For 1999 in memory of Lady Diana Princess of Wales, the Royal Mint released a very Limited Issue Lady Diana Memorial £5 Five Pound Gold Proof Coin struck in solid 22 Carat Gold Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as PR69 DCAM and carries a graceful portrait of the Princess by the sculptor David Cornell on it's reverse.
It was with great pride that David Cornell undertook the poignant task of preparing a coin portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales.
This 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 obverse design is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley FRBS, FSNAD.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.