Buy the 2015 Winston Churchill £5 Crown
In 2015, The Royal Mint issued a £5 crown to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. This commemorative coin is struck in sterling silver to a proof finishand comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
Mintage is limited to 7,500 for this edition.
Sir Winston Churchill is often described as the "greatest living Englishman". A man of many talents, he is known for being a soldier, politician, writer and an artist. He served as Prime Minister twice. His first term of office was from 1940 until 1945. He saw Britain through the Second World War, his words of courage helping the nation through the difficult time. His second term of office was from 1951-1955.
When Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965, a commemorative crown was issued in his honour. This was the first time a 'commoner' was portrayed on a British coin as opposed to a member of the Royal Family.
British sculptor, Mark Richards, was commissioned to design the portrait for this 2015 Churchill crown. He was also responsible for the portrait of Prince Philip on the 2011 90th birthday crown and the reverse engraving for the 2014 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne crown.
Whilst the five pound is British legal tender, it does not enter circulation and is not accepted by banks and shops as payment.
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The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of the Queen. The obverse features the inscription ELIZABETH·II·D·G·REG·F·D FIVE POUNDS·2015
The reverse was designed by sculptor, Mark Richards. The design fits with the artistry of the 1965 coin and represents the spirit and character of Sir Winston Churchill who was larger than life. Only one word is featured in the inscription CHURCHILL.
|Mint:||The Royal Mint|
|Actual Silver Weight:||0.8410 troy ounce|
|Reverse Designer:||Mark Richards|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Maximum Coin Mintage:||10,875|
|Limited Edition Presentation:||7,500|
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