1965 Winston Churchill Crown
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The crown that changed everything

742K Churchill Crown

The crown that changed everything

The Churchill Crown was issued by the Royal Mint in 1965 to commemorate the life of Sir Winston Churchill who died in January of that year.

Britain's greatest Prime Minister is best known for steering his country to victory in World War Two, and this crown is famous for being the first British coin to feature anyone outside of the Royal family.

Since then, British coins have commemorated all kinds of historical figures and events, but this is the one which started it all

It was also the first crown since 1902 which did not bear a denomination. The reverse features a portrait of Churchill which was taken from the bronze statue by his favourite sculptor, Oscar Nemon. 

The Churchill crown has gone on to become one of the most famous British coins of the last century, and it is available now for just £3.50 (+p&p)

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Specifications

  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Date of issue: 1965
  • Metal: Cupronickel
  • Weight: 28.28g
  • Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Reverse: Oscar Nemon
  • Obverse: QEII by Mary Gillick

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.