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The E-Sylum:  Volume 8, Number 45, October 23, 2005, Article 9

TRAFALGAR COMMEMORATIVE COIN ISSUED

On Wednesday, October 19, the BBC News reported that
"The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle
of Trafalgar with two commemorative 5 crowns.

A portrait by James Butler of Nelson in the uniform of a Vice
Admiral with the dates 1805 and 2005 features on the reverse
of the first coin.

A companion piece designed by Clive Duncan details a battle
scene.

The signal sent by Nelson ahead of Trafalgar - "England
expects that every man will do his duty" - is inscribed on the
edge of the collector's items."

"The portrait of The Queen on the crowns by Ian Rank-Broadley
is the same design that has appeared on UK coinage since 1998. "

To view the full article (and view an image of one of the coins) see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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