It has been half a century since one of Britain’s greatest leaders died, and Sir Winston Churchill has adorned several coins this year in commemoration. The Royal Mint have released three tranches of them, one a portrait, one a £20 for £20, and one a range of big gold and silver coins.
Now the Pobjoy Mint has released a pair, the silver one being of interest here. Weighing a standard ounce of sterling silver, it depicts the classic Churchill pose of hand up with fingers forming the ‘V for Victory’, something that became absolutely synonymous with the man during the Second World War. Issued for the Isle of Man, it carries a denomination of One Crown.
The coin doesn’t seem to be up on Pobjoy’s website at the moment, but it should be there shortly and you can pick up one of the 10,000 minted directly from there.
Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a new commemorative coin on behalf of the Isle of Man Government which commemorates a man considered to be one of the Greatest Britons of all time – Sir Winston Churchill.
Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century, he was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer and an artist. Churchill was also the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. At the forefront of politics for 50 years, he held many political and cabinet positions before becoming Prime Minister following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain in May 1940. His absolute refusal to consider defeat or surrender helped inspire British resistance, especially during the early days of the war. Churchill was particularly well known for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory of Nazi Germany had been secured.
After the Conservative Party lost the General Election in 1945, Churchill became Leader of the Opposition but returned as Prime Minister after the Conservative won the 1951 Election. He retired in 1955. Upon his death, Queen Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.
Named Greatest Briton of all time in 2002, Churchill is widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the death of this amazing political figure, the coin features a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill giving his exceptionally famous ‘V for Victory’ sign. The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Available in Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver, all are produced to the highest quality and the precious metal coins have been struck four times to produce the famous Pobjoy Proof finish. For Gold sizes please contact the Mint.