• 2006 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof The Queen's 80th Birthday w/o Box 24139
  • 2006 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof The Queen's 80th Birthday w/o Box 24138
  • 2006 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof The Queen's 80th Birthday w/o Box 24139
  • 2006 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof The Queen's 80th Birthday w/o Box 24138
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2006 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof The Queen's 80th Birthday Capsule Only

Buy the 2006 Elizabeth II 80th Birthday Gold Proof £5 Crown

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 coin is issued in a capsule only, and does not come with a presentation box or certificate of authenticity. If you would like to purchase this coin with a box and cert, please click here.

  • Struck in 22 carat,  0.916 fineness
  • Contains 1.1771 troy ounce of fine gold
  • Premiums to match bullion coins


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Crowns & Gold Five Pound Coins

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.

This commemorative coin is also available in cupro-nickel and also silver proof, gold proof and BU versions.


The edge bears an incuse inscription:



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:



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'.


Diameter 38.61mm
Weight 39.94g
Alloy Gold
Fineness 0.917
Actual Gold Weight 1.1771 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage 2,750
Finish Proof
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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.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

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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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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