Crown 1965 - Winston Churchill


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General Description Following the death of the great man, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), a commemorative crown was issued in his honour and memory.
The 1965 issue carried the image of Winston Churchill on the reverse, the first time a non-monarch or commoner was ever placed on a British coin.
Note no denomination on the coin.
The last five shilling piece was ever minted.
Obv. Description The first (young) portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II facing right over the date surrounded by legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D
Rev. Description A sombre-looking portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, in a siren suit facing right, inscription CHURCHILL
Catalog code KM# 910
Mintage 9,640,000
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.00 mm
Weight 28.2800 g
Material Copper-Nickel
Orientation Medal
Mint England - British Royal Mint (Llantrisant)
Edge Type reeded
Designer ob: Mary Gillick re: Oscar Neman
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XF $1.00   UNC $3.00   BU $4.00  

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