Today we’re shining a spotlight on the perfect royal keepsake – The King Charles III Commemorative.
This release has taken the numismatic world by storm. Standing out thanks to its royal significance and its distinguished heraldic design, collectors have been ordering in their thousands!
Read on to find out why…
A Regal Design
The crest design features a striking portrait of His Majesty, King Charles III along with a detailed illustration of the St. Edward’s Crown – the centrepiece of Great Britain’s regalia.
Inspired by a love of nature
Much like the UK’s New Definitive Coins, the design has also taken inspiration from His Majesty’s love of nature with the inclusion of illustrated roses and thistles.
A new era of British History
The date of King Charles III’s Coronation – 6th May 2023 – has been carefully inscribed to mark the moment His Majesty’s journey as crowned sovereign began. As the FIRST Coronation in OVER 70 years, it was the moment that officially started a new era in Great Britain’s history.
The perfect keepsake for your family
Whether you are a seasoned collector or just beginning your collecting journey, the King Charles III Commemorative is the perfect keepsake for your family to remember this momentous occasion in British history.
Claim your King Charles III Commemorative for FREE (+p&p)
You can secure The King Charles III Commemorative for FREE (+p&p) when you trial the Long To Reign Over Us Collection. You’ll gain exclusive access to the new, limited edition commemorative series which chronicles His Majesty’s inaugural years as monarch. And you’ll unveil a host of exclusive FREE GIFTS when you continue your collecting journey. You can cancel at any time.
The release of a new and innovative Silver issue is always a cause for excitement in the numismatic community. And The Prestigious Sir Winston Churchill 8-Layer Silver Kilo Coin is no different…
Painstakingly struck from Pure Silver to an Antique finish using a cutting edge minting technique, this incredible release is the pinnacle of craftsmanship and, as such, ONLY 150 pieces have been commissioned for worldwide release.
And each piece has been struck using an innovative 8-Layer technique that not only creates a three-dimensional effect but elevates it to a league of its own…
Watch below to see for yourself…
Featuring a personal nod to Britain’s wartime leader
Released to mark 150 years since the birth of Britain’s recognisable wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill, and the design includes a nod to this important anniversary.
The clock face that sits behind a portrait of Churchill is set to 11:30, which was specifically chosen to represent his Date of Birth – 30th November 1874.
Churchill’s impact on the nation has been acknowledged on multiple coins over the years – in fact, he was the first individual other than a monarch to appear on a British coin when The Royal Mint issued the 1965 Churchill Crown. And significantly, this year also marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings – the epitome of Churchill’s wartime success.
But this piece stands out as one of the most impressive and innovative tributes to his pivotal leadership…
Struck EIGHT times
The complex design features an instantly recognisable depiction of Sir Winston Churchill as a senior statesman with his signature cane in hand upon the outset of a clock. And the design was carefully considered with special attention paid to placement and intricacies of each layer.
That’s because a proprietary multi-layered technique was applied to bring the design to life – that means each piece has been struck EIGHT times…
The result is an impressive layered Pure Silver construction with each layer revealing even more details and creating an impressive three-dimensional effect on the coin.
AVAILABLE BY APPLICATION ONLY:
The Sir Winston Churchill 8-Layer Silver Kilo Coin
This piece is only available to UK collectors from The Westminster Collection.
And due to its quality, scarcity and exclusivity, the Sir Winston Churchill 8-Layer Silver Kilo Coin is only available by application…
Last month we travelled to Compton Abbas Airfield in Dorset to meet two pilots who have raised thousands for the Royal British Legion.
Jason Davidson and Simon Shackell flew in specially to tell us all about a remarkable challenge they took on in May.
To mark the 80th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, they undertook a commemorative flight to recognise the technical skills, ingenuity and courage of those who conducted the legendary air operation.
And in doing so, they have already raised over £3,000 for the Royal British Legion!
Watch below as we meet Jason and Simon, who tell us about the challenge and why they chose to raise funds for the RBL.
We were delighted to gift Jason and Simon a 2023 Royal British Legion Poppy® Silver Proof £5 each as well as the FINAL 2023 Poppy® Silver Masterpiece Coin to be struck to honour their achievements and thank them for their fundraising efforts…
Watch the interview and gifting in full below or read on to find out more about Jason and Simon’s story…
Jason and Simon’s Story
Both Simon and Jason have a close connection to the military – Jason served in the Parachute Regiment for over 22 years and his twin brother was also in the RAF. Simon’s father was a navigator in the RAF during National Service.
They took on the challenge as they were inspired by the bravery and skill that the 617 Squadron showed. Simon said that the idea was to “champion the engineering aspect” as well as the airmanship. “It really struck home how difficult that would have been, and how dangerous. The airmanship was what blew me away”, Jason said.
On 16th May 2023, the 80th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, Jason and Simon began their challenge – departing from the RAF St Athan airfield site on a mission to pass over 8 locations:
- Chesil Beach, Dorset – testing location for the “bouncing bomb”
- Reculver Bay, Kent – testing location for the “bouncing bomb”
- East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre, Lincolnshire – a unique living museum to the Dambusters and home of ‘Just Jane’.
- Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire – home of the Dambusters Memorial
- RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire – the wartime base of the 617 Squadron and location where the Raid was launched
- Derwent Dam, Sheffield – a location closely resembling the Möhne Dam where the Dambusters practiced for the Raid.
- Nant-y-Gro Dam, Rhayader – the site where Barnes Wallis successfully demonstrated the concept of the depth charge mine.
- Penarth, Glamorgan – the site of Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s memorial and his wartime home.
Jason and Simon conducted each flight using only maps, stopwatches and compasses to navigate as the Dambusters did.
The 2023 Official RBL Poppy® Coin Range
For nearly 20 years, The Westminster Collection has released coins in support of the Royal British Legion – and collectors have raised over £1.25 million for the RBL.
The 2023 coin range is available to order now but with stock selling fast, you’ll need to act today to secure your tribute…