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Acknowledgements

The following information has been sourced from the Royal Mint website and http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk and http://www.ukcoinpics.co.uk/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_One_Pound

50 Pence commemorative coins
1 commemorative coins
2 commemorative coins

Special issue Crown coins.

Twenty-Five Pence

Crown sized coins continue to be issued for major Royal events. As the crown had been five shillings before decimalisation, the denomination continued as 25 pence for the first ten years. Four issues were made between 1971 and 1981. A characteristic of all of these four 25p versions is that they have no indication of value, whereas the later 5 pound coins all do.

Weight: 28.28 grams, Diameter 38.61 mm; circulation issues are in cupronickel (75% Cu 25% Ni) although proofs are known in silver of various degrees of fineness.

1972 Silver Wedding (25th Anniversary).
Obverse: First Portrait, ELIZABETH II D.G.REG F.D.
Reverse: Crowned EP on floral arrangement. ELIZABETH AND PHILIP above, 20 NOVEMBER 1947-1972 below


1977 25th Anniversary of Queen's Accession.
Obverse: Queen on Horseback, ELIZABETH II DG REG FD 1977
Reverse: Coronation Regalia with floral border. Crown above. No Inscription.


1980 Queen Mother's 80th Birthday.
Obverse: First Portrait, ELIZABETH II D.G.REG F.D.
Reverse: Head of Queen Mother with bows and lions (a pun on her maiden name, Bowes-Lyon) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER AUGUST 4th 1980


1981 Royal Wedding.
Obverse: First Portrait, ELIZABETH II D.G.REG F.D.
Reverse: Conjoined heads of Charles & Diana H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER 1981

Five Pounds

By 1990 inflation had meant that to issue a large coin at 25p would result in a large portion of the income being taken up in minting the coin, and the purchasing power of the first commemorative crown of 1935 was well over ten times that of 25p in 1990. As a result it was decided that future issues of crown sized coins would have a face value of five pounds.

It is a misnomer to call them crowns, however, as the crown has been five shillings since 1551. They are correctly referred to as crown-sized coins.

Weight: 28.28 grams, Diameter 38.61 mm, cupronickel, although silver and gold proofs are known.

Starting in 2009 the Royal Mint started to issue large numbers of Non-circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) crowns issued only in bullion for the London Olympics. Until I get further information from the Royal Mint I will not be listing these items.

While technically five pound coins are legal tender, banks are reluctant to accept them. Consequently traders are also likely to refuse them.

Country
Year of issue
MM
Description
Mintage
Quality
Packing
Reverse
Five Shillings
1953
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The Queen's Coronation

The four quarterings of the Royal Arms each contained in a shield and arranged in saltire with, in the intervening spaces, a rose, a thistle, a sprig of shamrock and a leek; in the centre the Crown and in the base the date of the year, 1953.

Edge inscription: FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU

Obverse designer: Gilbert Ledward

Reverse designer: Cecil Thomas/Edgar Fuller

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Five Shillings
1960
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New York Exhibition

The four quarterings of the Royal Arms each contained in a shield and arranged in saltire with, in the intervening spaces, a rose, a thistle, a sprig of shamrock and a leek; in the centre the Crown and in the base the date of the year, 1960.

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Five Shillings
1965
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Winston Churchill Memorial


Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill and the word CHURCHILL

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25 pence
1972
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The Queen & Prince Philip's Silver Wedding

The initials EP on a background of foliage, figure of Eros above the royal crown

Obverse designer: Arnold Machin

Reverse designer: Arnold Machin

7,452,100
25 pence
1977
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The Queen's Silver Jubilee

The Ampulla and Anointing Spoon encircled by a floral border and above a royal crown

Obverse designer: Arnold Machin

Reverse designer: Arnold Machin


37,061,160
25 pence
1980
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The Queen Mother's 80th Birthday

In the centre a portrait of the Queen Mother surrounded by bows and lions with the inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 4 AUGUST 1980

Obverse designer: Arnold Machin

Reverse designer: Richard Guyatt

9,306,000
25 pence
1981
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Prince Charles & Lady Diana's Wedding

Portrait of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer with the inscription HRH the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 1981

