200th Anniversary of Waterloo 2015 £5 Coin | The Royal Mint

Battle of Waterloo 2015 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

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  • Newly-minted Brilliant Uncirculated finish
  • Accompanying booklet reveals facts on the battle and minting connections
  • The only official UK coin to mark the bicentenary
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Product code: UK15BWBU

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A £5 coin to mark the bicentenary of this pivotal battle

Egos, Enemies and Empire

Two centuries on and the Battle of Waterloo still captivates. The full-blooded characters, the tactical manoeuvres and its legacy – the Waterloo Medal – all remembered with this striking £5 coin. David Lawrence’s design captures the accord between Wellington and Blücher, so pivotal to the victory. This coin is sure to appeal to collectors, historians or those simply wishing to learn more about this decisive battle in British, European and world history.

About the coin

The Battle of Waterloo was one of the most decisive battles in history; it brought over 20 years of conflict in Europe to an end, and began almost 100 years of peace. It left a legacy on the world with the striking of the Waterloo Medals beginning a tradition of honouring those involved in war. The battle was fought between fierce enemies; an Allied force lead by The Duke of Wellington for Britain and General Blücher for Prussia, and a French Army with Napoleon at its command. All were tenacious and the battle was fought in close combat until Napoleon was defeated 200 years ago in 1815.

David Lawrence’s design captures the handshake between a triumphant Wellington and Blücher, the spirit of camaraderie. This edition of the commemorative £5 coin celebrating the bicentenary is finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard – superior to any circulating coin. Your purchase is supplied with an absorbing booklet that explores the battle, its great leaders, its legacy on the world – and its impact on Britain’s coinage.

Specification

200th Anniversary of Waterloo 2015 UK £5

Denomination £5
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer David Lawrence
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

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Waterloo 2015

Rated 5 out of 5
27 April 2016

Beautifully engraved coin

wonderful !

Rated 5 out of 5
15 June 2015

beautiful coin and pleasing to look at plus well packed !
a must have.

Great Looking Coin

Rated 5 out of 5
16 May 2015

Great coin well presented to mark the occasion

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