George VI, Festival of Britain Crown Unc with Stamps, 1951
In 1951 World War II was over and finally the UK was coming out of rationing and the shortages that we had all to suffer during this long dark period. To celebrate this change, the Government held a vast exhibition and festival which became known as the Festival of Britain and it was held on the South Bank in London.
The Royal Mint issued a special crown, the first since the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.
This time the crown was struck in cupro-nickel, the first ever crown struck in cupro-nickel. They also issued two stamps for the Festival of Britain. Remember that King George VI only ever had two crowns.
Here we present the crown in Uncirculated condition sold alongside the stamps for the Festival of Britain.