‘Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat’ – Sir Winston Churchill Remembered

“You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” Winston S. Churchill (13 May 1940)

On May 13th 1940 Winston Churchill delivered his first speech as Prime Minister in the House of Commons.  In a few brilliant words he outlined his policy to “wage war against a monstrous tyranny” and achieve “victory at all costs”.  He also invited Parliament to support him, famously declaring “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”.


Famous Words Inscribed in Gold

For the first time, the words that came to define the bulldog determination and spirit of Britain during her darkest hour have been stunningly engraved onto a sheet of pure 24 carat gold. 

Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest speeches ever made, the complete and unabridged text is available for you to own as a beautiful gold commemorative for a special discounted price of £79.95.

The speech is supplied with an exclusively postmarked Coin and Polymer banknote set which together provide a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Britons of all time.     

Original 1965 Churchill Crown 

Issued in 1965 to mark his death, the Churchill Crown was a unique numismatic tribute, the first time in British history that a portrait of a non-royal had appeared on a circulating coin alongside a portrait of the reigning monarch. 

Your set includes an original crown that entered circulation shortly after Churchill’s death as the nation mourned the passing of their greatest Prime Minister.  

Uncirculated £5 Polymer Banknote  

In 2016, the Bank of England honoured Churchill’s life and legacy by issuing a £5 note bearing his portrait.  It was the first banknote issued throughout the UK to be made from polymer, rather than cotton paper, and the note features words from his first speech as Prime Minister, the full text of which has been engraved onto 24 carat gold.  

One often overlooked detail of the banknote is that the hands of the Big Ben clock face that appears over Churchill’s shoulder are set at 3 O’clock, the time that Churchill rose to his feet in the House of Commons to deliver the speech.    

Your set includes one of the first polymer banknotes to be issued, presented in uncirculated condition and encapsulated to ensure that it always remains in pristine condition.  

Exclusive Postmark

The original coin and banknote both feature portraits of Her Majesty the Queen, who appropriately became our monarch when Churchill was Prime Minister.  They are housed together in a bespoke envelope that has been postmarked by The Royal Mail with a date and a location that is highly appropriate. 

September 13th 2016 marks the day on which the new Churchill banknote entered circulation.  The postmark is stamped ‘Tower Hill’, the place where the original Churchill Crown was struck in 1965.  

This very special postmark was limited to just 1000 envelopes, ensuring that the set will remain highly collectable. 

Own the Sir Winston Churchill Remembered Set for just £79.95

This stunning set recalls Britain’s ‘Darkest Hour’ and honours the life of the man who brought us safely through these dangerous years to a victory that few thought possible when he became Prime Minister.  

It pays tribute to Churchill’s great oratory, words which inspired our nation and the world during the darkest hours of WWII.

The speech, coin and banknote are housed together in a beautiful presentation folder and supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity to guarantee their provenance.  The complete set can be yours today for £79.95.

Limited Availability - Order Today

You can order the Sir Winston Churchill Remembered set with confidence knowing that you are fully protected by The London Mint Office’s ‘no quibble’ 14 day return guarantee.

Order now and save £20 off the normal price, which you can spend on a ticket to see ‘The Darkest Hour’ about the great man which opens in cinemas this weekend.  

Cupronickel | Polymer | 24 carat gold foil
28.28g | 0.7g
38.61mm | 125 x 65mm | 148 x 210 mm
Issuing Authority:
United Kingdom
Five Shillings | Five Pounds
Year of issue:
1965 | 13/09/16 | 13/05/1940