In 2005 the Royal Mint issued a series of Silver Proof Five Pound Coins on behalf of
Alderney to celebrate our rich Naval History.
Admiral Sir John Forster ‘Sandy’ Woodward is regarded as one of the Royal Navy
greatest Submariners. Born 1st May 1932, he entered the Royal Naval Academy at Dartmouth in 1946.
He rose through the ranks, and finally taking command of HMS Warspite,
a nuclear powered submarine in 1969.
In 1982, when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands,
‘Sandy’ was in command of the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes
and was responsible for the South Atlantic Task Group,
‘Sandy’s roll in the conflict, made a key contribution to our Victory
and was rewarded with a Knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen
This coin comes complete with Information card
Metal: .925% Silver
Weight: 28.28 Grams
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Denomination: Five Pound