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30 Sep 2019

Issue 1:- New Sir Winston Churchill Coinage:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist)

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Citation:- Gokhale, Rishi. (2019). Issue 1:- New Sir Winston Churchill Coinage:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist). [Blog] American Numismatic Association Blog. Available at:https://www.money.org/collector/user_53367/blog/issue-1-new-sir-winston-churchill-coinage-numismatic-news-by-rishi-gokhale-a-young-numismatist- [Accessed 30 Sep. 2019].


Issue 1:- New Sir Winston Churchill Coinage:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist)

By:- Rishi S. Gokhale


Welcome to the first article of a new weekly 2 part blog in which I will be reporting on numismatic news from the month of issue! Please cite article if any info from it is used via the citation provided below. In today's article, we will be discussing the new Canadian Winston Churchill coin, as well as discussing a summary of the life and influence of Sir Winston Churchill himself.

The new coin, first announced on the Royal Canadian Mint's website on September 3 of this year, is officially called the "2019 $100 Fine Silver Coin - Yousuf Karsh: Winston Churchill - The Roaring Lion", and is a true beauty for fanatics of World War II, Winston Churchill, or Commonwealth coinage. The coin has a mintage of just 700, and is a full 10 ounces of 99.99% pure silver. The coin weighs 311.5 grams, has a diameter of 76.25 millimeters, has a serrated edge, a proof finish, a certificate, and a $100 face value. However, the coin is of course worth much more than $100, with a Royal Canadian Mint price of 1000 Canadian dollars, this coin will cost a lot of time and saving up to be able to buy.

The coin is a part of a three part series featuring photos of the now infamous photographer, Yousuf Karsh, with the third coin featuring Winston Churchill (The Roaring Lion), truly capturing the fury, seriousness, and morale of Churchill, and through the photograph, you can tell he is a man who turns those darkest of hours into the finest and most prominent if they are to brave up against evil forces in their midst. The photograph turned Karsh into one of the most famous photographers of all times, and Churchill, along with the taking of the photograph has a deep history. Jerry Fielder, Director of the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, along with Mrs. Karsh, stated this to the Royal Canadian Mint, "This is a Canadian coin and Yousuf was an extremely proud Canadian. He would have been very pleased with this reproduction."

The photograph was taken just 2 weeks after the date which will live in infamy (the attacks on Pearl Harbor), during a visit to Canada and the United States. Whilst in the Canadian House of Commons, Yusuf Karsh asks Churchill to be photographed. A very tired Churchill said to him, "You have two minutes. And that's it, two minutes." In Karsh's book, Faces of Our Time, he states how he set up everything, and gave Churchill an ashtray for his cigar. However, Churchill does not put his cigar out. After waiting, Karsh grabs Sir Winston Churchill's cigar, and says to him, "Forgive me, sir." As Karsh goes to take the photo, Churchill stood with an angry expression, with silence around them. Following the taking of the photo, Churchill smiles, and says, "You can even make a roaring lion stand still to be photographed," giving the photo its now famous name.

Now, for a brief history of Churchill, one of the men to whom so much must be owed. Winston Churchill was born near Oxford to an aristocratic family. As a child, Churchill is noted to have a rebellious behavior, however, he excelled in sports, and slowly became more intelligent. After leaving school, Churchill joined the military and he became a war correspondent shortly after, following which, Churchill joined the world of politics. Throughout World War One, Churchill advocated for the development of the tank, and helped in a few of the attacks in the Great War. After the war, he was active in helping spread the word of the Russian White Army's fight against the Soviets. Following the resignation of Chamberlain, Churchill took the Office of Prime Minister, where he proved to be a very effective leader during wartime. After the end of World War Two, Churchill had a happy, optimistic, and quiet life as a celebrity and savior of the world.

From a fierce leader, to an interesting coin, the new "2019 $100 Fine Silver Coin - Yousuf Karsh: Winston Churchill - The Roaring Lion", tells the story of a man who truly changed the world.





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Gokhale, Rishi. (2019). Issue 1:- New Sir Winston Churchill Coinage:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist). [Blog] American Numismatic Association Blog. Available at:https://www.money.org/collector/user_53367/blog/issue-1-new-sir-winston-churchill-coinage-numismatic-news-by-rishi-gokhale-a-young-numismatist- [Accessed 30 Sep. 2019].






My Sources:-

https://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/canada-honors-winston-churchill-on-silver-100-dollar-coin


https://www.mint.ca/store/article/article.jsp?itemId=2600003


https://www.mint.ca/store/coins/10-oz.-pure-silver-coin---winston-churchill-emthe-roaring-lionem---mintage-700-2019-prod3570086


https://www.onthisday.com/articles/taming-winston-churchill


Comments

JudeA

Level 4

That's a pretty coin.

Mike

Level 7

It's a great coin. Nice recearch. Thanks for your work.

It's Mokie

Level 6

The RCM can always be counted on to do interesting, and sometimes expensive, things. I recently picked up the old Great Britain Crown with Winston on the Obverse for $1. Not as attractive but certainly cheaper.

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice blog and a beautiful coin. Welcome.. I enjoyed reading your work and look forward to the next blog..

coinsbygary

Level 5

Sir Winston Churchill's contributions to the history of the world are inestimable. It is fitting that he should be commemorated with a coin. I look forward to your future write-ups.

user_53367

Level 3

I hope you enjoyed my first article! Please feel free to post comments!

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