For many of us, only one event comes to mind when we mention ‘1966’. It was of course, the year England at Wembley’s iconic stadium, in front of a packed crowd of 97,000 fans that included Her Majesty the Queen, won football’s biggest ever prize. The first and only time the nation has been crowned world champions, Bobby Moore’s legendary team of ‘66 forever secured their place in sporting history.
It is no surprise therefore that a number of pieces have been issued to mark this historic sporting occasion. One of the most impressive pieces is a new crown coin struck in 925/1000 sterling silver. However, there are two extra special reasons which sets this issue apart from the crowd…
Limited edition – a maximum of JUST 699 pieces to be struck
The NEW 50th Anniversary of England’s 1966 Victory Solid Silver Proof £5 Coin has an extremely low worldwide edition limit of just 699 pieces. That tiny number will only cover the smallest fraction of collectors looking to secure this NEW 50th Anniversary tribute and commemorate the nation’s greatest sporting achievement.
However, what is even more impressive is what can be found on the coin itself. That is because every single coin has not only been struck individually a number of times to create the highest Proof finish, but each piece struck also has been individually numbered within the 699 worldwide edition limit, with the unique number sitting on the reverse side of the coin - this of course means that no two coins are the same.
Unprecedented high demand expected
An estimated 32.3 million people in the UK saw the match on the television on 30th July 1966, making it Britain’s most-watched TV programme at the time. I stress – a total of JUST 699 NEW 50th Anniversary of England’s 1966 Victory Solid Silver Proof £5 Coins have been issued. Demand will, without doubt, exceed availability among collectors, football fans or anyone looking to re-live the memory of England’s biggest ever sporting achievement with a fitting and lasting ‘1996 Victory’ tribute.
What has also attracted collectors also is the magnificent reverse design on the coin. On the reverse a brand NEW patriotic design by leading artist, Timothy Noad of a crowned lion holding the shield of Saint George features – next to the individual mintage number. It is a magnificent new design by an artist who was responsible for some of the most iconic British coins in recent years – including not one but two one-year-only sovereign designs.
The new design is perfectly completed by the addition of the dual dates 1966-2016 – marking the 50th anniversary of this unrivalled sporting triumph. Each coin is housed within a Deluxe Presentation Case and comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
Reserve your coin today
However, with just 699 of these £5 Crown-sized pieces issued and each one individually numbered I expect these coin will not last much longer. Indeed, the coin celebrates a unique moment in the nation’s history and as a result, the very best issues have been very sought-after. Therefore, time really is of the essence - place your order today.
Key Product Information:
- Brand new release, issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of England’s greatest sporting triumph in 2016
- New £5 coin, struck in 925/1000 Sterling Silver to a peerless proof finish
- Limited to just 699 coins worldwide – each coin is uniquely numbered within the edition limit
- Unique reverse design of Lion & Shield with dual dates of 1966-2016 by heraldic artist Timothy Noad – designer of both the 2002 and 2005 UK Sovereign coins.
- Housed within Deluxe Presentation Case with Certificate of Authenticity
Metal: 925/1000 Sterling Silver
Year of issue: 2016
Edition Limit: 699
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Lion & Shield and 1966-2016
Country of issue: Tristan da Cunha
Delivery via Royal Mail
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days
Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom