Whether home to the two ill-fated heirs to Edward IV’s throne in 1483, Queen Elizabeth I before her ascension, Sir Walter Raleigh in 1591, or much, much later, the vicious Kray Twins in the 1950’s, the Tower of London is one of the most famous of all of London's buildings.
Aside from these fabulous and, at times, suspicious tales of imprisonment at the Tower, the most famous resident is the Crown Jewels. AN important part of the coronation of any new monarch, the jewels have a long and dramatic history. This priceless set of royal regalia is one of the most popular attractions in modern day London.
Featuring the St Edwards Coronation Crown on this official Royal Mint £5, the mint’s designers have created a magical tribute for the second coin in the Tower of London Series.