• 2008 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof 450th Ann of Queen Elizabeth 24254
  • 2008 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof 450th Ann of Queen Elizabeth 24256
  • 2008 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof 450th Ann of Queen Elizabeth 24255
  • 2008 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof 450th Ann of Queen Elizabeth 24254
  • 2008 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof 450th Ann of Queen Elizabeth 24256
  • 2008 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof 450th Ann of Queen Elizabeth 24255
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2008 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof 450th Ann of Queen Elizabeth

The 2008 450th Anniversary of the Accession of Elizabeth I Gold Proof £5 Crown.

Gold proof £5 commemorating Queen Elizabeth I succeeding her father King Henry VIII to the throne. This five pound crown was issued by the Royal Mint and comes in a presentation box, with a certificate of authenticity. 

  • Struck in 22 carat gold
  • Limited Mintage of 1,500 coins
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax
  • VAT free
  • Contains 1.1771 troy ounces of fine gold


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Good Queen Bess

On 17 November 1558, the 25-year-old Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was proclaimed Queen of England. She became one of the best-loved and influential English monarchs, whose date of accession remained a national holiday for 200 years.

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of her becoming Queen a £5 crown was struck featuring on its reverse a portrait of Elizabeth by the silversmith Rod Kelly. Inspired by the magnificent 'Armada' portrait of Elizabeth by George Gower, the Queen is crowned and set within a mandorla created by four decorative arches. A Tudor rose has been placed at each connecting point while the two side arches each contain a beautiful leaf pattern reminiscent of the carvings made by the Queen's loyal servant and friend, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. The year of her accession and the year of the anniversary are both shown in Roman numerals.


The edge is inscribed with:



The obverse of the coin shows the fourth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. The coin bears the inscription:



The reverse bears an engraving of Elizabeth I by Rod Kelly. The crowned Queen is set within a mandorla created by four decorative arches. The dates are converted to Roman numberals with the inscription:



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 Rod Kelly
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage 1,500
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.

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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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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

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

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

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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. 

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