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2019 Tower of London The Legend of the Ravens £5 Crown Silver Proof

2019 Tower of London The Legend of the Ravens £5 Silver Proof Boxed
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There are numerous contradicting and sometimes magical stories behind the presence of ravens at the Tower of London. Some argue that it was Charles II who heeded warnings that ‘the Tower will fall and you will lose your kingdom’ if ravens were absent. While other stories say that ravens were kept at the Tower to dramatise executions held there. Today, the ravens are a tourist attraction for visitors to London, to marvel at the impressive birds as well as revel in the myths that surround them. As part of a four part series of £5 Crowns released in 2019 celebrating the Tower of London, this raven design was the first. The design, by Glyn Davies depicts a majestic raven, with intricate detail on its feathers and beak. Imposed around the bird is part of the architectural plan of the Tower of London and Mint Street. When this silver proof coin is viewed together with the other three coins in the series, the architectural plans come together to show a complete map of the Tower. An inscription reading ‘TOWER OF LONDON’ is written below the design, while another inscription around the edge of the coin reads ‘ON INTO TWILIGHT WITHIN WALLS OF STONE’ which is taken from a poem by Samuel Rogers. On the obverse is Jody Clark’s official portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, which has been used on UK coinage since 2015. This coin is one of 4,000 in this silver proof format, and comes in its original packaging from The Royal Mint. It is struck in .925 sterling silver and weighs 28.28 grams with a diameter of 38.61 milimetres.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019 · 5 POUNDS'.

Reverse

Part of a series celebrating the Tower of London. Features a design by Glyn Davies of a raven stood in front of a map of Mint Street and a plan of the Tower of London. Legend reads: 'TOWER OF LONDON'.

Edge

Inscription around the edge reads: 'ON INTO TWILIGHT WITHIN WALLS OF STONE'.

Specification

28.28 grams of .925 Sterling Silver. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

Offered in its original box and packaging with certificate of authenticity. One of 4,000 issued in this presentation. 

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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