50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
Sealand News

The Treasury of the Principality of Sealand are pleased to announce that we are accepting pre-issue orders for the new commemorative silver coin issued on the occasion of our 50th anniversary of independence. The coin will be struck in sterling silver to proof quality with a mintage of just 300 pieces for worldwide distribution. Each coin will be numbered on its edge and a certificate of authenticity with a corresponding number will accompany the coin. A custom gold coloured leatherette presentation box which is embossed with the Sealand crest and anniversary years “1967 – 2017” is included.

Each coin is priced at £49.99 plus postage. Your order will be confirmed by e-mail with the expected date of delivery which is scheduled for November. Please place your order without delay as we are anticipating an increased demand for the 50th anniversary commemorative coin.

This is the second authorised commemorative coin since 2012 which is issued by the Treasury of the Principality of Sealand and is struck to proof quality in sterling silver. The reverse side of the coin depicts the very moment when Sealand’s flag was raised for the very first time. The design is based on an actual & original photograph taken just after the flag-raising by Princess Joan on the day of independence. The commemorative text “RAISING THE FLAG, 2nd SEPTEMBER 1967” is placed just under the image along the lower edge. The text “PRINCIPALITY OF SEALAND” and the coin’s denomination of “25 DOLLARS” and “2017” is placed above the central design in three lines. The obverse side includes detailed portraits of all three sovereign Princes and Princesses since independence was declared in 1967. The top effigy is that of Sovereign Prince Roy who ruled from 1967 until his passing in 2012. The second effigy is that of Sovereign Princess Joan who was co-ruler from 1967 until her passing in 2016. The third effigy is that of Sovereign Prince Michael who was named as Prince-Regent in 1999. He succeeded his father in October 2012 and subsequently his mother in March 2016 and as such is now Sealand’s sole ruler. The independence commemorative is the first coin issued by the Treasury of Sealand to include an effigy of Sovereign Prince Michael. All three images are based on official photographs taken for the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Sealand’s independence in 2002. Sealand’s official motto “E MARE LIBERTAS” (from the sea, freedom) is placed above the portraits with the commemorative text “50th ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE” positioned below the portraits in four lines. The obverse and reverse sides are designed by Michael Alexander whose initials “MAA” appear on both sides.


Face Value Metal Weight Diameter Quality Maximum mintage
25 Dollars .925 Silver 28 Grams 38.6 mm. Proof 300 pieces

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