Alfred the Great 1,150th Anniversary 2021 £5 Gold Proof Coin

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Alfred the Great 1,150th Anniversary 2021 £5 Gold Proof Coin

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  • Marks 1,150 years since Alfred the Great became king.
  • Struck to Proof quality from a massive 39.94 grams of 22-carat gold.
  • An official British legal tender issue – measures 38.61mm.
  • An official issue of Great Britain’s Royal Mint.
  • Housed within an official Royal Mint case.
  • Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Strictly limited edition just 160 coins! Immediate action essential!

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Prestigious, eye-catching, official and historic, this stunning 39.94 gram 22-carat gold Proof British legal tender coin celebrates 1,150 years since Alfred the Great became king.

Known for his military glories and visionary cultural reforms, Alfred the Great is one of the most influential monarchs in British history. Born circa 848AD, Alfred reigned as King of the West Saxons from 871AD to 886AD, and King of the Anglo-Saxons from 886AD to 899AD. Alfred ruled during a tumultuous period in English history, when Viking raids were commonplace. Intelligent, dutiful and fair, Alfred was the only leader capable of achieving peace after years of turmoil, and he exploited this period to pave the way for many changes that shaped the nation and monarchy forever.

In 2021, we celebrate 1,150 years since Alfred the Great became king, and Britain’s Royal Mint has paid tribute with this breathtaking Gold Proof £5 coin. Struck to the highest possible standard from an enormous 39.94 grams of 22-carat gold, this imposing 38.61mm British legal tender coin carries a design inspired by a priceless Anglo-Saxon relic, the Alfred Jewel. It also features an inscription taken from the artefact – ‘AELFRED MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN’ – which translates as ‘ALFRED ORDERED ME TO BE MADE’.

Presented within an official Royal Mint case, and including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this prestigious British coin is to be enjoyed by the privileged few. The worldwide limited edition is a mere 160!

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Country of IssueUnited Kingdom
Year of Issue2021
Weight (g)39.9400
Metal Purity (%)91.67
Diameter (mm)38.61
Limited Edition160
Issued ByRoyal Mint
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