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2021 Alfred The Great Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

UK21AGBU 2021 Alfred The Great Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder
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Brilliant uncirculated Alfred the Great Five Pound coin in the original Royal Mint packaging. The year 2021 marked 1,150 years since the legendary Alfred (Ælfred) the Great was crowned, the only monarch in English history to have a 'Great' epithet in his title. To celebrate the achievements of this remarkable early English monarch, The Royal Mint has released a small range of commemorative pieces, including this £5 Crown coin. Alfred became King of Wessex in AD 871 while his kingdom was threatened by marauding Vikings. 1,150 years later, Alfred is remembered for successfully pushing back his Scandinavian rivals, becoming the dominant ruler among the small kingdoms that occupied the British Isles in the ninth century. After his reoccupation of London in 886 he began to style himself as 'King of the Anglo-Saxons', although he would never rule all of England in his lifetime. The fascinating reverse design is by esteemed Royal Mint artist John Bergdahl, inspired by the Alfred Jewel, a masterpiece of early mediaeval goldsmithing, found in Somerset and now in the Ashmolean Museum. The obverse features Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, used on British coinage from 2015 to 2023. This piece has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres and is struck in 28.28 grams of curpro-nickel. It's finished to the Mint's BUnc standard, which has a superior finish compared to ordinary circulation coinage. This pre-owned Alfred the Great coin comes in its original presentation folder from The Royal Mint, and you can secure yours today with free delivery to UK addresses.
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Obverse

Fifth UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. Legend: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · 5 POUNDS ·'.

Reverse

Stylised figure of King Alfred the Great, inspired by The Alfred Jewel artefact. Legend around reads: 'ALFRED THE GREAT 871 · 2021 ·'. Artist: John Bergdahl.

Specification

Brilliant uncirculated coin struck in cupronickel. 28.28 gram weight. 38.61 millimetres diameter. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

Pre-owned UK collectors coin, offered in limited edition packing from The Royal Mint. Coin encased in slipcase and includes interesting information about King Ælfred the Great.

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