800 Years of Magna Carta
800 Years of Magna Carta
Item 27308
Country Cook Islands (the)
Year 2015
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Gold .9999
Weight 0.5 g
Size 11 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage 15000

The Magna Carta is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous documents. In 1215 AD, a reluctant John Lackland, who was then the king of England, agreed to what is now considered to be the first written constitution in European history and a landmark in the evolution of human rights.

In order to enforce the charter throughout the entire kingdom, at least 13 original copies of the document were issued under the royal seal. To this day, only 4 of these remain; 2 copies are owned by the British Library and one copy each by Salisbury Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral.

Anniversary issueClassic stylePiece of world history

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