Obverse designer: Arnold Machin

Reverse designer: Philip Nathan

26,773,600
£5
1990
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The Queen Mother's 90th Birthday

A cypher in the letter E in duplicate, above a royal crown flanked by a rose and a thistle all within the inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER and the dates 1900-1990

Edge: Milled

Obverse designer: Raphael Maklouf

Reverse designer: Leslie Durbin

2,761,431
£5
1993
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40th Anniversary of Coronation

Obverse: Small portrait of same design as 1960 crown, surrounded by trumpeters and swords. ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID DEF above, FIVE POUNDS below

Reverse: Crown within 40 radially aligned trumpets FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU 1953-1993

Edge: Milled

1,834,655
£5
1996
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QEII's 70th Birthday

St Edward's Crown encircled by forty trumpets all within the inscription FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU and the anniversary dates 1953-1993

Obverse designer: Raphael Maklouf

Reverse designer: Avril Vaughan

2,396,100
£5
1997
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The Queen and Prince Philip's 50th Golden Wedding

A pair of Shields, chevronwise, on the left, Shield of Our Royal Arms, on the right, Shield of Prince Philip, above a Royal Crown and the date 20 NOVEMBER, below an anchor cabled and FIVE POUNDS

Obverse designer: Philip Nathan

Reverse designer: Leslie Durbin

1,733,000
£5
1998
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Prince Charles' 50th Birthday

A portrait of Prince Charles and in the background words relating to the work of The Prince's Trust. A circumscription of FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF HRH PRINCE OF WALES and below FIVE POUNDS flanked by anniversary dates of 1948 and 1998

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Michael Noakes/Robert Elderton

1,407,300
£5
1999
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Crown

A portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales with the dates 1961 and 1997, circumscription IN MEMORY OF DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES and the value FIVE POUNDS

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: David Cornell

5,396,300
£5
1999
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Millennium Crown

A representation of a dial of a clock, hands set at 12 o'clock with a map of the British Isles and the dates 1999 and 2000 and the words ANNO DOMINI and the value FIVE POUNDS

Edge inscription: WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Jeffrey Matthews

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£5
2000
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Millennium Crown

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£5
2000
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The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday

A portrait of the Queen Mother,flanked by groups of people with the circumscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, the anniversary dates 1900-2000. Below the portrait a representation of her signature.

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

3,147,092
£5
2001
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Death of Queen Victoria 100th anniversary

A representation of Crystal Palace within the value FIVE POUNDS, stylised railway lines in the shape of a V incorporating a portrait of Queen Victoria, remnant of the words ONE PENNY and anniversary dates of 1901 and 2001

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Mary Milner-Dickens

851,491
£5
2002
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The Queen's Golden Jubilee

A portrait of the Queen with the value FIVE POUNDS below

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

3,469,243
£5
2002
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Queen Mother Memorial Crown

A portrait of the Queen Mother encircled by a wreath and with the circumscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER and the dates 1900-2002

Edge inscription: STRENGTH DIGNITY LAUGHTER

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Avril Vaughan

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£5
2003
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The Queen's Coronation 50th Anniversary

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN in the centre surrounded by the words CORONATION JUBILEE FIVE POUNDS and the anniversary date 2003

Obverse designer: Tom Phillips

Reverse designer: Tom Phillips

1,307,147
£5
2004
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Entente Cordiale between Great Britain and France 100th Anniversary

Combined figures of Britannia and Marianne, with the words ENTENTE CORDIALE and the anniversary dates 1904 and 2004

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: David Gentleman

1,205,594
£5
2005
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200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar

Design features HMS Victory & Termeraire in battle surrounded by inscription TRAFALGAR and the dates 1805 & 2005

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Clive Duncan

1,075,516
£5
2005
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200th anniversary of the death of Horatio Nelson

A portrait of Horatio Nelson and the dates 1805 & 2005
Edge Inscription: ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERYMAN TO DO HIS DUTY

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: James Butler

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£5
2006
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The Queen's 80th Birthday

Three trumpets with trumpet banners accompanied by the inscription '1926 VIVAT REGINA 2006' Edge inscription: DUTY SERVICE FAITH

Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse Designer: Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn

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£5
2007
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Diamond Wedding Anniversary of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh

The rose window of Westminster Abbey accompanied by the inscription "TVEATVR VNITA DEVS", the dates "1947" and "2007", and the denomination "FIVE POUNDS".
Edge Inscription: MY STRENGTH AND STAY

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Emma Noble

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£5
2008
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450th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth I

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth I crowned and set within a mandorla. A rose has been placed at each connecting point while the two side arches each contain a leaf pattern reminiscent of the carvings made by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. The year of her accession and the year of the anniversary are both shown in Roman numerals.

