• 1969 Palladium Medallion - QE2's Maiden Voyage obverse
  • 1969 Palladium Medallion - QE2's Maiden Voyage reverse
  • 1969 Palladium Medallion - QE2's Maiden Voyage in box
  • 1969 Palladium Medallion - QE2's Maiden Voyage obverse
  • 1969 Palladium Medallion - QE2's Maiden Voyage reverse
  • 1969 Palladium Medallion - QE2's Maiden Voyage in box
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1969 Palladium Medallion - QE2's Maiden Voyage

1969 palladium medallion issued to commemorate the maiden voyage of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II, by Slade Hampton & Son.

This medallion may have slight surface scratches. It is also issued without a certificate.

We also have palladium coins and palladium bars available for sale. 


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Cunard Line

The QEII's own website states "The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2 as she is commonly known was the flagship of the Cunard Line for over 30 years. QE2 made her maiden voyage in 1969 and is one of the last great Transatlantic liners. At 70,327 tons and 963 feet long with a top speed of 32.5 knots she is also one of the largest and fastest passenger vessels afloat."

It omits the date of the maiden voyage, but from its "history" page, we find "22 Apr 1969 - Mini maiden voyage to Las Palmas; 2 May 1969 - Official maiden voyage to New York".

Palladium Medallions

This medallion is in a bold, rather minimalistic, modern style. On one side is a view of the right hand (starboard) side of the ship, with the legend (inscription):


On the other side is a large central "E2" monogram, with the legend:


We believe the medallion was originally issued with a certificate which would probably have stated the maximum issue limit, but the single copy we have in stock is without its certificate, although it is in its original blue leather covered box of issue, with a Slade Hampton logo gold foil blocked on the inner lid.

There is a number "60" on the edge, although we could be reading it upside down, in which case it may be number "09"!

We Buy Medallions

We make an active market in medals and medallions, palladium & other metals, whether individually, or in complete sets and collections. Buying and selling prices vary with the market price of silver (or gold where appropriate).

The secondary (secondhand) market prices for medallions is usually quite competitively priced, and for connoisseurs of medallic or numismatic art, previously owned medallion sets often represent a bargain especially compared with the original new prices.

Please contact us if you have medals or medallions for sale.


Diameter (mm) 65.56
Weight (g) 126.8
Alloy (ppt) 0.999
Palladium Content (tr oz) 4.0726
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.