HC Deb 03 August 1965 vol 717 cc266-7W
Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now announce details of the design and distribution of the five shilling piece which is to be issued in honour of the late Sir Winston Churchill.

Mr. Callaghan

A Royal Proclamation was made today laying down the design of the Churchill Crown. On the obverse it is to bear the uncrowned effigy of the Queen with the Royal Style and Titles and the date 1965, and on the reverse the effigy of Sir Winston Churchill with the word "Churchill". The Queen's effigy will be that by Mrs. Gillick which appears on all other denominations of the coinage. The reverse design is the work of Mr. Oscar Nemon.

The crown pieces will be available to the public at branches of banks, to which they will be issued as normal coin of the realm. Issues are expected to begin in October and may continue for some time. The Royal Mint is making arrangements to meet orders from overseas banks, but will be unable to deal direct with other organisations or with the public.