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The Accession of King Henry VIII Limited Edition Proof Coins

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom has just released two unique coins to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of the formidable King Henry the 8th. Henry VIII reigned for almost four decades and they were formative years for the monarchy, the church and the state. His greatest legacy is perhaps the establishment of the Royal Navy. However, his long term failure was dynastic: he left three children, but no grandchildren.

Two coins mark the 500th anniversary for the accession of Henry VIII, with a new reverse design inspired by the majestic standing portrait of Henry by Hans Holbein. The artist, John Bergdahl, explains: "not merely a monarch, during his lifetime Henry revolutionized our system of government, laying the foundations for our modern democratic society. He also reformed the Church in this country and created the Royal Navy. Above all, he was a man of his time, a renaissance man, an enlightened monarch in a age of enlightenment and this is how i have endeavored to portray him." In the coin, Henry is shown standing before a frieze of roses in the "antique" style, favoring the carvings and tapestries of the period. He is presented within a petal shaped device used frequently to frame portraits on medieval coins. The cipher HR  (Henricus Rex) is taken from the an elaborately engraved gun barrel of the time and all is enclosed within a rope border representing the Royal Navy.

Official distributor Panda America is offering 2 different Henry VIII coins commemorating the 500th Anniversary of his accession to the throne:

UK 2009 Henry VIII 5 Pound Proof Coins

2009 Henry VIII
5 Pound Gold Proof Coin

Struck in 22 carat gold to magnificent Proof quality, the commemorative 5 Pound Gold coin is housed in a walnut-veneer display case and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


2009 Henry VIII
5 Pound Coin Pack

This commemorative Brilliant Uncirculated crown is housed in an attractive folder richly illustrated and containing a wealth of information on Henry's life and his actions that changed the face of the kingdom.

No matter what country you are from, Henry the 8th is known as a legendary King and one of the most controversial figures the world has ever seen.  That alone makes these coins timeless and a collectible that will stand the test of time!

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Price: $19.00
Metal:  Copper/Nickel Denomination: 5 Pounds
Weight: 28.28 Grams
Grade: 38.61 mm Diameter
Item ID: 9927

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Metal:  Gold Denomination: 5 Pounds
Weight: 39.94 Grams Mintage: 1,509
Purity: 22 Carat Grade: Proof
Item ID: 9926
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