**A third already sold**
Reproduced some 200 billion times, Arnold Machin’s effigy of Her Majesty the Queen is possibly the most iconic image in history.
Like Her Majesty, the effigy has spanned generations, with the 5th of June 2017 marking its 50th Anniversary.
And so in celebration, the Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary Silver Coin Cover has been issued…
Your cover carries Royal Mail’s 50 Years of a Design Icon Miniature Sheet. The miniature sheet charts the six key phases of the design of the Machin Effigy from the original invitation through to the first plaster cast of the image we know so well today.
Your miniature sheet will be officially postmarked by Royal Mail with the exact 50th anniversary date of the stamps’ first issue – 5 June 2017.
Encapsulated within your cover is also the UK 1977 Sterling 925/1000 Silver Crown Coin.
Significantly, the 1977 UK Crown also carries the work of Arnold Machin. In fact, Arnold Machin is the only sculptor to have designed the effigy for the United Kingdom’s Numismatic and Philatelic producers: The Royal Mint and Royal Mail.
The coin’s reverse design features the Ampulla and anointing spoon from the Royal regalia surrounded by a heraldic floral pattern and the Crown. The coin’s obverse takes inspiration from the 1953 Coronation Crown, showing the Queen on horseback. Unusually, this is the only crown in British history not to feature an edge inscription or date on its reverse, which makes it continually sought-after among collectors.
Paired together in the Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary First Day Coin Cover you have something that is extremely collectible.
What’s more, your cover is one of just 250 issued for worldwide distribution and the cover is proving to be hugely popular with a third of the edition limit having already sold. Secure yours today to avoid missing out.
Your cover will come presented in a Deluxe Presentation Folder alongside its accompanying Certificate of Authenticity. It will also be numbered within the strict edition limit.
Celebrating 50 years of the most reproduced image in history, the Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary First Day Coin Cover is sure to appeal to discerning collectors. Featuring the brand new Royal Mail Miniature Sheet and UK Coin – also designed by Arnold Machin – it’s not difficult to see why. Order yours now to avoid missing out on this highly collectible issue.
Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary Silver Coin Cover
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- Cover size: 254 x 177mm
- Stamps: GB 2017 Machin 50 Miniature Sheets (Golden Celebration/ Design Icon)
- Coin: UK Machin Silver Crown
- Postmark: 5 June 2017
(+ £3.99 p&p)