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Royal Mint Fleur De Coin Club Silver Medal, Badge and Certificate Spelling Error


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Royal Mint Fleur De Coin Club Silver Medal, Badge and Certificate Spelling Error

There have been a few recent threads about the coin grade FDC / F.D.C., which stands for Fleur-De-Coin.

Years ago, the Royal Mint struck a number of large diameter (50mm) silver medals, and a smaller (26mm) matching badge.

I provided a link to one of our old pages on our heritage 24carat.co.uk website, which had some old photos and information. I wanted to know if we still had a set (pair) of them in stock, as I would like new photos.

By amazing coincidence, one of our team recently wanted to show me a spelling error on a Royal Mint certificate, which was for one of the FDC sets.

It is worth reading the certificate for an explanation of the reason for these sets, which are quite scarce:


With the spelling error highlighted "stegth to strength".

The cased pair:


Although it is not stated, I will call the Sunflowers side as above the obverse.


While the reverse, shown above is titled "COLLECTOR"

There are no dates on the medal, badge, or certificate, but the Deputy Master of the Mint is shown as R. de L. Holmes, who was in his post from 1999 to 2001.

For what it is worth, I will show the back of the badge:


It looks like we forgot to photograph the front and back cover of the certificate, but this will get done soon, and I will add it.

As far as I know, the Royal Mint never offered any of these for sale, but gave them as gifts to big spenders, retail customers who qualified by direct buying lots of the RM's most expensive products. Effectively they may have cost £100K to qualify!



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