This is the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Gold Proof £5 Coin.
The Royal Mint issued this coin to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
This gold £5 coin is struck to a proof finish from 0.9167 (22 carat) fine gold. It has a total gold content of 1.1771 troy ounces.
Mintage of 3,850 coins.
Please note this coin may have small imperfections. For more information please contact us.
Elizabeth II accended the British throne on 6th February 1952 after the sudden death of her father, King George VI She was not officially crowned until 2nd June, 1953.
In 2012 the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. She is only the second British monarch to have reached this milestone event, with Queen Victoria having celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
The obverse is a new portrait of Her Majesty the Queen crowned and wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter. It was created especially for the Diamond Jubilee by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The text reads:
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D FIVE POUNDS
The reverse was also designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. It features a portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II, similar to how she appeared in her first coinage portrait. The latin words "DIRIGE DEUS GRESSUS MEOS" (May God Guide My Steps) is shown to the right of the portrait and the date 2012 to the left.
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1.177|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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