In 2004 the Royal Mint issued a series of Silver Proof Five Pound coins.
On behalf of Alderney, celebrating the ‘History of the Royal Navy’.
This coin features Vice Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, who was the highly
accomplished naval Commander from a distinguished naval family.
Born in 1724, the son of a vicar, he entered the Royal Navy in 1741.
He rose through the ranks, a great naval tactician and had some success
against the French and Spanish. His methods were later adopted
by later Commanders, including Nelson.
King George III, made him a baronet and was later promoted
Rear-Admiral. Samuel was sent to the West Indies, he was second in command
under Lord Rodney. He remained on the other side of the Altantic
until the end of the American War of Independence.
This coin comes complete with information card.
Weight: 28.28 Grams
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Denomination: Five Pound