A brand new £5 coin has been issued by the United Kingdom to mark the 1000th Anniversary of King Canute's Coronation - the Viking conqueror and first "First King of all England".
Struck to an unblemished Brilliant Uncirculated finish, each coin has been officially postmarked by Royal Mail with the date of the Coronation Anniversary – 06.01.17.
The obverse carries the Jody Clark portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II while the reverse features a design depicting King Canute by Lee R. Jones.
Diameter - 38.61mm
Weight - 28.28g
Metal - Cupro-Nickel
Finish - Brilliant Uncirculated
Each coin comes protectively sealed in a tamper-proof numismatic capsule with its own unique serial number and is presented in a beautiful black leatherette presentation case. A certificate of authenticity accompanies this coin.
Serial Number: B12-0218
Importantly, of the special one-day-only postmark, just 500 of these DateStamp™ Issues will ever be made available.