In 1965 Sir Winston Churchill, the man who lead Britain through the dark days of war and inspired the world, was honoured with a coin struck in his memory. In 2015, 50 years later, we proudly strike a second coin. It is a worthy tribute indeed – the first time a British statesman has been commemorated twice on our coins. This £5 coin features an artful portrait by Mark Richards FRBS, who has captured the larger than life essence of this legendary figure. His design – featuring a facing portrait, so difficult to master – extends beyond the borders of the coin, yet the flinty gaze is instantly recognisable.
Piedfort coins, struck on double-thickness blanks, are the collector’s prize. And this silver Proof Piedfort will be on the wish-list of collectors around the world. So few will be struck – just 2000, each with numbered Certificate of Authenticity and booklet exploring the great man – that you should act quickly to secure your coin.