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2014 - Dylan Thomas 100th Anniversary of his birth

Dylan Thomas

1914 saw the birth of one of the United Kingdom's best known writers and poets.  Dylan Thomas remains a literary great in both his homeland of Wales and throughout the world and his works are still widely read and performed internationally.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, and to celebrate his inspirational talent, Alderney, in conjunction with the Royal Mint, has issued these coins which feature a portrait of Dylan Thomas surrounded with ferns, which allude to one of his many well known works, Fern Hill.  The design has been produced by Royal Mint designer, Lee R Jones

The obverse of the coin depicts an image of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank- Broadley FRBS.

Gold Proof coin: Alloy 999.9 fine gold; Diameter 13.92mm; Weight 1.244g; Maximum coin mintage 1,000; Denomination £1

Silver Proof coin: Alloy 925 sterling silver; Diameter 38.61mm; Weight 28.28g; Maximum coin mintage 1,500; Denomination £5

Brilliant uncirculated coin: Alloy Cupro- nickel; Diameter 38.61mm; Weight 28.28g; Maximum coin mintage unlimited; Denomination £5


This issue is currently available to order as an informative £5 Cupro-nickel presentation pack, as a cased £5 silver crown (with booklet) or as a cased £1 gold coin (with booklet).