2009 Henry VIII Accession 500th Anniversary £5 Crown Silver Proof
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This 2009 silver proof Five Pound coin celebrates the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII. Henry was king of England from 1509 until 1547 and is best known for his six marriages and his role in the English Reformation. The reverse of this Crown coin features a full-length portrait of Henry VIII, modelled on a now lost painting of the king by Hans Holbein the Younger. The figure divides a royal ‘HR’ cypher and stands within a treasure of arcs. The design was crafted by John Bergdahl who is the artist behind a number of coins for The Royal Mint. The legend reads ‘THE ACCESSION OF HENRY VIII 1509’ and the denomination appears below. The obverse shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth official coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is struck in 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver and has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres. Its offered in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity which confirms that this piece is from a limited issue of just 10,419 worldwide.