Celebrating National Winston Churchill Day

On April 9th, we mark National Winston Churchill Day, a moment to reflect on and celebrate one of the most iconic figures in British history.

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Who Was Sir Winston Churchill?

Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman and leader known for his role as Prime Minister during WWII, celebrated for his leadership, speeches, and contributions to British and global history.

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LEFT: Churchill addressing merchant ships’ crews and dockers at Liverpool, April 1941 MIDDLE: Churchill during the 1945 General Election RIGHT: Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall on the day he broadcast to the nation that the war with Germany had been won.

Celebrate, Commemorate and Collect

To commemorate Sir Winston Churchill and his profound influence, we have an array of collectables available for all enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or new to the world of collecting, National Winston Churchill Day presents a perfect occasion to secure these commemorative pieces and celebrate arguably Britain’s greatest wartime leader.

JUST £15: Special Winston Churchill Piedfort issue

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The Special Winston Churchill Piedfort issue which comes in a presentation box with Certificate of Authenticity

The design of this double thickness Piedfort issue features a specially commissioned depiction of Sir Winston Churchill along with a soaring Spitfire overhead by renowned artist, David Young.

Being double thickness, this coin weighs 50 grams– almost twice as much as the standard specification, and it has also been expertly plated in 24 Carat Gold and struck to a pristine Proof finish.

>>Get your Special Winston Churchill Piedfort issue now by clicking here<<

The Spectacular Sir Winston Churchill 8-Layer Silver Kilo

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Each Sir Winston Churchill 8-Layer Silver Kilo arrives displayed in a Luxury Presentation Case along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

This the spectacular Sir Winston Churchill 8-Layer Silver Kilo Coin

Each piece has been painstakingly struck from ONE KILO of PURE SILVER to an Antique finish and a cutting edge layered technique has been applied that not only creates a three-dimensional effect but elevates each coin to a league of its own…

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The 1965 Churchill Crown Collector’s Frame

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Just 200 of these limited-edition collector frames are available worldwide.

The 1965 Winston Churchill Crown became immensely popular and continues to be a sought-after addition to any coin collection.

And today, you can secure the stunning silver-plated edition in the popular numismatic frame, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s birth year.

>>Click here to secure your 1965 Churchill Crown Collector’s Frame<<

UK 1965 Winston Churchill Death Year Sovereign

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Issued during the year of Winston Churchill’s passing – 1965 – a historically significant Sovereign 

Issued during the year of Winston Churchill’s passing – 1965 – a historically significant Sovereign 

The 1965 Sovereign is one of the most collectable classic Sovereigns due to its 22 Carat precious metal quality and significant date.

>>Click here to get your UK 1965 Winston Churchill Death Year Sovereign<<

‘Portraits of a Leader’ Churchill 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Cover

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Each cover is individually numbered in silver ink and comes housed in a Luxury Presentation Folder with a Certificate of Authenticity

Featuring an official British Isles Miniature Sheet depicting rare photographs of Churchill, the stamps are carefully hand-stamped with a one-day-only commemorative postmark dated 22nd January 2015 – the stamps’ First Day of Issue.

Encapsulated within the cover are three official British Isles £5 Proof Coins that feature finely engraved portraits of Churchill – in his official army uniform during WWI and WW2, and the centre coin shows a recognisable portrait of him as a politician with his trademark bow tie.

>>Click here to secure your Churchill 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Cover<<

Winston Churchill Half Crown Collection

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Out of a worldwide edition limit of 150, just 30 are available due to the difficulty of sourcing such historically significant coins.

This exclusive set comprises four original Half Crown coins, each representing the unique, historical journey that encompasses both the life of Sir Winston Churchill and pays homage to his leadership during the tumultuous years of World War II.

But, as 2024 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth year, the 1874 Half-Crown has become almost impossible to source. 

