1 Crown - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; Death of Churchill
The Churchill Crown
The third type was struck just after the death of Sir Winston Churchill to celebrate his life in 1965. The portrait was the same Mary Gillick design used in the second type and the obverse inscription had changed to "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F·D· 1965". The reverse design was a portrait of Churchill in his latter years with the inscription "Churchill" going down the right hand side of the coin. Churchill's bust is modelled on a bust by the artist Oscar Nemon.
Sir Winston Churchill Crown struck soon after his death to commemorate the life of one of the greatest statesmen Britain has ever known.
Country United Kingdom
Value 1 Crown (1/4 LSD)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.50 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
Oscar Neman (reverse)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Death of Winston Churchill
Portrait of Elizabeth II. to the right
Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F·D· 1965
A sombre-looking portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, in a siren suit facing right