A limited edition Silver £5 Proof coin has just been issued – featuring a brand new design of King Canute – the first king to rule over a truly united realm of England.
Significantly, this year marks the millennial anniversary of King Canute’s coronation which took place in 1017 – an important milestone in Great Britain’s history.
Solid Silver with 24-Carat Gold-Plating
Struck in 925/1000 Silver to a pristine proof finish, this £5 coin is set apart by the addition of selective 24-carat gold plating.This stunningly enhances the depiction of the legendary Viking King.
Created by heraldic artist Neil Bromley, the reverse design was inspired by a famous 14th Century painting and shows King Canute sitting in front of a cross, surrounded by the four quarters of the King’s shield. The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Fully approved by Her Majesty the Queen, The King Canute Silver £5 Proof Coin comes presented in its own Deluxe Presentation Case alongside its Certificate of Authenticity, which guarantees its precious metal content and position within the strict edition limit.
The MOST LIMITED British Isles Silver £5 Coin ever
Importantly, just 495 of these King Canute Silver £5 Proof Coins have been issued - a TINY amount compared to previous British Isles Silver £5 Coin issues, which are usually issued in their thousands.
In 2014 The Royal Mint set an edition limit for the UK Queen Anne £5 Coin of over 6,000 pieces. For most people, her reign is little more than a side-note of history.
In contrast, for most Britons, the rule of King Canute is legendary – the Viking King, the fascinating tale of Canute and Waves. And yet TWELVE TIMES FEWER coins have been authorised for release. In fact, this is the most limited British Isles Silver £5 ever issued - this surely won’t be enough to satisfy demand.
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The King Canute Silver Five Pound Proof Coin
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- Country of Issue: Jersey
- Year: 2017
- Denomination: Five Pounds
- Metal: 925/1000 Silver with selective gold plating
- Finish: Proof
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Weight: 28.28g
- Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
- Reverse: Neil Bromley
- Edition Limit: 495
(+ £3.99 p&p)