• 1960 British New York Exhibition Crown Coin Base Metal reverse
  • 1960 British New York Exhibition Crown Coin Base Metal obverse
  • 1960 British New York Exhibition Crown Coin Base Metal reverse
  • 1960 British New York Exhibition Crown Coin Base Metal obverse
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1960 British New York Exhibition Crown Coin Base Metal

This 1960 Crown was struck to celebrate the British Exhibition in New York in 1960.

There were two type of crowns issued in 1960; the New York Exhibition Commemorative version and the normal crown. Some people call either or both types "New York Exhibition" crowns. In order to avoid any ambiguity, we have started to refer to them as the 'normal' or 'ordinary' version, and the 'polished die' version.


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1960 British Exhibition

The 1960 Crown was struck to celebrate the British Exhibition in New York in 1960. Amongst other British manufacturers, the Royal Mint had a stand, on which they were demonstrating coins being struck. The coin struck was the 1960 crown, or five shilling piece, which was designed for the occasion. The coins made at the exhibition were made using a polished die.

We understand that the Mint bagged up all its unsold stock before shipping them back to the UK. This almost certainly explains why the polished die version frequently turns up with more, and heavier, bagmarking than the normal issue.


The edge is milled.


The first (young) portrait of the Queen facing right, designed by Mary Gillick.



The crown in the centre of the emblematic cross, formed from a thistle, rose, leek and shamrock. In the angles, there are four shields bearing the arms of Scotland, England and Ireland.

This is the same reverse design as used on the coronation crown of 1953, but with the date changed.


MetalBase Metal
Obverse DesignerMary Gillick
Reverse DesignerRoyal Mint Engravers
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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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.

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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. 

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