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1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN CROWN IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX - Stunning condition and worth so much more with it's box. Coins for Collectors and The Great British Coin Hunt.

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net/10079/bibid/12995827 Classification: Three-Dimensional Artifacts Notes: The coin is accompanied by a small printed sheet: "Festival of Britain crown piece. The coin is of a Crown denomination, which was five shillings (5'), one quarter of One Pound Sterling. These Crowns were produced to commemorate the Festival of Britain which took place on the South Bank of the River Thames in London opening on the 4th May 1951 for five months which was literally 100 years after the Great Exhibition in London'€™s Hyde Park from May to October 1851.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. For as long as I have been going to Britain, I cannot remember ever seeing a crown turn up in circulation.The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. What we do know is that a very small number of the 1960 crowns were struck in Prooflike Uncirculated condition, rather than in the normal matt Uncirculated. In the glossary CAMs are mentioned and I got the impression it was saying that the level of CAM is controversial and not well grounded. Get them while our small supply lasts, we don’t know anyone who has any quantity of these available.

Commonly referred to as the ‘Festival of Britain crown’, it features Humphrey Paget’s portrait of the monarch on the obverse and Benedetto Pistrucci’s St George and the dragon design on the reverse. His wife became knows as " Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother" and lived until 30th March 2002 when she was 101. Sadly coins minted there cannot be distinguished from those minted at the Royal Mint, then on Tower Hill. They also issued a special Crown for King George VI, only the second crown struck for this monarch in this country. As such, investments in Bullion involve a degree of risk, which may make them unsuitable for certain persons.

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