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2020 Tower Of London The Infamous Prison Five Pound Crown Silver Proof Coin

UK20IPSP 2020 Tower of London The Infamous Prison £5 Crown Silver Proof Boxed
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New for 2020: four new designs in the popular Tower of London series: a collaboration between The Royal Mint and Historic Royal Palaces. The 2020 collection celebrates some of the various functions the ancient fortress has served down the centuries, including the Tower’s ‘infamous’ role as a prison. While royal and noble prisoners might be kept in relative comfort - deprived only of their liberty - unlucky prisoners were tortured. Timothy Noad's reverse for this proof coin is a subtle evocation of the Tower's chilling past. Its inspired by anonymous graffiti found in the Bell Tower which reads ‘BY TORTURE STRANGE MY TROUTH WAS TRIED YET OF MY LIBERTIE DENIED’. This is set against a Norman-style window: a design feature that unifies the coins in the 2020 Tower of London collection. Struck in 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver, this piece has a face value of Five Pounds and measures 38.61 millimetres in diameter. It’s offered in its original case and capsule from The Royal Mint with its numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. This Infamous Prison coin is from a limited edition of 1,510 pieces.
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Obverse

Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, introduced in 2015. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020'. 

Reverse

'MY · LIBERTIE DENIED ·' in Tudor-style lettering against a Norman arched window. Legend above window reads 'TOWER OF LONDON'.

Specification

26.26 grams of .925 sterling silver. Struck to proof standard. 38.61 millimeters diameter. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

From a limited issue of 1,510. Offered in original presentation packaging and capsule from The Royal Mint with a 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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