Elizabeth II, 2003 Gold Proof "Millennium Bridge" Pattern One Pound NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo
Elizabeth II, 2003 Gold Proof "Gateshead Millennium Bridge" Pattern One Pound.
19.62g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 17.99 of 24ct/pure gold). Regional bridge series. Obverse: ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 2003 (Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith). Fourth portrait of Elizabeth II, crowned with the 'girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara', IRB below truncation for designer Ian Rank-Broadley. Reverse: PATTERN, The Gateshead Millennium Bridge with a border of struts, EE on right base for designer Edwina Ellis. Mint State/Proof FDC.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as PF70 Ultra Cameo, certification no. 6135584-021.
References: S. J21A, KM #1074 var.
A pattern coin is a coin which has not been approved for release, but produced to evaluate a proposed coin design.