Great Britain Crown Winston Churchill  1965
Great Britain Crown Winston Churchill 1965

These large crowns are made of copper-nickel and do not carry much value. In fully uncirculated condition they may retail for $5 US dollars or so. Nice coin, nevertheless.

An interested reader named Tim submits this for your consideration:

The 1965 Churchill coin came in 2 versions like the Charles and Diana coin. There were 9 million of the normal coin struck and they are pretty worthless. However, the VIP version has a rainbow type shine in the metal compared to the dull normal coin. ['satin finish' - CQ] There were only 1000 VIP coins struck, and the last time I heard they were said to be worth 1000 each.

The catalogs confirm this, with a value given of $1400 for fully uncirculated 'satin finish' coins. These usually come with a certificate of authenticity and are not found in the wild. The coin in our picture is NOT a VIP version; it is just a normal coin that has picked up a bit of toning on its surface.

Ever since 1951, British crowns have been made of copper nickel. None of these coins are valuable, even going back to 1937 when a silver crown was produced with low value. Now, if your crown is dated before 1937, that's another story!

View a 1951 crown with the Saint George Dragonslayer reverse at this link.

Coin: 810 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Sun, 26-Jul-2009 01:10:27 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Mon, 02-Dec-2013 02:09:35 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 02-Nov-2016 20:25:51 GMT
Requester description: 1965 DEVICES: the front is a young right-faced Elizabeth II. the back has an older right-faced picture of Winston Churchill. INSCRIPTIONS: the front reads 'Elizabeth II dei gratia regina f.d.
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How can you tell the difference between a normal coin & limited one. And was the best method for cleaning them. - dene
You can't. The so-called VIP coins have a 'rainbow type shine' on the surfaces, whatever that means. A trained specialist, no doubt, can tell by doing an in-person inspection. If you have a coin in a reliable holder (e.g., a PCGS or NGC holder), then the holder will indicate VIP status. Otherwise, layman cannot tell easily. We have had several requests to identify such coins using Internet pictures, and it is impossible to do so. All this is a ploy by the Royal Mint for making money. Cleaning coins, in general, is not recommended because it reduces value. If you must clean, use mild soap and hot water, nothing stronger. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1965 sir Winston Churchill coin in plastic casing what is it worth today in Canadian dollars
Value is shown in the second sentence of this page. Use to convert currencies. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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