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Winston Churchill 2015 £5 Silver Proof Coin

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  • Only 7,500 impressive £5 silver Proof £5 coins available
  • Larger than life design – a classic in the making
  • Second UK ‘Churchill’ coin – a deserving first
Product code: UK15WCSP
Limited Edition Presentation: 7,500

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This Was a Man – honouring the great Sir Winston Churchill

A tribute to a man larger than life

A half-century after the death of Winston Churchill we pay tribute with a first, to honour a man who holds an unrivalled place in history – he is the only statesman to be honoured twice on Britain’s coins. The flinty gaze, the lips that spoke such stirring words are unmistakable. The unusual facing portrait fills just part of this £5 coin to reflect the true stature of this man – this artist, politician, soldier, father, mentor, writer, husband, this great citizen of the world.

About The Coin

There is perhaps no better way to describe Sir Winston Churchill than ‘larger than life’. This was a man who embodied so much, famed the world over as a statesman and leader, iconic in stature, instantly recognised. His life’s work was recognised with the Nobel Prize in Literature, he was made the first honorary citizen of the United States by Act of Congress and was awarded the honour of a State funeral. The world paused in 1965 as a great man was laid to rest. And The Royal Mint struck a coin in his honour.

In 2015 we strike a second coin, 50 years after his death. He is the first statesman in history to be afforded such a tribute. And what a tribute it is, every bit as moving as that first commemorative coin. Sculptor Mark Richards FRBS has exceeded the field of the coin with his portrait – for the artist, it is impossible to capture everything of this multi-faceted man in one design. Your coin is struck in 925 sterling silver, with only 7,500 available, presented with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet that explores the story of a remarkable man.

Specification

Winston Churchill 2015 UK £5

Denomination £5
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Mark Richards FRBS
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Proof

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Excellent tribute - long overdue!

Rated 5 out of 5
15 January 2015

The 1965 5 shilling crown coin minted as a memorial to the man credited with leading the UK through the Second World War and to ultimate victory was for many collectors, a source of contention. The coin as many had commented, did the statesman little justice as the portrait & strike came up short on detail and the Mint did not offer the coin in silver.
This coin more than makes up for all of the shortcomings of its 1965 predecessor as the portrait, strong and detailed does justice to Churchill and of course, the silver crown option fills that space left vacant for 50 years.
Mark Richards has once again shown his versatility in capturing the right tone for the event and provided a striking image of Churchill. This coin is a "must" for British crown or coin collectors in general and of course, for anyone looking for a tribute to the man often referred to as the Greatest Briton.

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