HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 c57W
112. Sir P. Agnew

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will arrange for the crown piece in commemoration of Sir Winston Churchill to be struck in silver instead of cupro-nickel.

Mr. Callaghan

No. Since the Churchill crown will be a coin of the realm and issue for general circulation, I think it should be struck in the same alloy as our other silver coloured coins.