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Ref: 5773

Prince Charles, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1969, set of four proof silver medals by John Pinches

 

 

Obv: crowned bust of Prince Charles right, CHARLES PRINCE OF WALES around

 

Rev: four different reverses with 1) British royal arms, 2) Welsh dragon, 3) Welsh royal arms, 4) Prince of Wales feathers. Two with English legend INVESTITURE CAERNARVON JULY 1969 and two with Welsh legend ARWISGIAD CAERNARVON GORFFENNAF 1969

 

 

Condition: Extremely fine, some uneven toning and mishandling; Diameters: 38mm, 32mm, 29mm, 24mm

 

Reference: Pinches p.243

 

Notes: The investiture dates back to the creation of the first English Prince of Wales in 1301, when Edward I gave lands he claimed after his defeat of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd to his son, the future Edward II, as a principality. There have been twenty subsequent Princes of Wales. Only twelve investitures have taken place, of which ten in London: the only two to occur in Wales both happened in the 20th century at Caernarfon. The current ceremony is of modern manufacture, and is not without controversy in Wales. These medals are struck in Britannia silver and their sizes were intended to correspond to the Crown, Halfcrown, Florin and Sixpence current at the time.

 

 

Price: £90

Prince Charles, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1969, set of four proof silver medals by John Pinches
Prince Charles, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1969, set of four proof silver medals by John Pinches
Prince Charles, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1969, set of four proof silver medals by John Pinches

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