When I was young and specialized in coins of the world, I especially liked British coins. I browsed through boxes of foreign coins at my favorite coin shop every chance I got. Some only cost a quarter. "Better foreign" cost forty cents. Many special coins lurked in those boxes. Coins of Victoria were often found, including a silver 1838 fourpenny piece.
When Winston Churchill died in 1965, A special crown was minted. The obverse bore the familiar portrait of Elizabeth II, the mottoes and the year 1965. The reverse was simply a portrait of Churchill and his name. The coin was struck in copper-nickel. Mintage figures were high. Everyone who wanted could own this coin. It was not made of precious metal, no "limited edition," just a nicely designed coin that many non-collectors could like.
My father served in World War II and spent some time in England. He heard of Churchill every day on the news. I knew Churchill only from history books. My father bought me a Churchill crown, and told me about him.
I haven't seen a Churchill crown in a long time, but I know they are still out there, for collectors and history buffs.