Coin First Day Cover: The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday 2000 GBP5 Pounds Coin Cover 01123
Commemorative Coin First Day Covers
Coin First Day Cover: The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday 2000 £5 Pounds Coin Cover
This coin first day cover celebrates the Queen Mother's 100th birthday in 2000. The coin cover features the special £5 pounds coin released by the Royal Mint to mark this milestone of Queen Elizabeth. The coin depicts her portrait, her signature and the years 1900 - 2000 on the coin. It first day cover also hosts a miniature sheet of stamps with Royal personage; a fascinating 'portrait gallery" of the different generations of Windsor's. The PNC cover is postmarked 100 Years Clarence House London in gold ink and dated the 4th August 2000. The large first day cover enjoys a limited edition of 10,000.
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As part of the celebrations surrounding the Queen Mother's one hundredth birthday, this special stamp issue has been made in which the Queen, Queen Mother, prince Charles and Prince William appear in a family portrait. The stamp sheet shows the family portrait in full whilst each respective twenty seven pence first class stamp focuses separately on the individual Royal Family member. Each stamp also contains the Queen's head in silhouette. The issue is unique in that it combines the Queen Mother's hundredth birthday celebration with the first ever appearance of Prince William on a postage stamp.
There have been a number of other famous commemorative stamps with the Queen Mother's portrait. In 1948 there was the commemorative Silver Wedding issue and the very attractive birthday issue celebrating the Queen mother's eightieth and ninetieth birthdays. The fact that the portrait depicts both the first grandson of the Queen Mother and the first grandson of the Queen who are also respectively first and second heir to the throne makes this issue very special and a wonderful tribute to the Queen Mother at this centennial celebration.