2017 King Canute Coronation 1000th Anniversary Gold Proof £5 Coin

Marks the 1000th anniversary of King Canute’s coronation, celebrating a millennium of British monarchy and history

A commanding depiction of King Canute, illustrating his power and the legendary moment of commanding the tide, symbolising His wise and grounded leadership

The regal effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark, showcasing Her stately presence and linking the monarchy’s past to its present

ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircles the Queen’s portrait, signifying Her Royal titles and sovereign authority




In honour of the historic coronation of King Canute in 1017, the year 2017 heralded the release of the majestic King Canute Coronation 1000th Anniversary Gold Proof £5 Coin. This coin is a splendid addition to any numismatic collection, epitomising a millennium of British history and Royal legacy. Expertly crafted, it is comprised of the finest 24-Carat Gold, boasting a weight of 1.41 ounces of the purest, high-quality gold.

The reverse of this illustrious coin features a masterful depiction of King Canute, the Viking conqueror celebrated as the first King of England. This image portrays King Canute in a regal posture, embodying the authority and respect He commanded. The design pays homage to Canute’s reign capturing the spirit of leadership and governance that marked his era. Canute, known for His wisdom and for uniting the English and Danish peoples, is depicted in a commanding pose, symbolising His powerful reign and enduring legacy.

On the obverse, one finds an intricately detailed portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a contemporary masterpiece of coinage artistry, which confers a dignified aura to this exceptional piece.

Meticulously struck, this coin demonstrates the pinnacle of numismatic craftsmanship. Employing hand-selected dies and meticulously polished blanks, the striking process ensures the exquisite portrayal of King Canute and the Queen’s effigy is rendered with striking clarity and splendour.

With an exclusive mintage of only 5,017 pieces globally, the King Canute Coronation 1000th Anniversary Gold Proof £5 Coin stands as a rare and esteemed treasure. Its composition of solid, fine 999.9 Gold accentuates its purity and inherent value. This coin is not just a commemorative piece; it is a tribute to a thousand years of monarchy and governance, encapsulating the powerful legacy of King Canute and the enduring sovereignty of the British crown.

Weight (grams)39.94g
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Maximum Mintage284
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Reverse DesignerLee R. Jones
Denomination£5 Crown
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 70
SecurityNGC Certified


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