To celebrate the London Olympics the Royal Mint issued a series of Silver Proof Five Pound coin to commemorate all things ‘British’
This particular coin part of the ‘Mind Series’ celebrates Sir Isaac Newton. Born is 1642 in Woolsthorpe near Grantham, Sir Isaac Newton became the foremost mathematicians and physicists the world has ever seen. He spent years lecturing at Cambridge University and he was knighted in 1705. Newton discovered that the same force governed all objects, from small such as an apple to the very large such as a planet. His experiments into the property of light and his definition of the laws of gravity made him a hugely influential figure. From 1696 until 1699 the great scientist was Warden and then Master of the Royal Mint until his death in 1727.
This silver proof coin comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity
Metal: .925 Silver
Weight: 28.28 grams
Denomination: Five Pound