To celebrate the London Olympics the Royal Mint issued a series of Silver Proof Five Pound coin to commemorate of things ‘British’.
This particular coin part of the ‘Body Series’ depicts the Oak, considered the National Tree of England.
Perhaps the most famous oak is the one which provided the perfect hiding place of King Charles II, when he was on the run from his enemies. Unfortunately, the oak, were he hid at Boscobel Hall in Shropshire has been killed by souvenir hunter’s, but a younger tree grew beside it, from one of its acorns. The original Royal Oak has a grandson, which was planted by Prince Charles to mark the 350th anniversary of his famous namesake’s escape.
This silver proof coin depicts the leaves and acorn, and come complete with certificate.
Metal: .925 Silver
Weight: 28.28 grams
Denomination: Five Pound