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1965 Winston Churchill Ordinary Circulation Crown

Individual 1965 Winston Churchilll Ordinary Circulation Crown. A commemorative crown was issued in the honour of the great man, following his death in 1965.

This coin is sold as ordinary circulation and selected at random. We do have a variety of assorted coins available so if you want a good higher grade specimen please get in touch on live chat or 01253 343081 and we can sort, grade and price one up for you. If you're interested in a bag of the coins, make us an offer! 


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1874 - 1965

Renowned throughout the world as a great statesman, and described as "the greatest living Englishman", Churchill was a man of many talents.

Born at Blenheim Palace at Woodstock in Oxfordshire, he was the eldest son of Lord Randolph Churchill. Educated at Harrow and Sandhurst Military Academy.
Military service included Malakand and the Nile. During the Boer war, as a war journalist, he was captured but escaped.

He served as a Member of Parliament for all three major political parties, entering Parliament in 1900, and held various important positions including Colonial Under-Secretary, President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War and Air, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Minister at least twice, and still remained as a back bencher after 1955.

He was a talented painter, a union card carrying bricklayer, editor of the British Gazette, and author of a number of important books, including "History of the English Speaking Peoples" in 4 volumes.

He had a supreme command of the English language, both as an orator and a writer, and is credited with many witty remarks and quotations.

His perceptive vision of world politics was one of his outstanding qualities, which combined with his leadership, helped to ensure that Britain survived the Second World War.

There are many stories about his intensely rich, human and vivid personality. His abiding qualities included courage, imagination, passion, magnanimity and foresight. His love of good cigars, vintage wines and fine brandy have become legendary.

With the issue of the 1965 Commemorative crown, he became the first commoner to be portrayed on a British coin.


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



A sombre-looking portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, in a siren suit.
We are sure that Churchill himself would have been the first to admit that he was not pretty, his portrait on this crown is not exactly flattering. It is in quite low relief, and we believe it to be one of the least attractive British coins ever issued.

Quite what Churchill would have made of our comments, we will never know, but this was a very popular coin issue at the time, and over 9 million were issued!



Version Diameter Weight Alloy AMW Issue
Uncirculated 38.61 28.28 Cupro-nickel   9,640,000


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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 gold 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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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 £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

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.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.


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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 < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 


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