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Encyclopedia > British crown coin
Crown reverse, 1953 and 1960.
Crown reverse, 1953 and 1960.

The crown, originally known as the "crown of the double rose", was an English coin introduced as part of King Henry VIII's monetary reform of 1526. British Crown File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... An example of Money. ... Events January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ...


The first coins were minted in gold, and the first silver crowns were not produced until the reign of King Edward VI. Although many people believe that all crowns were minted in silver, until the time of the Commonwealth of England it was common for crowns to be minted in gold in some quantity. No crowns were minted in the reign of Mary I, but silver as well as gold coins were minted in the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I. A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... Edward Tudor redirects here; for another (though unlikely) Edward Tudor, see a putative younger son of Henry VII of England, who, if existed, would be the uncle of this Edward Edward VI (12 October 1537 – 6 July 1553) was King of England, King of France and King of Ireland from... Motto: PAX, QUÆRITUR, BELLO (English: Peace is obtained by war)1 Capital London Head of State none Parliament Rump Parliament (1649-53), Barebones Parliament (1653) The Commonwealth was the republican government which ruled first England and then the whole of Ireland, the colonies and other Crown possessions during the... Mary Tudor is the name of both Mary I of England and her fathers sister, Mary Tudor (queen consort of France). ... Elizabeth I, (7 September 1533–24 March 1603) was Queen of England, Queen of France (in name only), and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ... James VI of Scotland/James I of England and Ireland (Charles James) (June 19, 1566 – March 27, 1625) was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland and was the first to style himself King of Great Britain. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ...


Crowns were minted in all reigns between Elizabeth I of England and Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the last being produced in 1981. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The crown was worth 5 shillings, or 60 pre-decimal pennies, and was also the basis of other denominations such as the half crown and double crown. Coins of the same size are still produced, but have a face value of five pounds. The shilling (or informally: bob) was an English coin first issued in 1548 for Henry VIII, although arguably the testoon issued about 1487 for Henry VII was the first English shilling. ... Decimalization refers to any process of converting from traditional units, usually of money, to a decimal system. ... Half-Crown coin of Oliver Cromwell, 1658 The half-crown was a denomination of British money worth two shillings and sixpence, being one-eighth of a pound. ... This article discusses the commemorative British Five Pounds crown-sized coin issued since 1990, only. ... GBP redirects here. ...


Numismatically, the term "crown-sized" is used generically to describe large silver or cupro-nickel coins of about 40 mm in diameter. Some Commonwealth countries still issue crown-sized coins; for example, the New Zealand fifty-cent piece, which is a decimalised version of the New Zealand 5-shilling piece. Australia's crown-sized fifty-cent piece was previously round but now is now a regular dodecagon in shape. Numismatics (ancient Greek: ) is the scientific study of money and its history in all its varied forms. ... Milli (symbol m) is an SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10-3, or 1/1,000. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... For the geometric term, see diameter. ... The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as The Commonwealth, is an association of 53 independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire. ... A regular dodecagon In geometry, a dodecagon is a polygon with exactly twelve sides. ...

Crowns

Current crowns: Czech koruna | Danish krone | Estonian kroon | Faroese króna | Icelandic króna | Norwegian krone | Slovak koruna | Swedish krona The Koruna (English translation Crown) is the currency used in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ... The Danish krone is the currency used in Denmark and the Danish dependency of Greenland. ... The Kroon is the official currency of Estonia. ... The Faroese króna is the currency of the Faroes. ... Króna (plural krónur) is the name of the currency used in Iceland. ... Krone is the name of the currency used in Norway. ... This article deals with the currency of modern Slovakia. ... The krona (currency code SEK) has been the currency of Sweden since 1873. ...

Formerly used crowns: Austro-Hungarian krone | British crown | Czechoslovak koruna | Slovak koruna (WWII) The Austro-Hungarian Empire adopted the gold standard in 1892 when the new currency of the Krone (Crown, also known in Hungarian and other imperial languages as the Koruna) of 100 hellers was introduced. ... Crown reverse, 1953 and 1960. ... The Czechoslovak Crown or Czechoslovak koruna (in Czech and Slovak: Koruna československá, at times Koruna česko-slovenská; koruna means crown) was the currency of Czechoslovakia from 10 April 1919 to 1939 and from November 1, 1945 to February 7, 1993. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Slovak koruna. ...


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