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The British Crown

The Crown was a British coin that was introduced in the year 1707 as the successor of the Scottish dollar and the English crown. It had a value of 5 shillings. Progressively it became less and less popular due to its impractical size and weight. Ιt later became a commemorative coin and at the point of decimalization was replaced by the 25 pence piece. One popular and common crown is the 1965 one commemorating Winston Churchill. Earlier crowns were made of silver, but since 1946 they have been mostly cupro-nickel. Victorian, but also later crowns featured Pistrucci's depiction of George slaying the dragon as in the crown below.


My 1889 Crown

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