1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN CROWN IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX - Stunning condition and worth so much more with it's box. Coins for Collectors and The Great British Coin Hunt.

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1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN CROWN IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX - Stunning condition and worth so much more with it's box. Coins for Collectors and The Great British Coin Hunt.

1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN CROWN IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX - Stunning condition and worth so much more with it's box. Coins for Collectors and The Great British Coin Hunt.

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Four hundred years later, on the occasion of the Festival of Britain, the Royal Mint has issued a Crown piece, bearing on its edge the Latin inscription MDCCCLI CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS MCMLI -- 1851 By the industry of its people the State flourishes 1951.

More info on this can be found in the excellent reference work British Silver Coins from 1816, by Peter Davis.His wife became knows as " Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother" and lived until 30th March 2002 when she was 101. The Royal Mint issued these special edition crowns on the occasion of the Festival of Britain with a Latin inscription on its edge CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS, which translated reads, “By the industry of its people the State flourishes”. Country of Origin: United KingdomThe United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George the Sixth by the grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith" and additionally on the edge as "1851 by the industry of its people the State flourishes 1951. One of only two crown types issued during the reign of George VI (the other was released in 1937 to mark his coronation), it is commonly referred to as the ‘Festival of Britain’ crown.

For as long as I have been going to Britain, I cannot remember ever seeing a crown turn up in circulation. When I lived in Canada back in 1962 I got 10 one dollar coins from the bank, and managed to spend most of them without difficulty, although they tended to be put on one side in the till so I doubt that they went further! The first was struck for his Coronation in 1937 and that was half silver, this second and last crown was struck in Prooflike cupronickel.In 1951 for the Festival of Britain the Royal Mint issued a crown under King George VI for the Festival of Britain. They come in a snap-lock plastic bag, ready to be added to your collection, all coins are in Fine condition and you get one coin of every date 1947-1951. George VI married Elizabeth (known as the Queen Mother) and the couple were very popular during the war years. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.



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