In 1999 to commemorate the Memorial of Lady Diana, the Royal Mint released a special Limited Issue Brilliant Uncirculated Lady Diana £5 Five Pound Coin Pack.
It was with great pride that David Cornell undertook the poignant task of preparing a coin portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales.
This Lady Diana Coin, he knew, would soon rank among the most famous of all time and he must attempt to embody all that the Princess had represented in the eyes of the world.
But for him it was vital that his portrayal of her should capture not just an accurate likeness but also the many facets of a personality that had endeared her to millions.
With all this in mind, he set out to create an image that would project her passionate love of life and one, too, that would stand the test of time so that future generations would look at her portrait and feel inspired by the contribution of this beautiful and extraordinary young woman.
The reverse features a portrait of Lady Diana while the obverse design is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley FRBS, FSNAD.
- Limited Mintage Worldwide
- Struck to Royal Mint’s Brilliant Uncirculated Quality
- Commemorating the Memorial of Lady Diana Princess of Wales
- Reverse Designed by David Cornell
- Royal Mint Presentation Pack