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To mark 100 years since the burial of the Unknown Warrior, The Royal Mint has procured a selection of historic coins from 1920 – the year the service took place. Attended by George V, who laid a wreath on the coffin, this moving occasion saw an unknown serviceman interred in Westminster Abbey with full state honours to symbolise the nation’s unidentified war dead.

Bertram Mackennal's portrait of the king is to be found on the obverse of each of the historic coins, whereas the reverses feature the numismatic art of Leonard Charles Wyon, George William de Saulles and Jean Baptiste Merlen. Each of the coins will be special in its appearance, having aged differently from one another, ensuring that your collection is a keepsake with unique character.

Joining these historic coins is The Remembrance Day 2020 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin. Struck in sterling silver and finished to the highest standard available from The Royal Mint, it features a new design by Royal Mint product designer Natasha Preece.

Specification

The Remembrance Day 2020 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 2020
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Natasha Preece
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Pure Metal Type Silver
Additional Information Digitally Printed

George V Farthing

Specification Value
Alloy Bronze
Weight 2.83g
Diameter 20.19mm
Reverse Designer Leonard Charles Wyon
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920

George V Halfpenny

Specification Value
Alloy Bronze
Weight 5.67g
Diameter 25.48mm
Reverse Designer Leonard Charles Wyon
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920

George V Penny

Specification Value
Alloy Bronze
Weight 9.45g
Diameter 30.86mm
Reverse Designer Leonard Charles Wyon
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920

George V Threepence

Specification Value
Alloy .500 Silver
Weight 1.41g
Diameter 16.26mm
Reverse Designer Jean Baptiste Merlen
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920

George V Sixpence

Specification Value
Alloy .500 Silver
Weight 2.83g
Diameter 19.41mm
Reverse Designer George William de Saulles
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920

George V Shilling

Specification Value
Alloy .500 Silver
Weight 5.66g
Diameter 23.60mm
Reverse Designer George William de Saulles
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920

George V Florin

Specification Value
Alloy .500 Silver
Weight 11.31g
Diameter 28.50mm
Reverse Designer Royal Mint design
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920

George V Half Crown

Specification Value
Alloy .500 Silver
Weight 14.14g
Diameter 32.31mm
Reverse Designer George William de Saulles
Obverse Designer Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Year 1920
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