Crown 1965 Churchill, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Crown 1965 Churchill, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinCrown 1965 Churchill

Churchill Commemorative crown. This was the first time a 'commoner' was portrayed on a British coin as opposed to a member of the Royal Family.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage19,640,000 (19.6 million)
Obverse
United Kingdom / Crown 1965 Churchill - obverse photo

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right; incuse on bust truncation the artist's initials, MG (Mary Gillick); around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D.; below, 1965.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. 1965
Reverse
United Kingdom / Crown 1965 Churchill - reverse photo

Bust of Sir Winston Churchill wearing open necked shirt facing right; at right, CHURCHILL.

Reverse Inscription CHURCHILL
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 9,640,000.

The designer of the 1965 Winston Churchill Memorial Crown, Oscar Neman, was born in Croatia and moved to London in 1938. He worked from a studio outside Oxford, and sculpted many recognised figures including Her Majesty The Queen. His statue of Sir Winston Churchill stands in the Members Lobby of the House of Commons, its foot now burnished bright by many years of being touched "for luck".

Issued in Set
50th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Winston Churchill, mintage 4,987
2 coins: Churchill Crown 1965, Churchill Crown 2015
Crown 1965 Churchill: Known varieties
Variety Satin finish
Mintage unknown (included in total)
Details

VIP specimen.

Crown 1965 Churchill: References to Information Used
All (45) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Crown
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Crown 1818 155,232 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1818
Crown 1819 683,496 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1819
Crown 1820 448,272 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820
Crown 1821 437,976 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1822 124,929 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1825 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1825
Crown 1826 (Proof only) 150 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Crown 1831 (Proof only) 100 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1834 (Pattern) unknown Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1839 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1839
Crown 1844 94,248 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844
Crown 1845 159,192 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1845
Crown 1847 140,976 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1847
Crown 1847 Gothic 8,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Crown 1853 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Crown 1887 274,665 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1888 131,899 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1889 1,807,223 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1890 997,862 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1891 566,394 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1892 451,334 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1893 499,157 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1894 144,906 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1895 252,862 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1896 317,599 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1897 252,118 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1898 161,450 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1899 166,300 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1900 353,356 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1902 271,143 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Crown 1927 (Proof only) 15,030 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1928 9,034 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1929 4,994 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1930 4,847 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1931 4,056 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1932 2,395 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1933 7,132 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1934 932 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse 717,269 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:
Crown 1936 2,473 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1937 445,101 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX.
Crown 1951 Festival of Britain 2,003,540 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F: D: FIVE SHILLINGS
Crown 1953 6,002,621 On Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · BRITT OMN · REGINA · FIDEI · DEFENSOR
Crown 1960 1,094,038 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. FIVE SHILLINGS
Crown 1965 Churchill 19,640,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. 1965
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Crown 1965 Churchill: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeCrown (Churchill)
Issued1965
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage19,640,000 (19.6 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerOscar Neman
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)39
Mass (g)28.2800
OCC IDXYRV-POVR-CGMQ-ODQG
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