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George VI, Festival of Britain Crown and Stamps (Original Box), 1951

George VI 1951, Festival of Britain Crown and Stamps. In 1951 this country was going off the rationing that had been in force since World War II. The country rejoiced and children could again have sweets and the family, meat. If they could afford it. The Government held a festival on the South Bank called the Festival of Britain. To honour the King, they issued only the second Crown from his reign. Unlike the Coronation issue which was in silver, this Festival of Britain Crown was struck in cupro-nickel. They are Uncirculated and came in a cardboard box which didn’t survive as well as the coin it was protecting. They also issued two stamps for the Festival. We are offering you the 1951 Festival of Britain Crown in the original box of issue plus both mint unused stamps issued for the Festival. Today they are 66 years old and well worth having…
£29.50

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.
£24.50

George VI, Festival of Britain Crown, 1951 (boxed)

Only the second Crown struck in the reign of George VI. Ours come with the original boxes.
£22.50

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.
£14.50

George VI, Festival of Britain Farthing Uncirculated, 1951

Now some 66 years old and in Uncirculated condition with lustre
£10.00

George VI, Festival of Britain Proof Set, 1951

10 coin proof set from Farthing to Crown in original velvet lined case.
£275.00