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1978 GOLD BRUNEI $1000 NGC PROOF 68 ULTRA CAMEO "SULTAN OF BRUNEI" ONLY 1,000 MINTED

1978 GOLD BRUNEI $1000 NGC PROOF 68 ULTRA CAMEO "SULTAN OF BRUNEI" ONLY 1,000 MINTED
1978 GOLD BRUNEI $1000 NGC PROOF 68UC SULTAN OF BRUNEI 1000 MADE
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Country of Origin: Brunei

STATE OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM "THE ABODE OF PEACE"

REIGN OF SULTAN HAIJI HASSANAL MU'IZZADDIN WADDAULLAH BOLKIAH (1967 TO PRESENT)

RARE GOLD ONE-THOUSAND DOLLAR COIN COMMEMORATING THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF THE SULTAN WITH A MINTAGE OF ONLY 1,000!

CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 68 ULTRA CAMEO

 OBV: PORTRAIT OF SULTAN HASSANAL BOLKIAH RIGHT.

REV: THE "MAHKOTA" ROYAL CROWN OF BRUNEI; DENOMINAION BENEATH; DATES FLANK CROWN.

KM # 22

THE FATHER OF THE CURRENT SULTAN VOLUNTARILY ABDICATED IN 1967, AND THE CORONATION CEREMONY OF SULTAN HASSANAL BOLKIAH WAS HELD IN 1968.

THE 29th SULTAN (BORN 1946) IS AN ABSOLUTE MONARCH, WHO IS ALSO CALLED THE YANG DI-PERTUAN OR HEAD OF STATE, AND IS CURRENTLY ALSO THE PRIME MINISTER, PRESIDENT, MINISTER OF DEFENSE, MINISTER OF FINANCE, MINISTER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE AND IN 2006 CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION TO DECLARE HIMSELF TO BE INFALLIBLE.

THE ROYAL CROWN DEPICTED ON THE REVERSE OF THIS COIN WAS MODELLED AFTER SKETCHES AND PALACE DOCUMENTS RESEARCHED AND THEN DESIGNED BY THE 28th SULTAN. IT WAS MADE FOR AND USED AT THE CORONATION OF HASSANAL BOLKIAH IN 1968. THE ORIGINAL CROWN IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN FIRED, ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE ROYAL REGALIA, FROM A CANNON INTO BRUNEI BAY BY A 17th CENTURY SULTAN WHEN HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO LOSE A BATTLE TO ANOTHER RULER. IT IS JEWEL ENCRUSTED AND MADE OF GOLD, WITH AN UP TURNED DIADEM (THE ALAP), BUNCHED OR CLUSTERED SIDE ORNAMENTS (TAJUK MAHKOTA), UMBRELLA SHAPED TENTACLED JELLYFISH-LIKE UPWARDLY PROJECTING ORNAMENTS (PAYUNG UBER-UBER), DANGLING JASMINE (MELUR TURUN) AND A CENTRAL PIECE OF SEVEN LOBES OF GEMS AND PEARLS (TARA MAHKOTA).

CONTAINS 50 GRAMS OF .917 FINE GOLD (1.475 OZS AGW)

41 MM IN DIAMETER

ONLY 1,000 MINTED!

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