In 2005 the Royal mint issued a series of coins on behalf of Jersey to celebrate the History of the Royal Navy.
This Silver Proof Five Pound Crown, features Admiral Andrew B Cunningham or ABC as he was known in the Navy. Born in Dublin in 1883, he first saw action in the Naval Brigade during the South African War of 1899-1902. In the First World War he commanded HMS Scorpion. He earned the Distinguished Service Order and during the inter-war period he rose through the ranks. In 1939 Cunningham became the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet and his flagship was HMS Warspite. Under his command, through a policy of ‘seek and destroy’. This outstanding Admiral, successfully oversaw several campaigns.
The coin is encapsulated, and comes complete with information card.
Metal: .925% Silver
Weight: 28.28 grams
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Denomination: Five Pound