2015 $5 Fine Silver Antique Rectangular Coin – 800Anniversary of the Magna Carta
Following the Royal Australian Mint’s 20 cent uncirculated Magna Carta coin, this limited edition, silver rectangular new release is sure to be highly sought after. The antique finish is individually hand crafted for each coin and provides a tactile opportunity for collectible coins.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
On 15 June 1215 in Runnymede, Surrey, King John placed a royal seal on one of the most important documents in human history. The Magna Carta (Great Charter) was a revolutionary declaration, ensuring that any future rulers were also bound by law. With the Magna Carta sealed, a ruler’s power could not stop citizens enjoying their rights and freedoms.
The Magna Carta has been reissued by Monarchs throughout history, including the 1297 Inspeximus issue by Edward I, which now takes pride of place at the Australian Parliament House. It is a fitting home for a document to which much Australian legislation can trace its roots.
This unique coin features a representation of King John’s Great Seal which formalised the original 1215 Magna Carta.
An inscription taken from the 1297 Inspeximus issue held at the Australian Parliament House also appears on the reverse.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• This tactile coin allows collectors to appreciate the fine details of its hand-produced antique finish
• Coin’s reverse features an extract from the 1297 Inspeximus issue and a representation of King John’s great seal
• Presented in an attractive presentation case with a decorative outer box
• Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
• Limited edition of 10 000
• Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
|Diameter||40 mm x 28 mm|
|Packaging||Case with outer box|
|Brand||Royal Australian Mint|
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