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. Also renowned as the home of the Crown Jewels, it is yet another famous resident of the Tower that is honoured on this, the first in a new four-coin series for 2019… The Raven.
Whilst it is not known when the ravens first nested at the Tower of London, their presence has constantly been shrouded by myth and legend. Though widely considered birds of bad fortune, the future of both Country and Kingdom relies upon their continued residence - according to legend, at least six ravens must remain lest both Tower and Monarchy fall!
The Raven is a majestic, intelligent bird and, on this official Royal Mint £5, the mint’s designers have created a magical tribute.
PRE-ORDER OPPORTUNITY: DELIVERY EXPECTED JANUARY 2019