>>Click here to secure your Winston Churchill Half Crown Collection<<

The Rare Piece of WWII History Few People Know About…

The WWII Hawaii Emergency Bank Note

As we approach the 80th anniversary of D-Day in June 2024, enthusiasts and collectors alike are eagerly seeking out military commemoratives from the era.

Amidst the rush, there exists a rare gem that only a select few are aware of, let alone possess.

It is the Hawaii Overprint Emergency Banknote issued between 1942-1944, and The Westminster Collection have a handful available today.

Read on to learn the fascinating story, what makes them so scarce, and how you can secure one.

USA – World War Two

During the tumultuous years of World War II, the United States government found itself in a precarious position following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor.

With deep concerns looming over the possibility of a full-scale invasion of Hawaii by Japan, urgent measures were needed to safeguard the American economy from potential exploitation.

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To counter this threat, the US government took swift action, issuing emergency banknotes specifically for use in Hawaii. These $1 Silver certificates bore distinct markings, featuring a brown seal and prominent “HAWAII” overprints on both the front and back.

This unique design served a crucial purpose: in the event the notes were seized by enemy forces, they could be repudiated, rendering them worthless thus spoiling attempts at economic sabotage.

A Rare Piece of Military History

Issued only for two years between 1942 and 1944, these emergency banknotes are exceptionally rare, with very few surviving examples still in existence today.

Their scarcity means they rarely make appearances on the secondary market, making them highly sought-after among collectors and historians alike.

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Less than 25 Available

Here at The Westminster Collection, we have managed to secure a limited number of these extraordinary artefacts.

In fact, there are less than 25 available for collectors in the UK, travelling all the way over from the States.

This represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of history that encapsulates the resilience and ingenuity of a nation during one of its darkest hours.

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How to Secure Yours…

These WWII emergency banknotes offer a tangible connection to the past, serving as a poignant reminder of the unwavering spirit that prevailed during a time of global upheaval.

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of this remarkable history.

Simply click here to secure your own WWII emergency banknote and add a truly unique treasure to your collection >>

The Legendary Piper of D-Day: Bill Millin’s Story

Before we delve into the extraordinary legacy of Bill Millin, the “Mad Piper” of D-Day, we have a special invitation for our readers. Join us for an exclusive interview with John Millin, son of the legendary piper, as he shares intimate details of his father’s remarkable actions on that fateful day in Normandy.

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And for those who appreciate the stirring sound of bagpipes, scroll down to see John’s live performance to remember the valour of not only his father but all who served. Don’t miss this captivating tribute to a hero who inspired all the troops around him.

The Unforgettable Sound of Courage

Throughout military history, there are countless stories of bravery, sacrifice, and resilience. Yet, among these tales, the story of Bill Millin stands out for its uniqueness and the sheer audacity of one man’s spirit amidst the chaos of war. Bill Millin, often referred to as the “Mad Piper,” played a pivotal role during World War II, not with a weapon, but with his bagpipes, on the beaches of Normandy.

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The Pipes of War

Serving under Lord Lovat, commander of the 1st Special Service Brigade, Millin found himself in a unique position. Despite the British Army’s ban on pipers leading soldiers into combat, Lord Lovat, adhering to Highland tradition, believed in the inspirational power of the bagpipes. And so, on D-Day, Millin landed on Sword Beach, tasked with an incredible mission: to play his pipes amidst the danger and chaos of the invasion.

Braving the Bullets with Bagpipes

As Millin strode up and down Sword Beach, his bagpipes rallied his comrades with tunes such as “Highland Laddie” and “The Road to the Isles,” undeterred by the hail of bullets and explosions around him. Remarkably, he emerged unscathed, with some captured German soldiers later admitting they spared him, believing him to be mad.

A Son’s Tribute: John Millin’s Exclusive Performance

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It’s with great privilege that we present this extraordinary tribute. To commemorate this special occasion, John has learned the melodies that his father played and that once echoed over the chaotic shores of Normandy. In a live performance, he honours his father’s bravery and courage.

Thank you, John. We dedicate the Beach Piper coin to the memory of your remarkable father.

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