1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN CROWN IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX - Stunning condition and worth so much more with it's box. Coins for Collectors and The Great British Coin Hunt.
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The Royal Mint issued British Pound coins in 16 different denominations, including this British Five Shillings coin Festival of Britain Crown (1951). They are part of the predecimal and withdrawn Pound Sterling coins series. The Royal Mint started issuing these 0.25 British Pound coins in 1951. They were withdrawn from circulation in 1951. As we alluded to earlier, there were a couple of different versions of the 1951 Festival of Britain crown released, each with varying mintage figures and rarities.
Richardson, R. C. "Cultural Mapping in 1951: The Festival of Britain Regional Guidebooks" Literature & History 24#2 (2015) pp 53–72. The first performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams's opera The Pilgrim's Progress on 26 April 1951, at the Royal Opera House  The exhibition was held in Kelvin Hall, an existing venue in the West End of Glasgow. It housed vast displays including a 105-feet-long sculptured mural of a coal cliff by Thomas Whalen, a mine with real pit cages for visitors to descend in, a 10,000-gallon waterfall, and a model atomic energy display with a 30-feet-high, million-volt lightning machine.Goodden, Henrietta. The Lion and the Unicorn: symbolic architecture for the Festival of Britain 1951 (Norwich, Unicorn Press, 2011), 144 pp.
Estimated Values for different versions of the 1951 Festival of Britain Crown So, How Rare Are The Coins? Rennie, Paul, Festival of Britain 1951 (London: Antique Collectors Club, Ltd., 2007). ISBN 978-1-85149-533-7 ISBN 1851495339 This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.George VI 1951 Festival of Britain Commemorative Crown Coin. Reference: Spink 4111, English Silver Coinage 393C. It has been claimed that "the Festival of Britain created a confusion at the heart of subsequent discussions amongst administrators and educationalists concerning the place science should have in British life and thought as a whole (particularly education), and its role in Britain’s post-war greatness."  Other Festival events [ edit ] Postage stamps commemorating the Festival of Britain, with the Festival Star on the 4d issue