First Day Coin Cover - 2000 Four Royal Generations 100th Birthday of Queen Mother £5 Pounds Coin Cover
This first day coin cover issued in 2000 celebrates 'Four Royal Generations' at the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother, HM Queen Elizabeth in 2000. The coin cover features a the official Royal Mint £5 Pounds Queen Mother coin released to mark this unique milestone. The cover also hosts a stamp miniature sheet encompassing four stamps each highlighting its own Royal personage; a fascinating 'portrait gallery" of the different generations of Windsor's. Postmarked " Queen Elizabeth - The Queen Mother " and dated 4th August 2000, the large first day cover is pre-owned.
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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.