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'Westminster Abbey' Supersize Commemorative Strike

  • Westminster Abbey - a national treasure
  • Hand-set with a genuine Swarovski® crystal
  • Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold
  • Available

Your exclusive advantages:
  • Complete your collection with confidence - you are free to cancel this service at any time
  • Save a minimum of 10% on each item within the collection
  • Receive a FREE display case or folder with each collection
Amount due: £139.95

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Amount due: £139.95

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Westminster Abbey is a large Gothic style church, located in Central London, near the Houses of... more
'Westminster Abbey' Supersize Commemorative Strike

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 monksestablished 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.

Westminster Abbey is an architectural masterpiece with over a thousand years of history. Around 1560, it wasdesignated 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 tothe celebration of significant national events.

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 Matildaof 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 100mm in diameter. The mintage is strictly limited to only 9,999 collections worldwide, and the demand from collectors is already high. Secure yours today!

Limitation: 9,999 complete collections
Weight: 376 g
Metal (details): Copper, gold-plated with padprint
Issue Year: 2017
Diameter: 100 mm
Obverse: Westminster Abbey with Swarovski
Reverse: Icons of a nation
Quality: Proof

The Windsor Mint® collector service

By ordering an item inclusive of our collector... more

The Windsor Mint® collector service

By ordering an item inclusive of our collector service, you will receive further items in the same collection automatically (in approximately monthly intervals) for approval (approval sale). This means, you are free to return any items delivered within 27 days after receipt, without any reasons or questions asked. Any money paid for the item will be refunded automatically and without any hassle for you. This service guarantees that you will be able to complete a collection started as far as you wish, without fear to miss out on items in the collection. You can pause or cancel this collector service at any time by a simple information to us. Any details can also be found in our Terms and Conditions.

Your advantages joining our collector service:

• Massive savings – You don't only save massively on the starter item, you also secure regular discounts of at least 10% compared to the prices of individual items
• You will receive a FREE collection case or album as part of your edition
• You will receive a certificate of ownership with your edition
• You have the guarantee to be able to own a complete collection - without any missing items. Once you order a starter item with collector service, our experts make sure that all other items stay reserved for you and are released only when you cancel this service.
• You will beat collectors buying individual items only to rare issues, due to your completion guarantee.

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