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

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

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  • Celebrates 1,150 years since Alfred the Great became king.
  • Struck to Proof quality from 28.28 grams of sterling silver.
  • Official British legal tender – spans 38.61mm in diameter.
  • 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 2,250 coins! Click add to cart now!

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A majestic tribute, struck to the height of Proof quality from sterling silver, this official British legal tender issue commemorates 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 official British legal tender £5 coin. Struck to Proof standard from 28.28 grams of sterling silver, this large 38.61mm 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’.

Beautifully presented within an official Royal Mint case, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this eye-catching coin is notable for the tiny worldwide limited edition of just 2,250. Click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueUnited Kingdom
Year of Issue2021
Denomination£5
Weight (g)28.2800
MetalSilver
Metal Purity (%)92.50
QualityProof
Diameter (mm)38.61
Limited Edition2250
Issued ByRoyal Mint
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