1960 United Kingdom - British Exhibition in New York Crown - Uncirculated
Struck by The Royal Mint more than 60 years ago, today you can own one of the most interesting UK coins of the 20th century – the New York Exhibition Crown.
Issued to celebrate the British Exhibition in New York, USA at which The Royal Mint had a stand demonstrating the coins being struck. The reverse design was that used for the Queen's coronation in 1953 (with the date being changed to 1960) and having a reeded edge rather than incuse lettering.
This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.
The coin was somewhat overlooked at the time in Britain and has a surprisingly low mintage (1,024,000) - less than a fifth of the 1953 Coronation Crown and less than 6% of the 1965 Churchill Crown.
The reverse design was also reused in 2014 to celebrate the first birthday of Prince George of Cambridge.