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1996 Queen's 70th Birthday £5 Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

UK70BU 1996 Queen's 70th Birthday £5 Crown BU in Folder Packaging
When Princess Elizabeth was born in 1926, nobody could have foreseen the sequence of events that would lead to her becoming Queen at the age of 25, from her uncle’s abdication to her father’s early death. Seventy years later, The Royal Mint released a series of coins to celebrate her birthday, one of which is this Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pound crown. The reverse, designed by Avril Vaughan, features Windsor Castle pictured behind five flags. These flags represent various features of Her Majesty’s duty and reign: one bears the Royal Standard, one is the Union Jack, one depicts The Queen’s own personal flag, and the remaining two pennants bear the years 1926 and 2016. The obverse design is by artist Raphael Maklouf’s who’s effigy of The Queen was featured on coins from 1985 until 1997. Around the edge is the inscription ‘VIVAT REGINA ELIZABETHA,’ or ‘Long Live Elizabeth’ wishing Her Majesty many more years on the throne. BU coins are made from the same cupro-nickel alloy as the coins in your change, but finished to a much higher standard to make them perfect collectors additions. This £5 comes in its original presentation folder, rich with additional information about The Queen’s reign and life, and full of pictures from her seventy years. It weighs 28.28 grams and has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres; 73,311 were issued in this special commemorative wallet.
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Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Raphael Maklouf. Third official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · FIVE POUNDS'.


Windsor Castle depicted behind five flags representing Royal Standard, Union Jack, The Queen's personal flag, and the dates 1926 and 1996. Artist: Avril Vaughan.


28.28 grams of cupro-nickel. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds. B UNC finish.


One of 73,311 in this presentation. Offered in the original folder. 


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