “PRINCIPALITY OF SEALAND” and the coin’s denomination “25 DOLLARS” just below the issuing authority. The text below the crest reads “IN MEMORIUM 1921 – 2012” The initials of the designer “MAA” are placed beside the crest to the appropriate. Every single sterling silver coin is individually numbered utilizing laser technology and carries a hallmark on a smooth portion of the coin’s reeded edge. A mintage not exceeding 300 examples has been authorized.

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

Top quality

Mintage

25 Dollars

.925 silver

28 gr.

38.six mm.

Proof

*300 pieces

The Treasury is handling the sale of this memorial coin directly to interested collectors. A gold version ($ 250 face worth) is also planned and will be produced accessible to interested collectors on a reserve-only basis which will reflect its final mintage. For more info on this coin and to inquire about the concern of the gold instance – please go to the website of the Treasury of the Principality of Sealand at: http://www.sealandgov.org/stamps-and-coins/prince-roy-remembrance-coin#tabs-1 International orders fulfilled.

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