The Duke of Wellington £5 Pure 24-carat Gold Bank Note

Commemorate the statesman Queen Victoria called "The greatest man this country ever produced"

Duke of Wellington £5 Pure Gold Bank Note

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  • Commemorate the man regarded today as one of the greatest military heroes in British history
  • A pure Gold reproduction of the original note, issued by the Bank of England in 1971
  • A 24-carat Gold reproduction of the iconic British design carried in pockets from 1971 to 1991
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Medium
Price: £ 39.95

Order your 'Duke of Wellington £5 Pure Gold Bank Note' for just £39.95!

Arthur Wellesley, who became the first Duke of Wellington is regarded today as one of the greatest military heroes in British history.  From an early age, he distinguished himself as a superb tactician and strategist on the battlefield, boldly taking the initiative, maintaining discipline and keeping calm under fire. Credited with ending the Napoleonic Wars that had ravaged Europe by defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, he later enjoyed a political career that saw him serve as Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary.  When he died in 1852, Queen Victoria described him simply as "the greatest man this country ever produced."

In 1970, the Bank of England began issuing banknotes featuring notable figures from British history. The job of designing the new pictorial banknotes (which became known as Series D) was given to the talented artist Harry Eccleston (1923-2010) who became the Bank of England’s first full-time in house artist in 1967. Together, they commemorate the giants of literature, warfare, nursing, science and architecture that helped to put the ‘Great’ into Great Britain.      

The second of Eccleston’s designs to appear was the new £5 note issued in November 1971 which depicted the first Duke of Wellington. His portrait is based on a painting by Thomas Lawrence and is accompanied by an illustration of the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro in May 1811.

The exceptional quality of Eccleston’s craftsmanship is also clear in his stunning portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, which involved several royal sittings at Buckingham Palace and which set the bar for all future banknote artists.   The Queen is depicted wearing the George IV State Diadem with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee necklace. Next to her is an image of Nike the goddess of victory and below that the Bank of England’s seal showing Britannia.

The London Mint Office is paying tribute to Harry Eccleston’s remarkable artistry by releasing a commemorative reproduction of the £5 note featuring the Duke of Wellington, beautifully printed on two sheets of 24-carat gold, one for each side. An enduring and fitting tribute to both Britain’s greatest military leader and to an iconic British design which people carried in their wallets and purses from 1971 to 1991.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price: £ 39.95
Metal:
Pure 24-carat Gold
Size:
109mm x 59mm
Year of issue:
2019
Mintage limit:
29,999

Order your 'Duke of Wellington £5 Pure Gold Bank Note' for just £39.95!

Arthur Wellesley, who became the first Duke of Wellington is regarded today as one of the greatest military heroes in British history.  From an early age, he distinguished himself as a superb tactician and strategist on the battlefield, boldly taking the initiative, maintaining discipline and keeping calm under fire. Credited with ending the Napoleonic Wars that had ravaged Europe by defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, he later enjoyed a political career that saw him serve as Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary.  When he died in 1852, Queen Victoria described him simply as "the greatest man this country ever produced."

In 1970, the Bank of England began issuing banknotes featuring notable figures from British history. The job of designing the new pictorial banknotes (which became known as Series D) was given to the talented artist Harry Eccleston (1923-2010) who became the Bank of England’s first full-time in house artist in 1967. Together, they commemorate the giants of literature, warfare, nursing, science and architecture that helped to put the ‘Great’ into Great Britain.      

The second of Eccleston’s designs to appear was the new £5 note issued in November 1971 which depicted the first Duke of Wellington. His portrait is based on a painting by Thomas Lawrence and is accompanied by an illustration of the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro in May 1811.

The exceptional quality of Eccleston’s craftsmanship is also clear in his stunning portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, which involved several royal sittings at Buckingham Palace and which set the bar for all future banknote artists.   The Queen is depicted wearing the George IV State Diadem with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee necklace. Next to her is an image of Nike the goddess of victory and below that the Bank of England’s seal showing Britannia.

The London Mint Office is paying tribute to Harry Eccleston’s remarkable artistry by releasing a commemorative reproduction of the £5 note featuring the Duke of Wellington, beautifully printed on two sheets of 24-carat gold, one for each side. An enduring and fitting tribute to both Britain’s greatest military leader and to an iconic British design which people carried in their wallets and purses from 1971 to 1991.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price: £ 39.95
Specifications
Metal:
Pure 24-carat Gold
Size:
109mm x 59mm
Year of issue:
2019
Mintage limit:
29,999