Henry VIII immortalised in coinsJune 9th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Henry VIII has been immortalised in coins to honour five centuries since he became the King of England.
Image of the royal would appear on five new coins made in different metals from cupro-nickel to platinum.
While each coin would stand for 5 pounds, collectors will have to dig deeper into their pockets and splurge from 9.99 to 4,400 pounds to grab the limited edition money.
The Royal Mint’s Dave Knight said that the commemoration was inevitable.
“Love him or hate him, Henry VIII is one of history’s most influential monarchs,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
“It was essential that this period was commemorated with a lasting and treasured memento,” he added. (ANI)
- Canada unveils coins celebrating British royal wedding - Apr 07, 2011
- Critics slam likeness of Wills, Kate on new commemorative coin - Dec 24, 2010
- US President wants cheaper pennies and nickels - Feb 16, 2012
- Britain issues coin on William's engagement - Dec 22, 2010
- New Royal coin downplays Will's bald patch in commemorative medal - Feb 12, 2011
- With Gold Too Pricey, US Mint Brings Back The Silver Eagle Coin - Nov 20, 2010
- Rare 1793 Penny fetches more than $1 million at Florida auction - Jan 09, 2012
- Sarah Legg overjoyed to get rare 50p coin - Dec 16, 2010
- Canada to drop penny from circulation - Jul 31, 2012
- Rare penny set to sell for $300,000 - Dec 30, 2009
- Madonna wants old fashioned royalty back - Jan 22, 2012
- Russian Winter Olympic mascots to appear on coins - Feb 22, 2012
- The Duchess of Cornwall is '8th lowest royal' - Apr 19, 2011
- China's largest gold coin auctioned for $1.18 mn - May 16, 2011
- Glorious full colour Obama coins are no more than mementos, says expert - Dec 26, 2008
Tags: coins, commemoration, dave knight, five centuries, henry viii, honour, king of england, limited edition, london, love, memento, metals, money, nickel, platinum, pockets, royal mint, splurge, sun