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1 Crown - Elizabeth II Churchill

1 Crown - Elizabeth II (Churchill) -  obverse 1 Crown - Elizabeth II (Churchill) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1965
Value 1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4 LSD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 910, Sp# 4144
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Death of Sir Winston Churchill

Obverse

Young laureate bust of Elizabeth II right, legend around, date below

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F·D· 1965

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

A sombre-looking portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, in a siren suit facing right

Lettering: CHURCHILL

Engraver: Oscar Nemon

Edge

Milled

Comments

This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalisation was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.

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1965  9,640,000 2.05 2.95 2.26 1.72 2.04
1965  Specimen, Satin Finish

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