The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with two commemorative £5 crowns.
The coins will be offered as part of a souvenir package
A portrait by James Butler of Nelson in the uniform of a Vice Admiral with the dates 1805 and 2005 features on the reverse of the first coin.
A companion piece designed by Clive Duncan details a battle scene.
The signal sent by Nelson ahead of Trafalgar - "England expects that every man will do his duty" - is inscribed on the edge of the collector's items.
A series of events are being held this week to mark the bicentenary of Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
"We are delighted to be able to honour the momentous achievements of such a significant character in British history," said Gerald Sheehan, Chief Executive of the Royal Mint.
"We hope that by creating a coin to commemorate Lord Nelson, he will be remembered by generations to come as a national hero."
The portrait of The Queen on the crowns by Ian Rank-Broadley is the same design that has appeared on UK coinage since 1998.