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Britain’s Royal Mint produces largest gold coin

دار سك العملة الملكية البريطانية تنتج أكبر عملة ذهبية


London: Britain’s Royal Mint has produced a 10-kilogram gold coin – the largest in its 1,100-year history – to mark the end of a special collection in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation almost 70 years ago.

The “Beasts” commemorative coin collection involved the making of several coins containing images of 10 stone statues that lined the queen’s route to Westminster Abbey to be crowned in 1953, dpa reported.

It began in 2017 with the Lion of England.

The latest coin took 400 hours to make and features all of the royal guardians – lions, a griffin, a falcon, a bull, a yale, a greyhound, a dragon, a unicorn and a horse – which surround an image of the queen.

Modern and hand-tooled techniques were used to create the coin, which has a denomination of 10,000 pounds (13,900 dollars).

The Royal Mint said the one-off giant coin has already been purchased by an undisclosed buyer.

The selling price was not given; However, the mint said due to the work that has gone into creating the coin, it would have sold in the region of six figures.

Versions of it are available in a range of finishes, with prices starting at 13 pounds for a 5-pound denomination uncirculated coin.

Clare Maclennan, divisional director of commemorative coin at the Royal Mint, said: “This coin sets a new standard for minting – combining centuries-old techniques with innovative technology to create a unique and beautiful work of art.

“It is the largest coin ever created by The Royal Mint, and is testament to the expertise, craftsmanship and skill of our team.”

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لندن: أنتجت دار سك العملة الملكية البريطانية عملة ذهبية تزن عشرة كيلوجرامات -وهي الكبرى خلال تاريخها الممتد على مدار 1100 عام- بمناسبة نهاية مجموعة خاصة من العملات أُنتجت احتفاءً بتتويج الملكة إليزابيث الثانية قبل نحو 70 عامًا.

اشتملت مجموعة «بيستس» (وحوش) للعملات التذكارية على صناعة العديد من العملات التي تحتوي على صور لعشرة تماثيل حجرية كانت مصطفة على طول مسار الملكة إلى كنيسة وستمنستر آبي ليتمّ تتويجها في 1953.

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