The Churchill Coin, Banknote and Stamp Set

The Sir Winston Churchill Banknote, Coin, and Stamp Set

For the first time, you can commemorate our greatest wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill, by collecting his “firsts” – the first coin, first stamps, and first banknote to bear his image. All in one place and in a set that is exclusive to the Bradford Exchange.

  • The 1965 Churchill Crown – marks the first time that a non-Royal was featured on British coinage.

  • The 1965 4d and 1/3 Churchill Commemorative Stamps – the first stamps ever to bear Churchill's image. 

  • The Churchill £5 note – issued in 2016, the first and only time that Churchill has featured on a banknote. 

  • Restricted Availability – only 250 available

  • Each of the sets is presented in an informative presentation folder, with a detailed certificate of authenticity outlining the life of Churchill and information about the coin, banknote, and stamps.

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The Sir Winston Churchill Banknote, Coin, and Stamp Set

Ask anyone in the English speaking world (or beyond) to name a British politician from the 20th century and one name would probably keep cropping up – that of Winston Churchill. For the first time, you can commemorate our greatest wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill, by collecting his “firsts” – the first coin, first stamps, and first banknote to bear his image. All in one place and in a set that is exclusive to the Bradford Exchange.

The Churchill Crown

Made in honour of Churchill following his death in 1965, this five-shilling crown bearing his effigy marks the first time that a non-Royal was featured on British coinage. 

The Churchill Commemorative Stamps

Produced in 1965, these were the first stamps ever to bear his image. Included are both the 4d and 1/3 – the colours indicating the sombre mood of the nation following Churchill’s passing. Winston was also to appear that year on special stamps, again the first non-Royal to do so. The simple portrait in sombre black and brown on the 4d stamp and grey and brown on the 1s 3d stamp reflecting the general mood of the nation at Churchill’s passing. In 1974 he was to appear on stamps once again, this time marking the centenary of his birth.

The Churchill £5 note

Over fifty years after Winston Churchill was first shown a British coin, there was another first. A new £5 note, bearing his image, entered into general circulation. These new notes, the very first polymer notes that the Bank of England has produced (designed to replace the previous paper-linen issues that had a shorter lifespan), show Churchill in a spotted bow tie in front of the Palace of Westminster. Below him are the words from his first speech as Prime Minister in May 1940 where he told the country that he had “nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”.  It is intended that the note will be in use for many years to come – Churchill’s legacy, and his name, live on.

Restricted Availability – very limited sets available due to scarcity 

Each of the sets is presented in an informative presentation folder, with a detailed certificate of authenticity outlining the life of Churchill and information about the coin, banknote, and stamps.

The Churchill Coin, Banknote and Stamp Set

Coin

Stamps

Banknote

Denomination  One Crown (Five Shillings)  1s3d and 4d  Five Pounds                 
Alloy  Cupronickel  Paper  Polymer
Year of Issue 1965  8 July 1965 13 September 2016
Size  38.6mm  41 x 24mm  125 x 65mm
Issuing Authority The Royal Mint, United Kingdom  The Bank of England
Design The obverse shows the young effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick. the reverse shows a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill The portrait used on the stamps was based on a well-known wartime photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh  Portrait of Churchill from a photograph by Yousuf Karsh
Significance Struck as a memorial to Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, this was the first time a ‘commoner’ had ever appeared on the reverse side of a British coin The first British stamps issued to feature Winston Churchill

Britain’s first polymer banknote