The famous St. George and the Dragon design - so familiar from the Gold Sovereign – is very rarely seen on any other United Kingdom coins. This original Crown coin from 1951 is a classic example, and can be yours today for just £30.
One of the very last coins issued during George VI’s reign, your coin was struck to commemorate the Festival of Britain. Now over 60 years old, it stands as a testament to the quality of British design and manufacturing in the middle of the 20th century.
Sadly, many of these coins have disappeared, either into private collections or simply lost or spent, so our supply is limited. However, we’re prepared to offer the small amount we have at just £30 per coin as we believe this design, when viewed on a large crown size coins like this, is one of the highlights of British numismatics.
Struck to commemorate the most important of occasions
In fact, your 1951 crown is part of a proud and uncommon tradition of using this particular coin design in years of special national significance. From Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887, through to the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902, up to the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge this year – each has been marked with a St George and the Dragon Crown.
However, at just £30, the 1951 crown is the most affordable way of adding this special coin to your collection. Order yours today before our small supply is exhausted!
Original UK St George and Dragon Crown
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Diameter: 38.61mm, Weight: 28.28g
- Denomination: Crown (5 shillings)
- Year of issue: 1951
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel
- Obverse: George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
- Reverse: St. George and the Draogn by Benedetto Pistrucci
(+ £3.99 p&p)