Elizabeth II, King Canute £5 Silver Special, 2017

Commemorative issue made for the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of King Canute. Obv: Fith portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. Rev: Image of crowned King Canute facing left.
Availability: In stock
SKU: SGM224-5652
£74.50

In 2017 the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative Sterling Silver Proof £5 to honour King Canute.
King Canute, also known as Cnut was born in Denmark in 985 and won the throne of England in 1016. Scotland submitted to him in 1017. His later accession to the Danish throne in 1018 brought the crowns of England and Denmark together. He is perhaps best known for the rising of the tide story.

He was the King who sat by the water, raised his hand and commanded the tide to stop. He did this to show his sycophantic courtiers how empty and worthless the power of a King is when compared to the power of God who commands heaven, earth, and sea.

We believe The Royal Mint issued this £5 in Proof Sterling Silver coin with a beautiful, yet modern design, for £82.50 at the time.

They no longer have it for sale on their website, so they probably have sold out.
We have them in the complete package as issued by The Royal Mint, outer package, inner package, certificate etc.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Proud Freemason Medal

This beautiful crownsized medal is for the Freemasons. On one side you have the symbol of the Freemasons with the legend ‘Faith, Charity, Hope’. On the other side, you have more symbols of Freemasonry with the legend ‘Initiated*Passed*Raised*Proud Freemason*. It is full crownsized in blue, white and green. Proof in a capsule and we think a rather stunning piece for all Freemasons or their relatives. We think you will like this medal and it has taken us months to get them. So if you want one please order early…
£12.50

Elizabeth II, £2 Two Dragons, Proof in Capsule

The Royal Mint issued a rather handsome Silver Crownsized £2 coin and called it ‘The Two Dragons’. This piece shows both the Eastern dragon and the Welsh dragon. It contains one ounce of pure Proof silver, it was struck in 2018 and the entire mintage of 2,500 coins was sold to one overseas dealer But NO British collectors were offered the chance to add this important and beautiful coin to their collection! How can a British collector complete his or her collection when all of these British coins were sold outside the country!? Something is rotten at the Royal Mint we hear you say! Well, read on… Coincraft has worldwide contacts; we managed to track them down, although the Royal Mint didn’t want to even admit that they had struck them. We managed to locate and buy about 20% of the entire mintage. It is now our duty and pleasure to offer these British coins to our collectors of British coins. We don’t care what the Royal Mint thinks. We want our British collectors to be able to buy British coins, even when they cannot buy them at full price from the Royal Mint. Normally a coin such as this would be sold by the Royal Mint at between £82 and £88, which we think is too high. No matter how beautiful it is. We are going to offer you this British Silver Proof £2 either in the Royal Mint capsule at far less than the Royal Mint would have charged, had they given you the chance to buy it. Remember, the Royal Mint didn’t even offer you the opportunity to own one. Our price is just £58.50 in a capsule.
£58.50

Victoria, 1887 Silver Shilling, VF

In 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, and the Royal Mint was allowed to change her portrait for the first time since 1838. Unfortunately, Queen Victoria hated her new portrait on the Shilling... Coincraft has a nice group of the first year of issue, 1887. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Fine Condition. Considering they are now 130 years old, this is quite outstanding.
£34.50