George VI, Festival of Britain Crown, 1951 Extremely Fine

In 1951 for the Festival of Britain the Royal Mint issued a crown under King George VI for the Festival of Britain. It was only the second Crown issued for that Monarch and the only one in cupro-nickel.
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