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2009 King Henry VIII Accession Five Pound Crown Silver Proof Coin

UKH8SP 2009 Henry VIII Accession 500th Anniversary £5 Crown Silver Proof Boxed
£55.00
This 2009 silver proof Five Pound coin celebrates the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII. Henry was king of England from 1509 until 1547 and is best known for his six marriages and his role in the English Reformation. The reverse of this Crown coin features a full-length portrait of Henry VIII, modelled on a now lost painting of the king by Hans Holbein the Younger. The figure divides a royal ‘HR’ cypher and stands within a treasure of arcs. The design was crafted by John Bergdahl who is the artist behind a number of coins for The Royal Mint. The legend reads ‘THE ACCESSION OF HENRY VIII 1509’ and the denomination appears below. The obverse shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth official coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is struck in 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver and has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres. Its offered in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity which confirms that this piece is from a limited issue of just 7,670 worldwide.
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Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009'.

Reverse

By John Bergdahl. Full length portrait of King Henry VIII within tressure of arcs. Above: 'THE ACCESSION OF HENRY VIII 1509,' below: 'FIVE POUNDS'. 

Specification

28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

Limited edition: just 7,670 offered. Presented in original packaging and capsule from The Royal Mint with its numbered certificate of authenticity.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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