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This 2017 £5 coin commemorates the 1000th anniversary since the coronation of King Canute. The coin comes inside a presentation folder.
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 also the King of Denmark and Norway.
This is the only UK coin to commemorate a 1000th anniversary.
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".
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Lee R Jones|