The 1000th Coronation of King Canute 2017 UK £5 BU

The 1000th Coronation of King Canute 2017 UK £5 BU

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  • The only UK coin to commemorate the 1017 Coronation of King Canute
  • The first time King Canute has been commemorated on a UK Coin
  • The first time a 1,000-year anniversary has been commemorated on a Royal Mint coin
Product code: UK17KCBU


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Turning the Tide of History

Viking Conqueror, English King

Canute was crowned king of England in 1017 and because he was a Viking king, ruler of Denmark, he was able to protect England against the devastating Viking raids it had suffered for 100 years. As a Christian, and as part of his self-promotion as a peaceful ‘English’ king, he also made many generous gifts to the church. By bringing 20 years of peace and allowing trade and art to flourish, he paved the way for the nation of England we recognise today.


The 1000th Coronation of King Canute 2017 UK £5 BU

Denomination £5
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Lee R Jones
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

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Excellent Coin - Another Great One From The Mint

Rated 5 out of 5
14 October 2017

Absolutely love this coin! Good quality packaging and struck to a high quality brilliant uncirculated finish. Another great coin from the mint. :-)

A splendid decision

Rated 5 out of 5
10 January 2017

I am delighted to see that the Royal Mint has chosen to commemorate King Canute (I thought the correct spelling was Knut?) with this new coin. He is a king worth remembering, but sadly largely unknown to the English youth of today. This new commemorative coin will help to combat that ignorance!

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