2017 UK Coin Five Pounds (£5) / Crown BU King Canute

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2017 UK Coin Five Pounds (£5) / Crown BU King Canute

This 2017 £5 coin commemorates the 1000th anniversary since the coronation of King Canute. The brilliant uncirculated coin comes inside a presentation folder. We also sell a Silver Proof version.



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Coin Specification

King Canute (also known as Cnut the Great) was coronated as the King of England in January 1017 at the Old St Paul’s Cathedral. Canute was a Viking ruler and was also the King of Denmark and Norway. 

This is the only UK coin to commemorate a 1000th anniversary. 

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What is Legal Tender?

We received our delivery of coins on 28th January, 2017. 

The Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin. 

The reverse was designed by Lee R Jones, and depicts King Canute. The text reads "1017 King Canute 2017".

Diameter 38.61mm
Weight 28.28g
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Lee R Jones
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage N/A
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated