In 2006, to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's eightieth birthday, The Royal Mint issued a crown with a face value of £5. This 22 carat gold coin is struck to a proof finish and comes in a wooden presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
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There is a historical difference between gold crowns and gold five pound coins. Crowns were originally five shillings pieces worth a quarter of a pound, and five pound coins were, as their name tells, worth five pounds face value. The first British crowns were gold coins issued in 1544, and the first silver crowns were issued in 1551. It was not until 1990 that the Royal Mint retariffed the crown, which was by then a silvery coloured cupro-nickel coin, from five shillings to five pounds. The £5 coin is also referred to as a crown, this gold proof coin is British legal tender and is exempt from Capital Gains Tax.
We recently saw this coin on the Royal Mint's website on sale for £1,995!
This commemorative coin is also available in cupro-nickel and also silver proof and gold proof versions.
The edge bears an incuse inscription:
DUTY SERVICE FAITH
The fourth portrait of the Queen facing right, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, his initials IRB are below the truncated neck. The inscription on the obverse reads:
ELIZABETH·II D·G REG·F·D FIVE POUNDS
For the reverse Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn has created a simple but pleasing design of a fanfare of three horns adorned with royal standards, suggestive of an announcement, proclamation and celebration. The reverse Latin inscription reads:
1926 VIVAT REGINA 2006
This translates to 'Long Live the Queen'.
|Actual Gold Weight||1.1771 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out.
If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.
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