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JERSEY - The Battle of Hastings Silver Coin-Bar - Silver Coin

Silver Coin
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Technical details
  • 18.01.2022
  • Reverse: Bayeux Tapestry scene - Harold is slain Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
  • 999/1000 Silver
  • 2.5g
  • 18.72 x 10.5mm
About JERSEY - The Battle of Hastings Silver Coin-Bar

1066. The one date every school child knows. The “beginning” of English history. The very last time an English army is defeated on its own soil.

On the 950th anniversary, there was no doubt about how to mark this most significant moment in history on a coin. It had to be the most famous scene from the Bayeux Tapestry – Harold Rex Interfect us Est. King Harold is dead – shot through the eye with a Norman arrow. One Problem. One Exciting First.

But this created a real problem.

How to portray the famous scene on a coin. Coins are round – it simply did not fit.British Isles FIRST

The solution created this exciting British Isles FIRST. A rectangular 50p coin.

Struck from 2.5g of solid 999/1000 Silver this “coin bar” was a genuine first for the British Isles. And it presented the perfect platform on which to intricately engrave the original scene from the Bayeux Tapestry.