2019 UK £5 Tower of London - Ceremony of the Keys BU
Whether home to the two ill-fated heirs to Edward IV’s throne in 1483, Queen Elizabeth I before her ascension, 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. Steeped in history, the traditions of the Tower are still carefully carried out. The Ceremony of the Keys is a ritual dating from the reign of Edward III where, at the end of each day, the Chief Yeoman Warder oversees the ceremonial locking of the gates to block all unwanted nightly visitors. Each official Royal Mint UK £5 features a Ceremonial Keys design, and is housed in a high quality, informative, presentation pack.