In 2005 the Royal Mint issued a series of Silver Proof Five Pound Coins on behalf of
Guernsey to celebrate our rich Naval History.
This coin depicts Admiral John Jellicoe, one of the Royal Navy’s most senior Admirals during
the First World War.
Born in Southampton in 1859 he joined the Royal Navy in 1872
and served during the Egyptian War in 1882.
A gunnery expert and he was appointed as Second in Command of the Grand Fleet
by Winston Churchill in 1911, and then went on to become
Commander-in-Chief, on the very day that the First World broke out.
This coin comes complete with information
Metal: .925% Silver
Weight: 28.28 Grams
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Denomination: Five Pound