Edge Inscription: I HAVE REIGNED WITH YOUR LOVES

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Rod Kelly

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£5
2008
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Prince Charles' 60th Birthday

A portrait of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Edge Inscription: SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

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£5
2009
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2009 Countdown to London 2012
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£5
2009
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500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: John Bergdahl

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£5
2010
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350 years since the Restoration of the Monarchy

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse designer: David Cornell

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£5
2010
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Prince Philip 90th Birthday

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Reverse: shows the face of Prince Philip with PRINCE PHILIP . 90TH BIRTHDAY . FIVE POUNDS . 2011 around the edge clockwise from 6 to just after 12 o'clock.

Designer: David Cornell

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£5
2010
 

The 2010 Countdown to London 2012

The whole world is gearing up for London 2012 and the Royal Mint is proud to play its part with a series of magnificent UK £5 coins that countdown the years of the Thirtieth Olympiad - 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The four companion coins complement one another beautifully, each featuring a border symbolising a bird’s eye view of the new stadium, a countdown ‘clock’ and the London 2012 logo.

The 2010 Countdown reverse depicts the sport of Athletics by Claire Aldridge while the obverse features the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

 
£5
2012
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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee £5

Features a new portrait specially created for 2012 pays tribute to a Queen who has reigned with grace and dignity for 60 years

The obverse, reminiscent of his own sculpture created for the Supreme Court building in Parliament Square, features a faithful portrait of The Queen as she is today, crowned and wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter. The reverse bears a portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth just as she appeared on her first coinage with decorative leaves reminiscent of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee medal. In another link to the coinage of Victoria, the latin words DIRIGE DEUS GRESSUS MEOS (May God Guide My Steps) which appeared on the gold £5 coin of 1839, completes the design.

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£5
2012
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London 2012 Paralympic Brilliant Uncirculated £5

Pippa Sanderson, a student at Hereford College of Arts, won the Royal Mint competition to design the official UK £5 coin for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. This Official Paralympic coin has now been struck and features the elements of accuracy, speed and manoeuvrability within her design, as well as a section of the clock face of Big Ben, alluding to the host city of the 2012 Games – London.

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£5
2012
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London 2012 Olympic Brilliant Uncirculated £5

Our congratulations go to architecture student Saiman Miah who designed the Official London 2012 Olympic £5 coin. His design features the London skyline and the River Thames, with the pictograms of athletes placed around the outside of the design like a clock face, representing one of London’s greatest icons - Big Ben. The official London 2012 Olympic emblem appears at the top of his design making this coin a beautiful keepsake of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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£5
2012
 

The 2012 UK Countdown to London 2012

The 2012 UK London 2012 Countdown £5 Brilliant Uncirculated coin comes in an illustrated presentation folder featuring an artist’s impression of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and is the ideal gift for family and friends.

In the summer of 2012 around 10,500 athletes will take part in the Olympic Games and 4,200 in the Paralympic Games, representing 205 countries. The countdown to this spectacular sporting event is being celebrated with the fourth and final coin in the Countdown Series. Struck in cupro-nickel to Brilliant Uncirculated quality – a higher standard of minting than the coins in your pocket - each UK £5 coin features a reverse design specially created by Claire Aldridge, an experienced engraver at the Royal Mint, showing three athletes on the winners’ podium. This coin is presented in an informative folder and is available for one year only.

