The 2020 Tower of London Collection adds another four coins to this series.
Following on from the 2019 Tower of London Collection celebrating the famous London landmark, another four coins have been added.
The Reverses for this 2020 series have been designed by professional calligrapher and heraldic artist Timothy Noad. Tim has designed a number of coins for the Royal Mint, including the impressive St George and the Dragon reverse on the 2005 Gold Sovereign.
As a central theme for the 2020 coins, each coin shows a Norman arched window in the background.
There are four coins in the 2020 series:
- The White Tower – release date March 2020
- The Royal Menagerie – release date May 2020
- The Royal Mint – release date October 2020
- The Infamous Prison – release date November 2020
The coins are minted in BU, Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Gold Proof. The coins were originally sold by the Royal Mint Shop.
The White Tower
The first coin in the series is The White Tower, which is a central tower at the Tower of London. It was built by William the Conqueror as a Keep around 1080. It provided a Royal residence and even has a Chapel. The Tower got its name after Henry III had it whitewashed in 1240.
The Reverse shows an image of the White Tower and in the background a Norman arched window, the theme that runs through the 2020 Tower of London Collection.
The Obverse in each of the series shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
Images used by permission of the Royal Mint.
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