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A very brief history of the Crown

British Crowns were first struck during the reign of Henry VIII in the 1500's. They were originally called 'The Crown of the Rose' which had the value of 4 Shillings and Sixpence , these however did not take on. They were then changed to 'The Crown of the Double Rose' which had the value of 5 Shillings and was struck in Gold.

From the 16th century, Crowns were struck in Silver. Some of the most famous Crowns are the 1965 Winston Churchill Crown, 1847 Queen Victoria Gothic Crown and the 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown. Crowns were usually struck for the year of the coronation of each new Monarch, but more recently they are now used to commemorate special occassion, such as the Prince Phillips Birthday or the anniversary of an famous historic figure or moment in history.

After the Decimalisation of British Coinage in 1971, the Crown had the legal tender face value of 25p. In 1990 the crown face value was changed to £5.00 and is now general known by it's this value rather than the name.

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James II Silver Crown Victoria Young Head Silver Crown Queen Victoria 1847 Gothic Crown
James II Silver Crown
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Victoria Young Head Silver Crown
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Queen Victoria 1847 Gothic Crown
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George IV Crown
1951 British Proof Crown Queen Victoria 1847 Gothic Crown Modern Crown Collection 1951-1981
1951 British Proof Crown
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Queen Victoria 1847 Gothic Crown
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1972 Silver Wedding Proof Crown with box Churchill 1965 Uncirculated Crown Victoria Old Head Silver Crown
1972 Silver Wedding Proof
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Queen Anne Silver Crown Oliver Cromwell Silver Crown  1656-1660 George I silver Crown 1714-1727
George I Silver Crown
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James I Silver Crown1603-1625 1953 South African Coronation  Silver Crown George VI South African Silver Crown 1947-1951
James I Silver Crown1603-1625
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Edward VII Silver Crown 1902 Titanic I.O.M 2 Crown Set Diamond Jubilee Falkland Islands 2 Crown Set
1902 Edward VII Silver Crown
Latest Price: £295.00
I.O.M 2012 Uncirculated Cat Crown I.O.M 2012 Coloured Cat Crown in Pack Spirit of London £5 Crown Set from The Royal Mint
1977 Silver Jubilee Silver Proof Crown
Victoria Jubilee Head Crown 1887-1892 in EF Condition Victoria Jubilee Head Crown 1887-1892 in Fine Condition
Victoria Jubilee Head Crown 1887-1892 in Fine Condition
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1935 George V Silver Crown
Latest Price: £52.00