LIMITED EDITION: Wordsworth £5 Silver Proof Coin
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LIMITED EDITION: Wordsworth £5 Silver Proof Coin

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LIMITED EDITION: Wordsworth £5 Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Mint has released several coins over the years featuring renowned British writers – including Jane Austen, Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to name a few.

And now it’s been confirmed another great writer is joining this exclusive club – William Wordsworth. The poet has been selected to feature on a brand new UK £5 coin to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, and celebrate his life and legacy.

But, coins featuring writers consistently sell-out. So you’ll need to hurry to snap this new coin up…

UK 2020 William Wordsworth £5 Silver Proof Coin

Expertly struck by The Royal Mint from .925 silver to a pristine proof finish, the coin features a design by David Lawrence that features lines from one of Wordsworth’s celebrated poems – Tintern Abbey – and takes inspiration from the landscape that inspired Wordsworth himself, the Lake District.

It also features an edge inscription of one of his most famous lines – 'I wandered lonely as a cloud'.

Incredibly low edition limit – rapid sell-out likely

But perhaps more important than the design is the incredibly low edition limit – just 3,000 single coins have been authorised for release.

To put this in perspective, the Jane Austen £2 Silver Proof coin, with a far higher edition limit of 5,000, completely sold out at The Royal Mint. Likewise the Sherlock Holmes Silver Proof 50p, with an even higher edition limit of 6,000, completely sold out within hours of release!

It is clear there is demand for UK Silver Proof coins featuring British writers. And if these previous sell-outs are anything to go by, we do not expect the tiny edition limit of 3,000 to last long.   

ACT NOW – secure yours today for £16.50

The good news is, if you’re quick, you can secure this coin for your collection today with a deposit of JUST £16.50 (+p&p) followed by four further interest-free instalments.

Remember though, you’ll have to be quick. Coins issued to commemorate iconic British writers are undeniably popular and consistently sell-out at The Royal Mint.

Don’t delay, click ‘Add to Basket’ now to secure one for your collection.

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Price £82.50 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 2020
  • Coin Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Coin Weight: 28.28g
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Reverse: David Lawrence
  • Metal: .925 Silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Edition limit: 3,000

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The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.