This is a collective item to many and is very hard to find out and around. The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson beginning the Norman conquest of England. Whats on the coin? The Bayeux tapestry has inspired the coins design. This 70-meter long cloth is the only real visual record of battle and the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Designer John Bergdahl says his coin engraving was inspired by the tapestry. It captures the moment King Harold is killed by the famous arrow through his eye. The other side of the coin features the definitive portrait of the Queen by engraver Jody Clark. Royal Mint Commemorative Coin. The 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 2016 50p Silver Proof Coin. Year of Issue: 2016. Collection: 950th Anniversary of The Battle of Hastings. Issuing country: United Kingdom. Metal: Sterling Silver 925/1000. Mint: The Royal Mint. The item “The 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 2016 50p Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Decorative Ornaments & Plates\Border Fine Arts”. The seller is “onlinebargian” and is located in Coatbridge. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Boxed / Unboxed: Unboxed
- Type: Border Fine Arts
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Material: Silver/ Silverplate