 
£5
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The London 2012 Olympic Silver Proof £5 Coin

The only Official London 2012 UK coins to feature the Olympic emblem with a full colour Union flag infill

Struck in sterling silver to the highest Proof standard and with a mintage of 100,000 Olympic coins this coin is sure to be one of the most popular and sought-after collectibles of London 2012. Each sparkling silver commemorative coin is handsomely presented in an attractive case specially designed with the London 2012 emblems and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Olympic coin design features the London skyline and the River Thames within a central circle. Iconic buildings depicted include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Gherkin, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and the Tower of London, with London 2012 arching above. The outer ring of the design features pictograms representing various Olympic sports which are synonymous with the London 2012 Games.

‘As an architecture student I wanted to include a detailed impression of London’s iconic skyline on my design,’ says Saiman. ‘The pictograms of Olympic athletes placed around the edge is like a clock face,’ he explains, ‘and a reference to another London icon, Big Ben. Winning the Olympic Coin competition is a dream come true.’

100,000
£5
2012
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The London 2012 Paralympic Silver Proof £5 Coin

The Paralympic coin design by Pippa Sanderson is a modern interpretation of some of the key skills we will enjoy watching during the Paralympic Games. The top left section of the coin features an archery target representing accuracy and the words ‘London 2012’, while the top right of the design shows spoked wheels representing manoeuvrability. The bottom right section shows Big Ben representing London and the bottom left section of the coin features a stopwatch representing speed and the London 2012 Paralympic emblem.

Pippa is, in her words, ‘honoured, proud and thrilled’ that her design was chosen for the 2012 Paralympic Games £5 coin. ‘With the coin being circular, I played around with circles found in the Games, and decided on a spoked wheel for manoeuvrability, a target for accuracy and a stopwatch for speed. I split the design into these elements and added the face of Big Ben to represent London.’

10,000
£5
2012
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The 2011 UK Countdown to London 2012 £5 Silver Proof

Alloy .925 Sterling Silver

Weight 28.28 g

Diameter 38.61 mm

Reverse Designer Claire Aldridge BA

Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

30,000
£5
2012
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Titanic 100th Anniversary 2012 Alderney Commemorative Coin

As the official commemorator of major British events, The Royal Mint is proud to offer this dramatic and poignant £5 coin to mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s fateful voyage. Enduring public interest in this event makes it a superb acquisition for collectors of commemorative coins. The affordable price also makes it an excellent gift for lovers of history and a fitting memento of this emotionally charged anniversary.


On 10 April 1912 RMS Titanic, the largest passenger steamship in the world, set sail from Southampton bound for New York. Tragically, after just four days, the luxury liner hit the infamous iceberg and sank, causing 1,517 souls to perish. Interest in the event and the stories of the passengers has never waned. A century later the story still stirs us and is the subject of countless films and documentaries.

The £5 Brilliant Uncirculated coin has been designed to commemorate this maritime legend. The reverse, by Royal Mint engraver Lee Robert Jones, features a highly accurate depiction of the magnificent vessel as she sails from Southampton. Behind Titanic is the silhouette of ‘Thane’ the memorial statue carved by Sir Thomas Brock, which was erected in Belfast in 1920. The contrast of the proud ship sailing out to sea and the ghostly figure suggesting the fate that awaits dramatically captures the essence of the story.

The obverse shows the timeless portrait of The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and indicates that the coin is issued under the authority of the Channel Island of Alderney.

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£5
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Remembrance Day 2012

The poppy is a symbol of remembrance across the world. Every November poppy wreaths are laid at war memorials and poppies are worn on coats, jackets and jumpers to acknowledge the on-going bravery of the Armed Forces and remember those who have died in conflict.

For those who wish to remember the fallen and support the Royal British Legion, The Royal Mint is marking this important tradition by issuing this stunning Alderney £5 coin.

To reflect the beauty of the poppy, this new coin has been colour-printed using trichromatic techniques which help capture the poppy’s dramatic colouring. Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality, each coin comes in a poignant and emotive presentation folder, which explains the background to this famous tradition.

A donation from each sale will be made to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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£5
2013
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The Queen's Coronation Anniversary

60 years have passed since the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Reverse Designer: Emma Noble
Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

A design of the Imperial State Crown

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£5
2013
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Christening of Prince George

To celebrate the arrival of Prince George of Cambridge an official coin has been released for his christening. This official christening coin has been approved by the Palace, and like the £5 coins often released for important Royal events, it is a must-have memento of a special time for the Royal family, and a special time for Britain. The coin is presented in an illustrated display folder packed with information about the christening and its traditions and the history that goes before Prince George.

