The Tower of London Royal Mint 2020 £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

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The Tower of London Royal Mint 2020 £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

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  • 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.
  • 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 400 coins! Order now!


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Struck from 56.56 grams of sparkling sterling silver, this ‘double weight’ Piedfort coin has been issued to honour the 500-year period the Royal Mint was domiciled in the Tower of London.

The Tower of London and the Royal Mint

The establishment of the Royal Mint is considered to have taken place in 886AD, when Alfred the Great recaptured London from the Danelaw and began issuing silver pennies bearing his portrait. Centralised control of Britain’s mints was placed in the hands of the mint found in the Tower of London in 1279, and by the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47), little coin production took place outside London. The Royal Mint remained domiciled in the Tower of London until 1812, when moved to purpose-built premises on Tower Hill – thus ending a chapter of British history that lasted well over 500 years.

‘Double Weight’ Piedfort!

A magnificent tribute to the Royal Mint and the Tower of London, this one-year-only £5 is a ‘Piedfort’ – meaning ‘heavy weight’. Struck to the Royal Mint’s Proof quality, the diameter of the coin is the same as a standard silver £5, but the flan is DOUBLE the weight and much thicker. A fine work of numismatic craftsmanship, the reverse depicts Britain’s classic medieval silver penny bearing the inscription ‘Civitas London’ (City of London) with a Norman arched window in the background. As with each coin in the series, the Tower of London mintmark is also found on the reverse.

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Housed within an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the 2020 £5 Tower of London Royal Mint Silver Proof Piedfort Coin is very exclusive. Astonishingly, the limited edition has been set at just 400 coins! With Piedfort coins having a history dating back to 12th century France – almost as old as the Royal Mint itself! – demand for this silver stunner is sure to be strong.

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Country of IssueUnited Kingdom
Year of Issue2020
Limited Edition400
Issued ByRoyal Mint
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