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Pivotal English battle featured on new silver coin

The Battle of Hastings 1oz Silver Coin is the fourth coin to be released in our growing collection Battles That Changed History – which highlights legendary battles that changed the course of history.

King Harold Godwinson of Wessex had taken the English throne after King Edward “the Confessor” died leaving no children. William of Normandy also claimed rights to the crown and stormed the Sussex coast. Thus, began the Norman conquest of England led by William, later known as William the Conqueror.

On 14 October 1066 at Senlac Hill, 11 kilometres from Hastings, England, the English were defeated in a bloody battle. The Norman invaders gained the winning advantage by adopting the tactic of feigning retreat and then turning on their pursuers. Harold was killed in the engagement and William was crowned king on Christmas Day 1066.

This stunning coin features a coloured illustration of the leader of the victorious invading Norman army, William the Conqueror. He stands against an antique, engraved background featuring infantry and cavalry engaged in battle.

The coin sits within the black velvet interior of an antique-looking timber coin case, which also houses the complementary Certificate of Authenticity. This case is protected by a themed outer box which features a black line art illustration of the battle imposed over an antiqued paper texture.

With a limited mintage of 5,000 coins – hurry to add this quintessential piece of English history to your collection!

Battle of Hastings 1oz Silver Coin

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