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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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This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971.

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. Very pleased with badge and the service, would be more than pleased to deal with your company again, well done. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.This was one of only two crown types issued during the reign of George VI, with the other released in 1937 to mark the king’s coronation). I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the speedy manner in which you conduct your business.

Just as advertised and not like MANY others who photograph their notes beneath glass and with favourable lighting to make them look WAY nicer than what arrives in the post. These coins were only minted in Proof condition, but sadly it is very difficult to find an unblemished copy; they pick up fingerprints extremely well! This means that, at no extra cost to you, we may earn a small commission from (EPN) when you make a purchase through these links.Etsy’s 100% renewable electricity commitment includes the electricity used by the data centres that host Etsy. Although this is an old thread, the story I heard about the different colour boxes was that the burgundy ones were sold in the US and the green boxes were sold in the UK. I have a vague recollection that there was some sort of exhibition in New York that year and that is where the US ones were sold. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities. It was organised by the government to give the British a feeling of recovery in the aftermath of war and to promote the British contribution to science, technology, industrial design, architecture and the arts.

In 1951 for the Festival of Britain the Royal Mint issued a crown under King George VI for the Festival of Britain. To enable personalised advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies.Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections - they may also appear in recommendations and other places. They also suffer from the dreaded fingermark problem, as they were not sold in special capsules like modern proof coins. Everything before King George V is difficult to find, maybe it is because they are so old and struck in Sterling Silver.

When I lived in Canada back in 1962 I got 10 one dollar coins from the bank, and managed to spend most of them without difficulty, although they tended to be put on one side in the till so I doubt that they went further! 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. The coin features Humphrey Paget’s portrait of the king on the obverse and Benedetto Pistrucci’s St George and the dragon design on the reverse. Turning off the personalised advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive.All images are the property of the British Red Cross Museum and Archives (unless otherwise indicated), and cannot be used without permission. The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George the Sixth by the grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith" and additionally on the edge as "1851 by the industry of its people the State flourishes 1951. In 1951, to celebrate the end of austerity after World War II, the British Government held a ‘Festival of Britain’ on the South Bank in London. Maybe the level of attention given to the topic was minimal but perhaps they believe not much more is needed. I have also got both the 'normal' 1960 Crown,plus an impaired example of the 'Polished Dies' 1960 Crown,which is one extremely difficult coin to find.

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