'Westminster Abbey' Supersize Commemorative Strike

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  • Westminster Abbey - a national treasure
  • Hand-set with a genuine Swarovski® crystal
  • Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold
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Item desciption
Westminster Abbey is a large Gothic style church, located in Central London, near the Houses of Parliament. Its official name is the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. Benedictine monks established a daily worship at the site in the middle of the tenth century. Around 1042, King Edward the Confessor began the building of a royal burial church on the Westminster Abbey site. Edward died in 1066 and was buried at the church, although the building wasn’t completed until 1090. The current abbey was built between 1245 and 1272, by order of King Henry III, who chose the site for his royal burial. Henry III had the old church demolished to make way for the new abbey.

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, when William the Conqueror was crowned King. Since then the coronation of nearly every English and British sovereign – except Edward V and Edward VIII – has been held at Westminster Abbey. The most recent coronation was Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s on 2 June 1953. The famous coronation throne, the King Edward’s Chair, has been housed within the Abbey since 1308. There have been 16 royal weddings at Westminster Abbey, the first in 1100, when King Henry I of England married Matilda of Scotland. The latest royal wedding held at Westminster Abbey was in April 2011, when Prince William married Kate Middleton.

Many kings and queens are buried at Westminster Abbey, along with over 3,000 famous figures, including Charles Dickens, Sir Isaac Newton, David Livingstone and Charles Darwin. Geoffrey Chaucer was the first person to be buried in Poets’ Corner in the south transept.

Exclusive to Windsor Mint, the sensational 'Westminster Abbey' supersize commemorative strike is expertly engraved with a stunning depiction of the famous coronation church, and features a colour print of the Union Jack and a genuine Swarovski® crystal. Minted in the highest quality ‘proof’ and preciously layered with 24-carat gold, this impressive commemorative strike measures 100 mm in diameter. The mintage is strictly limited to only 9,999 collections worldwide, and the demand from collectors is already high. Secure yours today!

Westminster Abbey is an architectural masterpiece with over a thousand years of history. Around 1560, it was designated a ‘Royal Peculiar’ which means it is responsible directly to the Sovereign. The Abbey is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but is still dedicated to the practice of regular worship and to the celebration of significant national events.
Details
Limitation 9,999 complete collections Metal Copper
Weight 376 g First Issued 2017
Size Diameter: 100 mm Quality Proof
Country Great Britain First Issued 2017
Reverse Icons of a nation Obverse Westminster Abbey with Swarovski
Finishing Gold-plated Feinheit Copper, gold-plated with padprint
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