1967 700th Anniversary of Houses of Parliament Medallions
A set of three Medallions in Bronze, Silver and Gold commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Houses of Parliament. For some reason, Winston Churchill is depicted on the other side, rather than Simon de Montfort, who one might have thought had a more important role in the history of Parliamentarianism in England than Churchill. Perhaps the recent death of Churchill at the time this medallion was produced had something to do with the choice to depict him on the obverse. Nevertheless, this is a nice, prooflike set and an interesting addition to any collector of Churchilliana.
It is a magnificent medallion with a facing portrait of Churchill in high relief. Most coins and medals make use of profile portraiture, as "facing" portraits are difficult to execute successfully.
The legend reads:-
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 1874 1965
The reverse design shows the Houses of Parliament with the inscription:-
MOTHER OF PARLIAMENTS
The medallions are housed in a red box.
Weights of individual medallions may vary slightly.
Gold Medallion||65mm||115g||0.916 Gold||3.386 troy ounces
Silver Medallion||65mm||88.1g||0.925 Silver||2.62 troy ounces
Copper Medallion||65mm||77.8g|| ||
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Prices & Availability
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Buying & Selling
Buyers and sellers alike may be interested to note that gold medallions like these often trade at prices close to their intrinsic metal value. While this may not be what sellers wish to hear, it should delight potential buyers.
At the time of creating this page, we had a one of these medallions in stock, and would be happy to sell it for a modest premium over their intrinsic gold content, however as with many pages of our website, this page has a dual purpose, to sell our stock, and to provide information. If you have a similar medallion, which you would like to sell, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping $30
Complete Set of 1967 Houses of Parliament Medallions in Presentation Box
Gold Medals Index
Obverse of 1967 Houses of Parliament Bronze Medallion
Reverse of 1967 Houses of Parliament Bronze Medallion