To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint has released a stunning new commemorative dished coin. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History.
- Contains .9092 oz of .925 fine Silver.
- Comes in an acrylic capsule and is presented in original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 10,000 coins.
- Obverse: Carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
- Reverse: The design on the coin is based on the domed memorial at Runnymede in England which contains a pillar of English granite upon which is inscribed "To commemorate the Magna Carta, symbol of Freedom under Law".
- Guaranteed by the Ascension Island government.
This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this Silver 1 Crown Magna Carta Proof coin to your cart today!
The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant to be a lasting declaration of legal principle, but was a practical solution to a political crisis which served the interests of the Barons of the time by reasserting the power of custom to limit the tyrannical behavior of King John.
The document was written on parchment, the normal writing material at the time. It was authenticated with the Great Seal of King John. Three of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta have lost their wax seals over the centuries. It was sealed on 15th June 1215 under oath by King John at Runnymede on the bank of the River Thames near Windsor.
The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.
Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.
The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.