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

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

$379.01
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26962
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  • Honours 1,150 years since Alfred the Great became king.
  • Struck to Proof quality from 56.56 grams of sterling silver.
  • Double the weight of a standard Silver Proof £5!
  • Official British legal tender – spans 38.61mm in diameter.
  • Housed within an official Royal Mint case.
  • Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Strictly limited edition just 900 coins! Order now!

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Double the weight of standard silver coins, this majestic Piedfort Silver Proof marks 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 ‘double weight’ silver Piedfort £5 coin. Struck to Proof standard from 56.56 grams of sterling silver, this large 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’.

Housed within an official Royal Mint case, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this thick, weighty coin is extremely exclusive. The limited edition has been restricted to a mere 900 examples worldwide!

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More Information
Country of IssueUnited Kingdom
Year of Issue2021
Denomination£5
Dimensions38.61mm
MetalSilver
QualityProof
Limited Edition900
Issued ByRoyal Mint
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