2005 Churchill Gold Medal by The Royal Mint
Large (65mm) gold medallion, struck by the British Royal Mint, using almost 10 ounces of 22 carat gold, for the fortieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death.
The Gold Medallions
A whole rash of commemorative medallions were issued after the death of the great man in 1965, and a further few on the centenary of his birth in 1974. These medallions vary greatly in size and quality. Some are very impressive, being struck in a large size, and with high relief giving great detail.
This medallion by The Royal Mint is unusual in that it is a modern piece, and this gives it a degree of rarity value.
The medallion comes complete with original box and certificate
Although this is an impressive medal, we would have preferred to see it made with a matt finish, or with a contrasting matt and polished finish. The all-polished finish, to our mind, is slightly disappointing.
Portrait of Churchill, wearing a jacket and bow tie. St. Pauls' Cathedral is shown to his right, with crossed searchlights, as on the commemorative £2 coin also issue in 2005 for the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The legend reads:
40TH ANNIVERSARY 1965 - 2005
THE END OF THE CHURCHILL ERA
The engraver's initials DC can be seen on his sleeve.
A crowd of people, waving Union Flags (Jacks), with two symbolic lions.
The edge of the medal is plain, except for a hallmark, with GS as the sponsor's mark, and 34 engraved, matching the number on the certificate.
2005 Churchill 40th Anniversary Memorial Gold Medallion||65||292.67||.916 (22)||8.6254
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Gross weight in grams. * Estimated
Fineness = Alloy = millesimal fineness, (and carats).
AMW = Gold or Silver Content = Precious metal content in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
We are always happy to buy and sell gold medals and medallions. Prices fluctuate according to a number of factors including gold bullion prices, condition, supply and demand.
Please contact us if there is a gold medallion you wish to buy or sell.
There is no doubt this medal was expensive when purchased. If anybody has an original promotional leaflet, catalogue, or invoice for one of these, we would appreciate a copy of it for our records.
Our price is probably about half the original Royal Mint price, so represents quite a bargain.
2005 Churchill Medal
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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
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill on Obverse of 2005 Gold Medal by The Royal Mint
Gold Medals Index
Reverse of 2005 Churchill Gold Medal by The Royal Mint
2005 Churchill Gold Medallion in Presentation Box