New UK coin recreates the beauty and splendour of the Crown Jewels

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05 March 2019
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The Royal Mint has today (5 March 2019) issued the second coin in its Tower of London collection – focusing on the Crown Jewels. The release comes after the first coin last year, Legend of the Ravens.

Following on from The Legend of the Ravens coin, the Crown Jewels continues the epic story of one of Britain’s most iconic heritage sites, celebrating the history of its role in protecting the Crown Jewels, which have been kept at the Tower of London for more than 600 years.

 

Crown Jewels coin design  

 

For more than 600 years, the Tower has been home to the monarch’s collection of crowns, robes and other ceremonial regalia. Over 20,000 jewels adorn pieces in the collection, including the Crown of Mary of Modena which features on this coin.

 

The reverse design of each coin in the collection shows a section of the ancient walls and also features a special Tower mint mark, which is the first time this has appeared on a UK coin collection and is a sign of authenticity and trust. This shows the White Tower, demonstrating the link between the Tower of London and The Royal Mint, which operated within the fortress for centuries. 

 

Capturing the beauty of the Crown Jewels

 

Nicola Howell, Director of the Consumer division at The Royal Mint said: “We are thrilled to introduce the Crown Jewels as the second coin of the Tower of London collection. The Crown Jewels are dazzling pieces which never fail to delight and amaze those who see them, and this particular design of the Crown of Mary of Modena captures this beauty perfectly.” 

 

Emma Saunders, Head of Retail Business Development at Historic Royal Palaces added: “Over 3 million visitors a year visit the Tower of London and one of the key attractions for them to see are the Crown Jewels. We are delighted with the second design in the Tower of London Coin Collection, which so beautifully celebrates the history and the splendour of the Crown Jewels.”

  

The Tower of London collection, including The Legend of the Ravens and The Crown Jewels commemorative coins are available to purchase from the Royal Mint website in a range of precious metal and base proof finishes, prices start from £13. 

 

The Crown Jewels coin specifications 

 

Description

Denomination

Alloy

Weight

Diameter

Limited Edition Presentation

Obverse

Designer

Reverse

Designer

RRP

Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

£5

Cupro-nickel

28.28g

38.61mm

Unlimited

Jody Clark

Glyn Davies

£13

Silver 

Proof Coin

£5

925 Ag

28.28g

38.61mm

3,800

Jody Clark

Glyn Davies

£82.50

Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

£5

925 Ag

56.56g

38.61mm

950

Jody Clark

Glyn Davies

£155.00

Five-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

£10

999 Ag

156.295g

65.00mm

425

Jody Clark

Glyn Davies

£420.00

Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

£25

999.9 Au

7.798g

22.00mm

800

Jody Clark

Glyn Davies

£480.00

Gold Proof Coin

£5

916.7 Au

39.94g

38.61mm

325

Jody Clark

Glyn Davies

£1,995.00

Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

£10

999 Au

156.295g

50.00mm

35

Jody Clark

Glyn Davies

£8,645.00

 

(images copyright The Royal Mint)