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Re: Churchill Crown.
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2009, 10:07:32 AM »
Martin,
  Can you please upload some photos of your Manx Sir Winston Churchill Birth Centenary 1 Crown medal-coin?

It exists in both cupro-nickel & silver.

Aidan.

Who mentioned the Isle of Man?

(Apart from you, just now, that is ...)




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Churchill Crown.
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2009, 10:10:19 AM »
Martin,
  You also mentioned about the Isle of Man earlier in this thread.

You must be getting forgetful in your old age. ;D ;D ;D

Aidan.

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2009, 11:07:06 AM »
He looks much more sterner on the coin.

Agreed, but the design is a good one nevertheless. Don't try and argue :) The portrait I find quite impressive, and I also like the idea that the only element which accompanies it is his last name. What I do not like is the font used on that side; other than that, the coin is fine.

Side note - the Royal Mint page about the piece that Martin mentioned in reply #7 can now be found here:
http://www.royalmint.com/History/MuseumArtifacts/ChurchillCrown.aspx

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Re: Churchill Crown.
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2009, 11:16:24 AM »
Who mentioned the Isle of Man?

In this case Aidan is right ... maybe it was some translateltd impersonator though. ;) Anyway, this is the piece:
http://www.coincraft.com/data2/images/fim4613.gif

And yes, the 1965 Crown is a better design methinks.

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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2009, 12:04:30 PM »
Martin,
  You also mentioned about the Isle of Man earlier in this thread.

You must be getting forgetful in your old age. ;D ;D ;D

Aidan.

OK, I did a search for "Man" and "Manx" but not "IOM", which I have just found, so I retract.  Never mentioned anything about owning one though (not sure if I do or not!)

And yes, I am indeed getting, erm, what was it we were talking about again?




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Churchill Crown.
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2009, 12:09:09 PM »
Martin,
  We were talking about the Manx 1974 1 Crown medal-coin commemorating Sir Winston Churchill's Birth Centenary.

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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2009, 12:15:14 PM »
Martin,
  We were talking about the Manx 1974 1 Crown medal-coin commemorating Sir Winston Churchill's Birth Centenary.

Aidan.

This topic is getting more and more hilarious. Love it! ;D

Christian

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Churchill Crown.
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2009, 12:17:28 PM »
Christian,
  How?

Just because I describe the Manx 1974 1 Crown as a medal-coin,as none of the medal-coins denominated in Crowns circulate.

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« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2009, 12:37:58 PM »
This topic is getting more and more hilarious. Love it! ;D

Christian

I was going to keep quiet, until I started laughing out loud. ;D

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Churchill Crown.
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2009, 12:42:12 PM »
Bill,
  Richard Lobel does mention in the blue Coincraft that he tried to spend a Churchill Crown on a bus shortly after he moved to London from America back in the late 1960's.

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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2009, 01:20:37 PM »
You mean one of these (yes, they are a circulation coin).

At least your friend didn't try to spend a penny on the bus!  ;D

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