India, 50th Anniversary Medal
This is an incredible item. It is based on the British Trade Dollar and the dies were actually engraved by the Royal Mint. It is for the 50th anniversary of the Independence of India from Britain 1947-1997. It is full crownsized and struck in Proof cupro-nickel. On one side you have the standing figure of Britannia holding a trident and a shield with a sailing ship in the background. On the other side, you have a full-colour picture of Jawaharlal Nehru superimposed over a map of India. It comes in a protective capsule and is now 21 years old. We bought them recently and feel that they very important, unfortunately, the available supply was very limited. The Royal Mint did a brilliant job on the engraving.