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…
Let me introduce you to a coin that speaks volumes…
Meticulously crafted from Pure Silver, the impressive King’s Speech 5oz 100mm Coin has been issued to honour King Charles III’s defining moment as Monarch.
Every word of the emotional and historic address he gave to the nation following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II feature on this coin – that’s 977 words in total!
A Monarch’s Defining Moment
On the 9th September 2022, just one day removed from Her Late Majesty’s passing, King Charles III made the poignant speech. In the address he paid tribute to his mother and pledged to show the same unwavering commitment to duty.
And so, this coin not only commemorates King Charles III’s first ever speech as Monarch but it also honours the incredible reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Relive the King’s Speech…
The King’s Speech Pure Silver 5oz Coin is a true numismatic masterpiece, one that has seen incredible demand from collectors worldwide.
In fact its Pure Gold Counterpart, priced at a staggering £59,995, had an edition limit of JUST 5.
Making a Masterpiece
The King’s Speech Silver 5oz is an impressive combination of artistic expression and technical prowess.
The delicate process of striking 977 words onto a coin has been achieved using the process of micro-engraving. Every single word has been meticulously engraved onto the die, a painstaking process that requires remarkable precision and expertise. Skilled artisans devoted countless hours to ensuring that each letter has been flawlessly etched.
Once the micro-engraving is complete, the die is ready to undergo the next step in the coin production process. With force and finesse, it is expertly struck multiple times, employing immense pressure to achieve the pristine Proof finish which brings the micro-engraved words to life.
Of course, fitting a 9 minute speech onto a coin presented a major challenge. That’s why each coin has been struck from FIVE OUNCES of Pure Silver and measure at an incredible 100mm.
With its minted design, lustrous silver content and the sheer significance of the occasion it commemorates, this coin is an absolute must-have for collectors worldwide.
If you’re interested…
A strict edition limit of 750 has been set. For one of the most remarkable coins we’ve ever seen, that simply will not be enough…