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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Base Metal Alloy
Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
£5 / Five Pound
Brilliant Uncirculated - In original display folder
- 1996 Royal Birthday £5 Crown
- Celebrates the seventieth birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
- Limited edition of 73,311 pieces
- Struck in 28.28 grams in Brilliant Uncirculated finish
- Diameter: 38.61 millimetres
- Finished to B UNC standard
- Face value: Five Pounds
- Obverse shows third official effigy by Raphael Maklouf
- Reverse features Windsor Castle and five flags by Avril Vaughan
- Offered in original wallet
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