Mintage:

5,140,500

Years of issue:

2005

Scarcity Index:

4 - Common More info

Coin Information:

The gunpowder plot in 1605 was a failed assassination attempt of King James I by a group of English Catholics. The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the opening of Parliament on 5th November 1605, but Guy Fawkes was discovered the night before guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder and was subsequently executed along with seven other plotters. To mark the 400th anniversary, the reverse design of this coin features a montage of bishop's crosiers, swords, and the Parliamentary mace symbolising the survival of the British establishment.

Edge Inscription: REMEMBER REMEMBER FIFTH OF NOVEMBER

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