Where does the time go? Almost 25 years since Princess Diana died

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by TheNickelGuy, May 22, 2022.

  1. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    1999 Diana Memorial
    Gold Five Pound Commemorative Proof


    One of my favorite coins.

    Year of issue 1999
    Finish Proof
    Diameter 38.61 mm
    Denomination £5 Five Pound Crown
    Total Weight 39.94 Grams
    Metal/alloy .917 Gold
    Minted by Royal Mint
    Mintage limited to 7500
    This coin No 2155


    There is much good to say about Princess Diana's short life.
    It seems not too long ago the world was shocked.
    Hounded by paparazzi, she died of injuries in Paris August 31st 1997 when the Mercedes S-280 limousine crashed into the 13th pillar of the Pont d’Alma Bridge, which traverses the River Seine.
    The limo was speeding to evade the press.
    Driver, Henri Paul and Egyptian billionaire Emad "Dodi" Fayed were killed in the crash, Diana’s British bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones was the only survivor. Diana suffered for a couple hours before dying in the hospital.
    They were less than two miles from the Ritz Hotel they had just left when they crashed.

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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    She was a very special lady... more ways than one...and as a welsh man no,one could of honored the country better. A class act... and loving mum.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I totally agree.
    My Wife and Mother-in-law both loved her. My Mother-in-law loved her so much that she bought a Princess Diana Doll that was were given to us when she passed several years ago. I'm assuming it's worth quite a bit monetarily as well as sentimental.;)
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  5. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    It's one of only three or four similar unplanned/unscheduled times or events that I can recall exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news (I'm sure there are a couple of others that my older mind can't recall at this moment): JFK's assassination, 9-11, and this. Oh, and RFK's, also.
  6. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Princess Diana and Princess Grace both very tragic losses in much the same way. Forever young, forever loved.
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You stated Gold Five Pound. I bet you wish that was a gold coin that weighs five pounds. :smuggrin:
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