Who would be without their crown coin for the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen or the marriage of The Prince of Wales and Princess Diana? They are as much part of the celebration of Royal events as the street parties and the flag-waving crowds lining the Mall. The Royal Mint marks another important Royal moment for the nation with an official christening coin for Prince George – it is the first time a coin has ever been struck for a Royal christening.

Reverse Designer - John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer - Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

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£5
2014
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The 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne

Queen Anne died the last Stuart Queen in 1714, and was known as the monarch in whose reign the political union of England and Wales with Scotland took place. Her life is commemorated with a £5 coin designed by sculptor Mark Richards FRBS marking the 300th anniversary of her death, her portrait styled as an eighteenth-century miniature surrounded by an elaborate frame that incorporates her 1707 Royal Arms.

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£5
2015
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200th Anniversary of Waterloo

Two centuries on and the Battle of Waterloo still captivates. The full-blooded characters, the tactical manoeuvres and its legacy – the Waterloo Medal – all remembered with this striking £5 coin. David Lawrence’s design captures the accord between Wellington and Blücher, so pivotal to the victory. This coin is sure to appeal to collectors, historians or those simply wishing to learn more about this decisive battle in British, European and world history.

The Battle of Waterloo was one of the most decisive battles in history; it brought over 20 years of conflict in Europe to an end, and began almost 100 years of peace. It left a legacy on the world with the striking of the Waterloo Medals beginning a tradition of honouring those involved in war. The battle was fought between fierce enemies; an Allied force lead by The Duke of Wellington for Britain and General Blücher for Prussia, and a French Army with Napoleon at its command. All were tenacious and the battle was fought in close combat until Napoleon was defeated 200 years ago in 1815.

David Lawrence’s design captures the handshake between a triumphant Wellington and Blücher, the spirit of camaraderie. This edition of the commemorative £5 coin celebrating the bicentenary is finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard – superior to any circulating coin. Your purchase is supplied with an absorbing booklet that explores the battle, its great leaders, its legacy on the world – and its impact on Britain’s coinage.

Reverse Designer - David Lawrence
Obverse Designer - Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

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£5
2015
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50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill

A tribute to a man larger than life

A half-century after the death of Winston Churchill we pay tribute with a first, to honour a man who holds an unrivalled place in history – he is the only statesman to be honoured twice on Britain’s coins. The flinty gaze, the lips that spoke such stirring words are unmistakable. The unusual facing portrait fills just part of this £5 coin to reflect the true stature of this man – this artist, politician, soldier, father, mentor, writer, husband, this great citizen of the world.

About the coin

Sir Winston Churchill is one of history’s great figures. In 2015 we pay tribute to a man who has become an icon – the first statesman ever to be commemorated twice on Britain’s coins. This Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin is a classic in the making. Churchill is instantly recognisable, though his portrait exceeds the boundaries of the coin – this man was larger than life, impossible to capture in the usual confines of coin design.

As a writer Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was a Knight of the Garter, Companion to The Queen, and the first honorary citizen of the United States by Act of Congress. His thoughts and insights were respected both in and out of political office – this was the man who coined the term ‘Iron Curtain’ and warned a world of the grip of the Cold War. He was a brave soldier, even serving on the Western Front after vacating the prestigious post of First Lord of the Admiralty. You can explore all this and more in your specially-designed display folder – including young Winston’s daring escape from captivity as a correspondent in the Boer War!

Reverse Designer - Mark Richards FRBS
Obverse Designer -Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

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£5
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The Longest Reigning Monarch 2015 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Celebrate a reign like no other with a regal £5 coin

Struck to mark a rare moment in history

On 9 September 2015, a royal milestone was reached as, after 63 wonderful years of sovereignty, Her Majesty The Queen became the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch. What a reign it has been, characterised by unparalleled cultural change and with personal highs and lows that we, as a nation, have shared. The Queen, ever-respectful towards her predecessors, has acknowledged the occasion quietly and we have marked the moment with a specially created £5 coin.

