The Royal Mint Tower of London 'The Crown Jewels' UK £5 Silver Proof coin
The second coin from The Royal Mint's Tower of London collection. The coin celebrates the Crown Jewels, which can be seen in the Jewel House at the Tower of London.
The jewels remain under armed guard and are seen from visitors the world over who flock to see them within the imposing walls of the Tower of London.
This silver proof coin features the crown of Mary of Modena, who was the wife of James II. Three crowns were produced for Mary of Modena, and although her coronation crown is no more, a state crown and a diadem (ornamental headband) remain as part of the collection. The coin also features a special Tower 'mint mark' which depicts the White Tower, highlighting the connection between the Royal Mint and the Tower of London, with the mint previously operating at the Tower for centuries before moving to Wales.
- Limited edition 4000 coins
- This silver Proof coin is delivered in is own gift box with further information about the Crown Jewels and the Tower.
The Tower of London has stood for nearly 1000 years and is seen as a symbol of royal power. During it's long history, it has been used as a fortress, a prison, a mint, a menagerie and a jewel house. The Tower of London is now one of London's premier tourist attractions, where visitors explore the history of the Tower and glimpse of the priceless collection of the Crown Jewels, which are still kept under armed guard in the Jewel House.
The Royal Mint's second coin in their Tower of London range features an iconic image of the Crown Jewels above the outer walls of the Tower of London. The featured crown was worn by Mary of Modena, who was the wife of James II in 1685.
- Limited edition 4000 coins
- Silver proof coin, £5 denomination.
- Obverse designer Jody Clark, reverse designer Glyn Davies.
- This silver Proof coin is delivered in a gift box with further information about the Crown Jewels and the Tower.
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