Giving hope today

Bringing hope and transforming lives

Founded in 1865 to bring 'soup, soap and salvation' to the destitute in London's East End, The Salvation Army remains as committed and relevant today, fighting social injustice in whatever form it takes. Celebrate 150 years of tireless work by Salvationists past and present, bringing hope, alleviating suffering and transforming lives. Laura Clancy's design perfectly captures the spirit of the charity; an elegant, affordable £5 coin to add to your collection.

About the coin

When William Booth witnessed desperate poverty in Victorian London, he resolved to help the most marginalised, forgotten by the rest of society. His mission, to bring hope and salvation wherever he found despair, would require an army of volunteers and a new charitable movement was born, dedicated to alleviating suffering. Celebrate 150 years of The Salvation Army, now a global force ‘giving hope today’, an organisation which has remained relevant, fighting modern day injustice and inequality and supporting people with their own personal ordeals.

Show your appreciation and support to The Salvation Army and learn more about its origins and evolution as it celebrates this remarkable milestone with the Alderney Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin. Featuring the iconic shield emblem, Laura Clancy’s design perfectly captures the spirit of this remarkable institution. This coin would be a great addition to any collection, or a great way to inspire a new collector. It comes complete with a fascinating history of this worthy organisation.

Founded in 1865, to bring hope to the poor in London’s East End, The Salvation Army remains as dedicated and relevant 150 years later. From humble beginnings, it has gone from strength to strength, its volunteers and members instantly recognisable in their distinctive uniforms, an idea that originated with Elijah Cadman in 1878; a symbol of identity and of availability to those in need of help. The charity now has a presence in 126 countries, supporting vulnerable and marginalised people and empowering them to transform their lives - the unemployed, the homeless, those who are isolated and forgotten or find themselves victims of trafficking.

It’s only fitting that we look beyond the carols and Christmas Red Kettle Campaign and celebrate the contribution and landmark anniversary of an organisation that brings hope to so many. Laura Clancy’s design features the iconic shield logo, a symbol first adopted by volunteers tending to injured soldiers during The First World War.


The 150th Anniversary of the Salvation Army 2015 Alderney £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Alloy Copper-Nickel
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Laura Clancy
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
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