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Last Updated on: 9th March 2024, 07:03 pm

1965 Queen Elizabeth II Winston CHURCHILL Commemorative Collectable Coin

Diameter: 1 1/2 inches
Weight: 29 g
Obverse: Profile of CHURCHILL facing right. Text reads: CHURCHILL
Reverse: Profile of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. Text reads: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F.D. 1965
Notes / other details: large and heavy silvertone coin
This distinguished 1965 commemorative coin embodies a dual legacy: it honours Sir Winston Churchill, one of the most revered figures in British history, and features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking a historical intersection of two towering figures of the 20th century.

Sir Winston Churchill, the lionhearted Prime Minister who steered Britain through the tempest of the Second World War with his indefatigable spirit and oratory brilliance, is immortalised on the obverse. This coin was released shortly after his passing, symbolising a nation’s collective reverence and a commemorative gesture signifying the end of an era. It’s a tangible homage to the man whose leadership was pivotal in securing the freedom not just of Britain, but of the free world.

The reverse side of the coin bears the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, the then-reigning monarch, who ascended to the throne in 1952. Her reign, which began in the aftermath of Churchill’s post-war leadership, has seen the transformation of the British Empire into the Commonwealth, signifying a new chapter in the annals of British history. The presence of Queen Elizabeth II on the coin encapsulates the continuity of the British monarchy and state, providing a fitting counterpart to Churchill’s own indelible contribution to the nation.

The connection between Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II is profound; he was her first Prime Minister during the early years of her reign, a period marked by the transition and recovery post-WWII. Their relationship was one of mutual respect and deep personal affection, shaping the formative years of her rule.

For collectors and aficionados, this coin is not just currency—it is a piece of British history, a testament to a bygone epoch. Its significance is augmented by the fact that it was the first coin to bear the image of a non-monarch on its obverse in peacetime Britain, indicating the monumental impact Churchill had on his country and the world.

Holding this coin is like holding a piece of history that commemorates the resilience of a nation and the enduring legacy of a man who was voted the Greatest Briton. It is a must-have for collectors who value the intersection of monarchical legacy and the indomitable spirit of leadership.
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