https://www.bnt.org.uk/battles-that-changed-history-the-battle-of-hastings-1oz-silver-coin?___store=bnt_storeview52043Battles That Changed History - The Battle of Hastings 2017 1oz Silver Coinhttps://mdm.scene7.com/is/image/MDM/mf_Sammlung_VS_RS?$mf_Produktbild$&$muenze_1=battles-that-changed-history-battle-of-hastings-silver-coin_obverse&$muenze_2=battles-that-changed-history-battle-of-hastings-silver-coin_reverse&$muenze_3=battles-that-changed-history-battle-of-hastings-silver-coin_open-box&$muenze_4=battles-that-changed-history-battle-of-hastings-silver-coin_open-box-packaging89.989.9GBPInStock/THEMES/History/SILVER/THEMES/Wars & The Military/THEMES/History/British History/MINTS/New Zealand Mint/THEMES/Wars & The Military/British Military History/MINTS/New Zealand Mint/Battles That Changed HistoryBattles That Changed History - The Battle of Hastings 2017 1oz Silver Coin
Own the Battle of Hastings, the fourth issue in New Zealand Mint's fascinating Battles That Changed History coin series
History and military enthusiasts everywhere will love this silver coin to the battle that changed British history forever
The coin's design
This antiqued silver 999/1000 coin shows King Harold standing tall and proud in resplendent full-colour military regalia. He brandishes a red shield emblazoned with the Lion of England. In the engraved background, English and Norman soldiers fight in the fierce battle for the claim to the throne.
The coin itself has been given an antique finish, lending it a sense of age and history.
The coin is housed in a themed outer box featuring a black line art illustration of the battle imposed over an antiqued paper texture.
The Battle of Hastings
The death of Edward the Confessor on 5 January 1066 created a power struggle as he died without an heir. Although Harold Godwinson was crowned king shortly after, his claim to the throne was disputed by several assailants - most notably, William, Duke of Normandy.
On 14 October 1066, William and Harold met in a battle that would alter the face of English history forever.