Renowned artist James Butler MBE RA, designer of The Queen’s Great Seal of the Realm, has created both the obverse and the reverse of this commemorative £5 coin. The coin’s reverse bears the familiar symbol of royalty, the Coronation Crown, while the obverse features a rare, commemorative effigy of Her Majesty. This historic coin has been finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard – a lasting way to mark this once-in-a-lifetime event. It is accompanied by a booklet that details highlights of The Queen’s reign, from the televised coronation to Her Majesty’s first supersonic flight, and even her first Twitter post.

 

Reverse Designer James Butler MBE RA
Obverse Designer James Butler MBE RA

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£5
2015
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The 150th Anniversary of the Salvation Army 2015 Alderney £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Bringing hope and transforming lives

Giving hope today

Founded in 1865 to bring ‘soup, soap and salvation’ to the destitute in London’s East End, The Salvation Army remains as committed and relevant today, fighting social injustice in whatever form it takes. Celebrate 150 years of tireless work by

Salvationists past and present, bringing hope, alleviating suffering and transforming lives. Laura Clancy’s design perfectly captures the spirit of the charity; an elegant, affordable £5 coin to add to your collection.

About the coin

When William Booth witnessed desperate poverty in Victorian London, he resolved to help the most marginalised, forgotten by the rest of society. His mission, to bring hope and salvation wherever he found despair, would require an army of volunteers and a new charitable movement was born, dedicated to alleviating suffering. Celebrate 150 years of The Salvation Army, now a global force ‘giving hope today’, an organisation which has remained relevant, fighting modern day injustice and inequality and supporting people with their own personal ordeals.

Show your appreciation and support to The Salvation Army and learn more about its origins and evolution as it celebrates this remarkable milestone with the Alderney Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin. Featuring the iconic shield emblem, Laura Clancy’s design perfectly captures the spirit of this remarkable institution. This coin would be a great addition to any collection, or a great way to inspire a new collector. It comes complete with a fascinating history of this worthy organisation.

Founded in 1865, to bring hope to the poor in London’s East End, The Salvation Army remains as dedicated and relevant 150 years later. From humble beginnings, it has gone from strength to strength, its volunteers and members instantly recognisable in their distinctive uniforms, an idea that originated with Elijah Cadman in 1878; a symbol of identity and of availability to those in need of help. The charity now has a presence in 126 countries, supporting vulnerable and marginalised people and empowering them to transform their lives - the unemployed, the homeless, those who are isolated and forgotten or find themselves victims of trafficking.

It’s only fitting that we look beyond the carols and Christmas Red Kettle Campaign and celebrate the contribution and landmark anniversary of an organisation that brings hope to so many. Laura Clancy’s design features the iconic shield logo, a symbol first adopted by volunteers tending to injured soldiers during The First World War.

Reverse Designer Laura Clancy
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

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£5
2016
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The 1966 FIFA World Cup England 2016 Alderney £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

“They think it’s all over! It is now…”

Remember England’s glorious FIFA World Cup™ triumph, 50 years on

On 11 July 1966, after six years of planning, England’s FIFA World Cup™ finally got underway. For the next 20 days the world’s best players including Eusebio, Pele, Beckenbauer and Moore would showcase their skills in packed stadia across the country. Each nation battled to be crowned champion and lift the famous Jules Rimet trophy. The ‘feel good’ factor in the build-up reached fever pitch as England’s campaign gathered momentum, and with the extra-time 4-2 victory over West Germany, national pride soared to new heights. BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme’s words would become world-famous, and ever since we have hoped for a moment when we can say, “They think it’s all over! It is now...” once again.

In 2016 The Royal Mint celebrates the 50th anniversary of the tournament with a £5 coin. Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble’s reverse design is inspired by the 1966 FIFA World Cup™ logo. This is the only official coin struck to celebrate this sporting anniversary. It has been finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard and is presented in a display folder for safekeeping. Produced in collaboration with The Football Association, a donation for every coin purchased will be made to the Bobby Moore fund.

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50 Pence commemorative coins
1 commemorative coins
2 commemorative coins

 

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